USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
i Before using your camera, please read and understand these safety
instructions as well as the instruction manual for your camera.
i Keep all manuals in a safe place for later reference.
i These safety instructions cover both the camera and its accessories.
Depending on which product was purchased, the camera specifications
and accessories may differ.
CAUTIONS CONCERNING BOTH CAMERA AND ACCESSORIES
k If a device makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or
if smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power
and proceed as follows
i If a device is used under these conditions, it may cause a
fire or electric shock.
1 Turn off the device.
2 When use the docking station or AC adaptor/charger,
unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
3 Remove the battery.
i After completing these actions, wait to make sure no more
smoke comes from the device. Then take it to the dealer for
service. Do not try to repair or open the device yourself.
k Do not use during a storm
i To avoid the risk of being struck by lightning, do not use the
devices during a thunderstorm. In particular, if used in an
open field, you have an increased chance of being struck by
lightning. Quickly seek refuge in a place that will protect you
k Keep the devices out of the reach of children
i The following may happen if children play with the devices:
h They may wrap the neckstrap around their neck and
h They may swallow the battery or other small parts. In
such a case, consult a physician immediately.
h They may damage their eyesight if the flash goes off too
close to their eyes.
h They may get hurt by the camera or other devices.
k Do not disassemble or modify
i It is dangerous to touch the inside of the devices. Doing so
may cause a fire or electric shock.
i The camera, especially, incorporates high-voltage circuits.
i Any internal check, setting, or repair should be performed
by the dealer.
i Do not use the AC adaptor as a direct current generator.
CAUTIONS CONCERNING THE CAMERA
k Do not use while driving
i Do not capture images, play back images, or watch the LCD
monitor while driving a vehicle. Doing so may cause an
i Be careful where you put down the camera inside an
automobile. During sudden stops or turns it may fall behind
the brake pedal and prevent braking.
k Be aware of your surroundings when using the camera
i Pay close attention to your surroundings when using the
camera. Failure to do so may lead to an accident or injury.
i When using the camera while walking, be very careful of
your surroundings and especially the traffic to avoid
i Do not use the camera inside an airplane or elsewhere
where its use may be restricted. Doing so may cause an
k Do not get the camera wet
i This camera is not water-resistant. Do not allow it to get
wet, as doing so may cause a fire or electric shock.
i Do not use the camera in a bathroom.
i If the camera gets wet, immediately turn it off and remove
the battery pack. Then take it to a dealer for repair. Using
the camera after it has been become wet may cause a fire,
electric shock, or other accident.
k Do not place on an unstable surface
i The camera may fall, resulting in damage to the camera or
i If the camera has fallen and its body is damaged, turn it off,
remove the battery pack, and take it to the dealer for repair.
Using the camera after its body has been damaged may
cause a fire or electric shock.
k Do not look through the camera into the sun
i Do not look through the camera at the sun or any other
strong source of light. Doing so may seriously injure your
k Do not use the flash close to a person's face
i To prevent possible eye injury, do not use the flash near a
person's face. If the flash is used close to a person's
opened eyes, there is a risk that it may damage that
person's eyesight. Especially with young children or babies,
use the flash from a distance of at least 1 meter away.
k Do not use where there is risk of explosion
i Do not use the camera in a location where there is
explosive gas, or any other flammable material in the air.
Doing so may cause a fire or an explosion.
k Cautions when carrying the camera
i Do not walk around with the camera suspended from your
neck or dangling from your wrist. It may hit other objects
and get damaged. When walking around with the camera,
secure it with your hand, for example, to prevent it from
i Be careful not to drop the camera or subject it to strong
i Make sure direct sunlight does not hit the camera lens, as
that may damage the internal parts. When not using the
camera, be sure to always turn it off and confirm that the
lens is covered.
k If the camera is not going to be used for a long period of
i For safety's sake, remove the battery pack from the camera.
This will prevent any possible excess heat or leakage of
battery fluid that may result in injuries or damage to nearby
k Cautions during use and storage
i This camera is a precision instrument. It should not be used
or stored where there are extreme changes in temperature
or humidity, or where it may be exposed to water or dust.
i Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation)
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
30 to 90% (operation, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)
k Do not cover or wrap the camera in a cloth or blanket
i It may generate heat and cause the casing to warp or cause