USB power delivery

  1. G button
  2. B setup menu

Choose whether the camera draws power from devices connected via USB. USB power delivery allows the camera to be used while limiting the drain on the battery.

[Enable]The camera draws power from connected devices while on. Connected devices will also supply power when the camera is off if Bluetooth upload is in progress or the memory card access lamp is lit.
[Disable]The camera does not draw power from connected devices at any time.
  • USB power delivery is available from:
    • Computers with built-in USB ports
    • Optional EH‑7P charging AC adapters
    • Optional EH-8P AC adapters (requires the optional UC-E25 USB cable)
    • Portable chargers (power banks)
  • Power will only be supplied to the camera when the battery is inserted.
  • A USB power delivery icon appears in the shooting display when the camera is powered by an external source.
  • For more information, see “Charging the battery” (Charging the battery).

Computer USB power delivery

  • Use the supplied USB cable or optional UC-E25 USB cable (featuring Type C connectors at both ends) to connect the camera to the computer. Choose a USB cable with a connector that matches the USB connector on the computer.
  • If you use the supplied USB cable to supply power from a computer, the camera battery will be consumed even while power is being supplied. If you use the separately sold UC-E25 USB cable, the camera battery will not be consumed (the camera battery may be consumed depending on your computer model and specifications).
  • Depending on the model and product specifications, some computers will not supply current to power the camera.

“Power delivery” versus “charging”

The supply of power for camera operations is referred to as “power delivery”, while the term “charging” is used when power is supplied only to charge the camera battery. The conditions under which the power supplied by external devices is used to power the camera or charge the battery are shown below.

Option selected for [USB power delivery]CameraExternal power source used for
[Enable]On*Power delivery
  1. Includes instances in which the power switch is in the “OFF” position but Bluetooth upload is in progress or the memory card access lamp is lit.