Before inserting or removing the battery or memory cards, confirm that the camera power switch is in the OFF position. Insert the battery in the orientation shown, using the battery to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side. The latch locks the battery in place when the battery is fully inserted. Holding the memory card in the orientation shown, slide it straight into the slot until it clicks into place.


Removing the Battery

To remove the battery, turn the camera off and open the battery-chamber cover. Press the battery latch in the direction shown by the arrow to release the battery and then remove the battery by hand.

Removing Memory Cards

After confirming that the memory card access lamp is off, turn the camera off, open the battery-chamber cover, and press the card in to eject it (q). The card can then be removed by hand (w).

Battery Level

The battery level is shown in the shooting display while the camera is on.



  • The battery level display changes as the battery level diminishes, from L through K and finally to H. When the battery level falls to H, suspend shooting and charge the battery or ready a spare battery.
  • If the message “Shutter release disabled. Recharge battery.” is displayed, charge or exchange the battery.

Number of Exposures Remaining

When the camera is on, the shooting display show the number of photographs that can be taken at current settings (values over 1000 are rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between 1400 and 1499 are shown as 1.4 k).



Memory Cards

  • Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when removing memory cards from the camera.
  • Turn the power off before inserting or removing memory cards. Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off, or remove the battery during formatting or while data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer or other device. Failure to observe these precautions could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
  • Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
  • Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the card.
  • Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
  • Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct sunlight.
  • Do not format memory cards in a computer.

No Memory Card

If no memory card is inserted, a “no memory card” indicator and [–E–] will appear in the shooting display.

The Write Protect Switch

SD memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to prevent accidental loss of data. When this switch is in the “lock” position, the memory card cannot be formatted and photos cannot be deleted or recorded (a warning will be displayed in the monitor if you attempt to release the shutter). To unlock the memory card, slide the switch to the “write” position.

Write-protect switch