Charging the Battery

The status LEDs flash rapidly when the battery charge level is low. You can charge the battery using a standard wall outlet or a USB port on your computer. The camera is powered by a removable lithium-ion battery.

TIP: The optional external battery charger accessory allows you to charge up to two batteries outside the camera. Go to to purchase the battery charger accessory and spare batteries.
NOTE: The battery will not charge when outside the approved charging temperature range (Specifications).
  1. Turn off the camera.

    The camera does not charge the battery while it is turned on. It is possible to operate the camera using external power, but the battery charge level does not increase until you turn off the camera.

  2. Slide the latch Callout number one to open the side door.

    Micro-USB cable insertion into camera with arrows and callouts
  3. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the micro-USB port Callout number two on the camera.

    Use only the included micro-USB cable or another cable with a straight micro-USB connector. Do not use a micro-USB cable with an right-angle connector. A right-angle connector may cause damage to the recessed micro-USB port.

  4. Plug the large end of the USB cable into a USB wall charger or a computer USB port.
    NOTE: For the best results, a USB wall charger that provides at least a 2 A power output is recommended. Many USB power adapters for smartphones or tablets may be compatible.

    When you connect the device to a power source, one status LED Callout number three turns solid red.

    Red status LED with callout
  5. Charge the battery.

    It takes approximately two hours to charge the battery to 80% capacity, and approximately three hours to fully charge the battery. When the battery is fully charged, the red status LED turns off.

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