Tips for Using the Battery Pack
This section shows you how you can get the most out of your battery pack.
Preparing the Battery Pack
Always Carry Additional Batteries
Have sufficient battery pack power to do 2 to 3 times as much recording as you have planned.
Battery Life is Shorter in Cold Environment
Battery efficiency is decreased and the battery will be used up more quickly if you are recording in cold
To Save Battery Power
Turn the STANDBY switch on the camcorder down when not recording to save battery power [a].
A smooth transition between scenes can be made even if recording is stopped and started again. While
positioning the subject, selecting an angle, or looking at the viewfinder, the lens moves automatically
and the battery is used. The battery is also used when a cassette is inserted or removed.
When to Replace the Battery Pack
While you are using your camcorder, the remaining battery indicator decreases gradually as battery
power is used up.
When the remaining battery indicator reaches the lowest point, the i indicator appears and starts
flashing in the viewfinder. [b]
When the i indicator in the viewfinder changes from slow flashing to rapid flashing while you are
recording, set the POWER switch to OFF on the camcorder and replace the battery pack. Leave the
tape in the camcorder to obtain smooth transition between scenes after the battery pack is replaced.
Notes on the Rechargeable Battery Pack
Never leave the battery pack under temperatures above 140 F (60 C), such as in a car parked in the
sun or under direct sunlight.