Panasonic DMC-FX500 Operating Instruction

About the Battery

About the Battery

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Preparation

About the Battery 

(charging/number of recordable pictures)

∫ Battery indication
The battery indication is displayed on the LCD monitor.
[It does not appear when you use the camera with the AC adaptor (DMW-AC5PP; 
optional) connected.]

• The indication turns red and blinks if the remaining battery power is exhausted. (The status 

indicator blinks when the LCD monitor turns off.) Recharge the battery or replace it with a fully 
charged battery.

∫ The battery life

Recording conditions by CIPA standard
• CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
• Temperature: 23

oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on.

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• Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (16 MB).
• Using the supplied battery.
• Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer 

function is set to [MODE2].)

• Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
• Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
• Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery 

decreases.

¢ The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode 

and High angle mode (P23).

The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. 
If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures 
decreases. [e.g. When recording once every 2 minutes, the number of recordable 
pictures decreases to about 70.]

The number of recordable pictures and playback time will vary depending on the 
operating conditions and storing condition of the battery.

∫ Charging

Charging time and number of recordable pictures with the optional battery pack 
(DMW-BCE10PP) are the same as above.
The charging time will vary slightly depending on the status of the battery and the 
conditions in the charging environment.
When the charging has been completed successfully, the [CHARGE] indicator turns off.

Note

• The battery may swell and its operating time may become shorter as the number of times it is 

charged increases. For long term battery use, we recommend you do not frequently charge the 
battery before it is exhausted.

• The performance of the battery may temporarily deteriorate and the operating time may 

become shorter in low temperature conditions (e.g. skiing/snowboarding).

Number of recordable 

pictures

Approx. 280 pictures (Approx. 140 min)

(By CIPA standard in program AE mode)

Playback time

Approx. 300 min

Charging time

Approx. 120 min maximum

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