Before use

Preparations

Before use

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VQT4J11

Preparations

 

Camera handling

Keep the camera away from excessive vibration, force, 

or pressure.

 

Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, 

which may damage the lens, LCD monitor, or camera 

body. This may also cause the camera to malfunction or 

prevent recording.

 •Dropping or hitting the camera against a hard surface

 •Sitting down with the camera in your pants pocket or 

forcing it into a full bag

 •Adding accessories to the camera strap

 •Pushing with excessive force on the lens or LCD monitor

The camera is not dust resistant, splash resistant, or 

waterproof.

Avoid using the camera in places with excessive dust 

or sand, or where water can come into contact with the 

camera.

 

Avoid using the camera under the following conditions, 

which present a risk that sand, water, or foreign material 

may enter the camera through the lens or openings around 

buttons. Be especially careful because these conditions 

may damage the camera, and such damage may not be 

repairable.

 •In extremely dusty or sandy places

 •In the rain or by the shore, where the camera may be 

exposed to water

 

Condensation (When the lens or the LCD monitor is fogged up) 

 

Condensation may occur when the camera is exposed to 

sudden changes of temperature or humidity. Avoid these 

conditions, which may make the lens or LCD monitor dirty, 

cause mold, or damage the camera. 

 

If condensation does occur, turn off the camera and wait 

about two hours before using it. Once the camera adjusts 

to the surrounding temperature, the fogging will clear 

naturally.