Olympus E-P3 Introduction Manual (en)

Battery and charger
Use the single Olympus lithium-ion battery. Use only genuine OLYMPUS rechargeable 
Use only compatible battery chargers to charge rechargeable batteries. BLS-1 batteries 
must be charged using the BCS-1, BLS-5 batteries using the BCS-5.
The camera’s power consumption varies widely with usage and other conditions.
As the following consume a lot of power even without shooting, the battery will be drained 
Performing auto focus repeatedly by pressing the shutter button halfway in shooting 
Displaying images on the monitor for a prolonged period.
When connected to a computer or printer.
When using a drained battery, the camera may turn off without the low battery warning 
being displayed.
The battery will not be fully charged at the time of purchase. Charge the battery using the 
provided charger before use.
The normal charging time using the provided charger is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes 
Do not attempt to use chargers not specifi cally designated for use with the supplied 
battery, or to use batteries not specifi cally designated for use with the supplied charger.
There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with the incorrect battery type. 
Dispose of the used battery following the instructions. “Battery Handling Precautions” 
(P. 114)
Using your charger abroad
The charger can be used in most home electrical sources within the range of 100 V to 
240 V AC (50/60 Hz) around the world. However, depending on the country or area you 
are in, the AC wall outlet may be shaped differently and the charger may require a plug 
adapter to match the wall outlet. For details, ask at your local electrical shop or travel 
Do not use commercially available travel adapters as the charger may malfunction.
Interchangeable lenses
Choose a lens according to the scene and your creative intent. Use 
lenses designed exclusively for the Four Thirds system and bearing the 
M. ZUIKO label or the symbol shown at right. With an adapter, you can 
also use Four Thirds System and OM System lenses.
When you attach or remove the body cap and lens from the camera, keep the lens mount 
on the camera pointed downward. This helps prevent dust and other foreign matter from 
getting inside the camera.
Do not remove the body cap or attach the lens in dusty places.
Do not point the lens attached to the camera toward the sun. This may cause the camera 
to malfunction or even ignite due to the magnifying effect of sunlight focusing through the 
Be careful not to lose the body cap and rear cap.