Olympus fe-300 Introduction Manual (en)

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Appendix
WARNING
Do not use the camera near flammable or explosive gases.
Do not use the flash and LED on people (infants, small children, etc.) at 
close range.
• You must be at least 1 m (3 ft.) away from the faces of your subjects. Firing the flash too close 
to the subject’s eyes could cause a momentary loss of vision.
Keep young children and infants away from the camera.
• Always use and store the camera out of the reach of young children and infants to prevent the 
following dangerous situations which could cause serious injury:
• Becoming entangled in the camera strap, causing strangulation.
• Accidentally swallowing the battery, cards or other small parts.
• Accidentally firing the flash into their own eyes or those of another child. 
• Accidentally being injured by the moving parts of the camera.
Do not look at the sun or strong lights with the camera.
Do not use or store the camera in dusty or humid places.
Do not cover the flash with a hand while firing.
CAUTION
Stop using the camera immediately if you notice any unusual odors, 
noise, or smoke around it.
• Never remove the batteries with bare hands, which may cause a fire or burn your hands.
Never hold or operate the camera with wet hands.
Do not leave the camera in places where it may be subject to extremely 
high temperatures.
• Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate and, in some circumstances, cause the camera to 
catch fire. Do not use the charger if it is covered (such as a blanket). This could cause 
overheating, resulting in fire.
Handle the camera with care to avoid getting a low-temperature burn.
• When the camera contains metal parts, overheating can result in a low-temperature burn. Pay 
attention to the following:
• When used for a long period, the camera will get hot. If you hold on to the camera in this 
state, a low-temperature burn may be caused.
• In places subject to extremely cold temperatures, the temperature of the camera’s body 
may be lower than the environmental temperature. If possible, wear gloves when handling 
the camera in cold temperatures.
Be careful with the strap.
• Be careful with the strap when you carry the camera. It could easily catch on stray objects - 
and cause serious damage.
DANGER
• The camera uses a lithium ion battery specified by Olympus. Charge the battery with the specified 
charger. Do not use any other chargers.
• Never heat or incinerate batteries.
• Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them from coming into contact with 
any metal objects such as jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc.
• Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high 
temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc.
Handling the Camera
Battery Handling Precautions
Follow these important guidelines to prevent batteries from leaking, 
overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shocks or burns.
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