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E-PL2 Battery Status Display

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ninja, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Ninja

    Ninja Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 30, 2010
    When I turn the E-PL2 on I get an icon showing the battery status, but I have not found how to check the battery status later without turning it off and back on. Can anyone assist me with this?

    TIA
     
  2. Ninja

    Ninja Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 30, 2010
    I spoke with Olympus Tech Support and this is pretty much just the way it is.

    There is a battery warning which is user configureable, however. It is enabled by Menu > Tools (wrench icon) > Menu Display > a gear or sprocket icon Menu Display > change to on. There will then be a gear or sprocket icon on the main menu. Select Menu > Gear J (Utility) > Warning Level. The choices range from HI +2 to LO -2 and appear to correspond to the number of bars displayed in the battery display.
     
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  3. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    Thanks, that's quite handy to know, as I often wondered about this myself....
     
  4. Ninja

    Ninja Mu-43 Regular

    101
    Jan 30, 2010
    You are most welcome.

    On mine , the default is zero which, in practice, has meant that the camera simply has shut down when the battery gives out.

    Cheers
     
  5. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    That's not very useful when you're about to capture the shot of a lifetime, is it? :biggrin: