E-420 - battery life indicator/check on demand

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E-420 - battery life indicator/check on demand
Jun 1, 2009

I can't seem to find info regarding the above. Index for 'battery' on pages 11 and 114 doesn't say anything about how it is displayed in the menu/info.

I see a green battery check indicator at times (when I first turn the camera on) but it disappears after a few seconds on the screen.

Question, how do you tell the life of the battery (without having to turn off and on the camera each time)? How do you get that green battery check icon to show up on demand? Is it just two indicators ie "there's battery, keep using" and "you better charge it now".

And when its "you better charge it now", how much power do I have left roughly ... 25%? 10%?

The way battery life is reported seems a little unconventional and the manual is not 'quite' helpful.

Thanks.

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