Before using the camera for the first time, charge the lithium-ion battery. Place the battery into the included quick charger, and plug the charger into a standard 110- or 220-volt, 50-60 Hz electrical outlet. When taking the battery out of the box, it may be partially charged; a fully discharged battery may take four hours or more to charge completely.
During charging, the LED on the charger will illuminate. When charging is complete, the LED will turn off. A blinking LED indicates a power or connection problem, such as the battery not being inserted properly.
The battery compartment is on the underside of the camera. Hold the camera upside down and slide the thumb-latch to one side to open the door. Insert the charged battery, hold the door fully closed, and slide the latch back to the locked position.
To prepare camera for use with a strap, install the included strap anchors. Insert an anchor into the strap point on the top of the camera beside the power button. Turn it 90 degrees to position it. Then place one of the included collars over the strap anchor and press down until it snaps into place. Repeat theses steps for the strap point on the side of the camera, below the port cover.
Once strap anchors are installed, attach the strap using the split-rings.
Open the port cover and insert a SD, SDHC, or SDXC card into the SD card slot. For the first time use of the camera, 2GB of free space is required on the SD card. This free space is required for the Pairing data (see Transferring the Pairing data in this section). Close the port cover.
The first time the camera is turned on, there is a walk through to set-up the camera, where you select the language for the camera to use, select time zone, set the date and time, and transfer the Pairing data (see next section). The camera will then give a very brief overview of its most unique controls and features.
As part of the walk-through to set up the camera, Pairing data is transferred to the SD card. The Pairing data is required by the Lytro Desktop to optimally process pictures, and will be automatically copied off of the SD card by the Lytro Desktop the first time pictures are imported from that card.
The Pairing data requires approximately 2GB of free space on the SD card. Do not reformat or delete the contents of the SD card until the Pairing data has been transferred to the Lytro Desktop.
The Pairing data may be manually transferred at a later time (see Transfer Pairing Data to SD Card).
Briefly press the power button to turn the camera on. To power off, briefly press the power button again.