Canon VIXIA HF100 Instruction manual

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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
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COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF10 A / VIXIA HF100 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with
Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers
to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF10 A / VIXIA
HF100 A and all its accessories.
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Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners. The product should be cleaned
only as recommended in this manual.
Accessories — Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may be
hazardous.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not use
the camera close to TV transmitters, portable
communication devices or other sources of
electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently damage the
camera.
Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock
— Do not use this product near water or in rainy/
moist situations.
Placing or Moving — Do not place on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product
may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult,
and serious damage to the product.
A product and cart
combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination
to overturn.
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Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions in this
manual.
Polarization — The CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter is equipped with a polarized 2-prong
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the
other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet,
try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection — Power cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on
or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Pay particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the product.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna is connected to the product, be sure the
antenna is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
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Lightning — For added protection of this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time,
disconnect it from the wall outlet and disconnect
the antenna. This will prevent damage to the
product due to lightning and power-line surges.
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Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
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Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects
of any kind into this product through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short
out parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind
onto the product.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect this
product from the wall outlet and all power
sources including battery, and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
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b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects
have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the product does not operate normally even
if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal
operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet
has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance. This indicates a need for
service.
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Replacement Parts — When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts that are specified by
Canon or that have the same characteristics as
the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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Safety Check — Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in safe operating order.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center
and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not
used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only.
Register your product online at www.registercanon.com
Protect your product
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon
product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance
claim such as loss or theft.
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Receive information on new products and promotions
Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and
promotions.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of
the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain
this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of
theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: VIXIA HF10 A /
VIXIA HF100 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with Your
Camcorder
Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or cherished
moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video recordings of a
quality second only to actually being there.
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What is High-Definition Video?
1,080
lines
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Capture the finest detail,
like the movement or shine
of a single strand of hair
Your camcorder features a full high-definition image sensor (Full HD CMOS) that captures
video at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels1. This results in video recordings of
unparalleled high quality, fine detail and lifelike vivid colors.
How does full high definition compare with standard-definition TV broadcasts?
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Approximately 6 times the number of pixels.
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More than twice the number of scanning lines.
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition
video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
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Video is recorded at this resolution only in FXP mode. In other recording modes, the picture is
resized to 1,440 x 1,080 pixels before being recorded. Even in that case, the picture captured is
detailed enough to render richly detailed recordings.
What is so special about recording on flash memory?
Your videos and photos are recorded in the built-in memory (
only) or on a memory
card (SD or SDHC card) using AVCHD specifications2. Recording on flash memory means
that there are no moving parts in the recorder unit of the camcorder. To you, it means a
camcorder that is smaller, lighter and faster. In fact, using the Quick Start function (
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you can open the LCD panel and start recording within approximately one second.
If your high-definition TV features an SD memory card slot and supports AVCHD
specifications, you can easily play back your recordings directly from the memory card
(
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What is Cinema Mode?
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the [
CINE MODE] recording program
(
45). Combine this recording program with the 24 fps progressive frame rate
[
PF24] to get the enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema Mode.
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AVCHD is the new standard for recording high-definition video. With AVCHD specifications the
video signal is recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and the audio signal is
recorded in Dolby Digital.
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Table of contents
Introduction ______________________________
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with Your Camcorder
About this Manual
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
Components Guide
Screen Displays
Preparations _____________________________
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
The
Button:
Mode or Flexible Recording
Operating Modes
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Using a Memory Card
Recommended Memory Cards
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
Initializing the Built-In Memory (
only) or Memory Card
Table of contents
Video ____________________________________
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Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Special Playback Modes
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
Selecting the Playback Starting Point from the Movie Timeline
Deleting Scenes
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Basic Recording
Advanced Functions
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your Recordings
Special Scene Recording Programs
Changing the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
Automatic Backlight Correction and Manual Exposure
Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones or an External Microphone
Managing Scenes and the Memory
Creating a Playlist
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Copying Scenes
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Photos __________________________________
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Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Erasing a Photo Right After Recording It
Viewing Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Erasing Photos
Additional Functions
Flash
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies
(Simultaneous Recording)
Light Metering Mode
Histogram Display
Capturing a Still Image from the Playback Scene
Protecting Photos
Copying Photos
Other Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
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Basic Playback
Printing Photos
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Selecting the Print Settings
Trimming Settings
Print Orders
External Connections _______________________
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Terminals on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
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Saving and Backing Up Your Recordings
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Backing Up Your Recordings on a Computer
Table of contents
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Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD) Discs and Photo DVDs
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer)
Transfer Orders
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Additional Information ______________________
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Memory Operations (Initialization, etc.)
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
System Setup (Speaker Volume, Beep, etc.)
Date/Time Setup
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
111 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
116 General Information
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System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF10/VIXIA HF100. Please read this
manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (
99).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function
described.
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: Reference page number within this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other instruction
manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons and the name of the relevant
chapter or section.
Refer to the “Digital Video Software” instruction manual, included as a
DVSD
PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM.
DW-100 Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
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: Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term “memory” by
itself refers to both (
only).
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the START/STOP button
to start recording until you press again to pause the recording.
“Photo” and “still image” are used interchangeably with the same meaning.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu icons refer to the
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FUNC.
(
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to
menu options as they are displayed on screen. In
tables in this manual the default value is shown in
boldface.
For example [ON], [OFF].
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FUNC.
[
M ENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE ]
Desired language
FUNC.
Buttons and switches to be operated
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
BP-809 Battery Pack
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Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
CTC-100/S
Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
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IFC-400PCU USB Cable
WS-30 Wrist Strap
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
Yellow • Red • White plugs
Software CD-ROM1
and Installation Guide
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
Software CD-ROM2
and Installation Guide
DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk
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Software for saving, managing , editing and playing back movies on your computer (
82).
The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (electronic version on PDF file).
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Software for saving, managing , retouching and printing photos (
86). The CD-ROM includes
the instruction manual of the software (electronic version on PDF file).
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Introduction
Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
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Front view
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button (
25)/
(print/share) button (
73, 86)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
54, 42)/
BATT. INFO button (
19)
Speaker (
41)
CARD OPEN switch (open the memory
card slot cover) (
32)
Memory card slot (
32)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
79)
Mode dial (
26)
HDMI OUT mini terminal (
79, 81)
USB terminal (
80)
Instant AF sensor (
92)
Flash (
66)
Stereo microphone
Mini video light (
48)
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Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame
(for example FUNC. ).
Back view
LCD panel
Top view
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MIC terminal (
58)
AV OUT/ terminal (
79)
ACCESS (memory access) indicator
(
35, 61)/CHG (charge) indicator
(
20)
Serial number
START/STOP button (
35)
Strap mount (
23)
DC IN terminal (
20)
RESET button (
101)
Remote sensor (
22)
LCD screen (
24)
Joystick (
27)
FUNC. button (
28, 90)
/ (play/pause) button (
39)/
START/STOP button (
35)
(fast reverse) button (
39)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
37)
(fast forward) button (
39)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
37)
(stop) button (
39)/
BLC (backlight correction) button (
49)
Zoom lever (
37)
PHOTO button (
61)
Mini advanced shoe (
57)
indicator
ON/OFF button
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Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame
(for example FUNC. ).
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Introduction
Bottom view
Tripod socket (
111)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (
Grip belt
Wireless Controller WL-D88
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START/STOP button (
35)
FUNC. button (
28, 90)
MENU button (
28, 92)
PLAYLIST button (
39)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
(frame reverse) button (
40)
(fast reverse) button (
40)
(play) button (
39)
(pause) button (
39)
(stop) button (
39)
PHOTO button (
61)
Zoom buttons (
37)
SET button
(frame advance) button (
40)
(fast forward) button (
40)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
42, 54)
Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Playing Movies
(During Playback)
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Operating mode (
26)
Recording program (
45, 47)
White balance (
51)
Image effect (
52)
Digital effects (
53)
Recording mode (
36)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
68)
Remote sensor off (
96)
Instant AF (
92),
MF Manual focus (
50)
24F progressive frame rate (
19)
Memory operation (
19)
Time code/Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining recording time
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
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Remaining battery time (
19)
Image stabilizer (
93)
Wind screen off (
94)
Headphones output (
56)
Microphone attenuator (
55)
Audio level indicator (
55)
Level marker (
95)
Mini advanced shoe (
57)
Backlight correction (
49)
Scene number
Data code (
54)
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Recording Still Images
Viewing Still Images
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Zoom (
37), Exposure
(
49)
Recording program (
45, 47)
Light metering mode (
68)
White balance (
51)
Image effect (
52)
Digital effects (
53)
Drive mode (
67)
Still image quality/size (
61)
Instant AF (
92),
MF Manual focus (
50)
Remaining battery time (
19)
Number of still images available
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
Self timer (
49)
Image stabilizer (
93)
AF frame (
93)
Mini video light (
48)
Camcorder shake warning (
93)
Focus and exposure lock (
61)
Flash (
66)
Image number (
97)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
69)
Image protection mark (
70)
Date and time of recording
Manual focus (
50)
Manual exposure (
49)
Image size (
61)
File size
Aperture value (
47)
Shutter speed (
47)
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24F progressive frame rate
Select the 24F progressive frame rate (
45) to
give your recordings a cinematic look. You can
combine this frame rate with the [
CINE
MODE] recording program to enhance the effect.
Memory operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse
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Number of still images available
in red: No card
Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the
memory, “
END” (built-in memory,
only) or “
END” (memory card) will be
displayed and the recording will stop.
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in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
Remaining battery time
100%
75%
50%
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the
power may turn off without displaying
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• Depending on the conditions under which the
camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately.
• When the camcorder is off, press BATT.INFO
to display the charge status of a battery pack.
The Intelligent System will display the charge
status (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the
battery pack is exhausted, the battery
information may not be displayed.
25%
0%
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the
remaining charge as a percentage of the full
charge of the battery pack. The remaining
recording/playback time of the battery pack is
displayed, in minutes, next to the icon.
• When
is displayed in red, replace the
battery pack with a fully charged one.
in red: No more images can be recorded
• When viewing the still images, the display will
always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of available still images displayed may
not decrease even after a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 still images at
once.
Image number
The image number indicates the name and
location of the file on the memory card. For
example, the file name of image 101-0107 is
“IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder
“DCIM\101CANON”.
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the
menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your
camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
DC IN terminal
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The camcorder can be powered with a
battery pack or directly using the
compact power adapter. Charge the
battery pack before use.
For approximate charging times and
recording/playback times with a full
battery pack, refer to the tables on
pages 117-118.
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1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into the
battery attachment unit and slide it
up until it clicks in place.
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CHG (charge)
indicator
3 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
• The CHG (charge) indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
• If the indicator flashes quickly,
refer to Troubleshooting (
99).
ONCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED
1 Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
2 Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and the compact
power adapter.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the
supplied compact power adapter to
voltage converters for overseas travels
or special power sources such as those
on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
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BATTERY RELEASE
switch
1 Slide BATTERY RELEASE in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack down and
then pull it out.
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IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After pressing
ON/OFF to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated in the
memory. Be sure to wait until the
indicator turns off.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in temperatures between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the
temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not
start.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal or to the compact power
adapter any electrical equipment that is
not expressly recommended for use
with this camcorder.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you
can power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter so the battery
pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• We recommend that you prepare battery
packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than
you think you might need.
• U.S.A. and Canada only: The
lithium ion/polymer battery
that powers this product is
recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this
battery.
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Preparations
Preparing the Wireless Controller and
Accessories
TO USE THE WIRELESS CONTROLLER
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
Y
P
O
Tab
1 Press the tab in the direction of
the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery
C
with the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
22
Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180
degrees to use the wireless controller
from the front of the camcorder.
NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work
properly when the remote sensor is
situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
• If the wireless controller does not work,
check that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to
[
OFF
](
96). Otherwise,
replace the battery.
Accessories
2 Pull the strap to remove it first
from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it
from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on
the camcorder.
TO ATTACH A WRIST STRAP
Y
P
O
Fasten the grip belt.
• Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your
index finger, and the START/STOP
button with your thumb.
• You can remove the grip belt and
replace it with the supplied wrist
strap.
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TO REMOVE THE GRIP BELT
Pass the attaching end of the wrist
strap through the back bracket on
the camcorder, thread the wrist strap
through the loop and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap to
the strap mount on the grip belt to use
both for extra convenience and
protection.
1 Lift the padded handgrip's flap
and detach the strap from the
Velcro pad.
23
Preparations
TO ATTACH A SHOULDER STRAP
Adjusting the Position and Brightness
of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens. Rotating the LCD
panel 180 degrees can be useful in
the following cases:
Y
P
O
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap
through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the
strap.
You can also remove the grip belt and
attach the shoulder strap directly to the
rear bracket on the camcorder.
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TO REATTACH THE GRIP BELT
1 Pass the end of the strap through
the rear bracket on the
camcorder.
2 Thread the strap through the
padded handgrip and then pass it
through the front bracket on the
camcorder.
3 Fasten the grip belt as necessary,
attach the strap to the Velcro pad
on the handgrip and close the flap.
- When you wish to include yourself in
the picture when recording with the
self timer.
- To allow the camcorder to be operated
with the wireless controller from the
front.
180°
90°
180°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
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NOTES
About the LCD screen: The screen is
produced using extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques, with more than
99.99% of the pixels operating to
specification. Less than 0.01% of the
pixels may occasionally misfire or appear
as black, red, blue or green dots. This has
no effect on the recorded image and does
not constitute a malfunction.
LCD Backlight
C
The
Button:
Flexible Recording
Mode or
Y
P
O
You can set the brightness of the
screen to normal or bright.
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between
the normal and bright settings.
NOTES
Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
• This setting does not affect the
brightness of the recording.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
The camcorder offers two basic modes
for recording video or still images:
mode for beginners or if you just prefer
not to bother with detailed camcorder
settings, and flexible recording mode
which lets you change the camcorder's
settings to your preference.
Press the
button to enter the
mode (the button's blue light will
be on). You do not need to worry about
any settings and can shoot video using
just the zoom lever (
37) and
35) or take photos
START/STOP (
using just the zoom lever and PHOTO
(
61).
25
Preparations
Press the
button again to return
to the flexible recording mode (the
button's light is off). You can access the
menus and change settings to your
preference. Even in flexible recording
mode, the camcorder can help you with
the settings. For example, you can use
the Special Scene recording programs
(
45) to set at once all the optimal
settings to match special recording
conditions.
NOTES
Operating Modes
The camcorder's operating mode is
determined by the position of the mode
dial. In this manual,
indicates that
a function is available in the operating
mode shown and
indicates that
the function is not available. When no
operating mode icons are given, the
function is available in all operating
modes.
Y
P
O
In
mode you cannot access the
menus but you can change the following
settings in advance, before setting the
camcorder to
mode.
- Recording mode of movies
- Size/quality of still images
- Auto slow shutter
- All settings in the [
SYSTEM
SETUP] menu
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Operating mode
*
26
only.
Mode dial
Icon display
Operation
*/
(Green)
Recording movies in the built-in memory* /
on the memory card
35
*/
(Blue)
Recording still images in the built-in
memory* / on the memory card
61
*/
(Green)
Playing movies from the built-in memory* /
memory card
39
*/
(Blue)
Viewing still images from the built-in
memory* / memory card
63
Depending on the operating mode,
these positions may be empty or show a
different icon than the one on the
illustration.
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Use the joystick to operate the
camcorder's menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or change
settings.
NEXT
Y
P
O
When the guide contains multiple
“pages”, [NEXT] and the page number
icon ( ) will appear at the bottom
position. Push the joystick ( ) toward
[NEXT] to display the next “page” of the
guide.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the icon
.
The joystick can also be used in
combination with the joystick guide to
operate additional functions. Press
to display/hide the joystick guide.
The functions that appear on the
joystick guide will change depending
on the operating mode. In the
illustrations of this manual, positions
other than those relevant to the function
explained are marked with a striped
pattern.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing the FUNC. button
( FUNC. ). To access the menus set the
camcorder to flexible recording mode.
In
mode, except for a few
exceptions, most menu settings will
return to their default values (
25).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (
90).
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Preparations
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
Y
P
O
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the icon of the
function you want to change from
the left side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
3 Select (
C
) the desired setting
from the available options at the
bottom bar.
• The selected option will be
highlighted in orange.
• With some settings you will need
to make further selections and/or
press
. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear
on the screen (such as the
icon, small arrows, etc.).
4 Press
FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
icon and press
to open the setup menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second or
press MENU on the wireless
controller to open directly the setup
menus screen.
3 Select (
) the desired menu from
the left side column and press
.
The title of the selected menu
appears on top of the screen and
under it the list of settings.
4 Select (
) the setting you want
to change and press
.
• The orange selection bar indicates
the menu setting currently
selected. Items not available
appear in black.
• Push the joystick ( ) to return to
the menu selection screen (step 3).
5 Select (
press
28
) the desired option and
to save the setting.
6 Press
FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Abbreviation of Menu Selections in this
Manual
In this manual, the
arrow is used to
abbreviate menu selections. Below is
an example of changing a setting using
the setup menus.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE ]
Desired language
FUNC.
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[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Desired image effect
FUNC.
Setting the Date and Time
Y
P
O
For selections in the FUNC. menu, the
abbreviated form will always show the
initial default value. In recording mode,
its icon will appear on the left side
column when you first open the menu.
If the setting was changed, the icon of
the currently selected option will appear
instead.
FUNC.
First Time Settings
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [DATE/TIME] screen will
appear automatically when the
camcorder’s clock is not set.
When the [DATE/TIME] screen‫ޓ‬
appears, the year will be displayed in
orange and indicated with up/down
arrows.
1 Change ( ) the year and move
( ) to the month.
2 Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
3 Select ( ) [OK] and press
to
start the clock and close the setup
screen.
IMPORTANT
• When you do not use the camcorder for
about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may
discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case,
recharge the built-in lithium battery
(
113) and set the time zone, date
and time again.
29
Preparations
• The date appears in a year-month-day
format only in the first setup screen. In
subsequent screen displays the date
and time will appear as month-day-year
(for example, [JAN. 1, 2008 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
98).
• You can also change the date and time
later on (not during the initial setup). To
open the [DATE/TIME] screen:
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[DATE/TIME]
[

]
[DEUTSCH]
[
]
[ENGLISH]
[ESPAÑOL]
[FRANÇAIS]
[ITALIANO]
FUNC.
(
28)
[
[MELAYU]
[
C
[POLSKI]
[
]
[
[TÜRKÇE]
[
[
[
[
]
]
FUNC.
NOTES
Y
P
O
Default value
[MAGYAR]
[
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE ]
Desired language
• If you changed the language by mistake,
follow the
mark next to the menu
item to change the setting.
• The displays
and
that
appear in some menu screens refer to
the name of buttons on the camcorder
and will not change, regardless of the
language selected.
Changing the Language
Options
FUNC.
[
]
Changing the Time Zone
]
]
]
]
]
]
Change the time zone to match your
location. The default setting is New
York.
FUNC.
(
28)
TO SET THE HOME TIME ZONE
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Your local time zone*
FUNC.
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WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Using a Memory Card
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Local time at your destination*
FUNC.
Y
P
O
* To adjust for daylight saving time, select the
area name marked with a
.
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Recommended Memory Cards
You can use commercially available
SDHC (SD high capacity) memory
cards and
SD memory cards with
this camcorder. However, depending on
its Speed Class, you may not be able to
record movies on the memory card.
Refer to the table on page 32.
As of January 2008, the movie
recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC memory cards made
by Panasonic, SanDisk and Toshiba.
We recommend using memory cards
with a Speed Class 4 or higher.
NOTES
• About SDHC Memory Cards: SDHC is the
new type of SD memory card with
capacities over 2 GB. Please note that
the specifications of SDHC memory
cards are different from those of regular
SD memory cards and you will not be
able to use memory cards of over 2 GB
with devices that do not support SDHC.
However, SDHC devices (including this
camcorder) are backward compatible
and support regular SD memory cards.
• About the SD Speed Class: The SD Speed
Class is a standard that indicates the
minimum guaranteed data transfer
speed of SD/SDHC memory cards.
When you buy a new memory card, look
31
Preparations
CARD OPEN toward the right
to open the memory card slot
cover.
3 Slide
for the Speed Class logo on the
package.
4 Insert the memory card straight,
with the label facing up, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
5 Close the memory card slot cover.
Y
P
O
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
33).
• Pull the cover down until it clicks.
• Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly
inserted.
TO REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD
C
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Open the LCD panel.
Memory card
Capacity
64 MB or less
SD
memory cards
1 Slide CARD OPEN toward the right
to open the memory card slot
cover.
2 Push the memory card once to
release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
3 Close the memory card slot cover.
SD Speed Class
Not applicable
Recording
movies
–
Not compatible
128 MB or
more
1,2
1
or higher
SDHC
memory cards
1
2
32
1
Over 2 GB
or higher
Except for the [
HIGH QUALITY 17 Mbps] recording mode.
On some memory cards you may not be able to record movies.
Recording
still images
IMPORTANT
NOTES
Memory cards have front and back sides
that are not interchangeable. Inserting a
memory card facing the wrong direction
can cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
Y
P
O
Selecting the Memory for the
Recordings
You can select to record your movies
and still images in the built-in memory
or on the memory card. The built-in
memory is the default media for
recording both.
FUNC.
(
28)
C
(
26)
TO CHANGE THE MEDIA FOR RECORDING
MOVIES
FUNC.
When selecting the memory for the
recordings, information about the memory
currently selected (total capacity, amount
of memory in use, and available space) will
be displayed on the screen. Estimated
figures about available movie recording
time and available number of still images
are approximate and based on the
recording mode and still image quality/
size settings currently in use.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[MEDIA:MOVIES]*
The memory you want to use
Initializing the Built-In Memory (
only) or Memory Card
Initialize memory cards when you use
them with this camcorder for the first
time. You can also initialize a memory
card or the built-in memory (
only)
to permanently delete all the recordings
it contains. Initializing the memory also
eliminates memory fragmentation.
Fragmentation becomes more serious
as recordings are repeatedly added and
deleted and can eventually result in
reduced performance.
Options
[INITIALIZE]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
FUNC.
* Select [MEDIA:IMAGES] to change the
media to be used for recording still images.
[COMPL.INIT.]
Erases all data completely.
FUNC.
(
28)
33
Preparations
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[INITIALIZE]
The memory you
want to initialize
Initialization method
[YES]*
[OK]
FUNC.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[INITIALIZE]
Initialization method
[YES]*
[OK]
FUNC.
Y
P
O
* Press
to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All
recordings will be erased and the memory
can be used without any problem.
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IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently
erase all recordings. The lost original
recordings cannot be recovered. Make
sure you back up important recordings
in advance using an external device
(
82).
• While the initialization is in progress, do
not disconnect the power source or turn
off the camcorder.
34
Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including
recording, playback, menu options, and memory operations.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Y
P
O
1 Make sure that the ACCESS
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
IMPORTANT
(
C
26)
1 Set the mode dial to .
2 Turn on the camcorder.
You can select the memory to
be used for recording movies
(
33).
START/STOP to begin
recording.
• Recording starts; press
START/STOP again to pause the
recording.
• You can also press START/STOP on
the LCD panel.
3 Press
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the mode
dial.
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: To save power
when the camcorder is powered by a
battery pack, the camcorder will
automatically shut off if left without any
operations for 5 minutes (
97). Press
ON/OFF to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places it may
be difficult to use the LCD screen. In
such case, change the brightness of the
LCD screen (
25, 95).
35
Video
NOTES
Selecting the Video Quality
(Recording Mode)
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate
(VBR) to encode video so the actual
recording times will vary depending on
the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
The camcorder offers 4 recording
modes. Changing the recording mode
will change the recording time available
on the memory. Select FXP or XP+
mode for better movie quality; select LP
mode for longer recording times. The
table below gives approximate
recording times.
Y
P
O
(
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
C
26)
[
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps]
Desired recording mode
FUNC.

Approximate recording times
Recording mode

Default value
FXP*
XP+
SP
LP
2 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 45 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
2 GB memory card
15 min.
20 min.
35 min.
45 min.
4 GB memory card
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 30 min.
8 GB memory card
1 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
Memory
Built-in
memory
* Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording modes are
recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
36
NOTES
Zooming
(
26)
mode: In addition to the optical
zoom, digital zoom is also available
(
92).
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the
subject. At full wide angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm
(0.39 in.).
• When [ZOOM SPEED] is set to
[
VARIABLE]:
- When you use the T and W buttons on
the wireless controller or LCD panel,
the zoom speed will be constant at
[
SPEED 3].
- The zoom speed will be faster in
record pause mode than when actually
recording.
Y
P
O
Quick Start Function
W
T
C
W Zoom out
W
T
T Zoom in
12x Optical Zoom
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide angle). Move it
toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press gently for a slow zoom; press
harder for faster zooms. You can also
set [ZOOM SPEED] (
92) to one of
three constant speeds (3 is the fastest,
1 the slowest).
When you close the LCD panel with the
camcorder on, the camcorder enters
the standby mode. In standby mode the
camcorder consumes only about half
the power used when recording, saving
energy when you are using a battery
pack. Additionally, when you open the
LCD panel, the camcorder is ready to
start recording in approximately
1 second, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities.
(
26)
1 With the camcorder on and in a
recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the
indicator will change to orange to
indicate the camcorder entered the
standby mode.
37
Video
2 When you wish to resume
(
recording, open the LCD panel.
Within less than 1 second, the
indicator will return to green and the
camcorder will be ready to record.
IMPORTANT
1 If the joystick guide does not
Do not disconnect the power source
during standby mode (while the
indicator is lit in orange).
NOTES
Y
P
O
• If you close the LCD panel under some
circumstances (for example while
recording, while a menu is being
displayed, or while the memory card slot
is open), the camcorder may not enter
the standby mode. Check that the
indicator changes to orange.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in
standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the [POWER SAVE] setting
(
97). Press ON/OFF to turn on the
camcorder.
• You can select the length of time until
shut-off or turn off the Quick Start
function with the [QUICK START] setting
(
97).
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Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene
Recorded
Even in
mode you can play back
the last scene recorded in order to
check it. You can also delete the scene
while reviewing it.
38
26)
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
The camcorder plays back the last
scene (but without sound) and
returns to record pause mode.
Deleting a Scene After Recording It
After recording a scene:
1 Review the scene as described in
the previous section.
2 While reviewing the scene, select
(
) the
icon and press
3 Select ( ) [YES] and press
.
.
NOTES
• Avoid any other operations on the
camcorder while the scene is being
deleted.
• You will not be able to delete the last
scene if after the scene was recorded
you changed the operating mode or
turned the camcorder off.
• Press
to stop the playback
and return to the scene index
screen.
Basic Playback
TO SELECT WHICH SCENES TO PLAY BACK
Playing Back the Video
Y
P
O
(
C
After creating a playlist (
58), you can
switch between the original movies and
the playlist you edited according to
your choice.
You can also switch
between the scenes or playlist recorded
in the built-in memory and those
recorded on the memory card.
26)
1 In the index screen, move (
) the
orange selection frame to the tabs
on the top of the screen.
2 Select (
) the location of the
scenes you want to play back.
3 Return (
) to the index screen to
select the scene.
1 Set the mode dial to .
2 Turn on the camcorder.
The scene index screen appears
after a few seconds.
3 Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
When you have recorded a large
number of scenes, press
or
to move between index screen
pages.
4 Press
/
or
to begin the
playback.
• Playback will start from the scene
selected and continue until the end
of the last scene recorded.
• Press / again to pause the
playback.
*
Original movies in the built-in memory*
Original movies on the memory card
Playlist in the built-in memory*
Playlist on the memory card
only.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
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Video
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• You may not be able to play back with
another AVCHD device the movies you
recorded on the memory card with this
camcorder. In such case, play back the
movies on the memory card using this
camcorder.
• You may not be able to play back with
this camcorder movies recorded using
another AVCHD device.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
• You can press PLAYLIST on the wireless
controller to switch between the original
movies index screen and the playlist of
the respective memory.
Y
P
O
Special Playback Modes
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes, you can use the buttons on the LCD panel or
wireless controller (
16). There is no sound during the special playback modes.
Special playback mode
Fast playback
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Slow playback
Frame-by-frame playback
Initial mode
Operation on the camcorder (
or on the wireless controller (
)
)
Normal playback
,
: Press
or
Press again to increase the playback speed
5x o 15x o 60x the normal speed*
Playback pause
,
: Press
or
Press again to increase the playback speed
1/8 o 1/4 the normal speed
Playback pause
: Press
or
to reverse/
advance one frame or hold pressed for
continuous frame-by-frame playback
Skipping Scenes:
To the beginning of the next scene
: Push the joystick (
: Press
)
To the beginning of the current scene
: Push the joystick (
: Press
)
To the previous scene
: Push the joystick (
: Press
twice
) twice
End special playback
Normal playback
Any special
playback mode
: Press
: Press
/
During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
* The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
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1 Select the original movies index
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
screen.
You can select the original
movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
2 Open the list of recordings.
FUNC.
[
SELECT DATE]
• The list of recordings displays all
dates in which recordings were
made. An orange selection frame
appears on the day.
• The thumbnail shows a still image
from the first scene recorded on
that day. Below it will appear the
number of scenes recorded and
the total recording time for the
same day.
Y
P
O
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
2 Adjust (
) the volume.
• To turn off the volume, keep the
joystick pressed ( ) toward
until the volume icon changes to
.
• You can press
again to hide
the joystick guide during playback.
3 Change (
(
C
) the day and move
) to the month or year.
4 Change the other fields in the
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
You can search for all the recordings
you made on a particular date, for
example, to find all the movies you shot
during a special event.
(
same way to select the desired
date and press
.
The index screen will appear with the
selection frame on the first scene
recorded on the selected date.
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
Selecting scenes by recording date is
available only from the original movies
index screen.
Selecting from the List of Recordings
FUNC.
(
1 Select the original movies index
screen.
You can select the original
movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
28)
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Video
2 Move the zoom lever toward W.
• The calendar screen appears.
• Dates that contain scenes (that is,
movies were recorded on that
date) appear in white. Dates
without recordings appear in
black.
3 Move (
,
) the cursor to the
desired date.
• When you move the cursor to a
date displayed in white, a
thumbnail showing a still image
from the first scene recorded on
that date will be displayed next to
the calendar. Below it will appear
the number of scenes recorded
and the total recording time for the
same day.
• You can select ( ) the year or
month field and change (
) the
year or month to move faster
between calendar months.
• You can press
or
to skip
directly to the previous/next date
that contains scenes.
4 Press
C
You can display a timeline of the scene
and select where to begin the playback.
This is very convenient when you want
to play back a long scene from a
specific point.
Y
P
O
to return to the index
screen.
The orange selection frame will
appear on the first scene recorded
on the selected date.
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the
week for the calendar display (
95).
• You can press FUNC. to return to the
index screen at any time.
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Selecting the Playback Starting Point
from the Movie Timeline
(
26)
1 In the index screen select the
scene you want to view and press
DISP. .
• The timeline screen appears. The
large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the
timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
• Press DISP. again to return to the
index screen.
Interval between frames
Recording date and time
Scene length
Current scene / Total number of scenes
Deleting Scenes
You can delete those scenes that you
are not interested in keeping. Deleting
scenes also allows you to free up space
on the memory.
Y
P
O
(
Frame selected for start of playback
Page slidebar
Timeline ruler
2 Select (
) the playback starting
point from the timeline ruler.
3 Press
Options
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
Deletes all the scenes recorded on the same day
as the selected scene.
C
[ONE SCENE]
Deletes only the selected scene.
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the large thumbnail and
change (
) the scene.
TO MOVE BETWEEN TIMELINE RULER PAGES
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the slidebar below the ruler
and display (
) the previous/next 5
frames in the scene.
TO CHANGE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN FRAMES
FUNC.
Deleting a Single Scene or All Scenes
from a Selected Date
to begin the playback.
TO SELECT ANOTHER SCENE
Desired interval
26)
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to
delete.
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to delete
scenes (
39).
2 Delete the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
DELETE]
Desired option
[YES]
[OK]
FUNC.
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Video
Deleting All Scenes
NOTES
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to delete scenes
(
39).
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[DEL.ALL MOVIES]
[YES]*
[OK]
FUNC.
Y
P
O
* Press
twice to interrupt the operation
while it is in progress.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, an original
scene cannot be recovered.
• Back up important scenes before
deleting them (
82).
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing
(while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
C
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• Deleting a scene from the original index
screen also deletes that scene from the
playlist.
• To delete all movies and make all
recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory
(
33).
• You may not be able to delete scenes
recorded or edited using another
device.
TO CHANGE THE FRAME RATE
Advanced Functions
FUNC.
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look
to your Recordings
(
(
28)
C
TO SET THE [
PROGRAM
FUNC.
[
[
26)
CINE MODE] RECORDING
PROGRAM AE]
CINE MODE]
FUNC.
Y
P
O
Give your recordings a cinematic look
by using the [
CINE MODE]
recording program. Combine this
recording program with the 24 fps
progressive frame rate [
PF24] to
get the enhanced effect of the 24p
Cinema Mode.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[FRAME RATE]
[
PF24]
Special Scene Recording Programs
Recording in a very bright ski resort or
capturing the full colors of a sunset or a
fireworks display becomes as easy as
selecting a Special Scene recording
program. For details about the available
options, refer to the sidebar on page
46.
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
FUNC.
[ PROGRAM AE]
[ PORTRAIT]
Press
to display the Special
Scene (SCN) recording programs
Desired recording program
FUNC.
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Video
NOTES
• [ NIGHT]
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing
afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as
in other modes.
- White points may appear on the
screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in
other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
• [ FIREWORKS]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we
recommend using a tripod. Make sure
to use a tripod especially in
mode, as the shutter speed slows
down.
• [ PORTRAIT]/[ SPORTS]/
[ BEACH]/[ SNOW]
- The picture may not appear smooth
during playback.
• [ PORTRAIT]
- The blur effect of the background
increases the more you zoom in (T).
• [ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become
overexposed on cloudy days or in
shaded places. Check the image on
the screen.
Y
P
O
[
PORTRAIT]
The camcorder uses
a large aperture,
achieving a focus on
the subject while
blurring other distracting details.
[
BEACH]
Use this mode to
record on a sunny
beach. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
[
SPORTS]
Use this mode to
record sports
scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
SUNSET]
Use this mode to
record sunsets in
vibrant colors.
C
[
NIGHT]
Use this mode to
record in dimly lit
places.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to
record spotlit
scenes.
[
SNOW]
Use this mode to
record in bright ski
resorts. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to
record fireworks.
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FUNC.
Changing the Shutter Speed and
Aperture
[ PROGRAM AE]
recording program
Desired
FUNC.
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program to use functions like the white
balance or image effects, or give
priority to the exposure value or the
shutter speed.
Use faster shutter speeds to record
subjects moving quickly; Use slower
shutter speeds to add motion blur,
emphasizing the feel of movement.
Use low aperture values (larger lens
opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait; Use high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider
depth of field, giving a sharp focus all
throughout a landscape.
Options
[
C
PROGRAM
AE]
(

26)
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
FUNC.
(
28)
When you select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] or [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
a numeric value will appear next to the
recording program icon.
1 If the joystick guide appears on
the screen, press
to hide it.
2 Adjust (
) the shutter speed or
aperture value to the desired
value.
Shutter speed guidelines
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
Default value
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
[
VALUE
Y
P
O
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal
exposure for the subject.
[
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED OR APERTURE
1/2*, 1/4*, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
To record in dimly lit places.
1/60
To record under most ordinary conditions.
1/100
To record indoor sports scenes.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000**
To record from within a moving car or train or to
shoot fast-moving subjects such as roller
coasters.
1/2000**
To record outdoor sports scenes on sunny days.
*
**
mode only.
mode only.
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Video
In
mode, when the frame rate is set to
[
PF24], the shutter speeds available will
be the following: 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60,
1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000.
Available Aperture Values
[1.8], [2.0], [2.4], [2.8], [3.4], [4.0], [4.8],
[5.6], [6.7], [8.0]
You can turn on the mini video light to
shoot video or take photos in dark
places.
(
NOTES
Y
P
O
• When setting a numeric value (aperture
or shutter speed), the number displayed
will flash if the aperture or shutter speed
is not appropriate for the recording
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
• [
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but image quality may be
lower, and autofocus may not work
well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights:
If the screen starts to flicker, select
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] and set the
shutter speed to 1/100.
• [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
The actual range of values available for
selection will vary depending on the
initial zoom position.
C
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Mini Video Light
26)
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, push the joystick ( ) toward
[NEXT] to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
•
appears on the screen.
• Push the joystick ( ) again to turn
the mini video light off.
NOTES
We recommend not using the mini video
light while the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can
appear on the screen.
Self Timer
Automatic Backlight Correction and
Manual Exposure Adjustment
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[SELF TIMER]
[ON
FUNC.
appears.
Y
P
O
(
]
mode:
In record pause mode, press
START/STOP .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
C
At times, backlit subjects may appear
too dark (underexposed) or subjects
under very strong lights may appear too
bright or glaring (overexposed). To
correct this, you can manually adjust
the exposure or use the automatic
backlight correction.
mode:
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully.
The camcorder will record the still
image after a 10-second countdown*.
The countdown appears on the screen.
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording mode other than
[ FIREWORKS].
Automatic Backlight Correction
When shooting subjects with a strong
light source behind them, you can have
the camcorder automatically correct for
the backlight with the press of a single
button.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless
controller.
NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can
press START/STOP (when recording
movies), press PHOTO fully (when
recording still images) or turn off the
camcorder to cancel the self timer.
Press BLC .
•
appears.
• Press BLC again to end the backlight
correction mode.
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Video
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If [EXP] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
it.
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
Y
P
O
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP].
The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
3 Adjust the (
) the brightness of
the image as required.
The adjustment range and the length
of the exposure adjustment indicator
will vary depending on the initial
brightness of the picture.
4 Press
C
.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
will change to white and the
exposure will be locked.
• If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, the brightness of
the image may change.
• During exposure lock, press
and push the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP] again to return the
camcorder to automatic exposure.
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(
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If [FOCUS] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS].
“MF” appears.
3 Push the joystick ( ) or ( ) once
to verify if the image is focused.
The center of the screen will be
magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off the focus
assist function (
92).
4 Adjust (
) the focus as
POINTS TO CHECK
necessary.
5 Press
.
• The focus will be locked.
• During focus lock, press
and
push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] again to return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Infinity Focus
Select a recording mode other than the
Special Scene recording programs.
Options
[
Default value
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.
Use this setting for outdoor scenes.
Y
P
O
[
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
Instead of step 2 in the previous
procedure:
Push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] and hold it for more than
2 seconds.
•
appears.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] again to return the
camcorder to autofocus.
• If you operate the zoom or joystick
(
),
changes to “MF” and the
camcorder returns to manual focus.
C
AUTO]


DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
[
SHADE]
For recording in shaded places.
[
CLOUDY]
For recording on a cloudy day.
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT]
For recording under warm white, cool white or
warm white type (3-wavelength) fluorescent
lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT H]
For recording under daylight or daylight type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
White Balance
[
The white balance function helps you to
accurately reproduce colors under
different lighting conditions so that
white objects will always look truly
white in your recordings.
(
SET]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
FUNC.
(
28)
26)
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Video
FUNC.
[ AUTO]
Desired option*
FUNC.
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
Y
P
O
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
1 Point the camcorder at a white
object, zoom in until it fills the
whole screen and press
.
When the adjustment is completed,
stops flashing and stays on. The
camcorder retains the custom
setting even if you turn off the
camcorder.
2 Press FUNC. to save the setting
and close the menu.
NOTES
C
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
- Turn off the digital zoom (
92).
- Reset the white balance when the
lighting conditions change.
- Depending on the light source,
may keep flashing. The result will still
be better than with [ AUTO].
• Custom white balance may provide
better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or
forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain
types of fluorescent lights
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• Depending on the type of fluorescent
light, optimal color balance may not be
obtained with [ FLUORESCENT] or
[ FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks
unnatural, adjust it using [ AUTO] or
[ SET].
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to
change the color saturation and
contrast to record images with special
color effects.
(
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording mode other than the
Special Scene recording programs.
Options
[
IMAGE EFFECT

Default value
OFF]
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[
LOW SHARPENING]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the
best effect, use this setting when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the
skin color may lack in detail.
[
CUSTOM]
Digital Effects
Allows you to adjust the color depth, brightness,
contrast, and sharpness of the image.
[COL.DEPTH]: (–) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
[BRIGHTN.]:
(–) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[CONTRAST]: (–) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and shade
[SHARPNESS]: (–) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
Options
[
D.EFFECT OFF]
28)
Default value

Y
P
O
Select this setting when you do not intend to use
the digital effects.
[
FADE-T] (fade trigger), [
[
WIPE]
BLK&WHT]*
Records images in black and white.
FUNC.
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Desired option*
FUNC.

26)
Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene
with a fade from or to a black screen.
FUNC.
(
(
C
[
[
* When you select [
CUSTOM], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
1 Press
and select (
) the
custom setting options.
2 Adjust (
) each setting as
desired.
3 When you finish all the
adjustments, press
then
FUNC. to save the setting and
close the menu.
SEPIA]*
Records images in sepia tones for an “old” look.
ART]
Select this effect to add “flavor” to your
recordings.
* Only these digital effects are available in
mode.
Setting
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
D.EFFECT OFF]
Desired fader/effect*
FUNC. **
* You can preview the digital effect on the
screen.
** The icon of the selected digital effect
appears.
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Video
Applying
NOTES
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display it.
Y
P
O
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Push the joystick ( ) again to
deactivate the digital effect (its
icon will turn white again).
TO FADE IN
C
• When you apply a fader, not only the
picture but also the sound will fade in or
out. When you apply an effect, the
sound will be recorded normally.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you turn off the digital
effects or change the recording
program.
Activate the selected fader in record
pause mode (
), then press
START/STOP to start recording with a
fade in.
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
With every scene or still image
recorded, the camcorder keeps a data
code that includes the date, time and
information about the camera setup at
the time of recording. While viewing a
still image, all the data is displayed in
the form of information icons. During
movie playback you can select what to
display with the [DATA CODE] setting
(
95). You can also turn most onscreen displays on or off.
TO FADE OUT
Activate the selected fader while
recording ( ), then press START/STOP
to fade out and pause the recording.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
mode: Activate the selected
effect while recording or in record
pause mode.
mode: Activate the selected effect
and then press PHOTO to record the
still image.
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Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
1 If the joystick guide does not
,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If [ MIC] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
it.
mode:
• All displays on
• Data code only
• All displays off
* The following icons will appear even when
all other on-screen displays are turned off:
The icons
and
(in
mode), the
icon and AF frames when the autofocus
is locked (in
mode), screen markers
(both recording modes).
C
Audio Recording Level
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
Y
P
O
mode:
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
Audio level adjustment bar
3 Adjust (
You can adjust the audio recording level
for the built-in or for an external
microphone. You can display the audio
level indicator while recording.
Manual Adjustment of the Audio
Recording Level
[ MIC].
The manual adjustment icon
will
appear to the left of the audio level
indicator and the manual adjustment
bar (green) will appear below it.
) the audio level as
necessary.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
to
raise the audio recording level or
push it ( ) toward
to lower it.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio
recording level so that the audio
level meter will go to the right of
the -12 dB mark only occasionally.
4 Press
(
26)
to save the setting and
hide the joystick guide.
• The audio level selected will be
locked and the audio level
adjustment bar will disappear from
the indicator.
• During manual adjustment, press
and push the joystick ( )
toward [ MIC] to return the
camcorder to automatic audio
level.
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Video
NOTES
• When the 0 dB mark turns red, the
sound may be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the
sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (
92).
• We recommend using headphones
(
56) to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or
when the microphone attenuator is
activated.
Usually, the audio level indicator will be
displayed only after the manual
adjustment of the audio recording level.
You can choose to display it also when
the audio level is adjusted
automatically.
(
28)
FUNC.
C
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[AUDIO LEVEL]
[ON]
FUNC.
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to
check the audio level while recording.
The headphones are connected to the
AV OUT/ terminal, which is used for
both the headphones and the audio/
video output. Before connecting the
headphones, follow the procedure
below to change the function of the
terminal from AV output to
(headphones) output.
Y
P
O
TO DISPLAY THE AUDIO LEVEL METER
FUNC.
Using Headphones or an External
Microphone
(
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
SYSTEM SETUP]
[AV/PHONES]
[PHONES]
FUNC.
appears.
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26)
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME OF THE
HEADPHONES
In
mode, adjust the volume of the
headphones with the [PHONES VOL.]
setting (
96). In
mode, adjust
the headphones volume the same way
you adjust the speaker’s volume
(
41).
IMPORTANT
Using the DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
Retract the mini advanced shoe cover
and attach the optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone to the
mini advanced shoe. For details, refer
to the instruction manual of the
microphone.
When a compatible accessory is
attached to the mini advanced shoe,
will appear on the screen.
Y
P
O
• When using headphones, make sure
to lower the volume to an appropriate
level.
• Do not connect the headphones to
the AV OUT/ terminal if the
icon
does not appear on the screen. If you
connect the headphones while the
terminal is set to AV output, only
noise will be output.
C
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones
with a ‡ 3.5 mm minijack.
• When you turn off the camcorder or
change the operating mode, the
[AV/PHONES] setting in
mode will
return to [
AV].
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Video
Using other microphones
You can also use commercially
available microphones not compatible
with the mini advanced shoe, by
connecting the external microphone to
the MIC terminal. Use commercially
available condenser microphones with
their own power supply. You can
connect almost any stereo microphone
with a ‡ 3.5 mm plug but audio
recording levels may vary.
Managing Scenes and the
Memory
Creating a Playlist
Y
P
O
Create a playlist to play back only the
scenes you prefer and in the order of
your choice. Moving or deleting scenes
in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
Options
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes that were
recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[ONE SCENE]
NOTES
C
• When an external microphone is
connected to the camcorder, [WIND
SCREEN] will automatically be set to
[
OFF
].
• Accessories designed
for the Advanced
Accessory Shoe cannot
be used with this
camcorder. Look for
video accessories bearing this logo to
ensure compatibility with the mini
advanced shoe.
• If the audio level is too high and the
sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (
92) or adjust
the audio recording level manually
(
55).
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Adds only the selected scene to the playlist.
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
1 In the original movies index
screen, select (
,
) the scene
you want to add to the playlist, or
a scene recorded on the date you
want to add to the playlist.
2 Add the scene(s) to the playlist.
FUNC.
[
ADD TO PLAYLIST]
Desired option
[YES]
• When the operation is completed
[ADDED TO PLAYLIST] will be
displayed.
• To check the playlist, select (
,
) the playlist index screen from
the tabs on top of the index screen
(
39).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete.
3 Delete the scene.
FUNC.
NOTES
•
The playlist is created on the
same memory you are playing back
from. Select in advance the location of
the scenes to play back (
39). You
can also copy scenes from the built-in
memory to the memory card (
60) to
include in your playlist movies recorded
on both.
• You may not be able to add scenes to
the playlist if they were recorded or
edited using another device or if there is
not enough space available in the
memory.
C
[
DELETE]
[YES]
Deleting the Entire Playlist
FUNC.
Y
P
O
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[DEL.PLAYLIST]
[YES]
FUNC.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Move the scenes in the playlist to play
them back in the order of your choice.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
(
Deleting scenes from the playlist will
not affect your original recordings.
(
FUNC.
(
28)
26)
1 Select (
,
) the playlist index
screen from the tabs on top of the
index screen.
You can select the playlist in
the built-in memory or the playlist on
the memory card (
39).
2 Select (
Deleting a Single Scene
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Select (
26)
,
) the playlist index
screen from the tabs on top of the
index screen.
You can select the playlist in
the built-in memory or the playlist on
the memory card (
39).
,
) the scene you
want to move.
3 Open the scene moving screen.
FUNC.
[
MOVE]
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Video
4 Move (
,
) the orange marker
to the desired position of the
scene and press
.
The original position of the scene
and the current position of the
marker are displayed at the bottom
of the screen.
5 Select ( ) [YES] and press
move the scene.
to
28)
1 Select one of the index screens of
movies recorded in the built-in
memory (original movies or
playlist).
Refer to To select which scenes to
play back (
39).
Y
P
O
You may not be able to move scenes in
the playlist if there is not enough space
available in the memory.
Copying Scenes
C
,
) the scene you
want to copy to the memory card,
or a scene recorded on the date
you want to copy.
3 Copy the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
COPY]
Desired option*
[YES]**
FUNC.
[OK]
You can copy original movies or the entire
playlist from the built-in memory to the
corresponding location on the memory
card.
(
26)
Options for copying original movies
Copies all the scenes to the memory card.
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
Copies all the scenes that were recorded on the
same day as the selected scene to the memory
card.
[ONE SCENE]
Copies only the selected scene to the memory
card.
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(
2 Select (
NOTES
[ALL SCENES]
FUNC.
* Only when copying original movies. From
the playlist index screen, only the entire
playlist can be copied so this step is not
necessary.
** Press
twice to interrupt the operation
while it is in progress.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy movies to the memory
card.
Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing
and playing back images to printing them.
recorded after the autofocus is
activated and locked.
Basic Recording
Y
P
O
PHOTO fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as
the still image is being recorded.
4 Press
Taking Photos
IMPORTANT
(
C
26)
1 Set the mode dial to .
2 Turn on the camcorder.
You can select the memory to
be used for recording still images
(
33).
3 Press
PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and
one or more AF frames will appear.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the still image is
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the mode
dial.
NOTES
• If the subject is not suitable for
autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (
50).
• When the subject is too bright,
“OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such
case, use the optional FS-H37U ND
filter.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Still images are recorded as JPG files.
As a general rule, select a larger image
size for higher quality. Select the
[LW 1920x1080] size for photos with an
aspect ratio of 16:9.
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Photos
(
approximate number of images that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
26)
Options
Image size options and the approximate
number of still images that can be
recorded on memory cards of various
sizes are given in the table below.
Y
P
O
FUNC.
(
NOTES
• Depending on the number of images on
the memory card (Windows: 1,800
images or more; Macintosh: 1,000
images or more), you may not be able to
transfer images to a computer. Try using
a card reader.
• Connection to a PictBridge-compatible
printer will not work when the memory
card contains 1,800 images or more. For
best performance, we recommend
keeping the number of images on the
memory card under 100.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
28)
FUNC.
[
2048x1536]
Desired image size*
Desired image quality*
FUNC.
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
C
Approximate number of still images on a memory card
Memory card

128 MB
Image quality1 o
512 MB

Default value
1 GB


Image size p
LW 1920x1080
85
130
260
350
525
1,035
705
1,055
2,080
L 2048x1536
55
85
175
230
345
700
470
700
1,400
M 1440x1080
115
175
345
470
700
1,365
940
1,400
2,740
848x4802
450
635
1,275
1,775
2,515
5,030
3,550
5,030
10,0603
585
845
1,525
2,315
3,350
6,030
4,640
6,705
12,0703
SW
S 640x480
1
2
: [SUPER FINE],
: [FINE],
: [NORMAL].
This size is only available for recording a still image at the same time you are recording
video (simultaneous recording) (
68).
3
Approximate number of still images that can actually be recorded on the memory card.
(The maximum number of remaining still images displayed on the screen is 9999.)
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• When printing still images, use the
following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
Image size
Basic Playback
Recommended use
L 2048x1536
To print photos up to A4 size.
M 1440x1080
To print photos up to L size
(9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or
postcard size (10 x 14.8 cm,
4 x 6 in.).
S 640x480
To send images as e-mail
attachments or to post on
the Web.
LW 1920x1080,
SW 848x480
To print photos with a 16:9
aspect ratio. Wide-sized
photo paper is required.
Viewing Photos
Y
P
O
(
26)
Erasing a Photo Right After Recording It
C
You can erase the still image recorded
last while reviewing it within the time set
for the [REVIEW] option or immediately
after recording it, if [REVIEW] is set to
[
OFF].
(
26)
1 Set the mode dial to .
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Push the joystick ( ) to move
between images.
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
down to run quickly through the still
images.
Image Jump Function
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
1 Push the joystick ( ) toward
2 Select ( ) [ERASE] and press
When you have recorded a large
number of still images, you can jump 10
or 100 still images at a time.
.
.
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Photos
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
Press
to stop the slideshow.
Index Screen
1 Move the zoom lever toward W.
The still images index screen appears.
2 Select (
3 Select (
)[
JUMP 10
IMAGES] or [
JUMP 100
IMAGES].
4 Jump (
) the number of images
selected and press
.
You can press
again to hide the
joystick guide.
IMPORTANT
Y
P
O
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• The following may not be displayed
correctly.
- Images not recorded with this
camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
C
,
) an image.
• Move the orange selection frame
to the image you want to view.
• Repeatedly press
or
to
extend the selection frame and
browse through whole index
pages.
3 Press
.
The index screen closes and the
selected image is displayed.
TO SELECT WHICH STILL IMAGES TO
PLAY BACK
You can switch between the still images
recorded in the built-in memory and
those recorded on the memory card.
1 In the index screen, move ( ) the
orange selection frame to the tabs
on the top of the screen.
2 Select (
) the location of the still
images you want to play back.
3 Return ( ) to the index screen to
select the still image.
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the still
images.
1 Select ( ) the first still image of
the slideshow.
2 Press
to play back the still
/
images one after another.
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Still images in the built-in memory
Still images on the memory card
POINTS TO CHECK
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to erase the still
images (
64).
During playback, still images can be
magnified up to 5 times.
(
26)
Erasing a Single Image
Y
P
O
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press
1 Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce
the magnification to less than 2
times, move it toward W.
•
will appear for images that
cannot be enlarged.
2 Move (
C
,
) the frame to the
part of the image you want to see
enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move
the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
3 Select ( ) [ERASE] and press
.
.
Erasing All Images
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[ERASE ALL IMAGES]
[YES]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* Press
twice to interrupt the operation
while it is in progress.
IMPORTANT
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
Erasing Photos
NOTES
You can erase those still images that
you are not interested in keeping.
(
Protected images cannot be erased.
26)
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Photos
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• Repeatedly push the joystick ( )
to cycle between the flash modes.
• The icon of the flash mode
appears.
disappears after 4
seconds.
Additional Functions
Flash
PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
3 Press
Y
P
O
You can use the flash to record still
images in dark places. The flash
features the red-eye reduction function.
(
Options

26)
Default value
(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto)
C
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights
up to reduce the red-eye effect.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, push the joystick ( ) toward
[NEXT] to display it.
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NOTES
• The flash will not fire in the following
cases:
- When you manually adjust the
exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye
reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- In the [
FIREWORKS] recording
program.
• About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press
PHOTO halfway, if the subject is too
dark the assist lamp may light up briefly
in order to enable the camcorder to
focus more accurately (AF-assist lamp).
- You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to
[
OFF] so the assist lamp does not
light up (
92).
- The camcorder may not be able to
focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on.
• The practical range of the flash is
approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The
actual range will depend on the
recording conditions.
• The range of the flash decreases in
continuous shooting mode.
• For red-eye reduction to be effective,
the subject needs to look at the assist
lamp. The degree of reduction depends
on the distance and on each individual.
• The flash mode cannot be selected
when the exposure is locked.
• We recommend not using the flash while
the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached; its shadow
can appear on the screen.
Options
[

Default value
SINGLE]
Records a single still image.
[ CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and
Exposure Bracketing
Captures a series of still images as long as you
hold PHOTO pressed down. For the number of
shots per second, refer to the sidebar below.
Y
P
O
[
Take a series of pictures of a moving
subject or record the same picture in 3
levels of exposure in order to choose
later the picture you like the best.
(
AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
The camcorder records a still image in three
different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV
steps), allowing you to choose the shot you like
the best.
26)
FUNC.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
C
Select a recording mode other than
[ FIREWORKS].
28)
FUNC.
[
SINGLE]
Desired option
FUNC.
Maximum number of continuous shots
Number of shots per second
Normal speed
High speed
Using the flash
3 frames
Maximum number of continuous shots
60 images
5 frames
2.1 frames
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
The actual number of frames per second will be lower when the shutter speed is 1/30 or
slower.
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Photos
FUNC.
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
1 Press PHOTO halfway to activate
the autofocus.
2 Press PHOTO fully and hold it
pressed down.
A series of still images will be
recorded as long as you hold the
button pressed.
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
You can record still images even while
the camcorder is set to
mode.
Moreover, you can capture the still
image at the same time you are
recording video.
Still images recorded with simultaneous
recording will have the same aspect
ratio of movies (16:9).
(
(
68
28)
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
approximate number of images that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
Y
P
O
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies (Simultaneous Recording)
FUNC.
FUNC.
While recording, or in record pause
mode, press PHOTO to capture the
still image.
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully
to record the still images.
Three still images in different exposures
will be recorded.
C
[
STILL I.REC OFF]
Desired image size*
Desired image quality*
26)
NOTES
• The still image cannot be recorded
simultaneously while the digital zoom or
a digital effect is activated.
• To record still images we recommend
using the
mode, which offers the
best quality for still images.
•
The still image will be recorded
to the memory selected for recording
still images (
33).
Light Metering Mode
The camcorder measures the light
reflected from the subject in order to
calculate the optimal exposure settings.
Depending on the subject, you may
want to change the way the light is
measured and evaluated.
(
26)
[

Default value
EVALUATIVE]
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides
the picture into several areas and the light is
measured in all of them to achieve the optimal
exposure for the subject.
[
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE]
represents shadows. A still image
whose histogram skews to the right is
relatively bright; while one whose
histogram peaks to the left, is relatively
dark.
Pixel Count
Options
Y
P
O
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject in the
center.
[
FUNC.
28)
FUNC.
C
[
EVALUATIVE]
Desired option
FUNC.
Highlights
NOTES
SPOT]
Meters only the area within the spot AE point
frame. Use this setting to adjust the exposure to
match the subject in the center of the screen.
(
Shadows
The histogram will appear also after
recording a still image, while reviewing it
within the time set for the [REVIEW] option
(or immediately after recording it, if
[REVIEW] is set to [
OFF]). You can
choose to turn off the histogram by
pressing DISP. (
54).
Capturing a Still Image from the
Playback Scene
Histogram Display
When viewing still images you can
display the histogram and the icons of
all the functions used at the time of
recording. Use the histogram as a
reference to verify the correct exposure
of the still image.
(
26)
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
You can capture as still images frames
from a scene. The size of the captured
still image will be LW 1920x1080 and it
cannot be changed, but you can select
the image quality.
(
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
Set [TV TYPE] to [
WIDE TV]
before using this function (
97).
FUNC.
(
28)
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Photos
1 Open the image selection screen.
FUNC.
FUNC.
[
PROTECT]
[
PROTECT] appears on the
screen.
[
MENU]
[
SYSTEM SETUP]
[IMG QUALITY]
Desired image quality*
2 Select (
) the still image you
want to protect.
FUNC.
* The number displayed at the bottom
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality setting.
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
3 Press
to protect the still
image.
appears on the bottom bar and
the image cannot be erased. Press
again to cancel the image
protection.
Y
P
O
1 Play back the scene containing
the picture you want to capture.
2 Pause the playback at the point
you want to capture.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
NOTES
C
• The data code of the still image will
reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• A still image captured from a scene with
lots of fast movement may be blurred.
•
The still image will be recorded
to the memory selected for recording
still images (
33).
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to protect
additional images or press
twice to close the menu.
FUNC.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory (
33) will
permanently erase all recordings,
including protected still images.
Copying Photos
You can copy still images from the builtin memory to the memory card and vice
versa.
(
Protecting Photos
26)
POINTS TO CHECK
You can protect still images from
accidental erasure.
(
FUNC.
(
70
28)
Select in advance the memory from which
you want to copy the still images (
64).
26)
Copying a Single Image
IMPORTANT
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
COPY]
[YES]
FUNC.
Y
P
O
Copying Images from the Index Screen
Options
NOTES
[ALL IMAGES]
Copies all the still images.
[ONE IMAGE]
• If there is not enough space on the
destination memory, the camcorder will
copy as many still images as possible
before stopping the operation.
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy still images to the memory
card.
Copies only the selected still image.
FUNC.
(
28)
C
Other Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
1 Move the zoom lever toward W.
The still image index screen appears.
2 Select the memory from which you
want to copy the still images.
Refer to To select which still images
to play back (
64).
3 If you want to copy only one
image, select (
,
) the still
image you want to copy.
4 Copy the still image(s).
FUNC.
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the mode
dial.
[
Desired option
COPY]
[YES]*
[OK]**
FUNC.
* When copying all the still images, press
twice to interrupt the operation while it is in
progress.
** Only when copying all still images.
You can also use the following
functions...
The following functions and features of
the camcorder can be used either for
shooting video or for taking photos.
The way to set and use them was
already explained in detail, so we refer
you to the relevant page in the “Video”
section.
• Zoom (
37)
• Quick Start (
37)
• Recording programs (
45, 47)
• Mini video light (
48)
• Self timer (
49)
• Automatic backlight correction and manual
exposure adjustment (
49)
• Manual focus adjustment (
50)
• White balance (
51)
• Image effects (
52)
• Digital effects (
53)
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Photos
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx.
6 seconds.
Printing Photos
IMPORTANT
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Y
P
O
The camcorder can be connected to
any PictBridge-compatible printer. You
can mark in advance the still images
you want to print and set the desired
number of copies as a print order
( 76).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the
CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge
logo.
C
(
26)
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1 Insert the memory card containing
the still images you want to print.
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to print the still
images (
64).
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [
PC/PRINTER]
and press
.
•
appears and changes to .
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• If
continues to flash (for more than 1
minute) or if
does not appear, the
camcorder is not correctly connected to
the printer. In such case, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder
and the printer. After a short while, turn
them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
• During the following operations, even if
you connect a printer to the camcorder
it will not be recognized.
- Erasing all still images
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
•
will appear for images that cannot be
printed.
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual.
• If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set [USB SETTING] to [
PC/PRINTER]
(
96) so the device type selection
screen does not appear every time you
connect the camcorder to a printer.
Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
Options
[PAPER]
You can print a still image without
changing the settings simply by
pressing
.
[ PAPER SIZE]: Available paper sizes vary
depending on the printer model.
[ PAPER TYPE]: Select [PHOTO], [FAST
PHOTO], [PLAIN] or [DEFAULT].
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[ PAGE LAYOUT]: Select [DEFAULT],
[BORDERED] or one of the following page
layouts.
[BORDERLESS]: The image is enlarged and may
be slightly cropped at the edges to fit the paper.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]: Refer to
the sidebar on page 74.
1 Select (
) the still image you
wish to print.
2 Press
[
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another still image.
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Selecting the Print Settings
] (Date print)
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[
] (Print Effect)
Available only with printers compatible with the
Image Optimize function. Select [ON], [OFF] or
[DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
[
] (Number of Copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
You can select the number of copies
and other settings for printing. The
setting options vary depending on your
printer model.
(
Print setting options and [DEFAULT]
settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s
instruction manual.
26)
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Printing after Changing the Print Settings
3 In the print settings menu, select
(
,
) the setting you want to
change and press
.
4 Select (
) the desired setting
option and press
.
5 Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another still image.
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
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2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
The print settings menu appears.
Trimming settings (
75)
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size, paper
type and page layout)
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Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
1 Press
2 Select (
while printing.
) [OK] and press
.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
Printing multiple images on the same sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc.
When using Canon printers you can print the same still image multiple times on the
same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended
number of copies depending on the [
PAPER SIZE] setting.
[
PAPER SIZE]o
[CREDITCARD]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
–
–
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
2, 4 or 82
2 or 4
2 or 4
–
Canon printer p
PIXMA SELPHY DS
SELPHY CP/ES
1
2
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You can also use the special sticker sheets.
With the [8-UP] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
SELPHY CP: When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [DEFAULT] setting, you
can also use [2-UP] or [4-UP].
PRINT ERRORS
Trimming Settings
If an error occurs while printing, an error
message, for example [NO PAPER], will
appear on the camcorder. Solve the
problem referring to the error message list
(
108) and to the printer's instruction
manual.
• Canon's PictBridge-compatible printers: If
printing does not resume automatically
after you solved the problem, select
[CONTINUE] and press
to resume
printing. If that option is not available,
select [STOP] and press
and then
restart printing from the beginning.
• Other printers or if the error still persists with
a Canon printer: If printing does not
resume automatically, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
After a short while, turn on the
camcorder and restore the USB
connection.
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IMPORTANT
Set the paper size and page layout
before changing the trimming settings.
1 Open the print settings menu.
Refer to steps 1-2 in Printing after
Changing the Print Settings (
74).
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• You may not be able to print correctly
with a PictBridge-compatible printer still
images whose file names have been
changed or that were recorded, created,
edited or changed with any device other
than this camcorder.
• If [BUSY] does not disappear,
disconnect the USB cable and restore
the connection after a short while.
2 Select (
,
) [TRIMMING] and
press
.
The trimming frame appears.
3 Change the size of the trimming
frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to
shrink the frame, and move it
toward W to enlarge it. Press
to change the orientation of the
frame (portrait/landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings,
move the zoom lever toward W
until the trimming frame
disappears.
4 Move (
,
) the trimming
frame to the area of the picture
you want to print.
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5 Press
FUNC. to return to the print
settings menu.
• The print area selected will be
indicated by a green frame within
the still image's thumbnail.
• To change other print settings and
print the area you selected refer to
steps 3-5 in Printing after
Changing the Print Settings
(
74).
NOTES
Set the print orders before connecting
the USB cable to the camcorder.
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FUNC.
(
28)
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FUNC.
[ PRINT ORDER]
appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the still image you
want to mark with a print order.
3 Press
to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange.
4 Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press
.
To cancel the print order, set the
number of copies to 0.
5 Repeat steps 2-4 to mark
additional images with print orders
or press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
You can mark in advance the still
images you want to print and set the
desired number of copies as a print
order. Later, you can easily print out the
print orders by connecting the
camcorder to a PictBridge-compatible
printer (
72). You can set print orders
for up to 998 still images.
(
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POINTS TO CHECK
1 Open the image selection screen.
• The trimming settings apply to one
image only.
• The trimming settings are canceled in
the following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame
beyond its maximum size.
- When you change the [PAPER SIZE]
setting.
• You may not be able to set the trimming
settings for a still image not recorded
with this camcorder.
Print Orders
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
26)
Printing the Still Images Marked with
Print Orders
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
Erasing All Print Orders
(
28)
28)
1 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection
. Refer to Connection
Diagrams (
79).
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[YES]
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FUNC.
2 Open the print settings menu.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
PRINT]
• The print settings menu appears.
• If there are no still images marked
with print orders, [SET
PRINT
ORDER] appears.
3 Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press
.
Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the printing
is completed.
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NOTES
• Depending on the connected printer,
you can change some print settings
before step 3 (
73).
• To cancel the printing, refer to page 74.
• Restarting Printing: Open the print
settings menu as explained in step 2. In
the print settings menu, select
[RESUME]* and press
. The
remaining images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the
print order settings have been changed
or if you deleted a still image with print
order settings.
* In case the print order was interrupted
after the first still image, this menu option
will appear as [PRINT] instead.
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external
device such as a TV, VCR, or computer.
Terminals on the Camcorder
Y
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COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the LCD panel and the terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection
do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT/ terminal.
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AV OUT/ Terminal
Access: Open the rear terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
HDMI OUT Mini Terminal*
Access: Move the grip belt and open the terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT mini terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable.
USB Terminal
Access: Move the grip belt and open the terminal cover.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable's
connector and on the camcorder's terminal (
).
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Connection Diagrams
Connections that can be used to connect the camcorder to a TV are listed in falling
order of picture quality. Connections that require cables or accessories not supplied
with the camcorder are marked with an asterisk; prepare the necessary equipment in
advance.
Connection
*
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Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
Connection
Type: Analog Quality: Depends on the settings Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) or a standard TV with component video input
terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder:
- [COMP.OUT] according to the TV set (standard or high definition) (
97)
- [AV/PHONES] to [
AV] (
96)
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Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Green
White
Red
Pr/Cr
Pb/Cb
Y
AUDIO
L
R
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External Connections
Connection
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the
following settings on the camcorder:
- [TV TYPE] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically
detect and change the aspect ratio (
97)
- [AV/PHONES] to [
AV] (
96)
Yellow
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White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection
Red
L
R
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to transfer and back up your recordings, to the optional DW100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to print out photos.
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VIDEO
AUDIO
USB Cable
(supplied)
NOTES
Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy
your recordings with family and friends.
Playback on an HDTV using one of the
high-definition connections will ensure
the best playback quality.
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be
muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• Connection
: When you play back
your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets
with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will
switch automatically to widescreen
mode if it is compatible with the Video
ID-1 system. Otherwise, change the
aspect ratio of the TV manually.
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(
26)
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams
(
79) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to
the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
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4 Turn on the camcorder and set it
to
mode (
39) or
mode (
63).
Start the playback of movies or still
images.
About the HDMI terminal
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (
) is a convenient alldigital connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When you connect the
camcorder to an HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio
playback at the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT mini terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to
an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI
monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible
using connection
. Try one of the other connections.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection
, there will no video
output from other terminals.
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Saving your Recordings without a
Computer
Saving and Backing Up
Your Recordings
Backing Up Your Recordings on a
Computer
Y
P
O
Movies recorded with this camcorder
are saved on the memory card or in the
built-in memory (
only). Because
space on the memory is limited, make
sure to back up your movies onto a
computer on a regular basis.
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
With the software supplied on the
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE CD-ROM
you can select scenes and back them
up on your computer's hard disk, and
restore your backup files back to the
camcorder if necessary. On the
computer, you can neatly organize all
your video recordings into albums and
add comments for quick and easy
searches; you can also edit scenes,
convert and resize them to upload them
to your Web site or to take with you on
your portable video player and more.
For details about the functions
available, refer to the software's
instruction manual (PDF file). For details
about installing the software refer to
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE Installation
Guide.
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The following options are also available
if you prefer to save your recordings
without having to use a computer.
• Use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner
to create high-definition (AVCHD)
discs of your movies and Photo DVDs
of your still images (
82).
• Connect the camcorder to an external
recording device (DVD or HDD
recorder, VCR, etc.) to save standarddefinition copies of your movies
(
85).
IMPORTANT
When the camcorder is connected to a
computer: Do not access, change or delete
folders and files in the camcorder directly
from the computer as this may result in
permanent data loss. Always back up your
recordings to the computer and restore
the backup files to the camcorder using
only the supplied software ImageMixer 3.
Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD)
Discs and Photo DVDs
You can connect the camcorder to the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner to create
high-definition DVD discs (AVCHD
specifications). This way, you can
preserve your video recordings in the
highest video quality available. You can
also create Photo DVDs from your still
images that you can play back with
most standard DVD players.
2 Select the scenes or still images
Refer to this section along with the
relevant sections in the instruction
manual of the DW-100.
(
26)
Options for creating AVCHD discs
(
mode)
[ALL SCENES]
Add all the scenes to the disc(s).
[REM.SCENES]
Add only the scenes included in the playlist
(
58).
Options for creating Photo DVDs
(
mode)
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[ALL IMAGES]
Add all the still images to the slideshow on the
disc.
[TRANS.ORD]
FUNC.
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner
and Creating a Disc
Y
P
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Add only those scenes that have not been
previously added to a disc.
[PLAYLIST]
you want to add to the disc.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
SYSTEM SETUP]
[ADD TO DISC]
Desired option
Add only still images marked with transfer orders
(
88).
Preparations on the Camcorder
1 Turn on the camcorder and set it
to
mode to create highdefinition discs of your movies or
mode to create Photo DVDs
of your still images.
• Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
•
Select in advance the
memory from which you want to
add the scenes (
39) or still
images (
64).
1 Turn on the DVD Burner.
DW-100
Refer to Creating DVDs.
2 Connect the camcorder to the
DVD Burner using the USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [ DVD BURNER]
and press
.
• When the connection is
completed, [NO DISC] will be
displayed.
3 Insert a brand new disc into the
DVD Burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on
the DVD Burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, an
information screen will display the
type of DVD you are creating and
the estimated time and number of
discs it will require (based on the
disc you inserted).
• If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that
already contains data, [THE DISC
CONTAINS DATA] will be
displayed. To overwrite the data
(erasing the previous content of
the disc), press
, select [YES]
and press
again.
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4 Press the start button on the DVD
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Burner.
• A progress bar will be displayed on
the screen.
• After pressing the start button
(while the current disc is being
written) the operation cannot be
canceled.
WHEN THE DATA REQUIRES MULTIPLE DISCS
• After a disc is finalized it will be
ejected automatically and [INSERT A
NEW/BLANK DISC AND CLOSE THE
DISC TRAY] will appear. Insert the
next disc and close the disc tray.
• When the last disc is finalized, [TASK
COMPLETED] will be displayed. Take
out the disc and close the disc tray.
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TO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL COPY OF THE
SAME DISC
After the operation is finished, [INSERT
A NEW/BLANK DISC] will be displayed
again. Insert a brand new disc and
close the disc tray.
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the
DVD Burner, do not open the memory
card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
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• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator on the camcorder
is on or flashing. Failing to do so may
result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder or the DVD
Burner.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• High-definition (AVCHD) discs created
using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner
can be played back only with AVCHDcompatible DVD players. Do not insert a
high-definition disc into a DVD player
that is not compatible with AVCHD
specifications as you may not be able to
eject the disc.
• For important information on handling
your discs, refer to DW-100 Cautions
on handling.
Playing Back AVCHD Discs Using the
DW-100 DVD Burner
You can use the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner and the camcorder also to play
back high-definition (AVCHD) discs on a
TV. This is very convenient, for example to
play back your discs even in a location
where an AVCHD-compatible DVD player
is not available.
(
26)
1 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams
(
79). Select connection
or
to enjoy high-definition playback.
2 Turn on the DVD Burner and set it
to Disc Playback mode.
DW-100 Refer to Playing DVDs.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
DVD Burner using the USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [ DVD BURNER]
and press
.
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P
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4 Insert the disc you want to play
back into the DVD Burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on
the DVD Burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, the
disc's content will be displayed in
an index screen.
5 Select (
,
) the scene you
want to play back and press
to
begin the playback.
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TO PLAY BACK PHOTO DVDS
NOTES
• Only AVCHD discs created with the
DW-100 DVD Burner can be played
back using the DVD Burner.
• The FUNC. menu and setup menus
cannot be accessed while the
camcorder is connected to the DVD
Burner.
• Some of the special playback modes
(frame advance/reverse, slow playback,
fast playback at 60x speed, etc.) cannot
be used for disc playback.
Photo DVDs are created using DVD-Video
specifications (standard definition) and
cannot be played back using the DVD
Burner. Play back your Photo DVDs using
standard DVD players.
If your computer has a DVD drive, you can
play back the slideshow as a DVD and you
can also access the individual still images
as JPG files.
IMPORTANT
While the camcorder is connected to the
DVD Burner, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the memory
card.
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or
a digital video device. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the
original scenes are in high definition.
(
26)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR
using Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
Recording
1 External device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2 Camcorder: Locate the scene you
wish to copy and pause playback
shortly before the scene.
3 Camcorder: Resume the movie
playback.
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4 External device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
5 Camcorder: Stop playback.
1 Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2 Set the camcorder to
NOTES
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• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• By default, on-screen displays will be
embedded in the output video signal.
You can change the displays by
repeatedly pressing DISP. (
54).
Transferring Photos to a Computer
(Direct Transfer)
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mode.
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to transfer still
images ( 64).
With the software supplied on the
DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk
CD-ROM you can transfer still images
to a computer simply by pressing
.
Refer also to the relevant sections in the
“Digital Video Software” instruction
manual (PDF file).
(
3 Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [
PC/PRINTER]
and press
.
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
FIRST-TIME CONNECTION TO A COMPUTER
RUNNING WINDOWS
Windows users only: The first time you
connect the camcorder to the
computer, you need also to select the
CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
Refer to When Connecting the
DVSD
Camcorder to a Computer.
26)
IMPORTANT
Preparations
Install the software before you connect
the camcorder to the computer for the
first time. (Windows users only: you
also need to select CameraWindow's
auto-launch setting.) After that, just
connect the camcorder to the computer
(steps 2 and 3) and proceed directly to
transfer the still images ( 87).
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• While the camcorder is connected to the
computer, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• Operation may not work correctly
depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your
computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your
computer, make copies of them first.
Use the copied files, retaining the
originals.
• During the following operations, even if
you connect the camcorder to the
computer it will not be recognized.
- Erasing all still images
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
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Transferring Still Images
(
26)
Automatic Transfer Options
All the relevant still images will be
transferred to the computer in one
batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
Y
P
O
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction
manual.
• Users of Windows Vista, Windows XP and
Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped
with the standard Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer
still images (JPEG only) simply by
connecting the camcorder to a
computer using the USB cable without
having to install the supplied software.
• If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set [USB SETTING] to [
PC/PRINTER]
(
96) so the selection screen does not
appear every time you connect the
camcorder to a computer.
[
ALL IMAGES]
Transfers all still images.
[
NEW IMAGES]
Transfers only those still images that have not
yet been transferred to the computer.
[
TRANSFER ORDERS]
Transfers still images marked with transfer
orders ( 88).
Manual Transfer Options
You can select the still image(s) to
transfer.
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Select the still image(s) to transfer.
[
WALLPAPER]
Select a still image and set it as your computer’s
desktop background.
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Transfer Orders
You can mark in advance the still
images you want to transfer to the
computer as transfer orders. You can
set transfer orders for up to 998 still
images.
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
Y
P
O
Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is completed.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[CANCEL] and press
, or press
FUNC. .
MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
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1 Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
) the image you wish to
transfer and press
.
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]:
Repeat this step to select other still
images to transfer.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
3 Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
NOTES
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the image selection screen
is displayed, press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
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(
26)
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
Set the transfer orders before connecting
the camcorder to the computer.
Select in advance the memory
from which you want to transfer still
images (
64).
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Open the image selection screen.
FUNC.
[
TRANSFER ORDER]
appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the still image you
want to mark with a transfer order.
3 Press
to set the transfer order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order icon
.
Press
again to cancel the
transfer order.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to mark
additional images with transfer
orders or press FUNC. twice to
close the menu.
TO TRANSFER THE STILL IMAGES MARKED
WITH TRANSFER ORDERS
Connect the camcorder to the
computer and select [
TRANSFER
ORDERS] in the transfer menu (
87).
Erasing All Transfer Orders
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[YES]
FUNC.
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Y
P
O
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Y
P
O
Menu items not available appear grayed out in the FUNC. menu or in black in the
setup menus. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus
(
27). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options
without a reference page are explained below the tables.
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu - Recording Modes
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
[
C
Light metering mode
z
47
z
–
45
PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS], [ NIGHT], [ SNOW],
BEACH], [ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
FIREWORKS]
z
z
45
[
[
EVALUATIVE],
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE], [
–
z
68
[
[
[
AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT], [ SHADE], [
TUNGSTEN], [ FLUORESCENT],
FLUORESCENT H], [ SET]
z
z
51
z
z
52
z
–
53
–
z
–
z
CINE MODE]
SPOT]
Image effects
[
[
[
Digital effects
[
[
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [
Drive mode
[
[
SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.], [
AEB]
90
z
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
[
[
[
[
White balance
PROGRAM AE],
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE], [
CLOUDY],
IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [
VIVID],
NEUTRAL], [
LOW SHARPENING],
SOFT SKIN DETAIL], [
CUSTOM]
D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADE-T], [ WIPE],
BLK&WHT], [ SEPIA], [ ART]
BLK&WHT], [
SEPIA]
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Menu item
Setting options
Recording mode
[
[
[
[
Still image simultaneous
recording
[
STILL I.REC OFF], [LW 1920x1080],
[SW 848x480]
[
Still image size/quality
HIGH QUALITY 17 Mbps],
HIGH QUALITY 12 Mbps],
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps],
LONG PLAY 5 Mbps]
[
SUPER FINE], [
FUNC. Menu - Playback Modes
Menu item
[COPY]
–
36
z
–
68
Y
P
O
SUPER FINE], [
FINE], [
NORMAL]
[LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536], [M 1440x1080],
[S 640x480]
Setup Menus
z
FINE], [
–
z
61
z
–
60
–
z
70
NORMAL]
Setting options
Original movies:
[ALL SCENES], [ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE],
[CANCEL]
C
Scenes in the playlist:
[NO], [YES]
From the index screen:
[ALL IMAGES], [ONE IMAGE], [CANCEL]
While displaying a single still image:
[NO], [YES]
[ADD TO PLAYLIST]1
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
z
–
58
[MOVE]2
–
z
–
59
Original movies:
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
z
–
Scenes in the playlist:
[NO], [YES]
z
–
[SELECT DATE]1
–
z
–
41
[PROTECT]
–
–
z
70
[DELETE]
43
59
[PRINT ORDER]
–
–
z
76
[TRANSFER ORDER]
–
–
z
88
1
2
Option available only from the original movies index screen.
Option available only from the playlist index screen.
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Additional Information
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
[SELF TIMER]
[
ON
], [
[D.ZOOM]
[
OFF], [
[ZOOM SPEED]
[
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 1]
40X], [
[
INSTANT AF], [
[
ON], [
OFF]
[AF AST LAMP]
[
AUTO], [
OFF]
[FOCUS PRI.]
[
[IMG STAB]
[
[FRAME RATE]
[
60i NORMAL], [
[A.SL SHUTTER]
[
ON], [
[REVIEW]*
[
[
OFF], [
6 sec], [
[
NORMAL AF]
ON:AiAF], [
C
[
[MIC ATT]
ON:CENTER], [
], [
OFF]
OFF]
PF30], [
PF24]
OFF]
AUTO], [
ON
SPEED 2],
z
49
z
–
–
z
z
37
Y
P
O
[AF MODE]
[WIND SCREEN]
200X]
SPEED 3], [
[FOCUS ASSIST]
ON
z
OFF]
], [
2 sec], [
8 sec], [
OFF
4 sec],
10 sec]
]
OFF]
* Option available only when the drive mode is set to [
[D.ZOOM]: Determines the operation of the
digital zoom. The color of the indicator
indicates the zoom.
• When activated, the camcorder will switch
automatically to the digital zoom when you
zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally
processed, so the image resolution will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
z
z
–
z
z
–
66
–
z
–
z
–
z
z
–
z
–
–
z
z
–
–
z
–
z
–
–
z
–
55
SINGLE].
Optical zoom
White
Digital zoom
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 12x
12x 40x 40x
200x
[AF MODE]: Select how fast the autofocus
will operate.
• With [
INSTANT AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is
convenient for example when changing the focus from a near subject to a far subject in
the background, or when recording fast-moving subjects.
• When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the camcorder, it may
partially obstruct the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF mode to [
NORMAL AF].
[FOCUS ASSIST]
• The focus assist function magnifies the image that appears at the center of the screen to
help you focus manually (
50).
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• Using the focus assist function will not affect the recordings. The focus assist function
will be cancelled when you start recording.
[FOCUS PRI.]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a still image
only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames
to use.
[
ON:AiAF]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically
selected and the focus is fixed on them.
[
ON:CENTER]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen and the
focus is automatically fixed on it.
[
OFF]: No AF frame will appear and the still image will be recorded immediately after
you press PHOTO .
• When the recording mode is set to [ FIREWORKS], focus priority is automatically set
to [
OFF].
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P
O
[IMG STAB]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
telephoto.
• The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
• We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a tripod.
[FRAME RATE]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording.
[
PF30]: 30 frames per second, progressive. Use a progressive frame rate to avoid
jagged edges in the picture even when recording fast-moving objects.
[
PF24]: 24 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will give your
recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [
CINE MODE] recording
program (
45), the cinematic look will be enhanced.
C
[A.SL SHUTTER]: The camcorder
automatically uses slow shutter speeds to
obtain brighter recordings in places with
insufficient lighting.
• The setting will not change even if
you set the camcorder to
mode.
Operating mode
mode
mode
with [
PF24] frame rate
mode
Shutter speed used
As low as 1/30
As low as 1/12
As low as 1/15
• In
mode, set the flash mode to
(flash off).
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [
OFF].
• If
(camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for
example, by mounting it on a tripod.
[REVIEW]: Selects the time to display a still image after it has been recorded to the
memory.
• If you press DISP. while reviewing a still image it will continue to be displayed
indefinitely. Press PHOTO halfway to return to the normal display.
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Additional Information
[WIND SCREEN]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind
when recording outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When
recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency
sounds, we recommend setting the wind screen to [
OFF
].
Memory Operations (Initialization, etc.)
MEMORY OPER.
Menu item
Setting options
–
[MEMORY INFO]
Y
P
O
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD]
z
z
–
–
33
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD]
z
z
z
–
33
[DEL.ALL MOVIES]1
[NO], [YES]
–
–
z
–
44
[DEL.PLAYLIST]2
[NO], [YES]
–
–
z
–
59
[CARD INFO]
–
[MEDIA:MOVIES]
[MEDIA:IMAGES]
ORD]
[NO], [YES]
–
–
–
z
77
ORD]
[NO], [YES]
–
–
–
z
89
[ERASE ALL IMAGES]
[NO], [YES]
–
–
–
z
65
[INITIALIZE]
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD], [CANCEL]
z
z
z1
z
33
[ERASE ALL
[ERASE ALL
C
[INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL]
1
2
Option available only from the original movies index screen.
Option available only from the playlist index screen.
[MEMORY INFO]/[CARD INFO]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the
built-in memory (
only) or the memory card is currently in use (total recording time
and total number of still images) and how much memory remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of still
images are approximate and based on the recording mode and still image quality/size
settings currently in use.
• In the [CARD INFO] screen you can also verify the Speed Class of the memory card.
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Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
z
[BRIGHTNESS]
z
z
z
–
[AUDIO LEVEL]
[
ON], [
OFF]
z
–
–
–
56
[TV SCREEN]
[
ON], [
OFF]
z
z
–
–
–
[DATA CODE]
[
[
DATE], [ TIME],
DATE & TIME], [
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
–
–
–
z
z
z
z
30
[MARKERS]
[
[
[
[LANGUAGE
]
Y
P
O
CAMERA DATA]
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
GRID(GRY)]
[
],[DEUTSCH], [
]
[ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS],
[ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU],
[POLSKI], [
], [TÜRKÇE],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
C
[START WEEK]
[SATURDAY], [SUNDAY], [MONDAY]
–
–
z
–
–
[DEMO MODE]
[
z
z
–
–
–
ON], [
OFF]
[BRIGHTNESS]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your
recordings or that of the playback image on a TV.
[TV SCREEN]
• When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s on-screen displays will appear also on the
screen of a TV or monitor connected using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
[DATA CODE]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[ CAMERA DATA]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording
the image.
[MARKERS]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or
horizontally).
• Using the markers will not affect the recordings.
[START WEEK]: Select the day on which the week starts for the calendar display (
41).
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Additional Information
[DEMO MODE]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It
starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if
you leave it turned on for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the
camcorder.
System Setup (Speaker Volume, Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
Y
P
O
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
OFF]
z
z
z
z
–
OFF], [
10 min],
20 min], [
30 min]
z
z
–
–
–
[BATTERY INFO]
–
[WL.REMOTE]
[
[BEEP]
[
[
[POWER SAVE]
[
ON], [
[QUICK START]
[
[
[AV/PHONES]
[
ON], [
HIGH VOLUME],
LOW VOLUME], [
AV], [
[PHONES VOL.]
C
[SPEAKER VOL.]
[IMG NUMBERS]
[
[IMG QUALITY]
[
[
[TV TYPE]*
[COMP.OUT]*
OFF
RESET], [
]
OFF]
PHONES]
CONTINUOUS]
SUPER FINE], [
NORMAL]
[
NORMAL TV], [
[
480i], [
FINE],
WIDE TV]
1080i]
z
–
z
–
56
z
–
z
–
56
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
z
–
–
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
z
z
–
82
[HDMI STATUS]
–
[USB SETTING]
[
[
[ADD TO DISC]
[ALL SCENES], [REM.SCENES],
[PLAYLIST]
–
–
z
–
[ALL IMAGES], [TRANS.ORD]
–
–
–
z
–
–
–
–
z
[FIRMWARE]
–
DVD BURNER], [ PC/PRINTER],
CONNECT&SET]
–
* Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the HDMI cable.
[BATTERY INFO]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a
percentage) and the remaining recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
mode).
[WL.REMOTE]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
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,
[BEEP]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc.
[POWER SAVE]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [AUTO POWER OFF] will
appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the
[QUICK START] setting.
Y
P
O
[QUICK START]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function when you close the
LCD panel in a recording mode (
37) and the length of time after which the camcorder
will end the standby mode and shut off automatically.
[SPEAKER VOL.]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback. You can also adjust the
57).
volume using the joystick guide (
[IMG NUMBERS]: Select the image numbering method to be used on a new memory card.
Images are automatically assigned consecutive image numbers from 0101 to 9900, and
stored in folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[
RESET]: Image numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new
memory card.
[
CONTINUOUS]: Image numbers will continue from the number following that of the
last image recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains an image with a larger number, a new
image will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last image on the memory
card.
• We recommend using the [
CONTINUOUS] setting.
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[IMG QUALITY]: Select the quality of a still image captured from a scene.
[TV TYPE]: In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the
setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder.
[
NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[
WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [
NORMAL TV], the picture displayed on the LCD screen
will be smaller than the full display area.
• When the TV type is set to [
NORMAL TV], still images cannot be captured from the
playback scene (
69).
[COMP.OUT]: You can select the video specifications to use when connecting the
camcorder to a high-definition TV using the component video connection.
[
480i]: To use the 480i specification (standard definition).
[
1080i]: To use the full 1080i high definition specification.
[HDMI STATUS]: You can verify the specification of the video output signal from the HDMI
OUT mini terminal.
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Additional Information
[USB SETTING]: Select the connection protocol to use when connecting the camcorder to
an external device using the USB cable.
[ DVD BURNER]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
[ PC/PRINTER]: To connect to a computer, a printer or similar USB peripherals.
[
CONNECT&SET]: To make the selection from a screen that appears at the time of the
connection to the external device.
[FIRMWARE]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu
option is usually unavailable.
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
Menu item
Y
P
O
Setting options
[T.ZONE/DST]
List of world time zones.
z
z
z
z
30
[DATE/TIME]
–
z
z
z
z
29
[DATE FORMAT]
[Y.M.D (2008.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2008 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2008 12:00 AM)]
z
z
z
z
–
[DATE FORMAT]: Select the date format to be used for most on-screen displays, and (if
selected) for the date printed on photos.
C
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you
think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please
read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems
and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
Y
P
O
Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the
camcorder? (
20)
Recording
Did you turn the camcorder on and set the mode dial to
or
?(
26). If you are
recording to a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (
32)
Playback
Did you turn the camcorder on and set the mode dial to
or
?(
26). If you are
playing back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the
camcorder? (
32) Does it contain any recordings?
C
Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
20).
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- The battery pack is too hot. The charging will start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C
(104 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a
malfunction.
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction.
If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate
a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
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Additional Information
Recording
Pressing START/STOP will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recording onto the memory (while the ACCESS
indicator is on or flashing).
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes. Delete some recordings
(
43, 65) or initialize the memory (
33) to free some space.
The point where START/STOP was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing START/STOP and the actual start of recording. This is not a
malfunction.
Y
P
O
The camcorder will not focus.
50).
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (
- Lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (
tissue paper to clean the lens.
114). Never use
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in front of the
camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording ( )/record pause (
)/playback ( ) takes longer than
usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the memory (
33).
C
Reviewing the last scene recorded takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the memory (
33).
Cannot record a still image.
- In
mode: You cannot record a still image if simultaneous recording (FUNC. menu) is set to [STILL I. REC
OFF] (
68), or if either the digital zoom (
92) or a digital effect (
53) is activated.
Playback
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.
- You may not be able to add scenes to the playlist if they were recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the memory (
33).
Cannot erase a still image.
- The still image is protected. Remove the protection (
100
70).
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
20).
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be
displayed.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Initialize the
memory card (
33) if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings to free some space on the
memory card.
Y
P
O
flashes in red on the screen.
- The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center.
The CHG (charge) indicator flashes rapidly.
(one flash at 0.5-second intervals)
Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon
Service Center.
The CHG (charge) indicator flashes very slowly.
(one flash at 2-second intervals)
The battery pack is too hot. The charging will start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C
(104 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
C
The CHG (charge) indicator does not turn on even though a battery pack is attached.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs cannot be charged
using this camcorder.
Picture and Sound
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
20).
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the
power source and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all settings.
Video noise appears on screen.
- When using the camcorder close to devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular
phones, etc.), keep a distance between the camcorder and these devices.
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Additional Information
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent,
mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms set the camcorder to
mode. This is not a
malfunction.
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it
may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator or adjust the audio recording
level manually (
55).
Y
P
O
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume (
41).
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
A rattling can be heard from the camcorder.
- The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off. This is not a malfunction.
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it (
32).
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Erase some recordings to free some space or replace the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (
33) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch (
113).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [IMG NUMBERS] to [RESET] (
97) and
insert a new memory card.
- The still image simultaneous recording setting in the FUNC. menu is set to [STILL I.REC OFF]. Change the
setting to take photos while recording video (
68).
- Still images cannot be captured from the playback scene when [TV TYPE] is set to [NORMAL TV]. In such case,
appears. Set [TV TYPE] to [WIDE TV] (
97).
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The wireless controller will not work.
- Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power
adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the
correct video input.
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There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to connect
also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-100 HDMI Cable, but there is no picture or sound from the
HDTV.
- Disconnect the HTC-100 HDMI Cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on
again.
The computer doesn't recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [DVD BURNER]. Set it to [PC/PRINTER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
96).
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the
connection.
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The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [DVD BURNER]. Set it to [PC/PRINTER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
96).
- Disconnect the USB cable. Turn the printer off and then on again and restore the connection.
The camcorder doesn't recognize the DW-100 DVD Burner even though it is connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [PC/PRINTER]. Set it to [DVD BURNER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
96).
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
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Following the list of messages for the camcorder you can find separate lists for printrelated messages (
108) and for messages that appear only when using the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner (
107).
ACCESSING THE CARD DO NOT REMOVE THE CARD
- You opened the memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the memory card or the
camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the memory card slot cover. Do not remove the
memory card until this message disappears.
BACK UP RECORDINGS REGULARLY
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be
lost so back up your recordings regularly.
BUFFER OVERFLOW RECORDING WAS STOPPED
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was stopped. Replace the
memory card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR
- The built-in memory could not be read.
BUILT-IN MEMORY FULL
- The built-in memory is full (“
some space.
END” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (
43, 65) to free
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CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE BATTERY PACK CONTINUE USING THIS BATTERY PACK?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
CANNOT COPY
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory card. Delete
some recordings on the memory card (
43, 65) or reduce the number of scenes to copy (
60).
CANNOT EDIT
- Cannot move or delete original scenes or scenes in the playlist of the selected memory.
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CANNOT EDIT CHECK THE CARD
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
CANNOT ENTER THE STANDBY MODE NOW
- The camcorder cannot enter the standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low.
CANNOT PLAY BACK
- There is a problem with the memory.
CANNOT PLAY BACK CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
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CANNOT PLAY BACK CHECK THE CARD
- There is a problem with the memory card.
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES IN THE BUILT-IN MEMORY INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this
camcorder (
33).
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES ON THIS CARD INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
CANNOT RECORD
- There is a problem with the memory.
CANNOT RECORD MOVIES IN THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this
camcorder (
33).
CANNOT RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
CANNOT RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
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CANNOT RECORD ON THIS CARD USING FXP MODE
- Movies cannot be recorded in FXP mode on a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2. Select a different
recording mode (
36) or replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher.
CANNOT RECORD CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
CANNOT RECORD CHECK THE CARD
- There is a problem with the memory card.
CARD FULL
- The memory card is full. Erase some recordings to free some space or replace the memory card.
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CARD REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCENES
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes; no further scenes can be copied onto the
memory card. Delete some recordings (
43, 65) to free some space.
CARD UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
20).
CHECK THE CARD
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly (
32).
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image.
- If after the message disappears,
appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and
remove and reinsert the memory card. If
turns back to green you can resume recording/playback.
- Initialize the memory card (
33). (Doing so will erase all the still images on the memory card.)
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CONNECT THE COMPACT POWER ADAPTER
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer, this message will appear if the
camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
COULD NOT ADD TO PLAYLIST
- Scene could not be added to the playlist (
Delete some recordings (
43, 65).
58). You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.
DATA INCLUDES FXP SCENES CANNOT COPY TO THIS CARD
- Movies recorded in FXP mode cannot be copied onto a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2. Replace the
memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher.
ERROR WRITING THE CARD DATA MAY BE RECOVERED IF CARD WAS NOT REMOVED RECOVER FILES?
- If power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory card, this
message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder. Select [YES] to try to recover the recordings. If
you removed the memory card and used it with another device after this happened, we recommend you
select [NO].
INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize the built-in
memory (
only) or memory card with this camcorder (
33).
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MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating. Replace the memory
card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
NAMING ERROR
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [IMG NUMBERS] to [RESET] (
erase all the images on the memory card or initialize it.
97) and
NEED TO RECOVER FILES FROM THE CARD. CHANGE THE POSITION OF THE CARD'S LOCK SWITCH.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally
interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCK
switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch (
113).
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NO CARD
- There is no memory card in the camcorder.
NO IMAGES
- There are no still images to play back.
NO SCENES
- There are no scenes recorded in the memory selected.
NOT AVAILABLE IN
MODE
mode (while the
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
the
button to set the camcorder to flexible recording mode.
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button's blue light is on). Press
PROCESS CANCELED
- The process was canceled following user intervention.
REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCENES
- The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some recordings (
43, 65) to free some space.
READING THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- Reading data from the built-in memory.
READING THE CARD
- Reading data from the memory card.
SOME SCENES COULD NOT BE DELETED
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted.
TASK IN PROGRESS DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SOURCE
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or remove the battery
pack.
THE CAMCORDER IS SET TO STILL IMAGE MODE
- You pressed START/STOP while recording still images (
mode).
THE CARD IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION
- The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch (
113).
THE MEMORY CARD COVER IS OPEN
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover by pulling it down until it clicks (
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32).
TOO MANY STILL IMAGES DISCONNECT USB CABLE
- Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still images on the memory card to fewer than 1,800.
If a dialog appeared on the computer screen, close it and then reconnect the USB cable.
TRANSFER ORDER ERROR
- You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. Reduce the number of still images marked with transfer
orders.
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
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UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
WHILE THE CAMCORDER IS CONNECTED TO A PC DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE OR POWER SOURCE
CANNOT TURN OFF POWER OR CHANGE MODES
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with a USB cable, the camcorder
cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in
permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to
end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
Messages Related to the Optional DW-100 DVD Burner
If an error message appears while the camcorder is connected to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner, refer to the following section and also to the instruction manual
of the DVD Burner.
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CLOSE THE MEMORY CARD SLOT COVER
- The memory card slot cover is open. Close the cover after correctly inserting the memory card (
32).
CONNECT THE COMPACT POWER ADAPTER
- The camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
DISC ACCESS FAILURE CHECK THE DISC
- There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed. Wait until the DVD burner dries completely before
resuming use.
- The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
ERROR READING THE DATA
- Error while reading the recordings from the camcorder.
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
LOADING THE DISC
- Reading data from the disc.
NO DISC
- Insert a disc into the DVD Burner.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed. Wait until the DVD burner dries completely before
resuming use.
NO IMAGES
- There are no still images to add to the disc.
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NO SCENES
- There are no movies to add to the disc.
NO SCENES LEFT TO ADD
- You selected to create a DVD with the [REM.SCENES] setting, but all the scenes have already been added to
discs created in the past; there are no applicable scenes.
NO TRANSFER ORDERS
- You selected to create a DVD with the [TRANS.ORD] setting, but no still images have been marked with
transfer orders (
88).
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OPERATION CANCELED
- The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection.
PLEASE USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED DISCS
- Cannot record on the disc you inserted into the DVD Burner. Refer to the instruction manual of the DVD Burner.
UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
Direct Print Related Messages
CANNOT PRINT!
- You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
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CANNOT TRIM
- You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another camcorder.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
- Current print settings cannot be used for printing with the
button.
COMMUNICATION ERROR
- The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the
printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of images. Reduce the number of
images.
COULD NOT PRINT X IMAGES
- You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were recorded with another camcorder,
with a different compression or were edited on a computer.
FILE ERROR
- You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
HARDWARE ERROR
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the printer is equipped with
a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
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INK ABSORBER FULL
- Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer) to replace the ink absorber.
INK ERROR
- There is a problem with the ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
LOW INK LEVEL
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing.
NO INK
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
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NO PAPER
- Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
NO PRINTHEAD
- No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
PAPER ERROR
- There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is wrong. Alternatively,
if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
PAPER JAM
- The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After removing the paper, set some paper
again and retry printing.
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PAPER LEVER ERROR
- Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
PRINT ERROR
- Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and
reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
- When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
PRINT ORDER ERROR
- You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
- Close the printer cover securely.
PRINTER ERROR
- A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon PIXMA printers: the printer's green power lamp
and orange error lamp flash alternately.)
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer's power cord from the power outlet and
contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
PRINTER IN USE
- The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
READJUST TRIMMING
- You changed the [PAPER] settings after applying the trimming settings.
SET PRINT ORDER
- No still image has been marked with a print order.
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NOTES
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
• If you cannot solve the problem even after consulting this list and the printer's instruction
manual, contact the closest Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer).
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
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Be sure to observe the following
precautions to ensure maximum
performance.
• Back up your recordings
periodically. Make sure to transfer
your recordings to an external device
such as a computer or digital video
recorder (
82) and back them up
on a regular basis. This will protect
your important recordings in case of
damage and create more free space
on the memory. Canon shall not be
liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the
LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight),
or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong
electromagnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile
phones.
• Do not point the lens at strong light
sources. Do not leave the camcorder
pointed at a bright subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The
camcorder is not waterproof – avoid
also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder
it may damage the camcorder and/or
the lens.
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• Be careful of heat generated by
lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If
the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service
personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do
not subject the camcorder to shocks
or vibration as this may cause
damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
tripod, make sure that the tripod's
fastening screw is shorter than
5.5 mm (0.2 in.) and that its camerapositioning pin is retractable (not
fixed). Using other tripods may
damage the camcorder.
Camera positioning pin
5.5 mm
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture.
Excessive camcorder movement while
shooting and extensive use of fast zooms
and panning can result in jittery scenes. In
extreme cases, the playback of such
scenes may result in visually induced
motion sickness. If you experience such a
reaction, immediately stop the playback
and take a rest break as necessary.
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Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the
camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and
at temperatures not higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
Battery Pack
DANGER!
• Attach the terminal cover whenever a
battery pack is not in use. Contact
with metallic objects may cause a
short circuit and damage the battery
pack.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor
contact between the battery pack
and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the
battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
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Regarding the use of non-Canon battery
packs
• For your safety, battery packs that are
not genuine Canon battery packs will
not be charged even if you attach
them to this camcorder or to the
optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
• We recommend using genuine Canon
battery packs bearing the
mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery
packs that are not genuine Canon
battery packs,
will appear and
the remaining battery time will not be
displayed.
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Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to
temperature higher than 60 °C
(140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater
or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
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• Charge and discharge all your battery
packs fully at least once a year.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the
recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static
electricity. Canon makes no
warranties for corrupted or lost data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals
to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places
subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places
subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and
do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting
the memory card. Forcing a memory
card into the slot if it is not correctly
oriented may damage the memory
card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers
on the memory card.
• SD/SDHC memory cards have a
physical switch to prevent writing on
the card so as to avoid the accidental
erasure of the card's content. To
write-protect the memory card set the
switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
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Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard
if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse
in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or
incinerate the battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of
fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the
mouth. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids
may cause internal damage.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert
the battery in the wrong direction.
• Dispose of the used battery according
to applicable recycling regulations.
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The builtin lithium battery is recharged while you
use the camcorder; however, it will
become totally discharged if you do not
use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder and leave it connected
for 24 hours with the camcorder off.
• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools, as this
will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry
cloth to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
details.
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Maintenance/Others
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the
built-in memory (
only) or
memory card, only the file allocation
table is altered and stored data is not
physically erased. Take the necessary
precautions when you dispose of the
camcorder or memory card, for
example by physically damaging it to
prevent the leakage of private data.
If giving the camcorder to
another person, initialize the built-in
memory using the [COMPL.INIT.]
setting (
33). Fill it up with
unimportant recordings, and then
initialize it again using the same
method. This makes recovering the
original recordings very difficult.
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Cleaning
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Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use
chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens and Instant AF Sensor
If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor
is dirty, the autofocus may not work
properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles
using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth
to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean,
soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the
surface of the screen when the
temperature changes suddenly. Wipe
it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Moving the camcorder rapidly between
hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form
on its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the
camcorder.
Power Sources
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Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved
quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
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You can use the compact power
adapter to operate the camcorder and
to charge battery packs in any country
with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon
Service Center for information on plug
adapters for overseas use.
• Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden or extreme changes in
temperature.
• Place the camcorder in an airtight
plastic bag and let it adjust to
temperature changes slowly before
removing it from the bag.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. The NTSC system is used in
the following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba,
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland,
Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA,
Venezuela, Virgin Islands.
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
The camcorder automatically shuts off.
The precise time required for water
droplets to evaporate will vary
depending on the location and weather
conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2
hours before resuming use of the
camcorder.
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General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
CG-800
Battery Charger
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-30 Wrist Strap
WL-D88
Wireless Controller
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BP-808, BP-809,
BP-819 Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WD-H37C
Wide-converter
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TL-H37
Tele-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
SC-2000
Soft Carrying
Case
*
DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone
TV/HDTV
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
VCR/DVD recorder
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
DW-100 DVD Burner
CTC-100 Component Cable
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AVCHD discs/
Photo DVDs
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
SD/SDHC
memory card
Card reader/writer
Computer
PictBridgecompatible printers
* Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this camcorder.
Look for the
logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
one of the following models: BP-808,
BP-809 or BP-819.
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When you use battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and
display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge
these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent
System.
CG-800 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according
to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery packo
Charging conditionsp
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
Using the camcorder
155 min.
155 min.
275 min.
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
105 min.
190 min.
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Recording and Playback Times
The recording and playback times given in the following table are approximate and
vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions.
The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold
surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
Using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
Recording modeo
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Maximum recording time
80 min.
90 min.
90 min.
90 min.
Typical recording time*
50 min.
55 min.
55 min.
55 min.
Playback time
110 min.
115 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Usage timep
Y
P
O
Maximum recording time
165 min.
180 min.
180 min.
180 min.
Typical recording time*
105 min.
110 min.
110 min.
110 min.
Playback time
225 min.
230 min.
235 min.
235 min.
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
80 min.
90 min.
90 min.
90 min.
Using the internal memory
Battery pack
Recording modeo
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Usage timep
Maximum recording time
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
Typical recording time*
50 min.
55 min.
55 min.
55 min.
Playback time
115 min.
120 min.
120 min.
120 min.
Maximum recording time
170 min.
180 min.
185 min.
185 min.
Typical recording time*
105 min.
115 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Playback time
235 min.
240 min.
245 min.
245 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
TL-H37 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of
1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective
when the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full
telephoto with the TL-H37 is 3 m (9.8 ft.).
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when
you record with flash or mini video light.
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WD-H37C Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor
of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when
you record with flash or mini video light.
• When taking photos with a 4:3 aspect ratio with the Wide-converter attached,
depending on the position of the zoom, the Wide-converter's frame may appear in
the picture.
FS-H37U Filter Set
Y
P
O
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
Use this cable to connect the camcorder to
an external device using an all-digital
connection, allowing you to enjoy playback
at the highest quality. This cable sends both
video and audio signals.
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DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
mini advanced shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or
stereo microphone.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use
Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories
or products bearing the same mark.
Product Codes
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Provided Accessories
Y
P
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-809 Battery Pack
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
CTC-100 Component Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
WS-30 Wrist Strap
8468A002AA
2588B003AA (silver),
2588B004AA (black)
D83-0770-000
1719B001AA
3067A002AA (D82-0590-002)
9370A001AA
D81-1530-000
Optional Accessories
BP-808 Battery Pack
BP-819 Battery Pack
CG-800 Battery Charger
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37C Wide-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
SS-650 Shoulder Strap
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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2740B002AA
2589B002AA
2590B002AA
8835A001AA
1305B001AA
8837A001AA
2384B001AA
3123A001AA
3122A001AA
9389A001AA
Specifications
HF10/HF100
System
Recording System
Size of Video Recordings
Size of Still Images
Television System
Recording Media
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Maximum Recording Time
(approximate figures)
Image Sensor
LCD Screen
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
Y
P
O
Movies:
AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Still images:
DCF (Design rule for camera system), compatible with Exif1
Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF
Still image compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Other recording modes: 1440 x 1080 pixels
mode: 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
Simultaneous recording: 1920 x 1080, 848 x 480 pixels
1080/60i2
Built-in flash memory, 16 GB; SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card
(not included)
SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not included)
Built-in memory:
FXP mode: 2 hr. 5 min.
XP+ mode: 2 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 4 hr. 45 min.
LP mode: 6 hr. 5 min.
4 GB memory card:
FXP mode: 30 min.
XP+ mode: 40 min.
SP mode: 1 hr. 10 min.
LP mode: 1 hr. 30 min.
1/3.2-inch CMOS, approx. 3,310,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies:
approx. 2,070,000
Still images (LW):
approx. 2,070,000
Still images (L, M, S): approx. 2,760,000
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=4.8-57.6 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 12x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
42.9-514.8 mm
Still images (LW):
42.9-514.8 mm
Still images (L, M, S): 39.3-471.6 mm
11 elements in 9 groups (2 aspheric elements)
37 mm
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]); Manual focus
available
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings:
DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H
0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx ([PROGRAM AE], Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
More than 100 lx
Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
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2
This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between
camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is
used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 60i.
Terminals
AV OUT/
Terminal
USB Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
(Proprietary mini-D terminal)
HDMI OUT Terminal
MIC Terminal
‡ 3.5 mm minijack; Output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video:
1 Vp-p / 75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kohm load) / 3 kohm or less
mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible
HDMI mini, type C connector (19 pins); Output only
‡ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone) / 5 kohms or more
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(SP mode, AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
Y
P
O
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
3.9 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording in the built-in memory*) *
4.0 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording on a memory card)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
73 x 64 x 129 mm (2.9 x 2.5 x 5.1 in.) excluding the grip belt
380 g (13.4 oz.)
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Rated output / consumption
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
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100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
only
BP-809 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
890 mAh
30.7 x 27.5 x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 1.1 x 1.6 in.)
47 g (1.7 oz)
Y
P
O
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Copying*
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Index
24F progressive frame rate . . . . . . . 19, 93
24p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
A
Y
P
O
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 115
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . 67
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . 93
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
AV OUT/ terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 78
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
B
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D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 95
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Deleting/Erasing
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 43, 59
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 65
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
DVD authoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . 19
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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Calendar display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cine Mode (recording program) . . . . . . 45
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . 79
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Connections to external devices . . . . . 79
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
E
EASY mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
F
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 46
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Focus
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 93
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 93
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 93
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 90
H
HDMI OUT mini terminal . . . . . . . . 79, 81
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
*
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I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 64
Initializing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Q
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
L
M
Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . .49
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .46
O
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Y
P
O
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
N
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 87
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . .54
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . .46
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 47
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Reviewing
Movies (Record review) . . . . . . . . . 38
Still images (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . 93
S
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SD/SDHC memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Searching scenes by date . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 64
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 92
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Simultaneous recording . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46
Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 46
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 46
Still image numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
*
only.
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Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 46
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
U
V
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 97
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Y
P
O
51
37
94
22
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 92
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
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• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony
Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or
decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider
licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4
standard.
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THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon Consumer Digital Video Equipment (the
“Equipment”) purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this
Equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of
original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the
instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with the Equipment that do not conform to Canon specifications
or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss
in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
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TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of
your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
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LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations,
express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to the Equipment, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including, without limitation, data
stored on the hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability
to use the Equipment (including loss of profit, revenue, media or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties,
conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon
Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and
states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before
using it.
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Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only).
CANADA
CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7
CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY
2828, 16th Street, N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7
CANON CANADA INC. MONTREAL
5990 Côte de Liesse, Quebec H4T 1V7
❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA only).
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MEXICO
❖ Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sand frais au
Canada 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA seulement).
CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Periférico Sur No. 4124, Col. Ex-Rancho de Anzaldo,
C.P. 01900 México, D.F., México
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
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CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
ASIA
CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The information in this manual is verified as of January 2008.
Les informations contenues dans ce manuel ont été vérifiées en janvier 2008.
La información de este manual fué verificada en enero de 2008.
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© CANON INC. 2008