DXG-5C0V HD and DXG-5C8V HD
User’s Manual
DXG USA
Table of Contents
Preface ..............................................................................v
About this manual.............................................................v
Copyright...........................................................................v
Precautions ......................................................................vi
Before You Start .............................................................viii
1
Introduction................................................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
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System requirements...............................................1
Features..................................................................1
Unpacking the video camera..................................2
About the camera ...................................................3
1.4.1
Front view...................................................3
1.4.2
Top view .....................................................3
1.4.3
Bottom view ...............................................4
1.4.4
Right view...................................................4
1.4.5
Back view....................................................5
1.4.6
LCD Panel...................................................5
1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display.......................6
1.4.8
About the LEDs..........................................9
Getting started.......................................... 10
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Inserting an SD card ............................................10
Inserting the batteries........................................... 11
Charging the battery ............................................12
Turning on the video camera ...............................12
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2.5
2.6
Changing modes...................................................13
Before you start ....................................................13
2.6.1
Setting the date and time ........................13
2.6.2
Setting the language ................................14
2.6.3
Setting the beep........................................15
2.7
Shoot/Playback video ...........................................16
2.7.1
Shooting a video clip ...............................16
2.7.2
Playing the video clip..............................18
2.8
Taking/viewing pictures........................................19
2.8.1
Taking a still picture................................19
2.8.2
Viewing images........................................20
2.9 Connecting to a computer ....................................21
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV ...............................21
2.11 Connecting to an HDTV ......................................22
3
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Using the camera...................................... 23
3.1
Movie mode ..........................................................23
3.1.1
Movie mode..............................................23
3.1.2
Using the macro function .......................24
3.1.3
Using the zoom function.........................25
3.1.4
Using the LED light .................................25
3.1.5
Quick access controls ..............................25
3.2
Photo mode...........................................................26
3.2.1
Photo mode icons.....................................26
3.2.2
Using the macro function .......................27
3.2.3
Using the zoom function.........................27
3.2.4
3.2.5
Using the LED light .................................27
Quick access controls ..............................27
3.3
Movie Playback mode...........................................28
3.3.1
Movie Playback mode icons...................28
3.4
Photo Playback mode ...........................................30
3.4.1
Photo Playback mode icons....................30
3.5
3.6
Thumbnail mode ..................................................31
USB mode.............................................................31
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Using the menus ....................................... 32
4.1
Movie menu ..........................................................32
4.1.1.
White balance ...........................................32
4.1.2.
Video resolution.......................................33
4.1.3.
Color effect ...............................................34
4.1.4.
Night mode...............................................35
4.1.5.
Video quality ............................................36
4.2
Movie playback menu...........................................37
4.2.1
Delete.........................................................37
4.2.2
Protect .......................................................39
4.2.3
Autoplay ...................................................40
4.2.4
Volume......................................................41
4.3
Photo menu ..........................................................42
4.3.1
White balance ...........................................42
4.3.2
Resolution .................................................43
4.3.3
Color effect ...............................................44
4.3.4
Night mode...............................................45
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4.3.5
4.3.6
Selftimer ....................................................46
Photo quality ............................................47
4.4
Photo playback menu ...........................................48
4.4.1
Delete.........................................................48
4.4.2
Protect .......................................................50
4.4.3
Slide show.................................................51
4.5
System menu.........................................................52
4.5.1
Setting the beep........................................52
4.5.2
Date/time .................................................52
4.5.3
Auto power off.........................................52
4.5.4
TV standard..............................................53
4.5.5
Format .......................................................54
4.5.6
Default.......................................................55
4.5.7
Language ..................................................55
4.5.8
Frequency .................................................56
Appendix............................................................ 57
Specifications ..................................................................57
Troubleshooting ..............................................................60
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced camcorder.
Make sure that you read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe
place for future reference
About this manual
Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this
manual are correct and up to date. However, no guarantee is made
regarding the accuracy of the contents. If the contents of this
manual do not tally with the camera, please take the camera as a
criterion. We reserve the right to change the contents of this
manual and specifications of the product without prior notice.
If the accessories do not tally with the actual package, please take
the actual package as the criterion.
Copyright
© Copyright 2009.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated
into any language or computer language, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or
otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
manufacturer.
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Precautions
General precautions
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Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas,
as its components may be damaged.
Do not store the product in a hot environment. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.
Do not store the product in cold areas. When the product
warms up to its normal temperature, moisture can form inside;
this may damage the electronic circuits.
Do not attempt to open the casing or attempt your own repairs.
High-voltage internal components create the risk of electric
shock when exposed.
Do not drop or knock the product. Rough handling may
damage the internal components.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong
detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a
slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not fire the white LED light while it is too close to the
subject's eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye
damage if it is fired too close to the eyes. When using the
white LED light, the camera should be at least one meter from
the eyes of the subject.
Do not open the battery cover while an image is being
recorded. Doing so will not only make storage of the current
image impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in file.
If the product or any of its accessories are not working
properly, take them to your nearest qualified service center.
The personnel there will assist you and if necessary, arrange
for the product to be repaired.
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Test for proper operation before using the camera.
Notes on the LCD Screen
Caution must be observed when dealing with the fluid contained in
the LCD. Ensure that fluid does not leak if the screen becomes
cracked or damaged. If this occurs, follow these steps:
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If the fluid makes contact with skin, wipe it with a clean cloth
then rinse with a large amount of water.
If the fluid makes contact with eyes, wash eyes with clean
water for at least 15 minutes and seek immediate medical
attention.
If the fluid is swallowed, first rinse mouth with water, then
drink a large amount of water and induce vomiting. Seek
immediately medical attention.
Operation conditions
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This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging from
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas:
- In areas subject to direct sunlight
- In areas subject to high humidity or dust
- Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
- Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun.
- In areas subject to strong vibration
Power supply
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Use only the type of battery that came with your camera.
Using any other type of battery may damage the equipment
and invalidate the warranty.
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Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly. Inserting the
battery incorrectly can cause damage to the product and
possibly start a fire.
Remove the battery to avoid the fluid leakage if the camera is
not going to be used for a long time.
If the battery is crushed or damaged, remove it immediately to
avoid battery fluid leakage and abnormal expansion.
Before You Start
Take some test shots before performing a formal
recording.
Before taking pictures with this DV camera in any important
occasion (such as a wedding ceremony or an overseas trip), test the
camcorder beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any
additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as
costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the
photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no
compensation will be given for it.
Copyright information
Observe "No Photography" notices in certain locations. In these
cases, you cannot record any live performance, improvisation or
exhibits, even for personal purposes. Any transfer of pictures or
memory card data must be conducted under the constraints of
copyright law.
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1 Introduction
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
video camera. This chapter also covers system requirements,
package contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1 System requirements
The video camera requires a PC with the following specifications:
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Windows® 7 / Vista / XP operating system
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Intel® / AMD Dual-Core CPU or higher
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At least 1 GB of RAM or higher
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At least DirectX 9 video card, DirectX 10 is recommended
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Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
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At least 2GB or greater available hard disk
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Note: A USB 1.1 port will enable you to transfer files to
and from your host PC, but transfer speeds will be much
faster with a USB 2.0 port.
1.2 Features
The video camera offers a variety of features and functions
including:
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Full HD Digital camcorder
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Digital camera (max. 12 Megapixels)
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HDMI audio-video output
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Max. 4X digital zoom
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Mass storage device
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3” TFT LCD Touch Display (16:9)
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1.3 Unpacking the video camera
The following items should be present in the package. If any item is
missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
V i de o ca m e ra
P ow er C ord
P ou ch
Li -i on b a tt e ry
U S B & A V c ab le
Ba tt ery
S tra p
c ha rge r
U se r ma n ua l
CD- RO M
(A p pl ic at io n soft wa re )
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H DM I c ab le
1.4 About the camera
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of this video camera.
1.4.1
Front view
Lens
LED light
Strap hole
1.4.2
Top view
SD card slot
Macro switch
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1.4.3
Bottom view
Tripod mount
1.4.4
Right view
Microphone
LCD touch
screen cover
4
1.4.5
Back view
REC. / Power LED
REC. / STOP button
Mode button
LED/ Enter button
UP/ DOWN buttons
USB / AV Output
HDMI Output
1.4.6
LCD Panel
Power button
Battery cover latch
Menu button
Playback
button
Battery cover
Speaker
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1.4.7
Adjusting the LCD display
Flip and twist the LCD screen as shown while capturing a still
image or recording a video clip.
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See the table below for a description of each button’s function.
Button
Name
Function
Power
button
Press to turn power on/off.
Menu
button
Press to display main OSD menus.
Mode
button
Use to toggle Movie, Photo, and SET
modes.
 In Movie and Photo modes, press
to zoom in and out.
 In Movie Playback mode:
Up/Down
buttons
1. Press the Up/Down buttons to
browse stored movies.
2. While playing a movie, press the
Up/Down buttons to rewind /
fast forward the movie.
3. In the thumbnail mode, press the
Up/Down buttons to select the
video clip and then press the
ENTER button to show the video
clip.
 In Photo Playback mode:
1. Press the Up/Down buttons to
browse stored images.
2. In the thumbnail mode, press the
up and down to select the
thumbnail images and then press
the ENTER button to view the
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image in full screen mode.
3.
 In SET mode, press Up/Down
buttons to highlight menu items,
and the ENTER button to select.
 In Movie mode, press to record
video clip.
REC. /
STOP
button
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 In Movie Playback mode, press to
pause the video playback. Press the
REC. / STOP button again to
resume video playback.
 In Photo mode, press to take a
photo.
Macro
switch
Move the switch to the
enable Macro mode.
Playback
button
In Movie and Photo mode, press to
enter playback mode.
position to
1.4.8
About the LEDs
The following table describes the camera LEDs:
LED
Color
Definition
Power /
Rec.
Green
Power-on
Red Blinking
Recording
Red
Camera busy
Green Blinking
Self-timer is activated
Green Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
Green Blinking
Self-timer is activated.
Green Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
Self-timer
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2 Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the video camera. This
section covers basic functions such as switching on, inserting the
battery and memory cards, and configuring preliminary settings.
See later chapters for advanced functions.
2.1 Inserting an SD card
An SD card can be installed in the video camera to provide
additional storage space for still images, video clips, or other files.
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1.
Open the SD card compartment cover.
2.
Insert the SD card as shown. Make sure the contacts are
facing downwards.
3.
Press down the SD card compartment cover then inwards
to close it.
2.2 Inserting the batteries
This video camera is designed to use a rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
Only use the batteries supplied or similar batteries recommended
by the manufacturer or your dealer.
1.
Open the battery compartment cover and insert the
batteries as shown.
2.
Close the battery compartment cover.
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Note: Installing the battery incorrectly could cause
damage to the camera and possibly start a fire.
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2.3 Charging the battery
You can charge the battery with the charging unit provided. Follow
the below steps to charge your battery.
3.
Insert the Li-ion battery into the charging bay. Connect
one end of the power cord to the charging unit and then
plug the other end to the wall outlet as shown.
4.
The red LED will light up for proper charging.
5.
After full charge, the LED turns to green.
6.
It takes about 120 minutes to achieve full charge. Actual
charging time depends on current battery capacity and
charging conditions.
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Note: You may also charge the battery by connecting the
video camera to a computer with the USB cable provided.
When the video camera is turned off, connecting to PC
starts charging. When the video camera is powered on,
connecting it to PC goes to USB mode. It takes about 180
minutes to achieve full charge.
2.4 Turning on the video camera
Press and hold the power button or flip open/close the LCD screen
to turn the video camera on/off.
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2.5 Changing modes
The video camera can operate in three modes, Movie, Photo, and
SET. Press the Mode button to toggle different modes.
2.6 Before you start
Before you start using the video camera, some basic settings such as
date and time, languages and beep function need to be configured.
2.6.1
Setting the date and time
1.
Turn on the video camera, and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode. Press the Up/ Down buttons or tap the
screen to highlight Date / Time. Press the ENTER button
or tap the screen to enter the Date/Time menu.
2.
Tap the screen or press the REC. / STOP button to select
a field.
3.
Adjust each value by pressing the Up/ Down buttons or
/
.
tap
4.
Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to save your changes
and leave the Date/Time menu.
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2.6.2
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Setting the language
1.
Turn on the video camera, and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode. Press the Up/ Down buttons or tap the
screen to highlight or tap the screen to highlight
Language. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
enter the Language menu.
2.
Press the Up/ Down buttons or tap the screen to select the
following language options: English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Japanese,
/
to go to the
Russian, and Arabic. Tap
previous/next page. After the language is selected, press
the ENTER button or tap Ok confirm.
2.6.3
Setting the beep
1.
Turn on the video camera, and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode. Press the ENTER button or tap the
screen to enter the Beep menu.
2.
Press the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Off
or On options. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
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2.7 Shoot/Playback video
2.7.1
1.
Shooting a video clip
Turn on the video camera and it starts in Movie mode.
Movie mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the video.
3.
Press the REC. / STOP button to start recording.
4.
Press the REC. / STOP button again to stop recording.
5.
The video clip is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
Notes:
1. The maximum length of each video recording file
is 3.66 GB. When the maximum length is reached, the
recording will automatically be saved as separate
files.
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3. The LCD preview and the ratio of a still-image
capture can vary depending on the different video
resolution settings. See the following table:
Video
resolution
1080P
720P
WVGA
Preview
Taking pictures
(3M, 5M, 12M)
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
QVGA
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2.7.2
1.
Playing the video clip
In Movie mode, press the Playback button and the most
recent file displays on the LCD screen.
Movie playback
mode indicator
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2.
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to
Press the Up/Down buttons or tap
browse the video clips. Press the ENTER button or tap
the screen to play back the video clip.
3.
To pause while playing back the video clip, press the
REC. / STOP button.
4.
When viewing the video clip, press MENU button to
display the Volume option, and then use the Up/Down
buttons or tap
/
to adjust the volume.
5.
Press Up/Down buttons to fast rewind /forward.
6.
Press the ENTER button to stop playing.
7.
Press the Playback button again to return to Movie
mode.
2.8 Taking/viewing pictures
2.8.1
1.
Taking a still picture
Turn on the camera and press the mode button to Photo
mode (with a camera icon).
Photo mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the picture.
3.
Press the REC. / STOP button to capture the image.
4.
The picture is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
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2.8.2
1.
Viewing images
In Photo mode, press the Playback button and the most
recent image displays on the LCD screen.
Playback mode
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/
to
2.
Press the Up/Down buttons or tap
browse the images.
3.
In thumbnail mode, press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
view the image in full screen mode.
4.
Press the Playback button again to return to Photo mode.
2.9 Connecting to a computer
Connect the video camera to a computer with the USB cable
provided, as shown below.
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV
Connect the video camera to a standard TV as shown with the AV
cable provided.
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2.11 Connecting to an HDTV
Read this section to learn how to show the video clips or photos on
an HDTV. Connecting to an HDTV offers the high resolution for
displaying the video clips or photos.
Connect the video camera to an HDTV as shown with an HDMI
cable.
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Notes:
1. Photo capturing and movie recording are not
supported when connected to an HDTV and TV.
2. When connected to HDTV and TV, go to Playback
mode and press the REC. key to view video clips or
photos in thumbnails.
3 Using the camera
Read this section to learn how to use the camera.
3.1 Movie mode
Use this mode to capture video clips and store them in internal
memory or on an SD card.
3.1.1
Movie mode
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Movie
mode icons and symbols.
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1
3
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4
8
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6
5
Movie mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Movie mode indicator
2
Zoom indicator
3
Macro indicator
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White balance indicator
Night mode indicator
Effect indicator
4
Recorded time indicator
5
Memory status indicator:
: indicates an SD card is inserted and the
available storage capacity of the SD card
: indicates no inserted SD card and the
available internal memory
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Remaining memory capacity
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Resolution indicator
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Battery indicator
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EV compensation indicator
3.1.2
Using the macro function
This function can capture subjects close to the lens. In macro mode,
subjects can be as close as 20-21 cm.
While in Photo mode, move the Macro switch on the side of the
video camera to activate macro function, and an icon
displays
on the LCD screen.
Move the macro switch again to return to normal mode.
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3.1.3
Using the zoom function
The camera is equipped with 4x digital zoom.
Press the Up button to get closer to a subject.
Press the Down button to move away from a subject.
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3.1.4
Note: 1080p and QVGA do not support zoom function.
Using the LED light
Use the LED light to illuminate subjects in dark environments.
Press the LED button to choose from the following lighting options:
Off and On modes.
3.1.5
Quick access controls
You can also make adjustments to exposure and lighting settings by
tapping the LCD touch screen.
In Movie modes, tap▲ / ▼ on screen to adjust the EV
compensation setting.
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3.2 Photo mode
Use Photo mode to capture still pictures and store them in the
internal memory or on an SD card.
3.2.1
Photo mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Photo
mode icons and symbols.
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1
3
4
9
8
7
6
5
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Photo mode indicator
2
Zoom indicator
3
Remaining number of photos
4
Macro indicator
White balance indicator
Night mode indicator
Effect indicator
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5
Memory status indicator:
: indicates an SD card is inserted and the
available storage capacity of the SD card
: indicates no inserted SD card and the
available internal memory
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File size indicator
7
Battery indicator
8
Self timer indicator
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3.2.2
EV compensation indicator
Using the macro function
See section 3.1.2 “Using the macro function”.
3.2.3
Using the zoom function
See section 3.1.3“Using the zoom function”.
3.2.4
Using the LED light
See section 3.1.4 “Using the LED light”.
3.2.5
Quick access controls
See section 3.1.5 “Quick access controls”.
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3.3 Movie Playback mode
Use Movie Playback mode to review all the movie files stored in
the video camera.
3.3.1
Movie Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Movie Playback mode icons and symbols.
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3
1
8
4
4
5
7
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See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Movie playback mode indicator
2
The length of every video clip
3
Displays the number of current movie /
total number of recorded video clips
4
Playback icon. Tap to start playing the
video clip.
5
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/
Up/Down icons. Tap to go to the
previous/next video clips.
6
Thumbnail icon. Tap to view all video clips
in thumbnails.
7
MENU icon. Tap to enter movie playback
menu.
8
File protect indicator
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3.4 Photo Playback mode
Use Photo Playback mode to review all the image files stored in the
video camera.
3.4.1
Photo Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Photo
Playback mode icons and symbols.
1
2
6
3
5
4
3
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Playback mode indicator
2
Displays the number of current image / the
total number of saved images
3
/
Tap to view the previous/next image
6
Thumbnail icon. Tap to view all pictures in
thumbnails.
7
MENU icon. Tap to enter photo playback menu.
8
File protect indicator
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3.5 Thumbnail mode
When in Photo Playback or Movie Playback modes, tap
on screen to show images as thumbnails.
1.
Turn on the video camera and make sure it is in Photo
Playback or Movie Playback mode.
2.
The most recent image /video clip displays on the screen.
Press the zoom button left to view six thumbnail images
/video clips on the LCD screen.
3.
Press the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to highlight
/
to view
an image or a video clip. Tap
the previous or next page.
4.
Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to view the image or
playback the video clip in full screen.
5.
Tap
again to return to thumbnail view.
3.6 USB mode
You can use USB mode to connect to a host PC.
When connected to a host PC, the video camera is shown as a
removable drive in Windows Explorer.
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4 Using the menus
Read this section to learn how to configure the camera settings and
use the advanced features.
4.1 Movie menu
When in Movie mode, press the MENU button to show the Movie
options menu.
4.1.1. White balance
Use this option to correct color difference for different lighting
conditions. When white balance is set to Auto, the video camera
automatically compensates for different lighting conditions.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
2.
Tap the screen to highlight the White Balance option.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to display the
submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Auto,
Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, or Tungsten. Press the
ENTER button or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.1.2. Video resolution
Use the resolution option to determine the resolution of the
captured video. The larger screen size requires more memory
storage space.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the MENU button to display menu options.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Resolution
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
1080P, 720P, WVGA, or QVGA. Press the ENTER button
or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
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Notes:
1. The LCD displays the 16:9 ratio while setting the video
resolution to WVGA, 720P or 1080P.
2. The LCD displays the 4:3 ratio while setting the video
resolution to QVGA. QVGA (120 fps) high frame rate
mode, is suitable for shooting fast motion videos such as
sport activities and traffic flow. The video plays back in
silent slow motion video.
to exit the
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3. 1080p and QVGA mode do not support Digital Zoom
function.
4.1.3. Color effect
The camera can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Effect option.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to display the
submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
Color, B&W or Sepia. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok
to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.1.4. Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better video clip quality in dark
environments.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Night Mode
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down or tap the screen to select Off or On
option. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.1.5. Video quality
Use this function to record video clips. Higher quality video
requires more memory storage space and higher speed SD card
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie
mode.
2.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Quality
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
4.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Fine
or Normal options. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
5.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.2 Movie playback menu
Use the playback menu to manage the files stored in the internal
memory or on the SD card.
4.2.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Movie Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
Delete One or Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap
/
to select the
file you want to delete. Press the ENTER button or tap the
Delete icon to delete the selected video clip.
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If you select Delete All, use the Up/Down buttons or tap the
Delete icon and press the ENTER button or tap Ok to delete
all video clips.
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to exit the
3.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.

Note: Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make
sure you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to unlock
the files first before deleting them.
4.2.2
Protect
Use this function to lock files to prevent accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display Movie Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select the
Protect option. Then playback screen appears again.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap
select the file you want to protect.
4.
Press the ENTER button or tap the Protect icon to
confirm. A lock
is protected.

to
icon is displayed to show that the file
Note: To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The lock
icon
5.
/
disappears when the file is unlocked.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.2.3
Autoplay
Use this function to continuously play all movie clips stored in the
memory card.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Movie Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select the
Autoplay option. The video camera starts continuous
playing of movie clips.
3.
Press the REC. / STOP button to pause the movie clip.
Press the REC. / STOP button again to resume the
playback. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
stop and return to Movie Playback mode.

Note: You may also use on-screen icons to rewind
/ pause
/ fast-forward
/ stop
while playing the video clip.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.2.4
Volume
Use this function to adjust the volume of the video clips in playback
mode.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Movie mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Movie Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons highlight the Volume option.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to display the
submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap
/
to
increase/decrease the volume. Press the ENTER button
or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.3 Photo menu
In Photo mode, press the MENU button to show the Photo Options
menu.
4.3.1
White balance
Use this option to correct color difference due to lighting
conditions.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the White Balance
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Auto,
Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, or Tungsten. Press the
ENTER button or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.3.2
Resolution
Use this option to set the size of the captured image. Larger images
contain more details and therefore use more memory space.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Resolution
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
4.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select 3M,
5M or 12M. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
5.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.3.3
Color effect
The camera can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Effect option.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to display the
submenu.
4.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
Color, B & W, or Sepia. Press the ENTER button or tap
Ok to confirm.
5.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.3.4
Night mode
Use this function to shoot a better photo clip quality in dark
environments.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Night Mode
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
4.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Off
or On option. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
5.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.3.5
Self-timer
Use the self timer function to take a photo of yourself.
6.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
7.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
8.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Self-timer
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
9.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Off,
5 seconds, or 10 seconds options. Press the ENTER
button or tap Ok to confirm.
10. Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
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to exit the
4.3.6
Photo quality
Use this set the photo quality. Higher quality pictures requires
more memory storage space and higher speed SD card
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
2.
Press the MENU button to display the menu options.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Quality
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
4.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Fine
or Normal options. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
5.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.4 Photo playback menu
4.4.1
Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Photo Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
Delete One or Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap
/
to locate the
file you want to delete. Press the ENTER button or tap the
Delete icon to delete the selected image.
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If you select Delete All, use the Up/Down buttons or tap the
Delete icon and press the ENTER button or tap Ok to delete
all images.
to exit the
3.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.

Note: Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make
sure you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to unlock
the files first before deleting them.
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4.4.2
Protect
Use this function to protect files.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Photo Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select the
Protect option. Then playback screen appears again.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap
the file you want to protect.
4.
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icon is displayed to show that the file
Note: To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The lock
icon
5.
to select
Press the ENTER button or tap the Protect icon to
confirm. A lock
is protected.

/
disappears when the file is unlocked.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.4.3
Slide show
The camera includes a slide show function, which displays each
image in turn with a regular interval between pictures.
1.
Turn the video camera on and ensure it is in Photo mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the MENU
button or tap the screen to display the Photo Playback
menu.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to select the Autoplay option
and press the ENTER button or tap the screen to confirm.
The images will be displayed automatically.
3.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to stop the
slideshow.
4.
Press the MENU button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.5 System menu
The system menu is used to configure miscellaneous camera
functions.
4.5.1
Setting the beep
See section 2.6.3 “Setting the Beep”.
4.5.2
Date/time
See section 2.6.1 “Setting the date and time”
4.5.3
Auto power off
Use this function to switch the camera off automatically after a
period of inactivity for power saving.
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1.
Turn on the video camera and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to highlight
the Auto Power Off option. Press the ENTER button or
tap the screen to display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select Off,
1 minute, or 5 minutes. Press the ENTER button or tap
Ok to confirm.
4.5.4
TV standard
Use the TV option to set the TV system for the area.
1.
Turn on the video camera and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the TV standard
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
NTSC or PAL, and press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
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4.5.5
Format
Use this function to format the current storage media. This format
action will delete everything on the media.
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1.
Turn on the video camera and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Format option.
Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to display the
submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons to select Cancel, or SD, and
press the ENTER button or tap Ok to confirm.
4.
The current media (memory card or internal memory) is
formatted.

Note: When no SD card is inserted, internal memory
option will be displayed in the Format submenu.
4.5.6
Default
Use this option to reset all settings to the default settings.
1.
Turn on the video camera and press the Mode button to
go to SET mode.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons to highlight the Default
option. Press the ENTER button or tap the screen to
display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
Cancel or Ok, and press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
4.5.7
Language
See section 2.6.2 “Setting the language”.
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4.5.8
Frequency
Use the Frequency option to set the frequency system for your area.
To set the frequency:
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1.
Turn on the video camera and switch to SET mode.
2.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to highlight
the Frequency option. Press the ENTER button or tap the
screen to display the submenu.
3.
Use the Up/Down buttons or tap the screen to select
NTSC or PAL. Press the ENTER button or tap Ok to
confirm.
Appendix
Specifications
General
Imaging
sensor
1/3.2” CMOS 5.0 Megapixel sensor
Active pixels
5.0 Megapixel
Storage media Built-in 128 MB flash memory (approx. 75
MB available for image storage)
SD Card, SDHC compatible (up to SDHC
16GB Class 6)
Sensor
sensitivity
Auto
Color effects
Color/B&W/Sepia
Lens
Fixed lens
Wide: F/3.2, f=5.1mm
Focus range
Normal: 1.5m~infinity
Macro: 20-21cm
Still image
Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), DCF
Resolution: 3M, 5M, 12M (Firmware
interpolation)
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General
Movie clips
Format: H.264 (AVI)
Resolution: QVGA (120 fps), WVGA (60
fps), HD 720p (30 fps), HD 1080p (30 fps)
Zoom
Movie: Digital Zoom 4X (except 1080p
and QVGA)
Camera: Digital Zoom 4X
TFT Monitor
3” TFT LCD Touch Display (960 x 240
pixels) (16:9)
LED Light
< 1.0 m range
White balance Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/
Fluorescent
-2.0 EV~+2.0 EV
EV
compensation
Self-timer
Off, 5, 10 seconds
PC interface
MSDC: USB 2.0 (high speed)
TV out format NTSC/PAL / HDMI
Shutter speed Still: 2 ~ 1/4000 second
Video: 1/15 ~ 1/2000 second
Auto power
off
Off, 1 min., 5 min.
Power supply Li-ion Battery or DC-in via USB
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General
Dimension
17 (W) x 107 (H) x 57 (D) mm
Weight
Approx. 97± 5g (without batteries)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Cannot turn on
the video
camera.
The batteries are
not inserted
correctly.
 Insert the
batteries
correctly. (See
2.2 Inserting the
batteries.)
The batteries
have no power.
 Replace the
batteries
The camera
suddenly turns
off.
The captured
image is not
stored in
memory.
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The auto power off  Turn the power
function was
on again.
enabled.
 Replace the
The camera is
batteries.
running out of
battery power.
Before the image
is saved the
power has been
cut off.
When the battery
indicator turns red,
replace the
batteries
immediately.
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The camera
turns off when
capturing
image using
self-timer.
The camera is
running out of
battery power.
 Replace the
batteries.
The image is
out of focus.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
 Please take a
picture within
the available
focus range and
choose normal
or macro mode.
(See 3.2.2 Using
the macro
function).
Memory card
cannot be
used.
The memory
card is protected.
 Unlock the
memory card.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
cameras.
Format the
memory card. (See
4.5.5 Format.)
Before formatting
the card, ensure
you back up the
files.
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Problem
All buttons are
inactive.
Possible Cause
Solution
Short circuit
 Remove the
occurred when
batteries from the
connecting the
camera and insert
camera with other
again.
devices.
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