Canon HG10 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.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HD Camcorder, HG10 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.
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.
2
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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
“product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder
HG10 A and all its accessories.
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2
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4
5
6
7
8
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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
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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.
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.
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.
16
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.
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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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.
What is High-Definition Video?
High-definition (HD) video allows you to record video of
unparalleled high quality on the built-in hard disk using
the AVCHD compression. HD video is composed of
1,080 horizontal lines - that is more than twice the
number of horizontal lines and approximately 4 times
the number of pixels in standard-definition TV
broadcasts - resulting in eye-catching colors and richly
detailed video recordings.
1,080 lines
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with highdefinition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
What is Cinema Mode?
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the [
CINE MODE] recording
program (
51). Combine this recording program with the 24 fps progressive frame
rate [
PF24] (
46) to get the enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema Mode (
52).
How does the built-in hard disk enrich your shooting
experience?
Because this camcorder automatically records video in unused space on the hard
disk, you need not worry about accidentally recording over important videos. Not only
that, you can shoot up to 9 1/2 hours of video in XP mode (
34). In addition, you
can use the software on the Corel Application Disc CD-ROM to transfer your videos
to a computer to back up, play and edit them. For a detailed explanation, refer to the
Corel Application Disc Installation Guide and User Manual.
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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
Your hard disk camcorder allows you to shoot and store many hours of video.
However, there are differences between recording onto a hard disk and
recording onto other media. Make sure to follow the points below when using
your camcorder. For more details, refer to Handling Precautions (
99).
Back up your recordings periodically
Make sure to transfer your movies to an
external device such as a computer or
digital video recorder (
40) and back
them up on a regular basis.
Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts
The hard disk is a high-precision device.
Vibrations, strong impacts or dropping the
camcorder may result in permanent data
loss.
Keep the drop sensor activated
whenever possible
The drop sensor (
47) detects when the
camcorder is dropped and activates a
protection mechanism to help prevent hard
disk damage. Turning this function off will
disable the mechanism. Even if this
function is set to [
ON] and the
camcorder is dropped, hard disk damage
can occur.
Do not disconnect the power source
while the HDD access indicator is on or
flashing
To prevent hard disk damage, do not
disconnect the power source or turn off the
camcorder while the HDD access indicator
is on or flashing.
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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
Use the camcorder within its operating
temperature range
If the camcorder's temperature becomes
too hot or too cold, recording/playback
may stop in order to prevent hard disk
damage.
Do not use the camcorder at high
altitudes
Turning on or using the camcorder in
places with low atmospheric pressure,
such as at altitudes higher than 3,000 m
(9,800 ft.), may result in hard disk damage.
Initialize the hard disk when movies
cannot be recorded/played back
normally
As movies are recorded and deleted over
time, hard disk fragmentation may occur,
which may reduce performance. Initialize
the hard disk should this happen.
Protect personal information on the
hard disk
When the hard disk is initialized or movies
are deleted, stored data is not physically
erased. Remember this when disposing of
the camcorder or giving it to another
person.
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Table of contents
„Introduction _________________________________
5
6
12
13
13
15
18
Enjoying High-Definition Video with
your Camcorder
Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
Components Guide
Screen Displays
„Preparations ________________________________
21
21
23
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
24
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
24
24
25
25
26
Power Switch
Operating Modes
Navigation Buttons and Control Dial
Function Guide
Using the Menus
27
27
28
28
29
29
30
8
Getting Started
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Getting Ready to Start Recording
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
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„Video ______________________________________
32
32
34
34
35
36
37
37
37
40
40
41
42
42
42
44
44
47
47
48
49
51
51
51
52
54
55
56
56
57
58
59
60
61
Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Recording Mode
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
Playback and Video Backup
Playing Back the Video
Adjusting the Volume: Speaker and Headphones
Backing Up Videos
Searching Scenes by Date
Deleting Scenes
On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Hard Disk Operations (HDD Usage Info, Initializing the
Hard Disk, etc.)
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)
Date/Time Setup
Additional Functions
Giving a Cinematic Look to your Recordings
Special Scene Recording Programs
Flexible Recording: Changing the Aperture and Shutter
Speed
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
Manual Focus Adjustment
Automatic Backlight Correction and Manual Exposure
Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
Using an External Microphone
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„Video (cont.) ________________________________
63
63
63
64
Managing Scenes and the Hard Disk
Creating a Playlist
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Initializing the Hard Disk
„Photos _____________________________________
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65
66
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70
71
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73
73
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75
75
76
77
77
78
80
81
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Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
Playback
Viewing Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Erasing Photos
Additional Functions
Flash
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode)
Automatic Focus Priority
Light Metering Mode
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies
Capturing a Still Image from the Playback Scene
Protecting Photos
Initializing the Memory Card
Printing Photos
Printing Photos - Direct Print
Selecting the Print Settings
Trimming Settings
Print Orders
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„External Connections _________________________
83
84
85
86
87
87
87
90
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagram
Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer
Transfer Orders
„Additional Information ________________________
91
Trouble?
91
95
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
99
Do’s and Don’ts
99
102
103
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
105 General Information
105
106
110
111
113
System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon HG10. 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 the Troubleshooting table (
91).
Conventions Used in this Manual
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions that apply if the function described is not
available in all operating modes (the operating mode to which the camcorder
should be set, etc.).
•
: Reference page number.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
“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.
The terms “photo” and “still image” are used interchangeably with the same
meaning.
The terms “hard disk” and “HDD” are used interchangeably to refer to the
camcorder's built-in hard disk drive.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Changing the Language
Options
Menu item shown at its default position
[DEUTSCH]
[ ROMANA ]
[ENGLISH]
[TÜRKÇE]
[ESPAÑOL]
[
[
[FRANÇAIS] [
Buttons and switches to be operated
[ITALIANO]
[
]
[POLSKI]
[
]
]
[
]
]
[
]
] [
]
[
]
Default value
DISPLAY SETUP
Names of buttons and switches other than the navigation
buttons are indicated within a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
LANGUAGE
(
27)
1 Press
2 Press
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on screen. In menu option
lists and option tables the default value is shown in
boldface.
For example [ON], [OFF].
12
ENGLISH
FUNC.
FUNC..
or
to select the
icon and press
to open the
setup menus.
3 Press
or
to select
[DISPLAY SETUP] and press
.
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
CTC-100/S
Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
Yellow • Red • White plugs
Software CD-ROM
and User Manual
Corel Application Disc
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
Software CD-ROM*
DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk
Software CD-ROM*
Backup Utility
* The CD-ROM includes the software instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).
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Introduction
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.
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: HG10 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
QUICK START button and standby lamp
(
35)
DISP. button (
42, 73)
(print/share) button (
78, 87)
USB terminal (
87)
CARD access indicator (
65)
Memory card slot (open the cover to
access) (
30)
Speaker (
37)
Terminal cover
HDMI OUT mini terminal (
84, 85)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
84)
AV OUT/ terminal (
83)
Grip belt (
23)
Strap mount
Flash (
70)
Instant AF sensor (
45)
MIC terminal (
62)
Remote sensor (
23)
Mini video light (
55)
Names of buttons and switches other than the
navigation buttons are indicated within a
“button” frame (for example FUNC. ).
Front view
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Introduction
Back view
LCD panel
Top view
Viewfinder (
33)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
33)
HDD access indicator (
21) /
CHG (charge) indicator (
21)
/
(movies/still images) switch
24)
(
Power switch (
24)
PLAY mode indicator (green) (
24)
CAMERA mode indicator (red) (
24)
START/STOP button (
32)
DC IN terminal (
21)
Serial number
RESET button (
92)
Control dial (
25)
Navigation buttons (
25)
SET button (
25)
LCD screen (
29)
(stop) button (
37)/
PLAYLIST button (
63)/
BLC (backlight correction) button (
57)
/ (play/pause) button (
37)/
START/STOP button (
32)
(fast forward) button (
37)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
34)
(rewind) button (
37)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
34)
FUNC. button (
26, 42)
Mode switch (
33)
Zoom lever (
34)
PHOTO button (
65)
Advanced accessory shoe (
61)
Stereo microphone
Names of buttons and switches other than the
navigation buttons are indicated within a
“button” frame (for example FUNC. ).
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Bottom view
Tripod socket (
24)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (
21)
Wireless Controller WL-D86
START/STOP button (
32)
FUNC. button (
26)
MENU button (
26)
PLAYLIST button (
63)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
PREV./NEXT buttons:
Scene skip (
38)/
Index screen page up/down (
37)
Reverse
SEARCH button (
38) /
Reverse
SLOW button (
38)
PLAY
button (
37)
PAUSE
button (
37)
STOP
button (
37)
PHOTO button (
65)
Zoom buttons (
34)
SET button
Forward SEARCH
button (
38) /
Forward SLOW
button (
38)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
42, 73)
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Introduction
Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Playing Movies
(During Playback)
18
Operating mode (
24)
Recording program (
51, 54)
White balance (
58)
Image effect (
59)
Digital effects (
60)
Recording mode (
34)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
74)
Recording reminder
Instant AF (
45),
MF Manual focus (
56)
24F progressive frame rate
Hard disk operation
Time code/Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining recording time on the hard disk
Backlight correction (
57)
Headphones output (
38)
Image stabilizer (
46)
Wind screen off (
47)
Drop sensor off (
47)
Level marker (
48)
Advanced accessory shoe (
105)
Remote sensor off (
49)
Scene number
Data code (
42)
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Recording Still Images
Viewing Still Images
Zoom (
34), Exposure
(
57)
Recording program (
51, 54)
Light metering mode (
73)
White balance (
58)
Image effect (
59)
Digital effects (
60)
Drive mode (
71)
Still image quality/size (
66)
Instant AF (
45),
MF Manual focus (
56)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Self timer (
56)
Remaining battery charge estimate
Image stabilizer (
46)
AF frame (
72)
Mini video light (
55)
Flash (
70)
Focus/exposure automatically set and
locked (
65)
Camcorder shake warning (
44)
Image number (
50)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
73)
Date and time of recording
Image protection mark (
75)
Manual focus (
56)
Manual exposure (
57)
Image size (
66)
File size
Aperture value (
54)
Shutter speed (
54)
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Introduction
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds
when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid
scenes that are too short.
24F progressive frame rate
Select the 24F progressive frame rate (
46) to
give your recordings a cinematic look. You can
combine this frame rate with the [
CINE
MODE] recording program (
51) to enhance
the effect.
Hard disk operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback
Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the hard
disk, “
END” will be displayed and the
recording will stop.
Number of still images available on the
card
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images can be recorded
20
• 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.
Card access display
is displayed next to the number of images
available while the camcorder is writing on the
memory card.
Remaining battery charge estimate
• When
is displayed in red, replace the
battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the
power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the
camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately.
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
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.
CHG (charge) indicator
DC IN terminal
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
page 106.
Remove the battery
terminal cover
before attaching
the battery pack
3 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power
BATTERY RELEASE
switch
1 Turn off the camcorder.
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
• The CHG (charge) indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
• You can also use the compact
power adapter without attaching a
battery pack.
• When the compact power adapter
is connected, the power of the
battery pack will not be consumed.
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Preparations
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 REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
Slide BATTERY RELEASE in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down. Slide the battery pack
down and then pull it out.
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After you turn
the
switch to
, important file
allocation data is updated on the hard
disk. Be sure to wait until the LCD
display is completely off.
• You may hear some noise from the
compact power adapter during use.
This is not a malfunction.
• 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.
• 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
22
on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
NOTES
• The CHG (charge) indicator also serves
as a rough estimate of the charge
status.
Continuously on: Battery pack fully
charged.
Two quick flashes at 1-second intervals:
Battery pack at least 50% charged. If
the indicator flashes quickly but not
exactly in this pattern, refer to
Troubleshooting (
91).
One flash at 1-second intervals: Battery
pack less than 50% charged.
• 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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Preparing the Wireless Controller and
Accessories
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
[
OFF
](
49). Otherwise,
replace the battery.
• When the optional Tele-converter or
Wide-converter is attached to the
camcorder, it may partially obstruct the
remote sensor. Use the wireless
controller from a different angle.
Accessories
Tab
1 Press the tab in the direction of
the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
1 Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
and middle fingers, and the
START/STOP button with your thumb.
Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
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
2 Attach the optional shoulder strap.
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Pass the ends through the strap
mount and adjust the length of the
strap.
WHEN YOU MOUNT THE CAMCORDER ON A
TRIPOD
Do not leave the
viewfinder exposed to
direct sunlight as it may
melt (due to concentration
of the light by the lens). Do
not use tripods with
fastening screws longer
than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Doing so may
damage the camcorder.
Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
Power Switch
Lock button
In addition to turning the camcorder on
and off, the
switch also toggles
the camcorder’s operating mode.
To turn on the camcorder: Hold the lock
button pressed down and turn the
switch to ON.
To change the operating mode: From the
ON position, turn the
switch
momentarily toward MODE and release
it. This action will toggle the operating
mode between recording (CAMERA red indicator) and playback (PLAY green indicator).
Operating Modes
The camcorder’s operating mode is
determined by the
switch and the
position of the
/ switch. 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
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function is available in all operating
modes.
For many functions, turning the control
dial is equivalent to pressing
or .
For other functions, turning it is
equivalent to pressing
or . Note
that the control dial cannot be used for
some functions.
Navigation Buttons and Control Dial
This camcorder is equipped with
navigation buttons ( / / /
buttons) and a control dial on the LCD
panel to allow you to operate the
various functions. The functions
assigned to the navigation buttons and
control dial change according to the
operating mode and the camcorder's
settings.
Press the navigation buttons to select an
item or change settings.
Function Guide
Press
to display/hide the function
guide. In the illustrations of this manual,
positions other than those relevant to
the function explained are marked with
a striped pattern.
Press
to save the settings or confirm
an action. On menu screens, this is
indicated by the icon
.
Operating Mode
Operating Mode
Indicator
/
Switch
Icon Display
Operation
Recording movies
on the hard disk
32
Recording still images
on the memory card
65
Playing movies
from the hard disk
37
(Movies)
(Green)
(Blue)
Viewing still images
from the memory card
67
(Still images)
(Movies)
(Red)
(Still images)
(Green)
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Depending on the operating mode,
these positions may be empty or show a
different icon than the one on the
illustration.
NEXT
2 Press
or
to select the icon of
the function you want change from
the left side column.
• Menu items not available will
appear grayed out.
• You can also use the control dial.
3 Press
or
to select the desired
setting from the available options
at the bottom bar.
• The selected option will be
highlighted in light blue.
• 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.).
When the guide contains multiple
“pages”, [NEXT] and the page number
icon ( ) will appear at the bottom
position. Press
to display the next
“page” of the guide.
Using the Menus
4 Press
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing the FUNC. button
( FUNC. ).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the Menu
Options Lists (
42).
FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
FUNC.
(
26)
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
FUNC.
(
26)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Use the navigation buttons to
1 Press
26
FUNC. .
select the
icon and press
to open the setup menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second or
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press MENU on the wireless
controller to open directly the setup
menus screen.
First Time Settings
3 Press
or
to 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 Press
or
to 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.
• Press
to return to the menu
selection screen (step 3).
Setting the Date and Time
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.
5 Press
or
to select the desired
option and press
to save the
setting.
6 Press
FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
NOTES
You can also use the control dial to
navigate the menus and adjust settings.
When the [DATE/TIME] screen appears,
the year will be displayed in orange and
indicated with up/down arrows.
1 Press or to change the year
and press
to move to the
month.
You can also use the control dial to
change the year.
2 Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
3 Press
to move the cursor to the
[OK] button and press
to start
the clock and close the menu.
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,
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Preparations
recharge the built-in lithium battery
(
102) and set the time zone, date
and time again.
• 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, 2007 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
51).
• You can also change the date and time
later on (not during the initial setup). To
open the [DATE/TIME] screen, press
FUNC. and select
[DATE/TIME
SETUP] [DATE/TIME].
2 Press
or
to select the
icon and press
to open the
setup menus.
3 Press
or
to select [DISPLAY
SETUP] and press
.
4 Press
or
to select
[LANGUAGE ] and press
.
5 Use the navigation buttons or the
control dial to select the desired
option and press
.
6 Press
FUNC. to close the menu.
NOTES
Changing the Language
Options
[DEUTSCH] [ ROMANA ]
[
[ENGLISH] [TÜRKÇE]
[
[ESPAÑOL]
[
]
[FRANÇAIS] [
[ITALIANO]
[
]
[POLSKI]
[
]
]
]
[
]
] [
]
[
]

• 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 Time Zone

Default value
DATE/TIME SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP
LANGUAGE
(
28
(
26)
1 Press
T.ZONE/DST
ENGLISH
FUNC.
FUNC.
FUNC. .
Default value
26)
1 Press
FUNC. .
NEW YORK
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2 Press
or
to select the
icon and press
to open the
setup menus.
Getting Ready to Start
Recording
3 Press
or
to select [DATE/
TIME SETUP] and press
.
4 Press
or
to select [T.ZONE/
DST] and press
.
The default setting is New York.
Adjusting the Position and Brightness
of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
TO SET THE HOME TIME ZONE
5 Make sure that the
time zone is
selected.
6 Press
or
to select the area
that corresponds to your local
time zone and press
.
To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the area name marked with a
.
7 Press FUNC. to close the menu.
WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens (allowing the subject
to monitor the LCD screen while you
use the viewfinder). Rotating the
panel 180 degrees is also useful if you
wish to include yourself when
recording with the self timer. This is
the only case where you can use the
viewfinder and the LCD screen
simultaneously.
180°
Select the time zone to match the local
time at your destination.
5 Press
to move the orange
selection frame to the
time
zone.
6 Press
or
to select the area
that corresponds to the local time
at your destination and press
.
• Refer to the changing date and
time displayed on the screen.
• To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the area name marked with
a .
7 Press FUNC. to close the menu.
90°
180°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
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NOTES
About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The
screens are 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.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Only miniSD cards can be used with
this camcorder.
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the
screen to normal or bright. Doing so
changes the brightness of both the LCD
and viewfinder screen.
1
2
3
4
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between
the normal and bright settings.
NOTES
• This setting does not affect the
brightness of the recording.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
30
Turn off the camcorder.
Open the LCD panel.
Open the memory card slot cover.
Insert the memory card straight
with the miniSD label facing up, all
the way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
5 Close the cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly
inserted.
TO REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD
First push the memory card once
to release it, and then pull the card
out.
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IMPORTANT
• Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
76).
• 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.
NOTES
Compatibility with all miniSD cards cannot
be guaranteed.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including
recording, playback, menu options, and hard disk operations.
3 Press
START/STOP to begin
recording.
• The recording starts; press
START/STOP again to pause the
recording.
• You can also press START/STOP on
the LCD panel.
Recording
Shooting Video
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if
the camcorder operates correctly. If
necessary, initialize the hard disk
(
64).
(
1 Make sure that the HDD access
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
24)
IMPORTANT
1 Move the
/
switch to
(Movies).
2 Turn the
switch to ON to set
the camcorder in CAMERA mode.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
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• 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.
• Observe the following precautions while
the HDD access indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss or hard disk
damage.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
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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 (
49). To
restore the power, turn the
switch
toward MODE and release it, or turn the
switch to
and back to ON
again.
• When recording in very loud places
(such as fireworks shows or concerts),
sound may become distorted or it may
not be recorded at the actual levels. This
is not a malfunction.
Using the Viewfinder
When recording in bright places it may
be difficult to use the LCD screen. In
such case, change the brightness of the
LCD screen (
30) or use the
viewfinder instead. To use the
viewfinder, keep the LCD panel closed*.
Then, hold both sides of the viewfinder
firmly and pull it straight out until it
clicks.
Adjust the viewfinder as necessary with
the dioptric adjustment lever. You can
also change the brightness of the
screen (
30). Using the bright setting
will shorten the effective usage time of
the battery pack.
* The LCD screen and the viewfinder
can be used simultaneously when the
LCD panel is turned 180 degrees to
face the subject (
29).
About the Mode Switch and Recording Programs
Set the mode switch to AUTO to let the camcorder
adjust all the settings for you, allowing you to just point
the camcorder and start shooting.
Set the mode switch to P to select one of the recording
programs.
The Special Scene recording programs (
52) offer a convenient way to
select the optimal settings to match special recording conditions. Conversely,
with flexible recording programs (
54) you can set the shutter speed or the
aperture you want, or enjoy the flexibility to change other settings.
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Video
Selecting the Recording Mode
The camcorder offers 4 recording
modes. Changing the recording mode
will change the recording time available
on the hard disk. Select HXP or XP
mode for better movie quality; select LP
mode for longer recording times. The
following table gives approximate
recording times.
Recording Mode
Recording Time
depending on the scene being
recorded, the picture and sound
recorded in LP mode may be distorted.
We recommend using HXP or XP mode
for important recordings. If necessary,
initialize the hard disk (
64).
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate
(VBR) when encoding the video data so
the actual recording times will vary
depending on the content of the scenes.
Zooming
5 hr. 30 min.
9 hr. 30 min.
POINTS TO CHECK
11 hr. 30 min.
15 hr.*
* Movies can be recorded continuously for
about 13 hours.
(

24)
(
: In addition to the optical
zoom, digital zoom is also available
(
45).
Default value
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps
FUNC.
(
26)
1 Press
2 Press
FUNC. .
or
to select the
recording mode icon.
3 Press
or
to select the desired
recording mode.
4 Press
FUNC. again to save the
setting and close the menu.
NOTES
• Recording in LP mode gives you a
longer recording time; however,
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W
T
W Zoom out
W
T
T Zoom in
24)
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10x Optical Zoom
Press the W side of the zoom lever to
zoom out (wide angle). Press the T
side to zoom in (telephoto).
You can also change the zoom speed
(
45). You can select one of three
fixed zoom speeds or a variable speed
that depends on how you operate the
zoom lever: Press gently for a slow
zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
NOTES
• 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.).
• You can also use the T and W buttons
on the wireless controller or the LCD
panel. The zoom speed will be the same
as with the camcorder or fixed at
[
SPEED 3] (when [
VARIABLE] is
selected).
• When set to [
VARIABLE], the zoom
speed will be faster in record pause
mode.
Quick Start Function
When you press QUICK START 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 press
QUICK START again the camcorder is
ready to start recording within approx.
1 second, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities.
(
24)
1 Press
QUICK START firmly.
The standby lamp flashes at first
while the camcorder is preparing and
then stays on when it enters the
standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume
recording, press QUICK START
again.
Within approx. 1 second, the
camcorder is ready in record pause
mode.
IMPORTANT
During standby mode (while the standby
lamp is on), do not disconnect the power
source.
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NOTES
• When you wake up the camcorder from
standby mode, the following settings
will be changed automatically:
- Manual focus returns to automatic
focus (AF).
- Manual exposure adjustment returns
to automatic exposure.
- Zoom position returns to full wide
angle W.
- Automatic backlight correction
deactivates.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in
standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the [POWER SAVE] setting
(
49). You can select the length of
time until shut-off with the [ STANDBY
OFF] setting (
49).
To restore the power if the camcorder
shut off, turn the
switch toward
MODE and release it, or turn the
switch to
and back to ON again.
• If you perform any of the following
actions while in standby mode (while the
standby lamp is on), the camcorder will
return to record pause mode.
- Change the position of the
/
switch.
- Turn the
switch toward MODE.
(
24)
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Press
to select
.
• If
does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
• The camcorder plays back the last
scene (but without sound) and
returns to record pause mode.
Deleting a Scene After Recording It
(
24)
After recording a scene:
1 Review the scene as described in
the previous section.
2 While reviewing the scene, press
to select
3 Press
and press
.
to select [YES] and press
.
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.
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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 the
camcorder was turned off.
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4 Press
/
to begin the playback.
Playback will start from the scene
selected and continue until the end
of the last scene recorded.
Playback and Video Backup
Playing Back the Video
DURING PLAYBACK
(
24)
5 Press / again to pause the
playback.
6 Press
to stop the playback and
return to the scene index screen.
NOTES
Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
Adjusting the Volume: Speaker and
Headphones
1 Move the
/
switch to
(Movies).
2 Turn the
switch to ON, then
turn it toward MODE and release it
to set the camcorder in PLAY
mode.
The green PLAY indicator will turn
on. The scene index screen appears
after a few seconds with the
selection frame on the last (most
recently recorded) scene.
The camcorder plays the sound with
the built-in speaker. When you are
using the viewfinder for playback, you
can connect a pair of headphones to
listen to the sound. You can also use
the headphones to check the audio
level while recording.
Adjusting the Volume of the Speaker
(
24)
3 Use the navigation buttons to
move the selection frame to the
scene you want to play back.
You can also turn the control dial to
run quickly through the index
screens.
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Special Playback Modes
To enter the special playback modes, you can use the buttons on the LCD panel or
wireless controller (
17). There is no sound during the special playback modes.
Special playback mode
Fast playback
Initial mode
On the camcorder
press…
Normal playback
or
*
On the wireless
controller press…
SEARCH
or
SEARCH
Press again to increase the playback speed
5x → 15x → 60x the normal speed**
Slow playback
Playback pause
or
*
SLOW
or
SLOW
Press again to increase the playback speed
1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed
Skip to the beginning of:
Normal playback
the next scene
NEXT
the current scene
PREV.
the previous scene
Return to normal playback
twice
Special playback
/
PREV.
twice
PLAY
During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
* You can also use the control dial.
** The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
2 Press
to
or
to adjust the
volume.
• To turn off the volume completely,
keep pressing
until the volume
icon changes to
.
• You can press
again to hide
the function guide during
playback.
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Using Headphones
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 and make sure the
icon appears on the screen.
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TO ADJUST THE VOLUME OF THE
HEADPHONES
In
mode, adjust the volume
of the headphones with the [PHONES
VOL.] setting (
50). In
mode, use the navigation buttons and
the function guide following the same
procedure as when adjusting the
speaker’s volume.
(
24)
IMPORTANT
FUNC.
(
26)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Use the navigation buttons to
select the
icon and press
to open the setup menus.
3 Press
or
to select [SYSTEM
SETUP] and press
.
4 Press
or
to select
[AV/PHONES] and press
5 Press
to select [
and press
.
6 Press
.
PHONES]
• 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.
• When using headphones, make sure to
lower the volume to an appropriate
level.
• The sound of the built-in speaker will be
muted when you close the LCD panel,
when you connect the STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable to the AV OUT/ terminal
or when [AV/PHONES] is set to
[ PHONES].
FUNC. .
appears.
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].
• The volume of the headphones cannot
be adjusted while recording.
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Backing Up Videos
Movies recorded with this camcorder
are saved to the built-in hard disk.
Because space on the hard disk is
limited, make sure to copy your movies
to an external device and back them up
on a regular basis.
Recordings made with this camcorder
can be backed up using the following
methods.
Copying Movies to a Computer
The supplied Corel Application Disc
CD-ROM includes software that will
allow you to select movies you
recorded and transfer them to a
computer. For a detailed explanation,
refer to the Corel Application Disc
Installation Guide and User Manual.
You can also use the software on the
supplied Backup Utility CD-ROM to
back up to the computer all the movies
on the camcorder’s built-in hard disk.
For a detailed explanation, refer to the
software’s instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
Copying Movies to an External Device
Connect the camcorder to an external
device such as a VCR or digital video
recorder and transfer your movies.
For a detailed explanation, refer to
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder (
86).
Transferring Movies from a Computer
After you transfer movies to a computer,
you can use the supplied Corel
Application Disc software to select
movies and transfer them back to the
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camcorder. For a detailed explanation,
refer to the Corel Application Disc
Installation Guide and User Manual.
Make sure to use the software on the
supplied Backup Utility CD-ROM to
back up all of the recordings on the
camcorder’s hard disk in advance.
If you backed up onto the computer all
the movies on the camcorder using the
software on the Backup Utility
CD-ROM, you can also transfer those
movies back to the camcorder. For a
detailed explanation, refer to the
software’s instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
Searching Scenes by Date
You can search for all the recordings
you made on a particular date, for
example, to find all the movies you shot
during an outing.
POINTS TO CHECK
*
(
24)
* Original index screen only
FUNC.
(
26)
1 Press
2 Press
FUNC.
.
or
to select
[
SELECT DATE] and press
.
• An index screen appears that
displays all dates in which
recordings were made. An orange
selection frame appears on the day.
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• The thumbnail shows a still image
from the first scene recorded on
that day. The number below it
indicates the number of scenes
taken on the selected day.
3 Press
or
to change the day
and press
or
to move to the
month or year.
the selected scene. To delete a scene
only in the playlist, press PLAYLIST first,
and then select the scene.
FUNC.
(
26)
DELETE
FUNC.
4 Change the other fields in the
same way to select the desired
date and press
.
An index screen will appear with the
selection frame on the first scene
recorded on the selected date.
Desired option
YES
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, an original
scene cannot be recovered.
• Back up important scenes before
deleting them.
• Do not use a computer to delete data in
this camcorder.
NOTES
You can also use the control dial.
Deleting Scenes
NOTES
You can delete those scenes that you
are not interested in keeping. Deleting
scenes also allows you to free up hard
disk space.
Deleting a Single Scene or All Scenes
from a Selected Date
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
From the original index screen, use the
navigation buttons to select a scene.
Selecting [ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
will delete all scenes recorded on the
same day as the selected scene.
Selecting [ONE SCENE] will delete only
• Deleting a scene from the original index
screen also deletes that scene from the
playlist.
• Depending on the number of scenes on
the hard disk, deleting a scene may take
longer than usual.
• You may not be able to delete scenes
shorter than 5 seconds. To delete such
scenes you must initialize the hard disk
(
64), in the process deleting all other
recordings.
• Do not change the position of the
switch or the / switch while the
scene is being deleted (while the HDD
access indicator is on or flashing).
• Initialize the hard disk to delete all
movies and make all recordable space
available again.
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• When deleting a scene from the playlist
index screen, only one scene can be
deleted at a time.
On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
The camcorder keeps a data code
containing the date and time and other
camera data (shutter speed, aperture,
etc.) registered at the time of recording.
You can select the data to be displayed.
Menu Options Lists
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 (
26).
FUNC. Menu
Turning the On-Screen Displays On/Off
Recording programs
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
• All displays on
• All displays off1
(
Mode switch: P
[ PROGRAM AE],
[ SHUTTER-PRIO.AE],
[ APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
[
CINE MODE]*
Special Scene recording programs:
[ PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS],
[ NIGHT], [ SNOW], [ BEACH],
[ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
[ FIREWORKS]
*
mode only.
Light metering mode
• All displays on
• Data code2 only
• All displays off
1 However, the markers and the icons
and
will still appear on the screen.
2 Data code: Time, date and camera data at
the time of recording. The contents to be
displayed can be selected with the [DATA
CODE] setting (
48).
42
51, 54)
Mode switch: P
[ EVALUATIVE],
[ CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE],
[ SPOT]
(
73)
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White balance
(
Mode switch: P
[ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
[ SHADE], [ CLOUDY],
[ TUNGSTEN], [ FLUORESCENT],
[ FLUORESCENT H], [ SET]
Image effect
(
59)
(
60)
Mode switch: P
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADE-T],
[ WIPE], [ BLK&WHT],
[ SEPIA], [ ART]
34)
HIGH QUALITY 15 Mbps],
HIGH QUALITY 9 Mbps],
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps],
LONG PLAY 5 Mbps]
Still image simultaneous
recording
(
74)
Still image size/quality
ADD TO PLAYLIST
(
Mode switch: P
[ SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
[
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.],
[
AEB]
(
66)
Size:
[LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
Mode switch: P
[
D.EFFECT OFF],
[ BLK&WHT], [ SEPIA]
Drive mode
[
[
[
[
(
Size:
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[LW 1920x1080], [SW 848x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
Mode switch: P
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF],
[
VIVID], [
NEUTRAL],
[
LOW SHARPENING],
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL],
[
CUSTOM]
Digital effects
Recording mode
58)
71)
(
63)
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)],
[ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
Add scenes to the playlist. This option
is available only from the original index
screen.
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MOVE
(
63)
Move a scene in the playlist. This option
is available only from the playlist index
screen.
DELETE
(
41)
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)],
[ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
Delete a scene from the original index
screen.
[NO], [YES]
Delete a scene from the playlist index
screen.
SELECT DATE
(
(
68)
[CANCEL], [START]
PROTECT
(
75)
Press
to enter the image selection
screen in order to select the still images
you want to protect.
44
(
81)
Press
to enter the image selection
screen in order to select the still images
for which you want to set print orders.
TRANSFER ORDER
(
90)
Press
to enter the image selection
screen in order to select the still images
you want to mark with a transfer order.
Setup Menus
40)
Search for all scenes recorded on a
particular date. This option is available
only from the original index screen.
SLIDESHOW
PRINT ORDER
In the setup menus, you can also use
the control dial to navigate the menus
and adjust settings.
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
A.SL SHUTTER
Mode switch: AUTO or P (only in the
[ PROGRAM AE] recording program)
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder automatically uses slow
shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient
lighting.
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Operating Mode
Shutter Speed
Used
As low as 1/30
with [
PF24] frame rate.
• The digital zoom cannot be used with
the [ NIGHT] recording program.
ZOOM SPEED
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.
D.ZOOM
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 3],
[
SPEED 2], [
SPEED 1]
• When set to [
VARIABLE] the
zoom speed depends on how you
operate the zoom lever: Press lightly
for a slow zoom; press harder for
faster zooms.
• The fastest zoom speed can be
achieved with [
VARIABLE].
Among the fixed zoom speeds,
[
SPEED 3] is the fastest and
[
SPEED 1] the slowest.
AF MODE
[
OFF], [
40X], [
200X]
Determines the operation of the digital
zoom. The color of the indicator
indicates the zoom as follows.
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 10x
10x 40x
40x 200x
• 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.
[
INSTANT AF], [
NORMAL AF]
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 fastmoving 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].
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FOCUS ASSIST
Mode switch: P
[
ON], [
OFF]
• The focus assist function magnifies
the image that appears at the center
of the screen to help you focus
manually.
• Using the focus assist function will
not affect the recordings. The focus
assist function will be cancelled when
you start recording.
IMG STAB
Mode switch: P
[
ON
], [
OFF]
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.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned
off when the mode switch is set to
AUTO.
• We recommend setting the image
stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a
tripod.
FRAME RATE
Mode switch: P
[
60i NORMAL], [
PF24]
Selects the frame rate to be used when
recording.
[
PF24]: 24 frames per second,
progressive.
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Using this frame rate will give your
recordings a cinematic look. When
combined with the [
CINE MODE]
recording program (
51), the
cinematic look will be enhanced.
AF AST LAMP
[
AUTO], [
(
71)
(
72)
OFF]
FOCUS PRI.
Mode switch: P
[
ON:AiAF], [
[
OFF]
ON:CENTER],
REVIEW
[
OFF], [
2 sec], [
4 sec],
[
6 sec], [
8 sec], [
10 sec]
Selects the time to display a still image
after it has been recorded on the
memory card.
• This menu item will not be available
when the drive mode (
71) is set to
[
CONT.SHOOT.], [
HISPEED
CONT.SHOOT.] or [
AEB].
• 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.
SELF TIMER
[
ON
], [
(
OFF]
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WIND SCREEN
DROP SENSOR
Mode switch: P
[ AUTO], [
OFF
]
The camcorder automatically reduces
the background sound of wind when
recording outdoors.
• The wind screen cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to AUTO.
• 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
].
Hard Disk Operations (HDD Usage Info, Initializing the Hard Disk, etc.)
HDD OPERATIONS
HDD USAGE INFO
Displays a screen where you can verify
the approximate used hard disk space.
This option is available only from the
original index screen.
• Hard disk space is calculated in
0.1 GB increments and rounded off.
In addition, some hard disk space is
used for file management data. As a
result, the total space will be slightly
less than 40 GB.
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Detects when the camcorder is dropped
and activates a protection mechanism to
help prevent hard disk damage. While the
mechanism is active,
appears in red
on the screen and playback/recording
may stop. This option is available only
from the original index screen.
• Keep this function set to [
ON] in
most situations. Deactivating this
function can increase the likelihood of
hard disk damage should the
camcorder be dropped. Even if this
function is set to [
ON] and the
camcorder is dropped, hard disk
damage can occur.
• You can set the drop sensor to
[
OFF
] to record while, for
example, riding a roller coaster. If left
set to [
ON] and the protection
mechanism activates, its operation
noise may be heard and recording/
playback may stop.
DEL.PLAYLIST
(
41)
[NO], [YES]
This option is available only in the
playlist index screen.
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
INITIALIZE HDD
(
64)
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL
[NO], [YES]
Initializes the hard disk. This option is
available only from the original index
screen.
ORD
(
82)
[NO], [YES]
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ERASE ALL
ORD
(
90)
connected using the STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable.
DATA CODE
(
42)
[NO], [YES]
ERASE ALL IMAGES
(
69)
(
76)
[NO], [YES]
INITIALIZE CARD
[ DATE], [ TIME], [
DATE & TIME],
[ CAMERA DATA]
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
[INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL]
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD
screen.
• Press
or
or use the control dial
to adjust the brightness to your
preference.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD
screen does not affect the brightness
of your recordings, that of the playback
image on a TV or that of the viewfinder.
TV SCREEN
[
ON], [
OFF]
When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s
on-screen displays will appear also on
the screen of a TV or monitor
48
[
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
[
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
[
GRID(GRY)]
You can display a grid or a horizontal
line at the center of the screen. The
markers are available in white or gray.
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 on the hard disk or
memory card.
LANGUAGE
(
28)
[DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL],
[FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI],
[ ROMANA ], [TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
],
[
]
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DEMO MODE
camcorder, the self-timer countdown,
etc.
POWER SAVE
[
ON], [
OFF]
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 (Volume, Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
WL.REMOTE
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated
with the wireless controller.
SPEAKER VOL.
[
ON], [
OFF]
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, the message
“
AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will
shut off after the time selected for the
[
STANDBY OFF] setting.
STANDBY OFF
(
35)
[
10 min], [
20 min],
[
30 min]
Select the length of time after which the
camcorder will end the standby mode
and shut off automatically.
IMG QUALITY
Press
or
or use the control dial to
adjust the volume of the playback. You
can also adjust the volume using the
function guide (
37).
BEEP
[
SUPER FINE], [
FINE],
[
NORMAL]
Select the quality of a still image
captured from a scene.
[
HIGH VOLUME],
[ LOW VOLUME], [
OFF]
A beep will accompany some
operations like turning on the
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NOTES
FILE NOS.
[
RESET], [
CONTINUOUS]
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.
AV/PHONES
[
AV], [
PHONES]
• Lower the volume before connecting the
headphones.
• In
mode, you can also adjust
the volume using the function guide
(
37).
TV TYPE
[
NORMAL TV], [
WIDE TV]
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.
• The setting cannot be selected while
the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using the optional HTC-100
HDMI Cable.
• 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 (
75).
PHONES VOL.
COMP.OUT
When [AV/PHONES] is set to
[ PHONES], press
or
or use the
control dial to adjust the volume of the
headphones.
50
[
480i], [
1080i]
You can select the video specifications
to use when connecting the camcorder
to a high-definition TV using the
component video connection.
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[
480i]: To use the 480i specification
(standard definition).
[
1080i]: To use the full 1080i high
definition specification.
• This setting will be unavailable while
the camcorder is connected to an
external device using the optional
HTC-100 HDMI Cable.
Additional Functions
Giving a Cinematic Look to your
Recordings
HDMI STATUS
You can verify the specification of the
video output signal from the HDMI OUT
mini terminal.
FIRMWARE
You can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware. This menu
option is usually grayed out.
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
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.
Using the [
Program
CINE MODE] Recording
With the [
CINE MODE] recording
program, the camcorder adjusts
various image settings to give a
cinematic look to your recordings.
POINTS TO CHECK
T.ZONE/DST
(
28)
DATE/TIME
(
27)
(
DATE FORMAT
[Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM)]
Changes the date format for on-screen
displays and for date printing.
24)
Mode switch: P
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
CINE MODE
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Setting the 24p Cinema Mode
You can combine the [
CINE MODE]
recording program and the [
PF24]
frame rate to achieve the 24p Cinema
Mode, which will enhance the cinematic
look of your recordings.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
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 53.
Mode switch: P
Set the recording program to [
CINE
MODE], as described in the previous
section.
FUNC.
MENU
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
Mode switch: P
FUNC.
CAMERA SETUP
FRAME RATE
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
PF24
Last icon on the right (icon of
the currently selected Special
Scene)
NOTES
Do not move the mode switch to AUTO
during the actual recording of a scene; the
brightness of the picture may change
abruptly.
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Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
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NOTES
• Do not move the mode switch to AUTO
during the actual recording of a scene;
the brightness of the picture may
change abruptly.
• [ 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).
• [ 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.
• [ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become
overexposed on cloudy days or in
shaded places. Check the image on
the screen.
• [ 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]
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.
[
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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Flexible Recording: Changing the
Aperture and Shutter Speed
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program or give priority to the exposure
value or the shutter speed.
Use a high shutter speed to record fast
moving subjects or a slow shutter
speed to add motion blur, emphasizing
the feel of movement.
Use low aperture values (larger lens
opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait or high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider
depth of field, giving a sharp focus all
throughout a landscape.
POINTS TO CHECK
24)
Mode switch: P
[

Default value
PROGRAM AE]
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal
exposure for the subject.
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
[
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
FUNC.
(
54
26)
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED OR APERTURE
VALUE
When you select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] or [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
a numeric value will appear next to the
recording program icon.
1 If the function guide appears on
the screen, press
to hide it.
2 Press
or
to adjust the shutter
speed or aperture value to the
desired value.
Shutter speed guidelines
(
Options
FUNC.
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
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.
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.
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Available Aperture Values
(
[1.8]**, [2.0]**, [2.4]**, [2.8], [3.4], [4.0],
[4.8], [5.6], [6.7], [8.0]
*
**
24)
mode only.
mode only.
NOTES
• When setting a numeric value (aperture
or shutter speed), the number display
will flash if the aperture or shutter speed
is not appropriate for the recording
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
• Do not move the mode switch to AUTO
during the actual recording of a scene;
the brightness of the picture may
change abruptly.
• [
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but the image quality may be
lower, and the autofocus may not work
well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with high 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.
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Press
to select
.
• If
does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
•
appears on the screen.
• Press
again to turn the mini
video light off.
TO USE THE OPTIONAL VL-3 VIDEO LIGHT
You can attach the optional VL-3 Video
Light to the advanced accessory shoe if
you want a more powerful video light
than the built-in mini video light. For
details about attaching and using the
video light, refer to the instruction
manual of the VL-3. When a video
accessory is attached to the advanced
accessory shoe,
will appear on the
screen.
NOTES
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light
(assist lamp) at any time, regardless of
the recording program.
• 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.
• The built-in mini video light will be
disabled automatically when you attach
the optional VL-3 Video Light. To use the
built-in mini video light, set the switch
on the VL-3 to OFF first.
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Self Timer
Manual Focus Adjustment
(
24)
FUNC.
(
26)
MENU
FUNC.
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER
FUNC.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
POINTS TO CHECK
(
ON
appears.
:
In record pause mode, press
START/STOP .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
:
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.
* 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.
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Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
24)
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Mode switch: P
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Press
to select [FOCUS].
• If [FOCUS] does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
• “MF” appears.
3 Press
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 (
46).
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4 Keep
or
pressed down to
adjust the focus as necessary.
• You can also use the control dial to
make smaller adjustments.
• Pressing
to select [FOCUS]
again will return the camcorder to
autofocus.
5 Press
.
• The focus will be locked.
• Pressing
and then
to select
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
POINTS TO CHECK
• If you use the control dial, operate
the zoom or press
or ,
changes to “MF” and the camcorder
returns to manual focusing mode.
Automatic Backlight Correction and
Manual Exposure Adjustment
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.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Mode switch: P
(
24)
Mode switch: P (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
Automatic Backlight Correction
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
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 Keep
pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
•
appears.
• Pressing
to select [FOCUS]
again will return the camcorder to
autofocus.
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Press BLC .
•
appears.
• Press BLC again to end the backlight
correction mode.
Manual Exposure Adjustment
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.
POINTS TO CHECK
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
2 Press
to select [EXP].
• If [EXP] does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
• If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, the brightness of
the image may change.
3 Press
or
to adjust the
brightness of the image as
required.
• You can also use the control dial.
• Pressing
to select [EXP] again
will cancel the exposure lock and
return the camcorder to automatic
exposure.
4 Press
.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
will change to white and the
exposure will be locked.
• Pressing
and then
to select
[EXP] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
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(
to
24)
Mode switch: P (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options
[

Default value

AUTO]
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.
Use this setting for outdoor scenes.
[
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.
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[
SET]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
White Balance
FUNC.
Desired option*
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
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.
• 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
• 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.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Options
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
- Turn off the digital zoom (
45).
- 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].
24)
Mode switch: P (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
[

Default value

IMAGE EFFECT 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.
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[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Digital Effects
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.
[
POINTS TO CHECK
(
CUSTOM]
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
Mode switch: P
:[
BLK&WHT], [
only.
Options
[

24)
SEPIA]
Default value
D.EFFECT OFF]
Select this setting when you do not intend to use
the digital effects.
[
FADE-T] (fade trigger), [
WIPE]
FUNC.
Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene
with a fade from or to a black screen.
(
[
26)
BLK&WHT]
Records images in black and white.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Effect
FUNC.
Desired option*
[
[
* When you select [
CUSTOM], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
1 Press
and press
or
to
select the custom setting options.
You can also use the control dial.
2 Press
or
to adjust each
setting as desired and then
press
.
3 Press FUNC. to save the setting
and close the menu.
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SEPIA]
Records images in sepia tones for an “old” look.
ART]
Select this effect to add “flavor” to your
recordings.
NOTES
• 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.
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Setting
TO FADE OUT
FUNC.
(
Press
while recording ( ), then
press START/STOP to fade out and
pause the recording.
26)
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
FUNC.
FUNC.
**
Desired fader/effect*
* You can preview the effect on the screen.
** The icon of the selected effect appears.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
: Press
while recording or
in record pause mode.
: Press
and then press
PHOTO to record the still image.
Applying
Using an External Microphone
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Press
to select
.
• If
does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Press
again to deactivate the
fader/effect.
TO FADE IN
Press
in record pause mode (
then press START/STOP to start
recording with a fade in.
),
When recording in very quiet
surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the
camcorder's internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external
microphone.
Microphones compatible with the
advanced accessory shoe
You can attach to the advanced
accessory shoe on the camcorder an
optional DM-50 Directional Stereo
Microphone or any commercially
available microphone compatible with
the advanced accessory shoe. For
details, refer to the instruction manual
of the microphone.
When attaching an accessory, first
extend the viewfinder and then remove
the advanced accessory shoe cover.
When a compatible accessory is
attached to the advanced accessory
shoe,
will appear on the screen.
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NOTES
• Be careful when attaching a very long
external microphone; it may appear on
the screen.
• When the DM-50 or other microphone is
connected to the camcorder, [WIND
SCREEN] will automatically be set to
[
OFF
].
Other microphones
You can also use commercially
available microphones not compatible
with the advanced accessory 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 the audio
recording level may vary.
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Managing Scenes and the Hard
Disk
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
Creating a Playlist
ADD TO PLAYLIST
Desired option
Create a playlist to play back only the
scenes you prefer and in the order of
your choice. After you add scenes to
the playlist, press PLAYLIST to switch
between the original scenes and the
playlist.
YES
When the operation is completed
“ADDED TO PLAYLIST” will be
displayed. To delete scenes from the
playlist, refer to Deleting Scenes (
41).
Original index screen (original recordings)
ORIGINAL
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
POINTS TO CHECK
PLAYLIST
Playlist index screen
(
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
Select [ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)] to
add to the playlist all scenes taken on a
particular date. Select [ONE SCENE] to
add only the selected scene.
24)
From the original index screen, press
PLAYLIST . From the playlist index
screen, use the navigation buttons to
select the scene to move.
FUNC.
(
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
From the original index screen, use the
navigation buttons to select the scene
to add to the playlist. To add all scenes
recorded on a particular date, select a
scene recorded on that date.
26)
FUNC.
MOVE
Use the navigation buttons or
the control dial to move the
orange marker to the new
position of the scene and
press
.
YES
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NOTES
IMPORTANT
The numbers at the bottom indicate the
scene's original position (on the left) and
the marker's position (on the right).
Initializing the Hard Disk
Initializing erases all movies on the hard
disk, allowing you free up space for
more recordings. In addition, it reduces
hard disk fragmentation, which may
reduce performance and occurs as
movies are recorded and deleted over
time.
*
(
24)
* Original index screen only
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
MENU
HDD OPERATIONS
INITIALIZE HDD
YES
FUNC.
**
YES
** Close the menu only after the screen
display returns to the [HDD OPERATIONS]
menu.
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• Initializing the hard disk 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.
• While initializing, do not disconnect the
power source or turn off the camcorder.
• Do not use your computer to initialize
the camcorder's hard disk. Doing so will
result in the camcorder ceasing to
function properly.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing
and playing back images to printing them.
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
recorded immediately.
Recording
Taking Photos
4 Press
Before using a memory card for the first
time, be sure to initialize it with this
camcorder (
76).
PHOTO fully.
The CARD access indicator will flash
as the still image is being recorded.
IMPORTANT
(
24)
Observe the following precautions while
the card access display (
) appears
on screen, and when the CARD access
indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
NOTES
1 Move the
/
switch to
(Still
images).
2 Turn the
switch to ON to set
the camcorder in CAMERA mode.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
• If the subject is not suitable for
autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (
56).
• When the subject is too bright,
“OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such
case, use the optional FS-43U II ND
filter.
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Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Still images are recorded on the
memory card using JPEG compression.
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.
(
Desired image size*
Press
FUNC.
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality/size setting.
24)
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.
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.
FUNC.
(
Icon of the currently selected
Image Quality/Size
FUNC.
26)

Default value
Approximate number of still images on a memory card
Memory Card
32 MB
Image Quality* →
128 MB

512 MB


Image Size ↓
LW 1920x1080
20
30
60
90
135
265
350
525
L 2048x1536
10
20
40
60
85
180
235
350
1,040
700
M 1440x1080
25
40
80
120
180
350
470
700
1,370
SW 848x480**
105
150
305
450
635
1,275
1,775
2,515
5,030
S 640x480
140
205
375
600
865
1,560
2,320
3,355
6,040
*
: [SUPER FINE],
: [FINE],
: [NORMAL]
** This size is only available for recording simultaneously on the hard disk and memory card.
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• When printing still images, use the
following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
Image Size
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
(
24)
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
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].
(
24)
1 Move the
1 Press
2 Press
to select
or
and press
.
to select [ERASE]
.
switch to
(Still
2 Turn the
switch to ON, then
turn it toward MODE and release it
to set the camcorder in PLAY
mode.
The green PLAY indicator will turn
on.
3 Press
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
/
images).
or
to move between
images.
Image Jump Function
You can locate a specific image without
having to browse all of them one by
one.
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TO RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES
Press
or
and hold it down to run
quickly through the still images.
TO SKIP 10 OR 100 STILL IMAGES
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/ switch or the operating mode.
• 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.
Slideshow
FUNC.
(
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
2 Press
to select .
26)
1 Press
2 Press
FUNC. .
or
to select
[ SLIDESHOW] and press
.
You can also use the control dial.
3 Press
3 Press
or
to select [
JUMP
10 IMAGES] or [
JUMP 100
IMAGES].
4 Press
or
to jump the number
of images selected and press
.
• You can press
again to hide
the function guide.
• You can also use the control dial.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the card access display (
) appears
on screen, and when the CARD access
indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do
so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not remove the memory card.
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or
to select [START]
and press
.
• Images are played back one after
another.
• Press FUNC. to stop the slideshow.
Index Screen
1 Press the W side of the zoom lever.
The still images index screen appears.
2 Use the navigation buttons to
select an image.
• Move the green selection frame to
the image you want to view.
• You can also turn the control dial
to run quickly through the index
screens.
3 Press
.
The index screen closes and the
selected image is displayed.
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Erasing a Single Image
Magnifying Photos during Playback
(
24)
During playback, still images can be
magnified up to 5 times.
(
24)
1 If the function guide does not appear
on screen, press
2 Press
3 Press
to select
or
and press
1 Press the T side of the zoom lever.
• The image is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, press
the T side of the zoom lever. To
reduce the magnification to less
than 2 times, press the W side of
the zoom lever.
•
will appear for images that
cannot be enlarged.
to display it.
.
to select [ERASE]
.
Erasing All Images
The following procedure will erase all
the non-protected still images from the
memory card (all images except those
with the
mark).
(
24)
FUNC.
(
26)
2 Use the navigation buttons to
move the frame to the part of the
image you want to see enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, press
the W side of the zoom lever until the
frame disappears.
FUNC.
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL IMAGES
FUNC.
Erasing Photos
You can erase still images recorded on
the memory card.
MENU
YES
IMPORTANT
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
NOTES
Protected images on the memory card
cannot be erased.
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• Repeatedly press
to cycle
between the flash modes.
•
disappears after 4 seconds.
Additional Functions
3 Press
PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
Flash
You can use the built-in flash to record
still images in dark places. The flash
features the red-eye reduction function.
(
Options

24)
Default value

(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights
up to reduce the red-eye effect.
TO USE THE OPTIONAL VFL-1 VIDEO FLASH
LIGHT
You can attach the optional VFL-1
Video Flash Light to the advanced
accessory shoe if you want a more
powerful flash than the built-in flash.
The procedure for setting the flash
mode is the same as described above.
For details about attaching and using
the flash, refer to the instruction manual
of the VFL-1. The VFL-1 can also be
used as a video light. When a video
accessory is attached to the advanced
accessory shoe,
will appear on the
screen.
(flash on)
NOTES
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
2 Press
to
to select .
• If
does not appear on the
function guide, repeatedly press
to display it.
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• The practical range of the built-in flash
is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The
practical range with the VFL-1 Video
Flash Light attached is approx. 1 to 4 m
(3.3 to 13.1 ft.). In any case, 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.
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• 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.
• 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.
• 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 (
46).
- The camcorder may not be able to
focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on.
- The brightness of the AF-assist lamp
could be an inconvenience. Consider
turning it off in public places such as
restaurants.
• The built-in mini video light may be
disabled automatically when you attach
the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light. To
use the built-in mini video light, set the
switch on the VFL-1 to OFF first.
Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing (Drive Mode)
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.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
Mode switch: P (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
Options
[
SINGLE]

Default value

Records a single still image.
[ CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
Captures a series of still images as long as you
hold PHOTO pressed down. For the number of
frames per second, refer to the sidebar on
page 71.
Maximum number of continuous shots
Number of frames (shots) per second
Normal speed
3 frames
High speed
5 frames
Using the flash
Maximum number of continuous shots
60 images
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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[
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.
FUNC.
(
Automatic Focus Priority
When the focus priority is activated, the
camcorder records a still image only
after the focus has been adjusted
automatically.
26)
FUNC.
FUNC.
POINTS TO CHECK
Icon of the currently selected
Drive Mode
Desired option
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
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 on the memory card.
(
Options

Default value

[
ON:AiAF]
(Mode switch: P*, AUTO)
Depending on the shooting conditions, one or
more AF frames out of the nine frames available
are automatically selected and the focus is fixed
on them.
[
ON:CENTER]
(Mode switch: P*)
In this mode, a single focusing frame appears in
the center of the screen and the focus is
automatically fixed on it. This is convenient for
making sure the focus is exactly where you want
it.
[
OFF]
Select this option if you wish to record a still
image as soon as you press PHOTO .
* Except for the [
program.
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24)
Mode switch at AUTO: The focus
priority cannot be turned off.
Mode switch at P: You can turn off the
focus priority and you can also select
the AF (autofocus) frame to be used.
FIREWORKS] recording
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Options
FUNC.
(
[
26)
FUNC.
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.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
[
FOCUS PRI.
FUNC.

CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE]
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject in the
center.
Desired option
[
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.
In the [
FIREWORKS] recording
program the focus priority is automatically
set to [
OFF].
FUNC.
(
26)
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.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Light Metering Mode
FUNC.
Desired option
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Mode switch: P
24)
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.
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A still image
whose histogram skews to the right is
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Pixel Count
relatively bright; while one whose
histogram peaks to the left, is relatively
dark.
Shadows
Highlights
NOTES
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. .
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies
You can record still images on the
memory card even while the camcorder
is set to
mode. You can also
capture simultaneously, as a still image
on the memory card, the same picture
you are recording as a scene on the
hard disk.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
24)
Select the size and quality of the still
image in record pause mode.

TO SELECT THE ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS
Default value
STILL I.REC OFF
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the onscreen displays on and off in the
following sequence.
FUNC.
(
26)
• All displays on
• All displays off1
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
1
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Simultaneous
Recording option
Desired image size*
However, the markers and the
icon and
AF frames when the autofocus is locked will
still appear on the screen.
Press
FUNC.
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality/size setting.
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Press PHOTO to capture the still
image on the memory card.
The still image is recorded on the
memory card while the screen
continues to show the video recording.
FUNC.
MENU
SYSTEM SETUP
IMG QUALITY
NOTES
FUNC.
Desired image quality*
• The still image cannot be recorded
simultaneously on the memory card
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 number displayed at the bottom
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality setting.
Capturing a Still Image from the
Playback Scene
1 Start playback of the desired
scene.
2 Pause the playback at the point
you want to capture.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
You can capture frames from a scene
as still images on the memory card. The
size of the captured still image will be
[LW 1920x1080] and it cannot be
changed, but you can select the image
quality. Set [TV TYPE] to [
WIDE
TV] before using this function (
50).
(
FUNC.
(
26)
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
NOTES
• 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.
24)
Protecting Photos
You can protect still images recorded
on the memory card from accidental
erasure.
(
24)
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Options
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
[INITIALIZE]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
PROTECT
[COMPL.INIT.]
Erases all data completely.
Press
[ PROTECT]: The image selection
screen appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
(
FUNC.
(
1 Press
or
to select the still
image you want to protect.
2 Press
to protect the still
image.
appears on the bottom bar and
the image cannot be erased. Press
again to cancel the image
protection.
3 Repeat steps 1-2 to protect
additional images or press FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
26)
FUNC.
Initializing the memory card (
76) will
permanently erase all recorded still
images, even the protected ones.
MENU
STILL IMG OPER.
INITIALIZE CARD
Select the Card Initialization
method
FUNC.
IMPORTANT
24)
YES*
* Press
to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All the
image files will be erased and the memory
card can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the Memory Card
Initialize memory cards when you use
them with this camcorder for the first
time, or to erase all the still images on
them.
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Initializing the memory card will erase all
still images, even the protected ones. The
original still images cannot be recovered.
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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.
• Quick Start (
35)
• Zoom (
34)
• Special Scene recording programs (
52)
• Flexible recording programs (
54)
• Mini video light (
55)
• Self timer (
56)
• Manual focus adjustment (
56)
• Automatic backlight correction and manual
exposure adjustment (
57)
• White balance (
58)
• Image effects (
59)
• Digital effects (
60)
Printing Photos
Printing Photos - Direct Print
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
( 81).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the
CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge
logo.
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
(
24)
1 Insert the memory card containing
the still images you want to print.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Refer to PC Connection Diagram
(
87).
•
appears and changes to .
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx. 6
seconds.
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1 Press
or
to select the still
image you wish to print.
IMPORTANT
• 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.
Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
You can print a still image without
changing the settings simply by
pressing
.
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2 Press
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, press
or
to select another still image.
Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies
and other settings for printing. The
setting options vary depending on your
printer model.
Options
[PAPER]
[ PAPER SIZE]
Available paper sizes vary depending on the
printer model.
[ PAPER TYPE]
Select [PHOTO], [FAST PHOTO], [PLAIN] or
[DEFAULT].
[ PAGE LAYOUT]
Select [DEFAULT] or one of the following
available page layouts.
[BORDERED]: Prints the whole image area almost
exactly as the recorded still image.
[BORDERLESS]: Enlarges the center portion of
the still image to fit the width/height ratio of the
selected paper size. The top, bottom and sides of
the still image may be slightly trimmed out.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]: Refer to
the sidebar on page 79.
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[
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
] (Date print)
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[
] (Print Effect)
The print effect can be used with printers
compatible with the Image Optimize function to
achieve higher quality prints. Select [ON], [OFF]
or [DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
[
1 If the function guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Press
to select
.
The print settings menu appears.
] (Number of Copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
Trimming settings (
80)
Paper settings
NOTES
Current paper settings (paper size,
paper type and page layout)
Print setting options and [DEFAULT]
settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s
instruction manual.
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
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]→
[CREDITCARD]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
PIXMA
SELPHY DS
-
-
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
SELPHY CP
2, 4 or 82
2 or 4
2 or 4
-
SELPHY ES
2, 4 or 83
2 or 4
2 or 4
-
Canon Printer ↓
1
2
You can also use the special sticker sheets.
When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [DEFAULT] setting, you can also use
[2-UP] or [4-UP].
3 With the [8-UP] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
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3 In the print settings menu, use the
navigation buttons to select the
setting you want to change and
press
.
4 Press
or
to select the desired
setting option and press
.
5 Use the navigation buttons to
select [PRINT] and press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, press
or
to select another still image.
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
1 Press
while printing.
2 Select [OK] and press
.
PRINTING ERRORS
If an error occurs while printing, an error
message appears (
97).
- Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers:
Resolve the error. When printing does
not resume automatically, select
[CONTINUE] and press
. If
[CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select
[STOP], press
and retry printing.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does
not restart, 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.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
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IMPORTANT
• The following still images may not be
printed correctly with a PictBridgecompatible printer.
- Images created or changed on a
computer and transferred to the
memory card.
- Images recorded with the camcorder
but edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names were
changed.
- Images not recorded with this
camcorder.
• Observe the following precautions
during printing:
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
printer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not remove the memory card.
• If the message “BUSY” does not
disappear, disconnect the USB cable
and restore the connection after a short
while.
Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout
before changing the trimming settings.
1 In the print settings menu (
use the navigation buttons to
select [TRIMMING] and press
The trimming frame appears.
79),
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2 Change the size of the trimming
frame.
• Press the T side of the zoom lever
to shrink the frame, and the W side
to enlarge it. Press
to change
the orientation of the frame
(portrait/landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings,
press the W side of the zoom lever
until the trimming frame
disappears.
Print Orders
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 (
77). You can set print orders
for up to 998 still images.
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
POINTS TO CHECK
3 Use the navigation buttons to
move the trimming frame.
Set the print orders before connecting
the USB cable to the camcorder.
4 Press
FUNC. to return to the print
menu.
From the print settings menu, select
[PRINT] and press
to print the
area selected with the trimming frame.
NOTES
• The trimming frame will initially appear
in white. After applying the trimming
settings, it will change to green.
• The trimming settings apply only to one
image.
• 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.
(
24)
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
PRINT ORDER
Press
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Press
or
to select the still
image you want to mark with a
print order.
2 Press
to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange in the box next to the print
order symbol .
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3 Press
or
to set the number of
copies desired and press
.
To cancel the print order, set the
number of copies to 0.
4 Repeat steps 1-3 to mark
additional images with print orders
or press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
Printing the Still Images Marked with
Print Orders
FUNC.
(
26)
1 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Refer to PC Connection Diagram
(
87).
2 Press
NOTES
• You can also use the control dial to
navigate the FUNC. and setup menus.
• Depending on the connected printer,
you can change some print settings
before step 4 (
78).
• Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
80).
• Restarting Printing: Open the print
settings menu as explained in steps 2-3
above. 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.
Erasing All Print Orders
FUNC. , press
or
to
select the
icon and press
to open the setup menus.
3 Press
or
to select
[
PRINT] and press
.
• The print settings menu appears.
• The error message “SET
PRINT
ORDER” appears if you connect a
printer with direct print function
and select [
PRINT] without
having set any print orders
beforehand.
(
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
MENU
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL
4 Use the navigation buttons to
select [PRINT] and press
.
Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the printing
is completed.
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FUNC.
YES
ORD
24)
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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.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection type
do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT/ terminal.
HDMI OUT Mini Terminal*
The HDMI OUT mini terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable.
Open the terminal cover to
access.
AV OUT/ Terminal
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
* 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
High Definition TV Sets (HDTV)
Terminal on the
Camcorder
Terminal on the
Connected Device
Connecting Cable
1 Output connection (signal flow
) to an HDTV with component video input terminals.
Pr/Cr
Red
Pb/Cb
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Y
Green
AUDIO
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
2 Output connection (signal flow
Red
L
R
) to an HDTV with an HDMI terminal.
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
Standard Definition TV Sets
Terminal on the
Camcorder
3 Output connection (signal flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the
Connected Device
) to a TV or VCR with AV terminals.
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
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Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
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Playback on a TV Screen
This section explains how to play back
scenes taken with this camcorder by
connecting it to a TV.
The quality of the playback picture will
vary depending on the connected TV
and the type of connection used.
POINTS TO CHECK
- [COMP.OUT] to select the output video
specifications when using connection
type
(
50).
- Set [AV/PHONES] to [
AV] when
using connection type
.
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the TV
following one of the connection
diagrams shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams (
84).
Playback
(
24)
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections.
- [TV TYPE] to match the output video to
the aspect ratio of the connected TV
(
50).
1 Turn on the camcorder and the
connected TV or VCR.
On a TV: Select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder.
On a VCR: Set the input selector to
the external video input (usually
labeled LINE IN).
About the HDMI terminal
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection –connection type
– is a
convenient all-digital 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.
- The HDMI connection will recognize automatically the highest resolution supported
by the connected HDTV, and output the optimal video signal to ensure the best
viewing experience. You can confirm the current specification of the video output by
checking the [HDMI STATUS] menu option (
51).
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI
monitors.
- Some HDTVs have their HDCP digital content protection configured so as not to allow the
playback of personal content (video recorded for personal uses). If you cannot play back
the video recorded with this camcorder on your HDTV using the HDMI connection, try
connecting the camcorder using the component video connection –connection type
–
instead.
- There will be no video output from the AV OUT/ terminal or the COMPONENT OUT
terminal while the camcorder is connected to an external device using the optional
HTC-100 HDMI Cable. In such case, only audio will be output from the AV OUT/
terminal.
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2 Start the playback of the movies
(
37) or still images (
67).
NOTES
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be
muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the instruction manual of
the connected TV.
• You can play back your recordings not
only on HDTVs but also on standard
TVs. When you connect the camcorder
to a TV using the STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable, the video output will be
converted to standard definition
automatically, without having to change
the [COMP.OUT] setting.
• If you connect to a TV using the HDMI
connection –connection type
– or the
component video connection
–connection type
– you can enjoy the
full resolution of high-definition TV.
• TV sets compatible with the Video ID-1
system will automatically switch to wide
(16:9) mode. Otherwise, change the
aspect ratio of the TV manually.
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.
(
86
24)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR
using connection type
, as shown in
the previous section Connection
Diagrams (
84).
Recording
1 Connected device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2 This camcorder: Locate the scene
you wish to copy and pause
playback shortly before the scene.
3 This camcorder: Resume the
movie playback.
4 Connected device: Begin
recording when the scene you
wish to copy appears. Stop
recording when copying is
complete.
5 This camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• By default, the on-screen displays will
be embedded in the output video signal,
but you can change the displays by
repeatedly pressing DISP. (
42).
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Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagram
USB Terminal
Open the LCD panel to access.
Terminal on the
Camcorder
1 Output connection (signal flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the
Connected Device
) to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer with an USB port.
USB Cable
(supplied)
Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer
1 Install the supplied Digital Video
With the supplied USB cable and
software (on the DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk CD-ROM) you can
transfer still images to a computer
simply by pressing
.
2 Set the camcorder to
Preparations
The first time you connect the
camcorder to the computer, you need
to install the software and set the autolaunch setting. From the second time
on, just connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable to
transfer images.
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
Refer to PC Connection Diagram
(
87).
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4 Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow
(Windows) or Auto-downloading
(Macintosh) in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
IMPORTANT
• After you connect the camcorder to the
computer, do not access the
camcorder's hard disk directly. Doing so
may corrupt the data in the camcorder
and render it unusable. Use the software
on the supplied Backup Utility
CD-ROM or Corel Application Disc
software to transfer data between the
camcorder and the computer.
• When the CARD access indicator is on
or flashing do not perform the following
actions. Doing so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/ switch or the operating mode.
• 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 from the card
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- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
• 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.
Transferring Images
[
ALL IMAGES]
Transfers all still images.
[
NEW IMAGES]
Transfers only those images that have not yet
been transferred to the computer.
[
TRANSFER ORDERS]
Transfers still images marked with transfer
orders ( 90).
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Allows you to select the still image.
[
WALLPAPER]
Allows you to select the still image and set it as
your computer’s desktop background.
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(print/share) button
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
When you select [
ALL IMAGES],
[
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER
ORDERS], all the relevant still images
will be transferred to the computer in
one batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
Press
or
to select a transfer
option and press
.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, press
or
to select [CANCEL] and press
or
press FUNC. .
MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
When you select [
SELECT &
TRANSFER] or [
WALLPAPER]:
1 Press
or
to select a transfer
option and press
.
2 Press
or
to select the image
you want to transfer and press
.
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The
selected image is transferred and
displayed on the computer. To
continue transferring, press
or
to select another image.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected
image is transferred to the
computer and displayed as the
desktop’s background.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
NOTES
• You can press
to transfer the
images, instead of
. With the
automatic transfer options a
confirmation message appears. Select
[OK] and press
.
• 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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Erasing All Transfer Orders
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.
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
MENU
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
STILL IMG OPER.
Set the transfer orders before connecting
the camcorder to the computer.
ERASE ALL
(
24)
FUNC.
(
26)
FUNC.
TRANSFER ORDER
Press
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Press
or
to select the still
image you want to mark with a
transfer order.
2 Press
to set the transfer order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order symbol
.
Press
again to cancel the
transfer order.
3 Repeat steps 1-2 to mark
additional images with transfer
orders or press FUNC. twice to
close the menu.
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FUNC.
YES
ORD
24)
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
• Depending on the level of repair, the hard disk may be initialized or replaced,
resulting in permanent data loss. Before having the camcorder repaired, back up
important recordings using an external device (
40). Canon shall not be liable for
any data loss due to repair.
• To verify a possible problem, data on the hard disk will need to be checked.
However, only the minimum amount necessary will be checked and the data will
not be copied or saved.
Power Source
Problem
Solution
• Camcorder will not turn on.
• Camcorder switches off by itself.
• Screen switches on and off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
The 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.
–
(two quick flashes at 1-second intervals)
Battery pack at least 50% charged. This is not a malfunction.
22
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F
and 104 °F).
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. When the battery
pack is outside the charging temperature range, the CHG (charge)
indicator will flash irregularly. The charging will start once the battery pack
temperature is below 40 °C (104 °F).
–
• Battery pack will not charge.
• The CHG (charge) indicator flashes
very slowly (about once every 2
seconds).
Camcorder is on but is unresponsive.
21
Attach the battery pack correctly.
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
The camcorder has fallen below its operational temperature
(
appears). Keep it on and let it warm up. If the camcorder still does
not respond, turn it off and use it in a warmer location.
–
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Recording/Playback
Problem
Solution
Buttons will not work.
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Abnormal characters appear on the
screen. 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.
–
lights up in red.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
21
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
49
Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
23
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.
–
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.
–
The camcorder vibrates.
Depending on the condition of the hard disk, the camcorder might vibrate
occasionally. This is not a malfunction.
–
Occasionally the operation sound can
be heard.
The hard disk is activated from time to time. This is not a malfunction.
–
• After using the camcorder for a
long time, it becomes hot.
•
lights up in red.
This is not a malfunction. Turn the camcorder off and let it cool for a while
before resuming operation.
–
The following operations take longer
than usual.
• Deleting scenes
• Changing between
and
modes
• Pausing a recording
• Reviewing the last scene recorded
When the hard disk contains a large number of scenes, some operations
may take longer than usual. Back up your recordings and initialize the hard
disk.
40
64
The wireless controller will not work.
Recording
Problem
flashes red on the screen.
Solution
The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center.
–
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 mode switch to AUTO. This is not a malfunction.
–
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.
–
Image will not appear on the screen.
Set the camcorder to
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Problem
Pressing START/STOP will not start
recording.
Solution
Set the camcorder to
mode.
32
While a scene is being recorded on the hard disk, additional recording is
not possible.
–
The hard disk is full. Delete some recordings or initialize the hard disk to
free some space.
41
64
The hard disk contains the maximum number of scenes. Delete some
recordings.
41
Recording may not be possible while the drop protection mechanism is
active (
appears).
47
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
The camcorder has fallen below its operational temperature
(
appears). Turn it off and use it in a warmer location. Make sure to
avoid a rapid temperature change.
–
Even after stopping recording, the
The scene is being recorded on the hard disk. This is not a malfunction.
HDD access indicator does not go off.
32
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 on the hard disk. This is not a malfunction.
–
The recording suddenly stops shortly
after starting recording.
If recording near loud sounds or strong vibrations, move to another
location.
–
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually.
56
Camcorder will not focus.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
33
Lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lenscleaning cloth. Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
102
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or concerts), sound
may become distorted. This is not a malfunction.
–
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
33
Playback/Editing
Problem
Pressing the playback button does
not start playback.
Occasionally the operation sound can
be heard.
Solution
Set the camcorder to
mode.
37
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
The camcorder has fallen below its operational temperature
(
appears). Turn it off and use it in a warmer location. Make sure to
avoid a rapid temperature change.
–
If the camcorder is moved suddenly while recording, sound from the hard
disk may be recorded.
–
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Problem
Solution
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.
–
No sound from the built-in speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the function guide in
mode.
37
Playback on a Connected TV or Other External Device
External device refers to DVD recorders, computers, and other digital devices.
Problem
Solution
Hard disk is being accessed but
image will not appear 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.
83
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.
84
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.
–
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card
over and insert it.
30
Cannot record on the memory card.
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or replace the
memory card.
69
Memory card cannot be played back.
Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
76
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.
50
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 a
video.
43
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].
50
Insert a memory card.
Set the camcorder to
Image cannot be erased.
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30
mode.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
67
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Problem
Solution
appears in red.
A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card and set the camcorder back to
mode. If
still appears in red, initialize the memory card.
76
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or replace the
memory card.
69
Printing
Problem
Solution
The printer is not operating even
though the camcorder and printer are
correctly connected.
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.
–
Others
Problem
A rattling can be heard from the
camcorder.
Solution
The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off. This
is not a malfunction.
–
List of Messages
Message
Explanation
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
21
CANNOT ENTER THE
STANDBY MODE NOW
The camcorder cannot enter the standby mode if the remaining battery charge
is too low.
35
TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
TURN OFF THE POWER AND WAIT
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the
compact power adapter and remove the battery pack. Let the camcorder cool
down before resuming use.
–
TEMPERATURE TOO LOW
KEEP POWER ON AND WAIT
The camcorder's temperature is too low. Keep the power on until the
icon disappears.
–
TEMPERATURE TOO LOW
USE IN A WARM LOCATION
The outside temperature is too low and the camcorder will not operate. Move
to a location between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
–
TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
CANNOT RECORD
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the
compact power adapter and remove the battery pack. Let the camcorder cool
down before resuming use.
–
• CANNOT RECORD
• CANNOT PLAY BACK
There is a problem with the hard disk.
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
103
REACHED THE MAXIMUM
NUMBER OF SCENES
The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some recordings
to free some space.
41
–
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Message
Explanation
COULD NOT ADD TO PLAYLIST
Scene could not be added to the playlist. You cannot add more than 999
scenes to the playlist. Delete some recordings.
41
TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
CANNOT PLAY BACK
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
CANNOT READ THE HARD DISK
Hard disk could not be read.
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
–
103
This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its operational
temperature (
appears). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down
before resuming use.
–
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system
(PAL or SECAM).
–
ACCESS ERROR
There was an error when reading the hard disk or attempting to write onto it.
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
–
103
AVOID MOVING THE CAMCORDER
Try not to move the camcorder while the image is being recorded.
–
UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
Could not recover a corrupted file.
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
103
HARD DISK FULL
The hard disk is full (“
END” appears on the screen). Delete some
recordings to free some space.
41
TASK IN PROGRESS
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE
POWER SOURCE
The camcorder is updating the hard disk. Do not disconnect the compact
power adapter or remove the battery pack.
–
DROP SENSOR IS TURNED OFF
The camcorder was turned on while [DROP SENSOR] is set to [OFF]. In such
case, dropping the camcorder can increase the likelihood of hard disk
damage.
47
DROP DETECTED
POWER WAS TURNED OFF
When the camcorder is dropped while it is on or connected to a computer with
the USB cable, the camcorder automatically turns off to protect the hard disk.
This message appears the next time the camcorder is turned on. This is not a
malfunction.
–
USE THE CAMCORDER TO
INITIALIZE THE HARD DISK
A hard disk error occurred and data cannot be recovered. Initialize the hard
disk.
64
BUFFER OVERFLOW
RECORDING WAS STOPPED
Drops were detected repeatedly and the buffer became full. Move to a more
stable location and allow data to be written onto the hard disk. Set [DROP
SENSOR] to [OFF] if using the camcorder in a situation where drops are likely
to be detected repeatedly.
47
NO CARD
There is no memory card in the camcorder.
30
NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
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Message
Explanation
CARD ERROR
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; remove and reinsert the memory card and
set the camcorder back to
mode.
If
turns back to green you can resume recording/playback. Otherwise,
initialize the memory card. (Doing so will erase all the still images on the
memory card.)
76
CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or replace the
memory card.
69
THE CAMCORDER IS SET TO STILL
IMAGE MODE
You pressed START/STOP while recording still images (
–
NAMING ERROR
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set the
[FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and erase all the images on the memory card or
initialize it.
–
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. Reduce the number of
still images marked with transfer orders.
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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.
–
WHILE THE CAMCORDER IS
CONNECTED TO A PC DO NOT
DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE OR
POWER SOURCE
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 hard
disk damage. Use the computer to end the connection before disconnecting
the cable.
–
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.
–
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.
40
TRANSFER ORDER ERROR
CANNOT TURN OFF POWER OR
CHANGE MODES
mode).
Direct Print Related Messages
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.
Message
Explanation
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.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
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Message
PAPER JAM
Explanation
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After removing the
paper, set some paper again and retry printing.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing.
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.
• FILE ERROR
• CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, has a
different compression, or was edited on a computer.
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.
SET
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a print order.
PRINT ORDER
PRINT ORDER ERROR
CANNOT TRIM
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another camcorder.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the [PAPER] settings after applying the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the
error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual and contact the appropriate
customer support center or service center.
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.
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.
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.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
Current print settings cannot be used for printing with the
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE
The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
button.
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following
precautions to ensure maximum
performance. Make sure to also observe
the precautions pertaining to the hard
disk, as hard disk damage may result in
permanent data loss.
• Back up your recordings
periodically. Make sure to transfer
your movies to an external device
such as a computer or digital video
recorder (
40) 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 hard disk. Canon shall not be
liable for any data loss.
• Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts. The
hard disk is a high-precision device.
Vibrations, strong impacts or
dropping the camcorder may result in
the hard disk not being recognized or
may cause recording/playback to
stop unexpectedly. Be especially
careful while the HDD access
indicator is on or flashing. Avoid
recording in very loud places. When
using a shoulder strap, do not allow
the camcorder to swing and hit an
object.
• Keep the drop sensor activated
whenever possible. This camcorder
is equipped with a sensor that
detects acceleration. Should the
camcorder be dropped or subject to a
•
•
•
•
similar condition, a mechanism
designed to help prevent hard disk
damage will activate and recording/
playback may stop or the camcorder
may turn off. Deactivating this
function (
47) can increase the
likelihood of hard disk damage should
the camcorder be subject to such
conditions. Even if this function is set
to [
ON], hard disk damage can
occur if the camcorder is dropped.
Do not disconnect the power
source while the HDD access
indicator is on or flashing. While
data is being written onto the hard
disk, disconnecting the power source
or turning off the camcorder may
result in hard disk damage or
permanent data loss.
Use the camcorder within its
operating temperature range. If the
camcorder's temperature becomes
too hot or too cold, recording/
playback may stop in order to prevent
hard disk damage. In such
temperatures, a warning will appear
on the screen.
Do not use the camcorder at high
altitudes. To prevent hard disk
damage, do not turn on or use the
camcorder at altitudes higher than
3,000 m (9,800 ft.) above sea level or
in other places with low atmospheric
pressure.
Initialize the hard disk when movies
cannot be recorded/played back
normally. As movies are recorded
and deleted over time, hard disk
fragmentation may occur, which may
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
reduce performance. Initialize the
hard disk should this happen (
64).
When you initialize the hard disk, all
recordings will be erased. Before
doing so, back up important
recordings using an external device.
Do not carry the camcorder by the
LCD panel or the viewfinder. 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 or viewfinder 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.
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.
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Battery Pack
DANGER!
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.
• Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• 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.
• Since storing a charged battery pack
for a long time (about 1 year) can
shorten its lifecycle or affect
performance, we recommend to
discharge the battery pack fully and
to store it in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F). If you do not use the battery
pack for long periods, charge and
discharge it fully at least once a year.
If you have more than one battery
pack, perform these precautions at
the same time for all battery packs.
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• Although the battery pack’s operating
temperature range is from 0 °C to
40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal
range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to
86 °F). At cold temperatures,
performance will temporarily decline.
Warm it in your pocket before use.
• Replace the battery pack if the usable
time after full charge diminishes
substantially at normal temperatures.
•
•
•
•
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]shaped hole. This is useful when you
wish to differentiate between charged
and uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the battery pack
•
•
remove the memory card while the
CARD access indicator is flashing.
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.
Do not touch or expose the terminals
to dust or dirt.
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.
Terminal cover attached
Lithium Button Battery
Charged
Uncharged
Memory Card
• We recommend saving backups of
memory card images on your
computer. Image 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 turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard
if mishandled. Do not recharge,
disassemble, heat above 100 °C
(212 °F) or incinerate the battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025
made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell,
Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracell2025.
Use of other batteries may present a
risk of fire or explosion.
• Dispose of the used battery
according to applicable recycling
regulations.
• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools as this
will cause a short circuit.
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• Wipe the battery with a clean dry
cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids
may cause internal damage.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse
the battery in water to avoid the risk
of explosion.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material - special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
details.
Maintenance/Others
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).
Cleaning
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
switch set to
.
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, Viewfinder 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 or viewfinder.
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.
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Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the
hard disk 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 hard disk, fill up the
hard disk with unimportant recordings,
and then initialize the hard disk again.
This makes recovering the original
recordings very difficult.
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
• 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.
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.
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.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved from
an air-conditioned room to a warm,
humid place
• When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
• When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
Power Sources
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.
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,
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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.
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General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
CB-2LW
Battery Charger
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
NB-2LH, BP-2L13,
BP-2L14, BP-2L24H
Battery Pack
WL-D86
Wireless Controller
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WD-H43
Wide-converter
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
TL-H43
Tele-converter
VCR/DVD recorder
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
FS-43U II Filter Set
TV/HDTV
CTC-100 Component Cable
SC-2000
Soft Carrying
Case
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
VFL-1
Video Flash
Light
VL-3
Video Light
PictBridgecompatible printers
miniSD card adapter
miniSD card
Card reader/writer
Computer
DVD disc
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
Compatible DVD devices
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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.
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: NB-2LH,
BP-2L13, BP-2L14 or BP-2L24H.
CB-2LW 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 Pack→
Charging Conditions↓
NB-2LH
BP-2L13
BP-2L14
BP-2L24H
Using the camcorder
135 min.
210 min.
230 min.
405 min.
Using the CB-2LW Battery Charger
90 min.
175 min.
170 min.
330 min.
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.
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Battery Pack
Screen Used
NB-2LH
Viewfinder
BP-2L13
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
BP-2L14
Viewfinder
LCD
BP-2L24H
Viewfinder
LCD
Maximum Recording Time
HXP
65 min.
65 min.
110 min.
105 min.
135 min.
125 min.
235 min.
225 min.
XP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
110 min.
140 min.
135 min.
240 min.
235 min.
LP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
110 min.
140 min.
135 min.
245 min.
235 min.
SP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
110 min.
140 min.
135 min.
245 min.
235 min.
135 min.
Typical Recording Time*
HXP
35 min.
35 min.
65 min.
65 min.
75 min.
75 min.
135 min.
XP
40 min.
35 min.
65 min.
65 min.
80 min.
75 min.
140 min.
135 min.
LP
40 min.
35 min.
65 min.
65 min.
80 min.
75 min.
145 min.
135 min.
SP
40 min.
35 min.
65 min.
65 min.
80 min.
75 min.
145 min.
135 min.
Playback Time
HXP
–
80 min.
–
140 min.
–
165 min.
–
280 min.
XP
–
80 min.
–
140 min.
–
170 min.
–
295 min.
LP
–
80 min.
–
140 min.
–
170 min.
–
305 min.
SP
–
80 min.
–
140 min.
–
170 min.
–
305 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
TL-H43 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-H43 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 assist lamp.
WD-H43 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 assist lamp.
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• 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-43U II Filter Set
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.
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record
still images and movies even at night or in
dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe for cable-free
operation.
VL-3 Video Light
This video light enables you to record
brightly in color even in dark places. It
attaches to the camcorder’s advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation.
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe. It can be used
as directional microphone (monaural) or
stereo microphone.
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Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
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.
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Additional Information
Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
8468A002AA
2069B002AA
D83-0722-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-201)
9370A001AA
Optional Accessories
NB-2LH Battery Pack
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
BP-2L24H Battery Pack
CB-2LW Battery Charger
TL-H43 Tele-converter
WD-H43 Wide-converter
FS-43U II Filter Set
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
CTC-100 Component Cable
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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9612A001AA
9582A002AA
2383B002AA
0763B001AA
2071B001AA
2072B001AA
7150A004AA
2384B001AA
1719B001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
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Specifications
HG10
System
Recording System
Television System
Maximum Recording Time
(approximate figures)
Image Sensor
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
1
AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
1080/60i1
40 GB hard disk drive:
HXP: 5 hr. 30 min., XP: 9 hr. 30 min., SP: 11 hr. 30 min., LP: 15 hr.
1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 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
0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0 (when recording movies), 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
43.6-436 mm
Still images (LW):
43.6-436 mm
Still images (L, M, S): 40.0-400 mm
11 elements in 9 groups (2 aspheric elements)
43 mm
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]); Manual focus
available
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum 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 (AUTO mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
More than 100 lx
Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
Recordings made with the [PF24] frame rate are converted and recorded on the hard disk as 60i.
Memory Card
Recording Media
Size of Still Images
File Format
Image Compression Method
2
3
miniSD card2
1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
Simultaneous recording: 1920 x 1080, 848 x 480 pixels
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant3, DPOF compliant
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.
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.
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Input/Output Terminals
AV OUT/
Terminal
USB Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
(Proprietary mini-D terminal)
HDMI OUT Mini 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
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible
HDMI 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)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
4.4 W (viewfinder, normal brightness), 4.6 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
81 x 75 x 129 mm (3.2 x 3.0 x 5.1 in.) excluding the grip belt
505 g (1.1 lb.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Rated output / consumption
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
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.)
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
1,200 mAh
33.3 x 25.8 x 45.2 mm (1.3 x 1.0 x 1.8 in.)
60 g (2.1 oz)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Index
24F progressive frame rate . . . . . . . . . .46
24p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
A
Abroad, using the camcorder. . . . . . . .103
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . .71
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
AUTO (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .33
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . .72
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . . . . . .45
Av (recording program). . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
AV OUT/ terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
B
Backing up movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Battery pack
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Remaining charge indicator. . . . . . .20
Beach (recording program). . . . . . . . . . .53
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Built-in backup battery. . . . . . . . . . . . .102
C
Cine Mode (recording program) . . . . . . .51
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . .21
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . .84
Component video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Connections
to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
to a High Definition TV (HDTV) . . . .84
to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Control dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deleting/Erasing
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 41
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 69
Digital effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Drop sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
E
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
F
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 53
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Focus
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 56
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 42
Function guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
G
Grip belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
H
Hard disk precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
HDMI OUT mini terminal . . . . . . . . . 84, 85
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Additional Information
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
HXP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Index screen
Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Initializing
Hard disk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
M
Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . 57
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 101
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Mini video light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
N
Navigation buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 53
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . . 42
Original recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Playlist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 53
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78, 88
Printing still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Protecting still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Q
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RESET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reviewing
Movies (Record review) . . . . . . . . .
Still images (Review) . . . . . . . . . . .
32
65
42
43
54
20
23
92
36
46
S
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Searching scenes by date. . . . . . . . . . . 40
Self timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setup menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 44
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Simultaneous recording
(hard disk/memory card) . . . . . . . . . . 74
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 53
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Special Scene (recording programs). . . 52
Sports (recording program). . . . . . . . . . 53
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 53
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Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .53
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 87
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Volume
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wide angle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Wind screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
X
XP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
V
Viewfinder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Trademark Acknowledgements
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.
• 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.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony
Corporation.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Corel, the Corel logo, Ulead, the Ulead logo, Ulead DVD MovieFactory, InterVideo, the InterVideo logo, WinDVD are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
• 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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U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
THE UNITED STATES
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to Canon Consumer Digital Video
Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in the United States. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale
or other proof of purchase.
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 comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original
purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our factory service centers or
designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning Equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the Bill of Sale or other
proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During the ONE-YEAR warranty period, repairs will be made and the
Equipment will be return-shipped to you free of charge. For repairs after the warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the
cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made
and the Equipment will be return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no
charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on, the Equipment, are
sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or
producer thereof. If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon USA recommends that data stored on that drive be
duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the event of failure or other malfunction of such drive.
Canon USA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of the Equipment in conjunction with incompatible peripheral
equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the Equipment or call the
CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-OK-CANON). You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your Equipment.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Equipment and does not apply in the following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the Equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating
instructions;
B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA's factory service
centers or authorized service facilities;
D) If the Equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it apply to Equipment
purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations, hotels, schools,
hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as
Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the Equipment, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any
kind by Canon USA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be
sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or
regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT
AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM
OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CANON USA SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS
OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA STORED ON THE EQUIPMENTS HARD
DRIVE, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON USA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE EQUIPMENT SOLD BY CANON USA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY
ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CANON USA.
(SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF
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.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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CANADA
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.
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.
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.
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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CANON U.S.A., INC. CHICAGO OFFICE
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CANON U.S.A., INC. LOS ANGELES OFFICE
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CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE
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English
Français
HD Camcorder
❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only).
CANADA
Instruction Manual
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
Caméscope HD
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara HD
Manual de Instrucciones
❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA only).
❖ Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sand frais au
Canada 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA seulement).
MEXICO
CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Periferico 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
Please read also the Backup Utility
and Digital Video Software
instruction manuals (on PDF file).
CENTRO Y
SURAMÉRICA
CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
Veuillez lire aussi les manuels
d'instruction Backup Utility et
Digital Video Software (sur fichier
PDF).
ASIA
CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Lea también los manuales de
instrucciones de Backup Utility y
Digital Video Software (en archivo
PDF).
The information in this manual is verified as of 1 August 2007.
Les informations contenues dans ce manuel ont été vérifiées le 1er août 2007.
La información de este manual fue verificada el 1 de agosto de 2007.
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