Canon FS20 Instruction manual

PUB. DIE-323
Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
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COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, FS22 A/FS21 A/FS20 A/FS200 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.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an
accident.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers
to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder FS22 A/FS21 A/
FS20 A/FS200 A and all its accessories.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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.
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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.
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.
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Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna is connected to the product, be sure the
antenna is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
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product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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.
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.
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.
Heat — The product should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
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)
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.
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
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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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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Getting to Know the Camcorder
What is so special about recording on flash memory?
Your videos and photos are recorded in the built-in memory (
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only) or
on a memory card (SD or SDHC card). Recording on flash memory means that there are no
moving parts in the recorder unit of the camcorder. To you, it means a camcorder that is
smaller, lighter and faster.
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Other features of this camcorder
Whether you are using a camcorder for the first time or are very experienced, this
camcorder offers many easy-to-use functions. The following are just but a few examples of
the many functions that can enrich your shooting experience.
• Dual Shot (
25): With Dual Shot (
mode), recording is as simple as pressing a
single button and using the zoom lever. The camcorder will take care of the rest!
• Special Scene recording programs (
44): When recording in a variety of situations,
such as at the beach, the camcorder automatically selects the optimal settings for that
situation.
• Pre-recording function (
49): The camcorder records for 3 seconds before you start
shooting, ensuring that those once-in-a-lifetime moments do not slip by.
• Video snapshot (
play it back.
47): Create a montage of scenes and even set it to music when you
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Table of contents
Introduction ______________________________
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
About this Manual
Overview
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Components Guide
Screen Displays
Preparations _____________________________
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller (
only) and Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
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Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
Initializing the Built-In Memory (
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Memory Card
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Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality
(Recording Mode)
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
Quick Start Function
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Selecting What Recordings to Play Back
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
Selecting the Playback Starting Point from the Movie Timeline
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
Advanced Functions
Special Scene Recording Programs
Controlling Shutter Speed and Other Functions while Shooting
Mini Video Light
Video Snapshot
Pre-recording Function
Self Timer
Automatic Backlight Correction and Manual Exposure
Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
Using Headphones
Using an External Microphone
Playlist and Scene Operations
Dividing Scenes
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting and Moving Playlist
Scenes
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Copying Scenes
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Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Erasing a Photo Right After Recording It
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Deleting Photos
Additional Functions
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Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and
Exposure Bracketing
Histogram Display
Protecting Photos
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Copying Photos
Other Functions You Can Use When Taking Photos
Printing Photos
Printing Photos
Selecting the Print Settings
Print Orders
External Connections _______________________
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Terminals on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Backing Up Your Recordings
Backing Up Your Recordings on a Computer
Authoring DVD Discs and Photo DVDs
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
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Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer)
Transfer Orders
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Additional Information ______________________
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Zoom Type, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Memory Operations (Initialization, etc.)
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
System Setup (Speaker Volume, Beep, etc.)
Date/Time Setup
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
105 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Music Files
111 General Information
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System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon FS22/FS21/FS20/FS200*. Please read this
manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (
93).
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* Availability differs from area to area.
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function
described.
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: Reference page number in this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other instruction
manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons and the name of the
relevant chapter or section.
Refer to the “Digital Video Software” instruction manual, included as a
PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM.
Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
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: Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term “memory” by
itself refers to both (
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only).
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the Start/Stop button to
start recording until you press again to pause the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu icons refer to the
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Special Scene Recording Programs
Names of buttons and switches other
than the joystick are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
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 49.
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Brackets [ ] are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on
screen. In tables in this manual the
default value is shown in boldface.
For example [ON], [OFF].
(
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FUNC.
[ PROGRAM AE]
[ PORTRAIT]
Press
to display the Special
Scene (SCN) recording programs
Desired recording program
FUNC.
In this manual, the
arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation refer to Using the Menus (
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Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only.
Register your product online at www.registercanon.com
Protect your product
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon
product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance
claim such as loss or theft.
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 on the battery compartment
cover 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: FS22 A/FS21 A/FS20 A/FS200 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Introduction
Overview
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder.
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter
BP-808 Battery Pack
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
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WL-D88 Wireless Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WS-30 Wrist Strap
Yellow • Red • White plugs
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder.
• PIXELA Application Disc Ver.1 Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.4
Installation Guide’
- ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.4 Transfer Utility - For saving and transferring movies.
- Music Transfer Utility Ver.1 - For transferring music for Video Snapshot and
slideshow playback to the camcorder.
• PIXELA Application Disc Ver.1 Disc 2 CD-ROM*
- ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.4 Video Tools - For managing, editing, and playing back
movies.
• DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM* and Installation Guide - Contains software
for saving, managing, and printing photos.
• Instruction Manual/Music Data Disc CD-ROM - Contains the full-length camcorder
instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file) as well as music files for playing
back Video Snapshot scenes. This CD-ROM cannot be played back on a CD player.
The music files on this CD-ROM are for exclusive use with the supplied PIXELA
applications, Music Transfer Utility and ImageMixer 3 SE Video Tools. For more
details, refer to the ‘Music Transfer Utility Software Guide’ and ‘ImageMixer 3 SE
Software Guide’ on the PIXELA Application Disc Ver.1 Disc 1 CD-ROM.
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (electronic version on PDF file).
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Components Guide
Left side view
RESET button (
96)
VIDEO SNAP (Video Snapshot) button
(
47)/
(print/share) button
(
70, 80)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
54, 67)/
BATT. INFO button (
18)
USB terminal (
75)
AV OUT/ H terminal (
75)
MIC terminal (red) (
55)
Speaker (
38)
Strap mount (
22)
ACCESS (memory access) indicator
(
34, 60)
Grip belt
DC IN terminal (
19)
Mini video light (
47)
Stereo microphone
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Right side view
Front view
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Back view
Remote sensor (
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LCD screen (
23)
ON/OFF(CHG) (power/charge) indicator
(
20)
Camera mode dial (
25)
Start/Stop button (
34)
(camera/play) button (
26)
PLAYLIST button (
56)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
35)
(stop) button (
38)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
35)
/ (play/pause) button (
38)/
START/STOP button (
34)
FUNC. button (
27, 84)
Joystick (
26)
PHOTO button (
60)
Zoom lever (
35)
POWER button
Tripod socket (
105)
Battery release latch (
20)
Memory card slot (
31)
Battery compartment (
19)
Battery compartment cover/
Memory card slot cover
Serial number
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Top view
Bottom view
The serial number label is located on the top
surface of the battery compartment cover.
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Wireless Controller WL-D88
START/STOP button (
34)
FUNC. button (
27, 84)
MENU button (
27, 86)
PLAYLIST button (
56)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
(frame reverse) button (
39)
(fast reverse) button (
39)
(play) button (
38)
(pause) button (
38)
(stop) button (
38)
PHOTO button (
60)
Zoom buttons (
35)
SET button
(frame advance) button (
39)
(fast forward) button (
39)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
54, 67)
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Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Operating mode (
25)
Recording program (
44, 45)
White balance (
51)
Image effects (
52)
Digital effects (
53)
Recording mode (
35)
Remote sensor off (
90)
Manual focus (
51)
Image stabilizer (
86)
Pre-recording function (
49)
Memory operation (
18)
Number of scenes recorded (record
pause)/Time code (hours : minutes :
seconds, while recording)
Remaining recording time
On the memory card
/
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In the built-in
memory
Remaining battery time (
18)
Headphone output (
54)
Wind screen off (
86)
Backlight correction (
50)
Joystick guide (
26)
Mini video light (
47)
Level marker (
88)
Audio level indicator (
88)
Time code/Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
Scene number
Data code (
88)
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Playing Movies
(During Playback)
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Recording Photos
Zoom (
35), Exposure
(
50)
Recording program (
44, 45)
White balance (
51)
Image effect (
52)
Digital effect (
53)
Drive mode (
66)
Photo quality/size (
60)
Manual focus (
51)
Remaining battery time (
18)
Number of photos available (
18)
On the memory card
/
/
In the built-in
memory
Self timer (
49)
AF frame (
87)
Joystick guide (
26)
Mini video light (
47)
Focus and exposure lock (
60)
Camcorder shake warning (
87)
Remote sensor off (
90)
Photo number (
18, 91)
Current photo / Total number of photos
Histogram (
67)
Date and time of recording
Photo protection mark (
67)
Manual exposure (
50)
Photo size (
60)
File size
Aperture value
Shutter speed (
45)
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Viewing Photos
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Memory operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback
only:
Frame advance,
Frame reverse
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Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the memory,
[
END] (built-in memory,
/
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only) or [
END] (memory card) will
be displayed and the recording will stop.
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Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the
remaining charge as a percentage of the full
charge of the battery pack. The remaining
recording/playback time of the battery pack is
displayed, in minutes, next to the icon.
• When
is displayed in red, replace the
battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the
power may turn off without displaying
.
• The first time you use a battery pack, fully
charge it and then use the camcorder until the
battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so
will ensure that the remaining recording time
will be displayed accurately.
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• Depending on the conditions under which the
camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately.
• When the camcorder is off, press BATT.INFO
to display the charge status of a battery pack.
The Intelligent System will display the charge
status (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the
battery pack is exhausted, the battery
information may not be displayed.
Number of photos available
in red: No card
in green: 6 or more photos
in yellow: 1 to 5 photos
in red: No more photos can be recorded
• When viewing the photos, the display will
always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of available photos displayed may not
decrease even after a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 photos at once.
Photo number
The photo number indicates the name and
location of the file on the memory card. For
example, the file name of photo 101-0107 is
“IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder
“DCIM\101CANON”.
Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the
menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your
camcorder.
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Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
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Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
4
Slide the battery compartment
cover away from the lens and
open it.
5
Insert the battery pack all the way
into the compartment and press
gently until it clicks.
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Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a
battery pack or directly using the
compact power adapter. Charge the
battery pack before use.
For approximate charging times and
recording/playback times with a full
battery pack, refer to the tables on
pages 112-113.
DC IN terminal
1
Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
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Preparations
ON/OFF(CHG) indicator
7
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Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
• The ON/OFF(CHG) indicator starts
flashing in red. The indicator will go
out when the charging is
completed.
• If the indicator flashes quickly,
refer to Troubleshooting (
93).
ONCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED
1 Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
2 Unplug the power cord from the
power outletand the compact
power adapter.
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TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
Battery release latch
1 Slide the battery compartment
cover away from the lens and
open it.
2 Press the battery release latch and
pull out the battery pack.
3 Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After turning
off the camcorder, important data is
updated in the memory. Be sure to wait
until the ON/OFF(CHG) indicator turns
off.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in temperatures between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the
temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not
start.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal or to the compact power
adapter any electrical equipment that is
not expressly recommended for use
with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the
supplied compact power adapter to
voltage converters for overseas travels
or special power sources such as those
on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
Preparing the Wireless Controller
(
only) and Accessories
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
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NOTES
• Turn off the camcorder before charging
the battery pack. The battery pack will
not charge while the camcorder is on.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you
can power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter so the battery
pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• We recommend that you prepare battery
packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than
you think you might need.
• USA and Canada only: The
Lithium ion/polymer battery
that powers the product is
recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle
this battery.
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.
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Preparations
TO USE THE WIRELESS CONTROLLER
Accessories
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Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180
degrees to use the wireless controller
from the front of the camcorder.
Fasten the grip belt.
• Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
finger, and the Start/Stop button with
your thumb.
• You can remove the grip belt and
replace it with the supplied wrist strap.
TO REMOVE THE GRIP BELT
NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work
properly when the remote sensor is
situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
• If the wireless controller does not work,
check that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to
[
OFF
](
90). Otherwise,
replace the battery.
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1 Lift the padded handgrip's flap
and detach the strap from the
Velcro pad.
2 Pull the strap to remove it first
from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it
from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on
the camcorder.
TO ATTACH A WRIST STRAP
You can also remove the grip belt and
attach the shoulder strap directly to the
rear bracket on the camcorder.
TO REATTACH THE GRIP BELT
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Pass the attaching end of the wrist
strap through the back bracket on
the camcorder, thread the wrist strap
through the loop and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap to
the strap mount on the grip belt to use
both for extra convenience and
protection.
TO ATTACH A SHOULDER STRAP
1 Pass the end of the strap through
the rear bracket on the
camcorder.
2 Thread the strap through the
padded handgrip and then pass it
through the front bracket on the
camcorder.
3 Fasten the grip belt as necessary,
attach the strap to the Velcro pad
on the handgrip and close the flap.
Adjusting the Position and Brightness
of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens. Rotating the LCD
panel 180 degrees can be useful in
the following cases:
- When you wish to include yourself in
the picture when recording with the
self timer.
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap
through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the
strap.
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Preparations
-
To allow the camcorder to be
operated with the wireless controller
from the front.
180°
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the
screen to dim, normal or bright. To set
the screen to dim, turn on [LCD
DIMMER] (s 88). To toggle between
normal and bright or to turn off [LCD
DIMMER], perform the following
procedure.
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90°
180°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
NOTES
About the LCD screen: The screen is
produced using extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques, with more than
99.99% of the pixels operating to
specification. Less than 0.01% of the
pixels may occasionally misfire or appear
as black, red, blue or green dots. This has
no effect on the recorded image and does
not constitute a malfunction.
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While the camcorder is on, hold
DISP. pressed down for more than
2 seconds.
Repeat the operation to switch between
normal and bright.
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.
• When the compact power adapter is
connected while the brightness of the
screen is normal, the brightness will
automatically change to bright.
you change the camcorder's settings to
your preference.
Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
Operating Modes
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The camcorder's operating mode is
determined by the
button and
the position of the camera mode dial. In
this manual,
indicates that a
function is available in the operating
mode shown and
indicates that
the function is not available. See the
following table for a summary of the
operating modes.
Recording: Dual Shot and Flexible
Recording
The camcorder offers two basic modes
for recording video or photos: Dual
Shot (
mode) for beginners or if
you just prefer not to bother with
detailed camcorder settings, and
flexible recording mode, which lets
Operating mode
Icon display
(green)
(blue)
*
/
/
Turn the camera mode dial to
to set
the camcorder to
mode. You do
not need to worry about any settings
and can shoot video using just
Start/Stop (
34) or take photos using
just PHOTO (
60). You can also use
the zoom lever, Quick Start (
37) and
Video Snapshot (
47).
To set the camcorder to flexible
recording mode, turn the camera mode
dial to
for movies or
for photos.
Operation
Recording movies or photos to the memory (Dual Shot)
25
Recording movies to the memory
34
Recording photos to the memory
60
Playing movies from the memory (press
)
camera mode dial is set to
or
while the
(green)
Viewing photos from the memory (press
camera mode dial is set to
)
while the
(blue)
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62
only.
25
Preparations
You can access the menus and change
settings to your preference. Even in
flexible recording mode, the camcorder
can help you with the settings. For
example, you can use the Special
Scene recording programs (
44) to
set at once all the optimal settings to
match special recording conditions.
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Use the joystick to operate the
camcorder's menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or change
settings.
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Playback
Press
to switch between the
recording mode indicated by the
camera mode dial and playback mode
(
/
/
the selected
media will remain the same). When the
camera mode dial is set to
or
,
pressing
switches the
camcorder to movie playback mode.
When the camera mode dial is set to
, pressing
switches the
camcorder to photo playback mode.
Even if the camcorder is turned off,
pressing
will start the camcorder
in the corresponding playback mode.
NOTES
In
mode you cannot access the
menus or joystick guide but you can
change the following settings in advance,
before setting the camcorder to
mode.
- Recording mode of movies
- Size/quality of photos
- Widescreen
- Auto slow shutter
- All settings in the [
SYSTEM SETUP]
menu
- LCD screen dimmer
- Demo mode
- Image stabilizer
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Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the icon
(
).
OFF
OFF
OFF
A
M
The functions that appear in the joystick
guide depend on the operating mode.
By default, the joystick guide is
minimized. Push the joystick ( ) to
display it.
During
or
mode, select (
)
a function and press
to change the
setting. With some functions, you will
need to make further adjustments
(indicated by small arrows).
During playback mode, select (
)a
“row” of functions and press
to
operate the function in the middle or
push the joystick (
) to operate the
function on the left or right side of the
row, respectively.
In either mode, if you wait a few
seconds, the joystick guide will
minimize again but the selected
function can still be operated. You can
also push the joystick ( ) to hide the
joystick guide.
1
2
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the icon of the
function you want to change from
the left side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
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3
Select (
) the desired setting
from the available options at the
bottom bar.
• The selected option will be
highlighted in orange.
• With some settings you will need
to make further selections and/or
press
. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear
on the screen (such as the
icon, small arrows, etc.).
4
Press FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing the FUNC. button
( FUNC. ). To access the menus, set the
camcorder to flexible recording mode.
In
mode, except for a few
exceptions, most menu settings will
return to their default values.
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (
84).
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option in
Recording Mode
1
Press FUNC. .
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Preparations
2
Select (
,
) the
icon and
press
to open the setup
menus.
You can also press MENU on the
wireless controller (
only) or
hold FUNC. pressed down for more
than 1 second or to open directly the
setup menus screen.
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
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3
Select (
) the desired menu from
the left side column and press
.
The title of the selected menu
appears on top of the screen and
under it the list of settings.
4
Select (
) the setting you want
to change and press
.
• The orange selection bar indicates
the menu setting currently
selected. Items not available
appear in black.
• Push the joystick ( ) to return to
the menu selection screen (step 3).
5
Select (
press
6
Press FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
) the desired option and
to save the setting.
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [DATE/TIME] screen will
appear automatically when the
camcorder’s clock is not set.
When the [DATE/TIME] screen appears,
the year will be displayed in orange and
indicated with up/down arrows.
1 Change ( ) the year and move
( ) to the month.
2
Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
3
Select ( ) [OK] and press
to
start the clock and close the setup
screen.
IMPORTANT
• When you do not use the camcorder for
about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may
discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case,
recharge the built-in lithium battery
(
107) and set the time zone, date
and time again.
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• 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, 2009 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
92).
• You can also change the date and time
later on (not during the initial setup). To
open the [DATE/TIME] screen:
NOTES
• If you changed the language by mistake,
select the menu item with the
mark
and 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.
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FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[DATE/TIME]
Changing the Time Zone
Changing the Language
Change the time zone to match your
location. The default setting is New
York.
(
Options
[
25)
Default value
[MELAYU]
[
]
[DEUTSCH]
]
[NEDERLANDS]
[
]
[
[POLSKI]
[
[ENGLISH]
]
[PORTUGUÊS]
[
[ESPAÑOL]
[
[
[FRANÇAIS]
[TÜRKÇE]
[
[ITALIANO]
[
[
[MAGYAR]
[
]
]
25)
TO SET THE HOME TIME ZONE
]
]
]
]
]
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Your local time zone*
FUNC.
]
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE ]
Desired language
FUNC.
(
WHEN YOU TRAVEL
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Local time at your destination*
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Preparations
FUNC.
* To adjust for daylight saving time, select the
area name marked with a
.
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Using a Memory Card
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with
the Camcorder
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
32).
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You can use commercially available
SDHC (SD high capacity) memory
cards and
SD memory cards with
this camcorder to record movies and
photos. However, depending on the
memory card, you may not be able to
record movies on it. Refer to the
following table.
As of December 2008, the movie
recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC memory cards made
by Panasonic, SanDisk and Toshiba.
NOTES
About the SD Speed Class: The SD Speed
Class is a standard that indicates the
minimum guaranteed data transfer
speed of SD/SDHC memory cards.
When you buy a new memory card,
look for the Speed Class logo on the
package.
1
Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure that the ON/OFF(CHG)
(power/charge) indicator is off.
2
Slide the memory card slot cover
away from the lens and open it.
3
Insert the memory card straight,
with the label facing away from the
lens, all the way into the memory
card slot until it clicks.
4
Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
Memory cards usable for recording movies
Memory card
SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards
Capacity
SD Speed Class
Recording movies
64 MB or less
–
–
128 MB to 2 GB
–
*
512 MB to 2 GB
or higher
4 GB to 32 GB
or higher
* Depending on the memory card, it may not be possible to record movies.
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Preparations
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly
inserted.
depend on the recording mode (for movies)
or size/quality (for photos) currently in use.
IMPORTANT
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.
Initializing the Built-In Memory (
/
/
only) or Memory Card
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NOTES
To remove the memory card: Push the
memory card once to release it. When
the memory card springs out, pull it all
the way out.
Initialize memory cards when you use
them with this camcorder for the first
time. You can also initialize a memory
card or the built-in memory (
/
/
only) to permanently
delete all the data it contains.
/
/
At the time of
purchase, the built-in memory comes
pre-initialized and contains music files
for Video Snapshot and slideshow
playback.
/
/
Selecting the
Memory for the Recordings
(
You can select to record your movies
and photos in the built-in memory or on
the memory card. The built-in memory
is the default media for recording both.
Options
[INITIALIZE]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
[COMPL.INIT.]
(
FUNC.
25)
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[MEDIA:MOVIES] or
[MEDIA:PHOTOS]
The memory you want to use*
Press
FUNC.
* For each media, you can check the total,
used, and approximate available space.
The approximate available space will
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Erases all data completely.
/
/
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[INITIALIZE]
The memory you
want to initialize
Initialization method
[YES]*
[OK]
FUNC.
25)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
MEMORY OPER.]
[INITIALIZE]
Initialization method
[YES]*
[OK]
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FUNC.
* Press
to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All
recordings will be erased but the recording
media can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently
erase all data. Lost original recordings
cannot be recovered. Make sure you
back up important recordings in
advance using an external device
(
77).
• Music files for Video Snapshot will also
be erased. Use the supplied software
Music Transfer Utility to transfer the
music files on the supplied Instruction
Manual/Music Data Disc CD-ROM.
For details, refer to the software's
instruction manual (PDF file).
• While the initialization is in progress, do
not disconnect the power source or turn
off the camcorder.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including
recording, playback, and memory operations.
• You can also press
the LCD panel.
START/STOP
on
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Basic Recording
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
Shooting Video
1 Make sure that the ACCESS
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
(
25)
IMPORTANT
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
NOTES
1
Set the camera mode dial to
.
2
Turn on the camcorder.
/
/
You can select
the memory to be used for recording
movies (
32).
3
Press Start/Stop to begin
recording.
• Recording starts; press Start/Stop
again to pause the recording.
34
or
• 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 (
90). Press
to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places it may
be difficult to use the LCD screen.
Conversely, when recording in dark
places, the LCD panel may be a
nuisance to others nearby. In such
cases, change the brightness of the
LCD screen accordingly (
23, 89).
NOTES
Selecting the Video Quality
(Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 3 recording
modes. Changing the recording mode
will change the recording time available
on the memory. Select XP mode for
better movie quality; select LP mode for
longer recording times. The following
table gives approximate recording
times.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate
(VBR) to encode video so the actual
recording times will vary depending on
the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
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(
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital
Zoom
25)
The camcorder offers three types of
zoom: optical, advanced and digital
zoom. In
mode, all three types are
available. In
mode, only the
advanced zoom is available; in
mode, only the optical zoom is
available.
FUNC.
[
STANDARD PLAY 6Mbps]
Desired recording mode
FUNC.
Approximate recording times for movies
•
Recording mode
Default value
XP
SP
LP
1 GB memory card
10 min.
20 min.
35 min.
2 GB memory card
25 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 15 min.
4 GB memory card
Memory
55 min.
1 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 35 min.
Built-in memory/
8 GB memory card
1 hr. 50 min.
2 hr. 45 min.
5 hr. 10 min.
Built-in memory/
16 GB memory card
3 hr. 40 min.
5 hr. 30 min.
10 hr. 20 min.
Built-in memory/
32 GB memory card
7 hr. 20 min.
11 hr. 5 min.
20 hr. 50 min.
• When a recording exceeds 4 GB, it will be divided and saved as scenes smaller than 4 GB.
•
/
/
The camcorder comes pre-installed with about 170 MB of music
files.
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Video
Selecting the Zoom Type
[WIDESCREEN] set to [
/
(
Options
[
25)
Default value
OPTICAL] (37x)
* The picture angle will be wider at both full
telephoto and full wide-angle.
** The picture angle will be wider at full
wide-angle.
[WIDESCREEN] set to [
/
ADVANCED] (Advanced Zoom)
In addition to the optical zoom range, the
camcorder processes the image digitally to
obtain a larger zoom range without any
deterioration in image quality. When recording
movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the field of view
(picture angle) will change. Refer to the table in
the NOTES section.
The default setting
is [
ADVANCED].
[
48x*,
41x**
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The zoom range is limited to the optical
magnification ratio of the lens.
[
ON] (16:9)
/
OFF] (4:3)
/
55x ,
Not available
Using the Zoom
(
25)
DIGITAL] (2000x)
When this option is selected, the camcorder will
switch to digital zoom (light blue area on the
zoom indicator) when you zoom in beyond the
optical zoom range (white area on the zoom
indicator). With the digital zoom, the image is
processed digitally so image quality will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
W
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[ZOOM TYPE]
Desired option
FUNC.
NOTES
• The zoom range of the advanced zoom
will change depending on the aspect
86).
ratio of the scene (
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T
W Zoom out
W
T
T Zoom in
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide-angle). Move it
toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press gently for a slow zoom; press
harder for faster zooms. You can also
set [ZOOM SPEED] (
86) to one of
three constant speeds (3 is the fastest,
1 the slowest).
will change to orange to indicate the
camcorder entered the standby
mode.
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.).
• When [ZOOM SPEED] is set to
[
VARIABLE]:
- The zoom speed will be faster in
record pause mode than when actually
recording.
- When you use the T and W buttons on
only) or
the wireless controller (
LCD panel, the zoom speed will be
constant at [
SPEED 3].
2
When you wish to resume
recording, open the LCD panel.
The ON/OFF(CHG) indicator will
return to green and the camcorder
will be ready to record.
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IMPORTANT
Do not disconnect the power source
during standby mode (while the ON/
OFF(CHG) indicator is lit in orange).
NOTES
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the
camcorder on, the camcorder enters
the standby mode. In standby mode the
camcorder consumes only about half
the power used when recording, saving
energy when you are using a battery
pack. Additionally, when you open the
LCD panel or change the position of the
mode dial, the camcorder is ready to
start recording in approximately
1 second*, allowing you to record the
subject right away.
• If you close the LCD panel under some
circumstances (for example while
recording, while a menu is being
displayed, while the battery charge is
low, or while the memory card slot cover
is open), the camcorder may not enter
the standby mode. Check that the ON/
OFF(CHG) indicator changes to orange.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in
standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the [POWER SAVE] setting
(
90). Press
to turn on the
camcorder.
• You can select the length of time until
shut-off or turn off the Quick Start function
with the [QUICK START] setting (
91).
* The actual time required varies depending
on the shooting conditions.
(
1
25)
With the camcorder on and in a
recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the ON/
OFF(CHG) (power/charge) indicator
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Video
4
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
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P
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(
25)
1
Set the camera mode dial to
or
.
2
Press
.
• Even if the camcorder is off,
pressing
will turn on the
camcorder in playback mode.
• The original movies index screen
appears after a few seconds.
3
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Press /
or
to begin the
playback.
• Playback will start from the scene
selected and continue until the end
of the last scene recorded.
• Press /
again to pause the
playback.
• Press
to stop the playback
and return to the index screen.
Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
Push the joystick (
) to extend the
selection frame and browse (
)
through whole index pages. Push the
joystick (
) to return to the index
screen.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
1 Push the joystick ( ) to display
the joystick guide.
2 Push the joystick (
) to select
the top row.
3 Adjust (
) the volume.
To turn off the volume, keep the
joystick pressed ( ) toward
until
the volume bars disappear.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with
another device the movies you recorded
on the memory card with this
camcorder. In such case, play back the
movies on the memory card using this
camcorder.
• You may not be able to play back with
this camcorder movies recorded using
another device.
NOTES
Frame Advance/Reverse (
only)
In playback pause mode, press
or
on the wireless controller to
reverse a few frames (approx.
0.5 seconds) or to advance one frame.
Hold the button pressed for continuous
playback.
Y
P
O
C
Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes,
use the wireless controller (
only;
15) and joystick guide (
26). There
is no sound during the special playback
modes.
Fast playback
From normal playback, play back
scenes at a faster speed than normal.
Every time the operation is performed,
the playback speed is increased
5x→15x→60x.
Display the joystick guide
select
(
) the middle row
Push the
joystick (
) toward
or
.
Alternatively, press
or
on the wireless controller.
Slow playback
From playback pause mode, play back
scenes at a slower speed than normal.
Slow playback is 1/8 the normal speed;
slow reverse playback is 1/12 the
normal speed.
Display the joystick guide
Select
(
) the middle row
Push the
joystick (
) toward
or
.
Alternatively, press
or
on the wireless controller.
Skipping scenes
To skip to the next scene:
Display the joystick guide
Select
(
) the bottom row
Push the
joystick ( ) toward
.
Alternatively, press
on the
wireless controller.
To return to the beginning of the current
scene or skip to the previous scene:
Display the joystick guide
Select
(
) the bottom row
Push the
joystick ( ) toward
*.
Alternatively, press
* on the
wireless controller.
* Repeat to skip to the beginning of the
previous scene.
Ending special playback modes
During any special playback mode,
press / on the camcorder or
on the wireless controller (
only)
to return the camcorder to its initial
playback mode.
NOTES
• During some special playback modes,
you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the
playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is
approximate.
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Video
Selecting What Recordings to Play Back
From the index screen, you can select
whether to play back movies or photos.
You can also use the tabs on the top of
the screen to select the media from
which to play back recordings (
/
/
only).
3 Return (
) to the index screen to
select the scene or photo.
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
Y
P
O
C
(
25)
You can search for all the recordings
you made on a particular date (for
example, to find all the movies you shot
during a special event).
1 In the index screen, move (
) the
orange selection frame to the tabs
on the top of the screen.
/
(
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
/
Selecting scenes by recording date is
available only from the original movies
index screen.
Selecting from the List of Recordings
Movies
Photos
Recordings in the built-in
memory
Recordings on the memory
card
2 Select (
) the media (
/
/
only) and the
recording type (scenes or photos).
40
1
Open the original movies index
screen.
• From this index screen, you can
also press VIDEO SNAP to open the
index screen for Video Snapshot
47) scenes.
(
•
/
/
You can
select the scenes in the built-in
memory or on the memory card
(
40).
2
Open the list of recordings.
FUNC.
[
SCENE SEARCH]
[SELECT DATE]
• The list of recordings displays all
dates in which recordings were
made. An orange selection frame
appears on the day.
• The thumbnail shows a photo from
the first scene recorded on that
day. Below it will appear the
number of scenes recorded and
the total recording time for the
same day.
3
Change (
) the day and move
(
) to the month or year.
4
Change the other fields in the
same way to select the desired
date and press
.
The index screen will appear with the
selection frame on the first scene
recorded on the selected date.
Y
P
O
C
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
1
2
3
number of scenes recorded and
the total recording time for the
same day.
• You can select (
) the year or
month field and change (
) the
year or month to move faster
between calendar months.
Open the original movies index
screen.
• From this index screen, you can
also press VIDEO SNAP to open the
index screen for Video Snapshot
47) scenes.
(
•
/
/
You can
select the scenes in the built-in
memory or on the memory card
(
40).
Open the calendar screen.
FUNC.
[
SCENE SEARCH]
[CALENDAR]
• The calendar screen appears.
• Dates that contain scenes (that is,
movies were recorded on that
date) appear in white. Dates
without recordings appear in
black.
4
Press
to return to the index
screen.
The orange selection frame will
appear on the first scene recorded
on the selected date.
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the
week for the calendar display (
89).
• You can press FUNC. to return to the
index screen at any time.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
from the Movie Timeline
You can display a timeline of the scene
and select where to begin the playback.
This is very convenient when you want
to play back a long scene from a
specific point.
(
25)
Move (
,
) the cursor to the
desired date.
• When you move the cursor to a
date displayed in white, a
thumbnail showing a photo from
the first scene recorded on that
date will be displayed next to the
calendar. Below it will appear the
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Video
1
In the index screen select the
scene you want to view and press
DISP. .
• The timeline screen appears. The
large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the
timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
• Press DISP. again to return to the
index screen.
TO CHANGE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN FRAMES
FUNC.
FUNC.
Y
P
O
C
Interval between frames
Recording date and time
Scene length
Current scene / Total number of scenes
Frame selected for start of playback
Page slidebar
Timeline ruler
2
Select (
) the playback starting
point from the timeline ruler.
3
Press
Pre-selecting Recordings from the
Index Screen
You can select in advance a number of
movies or photos from the index screen
in order to perform certain actions on
them collectively, all at once.
mode: Delete (
43), copy
(
/
/
only;
58) or
add the selected scenes to the playlist
(
56).
mode: Delete (
65), copy
(
/
/
only;
68) or
protect (
67) the selected photos or
mark all of them with print orders
(
72) or transfer orders (
83).
(
to begin the playback.
Select the movies or the photo
index screen.
• From this index screen, you can
also press VIDEO SNAP to open the
index screen for Video Snapshot
47) scenes.
(
•
/
/
You can
select the scenes in the built-in
memory or on the memory card
(
40).
2
Open the selection screen.
FUNC.
[
SELECT]
[INDIVIDUAL SCENES] or
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS]
• The selection screen appears.
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the large thumbnail and
change (
) the scene.
TO MOVE BETWEEN TIMELINE RULER PAGES
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the slidebar below the ruler
and display (
) the previous/next 5
frames in the scene.
25)
1
TO SELECT ANOTHER SCENE
42
Desired interval
3
Move (
,
) between the
scenes or photos in the index
screen and press
to select an
individual scene/photo.
• A checkmark
will appear on the
selected scenes/photos.
• Repeat this step to add all the
scenes/photos you want to include
in your selection (up to 100).
Deleting Scenes
You can delete original scenes that you
are not interested in keeping. Deleting
scenes also allows you to free up space
on the memory. To delete scenes in the
playlist, refer to Deleting Scenes from
the Playlist (
57).
Y
P
O
C
Total number of scenes selected
Selected scenes
(
25)
Options
[ALL SCENES]
Deletes all the scenes.
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
4
Press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
Deletes all the scenes recorded on the same day
as the selected scene.
[ONE SCENE]
TO CANCEL ALL THE SELECTIONS
Deletes only the selected scene.
[SELECTED SCENES]
FUNC.
[
SELECT]
[REMOVE ALL SELECTIONS]
[YES]
[OK]
FUNC.
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-
selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
42).
1
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to
delete.
This step is not necessary to delete
all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
2
Delete the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
DELETE]
Desired option
[YES]*
NOTES
• The selection of scenes/photos will be
canceled if you turn off the camcorder
or change the operating mode.
• Scenes in the playlist cannot be
included in the selection.
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected any option other than [ONE
SCENE], you can press
to interrupt the
43
Video
operation while it is in progress. Some
scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Advanced Functions
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, an original
scene cannot be recovered.
• Back up important scenes before
deleting them (
77).
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing
(while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
Special Scene Recording Programs
Y
P
O
C
NOTES
• Deleting a scene from the original
movies index screen also deletes that
scene from the playlist.
• To delete all movies and make all
recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory
(
32).
• You may not be able to delete scenes
recorded or edited using another
device.
44
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 45.
(
25)
FUNC.
[ PROGRAM AE]
[ PORTRAIT]
Press
to display the Special
Scene (SCN) recording programs
Desired recording program
FUNC.
NOTES
• [ NIGHT]
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing
afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as
in other modes.
- White points may appear on the
screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in
other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
• [ FIREWORKS]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we
recommend using a tripod. Make sure
to use a tripod especially in
mode, as the shutter speed slows
down.
[
PORTRAIT]
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.
Y
P
O
C
[
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.
• [ 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).
Controlling Shutter Speed and Other
Functions while Shooting
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program to use functions like the white
• [ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become
overexposed on cloudy days or in
shaded places. Check the image on
the screen.
balance or image effects, or give
priority to the shutter speed.
Use faster shutter speeds to record
subjects moving quickly; use slower
shutter speeds to add motion blur,
emphasizing the feel of movement.
45
Video
1/2*, 1/4*, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
(
Options
[
25)
Default value
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal
exposure for the subject.
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
[ PROGRAM AE]
recording program*
FUNC.
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.
Desired
* When you select [
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE],
do not press FUNC. and continue instead
with the following procedure.
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED
1 Adjust (
) the shutter speed to
the desired value and then press
.
2 Press FUNC. .
Shutter speed guidelines
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
46
1/100
Y
P
O
C
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
FUNC.
1/60
To record under most ordinary conditions.
PROGRAM AE]
[
To record in dimly lit places.
*
**
mode only.
mode only.
NOTES
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- When setting the shutter speed, the
number display will flash if the value is
not appropriate for the recording
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter image,
but image quality may be lower, and
autofocus may not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If
the screen starts to flicker, select
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] and set the
shutter speed to 1/100.
CD-ROM. For details, refer to the
software’s instruction manual (PDF file).
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light to
shoot video or take photos in dark
places.
Y
P
O
C
(
25)
Recording Scenes
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
) [VID.LIGHT ] and
press
.
•
appears on the screen.
• Press
again to turn the mini
video light off.
) to display
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes and
combine them with music to add a new
level of enjoyment to your movies. By
changing the music, you can give your
scenes an entirely new feel. You can
also add to the playlist (
56) just the
scenes you want to watch and change
their order.
Use the supplied software
Music Transfer Utility to transfer in
advance the music files on the supplied
Instruction Manual/Music Data Disc
(
25)
1
Press VIDEO SNAP .
• The button’s light illuminates.
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
2
Press Start/Stop .
• The camcorder records for about 4
seconds and then automatically
switches to record pause mode.
• The blue border changes to black
and roughly indicates how much
time has passed. When the
camcorder has finished recording,
the screen will momentarily turn
black as if a camera shutter had
released.
• Video Snapshot scenes are
indicated in the index screen with a
mark.
Combining Scenes with Music
(
25)
47
Video
1
In the original movies index
screen, press VIDEO SNAP .
• The button’s light illuminates.
• An index screen appears that
contains only the Video Snapshot
scenes.
2
Set the background music.
FUNC.
[
SELECT MUSIC]
FUNC.
Select (
) a track*
Y
P
O
C
NOTES
* Press
to start/stop the track. Select
[OFF] to set the original audio of the
scenes.
•
/
/
Make sure
the music files are in the same
media (built-in memory or memory
card) that contains the scenes. For
details, refer to the instruction
manual (PDF file) of the supplied
software Music Transfer Utility.
Playing Back the Scenes
(
25)
Select a scene from which to start
playback and press / .
There is no sound during fast playback.
TO DELETE A MUSIC TRACK
1 In the track selection screen,
select (
) a track to delete.
2 Select ( )
and press
.
3 Select ( ) [YES] and press
.
Press FUNC. twice to return to the
index screen.
IMPORTANT
Music files transferred to the camcorder
with the supplied software Music
48
Transfer Utility may not be used
without permission from the copyright
holder, except for cases permitted
under applicable laws, such as for
personal use. Make sure to follow
applicable laws when using music files.
• If the memory is initialized, the music
files in the memory will also be
erased. Use the supplied software
Music Transfer Utility to transfer the
music files on the supplied
Instruction Manual/Music Data
Disc CD-ROM to the camcorder.
•
/
/
The Instruction
Manual/Music Data Disc CD-ROM
contains the tracks pre-installed in
the built-in memory as well as tracks
that were not. You can change the
tracks in the memory and try out new
combinations.
• For details, refer to the instruction
manual (PDF file) of the supplied
software Music Transfer Utility.
• Video Snapshot is deactivated if the
camcorder is switched to playback
mode.
• Before transferring music files, we
recommend making sure that there is
enough available space in the
memory (about 5 times more than the
size of the music files). If there is not
enough available space, the video
and audio may not play back
correctly.
• If the USB cable is disconnected
while transferring music files to the
camcorder, playback of those files
may not be possible. In such case,
erase those music files in the
camcorder (
files again.
48) and transfer the
Pre-recording Function
- Turning on pre-recording
- Exiting standby mode
- Stopping a recording
• Pre-recording will be turned off when
any of the following operations are
performed.
- Opening the FUNC. menu or setup
menus
- Leaving the camcorder without any
operation for 5 minutes
- Changing the operating mode
- Turning on Video Snapshot
- Setting the camcorder to standby
mode
Y
P
O
C
The camcorder will start recording 3
seconds before you press Start/Stop ,
ensuring you do not miss important
shooting opportunities. This is
especially useful when it is difficult to
predict when to start recording.
(
25)
Self Timer
(
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
) [Pre REC
] and
press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to turn prerecording off.
3
) to display
Press Start/Stop to begin recording.
The recording will include the 3
seconds before Start/Stop was
pressed.
NOTES
• While pre-recording is on, all operational
sounds will be turned off.
• The camcorder will not record the full
3 seconds if any of the following
operations are not performed before
3 seconds have elapsed.
25)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[SELF TIMER]
[ON
]
FUNC.
appears.
mode:
In record pause mode, press
Start/Stop .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
mode:
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully.
The camcorder will record the photo
after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
49
Video
*
2 seconds when using the wireless
controller.
Automatic Backlight Correction
NOTES
• When the LCD panel is rotated toward
the lens, we recommend pushing the
joystick ( ) to hide the joystick guide
and make the
icon appear larger.
• The self timer will be canceled when any
of the following operations are
performed.
- Pressing Start/Stop (when recording
movies) or PHOTO (when taking
photos) once the countdown has
begun
- Turning off the camcorder
- Changing the operating mode
- Setting the camcorder to standby
mode
When shooting subjects with a strong
light source behind them, you can have
the camcorder automatically correct for
the backlight.
1 Push the joystick ( ) to display
the joystick guide.
Y
P
O
C
2
Select (
) [BLC
] and press
.
•
appears on the screen.
• Press
again to end the backlight
correction mode.
Manual Exposure Adjustment
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.
(
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
) [EXPOSURE
] and
press
.
• The exposure will be locked.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value [±0]
appear on the screen.
• The adjustment range and the
length of the exposure adjustment
indicator will vary depending on
the initial brightness of the picture.
3
Adjust the (
) the brightness of
the image as required.
• If you operate the zoom lever during
exposure lock, the brightness of the
image may change.
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording program other than
[ FIREWORKS].
50
1
) to display
• During exposure lock, press
to
return the camcorder to automatic
exposure.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
Instead of step 3 in the previous
procedure:
Push the joystick ( ) toward
and
hold it down.
•
appears.
• If you operate the zoom or push the
joystick ( ) and hold it down,
changes to [MF] and the camcorder
returns to manual focus.
Y
P
O
C
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
(
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
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.
(
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
) [FOCUS
] and
press
.
[MF] appears on the screen.
3
) to display
Adjust (
) the focus as
necessary.
• The focus will be locked.
• During focus lock, press
to
return the camcorder to autofocus.
Select a recording program other than
the Special Scene recording programs.
Options
[
Default value
AUTO]
The camcorder automatically sets the white
balance for natural-looking colors.
[
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
51
Video
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
SET]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
FUNC.
Y
P
O
C
[ AUTO]
Desired option*
FUNC.
• 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
* 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.
NOTES
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to
change the color saturation and
contrast to record images with special
color effects.
(
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording program other than
the Special Scene recording programs.
Options
[
Default value
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
- Select a zoom type other than
[
DIGITAL] (
35).
- 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].
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[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the
best effect, use this setting when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the
skin color may lack in detail.
FUNC.
* You can preview the digital effect on the
screen.
** The icon of the selected digital effect
appears.
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Desired option
FUNC.
Applying
Y
P
O
C
Digital Effects
(
Options
[
25)
Default value
D.EFFECT OFF]
Select this setting when you do not intend to use
the digital effects.
[
FADE-T] (fade trigger), [
WIPE]
Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene
with a fade from or to a black screen.
[
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
) [D.EFFECT
] and
press
.
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Press
again to deactivate the
digital effect (its icon will turn white
again).
) to display
TO FADE IN
BLK&WHT]*
Records images in black and white.
[
1
SEPIA]*
Activate the selected fader in record
pause mode (
), then press Start/Stop
to start recording with a fade in.
Records images in sepia tones for an “old” look.
[
ART], [
MOSAIC]
Select one of these digital effects to add “flavor”
to your recordings.
* Only these digital effects are available in
mode.
Setting
TO FADE OUT
Activate the selected fader while
recording ( ), then press Start/Stop to
fade out and pause the recording.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
FUNC.
[
D.EFFECT OFF]
Desired fader/effect*
FUNC. **
mode: Activate the selected effect
while recording or in record pause
mode.
mode: Activate the selected effect
and then press PHOTO to record the
photo.
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Video
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.
mode:
• All displays on
• Data code only
• All displays off
mode:
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
Y
P
O
C
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
With every scene or photo recorded,
the camcorder keeps a data code that
includes the date, time and information
about the camera setup at the time of
recording. While viewing a photo, all the
data is displayed in the form of
information icons. During movie
playback you can select what to display
with the [DATA CODE] setting (
89).
You can also turn most on-screen
displays on or off.
* The following icons will appear even when
all other on-screen displays are turned off:
The icons
and
(in
mode), the
icon and AF frames when the autofocus
is locked (in
mode), screen markers
(both recording modes).
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to
check the audio level while recording.
The headphones are connected to the
AV OUT/ H 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.
*
(
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
SYSTEM SETUP]
[AV/PHONES]
[PHONES]
FUNC.
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25)
* If recording in
mode, change the
terminal’s setting and headphone volume in
advance.
appears.
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME OF THE
HEADPHONES
In
mode, adjust the volume of the
headphones with the [PHONES VOL.]
setting (
90). In
mode, adjust
the headphone’s volume the same way
you adjust the speaker’s volume
(
38). During slideshow playback,
push the joystick (
) to adjust the
volume.
may pick up the sound of the
camcorder’s internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external
microphone.
(
25)
Y
P
O
C
IMPORTANT
Connecting a Microphone
Connect the external microphone to the
MIC terminal. Use commercially
available condenser microphones with
their own power supply. You can
connect almost any stereo microphone
with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but audio
recording levels may vary.
• When using headphones, make sure to
lower the volume to an appropriate
level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the
AV OUT/ H terminal if the
icon does
not appear on the screen. Only noise
will be output in such case.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones
with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• Even if the AV OUT/ H terminal is set to
[
PHONES] during playback mode,
the setting will change to [
AV] when
the operating mode is changed to
or
mode.
IMPORTANT
Make sure to check the audio recording
level before recording with the external
microphone (
88).
NOTES
Using an External Microphone
You can attach a commercially available
microphone for recording movies.
When recording in very quiet
surroundings, the built-in microphone
When an external microphone is
connected to the camcorder,
[WIND SCREEN] will automatically be set
to [
OFF
].
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Video
Playlist and Scene Operations
Dividing Scenes
Y
P
O
C
You can divide scenes (original scenes
only) in order to leave out the best parts
and later cut out the rest.
(
25)
1
Open the original movies index
screen.
/
/
You can select
the movies in the built-in memory or
on the memory card (
40).
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to divide.
3
Open the scene division screen.
FUNC.
[
DIVIDE]
The scene selected will start playing
back.
4
Select (
) the
icon and press
where you want to divide the
scene.
• You can use the following icons to
bring the scene to a precise point.
/
: Fast playback reverse/
forward.
/ : Skip to the beginning/
end of the current scene.
/ : Frame reverse/advance.
• Press FUNC. or
to stop the
playback and exit the scene
division screen.
5 Select ( ) [YES] and press
.
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• A progress bar will be displayed on
the screen.
• You can press
to cancel the
operation while it is in progress.
6 When the confirmation screen
appears, press
.
The video from the division point to
the end of the scene will appear as a
new scene in the index screen.
NOTES
• In this mode, the scene playback will
pause only at points where the scene
can be divided.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes included in the scene
selection (marked with a
checkmark). Remove the selection
mark in advance.
- Scenes too short (5 seconds or
shorter).
- Video Snapshot scenes
- Scenes that were not recorded with
this camcorder.
• Scenes cannot be divided within
2 seconds from the beginning or the end
of the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was
divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the
point where the scene was cut.
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting
and Moving Playlist Scenes
Create a playlist to play back only the
scenes you prefer and in the order of
your choice and even set them to music
(
47). You can also create a playlist
that contains only Video Snapshot
FUNC.
scenes (
47). Moving or deleting
scenes in the playlist will not affect the
original recordings.
(
[
ADD TO PLAYLIST]
Desired option
[YES]
• When the operation is completed
[ADDED TO PLAYLIST] will be
displayed.
•
/
/
Scenes are
added to the playlist on the same
media they are recorded on.
• To check the playlist, press
PLAYLIST .
25)
Y
P
O
C
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
Options
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes that were
recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[ONE SCENE]
Adds to the playlist only the scene marked with
the orange selection frame.
[SELECTED SCENES]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes selected in
advance (marked with a checkmark). Refer to
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
1
2
3
42).
Open the original movies index
screen.
• From the this index screen, you
can also press VIDEO SNAP to open
the index screen for Video
Snapshot (
47) scenes.
/
/
You can
•
select the movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card
(
40).
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to add to the playlist, or a
scene recorded on the date you
want to add to the playlist.
This step is not necessary for scenes
selected in advance.
Add the scene(s) to the playlist.
NOTES
•
/
/
You can copy
scenes from the built-in memory to the
memory card (
58) to include in the
memory card's playlist also scenes that
were originally recorded in the built-in
memory.
• You may not be able to add scenes to the
playlist if they were recorded or edited
using another device or if there is not
enough space available in the memory.
•
You can press PLAYLIST on the
wireless controller to switch between
the original movies index screen and the
playlist of the respective memory.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will
not affect your original recordings.
Options
[ALL SCENES]
Deletes all the scenes from the playlist.
[ONE SCENE]
Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked
with the orange selection frame.
1
Open the playlist index screen.
In the original movies index screen,
press PLAYLIST .
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Video
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete
all scenes.
3
Delete the scene(s).
FUNC.
[ DELETE]
Desired option
[YES]
[OK]
/
/
Copying Scenes
You can copy original movies or the
entire playlist only from the built-in
memory to the corresponding location
on the memory card.
Y
P
O
C
FUNC.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
(
Move the scenes in the playlist to play
them back in the order of your choice.
1 Open the playlist index screen.
In the original movies index screen,
press PLAYLIST .
25)
Copying Original Movies
Options
[ALL SCENES]
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to move.
Copies all the scenes to the memory card.
3
Open the screen to move scenes.
FUNC.
[
MOVE]
4
Move (
,
) the orange marker
to the desired position of the
scene and press
.
The original position of the scene
and the current position of the
marker are displayed at the bottom
of the screen.
Copies to the memory card all the scenes that
were recorded on the same day as the selected
scene.
5
Select ( ) [YES] and press
move the scene.
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)]
to
NOTES
You may not be able to move scenes in
the playlist if there is not enough space
available in the memory.
58
[ONE SCENE]
Copies only the scene marked with the orange
selection frame to the memory card.
[SELECTED SCENES]
Copies to the memory card all the scenes
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
42).
1
Open the original movies index
screen of the built-in memory.
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to copy to the memory card,
or a scene recorded on the date
you want to copy.
This step is not necessary to copy all
scenes or previously selected
scenes.
3
Copy the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
COPY]
Desired option
[YES]*
FUNC.
[OK]
* Press
to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress.
Y
P
O
C
Copying the Entire Playlist
1
Open the index screen of the builtin memory's playlist.
In the original movies index screen of
the built-in memory, press PLAYLIST .
2
Copy the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
COPY]
FUNC.
[YES]*
[OK]
* Press
to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress.
IMPORTANT
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
NOTES
• If the memory card does not have
enough free space, you will not be able
to copy movies.
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy movies to the memory
card.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing
and playing back photos to printing them.
•
When you press PHOTO on
the wireless controller, the photo is
recorded after the autofocus is
activated and locked.
Y
P
O
C
Basic Recording
4
Taking Photos
Press PHOTO fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as
the photo is being recorded.
IMPORTANT
(
25)
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
NOTES
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually
(
51).
1
Set the camera mode dial to
.
2
Turn on the camcorder.
/
/
You can select
the memory to be used for recording
photos (
32).
3
60
or
Press PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and
one or more AF frames will appear.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Photos are recorded as JPG files. As a
general rule, select a larger photo size
for higher quality.
/
/
Select the [LW 1152x648] size for
photos with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
NOTES
(
25)
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• When printing photos, use the following
guidelines as a reference for selecting
the print size.
Options
Photo size options and the approximate
number of photos that can be recorded
on memory cards of various sizes are
given in the table below.
Y
P
O
C
Photo size
FUNC.
[
1152x864] (
/
/
only) or
[
1024x768] (
only)
Desired photo size*
Desired photo quality*
FUNC.
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
approximate number of photos that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
Recommended use
LW 1152x648
To print photos on widesized photo paper or to view
photos on a TV with a 16:9
aspect ratio.
L 1152x864
or L 1024x768
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 photos as e-mail
attachments or to post on
the Web.
Approximate number of photos on a memory card
Default value
Memory card
128 MB
512 MB
1 GB
Photo quality1
Photo size
LW 1152x648
(
/
only)
/
245
360
695
970
1,435
2,740
1,945
2,875
5,490
L 1152x864
(
/
only)
/
185
280
545
735
1,115
2,155
1,470
2,235
4,315
L 1024x768
(
only)
235
345
695
940
1,370
2,740
1,885
2,745
5,490
S 640x480
585
850
1,530
2,320
3,350
6,035
4,645
6,710
12,0852
1
2
: [SUPER FINE],
: [FINE],
: [NORMAL]
Approximate number of photos that can actually be recorded on the memory card.
(The maximum number of remaining photos displayed on the screen is 9999.)
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Photos
Erasing a Photo Right After Recording It
You can erase the photo recorded last
while reviewing it within the time set for
the [REVIEW] option or immediately
after recording it, if [REVIEW] is set to
[
OFF].
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Y
P
O
C
(
(
25)
25)
While reviewing the photo immediately
after recording:
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
3
Press
Select (
) to display
.
) [YES] and press
.
When the camera mode dial is set
to
or
:
1 Press
.
• Even if the camcorder is off,
pressing
will turn on the
camcorder in playback mode.
• The original movies index screen
appears after a few seconds.
2
3
62
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the tabs on the top of the
screen.
Select (
) the tab that contains
the photos you want to play back.
•
/
/
You can
switch between the photos
recorded in the built-in memory
and those recorded on the
memory card. Refer to Selecting
What Recordings to Play Back
(
40).
4
5
Return (
) to the index screen.
Select (
,
) a photo.
• Move the orange selection frame
to the photo you want to view.
• Push the joystick (
) to extend
the selection frame and browse
(
) through whole index pages.
Push the joystick (
) to return to
the index screen.
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
2
Select (
)
and press
.
JUMP 10 PHOTOS
3
Select (
)[
PHOTOS] or [
PHOTOS].
Jump (
) the number of photos
selected and press
.
Y
P
O
C
6
Press
.
The index screen closes and the
selected photo is displayed.
4
7
Push the joystick (
) to move
between images.
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
down to run quickly through the
photos.
Index Screen
When the camera mode dial is set
to :
1 Press
.
• Even if the camcorder is off,
pressing
will turn on the
camcorder in playback mode.
• The last photo recorded will
appear.
2
) to display
Push the joystick (
) to move
between photos.
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
down to run quickly through the
photos.
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large
number of photos, you can jump 10 or
100 photos at a time.
JUMP 10
JUMP 100
1
Move the zoom lever toward W.
• The photo index screen appears.
•
/
/
You can
switch between the photos
recorded in the built-in memory
and those recorded on the
memory card. Refer to Selecting
What Recordings to Play Back
(
40).
2
Select (
,
) a photo.
• Move the orange selection frame
to the photo you want to view.
• Push the joystick (
) to extend
the selection frame and browse
(
) through whole index pages.
Push the joystick (
) to return to
the index screen.
3
Press
.
The index screen closes and the
selected photo is displayed.
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the
photos and even set it to music.
1 Select the first photo of the
slideshow.
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Photos
2
Press / to play back the photos
one after another.
Press
to stop the slideshow.
TO SET THE SLIDESHOW TO MUSIC
/
/
When playing
back a slideshow, make sure the music
files are in the same media (built-in
memory or memory card) that contains
the photos. For details, refer to the
instruction manual (PDF file) of the
supplied software Music Transfer
Utility.
• When playing back a slideshow from a
memory card, we recommend using a
memory card that is rated Speed Class
2 or higher. When using memory cards
with no Speed Class rating, it may take
longer than usual for photos to advance
or there may be brief stops in the sound.
Y
P
O
C
1
In the photo index screen, press
FUNC. .
2
Select a track to play with the
slideshow.
FUNC.
[
SELECT MUSIC]
FUNC.
Select (
) a track*
FUNC.
* Press
to start/stop the track.
• You can delete music files to free
up space in the memory (
48).
• Refer to Adjusting the volume
(
38) for details on adjusting the
speaker’s volume.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
• The following may not be displayed
correctly.
- Photos not recorded with this
camcorder.
- Photos edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Photos whose file names have been
changed.
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NOTES
•
Magnifying Photos during Playback
During playback, photos can be
magnified up to 5 times.
(
1
25)
Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The photo is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the photo, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce
the magnification to less than 2
times, move it toward W.
•
2
will appear for photos that
cannot be enlarged.
[ONE PHOTO]
Move (
,
) the frame to the
part of the photo you want to see
enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move
the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
Deletes only the photo marked with the orange
selection frame.
[SELECTED PHOTOS]
Deletes all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-
Y
P
O
C
selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
1
Open the photo index screen.
• Move the zoom lever toward W.
•
/
/
You can
switch between the photos
recorded in the built-in memory
and those recorded on the
memory card. Refer to Selecting
What Recordings to Play Back
(
40).
2
Select (
,
) the photo you
want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete
all photos or previously selected
photos.
3
Delete the photo(s).
FUNC.
[
DELETE]
Desired option
[YES]*
FUNC.
[OK]
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you
are not interested in keeping.
(
25)
Deleting a Single Photo
1
Select (
erase.
2
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
3
4
Select (
)
Select (
) [YES] and press
) the photo you want to
) to display
and press
.
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[ALL PHOTOS]
Deletes all the photos.
.
42).
* If you selected an option other than [ONE
PHOTO], you can press
to interrupt the
operation while it is in progress. Some
photos will be deleted nevertheless.
IMPORTANT
Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted
photos cannot be recovered.
NOTES
Protected photos cannot be deleted.
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Photos
Options
Additional Functions
[
Default value
SINGLE]
Records a single photo.
[ CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
/
/
Drive Mode:
Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
Y
P
O
C
Take a series of photos of a moving
subject or record the same photo in 3
levels of exposure in order to choose
later the photo you like the best.
Captures a series of photos as long as you hold
PHOTO pressed down. For the number of
shots per second, refer to the sidebar on page 66.
[
AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
The camcorder records a photo in three different
exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps),
allowing you to choose the shot you like the best.
FUNC.
(
25)
POINTS TO CHECK
[
SINGLE]
Desired option
FUNC.
Select a recording program other than
[ FIREWORKS].
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 photos will be recorded
as long as you hold the button
pressed.
Maximum number of continuous shots
Number of photos per second
Normal speed
3 photos
High speed
5 photos
Maximum number of continuous shots
LW 1152 x 648,
L 1152 x 864
10 photos
S 640 x 480
20 photos
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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AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Protecting Photos
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully
to record the photos.
Three photos in different exposures will
be recorded.
You can protect photos from accidental
erasure.
Y
P
O
C
(
25)
Protecting Single Photos
Histogram Display
When viewing photos 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
photo.
(
25)
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A photo whose
histogram skews to the right is relatively
bright; while one whose histogram
peaks to the left, is relatively dark.
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
PROTECT]
[
PROTECT] appears on the
screen.
2
Select (
protect.
3
Press
to protect the photo.
appears on the bottom bar and
the photo cannot be deleted. Press
again to remove the protection.
4
Repeat steps 2-3 to protect
additional photos or press FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
) the photo you want to
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS]
Pixel Count
Shadows
1
Opens the same screen described in Protecting
67). Continue from step 3 of
that procedure to protect the photo.
Single Photos (
Highlights
NOTES
The histogram will appear also after
recording a photo, while reviewing it within
the time set for the [REVIEW] option. You
can choose to turn off the histogram by
54).
pressing DISP. (
[SELECTED PHOTOS]
Protects all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-
selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
42).
[REMOVE ALL SELECTIONS]
Removes the protection from all photos.
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Photos
FUNC.
[
PROTECT]
Desired option
[SELECTED PHOTOS]
[YES]
Copies all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-
[OK]
FUNC.
selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
IMPORTANT
42).
1
Open the index screen of the
photos recorded in the built-in
memory.
Move the zoom lever toward W and
then select the
(built-in memory)
tab.
Copying Photos
2
If you want to copy only one
photo, select (
,
) the photo
you want to copy.
You can copy photos only from the
built-in memory to the memory card.
3
Copy the photo(s).
FUNC.
[ COPY]
Y
P
O
C
Initializing the recording media (
32) will
permanently erase all recordings,
including protected photos.
/
/
Desired option
(
Copying Single Photos
1
Open in single photo view the
photo you want to copy (
63).
2
Copy the photo to the memory
card.
FUNC.
[ COPY]
Press
[YES]
Press FUNC. twice
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[ALL PHOTOS]
Copies all the photos.
[ONE PHOTO]
Copies only the photo marked with the orange
selection frame.
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25)
[YES]*
[OK]**
FUNC.
* If you selected [SELECTED PHOTOS] or
[ALL PHOTOS], you can press
to
interrupt the operation while it is in
progress.
**This step is not required when copying a
single photo.
IMPORTANT
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
NOTES
• If there is not enough space on the
memory card, the camcorder will copy
as many photos as possible before
stopping the operation.
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy photos to the memory
card.
Other Functions You Can Use When Taking Photos
You can also use the following
functions...
Printing Photos
Printing Photos
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The following functions and features of
the camcorder can be used either for
shooting video or for taking photos.
The way to set and use them was
already explained in detail, so we refer
you to the relevant page in the “Video”
section.
• Zoom (
35)
• Quick Start (
37)
• Recording programs (
44, 45)
• Mini video light (
47)
• Self timer (
49)
• Automatic backlight correction and manual
exposure adjustment (
50)
• Manual focus adjustment (
51)
• White balance (
51)
• Image effects (
52)
• Digital effects (
53)
The camcorder can be connected to
any PictBridge-compatible printer. You
can mark in advance the photos you
want to print and set the desired
number of copies as a print order
( 72).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the
CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge
logo.
(
25)
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1
2
Turn on the printer.
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
75).
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [PC/PRINTER] and
press
.
•
/
/
Select in
advance the memory from which
you want to print the photos
(
40).
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Photos
• If the photo index screen is
displayed, move the zoom lever
toward T to display a photo.
•
appears and changes to .
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx.
6 seconds.
• 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 photos
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
•
•
•
•
will appear for photos that cannot be
printed.
We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual.
If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set [USB SETTING] to [ PC/PRINTER]
(
90) so the device type selection
screen does not appear every time you
connect the camcorder to a printer.
Connection to a PictBridge-compatible
printer will not work when the memory
card contains 1,800 photos or more.
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Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
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IMPORTANT
•
• For best performance, we recommend
keeping the number of photos on the
memory card under 100.
• Disconnect the USB cable before
changing the operating mode.
You can print a photo without changing
the settings simply by pressing
.
1
Select (
print.
2
Press
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another photo.
) the photo you wish to
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.
(
25)
2
Options
[PAPER]
Select (
)
and press
.
The print settings menu appears.
Paper settings
[ PAPER SIZE]: Available paper sizes vary
depending on the printer model.
Current paper settings (paper size, paper
type and page layout)
[ PAPER TYPE]: Select [PHOTO], [FAST
PHOTO], [PLAIN] or [DEFAULT].
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[ PAGE LAYOUT]: Select [DEFAULT],
[BORDERED] or one of the following page
layouts.
[BORDERLESS]: The photo is enlarged and may
be slightly cropped at the edges to fit the paper.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]: Refer to
the sidebar on page 72.
[
] (Date print)
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
3
In the print settings menu, select
(
,
) the setting you want to
change and press
.
4
Select (
) the desired setting
option and press
.
5
Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another photo.
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[
] (Print effect)
Available only with printers compatible with the
Image Optimize function. Select [ON], [OFF] or
[DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
[
] (Number of copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
Print setting options and [DEFAULT]
settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s
instruction manual.
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
1 Press
2 Select (
while printing.
) [OK] and press
.
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
1
Push the joystick (
the joystick guide.
) to display
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PRINT ERRORS
If an error occurs while printing, an error
message, for example [NO PAPER], will
appear on the camcorder. Solve the
problem referring to the error message list
(
103) and to the printer’s instruction
manual.
• Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers: If
printing does not resume automatically
after you solved the problem, select
[CONTINUE] and press
to resume
printing. If that option is not available,
select [STOP] and press
and then
restart printing from the beginning.
• Other printers or if the error still persists with
a Canon printer: If printing does not
resume automatically, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
After a short while, turn on the
camcorder and restore the USB
connection.
changed or that were recorded, created,
edited or changed with any device other
than this camcorder.
• If [BUSY] does not disappear,
disconnect the USB cable and restore
the connection after a short while.
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Print Orders
You can mark in advance the photos
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 (
69).
You can set print orders for up to 998
photos.
(
IMPORTANT
25)
• You may not be able to print correctly
with a PictBridge-compatible printer
photos whose file names have been
Printing multiple photos on the same sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc.
When using Canon printers you can print the same photo 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]
–
–
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
2 or 4
2 or 4
–
Canon printer
PIXMA
SELPHY DS
SELPHY CP/ES
1
2
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2, 4 or
82
You can also use the special sticker sheets.
With the [8-UP] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets (SELPHY CP printers
only).
SELPHY CP: When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [DEFAULT] setting, you
can also use [2-UP] or [4-UP].
Selecting Photos for Printing (Print Order)
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
Set the print orders before connecting
the supplied USB cable to the
camcorder.
Options
Marking Single Photos with Print Orders
1
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[ PRINT ORDER]
appears on the screen.
2
Select (
) the photo you want to
mark with a print order.
3
Press
to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange.
4
Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press
.
To cancel the print order, set the
number of copies to 0.
5
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS]
Opens the same screen described in Marking
73).
Continue from step 3 of that procedure to set the
print order.
Single Photos with Print Orders (
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Repeat steps 2-4 to mark
additional photos with print orders
or press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
[SELECTED PHOTOS(1 COPY)]
Sets a print order of 1 copy of each of the photos
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
42).
[REMOVE ALL]
Removes all the print orders.
FUNC.
[ PRINT ORDER]
Desired option
[YES]
[OK]
FUNC.
Printing the Photos Marked with Print
Orders
1
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection
. Refer to Connection
Diagrams (
75).
2
Open the print settings menu.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
PRINT]
• The print settings menu appears.
• If there are no photos marked with
print orders, [SET
PRINT
ORDER] appears.
3
Select (
,
press
.
) [PRINT] and
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Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the printing
is completed.
NOTES
• Depending on the connected printer,
you can change some print settings
before step 3 (
70).
• To cancel the printing, refer to page 71.
• Restarting Printing: Open the print
settings menu as explained in step 2. In
the print settings menu, select
[RESUME]* and press
. The
remaining photos will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the
print order settings have been changed
or if you deleted a photo with print order
settings.
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* In case the print order was interrupted
after the first photo, this menu option will
appear as [PRINT] instead.
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external
device such as a TV, VCR, or computer.
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Terminals on the Camcorder
AV OUT/ H Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
USB Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
Connection Diagrams
Connection
Type: Analog Output only
Connect to a TV or VCR with audio/video input terminals. If the TV cannot automatically
detect and change the aspect ratio (
90), change [TV TYPE] according to the TV set
(widescreen or 4:3).
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection
Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to transfer and back up your recordings, to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to print out photos.
USB Cable (supplied)
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change the aspect ratio of the TV
manually.
Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy
your recordings with family and friends.
Before making the connection, set [AV/
PHONES] to [
AV] in advance
(
90).
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(
25)
1
2
Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
3
Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to
the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4
Set the camcorder to
mode
(
38) or
mode (
62).
Start the playback of movies or
photos.
Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams
(
75).
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be
muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• Adjust the volume using the TV.
• When you play back your 16:9 movies
on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect
ratio, the TV set will switch automatically
to widescreen mode if it is compatible
with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise,
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Saving and Backing Up
Your Recordings
Backing Up Your Recordings on a
Computer
Saving your Recordings without a
Computer
If you prefer to save your recordings
without having to use a computer, you
can use the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner to create DVD discs of your
movies and Photo DVDs of your photos
(
77). You can also connect the
camcorder to an external recording
device (DVD or HDD recorder, VCR,
etc.) to save copies of your movies
(
80).
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Movies recorded with this camcorder
are saved on the memory card or in the
built-in memory (
/
/
only). Because space on the memory is
limited, make sure to back up your
movies onto a computer on a regular
basis.
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
With the supplied software ImageMixer
3 SE Transfer Utility you can save
scenes in the camcorder to your
computer's hard disk. On the computer,
you can neatly organize all your video
recordings into albums and add
comments for quick and easy searches.
With the supplied software ImageMixer
3 SE Video Tools, you can also edit
scenes, convert and resize them to
upload them to your Web site or to take
with you on your portable video player
and more. For details about the
functions available, refer to the
software's instruction manual (PDF file).
For details about installing the software
refer to PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
Installation Guide.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to
a computer: Do not access, change or
delete folders and files in the camcorder
directly from the computer as this may
result in permanent data loss.
• While the camcorder is connected to a
computer, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
Authoring DVD Discs and Photo DVDs
You can connect the camcorder to the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner to create
DVD discs from your movies or Photo
DVD discs from your photos. For details
about the connection and operation,
refer to the instruction manual of the
DW-100.
Refer to this section along with the
relevant sections in the instruction
manual of the DW-100.
(
25)
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External Connections
Options for creating DVD discs
(
mode)
[ALL SCENES]
Connecting to the DVD Burner and
Creating a Disc
1
Turn on the DVD burner.
Refer to Creating DVDs.
2
Connect the camcorder to the
DVD burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
75) and
Connections.
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [DVD BURNER]
and press
.
• When the connection is
completed, [NO DISC] will be
displayed.
Add all the scenes to the disc(s).
[REM.SCENES]
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Add only those scenes that have not been
previously added to a disc.
[PLAYLIST]
Add only the scenes included in the playlist
(
56).
Options for creating Photo DVDs
(
mode)
[ALL PHOTOS]
Add all the photos to the slideshow on the disc.
[
TRANS.ORD]
Add only photos marked with transfer orders
(
83).
Preparations on the Camcorder
1
Set the camcorder to
mode
to create DVD discs of your
movies or
mode to create
Photo DVDs of your photos.
• Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
•
/
/
Select in
advance the memory from which
you want to add the scenes or
photos (
40).
2
Select the scenes or photos you
want to add to the disc.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
SYSTEM SETUP]
[ADD TO DISC]
Desired option
FUNC.
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3
Insert a brand new disc into the
DVD burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on
the DVD burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, an
information screen will display the
type of DVD you are creating, the
estimated time and number of
discs it will require (based on the
disc you inserted).
• If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that
already contains data, [THE DISC
CONTAINS DATA] will be
displayed. To overwrite the data
(erasing the previous content of
the disc), press
, select [YES]
and press
again.
4
Press the start button on the DVD
burner.
• A progress bar will be displayed on
the screen.
• After pressing the start button
(while the current disc is being
written) the operation cannot be
canceled.
• When the disc (or the last disc, if
the data requires multiple discs) is
finalized, [TASK COMPLETED] will
be displayed. Take out the disc
and close the disc tray.
• DVD playback software that is
installed and running (in the case of
computers)
Refer to the instruction manual of the
external device and make sure it is
compatible.
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WHEN THE DATA REQUIRES MULTIPLE DISCS
After a disc is finalized it will be ejected
automatically and [INSERT A NEW/
BLANK DISC AND CLOSE THE DISC
TRAY] will appear. Insert the next disc
and close the disc tray.
TO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL COPY OF THE
SAME DISC
After the operation is finished, [INSERT
A NEW/BLANK DISC] will be displayed
again. Insert a brand new disc and
close the disc tray.
TO PLAY BACK A DVD DISC
Discs created with this camcorder and
the DVD burner can be played back on
DVD players and computers that meet
the following requirements:
• Compatible with the discs you
created (DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW
discs)
• Compatible with DVD-Video
specifications
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the
DVD burner, do not open the memory
card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator on the camcorder
is on or flashing. Failing to do so may
result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder or the DVD
burner.
• When creating discs with the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner, you cannot add,
using the [PLAYLIST] option, scenes
recorded while the pre-recording
function was on or divided scenes. To
add such scenes, use the [ALL
SCENES] or [REM.SCENES] option.
• For important information on handling
your discs, refer to
Cautions
on handling.
NOTES
• The FUNC. menu and setup menus
cannot be accessed while the
camcorder is connected to the DVD
burner.
• Disconnect the USB cable before
changing the operating mode.
• The amount of time required for step 2
depends on how many scenes are being
included on a disc. We recommend
keeping the number of scenes to 2000
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or less. (In such case, the connection
time will be about 3 minutes 30
seconds).
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• By default, on-screen displays will be
embedded in the output video signal.
You can change the displays by
repeatedly pressing DISP. (
54).
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You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or
a digital video device.
(
Transferring Photos to a Computer
(Direct Transfer)
25)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR
using Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
75). Before
making the connection, set [AV/
PHONES] to [
AV] in advance
(
90).
With the software supplied on the
DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CDROM you can transfer photos to a
computer simply by pressing
.
Refer also to the relevant sections in the
‘Digital Video Software’ instruction
manual (PDF file).
(
Recording
1
External device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2
Camcorder: Locate the scene you
wish to copy and pause playback
shortly before the scene.
3
Camcorder: Resume the movie
playback.
4
External device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
5
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Preparations
Install the software before you connect
the camcorder to the computer for the
first time. (Windows users only: you
also need to select CameraWindow's
auto-launch setting.) After that, just
connect the camcorder to the computer
(steps 2 and 3) and proceed directly to
transfer the photos (
82).
1
Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder: Stop playback.
mode.
/
/
Select in
advance the memory from which you
want to transfer photos (
40).
3
Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
75).
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [PC/PRINTER] and
press
.
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the 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 photos
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
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FIRST-TIME CONNECTION TO A COMPUTER
RUNNING WINDOWS
The first time you connect the
camcorder to the computer, you need
also to select the CameraWindow autolaunch setting.
Refer to
Starting CameraWindow.
CONNECTION TO A COMPUTER RUNNING
MAC OS
When you connect the camcorder to
the computer, CameraWindow appears
automatically.
Refer to Downloading Still
Images.
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the
computer, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
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
photos (JPEG only) simply by
connecting the camcorder to a
computer using the USB cable without
having to install the supplied software.
• If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set [USB SETTING] to [ PC/PRINTER]
(
90) so the selection screen does not
appear every time you connect the
camcorder to a computer.
• Depending on the number of photos on
the memory card (Windows: 1,800
photos or more; Macintosh: 1,000
photos or more), you may not be able to
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transfer photos to a computer. Try using
a card reader.
• Disconnect the USB cable before
changing the operating mode.
Transferring Photos
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(
25)
Automatic Transfer Options
All the relevant photos will be
transferred to the computer in one
batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
[
ALL PHOTOS]
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
Transfers all photos.
[
NEW PHOTOS]
Transfers only those photos that have not yet
been transferred to the computer.
[
TRANSFER ORDERS]
Transfers photos marked with transfer orders
( 83).
Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is completed.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[CANCEL] and press
, or press
FUNC. .
Manual Transfer Options
You can select the photo(s) to transfer.
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Select the photo(s) to transfer.
[
WALLPAPER]
Select a photo and set it as your computer’s
desktop background.
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MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
1 Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
) the photo you wish to
transfer and press
.
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]:
Repeat this step to select other
photos to transfer.
• The
button will flash while the
photos are being transferred.
3 Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
4
NOTES
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the photo selection screen
is displayed, press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
Repeat steps 2-3 to mark
additional photos with transfer
orders or press FUNC. twice to
close the menu.
Setting Transfer Orders from the Index
Screen
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Options
Transfer Orders
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS]
You can mark in advance the photos you
want to transfer to the computer as
transfer orders. You can set transfer
orders for up to 998 photos.
Single Photos with Transfer Orders (
(
25)
Selecting Photos to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
Set the transfer orders before connecting
the camcorder to the computer.
/
/
Select in advance
the memory from which you want to
transfer photos (
40).
Marking Single Photos with Transfer
Orders
1
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
TRANSFER ORDER]
appears on the screen.
2
Select (
) the photo you want to
mark with a transfer order.
3
Press
to set the transfer order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order icon
.
Press
again to cancel the
transfer order.
Opens the same screen described in Marking
83).
Continue from step 3 of that procedure to set the
transfer order.
[SELECTED PHOTOS]
Marks all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark) with a transfer
order. Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings from the
Index Screen (
42).
[REMOVE ALL]
Removes all the transfer orders.
FUNC.
[
TRANSFER ORDER]
Desired option
[YES]
[OK]
FUNC.
TO TRANSFER PHOTOS MARKED WITH
TRANSFER ORDERS
Connect the camcorder to the
computer and select [
TRANSFER
ORDERS] in the transfer menu (
82).
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This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
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Appendix: 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
(
27). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options
without a reference page are explained below the tables.
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu (Recording Modes)
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
PROGRAM AE], [
[
[
[
PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS], [ NIGHT], [ SNOW],
BEACH], [ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
FIREWORKS]
White balance
[
AUTO], [
Image effects
[
[
Digital effects
[
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADE-T], [
WIPE],
BLK&WHT], [ SEPIA], [ ART], [ MOSAIC]
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [
[
[
SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.], [
AEB]
/
/
Drive mode
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
DAYLIGHT], [
TUNGSTEN], [
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BLK&WHT], [
52
SEPIA]
[
[
[
Photos size/quality
/
/
[LW 1152x648], [L 1152x864], [S 640x480]
–
SUPER FINE], [
FINE], [
NORMAL]
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–
–
HIGH QUALITY 9Mbps],
STANDARD PLAY 6Mbps],
LONG PLAY 3Mbps]
[L 1024x768], [S 640x480]
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SET]
IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [
VIVID],
NEUTRAL], [
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Recording mode
[
45
44
66
–
–
35
60
FUNC. Menu (Playback Modes)
Menu item
Setting options
[SELECT MUSIC]
[OFF], list of music files in the camcorder
1
[SELECT]
[INDIVIDUAL SCENES], [REMOVE ALL SELECTIONS],
[CANCEL]
2
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–
42
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From the index screen:
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS], [REMOVE ALL SELECTIONS],
[CANCEL]
/
/
[COPY]
–
42
[ALL SCENES], [ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE],
[SELECTED SCENES], [CANCEL]
2
–
58
[NO], [YES]
3
–
59
From single photo view: [NO], [YES]
–
68
From the index screen:
[ALL PHOTOS], [ONE PHOTO], [SELECTED PHOTOS],
[CANCEL]
–
68
[ADD TO PLAYLIST]2
[ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE],
[SELECTED SCENES], [CANCEL]
–
56
[DIVIDE]4
–
–
56
[MOVE]3
–
–
58
[PROTECT]
From single photo view: From the index screen:
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS], [SELECTED PHOTOS],
[REMOVE ALL SELECTIONS], [CANCEL]
–
67
[PRINT ORDER]
From single photo view: 0-99 copies
From the index screen:
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS], [SELECTED PHOTOS(1 COPY)],
[REMOVE ALL], [CANCEL]
–
72
[TRANSFER ORDER]
From single photo view: From the index screen:
[INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS], [SELECTED PHOTOS],
[REMOVE ALL], [CANCEL]
–
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Menu item
[DELETE]
Setting options
[ALL SCENES], [ALL SCENES (THIS DATE)], [ONE SCENE],
[SELECTED SCENES], [CANCEL]
2
–
43
[ALL SCENES], [ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
3
–
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From single photo view: [NO], [YES]
From the index screen:
[ALL PHOTOS], [ONE PHOTO], [SELECTED PHOTOS],
[CANCEL]
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[SCENE SEARCH]2
1
2
3
4
–
[CALENDAR], [SELECT DATE], [CANCEL]
–
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Option not available from the original movies index screen.
Option available from the original movies index screen and Video Snapshot index screen.
Option available from the playlist index screen and Video Snapshot playlist index screen.
Option available from the original movies index screen.
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Zoom Type, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
[SELF TIMER]
[
ON
[ZOOM TYPE]
[
OPTICAL], [
[ZOOM SPEED]
[
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 1]
[IMG STAB]
[
ON
[WIDESCREEN]
[
ON], [
], [
[FOCUS PRI.]
[
[A.SL SHUTTER]2
[
ON], [
[WIND SCREEN]
[
AUTO], [
[REVIEW]3
[
[
OFF], [
6 sec], [
1
2
3
OFF]
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ADVANCED]1, [
], [
SPEED 3], [
DIGITAL]
–
SPEED 2],
35
OFF]
OFF]
ON:AiAF], [
ON:CENTER], [
OFF]
–
–
–
–
–
–
OFF]
OFF
2 sec], [
8 sec], [
36
–
]
–
4 sec],
10 sec]
–
–
–
[
ADVANCED] when [WIDESCREEN] is set to [
OFF].
The default setting is
[
ADVANCED].
Option available only when the recording program is set to [ PROGRAM AE].
/
/
Option available only when the drive mode is set to [
SINGLE].
[IMG STAB]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
telephoto.
• The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
The image stabilizer may not be able to successfully eliminate all blur if
the camcorder or the subject is moving too much.
•
The image stabilizer may not work well on subjects with low contrast, with a
recurring, repetitive pattern or without vertical lines.
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• We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a tripod.
[WIDESCREEN]: The camcorder uses the full width of the image sensor providing highresolution 16:9 recordings.
• Since the screen on the camcorder has an aspect ratio of 16:9, recordings with a 4:3
aspect ratio will appear in the center of the screen with black sidebars.
• Playing back a widescreen recording: 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. To play back on a TV with normal aspect ratio (4:3) change the [TV TYPE]
setting accordingly (
90).
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
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[FOCUS PRI.]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a photo only
after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames to use.
[
ON:AiAF]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically
selected and the focus is fixed on them.
[
ON:CENTER]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen and the
focus is automatically fixed on it.
[
OFF]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded immediately after you
press PHOTO .
• When the recording program is set to [
automatically set to [
OFF].
FIREWORKS], focus priority is
[A.SL SHUTTER]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain
brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 in
mode).
• The setting can be changed when the camcorder is set to
or
mode. The
camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• 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.
[WIND SCREEN]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind
when recording outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When
recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency
sounds, we recommend setting the wind screen to [
OFF
].
[REVIEW]: Selects the time to display a photo after it has been recorded to the memory.
• If you press DISP. while reviewing a photo it will continue to be displayed indefinitely.
Press PHOTO halfway to return to the normal display.
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Memory Operations (Initialization, etc.)
MEMORY OPER.
Menu item
/
/
Setting options
–
–
[MEMORY INFO]
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[CARD INFO]
/
–
–
/
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD]
–
–
32
/
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD]
–
–
32
[MEDIA:MOVIES]
/
[MEDIA:PHOTOS]
[INITIALIZE]
*
[BUILT-IN MEM], [CARD], [CANCEL]
32
[INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL]
* Option available from the original movies index screen and Video Snapshot index screen.
[MEMORY INFO]/[CARD INFO]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or the memory card is currently in use (total
recording time and total number of photos) and approximately how much memory remains
available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos
are approximate and based on the recording mode and photo quality/size settings
currently in use.
• In the [CARD INFO] screen you can also verify the Speed Class of the memory card.
• The maximum number of remaining photos displayed on the screen is 99999.
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
[BRIGHTNESS]
–
[LCD DIMMER]
[
ON], [
OFF]
[AUDIO LEVEL]
[
ON], [
OFF]
ON], [
OFF]
[TV SCREEN]
[
[DATA CODE]
[
[
[MARKERS]
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[
[
[
DATE], [ TIME],
DATE & TIME], [
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
CAMERA DATA]
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
GRID(GRY)]
–
Menu item
[LANGUAGE
]
Setting options
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[
],[DEUTSCH], [
]
[ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS],
[ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU],
[NEDERLANDS], [POLSKI], [PORTUGUÊS],
[
], [TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
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[START WEEK]
[SATURDAY], [SUNDAY], [MONDAY]
[DEMO MODE]
[
ON], [
OFF]
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
[BRIGHTNESS]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your
recordings or that of the playback image on a TV.
[LCD DIMMER]: When set to [
ON], this function dims the LCD screen. Doing so is
ideal when using the camcorder in environments where the LCD's illumination could be an
annoyance.
• To turn off the LCD screen dimmer, change this setting to [
OFF] or press DISP. for
2 seconds or more.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or that of the
playback image on a TV.
• When the LCD screen dimmer is turned off, the screen’s brightness returns to the
previous setting.
[AUDIO LEVEL]: Displays the audio level indicator on the LCD screen so you can check
the audio recording level while recording.
Low
High
Audio level
[TV SCREEN]
• When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s on-screen displays will appear also on the
screen of a TV or monitor connected using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
[DATA CODE]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[ CAMERA DATA]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when
recording.
[MARKERS]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or
horizontally).
• Using the markers will not affect the recordings.
[START WEEK]: Select the day on which the week starts for the calendar display (
40).
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[DEMO MODE]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It
starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if
you leave it turned on for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the
camcorder.
System Setup (Speaker Volume, Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
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Menu item
[BATTERY INFO]
Setting options
–
[
–
ON], [
OFF
]
–
[WL.REMOTE]
[BEEP]
[
[
HIGH VOLUME],
LOW VOLUME], [
–
OFF]
[POWER SAVE]
[
ON], [
[QUICK START]
[
[
OFF], [
10 min],
20 min], [
30 min]
OFF]
–
[AV/PHONES]
[
AV], [
–
–
PHONES]
–
55
[PHONES VOL.]
55
[SPEAKER VOL.]
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
[TV TYPE]
[
NORMAL TV], [
[USB SETTING]
[
[
DVD BURNER], [
CONNECT&SET]
[ADD TO DISC]
[ALL SCENES], [REM.SCENES],
[PLAYLIST]
–
–
[ALL PHOTOS], [
TRANS.ORD]
–
–
[PHOTO NOS.]
[
CONTINUOUS]
–
[FIRMWARE]
–
RESET], [
WIDE TV]
–
PC/PRINTER],
–
–
–
–
77
–
77
–
–
–
–
[BATTERY INFO]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a
percentage) and the remaining recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
mode).
,
[WL.REMOTE]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
[BEEP]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc.
[POWER SAVE]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [AUTO POWER OFF] will appear.
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• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the [QUICK
START] setting.
• The Power Save mode cannot be set while the compact power adapter is connected to
the camcorder.
[QUICK START]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function (
37) when you
close the LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time after which the camcorder
will end the standby mode and shut off automatically.
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[SPEAKER VOL.]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback. You can also adjust the
volume using the joystick guide (
38).
[TV TYPE]: In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the
setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder.
[
NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[
WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [
NORMAL TV], the picture displayed on the LCD screen
will be smaller than the full display area.
[USB SETTING]: Select the connection protocol to use when connecting the camcorder to
an external device using the USB cable.
[ DVD BURNER]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
[ PC/PRINTER]: To connect to a computer, a printer or similar USB peripherals.
[ CONNECT&SET]: To make the selection from a screen that appears at the time of the
connection to the external device.
[PHOTO NOS.]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory card.
Photos are automatically assigned consecutive photo numbers from 0101 to 9900, and
stored in folders containing up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[
RESET]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new
memory card.
[
CONTINUOUS]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the
last photo recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a new
photo will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last photo on the memory
card.
• We recommend using the [
CONTINUOUS] setting.
[FIRMWARE]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu
option is usually unavailable.
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Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
[T.ZONE/DST]
List of world time zones.
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[DATE/TIME]
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[DATE FORMAT]
[Y.M.D (2009.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2009 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2009 12:00 AM)]
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[DATE FORMAT]: Select the date format to be used for most on-screen displays, and (if
selected) for the date printed on photos.
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you
think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please
read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems
and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
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CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the
camcorder? (
19)
Recording
Did you turn the camcorder on and set it to recording mode? (
25)
If you are recording to a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder?
(
31)
Playback
Did you turn the camcorder on and set it to playback mode? (
25)
If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the
camcorder? (
31) Does it contain any recordings?
Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
19).
Cannot charge the battery pack
- The battery pack’s temperature has either fallen below 0 °C (32 °F) or risen above 40 °C (100 °F). If the
battery pack is too cold, warm it up. If the battery pack is too hot, let it cool down until its temperature is
below 40 °C (100 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs cannot be charged
using this camcorder.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a
malfunction.
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After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction.
If it becomes hot very quickly or it becomes too hot to touch, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder.
Consult a Canon Service Center.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
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Recording
Pressing Start/Stop will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recording onto the memory (while the ACCESS
indicator is on or flashing).
- The memory is full or it already contains 3,999 scenes (the maximum number of scenes). Delete some
recordings (
43) or initialize the memory (
32) to free some space.
The point where Start/Stop was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing Start/Stop and the actual start of recording. This is not a
malfunction.
- When the pre-recording function is used, the beginning of the scene will differ from when Start/Stop was
pressed.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (
- Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (
51).
108). Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
A vertical light bar appears on the screen.
- Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar (smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording ( )/record pause (
)/playback ( ) takes longer than
usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
77) and initialize the memory (
32).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Back up your recordings (
initialize the memory (
32).
77) and
Playback
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- The playlist cannot contain more than 99 scenes or 100 hours of scenes.
- You may not be able to add scenes to the playlist if they were recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
77) and initialize the memory (
32).
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Cannot erase a photo
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (
67).
Cannot play back a music track.
- If the music tracks were erased when the memory was initialized, use the supplied software Music Transfer
Utility to transfer the music files on the supplied Instruction Manual/Music Data Disc CD-ROM. For details,
refer to the software’s instruction manual (PDF file).
When playing back recordings combined with music, the video and audio do not play back correctly (playback
skips or stops).
- This occurs when music files are transferred and there is not enough available space in the memory (about
5 times more than the size of the music files). Make sure there is enough space and then transfer the music
files again.
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When playing a slideshow, it takes longer than usual for the photos to advance or there are brief stops in the
audio.
- This may occur when using a memory card with no Speed Class rating or playing back photos recorded with
another device. Play back photos taken with this camcorder from a memory card rated Speed Class 2 or
higher.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
19).
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be
displayed.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Initialize the
memory card (
32) if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (
43, 65) to free some space
on the memory card.
The ON/OFF(CHG) (power/charge) indicator flashes rapidly while the camcorder is charging.
(one flash at 0.5-second intervals)
Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon
Service Center.
The ON/OFF(CHG) (power/charge) indicator flashes very slowly while the camcorder is charging.
(one flash at 2-second intervals)
The battery pack's temperature has either fallen below 0 °C (32 °F) or risen above 40 °C (100 °F). If the
battery pack is too cold, warm it up. If the battery pack is too hot, let it cool down until its temperature is
below 40 °C (100 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
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Picture and Sound
The LCD screen appears dim.
- The LCD screen dimmer is on. To turn it off, press DISP. for 2 seconds or more.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
19).
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Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the
power source and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all settings.
Video noise appears on screen.
- When using the camcorder close to devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular
phones, etc.), keep a distance between the camcorder and these devices.
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it
may not be recorded at the actual levels. This is not a malfunction.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume (
38).
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- [AV/PHONES] is set to [
PHONES]. Change it to [
AV] (
90).
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it (
31).
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Erase some recordings to free some space or replace the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (
32) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch.
- In order to record movies, a compatible memory card must be inserted (
31).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [PHOTO NOS.] to [RESET] (
90) and
insert a new memory card.
- The camcorder may not be able to record on a memory card that was recorded on with another device.
The wireless controller will not work.
- Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
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Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power
adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the
correct video input.
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The computer doesn't recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [DVD BURNER]. Set it to [PC/PRINTER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
90).
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the
connection.
The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [DVD BURNER]. Set it to [PC/PRINTER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
90).
- Disconnect the USB cable. Turn the printer off and then on again and restore the connection.
The camcorder doesn't recognize the DW-100 DVD Burner even though it is connected correctly.
- [USB SETTING] is set to [PC/PRINTER]. Set it to [DVD BURNER] or to [CONNECT&SET] (
90).
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Following the list of messages for the camcorder you can find separate lists for
printing-related messages (
103) and for messages that appear only when using
the optional DW-100 DVD Burner (
102).
ACCESSING THE CARD DO NOT REMOVE THE CARD
- You opened the memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the memory card or the
camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the memory card slot cover. Do not remove the
memory card until this message disappears.
BACK UP RECORDINGS REGULARLY
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be
lost so back up your recordings regularly (
77).
BUFFER OVERFLOW RECORDING WAS STOPPED
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was stopped. Replace the
memory card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
/
/
BUILT-IN MEM INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- There is a problem that prevents accessing the built-in memory. Initialize the built-in memory with this
camcorder (
32).
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BUILT-IN MEMORY ERROR
- The built-in memory could not be read. This may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon
Service Center.
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BUILT-IN MEMORY FULL
- The built-in memory is full ([
END] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (
some space.
43, 65) to free
/
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CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE BATTERY PACK CONTINUE USING THIS BATTERY PACK?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
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CANNOT COPY
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- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory card. Delete
some recordings on the memory card (
43, 65) or reduce the number of scenes to copy.
CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE. INITIALIZE ONLY USING THE CAMCORDER.
- The scene could not be divided because data could not be added to the camcorder's file management data.
Back up the recordings (
77) and initialize the memory (
32).
CANNOT EDIT
- Cannot move or delete original scenes or scenes in the playlist.
CANNOT EDIT CHECK THE CARD
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
32).
CANNOT ENTER THE STANDBY MODE NOW
- The camcorder cannot enter the standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low.
CANNOT PLAY BACK
- There is a problem with the memory.
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CANNOT PLAY BACK CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
CANNOT PLAY BACK CHECK THE CARD
- There is a problem with the memory card.
/
/
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES IN THE BUILT-IN MEMORY INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE
CAMCORDER
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this
camcorder (
32).
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- Movies cannot be played back from a memory card with a capacity of 64 MB or less.
CANNOT PLAY THE MOVIES ON THIS CARD INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
32).
CANNOT RECORD
- There is a problem with the memory.
/
/
CANNOT RECORD CANNOT ACCESS THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
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CANNOT RECORD CHECK THE CARD
- There is a problem with the memory card.
/
/
CANNOT RECORD MOVIES IN THE BUILT-IN MEMORY INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE
CAMCORDER
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this
camcorder (
32).
CANNOT RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- Movies cannot be recorded on a memory card with a capacity of 64 MB or less.
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CANNOT RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
32).
CARD FULL
- The memory card is full. Erase some recordings (
43, 65) to free some space or replace the memory card.
/
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CARD REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCENES
- The memory card already contains 3,999 scenes (the maximum number of scenes); no further scenes can be
copied onto the memory card. Delete some recordings (
43) to free some space.
CARD UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
19).
CHECK THE CARD
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly (
31).
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image.
- If after the message disappears,
appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and
remove and reinsert the memory card. If
turns back to green you can resume recording/playback.
- Initialize the memory card (
32). (Doing so will erase all the recordings on the memory card.)
CONNECT THE COMPACT POWER ADAPTER
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer, this message will appear if the
camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
COULD NOT ADD TO PLAYLIST
- The playlist cannot contain more than 100 hours of scenes.
CARD INITIALIZE USING ONLY THE CAMCORDER
- There is a problem that prevents accessing the memory card. Initialize the memory card with this camcorder
(
32).
LCD SCREEN HAS BEEN DIMMED
- Hold DISP. pressed down for 2 seconds or more.
MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECORD MOVIES ON THIS CARD
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating. Replace the memory
card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
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NAMING ERROR
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [PHOTO NOS.] to [RESET] (
erase all the photos on the memory card or initialize it.
90) and
NEED TO RECOVER FILES FROM THE CARD. CHANGE THE POSITION OF THE CARD'S LOCK SWITCH.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally
interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCK
switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
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NO CARD
- There is no memory card in the camcorder.
NO PHOTOS
- There are no photos to play back.
NO SCENES
- There are no scenes recorded in the memory selected.
NOT AVAILABLE IN DUAL SHOT
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
mode (
or ).
mode. Turn the camera mode dial to a flexible recording
NOT ENOUGH AVAILABLE SPACE CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE
- The scene could not be divided because there was not enough available space in the memory. Delete some
scenes (
43).
PLAYLIST IS FULL. CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE.
- Scene could not be divided. The playlist cannot contain more than 99 scenes. Delete some scenes (
43).
PRINT ORDER ERROR
- You attempted to set more than 998 photos in the print order.
PROCESS CANCELED
- The process was canceled following user intervention.
REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCENES
- The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some scenes (
43).
- Scene could not be added to the playlist (
56). The playlist cannot contain more than 99 scenes. Delete
some scenes (
57).
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READING THE BUILT-IN MEMORY
- Reading data from the built-in memory.
READING THE CARD
- Reading data from the memory card.
SCENE RECORDED USING ANOTHER DEVICE. CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE.
- Scenes recorded with another device cannot be divided using this camcorder.
SOME
PHOTOS COULD NOT BE DELETED
- Protected photos cannot be deleted. Cancel the protection setting before deleting.
SOME SCENES COULD NOT BE ADDED
- Scene could not be added to the playlist. The playlist cannot contain more than 99 scenes. Delete some
scenes from the playlist (
57).
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SOME SCENES COULD NOT BE DELETED
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted.
TASK IN PROGRESS DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER SOURCE
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or remove the battery
pack.
THE CAMCORDER IS SET TO MOVIE MODE
- You pressed PHOTO while the camera mode dial was set to
.
THE CAMCORDER IS SET TO PHOTO MODE
- You pressed Start/Stop while the camera mode dial was set to
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THE CARD IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION
- The LOCK switch on the SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch.
THE MEMORY CARD COVER IS OPEN
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover (
31).
THIS
PHOTO COULD NOT BE DELETED
- Protected photos cannot be deleted. Cancel the protection setting before deleting.
TOO MANY PHOTOS DISCONNECT USB CABLE
- Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of photos on the memory card to fewer than 1,800.
If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and restore the
connection after a short while.
TRANSFER ORDER ERROR
- You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. Reduce the number of photos marked with transfer
orders.
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA
- A memory card with data recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM) was inserted into the
camcorder.
UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
WHILE THE CAMCORDER IS CONNECTED TO A PC DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE OR POWER SOURCE
CANNOT TURN OFF POWER OR CHANGE MODES
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with a USB cable, the camcorder
cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in
permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to
end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
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Messages Related to the Optional DW-100 DVD Burner
If a message appears while the camcorder is connected to the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner, refer to the following section and also to the instruction manual of the DVD
Burner.
CANNOT READ THE DISC CHECK THE DISC
- During disc recording mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD disc (a DVD disc
containing movies, software, etc.) or an 8 cm mini DVD disc is inserted.
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CLOSE THE MEMORY CARD SLOT COVER
- The memory card slot cover is open. Close the cover after correctly inserting the memory card (
31).
CONNECT THE COMPACT POWER ADAPTER
- The camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
DISC ACCESS FAILURE CHECK THE DISC
- There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the DVD burner dries completely before
resuming use (
108).
- The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
ERROR READING THE DATA
- Error while reading the recordings from the camcorder.
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
LOADING THE DISC
- Reading data from the disc.
NO DISC
- Insert a disc into the DVD burner.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the DVD burner dries completely before
resuming use (
108).
NO PHOTOS
- There are no photos to add to the disc.
NO SCENES
- There are no movies to add to the disc.
NO SCENES LEFT TO ADD
- You selected to create a DVD with the [REM.SCENES] setting, but all the scenes have already been added to
discs created in the past; there are no applicable scenes.
NO TRANSFER ORDERS
- You selected to create a DVD with the [TRANS.ORD] setting, but no photos have been marked with transfer
orders (
83).
OPERATION CANCELED
- The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection.
UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
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Direct Print Related Messages
CANNOT PRINT!
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
- Current print settings cannot be used for printing with the
button.
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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 photos. Reduce the number of
photos.
COULD NOT PRINT X PHOTOS
- You attempted to use the print order settings to print X photos that were recorded with another camcorder,
with a different compression or were edited on a computer.
FILE ERROR
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
HARDWARE ERROR
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the printer is equipped with
a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
INK ABSORBER FULL
- Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer) to replace the ink absorber.
INK ERROR
- There is a problem with the ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
LOW INK LEVEL
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing.
NO INK
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
NO PAPER
- Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
NO PRINTHEAD
- No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
PAPER ERROR
- There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is wrong. Alternatively,
if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
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PAPER JAM
- The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After removing the paper, set some paper
again and retry printing.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
- Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
PRINT ERROR
- Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and
reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
- When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
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PRINTER COVER OPEN
- Close the printer cover securely.
PRINTER ERROR
- A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon PIXMA printers: the printer's green power lamp
and orange error lamp flash alternately.)
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer's power cord from the power outlet and
contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
PRINTER IN USE
- The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
SET PRINT ORDER
- No photo has been marked with a print order.
NOTES
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
• If you cannot solve the problem even after consulting this list and the printer's instruction
manual, contact the closest Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer).
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
•
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.
When mounting the camcorder on a
tripod, make sure that the tripod's
fastening screw is shorter than
5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Using other tripods
may damage the camcorder.
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Be sure to observe the following
precautions to ensure maximum
performance.
• Back up your recordings
periodically. Make sure to transfer
your recordings to an external device
such as a computer or digital video
recorder (
77) and back them up
on a regular basis. This will protect
your important recordings in case of
damage and create more free space
on the memory. Canon shall not be
liable for any data loss.
• When using the wrist strap or a
shoulder strap, do not allow the
camcorder to swing and hit an object.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the
LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight),
or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong
electromagnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile
phones.
• Do not point the lens at strong light
sources. Do not leave the camcorder
pointed at a bright subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The
camcorder is not waterproof – avoid
also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder
•
•
•
5.5 mm
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture. Excessive
camcorder movement while shooting
and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In
extreme cases, the playback of such
scenes may result in visually induced
motion sickness. If you experience
such a reaction, immediately stop the
playback and take a rest break as
necessary.
Long-term Storage
If you do not intend to use the
camcorder for a long time, store it in a
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place free of dust, in low humidity, and
at temperatures not higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
not be displayed. Use the time shown
on the screen as an approximation.
Long-term Storage
Battery Pack
• Store battery packs in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the
battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery
packs fully at least once a year.
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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.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly attached. Attach only with
the same type.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor
contact between the battery pack
and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
Remaining Battery Time
If the remaining battery time displayed
is not correct, charge the battery pack
fully. However, the correct time may not
be displayed if a fully charged battery
pack is used continuously in high
temperatures or it is left unused for long
periods of time. Additionally, depending
on the battery life, the correct time may
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Regarding batteries that do not bear the
Intelligent System mark
• For your safety, battery packs that do
not bear the Intelligent System mark
(
112) will not
be charged even if you attach them to
this camcorder or to the optional
CG-800 Battery Charger.
• If you use with the camcorder battery
packs that are not genuine Canon
battery packs,
will appear and
the remaining battery time will not be
displayed.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the
recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static
electricity. Canon makes no
warranties for corrupted or lost data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals
to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places
subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places
subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and
do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting
the memory card. Forcing a memory
card into the slot if it is not correctly
oriented may damage the memory
card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers
on the memory card.
• SD/SDHC memory cards have a
physical switch to prevent writing on
the card so as to avoid the accidental
erasure of the card's content. To write
protect the memory card, set the
switch to the LOCK position.
for about 24 hours with the camcorder
off.
Lithium Button Battery
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LOCK switch
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
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard
if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse
in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or
incinerate the battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of
fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the
mouth. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids
may cause internal damage.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert
the battery in the wrong direction.
• Dispose of the used battery according
to applicable recycling regulations.
• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools, as this
will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry
cloth to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
details.
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Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or memory card, only the file
allocation table is altered and stored
data is not physically erased. Take the
necessary precautions when you
dispose of the camcorder or memory
card, for example by physically
damaging it to prevent the leakage of
private data.
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If giving the
camcorder to another person, initialize
the built-in memory using the
[COMPL.INIT.] setting (
32), fill it up
with unimportant recordings, and then
initialize it again using the same
method. This makes recovering the
original recordings very difficult.
Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
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Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use
chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens
If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus
may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles
using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth
to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean,
soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the
surface of the screen when the
temperature changes suddenly. Wipe
it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
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.
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Condensation may form in the following cases:
Playback on a TV Screen
• When the camcorder is moved
quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. NTSC is used in the following
regions/countries:
Americas: All of North America and
Central America; most Caribbean
islands (except in French territories like
Guadeloupe and Martinique); most of
South America (except in Argentina,
Brazil and Uruguay). Asia: Only in
Japan, the Philippines, South Korea,
Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US
territories (Guam, American Samoa,
etc.) and some Pacific islands like
Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.
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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
Music Files
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.
The specifications of the music files
compatible with the camcorder are as
follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits,
2 channels
Minimum length: 10 seconds
File extension: WAV
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
The music files are saved in the
memory under the following folder
structure.
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.
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Additional Information
On the memory card:
[CANON]
[PRIVATE]
[MY_MUSIC]
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MUSIC_01.WAV to
MUSIC_99.WAV
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In the built-in memory:
[CANON]
[MY_MUSIC]
MUSIC_01.WAV to
MUSIC_99.WAV
The supplied Instruction Manual/
Music Data Disc CD-ROM contains a
folder called [MUSIC]. This folder
contains two folders called [MUSIC 1]
and [MUSIC 2]. [MUSIC 1] contains the
tracks that are pre-installed in the builtin memory of the FS22/FS21/FS20.
[MUSIC 2] contains tracks different
from those in [MUSIC 1]. Use tracks
from both folders to your liking or to
restore the pre-installed tracks if the
built-in memory was initialized (
/
/
only).
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General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
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TV
WS-30 Wrist Strap
VCR/DVD recorder
WL-D88
Wireless Controller*
CG-800
Battery Charger
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
DW-100 DVD Burner
DVD discs
BP-808
Battery Pack
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
PictBridgecompatible printers
SD/SDHC
memory card
SC-2000
Soft Carrying
Case
*
Card reader/writer
Computer
only.
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, make
sure you select the BP-808.
When you use battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and
display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge
these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent
System.
CG-800 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according
to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Charging conditions
Charging time
Using the camcorder
140 min.*
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
* When the camcorder charges an exhausted battery pack for the first 20 minutes, it can be used
for 3 times longer than it was charged. In other words, you can record with the camcorder for
60 minutes after a 20-minute charge.
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Recording and Playback Times
The recording and playback times given in the following table are approximate and
vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions.
The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold
surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
Using the built-in memory (
/
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only)
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Recording mode
XP
Usage time
SP
LP
Maximum recording time
210 min.
215 min.
215 min.
Typical recording time*
105 min.
105 min.
110 min.
Playback time
290 min.
295 min.
295 min.
SP
LP
Using a memory card (
/
/
Recording mode
)
XP
Usage time
Maximum recording time
205 min.
205 min.
205 min.
Typical recording time*
100 min.
100 min.
105 min.
Playback time
275 min.
275 min.
280 min.
XP
SP
LP
Using a memory card (
Recording mode
Usage time
)
Maximum recording time
205 min.
210 min.
210 min.
Typical recording time*
100 min.
105 min.
105 min.
Playback time
290 min.
295 min.
295 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use
Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories
or products bearing the same mark.
Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-808 Battery Pack
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
WS-30 Wrist Strap
8468A002AA
2740B002AA
D83-0770-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-002)
9370A001AA
D81-1530-000
Optional Accessories
CG-800 Battery Charger
SS-650 Shoulder Strap
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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2590B002AA
3123A001AA
3122A001AA
9389A001AA
Specifications
FS22/FS21/FS20/FS200
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System
Recording System
Television System
Recording Media
Movies:
SD-Video
Video compression: MPEG-2
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3)
Photos:
DCF (Design rule for camera system), compatible with
Exif1 Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF
Photo compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Built-in flash memory, 32 GB; SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not
included)
Built-in flash memory, 16 GB; SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not
included)
Built-in flash memory, 8 GB; SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not
included)
SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not included)
Maximum Recording Time
(approximate figures)
Built-in memory, 32 GB
XP: 7 hr. 20 min., SP: 11 hr. 5 min., LP: 20 hr. 50 min.
Built-in memory, 16 GB
XP: 3 hr. 40 min., SP: 5 hr. 30 min., LP: 10 hr. 20 min.
Built-in memory, 8 GB
XP: 1 hr. 50 min., SP: 2 hr. 45 min., LP: 5 hr. 10 min.
4 GB memory card
XP: 55 min., SP: 1 hr. 20 min., LP: 2 hr. 35 min.
Image Sensor
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1/6-inch CCD, approx. 1,070,000 pixels
Effective pixels2 (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
410,000 (T) / 710,000 (W) pixels
(optical zoom)
550,000 pixels
4:3 Movies (advanced zoom)
310,000 (T) / 690,000 (W) pixels
(optical zoom)
690,000 pixels
16:9 Photos
600,000 pixels
4:3 Photos
800,000 pixels
1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels
Effective pixels2 (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
360,000 (T) /450,000 (W) pixels
(optical zoom)
360,000 pixels
4:3 Movies (optical zoom)
340,000 pixels
Photos
450,000 pixels
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 dots
Stereo electret condenser microphone
LCD Screen
Microphone
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Lens
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f=2.6-96.2 mm, F/2.0-5.2, 37x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
41.7-2,002 mm
(optical zoom)
47.1-1,743 mm
4:3 Movies (advanced zoom)
44.6-2,453 mm
(optical zoom)
44.6-1,650 mm
16:9 Photos
45.2-1,672 mm
4:3 Photos
41.5-1,536 mm
f=2.6-96.2 mm, F/2.0-5.2, 37x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
41.3-1,695 mm
(optical zoom)
45.8-1,695 mm
4:3 Movies (advanced zoom)
49.8-1,843 mm
Photos
43.6-1,613 mm
10 elements in 8 groups (1 double-sided, aspheric element)
TTL autofocus, manual focus available
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, TUNGSTEN) or custom white
balance
[NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/8:
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Lens Configuration
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
/
/
1.7 lx
1.3 lx
[PROGRAM AE], Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30:
/
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
Size of Photos
/
6.5 lx
/
1152 x 864, 1152 x 648, 640 x 480 pixels
5 lx
More than 100 lx
Electronic
/
1024 x 768, 640 x 480 pixels
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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.
When two values are given, the first indicates the value at full telephoto (T) and the second indicates the value at full wide-angle
(W).
Terminals
AV OUT/H Terminal
USB Terminal
MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; Output only
(dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video:
1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–57 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ 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)
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7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
1.8 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording in the built-in memory*)
*
/
/
only
1.8 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording on a memory card)
0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
55 x 59 x 121 mm (2.2 x 2.3 x 4.8 in.) excluding the grip belt
225 g (7.9 oz.) excluding the grip belt
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.)
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BP-808 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
7.4 V DC
0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
890 mAh
30.7 × 23.3 × 40.2 mm (1.2 × 0.9 × 1.6 in.)
46 g (1.6 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. The
information in this manual is verified as of January 2009. Subject to change without
notice.
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Index
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 109
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . 66
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Audio level indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Autofocus (AF): AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . . . . 87
AV OUT/ H terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
B
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Backing up recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . 18
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
C
Calendar display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Connections to external devices . . . . . 75
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Copying1
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
D
Deleting/Erasing
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 57
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 65
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Dual Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
DVD authoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
E
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
F
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 45
Focus
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 84
H
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 63
Initializing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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M
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . .50
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Music Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
N
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Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .45
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . .54, 67
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Photo quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . .45
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70, 82
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Protecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Q
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
R
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Remote sensor 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Reviewing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
S
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
SD/SDHC memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Searching scenes by date . . . . . . . . . . 40
Selecting the media 2
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 86
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45
Special Scene (recording programs) . . 44
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 45
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
2
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/
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Z
VIDEO SNAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Video Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 90
Zoom
Advanced zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 86
Zoom type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Wireless controller 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 22
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• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
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“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT
COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG
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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
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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
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CANADA
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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:
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iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss
in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
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Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of
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LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations,
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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
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