Canon HR10 Instruction manual

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HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
Caméscope HD
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara HD
Manual de Instrucciones
Please read also the Digital
Video Software instruction
manual (on PDF file). Refer to
the installation guide for further
details.
Veuillez lire aussi le manuel
d'instruction Digital Video
Software (sur fichier PDF). Pour
d'autres détails, référez-vous au
guide d'installation.
Lea también el manual de
instrucciones Digital Video
Software (en archivo PDF).
Para mayores detalles, refiérase
a la guía de instalación.
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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HD Camcorder, HR10 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with
Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
“product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder
HR10 A and all its accessories.
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Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as
recommended in this manual.
Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as they
may be hazardous.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do
not use the camera close to TV
transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently
damage the camera.
Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces
may cause the product
and cart combination to
overturn.
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Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure
of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your product dealer or
local power company. Regarding other
power sources such as battery power,
refer to instructions in this manual.
Polarization — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the
point from which the cords exit the
product.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI /
NFPA No. 70—1984, provides
information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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Damage Requiring Service —
Disconnect this product from the wall
outlet and all power sources including
battery, and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug
is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate
normally even if you follow the
operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or
the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates
a need for service.
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Replacement Parts — When
replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used
replacement parts that are specified by
Canon or that have the same
characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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Safety Check — Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is
in safe operating order.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
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Lightning — For added protection of this
product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, disconnect it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna. This will prevent damage to the
product due to lightning and power-line
surges.
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Overloading — Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any
kind onto the product.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service
this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest
Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where
120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon
Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with
your DVD Camcorder
Recording HD video with your DVD camcorder may seem a bit complicated at first.
Actually, you need to make just two simple choices and you can start recording right
away. The first choice is what disc type – or physical media – to use. The second
choice is what image quality – and disc specification – to use.
Let us walk you through it.
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Decide what type of DVD disc is best for you
There are many types of DVD discs but this camcorder uses only the
following three types of 8 cm mini DVD discs: DVD-R, DVD-R DL and
DVD-RW. Read the differences between them and select the disc that best
fits your needs.
DVD-R
Best for Compatibility
DVD-Rs can be recorded only once – you cannot edit or delete the recordings. On the
other hand, these discs are comparatively cheaper.
DVD-R DL
Best for Recording Time
Dual-layered discs allow writing up to 80% more data (approx. 2.6 GB) on a single
recording side. However, you cannot edit or delete the recordings.
Dual-layered discs have two recording layers. The
camcorder will record on Layer 1 and then continue to
Layer 2. During the playback of a recording spanning
both layers, you may notice a brief stop (about 1
second) at the point where the camcorder switches to
the second layer. In SD quality the switch to Layer 2
will break the recording into 2 separate scenes.
DVD-RW
Layer 2
Layer 1
Scene 2
Scene 1
Recording surface
Best for Reusability
Recordings made on a DVD-RW disc can be edited or deleted. Also, the disc can be
initialized. Initializing a DVD-RW disc clears all the recordings and restores the free
space on the disc to its initial value so you can use the same disc again.
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Decide what image quality you want to use
Your camcorder offers two levels of image quality: high-definition (HD)
video and standard-definition (SD) video. Apart from a significant
difference in quality, this selection will also affect on what DVD players you
can play back your finalized* disc (the disc's compatibility). Read carefully
and select the image quality that best fits your needs.
Please note that the disc's quality can only be changed when initializing
the disc. Therefore, with DVD-R and DVD-R DL discs you can select the
disc's quality only once and it cannot be changed later on. With
DVD-RW discs, you can initialize the disc and change the quality but doing
so will delete all the recordings on the disc.
HD Quality
High definition allows you to record video of
unparalleled high quality on regular mini DVD discs
using AVCHD compression. HD video is composed of
1,080 horizontal lines – that is more than twice the
number of horizontal lines and approximately 4 times
the number of pixels in standard-definition TV
broadcasts – resulting in eye-catching colors and
richly detailed video recordings.
1,080 lines
Discs recorded in HD quality can be played back only
with AVCHD-compatible DVD players. Do not insert a disc recorded in HD quality into a
DVD player that is not compatible with AVCHD specifications as you may not be able
to eject the disc.
"Full HD 1080" refers to Canon camcorders compliant with highdefinition (HD) video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
SD Quality
Standard definition allows you to record video in DVD-VIDEO mode using MPEG-2
compression. This is the same standard used in regular movie DVD discs ensuring
that, after finalizing* it, you can play back the disc you recorded on most DVD players.
When you use DVD discs that cannot be reused (DVD-R or DVD-R DL), the disc can
be recorded only in VIDEO mode.
DVD-RW discs, on the other hand, can be recorded using either one of two
specifications: VIDEO mode or VR mode. Refer to Disc specifications on DVD-RWs
(
7).
* Disc finalization is the processing of the free space (the unrecorded area) on the disc in
order to make it playable on external DVD devices (
68). To finalize a DVD-R DL disc,
the camcorder has to process both layers. Therefore, and depending on the amount of
free space on the disc, this process may be lengthy.
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Disc specifications on DVD-RWs
VIDEO mode: Once finalized, discs recorded in VIDEO mode can be played
back in most common DVD players, offering the best compatibility. However,
recordings cannot be edited (deleted, rearranged, etc.).
VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings. However, discs recorded in VR
mode can be played back only with DVD players compatible with DVD-RWs in
VR mode.
Recommended discs
The camcorder's performance was tested** with single-layered discs using the
supplied discs and Hitachi-Maxell HG series DVD discs; and with dual-layered
discs using Canon DVD-R DL54 discs and Verbatim DVD-R DL discs. For further
details, contact directly the manufacturer's customer support center. Note that
attempting to record or play with this camcorder DVD discs that were recorded,
initialized or finalized with other digital devices can result in damage to the
camcorder or in the permanent loss of the recordings.
Playback on external devices
Make sure to finalize discs (
68) before you play them back on external DVD
devices. The disc's type and quality will affect its compatibility with external
devices. For a summary, you can refer to the sidebar on page 70. However, to be
sure, always refer to the instruction manual of the external device and make sure
it is compatible before inserting the disc.
For the highest compatibility with external DVD devices we recommend
using SD quality in VIDEO mode.
** As of April 2007 the camcorder's performance has been tested using DVD discs made by
Hitachi-Maxell, Panasonic and TDK as well. The use of other discs may result in incorrect
recording/playback or in not being able to remove the disc.
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Available features depend on the DVD disc used
Disc Type
DVD-R, DVD-R DL
Disc Quality
HD
SD
HD
VIDEO
mode
Disc Specifications
Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting
scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) ( 65)
–
Deleting a scene immediately after recording
it ( 40)
–
Initializing the disc in order to use it again for
recording ( 67)
–
Giving a title to the disc (
DVD-RW
SD
VIDEO
mode
1
VR
mode
–
68)
Finalizing the disc in order to play it with an
external DVD device ( 68)2
Adding recordings to a disc already finalized
( 71)
Editing scenes on a computer4 (
1
2
3
4
–
3
3
97)
Only scenes in the playlist can be divided.
Playback cannot be guaranteed with all external DVD devices.
You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
With the supplied software you can make copies of your disc, play back and edit your
video, and more. For further details, refer to the Corel Application Disc Installation Guide
and User Manual.
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Table of contents
„Introduction _________________________________
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15
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20
Enjoying High-Definition Video with your DVD Camcorder
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
Components Guide
Screen Displays
„Preparations ________________________________
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24
26
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27
27
29
29
29
30
31
31
32
34
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories and the Wireless Controller
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Power Switch
Operating Modes
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Getting Ready to Start Recording
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Inserting and Removing a Disc
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
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„Video ______________________________________
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35
37
37
38
39
40
41
41
43
44
45
45
47
47
50
51
51
52
54
55
55
57
58
59
59
60
61
62
63
65
65
65
66
66
67
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Recording Mode
Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your Recordings
(16:9 Widescreen or 4:3)
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Just Recorded
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Deleting Scenes
On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization etc.)
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)
Date/Time Setup
Additional Functions
Cinema Mode and Special Scene Recording Programs
Flexible Recording: Changing the Aperture and Shutter
Speed
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
Manual Focus Adjustment
Manual Exposure Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
Managing Scenes and the Disc
Creating a Playlist
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Dividing Scenes
Protecting the Disc
Initializing the Disc
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„Video (cont.) ________________________________
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68
68
70
71
Disc Playback on an External Device
Changing the Disc Title
Finalizing the Disc
Disc Playback on External Devices
Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional Recordings on a Finalized
Disc
„Photos _____________________________________
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72
73
74
75
75
76
77
78
78
79
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81
81
82
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83
84
85
85
86
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90
Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Erasing Photos
Additional Functions
Flash
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode)
Automatic Focus Priority
Light Metering Mode
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies
Capturing a Still Image from the Playback Scene
Protecting Photos
Initializing the Memory Card
Printing Photos
Printing Photos - Direct Print
Selecting the Print Settings
Trimming Settings
Print Orders
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„External Connections _________________________
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93
94
95
97
97
97
97
100
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams
Corel Application Disc - Movie Playback/Editing and Various
Disc Operations
Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer
Transfer Orders
„Additional Information ________________________
101 Trouble?
101
106
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
110 Do’s and Don’ts
110
113
114
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
116 General Information
116
117
120
121
124
System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon HR10. Please read this manual carefully before
you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail
to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table (
101).
Conventions Used in this Manual
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions that apply if the function described is not
available in all operating modes (the operating mode to which the camcorder
should be set, the type of disc required, etc.).
•
: Reference page number.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the START/STOP button
to start recording until you press again to pause the recording.
The terms “photo” and “still image” are used interchangeably with the same
meaning.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Changing the Language
Options
[DEUTSCH] [ ROMANA ]
Menu item shown at its default position
[ENGLISH]
[TÜRKÇE]
[ESPAÑOL]
[
[FRANÇAIS] [
Buttons and switches to be operated
[
[ITALIANO]
[
]
[POLSKI]
[
]
]
[
]
]
[
]
] [
]
[
]

Default value
DISPLAY SETUP
Names of buttons and switches other than the joystick
are indicated within a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH 
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Press FUNC..
2 Select ( ) the
(
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on screen. In menu option
lists and option tables the default value is shown in
boldface.
For example [ON], [OFF].
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icon and press
) to open the setup menus.
3 Select (
press (
) [DISPLAY SETUP] and
).
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
BP-214 Battery Pack
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
CTC-100/S Component
Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
STV-100 Stereo Video Cable
Yellow • Red • White plugs
Blank DVD-R Disc
(8 cm Mini DVD)
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Software CD-ROM*
DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk
Software CD-ROM and
User Manual
Corel Application Disc
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
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Introduction
Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only.
Register your product online at www.registercanon.com
Protect your product
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on
file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss
or theft.
Receive information on new products and promotions
Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and
promotions.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the
camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a
permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: HR10 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
QUICK START button and standby lamp
(
39)
FUNC. button (
27, 45)
DISP. button (
44, 81)
(print/share) button (
86, 97)
HDMI OUT terminal (
93, 95)
AV OUT terminal (
92)
Terminal cover
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
93)
USB terminal (
97)
BATT. (battery release) switch (
23)
Serial number
RESET button (
101)
CARD access indicator (
72)
Memory card slot (open the cover to
access) (
34)
Disc compartment cover (
32)
DC IN terminal (
23)
Instant AF sensor (
48)
Flash (
78)
Mini video light (
58)
Stereo microphone
Remote sensor (
25)
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
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Introduction
Back view
Top view
PLAY mode indicator (green) (
26)
Joystick (
27)
CAMERA mode indicator (red) (
26)
LCD screen (
31)
(fast reverse) button (
41) /
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
38)
(fast forward) button (
41) /
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
38)
/ (play/pause) button (
41) /
START/STOP button (
35)
(stop) button (
41) /
PLAYLIST button (
65)
Viewfinder (
36)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
36)
/
(movies/still images) switch (
26)
START/STOP button (
35)
Power switch (
26)
Tripod socket (
25)
DISC access indicator (
35) /
CHG (charge) indicator (
23)
OPEN (disc cover) switch (
32)
Grip belt (
24)
Mode switch (
36)
Zoom lever (
38)
PHOTO button (
72)
Speaker (
41)
Strap mount
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
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Wireless Controller WL-D86
START/STOP button (
35)
FUNC. button (
27)
MENU button (
28)
PLAYLIST button (
65)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
PREV./NEXT buttons:
Scene skip (
42)/
Index screen page up/down (
41)
Reverse
SEARCH button (
42) /
Reverse
SLOW button (
42)
PLAY
button (
41)
PAUSE
button (
41)
STOP
button (
41)
PHOTO button (
72)
Zoom buttons (
38)
SET button
Forward SEARCH
button (
42) /
Forward SLOW
button (
42)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
44, 81)
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Introduction
Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Operating mode (
26)
Recording program (
55, 57)
White balance (
61)
Image effect (
62)
Digital effects (
63)
Recording mode (
37)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
82)
Disc quality and specification (
6)
HD mode (High definition)
VIDEO mode (Standard definition)
VR mode (Standard definition, DVD-RW only)
Disc type
DVD-R,
DVD-R DL,
DVD-RW (
5)
Playing Movies
(During Playback)
Instant AF (
48),
MF Manual focus (
59)
24F progressive frame rate
Disc operation
Time code/Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining recording time on the disc
Recording reminder
Image stabilizer (
49)
Wind screen off (
50)
Remote sensor off (
52)
Level marker (
52)
Finalized disc mark (
68)
Scene number
Data code (
44)
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Recording Still Images
Viewing Still Images
Zoom (
38), Exposure
(
60)
Recording program (
55, 57)
Light metering mode (
81)
White balance (
61)
Image effect (
62)
Digital effects (
63)
Drive mode (
79)
Still image quality/size (
73)
Instant AF (
48),
MF Manual focus (
59)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Self timer (
59)
Remaining battery charge estimate
Image stabilizer (
49)
AF frame (
80)
Mini video light (
58)
Camcorder shake warning (
47)
Focus/exposure automatically set and
locked (
72)
Flash (
78)
Image number (
53)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
81)
Image protection mark (
83)
Date and time of recording
Manual focus (
59)
Manual exposure (
60)
Image size (
73)
File size
Aperture value (
57)
Shutter speed (
57)
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Introduction
24F progressive frame rate
When recording in high definition, select the 24F
progressive frame rate to give your recordings a
cinematic look (
49). You can combine this
frame rate with the [
CINE MODE] recording
program (
55) to enhance the effect.
• When viewing the still images, the display will
always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of available still images displayed may
not decrease even after a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 still images at
once.
Disc operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback
Card access display
is displayed next to the number of images
available while the camcorder is writing on the
memory card.
Remaining battery charge estimate
Remaining recording time
When there is no more disc space available,
“
END” will be displayed and the recording
will stop.
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds
when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid
scenes that are too short.
• When
is displayed in red, replace the
battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the
power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the
camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately.
Number of still images available on the card
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images can be recorded
Image number
The image number indicates the name and
location of the file on the memory card. For
example, the file name of image 101-0107 is
“IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder
“DCIM\101CANON”.
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the
menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your
camcorder.
Getting Started
CHG (charge)
indicator
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
page 117.
DC IN terminal
3 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power
BATT. switch
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Open the LCD panel.
• Slide in the connector end of the
battery pack in the direction of the
arrow and press it gently until it
clicks.
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
• The CHG (charge) indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
• You can also use the compact
power adapter without attaching a
battery pack.
• When the compact power adapter
is connected, the power of the
battery pack will not be consumed.
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ONCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED
1 Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
2 Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and the compact
power adapter.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
Slide BATT. down to release the
battery pack, and pull out the battery
pack holding it from the ridge on its
bottom part.
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After you move
the
switch to
, important file
allocation data is updated on the disc.
Be sure to wait until the LCD display is
completely off.
• You may hear some noise from the
compact power adapter during use.
This is not a malfunction.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in temperatures between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the
temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not
start.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal or to the compact power
adapter any electrical equipment that is
not expressly recommended for use
with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the
supplied compact power adapter to
voltage converters for overseas travels
or special power sources such as those
on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
NOTES
• The CHG (charge) indicator also serves
as a rough estimate of the charge
status.
Continuously on: Battery pack fully
charged.
Flashes approx. twice per second:
Battery pack over 50% charged.
Flashes approx. once per second:
Battery pack less than 50% charged.
• We recommend that you prepare battery
packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than
you think you might need.
• U.S.A. and Canada only: The
lithium ion/polymer battery
that powers this product is
recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this
battery.
Preparing the Accessories and the
Wireless Controller
1 Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
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finger, and the START/STOP button
with your thumb.
Using the Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
Tab
situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
• If the wireless controller does not work,
check that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to
[
OFF
](
52). Otherwise,
replace the battery.
When you mount the camcorder on a
tripod
Do not leave the viewfinder
exposed to direct sunlight
as it may melt (due to
concentration of the light by
the lens). Do not use tripods
with fastening screws
longer than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.).
Doing so may damage the camcorder.
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.
Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work
properly when the remote sensor is
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indicator) and playback (PLAY - green
indicator).
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
Power Switch
Operating Modes
Lock button
In addition to turning the camcorder on
and off, the
switch also toggles the
camcorder’s operating mode.
To turn on the camcorder: Hold the lock
button pressed down and move the
switch down to ON.
To change the operating mode: From the ON
position, slide the
switch down
momentarily toward MODE and release it.
This action will toggle the operating mode
between recording (CAMERA - red
Operating Mode
Operating
Mode
Indicator
/
Switch
(Movies)
(Red)
(Still images)
(Movies)
(Green)
(Still images)
The camcorder’s operating mode is
determined by the
switch and the
position of the
/
switch. In this
manual,
indicates that a function is
available in the operating mode shown
and
indicates that the function is not
available. When no operating mode icons
are given, the function is available in all
operating modes.
Icon Display
Operation
Recording movies
on the disc
35
Recording still images on
the memory card
72
Playing movies
from the disc
41
Viewing still images from
the memory card
75
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Joystick and Joystick Guide
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or change
settings.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing the FUNC. button
( FUNC. ).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the Menu
Options Lists (
45).
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the icon
.
FUNC.
(
27)
The functions assigned to the joystick
change according to the operation
mode and the camcorder’s settings.
Press (
) to display/hide the joystick
guide. In the illustrations of this manual,
positions other than those relevant to
the function explained are marked with
a striped pattern.
Depending on the operation mode,
these positions may be empty or show a
different icon than the one on the
illustration.
NEXT
When the guide contains multiple
“pages”, [NEXT] and the page number
icon ( ) will appear at the bottom
position. Push the joystick ( ) toward
[NEXT] to display the next “page” of the
guide.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the icon of the
function you want change from the
left side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
3 Select (
) the desired setting
from the available options at the
bottom bar.
• The selected option will be
highlighted in light blue. Menu
items not available will appear
grayed out.
• With some settings, you will need
to make further selections (
,
) and/or press (
). Follow
the additional operation guides
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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.
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
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 (
FUNC.
(
28)
) the desired option and
) to save the setting.
6 Press
FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
• You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second or
press MENU on the wireless
controller to open directly the
setup menus screen.
• In
mode, push the
joystick (
) to select the
icon (only necessary with DVD-RW
discs recorded in HD quality, or SD
quality (VR mode)).
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.
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First Time Settings
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [DATE/TIME] screen will
appear automatically when the
camcorder’s clock is not set.
• The date appears in a year-month-day
format only in the first setup screen. In
subsequent screen displays the date
and time will appear as month-day-year
(for example, [JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
54).
• You can also change the date and time
later on (not during the initial setup). To
open the [DATE/TIME] screen, press
FUNC. and select
[DATE/TIME
SETUP] [DATE/TIME].
Changing the Language
Options
[DEUTSCH] [ ROMANA ]
[
[ENGLISH] [TÜRKÇE]
[
[ESPAÑOL]
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.
[
]
[FRANÇAIS] [
[ITALIANO]
[
]
[POLSKI]
[
]
[
]
] [
]
[
]

2 Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
]
]
Default value
DISPLAY SETUP
3 Move ( ) the cursor to the [OK]
button and press (
) to start the
clock and close the menu.
IMPORTANT
• When you do not use the camcorder for
about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may
discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case,
recharge the built-in lithium battery
(
113) and set the time zone, date
and time again.
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
(
icon and press
) to open the setup menus.
3 Select (
press (
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4 Select (
press (
) [LANGUAGE
).
] and
5 Select (
,
) the desired
option and press (
).
6 Press
FUNC. to close the menu.
NOTES
• If you changed the language by mistake,
follow the
mark next to the menu
item to change the setting.
• The displays
and
that
appear in some menu screens refer to
the name of buttons on the camcorder
and will not change, regardless of the
language selected.
Changing the Time Zone

Default value
DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST
NEW YORK
TO SET THE HOME TIME ZONE
5 Make sure that the
time zone is
selected.
6 Select (
) the area that
corresponds to your local time
zone and press (
).
To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the area name marked with a
.
7 Press FUNC. to close the menu.
WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Select the time zone to match the local
time at your destination.
5 Move the orange selection frame
( ) to the
time zone.
6 Select (
) the area that
corresponds to the local time at
your destination and press (
).
• Refer to the changing date and
time displayed on the screen.
• To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the area name marked with
a .
7 Press FUNC. to close the menu.
FUNC.
(
28)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
(
icon and press
) to open the setup menus.
3 Select (
) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press (
).
4 Select (
) [T.ZONE/DST] and
press (
).
The default setting is New York.
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Getting Ready to Start Recording
Getting Ready to Start
Recording
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 (allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use
the viewfinder). Rotating the panel 180
degrees is also useful if you wish to
include yourself when recording with the
self timer. This is the only case where
you can use the viewfinder and the LCD
screen simultaneously.
NOTES
About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The
screens are produced using extremely
high-precision manufacturing techniques,
with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than
0.01% of the pixels may occasionally
misfire or appear as black, red, blue or
green dots. This has no effect on the
recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the LCD
screen to normal or bright.
180°
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between
the normal and bright settings.
90°
NOTES
180°
• This setting does not affect the
brightness of the recording or the
viewfinder screen.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
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3 Insert the disc and press its center
Inserting and Removing a Disc
Use only 8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs
marked with the DVD-R
logo
(including DVD-R DL) or the DVD-RW
logo. Refer also to
Recommended discs (
7).
Before inserting the disc be sure to
check that the recording surface is
clean. If necessary, use a soft lenscleaning cloth to remove any
fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges
from the disc surface.
firmly until it clicks in place.
• Insert the disc with the recording
side facing down (single sided
discs – label side facing out).
• Be careful not to touch the
recording surface of the disc or the
pick up lens.
Inserting the Disc
POINTS TO CHECK
4 Close the disc cover.
(
26)
Do not force the cover closed if the
disc is not correctly inserted and
firmly set in place.
NOTES
Pick up lens
• The process of recognizing a disc may
take a moment. The
display will
move while the disc is being read. Wait
until the camcorder finishes recognizing
the disc before you start recording.
• Do not insert into the camcorder discs
that were recorded or initialized using
another device.
1 Move the
switch to ON to
set the camcorder in
mode.
OPEN fully in the direction of
the arrow and gently open the disc
cover completely until it stops.
Retract the grip belt under the
camcorder so it will not get in the
way of the disc cover.
2 Slide
WHEN YOU INSERT A NEW DISC
You need to initialize new discs before
you can start recording. The disc
initialization screen will appear when a
new disc is first inserted if the
/
switch is set to
(Movies).
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You cannot initialize the disc if the
remaining battery charge appears as
. Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
Select (
) the quality to be used
for recording the disc. For a
comparison between HD and SD
quality, refer to Decide what image
quality you want to use (
6).
• Only if you inserted a DVD-RW
disc and selected [SD], continue to
step
to select the disc
specification. In all other cases,
skip directly to step .
Select (
) the disc specification
and press (
). For a comparison
between the [VIDEO] and [VR]
specifications, refer to Disc
specifications on DVD-RWs ( 7).
In the confirmation screen, select
(
) [YES] and press (
) to start
the disc initialization.
• The disc initialization will take
approximately one minute. Avoid
moving the camcorder while the
operation is in progress.
• You can start recording movies
once the record pause
indicator appears.
Removing the Disc
OPEN fully in the direction of
the arrow and gently open the disc
cover completely until it stops.
• Do not subject the camcorder to
strong impacts while the DISC
access indicator is on or flashing.
• Retract the grip belt under the
camcorder so it will not get in the
way of the disc cover.
• It may take a moment after sliding
OPEN for the disc cover to open.
1 Slide
2 Grab the edge of the disc and
gently pull it out.
Be careful not to touch the recording
surface of the disc or the pick up
lens.
3 Close the disc cover.
IMPORTANT
When you slide OPEN after making a
recording, important file allocation data is
updated on the disc before the disc cover
opens. While the DISC access indicator is
on or flashing do not subject the
camcorder to shocks such as forcefully
laying it on a table.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Only miniSD cards can be used with
this camcorder.
IMPORTANT
• Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
84).
• Memory cards have front and back
sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the
wrong direction can cause a malfunction
of the camcorder.
NOTES
Compatibility with all miniSD cards cannot
be guaranteed.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Open the LCD panel.
3 Pull out the memory card slot
cover.
4 Insert the memory card straight
with the miniSD label facing up, all
the way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
5 Close the cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
TO REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD
First push the memory card once
to release it, and then pull the card
out.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including
recording, playback, menu options, and disc operations.
2 Move the
Basic Recording
Basic Recording
/
switch to
(Movies).
START/STOP to begin
recording.
• The recording starts; press
START/STOP again to pause the
recording.
• You can also press START/STOP on
the LCD panel.
3 Press
Shooting Video
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if
the camcorder operates correctly.
Since recordings made on a DVD-R or
DVD-R DL disc cannot be deleted, we
recommend you use a DVD-RW disc
to make the test recordings.
(
26)
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
1 Make sure that the DISC access
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
4 Remove the disc.
IMPORTANT
1 Move the
switch to ON to
set the camcorder in CAMERA
mode.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
• 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.
• Avoid the following actions while the
DISC access indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
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Video
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the disc cover and do not
remove the disc.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the operating mode.
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: To save power
when the camcorder is powered by a
battery pack, the camcorder will
automatically shut off if left without any
operations for 5 minutes (
52). To
restore the power, slide the
switch toward MODE and release it, or
move the
switch to
and
back to ON again.
• When recording in very loud places
(such as fireworks shows or concerts),
sound may become distorted or it may
not be recorded at the actual levels. This
is not a malfunction.
Using the Viewfinder
When recording in bright places it
may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such case, change the
brightness of the LCD screen (
31)
or use the viewfinder instead. To use
the viewfinder, keep the LCD panel
closed*.
Adjust the viewfinder as necessary
with the dioptric adjustment lever.
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds to change the
brightness of the viewfinder.
* The LCD screen and the viewfinder
can be used simultaneously only
when the LCD panel is turned
180 degrees to face the subject
(
31).
About the Mode Switch and Recording Programs
Set the mode switch to AUTO to let the
camcorder adjust all the settings for you,
allowing you to just point the camcorder and
start shooting.
Set the mode switch to P to select one of the recording programs.
The Special Scene recording programs (
55) offer a convenient
way to select the optimal settings to match special recording
conditions. Conversely, with flexible recording programs (
57)
you can set the shutter speed or the aperture you want, or enjoy the
flexibility to change other settings.
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1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the recording mode
Selecting the Recording Mode
icon.
The camcorder offers 4 recording
modes in high definition and
3 recording modes in standard
definition. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time
available on the disc. Select XP+ or XP
mode for better movie quality; select LP
mode for longer recording times.
The following table gives approximate
recording times with a brand new DVD
disc (on a single recording side).
Disc Type
Recording Mode
High
Definition
Standard
Definition
DVD-R,
DVD-RW
DVD-R DL
15 min.
27 min.
20 min.
36 min.
25 min.
45 min.
33 min.
60 min.
20 min.
36 min.
30 min.
54 min.
60 min.
108 min.
(

26)
Default value in high definition
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps
3 Select (
) the desired recording
mode.
4 Press
FUNC. again to save the
setting and close the menu.
NOTES
• Recording in LP mode gives you a
longer recording time; however,
depending on the condition of the disc
(long usage, imperfections, etc.) the
picture and sound recorded in LP mode
may be distorted. We recommend using
XP+ or XP mode for important
recordings.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate
(VBR) when encoding the video data so
the actual recording times will vary
depending on the content of the scenes.
Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your
Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3)
When recording in high definition, the
scenes recorded will have an aspect
ratio of 16:9 (Widescreen). In standard
definition, you can select the aspect
ratio of your recordings to match that of
your TV.
POINTS TO CHECK
FUNC.
(
27)
(
26)
Disc quality: SD (VIDEO or VR mode)
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Video
Zooming
FUNC.
(
28)

Default value
POINTS TO CHECK
CAMERA SETUP
(
WIDESCREEN
ON
26)
: In addition to the optical
zoom, the digital zoom is also available
(
47).
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
(
icon and press
) to open the setup menus.
3 Select (
press (
4 Select (
press (
) [CAMERA SETUP] and
).
) [WIDESCREEN] and
).
5 Select (
) a setting option and
press (
).
The default is Widescreen (16:9)
recordings. Set it to [
OFF] to
record scenes with an aspect ratio of
4:3.
6 Press
FUNC. to close the menu.
NOTES
• 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 (
53).
W
T
W Zoom out
W
T
T Zoom in
10x Optical Zoom
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide angle). Move it
toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
You can also change the zoom speed
(
48). You can select one of three
fixed zoom speeds or a variable speed
that depends on how you operate the
zoom lever: Press gently for a slow
zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the
subject. At full wide angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm
(0.39 in.).
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• You can also use the T and W buttons
on the wireless controller or the LCD
panel. The zoom speed will be the same
as with the camcorder or fixed at
[
SPEED 3] (when [
VARIABLE] is
selected).
• When set to [
VARIABLE], the zoom
speed will be faster in record pause
mode.
then stays on when it enters the
standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume
recording, press QUICK START
again.
Within approx. 1 second, the
camcorder is ready in record pause
mode.
NOTES
Quick Start Function
When you press QUICK START the
camcorder enters the
standby
mode. In standby mode the camcorder
consumes only about half the power
used when recording, saving energy
when you are using a battery pack.
Additionally, when you press
QUICK START again the camcorder is
ready to start recording within approx.
1 second, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
• When you wake up the camcorder from
standby mode, the following settings
will be changed automatically:
- Manual focus returns to automatic
focus (AF).
- Manual exposure adjustment returns
to automatic exposure.
- Zoom position returns to full wide
angle W.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in
standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the [POWER SAVE] setting
(
52). You can select the length of
time until shut-off with the [ STANDBY
OFF] setting (
53).
To restore the power if the camcorder
shut off, slide the
switch toward
MODE and release it, or move the
switch to
and back to ON
again.
• If you perform any of the following
actions while in standby mode (while the
standby lamp is on), the camcorder will
return to record pause mode.
- Open the disc compartment cover.
- Change the position of the
/
switch.
- Slide the
switch toward MODE.
QUICK START firmly.
The standby lamp flashes at first
while the camcorder is preparing and
1 Press
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Video
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene
Just Recorded
Even in
mode you can play
back the last scene just recorded in
order to check it. If you are using a
DVD-RW disc, you can also delete the
scene while reviewing it.
(
26)
Deleting a Scene Right After Recording It
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Immediately after recording a scene:
1 Review the scene as described in
the previous section.
2 While reviewing the scene, select
(
)
and press (
3 Select (
NEXT
).
) [YES] and press (
NOTES
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
26)
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
• The camcorder plays back the last
scene (but without sound) and
returns to record pause mode.
• Avoid any other operations on the
camcorder while the scene is being
deleted.
• You will not be able to delete the last
scene if after the scene was recorded
you changed the operating mode,
turned off the camcorder or removed
the disc.
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).
The playback will start from the
scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene recorded.
Basic Playback
Basic Playback
DURING PLAYBACK
Playing Back the Video
(
26)
5 Press / again to pause the
playback.
6 Press
to stop the playback and
return to the scene index screen.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
• Be sure to finalize discs to play them
back on external DVD devices (
68).
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME
1 Move the
switch to ON,
then slide it down toward MODE
and release it to set the camcorder
in PLAY mode.
The green PLAY indicator will turn
on.
2 Move the
/ switch to
(Movies).
The scene index screen appears with
the selection frame on the first
scene.
During the playback of a scene:
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
) to
display it.
2 Push the joystick (
) toward
or
to adjust the volume.
3 Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
4 Press
/
to begin the playback.
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Special Playback Modes
To enter most special playback modes you need to operate the buttons on the
wireless controller (
19). There is no sound during the special playback
modes.
Special playback mode
Fast playback
Initial mode
On the camcorder
press…
Normal playback
On the wireless
controller press…
SEARCH
or
or
SEARCH
Press again to increase the playback speed
5x o 15x the normal speed
Slow playback*
Playback pause
SLOW
or
or
SLOW
Press again to increase the playback speed
1/8 o 1/4 the normal speed
Skip to the beginning of:
Push the joystick:
the next scene
(
)
NEXT
(
)
PREV.
(
) twice
PREV.
Normal playback
the current scene
the previous scene
Return to normal playback
Special playback
/
twice
PLAY
During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
* Slow playback is not available with discs recorded in VIDEO mode.
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Deleting All Scenes
Deleting Scenes
POINTS TO CHECK
If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you
can delete those scenes that you are
not interested in keeping.
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
Deleting a Single Scene
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
From the original index screen, select
(
,
) the scene to delete. To
delete a scene only in the playlist, press
PLAYLIST first, and then select the
scene.
To delete all the scenes from the
original index screen, perform the
following procedure. This will delete
also the whole playlist. If you want to
delete only the playlist (without
affecting the original recordings), press
PLAYLIST first and then continue as
follows.
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
FUNC.
(
27)
FUNC.
DISC OPERATIONS
DELETE
YES
DEL.ALL MOVIES*
FUNC.
YES
* When you are deleting the playlist, this
menu option will be replaced by
[DEL.PLAYLIST].
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IMPORTANT
Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, an original
scene cannot be recovered.
NOTES
• Scenes cannot be deleted when the
disc is protected (
66).
• You may not be able to delete scenes
shorter than 5 seconds. To delete such
scenes you must initialize the disc
(
67), in the process deleting all the
recordings on the disc.
• Do not change the position of the
switch or the / switch while the
scene is being deleted (while the DISC
access indicator is on or flashing).
On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
The camcorder keeps a data code
containing the date and time and other
camera data (shutter speed, aperture,
etc.) registered at the time of recording.
You can select the data to be displayed.
Turning the On-Screen Displays On/Off
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
• All displays on
• All displays off1
• All displays on
• Data code2 only
• All displays off
1 However, the markers and the icons
and
will still appear on the screen.
2 Data code: Time, date and camera data at
the time of recording. The contents to be
displayed can be selected with the [DATA
CODE] setting (
51).
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Menu Options Lists
White balance
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).
(
61)
Mode switch: P
[ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
[ SHADE], [ CLOUDY],
[ TUNGSTEN], [ FLUORESCENT],
[ FLUORESCENT H], [ SET]
Image effect
(
62)
(
63)
FUNC. Menu
Recording programs
(
55, 57)
Mode switch: P
[ PROGRAM AE],
[ SHUTTER-PRIO.AE],
[ APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
[
CINE MODE]*
Special Scene recording programs:
[ PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS],
[ NIGHT], [ SNOW], [ BEACH],
[ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
[ FIREWORKS]
*
Mode switch: P
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF],
[
VIVID], [
NEUTRAL],
[
LOW SHARPENING],
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL],
[
CUSTOM]
Digital effects
Mode switch: P
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADE-T],
[ WIPE], [ BLK&WHT],
[ SEPIA], [ ART]
mode only.
Light metering mode
(
81)
Mode switch: P
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [
[ SEPIA]
BLK&WHT],
Mode switch: P
[ EVALUATIVE],
[ CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE],
[ SPOT]
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Drive mode
(
79)
Mode switch: P
[ SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
[
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.],
[
AEB]
Recording mode
Still image size/quality
Still image simultaneous
recording
(
82)
Size
When recording scenes with a 16:9
aspect ratio (HD quality, or SD quality
with [WIDESCREEN] set to [
ON]):
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[LW 1920x1080], [SW 848x480]
When recording scenes with a 4:3
aspect ratio (SD quality with
[WIDESCREEN] set to [
OFF]):
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
73)
Size:
[LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
ADD TO PLAYLIST
Disc quality: HD
[
HIGH QUALITY 12 Mbps],
[
HIGH QUALITY 9 Mbps],
[
STANDARD PLAY 7 Mbps],
[
LONG PLAY 5 Mbps]
Disc quality: SD (VIDEO or VR mode)
[
HIGH QUALITY] ,
[
STANDARD PLAY],
[
LONG PLAY]
(
(
65)
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
[ALL SCENES], [ONE SCENE],
[CANCEL]
Add scenes to the playlist. This option
is available only from the original index
screen.
MOVE
(
65)
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
Move a scene in the playlist. This option
is available only from the playlist index
screen.
DIVIDE
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD
scenes in the playlist only.
Disc quality: SD (VR mode only)
original or playlist scenes.
Divide a scene.
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(
66)
DELETE
(
43)
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
Delete a scene.
SLIDESHOW
(
(
83)
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images you
want to protect.
PRINT ORDER
(
A.SL SHUTTER
76)
[CANCEL], [START]
PROTECT
CAMERA SETUP
90)
Mode switch: AUTO or P (only in the
[ PROGRAM AE] recording program)
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder automatically uses slow
shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient
lighting.
Operation Mode
Shutter Speed
Used
As low as 1/30
with [
24F PROGR.]
frame rate.
As low as 1/12
As low as 1/15
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images for
which you want to set print orders.
TRANSFER ORDER
(
100)
• In
mode, set the flash
mode to
(flash off).
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set
the slow shutter to [
OFF].
• If
(camcorder shake warning)
appears, we recommend stabilizing
the camcorder, for example, by
mounting it on a tripod.
D.ZOOM
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images you
want to mark with a transfer order.
[
OFF], [
40X], [
200X]
Determines the operation of the digital
zoom.
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• When activated, the camcorder will
switch automatically to the digital
zoom when you zoom in beyond the
optical zoom range.
• With the digital zoom the image is
digitally processed, so the image
resolution will deteriorate the more
you zoom in.
• About the color of the zoom indicator:
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 10x
10x 40x
40x 200x
• The digital zoom cannot be used with
the [ NIGHT] recording program.
AF MODE
[
INSTANT AF], [
NORMAL AF]
Select how fast the autofocus will
operate.
• With [
INSTANT AF] the autofocus
adjusts quickly to a new subject. This
is convenient for example when
changing the focus from a near
subject to a far subject in the
background, or when recording fastmoving subjects.
• When the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached to the
camcorder, it may partially obstruct
the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF
mode to [
NORMAL AF].
FOCUS ASSIST
ZOOM SPEED
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 3],
[
SPEED 2], [
SPEED 1]
• When set to [
VARIABLE] the
zoom speed depends on how you
operate the zoom lever: Press lightly
for a slow zoom; press harder for
faster zooms.
• The fastest zoom speed can be
achieved with [
VARIABLE].
Among the fixed zoom speeds,
[
SPEED 3] is the fastest and
[
SPEED 1] the slowest.
Mode switch: P
[
ON], [
OFF]
You can use the focus assist function to
make sure you focus correctly.
• The focus assist function magnifies
the image that appears at the center
of the screen in order to help you
when you are using the manual focus.
• Using the focus assist function will
not affect the recordings. The focus
assist function will be cancelled when
you start recording.
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IMG STAB
FOCUS PRI.
Mode switch: P
[
ON
], [
OFF]
The image stabilizer compensates for
camcorder shake even at full telephoto.
• The image stabilizer is designed to
compensate for a normal degree of
camcorder shake.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned
off when the mode switch is set to
AUTO.
• We recommend setting the image
stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a
tripod.
FRAME RATE
Mode switch: P
Disc quality: HD only
[
60i NORMAL],
[
24F PROGR.]
Selects the frame rate to be used when
recording in HD quality.
[
24F PROGR.]: 24 frames per
second, progressive. Using this frame
rate will give your recordings a cinematic
look. When combined with the [
CINE
MODE] recording program (
55), the
cinematic look will be enhanced.
This frame rate is different from the 24F
mode featured in Canon HDV
camcorders.
Mode switch: P
[
ON:AiAF], [
[
OFF]
[
AUTO], [
(
80)
ON:CENTER],
REVIEW
[
OFF], [
2 sec], [
4 sec],
[
6 sec], [
8 sec], [
10 sec]
Selects the time to display a still image
after it has been recorded on the
memory card.
• This menu item will not be available
when the drive mode (
79) is set to
[
CONT.SHOOT.], [
HISPEED
CONT.SHOOT.] or [
AEB].
• If you press DISP. while reviewing a
still image it will continue to be
displayed indefinitely. Press PHOTO
halfway to return to the normal
display.
WIDESCREEN
(
37)
(
59)
Disc quality: SD only
[
ON], [
OFF]
SELF TIMER
[
AF AST LAMP
(
ON
], [
OFF]
78)
OFF]
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WIND SCREEN
Mode switch: P
[ AUTO], [
OFF
]
The camcorder automatically reduces
the background sound of wind when
recording outdoors.
• The wind screen cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to
AUTO.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be
suppressed along with the sound of
wind. When recording in surroundings
unaffected by wind or if you want to
record low-frequency sounds, we
recommend setting the wind screen
to [
OFF
].
Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization etc.)
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC INFO
DISC INITIALIZE
67)
(
68)
(
71)
Disc type:
[HD], [SD], [CANCEL]
After selecting [SD]:
[VIDEO], [VR], [CANCEL]
FINALIZE
[NO], [YES]
UNFINALIZE
Disc type:
, finalized
Disc quality: HD or SD (VIDEO mode
only)
[NO], [YES]
DEL.ALL MOVIES
Displays a screen where you can verify
the details regarding the disc.
• The disc information includes the disc
title, the disc type (DVD-R, DVD-R DL
or DVD-RW), the disc quality/
specification (HD, VIDEO or VR
mode), and icons that indicate if the
disc is finalized ( ) and/or protected
(
).
(
(
43)
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
[NO], [YES]
This option is available only in the
original index screen.
DEL.PLAYLIST
(
43)
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
[NO], [YES]
This option is available only in the
playlist index screen.
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Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISC PROTECT
(
DISPLAY SETUP
66)
BRIGHTNESS
Disc type:
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
[NO], [YES]
DISC TITLE
(
68)
(
91)
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL
ORD
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD
screen.
• Adjust (
) the brightness to your
preference.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD
screen does not affect the brightness
of your recordings, that of the
playback image on a TV or that of the
viewfinder.
TV SCREEN
[NO], [YES]
ERASE ALL
ORD
(
100)
[NO], [YES]
ERASE ALL IMAGES
(
77)
[NO], [YES]
CARD INITIALIZE
[
ON], [
OFF]
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-100 Stereo
Video Cable.
DATA CODE
[
[
(
84)
[INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL]
DATE], [ TIME], [
CAMERA DATA]
(
44)
DATE & TIME],
Displays the date and/or time when the
scene was recorded.
[ CAMERA DATA]: Displays the
aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used
when recording the image.
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System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
MARKERS
WL.REMOTE
[
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
[
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
[
GRID(GRY)]
You can display a grid or a horizontal
line at the center of the screen. The
markers are available in white or gray.
Use the markers as a reference to make
sure your subject is framed correctly
(vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the markers will not affect the
recordings on the disc or memory
card.
LANGUAGE
(
29)
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated
with the wireless controller.
VOLUME
Adjust (
) the volume of the
playback. You can also adjust the
volume referring to the joystick guide
(
41).
BEEP
[DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL],
[FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI],
[ ROMANA ], [TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
],
[
]
DEMO MODE
[
ON], [
OFF]
The demonstration mode displays the
camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is
powered with the compact power
adapter if you leave it turned on without
loading a disc for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it
started, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a disc.
[
HIGH VOLUME],
[ LOW VOLUME], [
OFF]
A beep will accompany some
operations like turning on the
camcorder, the self-timer countdown,
etc.
POWER SAVE
[
ON], [
OFF]
In order to save power when the
camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, it will automatically shut off if left
without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the
camcorder shuts off, the message
“
AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.
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• In standby mode, the camcorder will
shut off after the time selected for the
[
STANDBY OFF] setting.
STANDBY OFF
(
39)
[
10 min], [
20 min],
[
30 min]
Select the length of time after which the
camcorder will end the standby mode
and shut off automatically.
[
CONTINUOUS]: Image numbers
will continue from the number following
that of the last image recorded with the
camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already
contains an image with a larger
number, a new image will be assigned
a number one higher than that of the
last image on the memory card.
• We recommend using the
[
CONTINUOUS] setting.
TV TYPE
IMG QUALITY
Disc quality: HD only
[
SUPER FINE], [
FINE],
[
NORMAL]
Select the quality of a still image
captured from a scene recorded in HD
quality.
FILE NOS.
*
*
: only with discs recorded in
HD quality.
[
RESET], [
CONTINUOUS]
Select the image numbering method to
be used on a new memory card.
Images are automatically assigned
consecutive image numbers from 0101
to 9900, and stored in folders
containing up to 100 images. Folders
are numbered from 101 to 998.
[
RESET]: Image numbers will restart
from 101-0101 every time you insert a
new memory card.
[
NORMAL TV], [
WIDE TV]
In order to display the picture in full and
in the correct aspect ratio, select the
setting according to the type of
television to which you will connect the
camcorder.
[
NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3
aspect ratio.
[
WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9
aspect ratio.
• The setting cannot be selected while
the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using an HDMI cable.
• When the TV type is set to
[
NORMAL TV], if you play back a
recording made in Widescreen (16:9)
the picture displayed on the LCD
screen will be smaller than the full
display area.
• When the TV type is set to
[
NORMAL TV], still images
cannot be captured from the
playback scene (
83).
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Date/Time Setup
COMP.OUT
[
480i], [
1080i/480i]
You can select the video specifications
to use when connecting the camcorder
to a high-definition TV using the
component video connection.
[
480i]: To use the 480i specification
(standard definition).
[
1080i/480i]: To use the full 1080i
high definition specification when
possible, or switch automatically to
480i specification when 1080i is not
supported by the TV.
• This setting will be unavailable while
the camcorder is connected to an
external device using an HDMI cable.
DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST
(
30)
DATE/TIME
(
29)
DATE FORMAT
[Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM)]
Changes the date format for on-screen
displays and for date printing.
HDMI STATUS
You can verify the specification of the
video output signal from the HDMI OUT
terminal.
FIRMWARE
You can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware. This menu
option is usually grayed out.
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Special Scene Recording Programs
Additional Functions
Additional Functions
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 56.
Cinema Mode and Special Scene
Recording Programs
Cinema Mode
POINTS TO CHECK
With the [
CINE MODE] recording
program, the camcorder adjusts
various image settings to give a
cinematic look to your recordings.
When recording in HD quality, the effect
will be further enhanced if you set
[FRAME RATE] to [
24F PROGR.]
(
49).
(
26)
Mode switch: P
FUNC.
(
27)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Last icon on the right (icon of
the currently selected Special
Scene)
26)
Mode switch: P
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
Desired option
27)
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
CINE MODE
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[
PORTRAIT]
The camcorder
uses a large
aperture, achieving
a focus on the
subject while blurring other distracting
details.
[
BEACH]
Use this mode to
record on a sunny
beach. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
[
SPORTS]
Use this mode to
record sports
scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
SUNSET]
Use this mode to
record sunsets in
vibrant colors.
[ NIGHT]
Use this mode to
record in dimly lit
places.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to
record spotlit
scenes.
[
SNOW]
Use this mode to
record in bright ski
resorts. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to
record fireworks.
NOTES
• Do not move the mode switch to AUTO
during the actual recording of a scene;
the brightness of the picture may
change abruptly.
• [ PORTRAIT]/[ SPORTS]/
[ BEACH]/[ SNOW]
- The picture may not appear smooth
during playback.
• [ PORTRAIT]
- The blur effect of the background
increases the more you zoom in (T).
• [ NIGHT]
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing
afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as
in other modes.
- White points may appear on the
screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in
other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
• [ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become
overexposed on cloudy days or in
shaded places. Check the image on
the screen.
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• [ 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.
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
[
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter
speed.
Flexible Recording: Changing the
Aperture and Shutter Speed
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program or give priority to the exposure
value or the shutter speed.
Use a high shutter speed to record fast
moving subjects or a slow shutter
speed to add motion blur, emphasizing
the feel of movement.
Use low aperture values (larger lens
opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait or high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider
depth of field, giving a sharp focus all
throughout a landscape.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Mode switch: P
Options
[
PROGRAM

Default value
AE]
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
FUNC.
(
27)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED OR APERTURE
VALUE
When you select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] or [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
a numeric value will appear next to the
recording program icon.
1 If the joystick guide appears on
the screen, press (
) to hide it.
2 Adjust (
) the shutter speed or
aperture value to the desired
value.
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the
optimal exposure for the subject.
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Shutter speed guidelines
Note that on screen only the
denominator is displayed – [
250]
indicates a shutter speed of 1/250
second, etc.
1/2*, 1/4*, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
To record in dimly lit places.
1/60
To record under most ordinary conditions.
1/100
To record indoor sports scenes.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000**
To record from within a moving car or train or to
shoot fast-moving subjects such as roller
coasters.
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
• Do not move the mode switch to AUTO
during the actual recording of a scene;
the brightness of the picture may
change abruptly.
•[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but the image quality may be
lower, and the autofocus may not work
well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with high shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights:
If the screen starts to flicker, select
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] and set the
shutter speed to 1/100.
• [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
The actual range of values available for
selection will vary depending on the
initial zoom position.
1/2000**
To record outdoor sports scenes on sunny days.
In
mode, when the frame rate is
set to [
24F PROGR.], the shutter
speeds available will be the following: 1/6,
1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000 and 1/2000.
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light
(assist lamp) at any time, regardless of
the recording program.
Available Aperture Values
(
[1.8]**, [2.0]**, [2.4]**, [2.8], [3.4], [4.0],
[4.8], [5.6], [6.7], [8.0]
*
**
mode only.
mode only.
NOTES
• When setting a numeric value (aperture
or shutter speed), the number display
will flash if the aperture or shutter speed
is not appropriate for the recording
26)
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
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.
• If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
•
appears on the screen.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
again to turn the mini video light
off.
NOTES
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
:
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully.
The camcorder will record the still
image after a 10-second countdown*.
The countdown appears on the screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless
controller.
We recommend not using the mini video
light while the optional Wide-converter is
attached; its shadow can appear on the
screen.
NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can
press START/STOP (when recording
movies), press PHOTO fully (when
recording still images) or turn off the
camcorder to cancel the self timer.
Self Timer
POINTS TO CHECK
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER
FUNC.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
FUNC.
(
26)
ON
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
POINTS TO CHECK
appears.
(
:
In record pause mode, press
START/STOP .
26)
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
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Mode switch: P
Mode switch: P
FOCUS
FOCUS
NEXT
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Keep the joystick pushed ( )
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS].
• If [FOCUS] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
• “MF” appears.
3 Push the joystick (
) once to
verify if the image is focused.
The center of the screen will be
magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off the focus
assist function (
48).
4 Keep the joystick pressed down
(
) to adjust the focus as
necessary.
Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
toward [FOCUS] for more than 2
seconds.
•
appears.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
• If you operate the zoom or the
joystick (
),
changes to
“MF” and the camcorder returns to
manual focusing mode.
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.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
POINTS TO CHECK
POINTS TO CHECK
(
(
26)
26)
Mode switch: P (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
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Mode switch: P (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
EXP
Options
NEXT
[
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.

Default value
AUTO]
Settings are automatically set by the
camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes.
) to
[
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP].
• If [EXP] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
• If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, the brightness of
the image may change.
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
[
SHADE]
For recording in shaded places.
[
CLOUDY]
For recording on a cloudy day.
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
3 Adjust (
) the brightness of the
image as required.
Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP] again will cancel the exposure
lock and return the camcorder to
automatic exposure.
[
FLUORESCENT]
For recording under warm white, cool white or
warm white type (3-wavelength) fluorescent
lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT H]
For recording under daylight or daylight type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
White Balance
[
The white balance function helps you to
accurately reproduce colors under
different lighting conditions so that
white objects will always look truly
white in your recordings.
POINTS TO CHECK
SET]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
FUNC.
(
(
27)
26)
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FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
White Balance
FUNC.
Desired option*
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
1 Point the camcorder at a white
object, zoom in until it fills the
whole screen and press (
).
When the adjustment is completed,
stops flashing and stays on. The
camcorder retains the custom
setting even if you turn off the
camcorder.
2 Press FUNC. to save the setting
and close the menu.
NOTES
• When you have set the custom white
balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
- Turn off the digital zoom (
47).
- Reset the white balance when the
lighting conditions change.
- Depending on the light source,
may keep flashing. The result will still
be better than with [ AUTO].
• Custom white balance may provide
better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or
forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain
types of fluorescent lights
• Depending on the type of fluorescent
light, optimal color balance may not be
obtained with [ FLUORESCENT] or
[ FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks
unnatural, adjust it using [ AUTO] or
[ SET].
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to
change the color saturation and
contrast to record images with special
color effects.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Mode switch: P (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options
[
IMAGE EFFECT

Default value
OFF]
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[
LOW SHARPENING]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
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[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Digital Effects
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the
best effect, use this setting when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to
the skin color may lack in detail.
[
CUSTOM]
Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast,
sharpness, and color depth of the image.
[COL.DEPTH]:
(–) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
[BRIGHTN.]:
(–) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[CONTRAST]:
(–) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and
shade
[SHARPNESS]:
(–) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Mode switch: P
:[
BLK&WHT],
[
SEPIA] only.
Options
[

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.
FUNC.
[
Records images in black and white.
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Effect
Default value
D.EFFECT OFF]
(
27)
26)
[
BLK&WHT]
SEPIA]
Records images in sepia tones for an “old”
look.
Desired option*
* When you select [
CUSTOM], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
1 Press (
) and select (
) the
custom setting options.
2 Adjust (
) each setting as
desired and then press (
).
3 Press FUNC. to save the setting
and close the menu.
[
ART]
Select this effect to add “flavor” to your
recordings.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the
picture but also the sound will fade in or
out. When you apply an effect, the
sound will be recorded normally.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you turn off the digital
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effects or change the recording
program.
TO FADE IN
Push the joystick ( ) toward
in
record pause mode (
), then press
START/STOP to start recording with a
fade in.
Setting
FUNC.
(
27)
TO FADE OUT
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
FUNC.
FUNC.
**
Desired fader/effect*
* You can preview the effect on the screen.
** The icon of the selected effect appears.
Applying
Push the joystick ( ) toward
while
recording ( ), then press START/STOP
to fade out and pause the recording.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
: Push the joystick ( )
toward
while recording or in record
pause mode.
: Push the joystick ( )
toward
and then press PHOTO to
record the still image.
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
again to deactivate the fader/
effect.
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Managing Scenes and the Disc
Managing Scenes and the Disc
playlist. To add all scenes, there is no
need to select any particular scene.
FUNC.
(
27)
Creating a Playlist
FUNC.
Create a playlist to easily edit your
movies. Include in your playlist only the
scenes you prefer or change the order
in which they will be played back,
without affecting your original
recordings. After you add scenes to the
playlist, press PLAYLIST to switch
between the original scenes and the
playlist.
Original index screen (original recordings)
ADD TO PLAYLIST
Desired option
YES
When the operation is completed
“ADDED TO PLAYLIST” will be
displayed. To delete scenes from the
playlist, refer to Deleting Scenes
(
43).
ORIGINAL
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter while
editing the disc (playlist-related
operations, changing the disc's title,
protecting the disc, etc.).
PLAYLIST
Playlist index screen
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
You can choose to add to the playlist all
the original scenes at once or only the
selected scene.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
POINTS TO CHECK
POINTS TO CHECK
(
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
From the original index screen, select
(
,
) the scene to add to the
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
From the original index screen, press
PLAYLIST . From the playlist index
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screen, select (
move.
,
) the scene to
FUNC.
(
27)
FUNC.
From the original index screen, select
(
,
) the scene to divide. To
divide a scene only in the playlist, press
PLAYLIST first, and then select the
scene.
FUNC.
MOVE
(
Move (
,
) the orange
marker to the new position of
the scene and press (
).
27)
FUNC.
DIVIDE
Playback of the scene begins.
YES
DIVIDE
Press (
) at the point where
you want to divide the scene.*
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes in order to leave
only the best parts and later cut out the
rest. Remember that when you divide
scenes in the playlist, you do not affect
your original recordings.
NOTES
• Original scenes recorded in HD quality
cannot be divided.
• Very short scenes (shorter than 1
second) cannot be divided.
YES
* You can use the following icons and the
special playback modes (
42) to bring
the scene to a precise point.
/ : Skip to the beginning/end of the
current scene.
/ : Frame jump forward/backward.
The frame jump for SD-quality
scenes will be shorter than that for
HD-quality scenes.
Protecting the Disc
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD* or SD (VR mode only)
* Scenes in the playlist only.
You can protect the whole disc to
prevent the accidental erasure of
important recordings. Follow the same
procedure to remove the protection of a
protected disc. Initializing the disc
(
67) will permanently erase all
scenes, even if the disc is protected.
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POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW
Disc quality: HD or SD (VR mode only)
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
(
28)
FUNC.
Disc quality: [HD] or [SD]
Disc specifications (only after selecting
[SD] quality): [VIDEO] or [VR]
For a detailed explanation, refer to
Decide what image quality you want to
use (
6).
28)
FUNC.
MENU
MENU
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC INITIALIZE
DISC PROTECT
FUNC.
Select the Disc Quality
YES
[SD]
Select a Disc
Specification
Initializing the Disc
You need to initialize all new discs when
you first insert them to the camcorder
(
32). When you are using a DVD-RW
disc, you may need to initialize it if you
get the message “UNABLE TO
RECOGNIZE THE RECORDING MODE
OF THE DISC”. You can also initialize a
DVD-RW disc when you want to
completely erase the disc to reuse it, or
in order to change the video quality
(HD/SD) or the disc specification
(VIDEO/VR mode).
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Disc type:
[HD]
26)
FUNC.
*
YES
* Close the menu only after the screen
display returns to the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the disc will permanently erase
all recordings, even if the disc is
protected. The lost original recordings
cannot be recovered.
NOTES
You cannot initialize the disc if the
remaining battery charge appears as
.
Power the camcorder using the compact
power adapter.
DVD-RW
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Disc Playback on an External Device
Disc Playback on an External
Device
Otherwise, pressing FUNC. will open the
menu directly on the setup menus screen.
** Select one character at a time and press
(
) to add it to the title. Select
[BACKSPACE] and press (
) to delete the
character to the left of the cursor’s position.
Changing the Disc Title
Before you finalize your disc*, you can
give it a title. The disc title will be
displayed on the index screen when
playing the finalized disc in most DVD
players. You can check the disc’s title
with the [DISC INFO] menu option
(
50).
* You can change the title of DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode also after having
finalized them.
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU*
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC TITLE
Enter the title
(up to 20 characters).**
SET
FUNC.
YES
* Only when using a DVD-RW recorded in HD
quality, or in SD quality (VR mode).
Finalizing the Disc
To play the disc you recorded on a DVD
player, a computer’s DVD drive or other
digital device, you need to finalize it
first. You do not need to finalize the
disc to play back your recordings with
the camcorder connected to the TV.
IMPORTANT
• Be sure to finalize the disc in normal
room temperatures. If the procedure
was not completed correctly due to
high temperature, let the camcorder
cool off before resuming operation.
• Place the camcorder on a table or
other stable surface before starting
the procedure. Subjecting the
camcorder even to slight impacts (for
example to place it on a table or to
disconnect a cable) after the
finalization process started may
result in permanent data loss.
• Discs recorded in HD quality can be
played back only with AVCHDcompatible DVD players (
70).
• Do not disconnect the compact power
adapter while the operation is in
progress. Doing so can interrupt the
process and result in permanent data
loss.
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• Depending on the type of disc and the
disc specification, after finalizing the disc
you may not be able to initialize the disc,
edit your recordings or add new
recordings to the disc.
• Do not finalize with this camcorder discs
that were not recorded using it.
FUNC.
DISC OPERATIONS
FINALIZE
FUNC.
Finalizing the Disc
The time required to finalize the disc
depends on the scenes recorded and
the remaining free space on the disc.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
MENU*
**
YES
* Only when using a DVD-RW recorded in HD
quality, or in SD quality (VR mode).
Otherwise, pressing FUNC. will open the
menu directly on the setup menus screen.
** During the disc finalization a progress bar is
displayed. Close the menu only after the
screen display returns to the [DISC
OPERATIONS] menu.
26)
Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
FUNC.
(
28)
Restrictions after Disc Finalization
DVD-R/DVD-R DL
Additional
Recordings
Editing
Recordings
Initializing
the Disc
Unfinalizing
the Disc
–
–
–
–
DVD-RW
HD quality
*
DVD-RW
SD quality (VIDEO mode)
*
*
–
DVD-RW
SD quality (VR mode)
–
* You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
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Disc Playback on External Devices
After finalizing the disc you can play it
on DVD devices compatible with the
type of disc you used and the disc
quality and specifications you selected.
For a summary, you can refer to the
sidebar on page 70. However, to be
sure, always refer to the instruction
manual of the external device and make
sure it is compatible before inserting the
disc.
ON A DVD PLAYER
ON A cOMPUTER’S DVD DRIVE
1 Insert a finalized disc in the DVD
drive.
2 Run the DVD playback software.
Refer also to the instruction manual
and help modules of your DVD
playback software.
IMPORTANT
Discs recorded in HD quality can be
played back only with AVCHD-compatible
DVD players. Do not insert a disc recorded
in HD quality into a DVD player that is not
compatible with AVCHD specifications as
you may not be able to eject the disc.
1 Turn on the TV and DVD player.
2 Insert a finalized disc in the DVD
player.
3 Select the scene you want to play
from the index screen.
Compatibility of External Devices
The type of disc used and the disc quality and specifications selected when
recording it will determine the external DVD devices you can use to play back the
disc.
Disc Type/Specification
Compatible DVD Players
Discs recorded in HD quality
(any disc type)
DVD players compatible with AVCHD
specifications
Discs recorded in SD quality, VIDEO mode
(any disc type)
Most common DVD players
DVD-RW discs recorded in SD quality, VR mode
DVD players that can read DVD-RW discs and
are compatible with VR mode
DVD-R DL discs
DVD players that can read dual-layered discs
Note that correct playback cannot be guaranteed for all DVD devices, even if they comply with
the compatibility requirements listed above.
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NOTES
Discs that Can be Unfinalized
DVD-R/DVD-R DL
In order to play the disc on a computer
you need to have DVD playback software
installed and running. Also, in order to play
back a DVD-R DL you must have a DVD
drive capable of reading dual-layered DVD
discs.
DVD-RW
HD quality
DVD-RW
SD quality
(VIDEO mode)
POINTS TO CHECK
Unfinalize a disc to allow recording
additional movies on the disc even after
it was finalized.
• Be sure to unfinalize the disc in
normal room temperatures. If the
procedure was not completed
correctly due to high temperature, let
the camcorder cool off before
resuming operation.
• Place the camcorder on a table or
other stable surface before starting
the procedure. Subjecting the
camcorder even to slight impacts (for
example to place it on a table or to
disconnect a cable) after the
unfinalization process started may
result in permanent data loss.
• Only discs that were finalized using this
camcorder can be unfinalized with it.
–
You can record additional
scenes even without
unfinalizing the disc
DVD-RW
SD quality
(VR mode)
Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional
Recordings on a Finalized Disc
IMPORTANT
–
(
26)
Disc type:
DVD-RW, finalized
Disc quality: HD or SD (VIDEO mode
only)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
DISC OPERATIONS
UNFINALIZE
FUNC.
*
YES
* During the disc unfinalization a progress bar
is displayed. Close the menu only after the
screen display returns to the [DISC
OPERATIONS] menu.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
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Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing
and playing back images to printing them.
PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and
one or more AF frames will appear.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the still image is
recorded immediately.
3 Press
Basic Recording
Basic Recording
Taking Photos
PHOTO fully.
The CARD access indicator will flash
as the still image is being recorded.
4 Press
Before using a memory card for the
first time, be sure to initialize it with
this camcorder (
84).
IMPORTANT
(
26)
Avoid the following actions while the card
access display (
) appears on screen,
and when the CARD access indicator is on
or flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover
and do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
NOTES
1 Move the
switch to ON to
set the camcorder in CAMERA
mode.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
2 Move the
/
switch to
(Still
• If the subject is not suitable for
autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (
59).
• When the subject is too bright,
“OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such
case, use the optional FS-H37U
ND filter.
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
Default value
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
2048x1536/FINE
L
Still images are recorded on the
memory card using JPEG compression.
As a general rule select a larger image
size for higher quality. Select the [LW
1920x1080] size for photos with an
aspect ratio of 16:9.
(
FUNC.
(
27)
FUNC.
26)
Icon of the currently selected
Image Quality/Size
Desired image size*
Options
Image size options and the
approximate number of still images that
can be recorded on memory cards of
various sizes are given in the table
below.
Press (
FUNC.
)
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality/size setting.
Approximate number of still images on a memory card
Memory Card
32 MB
128 MB
512 MB
Image Quality* o
Image Size p
LW 1920x1080
20
30
60
L 2048x1536
10
20
40
M 1440x1080
25
40
80
SW 848x480**
105
150
305
S 640x480
140
205
375
90
135
265
350
525
1,040
60
85
180
235
350
700
120
180
350
470
700
1,370
450
635
1,275
1,775
2,515
5,030
600
865
1,560
2,320
3,355
6,040
*
: [SUPER FINE],
: [FINE],
: [NORMAL]
** This size is only available for recording simultaneously on the disc and memory card.
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NOTES
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
• Depending on the number of images on
the memory card (Windows: 1,800
images or more; Macintosh: 1,000
images or more), you may not be able to
transfer images to a computer. Try using
a card reader.
• Connection to a PictBridge-compatible
printer will not work when the memory
card contains 1,800 images or more. For
best performance, we recommend
keeping the number of images on the
memory card under 100.
• When printing still images, use the
following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
Image Size
Recommended Use
L 2048x1536
To print photos up to A4
size.
M 1440x1080
To print photos up to L size
(9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or
postcard size (10 x
14.8 cm, 4 x 6 in.).
S 640x480
You can erase the still image recorded
last while reviewing it within the time set
for the [REVIEW] option (or immediately
after recording it, if [REVIEW] is set to
[
OFF]).
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
1 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
2 Select (
) [ERASE] and press
(
).
To send images as e-mail
attachments or to post on
the Web.
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Basic Playback
TO RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
(
26)
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
pressed down to run quickly through
the still images.
TO SKIP 10 OR 100 STILL IMAGES
1 Move the
switch to ON,
then slide it down toward MODE
and release it to set the camcorder
in PLAY mode.
The green PLAY indicator will turn
on.
2 Move the
/
switch to
(Still
images).
3 Use the joystick (
) to move
between images.
Image Jump Function
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
) to
display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward .
3 Select (
)[
JUMP 10
IMAGES] or [
JUMP 100
IMAGES].
4 Jump (
) the number of images
selected and press (
).
You can press (
) again to hide the
joystick guide.
You can locate a specific image without
having to browse all of them one by
one.
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IMPORTANT
• Avoid the following actions while the
card access display (
) appears on
screen, and when the CARD access
indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do
so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover and do not remove the memory
card.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/ switch or the operating mode.
• The following may not be displayed
correctly.
- Images not recorded with this
camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
Slideshow
Index Screen
1 Move the zoom lever toward W.
The still images index screen
appears.
2 Select (
,
) an image.
• Move the green selection frame to
the image you want to view.
• If you have a lot of still images, you
may find it easier to browse entire
index pages instead. Move the
zoom lever toward W to extend the
green selection frame to the whole
page, and move (
) between
index pages. Move the zoom lever
toward T to return to moving
between single images.
3 Press (
).
The index screen closes and the
selected image is displayed.
Magnifying Photos during Playback
SLIDESHOW
During playback, still images can be
magnified up to 5 times.
FUNC.
(
(
27)
26)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) [ SLIDESHOW] and
press (
).
3 Select (
) [START] and press
(
).
• Images are played back one after
another.
• Press FUNC. to stop the slideshow.
1 Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
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• To further enlarge the image, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce
the magnification to less than 2
times, move the zoom lever toward
W.
•
will appear for images that
cannot be enlarged.
Erasing All Images
The following procedure will erase all
the non-protected still images from the
memory card (all images except those
with the
mark).
POINTS TO CHECK
2 Move (
,
) the frame to the
part of the image you want to see
enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move
the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
(
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
Erasing Photos
STILL IMG OPER.
You can erase still images recorded on
the memory card.
ERASE ALL IMAGES
FUNC.
Erasing a Single Image
26)
YES
IMPORTANT
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
NOTES
Protected images on the memory card
cannot be erased.
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
3 Select (
) [ERASE] and press
(
).
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1 If the joystick guide does not
Additional Functions
Additional Functions
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
Flash
You can use the built-in flash to record
still images in dark places. The flash
features the red-eye reduction function.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Options

26)
.
• If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to
display it.
• Repeatedly push the joystick ( )
toward
to cycle between the
flash modes.
• The display
disappears after 4
seconds.
PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
3 Press
Default value
NOTES
(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights
up to reduce the red-eye effect.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
NEXT
• The practical range of the flash is
approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The
range depends on the recording
conditions.
• The range of the flash decreases in
continuous shooting mode.
• For red-eye reduction to be effective,
the subject needs to look at the assist
lamp. The degree of reduction depends
on the distance and on each individual.
• The flash will not fire in the following
cases:
- When you manually adjust the
exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye
reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- In the [
FIREWORKS] recording
program.
• The flash mode cannot be selected
when the exposure is locked.
• We recommend not using the flash while
the optional Wide-converter is attached;
its shadow can appear on the screen.
• About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press
PHOTO halfway, if the subject is too
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dark the assist lamp may light up briefly
in order to enable the camcorder to
focus more accurately (AF-assist lamp).
You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to
[
OFF] so the assist lamp does not
light up (
49).
- The camcorder may not be able to
focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on.
- The brightness of the AF-assist lamp
could be an inconvenience. Consider
turning it off in public places such as
restaurants.
Options
[
Default value
SINGLE]
Records a single still image.
[ CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
Captures a series of still images as long as you
hold PHOTO pressed down. For the number
of frames per second, refer to the sidebar on
page 79.
[
Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing (Drive Mode)
Take a series of pictures of a moving
subject or record the same picture in 3
levels of exposure in order to choose
later the picture you like the best.

AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
The camcorder records a still image in three
different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2
EV steps), allowing you to choose the shot you
like the best.
FUNC.
(
27)
POINTS TO CHECK
(
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Drive Mode
FUNC.
Desired option
26)
Mode switch: P (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
Maximum number of continuous shots
Number of frames (shots) per second
Normal speed
3 frames
High speed
5 frames
Using the flash
Maximum number of continuous shots
60 images
2.1 frames
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
The actual number of frames per second will be lower when
(camcorder shake warning)
is displayed on the screen.
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Options
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING

Default value
[
ON:AiAF]
(Mode switch: P*, AUTO)
1 Press PHOTO halfway to activate
the autofocus.
2 Press PHOTO fully and hold it
pressed down.
A series of still images will be
recorded as long as you hold the
button pressed.
Depending on the shooting conditions, one or
more AF frames out of the nine frames
available are automatically selected and the
focus is fixed on them.
[
ON:CENTER]
(Mode switch: P*)
In this mode, a single focusing frame appears
in the center of the screen and the focus is
automatically fixed on it. This is convenient for
making sure the focus is exactly where you
want it.
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully
to record the still images.
Three still images in different exposures
will be recorded on the memory card.
[
OFF]
Select this option if you wish to record a still
image as soon as you press PHOTO .
* Except for the [
program.
Automatic Focus Priority
FIREWORKS] recording
FUNC.
When the focus priority is activated, the
camcorder records a still image only
after the focus has been adjusted
automatically.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
POINTS TO CHECK
(
FOCUS PRI.
26)
Mode switch at AUTO: The focus
priority cannot be turned off.
Mode switch at P: You can turn off the
focus priority and you can also select
the AF (autofocus) frame to be used.
FUNC.
Desired option
NOTES
In the [ FIREWORKS] recording
program the focus priority is automatically
set to [
OFF].
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Light Metering Mode
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Light Metering Mode
The camcorder measures the light
reflected from the subject in order to
calculate the optimal exposure settings.
Depending on the subject, you may
want to change the way the light is
measured and evaluated.
FUNC.
Desired option
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
POINTS TO CHECK
26)
Mode switch: P
Options
[

Default value
EVALUATIVE]
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camcorder
divides the picture into several areas and the
light is measured in all of them to achieve the
optimal exposure for the subject.
[
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE]
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject in the
center.
[
Shadows
Highlights
SPOT]
Meters only the area within the spot AE point
frame. Use this setting to adjust the exposure to
match the subject in the center of the screen.
FUNC.
(
When viewing still images you can
display the histogram and the icons of
all the functions used at the time of
recording. Use the histogram as a
reference to verify the correct exposure
of the still image.
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A still image
whose histogram skews to the right is
relatively bright; while one whose
histogram peaks to the left, is relatively
dark.
Pixel Count
(
27)
NOTES
The histogram will appear also after
recording a still image, while reviewing it
within the time set for the [REVIEW] option
(or immediately after recording it, if
[REVIEW] is set to [
OFF]). You can
choose to turn off the histogram by
pressing DISP. .
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TO SELECT THE ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS
FUNC.
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the onscreen displays on and off in the
following sequence.
(
27)
FUNC.
• All displays on
• All displays off1
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Simultaneous
Recording option
Desired image size*
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
1
However, the markers and the
icon and
AF frames when the autofocus is locked will
still appear on the screen.
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies
You can record still images on the
memory card even while the camcorder
is set to
mode. You can also
capture simultaneously, as a still image
on the memory card, the same picture
you are recording as a scene on the
disc.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Press (
FUNC.
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality/size setting.
Press PHOTO to capture the still
image on the memory card.
The still image is recorded on the
memory card while the screen
continues to show the video recording.
NOTES
• The still image cannot be recorded
simultaneously on the memory card
while the digital zoom or a digital effect
is activated.
• To record still images we recommend
using the
mode, which
offers the best quality for still images.
26)
Select the size and quality of the still
image in record pause mode.

STILL I.REC OFF
)
Default value

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NOTES
Capturing a Still Image from the
Playback Scene
You can capture frames from a scene
recorded in HD quality as still images
on the memory card. The size of the
captured still image will be
[LW 1920x1080] and it cannot be
changed, but you can select the image
quality.
(
• The data code of the still image will
reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• The still image cannot be captured on
the memory card if [TV TYPE] is set to
[
NORMAL TV]. Set it to
[
WIDE TV] instead (
53).
• A still image captured from a scene with
lots of fast movement may be blurred.
26)
Protecting Photos
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
You can protect still images recorded
on the memory card from accidental
erasure.
SYSTEM SETUP
IMG QUALITY
(
FUNC.
(
FUNC.
26)
27)
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed at the bottom
indicates the approximate number of
images that can be recorded with the
current quality setting.
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
FUNC.
PROTECT
Press (
)
[ PROTECT]: The image selection
screen appears.
1 Start playback of the desired
scene.
2 Pause the playback at the point
you want to capture.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
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FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Select (
) the still image you
want to protect.
2 Press (
) to protect the still
image.
appears on the bottom bar and
the image cannot be erased. Press
(
) again to cancel the image
protection.
3 Repeat steps 1-2 to protect
additional images or press FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
Initializing the Memory Card
Initialize memory cards when you use
them with this camcorder for the first
time, or to erase all the still images on
them.
Options
[INITIALIZE]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
[COMPL.INIT.]
IMPORTANT
Erases all data completely.
Initializing the memory card (
84) will
permanently erase all recorded still
images, even the protected ones.
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
STILL IMG OPER.
CARD INITIALIZE
Select the Card Initialization
method
FUNC.
YES*
* Press (
) to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All the
image files will be erased and the memory
card can be used without any problem.
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Printing Photos
IMPORTANT
Printing Photos
Initializing the memory card will erase all
still images, even the protected ones. The
original still images cannot be recovered.
Printing Photos - Direct Print
The camcorder can be connected to
any PictBridge-compatible printer. You
can mark in advance the still images
you want to print and set the desired
number of copies as a print order
( 90).
You can also use the following
functions...
The following functions and features
of the camcorder can be used either
for shooting video or for taking
photos. The way to set and use
them was already explained in
detail, so we refer you to the relevant
page in the “Video” section.
• Quick Start (
39)
• Zoom (
38)
• Special Scene recording programs
(
55)
• Flexible recording programs (
57)
• Mini video light (
58)
• Self timer (
59)
• Manual focus (
59)
• Manual exposure adjustment (
60)
• White balance (
61)
• Image effects (
62)
• Digital effects (
63)
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the
CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge
logo.
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
(
26)
1 Insert the memory card containing
the still images you want to print.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Refer to PC Connection Diagrams
( 97).
•
appears and changes to .
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx. 6
seconds.
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IMPORTANT
• If
continues to flash (for more than 1
minute) or if
does not appear, the
camcorder is not correctly connected to
the printer. In such case, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder
and the printer. After a short while, turn
them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the
connection.
• During the following operations, even if
you connect a printer to the camcorder
it will not be recognized.
- Erasing all still images
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
You can print a still image without
changing the settings simply by
pressing
.
1 Select (
) the still image you
wish to print.
2 Press
•
will appear for images that cannot be
printed.
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual.
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another still image.
Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies
and other settings for printing. The
setting options vary depending on your
printer model.
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Options
[
] (Date print)
[PAPER]
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[ PAPER SIZE]
Available paper sizes vary depending on the
printer model.
[
] (Print Effect)
The print effect can be used with printers
compatible with the Image Optimize function to
achieve higher quality prints. Select [ON], [OFF]
or [DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
[ PAPER TYPE]
Select [PHOTO], [FAST PHOTO], [PLAIN] or
[DEFAULT].
[ PAGE LAYOUT]
Select [DEFAULT] or one of the following
available page layouts.
[BORDERED]: Prints the whole image area
almost exactly as the recorded still image.
[BORDERLESS]: Enlarges the center portion of
the still image to fit the width/height ratio of the
selected paper size. The top, bottom and sides
of the still image may be slightly trimmed out.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]: Refer to
the sidebar on page 87.
[
] (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.
Printing Multiple Images on the Same Sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc.
When using Canon printers you can print the same still image multiple times on
the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the
recommended number of copies depending on the [
PAPER SIZE] setting.
[
PAPER SIZE]o
[CREDITCARD]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
PIXMA
SELPHY DS
-
-
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
SELPHY CP
2, 4 or 82
2 or 4
2 or 4
-
SELPHY ES
83
2 or 4
2 or 4
-
Canon Printer p
2, 4 or
1
2
You can also use the special sticker sheets.
When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [DEFAULT] setting, you can also use
[2-UP] or [4-UP].
3
With the [8-UP] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
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Printing after Changing the Print Settings
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
1 Press (
) while printing.
2 Select [OK] and press (
).
PRINTING ERRORS
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
) to
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
The print settings menu appears.
Trimming settings (
89)
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size,
paper type and page layout)
Number of copies
If an error occurs while printing, an error
message appears (
108).
- Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers:
Resolve the error. When printing does
not resume automatically, select
[CONTINUE] and press (
). If
[CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select
[STOP], press (
) and retry printing.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does
not restart, disconnect the USB cable
and turn off the camcorder and the
printer. After a short while, turn them on
again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Print effect
Date printing
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
3 In the print settings menu, select
(
,
) the setting you want to
change and press (
).
4 Select (
) the desired setting
option and press (
).
5 Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press (
).
• Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another still image.
IMPORTANT
• The following still images may not be
printed correctly with a PictBridgecompatible printer.
- Images created or changed on a
computer and transferred to the
memory card.
- Images recorded with the camcorder
but edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names were
changed.
- Images not recorded with this
camcorder.
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• Observe the following precautions
during printing:
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
printer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover and do not remove the memory
card.
• If the message “BUSY” does not
disappear, disconnect the USB cable
and restore the connection after a short
while.
Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout
before changing the trimming settings.
1 In the print settings menu ( 86),
select (
,
) [TRIMMING] and
press (
).
The trimming frame appears.
2 Change the size of the trimming
frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to
shrink the frame, and toward W to
enlarge it. Press (
) to change
the orientation of the frame
(portrait/landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings,
move the zoom lever toward W
until the trimming frame
disappears.
3 Move (
,
) the trimming
frame.
4 Press
FUNC. to return to the print
menu.
From the print settings menu, select
[PRINT] and press (
) to print the
area selected with the trimming
frame.
NOTES
• The trimming frame will initially appear
in white. After applying the trimming
settings, it will change to green.
• The trimming settings apply only to one
image.
• The trimming settings are canceled in
the following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame
beyond its maximum size.
- When you change the [PAPER SIZE]
setting.
• You may not be able to set the trimming
settings for a still image not recorded
with this camcorder.
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Photos
Print Orders
You can mark in advance the still
images you want to print and set the
desired number of copies as a print
order. Later, you can easily print out the
print orders by connecting the
camcorder to a PictBridge-compatible
printer (
85). You can set print orders
for up to 998 still images.
3 Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press (
).
To cancel the print order, set (
)
the number of copies to 0.
4 Repeat steps 1-3 to mark
additional images with print orders
or press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
Printing the Still Images Marked with
Print Orders
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
PRINT
FUNC.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Set the print orders before connecting
the USB cable to the camcorder.
(
26)
FUNC.
(
1 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Refer to PC Connection Diagrams
(
97).
2 Press
FUNC. , select (
) the
icon and press (
) to open the
setup menus.
27)
FUNC.
28)
PRINT ORDER
3 Select (
Press (
)
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Select (
) the still image you
want to mark with a print order.
2 Press (
) to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange in the box next to the print
order symbol .
)[
PRINT] and
press (
).
• The print settings menu appears.
• The error message “SET
PRINT
ORDER” appears if you connect a
printer with direct print function
and select [
PRINT] without
having set any print orders
beforehand.
4 Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press (
).
Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the printing
is completed.
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NOTES
• Depending on the connected printer,
you can change some print settings
before step 4 (
86).
• Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
88).
• Restarting Printing: Open the print
settings menu as explained in steps 2-3
above. In the print settings menu, select
[RESUME]* and press (
). The
remaining images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the
print order settings have been changed
or if you deleted a still image with print
order settings.
* In case the print order was interrupted after
the first still image, this menu option will
appear as [PRINT] instead.
Erasing All Print Orders
(
26)
FUNC.
(
28)
FUNC.
MENU
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL
FUNC.
ORD
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External Connections
This chapter explains step-by-step how to connect your camcorder to
an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connecting to a TV or VCR
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection type 1 do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT terminal.
Open the terminal cover to
access the HDMI OUT and
AV OUT terminals and/or
the LCD panel to access the
COMPONENT OUT
terminal.
HDMI OUT Terminal
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable.
Use only HDMI cables marked with the
logo.
AV OUT Terminal
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while
the STV-100 Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the
cable's connector and on the camcorder's terminal (
or
).
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Connection Diagrams
High Definition TV Sets (HDTV)
Terminal on the
Camcorder
1 Output connection (signal flow
Terminal on the
Connected Device
Connecting Cable
) to an HDTV with component video input terminals.
Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Green
White
STV-100 Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
2 Output connection (signal flow
Red
Pr/Cr
Pb/Cb
Y
AUDIO
L
R
) to an HDTV with an HDMI terminal.
HDMI cable
(commercially available)
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Standard Definition TV Sets
Terminal on the
Camcorder
3 Output connection (signal flow
Terminal on the
Connected Device
Connecting Cable
) to a TV or VCR with AV terminals.
Yellow
White
STV-100 Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Connecting
Playback on a TV Screen
This section explains how to play back
the disc with this camcorder by
connecting it to a TV. To play back the
disc with another DVD device refer to
Disc Playback on an External Device
(
68).
The quality of the playback picture will
vary depending on the connected TV
and the type of connection used.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
26)
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections.
- [TV TYPE] to match the output video to
the aspect ratio of the connected TV
(
53).
- [COMP.OUT] to select the output video
specifications when using connection
type 1 (
54).
Connect the camcorder to the TV
following one of the connection
diagrams shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams (
93).
Playback
1 Turn on the camcorder and the
connected TV or VCR.
On a TV: Select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder.
On a VCR: Set the input selector to
the external video input (usually
labeled LINE IN).
2 Start the playback of the movies
(
41) or still images (
75).
NOTES
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be
muted while the STV-100 Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
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• Refer also to the instruction manual of
the connected TV.
• You can play back discs recorded in HD
quality not only on HDTVs but also on
standard TVs. When you connect the
camcorder to a TV using the STV-100
Stereo Video Cable, the video output
will be converted to standard definition
automatically, without having to change
the [COMP.OUT] setting.
• If you connect to a TV using the HDMI
connection –connection type 2 – or the
component video connection –
connection type 1 – you can enjoy the
full resolution of high-definition TV.
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or
a digital video device. Video output will
be in standard definition, regardless of
the quality of the original scenes.
(
26)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR
using connection type 3 , as shown in
the previous section Connection
Diagrams (
93).
About the HDMI terminal
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection –connection type 2 – is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When
you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can
enjoy video and audio playback at the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an
HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
- The HDMI connection will recognize automatically the highest resolution supported
by the connected HDTV, and output the optimal video signal to ensure the best
viewing experience. You can confirm the current specification of the video output by
checking the [HDMI STATUS] menu option (
54).
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI
monitors.
- Some HDTVs have their HDCP digital content protection configured so as not to allow
the playback of personal content (video recorded for personal uses). If you cannot play
back the video recorded with this camcorder on your HDTV using the HDMI connection,
try connecting the camcorder using the component video connection –connection type
1 – instead.
- There will be no video output from the AV OUT terminal or the COMPONENT OUT
terminal while the camcorder is connected to an external device using an HDMI
cable. In such case, only audio will be output from the AV OUT terminal.
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External Connections
Recording
1 Connected device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2 This camcorder: Locate the scene
you wish to copy and pause
playback shortly before the scene.
3 This camcorder: Resume the
movie playback.
4 Connected device: Begin
recording when the scene you
wish to copy appears. Stop
recording when copying is
complete.
5 This camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• By default, the on-screen displays will
be embedded in the output video signal,
but you can change the displays by
repeatedly pressing DISP. (
44).
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Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams
USB Terminal
Open the LCD panel to access.
Terminal on the
Camcorder
1 Output connection (signal flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the
Connected Device
) to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer with an USB port.
USB Cable
(supplied)
Corel Application Disc - Movie
Playback/Editing and Various Disc
Operations
The supplied CD-ROM Corel
Application Disc includes software
that will allow you to play back movies
(SD or HD quality), transfer movies to a
computer and easily edit them, make
copies of your disc or create (author)
new personalized discs, and more.
For further details, refer to the Corel
Application Disc Installation Guide and
User Manual.
Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer
With the supplied USB cable and
software (on the DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk CD-ROM) you can
transfer still images to a computer
simply by pressing
.
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External Connections
Preparations
The first time you connect the
camcorder to the computer, you need
to install the software and set the autolaunch setting. From the second time
on, just connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable to
transfer images.
1 Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
Refer to PC Connection Diagrams
(
97).
4 Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow
(Windows) or Auto-downloading
(Macintosh) in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
IMPORTANT
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/ switch or the operating mode.
• Operation may not work correctly
depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your
computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your
computer, make copies of them first.
Use the copied files, retaining the
originals.
• During the following operations, even if
you connect the camcorder to the
computer it will not be recognized.
- Erasing all still images from the card
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction
manual.
• Users of Windows Vista, Windows XP
and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the
standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to transfer still images
(JPEG only) simply by connecting the
camcorder to a computer using the USB
cable without having to install the
supplied software.
• When the CARD access indicator is on
or flashing do not perform the following
actions. Doing so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover and do not remove the memory
card.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
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Transferring Images
[
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
ALL IMAGES]
Transfers all still images.
[
NEW IMAGES]
Transfers only those images that have not yet
been transferred to the computer.
[
TRANSFER ORDERS]
Transfers still images marked with transfer
orders ( 100).
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Allows you to select the still image.
[
When you select [
ALL IMAGES],
[
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER
ORDERS], all the relevant still images
will be transferred to the computer in
one batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[CANCEL] and press (
) or press
FUNC. .
WALLPAPER]
Allows you to select the still image and set it as
your computer’s desktop background.
(print/share) button
MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
When you select [
SELECT &
TRANSFER] or [
WALLPAPER]:
1 Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
) the image you want
to transfer and press
.
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The
selected image is transferred and
displayed on the computer. To
continue transferring, select (
)
another image.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected
image is transferred to the
computer and displayed as the
desktop’s background.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
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External Connections
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
NOTES
• You can press (
) to transfer the
images, instead of
. With the
automatic transfer options a
confirmation message appears. Select
[OK] and press (
).
• When the camcorder is connected to
the computer and the image selection
screen is displayed, press FUNC. to
return to the transfer menu.
Transfer Orders
1 Select (
) the still image you
want to mark with a transfer order.
2 Press (
) to set the transfer
order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order symbol
.
Press (
) again to cancel the
transfer order.
3 Repeat steps 1-2 to mark
additional images with transfer
orders or press FUNC. twice to
close the menu.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
You can mark in advance the still
images you want to transfer to the
computer as transfer orders. You can
set transfer orders for up to 998 still
images.
(
FUNC.
(
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
28)
FUNC.
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the transfer
orders.
(
(
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL
26)
FUNC.
FUNC.
MENU
YES
27)
FUNC.
TRANSFER ORDER
Press (
)
: The image selection screen
appears.
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26)
Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
Solution
• Camcorder will not turn on.
• The camcorder switches off by
itself.
• The disc compartment cover will
not open.
• LCD/viewfinder switches on and
off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
23
The charge indicator flashes rapidly
(approx. twice per second)
Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery
pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
–
• Battery pack will not charge.
• The charge indicator flashes very
slowly (about once every 2
seconds).
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F
and 104 °F).
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. When the battery
pack is outside the charging temperature range, the CHG (charge)
indicator will flash irregularly. The charging will start once the battery pack
temperature is below 40 °C (104 °F).
–
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
Attach the battery pack correctly.
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Load a disc.
32
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.
–
appears on the screen.
Load a disc and close the disc compartment cover.
32
lights up in red.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
23
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
52
Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
25
Abnormal characters appear on the
screen. The camcorder does not
operate properly.
The wireless controller will not work.
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Problem
Solution
Video noise appears on screen.
When using the camcorder close to devices that emit strong
electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.), keep a distance
between the camcorder and these devices.
–
Video noise appears on the TV
screen.
When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a
distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna
cables of the TV.
–
Even without a disc loaded, when
closing the disc compartment cover a
motor sound can be heard.
The camcorder is checking if a disc is loaded or not. This is not a
malfunction.
–
Cannot open the disc cover to remove
the disc.
Turn off the camcorder, disconnect the compact power adapter and
remove the battery pack. Restore the power supply and try again.
–
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
The disc cannot be recognized.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth. If the
problem persists replace the disc.
111
The disc is not correctly loaded. Check the disc.
32
Verify that the camcorder supports the type of DVD disc you inserted.
5
The camcorder vibrates.
Depending on the condition of the disc, the camcorder might vibrate
occasionally. This is not a malfunction.
–
• The disc’s rotation can be faintly
heard.
• Occasionally the operation sound
can be heard.
The disc is activated from time to time. This is not a malfunction.
–
• After using the camcorder for a
long time, it becomes hot.
•
lights up in red.
This is not a malfunction. Turn the camcorder off and let it cool for a while
before resuming operation.
–
Recording
Problem
flashes red on the screen.
Solution
The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center.
–
Horizontal bands appear on the
screen.
This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording
under some types of fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the
symptoms set the mode switch to AUTO. This is not a malfunction.
–
When a subject flits across in front of
the lens, the image appears slightly
bent.
This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject
crosses very quickly in front of the camcorder, the image may seem
slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
–
Image will not appear on the screen.
Set the camcorder to
35
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Problem
Pressing START/STOP will not start
recording.
Solution
Set the camcorder to
mode.
35
Load a recommended disc.
7
The disc is full (“
END” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VR mode)) to free some space or
replace the disc.
43
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
Remove the disc protection.
66
Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VIDEO mode)).
71
Even after stopping recording, the
The scene is being recorded on the disc. This is not a malfunction.
DISC access indicator does not go off.
35
The point where START/STOP was
pressed does not match the
beginning/end of the recording.
There is a slight interval between pressing START/STOP and the actual start
of recording on the disc. This is not a malfunction.
–
The recording suddenly stops shortly
after starting recording.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth. If the
problem persists replace the disc.
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
Camcorder will not focus.
111
–
Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually.
59
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
36
Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth. Never use
tissue paper to clean the lens.
113
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or concerts), sound
may become distorted. This is not a malfunction.
–
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
36
Playback/Editing
Problem
Pressing the playback button does
not start playback.
• During playback there is video
noise and the sound is distorted.
• The disc cannot be read.
Solution
Load a disc.
Set the camcorder to
32
mode.
41
Do not insert into the camcorder discs that were initialized, recorded or
edited using another DVD device.
–
If using a single-sided disc, check that the disc is inserted with the label
side facing up.
32
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
Do not insert into the camcorder discs that were initialized, recorded or
edited using another DVD device.
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Additional Information
Problem
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
Cannot divide the scene.
The point where the scene was
divided does not match the point
where
was pressed.
Cannot edit the disc title.
Cannot edit or delete scenes.
Solution
You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.
–
Remove the disc protection.
66
Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in HD quality).
71
You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was recorded or protected
using another DVD device.
–
You cannot divide the scene if there are already 999 scenes on the disc.
–
You cannot divide the scene if it is too short (1 second or less).
–
Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in HD quality).
71
Scenes can only be divided at 0.5-second intervals. The point where the
scene is divided may not match exactly the point where
was pressed.
This is not a malfunction.
–
You cannot add a title to a DVD-R/DVD-R DL disc after it was finalized.
68
Unfinalize the disc first (DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VIDEO
mode)).
71
You may not be able to edit the title if you entered it with another digital
device.
–
Remove the disc protection.
66
Remove the disc protection.
66
You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was protected using
another digital device.
–
Scenes cannot be deleted in a DVD-R/DVD-R DL disc or a DVD-RW disc
recorded in SD quality (VIDEO mode).
–
Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in HD quality).
71
Cannot finalize the disc.
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
No sound from the built-in speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the joystick guide in
mode.
41
Playback on a Connected TV or Disc Playback on External DVD Devices
External DVD devices refers to DVD players, DVD recorders, computer DVD drives,
game consoles and other digital devices.
Problem
Solution
There is a brief stop between scenes.
Depending on the DVD player, there might be a very short stop between
scenes during playback.
–
Disc is running, but image will not
appear on the TV screen.
The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
92
You attempted to play back or dub an incompatible disc. Stop playback/
dubbing.
–
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Problem
Solution
There is no sound from the TV.
When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S
Component Cable, make sure to connect also the audio connections using
the white and red plugs of the STV-100 Stereo Video Cable.
93
The camcorder is connected using
the HDMI cable, but there is no
picture or sound from the HDTV.
Disconnect the HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
–
The disc cannot be recognized by the
device. Or, even though the disc is
read, cannot play back the disc or the
picture is distorted.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
111
Finalize the disc.
68
DVD-RW discs recorded in SD quality (VR mode) can only be played back
with VR mode-compatible DVD players. Refer to the instruction manual of
your DVD device.
–
Discs recorded in HD quality can only be played back with AVCHDcompatible DVD players. Refer to the instruction manual of your DVD
device.
–
Cannot edit my recordings or add
recordings to the disc with the DVD
device.
It may not be possible to edit or add recordings with an external DVD
recorder on a disc recorded with this camcorder.
–
When writing on a disc in this
camcorder recordings transferred
from a computer, an error message
appears.
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card
over and insert it.
34
Cannot record on the memory card.
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or replace the
memory card.
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Memory card cannot be played back.
Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
84
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.
53
Still images cannot be captured from the playback scene when [TV TYPE]
is set to [NORMAL TV].
53
Insert a memory card.
Set the camcorder to
Image cannot be erased.
appears in red.
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mode.
75
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
83
A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card and set the camcorder back to
mode. If
still appears in red, initialize the memory card.
84
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Additional Information
Printing
Problem
Solution
The printer is not operating even
though the camcorder and printer are
correctly connected.
Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After
a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode
and restore the connection.
–
Others
Problem
A rattling can be heard from the
camcorder.
Solution
The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off. This
is not a malfunction.
–
List of Messages
Message
Explanation
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
23
CANNOT ENTER THE
STANDBY MODE NOW
The camcorder cannot enter the standby mode while the disc is being
recognized after first inserting it or if the remaining battery charge is too low.
39
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE
RECORDING MODE OF THE DISC
You inserted a type of disc not supported by this camcorder.
5
The disc may not be recognized by this camcorder if it was initialized or
recorded using a different device.
–
You inserted a disc recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
–
• TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
CANNOT RECORD
• TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
CANNOT REMOVE DISC
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the
compact power adapter and remove the battery pack. Let the camcorder cool
down before resuming use.
–
• CANNOT RECORD
• CANNOT RECORD
CHECK THE DISC
There is a problem with the disc. Replace the disc.
32
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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The disc’s recording surface may be dirty or scratched.
–
REACHED THE MAXIMUM
NUMBER OF SCENES
The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VR mode)) to free some space or replace
the disc.
43
CANNOT PLAY DISC
The disc is dirty or you attempted to play back a type of disc not supported by
this camcorder.
5
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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Message
TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH
CANNOT PLAY BACK
CANNOT DIVIDE THE SCENE
Explanation
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
–
You may not be able to divide very short scenes.
–
Scenes cannot be divided when the disc already contains 999 scenes.
–
You may not be able to further divide scenes shorter than 5 seconds that were
created by dividing a previous scene.
–
PLEASE USE ONLY THE
RECOMMENDED DISCS
The dual-layered disc you inserted cannot be used with this camcorder.
7
DISC IS FINALIZED CANNOT
RECORD
You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized DVD-R/DVD-R DL disc.
–
You cannot record additional scenes or unfinalize a DVD-RW disc (HD quality,
or SD quality (VIDEO mode)) that was finalized using another digital device.
–
UNFINALIZE THE DISC
You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized DVD-RW disc (HD quality, or
SD quality (VIDEO mode)). Unfinalize the disc first.
71
DISC IS PROTECTED
The disc is protected. Replace the disc or remove the disc protection.
66
CANNOT READ THE DISC
CHECK THE DISC
Disc could not be read. Try cleaning it or replace the disc.
111
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
114
This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its operational
temperature. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
• ACCESS ERROR
• DISC ACCESS FAILURE
CHECK THE DISC
–
The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
32
There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write onto it. Try
cleaning the disc or replace it.
111
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
114
The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
32
DISC COVER IS OPEN
Close the disc cover.
–
DISC MUST BE FINALIZED TO
PLAY BACK IN COMPATIBLE
PLAYERS
Be sure to finalize the disc and check the compatibility of the device before
playing back the disc on external DVD devices.
68
NO DISC
No disc is loaded. Insert a disc.
32
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
114
LOADING THE DISC
The disc is being read. Wait before you start recording.
AVOID MOVING THE CAMCORDER
Try not to move the camcorder while the image is being recorded.
–
UNABLE TO RECOVER DATA
Could not recover a corrupted file.
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. If you suspect
condensation is the reason, do not initialize the disc and wait until the
camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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Additional Information
Message
Explanation
DISC FULL
The disc is full (“
END” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in HD quality, or SD quality (VR mode)) to free some space or replace
the disc.
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TASK IN PROGRESS
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE
POWER SOURCE
The camcorder is updating the disc. Do not disconnect the compact power
adapter or remove the battery pack.
–
NO CARD
There is no memory card in the camcorder.
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NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the
image. If after the message disappears
appears in red, perform the
following: Turn off the camcorder; remove and reinsert the memory card and
set the camcorder back to
mode.
If
turns back to green you can resume recording/playback. Otherwise,
initialize the memory card. (Doing so will erase all the still images on the
memory card.)
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CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or replace the
memory card.
77
THE CAMCORDER IS SET TO STILL
IMAGE MODE
You pressed START/STOP while recording still images (
–
NAMING ERROR
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set the
[FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and erase all the images on the memory card or
initialize it.
TRANSFER ORDER ERROR
TOO MANY STILL IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB CABLE
mode).
–
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. Reduce the number of
still images marked with transfer orders.
100
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still images on the
memory card to fewer than 1,800. If a dialog appeared on the computer
screen, close it and then reconnect the USB cable.
–
Direct Print Related Messages
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Message
Explanation
PAPER ERROR
There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is
wrong.
Alternatively, if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After removing the
paper, set some paper again and retry printing.
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Message
INK ERROR
Explanation
There is a problem with the ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing.
INK ABSORBER FULL
Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list
included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber.
• FILE ERROR
• CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, has a
different compression, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X IMAGES
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were recorded with
another camcorder, with a different compression or were edited on a computer.
SET
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a print order.
PRINT ORDER
PRINT ORDER ERROR
CANNOT TRIM
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another camcorder.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the [PAPER] settings after applying the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the
error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual and contact the appropriate
customer support center or service center.
PRINT ERROR
Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the
printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the
printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
COMMUNICATION ERROR
The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing, disconnect the USB
cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the
USB cable. When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of images.
Reduce the number of images.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
Current print settings cannot be used for printing with the
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE
The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
button.
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
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Additional Information
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
• Do not touch the pick up lens.
• Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts while the
DISC access indicator is on or
flashing. The data may not be
correctly recorded on the disc, and
the recording may be permanently
lost.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the
LCD panel or the disc cover. Be
careful when closing the LCD panel.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight),
or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong
electromagnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile
phones.
• Do not point the lens or viewfinder at
strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright
subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The
camcorder is not waterproof – avoid
also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder
it may damage the camcorder and/or
the lens. Be sure to close the disc
compartment cover after use.
• 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.
Battery Pack
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to
temperature higher than 60 °C
(140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater
or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify
it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to
shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• Contact of the battery pack terminals
with metallic objects may cause a
short circuit and damage the battery
pack.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor
contact between the battery pack
and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
• Since storing a charged battery pack
for a long time (about 1 year) can
shorten its lifecycle or affect
performance, we recommend to
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discharge the battery pack fully and
to store it in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F). If you do not use the battery
pack for long periods, charge and
discharge it fully at least once a year.
If you have more than one battery
pack, perform these precautions at
the same time for all battery packs.
• Although the battery pack’s operating
temperature range is from 0 °C to
40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal
range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to
86 °F). At cold temperatures,
performance will temporarily decline.
Warm it in your pocket before use.
• Replace the battery pack if the usable
time after full charge diminishes
substantially at normal temperatures.
•
•
•
•
Mini DVD Disc
•
The recording surface of DVD discs is
extremely delicate. If handled or stored
in an incorrect manner, the camcorder
may stop recognizing or may not be
able to play back the disc. Be sure to
observe the following precautions when
storing/handling your discs.
• Always remove the disc from the
camcorder after you finish
recording.
Do not store the camcorder with a
disc left inside.
• Do not bend, scratch or wet the disc
and do not subject it to strong
shocks.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers
on the disc surfaces. The disc may
•
•
not rotate in a stable manner and this
may cause malfunctions.
Keep the disc clean of dust, dirt or
smudges. Even very small smudges
or particles of dust can lead to
problems when recording or playing
back the disc. Carefully inspect the
recording surface of the disc before
inserting it in the camcorder. If the
disc gets dirty use a dry, soft lenscleaning cloth to remove any
fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges
from the disc surface. Clean the disc
in a radial motion from its center
outwards.
Never use a chemically treated cloth
or flammable solvents such as paint
thinner to clean the disc.
To protect the disc, return it to its
case for storage.
When writing on the label side of the
disc, avoid hard tip pens. Use
waterproof soft-tipped felt pens
instead.
Moving a disc rapidly between hot
and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its surfaces.
If condensation forms on the disc, put
it aside until the water droplets have
evaporated completely.
Never expose the disc to direct
sunlight and do not store it in places
subject to high temperatures or high
humidity.
Always finalize a disc before inserting
it into an external DVD device. Failing
to do so can result in the loss of the
recorded data.
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Additional Information
Memory Card
• We recommend saving backups of
memory card images on your
computer. Image data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static
electricity. Canon Inc. makes no
warranties for corrupted or lost data.
• Do not turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or
remove the memory card while the
CARD access indicator is flashing.
• Do not use memory cards in places
subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places
subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and
do not expose them to water.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals
to dust or dirt.
• Check the direction before inserting
the memory card. Forcing a memory
card into the slot if it is not correctly
oriented may damage the memory
card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers
on the memory card.
• When you erase image files or
initialize the memory card, only the
file allocation table is altered and the
data itself is not actually deleted. Take
the necessary precautions when you
dispose of the memory card, for
example by physically damaging it to
prevent the leakage of private data.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mishandled. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above
100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the
battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025
made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell,
Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracell2025.
Use of other batteries may present a
risk of fire or explosion.
• Dispose of the used battery
according to applicable recycling
regulations.
• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools as this
will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry
cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids
may cause internal damage.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse
the battery in water to avoid the risk
of explosion.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material - special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
details.
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The builtin lithium battery is recharged while you
use the camcorder; however, it will
become totally discharged if you do not
use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder and leave it connected
for 24 hours with the
switch set
to
.
Maintenance/Others
Storage
If you do not intend to use the
camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and
at temperatures not higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use
chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Pick Up Lens
• Remove any dust or dirt particles
using a non-aerosol type blower
brush. Never touch the pick up lens
directly to clean it.
Lens, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor
• 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 or viewfinder.
Never use tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean,
soft lens-cleaning cloth.
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Additional Information
• 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.
Condensation may form in the following
cases:
• When the camcorder is moved from
an air-conditioned room to a warm,
humid place
• When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
• When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
• Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden or extreme changes in
temperature.
• Unload the disc, place the camcorder
in an airtight plastic bag and let it
adjust to temperature changes slowly
before removing it from the bag.
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
• The camcorder automatically shuts
off. If a disc is loaded, remove the
disc immediately and leave the disc
cover open. Leaving the disc in the
camcorder may damage it.
• A disc cannot be loaded when
condensation is detected.
RESUMING USE
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.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power
adapter to operate the camcorder and
to charge battery packs in any country
with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon
Service Center for information on plug
adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. The NTSC system is used in
the following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba,
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland,
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Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA,
Venezuela, Virgin Islands.
Trademark Acknowledgements
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
•
is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony
Corporation.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks
of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Corel, the Corel logo, Ulead, the Ulead logo, Ulead DVD MovieFactory, InterVideo, the InterVideo logo, WinDVD are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• 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 LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE
STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or
decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider
licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4
standard.
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Additional Information
General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20
Wrist Strap
CG-300
Battery Charger
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
BP-208, BP-214,
BP-218 Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WL-D86
Wireless Controller
STV-100 Stereo Video Cable
VCR/DVD recorder
WD-H37C
Wide-converter
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
TV/HDTV
CTC-100 Component Cable
TL-H37
Tele-converter
FS-H37U
Filter Set
HDMI Cable
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
PictBridgecompatible printers
miniSD card adapter
miniSD card
Card reader/writer
Computer
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
Mini DVD disc
DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL
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Compatible DVD devices
Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
one of the following models: BP-208,
BP-214 or BP-218.
CG-300 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according
to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery Pack o
BP-208
BP-214
BP-218
Using the camcorder
170 min.
255 min.
315 min.
Using the CG-300 Battery Charger
105 min.
160 min.
205 min.
Charging Conditions p
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Additional Information
Recording and Playback Times
The recording and playback times given in the following tables 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.
Battery Pack
BP-208
BP-214
BP-218
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
XP+
55 min.
55 min.
100 min.
95 min.
130 min.
125 min.
XP
60 min.
60 min.
105 min.
105 min.
140 min.
135 min.
SP
65 min.
60 min.
110 min.
105 min.
140 min.
140 min.
LP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
110 min.
145 min.
140 min.
XP+
30 min.
30 min.
55 min.
50 min.
70 min.
65 min.
XP
30 min.
30 min.
60 min.
55 min.
75 min.
75 min.
SP
35 min.
30 min.
60 min.
60 min.
75 min.
75 min.
LP
35 min.
35 min.
60 min.
60 min.
75 min.
75 min.
Screen Used
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
High Definition
Maximum
Recording
Time
Typical
Recording
Time*
Playback
Time
XP+
75 min.
135 min.
170 min.
XP
80 min.
150 min.
180 min.
SP
90 min.
150 min.
195 min.
LP
90 min.
160 min.
205 min.
Standard Definition
Maximum
Recording
Time
XP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
110 min.
150 min.
140 min.
SP
70 min.
70 min.
125 min.
125 min.
160 min.
155 min.
LP
75 min.
70 min.
135 min.
130 min.
170 min.
165 min.
Typical
Recording
Time*
XP
35 min.
35 min.
65 min.
60 min.
85 min.
75 min.
SP
40 min.
40 min.
70 min.
65 min.
90 min.
85 min.
LP
40 min.
40 min.
75 min.
70 min.
95 min.
90 min.
Playback
Time
XP
80 min.
150 min.
180 min.
SP
90 min.
160 min.
205 min.
LP
95 min.
170 min.
220 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
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TL-H37 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the
TL-H37 is 2.3 m (7.5 ft.); 2.3 cm (0.91 in.) at maximum wide angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with flash or assist lamp.
WD-H37C Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with flash or assist lamp.
FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
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Additional Information
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When
you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canonbrand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-214 Battery Pack
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
STV-100 Stereo Video Cable
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
8468A002AA
2068B002AA
D83-0722-000
D82-0890-000
D82-0710-001
Optional Accessories
BP-208 Battery Pack
BP-218 Battery Pack
CG-300 Battery Charger
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37C Wide-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
0802B002AA
2289B002AA
0784B002AA
8835A001AA
1305B001AA
8837A001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
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Specifications
HR10
System
Disc Recording System
HD
SD
Television System
HD
SD
AVCHD (all disc types)
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
DVD-VIDEO (all disc types)
DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs)
Video Compression: MPEG-2
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
1080/60i1
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Compatible Media
8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked with
the DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW logo
Maximum Recording Time
1.4 GB single sided 8 cm mini DVD disc:
HD XP+: 15 min., XP: 20 min., SP: 25 min., LP: 33 min.
SD XP: 20 min., SP: 30 min., LP: 60 min.
2.6 GB single sided dual-layered 8 cm mini DVD disc:
HD XP+: 27 min., XP: 36 min., SP: 45 min., LP: 60 min.
SD XP: 36 min., SP: 54 min., LP: 108 min.
(All times given are approximate figures)
Image Sensor
1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies (16:9):
approx. 2,070,000
Movies (4:3):
approx. 1,550,000
Still images (LW):
approx. 2,070,000
Still images (L, M, S): approx. 2,760,000
LCD Screen
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 pixels
Viewfinder
0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Microphone
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies (16:9):
43.6-436 mm
Movies (4:3):
53.0-530 mm
Still images (LW):
43.6-436 mm
Still images (L, M, S): 40.0-400 mm
Lens Configuration
11 elements in 9 groups (2 aspheric elements)
Filter Diameter
37 mm
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Additional Information
AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]); Manual focus
available
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
White Balance
Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings:
DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H
Minimum Illumination
0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx (AUTO mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
Recommended Illumination
More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization
Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
1 Recordings made with the [24F PROGR.] frame rate are converted and recorded on the disc as 60i.
Memory Card
Recording Media
miniSD card2
Size of Still Images
1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
Simultaneous recording: Movies (16:9) 1920 x 1080, 848 x 480 pixels
Movies (4:3) 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant3, DPOF compliant
Image Compression Method
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
2
3
This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.
This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between
camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is
used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Input/Output Terminals
AV OUT Terminal
10-pin multiconnector; Output only
Video:
1 Vp-p / 75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kohm load) / 3 kohm or less
USB Terminal
mini-B
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
(Proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible
HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI type A connector (19 pins); Output only
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Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
Power consumption
(SP mode, AF on)
5.6 W (viewfinder, normal brightness), 5.7 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
65 x 93 x 133 mm (2.6 x 3.7 x 5.2 in.) excluding the grip belt
Weight (camcorder body only)
530 g (1.3 lb.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output / consumption
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
Weight
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-214 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Rated voltage
7.4 V DC
Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Battery capacity
1,500 mAh
Dimensions
39 x 14 x 63 mm (1.5 x 0.55 x 2.5 in.)
Weight
65 g (2.3 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Additional Information
Index
24F progressive frame rate . . . . . . . . . . 49
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 114
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . 79
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Aspect ratio
of a connected TV (TV type) . . . . . . 53
of movies (Widescreen). . . . . . . . . . 37
AUTO (recording program). . . . . . . . . . . 36
Auto slow shutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . 80
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
AV OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
B
Battery pack
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . 22
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 56
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
C
Cine Mode (recording program). . . . . . . 55
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . 93
Component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Connections
to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
to a High Definition TV (HDTV) . . . . 93
to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Time zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Disc quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disc title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Disc types
(DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW) . . . . . . . 5
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
E
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
F
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Finalizing the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 56
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Focus
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 59
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Frame rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 45
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
H
HDMI OUT terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 95
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Index screen
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Initialization
Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86, 99
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Protecting
Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Q
Quick Start function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
R
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
LCD screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
M
Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . .60
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 112
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mode switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
N
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .56
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . .44
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
P
P (recording program). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .56
Power save. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Recommended discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 57
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Reviewing
Movies (Record review). . . . . . . . . . 40
Still images (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
S
Scene editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 47
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Simultaneous recording
(disc/memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 56
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Special Scene (recording programs) . . . 55
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 56
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 56
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Still image size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Sunset (recording program). . . . . . . . . . 56
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T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Transfer order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Transferring to a computer
Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Tripod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
V
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Widescreen 16:9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61
38
37
50
25
X
XP, XP+ mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Z
Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
VIDEO mode (disc specification) . . . . . . . 7
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
VR mode (disc specification) . . . . . . . . . . 7
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U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
THE UNITED STATES
The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
Canon consumer digital video 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 your ONE-YEAR warranty period, repairs will be made and the
equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and
an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the
equipment return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon camcorders are sold “AS IS”
without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon camcorders in conjunction with incompatible peripheral
equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the camcorder or call the
CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your product.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating
instructions;
B) If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our authorized agent;
D) If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), DVD discs, nor does it apply to equipment purchased outside the United
States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial,
industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any
kind by CUSA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be
sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or
regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT
AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM
OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF
DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND
LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE,
MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON
FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video equipment purchased in
Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a
Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer digital video equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as
follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of
original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the
instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform to Canon
specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, DVD discs, nor does it apply to digital video equipment
purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid,
together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations,
express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or
otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit, revenue, discs 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 product. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with
respect to this Canon product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift
and states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before
using it.
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CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. CHICAGO OFFICE
100 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. LOS ANGELES OFFICE
15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE
210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA
❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only).
CANADA
CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7
CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY
2828, 16th Street, N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7
CANON CANADA INC. MONTREAL
5990 Côte de Liesse, Quebec H4T 1V7
❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA only).
❖ Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sand frais au
Canada 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA seulement).
MEXICO
CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Periferico Sur No. 4124, Col. Ex-Rancho de Anzaldo,
C.P. 01900 México, D.F., México
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
CENTRO Y
SURAMÉRICA
CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
ASIA
CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The information in this manual is verified as of 1 April 2007.
Les informations contenues dans ce manuel ont été vérifiées le 1er avril 2007.
La información de este manual fue verificada el 1 de abril de 2007.
Printed on 100% reused paper.
Document réalisé avec du papier recyclé à 100%.
Impreso en papel 100% reciclado.
PUB.DIM-810
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