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CAM100
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Contents
1 Important
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Safety
Notice
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2 Your camcorder
Introduction
What’s in the box
Functional overview
3 Get started
Load the Micro SD card
Turn on
Set the date and time (for first-time
users only)
Select a menu display language
Charge the built-in battery
4 Use your camcorder
Record video
Take pictures
Play
Options during video play
Adjust settings
5 Use more of your camcorder
View video or pictures on TV
Install and use the camcorder software
6 Technical specifications
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1 Important
Safety
a Read these instructions.
b Keep these instructions.
c Heed all warnings.
d Follow all instructions.
e Do not use this apparatus near water.
f Clean only with dry cloth.
g Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
h Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
i Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
j Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
k Apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing.
l Do not place any sources of danger on
the apparatus (e.g. liquid filled objects,
lighted candles).
Hearing safety
Listen at a moderate volume.
• Using headphones at a high volume can
impair your hearing. This product can
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produce sounds in decibel ranges that
may cause hearing loss for a normal
person, even for exposure less than a
minute. The higher decibel ranges are
offered for those that may have already
experienced some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your
hearing ‘comfort level’ adapts to higher
volumes of sound. So after prolonged
listening, what sounds ‘normal’ can
actually be loud and harmful to your
hearing. To guard against this, set your
volume to a safe level before your hearing
adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
• Set your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can
hear it comfortably and clearly, without
distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
• Prolonged exposure to sound, even
at normally ‘safe’ levels, can also cause
hearing loss.
• Be sure to use your equipment
reasonably and take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headphones.
• Listen at reasonable volumes for
reasonable periods of time.
• Be careful not to adjust the volume as
your hearing adapts.
• Do not turn up the volume so high that
you can’t hear what’s around you.
• You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations. Do not use headphones while
operating a motorized vehicle, cycling,
skateboarding, etc.; it may create a traffic
hazard and is illegal in many areas.
Any changes or modifications made to this
device that are not expressly approved by
Philips Consumer Lifestyle may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Notice
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the European
Community.
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol
is attached to a product it means that the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate
collection system for electrical and electronic
products.
Please act according to your local rules and
do not dispose of your old products with your
normal household waste. Correct disposal of
your old product helps to prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health.
Your product contains batteries covered by
the European Directive 2006/66/EC, which
cannot be disposed with normal household
waste.Please inform yourself about the local
rules on separate collection of batteries
because correct disposal helps to prevent
negative consequences for the environmental
and human health.
Always bring your product to a professional to
remove the built-in battery.
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2 Your camcorder
Introduction
With this portable camcorder, you can:
• take HD (720P) or VGA movies
• take pictures
• play recorded movies or pictures either
directly or on the large screen of a
connected TV
• upload the recorded movies or pictures
to the Internet directly
What’s in the box
Make sure that the following items are packed
in the box:
• Camcorder
• AV cable
• Quick start guide
• Pouch
• Hand strap
• Micro SD card (1G)
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a Built-in speaker
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b Display panel
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c +/• In viewfinder mode, zoom in/out.
• Navigate up/down in a menu.
• Change a value in the settings menu.
During video play, change the
volume.
Perform the specific function as
shown on the display panel.
d Shutter button
• In viewfinder mode, take a picture or
start/stop video recording.
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Functional overview
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In play mode, switch to viewfinder
mode.
3 Get started
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In viewfinder mode, switch to play
mode.
In play mode, play a selected video
clip.
Confirm settings.
Load the Micro SD card
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f MICRO SD
• Connect a Micro SD card.
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Navigate left/right in a menu.
Select a menu option.
In play mode, turn to the previous/
next picture/video clip.
In viewfinder mode, switch to the
settings menu.
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h USB connector
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Eject the USB connector.
j Tripod socket
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Flap open the protective cover on the
Micro SD card socket.
2
Insert the Micro SD card into the socket.
• Ensure that the the Micro SD card is
not write-protected.
• Ensure that the metal contact of the
card faces down.
3
Close the protective cover securely.
k Hand strap hole
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/AV OUT
Connect a headphone.
Connect to a TV through an AV
cable.
m HDMI
• Connect to a TV through an HDMI
cable with a mini HDMI connector.
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Turn on/off the camcorder.
o Lens
p Built-in microphone
q Mode switch button
• Switch between picture and video
recording modes.
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Turn on
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Press .
» For first-time users, a menu for date
and time setting appears (See ‘’Get
started - Set the date and time).
» The camcorder switches to viewfinder
mode.
To turn off the camcorder:
• Press and hold .
» The backlight on the display panel
turns off.
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Charge the built-in battery
Tip
• To save energy, the camcorder turns off
automatically after being idle for 3 minutes.
Set the date and time
(for first-time users only)
When you turn on the camcorder for the first
time, a menu for date and time setting appears.
1
Press
at the bottom of the camcorder
to eject the USB connector.
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Press to highlight [Yes].
» A date setting menu appears.
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Press / to select the day, month and
year fields successively.
Connect the USB connector to a USB
socket on a PC.
» The status indicator on the shutter
button starts flashing in orange.
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Press
field.
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Press
to confirm the date setting.
» A time setting menu appears.
Wait until the status indicator stops
flashing and turns to green steadily.
» The built-in battery is fully charged.
5
Press / to select the hour and minute
fields successively.
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Press / to change the value of each
field.
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Press
to confirm the time setting.
» The date and time setting is complete.
/
to change the value of each
» The camcorder enters viewfinder
mode.
Tip
• The camcorder is fully charged for first-time
use.
• It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the builtin battery via the PC.
You can also charge the camcorder via a USB
adaptor (not supplied) connected to mains
power. The charge time is about 2 hours.
Select a menu display language
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In viewfinder mode, press .
» A settings menu appears.
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5
Press
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to highlight [Language].
Press / to select a language.
Press
/
to highlight [Resolution].
Press / to select the HD or standard
resolution.
Press
to confirm the setting and
return to viewfinder mode.
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4 Use your
camcorder
Record video
1
Switch the mode switch button to .
» The selected resolution and remaining
recording time appear on the display
panel.
2
Hold the camcorder steadily and aim the
lens as needed.
3
Press the shutter button to start
recording.
» A red time indicator appears on the
display panel.
Play
1
In viewfinder mode, press
to enter
play mode.
» The last recorded video clip is played
automatically.
2
Press / to select a picture or video clip
for play.
3
If the selected file is a video clip, press
to start play.
Delete a file
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» The status indicator on the shutter
button starts flashing in red.
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Press the shutter button again to end
recording.
» [Recording saved!] appears briefly.
In play mode, press / to select a file.
Press
to enter deletion mode.
Press to highlight [Yes] and confirm the
deletion operation.
» [Deleted!] appears briefly.
Preview
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In play mode, press .
» The thumbnails of 6 files are displayed
on each page.
» To select a file, press
/ / / .
Take pictures
1
Switch the mode switch button to .
» The file size and remaining number of
pictures that can be taken appear on
the display panel.
Options during video play
2
Hold the camcorder steadily and aim the
lens as needed.
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Press the shutter button to take a picture.
» [Picture saved!] appears briefly.
Adjust volume level
Fast forward/reverse
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During video play, press and hold / .
To return to the normal speed, release / .
During video play, press
/ .
Listen through headphone
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Plug a headphone into the /AV OUT
socket on the camcorder.
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In viewfinder mode, press .
» A settings menu appears.
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Press
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your camcorder
to highlight an option.
Press / to select a setting.
View video or pictures on TV
Press
to confirm the setting and
return to viewfinder mode.
Description
Select an automatic exposure
mode that matches your shot
for easy shooting.
[Effects]
Add a special effect to your
shooting.
[Resolution] Select a video resolution.
[Volume]
Change the keypad tone and
operation sound.
[Date]
Set the date.
[Time]
Set the time.
[Auto
Enable/disable automatic
power]
power-off mode.
[Capture
Turn on/off the capture sound.
sound]
[Language] Select your desired menu
language.
[Pre-record] Enable/disable 3-second prerecord mode.
[TV system] Change this setting if the
output video does not appear
correctly on your TV.
[Format]
Clear contents from the micro
SD card or internal memory
(when no micro SD card is
inserted).
[Scene]
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Connect the supplied AV cable to:
• the /AV OUT socket on the
camcorder
• the component video and audio
input sockets on the TV
2
Select a file and start play.
To enjoy high-quality video/picture:
1
Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) to:
• the HDMI socket on the camcorder
(requiring a mini HDMI connector)
• the HDMI input socket on an HDTV
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Adjust settings
Install and use the camcorder
software
Install and use the camcorder
software
With the software (ArcSoft MediaImpression
HD Edition) available in the internal memory
of the camcorder, you can import, edit, archive
or upload your pictures/videos to the Internet
easily.
Note
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On your PC, click Start\(All) Programs\
ArcSoft MediaImpression HD Edition.
» The main screen of the software
appears.
2
Click an option to select the
corresponding operation.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the operation.
Transfer video/pictures to a PC/Mac
1
Connect the camcorder to a PC/Mac
(see ‘Get started’ > ‘Charge the built-in
battery’).
» It may take some time for the PC/Mac
to recognize the camcorder.
2
Find your video/pictures at My
Computer\Removable Disc\
DCIM\100MEDIA.
3
Copy any video/pictures you want to your
designated folder in the PC/Mac.
• The software supplied only works on PCs that
operate Microsoft ® Windows® XP, Vista and
Windows 7.
• When you connect the camcorder to a Mac,
use the iMovie software to import and edit
your pictures/videos directly.
Install the camcorder software
1
Connect the camcorder to a PC (see ‘Get
started’ > ‘Charge the built-in battery’).
2
If the software does not install
automatically, find and click the Setup
icon at My Computer\Removable Disk.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish
installation of the software.
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Tip
• You can also import the video/picture files
with the camcorder software (for PC) or
iMovie (for Mac).
Product information is subject to change
without prior notice.
Image sensor
Operation modes
Lens (focusing)
Focus mode
Focus range
Aperture
Digital zoom
Exposure control
Exposure
compensation
White balance
Auto power off
Memory
1/4” 1.1M CMOS sensor
Movie record, picture record
Fixed
Fixed
0.6m to Infinity
F2.0
2X
Auto
-2.0~2.0EV
Auto
3 minutes
64MB (512Mbit) DDR2
+ 128MB SLC (96MB for
AP) + Micro-SD card Slot
Shutter type
Electronic
Shutter speed
1/2~1/4000 second
Picture file format JPEG
Video compression *.MP4 (H.264 )
format
Video resolution HD (720p 30) 1280X720
(30fps)
VGA (4:3) 640X480
(30fps)
Audio file format AAC
Battery
700mAh Li-ion (built-in)
PC interface
Mini USB 2.0 port
System support Windows XP/Vista/
Windows 7, Mac (mass
storage only )
TV out
NTSC/PAL selectable,
Mini HDMI (type C)
Weight
0.06kg
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
32 x 95.7 x 22.5 mm
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asked questions
(FAQ)
Why is there no response when I use the
camcorder?
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The camcorder is in power-off mode.
Turn on the camcorder (see ‘Get started’
> ‘Turn on’).
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The built-in battery may be drained.
Charge the battery (see ‘Get started’ >
‘Charge the built-in battery’).
Why is [Memory full!] displayed when I try to
record?
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Ensure that the Micro SD card has been
inserted correctly (see ‘Get started’ >
‘Load the Micro SD card’).
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The memory is used up. Save your video/
pictures to a computer (see ‘Use more
of your camcorder’ > ‘Transfer video/
pictures to a PC/Mac’). Then delete
files from your camcorder or clear the
memory.
Why do I have no access to folders on the
camcorder from my computer?
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Ensure that the USB connection is
correct.
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The camcorder turns off automatically
15 minutes after it is connected to a
computer. You can press
to turn it
on again.
Why do my video/pictures look blurry?
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Hold the camcorder steady in your hands
during shooting.
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During video capture, do not move the
camcorder too fast.
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Use a tripod (not supplied) if necessary.
Why do my video/pictures look distorted on a
TV screen?
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Select the correct TV system.
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6 Technical
specifications
How do I charge the camcorder?
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You can charge the camcorder via the
USB pop-out connector. When you
connect it to your PC/laptop it will
automatically charge. You can also plug
the camcorder via the pop-out USB into
a USB charger.
How long do I have to charge the camcorder?
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The camcorder is fully charged for first
usage. The camcorder charge time when
connected to your PC/laptop is 3 hours.
When you charge it via USB adaptor, the
charge time is 2 hours.
How do I fast-forward or rewind on the
camcorder?
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You can fast-forward during play of a
movie by pressing the right-button for 2
seconds. You can rewind during play of
a movie by pressing the left-button for 2
seconds.
Can I connect the camcorder directly to TV,
DVD/Blu-ray player or Home Cinema set via
their USB-port?
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The USB plug is designed to share your
videos/pictures to your PC or Laptop.
You can plug the CAM100 directly into
your TV, DVD/Blu-ray player or Home
cinema set (called the host from this
point on), and it will play the pictures that
are stored on the CAM100. To play the
videos from the CAM100, it depends if
your host supports the file format H.264
of the CAM100. Most Blu-ray enabled
players are able to play this format.
Camcorder stopped responding?
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In the unlikely event that your camcorder
stops responding, you can manually reset
it. The reset button is located under
the HDMI headphone/AV out cover.
There you see a small opening above
the HDMI connection. Please use a small
prying object (like a pen) to insert and
press gently for resetting. After you have
reset the camcorder, please turn on the
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camcorder again, and set-up will start
again.
Why does the camcorder sometimes not
record the right color?
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To record both indoors and outdoors,
and not having to change any settings,
the camcorder has an automatic whitebalance correction. This enables you
to record both indoors and outdoors
where the amount of light in the
environment changes. If you move fast
from outdoors to indoors, the camcorder
might need some time to correct that,
and in extreme cases the colors might
seem a bit unnatural. However, after
a few seconds this will be corrected
automatically by the camcorder.
How do I connect it to a Windows PC/laptop?
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Connect the camcorder to your PC/
laptop via USB. The USB pop-out
connector is strong enough to support
the camcorder when it is plugged into
the PC’s USB port. For easy sharing and
editing, install the software program
(Media Impression HD) that comes with
the camcorder.
How do I connect it to a Mac?
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The camcorder works with the Mac via
USB. The USB pop-out connector is
strong enough to support the camcorder
when it is plugged into the USB port.
The camcorder works great with the
iMovie software, which is part of the
iLife package that comes with your Mac.
To transfer videos using iMovie, simply
connect the camcorder to your Mac via
USB, launch iMovie and start importing
by clicking the camcorder icon. Select
‘Use original quality’ to ensure the best
quality, and to maintain file sizes at an
optimum.
What is HD?
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HD stands for High Definition. The
camcorder captures videos in high
definition (720p), which is also the
How do I play my videos on TV?
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To play back on TV, please use an HDMI
connector (mini HDMI to standard
HDMI) if your TV accepts HDMI input, or
use the video-out cable provided.
Why is there no lens cover?
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The camcorder comes without a lens
cover, keeping it simple to use and
fuss-free. It is made of robust material
that doesn’t scratch under normal
usage. A travel pouch and a lens cloth
are provided, allowing you to keep the
camcorder clean.
Tips on video making
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You can easily look back on fun moments
and relive them with the camcorder. To
enjoy these memories to the fullest, here
are some simple video tips:
• When capturing videos, hold your
camcorder steady in your hand
• Don’t move too fast when panning
(i.e. moving the camera horizontally)
as it will be hard to follow what is
captured when you review the video
• Try shooting from different angles
– for example, from the side, from
the front, or even from below. You
can easily join the different video
segments together with the PC
software included
What format does the camcorder record in?
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The camcorder uses the same video
format as Blu-ray players and discs –
H.264. This highly sophisticated format
delivers superb HD picture quality.
What does pre-record mean that is in the
setting?
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The pre-record button is designed to
let you never miss a moment. When
you enable the pre-record function, the
camcorder will record video 3 seconds
before you have pressed the record
button. So when you play-back the
recorded film, you will automatically
see the first 3 seconds before you have
pressed the record button. This can
be useful when filming unexpected
moments. The pre-record function will
not drain battery life, it will operate as
normal.
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resolution that HD TV programs are
broadcast in. “720” refers to the display
resolution, in terms of the number of
horizontal lines onscreen. “p” stands
for progressive scan, or the sequential
appearance of the lines in each frame. HD
720p gives video quality that is superior
to that found in typical mobile phones
and digital cameras.
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