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CAM102B
Contents
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Important
Safety
Notice
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Your camcorder
Introduction
What’s in the box
Functional overview
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Get started
Load the Micro SD card
Turn on
First-time setup
Charge the built-in battery
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Use your camcorder
Record video
Take pictures
Play
Options during video play
Adjust settings
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Use more of your camcorder
View video or pictures on TV
Install and use the camcorder software
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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1 Important
Notice
Safety
a Read these instructions.
b Keep these instructions.
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the European
Community.
c Heed all warnings.
d Follow all instructions.
e Do not use this apparatus near water.
f Clean only with dry cloth.
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
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
produce heat.
i Only use attachments/accessories
j 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
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lighted candles).
device that are not expressly approved by
Philips Consumer Lifestyle may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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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 full HD (1080P) 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 via your PC/Mac
What’s in the box
Make sure that the following items are packed
in the box:
Camcorder
Quick start guide
Pouch
Hand strap
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Functional overview
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a Built-in speaker
b Display panel
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Navigate up/down in a menu.
Change a value in the settings menu.
During video play, change the volume.
shown on the display panel.
d Shutter button
start/stop video recording.
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mode.
In play mode, play a selected video
clip.
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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.
settings menu.
h USB connector
i
Eject the USB connector.
j Tripod socket
k Hand strap hole
l HDMI
Connect to a TV through an HDMI
cable with a mini HDMI connector.
m
Turn on/off the camcorder.
n Lens
o Built-in microphone
p Mode switch button
Switch between picture and video
recording modes.
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3 Get started
Tip
To save energy, the camcorder turns off automatically
after being idle for 3 minutes.
Load the Micro SD card
First-time setup
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time, a menu for OSD language selection is
displayed.
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Press +/- to select a language.
Press
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» An inquiry box for date and time
setting is displayed.
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Flap open the protective cover on the
Micro SD card socket.
Insert a Micro SD card (not supplied) into
the socket.
Ensure that the the Micro SD card is
not write-protected.
Ensure that the metal contact of the
card faces down.
Close the protective cover securely.
Turn on
Press .
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and time setting appears (See ‘’Get
started - Set the date and time).
» &
mode.
3
Press to highlight [Yes].
» A date setting menu is displayed.
4
Press / to select the day, month and
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Press +/-
Press
» A time setting menu is displayed.
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Press / to select the hour and minute
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Press +/-
Press
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mode.
Tip
See ‘Use your camcorder - Adjust settings’ for more
settings.
To turn off the camcorder:
Press and hold .
» The backlight on the display panel
turns off.
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Select a special effect
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to enter the
window for scene selection.
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3
Press +/- to select a scene.
Press
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Or press to cancel and go back to
Charge the built-in battery
1
Press
at the bottom of the camcorder
to eject the USB connector.
2
Connect the USB connector to a USB
socket on a PC.
» The status indicator on the shutter
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Wait until the status indicator stops
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» The built-in battery is fully charged.
Tip
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It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the built-in
battery via the PC.
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You can also charge the camcorder via a USB
adaptor (not supplied) connected to mains
power. The charge time is about 2 hours.
4 Use your
camcorder
Play
1
to enter
play mode.
» The last recorded video clip is played
automatically.
2
Press /
for play.
3
to start play.
Record video
1
Switch the mode switch button to .
» The selected resolution and remaining
recording time are displayed on the
display panel.
2
Hold the camcorder steadily and aim the
lens as needed.
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Press the shutter button to start recording.
» A red time indicator is displayed on
the display panel.
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» The status indicator on the shutter
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Press the shutter button again to end
recording.
» [Recording saved!]
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Take pictures
2
Switch the mode switch button to .
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of pictures that can be taken are
displayed on the display panel.
Hold the camcorder steadily and aim the
lens as needed.
3
Press the shutter button down halfway to
adjust the focus.
4
Press the shutter button down completely
to take a picture.
» [Picture saved!]
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In play mode, press
/ Press + to enter deletion mode.
Press to highlight [Yes]
deletion operation.
» [Deleted!]
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Preview
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to select a picture or video clip
In play mode, press -.
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on each page.
» &
+/-/
/ .
Options during video play
Fast forward/reverse
During video play, press and hold / .
To return to the normal speed,
release / .
Adjust volume level
During video play, press +/-.
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Adjust settings
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» A settings menu is displayed.
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Press +/- to highlight an option.
Press
/
to select a setting.
Press
Settings menu Description
option
[Flash]
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<[On],
[Off] or [Auto].
[Resolution] Select a video resolution: [Full
HD] (for best video quality),
[Sports HD]=
moving objects), or [Standard]
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[Photo Size] ;
be saved (the higher the photo
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[Scene]
Select an automatic exposure
mode that matches your shot
for easy shooting.
[F/S Detect] Enable/disable face smile
detection.
[Dual
Record full HD and
recording]
compressed QVGA videos at
the same time.
[Autoplay]
Start automatic play when the
camcorder is connected to a
PC.
[Pre-record] Enable/disable 3-second prerecord mode.
[Capture
Turn on/off the capture sound.
sound]
[Date]
Set the date.
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Settings menu Description
option
[Time]
Set the time.
[Language]
Select your desired menu
language.
[Format SD Clear contents from the micro
card]
SD card.
[TV system] Change this setting if the
output video does not appear
correctly on your TV.
5 Use more of
your camcorder
Note
The software supplied only works on PCs that operate
View video or pictures on TV
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
Setup icon
at My Computer\CAM102B.
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installation of the software.
Install and use the camcorder
software
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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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On your PC, click Start\(All) Programs\
ArcSoft MediaImpression HD Edition.
» The main screen of the software is
displayed.
2
Click an option to select the corresponding
operation.
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the operation.
Install and use the camcorder
software
Warning
If you remove the supplied software, you will not be
able to get one from ArcSoft for free.
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.
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Transfer video/pictures to a PC/Mac
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Connect the camcorder to a PC/Mac
(see ‘Get started’ > ‘Charge the built-in
battery’).
» It may take some time for the PC/Mac
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Find your video/pictures at My
Computer\CAM102B\DCIM\100MEDIA
or My Computer\CAM102B SD\
DCIM\100MEDIA.
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Copy any video/pictures you want to your
designated folder in the PC/Mac.
Tip
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camcorder software (for PC) or iMovie (for Mac).
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6 Technical
specifications
Product information is subject to change
without prior notice.
Image sensor
1/3.2” JMP CMOS sensor
Operation modes Movie record, picture
record
Lens (focusing)
Fixed
Focus mode
Fixed
Focus range
KZ
Aperture
F2.8
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2X
Exposure control Auto
Exposure
-2.0~2.0EV
compensation
White balance
Auto
Auto power off
3 minutes
Memory
64MB (512Mbit) DDR2
+ 128MB SLC (96MB for
AP) + Micro-SD card Slot
Shutter type
Electronic
Shutter speed
1/2~1/4000 second
JPEG
Video
*.MP4 (H.264 )
compression
format
Video resolution Full HD (1080p 30)
1440X1080 (30fps)
HD (720p 30)
1280X720 (30fps)
VGA (4:3) 640X480
(30fps)
Battery
PC interface
System support
TV out
Weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
AAC
700mAh Li-ion (built-in)
Mini USB 2.0 port
Windows XP/Vista/
Windows 7, Mac
(mass storage only )
NTSC/PAL selectable, Mini
HDMI (type C)
0.06kg
55.3 x 99.4 x 17.3 mm
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7 Frequently
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
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camcorder or clear the memory.
How much memory is needed for 1 hour of
Full HD recording?
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The camcorder uses 4GB on average
for 1 hour of Full HD video. For a more
complex video recording (e.g. with lots of
motions in the video, or a lot of panning),
the camcorder will use more memory. This
is done to maintain the video quality, but
will increase the usage of 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.
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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.
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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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.
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charge the battery?
CAM102B can be charged via regular USB
adaptors, which are readily available in
electronic stores. CAM102B is also compatible
with iPhone adaptors.
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.
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 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 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.
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 CAM102B 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 CAM102B. To play the videos from
the CAM102B, it depends if your host
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CAM102B. Most Blu-ray enabled players
are able to play this format.
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
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.
Why is there no lens cover?
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The camcorder comes without a lens
cover, keeping it simple to use and fussfree. 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.
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
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pressed the record button. This can be
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The pre-record function will not drain
battery life, it will operate as normal.
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
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Don’t move too fast when panning
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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
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