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CAM110
User manual
Contents
1 Important
2
Safety
Notice
2
2
2 Your camcorder
Introduction
What's in the box
Functional overview
3 Get started
Load the Micro SD card
Turn on
First-time setup
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
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7 Frequently asked questions (FAQ) 15
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1 Important
device that are not expressly approved by
Philips Consumer Lifestyle may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Safety
Notice
a Read these instructions.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class
B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications. This Class B digital apparatus
complies with Canadian ICES-003.
The set complies with the FCC-Rules, Part 15
and with 21 CFR 1040.10. 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.
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
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).
Disposal of your old product and
batteries
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products and batteries.
The correct disposal of these products helps
prevent potentially negative consequences on
the environment and human health.
Please visit for additonal information on a
recycling center in your area.
Caution
Removal of the built-in battery invalidates the warranty
and may destroy the product.
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Always bring your product to a professional to
remove the built-in battery.
Note
The safety logo and power rating information are
located at the USB arm of the camcorder.
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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 Display panel
During video play, change the volume.
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on the display panel.
b
mode.
In play mode, play a selected video clip.
c
/
Navigate left/right in a menu.
Select a menu option.
In play mode, turn to the previous/next
picture/video clip.
( the scene selection window.
( the settings menu.
d +/ Navigate up/down in a menu.
Change a value in the settings menu.
m n
e Shutter button
#
start/stop video recording.
mode.
f USB connector
g
Eject the USB connector.
h Tripod socket
i Hand strap hole
j HDMI
Connect to a TV through an HDMI
cable with a mini HDMI connector
(type C).
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k MICRO SD
Connect a Micro SD card.
l RESET
Restore default settings.
m
Turn on/off the camcorder.
n Mode switch button
Switch between picture and video
recording modes.
o Built-in speaker
p Built-in microphones
q Flashlight
r Lens
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3 Get started
To turn off the camcorder:
Press and hold .
» The backlight on the display panel
turns off.
Tip
Load the Micro SD card
To save energy, the camcorder turns off automatically
after being idle for 3 minutes.
First-time setup
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time, a menu for OSD language selection is
displayed.
1
2
Press +/- to select a language.
Press
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>
» An inquiry box for date and time
setting is displayed.
3
Press to highlight [Yes].
» A date setting menu is displayed.
1
Flap open the protective cover on the
Micro SD card socket.
4
2
Press / to select the day, month and
Insert a Micro SD card (not supplied) into
the socket.
Make sure that the the Micro SD card
is not write-protected.
Make sure that the metal contact of
the card faces down.
5
6
Press +/-
"
7
Press / to select the hour and minute
Close the protective cover securely.
8
9
Press +/-
"
3
Turn on
Press .
» $%
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language selection is displayed (See
''Get started - Set the OSD language).
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mode.
Press
» A time setting menu is displayed.
Press
» ;
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» ;
mode.
Tip
See 'Use your camcorder - Adjust settings' for more
settings.
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Select a special effect
1
special effect setting.
2
3
Press +/- to select a special effect.
to enter
Press
=#
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
=>
3
Wait until the status indicator stops
>
» 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.
You can also charge the camcorder via a USB
adaptor (not supplied) connected to mains
power. The charge time is about 2 hours.
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4 Use your
camcorder
Play
1
to enter
play mode.
» The last recorded media is played
automatically.
2
Press / to select a picture or video
clip 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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3
Press the shutter button to start recording.
» A red time indicator is displayed on
the display panel.
1
2
3
In play mode, press
4
Press to highlight [Yes]
deletion operation.
» [Deleted!]
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>
» The status indicator on the shutter
=>
4
Press the shutter button again to end
recording.
» [Recording saved!]
=
>
/
Press + to enter the edit window.
Press + again to enter the window for
To exit the operation, press
highlight [No].
Take pictures
Zoom in a picture
1
1
In play mode, press
picture.
2
3
4
Press + to enter the edit window.
Switch the mode switch button to
.
» ;
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of pictures that can be taken are
displayed on the display panel.
2
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!]
=
>
Press
/
to
to select a
Press +/-/ / to pan through the
enlarged picture.
To return to normal view, press
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Trim a video clip
Preview
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be edited (trimmed) on the camcorder.
In play mode, press -.
» ;
="X
on each page.
;
+/-/
/
.
1
In play mode, press
recorded video clip.
2
3
Press + to enter the edit window.
1
Press to enter the trim window.
» A bar for video trimming is displayed
at the top of the window.
During preview, hold
.
» A tag operation menu is displayed.
2
Press +/- to select an option, then press
/ to highlight [Yes]"
/
to select a
4
5
6
7
Press
8
Press +/- to select an option, then press
to set the starting point you want.
Press
Press
to set the ending point you want.
Press
» A video trim menu is displayed.
Menu option
[Go back]
[Preview edit]
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[Cancel and exit]
Description
Go back to the trim
window.
Preview the trimmed video
clip.
Save the trimmed video
Cancel the trim operation
and exit.
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Menu option
[Play all]
[Play tagged]
[Quick
impression]
[Clear all tags]
Description
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Options during video play
Fast forward/reverse
During video play, press and hold / .
To return to the normal speed, release
/ .
Adjust volume level
1
2
3
In play mode, press
4
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Press + to enter the edit window.
Press -
;
- again.
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During video play, press +/-.
Adjust settings
1
.
» A settings menu is displayed.
2
3
Press +/- to highlight an option.
Press
/
to select a setting.
4
Press
Settings
menu option
[Flash]
[Resolution]
[Photo Size]
[Scene]
[F/S Detect]
[Dual
recording]
[Autoplay]
[Pre-record]
[Capture
sound]
[Date]
[Time]
[Language]
[Format SD
card]
[TV system]
Description
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\[On],
[Off] or [Auto].
Select a video resolution: [Full
HD] (for best video quality),
[Sports HD]]"""
moving objects), or [Standard]
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be saved (the higher the photo
Select an automatic exposure
mode that matches your shot
for easy shooting.
Enable/disable face smile
detection.
Record full HD and
compressed QVGA videos at
the same time.
Start automatic play when the
camcorder is connected to a
PC.
Enable/disable 3-second prerecord mode.
Turn on/off the capture sound.
Set the date.
Set the time.
Select your desired menu
language.
Clear contents from the micro
SD card.
Change this setting if the
output video does not appear
correctly on your TV.
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5 Use more of
your camcorder
Install and use the camcorder
software
View video or pictures on TV
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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Note
The software supplied only works on PCs that operate
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 an HDMI cable (not supplied) to:
the HDMI socket on the camcorder
(requiring a mini HDMI connector)
the HDMI input socket on an HDTV
» An inquiry box for output mode
selection is displayed.
2
To output the exact camcorder display
with menu options to the TV screen, select
[TV].
To output the camcorder display
without menu options to the TV
screen, select [Live CAM].
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&
play.
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1
Connect the camcorder to a PC (see 'Get
started' > 'Charge the built-in battery').
2
If the software does not install
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Setup icon
at My Computer\CAM110.
3
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installation of the software.
Install and use the camcorder
software
1
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.
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
2
Find your video/pictures at My
Computer\CAM110\DCIM\100MEDIA
or My Computer\CAM110 SD\
DCIM\100MEDIA.
3
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
System support
Product information is subject to change
without prior notice.
Power rating
Weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Image sensor
Operation
modes
Lens (focusing)
Focus mode
Focus range
Aperture
+
Exposure
control
Exposure
compensation
White balance
Auto power off
Memory
Shutter type
Shutter speed
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format
Video
compression
format
Video
resolution
format
Battery
PC interface
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1/3.2" 8MP CMOS sensor
Movie record, picture record
Auto focus f=4.76mm
Auto focus
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F4.8
5X
Auto
-2.0~2.0EV
Auto
3 minutes
64MB (512Mbit) DDR2 +
128MB SLC (96MB for AP)
+ Micro-SD card Slot
Electronic
1/2~1/4000 second
JPEG
*.MP4 (H.264 )
Full HD (1080p 30) 1920
X1080 (30fps)
Sports HD (720p 60)
1280X720 (60fps)
VGA (4:3) 640X480 (30fps)
AAC
1100mAh Li-ion (built-in);
120-minute battery life time
based on 720P recording
Mini USB 2.0 port
TV out
Windows XP/Vista/
Windows 7, Mac (mass
storage only )
NTSC/PAL selectable, Mini
HDMI (type C)
DC 5V, 500mA
0.06kg
55.5 x 99.5 x 19 mm
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?
<
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.
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.
<
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?
<
Hold the camcorder steady in your hands
during shooting.
<
During video capture, do not move the
camcorder too fast.
<
Use a tripod (not supplied) if necessary.
Why do my video/pictures look distorted on a
TV screen?
<
Select the correct TV system.
How do I charge the camcorder?
<
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.
How do I fast-forward or rewind on the
camcorder?
<
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?
<
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?
<
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.
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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 CAM110 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 CAM110. To play the videos from the
CAM110, it depends if your host supports
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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.
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.
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 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?
<
The camcorder uses the same video
format as Blu-ray players and discs – H.264.
This highly sophisticated format delivers
superb HD picture quality.
How do I connect it to a Mac?
<
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
What does pre-record mean that is in the
setting?
<
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.
What is HD?
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camcorder captures videos in high
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resolution that HD TV programs are
broadcast in. "720" refers to the display
resolution, in terms of the number of
‡‡
for progressive scan, or the sequential
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that?
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camcorder, set [Dual recording] to [Off]
before you record video (see 'Use your
camcorder' > 'Adjust settings').
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Tips on video making
<
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.
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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