Canon DC330 Instruction manual

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Manual de Instrucciones
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Español
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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.
DVD Camcorder, DC330 A systems
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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.
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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.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
“product” refers to the Canon DVD
Camcorder DC330 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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ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
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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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.
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.
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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.
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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How to Select a DVD Disc
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
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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. The switch to layer 2 will break the
recording into 2 separate scenes.
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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.
Disc specification on DVD-RWs
DVD-RW discs can be recorded using either one of two disc specifications: VIDEO mode
or VR mode. When you first insert a brand new DVD-RW disc, the camcorder will
automatically display the initialization screen where you can select the disc specification
for the disc.
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
only be played back with DVD players compatible with DVD-RWs in VR mode.
Note: DVD-R and DVD-R DL discs can only be recorded in VIDEO mode.
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Advantages of Using DVDs
No need to worry about recording over a tape.
When you use a DVD, the camcorder will automatically record on the empty
space of the disc. So you don't have to worry about mistakenly recording over a
precious memory.
Just select a scene from the index screen.
You don't need to bother running a tape forwards and backwards to find the
scene you want to play back. Simply select a scene from the index screen and
start the playback in a breeze.
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Easily play back your recordings on a DVD player.
After your finalize your DVD (
49), you can play it on a DVD player and share
your recordings with friends and family.
Playback on external devices
Make sure to finalize discs (
49) before you play them back on external
DVD devices. The disc's type will affect its compatibility with external devices.
For a summary, you can refer to the sidebar on page 50. 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 VIDEO mode.
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Discs that have been tested
The camcorder's performance was tested with single-layered discs using
Hitachi-Maxell HG series DVD discs; and with dual-layered discs using Canon
DVD-R DL54 discs and Verbatim DVD-R DL discs (as of January 2008*). 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 a device other than this camcorder
can result in damage to the camcorder or in the permanent loss of the
recordings.
* For the latest information, visit your local Canon Web site or contact your nearest
Canon office. The use of DVD-R DL discs that have not been tested by Canon 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-RW
DVD-R, DVD-R DL
VIDEO
mode
Disc specifications
Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting
scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) ( 46)
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Deleting a scene after recording it (
–
35)
48)
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Initializing the disc in order to use it again for
recording ( 48)
Giving a title to the disc (
VR
mode
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Finalizing the disc in order to play it with an external
DVD device ( 49)2
Adding recordings to a disc already finalized
( 50)
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Editing scenes on a computer4 (
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68)
Only scenes in the playlist can be divided.
Disc finalization is the processing of the free space (the unrecorded area) on the disc in
49). Playback cannot be
order to make it playable on external DVD devices (
guaranteed with all external DVD devices. 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.
3 You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
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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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How to Select a DVD Disc
Advantages of Using DVDs
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Supplied Accessories
Components Guide
Screen Displays
Preparations ____________________________________
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Power Switch
Operating Modes
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
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First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Getting Ready to Start Recording
Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD screen
Inserting and Removing a Disc
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Video _________________________________________
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Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Recording Mode
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
Quick Start Function
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
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Playing Back the Video
Deleting Scenes
On-Screen Displays (Data Code)
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Additional Functions
: Special Scene Recording Programs
Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed
LCD Video Light
Self Timer
Manual Focus Adjustment
Manual Exposure Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
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Managing Scenes and the Disc
Creating a Playlist
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Dividing Scenes
Initializing the Disc
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Basic Playback
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
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Photos ________________________________________
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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
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode)
Automatic Focus Priority
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
Protecting Photos
Initializing the Memory Card
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Printing Photos
Printing Photos - Direct Print
Selecting the Print Settings
Print Orders
External Connections _____________________________
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Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagram
Playback on a TV Screen
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
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Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagram
Corel Application Disc - Movie Playback/Editing and Various
Disc Operations
Transferring Photos - Direct Transfer
Transfer Orders
Additional Information ____________________________
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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FUNC. Menu
Setup menus
Camera Setup (Advanced 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
Trouble?
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Troubleshooting
List of Messages
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Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Using the Camcorder Abroad
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General Information
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System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC330. Please read this manual carefully before
you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail
to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (
79).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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•
•
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions 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 Start/Stop 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.
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Changing the Language
Options
[
Buttons and switches to be operated
Names of buttons and switches other than the joystick
are indicated within a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
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].
]
Default value
[MAGYAR]
[
]
[DEUTSCH] [MELAYU]
[
]
[
[
]
[POLSKI]
]
[ENGLISH]
[ ROMANA ]
[
]
[ESPAÑOL]
[TÜRKÇE]
[
]
[FRANÇAIS] [
[ITALIANO]
]
[
[
] [
]
]
FUNC.
(
29)
FUNC.
[
MENU ]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE
]
Desired language
FUNC.
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
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Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable
Yellow • Red • White plugs
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Software CD-ROM*
DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk
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Software CD-ROM and
User Manual
Corel Application Disc
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
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: DC330 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
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Lens cover switch (
30, 52)
(
open,
closed)
USB terminal (
68)
AV terminal (
66)
CARD access indicator (
52)
Speaker
switch (
22)
Lock button
DISC access indicator (
30) /
CHARGE indicator (
19)
Mode switch (
31)
Easy recording
Recording programs
Disc compartment cover (
27)
Grip belt (
21)
Strap mount (
94)
Stereo microphone
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Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame
(for example FUNC. ).
Front view
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Back view
Top view
Bottom view
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Joystick (
22)
FUNC. button (
23, 72)
DISP. button (
37, 59)
Remote sensor (
20)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
31)
Viewfinder (
31)
QUICK START button and standby lamp
(
34)
PLAY mode indicator (green) (
22)
CAMERA mode indicator (red) (
22)
OPEN (disc cover) switch (
27)
Start/Stop button (
30)
DC IN terminal (
20)
Serial number/
Battery attachment unit (
19)
RESET button (
79)
LCD screen (
26)
Zoom lever (
32)
/
(movies/still images) switch
(
22)
Tripod socket (
21)
Memory card slot
29)
(open the cover to access) (
BATT. (battery release) switch (
19)
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Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame
(for example FUNC. ).
Wireless Controller WL-D86
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START/STOP button (
30)
FUNC. button (
23, 72)
MENU button (
24)
PLAYLIST button (
46)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
PREV./NEXT buttons:
Scene skip (
36) /
Index screen page up/down (
35)
Reverse
SEARCH button (
36) /
Reverse
SLOW button (
36)
PLAY
button (
35)
PAUSE
button (
35)
STOP
button (
35)
PHOTO button (
52)
Zoom buttons (
32)
SET button
Forward SEARCH
button (
36) /
Forward SLOW
button (
36)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
37, 59)
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Screen Displays
Recording movies
Operating mode (
Disc specification (
22) /
5)
Recording program (
38, 40)
White balance (
43)
Image effect (
44)
LCD video light (
41)
Digital effects (
45)
Recording mode (
32)
Disc type
DVD-R,
DVD-R DL,
DVD-RW (
5)
Playing movies
(during playback)
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Finalized disc mark (
49)
Manual focus (
42)
Image stabilizer (
74)
Disc operation
Time code/Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining recording time on the disc
Remaining battery charge (
18)
Wind screen off (
74)
Recording reminder
Level marker (
76)
Remote sensor off (
77)
Scene number
Joystick guide (
22)
Data code (
37)
Recording still images
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Viewing still images
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Zoom (
32), Exposure
(
43)
Recording program (
38, 40)
White balance (
43)
Image effect (
44)
LCD video light (
41)
Digital effects (
45)
Drive mode (
57)
Still image quality/size (
53)
Manual focus (
42)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Self timer (
41)
AF frame (
58)
Joystick guide (
22)
Focus/exposure automatically set and
locked (
52)
Camcorder shake warning (
74)
Remote sensor off (
20)
Image number (
18)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
59)
Date and time of recording
Image protection mark (
59)
Manual exposure (
43)
Image size (
53)
File size
Aperture value (
40)
Shutter speed (
40)
Introduction • 17
Disc operation
Number of still images available on the card
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback
displayed in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
Remaining recording time
When there is no more disc space available,
“
END” will be displayed and the recording
will stop.
in red: No more images can be recorded
• 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.
Y
P
O
Remaining battery charge estimate
Card access display
is displayed next to the number of images
available while the camcorder is writing on the
memory card.
• 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.
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Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds
when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid
scenes that are too short.
18 • Introduction
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”.
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
Getting Started
CHARGE
indicator
Y
P
O
DC IN terminal
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 93.
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BATT. switch
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack lightly and
slide it up until it clicks.
3 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
• The 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.
Preparations • 19
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
Press BATT. to release the battery
pack. Slide the battery pack down
and then pull it out.
IMPORTANT
20 • Preparations
• The CHARGE indicator also serves as a
rough estimate of the charge status.
Continuously on: Battery pack fully
charged.
Two quick flashes at 1-second intervals:
Battery pack at least 50% charged. If the
indicator flashes quickly but not exactly
in this pattern, refer to Troubleshooting
(
79).
One flash at 1-second intervals: 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 the product is
recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle
this battery.
Y
P
O
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After you turn
the
switch to
, important file
allocation data is updated on the disc.
Be sure to wait until the PLAY and
CAMERA mode indicators are
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.
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NOTES
Preparing the Wireless Controller and
Accessories
Using the Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
Tab
1 Press the tab in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery
Accessories
with the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
TO USE THE WIRELESS CONTROLLER
Y
P
O
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
finger, and the Start/Stop button with
your thumb.
WHEN YOU MOUNT THE CAMCORDER ON A
TRIPOD
Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180
degrees to use the wireless controller
from the front of the camcorder.
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NOTES
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.
• The wireless controller may not work
properly when the remote sensor is
situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
• If the wireless controller does not work,
check that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to
[
OFF
](
77). Otherwise,
replace the battery.
Preparations • 21
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
Operating Modes
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.
Power Switch
Lock button
Y
P
O
Joystick and Joystick Guide
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 turn the
switch to ON.
To change the operating mode: From the ON
position, turn the
switch
momentarily toward MODE and release it.
This action will toggle the operating mode
between recording (CAMERA - red
indicator) and playback (PLAY - green
indicator).
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Operating mode
Operating mode
indicator
/
switch
(movies)
(Red)
(still images)
(movies)
(Green)
(still images)
22 • Preparations
Use the joystick to operate the
camcorder's menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or change
settings.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the icon
.
Icon display
Operation
Recording movies
on a disc
30
Recording still
images on a
memory card
52
Playing movies
from a disc
35
Viewing still images
from a memory card
54
The functions assigned to the joystick
change according to the operation
mode and the camcorder’s settings.
Press
to display/hide the joystick
guide (when recording, the joystick
guide will appear only when the mode
switch is set to ). In the illustrations
of this manual, positions other than
those relevant to the function explained
are marked with a striped pattern.
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
Depending on the operating mode,
these positions may be empty or show a
different icon than the one on the
illustration.
NEXT
Y
P
O
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.
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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 (
72).
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 that will appear
on the screen (such as the
icon, small arrows, etc.).
4 Press
FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
Preparations • 23
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
The title of the selected menu
appears on top of the screen and
under it the list of settings.
4 Select (
) the setting you want to
change and press
.
• The orange selection bar indicates
the menu setting currently selected.
Items not available appear in black.
• Push the joystick ( ) to return to
the menu selection screen (step 3).
5 Select (
) the desired option and
to save the setting.
Y
P
O
press
6 Press
FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Abbreviation of Menu Selections in this
Manual
1 Press
C
FUNC. .
In the index screen (VIDEO mode)
and still image index screen, the
setup menus will open. Skip to
step 3.
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 the index screen (DVD-RW discs
in VR mode), push the joystick
(
) to select the
icon.
3 Select (
) the desired menu from
the left side column and press
.
In this manual, the
arrow is used to
abbreviate menu selections. Below is an
example of changing a setting using the
setup menus.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE
]
Desired language
FUNC.
For selections in the FUNC. menu, the
abbreviated form will always show the
initial default value. In recording mode,
its icon will appear on the left side
column when you first open the menu. If
the setting was changed, the icon of the
currently selected option will appear
instead.
FUNC.
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Desired image effect
FUNC.
24 • Preparations
(for example, [JAN. 1, 2008 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
78).
• 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].
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.
Changing the Language
Y
P
O

Options
[
]
[
]
[DEUTSCH] [MELAYU]
[
]
[
[
]
[POLSKI]
[ENGLISH] [ ROMANA ]
[ESPAÑOL]
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2 Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
3 Move ( ) the cursor to the [OK]
button and press
to start the
clock and close the menu.
[ITALIANO]
]
[
[TÜRKÇE]
[FRANÇAIS] [
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.
Default value
[MAGYAR]
]
[
]
[
[
] [
]
]
]
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DISPLAY SETUP]
[LANGUAGE
]
Desired language
FUNC.
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
(
89) and set the time zone, date and
time again.
• 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
NOTES
• If you changed the language by mistake,
follow the
mark next to the menu
item to change the setting.
• The display
that appears in some
menu screens refers to the name of
buttons on the camcorder and will not
change, regardless of the language
selected.
Preparations • 25
Getting Ready to Start Recording
Getting Ready to Start
Recording
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your
location. The default setting is New
York.
Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting
the LCD screen
FUNC.
(
24)
Before you start recording, open the
lens cover.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Desired time zone*
FUNC.
Y
P
O
* To adjust for daylight saving time, select the
area name marked with a
.
World Time Zones
Once you have set the time zone, date
and time, you do not need to reset the
clock every time you travel to another
time zone. Select the time zone to
match the local time at your destination,
referring to the date and time displayed
on the screen.
1 Open the date and time setup
screen.
C
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DATE/TIME SETUP]
[T.ZONE/DST]
Move the lens cover switch down to
to open the lens cover.
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
180°
2 Move the orange selection frame
(
) to the
time zone.
3 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
.
4 Press
FUNC.
26 • Preparations
to close the menu.
90°
You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens (allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use
the viewfinder). This is the only case
where you can use the viewfinder and
the LCD screen simultaneously.
Rotating the LCD panel 180 degrees
can be useful in the following cases:
• When you wish to include yourself in the
picture when recording with the self
timer.
• To allow the camcorder to be operated
with the wireless controller from the
front.
NOTES
• This setting does not affect the
brightness of the recording.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
180°
Inserting and Removing a Disc
Y
P
O
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
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.
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LCD Backlight
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 Discs that
have been tested (
6).
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.
Inserting the Disc
(
22)
You can set the brightness of the LCD
screen to normal or bright.
Pick up lens
1 Turn the
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between
the normal and bright settings.
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.
2 Slide
Preparations • 27
Retract the grip belt under the
camcorder so it will not get in the way
of the disc cover.
3 Insert the disc and press its center
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.
4 Close the disc cover.
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Y
P
O
Do not force the cover closed if the
disc is not correctly inserted and
firmly set in place.
NOTES
new DVD-RW disc is first inserted if the
/
switch is set to
(movies). If
the disc is already initialized, you can
start recording movies once the record
pause
indicator appears.
Otherwise, perform the following steps
to initialize the disc.
Select (
) the desired disc
specification and press
. For a
comparison between the VIDEO and
VR specifications, see How to Select
a DVD Disc (
5).
A confirmation message will appear
on the screen. Select (
) [YES] and
press
to start the disc
initialization, or select [NO] and press
to return and select a different
disc specification.
• 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
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.
WHEN USING DVD-R/DVD-R DL DISCS
You can start recording movies once the
record pause
indicator appears.
WHEN USING DVD-RW DISCS
You need to initialize new discs before
you can start recording. The disc
initialization screen will appear when a
28 • Preparations
1 Slide
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.
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
the way into the memory card slot.
4 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.
Y
P
O
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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2 Open the memory card slot cover.
3 Insert the memory card straight all
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
You can use commercially available
SDHC (SD High Capacity)
memory cards,
SD memory
cards or MultiMedia Cards (MMC) with
this camcorder.
IMPORTANT
• Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
60).
• 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 SD, SDHC or
MMC memory cards cannot be
guaranteed.
• About SDHC Memory Cards: SDHC is the
new type of SD memory card with
capacities over 2 GB. Please note that
the specifications of SDHC memory
cards are different from those of regular
SD memory cards and you will not be
able to use memory cards of over 2 GB
with devices that do not support SDHC.
However, SDHC devices (including this
camcorder) are backward compatible
and support regular SD memory cards.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Preparations • 29
Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting and playing back
movies - from basic recording and zooming to more advanced manual
picture adjustments.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
Basic Recording
Basic Recording
Y
P
O
3 Move the lens cover switch down
to
4 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.
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1 Move the
/
(
22)
switch to
(movies).
2 Turn the
switch to ON to set
the camcorder in CAMERA mode.
30 • Video
to open the lens cover.
Start/Stop to begin recording.
• The recording starts; press
Start/Stop again to pause the
recording.
• The DISC access indicator will flash
while recording and will stay on
briefly after pausing while the
scene is recorded on the disc.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
1 Make sure that the DISC access
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the lens cover and the LCD
panel.
4 Remove the disc.
IMPORTANT
• 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.
• Observe the following precautions while
the DISC 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 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
• The following may take longer with a disc
in VR mode than a disc in VIDEO mode.
- The time between turning on the
camcorder and being able to record.
- The time between turning the
switch to
and the camcorder
shutting off.
Y
P
O
• About the recording time: By changing the
recording mode you can change the
recording time available on the disc
(
32).
• 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 (
77). To
restore the power, turn the
switch
toward MODE and release it, or turn 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.
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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 (
27)
or use the viewfinder instead. To use
the viewfinder, keep the LCD panel
closed*.
Adjust the viewfinder as necessary
with the dioptric adjustment lever.
* The LCD screen and the viewfinder
can be used simultaneously when the
LCD panel is turned 180 degrees to
face the subject (
27).
About the mode switch and recording programs
Set the mode switch to
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
to select one of the recording programs.
The Special Scene recording programs (
38) offer a convenient
way to select the optimal settings to match special recording
conditions. Conversely, with flexible recording programs (
40) you
can set the shutter speed you want, or enjoy the flexibility to change other
settings.
Video • 31
Selecting the Recording Mode
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital
Zoom
Changing the recording mode will
change the recording time available on
the disc. Select XP or SP 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).

The camcorder offers three types of
zoom: optical, advanced and digital
zoom when recording movies. (In
mode only the optical zoom
is available.) You can also change the
zoom speed.
Y
P
O
Default value
Selecting the Zoom Type
Disc type
Recording mode

(
DVD-R,
DVD-RW
DVD-R DL
20 min.
36 min.
[OPTICAL] (37x)
54 min.
The zoom range is limited to the optical
magnification ratio of the lens.
30 min.
60 min.
Options
108 min.

22)
Default value
[ADVANCED] (Advanced Zoom)
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
C
(
In addition to the optical zoom range, the
camcorder processes the image digitally to
obtain a larger zoom range without any
deterioration in image quality. When recording
movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the field of view
(picture angle) will change. Refer to the table in
the NOTES section.
22)
[DIGITAL] (2000x)
STANDARD PLAY]
[
Desired recording mode
FUNC.
When this option is selected, the camcorder will
switch to digital zoom (light blue area on the
zoom indicator) when you zoom in beyond the
optical zoom range (white area on the zoom
indicator). With the digital zoom the image is
processed digitally so image quality will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
NOTES
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.
FUNC.
(
32 • Video
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[ZOOM TYPE]
Desired option
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[ZOOM SPEED]
Desired option
FUNC.
FUNC.
NOTES
NOTES
The zoom range of the advanced zoom will
change depending on the aspect ratio of
the scene (
74).
[WIDESCREEN] set to [
Y
P
O
Using the Zoom
ON] (16:9)
48x*
The fastest zoom speed can be achieved
with the [
VARIABLE] setting.
(
* The picture angle will be wider at both full
telephoto and full wide-angle.
[WIDESCREEN] set to [
OFF] (4:3)
55x
Selecting the Zoom Speed
22)
W
Zoom out
Zoom in
Options
C
VARIABLE]
[
(

22)
Default value
The variable zoom speed depends on how you
operate the zoom lever: Press gently for slower
zooms; press harder for faster zooms. With this
option, the zoom speed will be faster in record
pause mode.
[
[
SPEED 1], [
SPEED 3]
SPEED 2],
Constant zoom speeds. [
SPEED 3] is the
fastest, and [
SPEED 1] is the slowest.
T
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide-angle). Move it
toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject.
At full wide-angle, you can focus on a
subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
• You can also use the T and W buttons on
the wireless controller. The zoom speed
with the wireless controller will be the
same as with the camcorder or fixed at
[
SPEED 3] (when[
VARIABLE] is
selected).
FUNC.
(
23)
Video • 33
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.
Y
P
O
* The exact time required until the camcorder
is ready to start recording may vary
depending on the shooting conditions.
(
1 Press
C
- 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 (
77).
You can select the length of time until
shut-off with the [ STANDBY OFF]
setting (
77).
To restore the power if the camcorder
shut off, turn the
switch toward
MODE and release it, or turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
• If you perform any of the following
actions while in standby mode (while the
standby lamp is on), the camcorder will
be woken up from standby mode.
- Open the disc compartment cover.
- Change the position of the
/
switch.
- Turn the
switch toward MODE.
22)
QUICK START firmly.
The standby lamp flashes at first
while the camcorder is preparing and
then stays on when it enters the
standby mode.
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene
Recorded
Even in
mode you can play
back the last scene recorded in order to
check it. If you are using a DVD-RW
disc, you can also delete the scene
while reviewing it.
(
22)
2 When you wish to resume
recording, press QUICK START
again.
Within approx. 1 second, the
camcorder is ready to record.
NOTES
• When you wake up the camcorder from
standby mode, the following settings will
be changed automatically:
34 • Video
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display it.
Basic Playback
Basic Playback
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• The camcorder plays back the last
scene (but without sound) and
returns to record pause mode.
• While reviewing the scene, select
the
icon and press
to return
to the recording mode.
Playing Back the Video
(
22)
Y
P
O
Deleting a Scene After Recording It
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
DVD-RW
After recording a scene:
1 Review the scene as described in
the previous section.
2 While reviewing the scene, select
(
)
and press
3 Select (
.
) [YES] and press
C
NOTES
.
• 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.
1 Move the
/
switch to
(movies).
2 Turn the
switch to ON, then
turn it toward MODE and release it
to set the camcorder in PLAY
mode.
• The green PLAY indicator will turn
on.
• The scene index screen appears.
3 Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
4 Press
to begin the playback.
The playback will start from the scene
selected and continue until the end of
the last scene recorded.
Video • 35
TO PAUSE/STOP PLAYBACK
5 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
6 Push the joystick ( ) toward
/
to pause the playback.
7 Push the joystick ( ) toward
to
stop the playback and return to the
scene index screen.
NOTES
recorded with other camcorders or discs
created with a computer may not play
back correctly.
• Be sure to finalize discs to play them
back on external DVD devices (
49).
• When playing back a finalized disc,
depending on the number of scenes, it
may take a moment before the index
screen appears.
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME
Y
P
O
During the playback of a scene:
• Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
• This camcorder can play back discs
recorded with this camcorder. Discs
Special playback modes
FUNC.
[
SPEAKER VOL.]
Adjust (
) the volume
FUNC.
Use the joystick guide or the wireless controller (
15) to enter the special
playback modes. There is no sound during the special playback modes.
C
Special playback mode
Fast playback
Slow playback
Initial mode
Normal playback
Playback pause
: Camcorder operation
: Wireless controller operation
: Push the joystick ( ) toward
or
( ) toward
.
SEARCH or SEARCH
: Press
.
Perform operation again to increase playback
speed 5x → 15x the normal speed.
: Push the joystick ( ) toward
or
( ) toward
.
SLOW or SLOW
: Press
.
Perform operation again to increase playback
speed 1/8x → 1/4x the normal speed.
Skip to the beginning of:
the next scene
the current scene
the previous scene
Normal playback
End special playback mode
Special playback
: Press NEXT .
Press PREV. .
Press PREV. twice.
: Push the joystick (
: Press PLAY .
) toward
/
.
During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
36 • Video
• The sound from the built-in speaker will
be muted when you close the LCD panel
or while the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the AV terminal.
• If you turn down the volume completely,
the icon will change to
.
whole playlist. If you want to delete only
the playlist (without affecting the original
recordings), switch to the playlist first
(
47), and then continue as follows.
FUNC.
(
FUNC.
Deleting Scenes
If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can
delete those scenes that you are not
interested in keeping.
Deleting a Single Scene
POINTS TO CHECK
22)
(
24)
FUNC.
[
DVD-RW • VR mode
C
DELETE]
[YES]
IMPORTANT
NOTES
• You may not be able to delete scenes
shorter than 5 seconds. To delete such
scenes you must initialize the disc
(
48), 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)
Deleting All Scenes
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
FUNC.
* When you are deleting the playlist, this
menu option will be replaced by
[DEL.PLAYLIST].
Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, an original
scene cannot be recovered.
From the original index screen, select
(
,
) the scene to delete. To
delete a scene only in the playlist,
switch to the playlist first (
47), and
then select the scene.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
DISC OPERATIONS]
[YES]
[DEL.ALL MOVIES]*
Y
P
O
(
Disc type:
24)
DVD-RW • VR mode
To delete all the scenes from the original
index screen, perform the following
procedure. This will delete also the
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.
For details about on-screen displays for
still images, refer to Histogram and
Other Screen Displays (
59).
Video • 37
Additional Functions
(
Additional Functions
22)
: Special Scene Recording Programs
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 39.
Y
P
O
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
(
• All displays on
• All displays off1
POINTS TO CHECK
Mode switch:
• All displays on
• Data code2 only
• All displays off
C
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 (
76).
38 • Video
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
PROGRAM AE]
Desired recording program
FUNC.
22)
[
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.
[
SNOW]
Use this mode to
record in bright ski
resorts. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
C
NOTES
Y
P
O
• Do not set the mode switch to
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.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to
record spotlit
scenes.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to
record fireworks.
- 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.
• [ 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.
Video • 39
1 If the joystick guide appears on the
screen, press
to hide it.
2 Adjust (
) the shutter speed to
the desired value.
Flexible Recording: Changing the
Shutter Speed
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program to use functions like the white
balance or image effects, or give priority
to the shutter speed.
Use faster shutter speeds to record
subjects moving quickly. Use slower
shutter speeds to add motion blur,
emphasizing the feel of movement.
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
Y
P
O
To record in dimly lit places.
(
POINTS TO CHECK
[
1/60
To record under most ordinary conditions.
Mode switch:
Options
22)
1/100

PROGRAM AE]
Default value
To record indoor sports scenes.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000**
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the
optimal exposure for the subject.
[
C
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
PROGRAM AE]
Desired option
FUNC.
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED
When you select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE], a numeric value will appear
next to the recording program icon.
40 • Video
To record from within a moving car or train or to
shoot fast-moving subjects such as roller
coasters.
1/2000**
To record outdoor sports scenes on sunny days.
*
**
mode only.
mode only.
NOTES
• Do not set the mode switch to
during the actual recording of a scene;
the brightness of the picture may change
abruptly.
•[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- When setting the shutter speed, the
number display will flash if the value is
not appropriate for the recording
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but the image quality may be
lower, and the autofocus may not work
well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights:
If the screen starts to flicker, select
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] and set the
shutter speed to 1/100.
Self Timer
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
: Set the camcorder to record
pause mode.
LCD Video Light
Y
P
O
FUNC.
(
You can use the LCD video light to
record in completely dark places. For a
brighter picture, we recommend
keeping a distance of about 20 cm 60 cm (8 in. - 2 ft.) from the subject and/
or using the [ NIGHT] recording
program. When you activate the LCD
video light, rotate the LCD panel to face
the subject and use the viewfinder
instead (
31).
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
C
1 Activate the self timer.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
CAMERA SETUP]
[SELF TIMER]
[
ON
2 Press
]
FUNC. to close the menu.
•
appears.
• Set [SELF TIMER] to [
cancel the self timer.
OFF] to
3 Press
(
22)
[
LCD LIGHT OFF]
[
LCD LIGHT ON]*
Press
FUNC.
23)
* Using the viewfinder, select [
LCD LIGHT
OFF] instead to turn the LCD video light off.
Closing the LCD panel will also turn the LCD
video light off.
The LCD display turns entirely white
when used as the video light. Use the
viewfinder instead.
Start/Stop on the camcorder to
start recording.
• The camcorder starts recording
video (
mode) or takes a
still image (
mode) after
a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
• You can also press START/STOP
(
mode) or PHOTO
(
mode) on the wireless
controller. In that case, the
countdown will be only 2 seconds.
NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can
press Start/Stop again or turn off the
camcorder to cancel the self timer.
Video • 41
• Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
22)
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Mode switch:
FOCUS
C
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If [FOCUS] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[FOCUS].
“MF” appears.
3 Adjust (
) the focus as
necessary.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
for a farther focal distance or push
it ( ) toward
for a closer focal
distance.
42 • Video
[NEXT] to save the focus
adjustment.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
Y
P
O
(
POINTS TO CHECK
4 Push the joystick ( ) toward
POINTS TO CHECK
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Mode switch:
FOCUS
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
2 Keep the joystick pushed ( ) 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.
3 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[NEXT] to save the focus
adjustment.
4 Push the joystick ( ) toward
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.
(
POINTS TO CHECK
22)
[NEXT] to lock and save the
exposure setting.
If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, the brightness of the
image may change.
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.
Y
P
O
Mode switch:
(except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
(
EXP
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If [EXP] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
it.
C
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP].
The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
3 Adjust (
) the brightness of the
image as required.
• The adjustment range and the
length of the exposure adjustment
indicator will vary depending on the
initial brightness of the picture.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP] again will cancel the
exposure lock and return the
camcorder to automatic exposure.
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Mode switch:
(except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options
[

Default value
AUTO]
Settings are automatically set by the
camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes.
[
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
SET]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
Video • 43
Image Effects
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
AUTO]
Desired option*
FUNC.
You can use the image effects to change
the color saturation and contrast to
record images with special color effects.
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
Y
P
O
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
C
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
- Select a zoom type other than
[
DIGITAL] (
32).
- 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
44 • Video
Mode switch:
(except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options

Default value
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
[
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the
best effect, use this setting when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to
the skin color may lack in detail.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Desired option
FUNC.
Setting
Digital Effects
FUNC.
(
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Mode switch:
:[
BLK&WHT], [
only.
Options
[
FUNC.
[
D.EFFECT OFF]
Desired option*
FUNC. **
* You can preview the effect on the screen.
** The icon of the selected effect appears.
Y
P
O

D.EFFECT OFF]
SEPIA]
23)
Default value
Applying
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.
[
BLK&WHT]
C
Records images in black and white.
[
SEPIA]
Records images in sepia tones for an “old”
look.
[
ART], [
MOSAIC]
Select one of these digital effects 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
effects or change the recording program.
NEXT
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
again to deactivate the fader/effect.
TO FADE IN
Push the joystick ( ) toward
in
record pause mode (
), then press
Start/Stop to start recording with a fade
in.
TO FADE OUT
Push the joystick ( ) toward
while
recording ( ), then press Start/Stop to
fade out and pause the recording.
Video • 45
Managing Scenes and the Disc
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
: Push the joystick ( )
toward
while recording or in record
pause mode.
: Push the joystick ( )
toward
and then press Start/Stop to
record the still image.
Managing Scenes and the
Disc
Creating a Playlist
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, you can
switch between the original scenes and
the playlist.
Y
P
O
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
You can choose to add to the playlist all
the original scenes at once or only the
selected scene.
C
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
DVD-RW • VR mode
From the original index screen, select
(
,
) the scene to add to the
playlist. To add all scenes, there is no
need to select any particular scene.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
ADD TO PLAYLIST]
Desired option
[YES]
To delete scenes from the playlist, refer
to Deleting Scenes (
37).
46 • Video
Switching Between Original and Playlist
Scenes
FUNC.
(
(
FUNC.
22)
Move (
,
)
[
MOVE]
the orange marker to the scene’s
new position*
Press
[YES]
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
DVD-RW • VR mode
* The original position of the scene and the
current position of the marker are displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
23)
TO PLAYLIST]*
Y
P
O
Dividing Scenes
* Appears in the original index screen. In the
playlist, [
TO ORIGINAL] appears
instead.
Original index screen (original recordings)
ORIGINAL
C
PLAYLIST
Playlist index screen
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
DVD-RW • VR mode
From the original index screen, switch to
the playlist (
47). From the playlist
index screen, select (
,
) the
scene to divide.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Disc type:
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.
DVD-RW • VR mode
From the original index screen, switch to
the playlist (
47). From the playlist
index screen, select (
,
) the
scene to move.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Playback of the
[
DIVIDE]
scene begins
Pause at the point
to divide the scene*
Press FUNC.
[YES]
* You can use the following icons and the
special playback modes (
36) except for
skipping scenes to bring the scene to a
precise point. Slow playback mode requires
the wireless controller.
/ : Frame jump forward/backward.
Video • 47
Disc Playback on an External Device
NOTES
• Very short scenes (shorter than
2 seconds) cannot be divided.
• The new scene will be added to the
playlist after the scene that was divided.
Initializing the Disc
You need to initialize all new DVD-RW
discs when you first insert them into the
camcorder and you may have to
initialize them if you get the message
“UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA”.
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
disc specification.
POINTS TO CHECK
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
C
DVD-RW
22)
[
MENU]
DISC OPERATIONS]
[
[INITIALIZE DISC]
Select a disc specification*
[YES]
FUNC. **
* For details about disc specifications, refer to
Disc specification on DVD-RWs. (
5)
** Close the menu only after the screen display
DISC OPERATIONS]
returns to the [
menu.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the disc will permanently erase
all recordings. The lost original recordings
cannot be recovered.
48 • Video
Changing the Disc Title
Before you finalize your disc, you can
give it a title1. 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
(
75).
Y
P
O
(
Disc type:
Disc Playback on an
External Device
1
You can change the title of DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode also after having
finalized them.
(
22)
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]2
DISC OPERATIONS]
[
[DISC TITLE]
Enter the title (up to 20
characters)3
[SET]
[YES]
FUNC.
2
Only when using a DVD-RW recorded in VR
mode. Otherwise, pressing FUNC. will open
the menu directly on the setup menus
screen.
3
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.
IMPORTANT
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.
(
POINTS TO CHECK
22)
Y
P
O
Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter or a fully
charged battery pack.
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]1
DISC OPERATIONS]
[
[FINALIZE]
[YES]2
Press
when the confirmation
screen appears3
FUNC.
1
C
• 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.
• Do not disconnect the power source
while the operation is in progress. Doing
so can interrupt the process and result in
permanent data loss.
• 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 use this camcorder to finalize
discs that were not recorded using it.
Only when using a DVD-RW recorded in VR
mode. Otherwise, pressing FUNC. will open
the menu directly on the setup menus
screen.
2 During the disc finalization a progress bar is
displayed.
3
After pressing
, the [
DISC
OPERATIONS] menu will reappear.
Depending on the number of scenes, this
may take a moment.
NOTES
• The time required to finalize the disc
depends on the scenes recorded and the
remaining free space on the disc.
• After the disc is finalized,
will appear
on the playback screen.
Video • 49
NOTES
Disc Playback on External Devices
After finalizing the disc with your
recordings, you can play it on DVD
players compatible with the type of disc
used (DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW).
You cannot play back discs on an
external DVD device if the discs have
not yet been finalized.
For a summary, you can refer to the
sidebar on page 50. For details about
disc compatibility refer to the instruction
manual of the DVD player or DVD drive.
ON A DVD PLAYER
Y
P
O
Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional
Recordings on a Finalized Disc
1 Turn on the TV and DVD player.
2 Insert the finalized disc in the DVD
player.
3 Select the scene you want to play
from the index screen.
C
ON A cOMPUTER’S DVD DRIVE
• DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode can
be played only on VR mode-compatible
DVD players.
• Depending on your DVD device you may
not be able to play the disc.
• 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.
Unfinalize a disc to allow recording
additional movies on the disc even after
it was finalized.
(
POINTS TO CHECK
1 Insert the 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.
Disc type:
DVD-RW •
VIDEO mode • Finalized
Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter or a fully
charged battery pack.
Restrictions after disc finalization
DVD-R/DVD-R DL
in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW in VIDEO mode
Additional
recordings
Editing
recordings
Initializing
the disc
Unfinalizing
the disc
–
–
–
–
1
DVD-RW in VR mode
1
2
You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
Only scenes in the playlist can be divided.
50 • Video
–
2
–
22)
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
DISC OPERATIONS]
[
[UNFINALIZE]
[YES]*
Press
when the confirmation
screen appears
FUNC.
* During the disc unfinalization a progress bar
is displayed.
IMPORTANT
Y
P
O
• 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.
• Do not disconnect the power source
while the operation is in progress. Doing
so can interrupt the process and result in
permanent data loss.
• Only discs that were finalized using this
camcorder can be unfinalized with it.
C
Discs that can be unfinalized
DVD-R/DVD-R DL
in VIDEO mode
–
DVD-RW
in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW
in VR mode
–
You can record additional
scenes even without
unfinalizing the disc
Video • 51
Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing
and playing back images to printing them.
3 Move the lens cover switch down
Basic Recording
Basic Recording
to
to open the lens cover.
Y
P
O
4 Press
Taking Photos
Before using a memory card for the
first time, be sure to initialize it with
this camcorder (
60).
C
1 Move the
/
switch to
(
22)
(still
switch to ON to set
the camcorder in CAMERA mode.
The red CAMERA indicator will turn
on.
52 • Photos
IMPORTANT
Observe the following precautions 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.
images).
2 Turn the
Start/Stop .
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one
or more AF frames will appear.
• The CARD access indicator will
flash as the still image is being
recorded.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the still image is
recorded after the autofocus is
activated and locked.
NOTES
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually
(
42).
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
approximate number of images that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
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 1152x648] size for photos with an
aspect ratio of 16:9.
(
Options
NOTES
• 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.
22)
Y
P
O
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.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[ L
1152x864]
Desired image size*
Desired image quality*
FUNC.
C
Approximate number of still images on a memory card
Memory card
Image quality1 →

128 MB
512 MB

Default value
1 GB


Image size ↓
LW 1152x648
245
360
695
970
1,435 2,745
1,945
2,875
5,490

185
280
545
735
1,115 2,155
1,470
2,235
4,315
585
850
1,530 2,320 3,355 6,040
4,645
6,715
12,0852
L 1152x864
S 640x480
1
: [SUPER FINE],
: [FINE],
: [NORMAL]
2 This is the number of images that can be recorded. However, the maximum number of remaining
still images displayed on the screen will be 9999.
Photos • 53
Basic Playback
Image size
Basic Playback
Recommended use
LW 1152x648
To print photos with a 16:9
aspect ratio. Wide-sized
photo paper is required.
L 1152x864
To print photos up to L size
(9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or
postcard size (10 x
14.8 cm, 4 x 6 in.).
S 640x480
To send images as e-mail
attachments or to post on
the Web.
Viewing Photos
(
22)
Y
P
O
Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded
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]).
C
(
22)
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
1 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
2 Select (
) [ERASE] and press
.
54 • Photos
1 Move the
/
switch to
(still
images).
2 Turn the
switch to ON, then
turn it toward MODE and release it
to set the camcorder in PLAY
mode.
The green PLAY indicator will turn on.
3 Use the joystick (
) to move
between images.
Image Jump Function
You can locate a specific image without
having to browse all of them one by one.
TO RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
pressed down to run quickly through
the still images.
- 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 transferred from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
Y
P
O
TO SKIP 10 OR 100 STILL IMAGES
Slideshow
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
to
display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward .
C
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.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions 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.
[
SLIDESHOW]
[START]
• Images are played back one after
another.
• Press FUNC. to stop the 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.
Photos • 55
Erasing a Single Image
Magnifying Photos during Playback
(
22)
During playback, still images can be
magnified up to 5 times.
(
22)
1 If the joystick guide does not
Y
P
O
appear on screen, press
display it.
2 Select (
2 Move (
C
,
) 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.
) the image you want to
erase.
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.
• 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.
to
3 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
4 Select (
) [ERASE] and press
.
Erasing All Images
(
22)
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
STILL IMG OPER.]
[ERASE ALL IMAGES]
[YES]
FUNC.
Erasing Photos
IMPORTANT
You can erase still images recorded on
the memory card. You can erase either a
single still image or all the still images.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
NOTES
Protected images on the memory card
cannot be erased.
56 • Photos
Options
Additional Functions
Additional Functions
[

Default value

SINGLE]
Records a single still image.
[ CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing (Drive Mode)
Captures a series of still images as long as you
hold Start/Stop pressed down. For the number
of frames per second, refer to the sidebar on
page 57.
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.
Y
P
O
(
POINTS TO CHECK
[
22)
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.
Mode switch:
(except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
FUNC.
(
C
23)
FUNC.
[
SINGLE]
Desired option
FUNC.
Maximum number of continuous shots
Number of frames (shots) per second
Maximum number of continuous shots
Normal speed
3 frames
LW 1152x648, L 1152x864
20 images
High speed
5 frames
S 640x480
60 images
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.
Photos • 57
Options
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
[
ON:AiAF]
(Mode switch: *,
C
)
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: *)
Y
P
O
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.
Press Start/Stop .
Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green. Three still
images in different exposures will be
recorded on the memory card.
Automatic Focus Priority
Default value

Press Start/Stop and hold it pressed
down.
Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green. A series of
still images will be recorded as long as
you hold the button pressed.
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING

[
OFF]
Select this option if you wish to record a still
image as soon as you press Start/Stop .
When the focus priority is activated, the
camcorder records a still image only
after the focus has been adjusted
automatically.
* Except for the [
program.
FIREWORKS] recording
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
(
22)
POINTS TO CHECK
Mode switch at
: The focus priority
cannot be turned off.
Mode switch at : You can turn off the
focus priority and you can also select
the AF (autofocus) frame to be used.
[
MENU]
CAMERA SETUP]
[
[FOCUS PRI.]
Desired option
FUNC.
NOTES
In the [ FIREWORKS] recording program
the focus priority is automatically set to
[
OFF].
58 • Photos
Histogram and Other Screen Displays
Pixel Count
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.
• All displays off
1
However, the markers and the
icon and
AF frames when the autofocus is locked will
still appear on the screen.
Protecting Photos
You can protect still images recorded on
the memory card from accidental
erasure.
Y
P
O
(
22)
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
Shadows
Highlights
C
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. .
TO SELECT THE ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the onscreen displays on and off in the
following sequence.
• All displays on
• All displays off1
PROTECT]
Press
[ PROTECT]: The image selection
screen appears.
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.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card (
60) will
permanently erase all recorded still images,
even the protected ones.
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
Photos • 59
You can also use the following
functions...
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]
Erases all data completely.
(
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
C
22)
[
MENU]
STILL IMG OPER.]
[
[INITIALIZE CARD]
Select the card initialization
method
[YES]*
FUNC.
* 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.
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card will erase all
still images, even the protected ones. The
original still images cannot be recovered.
60 • Photos
• Quick Start (
34)
• Zoom (
32)
• Special Scene recording programs
(
38)
• Flexible recording programs (
40)
• LCD video light (
41)
• Self timer (
41)
• Manual focus (
42)
• Manual exposure adjustment (
43)
• White balance (
43)
• Image effects (
44)
• Digital effects (
45)
Y
P
O
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
[COMPL.INIT.]
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.
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
Printing Photos
Printing Photos
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
( 64).
•
will appear for images that cannot be
printed.
• We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
• For more information, refer to the
printer’s instruction manual.
Y
P
O
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
C
NOTES
(
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.
22)
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 Diagram
( 68).
•
appears and changes to .
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
Photos • 61
Options
[
] (Date print)
[PAPER]
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[ PAPER SIZE]: Available paper sizes vary
depending on the printer model.
[
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 62.
C
] (Print Effect)
Y
P
O
[
] (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]→
[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 ↓
1
2
2, 4 or
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.
62 • Photos
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
1 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press
display it.
to
PRINTING ERRORS
If an error occurs while printing, an error
message appears (
84).
- 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.
Y
P
O
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
The print settings menu appears.
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size, paper
type and page layout)
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
C
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
IMPORTANT
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.
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
1 Press
2 Select (
while printing.
) [OK] and press
.
• 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.
• 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.
Photos • 63
• If the message “BUSY” does not
disappear, disconnect the USB cable
and restore the connection after a short
while.
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 (
61).
You can set print orders for up to 998
still images.
C
22)
Set the print orders before connecting
the USB cable to the camcorder.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
PRINT ORDER]
(
Y
P
O
(
FUNC.
Printing the Still Images Marked with Print
Orders
22)
FUNC.
(
24)
1 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Refer to PC Connection Diagram
(
68).
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
POINTS TO CHECK
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.
Press
: The image selection screen
appears.
2 Open the print settings menu.
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
PRINT]
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.
3 Select (
,
) [PRINT] and
press
.
Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the printing is
completed.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
NOTES
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 .
3 Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press
.
64 • Photos
• Depending on the connected printer, you
can change some print settings before
step 3 (
61).
• Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
63).
• Restarting Printing: Open the print settings
menu as explained in step 2. 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
Y
P
O
(
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
STILL IMG OPER.]
[
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[YES]
FUNC.
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22)
Photos • 65
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
Y
P
O
AV Terminal
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while
the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
Open the LCD panel to
access.
C
Connection Diagram
Turn off all the devices when making the connection and refer also to the instruction
manual of the connected device.
Terminal on the
camcorder
1 Output connection (signal flow
Connecting cable
Terminal on the
connected device
) to a TV or VCR with AV terminals.
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
66 • External Connections
Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
• Refer also to the instruction manual of
the connected TV.
Playback on a TV Screen
This section explains how to play back
the disc or still images 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 (
48).
(
POINTS TO CHECK
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video device.
22)
Y
P
O
(
Before connecting the camcorder, select
the [TV TYPE] setting according to the TV
set to which you will connect the
camcorder (
77).
Connecting
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder
22)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the device
following the connection diagram shown
in the previous section Connection
Diagram (
66).
Connect the camcorder to the TV
following the connection diagram shown
in the previous section Connection
Diagram (
66).
Recording
Playback
2 This camcorder: Locate the scene
C
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
(
35) or still images (
1 Connected device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
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.
54).
NOTES
NOTES
• Turn off all the devices before starting
the connections.
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be
muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
• 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. (
37).
External Connections • 67
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
USB Terminal
Open the LCD panel to access.
Y
P
O
Note: Do not use the camcorder as an external drive when using a computer to
create discs.
PC Connection Diagram
Terminal on the
camcorder
1 Output connection (signal flow
C
Connecting cable
) to a computer or PictBridge-compatible printer with a USB port.
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,
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.
68 • External Connections
Terminal on the
connected device
USB cable
(supplied)
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.
Preparations
Install the software before you connect
the camcorder to the computer for the
first time. (Windows users only: you also
need to select CameraWindow's autolaunch setting.) After that, just connect
the camcorder to the computer (steps 2
and 3) and proceed directly to transfer
the still images (
69).
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 Diagram
(
68).
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen.
Y
P
O
FIRST-TIME CONNECTION TO A COMPUTER
RUNNING WINDOWS
Windows users only: The first time you
connect the camcorder to the computer,
you need also to select the
CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a
Computer in the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (electronic version on
PDF file).
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IMPORTANT
• 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
• Observe the following precautions 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 USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/ switch or the operating mode.
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.
Transferring Images
[
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 ( 70).
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Allows you to select the still image.
External Connections • 69
[
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected
image is transferred to the
computer and displayed as the
desktop’s background.
• Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
WALLPAPER]
Allows you to select the still image and set it as
your computer’s desktop background.
NOTES
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the image selection screen
is displayed, press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
Y
P
O
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.
1 Select ( ) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
C
) [OK] and press
.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[CANCEL] and press
or press
FUNC. .
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.
70 • External Connections
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.
(
22)
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
POINTS TO CHECK
Set the transfer orders before connecting
the camcorder to the computer.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
[
TRANS.ORDER]
Press
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
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
FUNC.
(
24)
FUNC.
[
MENU]
[
STILL IMG OPER.]
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[YES]
FUNC.
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Y
P
O
External Connections • 71
Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Y
P
O
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item,
refer to Using the Menus (
23). For details about each function, see the reference
page. Menu options without a reference page are explained below the tables.
FUNC. Menu
Setup menus
FUNC. Menu
Menu item
Recording programs1
CAMERA
Setting options
PLAY
[ PROGRAM AE],
[ SHUTTER-PRIO.AE], [ PORTRAIT],
[ SPORTS], [ NIGHT], [ SNOW],
[ BEACH], [ SUNSET],
[ SPOTLIGHT], [ FIREWORKS]
z
z
–
–
38
White balance1
[
[
z
z
–
–
43
Image effects1
[
[
z
z
–
–
44
LCD video light
[
[
z
z
–
–
41
Digital effects1
[
[
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [
FADE-T],
WIPE], [
BLK&WHT],
SEPIA], [
ART], [
MOSAIC]
z
–
–
–
45
[
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [
SEPIA]
–
z
–
–
[
[
HIGH QUALITY],
STANDARD PLAY], [
z
–
–
–
32
[
[
SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT], [
AEB]
–
z
–
–
57
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Recording mode
Drive mode1
72 • Additional Information
AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
TUNGSTEN], [ SET]
IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [
VIVID],
NEUTRAL], [
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
LCD LIGHT OFF],
LCD LIGHT ON]
BLK&WHT],
LONG PLAY]
FUNC. Menu (cont.)
Menu item
Still image size/quality
CAMERA
Setting options
Size:
[LW 1152x648], [L 1152x864],
[S 640x480]
Quality: [ SUPER FINE], [
[ NORMAL]
PLAY
–
z
–
–
53
–
–
z
–
47
FINE],
[
TO PLAYLIST]2
–
[
TO ORIGINAL]3
–
–
–
z
–
47
[
ADD TO PLAYLIST]2 [ALL SCENES], [ONE SCENE], [CANCEL]
–
–
z
–
46
[
MOVE]3
–
–
–
z
–
47
[
DIVIDE]3
–
–
–
z
–
47
[
DELETE]4
[NO], [YES]
–
–
z
–
37
–
–
z
–
36
[SPEAKER VOL.]5
[SLIDESHOW]
–
[PROTECT]
–
[PRINT ORDER]
[
[TRANS.ORDER]
–
1
2
3
4
5
Y
P
O
0] - [
C
99] COPIES
–
–
–
z
55
–
–
–
z
59
–
–
–
z
64
–
–
–
z
70
Option available only when the mode switch is set to
.
Option available only in the original index screen with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
Option available only in the playlist index screen with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
Option available only in the index screen with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
Option available only during playback.
Additional Information • 73
Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
Menu item
CAMERA
Setting options
[A.SL SHUTTER]1
[
ON], [
[ZOOM TYPE]
[
OPTICAL], [
[ZOOM SPEED]
[
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 1]
SPEED 3], [
[FOCUS PRI.]2
[
ON:AiAF], [
ON:CENTER], [
[REVIEW]
[
[
OFF], [
8 sec], [
[IMG STAB]2
[
ON
[WIDESCREEN]
[
ON], [
[SELF TIMER]
[
ON
[WIND SCREEN]2
[
AUTO], [
1
OFF]
ADVANCED]3, [
2 sec], [
10 sec]
DIGITAL]
SPEED 2],
4 sec], [
6 sec],
z
–
z
–
32
z
z
33
–
z
58
–
z
–
z
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
41
z
–
–
Y
P
O
], [
OFF]
OFF]
], [
OFF]
OFF
]
Option available only when the recording program is set to
[
PROGRAM AE] recording program).
2 Option available only when the mode switch is set to
.
3
[
ADVANCED] when [WIDESCREEN] is set to [
OFF].
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OFF]
z
or
(only in the
[A.SL SHUTTER]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain
brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 in
mode).
• 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.
[REVIEW]: Selects the time to display a still image after it has been recorded.
• This menu item will not be available when the drive mode (
57) 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 Start/Stop to return to the normal display.
[IMG STAB]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
telephoto.
• The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
• The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places with
[A.SL SHUTTER] set to [
ON] or using the [
NIGHT] recording program.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode switch is set to
.
• We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a tripod.
[WIDESCREEN]: The camcorder uses the full width of the image sensor providing highresolution 16:9 recordings.
• Since the screens on the camcorder have an aspect ratio of 16:9, recordings with a 4:3
aspect ratio will appear in the center of the screen with black sidebars.
74 • Additional Information
• 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 (
77).
[WIND SCREEN]: 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
.
• 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
Menu item
Y
P
O
Setting options
CAMERA
PLAY
[DISC INFO]
–
z
z
–
[INITIALIZE DISC]1
[VIDEO], [VR], [CANCEL]
z
z
48
[FINALIZE]
[NO], [YES]
–
z
49
[UNFINALIZE]2
[NO], [YES]
–
z
50
[DEL.ALL MOVIES]3
[NO], [YES]
–
z
37
[DEL.PLAYLIST]4
[NO], [YES]
–
z
37
–
z
48
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[DISC TITLE]
1
2
3
4
–
Option available only with DVD-RW discs.
Option available only with finalized DVD-RW discs in VIDEO mode.
Option available only in the original index screen with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
Option available only in the playlist index screen with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
[DISC INFO]: 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 DVDRW), the disc specification (VIDEO mode or VR mode), and an icon to indicate whether
the disc is finalized ( ). Additionally, the total recorded time is displayed for nonfinalized discs.
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
STILL IMG OPER.
Menu item
Setting options
PLAY
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[NO], [YES]
z
65
[ERASE ALL
ORD]
[NO], [YES]
z
65
[ERASE ALL IMAGES]
[NO], [YES]
z
56
[INITIALIZE CARD]
[INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL]
z
60
Additional Information • 75
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
[BRIGHTNESS]
[TV SCREEN]
[
ON], [
OFF]
[MARKERS]
[
[
[
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
GRID(GRY)]
[DATA CODE]
[
[
DATE], [ TIME],
DATE & TIME], [
CAMERA
PLAY
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
–
–
–
z
z
–
–
–
–
–
z
–
37
Y
P
O
CAMERA DATA]
[LANGUAGE]
[
], [DEUTSCH], [
],
[ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS],
[ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU],
[POLSKI], [ ROMANA ], [TÜRKÇE],
[
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
z
25
[DEMO MODE]
[
z
z
–
–
–
ON], [
OFF]
[BRIGHTNESS]: Adjust (
) the brightness of the LCD display with the joystick.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD display does not affect that of the viewfinder or the
recordings.
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[TV SCREEN]: When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s on-screen displays will appear also
on the screen of a connected TV or monitor.
[MARKERS]: 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.
[DEMO MODE]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is powered with the power adapter if you leave it turned
on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it started, press any button, turn off the camcorder or
load a disc.
76 • Additional Information
System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
Menu item
[WL.REMOTE]
Setting options
[
ON], [
OFF
]
[SPEAKER VOL.]
[BEEP]
[
[
[POWER SAVE]
[
[
[
[
STANDBY OFF]
HIGH VOLUME],
LOW VOLUME], [
ON], [
PLAY
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
–
–
–
–
OFF]
OFF]
10 min], [
30 min]
CAMERA
20 min],
Y
P
O
[FILE NOS.]
[
RESET], [
[TV TYPE]
[
NORMAL TV], [
CONTINUOUS]
[FIRMWARE]
–
WIDE TV]
–
z
–
–
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
–
z
–
[WL. REMOTE]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
[SPEAKER VOL.]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback.
[BEEP]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a warning beep under unusual conditions.
[POWER SAVE]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes. Approximately
30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, the message “ AUTO POWER OFF” will
appear.
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[
STANDBY OFF]: Select the length of time after which the camcorder will end the
standby mode and shut off automatically.
[FILE NOS.]: Select the image numbering method to be used when you insert 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.
[
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]: 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.
[FIRMWARE]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware. This menu
option is usually grayed out.
Additional Information • 77
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
Menu item
Setting options
CAMERA
PLAY
[T.ZONE/DST]
List of world time zones.
z
z
z
z
26
[DATE/TIME]
–
z
z
z
z
25
[DATE FORMAT]
[Y.M.D (2008.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2008 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2008 12:00 AM)]
z
z
z
z
–
Y
P
O
[DATE FORMAT]: Changes the date format for on-screen displays and for date printing.
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78 • Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
• The camcorder will not turn on or it
turns off by itself.
• The disc compartment cover will not
Camcorder is on but is unresponsive.
- The camcorder has exceeded its
operational temperature (
appears).
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool
down before resuming use.
Y
P
O
open.
• The LCD/viewfinder switches on and
off.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or
charge the battery pack (
19).
- Attach the battery pack correctly.
- Use the compact power adapter.
The charge indicator flashes rapidly.
(one flash at 0.5-second
intervals)
Charging has stopped because the
compact power adapter or the battery
pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service
Center.
(two quick flashes at
1-second intervals)
Battery pack at least 50% charged
(
20). This is not a malfunction.
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- Check that the compact power adapter
is correctly connected to the
camcorder.
• Battery pack will not charge.
• The charge indicator flashes very
slowly (one flash at 2-second intervals).
- 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 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.
- If you connect a faulty power adapter or
battery pack, the CHARGE indicator
flashes approx. twice per second and
the charging stops.
Recording/Playback
Buttons will not work.
- Turn on the camcorder.
- Load a disc (
27).
Abnormal characters appear on the
screen. The camcorder does not operate
properly.
- Disconnect the power source and
reconnect it after a short time. If the
problem still persists, disconnect the
power source and press the RESET
button with a pointed item. Pressing the
RESET button resets all settings.
appears on the screen.
- Load a disc (
27).
appears on the screen.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or
charge the battery pack (
20).
The wireless controller will not work.
- Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON] (
77).
- The battery of the wireless controller is
exhausted. Replace the battery (
20).
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.
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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 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
Image will not appear on the screen.
- Set the camcorder to
mode (
30).
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Pressing Start/Stop will not start
recording.
- Set the camcorder to
mode (
30).
- Load a disc that has been tested
(
6).
- The disc is full (“
END” appears on
the screen). Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some
space (
37) or replace the disc.
- The camcorder has exceeded its
operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before
resuming use.
- Unfinalize (
50) the disc (DVD-RW in
VIDEO mode).
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The disc cannot be recognized.
- The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a
soft lens-cleaning cloth (
87). If the
problem persists replace the disc.
- The disc is not correctly loaded. Check
the disc (
27).
- Verify that the camcorder supports the
type of DVD disc you inserted (
5).
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- Open the lens cover.
Even after stopping recording, the disc
access indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded on the
disc. This is not a malfunction.
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 the 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 (
87). 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.
- Autofocus does not work on that
subject. Focus manually (
42).
- If you are using the viewfinder, adjust it
with the dioptric adjustment lever
(
31).
- Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft
lens-cleaning cloth (
87). Never use
tissue paper to clean the lens.
Sound is distorted.
- When recording near loud sounds (such
as fireworks or concerts), sound may
become distorted.
A vertical light bar appears on the
screen.
- Bright light in a dark scene may cause a
vertical light bar (smear) to appear. This
is not a malfunction.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
- Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric
adjustment lever (
31).
Playback/Editing
Playback does not start.
- Load a disc (
27).
- Set the camcorder to
mode
(
35).
- You may not be able to play with this
camcorder, discs recorded or edited
with other DVD recorders or computer
DVD drives.
- If using a single-sided disc, check that
the disc is inserted with the label side
facing up.
- The camcorder has exceeded its
operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before
resuming use.
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and the sound is distorted.
Cannot edit or delete scenes.
- You cannot edit or delete scenes on a
disc that was protected with another
digital device.
- Scenes cannot be deleted in a DVD-R/
DVD-R DL disc or a DVD-RW disc
recorded in VIDEO mode.
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• During playback there is video noise
• The disc cannot be read.
Cannot edit the disc title.
- You cannot add a title to a DVD-R/DVDR DL disc after it was finalized (
49).
- Unfinalize (
50) the disc first (DVDRW in VIDEO mode).
- You may not be able to edit the title if
you entered it with another digital
device.
- The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a
soft lens-cleaning cloth (
87).
- You may not be able to play with this
camcorder, discs recorded or edited
with other DVD recorders or computer
DVD drives.
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- The disc is full (“
END” appears on
the screen). Delete some recordings to
free some space (
37).
- You cannot add more than 999 scenes
to the playlist.
Cannot divide the scene.
- You cannot edit or delete scenes on a
disc that was recorded in another digital
device.
- You cannot divide the scene if there are
already 999 scenes on the disc.
- You cannot divide original scenes.
- You cannot divide the scene if it is too
short (2 seconds or less).
Cannot finalize the disc.
- The camcorder has exceeded its
operational temperature. Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down before
resuming use.
- When using a battery pack, make sure
it is fully charged.
No sound from the built-in speaker.
- Open the LCD panel.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the
volume with the [SPEAKER VOL.]
setting (
36).
Playing Back the Disc in an External
DVD Device
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.
- You attempted to play back an
incompatible disc. Stop playback.
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 (
87).
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- Finalize the disc using the camcorder
(
49).
- DVD-RW discs in VR mode can only be
played back with VR mode-compatible
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.
Printing
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.
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List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Memory Card Operation
Memory card cannot be inserted.
- Memory card is not facing the correct
direction. Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it (
29).
Cannot record on the memory card.
- Memory card is full. Erase still images
(
56) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Memory card was not initialized.
Initialize the memory card (
60).
- The folder and file numbers have
reached their maximum value. Set
[FILE NOS.] to [RESET] (
77) and
insert a new memory card.
- The write-protect switch on an SD or
SDHC memory card is set to prevent
accidental erasure. Change the position
of the write-protect switch.
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Memory card cannot be played back.
- Set the camcorder to
mode
(
54).
Image cannot be erased.
- Image is protected. Cancel the
protection (
59).
- The write-protect switch on an SD or
SDHC memory card is set to prevent
accidental erasure. Change the position
of the write-protect switch.
appears in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off
the camcorder. Remove and reinsert
the memory card. Initialize the memory
card (
60) if the icon still appears in
red.
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CANNOT ENTER THE
STANDBY
MODE NOW
- The camcorder cannot enter the Quick
Start standby mode (
34) while the
disc is being recognized after it was
inserted or if the remaining battery
charge is too low.
CANNOT PLAY BACK
- The disc is dirty or you attempted to
play back a disc type not supported by
this camcorder (not DVD-R/RW) or a
disc that is dirty or scratched.
- This message can also appear if
condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
CANNOT READ THE DISC
CHECK THE DISC
- Disc could not be read. Try cleaning it
or replace the disc (
87).
- 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.
- This message can also appear if
condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
- The disc may not be loaded correctly.
Try removing the disc and reinserting it
(
27).
• CANNOT RECORD
• CANNOT RECORD
CHECK THE DISC
- There is a problem with the disc.
Replace the disc (
27).
- This message can also appear if
condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
- The disc’s recording surface may be
dirty or scratched.
- This message may appear when the
camcorder is repeatedly subject to
vibration.
DISC FULL
- The disc is full (“
END” appears on
the screen). Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some
space (
37) or replace the disc.
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 in VIDEO
mode that was finalized with another
digital device.
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CANNOT USE DISC
USE OF A RECOMMENDED DISC IS
ADVISED
- The disc cannot be used. We
recommend that you use a disc that
has been tested (
6).
CARD ERROR
- A memory card error occurred. The
camcorder cannot record or display the
image. The error may be temporary. If
the message disappears after 4
seconds and
appears in red, turn
the camcorder off, remove the card and
reinsert the card. If
changes to
green, you can resume recording/
playback.
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DISC COVER IS OPEN
- Verify the disc is correctly inserted and
close the disc cover (
27).
CARD FULL
- Memory card is full. Erase some images
(
56) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or
charge the battery pack (
19).
DISC ACCESS FAILURE CHECK THE
DISC
- There was an error when reading the
disc or attempting to write onto it. Try
cleaning the disc or replace it (
87).
- This message can also appear if
condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
- The disc may not be loaded correctly.
Try removing the disc and reinserting it
(
27).
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 (
49).
LOADING THE DISC
- The disc is being read. Wait before you
start recording.
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 (
56) or initialize it (
60).
NO CARD
- There is no memory card in the
camcorder (
29).
NO DISC
- No disc is loaded. Insert a disc (
27).
- This message can also appear if
condensation has formed. Wait until the
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
NO IMAGES
- No images are recorded on the memory
card.
PRINT ORDER ERROR
- You attempted to set more than 998 still
images in the print order (
64).
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REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF
SCENES
- The maximum number of scenes has
been reached. Delete some recordings
(DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some
space (
37) or replace the disc.
RECOVERING DATA
PLEASE WAIT…
- Data on the disc is being recovered.
Wait until this message disappears
before resuming use.
TASK IN PROGRESS DO NOT
DISCONNECT THE POWER SOURCE
- The camcorder is updating important
file allocation data on the disc. Do not
disconnect the compact power adapter
or remove the battery pack.
camcorder dries completely before
resuming use (
90).
UNFINALIZE THE DISC
- You cannot record additional scenes on
a finalized DVD-RW in VIDEO mode.
Unfinalize the disc first (
50).
USE OF A RECOMMENDED DISC IS
ADVISED
- The disc can be used but performance
is not guaranteed. We recommend that
you use a disc that has been tested
(
6).
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Direct Print Related Messages
• 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 and let the
camcorder cool down before resuming
use.
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TOO MANY STILL IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB CABLE
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease
the number of still images on the memory
card to less than 1,800. If a dialog
appeared on the computer screen, close
it and then restore the connection.
TRANSFER ORDER ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998
transfer orders (
70).
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA
- The disc may not be recognized by this
camcorder if it was initialized with a
different device.
- You inserted a disc recorded in a
different Television System (PAL or
SECAM).
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
84 • Additional Information
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.
CANNOT PRINT!
- You attempted to print an image that
was recorded with another camcorder,
with a different compression, or was
edited on a computer.
COMMUNICATION ERROR
- The printer is experiencing a data
transfer error. Cancel printing.
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. If you
attempted to print from a memory card
that contains a large number of images,
reduce the number of images.
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.
FILE ERROR
- You attempted to print an image that
was recorded with another camcorder,
with a different compression, or was
edited on a computer.
HARDWARE ERROR
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and
turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the printer is equipped with a
battery, it might be exhausted. In such
case, turn off the printer, replace the
battery and turn it back on.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE
- The paper settings of the camcorder
conflict with the printer’s settings.
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.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
- Close the printer cover securely.
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.
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INK ABSORBER FULL
- Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing.
Consult a Canon Service Center (refer
to the list included with the printer) to
replace the ink absorber.
INK ERROR
- There is a problem with the ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced
soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart
printing.
PRINTER IN USE
- The printer is in use. Check the printer
status.
SET
PRINT ORDER
- No still image on the memory card has
been marked with a print order.
NO INK
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is
out of ink.
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NO PAPER
- Paper is not correctly inserted or there
is no paper.
NO PRINTHEAD
- No print head is installed in the printer
or the print head is defective.
PAPER ERROR
- There is a problem with the paper. The
paper is not correctly loaded or the
paper size is wrong. Alternatively, if the
paper output tray is closed, open it to
print.
PAPER JAM
- The paper jammed during printing.
Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After
removing the paper, set some paper
again and retry printing.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
- Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the
paper selection lever to the proper
position.
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or vibration as this may cause
damage.
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Battery Pack
• 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
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86 • Additional Information
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.
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• 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
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.
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About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]shaped hole. This is useful when you
wish to differentiate between charged
and uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the battery pack
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Terminal cover attached
Charged
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 lens-cleaning 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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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.
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Memory Card
Lithium Button Battery
• 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 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.
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88 • Additional Information
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn
hazard if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify,
immerse in water, heat above 100 °C
(212 °F) or incinerate the battery.
• Lithium battery for the wireless
controller: Replace with a CR2025
battery made by Panasonic, Hitachi
Maxell, Sony, Sanyo, or with
Duracell2025. Use of other batteries
may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the
mouth. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery
fluids may cause internal damage.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or
insert the battery in the wrong
direction.
• Dispose of the used battery
according to applicable recycling
regulations.
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• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools as this
will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth
to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material - special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
details.
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).
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Cleaning
Camcorder Body
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• 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 and Viewfinder
• 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.
• Condensation may form on the
surface of the screen when the
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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.
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.
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Using the Camcorder Abroad
Condensation may form in the following
cases:
Power Sources
• 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
Playback on a TV Screen
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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
• 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.
90 • Additional Information
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.
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,
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.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• 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.
• 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.
Additional Information • 91
General Information
System Diagram
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20
Wrist Strap
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
NB-2LH, BP-2L13,
BP-2L14, BP-2L24H
Battery Pack
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
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CB-2LW
Battery Charger
Mini DVD disc
DVD-R/DVD-RW/
DVD-R DL
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
TV
WL-D86
Wireless Controller
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STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
VCR
DVD player/recorder
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
PictBridgecompatible printers
SD/SDHC
memory card
Card adapter
MultiMedia
Card
Card reader/writer
Computer
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
92 • Additional Information
Mini DVD disc
DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-R DL
Compatible
DVD player/recorder
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
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When you need extra battery packs, select
one of the following models: NB-2LH,
BP-2L13, BP-2L14 or BP-2L24H*.
* Attaching the BP-2L24H battery pack will make
using the viewfinder more difficult.
CB-2LW Battery Charger
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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 →
NB-2LH
BP-2L13
BP-2L14
BP-2L24H
Using the camcorder
135 min.
225 min.
240 min.
370 min.
Using the CB-2LW Battery Charger
105 min.
175 min.
195 min.
330 min.
Charging conditions ↓
Recording and Playback Times
The recording and playback times given in the following table are approximate and
vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions.
The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold
surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
Additional Information • 93
Battery
pack
NB-2LH
BP-2L13
BP-2L14
Screen
used
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
XP
105 min.
100 min.
185 min.
180 min.
SP
125 min.
125 min.
225 min.
215 min.
LP
135 min.
130 min.
235 min.
230 min.
LCD
Viewfinder
BP-2L24H
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
220 min.
215 min.
375 min.
365 min.
265 min.
260 min.
440 min.
430 min.
285 min.
275 min.
470 min.
455 min.
Maximum Recording Time
Typical Recording Time*
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XP
60 min.
60 min.
110 min.
110 min.
135 min.
130 min.
220 min.
215 min.
SP
65 min.
65 min.
115 min.
115 min.
140 min.
135 min.
230 min.
225 min.
LP
70 min.
65 min.
120 min.
115 min.
145 min.
140 min.
240 min.
235 min.
Playback Time
XP
–
140 min.
SP
–
170 min.
LP
–
185 min.
–
245 min.
–
290 min.
–
495 min.
–
300 min.
–
355 min.
–
590 min.
–
320 min.
–
385 min.
–
635 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
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Use the car battery charger to charge
battery packs while you are on the go. The
car battery cable plugs into your car's
cigarette lighter and runs off a 12-24 V DC
negative ground battery.
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.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
94 • Additional Information
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
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
NB-2LH Battery Pack
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
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Optional Accessories
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
BP-2L24H Battery Pack
CB-2LW Battery Charger
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
8468A002AA
9612A001AA
D83-0722-000
3067A001BA (D82-0590-001)
6906A001AA (D82-0590-001)
2069B002AA
9582A002AA
2383B002AA
0763B001AA
7873A002AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
Additional Information • 95
Specifications
DC330
System
Disc Recording System
DVD-VIDEO (all disc types)
DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs)
Video Compression: MPEG-2
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
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Television System
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:
XP: 20 min., SP: 30 min., LP: 60 min.
2.6 GB single sided dual-layered 8 cm mini DVD disc:
XP: 36 min., SP: 54 min., LP: 108 min.
(All times given are approximate figures)
Image Sensor
1/6-inch CCD, approx. 1,070,000 pixels
Effective pixels1 (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
410,000 (T) / 710,000 (W) pixels
(other zoom types)
550,000 pixels
4:3 Movies (advanced zoom)
310,000 (T) / 690,000 (W) pixels
(other zoom types)
690,000 pixels
16:9 Still images
600,000 pixels
4:3 Still images
800,000 pixels
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
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2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
0.35 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 114,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=2.6-96.2 mm, F/2.0-5.2, 37x power zoom
35 mm equivalent (all figures are approximate values)
16:9 Movies (advanced zoom)
41.7-2,002 mm
(other zoom types)
47.1-1,743 mm
4:3 Movies (advanced zoom)
44.6-2,453 mm
(other zoom types)
44.6-1,650 mm
16:9 Still images
45.2-1,672 mm
4:3 Still images
41.5-1,536 mm
Lens Configuration
10 elements in 8 groups (1 double-sided, aspheric element)
AF System
TTL autofocus, 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, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, TUNGSTEN) or custom white
balance
Minimum Illumination
2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/8)
7.5 lx (
mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
96 • Additional Information
Recommended Illumination
More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization
Electronic
1
When two values are given, the first indicates the value at full telephoto (T) and the second indicates the value at full wide-angle (W).
Memory Card
Recording Media
SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card, SD memory card, MultiMedia Card (MMC)*
Size of Still Images
1,152 x 648 / 1,152 x 864 / 640 x 480 pixels
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant**, DPOF compliant
Image Compression Method
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
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This camcorder has been tested with SD/SDHC cards up to 8 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all memory 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.
Terminals
∅ 3.5 mm minijack, output only
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: -10 dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
AV Terminal
USB Terminal
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Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption (SP mode)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
mini-B
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
2.3 W (viewfinder), 2.4 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
66 x 90 x 126 mm (2.6 x 3.5 x 5.0 in.) excluding the grip belt
380 g (13.4 oz.)
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.)
Additional Information • 97
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Battery type
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Rated voltage
7.4 V DC
Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Battery capacity
720 mAh
Dimensions
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm (1.3 x 0.64 x 1.8 in.)
Weight
43 g (1.5 oz.)
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Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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98 • Additional Information
Index
E
EASY (recording program). . . . . . . . . . . 31
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
A
Abroad, using the camcorder. . . . . . . . .90
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . .57
Aspect ratio
of a connected TV (TV Type) . . . . . .77
of movies (Widescreen) . . . . . . . . . .74
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Autofocus (AF): AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . . .58
AV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
F
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Finalizing the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 39
Focus priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 72
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G
Grip belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
B
Battery pack
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Remaining charge indicator. . . . . . .18
Beach (recording program). . . . . . . . . . .39
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
C
C
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Connections
to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Direct transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Disc title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Disc types
(DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW). . . . . .5
Discs that have been tested. . . . . . . . . . .6
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Index screen
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Initialization
Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
L
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
LCD video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
M
Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . 43
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 88
Additional Information • 99
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
N
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 39
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . . 37
Original recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Playback
Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 39
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
55
39
32
38
39
39
53
53
39
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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33
70
68
68
21
79
40
U
USB terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Q
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
R
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special scene (recording programs) . . .
Sports (recording program). . . . . . . . . .
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . .
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
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Recording
Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remote sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Reviewing
Movies (Record review). . . . . . . . . . 34
Still images (Review) . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
V
VIDEO mode (disc specification) . . . . . . 5
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
VR mode (disc specification) . . . . . . . . . 5
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Widescreen 16:9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 75
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Wireless controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
X
S
Scene editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
SD/SDHC card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Serial number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 74
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
100 • Additional Information
XP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Z
Zoom
Advanced zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Zoom type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the Equipment, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any
kind by Canon USA.
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). CANON USA SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS
OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA STORED ON THE EQUIPMENT’S HARD
DRIVE, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON USA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE EQUIPMENT SOLD BY CANON USA 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 EQUIPMENT NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CANON USA.
(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.
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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 Consumer Digital Video Equipment (the
"Equipment") purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this
Equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
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 the Equipment 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 Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss
in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
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TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your 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 the Equipment, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including, without limitation, data
stored on the hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability
to use the Equipment (including loss of profit, revenue, media or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties,
conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon
Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and
states your exclusive remedy.
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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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English
Français
Veuillez lire aussi le manuel
d’instruction Digital Video
Software (sur fichier PDF). Pour
d’autres détails, référez-vous au
guide d’installation.
The information in this manual is verified as of February 2008.
Les informations contenues dans ce manuel ont été vérifiées février 2008.
La información de este manual fué verificada febrero de 2008.
Please read also the Digital Video
Software instruction manual (on
PDF file). Refer to the installation
guide for further details.
Español
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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