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Digital Video Camcorder
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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.
Digital Video Camcorder, ZR300/ZR200 systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of 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 Digital Video Camcorder
ZR300/ZR200 A and all its accessories.
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Introduction
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
5. 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.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as they
may be hazardous.
7. 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.
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUND
LAMP
ANTENNA DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250 PART H)
14.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.
15.Overloading — Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16.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.
17.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.
18.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.
19.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.
20.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 power supply is required, please return it to the responsible
nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA570.
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.
Use only CSA/UL Certified power supply cord set, Polarized, Type SPT-2 or heavier,
minimum No. 18 AWG copper, rated 125 or 250 V, minimum ,P A, minimum 6 ft (1.8 m),
maximum 10 ft (3 m) long.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Using this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon ZR300/ZR200. Please read this manual carefully
before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Change the display language before you begin (
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74).
Symbols and References Used in This Manual
Introduction

: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.

: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.

: Reference page number.
 Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
 [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
 “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
 Please note that the illustrations mainly refer to the ZR300.
Operating modes (see below)
Menu item showing at its default
position
Button and switches to be operated
About the Operating Modes
The operating modes are determined by the position of the POWER switch and the
TAPE/CARD switch.
Operating Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
POWER Switch
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
TAPE/CARD Switch
(TAPE)
(TAPE)
(CARD)
(CARD)
CAMERA
: Function can be used in this mode.
CAMERA
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
Trademark Acknowledgments
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•
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States and/or other countries.
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States and other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective companies.
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Table of contents
Introduction
Using this Manual ............................................................................................5
Checking Supplied Accessories ......................................................................8
Components Guide..........................................................................................9
Basic Functions
Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply..........................................................................13
Loading/Unloading a Cassette ......................................................................16
Installing the Backup Battery .........................................................................17
Preparing the Camcorder ..............................................................................18
Using the Wireless Controller ........................................................................20
Adjusting the LCD Screen .............................................................................21
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..........................................................22
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape .........................................................................25
Zooming.........................................................................................................29
Tips for Making Better Videos........................................................................31
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................32
Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................34
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................35
Advanced Functions
Menus and Settings.......................................................................................37
Recording
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................45
Using the Night Modes ..................................................................................48
Skin Detail Function.......................................................................................50
Adjusting the AE Shift....................................................................................51
Adjusting the Focus Manually........................................................................52
Setting the White Balance .............................................................................54
Setting the Shutter Speed..............................................................................56
Using the Self-Timer ......................................................................................58
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ........................................................59
Audio Recording ............................................................................................60
Using Digital Effects.......................................................................................61
Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) ..................................................................66
Playback
Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................67
Displaying the Data Code..............................................................................68
End Search....................................................................................................70
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..............................................................71
Date Search...................................................................................................72
Other Functions
Customizing the Camcorder ..........................................................................73
Changing the Display Language ...................................................................74
Other Camcorder Settings.............................................................................75
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Editing
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device .................................................77
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) .................79
Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing) ....................................80
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ...82
Audio Dubbing ...............................................................................................84
Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ..............................................87
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Using a Memory Card
Introduction
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card.......................................................88
Selecting the Image Quality/Size...................................................................89
File Numbers .................................................................................................91
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card ....................................................92
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording ..............................................96
Recording Movies on a Memory Card ...........................................................97
Selecting the Focusing Point .........................................................................99
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ....................................100
Playing Back a Memory Card ......................................................................102
Protecting Images........................................................................................104
Erasing Images............................................................................................105
Combining Images (Card Mix).....................................................................106
Formatting a Memory Card..........................................................................110
Creating a Start-up Image ........................................................................... 111
Direct Printing
Printing Still Images .....................................................................................112
Selecting the Print Settings .........................................................................115
Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................119
Transferring Images
Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer ......................................121
Direct Transfer
........................................................................122
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)...........................................124
Additional Information
Screen Displays...........................................................................................125
List of Messages..........................................................................................128
Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................131
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................137
System Diagram ..........................................................................................141
Optional Accessories...................................................................................142
Specifications...............................................................................................145
Item Codes ..................................................................................................147
Index............................................................................................................148
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Checking Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Lithium Button Battery
CR1616
WL-D85 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
Lens Cap and Lens
Cap Cord
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
IFC-300PCU USB
Cable
SDC-8M SD Memory
Card
WA-28 Wide
Attachment
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
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: ZR300/ZR200 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR
FEDERAL LAWS.
Components Guide
ZR300/ZR200
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Introduction
REC SEARCH – button (
28) /
(record review) button (
28) /
(rewind) button (
32) /
CARD – button (
102)
REC SEARCH + button (
28) /
(fast forward) button (
32) /
CARD + button (
102)
LCD BACKLIGHT button (
21)
WIDESCREEN button (
66) /
DATA CODE button (
68)
NIGHT MODE button (
48) /
(stop) button (
32)
FOCUS button (
52) /
/ (play/pause) button (
32)
DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button
(
61)
AE SHIFT button (
51) /
END SEARCH button (
70)
CARD MIX button (
106) /
(stitch assist) button (
100) /
REC PAUSE button (
79) /
SLIDE SHOW button (
103)
Speaker (
34)
LCD screen (
21)
SET dial (
37)
CHARGE indicator (
13) /
Card access indicator (
92)
Program selector (
45)
EASY Easy recording
Program AE
Backup battery compartment (
17)
Memory card slot (
88)
Battery attachment unit (
13) /
Serial number
DC IN terminal (
13)
MENU button (
37)
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Dioptric adjustment lever (
18)
Viewfinder (
18)
BATT. button (
13)
Power switch (
5)
Cassette compartment cover (
16)
Cassette compartment (
16)
switch (
16)
OPEN/EJECT
Zoom lever (
29)
10
Finger rest
TAPE/CARD switch (
5)
Using a tape
Using a memory card
PHOTO button (
92)
Strap mount (
144)
18)
Grip belt (
Start/stop button (
25, 97)
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Terminal cover
Remote sensor (
20)
Assist lamp (
Stereo microphone
48)
AV terminal (
35)
DV terminal (
77)
USB terminal (
112, 121)
Tripod socket (
31)
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Wireless Controller WL-D85
START/
STOP
PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D85
Transmitter
START/STOP button (
25, 97)
CARD –/+ buttons (
102)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
REW
button (
32)
–/
button (
33)
PAUSE
button (
33)
SLOW
button (
33)
AUDIO DUB. button (
84)
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72)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
PHOTO button (
92)
Zoom buttons (
29)
PLAY
button (
32)
FF
button (
32)
STOP
button (
32)
+/
button (
33)
x 2 button (
33)
TV SCREEN button (
125)
71)
Basic Functions
Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
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Attaching the Battery Pack
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Remove the terminal cover of the
battery pack.
• Press lightly and slide it in the direction
of the arrow until it clicks.
Basic Functions
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
3. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
CHARGE indicator
DC IN terminal
The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It
glows steadily when charging is complete.
4. When charging is complete,
disconnect the power adapter
from the camcorder. Unplug the
power cord from the power outlet
and disconnect it from the
adapter.
5. Remove the battery pack after use.
Press the BATT. button to remove the battery.
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Using a Household Power Source
Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the
battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be
consumed.
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
 If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the
adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
 Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
 You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
 Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery pack.
Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even if the
CHARGE indicator glows steady. The battery pack may also not be charged
correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the battery
pack and attach it back to the camcorder.
 When the power adapter or battery pack is defective, the CHARGE indicator
flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops.
 The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
0-50%: Flashes once every second
More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
100%: Glows steadily
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 Charging, Recording and Playback Times
Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or
playback conditions.
Battery Pack
Charging Time
Max. Recording Time
Viewfinder
LCD
normal
bright
Typical RecordingTime*
Viewfinder
LCD
normal
bright
Playback Time
NB-2LH
130 min.
NB-2L
115 min.
BP-2L12
205 min.
BP-2L14
235 min.
135 min.
95 min.
85 min.
115 min.
80 min.
70 min.
245 min.
170 min.
145 min.
300 min.
210 min.
185 min.
75 min.
55 min.
50 min.
100 min.
60 min.
45 min.
40 min.
85 min.
130 min.
95 min.
85 min.
175 min.
160 min.
120 min.
105 min.
220 min.
 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 CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly and charging stops.
 A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike
conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it
before charging.
 We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
 To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record
pause mode.
Basic Functions
Preparations
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, power on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
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Loading/Unloading a Cassette
Use only videocassettes marked with the
1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and
open the cassette compartment
cover.
logo.
Tape protection tab
The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2. Load/unload the cassette.
• Load the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
3. Press the
mark on the
cassette compartment until it
clicks.
4. Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
 Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover before the cassette compartment
has fully retracted.
 Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/
unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
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Installing the Backup Battery
The backup battery (lithium button battery CR1616) allows the camcorder to retain date,
22) and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected.
time (
Connect a power source to the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the
settings.
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1. Open the backup battery cover.
2. Insert the backup battery with the
+ side facing outward.
3. Close the cover.
Basic Functions
Preparations
The backup battery has a life span of about a year. “
you that it needs to be replaced.
” flashes in red to inform
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Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Pull out the viewfinder.
3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever.
4. Push the viewfinder back in.
Attaching the Lens Cap
1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.
2. Pass the grip belt through the loop
on the cord.
Press the buttons on the lens cap when
attaching/removing it. Hook the lens cap
on the grip belt while you are recording,
and place it over the lens when you have
finished.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Hold the camcorder with your right
hand and adjust the belt with your
left.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
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Mounting the Wide Attachment
The WA-28 Wide Attachment gives you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic
views (0.6x). The wide attachment is for use at maximum wide-angle.
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Screw the wide attachment fully into
the lens filter thread.
Basic Functions
Preparations
 Do not look directly at the sun or other strong light sources through the wide
attachment. It could damage your eyesight.
 If you zoom to telephoto, the picture will not be in focus.
 The wide attachment may obstruct the remote sensor (the range of the wireless
controller narrows), or may cause a shadow to appear on the picture when
recording with the assist lamp.
 Filters cannot be used with the wide attachment.
 If dust accumulates on the wide attachment or on the camcorder lens, clean
both lenses gently with a blower brush.
 Do not touch the lens to avoid smudges and fingerprints.
 Do not store the wide attachment in a humid place as it may mold.
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Using the Wireless Controller
Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
Inserting the Battery
The wireless controller operates with a lithium button battery CR2025.
1. Pull out the battery holder.
2. Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3. Insert the battery holder.
 The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is
subjected to strong light sources or direct sunlight.
 If the wireless controller does not work, check if the remote sensor is set to
[OFF
](
75).
 When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it
can only be operated in very close range, replace the battery.
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Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Screen
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Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel by 90 degrees
outward.
• You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees
inward.
LCD Backlight
Basic Functions
Preparations
LCD BACKLIGHT button
You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing
the LCD BACKLIGHT button. This is useful for outdoor recordings.
Press the LCD BACKLIGHT button.
 This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder
screen.
 When using a battery pack, the camcorder retains the setting even if you
change the position of the POWER switch.
 The battery usage time shortens when the LCD screen is set brighter (
15).
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you
have replaced the backup battery.
Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
T.ZONE/DST•••N.Y.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press
the SET dial.
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The
default setting is New York.
4. Turn the SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time
zone and press the SET dial.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
D/TIME SET•••JAN. 1,2005
12:00 AM
5. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press
the SET dial.
The year display starts to flash.
6. Turn the SET dial to select the year, and press the
SET dial.
• The next part of the display starts flashing.
• Set the month, day, hours and minutes in the same way.
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CARD PLAY
7. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to
start the clock.
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1
18
19
20
24
4
2
3
17
6
7
15
9
10
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13
No.
Time zone
No.
Time zone
1
LONDON
13
WELLGTN (Wellington)
2
PARIS
14
SAMOA
3
CAIRO
15
HONOLU. (Honolulu)
4
MOSCOW
16
ANCHOR. (Anchorage)
5
DUBAI
17
L.A. (Los Angeles)
6
KARACHI
18
DENVER
7
DACCA
19
CHICAGO
8
BANGKOK
20
N.Y. (New York)
9
H. KONG (Hong Kong)
21
CARACAS
10
TOKYO
22
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
11
SYDNEY
23
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
12
SOLOMON
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AZORES
Basic Functions
Preparations
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock
each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of
your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock.
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Displaying Date and Time during Recording
You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
D/T DISPLAY••OFF
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D/T DISPLAY] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [ON].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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CARD PLAY
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary,
clean the video heads (
132).
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Recording
1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA
mode.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and
the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
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Basic Functions
Recording
3. Open the LCD panel.
4. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
Press the start/stop button again to pause
recording.
When You Have Finished Recording
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
Close the LCD panel.
Replace the lens cap.
Unload the cassette.
Disconnect the power source.
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 About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with
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 or green dots. This has
no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
 The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause
mode to protect tape and video heads. “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears
20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch
to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
 Wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording.
 When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without
producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn
the camcorder off.
 Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the
viewfinder instead.
 When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts),
sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level.
This is not a malfunction.
Allowing the Subject to Monitor the LCD Screen
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the
same direction as the lens. The viewfinder switches on allowing
you to use the viewfinder while the subject can monitor the
screen.
The image appears mirror reversed (LCD MIRROR ON).
However, you can choose to display the image as it is being
recorded (LCD MIRROR OFF).
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
LCD MIRROR•••ON
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [OFF].
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CARD PLAY
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], some screen displays appear mirrorreversed.
Screen Displays during Recording
Remaining battery charge
The battery symbol indicates the charge
status of the battery pack.
Basic Functions
Recording
Time Code
Indicates the recording time in hours,
minutes and seconds.
• “
” starts flashing in red when the
battery pack is empty.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying “
”.
• The actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately depending on the
condition under which battery pack
and camcorder are used.
Remaining tape
Indicates the remaining time of the tape
in minutes. “
” moves during
recording. “
END” flashes when the
tape reaches the end.
• When the time left is less than 15
seconds, the remaining tape time may
not appear.
• Depending on the type of the tape, the
indication may not be displayed
correctly.
When “
” flashes
“
” flashes in red when the lithium
button battery is not installed, or when it
needs replacing.
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This
is helpful to avoid scenes that are too
short.
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Reviewing and Searching when Recording
REC SEARCH – button/
(record review) button
REC SEARCH + button
Record Review
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your
recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
Press and release the
(record review) button.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds,
and returns to record pause mode.
Record Search
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In record pause mode, this function allows you to play back the tape (forward or reverse)
to locate the point where you wish to begin recording.
Press and hold the REC SEARCH + button (forward) or
– button (reverse).
• Release the button at the point you wish to begin recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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Zooming
The camcorder is equipped with optical zoom and digital zoom.
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Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom lever
Basic Functions
Recording
Optical Zoom
22x optical zoom
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
20x optical zoom
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a
faster zoom.
 You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. However, you
cannot control the zoom speed.
 Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a
subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
 The zoom speed is slightly faster in record pause mode.
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Digital Zoom
When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical
and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom
in.
88x/440x digital zoom
(88x in CARD CAMERA mode)
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
80x/400x digital zoom
(80x in CARD CAMERA mode)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D.ZOOM•••••••OFF
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D.ZOOM] and press the
SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
 Digital zoom cannot be used in the night modes.
 Digital zoom cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode, or when the multi-image
screen is selected.
 A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the digital
zoom is set to 88x (ZR300) or 80x (ZR200), and extends further in dark blue
when set to 440x (ZR300) or 400x (ZR200).
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your
right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder
with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone
or lens.
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For More Stability
Lean against a wall
Kneel on one knee
Use a tripod
Basic Functions
Recording
Lie on your elbow
Put the camcorder on a table
Lighting
When recording outdoors, we
recommend recording with the sun at
your back.
 When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it
may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).

Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than
5.5 mm (0.2 in.) as it may damage the camcorder.
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Playing Back a Tape
Playback
If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning
Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette (
132).
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR)
mode.
Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR)
and the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
2. Open the LCD panel.
You can also close the LCD panel with the
screen facing outward.
3. Press the
the tape.
4. Press the
playback.
5. Press the
playback.
button to rewind
/
button to begin
button to stop
 To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.
 About the screen display: During playback, the time code gives the hours,
minutes, seconds and frames. The remaining tape time may not appear when
the time left is less than 15 seconds.
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Special Playback Modes
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REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
PAUSE
/
SLOW
(Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the
/
button during normal playback.
(Fast Forward Playback) /
(Rewind Playback)
–/
(Reverse Playback)
Press the button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the
button to return to normal playback.
+/
(Frame Advance) / –/
(play)
(Frame Reverse)
Basic Functions
Playback
Plays back the tape at 9.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold the
button during normal playback or fast forward.
Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the button on the wireless controller repeatedly during
playback pause. Press and hold it to play back continuous frame advance/frame reverse.
SLOW
(Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during
normal or reverse playback. Press the
(play) button to return to normal playback.
x2 (Forward x2 Playback)/(Reverse x2 Playback)
Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during
normal or reverse playback. Press the
(play) button to return to normal playback.
 There is no sound during special playback.
 The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
 The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause
mode to protect tape and video heads.
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Adjusting the Volume
When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via
built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel.
Speaker
SET dial
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down
to lower the volume.
• A volume bar appears for 2 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial
down until [OFF] appears. Turn the SET dial up to increase the
volume again.
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CARD PLAY
Playing Back on a TV Screen
TVs with Audio/Video Terminals
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Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
VIDEO
Signal flow
AUDIO
L
R
Basic Functions
Playback
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio
terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to
a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 TVs with Video ID-1 system: Recordings made in the widescreen mode will be
automatically played back in widescreen mode.
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Selecting the Audio Output Channel
You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two
channels.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
OUTPUT CH••••L/R
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [AUDIO SETUP] and
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [OUTPUT CH] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
• L/R: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
• R/R: Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off.
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Menus and Settings
Advanced Functions
Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on the
screen.
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SET dial
MENU button
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Advanced Functions
2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select a menu item and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When setting the white balance, shutter speed or language,
press the SET dial first before pressing the MENU button.
 Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
 Items that are not available appear in purple.
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Menu and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
CAMERA MENU
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
* ZR300 only.
Submenu
D.EFFECT SETUP
Menu Item
Setting Options
CARD MIX
106
D.E.SELECT
FADER TYPE
M.S.SPEED
M.S.SPLIT
4, 9, 16
SHUTTER
AUTO, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000
ON, OFF
56
30
IMG STAB
ZR300
OFF, 88X, 440X
ON, OFF
WHITE BAL.
AUTO, SET
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
NIGHT MODE *
38
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FADE-T, WIPE, CORNER, JUMP, FLIP,
PUZZLE, ZIGZAG, BEAM, TIDE
ART, BLACK&WHITE, SEPIA, MOSAIC,
BALL, CUBE, WAVE, COLOR MASK,
MIRROR
MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE, SLOW
EFFECT TYPE
CAMERA SETUP
, FADER, EFFECT, MULTI-S
NIGHT,
ZR200
OFF, 80X, 400X
57
76
, INDOOR
NIGHT+,
, OUTDOOR
S.NIGHT
, OFF
54
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SELF TIMER
ON
SKIN DETAIL
SOFT, NORMAL
STILL I. REC
OFF,
VCR SETUP
REC MODE
SP, LP
59
AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
60
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
60
FINE,
58
50
NORMAL
93
Submenu
DISPLAY SETUP/
Menu Item
Setting Options
75
BRIGHTNESS
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
26
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
125
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
24
LANGUAGE
See list of languages.
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DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
74
DEMO MODE
ON, OFF
76
WL.REMOTE
ON, OFF
75
BEEP
ON, OFF
75
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
22
22
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
OPER.SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
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Advanced Functions
SHTR SOUND
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PLAY (VCR) MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
D.EFFECT SETUP
Menu Item
D.E.SELECT
FADER TYPE
AUDIO SETUP
CARD PLAY
Setting Options
, FADER, EFFECT, MULTI-S
M.S.SPEED
M.S.SPLIT
4, 9, 16
REC MODE
SP, LP
59
AV
ON, OFF
82
OUTPUT CH
L/R, L/L, R/R
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AUDIO DUB.
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
84
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
60
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
60
12bit AUDIO
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/
VARI.
86
DV
86
MIX BALANCE
CARD SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
89
MOVIE SIZE
320x240, 160x120
90
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
91
BRIGHTNESS
75
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
125
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
125
6SEC.DATE
ON, OFF
69
DATA CODE
DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA, CAM.& D/T
68
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
68
LANGUAGE
See list of languages.
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DATE FORMAT
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61
FADE-T, WIPE, CORNER, JUMP, FLIP,
PUZZLE, ZIGZAG, BEAM, TIDE
ART, BLACK&WHITE, SEPIA, MOSAIC,
BALL, CUBE, WAVE, COLOR MASK,
MIRROR
MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE, SLOW
EFFECT TYPE
VCR SETUP
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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Submenu
SYSTEM
Menu Item
Setting Options
WL.REMOTE
ON, OFF
75
BEEP
ON, OFF
75
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
22
22
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
E
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
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SHTR SOUND
OPER.SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
41
CARD CAMERA MENU
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
* ZR300 only.
Submenu
Menu Item
D.EFFECT SETUP
EFFECT
CAMERA SETUP
Setting Options
, BLACK&WHITE
64
SHUTTER
AUTO, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250
56
A.SL SHUTTER
ON, OFF
57
D.ZOOM
WHITE BAL.
ZR300
OFF, 88X
AUTO, SET
, INDOOR
FOCUS PRI.
ON, OFF
NIGHT MODE*
NIGHT,
30
54
99
NIGHT+,
S.NIGHT
, OFF
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SELF TIMER
ON
SKIN DETAIL
SOFT, NORMAL
50
REVIEW
OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec
96
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
89
IMAGE SIZE
1024x768, 640x480
89
MOVIE SIZE
320x240, 160x120
90
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
91
AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
60
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
CARD SETUP
SYSTEM
58
75
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
26
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
125
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
24
LANGUAGE
See list of languages.
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74
DATE FORMAT
DEMO MODE
ON, OFF
76
WL.REMOTE
ON, OFF
75
BEEP
ON, OFF
75
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
22
D/TIME SET
42
ZR200
OFF, 80X
, OUTDOOR
22
Submenu
MY CAMERA
Menu Item
S-UP SOUND
SHTR SOUND
Setting Options
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
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E
OPER.SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
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CARD PLAY MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Single Image
Display)
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Index Screen)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Menu Item
CARD PLAY
Setting Options
PRINT ORDERS
ALL ERASE
TRANS.ORDERS
ALL ERASE
IMAGE ERASE
NO, YES
120
NO, YES
124
CANCEL, SINGLE, ALL
105
FORMAT
CANCEL, EXECUTE
110
PROTECT
104
119
PRINT ORDER
TRANSFER ORDER
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
75
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
125
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
125
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
68
LANGUAGE
See list of languages.
74
DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
MY CAMERA
124
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WL.REMOTE
ON, OFF
75
BEEP
ON, OFF
75
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
22
D/TIME SET
22
CREATE START-UP IMAGE
111
SEL.S-UP IMG
NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE
73
S-UP SOUND
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
73
SHTR SOUND
OPER.SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
PRINT
44
Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.
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Using the Recording Programs
Recording
Easy Recording Program
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The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
Program AE Modes
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings
manually.
Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or golf) or
moving objects (such as roller coasters).
Advanced Functions
Recording
Portrait
Use this mode to give accent to your subject by blurring the
background or foreground. The blur effect increases the more you
zoom to telephoto.
Spotlight
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes or fireworks.
Sand & Snow
Use this mode in bright places such as a sunny beach or ski resort. It
prevents the subject from being underexposed.
Low Light
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places.
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Program selector
Availability of Functions in Each Mode:
Recording Program
Image Stabilizer
Focus
White Balance
Wind screen
Shutter Speed
AE Shift
Digital Effects
Card Mix
(on)
(A)
(A)
(A)
(A)
(A)
: Available
: Not available A: Auto setting
Shaded area : Can be used only in CAMERA mode.
Selecting the Easy Recording Program
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
Set the program selector to EASY.
“
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EASY” appears.
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Selecting the Program AE Mode
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to
CARD PLAY
.
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2. Press the SET dial.
A list of the program AE modes appears.
3. Select a mode and press the SET dial.
The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the
screen.
Advanced Functions
Recording
 The setting resets to the Auto mode when you change the position of the
program selector.
 Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may
change abruptly.
 Sports/Portrait mode:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Sand & Snow mode:
- The subject may become overexposed in dark surroundings. Check the
image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Low Light mode:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically.
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Using the Night Modes
NIGHT
Allows you to record in dark places where lights cannot be
used, without sacrificing color.
The assist lamp lights up and stays on, allowing you to record in
dark places without sacrificing color.
Allows you to record in very dark places without sacrificing
color. The assist lamp lights up automatically responding to the
surrounding brightness.
NIGHT+
S.NIGHT
Night Mode
Program selector
Night+ Mode
Super Night Mode
SET dial
NIGHT MODE button
MENU button
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
NIGHT MODE•••
CARD PLAY
NIGHT+
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [NIGHT MODE],
select a setting option and close the menu.
3. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
• The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
• “ ” appears.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
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 Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
 Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
 White points may appear on the screen.
 Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
 Digital zoom and multi-image screen cannot be used while a night mode is
activated.
 The program AE mode cannot be changed while a night mode is activated.
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Advanced Functions
Recording
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Skin Detail Function
When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to
reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SKIN DETAIL••NORMAL
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it
to [SOFT] and close the menu.
 Skin detail function cannot be used when the program selector is set to EASY.
 [SKIN DETAIL] resets to [NORMAL] when you change the position of the
POWER switch or the program selector.
 To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a person in close-up.
Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
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Adjusting the AE Shift
You can adjust the AE (auto exposure) function to lighten or darken the image. This
allows you to compensate for backlit or overexposed scenes. Available Levels: –2 to +2,
in 0.25 intervals (excluding –1.75 and +1.75).
E
AE SHIFT button
SET dial
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to
CARD PLAY
.
Easy Recording,
3. Press the AE SHIFT button.
“AE ±0” appears in light blue.
Advanced Functions
Recording
2. Set the program AE mode to a mode other than the
Spotlight or Sand & Snow mode.
4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the AE shift level.
• Turn the SET dial up to lighten the image, and down to darken the
image.
• If “MF” is displayed in light blue, AE shift cannot be adjusted.
Press the AE SHIFT button again to display “AE ±0” in light
blue.
The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE
mode.
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Adjusting the Focus Manually
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
dirty or wet
windows
Night Scenes
FOCUS button
Zoom lever
Program selector
SET dial
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to
CARD PLAY
.
2. Adjust the zoom.
When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the
subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the
focus.
3. Press the FOCUS button.
“MF” appears.
4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the focus.
• Turn the SET dial up or down until the image appears
focused.
• Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus.
 The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to EASY.
 Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.
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Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
Press the FOCUS button more than 2 seconds after step 2 in Adjusting
the Focus Manually.
“MF
E
” appears.
When you operate the zoom or turn the SET dial, “
camcorder changes to manual focus.
” disappears and the
Advanced Functions
Recording
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Setting the White Balance
You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white
balance to obtain the optimal setting.
AUTO
SET
Auto white balance
Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects
appear white under colored lighting.
Use this mode for recording under changing lighting condition,
video lights or sodium lamps.
Use this mode for recording night scenes, fireworks, sunrise or
sunset.
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
White sheet or paper
Zoom lever
Program selector
MENU button
SET dial
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WHITE BAL.•••AUTO
1. Set the program selector to .
2. For custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a white object and
zoom in until it fills the whole screen.
Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 3 is completed.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WHITE BAL.],
select a setting option and close the menu.
When you have selected [SET
complete.
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]: “
” flashes and stops flashing when settings is
 Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
 When the program selector is set to EASY, white balance is preset to [AUTO].
 The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD
switch.
 When you have set the custom white balance:
- Depending on the light source, “ ” may keep flashing. The result will still be
better than with the auto setting.
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
 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 or certain types of fluorescent lights
E
Advanced Functions
Recording
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Setting the Shutter Speed
You can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable shots of fast moving subjects.
CAMERA
MENU
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SHUTTER••••••AUTO
Set the program selector to .
Set the program AE mode to the
(Auto) mode.
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP].
Select [SHUTTER].
Select the shutter speed and press the SET dial.
CAMERA Mode
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
CARD CAMERA Mode
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
6. Close the menu.
 If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch
to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250.
 Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
 The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
 Recording under fluorescent lights (CAMERA mode): In Easy Recording, Auto
mode or the night modes, the camcorder automatically detects the flicker of
fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the
screen starts to flicker, select AUTO mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
 The setting resets to the auto setting when you switch the program selector to
EASY, or change the program AE mode.
 Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds:
- Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000
- Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250
- Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/100
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Auto Slow Shutter
In Easy Recording mode and when [SHUTTER] is set to [AUTO] in Auto mode, the
camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 in CAMERA mode and 1/15 in CARD
CAMERA mode. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting.
However, you can set the camcorder not to use a slow shutter speed.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
A.SL SHUTTER•ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [A.SL SHUTTER],
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
 When set to [ON], moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
 The camcorder retains the setting separately in CAMERA and CARD CAMERA
mode.
 If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears in CARD CAMERA mode, stabilize
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod or placing it on a table.
Advanced Functions
Recording
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Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images.
PHOTO button
Start/stop button
SET dial
MENU button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
When recording movies
MENU
(
37)
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER•••OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SELF TIMER],
set it to [ON ] and close the menu.
“
” appears.
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when
using the wireless controller). The count down appears on the screen.
• To record a still image, press the PHOTO button (
92).
 To cancel the self-timer, set [SELF TIMER] to [OFF]. Once the countdown has
begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or the
PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer.
 The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape
usage by 1.5 times.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
VCR SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
REC MODE•••••SP
To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select
[REC MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
 Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing.
 Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and
sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the
SP mode for important recordings.
Advanced Functions
Recording
 If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture
may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly.
 If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital
device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become
distorted.
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Audio Recording
Changing the Audio Mode
You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records
sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new
sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
AUDIO MODE•••12bit
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it
to [16bit] and close the menu.
“16bit” appears for approximately 4 seconds.
Wind Screen
The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind
screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as
possible.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
* Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC.IN].
MENU
(
37)
AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN••AUTO
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [WIND SCREEN], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
“WS
60
” appears when you turn the wind screen off.
Using Digital Effects
Faders (
63)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Wipe (WIPE)
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
Jump (JUMP)
Flip (FLIP)
Puzzle (PUZZLE)
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
Beam (BEAM)
Advanced Functions
Recording
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
E
Tide (TIDE)
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Effects (
64)
Add flavor to your recordings.
Art (ART)
Black and White
(BLACK&WHITE)
Sepia (SEPIA)
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
Wave (WAVE)
Color Mask (COLOR
MASK)
Mirror (MIRROR)
*
Multi-Image Screen (
65)
Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at
one time. Sound will be recorded normally.
4 Sequences
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9 Sequences
16 Sequences
Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes:
CAMERA
Still
Movies
Images
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Faders
Effects
Multi-image
screen
CARD PLAY
E
*
: Available
: Not available
* : Black and White only.
Selecting a Fader
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
.
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
The name of the selected fader flashes.
CAMERA mode:
4. Fade in: In record pause mode, press the DIGITAL
EFFECTS ON/OFF button and begin recording by
pressing the start/stop button.
Fade out: During recording, press the DIGITAL
EFFECTS ON/OFF button and pause recording by
pressing the start/stop button.
Advanced Functions
Recording
1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP].
2. Select [D.E.SELECT] and set it to [FADER].
3. Select [FADER TYPE], select a setting option and
close the menu.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF
button.
PLAY (VCR) mode:
4. Fade in: In playback pause mode, press the DIGITAL
EFFECTS ON/OFF button and begin playback by
pressing the / button.
Fade out: During playback, press the DIGITAL
EFFECTS ON/OFF button and pause playback by
pressing the / button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF
button.
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Selecting an Effect
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
.
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP].
2. Select [D.E.SELECT] and set it to [EFFECT].
3. Select [EFFECT TYPE], select a setting option and
close the menu.
The name of the selected effect flashes.
4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of the selected effect stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the
DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP].
Select [EFFECT], set it to [BLACK&WHITE] and close
the menu.
“BLK&WHT” flashes.
2. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• “BLK&WHT” stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the
DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
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CARD PLAY
Using the Multi-Image Screen
You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes:
• When [M.S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse
playback
• When [M.S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MODERATE] or [SLOW]: Playback pause
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to .
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP].
2. Select [D.E.SELECT] and set it to [MULTI-S].
3. Select [M.S.SPEED] and select the transition speed.
Following transition speeds can be selected: fast (every 4
frames), moderate (every 6 frames*), slow (every 8 frames*).
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames).
4. Select [M.S.SPLIT], select the number of sequences and close the
menu.
“MULTI-S” flashes.
5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
Advanced Functions
Recording
• MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the
DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button. The blue frame indicating
the next sequence disappears after the last image. Pressing
the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF button for more than 1
second cancels the images one after another.
• FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be captured at the set
speed. To cancel the multi-image screen, press the DIGITAL EFFECTS ON/OFF
button.
6. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape.
 Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it.
 The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program
AE mode.
 The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
 Digital effects cannot be used in the following cases:
- When the program selector is set to EASY.
- During DV dubbing.
 Faders cannot be used when Card Mix is activated.
About the multi-image screen:
 The multi-image screen cannot be used in the following cases:
- In the night modes.
- When the widescreen mode is selected.
- When Card Mix is activated.
 In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or
pause), or performing date search cancels the multi-image screen.
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Widescreen TV Recording (16:9)
The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording.
WIDESCREEN button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press the WIDESCREEN button.
• “
” appears.
• The LCD screen switches to the “letterbox” display. The picture on the viewfinder
appears horizontally squeezed.
 The multi-image screen cannot be used when the widescreen mode is selected.
 Simultaneous recording on a memory card cannot be used when the
widescreen mode is selected.
 If you play back a widescreen recording on a normal TV, the image appears
horizontally squeezed.
 If you connect the camcorder to a TV with Video ID-1 system, recordings made
in the widescreen mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.
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Magnifying the Image
Playback
The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.
E
Zoom lever
SET dial
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
2. Select the magnified area with the SET dial.
• Turn the SET dial to move the image to the right and left, or up
and down. Pressing the SET dial switches between the
directions.
• To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W
until the frame disappears.
Advanced Functions
Playback
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
• A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T.
To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the
zoom lever toward W.
Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified.
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Displaying the Data Code
The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other
camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape,
you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display.
DATA CODE button
SET dial
MENU button
Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D/TIME SEL.••DATE & TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [D/TIME SEL.],
set it to [DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu.
Selecting the Data Code Display Combination
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE••••DATE/TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [DATA CODE],
set it to [CAMERA DATA] or [CAM. & D/T] and close the menu.
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Displaying the Data Code
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
Press the DATA CODE button.
 The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder.
 Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode.
Six-Second Auto Date
Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or
time zone has changed.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
6SEC.DATE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
it to [ON] and close the menu.
]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set
Advanced Functions
Playback
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End Search
When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the last
recorded scene.
END SEARCH button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button.
• “END SEARCH” appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the
recording and stops the tape.
• Pressing the button again cancels the search.
 End search cannot be used once you unload the cassette.
 End search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape.
 You cannot use end search to locate the editing end of audio dubbing.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene
later, mark the point with the zero set memory
and the tape will stop at that point when you REW
rewind/fast forward the tape.
button
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
E
PLAY
button
STOP
button
ZERO SET
MEMORY
button
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point
you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
CARD PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
2. When you have finished playback, rewind the tape.
The zero set memory may not function correctly when the time code has not been
recorded consecutively.
Advanced Functions
Playback
• “
RTN” appears.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00”.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
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Date Search
You can locate the change of the date/time
zone with the date search function.
DATE SEARCH
buttons
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
STOP
CAMERA
Press the
PLAY (VCR)
or
CARD CAMERA
button
CARD PLAY
button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to
10 times).
• Press the STOP
button to stop searching.
/
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
 A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required.
 Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
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Customizing the Camcorder
Other Functions
You can personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound it
makes for start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer (collectively called the My Camera
settings).
E
Changing the My Camera Settings
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
MY CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SEL.S-UP IMG•CANON LOGO
S-UP SOUND•••DEFAULT
SHTR SOUND•••DEFAULT
OPER.SOUND•••DEFAULT
1. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
2. Select the menu item you wish to change.
When selecting a start-up image, set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
3. Select a setting option and close the menu.
Advanced Functions
Other Functions
SELF-T SOUND•DEFAULT
 You can save your original images, or the images and sounds contained in the
supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX for Windows or ImageBrowser for
Macintosh) to the setting options [MY IMAGE] and [MY SOUND]. For details,
refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
 You can also create original start-up images (
111).
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Changing the Display Language
The language used for screen display and menu items can be changed. The available set
of languages varies depending on the region. Follow the procedure below to check which
set of languages are provided with your camcorder.
Language Set A
(e.g. USA, Canada)
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian,
Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
Language Set B
(e.g. Asia)
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Korean
CARD CAMERA
LANGUAGE
CARD PLAY
•••ENGLISH
To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY
SETUP/ ]. Select [LANGUAGE ], select a language and close the
menu.
 If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
mark next to the
menu item to change the setting.
 The displays “
” and “
” at the bottom of the screen refer to the
button names on the camcorder and will not change when you change the
language.
Changing the Date Format
You can select between three date formats. For example, [JAN. 1, 2005], [1. JAN. 2005]
and [2005. 1. 1].
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
DATE FORMAT••JAN. 1,2005
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
select a format and close the menu.
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CARD PLAY
]. Select [DATE FORMAT],
Other Camcorder Settings
Beep
E
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, selftimer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder.
If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera
settings will be turned off.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
BEEP•••••••••ON
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BEEP],
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen
CAMERA
(
37)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
BRIGHTNESS•••
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [BRIGHTNESS],
adjust the brightness level and close the menu.
Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder
or the recordings.
Advanced Functions
Other Functions
MENU
PLAY (VCR)
Turning the Remote Sensor Off
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
SYSTEM
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WL.REMOTE••••ON
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [WL.REMOTE], set it to
[OFF
] and close the menu.
“
” appears.
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Turning Off the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. It tries to
compensate for horizontal movements; therefore, you may decide to turn it off when you
mount the camcorder on a tripod.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
IMG STAB
CARD PLAY
•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [IMG STAB
it to [OFF] and close the menu.
“
], set
” disappears.
 The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
EASY.
 The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
 The image stabilizer might not be as effective when using the night modes.
Demonstration Mode
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically
when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording media for more than
5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the demonstration mode.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DEMO MODE••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [DEMO MODE],
To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video
Device
Editing
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound quality.
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Connecting the Devices
Connecting a VCR
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
35).
Connecting a Digital Video Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
Editing
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
Recording
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
3. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
4. Play back the tape.
5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
6. Stop playback.
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 When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than
that of the original.
 When connecting a digital video device:
- If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped
with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the AV terminal.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Recording from Analog Video
Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)
You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in
the camcorder.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
E
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
35).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
5. Connected device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the / button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
7. Press the
button to stop recording.
/
/
button to pause recording.
button again to restart recording.
8. Connected device: Stop playback.
Editing
• Press the
• Press the
Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, dubbing may not
work properly (e.g. signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous
signals such as ghost signals).
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Recording from Digital Video
Devices (DV Dubbing)
You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with virtually
no loss in picture and sound quality.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device.
See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
77).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
Make sure that [AV
DV] is set to [OFF] (
82).
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
5. Connected Device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the / button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
7. Press the
• Press the
• Press the
button to stop recording.
/
/
button to pause recording.
button again to restart recording.
8. Connected Device: Stop playback.
 Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
 If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off
and back on again.
 You can only record signals from devices with the
logo recording in SD
system in SP or LP format (note that signals from identically shaped terminals
may be of different format).
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Copyright Signal
Certain software tapes are copyright protected. If you attempt to play back such tape,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be
able to view the contents of the tape. If you attempt to record from such tape via the DV
terminal, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears and you will
not be able to record the contents of the tape.
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Editing
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Converting Analog Signals into Digital
Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog
video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal.
The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
Connecting the Devices
Turn off all devices before starting the connections. Unload the tape from the camcorder.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
VIDEO
L
Signal flow
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
R
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
VCR SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
AV
DV••••••••OFF
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV
and close the menu.
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CARD PLAY
DV], set it to [ON]
 Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from
analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include
copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
 For normal use, set [AV DV] to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot
be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal.
 Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may
not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
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We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
Editing
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in microphone
(MIC.IN).
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
Connecting
Connecting an Audio Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Audio device
(e.g. CD player)
OUTPUT
L
Signal flow
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
R
Dubbing
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
AUDIO DUB.•••AUDIO IN
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder.
2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it
to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC.IN] and close the menu.
3. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing.
4. Press the PAUSE
controller.
button on the wireless
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
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TV SCREEN
5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless
controller.
“AUDIO DUB.” and “
” appear.
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
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6. Press the PAUSE
to begin dubbing.
button on the wireless controller
• Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Speak into the microphone.
7. Press the STOP
to stop dubbing.
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
ZERO SET
button on the wireless controller
Audio device: Stop playback.
SLOW
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
 Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder.
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in
LP mode or 16-bit mode.
 You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing.
 If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may
decrease.
 Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
Editing
 When you connect an audio device, check the picture on the LCD screen and
the sound via built-in speaker or audio device.
 When you use the microphone, you can check the picture on a TV connected
via the AV terminal and the sound via headphones connected to the TV.
 Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The
camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.
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Playing Back the Added Sound
You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust
the balance of both sounds.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1
1. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO],
select a setting and close the menu.
•
•
•
•
STEREO1: Plays back the original sound.
STEREO2: Plays back the added sound.
MIX/FIXED: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 in the same level.
MIX/VARI.: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted.
2. If you have selected [MIX/VARI.], adjust the mix level: Open the menu
and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the balance
with the SET dial and close the menu.
Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the
volume of Stereo 2.
The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However,
the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
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Transferring Video Recordings to a
Computer
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Transferring Using a DV Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or
IEEE1394 capture board. Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture
board to transfer video recording from tape to computer. Refer to the instruction manual of
the software. A driver is preinstalled on Windows operating systems later than Windows
98 Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9, and will be installed
automatically.
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal
Commercially available DV cable
6-pin
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
 If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface
cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on
and reconnect them.
 Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the DV cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
Editing
4-pin
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while
it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
 Users of Windows XP can download the DV Messenger software from below
homepage. With DV Messenger, you can perform a videoconference using your
camcorder. For details, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual
supplied with the software.
www.canondv.com
www.canon.ca
www.canon-asia.com
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Inserting and Removing a Memory
Card
Using a Memory Card
You can use
SD Memory Cards or
commercially available MultiMediaCards with
this camcorder. The SD Memory Card has a
protect switch to prevent accidental erasure.
Terminals
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
Do not close the cover forcefully without
having the card correctly inserted.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in.
1. Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure that the card access indicator
is not flashing before you turn off the
camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release
it. Remove the memory card.
4. Close the cover.
Card access indicator
 This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only.
Do not use any other types of memory cards.
 Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.
 Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise, it may result in data damage.
 If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder (
110).
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Changing the Still Image Quality
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You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD SETUP
CARD PLAY
IMG QUALITY••FINE
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to
[SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu.
Changing the Still Image Size
You can choose between 1024 x 768 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD SETUP
CARD PLAY
IMAGE SIZE•••1024x768
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMAGE SIZE], set it to
[640x480] and close the menu.
 Still images are recorded with JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
compression.
 Estimated Capacity of an 8 MB Memory Card:
Image Size
1024 x 768
640 x 480
File Size
per Image
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
Superfine
13
440 KB
34
175 KB
Fine
20
300 KB
50
120 KB
Normal
38
160 KB
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65 KB
Image Quality
These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition and
the subject.
Using a Memory Card
No. of
Images
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Changing the Movie Size
You can choose between 320 x 240 pixels and 160 x 120 pixels.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
MOVIE SIZE•••320x240
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to
[160x120] and close the menu.
 Movies are recorded with Motion JPEG compression.
 Maximum recording time on a 8 MB SD Memory Card:
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Image Size
Max. Recording Time
(8 MB)
File Size per Second
320 x 240
approx. 20 sec.
250 KB/sec.
160 x 120
approx. 50 sec.
120 KB/sec.
File Numbers
Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in folders
containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998.
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You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file
number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET). We recommend setting
the file numbers to CONTINUOUS.
RESET
CONTINUOUS
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, starting with 101-0101. If the memory card already
contains image files, the consecutive file number will be
assigned.
The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and
assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even
when a new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number
already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will
be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers. This
is useful for organizing images on a computer.
Example:
When you record 3 images.
101
CONTINUOUS
101-0101
RESET
101-0102
101-0103
When you replace the memory card
and record an image.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
101-0104
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SETUP
101
CARD CAMERA
101-0101
CARD PLAY
Using a Memory Card
101
FILE NOS.••••CONTINUOUS
To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select
[FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory
Card
You can record still images with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from
devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal. You can also record a still image
on the memory card while you record a movie on the tape.
PHOTO button
Card access indicator
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
A white focusing frame appears in the center of the screen. The camcorder will focus
on the subject in the center of the screen. To change the focusing point, see Selecting
the Focusing Point (
99).
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
•
and focusing frame turn green when focus is adjusted. The
beep sounds twice. The picture may appear out of focus for a
moment while the camcorder is focusing.
• Exposure is locked.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
•
and focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter
sound.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display
appears.
• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
 When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
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 Connection to a computer or PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the
memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we
recommend not recording more than 100 images on the memory card when
you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer or printer.
When you are using a Macintosh computer, you may not be able to download
image with ImageBrowser or with OS standard software when the memory card
contains more than 1000 images. In such case, use a PC card reader for
downloading the images.
 When the subject is too bright (overexposed), use the optional FS-28U ND filter.
 When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [ON]:
When you press the PHOTO button fully before
and focusing frame turn
green, it may take up to 2* seconds until focus is adjusted and the still image
can be recorded to the memory card.
* Up to 4 seconds in the Low Light and the night modes.
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the focusing frame turns yellow and
locks the focus. Adjust the focus manually with the SET dial.
 When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [OFF]:
No focusing frame appears.
In step 2,
turns green, and focus and exposure are locked.
 The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save
power. “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds before shutoff. To
continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
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Recording a Still Image on a Memory Card While
Recording Movies on a Tape
When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still
image on the memory card. Select the image quality from normal or fine.
CAMERA
(
37)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
STILL I.REC••OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [STILL I.REC], set
it to [
FINE] or [
NORMAL] and close the menu.
2. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
 The size of the still image will be 640 x 480.
 The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in
CARD CAMERA mode.
 The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when a fader, effect or
the multi-image screen is activated.
 The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the widescreen
mode is selected.
“
” appears when you press the PHOTO button when [STILL I.REC] is
set to [OFF].
Using a Memory Card
MENU
PLAY (VCR)
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other
information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The card access indicator flashes.
• You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape
is in playback pause mode.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record images from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in
function), or via the DV terminal as still images on a memory card. For connecting
instructions, refer to page 35 and 77.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
82).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The card access indicator flashes.
 When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
- A still image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
- The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
- The size of the still image will be 640 x 480.
 When connecting with a DV cable, make sure that no USB cable is connected
to the camcorder.
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Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
Remaining Card Capacity for Still
Images
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flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
• The indication may not decrease even
though a recording has been made, or
may decrease by 2 images at once.
• All indicators are displayed in green
when a memory card is played back.
Still Image Quality
Indicates the image quality of the still
image.
“
” Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
Image Size
Indicates the still image size.
Using a Memory Card
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Reviewing a Still Image Right after
Recording
You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been
recorded.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
REVIEW•••••••2sec
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a
setting option and close the menu.
 A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after recording.
 The FILE OPER. menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording. In
this menu, you can protect (
104) or erase (
105) the image.
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Recording Movies on a Memory Card
You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or
from devices connected via the DV terminal or the AV terminal. The sound of a movie
recorded on a memory card will be monaural.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
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With SD Memory Cards up to 512 MB, you can record until
“CARD FULL” appears (approx. 33 minutes with a 512 MB SD
Memory Card). With MultiMediaCards, the recording time is
limited to 10 sec. in 320 x 240 pixels and 30 sec. in 160 x 120
pixels.
2. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
 When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
 Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
3. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
Using a Memory Card
 We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a
transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this
camcorder. With memory cards not formatted with this camcorder, or when
recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may be
lower and recording may stop.
 You can select the focusing point when recording a movie on the memory card.
 Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer,
keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 and 35
min. in 160 x 120.
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Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record movies from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in
function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card.
For connecting instructions, refer to page 35 and 77.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
82).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
 A movie recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
 The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
 Recording stops at blank sections or recordings in different audio mode (12bit/
16bit).
Screen Displays during Movie Recording
Image Size
Indicates the movie size.
Remaining Card Capacity for
Movies
Card Access Display
“ ” appears and “
” moves to
indicate that the camcorder is writing on
the memory card.
Movie recording time
Indicates the recording time of the
movie.
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Indicates the remaining time in hours
and minutes. At less than 1 minute, the
remaining time will be displayed in 10
second-steps, at less than 10 seconds
in 1 second-steps.
• The indication varies depending on
the recording condition. The actual
remaining time may be longer or
shorter than indicated.
Selecting the Focusing Point
The subject you wish to record is not always in the center of the screen. In the FocusPriority mode, you can choose from one of three focusing points to automatically put the
subject you wish into sharp focus. The exposure will be adjusted automatically matching
the selected focusing point.
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When the program selector is set to EASY, the Focus-Priority becomes set to ON (only
the center focusing point is available).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to .
2. Turn the SET dial to display all focusing frames.
Three focusing frames appear on the screen, one of it in green.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the focusing point.
Turn the SET dial up to select the frame to the right, down to select the frame to the
left.
Turning Off the Focus-Priority Mode
Turn off the Focus-Priority mode if you wish to put timing ahead of focus.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Using a Memory Card
 The focusing frame gives an indication of the focusing point. Depending on the
size of the subject or the distance, the camcorder may focus outside the frame.
 When you operate the zoom lever, the frames other than the selected one
disappear.
 The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in
CARD CAMERA mode.
 The focusing point returns to the center if you turn off the camcorder, change
from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program selector to EASY.
 In Sand & Snow and Spotlight mode, the exposure will be adjusted
automatically regardless of the selected focusing point.
 The focusing point cannot be selected in the following cases:
- When using the digital zoom.
- In Stitch Assist mode.
FOCUS PRI.•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [FOCUS PRI.], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch
Assist Mode)
You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic
scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer.
CARD +/– button
PHOTO button
button
When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode:
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to
include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion.
CAMERA
1. Press the
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
button.
2. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
CARD + button: clockwise. CARD – button: counterclockwise.
3. Select the program AE mode and zoom on the subject.
Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started,
you cannot change the program AE mode, exposure, zoom or focus.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
Direction and number of recorded images appear.
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5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first
image.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software.
• You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous
image.
• A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
6. Press the
E
button after the last image.
For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital
Video Software Instruction Manual.
 Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.
 Do not include a moving subject in the overlapping portion.
 Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They
may appear warped or doubled up.
Using a Memory Card
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Playing Back a Memory Card
You can display a single image, 6 at one time (index screen
103), or one after another
(slide show
103). Use the Card Jump function to quickly locate an image without
displaying them one by one (
103).
CARD – button
CARD + button
/
button
button
SLIDE SHOW button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images.
3. To play back a movie, press the
/
button.
• The first scene appears as a still image when playback is
complete.
• Pressing the / button during playback pauses the
playback. Press the / button again to restart playback.
• Pressing the
button displays the first scene of the movie.
• Press the CARD +/– button (or the REW
/FF
button on the wireless
controller) for 8x fast forward/fast rewind playback.
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
109), edited on a computer and images whose file
names have been changed may not be played back correctly.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
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Slide Show
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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1. Press the SLIDE SHOW button.
Images are played back one after another.
2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide
show.
Index Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• With movies, the index screen can only be started when the
first scene is displayed as a still image.
2. Turn the SET dial to select an image.
• Move the “
” to the image you wish to view.
• You can switch between the index pages by pressing the
CARD + or CARD – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is
displayed.
You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right
of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total number of
images.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Using a Memory Card
Card Jump Function
Press and hold the CARD + or CARD – button.
• When you release the button, the image of the displayed image
number appears.
• With movies, the card jump function can only be started when the
first scene is displayed as a still image.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image
or index screen.
If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones,
will be erased permanently.
Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you
are reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [
PROTECT].
• “
” appears and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
4. Select [
RETURN] to close the menu.
Protecting during Index Screen Display
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD PLAY
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [
PROTECT] and press the SET dial.
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
3. Close the menu.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images singly or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
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 Protected images cannot be erased.
 Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
Erasing a Single Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to erase.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you
are reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
• “ERASE THIS IMAGE?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
• If an image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
4. Select [YES].
The image is erased and the previous image appears.
5. Select [
RETURN] to close the menu.
Erasing a Single Image/All Images
CAMERA
(
37)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
IMAGE ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
3. Select [SINGLE] or [ALL].
• When erasing a single image: “ERASE THIS IMAGE?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. If
an image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
• When erasing all images: “ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
IMAGES]”,
[NO] and [YES] appears.
Using a Memory Card
MENU
PLAY (VCR)
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• When erasing a single image: The image is erased and the previous image appears.
To erase another image, select the image with the CARD +/– button and select
[YES].
• When erasing all images: All still images or movies with exception of the protected
ones are erased.
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Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function. Choose
one of the sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
(such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video
recording.
Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA)
Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of
the blue area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.)
Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in
place of the light area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Camera Chroma Key (CAM. CHROMA)
Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue
curtain, and the subject not blue will be superimposed on the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the live video recording.
Live video recording
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Card mix image
Card Animation (C. ANIMATION)
Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card
animation effects.
• Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen.
• Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right
and left.
• Random: Animation moves randomly in the display.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the card animation image.
Live video recording
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Card mix image
CARD + / – button
Program selector
SET dial
MENU button
CARD MIX button
Selecting the Card Mix Effect
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
D.EFFECT SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
CARD MIX
MIX TYPE•••••CARD CHROMA
Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
1. Upload a sample image from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK to
the memory card in the camcorder.
Refer to Saving Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital
Video Software Instruction Manual.
2. Set the program selector to .
3. Open the menu and select [D.EFFECT SETUP].
4. Select [ CARD MIX].
The card mix menu appears.
5. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD +/– button.
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6. Select [MIX TYPE].
[CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMI.], [CAM. CHROMA] and [C. ANIMATION] appears.
7. Select the mix type matching the sample image you have selected.
• The screen shows the combined image.
• When you have selected [C. ANIMATION], select [ANIMAT. TYPE] and select
between [CORNER], [STRAIGHT] and [RANDOM].
8. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL] and adjust it with the SET
dial.
9. Close the menu.
“CARD MIX” flashes.
10.Press the CARD MIX button.
• “CARD MIX” stops flashing.
• The combined image appears.
 Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [
FINE] or
[
NORMAL].
 Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder
recordings.
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Sample Images
Below are some sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Card Chroma Key
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Card Luminance Key
Camera Chroma Key
Card Animation
PhotoEssentials – Royalty Free Stock Photography
The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality
assignment photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports,
multimedia, websites, books, packaging and more.
For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com
Using a Memory Card
The sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these
sample images for other purposes.
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Formatting a Memory Card
Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can also
format a memory card to erase all data recorded on it.
 Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images.
 Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
 If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the
camcorder.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
FORMAT
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [FORMAT].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
3. Select [EXECUTE].
[ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• Formatting starts.
• Selecting [NO] brings you back to step 3.
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Creating a Start-up Image
You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
MY CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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CREATE START-UP IMAGE
1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons.
2. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE].
[SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
4. Select [YES].
[OVERWRITE MY IMAGE?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
5. Select [YES].
The still image will be saved, and the image that was saved to [MY IMAGE] is erased.
Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on
your computer or removable disk.
Using a Memory Card
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Printing Still Images
Direct Printing
You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with direct print
function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing (
119).
Following printers can be connected to your camcorder:
Canon Printers PictBridge compliant SELPHY CP series
printer*
Bubble Jet Direct compatible Bubble Jet
Printer
PictBridge compliant Bubble Jet Printers
(PIXMA series/SELPHY DS series)
PictBridge compliant non-Canon Printer
*Includes the CP-330/CP-220/CP-300/CP-200.
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
Printer with
direct print function
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still
images.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
appears and changes to
or
when the printer is properly connected
to the camcorder. (Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot be played
back with the camcorder.)
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If
continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if
or
does not
appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case,
disconnect the cable from camcorder and printer, turn off camcorder and printer,
turn both back on and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
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 Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface
cable to use with the camcorder.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer.
 The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer.
Printing after 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.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the SET dial.
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear
before the camcorder displays the print setting menu.
2. Select the print settings (
115).
3. Turn the SET dial to select [PRINT] and press the SET dial.
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
• If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with the CARD +/– button.
 Cancel Printing
Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK]
and press the SET dial.
 Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
129).
- Resolve the error. When printing does not resume automatically, select
[CONTINUE] and press the SET dial. If [CONTINUE] cannot be selected,
select [STOP], press the SET dial and retry printing. Refer also to the printer
manual for details.
Direct Printing
 Observe the following precautions during printing, otherwise printing may not
be performed correctly.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
- Do not detach the cable.
- Do not open the memory card cover or remove the memory card.
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on
a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be
printed correctly.
 If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from
camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
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- If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow below procedure:
1. Disconnect the cable.
2. Turn the POWER switch of the camcorder to OFF and back to PLAY (VCR).
3. Reconnect the cable.
 When you have finished printing:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Selecting the Print Settings
The procedure for selecting the number of copies is common to all printers. Other print
setting procedures vary depending on your printer model. Check which icon appears in
the upper left corner of the camcorder screen after connecting, and refer to the relevant
pages accordingly.
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Selecting the Number of Copies
A maximum of 99 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(COPIES) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select the number of copies
and press the SET dial.
Setting the Print Style
PAPER
PAPER SIZE
PAPER TYPE
PAGE LAYOUT
(date print)
(print effect)
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.
PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT
BORDERLESS, BORDERED, DEFAULT, 8-UP
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
Direct Printing
 Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
 [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[8-UP]: The center portion of the
recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and
sides may be cropped slightly.
 [8-UP] can be selected when using card size paper (5.3 x 8.6 cm) with CP
Printers.
 [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet Printers.
 Date print cannot be selected with the CP Printers CP-200 and CP-300.
 With CP Printers, make sure to select the paper size of the attached paper
cassette.
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Paper Settings
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[PAPER] and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper type and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper type of the paper set in your printer.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a layout option and
press the SET dial.
Including the Date in the Print
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(date) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select a date print option and
press the SET dial.
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Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize)
This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimize the image data,
yielding high quality prints.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(print effect) and press the SET dial.
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2. Turn the SET dial to select a setting and press the
SET dial.
Setting the Print Style
PAPER
BORDERS
BORDERLESS
BORDERED
CARD #1*, CARD #2*, CARD #3*, LTR, A4
For details on paper type, refer to the Bubble Jet Printer
User Guide.
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Prints with a border.
* Recommended paper size
[BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
(PAPER) is selected and press
Direct Printing
2. Make sure that
the SET dial.
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3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
• Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
4. Turn the SET dial to select
press the SET dial.
(BORDERS) and
5. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
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Printing with Print Order Settings
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be
used for printing on DPOF compatible printers (
112). A maximum of 200 still images
can be selected.
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Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.
CAMERA
1.
2.
3.
4.
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Select the still image you wish to print.
Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
Select [ PRINT ORDR].
Select the number of copies.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Select [
RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
4. Close the menu.
Direct Printing
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [
PRINT
ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial and set the number of copies with the SET dial.
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Erasing All Print Orders
CAMERA
MENU
(
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
37)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [ PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Close the menu.
Printing
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 112).
2. Open the menu and select [
PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• “SET
PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print
function and select [
PRINT] without having set the print order.
3. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press the SET dial.
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
 Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings
before step 3.
 Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
113)
 Restarting Printing
Open the CARD PLAY menu and select [
PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the
print setting menu and press the SET dial. The remaining images will be
printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print order settings.
- When you delete a still image with print order settings.
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Transferring Memory Card Images to a
Computer
Transferring Images
With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can browse and archive
images or arrange still images for printout. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
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 Do not disconnect the USB cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while
the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the
memory card’s data.
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
 The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file,
retaining the original.
 Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while
it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
 Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Transferring Images
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Direct Transfer
You can transfer images to a computer by operating the camcorder.
ALL IMAGES...
NEW IMAGES...
Transfers all images to the computer.
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
TRANSFER ORDERS... Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
SELECT &
Allows you to select an image and transfers the
TRANSFER...
selected image to the computer.
WALLPAPER...
Allows you to select a still image and transfers the
selected image to the computer as wallpaper.
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software
and set the auto-launch setting.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
2. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
4. Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen.
From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the
computer to transfer images.
Transferring All Images, New Images or Images with
Transfer Orders
To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders (
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
ALL IMAGES],
[
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER ORDERS]
and press the SET dial.
A confirmation message appears.
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124).
CARD PLAY
2. Turn the SET dial to select [OK] and press the SET dial.
• The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of
ZoomBrowser EX.
• The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete.
• To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial, or
press the MENU button.
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Transferring a Selected Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
SELECT &
TRANSFER] and press the SET dial.
2. Select the image you wish to transfer with the
CARD +/– button and press the SET dial.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and
displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX.
• To continue transferring, select another image with the CARD+/– button.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
Transferring a Still Image as Wallpaper
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Turn the SET dial to select [ WALLPAPER] and
press the SET dial.
2. Select the still image you wish to transfer as
wallpaper with the CARD +/– button and press the
SET dial.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and
displayed on the desktop.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image
transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be
transferred again when you select [
NEW IMAGES] later.
Transferring Images
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Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)
You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 200
images can be selected.
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to transfer.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
3. Select [ TRANS.ORDER] and press the SET dial.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Select [
RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select
[
TRANSFER ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial on the image you wish to transfer.
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Close the menu.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. SELECT [ TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
TRANSFER ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Close the menu.
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CARD PLAY
Additional Information
Screen Displays
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Hiding the Displays on the LCD Screen
You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
DISPLAYS•••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
it to [OFF <PLAYBK>] and close the menu.
•
•
•
•
CARD PLAY
]. Select [DISPLAYS], set
Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on.
The displays appear while a playback image is magnified or a digital effect is activated.
Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds.
Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen.
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen
When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to hide the camcorder displays on
the TV screen. For playback, you can show the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TV SCREEN••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [TV SCREEN],
The displays disappear from the TV screen.
CAMERA
MENU
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TV SCREEN••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
set it to [ON] and close the menu.
]. Select [TV SCREEN],
The displays appear on the TV screen.
Additional
Information
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Screen Displays during Recording/Playback
CAMERA Mode (see also
Program AE (
45)
AE Shift (
51)
Shutter speed (
56)
Manual focus (
52)
White balance (
54)
Card mix (
106)
27)
Digital effects (
61)
Date and time (
22)
AF/AE locked during still image recording
(
92)
Skin detail (
50)
Zoom (
29)
Self-timer (
58)
76)
Image stabilizer (
Self-timer countdown (
58)
Recording mode (
59)
Tape operation
Condensation warning (
132)
Wind screen (
60)
60)
Audio mode (
Widescreen mode (
66)
Remaining card capacity for still images
(
93)
PLAY (VCR) Mode
12 bit audio (
86)
70) /
End search (
Date search (
72) /
Audio dubbing (
84)
Data code (
68)
Volume level of speaker (
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
FF
REW
126
/
: Fast forward playback/
rewind playback (
33)
x2 / x2: x2 playback (
33)
x1 / x1: x1 playback (
33)
/ : Slow playback (
33)
/ : Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback (
33)
34)
/
: Playback pause
(
33)
/
: Date search (
72)
RTN
/
RTN:
Zero set memory (
71)
/
: Audio dubbing (
84)
CARD CAMERA Mode (see also
98)
Focusing frame (
99)
Stitch assist (
100)
Camcorder shake warning (
57)
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CARD PLAY Mode
Slide show (
103)
Data code (
68)
Lap time
Length of the movie
Current image/total images
File number (
91)
Protect mark (
104)
Additional
Information
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List of Messages
Message
Explanation
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time
zone, date and time.
22
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
13
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
135
REMOVE THE
CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload and
reload the cassette.
16
CHECK THE INPUT
DV cable or USB cable is not connected, or the connected digital
device is turned off.
82
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
132
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
–
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in a
mode other than the SP mode.
84
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in 16bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
84
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a blank
section.
84
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[WRONG FORMAT]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in HD
format.
–
WRONG FORMAT
PLAYBACK NOT
POSSIBLE
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in HD format.
–
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
81
COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING
RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear
when an anomalous signal is received during analog line-in
recording, or during analog-digital conversion of a copyright
protected tape.
81
Memory Card Related Messages
Message
NO CARD
Explanation
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
THE CARD IS SET FOR
SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the card
ERASURE PREVENTION or change the position of the protect switch.
128
88
88
NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or
play back the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4
seconds and “
” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove
the card and reinsert the card. If “
” changes to green, you can
continue recording/playback.
–
CARD FULL
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with another
card or erase images.
–
NAMING ERROR
File or folder number has reached the maximum value.
91
Message
Explanation
–
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
Image is not recorded with JPEG compression, or with a
compression not compatible with the camcorder, or the image file
is corrupted.
TRANSFER
ORDER ERROR
You attempted to set more than 200 transfer orders.
124
CANNOT TRANSFER!
You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
123
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory card
depending on the signal.
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE USED AS START-UP
IMAGE
You attempted to use an image recorded with another camcorder,
recorded with a compression not compatible with this camcorder,
or that has been edited on a computer.
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 1800. If a dialog
appeared on the computer screen, close it. Reconnect the USB
cable.
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–
111
–
Direct Print Related Messages
Following messages may appear on the camcorder screen. On printers equipped with an
operation panel, an error number or message displays on the panel. Refer to the printer
manual for the remedies corresponding to the error numbers or messages.
Message
PAPER ERROR
Explanation
There is a problem with the paper.
Wrong paper size is inserted, or the ink cannot be used with the selected
paper.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing.
MEDIA TYPE ERROR
You attempted to use a paper size/type that is not supported by the
printer.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon.
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
FILE ERROR
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X
IMAGES
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were
recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression or were
edited on a computer.
SET
You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY menu
[
PRINT] without having set the print order.
PRINT ORDER
You attempted to set more than 200 still images in the print order.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status.
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.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status.
Additional
Information
PRINT ORDER
ERROR
129
Message
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
130
Explanation
The printer is experiencing a data transmission 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.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large
number of images. Reduce the number of images.
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PRINTER WARMING UP
Printer is warming up. If the message does not disappear after a few
seconds, check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper
position.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or print head is defect. Refer to the
instruction manual of your printer.
Maintenance/Others
Camcorder Handling Precautions
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 Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder.
 Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity.
 Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic 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 the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the
cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens.
Attach the lens cap after use.
 The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage.
 Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
 Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly,
consult qualified service personnel.
 Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration
as this may cause damage.
 Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and
cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces (
132).
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).
 After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder
is still working properly.
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
 Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
 Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
 Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes
suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
 At cold temperatures, the screen may be darker than usual. This is not a malfunction.
The screen returns to normal when the camcorder warms up.
Additional
Information
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Viewfinder
 Clean the viewfinder screen using a blower brush or a commercially available cleaning
cloth for glasses.
Video Heads
 When the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned.
 To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads
frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
 Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly even
when you clean the video heads.
 Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if
condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to 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
How to avoid condensation:
 Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to
temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
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When condensation is detected:
 The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing.
 If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears
and “ ” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette
compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
 A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
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Resuming use:
 It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation warning
stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
Battery Pack Handling Precautions
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 or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
 Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the
day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
 Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact to 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 1 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.
Additional
Information
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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. For example, with charged
battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [
]-shaped hole shows the blue
label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Lithium Button Battery Handling Precautions
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate
the battery.
CR1616:
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Toshiba, Varta or Renata. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
CR2025:
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo,
or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
 Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short
circuit.
 Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
 Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical assistance
immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may damage stomach
and intestines.
 Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
Cassette Handling Precautions
 Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
 Return cassettes in the case and store them upright.
 Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
 Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the
camcorder.
 Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
 Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
 Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may
damage the cassettes.
 Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time.
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 With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become
dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of loading/
unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
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Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to the
left. (This switch position is usually labeled
SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA
mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for
approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing. If
you wish to record on that cassette, slide the tab back to the right.
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Memory Card Handling Precautions
 Format new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards formatted with other
devices such as a computer may not operate correctly.
 We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive
or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory
card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for
corrupted or lost data.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source, open the memory card
cover 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 memory cards.
 Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
 Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on the
card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely.
 Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
 Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card
backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
 Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory
card.
Additional
Information
135
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery
packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult
the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system. The NTSC system is
used in the following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada,
Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Greenland,
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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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a
Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
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Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn on.
Cause
Solution
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
Battery pack is not correctly
attached.
Attach the battery pack
correctly.
13
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
Power save function has
been activated.
Turn on the camcorder.
25
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
Cassette compartment cover
is not fully open.
Open the cassette
compartment cover fully.
16
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
The camcorder malfunctions.
Consult a Canon Service
Center.
LCD/viewfinder switches on
and off.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
Battery pack will not charge.
Battery packs will not charge
outside the temperature
range of 0 °C and 40°C (32
°F and 104 °F).
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.
Wait until the battery pack
temperature is below 40 °C
(104 °F) and retry charging.
–
The battery pack is damaged.
Use a different battery pack.
–
The camcorder switches off
by itself.
Cassette compartment will
not open.
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
–
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Cause
Solution
Camcorder is not turned on.
Turn on the camcorder.
25
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
16
“
” flashes on the screen.
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
16
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
13
“
” flashes on the screen.
See reference page.
132
Camcorder stopped operating
to protect the tape.
Unload and reload the
cassette.
16
The wireless controller will not
work.
[WL.REMOTE] is set to
[OFF
].
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
75
The battery of the wireless
controller is exhausted.
Replace the battery.
20
Additional
Information
Condensation is detected.
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
137
Recording
Problem
Cause
Camcorder is not set to
CAMERA mode.
Set the camcorder to
CAMERA mode.
25
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME” appears on
the screen.
Time zone, date and time are
not set.
Set the time zone, date and
time.
22
Backup battery is exhausted.
Replace the backup battery
and reset the time zone, date
and time.
17
Battery pack is inserted the
wrong way.
Insert the backup battery with
the + side facing outward and
set the time zone, date and
time.
17
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Camcorder is turned off.
Turn on the power.
25
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
16
Tape reached the end
(“
END” flashes on the
screen).
Rewind the tape or replace
the cassette.
16
Change the position of the
protect switch.
135
Camcorder is set to a mode
other than the CAMERA
mode.
Set the camcorder to
CAMERA mode.
25
Autofocus does not work on
that subject.
Focus manually.
52
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
18
Lens is dirty.
Clean the lens.
131
Cassette is protected (“
flashes on the screen).
Camcorder will not focus.
138
Solution
Image will not appear on the
screen.
”
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.
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Sound is distorted or
recorded in a lower volume
than the actual volume.
When recording near loud
sound (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
may become distorted or may
not be recorded in the actual
sound level. This is not a
malfunction.
–
–––
Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
18
–
–––
Playback
Problem
Cause
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Camcorder is turned off, or is
not set to PLAY (VCR) mode.
Set the camcorder to PLAY
(VCR) mode.
32
The TAPE/CARD switch is set
to CARD.
Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
TAPE.
32
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
16
Tape reached the end
(“
END” flashes on the
screen).
Rewind the tape.
32
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
[AV
Set [AV
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Tape is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
is not set to VIDEO.
Set the selector to VIDEO.
35
Video heads are dirty.
Clean the video heads.
132
You attempted to play back or
dub copyright protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
–
Speaker volume is turned off.
Adjust the volume with the
SET dial.
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
DV] is set to [ON].
Solution
DV] to [OFF].
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Editing
Problem
Dubbing via the camcorder's
DV terminal does not work.
Cause
[AV
DV] is set to [ON].
Wrong signal format.
Solution
Set [AV
DV] to [OFF].
Dubbing may work via the AV
terminal.
Refer also to the instruction
manual of the connected
device.
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Additional
Information
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Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card was not facing
the correct direction.
Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it.
88
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Memory card is full.
Replace the memory card or
erase images.
88
Memory card is not formatted. Format the memory card.
110
Memory card is not inserted.
Insert a memory card.
88
File number reached
maximum value.
Set [FILE NUMBERS] to
[RESET] and insert a new
memory card.
91
SD Memory Card is
protected.
Change the position of the
protect switch.
88
Memory card cannot be
played back.
Camcorder is not set to
CARD PLAY mode.
Set the camcorder to CARD
PLAY mode.
102
Memory card is not inserted.
Insert a memory card.
88
Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
104
“
140
Cause
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
” flashes red.
SD memory card is protected. Change the position of the
protect switch.
88
Card error occurred.
110
Turn off the camcorder.
Remove and reinsert the
memory card. Format the
memory card if flashing
persists.
System Diagram
(Availability differs from area to area)
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WS-20 Wrist Strap
WA-28
Wide attachment
Shoulder Strap
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
WD-28
Wide-converter
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
Battery Pack
CB-2LT
Battery Charger
WL-D85
Wireless Controller
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
TL-28
Tele-converter
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
Battery Pack
FS-28U
Filter Set
TV
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
VCR
Commercially available
DV Cable
SDC-128M
SD Memory Card
Digital Device
PC Card Adapter
USB Reader/Writer
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
Canon printers with direct print function /
PictBridge-compliant printers
Additional
Information
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
Computer
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also
obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon
U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
from the following: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14.
CB-2LT Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Battery Pack
NB-2LH
NB-2L
BP-2L12
BP-2L14
Charging Time
90 min.
80 min.
150 min.
170 min.
Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable
plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs
off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
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TL-28 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of
1.7.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the TL-28 is 3 m (9.8 ft.); 3 cm (1.2 in.) at
maximum wide angle.
•
When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture
when you record with assist lamp.
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WD-28 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
•
When the Wide-converter is
attached, a shadow may appear in the
picture when you record with assist lamp.
FS-28U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
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Information
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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.
SC-1000/SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder
within easy reach without weighing you down
or getting in the way.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
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Specifications
ZR300/ZR200
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System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Tape Format
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(80 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD
system), digital component recording
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
1/6-inch CCD, approx. 680,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape approx. 340,000 pixels
card approx. 450,000 pixels
Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark.
SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips), LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
2.4-inch. TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
ZR300: f=2.8-61.6 mm, f/1.6-3.6, 22x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
Tape: 4:3 recording: 53.5-1177 mm
16:9 recording : 44.2-972 mm
Card: 46.9-1032 mm
ZR200: f=2.8-56 mm, f/1.6-3.2, 20x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
Tape: 4:3 recording: 53.5-1070 mm
16:9 recording : 44.2-884 mm
Card: 46.9-938 mm
11 elements in 8 groups
28 mm
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (indoor, outdoor) or custom
white balance
2.0 lx (using the Night mode)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory Card
Recording Media
Number of Recording Pixels
Additional
Information
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Still image: 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
File Format
Design rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF
compliant
* 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.
Image Compression Method
Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)
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Input/Output Terminals
AV Terminal
DV Terminal
USB Terminal
Ø3.5 mm minijack
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output:
–10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input:
–10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
mini-B
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption (AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC
2.3W (using viewfinder), 3.1W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
51 x 93 x 130 mm (2.0 x 3.7 x 5.1 in.) excluding protrusions
430 g (15.2 oz.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
720 mAh
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm (1.3 x 0.64 x 1.8 in.)
43 g (1.5 oz.)
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
Capacity
Interface
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
8 MB
SD Memory Card standard
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
32 x 24 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.94 x 0.08 in.)
2 g (0.07 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Item Codes
Provided Accessories
Lens Cap
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
NB-2LH Battery Pack
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
WL-D85 Wireless Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
WA-28 Wide Attachment (ZR300)
D52-0300-000
8468A002AA
9612A001AA
3067A002AA (D82-0590-201)
D83-0712-000
6906A001AA
D55-0270-000
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Optional Accessories
BP-2L12 Battery Pack
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
NB-2L Battery Pack
CB-2LT Battery Charger
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
WD-28 Wide-converter
TL-28 Tele-converter
FS-28U Filter Set
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
DVM-CL DV Cleaning Cassette
7871A002AA
9582A002AA
7302A001AA
7303A001AA
7873A002AA
7954A001AA
7953A001AA
7952A001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
3083A002AA (D81-1200-201)
D81-1302-201
3134A002AA (D36-0032-201)
Additional
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Index
12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
16:9 widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 136
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 142
AE Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Analog-digital converter . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
AV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
AV-DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
E
Easy recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
End search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Erasing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Fast forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Focusing point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Focus-Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
B
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
I
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Infinity focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
L
C
Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 121
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Connections - TV, VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Copyright signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Demo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Direct print function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 87
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Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
LCD Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
LCD mirror mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lens cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Low light mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Movie size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
My Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
N
Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Night+ mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
O
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
P
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . 102
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Playback pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Portrait mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
R
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Record search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording movies (memory card) . . . .
Recording movies (tape) . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording still images (memory card) .
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rewind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28
28
97
25
45
92
75
96
32
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
E
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 121
V
Video heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Wide attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Z
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
S
T
Tape protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Additional
Information
Sample images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Sand & Snow mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Skin detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Sports mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Spotlight mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Stitch Assist mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Super Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THE UNITED STATES
The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of
purchase.
Canon consumer digital video equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against
defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR
from the date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of
three months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our
factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose
the Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During your ONE-YEAR
warranty period, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your
warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or
disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the equipment
return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no
charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV
camcorders are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty
regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such
non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction
with incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV
Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the
nearest service facility for your product.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the
following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or
failure to follow operating instructions;
B) If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our
authorized agent;
D) If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it
apply to equipment purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms,
military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications.
These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS
IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most
important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or
product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR
GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH
RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR
PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF
DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE,
MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON
WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT
LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO
YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA.
(SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY
SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR
THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video
equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of
purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period
of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from
the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not
conform to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head
cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
E
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with
shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the
problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions,
guarantees or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied
warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on
account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit,
revenue, video tapes or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees
or representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon
Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to
this Canon product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the
instruction book before using it.
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