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DXG-A80V HD
User’s Manual
DXG USA
About this manual.............................................................v
Copyright...........................................................................v
Precautions ......................................................................vi
Before You Start .............................................................viii
1
Introducing the camcorder........................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
System requirements...............................................1
Features..................................................................1
Unpacking the camcorder ......................................2
About the camcorder ..............................................3
1.4.1
Front view...................................................3
1.4.2
Top view .....................................................3
1.4.3
Bottom view ...............................................4
1.4.4
Right view...................................................4
1.4.5
Left view .....................................................5
1.4.6
Back view....................................................5
1.4.7
Control Panel..............................................6
1.4.8
Adjusting the LCD display.......................7
1.4.9
About the LEDs........................................12
Getting started.......................................... 13
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Inserting an SD card ............................................13
Inserting the batteries...........................................15
Charging the battery ............................................17
Turning on/ off the camcorder.............................17
Changing modes...................................................17
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2.6
Before you start ....................................................18
2.6.1
Setting the date and time ........................18
2.6.2
Setting the language ................................19
2.6.3
Setting the beep........................................20
2.7
Shoot/Playback video ...........................................21
2.7.1
Shooting a video clip ...............................21
2.7.2
Playing the video clip..............................23
2.8
Taking/viewing pictures........................................24
2.8.1
Taking a still picture................................24
2.8.2
Viewing images........................................25
2.9 Connecting to a computer ....................................26
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV ...............................26
2.11 Connecting to a HDTV ........................................27
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Using the camcorder ................................ 28
3.1
Camcorder mode ..................................................28
3.1.1
Camcorder mode .....................................28
3.1.2
Using the macro function .......................29
3.1.3
Using the zoom function.........................29
3.1.4
Using the LED light .................................30
3.1.5
Using the Flash module, auto and force30
3.1.6
Using the Stabilizer function..................30
3.1.7
Quick access controls ..............................30
3.2
Camera mode........................................................31
3.2.1
Camera mode icons .................................31
3.2.2
Using the macro function .......................32
3.2.3
3.2.4
3.2.5
Using the zoom function.........................32
Using the LED light module...................32
Quick access controls ..............................32
3.3
Camcorder Playback mode...................................33
3.3.1
Camcorder Playback mode icons ..........33
3.4
Camera Playback mode........................................35
3.4.1
Camera Playback mode icons ................35
3.5
Thumbnail mode ..................................................36
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Using the menus ....................................... 37
4.1
Camcorder menu ..................................................37
4.1.1.
Video resolution.......................................37
4.1.2.
Video quality ............................................38
4.1.3.
White balance ...........................................40
4.1.4.
Color effect ...............................................41
4.1.5.
Stabilizer ...................................................42
4.1.6.
Dual Video mode.....................................43
4.2
Camcorder playback menu ..................................44
4.2.1
Delete.........................................................44
4.2.2
Protect .......................................................46
4.2.3
Auto-play..................................................47
4.3
Camera menu .......................................................48
4.3.1
Resolution .................................................48
4.3.2
Photo Quality ...........................................49
4.3.3
White balance ...........................................49
4.3.4
Color effect ...............................................50
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4.3.5
4.3.6
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Self-timer...................................................51
Aspect Ratio..............................................52
4.4
Camera playback menu........................................53
4.4.1
Delete.........................................................53
4.4.2
Protect .......................................................55
4.4.3
Autoplay ...................................................56
4.5
System menu.........................................................57
4.5.1
Setting the beep........................................57
4.5.2
Auto power off.........................................57
4.5.3
TV standard..............................................58
4.5.4
Format .......................................................59
4.5.5
Default.......................................................60
4.5.6
Language ..................................................60
4.5.7
Frequency .................................................61
4.5.8
Date/time .................................................61
Installing the software and drivers......... 62
5.1 Presto! Mr. Photo .................................................62
5.2 Quick Time ...........................................................63
Appendix .........................................................................64
Specifications ..................................................................64
Troubleshooting ..............................................................67
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Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of this advanced camcorder.
Make sure that you read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe
place for future reference.
About this manual
Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this
manual are correct and up to date. However, no guarantee is made
regarding the accuracy of the contents. If the contents of this
manual do not tally with the camera, please take the camera as a
criterion. We reserve the right to change the contents of this
manual and specifications of the product without prior notice.
If the accessories do not tally with the actual package, please take
the actual package as the criterion.
Copyright
© Copyright 2008.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated
into any language or computer language, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or
otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
manufacturer.
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Precautions
General precautions
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Do not use or store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas,
as its components may be damaged.
Do not store the product in a hot environment. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.
Do not store the product in cold areas. When the product
warms up to its normal temperature, moisture can form inside;
this may damage the electronic circuits.
Do not attempt to open the casing or attempt your own repairs.
High-voltage internal components create the risk of electric
shock when exposed.
Do not drop or knock the product. Rough handling may
damage the internal components.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong
detergents to clean the product. Wipe the product with a
slightly damp soft cloth.
Do not fire the flash while it is too close to the subject's eyes.
Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if it is fired
too close to the eyes. When using the flash, the camcorder
should be at least one meter from the eyes of the subject.
Do not open the battery cover while an image is being
recorded. Doing so will not only make storage of the current
image impossible, it can also corrupt other image data already
stored in file.
If the product or any of its accessories are not working
properly, take them to your nearest qualified service center.
The personnel there will assist you and if necessary, arrange
for the product to be repaired.
Test for proper operation before using the camcorder.
Notes on the LCD Screen
Caution must be observed when dealing with the fluid contained in
the LCD. Ensure that fluid does not leak if the screen becomes
cracked or damaged. If this occurs, follow these steps:
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If the fluid makes contact with skin, wipe it with a clean cloth
then rinse with a large amount of water.
If the fluid makes contact with eyes, wash eyes with clean
water for at least 15 minutes and seek immediate medical
attention.
If the fluid is swallowed, first rinse mouth with water, then
drink a large amount of water and induce vomiting. Seek
immediately medical attention.
Operation conditions
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This camcorder is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Do not use or keep the camcorder in the following areas:
- In areas subject to direct sunlight
- In areas subject to high humidity or dust
- Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
- Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun.
- In areas subject to strong vibration
Power supply
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Use only the type of battery that came with your camcorder.
Using any other type of battery may damage the equipment
and invalidate the warranty.
Make sure the battery is inserted correctly. Inserting the
battery incorrectly can cause damage to the product and
possibly start a fire.
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Remove the battery to avoid the fluid leakage if the camcorder
is not going to be used for a long time.
If the battery is crushed or damaged, remove it immediately to
avoid the battery fluid leakage and abnormal expansion.
Before You Start
Take some test shots before performing a formal
recording.
Before taking pictures with this camcorder in any important
occasion (such as a wedding ceremony or an overseas trip), do test
the camcorder beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any
additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as
costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the
photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no
compensation will be given for it.
Copyright information
Take care to observe "No Photography" notices in certain locations.
In these cases, you cannot record any live performance,
improvisation or exhibits, even for personal purposes. Any transfer
of pictures or memory card data must be conducted under the
constraints of copyright law.
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1 Introducing the camcorder
Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the
camcorder. This chapter also covers system requirements, package
contents, and descriptions of the hardware components.
1.1 System requirements
The camcorder requires a PC with the following specifications:
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Windows® Vista / XP operating system
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Intel® Pentium 4 2.8GHz CPU or higher (3GHz recommended)
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At least 1GB of RAM or higher (1GB recommended)
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64MB or Greater Video Card
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Standard USB 1.1 port or higher
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At least 200MB of available disk space
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Note:
A USB 1.1 port may enable you to transfer files to and from
your host PC, but transfer speeds may be much faster with a
USB 2.0 port.
1.2 Features
The camcorder offers a variety of features and functions including:
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HD Digital camcorder
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Digital camera (max. 12 Megapixels)
Additionally, the camcorder also features 5X optical zoom, 10X
digital zoom, USB mass storage, a LCD touch screen and EIS
function.
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1.3 Unpacking the camcorder
The following items should be present in the package. If any item is
missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
Camcorder
Pouch
User manual
USB c able
D C-in a dapter
B attery charger
(optio na l)
Po wer cord
A V cable
H DMI c able
(o ptional)
Remote co ntrol
(o ptional)
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Li-ion battery
NP-120
CD-ROM
(A pplic atio n s oftw are)
1.4 About the camcorder
Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the
buttons and controls of this camcorder.
1.4.1
Front view
Flash
Lens
Self-timer LED
LED light
1.4.2
Top view
Battery cover latch
Shutter button
Zoom/ Volume button
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1.4.3
Bottom view
Tripod mount
1.4.4
Right view
LCD Display
Microphone
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1.4.5
Left view
Battery cover
Hand strap
1.4.6
Back view
LCD display
Power/Camera
status LED
Mode dial
REC/STOP
button
Playback
button
DC-in/AV/USB Output
HD Output
Joystick
5
1.4.7
Control Panel
Speaker
Display button
Menu button
Flash button
LED light
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LCD
display
Power button
SD card cover la tch
SD card cover
1.4.8
Adjusting the LCD display
Flip and twist the LCD screen as shown while capturing a still
image or recording a video clip.
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See the table below for a description of each button’s function.
Button
Name
Function
Power
button
Press to turn power on/off.
Menu
button
Press to display main OSD menus.
Mode dial
Use to turn Camcorder, Camera, and
SET modes.
 In Camcorder and Camera mode:
1. Move up/ down to adjust the
exposure settings.
2. Move right to enable the macro
function. A
icon appears on
the LCD screen when enabled.
Joystick
3. Move left to adjust the white
balance settings.
 In Camera Playback mode:
1. Move right and left to view the
stored images.
2. When the image is zoomed in, the
LCD screen appears up/down
direction keys. You may press the
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joystick to move the image.
Then you may press the center
joystick button to switch the
moving directions (up/down 
left/right).
3. Move the joystick up to enter the
Thumbnail mode.
4. In the Thumbnail mode, move
up, down, left, right to select the
thumbnail images and then press
the center joystick button to view
the image in full screen mode.
 In Camcorder Playback mode:
1. Press right and left to view the
stored video clips and press the
center joystick button to play/
stop the video clips.
2. In Playing mode, move right to
fast-forward a video clip and
move left to rewind a video clip.
3. Move the joystick up to enter the
Thumbnail mode.
4. In the Thumbnail mode, move
up, down, left, right to select a
desired video clip and then press
the center joystick button to show
the video clip.
 In SET mode, press left and right to
highlight menu items and press the
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center joystick button to confirm.
 In Camera mode, press to take a
Shutter
button
photo.
 In Camcorder mode, you can
also press to take a photo before and
during recording a video clip.
REC/Stop
button
 In Camcorder mode, press to start
Playback
button
In Camcorder and Camera mode, press
to enter playback mode.
Display
button
Press once to turn off all OSD icons and
press again to display all OSD icons off.
recording a video clip.
 In Camcorder and Camera modes,
press right/ left to zoom in and out.
Zoom
button
 In Camera Playback mode, press
right to zoom in your photo.
 In Camcorder Playback mode, press
left/ right to increase or decrease the
volume of the video clip you are
playing.
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LED light
button
Flash
button
SD card
cover latch
Battery
cover latch
 In Camcorder and Camera modes,
press the button to turn on/ off the
increase light.
 In Camera modes, press the button
to switch between the flash modes.
 Slide the latch to open the SD card
cover when you insert/remove the
SD card.
 Slide the latch to open the battery
card cover when you insert/remove
the battery.
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1.4.9
About the LEDs
The following table describes the camcorder LEDs:
LED
Color
Power /
Green
Rec./
Green/ Red
Camcorder
Blinking
Status
Red
Self-timer
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Definition
Power-on
Recording
Camcorder busy
Red Blinking
Self-timer is activated.
Red Blinking
Rapidly
2 seconds self-timer
remaining.
2 Getting started
Read this section to learn how to start using the camcorder. This
section covers basic functions such as switching on, inserting the
battery and memory cards, and configuring preliminary settings.
See later chapters for advanced functions.
2.1 Inserting an SD card (SD sold separately)
An SD card can be installed in the camcorder to provide additional
storage space for still images, video clips, or other files.
1.
Open the LCD screen cover and move the SD card cover
latch in the direction of the arrow to open the SD card
compartment cover.
2.
Insert an SD card, making sure the contacts are facing
upwards. Make sure that SD card is inserted fully.
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3.
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Close the SD card compartment cover.
2.2 Inserting the batteries
This camcorder is designed to use a rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Only use the batteries supplied or similar batteries recommended
by the manufacturer or your dealer.
 Note:
Install the battery exactly as described here. Installing the
battery incorrectly could cause damage to the camcorder and
possibly start a fire.
1.
Slide the battery cover latch as shown and then the
battery cover opens automatically.
2.
Insert the battery as shown.
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3.
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Close the battery cover as shown.
2.3 Charging the battery
You can charge the battery with the charging unit provided. Follow
the below steps to charge your battery.
1.
Insert the Li-ion battery into the charging bay. Connect
one end of the power cord to the charging unit and then
plug the other end to the wall outlet as shown.
2.
The red LED will light up for proper charging.
3.
After full charge, the LED turns to green.
4.
It takes about 290 minutes to achieve full charge. Actual
charging time depends on current battery capacity and
charging conditions.
2.4 Turning on/ off the camcorder
Press and hold the power button to turn the camcorder on/off.
2.5 Changing modes
The camcorder can operate in three modes,
Camcorder, Camera, and SET. Move the mode
dial to toggle different modes.
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2.6 Before you start
Before you start using the camcorder, some basic settings such as
date and time, languages and beep function need to be configured.
2.6.1
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Setting the date and time
1.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight Date / Time. Press the center joystick button to
confirm.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight each field.
3.
Adjust each value by moving the joystick up, down, or
tap the
/
. Press the center joystick button or
tap
to save your changes and leave the Date/
Time menu.
4.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
2.6.2
Setting the language
1.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight Language. Press the center joystick button to
enter the Language menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
the following languages: English, Japanese, French,
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, German, Russian,
and Arabic. Move the joystick up and down or tap
/
to go to the previous/next page. After the
language is selected, press the center joystick button or
tap
to confirm.
3.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
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2.6.3
Setting the beep
1.
Turn on the camcorder, and move the mode dial to SET.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight Beep. Press the center joystick button to enter
the Beep menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right to select Beep Off or
Beep On options. Pess the center joystick button or tap
to confirm.
3.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
Notes:
Remove the LCD protective film to increase the
sensitivity of the touch panel.
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2.7 Shoot/Playback video
2.7.1
1.
Shooting a video clip
Turn on the camcorder and move the mode dial to
Camcorder mode.
Camcorder mode
2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the video.
3.
Press the REC/STOP button to start recording.
4.
Press the REC/STOP button again to stop recording.
5.
The video clip is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
Notes:
1. The maximum length of each video recording file
is approximately 3.75 GB.
2. The high-resolution settings result in larger files,
and therefore shorter length.
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3. The LCD preview and the ratio of a still-image
capture can vary depending on the different
video resolution settings. See the following table:
Video resolution
WQVGA
WVGA
720P
1080P
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Preview
16:9 ratio
Taking pictures
and focusing
4:3 ratio
2.7.2
1.
Playing the video clip
In Camcorder mode, press the Playback button. The most
recent file displays on the LCD screen.
Camcorder playback
mode indicator
2.
Move the joystick right and left to or tap
/
select a desired video clip and press the center joystick
button or
. The video clip starts playing.
3.
Move the joystick left or tap
to rewind the video
clip and move the joystick right or tap
to fast
forward.
4.
Press the REC/ STOP button or tap
to pause the
video playback. Press the REC/ STOP button again or tap
to resume the video playback.
5.
When viewing the video clip, move the Zoom button left
or right to adjust the volume.
6.
Press the center joystick button or tap
to stop
playing. Tap
to view the video clip in 1/2 x slow
playback. Tap
twice to toggle between 1/2x and
2x speeds. Tap
then tap
to toggle among
1/4, 1/8 & 1/16 speeds.
7.
Press the Playback button again to return to Camcorder
mode.
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2.8 Taking/viewing pictures
2.8.1
1.
Taking a still picture
Turn on the camcorder and move the Mode Dial to
Camera mode.
Camera mode
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2.
Use the LCD screen to frame the picture.
3.
Press the Shutter button to capture the image.
4.
The picture is automatically saved with a unique file
name.
2.8.2
1.
Viewing images
In Camera mode, press the Playback button. The most
recent image displays on the LCD screen.
Camera
Playback mode
2.
Press the joystick right and left or tap
scroll through the images.
3.
Move the Zoom button right to zoom in the picture.
There are four direction keys appears on the LCD screen.
You may use the joystick to pan across the picture.
4.
Move the joystick up fully or tap
thumbnails of all stored images.
5.
Move the joystick left and right to select an image. Move
the joystick up and down or tap
/
to go to
the previous/next page
6.
Press the center joystick button or tap
image in full screen mode.
7.
Press the Playback button again to return to Camera
mode.
/
to
to view the
to view the
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2.9 Connecting to a computer
Read this section to learn how to transfer files to a PC, show the
video clips or photos on a TV.
Connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable provided.
2.10 Connecting to a standard TV
Connect the camcorder to a standard TV as shown with the AV
cable provided.
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2.11 Connecting to a HDTV
Read this section to learn how to show the video clips or photos on
a HDTV. Connecting to a HDTV offers the high resolution for
displaying the video clips or photos.
Connect the camcorder to a HD TV as shown with the HDMI cable
provided.
HD in
HDMI cable
HD out
Notes:
When connected to an HDTV, dual video output is
supported. You can view videos on the TV and operate
the LCD panel at the same time.
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3 Using the camcorder
Read this section to learn how to use the camcorder.
3.1 Camcorder mode
Use this mode to capture video clips or record voice and store them
on an SD card.
3.1.1
Camcorder mode
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camcorder mode icons and symbols.
Camcorder mode
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10
1
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
Camcorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Recording time elapsed
2
Memory status indicator
: SD card in
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3
Stabilizer indicator
4
Dual video indicator
5
Color effect indicator
6
Quality indicator
7
Macro indicator
8
LED light indicator
9
Menu indicator. Tap to enter the video menu.
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Battery indicator
11
EV compensation indicator
12
White balance indicator
13
Video resolution indicator
14
Camcorder mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
3.1.2
Using the macro function
This function can capture subjects close to the lens. In macro mode,
subjects can be as close as 5 cm.
While in Camera or Camcorder modes, move the joystick right to
activate the macro function, and a
icon displays on the LCD
screen.
Move the joystick again to return to normal mode.
3.1.3
Using the zoom function
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The camcorder is equipped with 5x optical zoom and 10X digital
zoom.
Move the Zoom button right to get closer to a subject.
Move the Zoom button left to move away from a subject.
3.1.4
Using the LED light
Use the LED light to illuminate subjects in dark environments.
Press the LED Light button to switch on the flash light and press
again to switch it off.
3.1.5
Using the Flash module, auto and force
Use the auto and force flash module to illuminate subjects in dark
environments when press the shutter button.
You may switch the auto and force flash module by toggling the
Flash button. The
or
displays on your camcorder when
activated.
3.1.6
Using the Stabilizer function
Use the Stabilizer function to reduce vibration caused by camcorder
shanks during a video shoot.
See section 4.1.5 “Stabilizer”.
3.1.7
Quick access controls
You can also make adjustments to exposure by pressing the joystick
up and down.
In Camcorder and Camera modes, press the joystick up and down
to adjust the EV compensation settings. Press the joystick left to
choose white balance settings.
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3.2 Camera mode
Use Camera mode to capture still pictures and store them in the
on an SD card.
3.2.1
Camera mode icons
Use the following picture to familiarize yourself with the Camera
mode icons and symbols.
Camera mode
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1
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14
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12
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10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Remaining number of photos
2
Memory status indicator
: SD card in
3
Aspect ratio indicator
4
Self-timer indicator
5
Stabilizer indicator
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6
Color effect indicator
7
Quality indicator
8
Macro indicator
9
LED light indicator
10
Flash indicator
11
Menu indicator. Tap to enter the camera
menu.
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Battery indicator
13
EV compensation indicator
14
White balance indicator
15
Video resolution indicator
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Camera mode indicator
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Zoom indicator
3.2.2
Using the macro function
See section 3.1.2 “Using the macro function”.
3.2.3
Using the zoom function
See section 3.1.3“Using the zoom function”.
3.2.4
Using the LED light module
See section 3.1.4 “Using the LED light”.
3.2.5
Quick access controls
See section 3.1.7“Quick access controls”.
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3.3 Camcorder Playback mode
Use Camcorder Playback mode to review all the movie files stored
on the SD card.
3.3.1
Camcorder Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camcorder Playback mode icons and symbols.
Camcorder playback mode
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10
1
9
2
7
6
5
4
3
Camcorder mode:
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Displays the elapsed time while playing
the video clip
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2
Volume level indicator
3
Fast forward icon. Tap to fast forward the
video clip
4
Slow motion icon. Tap to play the video in
slow motion
5
Stop icon. Tap to stop the video.
6
Pause icon. Tap to pause the video.
7
Rewind icon. Tap to rewind the video.
8
File protect indicator
9
Camcorder playback mode icon
10
Displays the file number of the video clip
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3.4 Camera Playback mode
Use Camera Playback mode to review all the image files stored in
the camcorder.
3.4.1
Camera Playback mode icons
Refer to the following picture to familiarize yourself with the
Camera Playback mode icons and symbols.
5
6
4
7
3
2
1
See the table below for a description of each icon and symbol.
1
Next icon. Tap to go to the next image.
2
Thumbnail icon. Tap to display images in
thumbnail.
3
Menu icon. Tap to display the playback menu.
4
Back icon. Tap to return to the previous image.
5
Camera playback mode icon.
6
File number indicator
7
File protect indicator
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3.5 Thumbnail mode
When in Camera Playback or Camcorder Playback modes, move
the joystick up or tap
to show images as thumbnails.
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1.
Turn on the camcorder and make sure it is in Camera
Playback or Camcorder Playback mode.
2.
The most recent image /video clip displays on the screen.
Move the joystick up or tap
to view six thumbnail
images /video clips on the LCD screen.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen
highlight an image or a video clip. Move the joystick up
and down or tap
/
to go to the
previous/next page.
4.
Press the center joystick button or tap
to view the
image or playback the video clip in full screen mode.
5.
Move the joystick up or tap
thumbnail view.
to return to
4 Using the menus
Read this section to learn how to configure the camcorder settings
and use the advanced features.
4.1 Camcorder menu
When in Camcorder mode, press the Menu button or tap
show the camcorder options menu.
to
4.1.1. Video resolution
Use the resolution option to determine the resolution of the
captured video. The larger screen size requires more memory
storage space.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
Camcorder menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Resolution option. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Press the joystick left and right to select 1080i/60FPS,
1080P/30FPS, 720P/60FPS, 720P/30FPS, WVGA/60FPS,
WVGA/30FPS, or WQVGA/240FPS. Press the center
joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the
submenu.
to enter the
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5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
 Note:
In 1080P mode, you can capture a photo when the
video is recording. The still image resolution is
2560*1440.
4.1.2. Video quality
There are two different levels of video quality setting. Higher
quality video needs more memory storage space.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
Camcorder menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Quality option. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Press the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
the desired option. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the submenu.
to enter the
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
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4.1.3. White balance
Use this option to correct color difference for different lighting
conditions. When white balance is set to Auto, the camcorder
automatically compensates for different lighting conditions.
1.
2.
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Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
Press the Menu button or tap
to enter the
Camcorder menu
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the White Balance menu. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Auto,
Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the
center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit
the submenu.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
4.1.4. Color effect
The camcorder can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
Camcorder menu
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Effect menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Natural,
B&W, or Sepia. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the submenu.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the
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4.1.5. Stabilizer
Use this function to reduce vibration caused by camcorder shakes
during a video shoot.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
Camcorder menu
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Stabilizer menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Off or
Stabilizer options. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the submenu.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
6.
An icon
displays on the screen.
to enter the
4.1.6. Dual Video mode
Use this function to record two different resolution video clips at
same time. Note: smaller file will be stored in your SD card.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
Camcorder menu
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Dual Video menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Off,
1080P/WQVGA, or 720P/ WQVGA . Press the center
joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the
submenu.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the
Note: When this dual video function is enabled, the still
image resolution of PIV is 1280*720. When dual video
function is off, the still image resolution is 1920*1080.
Playback of smaller file will be from your PC only.
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4.2 Camcorder playback menu
Use the playback menu to manage the files stored on the SD card.
4.2.1 Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode. Press the Playback button and then press the
Menu button or tap
to display the Camcorder
Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Delete One or Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Move the joystick right and left or tap
/
to locate
the file you want to delete and press the center joystick button
or tap
to confirm.
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If you select Delete All, a prompt appears on screen for
confirmation. Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen
to select the desired option. Press the center joystick button or
tap
to confirm. All files stored in memory will be
deleted.
3.
Press the Menu button or tap
to exit the menu.
 Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make sure
you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to
unlock the files first before deleting them.
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4.2.2 Protect
Use this function to lock files to prevent accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode. Press the Playback button and then press the
Menu button or tap
to display Camcorder
Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Protect menu. Press the center joystick button or tap
to display the submenu.
3.
Then playback screen appears again. Move the joystick or
tap
/
to locate the file you want to protect.
Press the center joystick button or tap
to protect
or unprotect the file. A lock
icon is displayed to show
that the file is protected.
4.
Press the Menu button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
 Note:
To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The
icon disappears when the file is unlocked.
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lock
4.2.3 Auto-play
This camcorder includes an Auto-play function, which plays each
video clip in turn.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camcorder
mode. Press the Playback button and then press the
Menu button or tap
to display Camcorder
Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Auto-play menu. Press the center joystick button or tap
to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick right and left or tap the screen to select
the desired options. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm.
4.
Press the Menu button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
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4.3 Camera menu
In Camera mode, press the Menu button to show the Camera
Options menu.
4.3.1 Resolution
Use this option to set the size of the captured image. Larger images
contain more detail and therefore use more memory space.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Resolution menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right to select from 12M, 10M,
5M, 2M, 10M burst or 2M burst. Press the center joystick
button or tap
to confirm.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the Camera
4.3.2 Photo Quality
There are two different levels of video quality setting. Higher
quality video needs more memory storage space.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Quality option. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Press the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
the desired option. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the submenu.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the Camera
4.3.3 White balance
Use this option to correct color difference due to lighting
conditions.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu.
to enter the Camera
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3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the White Balance option. Press the center
joystick button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right to select Auto, Sunny,
Cloudy, Tungsten, or Fluorescent. Press the center
joystick button or tap
to confirm.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
4.3.4 Color effect
The camcorder can capture standard color images, black and white
images, or sepia tone to give an old-fashioned look.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Effect menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Natural,
B&W, or Sepia. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm and exit the submenu.
to enter the Camera
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
4.3.5 Self-timer
Use the self timer function to take a photo of yourself.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Self-timer menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Off, 5
seconds, or 10 seconds options. Press the center joystick
button or tap
to confirm.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the Camera
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4.3.6 Aspect Ratio
Use the aspect ratio function to adjust the aspect ratio of the
display.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
2.
Press the Menu button or tap
menu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to
highlight the Aspect Ratio menu. Press the center joystick
button to display the submenu.
4.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select 4:3, 16:9,
or 3:2 options. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm.
5.
Press the Enter button to exit the menu.
to enter the Camera
4.4 Camera playback menu
4.4.1 Delete
Use this function to delete files.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button or tap
to display the Camera Playback
menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Delete One or Delete All options.
If you select Delete One, the playback screen appears again.
Move the joystick right and left or tap
/
to locate
the file you want to delete and press the center joystick button
or tap
to confirm.
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If you select Delete All, a prompt appears on screen for
confirmation. Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen
to select the desired option. Press the center joystick button or
tap
to confirm. All files stored in memory will be
deleted.
3.
Press the Menu button or tap
to exit the menu.
 Note:
Once deleted, files cannot be recovered so make sure
you have a backup before you delete. Files that have
been protected will not be deleted. You have to
unlock the files first before deleting them.
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4.4.2 Protect
Use this function to lock files to prevent accidental deletion.
1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button or tap
to display Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Protect menu. Press the center joystick button or tap
to display the submenu.
3.
Then playback screen appears again. Moves the joystick
or tap
/
to locate the file you want to protect.
Press the center joystick button or tap
to protect
or unprotect the file. A lock
icon is displayed to show
that the file is protected.
4.
Press the Menu button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
 Note:
To unlock a file, repeat the above steps. The
icon disappears when the file is unlocked.
lock
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4.4.3 Auto-play
The camcorder includes a slide show function, which displays each
image in turn with a regular interval between pictures.
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1.
Turn the camcorder on and ensure it is in Camera mode.
Press the Playback button and then press the Menu
button or tap
to display Camera Playback menu.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap the screen to select
Auto-play menu. Press the center joystick button or tap
to display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick right and left or tap the screen to select
the desired options. Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm. The images are displayed
automatically.
4.
Press the Menu button again or tap
menu.
to exit the
4.5 System menu
The system menu is used to configure miscellaneous camcorder
functions.
4.5.1
Setting the beep
See section 2.6.3 “Setting the Beep”.
4.5.2 Auto power off
Use this function to switch the camcorder off automatically after a
period of inactivity for power saving.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap highlight the Auto
Power Off option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select Off, 5
minute, or 10 minutes. Press the center joystick button or
tap
to confirm.
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4.5.3 TV standard
Use the TV option to set the TV system for the area.
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1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to highlight the TV
standard option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select NTSC or
PAL, and press the center joystick button or tap
to
confirm.
4.5.4 Format
Use this function to format the current storage media. This format
action will delete everything on the media.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to highlight the
Format option. Press the center joystick button to display
the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right or tap to select X or , and
press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm.
4.
The current media (memory card) is formatted.
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4.5.5 Default
Use this option to reset all settings to the default settings.
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick left and right highlight the Default
option. Press the center joystick button to display the
submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select X or , and press
the center joystick button to confirm.
4.5.6 Language
See section 2.6.2 “Setting the language”.
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4.5.7 Frequency
Use the Frequency option to set the frequency system for your area.
To set the frequency:
1.
Turn on the camcorder and switch to SET mode.
2.
Move the joystick left and right to highlight the
Frequency option. Press the center joystick button to
display the submenu.
3.
Move the joystick left and right to select 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
Press the center joystick button or tap
to confirm.
4.5.8 Date/time
See section 2.6.1 “Setting the date and time”.
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5 Installing the software and drivers
Read this section to learn how to install the software for the
camcorder.
5.1 Presto! Mr. Photo
Presto! Mr. Photo is an advanced photo editing software
application.
To install Presto! Mr. Photo:
4.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
5.
If the CD-ROM does not automatically boot, use
Windows Explorer to execute the InstallMgr.exe file in
the root directory.
The following screen is displayed.
Install button
6.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Presto! Mr. Photo can be found in the help
files when the application is started.
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5.2 Quick Time
Quick Time is an easy-to-use application for playing the video clips
stored in the camcorder or on the SD/MMC card.
To install the Quick Time:
1.
Insert the supplied CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
If the CD-Rom doesn’t automatically boot, use Window
Explore to execute the InstalMgr.exe file in the root
directory.
The following screen is displayed:
Install button
3.
Click the Install button to begin the installation process
and follow the instructions on-screen.
More information about Quick Time can be found in the help files
when the application is started.
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Appendix
Specifications
General
Imaging
sensor
1/2.3” CMOS 10.0 Megapixel sensor
Active pixels
10.0 Megapixel
Storage media Internal: Built-in 128MB Flash Memory
External: SD Card (Up to SDHC 16GB
Class6)
Sensor
sensitivity
Auto
Color effects
Natural/B&W/Sepia
Lens
5X Optical zoom lens
Wide: F3.5~F32, f=6.8mm
Tele: F3.7~F33.8, f=34mm (38-190mm
equivalent to 135mm)
8G11E with ND filter
Focus range
Normal: 10cm ~ inf. (Wide) 1cm ~inf.
(tele)
Macro: 2cm ~ 80cm (Wide)
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General
Still image
Formats: JPEG (EXIF2.2), DCF
Resolution: 2M, 5M, 10M, 12M (Firmware
interpolation)
Continuous Shots: 10M, Max. 7
photos/sec; 2M, Max. 30 photos/sec.
Movie clips
Format: H.264 (MOV)
Resolution: WQVGA (240fps), WVGA
(30fps), WVGA (60fps), 720p (30fps), 720p
(60fps), 1080p (30fps), 1080i (60fps)
Zoom
Movie: 5X Optical Zoom, 10X Digital
Zoom
Camera: 5X Optical zoom, 10X Digital
zoom
Playback: Still Image (8X)
TFT Monitor
3.0” TFT (960 x 240 pixels) (16:9)
LED light
(Video)
Effective Range: 0.5m ~ 1m
Mode: On / Off
Strobe
(Camera)
Mode: Auto / Forced / Off
White balance Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/
Fluorescent
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General
-2.0 EV~+2.0 EV
EV
compensation
Self-timer
Off, 5, 10 seconds
PC interface
MSDC: USB 2.0 (high speed)
TV out format NTSC/PAL/ HDMI
Shutter
Still: 1/2-1/2000
Video: 1/30-1/4000
Auto power
off
Off, 5 min., 10 min
Power supply Li-Ion battery NP-120 battery/DC-in via
USB
Dimension
57 (W) x 70 (H) x 129 (D) mm
Weight
Approx. 292+-5g (without batteries)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Cannot turn on
the camcorder.
The batteries are
not inserted
correctly.
 Insert the
batteries
correctly. (See
2.2 Inserting the
batteries.)
The batteries
have no power.
 Please charge
the battery. (See
2.3 Charging the
battery.)
The camcorder
suddenly turns
off.
The captured
image is not
stored in
memory.
The auto power off  Turn the power
function was
on again.
enabled.
 Please charge the
The camcorder is
battery. (See 2.3
running out of
Charging the
battery power.
battery.)
Before the image
is saved the
power has been
cut off.
When battery
indicator turns
empty (without
green bars), replace
the battery
immediately.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The camcorder
turns off when
capturing
image using
self-timer.
The camcorder is
running out of
battery power.
 Please charge
the battery. (see
2.3 Charging the
battery)
The image is
out of focus.
The subject is
beyond focus
range.
 Please take a
picture within
the available
focus range and
choose normal
or macro mode.
(See 3.2.2 Using
the macro
function).
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Problem
Memory card
cannot be
used.
Possible Cause
Solution
The memory
card is protected.
 Unlock the
memory card.
The memory
card contains
non-DCF images
taken by other
camcorders.
 Format the
memory card.
(See 4.5.4
Format.) Before
formatting the
card, ensure you
back up the
files.
The SD card
speed is too low.
 You can set the
video or photo
to lower quality.
(See 4.1.2 Video
quality)
All buttons are
inactive.
Short circuit
occurred when
connecting the
camcorder with
other devices.
 Remove the
batteries from
the camcorder
and insert again.
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