Welcome:
Dear user, thank you for purchasing this product.
Much investment in time and effort has gone into its development, and it is our hope
that it will give you many years of trouble-free service.
Safety Notice:
1. Do not drop, puncture or disassemble the camera; otherwise the warranty will be voided.
2. Avoid all contact with water, and dry hands before using.
3. Do not expose the camera to high temperature or leave it in direct sunlight. Doing so may
damage the camera.
4. Use the camera with care. Avoid pressing hard on the camera body.
5. For your own safety, avoid using the camera when there is a storm or lightning.
6. Do not use batteries of different specifications. Doing so may lead to the potential for serious
damage.
7. Remove the battery during long periods between usage, as a deteriorated battery may affect
the functionality of the camera.
8. Remove the battery if it shows signs of leaking or distortion.
9. Use only the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
10. Keep the camera out of the reach of infants.
11. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
12. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
FCC Compliance Statement:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subjected 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.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential
installations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if
not installed and used 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 interference to radio or television equipment 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.
-Move the equipment away from the receiver.
-Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void Your authority to operate such equipment.
If the time arises to throw away your product, please
recycle all the components possible.
Batteries and rechargeable batteries are not to be
disposed in your domestic waste! Please recycle
them at your local recycling point.
Together we can help to protect the environment.
Getting Started
Knowing your camcorder parts
Shutter button (
)
Focus switch
Speaker
Lens
Battery compartment /
SD/MMC card slot
Flash Strobe
Bottom view
Strap holder
Tripod socket
Microphone
External Microphone Jack
Indicator light
LCD display
Record button ( )
Zoom button (
)T: Zoom in / Volume up
W: Zoom out / Volume down
Menu/OK button
Mode/Return (
) button
HD OUT
Power button ( )
USB connector
AV OUT connector
/Earphone
Installing the battery
1. Slide the battery cover open.
2. Place the included Li-Ion battery into the compartment. Note that
the metallic contacts must be aligned with the contacts in the
compartment.
3. After the battery is properly installed, replace the battery cover.
Charging the battery
Please charge the battery at least 8 hours prior to its first use.
1. Connect the cable.
Connect one end of the supplied AC adapter to the USB port of the
camcorder and the other end to a wall outlet.
OR
Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB port of
the camcorder and the other end to a powered PC. Make sure the
camcorder is powered off.
2. The charging LED turns red and the charge starts.
3. When the charging is interrupted or the battery pack is fully charged, the charging LED
will turn green.
When using a PC to charge the battery, do not power on the camcorder, or
the charge will stop.
Inserting a memory card (optional)
To insert a memory card, do the following:
(1) Open the battery cover.
(2) Gently push the card as indicated until the card reaches the bottom of the slot.
To remove the memory card, gently push it down and it will pop up. Then pull the card
out of the slot.
Turning on/off your camcorder
Open the LCD monitor or press and hold down the Power button for 1 second to turn
on the camcorder.
To turn off the camcorder, press and hold down the Power button for 1 ~ 3 seconds or
close the LCD monitor.
If the camcorder stays inactive for a long period of time, it may automatically
shut down due to the Auto-Off setting.
Setting language
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Zoom button to select the Setting mode and press OK to enter the menu
screen.
4. Use the Zoom button to select the Language item, and then Press OK to confirm.
5. Move the Zoom button up/down to select a language.
6. When done, press OK to confirm the setting.
Reading LCD indicators
00:00:05
00:06:40
1
Mode icon
White Balance mode
Video resolution
Remaining recordable time
Picture resolution
External Microphone
Macro mode
Selftimer mode
SD card inserted
NightShot mode
Battery life
Recording time
Zoom ratio indicator
Flash mode
The LCD will display 4:3 ratio while QVGA video resolution is set. (Please
refer to page 4 for more detailed instructions.)
Basic Operations
Recording a video clip / Taking a still picture
1. Set the focus to an appropriate setting. Normally, you may set the focus to (
most filming conditions. Select ( ) only for close-ups.
) for
Note: Please make sure your memory card is inserted before recording.
2. Zooming:
Move the Zoom button up or down to correspondingly zoom the screen in or out.
3. Press the Record button to start recording. Or press the Shutter button to take a still
picture.
Due to the sensor capture feature, the LCD preview and ratio of still picture
capture will vary depending upon different video resolution settings.
The image capture of the camera is set where as video resolutions are different.
* Please refer to the package printing for resolution specification.
Video resolution
HD 60f(1280x720)
Preview
Taking pictures
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
4:3 ratio
HD 30f(1280x720)
WVGA 60f(848x480)
QVGA 30f(320x240)
4. Press the Record button again to stop recording.
* The external microphone jack provides you with additional microphone options.
When you insert an external microphone the (
) icon will appear in the lower
left corner.
The zoom function is also available during recording (except in macro mode).
It’s normal that the camcorder will feel slightly warm with continuous use /
recording due to its high performance.
Recording a voice clip
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Zoom button to select the Voice Recorder mode and press OK to enter the
menu screen.
4. Press the Record button to start recording
5. Press the Record button again to stop recording.
* The external microphone jack provides you with additional microphone options.
When you insert an external microphone while in Voice Recorder mode, the (
)
icon will appear at the top of the screen.
Playing back your recordings
1. Press the MODE button and use the Zoom button to switch to “My Works” mode.
2. There are three folders below My Works: Video, Picture, and Voice. Select Video,
Picture or Voice, and then press the OK button to enter the index mode. 3. Operations in My Works mode:
File type
How to...
Action
Index mode
Shift between Index
mode and Fullscreen mode
In Index mode, press the OK button to switch to
Full-screen mode. In Full-screen mode, press the
Mode/Return button to switch to Index mode.
Shift between files
1. In Index mode: Use the Zoom button to move the
highlight box.
2. In Full-screen mode: Use the Zoom button to
switch files.
Start playing
When selected (in full-screen mode), the file
automatically starts playing.
Pause/Resume
playing
During playing/While paused, press the OK button.
Adjust the volume
level
During playing, move the Zoom button up or down to
adjust the volume accordingly.
Stop playing
During playing, press the Mode/Return button.
Select the next file
Return to previous view and use the Zoom button (W)
to select the next file.
Select the previous
file
Return to previous view and use the Zoom button (T)
to select the previous file.
Browse the picture
Use the Zoom button to browse the picture.
Full-screen mode
Video & Audio
Picture
Playing back your recordings on PC
Installing software
Please notice that the recorded videos are .mov format. So you need some special
programs to view the recordings on PC. For first time use, please make sure you
have QuickTime 7.0 (or above) player on your PC. If not, please download the
QuickTime player from the website. Or install the software on the bundled CD.
Connecting to your PC and Saving files
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Connect the camcorder (with SD card inserted) to your computer with the USB cable.
3. A dialogue window will appear automatically. Please select the item “Open folder to
view files” and click “OK”.
4. If the dialogue window does not appear automatically, you may double click on “My
computer” and open the “Removable Drive”.
5. Double-click on the DCIM file folder.
6. Double-click on the 100MEDIA file folder.
7. Copy the files you wish to keep and save them to the desired location on your
computer.
Connecting the camcorder to TV
Connecting the camcorder to Standard TV
TV : Traditional CRT TV
1. Power on your TV and switch the TV
to AV mode.
2. Connect the audio and video ends of
the AV cable (yellow/white/red color)
to the TV “AV-IN” jacks.
AV mode
AV Out
3. Power on the camcorder.
4. Connect the other end of the AV
cable to the “AV out” port on your
camcorder. When the pop-up
message appears on the screen,
please select “AV-Out”.
AV-IN
Video
Audio
AV cable
Connecting the camcorder to HDTV
HD TV hereby means the HDTV built-in component input ports, thus being able to
perform HD high resolution quality while connected.
HD OUT
<Component Video cable>
(green)
(blue)
Component Video in
(red)
(red)
(white)
AV OUT
Component Audio in
<AV cable> (yellow)
(Do not plug in Yellow Cable)
HD TV
1. Turn on your HD TV.
2. Turn on the Camcorder.
3. Plug one end of the component video cable into the (Component Video IN) port on
the HDTV and the other end into the (HD OUT) port on the Camcorder.
4. Plug one end of the other AV cable into the (Component Audio IN) port on the HDTV
and the other end into the (AV OUT) port on the Camcorder. (Please do not plug in
the yellow connector to HDTV’s AV-IN.)
5. Press the input switch mode on HD TV and select “Component Input”.
Play MP3 music
For select model only. Please refer to the package printing for detailed
specifications.
1. Turn on the camera, and connect the camera to a PC using the USB cable.
2. Copy files to the camera:
After the camera is connected to the PC, double-click on “My Computer” and you will
find a removable disk. Copy MP3 files into the “Music” folder for playing.
3. Press the Mode button and use the Direction buttons to select the Music Player
mode. Then press the OK button to enter.
Advanced Operations
Menu operation
The menu items provide several options for you to fine-tune your camera functions.
The following table gives details on menu operations.
How to...
Action
Bring up the menu
Press the MENU button.
Move the highlight bar
Use the Zoom button to move up or down.
Enter sub-menu/Confirm an item
Press the OK button.
Exit menu/Go back to upper
menu
Press the Mode/Return button (when in sub-menu).
Menu items in Camera mode
Power-on → Press the Menu button.
Item
Option
Please refer to the package printing for resolution specification.
Picture
resolution
Please refer to the package printing for resolution specification.
NightShot
On/Off
Auto
WB
The camera automatically adjusts white balance.
This setting is suitable for outdoor recording in sunny weather.
Cloudy
This setting is suitable for recording in cloudy weather or shady
environments.
Tungsten
On
Flashlight
Enabling this setting allows you to take a photograph with a
dark background. Since the shutter speed will slow down when
taking photographs at a dark place, we recommend using a
tripod to eliminate blurring from hand shake.
Warning: Noise increases when NightShot is enabled.
Sunny
Fluorescent
Auto
Off
Description
Video
resolution
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with fluorescent
lamp lighting, or environments with high color temperature.
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with incandescent
lamp lighting, or environments with low color temperature.
The flash is forced to fire in every shot.
The flash automatically fires when the lighting is insufficient.
The flash is disabled.
Menu items in Camera mode (continued)
Item
Option
Description
Normal
Effect
Make recordings in natural color.
B&W
Make recordings in black and white.
Classic
Make recordings in sepia-toned color.
Exposure
-2~+2
Manually adjust the exposure to gain better effect when the
preview image appears too bright or too dark. A positive value
indicates the image will be brighter than usual; while a negative
value makes the image dimmer.
Selftimer
On/Off
Enable/Disable the selftimer. After the selftimer is turned on,
the camera will have ten seconds delay before recording when
the Shutter button is pressed.
Histogram
On/Off
Enable/Disable image histogram display on the screen.
Icon
On/Off
Enable/Disable OSD (on screen display) icons to display on
the screen.
Menu items in My Works mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Use the Zoom button to switch to My Works
mode → Select Video, Picture or Voice folder→ Press the OK button → Press the
Shutter button.
Item
Option
Delete One
Yes/No
Delete current file.
Description
Delete All
Yes/No
Delete all pictures and video/audio files stored in the
memory.
Slide Show/
Video Play
-
The camera displays images/video clips in sequence. You
can press the OK button to stop the slide show/video play.
Lock
Yes/No
Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. A locked file
cannot be erased by a delete function. However, the format
function will erase all locked/unlocked files.
* If there are no files in the camera, no items will be seen.
Menu items in Setting mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Select the Setting mode → Press the OK
button.
Item
Option
Date & Time
-
Set date and time.
-
Lets you select the language used for OSD.
Language
On
Beep
Description
Enable beep sound.
Shutter On
Disable beep sound, but keep Shutter sound.
Off
Disable beep sound.
Start Image
On/Off
Sets the start image.
Icon
On/Off
Enable/Disable OSD icons to display on the screen.
LCD Bright
-2~+2
Set LCD brightness. A positive value makes the LCD brighter;
while a negative value makes the LCD dimmer.
NTSC
Set TV system compatibility to NTSC. This option is suitable for
America, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea areas.
TV System
Flicker
PAL
Set TV system compatibility to PAL. This option is suitable
for Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, China, Japan, and
Hong Kong.
50Hz
Set flicker frequency to 50Hz*.
60Hz
Set flicker frequency to 60Hz*.
Off
Auto Off
Format
Disable Auto-off function.
1 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive
for over 1 minute.
3 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 3 minutes.
5 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 5 minutes.
Yes
Format the storage medium. Note that all files stored in the
medium will be gone.
Reset
Default
No
Cancel action.
On
Restore factory defaults. Note that your current settings will be
overridden.
Off
Cancel action.
* Flicker settings table:
10
Region
England
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Setting
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
Region
Portugal
America
Taiwan
China
Japan
Korea
Thailand
Setting
50Hz
60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50/60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
Russia
Appendix
Battery Life Indicator
Icon
Description
Full battery life
Moderate battery life
Low battery life
* The flash strobe and the LED lights will be disabled.
Empty battery life
Note: To avoid sudden outage of power supply, you are recommended to replace the battery
when the icon indicates low battery life.
Battery Life
Still picture
Video clip
Number of shots
Recording time (minute)
200
* shoot every 30 seconds
** flash is off
*** resolution is set to 3M (2048x1536)
90
* resolution is set to HD 30f (1280x720 )
Note: This table is for your reference only. The actual battery life depends on your battery type and recharge level.
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Appendix
Storage Capacity
* Please refer to the package printing for the specification of your model.
Video (min.)
Memory
Still picture
HD 60f
HD 30f
WVGA
60f
QVGA
30f
SD card (1GB)
15
30
30
160
8M
5M
3M
380
580
920
SD card (2GB)
30
60
60
320
770
1160
1840
SD card (4GB)
60
120
120
640
1540
2320
3680
SD card (8GB)
120
240
240
1280
3080
4640
7360
Note: The actual value of capacity may vary (up to ± 30%) depending on the color saturation
and complexity of your subject and surroundings.
System Requirements
* Please refer to the package printing for the specification of your model.
System requirements are different in different video resolution settings:
Video Resolution
HD 60f (1280x720) @60fps
HD 30f (1280x720) @30fps
WVGA 60f (848x480) @60fps
PC system requirements
OS = Windows XP SP2, Vista or above
CPU = Pentium 4 3.2GHz or above
System RAM = 1GB (2GB recommended)
Display card = 256MB of RAM
OS = Windows XP, Vista or above
QVGA 30f (320x240) @30fps
CPU = Pentium 4 1.5GHz or above
System RAM = 256MB (512MB or above recommended)
Display card = 64MB (128MB or above recommended)
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