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• Digital Video Software
This instruction manual explains how to install the software and Canon USB Video Driver
(Windows XP only), connect the camcorder to a computer, and download images from a
memory card to a computer.
Ce manuel d’instruction explique comment installer le logiciel et le pilote Canon USB
Video Driver (Windows XP uniquement), connecter le camescope à l’ordinateur et
transférer des images à partir d’une carte mémoire sur un ordinateur.
En este manual de instrucciones se explica cómo instalar el software y el controlador
Canon USB Video Driver (Windows XP solamente), conectar la videocámara a un
ordenador, y descargar imágenes de una tarjeta de memoria a un ordenador.
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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, OPTURA S1 A 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
OPTURA S1 A and all its accessories.
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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
cartcombinationtooverturn.
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
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
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 the 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
CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas
where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your
nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
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 OPTURA S1. Please read this manual carefully
before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
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Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table
(
125).
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.
Menu item showing at its default position
Button and switches to be operated
Selecting the Operating Modes
The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the power and TAPE/
CARD switches.
Operating
Modes
Power
Switch
TAPE/CARD
Switch
CAMERA
PLAY
(TAPE)
CAMERA
PLAY
(CARD)
Icon
Display
Operation
Recording movies on a
tape
27
Playing movies from a
tape
36
Recording still images or
movies on a card
30
Playing movies or viewing
images from a card
38
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Trademark Acknowledgements
•
is a trademark.
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association
• Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
United States and other countries.
• HDV is a trademark of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC).
• 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 ......................................................................9
Components Guide........................................................................................10
Screen Displays.............................................................................................14
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Preparation
Basic Functions
Introduction
Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply..............................................................16
Step 2: Loading a Cassette ...........................................................................19
Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card...................................................................20
Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder ..................................................................21
Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller............................................................22
Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen .................................................................23
Step 7: Changing the Display Language .......................................................24
Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..............................................25
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape .........................................................................27
Recording on a Memory Card .......................................................................30
Zooming.........................................................................................................33
Tips for Better Recording...............................................................................35
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................36
Playing Back a Memory Card ........................................................................38
Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................39
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................40
Advanced Functions
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................41
Using the Program AE Mode .....................................................................44
Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode .........................................................45
Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode .......................................................46
Recording
Adjusting the Exposure Manually ..................................................................47
Adjusting the Focus Manually........................................................................48
Using the Mini Video Light.............................................................................49
Using the Self-Timer ......................................................................................50
Changing the Settings (1)
Changing the Settings with the FUNC. Button ..............................................51
List of Menu Items (FUNC.)...........................................................................52
Setting the White Balance .............................................................................53
Selecting an Image Effect..............................................................................55
Using Digital Effects.......................................................................................56
Changing the Settings (2)
Changing the Settings with the MENU Button...............................................63
List of Menu Items (MENU) ...........................................................................64
Adjusting the Audio Recording Level.............................................................69
Using the Wind Screen..................................................................................71
Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) ..................................................................72
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Creating a Start-up Image .............................................................................73
Playback
Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................74
Displaying the Data Code..............................................................................75
End Search....................................................................................................76
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..............................................................77
Date Search...................................................................................................78
Digital Camera Functions
Selecting the Image Quality/Size...................................................................79
Simultaneous Recording on the Tape and Memory Card..............................81
Using the Flash..............................................................................................82
Selecting the Metering Method......................................................................84
Changing the Focusing Method.....................................................................85
Selecting the Drive Mode ..............................................................................86
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ......................................88
Playing Back/Searching Images....................................................................90
Protecting Images..........................................................................................91
Erasing Images..............................................................................................92
Formatting a Memory Card............................................................................93
Editing
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device .................................................94
Analog Line-in Recording ..............................................................................96
DV Dubbing ...................................................................................................98
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) .100
Audio Dubbing .............................................................................................102
Recording from the Tape on a Memory Card ..............................................105
Printing
Printing Still Images .....................................................................................107
Selecting the Print Settings .........................................................................110
Trimming Settings........................................................................................115
Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................116
Connecting to a PC
Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ............................................118
Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer ......................................120
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)...........................................123
Using the DV Messenger Version 2.............................................................124
Trouble?
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................125
List of Messages..........................................................................................129
Do’s & Don’ts
Handling Precautions ..................................................................................132
Cleaning the Video Heads...........................................................................136
Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................137
Additional Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) ..............................139
Optional Accessories...................................................................................140
Specifications...............................................................................................142
Product Codes.............................................................................................144
Index............................................................................................................145
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Checking Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-208 Battery Pack
WL-D85 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for the
Wireless Controller
MTC-100 Multi Cable
IFC-300PCU USB
Cable
16 MB miniSD card
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
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Introduction
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: OPTURA S1 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
OPTURA S1
Left side view
Right side view
Lens Cover Switch (
27)
(
- open,
- closed)
– (record review) button (
29, 38) /
(rewind) button (
29)
+ button (
29, 38) /
(fast forward) button (
37)
(flash) button (
82) /
/ (play/pause) button (
36)
(stop) button (
36) /
LIGHT button (
49)
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Viewfinder cleaning cover
Serial number
BATTERY RELEASE button (
16)
Battery attachment unit (
16)
Grip belt (
21)
Terminal cover
USB terminal (
107, 120)
DV terminal (
94, 98, 118)
Front view
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Back view
Flash (
82)
Mini video light (assist lamp) (
49)
Speaker (
39)
Terminal cover
Stereo microphone
DC IN terminal (
16)
AV terminal (
40)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
21)
MENU button (
63)
(print/share) button (
108, 120)
LCD screen (
23)
LCD BACKLIGHT button (
23)
Viewfinder (
21)
Remote sensor (
22)
Mode dial (
41)
SET dial (
39, 51, 63)
Power switch (
5)
Start/stop button (
27, 30)
Lock button
TAPE/CARD switch (
5)
Card access indicator (
30)/
Charge indicator
FUNC. button (
51)
FOCUS button (
48) /
Data code button (
75)
EXP button (
47) /
End search button (
76)
OPEN button (
23)
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Top view
Bottom view
Zoom lever (
33)
PHOTO button (
30)
D.EFFECTS button (
56)
DRIVE MODE button (
86) /
AUDIO LEVEL button (
69)
(self-timer) button (
50) /
REC PAUSE button (
96, 98)
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Cassette compartment (
19)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
19)
Cassette compartment cover (
19)
Strap mount (
141)
Memory card slot (
20)
RESET button (
125)
Tripod socket (
35)
Wireless Controller WL-D85
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START/
STOP
PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
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STOP
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D85
START/STOP button (
27, 30)
CARD –/+ buttons (
38)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
78)
REW
button (
36)
–/
button (
37)
PAUSE
button (
37)
SLOW
button (
37)
AUDIO DUB. button (
102)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
77)
PHOTO button (
30)
Zoom buttons (
33)
PLAY
button (
36)
FF
button (
37)
STOP
button (
36)
+/
button (
37)
x 2 button (
37)
TV SCREEN button (
66)
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Screen Displays
Screen Displays during Recording
When recording movies on a tape
(
)
When recording on a memory card
(
)
Remaining battery charge
The battery symbol indicates the charge
status of the battery pack.
• When “
” starts flashing in red
replace the battery pack with a fully
charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying “
”.
• Depending on the conditions under
which the camcorder and the battery
pack are used, the actual battery
charge may not be indicated accurately.
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Operating mode, Zoom (
33),
Exposure
(
47)
Manual focus (
48)
Image stabilizer (
64)
Recording mode (
65)
Recording program (
41)
Metering mode (
84)
White balance (
53)
Image effect (
55)
Drive mode (
86)
Digital effects (
56)
Movie size (
79)
Still image quality/size (
81)
Self-timer (
50)
Recording reminder (
28)
Tape operation (
15)
Time code (
28)
Remaining tape (
28)
Remaining battery charge
Wind screen (
71)
Microphone attenuator (
70)
Audio mode (
66)
Widescreen mode (
72)
Remaining card capacity for still images
(
81)
Audio level indicator (
69)
Remaining card capacity for still images
(
81)
Remaining card capacity for movies
Condensation (
128)
Remote sensor mode (
67)
Camcorder shake warning (
64)
Mini video light (
49)
Flash (
82)
AF/AE locked during still image recording
(
30)
AF frame (
85)
Screen Displays during Playback
When playing a tape (
)
Tape operation
: Record
: Pause
: Stop
: Eject
: Play
: Fast
forward
: Rewind
x2
x1
/
/
/
: Fast forward playback/
rewind playback (
37)
/ x2: x2 playback (
37)
/ x1: x1 playback (
37)
: Slow playback (
37)
: Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback (
37)
When playing back a still image
from a memory card (
)
/
/
/
/
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12 bit audio (
104)
End search (
76), Date search (
78),
Audio dubbing (
102)
Digital effects (
56)
Movie size (
105)
Still image quality/size (
81)
Recording mode (
65)
Tape operation
Time code (
28)
Remaining tape (
28)
Widescreen mode (
72)
Audio mode (
66)
Volume level of built-in speaker (
69)
Data code (
75)
: Playback pause (
37)
: Date search (
78)
: Zero set memory (
77)
: Audio dubbing (
102)
Image number (
90)
Number of images
Still image size
Movie size/playback time
Protected image mark
When playing back a movie from a
memory card (
)
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Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply
Preparation
The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power
source. Charge the battery pack before use.
Attaching the Battery Pack
1. Turn the power switch to OFF.
2. Slide the OPEN button towards the
camcorder and open the LCD
panel.
3. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Remove the terminal cover of the
battery pack.
• Slide in the connector end of the battery
in the direction of the arrow and press it
gently until it clicks.
To remove the battery pack:
BATTERY
1. Slide the OPEN button towards the RELEASE button
camcorder and open the LCD
panel.
2. Hold down the BATTERY RELEASE button and pull out the battery
from the ridge on its bottom part.
Charging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
3. Open the front terminal cover and
connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
The charge indicator starts flashing. It
glows steadily when charging is complete.
To remove the power adapter:
1. Disconnect the power adapter
from the camcorder.
2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
3. Disconnect the power cord from the adapter.
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Charge
indicator
DC IN terminal
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.
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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. Open the front terminal cover and
connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
Preparation
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
 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 is continuously on. 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 recording while connected to a household power source, make sure the
open terminal cover does not touch the microphone.
 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%: Continuously on
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 Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The following 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 Recording Time*
Viewfinder
LCD
normal
bright
Playback Time
BP-208
160 min.
120 min.
115 min.
110 min.
70 min.
70 min.
65 min.
135 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, power on/off.
 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.
 To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record
pause mode.
 We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
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Step 2: Loading a Cassette
Use only videocassettes marked with the
logo.
1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and
open the cassette compartment
cover.
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The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2. Load the cassette.
• Load the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
4. Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
Preparation
3. Press the
mark on the
cassette compartment until it
clicks.
 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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Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card
This camcorder is for use only with miniSD cards.
Inserting the Card
1. Set the power switch to OFF.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card straight 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
If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder (
93).
Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.
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Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Pull out the viewfinder.
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Pull out the viewfinder to use it.
3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever.
4. Push the viewfinder back in.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
Preparation
Hold the camcorder with your right
hand and adjust the belt with your
left.
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Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller
Inserting the Battery (Lithium Button Battery CR2025)
1. Press the tab in the direction of
the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2. Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3. Insert the battery holder.
Tab
Using the Wireless Controller
Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
A single remote sensor is located at
the back of the camcorder.
 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
](
67).
 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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Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
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Subject can monitor the LCD screen
Slide the OPEN button towards the camcorder and open the LCD panel
90 degrees.
Preparation
• You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees toward the lens (Allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder. Pull out the viewfinder to use it).
Rotating the panel by 180 degrees is also useful if you wish to include yourself
when recording with the self-timer.
LCD Backlight
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.
LCD BACKLIGHT button
Press the LCD BACKLIGHT button.
The brightness changes with each press of the 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.
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Step 7: Changing the Display
Language
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to
German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Korean or Japanese.
MENU
(
63)
DISPLAY SETUP/
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
1. Turn the power switch to CAMERA or PLAY.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the SET
dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [LANGUAGE] and press the SET dial.
5. Turn the SET dial to select a language and press the SET dial.
6. Press the MENU button.
 If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
mark next to the
menu item to change the setting.
 The displays
and
that appear on screen while changing the print
and direct transfer settings will not change regardless of the language selected.
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Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date
and Time
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
MENU
(
63)
D/TIME SET
T.ZONE/DST N.Y.
1. Turn the power switch to CAMERA or PLAY.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Preparation
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press
the SET dial.
4. 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.
5. 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
MENU
(
63)
D/TIME SET
DATE/TIME JAN. 1,2005
12:00 AM
6. Turn the SET dial to select [DATE/TIME] and press
the SET dial.
The year display starts to flash.
7. 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.
8. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to
start the clock.
When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable
lithium battery may become discharged, and the date/time setting may be
canceled. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery (
134).
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Time Zones
Once you have set your 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.
Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC.
London
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GMT/UTC
Wellington (WELLGTN )
+12
Paris
+1
Samoa
-11
Cairo
+2
Honolulu (HONOLU.)
-10
Moscow
+3
Anchorage (ANCHOR.)
-9
Dubai
+4
Los Angeles (L.A.)
-8
Karachi
+5
Denver
-7
Dacca
+6
Chicago
-6
Bankok
+7
New York (N.Y.)
-5
Hong Kong (H. KONG)
+8
Caracas
-4
Tokyo
+9
Rio de Janeiro (RIO)
-3
Sydney
+10
Fernando de Noronha (FERNAN.)
-2
Solomon
+11
Azores
-1
Recording Movies on a Tape
Basic Functions
Recording
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary,
clean the video heads (
136).
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1. Holding the lock button on the
power switch pressed down, set
the switch to CAMERA.
2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
3. Open the lens cover (move the
lens cover switch down to
).
4. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
Press the start/stop button again to pause
recording.
Basic Functions
Recording
When You Have Finished Recording
1. Turn the power switch to OFF.
2. Close the lens cover (move the lens cover switch
to
).
3. Unload the cassette.
4. Disconnect the power source.
5. Close the LCD panel.
 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. The audio recording level can also be adjusted
manually (
69).
 The camcorder enters stop mode after 4 minutes 30 seconds when left in
record pause mode to protect the tape and video heads.
 In stop mode, press the start/stop button to start recording and press the
(self-timer) button to go into record pause mode.
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 When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes
when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power (
67).
Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “
AUTO
POWER OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts
off, turn the power switch to OFF and back on again.
 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.
Screen Displays during Recording
Time Code
Indicates the recording time in hours,
minutes and seconds.
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.
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
You can review the last few seconds of your recording (record review). You can also play
back the tape to locate the point where you wish to begin recording (record search).
Available only in the
E
mode.
– (record review) button
+ button
Record Review
In record pause mode:
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds,
and returns to record pause mode.
Record Search
Basic Functions
Recording
Press and release the – (record review) button.
In record pause mode:
Press and hold the + 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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Recording on a Memory Card
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
1. Holding the lock button on the
power switch pressed down, set
the switch to CAMERA.
2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
3. Open the lens cover (move the
lens cover switch down to
).
4. Change the size and quality of the
still images, as necessary ( 79).
The default image size and quality is
L 1632x1224.
5. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
•
turns green when focus is adjusted
and a green frame appears. The beep
sounds.
• When you press the PHOTO button on
the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
6. Press the PHOTO button fully.
•
and focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter sound.
• The card access indicator flashes.
Recording Movies on a Memory Card
1. Holding the lock button on the
power switch pressed down, set
the switch to CAMERA.
2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
3. Open the lens cover (move the
lens cover switch down to
).
4. Select the movie size ( 79).
Set a size other than the default
[
MOVIE REC OFF].
5. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
• The card access indicator flashes.
• Press the start/stop button to stop
recording.
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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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Basic Functions
Recording
 About the focusing frame:
The camcorder automatically selects the appropriate focusing frames out of the
9 focusing frames, allowing to focus on subjects out of the center (
85).
 If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Keep the PHOTO
button pressed halfway and adjust the focus manually by turning the SET dial
up and down.
 When recording a still image (step 5 above), the image may appear out of focus
for a moment while the camcorder is focusing.
 When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such case, use
the optional FS-H27U ND filter.
 Sound for movies recorded on the memory card will be monaural.
 We recommend using a miniSD 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.
 When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes when
the camcorder is left without any operation to save power (
67).
Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “
AUTO POWER
OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts off, turn the
power switch to OFF and back on again.
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Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
Remaining Card Capacity for Still
Images
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 and Size (
79)
Indicates the image quality and the
image size of the still image.
Card Access Display
“ ” appears to indicate that the
camcorder is writing on the memory
card.
Screen Displays during Movie Recording
Remaining Card Capacity for
Movies
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.
Movie size (
79)
Indicates the movie size.
Card Access Display
“ ” appears and the “
” display
moves to indicate that the camcorder is
writing on the memory card.
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Movie recording time
Indicates the recording time of the
movie in hours : minutes : seconds.
Zooming
The zoom is available in the
and
modes. When recording on
the tape, in addition to the 10x optical zoom you can also use the 200x digital zoom
(
64).
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Basic Functions
Recording
Zoom lever
Optical Zoom
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.
 The zoom speed will be faster in the stop and record pause modes.
 Overusing the zoom feature when recording movies can result in recordings
that may have an unsettled feel or cause discomfort on playback. Make
effective use of the zoom.
 Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a
subject as close as 1cm (0.39 in.).
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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.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
CAMERA SETUP
mode.
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.
 A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the digital
zoom is set to 40x, and extends further in dark blue when set to 200x.
 Digital zoom cannot be used in the following cases:
- In Night mode
- With the Multi-Images Screen
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Tips for Better Recording
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
Put the camcorder on a table
Kneel on one knee
Use a tripod
Basic Functions
Recording
Lean against a wall
Lie on your elbow
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
Camera
5.5 mm (0.2 in.) as it may damage the camcorder.
positioning
The camcorder cannot be mounted on tripods with
pin
fixed (non-retractable) camera positioning pins.
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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 (
136).
1. Holding the lock button on the
power switch pressed down, set
the switch to PLAY.
2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
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.
 To display the audio level at the time of recording, press the AUDIO LEVEL
button during playback.
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Special Playback Modes
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REW
PLAY
PAUSE
SLOW
FF
STOP
/
(Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the
/
button during normal playback.
(Fast Forward Playback) /
(Rewind 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.
–/
(Reverse Playback)
+/
(Frame Advance) / –/
(play)
(Frame Reverse)
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)
Basic Functions
Playback
Press the button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the
button to return to normal playback.
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 4 minutes 30 seconds in
playback pause mode to protect the tape and video heads.
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Playing Back a Memory Card
1. Holding the lock button on the
power switch pressed down, set
the switch to PLAY.
2. Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
3. Press the +/– button to move
between images.
Press the / button to play back
a movie.
• 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.
+/– button
/
(play/
pause)
button
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
61), 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.
During movie playback: Press the +/– button on the camcorder (or the REW
/
FF
button on the wireless controller) for 8x fast forward/fast rewind playback.
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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.
Available in the
and
modes.
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Speaker
SET dial
Adjusting the Speaker Volume
• A volume bar appears for 2 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial
down until “OFF ” appears.
Basic Functions
Playback
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down
to lower the volume.
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Playing Back on a TV Screen
Connection Diagram
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
TVs or VCRs with S- (S1)Video Input Terminals
TVs or VCRs with Audio/
Video Terminals
INPUT
S(S1)-VIDEO
INPUT
Signal flow
VIDEO
AUDIO
Open the
terminal
cover
MTC-100
Multi Cable
(supplied)
VIDEO
L
R
AUDIO
L
R
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and
the audio 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).
3. Connect the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the video terminal on the TV/VCR.
If your TV or VCR has an S-Video or (S1)-Video input, connect the multi cable to the S
(S1)-VIDEO terminal and do not connect the yellow plug. Otherwise, connect the
yellow plug to the yellow video terminal (VIDEO).
4. 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.
 The picture quality is higher when connecting to a TV with an S (S1) terminal.
 TVs with S1-terminal or Video ID-1 system: Recordings made in the widescreen
mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.
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Using the Recording Programs
Advanced Functions
Recording Programs
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and
other settings automatically, allowing you to
just point and shoot.
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Program AE ( 44)
Shutter-Priority AE ( 45)
Aperture-Priority AE ( 46)
Portrait
The camcorder uses a large
aperture, achieving a focus
on the subject while blurring
other distracting details.
Night
Use this mode to record in
dimly lit places (
42).
Beach
Use this mode to record on a
sunny beach. It prevents the
subject from being
underexposed.
Spotlight
Use this mode to record
spotlit scenes.
Fireworks
Use this mode to record
fireworks.
Advanced Functions
Recording Programs
Sports
Use this mode to record
sports scenes such as tennis
or golf.
Snow
Use this mode to record in
bright ski resorts. It prevents
the subject from being
underexposed.
Sunset
Use this mode to record
sunsets for vibrant colors.
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Selecting the Recording Program
Mode dial
Available only in the
and
modes.
Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording
categories.
: Automatic mode
: Program AE (P), Shutter-Priority AE (Tv) or Aperture-Priority AE (Av) can be
selected (
41).
(Scene): Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks can
be selected (
41).
To select a program after choosing
or
:
1. Press the FUNC. Button.
The selection frame will show the symbol of the program currently selected.
2. Press the SET dial to change the program.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the program desired and press the SET
dial.
4. Press the FUNC. Button.
The symbol of the selected recording program appears.
 Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may
change abruptly.
 Portrait mode:
The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom to telephoto.
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Sports mode:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Night mode:
- 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.
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 Snow/Beach mode:
- The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places.
Check the image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Fireworks mode:
To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Use a tripod when
recording in
mode as the shutter speed slows down.
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Advanced Functions
Recording Programs
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Using the Program AE Mode
The camcorder automatically adjusts shutter speed and exposure according to the
brightness of the subject. In Program AE mode, you can point and shoot as in Auto mode,
however, you have the option of changing some settings.
Available only in the
Set the mode dial to
AE) mode ( 42).
and
modes.
and select the P (PROGRAM
If the optimal exposure cannot be obtained, try the following actions.
• Manually adjust the exposure (
47).
• Use the flash (
82).
• Change the metering method (
84).
• Use the mini video light (
49).
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Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode
You can select a shutter speed, and the camcorder automatically sets a matching
aperture setting.
Select a high shutter speed for recording fast moving subjects, and a slow shutter speed
to create a trailing after image.
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Guidelines for selecting the shutter speed
1/8, 1/15, 1/30
1/60
1/100
1/250, 1/500,
1/1000
1/2000
1/2, 1/4, 1/8,
1/15, 1/30
1/60
1/100
1/250, 1/500
Available only in the
-
For recording subjects in dark places
For general recordings
For recording indoor sports scenes
For recording from within a car or trains, or
recording moving subjects such as roller coasters.
For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis
on sunny days.
and
modes.
1. Set the mode dial to and select
( 42).
2. Press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the shutter speed.
 The shutter speed number flashes when the selected shutter speed is not
appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the shutter
speed.
 When using a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can record the subject
brightly, but the image quality may be lower, and autofocus may not work well.
 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 on the tape under fluorescent lights (
): When the
recording program is set to
,
or
, the camcorder automatically detects
the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly.
However, if the screen starts to flicker, select Tv mode and set the shutter
speed to 1/100.
Advanced Functions
Recording Programs
The denominator of the shutter speed appears.
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Using the Aperture-Priority AE
Mode
You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically chooses the
appropriate shutter speed.
Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0, 9.5, 11, 14, 16
Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high
aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording
landscapes.
Available only in the
and
modes.
1. Set the mode dial to
and select
( 42).
2. Press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select an aperture value.
• The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
• The aperture becomes smaller the bigger the aperture value.
 The aperture number flashes when the selected aperture is not appropriate for
the recording condition. In such case, readjust the aperture.
 Available aperture values vary depending on the zoom position.
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Adjusting the Exposure Manually
Recording
Adjust the exposure when a backlit subject becomes underexposed, or overexposed due
to bright light.
Available only in the
and
modes.
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Mode dial
SET dial
EXP button
Exposure Lock
1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than
.
Exposure cannot be adjusted in the Fireworks mode (SCN).
2. Press the EXP button.
• “±0” appears on the screen.
• When you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the brightness of the image may
change.
During exposure lock:
Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.
The adjustment range depends on the brightness at the time you locked the exposure.
Advanced Functions
Recording
Exposure Adjustment
47
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
Zoom lever
Mode dial
FOCUS button
Available only in the
and
modes.
1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than
2. Adjust the zoom.
3. Press the FOCUS button.
.
“MF” appears.
4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the focus.
• Turn the SET dial until the image appears focused.
• Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus.
 The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the mode dial to
 Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.
.
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 above.
“
” appears.
When you operate the zoom or the SET dial, “
camcorder change to manual focusing mode.
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” changes to “MF” and the
Using the Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording
program.
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Mini video light
LIGHT button
Available only in the
and
modes.
Press the LIGHT button.
• “ ” appears on the screen.
• The mini video light turns on and off with each press of the button.
 Do not point the mini video light at persons while they are driving.
 Do not look at the mini video light for a long time.
 Do not use the mini video light close to people’s eyes.
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
(self-timer) button
Start / stop button
Available only in the
1. Press the
“
and
modes.
(self-timer) button.
” appears.
When recording a still image:
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using
the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.
When recording a movie:
2. Press the start/stop button.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using
the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.
 To cancel the self-timer, press the
(self-timer) button. Once the countdown
has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or
the PHOTO button (when recording still images) to cancel the self-timer.
 The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing the Settings with the FUNC.
Button
Changing the Settings (1)
Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from the FUNC. menu that appears when
pressing the FUNC. button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (FUNC.) (
52).
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SET dial
FUNC. button
1. Press the FUNC. button.
• The menu appears.
• The symbols of the current settings are displayed.
2. Turn the SET dial to select a function and press the
SET dial.
• The symbol changes to the one of the selected setting.
• For setting the white balance [SET] (
53), image effect [CUSTOM] (
55) or
digital effect [MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN] (
60) function, refer to the relevant pages.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
The menu disappears.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
3. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option and press
the SET dial.
 Functions that are not available appear grayed out.
 Pressing the FUNC. button at any time closes the menu.
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List of Menu Items (FUNC.)
Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in
boldface text.
For details on each function, see the reference page.
Menu Items
Recording
Programs
Setting Options
(PROGRAM AE),
(SHUTTER-PRIO. AE),
(APERTURE-PRIO.AE)
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(PORTRAIT),
(SPORTS),
(NIGHT),
(SNOW),
(BEACH),
(SUNSET),
(SPOTLIGHT),
(FIREWORKS)
Metering
method
White balance
(EVALUATIVE),
(CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE),
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(SPOT)
(AUTO),
(DAYLIGHT),
(SHADE),
(CLOUDY),
(TUNGSTEN),
(FLUORESCENT),
(FLUORESCENT H),
(SET)
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Image effect
(IMAGE EFFECT OFF),
(VIVID),
(NEUTRAL),
(LOW SHARPENING),
(SOFT SKIN DETAIL),
(CUSTOM)
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Drive mode
(SINGLE),
(CONT.SHOOT.),
(HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.),
(AEB),
(STITCH AST)
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Digital Effects
(D.EFFECT OFF),
(FADER),
(EFFECT),
(MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN),
(CARD MIX)
(D.EFFECT OFF),
(FADER),
(MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN)
(D.EFFECT OFF),
Still image
recording
Movie size
(
S(
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(EFFECT),
(BLK&WHT)
STILL I. REC OFF),
NORMAL/640x480)
(
S(
(
320x240),
(
(
MOVIE REC OFF)
320x240),
( 160x120)
FINE/640x480),
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160x120)
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S( S.FINE/640x480), S( FINE/640x480),
Still image
S( NORMAL/640x480)
quality
Still image size/ L ( 1632x1224), M ( 1280x960),S ( 640x480)
(
SUPER FINE),
(
FINE),
quality
(
Image erase
Slide show
Protect
Print order
Transfer order
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NORMAL)
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*
*
* When recording still images on the card with the drive mode set to [SINGLE], this setting
option appears when pressing the FUNC. button right after recording.
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90
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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
DAYLIGHT
SHADE
CLOUDY
TUNGSTEN
FLUORESECENT
FLUORESCENT H
SET
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Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
For recording in shaded places.
For recording on a cloudy day.
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
For recording under warm white, cool white or warm white type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight or daylight type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects
appear white under colored lighting.
White sheet or paper
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
Zoom lever
Mode dial
SET dial
FUNC. button
Available only in the
(
51)
and
modes.
AUTO
1. Set the mode dial to .
2. Press the FUNC. button and after selecting the White Balance symbol
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to choose the desired setting and press the SET dial.
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
4. When you have selected [
SET]: Point the camcorder at a white
object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press the SET dial.
• Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed.
•
flashes and stops flashing when adjustment is complete.
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5. Press the FUNC. button.
 Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
 Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance cannot be
accomplished with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks
unnatural on the screen, adjust using [AUTO] or [SET].
 The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
 When you want to use a previously made [SET] setting, after selecting [ SET]
in step 3, press the FUNC. button without pressing the SET dial.
 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
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Selecting an Image Effect
You can record with different saturation and contrast color effects.
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
VIVID
NEUTRAL
LOW SHARPENING
SOFT SKIN DETAIL
CUSTOM
Available only in the
Records with no effect.
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in
crisp colors.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record in
neutral hues.
Records subjects with softened outlines.
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more
complimentary appearance.
Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast and sharpness
of the image.
and
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modes.
.
(
51)
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
1. Set the mode dial to .
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. Select the image effect symbol followed by the setting option.
[SOFT SKIN DETAIL]: 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.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
4. When you have selected [ CUSTOM] only:
Select the custom setting option (brightness, contrast, sharpness or
color depth), adjust the settings with the SET dial and select [SET].
5. Press the FUNC. button.
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Using Digital Effects
The Digital Effects functions include faders, effects, multi-image screen and Card Mix
(
61).
Faders (
58)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
Wipe (WIPE)
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
Jump (JUMP)
Flip (FLIP)
Puzzle (PUZZLE)
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
Beam (BEAM)
Tide (TIDE)
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Effects (
59)
Add flavor to your recordings.
Black and White
(BLK & WHT)
Sepia (SEPIA)
Art (ART)
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
Wave (WAVE)
Color Mask (COLOR M.)
Mirror (MIRROR)
60)
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
Card Mix (
9 Sequences
16 Sequences
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
Multi-Image Screen (
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61)
You can combine still images from the card with your live video and record on the tape to
achieve interesting effects.
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The availability of the various Digital Effects depends on the operation
mode.
Movies
Still
Images*
Faders
Effects
Multi-image
screen
Card Mix
**
:Available
: Not available
* :When recording simultaneously on the tape and memory card.
** :Black and White only.
Selecting a Fader
Available only in the
dial to a mode other than
(
51)
and
modes. When recording, set the mode
.
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the digital effect symbol followed by
[ FADER].
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
3. Select the fader type.
The selected fader will be demonstrated on the current screen
and will be shown in a small animation to the right of the menu
item.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
The symbol of the selected fader appears.
5. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• The symbol changes to green.
• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the fader.
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CAMERA mode:
6. Fade in: Press the start/stop button in record pause
mode.
Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record
mode.
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PLAY mode:
6. Fade in: Press the / button in playback pause
mode.
Fade out: Press the / button in playback mode.
Selecting an Effect
Available in the
,
the mode dial to a mode other than
(
51)
, and
.
modes. When recording, set
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button.
• The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
• When recording to the memory card only the BLK & WHT
effect is available. Select it and proceed directly to Step 4
below.
3. Select the effect type.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
2. Select the digital effect symbol followed by
[ EFFECT].
The selected effect will be demonstrated on the current screen and will be shown in a
small animation to the right of the menu item.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
The symbol of the selected effect appears.
5. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• The symbol turns green, and the effect is activated.
• From the playback pause mode, start playing the tape before
pressing the D.EFFECTS button.
• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the effect.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
Available in the
playback modes:
mode and in the
mode only in the following
• When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback
• When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause
When recording, select a recording program other than
or
.
(
51)
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the digital effects symbol followed by
[ MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN].
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
3. Select [S.SPEED] and select the transition speed.
•
•
•
•
Manual: For capturing images manually.
Fast: Every 4 frames
Moderate: Every 6 frames
Slow: Every 8 frames
4. Select [S.SPLIT] and select the number of sequences.
5. Select [SET] and press the FUNC. button.
“
” appears.
6. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• The symbol turns green.
• FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be
captured at the set speed. To cancel the multi-image screen, press the D.EFFECTS
button.
• MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the D.EFFECTS button. The
blue frame indicating the next sequence disappears after the last image. Pressing
the D.EFFECTS button for more than 1 second cancels the images one after
another.
7. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape.
When playing a tape with a Multi-Image speed setting other than MANUAL,
pressing any tape operation button (such as play or pause), or performing date
search cancels the multi-image screen.
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Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can choose one of the sample images from the collection on the supplied disk (such
as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video
recording.
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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.
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.
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.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (1)
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.
+ / – button
Mode dial
SET dial
FUNC. button
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Selecting the Card Mix Effect
Available only in the
(
51)
mode.
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Upload a sample image from the supplied disk to the memory card.
Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital
Video Software Instruction Manual.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the mode dial to a mode other than
.
Press the FUNC. button.
Select the digital effects symbol followed by [ CARD MIX].
Select the image you wish to combine with the +/– button.
Select [MIX TYPE] and select the mix type matching the sample image
you have selected.
When you have selected [C.ANIMATION], select the animation type and press the
SET dial.
7. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL], adjust it with the SET dial
and select [SET].
8. Press the FUNC. button.
“
” appears.
9. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• “
” turns green and the combined image appears.
• Still images cannot be recorded on the memory card while using the Card Mix
function.
 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 recording
program.
 The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
 Digital effects cannot be used during DV dubbing.
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Changing the Settings with the MENU
Button
Changing the Settings (2)
Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from a menu that appears when pressing
the MENU button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (MENU) (
64).
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MENU button
SET dial
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Press the MENU button.
The menu appears.
5. Press the MENU button.
The menu disappears.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
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 and
press the SET dial.
 Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
 Items that are not available appear grayed out.
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List of Menu Items (MENU)
Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in
boldface text.
For details on each function, see the reference page. Functions without reference page
are explained below the tables.
CAMERA SETUP
Menu Items
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
IMG STAB
WIDESCREEN
AF AST LAMP
FOCUS PRI.
REVIEW
Setting Options
ON, OFF
OFF, 40X, 200X
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
AUTO, OFF
ON, OFF
OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec
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A.SL SHUTTER: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain a
brighter recording in places with insufficient lighting.
 The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 in
mode).
 Available when the mode dial is in the
or
modes.
 In
mode, set the flash mode to
(flash off).
 When a trailing afterimage appears, set it to [OFF].
 If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder,
for example, by mounting it on a tripod.
D.ZOOM: Determines the operation of the digital zoom.
 When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to the
digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.
 With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so image resolution will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
 The digital zoom indicator will appear in light blue from 10x up to 40x and dark blue
from 40x to 200x.
IMG STAB: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
telephoto.
 The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder shake.
 The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the
Night mode.
 The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to
.
 We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when using a tripod or when panning.
FOCUS PRI.: The camcorder records the still image once focus is adjusted.
 Set it to [OFF] when you wish to record a still image as soon as you press the PHOTO
button.
 When set to [OFF], no focusing frame appears.
 The setting cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to
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 In the Fireworks recording program (SCN) the setting is automatically turned off.
REVIEW: Sets how long a still image will be displayed after recording.
 You can erase (
92) or protect (
91) the image when you press the FUNC. button
while you are reviewing the image, or when you press the FUNC. button right after
recording.
 [REVIEW] cannot be selected when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed
continuous shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.
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CARD OPERATIONS (* from the index screen)
Menu Items
Setting Options
PRINT ORD.
NO, YES
ALL ERASE
TRANS.ORD.
NO, YES
ALL ERASE
ERASE ALL
NO, YES
IMAGES
FORMAT
NO, YES
PROTECT*
PRINT ORDER*
TRANSFER ORDER*
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Menu Items
REC MODE
AV
DV
VIDEO INPUT
Setting Options
SP, LP
ON, OFF
VIDEO, S VIDEO
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REC MOD: You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends
the tape usage by 1.5 times.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
VCR SETUP
 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.
 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.
VIDEO INPUT: Selects the signal type of an analog device connected to the video input
on this camcorder.
 VIDEO: The camcorder is connected to the video output of the external device.
 S-VIDEO: The camcorder is connected to the S-video terminal of the external device.
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AUDIO SETUP
Menu Items
OUTPUT CH
AUDIO DUB.
WIND SCREEN
MIC ATT
MIC LEVEL
12bit AUDIO
MIX BALANCE
AUDIO MODE
Setting Options
L/R, L/L, R/R
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
AUTO, OFF
ON, OFF
AUTO, MANUAL
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/
VARI.
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104
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16bit, 12bit
OUTPUT CH: Switches the output channels when playing back a tape with audio
recorded on two channels.
 [L/R]: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
 [L/L]: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
 [R/R]: Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
AUDIO MODE: Switches the audio recording mode.
 [16bit] records in high sound quality.
 Select [12bit] if you plan to dub audio later.
DISPLAY SETUP/
Menu Items
BRIGHTNESS
LCD MIRROR
TV SCREEN
DISPLAYS
6SEC.DATE
DATA CODE
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
Setting Options
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF<PLAYBK>
ON, OFF
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME, CAMERA
DATA, CAM.&D/T
DATE, TIME, DATE&TIME
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL,
FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO,
,
,
,
,
ON, OFF
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BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
 Turn the SET dial up or down to adjust the brightness.
 Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder or the
recordings.
LCD MIRROR: The image appears mirror reversed when you rotate the LCD panel so
that the screen faces in the same direction as the lens.
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 When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer displays
appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen).
TV SCREEN: Shows the camcorder displays on a connected TV screen.
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 You can also use the TV SCREEN button on the wireless controller.
DISPLAYS: Shows the displays on the screen during playback.
 When set to [OFF]:
- Displays except for the data code disappear (the displays for magnification of a
playback image and digital effects, the audio level indicator and the FUNC. menu still
appear).
- Tape operation displays appear for approximately 2 seconds.
- Displays also disappear from the connected TV, except for some warning messages.
6SEC. DATE: The camcorder displays the date and time for 6 seconds when you begin
playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed.
 The 6-second auto date appears even if [DISPLAYS] is set to [OFF].
DEMO 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 using the power adapter.
 To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the camcorder
or load a recording media.
SYSTEM
WL. REMOTE
BEEP
POWER SAVE
FILE NOS.
Setting Options
ON, OFF
HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF
ON, OFF
RESET, CONTINUOUS
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WL. REMOTE: Sets the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
Menu Items
BEEP: A beep sounds upon operations such as turning on the camcorder, during selftimer countdown or warnings such as condensation.
POWER SAVE: When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes
when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power. Approximately 30
seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears in the center
of the screen.
FILE NOS.: Select the file numbering method upon inserting a new memory card.
 Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in
folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[RESET]: The file number starts at 101-0101. If the memory card already contains
images files, the consecutive file number will be assigned.
[CONTINUOUS]: The consecutive file number of the last recorded image will be
assigned. If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive
number will be assigned. This is useful for organizing images on a computer.
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 We recommend setting [FILE NOS.] to [CONTINUOUS].
D/TIME SET
Menu Items
T. ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT
Setting Options
Y.M.D. : 2005.1.1 AM12:00
M.D, Y : JAN. 1, 2005 AM12:00
D.M.Y. : 1. JAN. 2005 AM12:00
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DATE FORMAT: Changes the displayed date format (includes date format for printing).
MY CAMERA
Menu Items
Setting Options
CREATE S-UP
NO, YES
IMAGE
SEL. S-UP IMG NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE
S-UP SOUND
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
SHTR SOUND
OPER.SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
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 You can change the image displayed at start-up and customize the sounds for the
camcorder’s start-up, shutter, button operations and self-timer.
 When customizing a setting you can check the sound or start-up image before making
a selection. To be able to play the sounds, make sure the [BEEP] setting in the
[SYSTEM] submenu is not set to OFF.
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Adjusting the Audio Recording Level
You can manually adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an
external microphone.
Available only in the
E
mode.
AUDIO LEVEL button
MENU
(
63)
AUDIO SETUP
1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than
MIC LEVEL AUTO
.
[AUDIO DUB.]
2. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC
LEVEL], set it to [MANUAL] and press the MENU button.
The audio level indicator appears.
3. Adjust the level with the SET dial.
• The maximum level should only slightly exceed –12 dB.
• Sound may be distorted if the indicator for 0 dB lights up in red.
4. Press the AUDIO LEVEL button.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
Press the MENU button. Using the SET dial select [AUDIO SETUP]
[MIC. IN] and press the MENU button again.
The green bar disappears.
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 About the audio level indicator:
When [MIC LEVEL] is set to [AUTO] and in the
mode: the audio
level indicator switches on and off with each press of the AUDIO LEVEL button.
[MIC LEVEL] is set to
[MANUAL]
-dB40
M
12
0
Guide (green bar)
 The audio level can be changed when the green bar is displayed. We
recommend hiding the bar when you have finished adjusting to prevent
accidental changes.
 When recording in very loud surroundings, the sound may be distorted even
though the audio level indicator shows an appropriate level. In this case, set the
mode dial to a mode other than AUTO, and activate the microphone attenuator
by setting [MIC ATT] under the MENU options to ON. The microphone
attenuator can be used also when recording to the memory card.
 Turning the audio level all the way down will prevent sound recording.
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Using the 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.
Available in the
MENU
(
63)
1. In the
other than
2. In the
dubbing.
,
and
AUDIO SETUP
E
modes.
WIND SCREEN AUTO
or
mode, set the mode dial to a mode
.
mode select the microphone as the input for audio
Press the MENU button. Using the SET dial select [AUDIO SETUP]
[MIC. IN] and press the MENU button again.
[AUDIO DUB.]
3. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [WIND
SCREEN], set it to [OFF] and press the MENU button.
“
” appears when you turn the wind screen off.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
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Widescreen TV Recording (16:9)
The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
CAMERA SETUP
mode.
WIDESCREEN OFF
Press the MENU button and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select
[WIDESCREEN], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button.
• “
” appears.
• The LCD screen switches to the “letterbox” display. The picture on the viewfinder
appears horizontally squeezed.
 When you turn off the image stabilizer, you will get a larger horizontal angle of
view.
 When playing back a widescreen recording on a TV, switch the TV to
widescreen mode (refer to the instruction manual of your TV). If you play back a
widescreen recording on a normal TV, the image appears horizontally
squeezed. TVs with S1 terminal or Video ID-1 system switch automatically to
widescreen mode.
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Creating a Start-up Image
You can select one of the still images recorded on the memory card and set it as the
camcorder’s start-up image.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
MY CAMERA
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mode.
CREATE S-UP IMAGE
1. Select a still image with the +/– buttons.
2. Press the MENU button and select [MY CAMERA].
3. Select [CREATE S-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.
6. Change the start-up display to your selected image. Select [SEL. S-UP
IMG] and select [MY IMAGE].
7. Press the MENU button.
Advanced Functions
Changing the Settings (2)
 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.
 Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on
your computer or removable disk.
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Magnifying the Image
Playback
When playing back movies from the tape or viewing still images from the memory card,
the image can be magnified up to 5 times.
Available in the
and
modes.
Zoom lever
SET dial
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• 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.
• A “ ” will display for images that cannot be enlarged.
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.
3. To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
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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.
Available in the
and
E
modes.
FOCUS button
Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination
MENU
(
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE DATE & TIME
Press the MENU button and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ].
Select [DATA CODE] and select the data code combination.
Press the MENU button.
In
mode, play back a tape and press the FOCUS button.
• In
mode, only date and time appear.
• Pressing the FOCUS button again makes the data code disappear.
Advanced Functions
Playback
1.
2.
3.
4.
63)
 The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder.
 When the data code is being displayed, the level indicator will not display.
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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.
Available only in the
mode.
EXP button
In stop mode, press the EXP 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.
 If there are blank sections between recordings or sections recorded in different
formats on the same tape, the end search function may not work properly.
 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 rewind/fast forward the tape.
Available only in the
and
modes.
E
1. During recording or playback, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button
on the wireless controller at the point you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
2. If you were playing back a tape, rewind the tape after finishing. If you
were recording, after you finish turn the power switch to PLAY and
then rewind the tape.
• “
” appears.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00
• The tape counter changes to time code.
”.
If the time code has not been recorded consecutively, the tape may not stop
correctly at the scene marked with the zero set memory.
Advanced Functions
Playback
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Date Search
You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function.
Available only in the
Press the
searching.
or
mode.
button on the wireless controller to begin
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times).
• Press the STOP button to stop searching.
 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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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Digital Camera Functions
You can select the image quality of still images, and the image size of still images and
movies.
Still images are compressed and recorded in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).
Movies are recorded in Motion JPEG.
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The number of still images and maximum recording time of movies that can be recorded
on a memory card vary according to the recording condition. The estimated figures are as
follows:
Number of still images
that can be recorded on a memory card:
No. of Images
Image Quality
L 1632X1224
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
M 1280X960
S 640X480
Supplied
card
9
14
25
15
20
40
75
105
170
Maximum recording time of a movie
Image Size
320 x 240
160 x 120
128MB
256MB
File Size
per Image
85
135
250
140
215
395
690
955
1525
175
275
500
280
430
795
1380
1900
3040
1360KB
880KB
480KB
850KB
560KB
300KB
176KB
120KB
72KB
on a memory card:
Recording Time
Supplied card
128MB
50 sec.
8 min.
1 min.
17 min.
256MB
16 min.
34 min.
File Size per
Second
250KB
120KB
 Depending on the number of images on the memory card, you may not be able to
download images to a computer (Windows: more than 1800 images; Macintosh: more
than 1000 images). In such case, use a card reader.
 Connection to a PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the memory card
contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we recommend to keep the
number of images on the memory card less than 100.
 Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer using a
USB cable, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 and
35 min. in 160 x 120.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
Image Size
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Selecting the Still Image Size and Quality
Available only in the
mode).
(
51)
L
mode (the image quality only can also be set in the
1632x1224/FINE
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the still image size/quality symbol.
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
3. Select the still image size.
The number at the lower right corner indicates the number of still images available on
the memory card (the same as the number displayed at the upper right corner).
4. Select the still image quality.
5. Press the FUNC. button.
Selecting the Movie Size
Available only in the
(
51)
and
modes.
320x240
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the movie size symbol followed by the setting option.
• The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
• The number at the lower right corner indicates the remaining recording time on card
(the same as the number displayed at the upper right corner).
3. Press the FUNC. button.
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Simultaneous Recording on the Tape
and Memory Card
When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still
image on the memory card. The size of the still image will be 640 x 480. The image
quality can be selected.
Available only in the
(
51)
E
mode.
STILL I. REC OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the still image recording symbol followed by a setting option.
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
3. Press the FUNC. button.
4. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
The still image is recorded on the memory card while the screen continues to show
the video recording.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
 The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image of the same size
recorded in the
mode.
 The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the digital effect is
activated.
 The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the widescreen
mode is selected.
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Using the Flash
You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is
equipped with the red-eye reduction mode.
(auto)
(red-eye reduction, auto)
(flash on)
(flash off)
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject.
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject.The assist lamp lights up to reduce the
red-eye effect.
The flash always fires.
The flash does not fire. Use this setting in places where
flash photography is prohibited.
PHOTO button
Flash
Assist lamp
(flash) button
Available only in the
1. Press the
and
modes.
(flash) button.
• Set the camcorder to a recording program other than the Fireworks mode (SCN).
• The setting changes with each press of the button.
• The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen. “ ” disappears after
4 seconds.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
In the
mode, the flash can be used in record pause mode when still
image recording is set to anything other than [ STILL I. REC OFF].
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The flash fires.
 Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes.
 Do not fire the flash at persons while they are driving.
 Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
 The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The range
depends upon the recording condition.
 The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.
 For the red-eye reduction mode to be effective, the subject needs to look at the
assist lamp. The degree of reduction depends upon the distance and on each
individual.
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 The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you press the EXP button in
(auto) or
(red-eye reduction, auto)
mode.
- When recording on the tape, if
(auto) or
(red-eye reduction, auto) is
selected and a shutter speed of 1/2000.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
 When recording on the tape, if (flash on) is selected and a shutter speed of
1/2000 is set, the shutter speed becomes set to 1/1000 and the flash fires.
 We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.
 The flash mode cannot be selected when exposure is locked, or after the first
still image in Stitch Assist mode.
 The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode.
 About the AF-Assist Lamp:
While you press the PHOTO button halfway, the assist lamp may light up as the
AF-assist lamp responds to the brightness of the subject to enable the
camcorder to focus more accurately.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is
lighting.
- The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp
in public places such as in restaurants or theaters.
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Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
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Selecting the Metering Method
You can select the method the camera uses to evaluate the brightness of your subject.
EVALUATIVE
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE
SPOT
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including
backlit scenes. The camcorder divides images into
several zones for light metering. It evaluates complex
lighting conditions, such as the position and brightness of
the subject, background, direct light or backlight, and
adjusts the exposure of the main subject accordingly.
Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving
more weight to the subject in the center.
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame. Use this
setting for adjusting the exposure matching the subject in
the center of the screen.
Available only in the
(
51)
mode.
EVALUATIVE
1. Set the mode dial to .
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. Select the metering method symbol followed by a setting option.
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
If you have selected [
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SPOT], “
” appears.
Changing the Focusing Method
You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection method.
Auto selection
(9-point AiAF)
Center point
Available only in the
Depending on the shooting conditions, an AF frame is
automatically selected from the 9 frames and focused.
Of 9 AF frames, the center one is selected to focus. This is
convenient for making sure the focus is exactly where you
want it.
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mode.
1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than
.
Focusing method cannot be changed in the Fireworks mode (SCN).
2. Turn the SET dial to select the focusing method.
• Auto selection: a large frame will display on the screen.
• Center point: a frame displays in the center of the screen.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
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Selecting the Drive Mode
Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO
button.
Continuous Shooting
Captures a quick series of still images while you press the
High-Speed Continuous
PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second,
Shooting
refer to the table on the next page.
AEB
The camcorder records a still image in three different
(Auto Exposure Bracketing) exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing
you to choose the perfect exposed shot.
Single
DRIVE MODE button
PHOTO button
Mode dial
Changing the Drive Mode
Available only in the
mode.
1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than
.
2. Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes.
The setting changes with each press of the button.
 The drive mode can also be selected from the FUNC. menu (
51).
 When the FUNC. menu is being displayed, the DRIVE MODE button cannot be
used.
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Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
2. Press and hold the PHOTO button fully.
A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button.
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 Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:
Still Image Size
Frames per Second
Normal speed
High speed
Using the Flash
Maximum Number
of Continuous Shots
L 1632 x 1224
2.5 frames
3.0 frames
2.1 frames
10 images
M 1280 x 960
3.0 frames
5.0 frames
2.5 frames
10 images
S 640 x 480
3.0 frames
5.0 frames
2.5 frames
60 images
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
Sufficient space on the memory card is required. Continuous shooting stops when
card is full.
 The number of frames per second will be lower when “
warning) is displayed on the screen.
” (camcorder shake
Auto Exposure Bracketing
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully.
Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.
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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.
+/– button
PHOTO button
SET dial
FUNC. 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.
Available only in the
(
51)
mode.
SINGLE
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select the drive mode symbol followed by [
STITCH AST].
The symbol of the current setting is displayed.
3. Press the SET dial.
The Stitch Assist screen appears.
4. Select the direction with the +/– button.
+ button: clockwise. – button: counterclockwise.
5. Select the recording program and zoom on the subject.
Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started,
you cannot change the recording program, exposure, zoom or focus.
6. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
Direction and number of recorded images appear.
7. 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 +/– button to return to the previous image.
• A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
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8. Press the FUNC. button after the last image.
• The Stitch Assist screen will disappear. The DRIVE MODE button can also be used
to close the Stitch Assist screen.
• For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
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 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.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
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Playing Back/Searching Images
You can display images one after another (slide show) or 6 at one time (index screen).
With the Card Jump function, you can quickly locate an image without displaying them
one by one.
Available only in the
mode.
Zoom lever
– button
+ button
FUNC. button
Slide Show
(
51)
SLIDE SHOW
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select [ SLIDE SHOW] followed by [START].
3. Press the SET dial.
• Images are played back one after another.
• Press the
button to stop the slide show.
Index Screen
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 + or – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is displayed.
Card Jump Function
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.
Press and hold the + or – button.
When you release the button, the image of the displayed image number appears.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image
or index screen.
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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.
Protecting during Single Image Playback
Available only in the
(
51)
and
modes.
PROTECT
1. Press the FUNC. button.
In the
after recording.
mode, press the FUNC. button while reviewing an image or right
2. Select [ PROTECT] followed by [ON] and press the SET dial.
3. Press the FUNC. button.
• “
” appears, and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, select [OFF] in step 2.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
mode.
CARD OPERATIONS
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
Protecting during Index Screen Display
2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [
PROTECT] and press the SET dial.
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
3. Press the MENU button.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images one at a time or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
 Protected images cannot be erased.
 Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
Erasing a Single Image
Available only in the
(
51)
and
modes.
IMAGE ERASE
1. Press the FUNC. button.
In the
after recording.
mode, press the FUNC. button while reviewing an image or right
2. Select [ IMAGE ERASE] followed by [ERASE] and press the SET
dial.
3. Press the FUNC. button.
Erasing All Images
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
mode.
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [ERASE ALL IMAGES].
3. Select [YES] and press the MENU button.
All still images or movies with exception of the protected ones are erased.
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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.
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 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.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
mode.
CARD OPERATIONS
FORMAT
1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [FORMAT].
[FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
[ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and press the MENU button.
Formatting starts. When the formatting is completed the camcorder will return to the
[CARD OPERATIONS] menu. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Advanced Functions
Digital Camera Functions
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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 (DVD recorder, another digital camcorder, etc.). If you connect a digital video
device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality.
Connecting the Devices
Connecting a VCR
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
40).
Connecting a DVD Recorder or other Digital Video Device with a DV
Terminal
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
Digital video device
(e.g. camcorder)
INPUT
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
DV (IEEE1394) terminal
Recording
Available only in the
mode.
1. Load a recorded cassette.
If you are connecting through the AV terminal, check the setting (
40).
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette or disc 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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 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than
that of the original.
 When connecting a DVD Recorder or other Digital Video Device with a DV
Terminal:
- 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 S-video or AV terminal.
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Editing
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Analog Line-in Recording
You can input video from other analog devices (VCR, TV or camcorder) via the S-video
terminal or AV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can
also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card.
Connecting
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
You can also connect through the S-video terminal on the external analog device (
VIDEO
L
Signal flow
AUDIO
MTC-100 Multi Cable
(supplied)
40).
R
Recording
Available only in the
mode.
1. Load a blank cassette in this camcorder.
2. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [VIDEO
INPUT] followed by a setting option and press the MENU button.
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.
Recording the Input Video on a Memory Card
The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image
quality and the movie size can be selected.
Available only in the
mode.
1. Check that a memory card is inserted.
If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
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2. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV DV], set
it to [ON] and press the MENU button.
3. Selecting the still image quality:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed
by a setting option and press the FUNC. button.
Selecting the movie size:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a
setting option and press the FUNC. menu.
4. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
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When recording a still image:
5. 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.
6. Press the PHOTO button fully.
When recording a movie:
5. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording.
Depending on the analog signal sent from the connected device the input image
may be distorted or not be displayed at all (e.g. signals that include copyright
protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
Editing
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
 The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
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DV Dubbing
You can input video from other digital video devices via the DV terminal, and record the
input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie
or still image on a memory card.
Connecting
Check the type and orientation of the DV terminal and make sure you connect the DV
cable properly.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Digital video device
(e.g. camcorder)
Output
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
Dubbing
Available only in the
mode.
1. Load a blank cassette in this camcorder.
If “AV
DV” is displayed, change the setting (
65).
2. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
3. Press the REC PAUSE button.
4. Connected Device: Play back the tape.
You can check the picture on the screen.
5. Press the
/
button when the scene you wish to record appears.
Recording starts.
6. Press the
• Press the
• Press the
button to stop recording.
/
/
button to pause recording.
button again to restart recording.
7. Connected Device: Stop playback.
Recording the Input Video on a Memory Card
The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image
quality and the movie size can be selected.
Available only in the
mode.
1. Check that a memory card is inserted.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
• If “AV DV” is displayed, change the setting (
65).
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2. Selecting the still image quality:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed
by a setting option and press the FUNC. button.
Selecting the movie size:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a
setting option and press the FUNC. menu.
3. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
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When recording a still image:
4. 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.
5. Press the PHOTO button fully.
When recording a movie:
4. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording.
 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.
 Do not connect any devices to the camcorder’s USB terminal.
 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 DV
(IEEE1394) terminals may be in a different format (
127).)
Editing
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
 The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
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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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.
Check the type and orientation of the DV terminal and make sure you connect the DV
cable properly. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
You can also connect a VCR with S (S1)-VIDEO terminal (
40).
VIDEO
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Signal flow
MTC-100 Multi
Cable (supplied)
Open the terminal cover
AUDIO
R
Digital video device
INPUT
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
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Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
VCR SETUP
mode.
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AV
DV OFF
1. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP].
2. Select [VIDEO INPUT] and choose a setting appropriate to the type of
connection to the analog device. Press the SET button to return to the
[VCR SETUP] sub-menu.
3. Select [AV DV] and set it to [ON].
4. Press the MENU button.
 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.
Editing
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 Connecting the camcorder to the computer you can also use the analog-digital
conversion to transfer analog recordings to your computer as digital signals.
Analog-digital conversion can be performed also when connecting the
camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
 The required equipment and operation is the same as when Transferring Video
Recordings to a Computer (
118), except for step 3: In this case set the
[AV DV] to [ON]. Check the setting before connecting the camcorder to the
computer.
 The analog-digital conversion may not operate properly depending on the
software and the specifications and settings of your computer.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the microphone.
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
Connecting an Audio Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Audio device (e.g.
CD player)
OUTPUT
Signal flow
L
AUDIO
MTC-100 Multi Cable (supplied)
R
Dubbing
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
mode.
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO DUB. AUDIO IN
1. Load a recorded cassette.
Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder.
2. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO
DUB.], set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and press the MENU button.
3. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing.
4. Press the PAUSE
button on the wireless controller.
5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless controller.
“AUDIO DUB.” and “
6. Press the PAUSE
dubbing.
” appear.
button on the wireless controller to begin
• Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Speak into the microphone.
7. Press the STOP
button on the wireless controller to stop dubbing.
Audio device: Stop playback.
 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.
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 Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
 You can check the picture on the LCD screen.
 If you use [AUDIO IN] for the dubbing, you can check the audio on the
camcorder’s speakers.
 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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Editing
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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.
Available only in the
MENU
(
63)
mode.
AUDIO SETUP
12bit AUDIO STEREO1
1. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit
AUDIO], select a setting and press the MENU button.
•
•
•
•
STEREO1: Plays back the original sound.
STEREO2: Plays back the added sound.
MIX/FIXED: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 at 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: Press the MENU
button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the
balance with the SET dial and press the MENU button.
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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Recording from the Tape on a Memory
Card
You can record movies or still images from a tape in the camcorder.
Available only in the
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mode.
Recording a Movie from the Tape
The movie size can be selected.
(
320x240
51)
1. Selecting the movie size:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a
setting option and press the FUNC. menu.
2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording.
 The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
 An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
Recording a Still Image from the Tape
(
51)
S
FINE/640x480
Editing
The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image
quality can be selected.
1. Selecting the still images quality:
Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed
by a setting option and press the FUNC. menu.
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.
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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.
 An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
 The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
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Printing Still Images
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 (
116).
Following printers can be connected to your camcorder:
Canon
Printers
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Bubble Jet Direct compatible PIXMA
printers and PictBridge compatible
SELPHY DS/PIXMA printers
Direct Print compatible CP printers and
PictBridge compatible SELPHY CP
printers.
PictBridge compliant non-Canon Printer
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
Open the terminal cover
Printer with direct print
function
•
appears and changes to
,
or
. Does not appear with movies, or still
images that cannot be played back with the camcorder.
• The
(print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed
for approx. 6 seconds.
Printing
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still
images.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Set the camcorder to
mode.
4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
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.
 A “ ” will display for images that cannot be printed.
 Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface
cable to use with the camcorder.
The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct
interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer.
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 The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer.
Printing with the
(Print/Share) Button
You can print an image without changing the settings by simply pressing the
share) button.
Available only in the
(print/
mode.
1. Select the still image you wish to print with the +/–
button.
2. Press the
(print/share) button.
• Printing starts. The
button flashes and then stays on
when printing is complete.
• If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with
the +/– button.
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.
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 (
110).
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 +/– button.
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 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.
 Observe the following precautions during printing:
- 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.
 If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from
camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
Printing
 Cancel Printing
Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK]
and press the SET dial.
- Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers, CP600: Printing stops even if it is
incomplete and the paper is fed through.
- Canon CP printers (except for the CP600): A print in progress cannot be
stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished, and the remaining
prints are canceled.
 Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
130).
- Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers, CP600: 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.
- Canon CP printers (except for the CP600): Select [STOP] or [RESUME] and
press the SET dial. (The [RESUME] setting may not appear with some error
messages. In that case, select [STOP].) Refer also to the printer manual for
details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow the procedure
below:
1. Disconnect the cable.
2. Turn the power switch of the camcorder to OFF and back to PLAY.
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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112
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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, 2-UP, 4-UP, 8-UP, 9-UP, 16UP, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
 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]: The center portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
 [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS
printers.
 When selecting [2-UP], [4-UP], [9-UP] or [16-UP] for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the
[PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm].
When selecting [8-UP], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [CREDITCARD].
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Paper Settings
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[PAPER] and press the SET dial.
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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.
Printing
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.
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 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.
2. Make sure that
the SET dial.
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(PAPER) is selected and press
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.
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(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.
Setting the Print Style
IMAGE
BORDERS
DATE
STANDARD
MULTIPLE
BORDERLESS
BORDERED
ON
OFF
Prints 1 still image per page.
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Prints with a border.
Prints with date.
Prints without date.
Printing
 The [BORDERS] and [DATE] settings cannot be selected when [IMAGE] is set
to [MULTIPLE].
 [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[MULTIPLE]: The center portion of
the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and
sides may be cropped slightly.
 [MULTIPLE] can only be selected when printing on card size paper.
 The date print function is not supported by the CP Printers CP-10 and CP-100.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
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Selecting the Image Style
2. Make sure that
the SET dial.
(IMAGE) is selected and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Selecting the Borders
2. Turn the SET dial to select
press the SET dial.
(BORDERS) and
3. 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.
Including the Date
2. Turn the SET Dial to select
SET dial.
(DATE) and press the
3. Turn the SET dial to select a date option and press
the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
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Trimming Settings
Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[TRIMMING] and press the SET dial.
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The trimming frame appears.
2. Change the size of the trimming frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and
toward W to enlarge the frame.
• To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward
W until the trimming frame disappears.
3. Move the trimming frame.
• Turn the SET dial to move the frame. Press the SET dial to
switch between the directions (up/down or right/left) and the
orientation of the frame (vertical/horizontal).
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
Printing
 About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP printers only):
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in
green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)
- Red: The image is magnified beyond recommended size. The image will be
printed coarsely.
 The trimming setting applies only to one image.
 The trimming setting is canceled with the following operations:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the interface cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.
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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 (
107). A maximum of 998 still images
can be selected.
Available only in the
mode.
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
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PRINT ORDER
Press the FUNC. button.
Select [ PRINT ORDER] and press the SET dial.
Select the number of copies and press the SET dial.
Press the FUNC. button.
To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0 in step 2.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
63)
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select
[ PRINT ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial and set the number of copies with the SET dial.
“
” appears on the image.
4. Press the MENU button.
To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
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Erasing All Print Orders
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
63)
PRINT ORD. ALL ERASE
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1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [PRINT ORD. ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Press the MENU button.
Printing
MENU
(
63)
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
107).
2. Press the MENU button 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.
Printing
 Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings
before step 3.
 Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
109)
 Restarting Printing
Select [ PRINT] from the MENU. Select [RESUME] or [CONTINUE] 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 Video Recordings to a
Computer
Connecting to a PC
You can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal.
You can also use this camcorder to transfer through it recordings from an analog VCR or
8 mm camcorder to your computer using the USB terminal (see Converting Analog
Signals into Digital Signals (
100)).
Before starting the video transferring, make sure to prepare the following:
 A computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or a IEEE1394 (DV) capturing
board.
 A DV cable (sold separately)
 Video Editing Software
You can use the video editing software that came bundled with your computer or video
capturing board. You can also use the video editing software included with your
operating system (Windows Movie Maker with Windows XP and Windows ME, iMovie
with Mac OS 9 and later).
 The appropriate driver
A driver is included with Windows operating systems later than Windows 98 Second
Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9. The driver is installed
automatically when you connect the camcorder to the computer.
1. Start your computer.
2. Set the camcorder to
3. Check the [AV DV] setting.
mode.
If you want to transfer your recordings from the tape, edit the video on the computer
and record it back on the tape, set [AV DV] to [OFF]. If you want to convert an
analog recording to digital, set [AV DV] to [ON].
4. Connect the camcorder to the computer with the DV cable as shown
below.
Check the type and orientation of the DV terminal and make sure you connect the DV cable properly
6-pin
4-pin
Open the terminal cover
IEEE1394 (DV)
terminal
Commercially available DV cable
 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 DV cable,
turn off both the camcorder and the computer and then turn them back on and
reconnect them.
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 Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable make sure
that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no
other IEEE1394 device is connected to the computer.
 Depending on the video editing software you use, you may need to set the
power switch of the camcorder to a mode other than PLAY. Refer also to the
instruction manual of the editing software.
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 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.
 The programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image Browser included with the supplied
CD are intended for use only with images recorded on the memory card.
Connecting to a PC
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Transferring Memory Card Images to a
Computer
With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can transfer images
recorded on the memory card to the computer by simply pressing the
(print/share)
button (
121).
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software
and set the auto-launch setting. From the second time on, you will only need to connect
the camcorder to the computer to transfer images.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
Available only in the
mode.
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
2. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
3. Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the
button
lights up.
 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 the 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.
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+ / – button
E
(print/share)
button
SET dial
Transferring Images
To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders (
ALL IMAGES
NEW IMAGES
TRANSFER ORDERS
SELECT & TRANSFER
WALLPAPER
Available only in the
123).
Transfers all images to the computer.
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
Allows you to select an image and transfers the selected
image to the computer.
Allows you to select a still image and transfers the
selected image to the computer as wallpaper.
mode.
1. Turn the SET dial to select the transfer method.
2. Press the
button.
3. Select the image you wish to transfer with the +/– button.
4. Press the
button.
• [
SELECT & TRANSFER]: The selected image is transferred to and displayed on
the computer.
To continue transferring, select another image with the +/– button.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed
on the desktop.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
Connecting to a PC
• [
ALL IMAGES], [
NEW IMAGES], [
TRANSFER
ORDERS]: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.
• If choosing [
SELECT & TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER], continue as follows:
 You can press the SET dial in place of the
button. With [
ALL
IMAGES], [
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation
message appears. Turn the SET dial to select [OK] and press the SET dial.
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 When transferring with the
button, the camcorder retains the transfer
setting even if you change the position of the power switch.
 When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the screen to select
images displays, press the MENU button. The transfer menu will display.
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Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)
You can select images for transfer to the computer (max. 998). These transfer settings
are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.
Available only in the
(
E
mode.
TRANSFER ORDER
51)
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Select [ TRANSFER ORDER] followed by [ON] and press the SET dial.
3. Press the FUNC. button.
To cancel the transfer order, select [OFF] in step 2.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
63)
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select
[ TRANSFER ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial on the image you wish to transfer.
“
” appears on the image.
4. Press the MENU button.
To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
63)
TRANS.ORD. ALL ERASE
“ERASE ALL
TRANSFER ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Press the MENU button.
Connecting to a PC
1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. SELECT [TRANS.ORD. ALL ERASE].
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Using the DV Messenger Version 2
With the Windows XP dedicated DV Network Software (DV Messenger), you can operate
your camcorder from the computer, perform videoconferences using the camcorder or
remotely access the camcorder at home using the Internet.
Download the DV Messenger and the DV Network Software Instruction Manual from the
following homepage. Refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual for details.
www.canondv.com
www.canon.ca
www.canon-asia.com
Preparation for Using DV Messenger
1. Start the computer and install DV Messenger.
2. Connect the camcorder to a household power source.
3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the DV cable.
For the connection diagram and instructions refer to Transferring Video Recordings to
a Computer (
118).
4. Start DV Messenger.
The camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, except for the
zoom operation only when the DVM panel is displayed on the DV Messenger.
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Troubleshooting
Trouble?
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.
The camcorder switches off
by itself.
Cassette compartment will
not open.
Solution
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
Attach the battery pack correctly.
16
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
Power save function has been activated. Turn on the
camcorder.
67
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
Open the cassette compartment cover fully.
19
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
LCD/viewfinder switches on
and off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
Battery pack will not charge.
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.
–
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Camcorder will not focus.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
27
Load a cassette.
19
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.
48
21
Lens is dirty. Clean the lens.
137
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
21
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.
–
Abnormal characters appear
on the screen. The camcorder
does not operate properly.
This camcorder uses a microcomputer. External noise or static
electricity may cause abnormal characters to appear on the
screen. In such case, disconnect the power source and
reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
disconnect the power source and press the RESET button
with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all
settings.
–
“
” flashes on the screen.
Load a cassette.
19
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
16
Condensation is detected. See reference page.
128
“
” flashes on the screen.
“ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service
Center.
Trouble?
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
–
125
Problem
Solution
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
Unload and reload the cassette.
19
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME” appears on
the screen.
Set the time zone, date and time.
25
Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone,
date and time.
25
134
The wireless controller will not
work.
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
67
The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace
the battery.
22
Recording on the Tape
Problem
Solution
Image will not appear on the
screen.
Set the power switch to CAMERA.
27
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Set the power switch to CAMERA.
27
Load a cassette.
19
Tape reached the end (“
END” flashes on the screen).
Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
19
Cassette is protected (“ ” flashes on the screen). Change
the position of the protect switch.
133
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums
or concerts), sound may become distorted. Sound may be
recorded properly when you set [MIC ATT] to [ON] in the
menu, or when you adjust the audio recording level manually.
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Sound is recorded in a lower
level than the actual level.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums
or concerts), sound may be recorded not in the actual sound
level. Sound may be recorded properly when you adjust the
audio recording level manually.
69
Set [MIC ATT] to [OFF] in the menu.
66
Open the lens cover.
Playback of the Tape
Problem
Solution
During playback there is
video noise.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
136
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Set the power switch to PLAY.
36
Load a cassette.
Tape reached the end (“
Rewind the tape.
126
19
END” flashes on the screen).
DV] to [OFF].
36
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
Set [AV
Check again the camcorder is properly connected to the TV.
40
65
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.
40
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
136
You attempted to play back or dub copyright protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
–
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the SET
dial.
39
The tape stops during
playback pause.
When playback pause continues for more than 4 minutes 30
seconds during playback or audio dubbing, the camcorder
shuts off to protect tape and video heads. Playback the tape
again and press the / pause button.
–
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the
memory card over and reinsert it.
20
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Insert a memory card.
20
Memory card is full. Replace the memory card or erase
images.
92
Memory card is not formatted. Format the memory card.
93
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum
value. Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory
card.
67
Set the power switch to PLAY and the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
38
Memory card cannot be
played back.
Insert a memory card.
20
Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
91
“
Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Format the memory card if flashing
persists.
93
” flashes red.
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Printing
Problem
The printer is not operating
even though camcorder and
printer are correctly
connected.
Solution
1. Set the power switch to PLAY and the TAPE/CARD switch
to
.
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
3. Turn off the printer and turn it back on.
–
Editing
Problem
Dubbing via the camcorder’s
DV terminal does not work.
Solution
Set [AV
DV] to [OFF].
Wrong signal format. Dubbing may work via the AV terminal.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
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–
Trouble?
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Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if
condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
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.
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.
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.
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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.
25
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
16
133
REMOVE THE
CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload and
reload the cassette.
19
CHECK THE INPUT
DV cable or USB cable is not connected, or the connected digital
device is turned off.
98
120
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
128
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
REMOVE THE
CASSETTE
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Unload the
cassette.
128
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
–
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[WRONG FORMAT]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in
HDV format.
–
WRONG FORMAT
PLAYBACK NOT
POSSIBLE
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in HDV format.
–
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in a
mode other than the SP mode.
102
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in 16bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
102
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a blank
section.
102
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
136
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
99
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.
99
Memory Card Related Messages
Message
Trouble?
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
E
Explanation
NO CARD
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
20
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 an “
” 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
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
–
129
Message
Explanation
PRINT ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
116
TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
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CANNOT TRANSFER!
You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
121
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory card
depending on the signal.
–
NOW CREATING START- The start-up image is being made.
UP IMAGE
–
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.
73
TOO MANY STILL
IMAGES DISCONNECT
USB CABLE
Disconnect the USB cable, 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.
–
Direct Print Related Messages
The following messages may appear on the camcorder screen. On printers equipped with
an operation panel or printer that can be connected to a TV, an error number or message
displays on the panel or TV monitor. Refer to the printer manual for the remedies
corresponding to the error numbers or messages.
Message
130
Explanation
PAPER ERROR
There is a problem with the paper.
Wrong paper size is inserted, the ink cannot be used with the selected
paper or paper output tray is open.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper. If the printer is
equipped with a photo paper cassette, specify the paper feed location
using the Paper Feed switch.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing.
After removing the paper, set some paper again and press the resume
button on the printer.
PAPER HAS BEEN
CHANGED
Paper size has been changed between print setting and start of printing.
MEDIA TYPE ERROR
You attempted to use a paper size/type that is not supported by the
printer.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER
SIZE
You attempted to print on paper that cannot be used with the camcorder.
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. Select [CONTINUE] to
restart printing.
INK CASSETTE ERROR
There is a problem with the ink cassette.
PAPER AND INK DO
NOT MATCH
The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type.
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult your
dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with
the printer or the printer manual to replace the waste tank (waste ink
absorber).
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.
Message
Explanation
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
No still images on the memory card have been marked with a
order.
PRINT ORDER
print
CANNOT TRIM
You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another
camcorder.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service
Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer
manual.
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. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon
Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the
printer manual.
When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In
such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on. If
the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in
the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual.
RECHARGE THE
PRINTER BATTERY
The printer battery is depleted.
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
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. When you are printing
using the
button, check the print settings.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large
number of images. Reduce the number of images.
CHECK PRINT
SETTINGS
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
E
button.
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.
Trouble?
PRINTER IN USE
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Handling Precautions
Do’s & Don’ts
Camcorder
 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.
Close the lens cover 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 (
128).
Battery Pack
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.
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 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 (56 °F to 86 °F). At cold
temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.
 Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at
normal temperatures.
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About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to
differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with charged
battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [
]-shaped hole shows the white
label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Cassette
Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to SAVE
or ERASE OFF.
REC
SAVE
Do’s & Don’ts
 Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
 Return cassettes to the case and store them upright. Rewind tapes from time to time if
they are stored for a long time.
 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.
 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.
REC
SAVE
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Memory Card
 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 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.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate
the battery.
• 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.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to retain date/time and other
settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder, however, it
discharges when the usage time is short, and will become totally discharged when you do
not use the camcorder for about 3 months. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery: Connect the power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours
with the power switch set to OFF.
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Recycling the Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
If you should dispose of your camcorder, first remove the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country.
1. Loosen the four screws using a
screwdriver and remove the cover.
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2. Remove the battery.
Grab the battery firmly with a pair of
insulated pliers or similar tool and twist it
repeatedly to detach it from the board.
 Do not remove the cover for any other purpose than removing the battery for
recycling when disposing the camcorder.
 When you have removed the battery, keep it out of reach of children. If it is
swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break
and the battery fluids may damage the stomach and intestines.
 When removing the built-in lithium battery, disconnect all power (compact
adapter and battery pack) to the camcorder.
Do’s & Don’ts
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Cleaning the Video Heads
When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, or 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.
 Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
 Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly
even when you clean the video heads.
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Maintenance/Others
Storage
 If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust,
in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
 After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder
is still working properly.
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Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
 Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloth
or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
 Use a clean, soft cloth of the type used to clean eyeglasses to gently wipe the lens.
Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
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.
Viewfinder
 Clean the viewfinder screen using a blower brush or a commercially available cleaning
cloth for glasses.
 To clean any dust or dirt particles that may accumulate in the inside of the viewfinder:
• Pull out the viewfinder.
• Open the LCD panel 90 degrees and then turn it 180 degrees towards the front of the
camera.
• Open the protective cover and while looking through the viewfinder, insert a cotton
swab through the opening and gently wipe the inside of the viewfinder lens.
• After cleaning the viewfinder, close the protective cover and return the LCD panel
and viewfinder to their original positions.
When cleaning the inside of the viewfinder be careful not to scratch the glass.
Do’s & Don’ts
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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, Colombia, 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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System Diagram
Additional Information
(Availability differs from area to area)
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WS-20 Wrist Strap
Shoulder Strap
WD-H27
Wide-converter
BP-208
Battery Pack
CG-300
Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
WL-D85
Wireless Controller
BP-208
Battery Pack
TL-H27
Tele-converter
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
FS-H27U
Filter Set
TV
MTC-100
Multi Cable
VCR
Commercially available DVD Recorder or other
DV Cable
DV equipped Digital Device
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Computer
Card Adapter
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
Card Reader/Writer
miniSD Card
Additional Information
Canon printers with direct print function /
PictBridge-compliant printers
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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
only the BP-208 battery pack.
CG-300 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Time: 105 min.
Charging time varies according to the
charging condition.
TL-H27 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-H27 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 flash or assist lamp.
WD-H27 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 flash or assist lamp.
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FS-H27U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
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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.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
Additional Information
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
OPTURA S1
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
1/3.9-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels
card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
Videocassettes bearing the
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)
2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=4.05-40.5 mm, f/1.8-2.8, 10x power zoom
35mm equivalent:
Tape: 4:3 recording: 48.7-487 mm
16:9 recording (with Image stabilizer): 43.3 - 433 mm
16:9 recording (without Image stabilizer): 41.6 - 416 mm
Card: 38.1-381 mm
11 elements in 9 groups
27 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 (DAYLIGHT, SHADE,
CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom
white balance
1 lx (Night mode, Shutter speed set at 1/2)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory Card
Recording media
Size of Images on the Card
miniSD Card*
Still image: 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 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
* The camcorder’s operations have been tested with miniSD cards up to 256MB. Performance cannot be
guaranteed for all miniSD cards.
**This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the
camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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
10-pin multiconnector; Input/Output multipurpose
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-Video:
Luminance (Y) signal - 1 Vp-p/75 ohms;
Chrominance (C) signal - 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms
Audio: output:
–10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
input:
–10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
mini-B
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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
3.1 W (using viewfinder), 3.2 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
54 x 73 x 105 mm (2.1 x 2.9 x 4.1 in.) excluding protrusions
380 g (13.4 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 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-208 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
850 mAh
39 x 8 x 63 mm (1.5 x 0.31 x 2.5 in.)
40 g (1.4 oz.)
miniSD Card
Capacity
Interface
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
16 MB
miniSD card standard
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
21.5 x 20 x 1.4 mm (0.82 x 0.78 x 0.05 in.)
1 g (0.035 oz.)
Additional Information
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-208 Battery Pack
MTC-100 Multi Cable
WL-D85 Wireless Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
8468A002AA
0802B002AA
D82-0790-000
D83-0712-000
6906A001AA
Optional Accessories
CG-300 Battery Charger
TL-H27 Tele-converter
WD-H27 Wide-converter
FS-H27U 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
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0784B002AA
0803B001AA
0804B001AA
0805B001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
3083A002AA (D81-1200-201)
D81-1302-201
3134A002AA (D36-0032-201)
Index
12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
A
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 138
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Audio level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Auto (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . 86
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
AV-DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
B
Beach (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
C
Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Charging a battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Connection - Computer . . . . . . . 118, 120
Connection - Recording from a TV or
VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connection - Recording to a VCR . . . . 94
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
D
E
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
End search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Exposure lock/adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 47
E
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
H
High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . 86
I
Image effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Image erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Image transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . 22, 134
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
M
Magnifying an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Menu (FUNC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Menu (MENU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Metering method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Microphone level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
mini SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Movies (memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Movies (tape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Additional Information
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Digital effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
DV (IEEE1394) terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Fireworks (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Focusing frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Focus-priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
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My Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Night (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Panoramic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Portrait (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power - Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power - Household power source . . . . 16
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
R
Record review/record search . . . . . . . . 29
Recording - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Recording - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Remaining battery charge indicator . . . 14
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
S
S1-video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SCN (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Screen display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Snow (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Special Scene (recording program) . . . 41
Sports (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Spotlight (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Start-up image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Stitch Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Sunset (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125, 132
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
TV screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107, 120
V
Video head cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Viewfinder - Dioptric adjustment . . . . . . 21
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Wide-angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Widescreen TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Z
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THE UNITED STATES
Additional Information
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.
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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