Thank you for purchasing this sportive camcorder

Preface
About this Manual
Congratulations on purchasing the Minolta MN50HD 1080p Camcorder!
The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. Note that the example
screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ somewhat from the
screens and configuration of the actual camera.
Copyright
This manual contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are reserved.
No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic or other means, in
any form, without prior written permission of Elite Brands Inc. © 2017.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
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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.
CAUTION:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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.
RF exposure warning
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided
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instructions and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. End-users and installers must be provided with antenna installation instructions
and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
FCC: SAR standard Value: 1.6 W/Kg, Maximal Measure: 0.4 W/kg
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Safety and Handling Precautions
Camera Information
• Do not take apart or attempt to service the camera yourself.
• Do not expose the camera to moisture, or extreme temperatures.
• Allow the camera to warm up when moving from cold to warm temperatures.
• Do not touch and put pressure on the camera lens.
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods.
• Do not use abrasive chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong detergents to clean the
product. Wipe the product with a slightly damp soft cloth.
• Do not use the flash or LED Light near a person's eyes to prevent possible eye injury.
• To prevent you from falling over or resulting in traffic accident, please do not use the
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camera while you are walking, driving or riding a vehicle.
• Please handle the camera strap with care, and never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child. Wrapping the strap around a neck may cause suffocation.
• Do not subject the LCD monitor to impact.
• To prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or
moisture.
• Battery Information
• Turn off the camera before installing or removing the battery.
• Use only the provided batteries or type of battery and charger that came with your
camera. Using other types of battery or charger may damage the device and invalidate
the warranty.
• Inserting the battery upside down can cause damage to the product and possibly cause
an explosion.
• When the camera is used for an extended period of time, it is normal for the camera
body to feel warm.
• Download all pictures and remove the battery from the camera if you are going to store
the camera for a long period of time.
• The type of battery and the battery power level may cause the lens to be stuck up.
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Ensure you use the correct battery type and use a fully charged battery.
• Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
• Please keep the batteries out of the reach of children to prevent from swallowing
batteries, which might cause poisoning.
• Once the battery's color changes or its shape is twisted, please stop using it.
• USB adapter Information
• Do not expose the adapter to high temperatures or moisture places. Otherwise, it may
cause fire or electric shock.
• Do not attempt to repair, disassemble, change or transform the adapter.
• Avoid sudden changes in temperature, which may cause condensation on the adapter’s
internal surfaces. Please do not use it immediately in this situation.
• Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Otherwise, it may cause electric shock.
• Do not use the travel voltage converter or AC/DC power inverter. Otherwise, it may
cause damage, overheating, malfunction or fire to the camera.
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Contents
Preparing for First Use.................................................................................... 8
► Camcorder Body Overview .................................................................. 8
► Inserting and Charging the Battery ................................................... 10
► Inserting a Memory Card (SD Card) ................................................. 11
Basic Operation ............................................................................................ 12
► Powering the Camcorder On and Off ................................................ 12
► Navigating the Camcorder’s Menus .................................................. 12
► Setting the Date & Time .................................................................... 13
► Formatting the SD Card .................................................................... 13
► Photo, Video and Playback Modes ................................................... 14
► Display Icons on the LCD Screen ..................................................... 15
► Setting Up Your Camcorder for Use .................................................. 18
Recording Video ........................................................................................... 20
► Video Mode Menu ............................................................................. 21
Shooting Photos ........................................................................................... 23
► Photo Mode Menu ............................................................................. 24
Playback ....................................................................................................... 27
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► Playback Photos ............................................................................... 28
► Playback Mode Menu........................................................................ 28
Connections .................................................................................................. 29
► Connecting the Camcorder to an HDTV............................................ 29
► Download Files to Your Computer ..................................................... 29
► Use the Camcorder as a PC Camera (Windows XP Only) ................ 30
Software Installation ..................................................................................... 31
Technical Specification ................................................................................. 33
Attribution and Tech Support......................................................................... 35
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Preparing for First Use
 Camcorder Body Overview
1. LCD screen
2. Up / Playback button
3. Power button
4. T (Zoom-In) button
5. W (Zoom-Out) button
6. Mode button
7. Charging Indicator
8. Shutter button
9. OK / MENU button
10. Right / LED lamp button
11. USB port
12. HDMI port
13. Down button
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14. Left button
15. Speaker Output
16. Front Lens
17. Microphone
18. Self-timer Indicator
19. LED lamp
20. Wrist strap
21. Tripod socket
22. Battery compartment
23. SD Card slot
24. Compartment door
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
Inserting and Charging the Battery
1. Slide open the battery compartment
door.
2. Insert the included lithium-ion battery
into the larger slot as shown in the
figure. Ensure that the polarity on the
battery match the polarity inside the
battery slot.
3. To remove the battery, slide the
battery latch back, and the battery will pop out from the battery compartment.
4. To charge the battery, connect the included USB cable and AC adaptor to
your camcorder’s USB port. Charging will begin once the camcorder’s screen
is closed. A red indicator light will stay solidly lit while charging, and will turn
off once charging is completed. Please allow 3 hours to fully charge.
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
Inserting a Memory Card (SD Card)
1. Slide open the battery compartment door.
2. Insert the included 8GB SD Card
into the smaller slot as shown in the
figure below. Ensure that the
direction of insertion is correct.
3. Once it is inserted correctly,
audible click is heard. Do not try to
force the SD card into the slot. It can only be inserted one way.
4. To remove the SD card, press down on the card again and the card will
pop out from the memory card slot.
Note: The maximum capacity and speed memory card compatible with your
camcorder is 32GB, class 10.
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Basic Operation

Powering the Camcorder On and Off
There are two ways to power the camcorder on and off.
1. The camcorder can be powered on or off by flip-opening or flip-closing the
LCD screen. Once flip-opening the LCD screen, allow the camcorder two
seconds for the CPU to initiate.
2. The camcorder can be powered on or off by pressing the power button.
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Navigating the Camcorder’s Menus
You may navigate through the menus and user interface utilizing the buttons
and the touch screen. The instructions below will be outlined utilizing the
physical buttons on the camcorder button. All of the menus may also be
accessed by tapping or touching the LCD screen as well.
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
Setting the Date & Time
1. Power the camcorder on.
2. Press the OK/MENU button to enter the main menu.
3. Press the Right button to enter the Setup menu.
4. Press the Up and Down buttons to move the indicator onto “Date & Time”.
5. Press the OK/MENU button to enter the submenu.
6. Press the Up, Down, Right and Left buttons to adjust the date and time.
7. Press the OK/MENU button to confirm the settings and exit the menu.

Formatting the SD Card
Note: It is important to format the SD Card for first time use. Please note that
all data stored on the SD Card will be deleted including protected files. Be
sure to download or transfer any files you want to retain to your computer
before the SD Card is formatted.
1. Power the camcorder on.
2. Press the OK/MENU button to enter the main menu.
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3. Press the Right button to enter the Setup menu.
4. Press the Up and Down buttons to move the indication bar onto “Format”.
5. Press the OK/MENU button to enter the submenu.
6. Press the Up and Down buttons to select “Yes”.
7. Press the OK/MENU button to begin the formatting process.
8. Press the Left button to exit the setup menu.
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Photo, Video, and Playback Modes
Icon Display
Title
Description
Photo Capture mode
For shooting photos
Video Capture mode
For recording video
Playback mode
For playback of media
Press the MODE button to switch between the modes. You may directly press
on the
icons on the LCD screen to access the same modes.
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Display Icons on the LCD Screen
Video Capture Mode
1. Capture Mode Icon
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2. Resolution Setting
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5
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3. Loop Recording
01:50:50
4. Voice Recording
5. Digital Stabilization
6. Memory Capacity
7. Battery Level
8. MENU
9. MODE
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Photo Capture Mode
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10. Capture Mode Icon
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11. Resolution Setting
12. Exposure
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13. Digital Stabilization
14. Memory Capacity
15. Battery Level
16. MENU
17. Scene Mode
18. MODE
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Beach
Portrait
Scenery
Sport
Playback Mode
The sequence number of
current file / the total
number of recorded files
Mode
Icon
2/436
File type: Video / Photo
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
Setting Up Your Camcorder for Use
After powering your camcorder on, press the Menu button to enter the Setup
Menu. Press the Right button to bring up the full setup menu as outlined
below. The “gear” icon will be highlighted once you are in the Setup
Menu. Press the Right / Left / Up / Down / OK button to navigate and confirm
an option and exit.
Menu
Function
Set the sound type and volume levels.
Shutter: [On] / [Off]
Sounds…
Start-up: [On] / [1] / [2] / [3]
Beep: [On] / [Off]
Volume: [0] / [1] / [2] / [3]
Sets the duration of the LCD back light.
Back Light
Options: [1min] / [3min] / [5min] / [On]
Set the state of the front red LED.
LED
Options: [On] / [Off]
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For conserving battery power, the camcorder will automatically
Power Save
power off after a period of inactivity.
Options:[1min] / [3min] / [5min] / [Off]
Date &
Sets the date and time of the camcorder.
Time
Press the Up / Down / Left / Right buttons to set the date and time.
Sets the on-screen language: [English] / [German] / [Italian] /
Language
[Spanish] / [Portuguese] / [Dutch] / [French].
Power
Light Frequency should be set depending on your region: [50Hz] /
Frequency
[60Hz].
Set the default mode for when connecting the camcorder to a
USB
computer by USB cable:
[MSDC] / [UVC]
Format your SD card. This will delete all files including the
Format
protected files.
Options: [Yes] / [No]
Restores the camera to default settings:
Reset All
Options: [Yes] / [No]
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Recording Video
1. Insert a compatible SD card into the camcorder.
2. Power the camcorder on. The camcorder should default to Video Mode
upon powering up. If not, set it to Video Mode by pressing the MODE button
or pressing directly on the MODE icon on the screen. Once in video mode,
the Video icon
will appear in the top left.
3. Press the shutter button to begin or end recording. The recording duration
will show on the top right of the LCD screen.
Notes:
1. Use the T (Zoom-In) and W (Zoom-Out) buttons for zooming.
2. Press the Up button to pause recording.
3. Press the Right button to enable or disable the LED video light.
4. Press the Left button to show the on-screen display information, or to
power the screen off to conserve power.
5. The camcorder will automatically stop recording when the SD card has
reached its maximum capacity.
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
Video Mode Menu
Menu
Movie Size
White Balance
Video Quality
Stabilizer
Voice Rec
Function
Sets the video resolution.
Options:1080p30fps / 720p60fps / 720p30fps
Sets the white balance to adapt to different light settings.
Options: [Auto] / [Daylight] / [Cloudy] / [Fluorescent] / [Tungsten]
Sets the video quality.
Options: [Super Fine] / [Fine] / [Normal]
Use this function to minimize hand shake when shooting pictures.
Options: [On] / [Off]
Enables and disables the microphone when recording video.
Options: [On] / [Off]
Loop
Sets the duration of loop recording. Setting is for duration of video.
Recording
Options: [Off] / [1min] / [3min] / [5min]
Slow Motion
Enables and disables slow-motion recording.
Options: [On] / [Off]
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Enables and disables time-lapse recording. Setting is for time
Time-lapse
between each time-lapse.
Options: [Off] / [3sec] / [5sec] / [10sec] / [30sec] / [1min] / [3min]
Time-lapse
Duration
Effect
Set the duration of time-lapse recording.
Options: [Unlimited] / [3min] / [5min] / [10min] / [15min] / [20min] /
[30min] / [60min]
Adds a color filter to each video being recorded.
Options: [Normal] / [B&W] / [Sepia] / [Red] / [Green] / [Blue]
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Shooting Photos
1. Insert a compatible SD card into the camcorder.
2. Power the camcorder on and set it to Photo Mode
by pressing the
MODE button or pressing directly on the MODE icon on the screen.
3. Press the shutter button to take photo. Once a photo is captured, it will be
displayed on the LCD screen for a brief second.
Notes:
1. Use the T (Zoom-In) and W (Zoom-Out) buttons for zooming.
2. The memory capacity displayed at the top right of the display will decrease
with each image captured.
3. Press the Right button to enable or disable the LED assistive light.
4. Press the Left button to show the on-screen display information, or to
power the screen off to conserve power.
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
Photo Mode Menu
Menu
Resolution
White Balance
Image Quality
Metering
Sharpness
ISO
Function
Set the photos resolution.
Options: 20 MP / 16 MP / 12 MP / 8 MP / 5 MP / 3 MP / VGA
Sets the white balance to adapt to different light settings.
Options: [Auto] / [Daylight] / [Cloudy] / [Fluorescent] / [Tungsten]
Sets the photo quality.
Options: [Super Fine] / [Fine] / [Normal]
Sets the determination of the best capture speed and aperture.
[Center] / [Multi] / [Spot]
[Hard] / [Normal] / [Soft]
Sets the level of light sensitivity to adapt to the current scene.
Options: [Auto]/ [50] / [100] / [200] / [400] / [800] / [1600]
Manually sets the exposure value to compensate in various scenes.
Exposure
Options: [-2.0] / [-1.7] / [-1.3] / [-1.0] / [-0.7] / [-0.3] / [0.0] / [+0.3] / [+0.7]
/ [+1.0] / [+1.3] / [+1.7] / [+2.0]
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Stabilizer
Use this function to minimize hand shake when shooting pictures.
Options: [On] / [Off] [On]/ [Off].
Options: [OFF]: Select OFF to disable any type of face detections.
[Face Tracking]: Your camera will identify and track a face. A white
frame will display on the screen.
Detection
[Smile Detect]: Your camera will track faces. A white frame will display
on the screen. Press the shutter button once, and the white frame will
change to a yellow frame. A photo will now automatically be captured
once the yellow frame detects a face’s smile. Press the shutter button
again to deactivate the smile detection.
Auto Review
Self-Timer
Photo Burst
Determines the amount of time to display a captured photo.
Options: [Off] / [1sec] / [3sec] / [5sec]
Sets the time of automatically capturing a photo.
Options: [Off] / [2sec] / [10sec]
Sets the amount of photos to capture after pressing the shutter button.
Options: [Off] / [3] / [5] / [10]
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Time-lapse
Time-lapse
Duration
Scene
Effect
Date Stamp
Sets the time-lapse taking pictures.
Options: [Off] / [3sec] / [5sec] / [10sec] / [30sec] / [1min]/ [3min]
Sets the duration of time-lapse
Options: [Unlimited] / [3min] / [5min] / [10min] / [15min] / [20min] /
[30min] / [60min]
Automatically adjusts your settings based on the scene mode selected.
Options: [Auto] / [Portrait] / [Scenery] / [Sport] / [Beach]
Adds a color filter to each photo being captured.
Options: [Normal] / [B&W] / [Sepia] / [Red] / [Green] / [Blue]
Adds a date, time or
Options: [Off] / [Date] / [Date&Time].
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Playback
Power the camcorder on and set it to Playback mode
by pressing the
MODE button, or by pressing directly on the MODE icon on the screen.
You may also press the Up button (while in Video mode or Photo mode to
also switch to the Playback mode).
Notes:
1. Press the Down button, or the T and W buttons to view your photos and
videos one by one.
2. Press the MENU/OK button to select a file and enter the Playback menu
interface.
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Playback Video Clips
1. After entering Playback mode, select “Video File”.
2. After selecting a video clip, press the Shutter button to play the video.
3. Press the Up button to pause playback, and press the Shutter or MODE
button again to stop playback.
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
Playback Photos
1. After entering Playback mode, select “JPG File”.
2. Press the T (Zoom-In) and W (Zoom-Out) buttons to adjust the photo size.
3. Press OK/MENU button to enter or exit the menu.
4. Use the directional buttons to explore the details of the photo or use the T
(Zoom-In) and W (Zoom-Out) buttons to adjust the photo size again.
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Playback Mode Menu
Menu
Lock
Delete
Function
Use this function to protect your files from being deleted.
Options: [Single] / [Lock All] / [Unlock All].
Use this function to delete a single file or all files.
Options: [Single] / [All]
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Connections
Connecting the Camcorder to an HDTV
1. Connect the camcorder to an HDTV with an HDMI cable.
2. Power the HDTV on and switch to the selected source on your TV.
3. Power the camcorder on and set the camcorder to Capture mode to use
your HDTV as the display monitor.
4. Enter Playback mode to playback all of your media onto the HDTV.
Playback operation is the same as the playback of the camcorder.
Download Files to Your Computer
1. Connect your camcorder to a computer with the included USB cable and
“MSDC” will display on the camcorder’s screen.
2. On your computer, go into “My Computer” from the “Start” menu.
Look under the “Removable Disk” or “Devices with Removable Storage”
group, and the name of your memory card will be displayed.
3. Double click on “Removable Disk” or the name of your memory card, and
continue through the categorized folders until you can access your media.
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4. You may now highlight and or all the files you wish to transfer to your
computer. Once highlighted, go to the “EDIT” menu in the window, and
select “COPY”. Now you can navigate to your target location and select
“PASTE” for the “EDIT” menu. Your media may take several seconds for
the transfer to complete.
Use the Camcorder as a PC Camera (Windows XP Only)
1. Power your camcorder off. Connect your camcorder to the computer with
the included the USB cable.
2. Power your camcorder on. If the display shows “MSDC”, press the MODE
button to switch to PC Camera mode. Your screen will now show “PCCAM”.
3. In Windows XP, go into “My Computer” and double click “
USB video
tool”. The camcorder will now function as a PC Camera.
4. Press the Power button to exit PCCAM mode.
Note:
In Windows 7 and 8, the PC Camera function can only be used in a video
communication software such as Skype.
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Software Installation
The bundled software CD contains software that comes with camcorder.
Installation of the software is not required for using the camcorder.
Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive and run it, then double click the “start”.
An installation MENU as below will appear:
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The following software is listed:
• User manual – PDF version of this user manual.
• Install MAGIX Video Easy SE – Installs software for editing video clips.
• Install MAGIX Photo Manager – Installs software for editing photos.
Notes:
1)
To use MAGIX Video easy SE or MAGIX Photo Manager with no time
limit, you will have to register the software first.
2)
Please do install the Quick Timer Player during the installation of MAGIX
Video easy SE.
3)
MAGIX Video easy SE and MAGIX Photo Manager work in Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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Technical Specifications
Model Number
Minolta MN50HD
Lens
Fixed Focus; 8X Digital Zoom • f=3.5mm • F/2.8
Image Sensor
1/1.7" IMX179 Sony CMOS; 3288x2512 pixels
Shutter
Electronic • Digital Stabilization
JPEG: 20 MP • 8 MP • 5 MP • 3 MP • VGA • 3:2 • 16:9
Pixels
(10 MP) • 16:9 (2 MP)
MOV: 1080p30 • 720p60 • 720p30
Shutter Speed
1/2 ~ 1/2000 sec
Exposure
+2.0 EV ~ -2.0 EV
ISO Sensitivity
Auto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600
LCD Monitor
230k 3.0 in. HVGA Touch Screen
Assistive Light
Dual White LED (Constant)
Continuous
Shooting
White Balance
Control
OFF • 3 Shots • 5 Shots • 10 Shots
Auto • Daylight • Cloudy • Tungsten • Fluorescent
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Scene Modes
Special Features
Recording Media
I/O Ports
Auto • Beach • Portrait • Scenery • Sport
Loop Recording • Slow Motion • Time-Lapse • Photo
Burst
SD • SDHC; Maximum: 32GB
8-pin Mini USB, USB 2.0 (high speed) • Mini HDMI •
Microphone • Speaker
Power
NP-60; 3.7v, 1050mAh
Dimensions
4.51 x 1.65 x 2.70 in. • 4.88 oz.
PC Camera
Yes
Operating
Temperature
32 ~ 104 Degrees Fahrenheit
Included
USB Cable • HDMI Cable • AC Adaptor • Pouch •
Accessories
Lithium-Ion Battery • CD-ROM • 8GB SD Card
Compatible
Devices
Windows 7 / 8 / 10 • Mac OS 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
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Minolta is a registered trademark of JMM Lee Properties, LLC
and is used in the United States by Elite Brands Inc. under license.
If you’re having difficulties with your camera, or would like
further assistance, please call our toll-free technical support
hotline at 800-441-1100. Please be sure to have your camera
handy when calling.
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