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  • Brand: Canon
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: Legria HF R506
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: German, English

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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable
to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth,
and do not place it in confined narrow spaces.
CA-110E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Only for European Union and EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your
household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), the Bat-
tery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or national legislation implementing those
Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above, in accor-
dance with the Battery Directive, this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd = Cad-
mium, Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an
applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized one-
for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recy-
cling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Improper
handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human
health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Your
cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natu-
ral resources.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office,
waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit
www.canon-europe.com/weee, or www.canon-europe.com/battery.
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REGIONS OF USE
LEGRIA HF R56 and LEGRIA HF R57 are in compliance (as of November 2013) with the radio
signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can
be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed at the end of this instruction manual.
Statement on EC directive
REGIONS
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom
Hereby, Canon Inc., declares that this WM217 is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Please contact the following address for the original Declaration of Conformity:
CANON EUROPA N.V.
Bovenkerkerweg 59, 1158 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands
CANON INC.
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
Model
ID0020: LEGRIA HF R56 / LEGRIA HF R57
Complies with
IDA Standards
DB007671
This product is installed with the
WLAN module which is certified to
standards set by IDA Singapore.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• App Store, iPad, iPhone, iTunes and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
• “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
• Google, Android, Google Play, YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• The Twitter name and marks are trademarks of Twitter, Inc.
• Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Wi-Fi Certified, WPA, WPA2, and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• WPS as used on the camcorder’s settings, onscreen displays and in this manual signifies Wi-Fi Protected
Setup.
• The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Identifier Mark is a mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used
for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for
a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide
MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
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Exciting Features and New Functions
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Wi-Fi Functions
(A 113)
Baby Mode (A 58)
Using Baby mode, you will not
miss out on baby’s precious
moments. The camcorder’s
settings are optimized to capture
the beauty of baby’s skin. You
can also add stamps to the video
to keep track of baby’s growth.
Baby mode is for AVCHD movies
only.
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi* by
using convenient Wi-Fi functions
such as the following.
• You can use a smartphone as a
remote control and record mov-
ies from a distance (A 116).
• You can wirelessly connect the
camcorder to your home net-
work and upload your record-
ings to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 124). This will
allow you to even share your
videos on YouTube and Face-
book. You can share your videos
on YouTube and Facebook also
directly from an iOS device
(A 122).
• Enjoying your recordings with
family and friends has just
become easier because you can
use the Web browser on a
smartphone or computer to view
the camcorder’s recordings
(A 121).
* Wi-Fi is a connection method for
devices to connect wirelessly and is
certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
AVCHD and MP4
Recording (A 54)
You can choose to record movies
in AVCHD or MP4 format. Record
movies in AVCHD and play them
back with fantastic picture quality.
Alternatively, record movies in
MP4 for uploading to the Web and
transferring to mobile devices.
Depending on the video quality,
you can also record at 50 frames
per second. With video at 50
frames per second, your videos
will achieve a level of realistic
movement that will impress your
audience.
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Smart AUTO (A 40)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
(A 68)
Cinema-Look Filters
(A 59)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Use professional cinema-look
filters to create unique movies
with distinctive looks.
Face Detection
(A 69)
Image Stabilization
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
Dynamic IS (A 144)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
(A 139) will produce stable
shots when you zoom in on
distant subjects (full telephoto).
Intelligent IS (A 41) selects the
type of image stabilization for the
recording situation.
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Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (A 98).
Transfer recordings to
your computer (A 101).
Upload your MP4 movies
and photos to the Web
(A 112).
C Copy the camcorder’s
entire memory onto an external
hard drive (A 106).
Copy your recordings to
an external video recorder
(A 110).
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Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Connect the camcorder to an
access point on your home
network and then share your
recordings on CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 124). From
there, you can make online
albums to enjoy your
recordings.
Save your recordings on an
iPhone or iPad and play them
back (A 122).
After connecting the
camcorder to an iOS device or
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you
can upload your recordings to
other Web sites.
Use your iOS/Android device to remotely
control the camcorder (A 116).
Use the Web browser on your
iOS/Android device to view the
recordings on the camcorder (A 121).
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„ Introduction
5 Exciting Features and New Functions
13 About this Manual
15 Getting to Know the Camcorder
15 Supplied Accessories
16 Names of Parts
„ Preparations
19 Getting Started
19 Charging the Battery Pack
22 Using a Memory Card
22 Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
23 Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
25 First Time Settings
25 Basic Setup
27 Changing the Time Zone
27 Initializing the Memory
29 Basic Operation of the Camcorder
29 Using the Touch Screen
30 Using the Menus
34 Operating Modes
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„ Basic Shooting and Playback
35 Basic Recording
35 Shooting Video
38 Taking Photos
39 AUTO Mode
41 Zooming
44 Basic Playback
44 Playing Back Video
48 Viewing Photos
51 Deleting Recordings
„ Advanced Shooting
54 Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
54 Selecting the Video Quality
56 C Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/
Memory Card) for Recordings
56 C Dual Recording and Relay Recording
57 Shooting Modes
58 Baby Mode
59 Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
60 Special Scene Modes
62 Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your
Needs
63 Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
68 Video Snapshot
69 Face Detection and Tracking
71 Faders
72 Adjusting the Exposure
73 Adjusting the Focus
75 White Balance
76 Frame Rate
77 Tele Macro
78 Audio Scenes
79 Using Headphones
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„ Advanced Playback and Editing
81 Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a
Movie
83 Playback with Background Music
85 Selecting the Playback Starting Point
87 Dividing Scenes
88 Trimming Scenes
89 Changing the Thumbnail Image of a Scene
90 Photo Slideshow
91 C Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
„ External Connections
94 Terminals on the Camcorder
95 Connection Diagrams
98 Playback on a TV Screen
99 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
99 C Converting Movies to MP4 Format
101 Saving Recordings on a Computer
106 C Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto
an External Hard Drive
110 Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
112 Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
„ C Wi-Fi Functions
113 The Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
116 Using an iOS or Android Device as a Remote Control
121 Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web
Browser on an iOS or Android Device
122 Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web
Using an iOS Device
124 Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
128 Wireless Playback on a Computer
129 Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
134 Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings
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„ Additional Information
137 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
137 0 (Home) Menu
138 [3 Recording Setup] Menu
138 [2 Main Functions] and [Edit] Panels
142 [1 Other Settings] Menus
152 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
156 Trouble?
156 Troubleshooting
162 List of Messages
172 Do’s and Don’ts
172 Handling Precautions
176 Maintenance/Others
177 Using the Camcorder Abroad
178 General Information
178 Optional Accessories
181 Specifications
184 Reference Tables
188 Downloading Music Files and Image Files (Image Mix
Frames)
190 Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R56 / LEGRIA HF R57 /
LEGRIA HF R506. Please read this manual carefully before you use the
camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail
to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 156).
Conventions Used in this Manual
• IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
• NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
• POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
• A: Reference page number within this manual.
• C : Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
Y button to start recording until you press again to stop
recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the >.
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Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to
fade-in or fade-out scenes.
Operating modes:
* You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off faders.
• You can also change the fader settings while recording (for example,
to apply only a fade out).
To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode to start recording with a fade
in. Press Y while recording to fade out and stop recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
i t
SCN
[2] > [R Faders] > Desired fader* >
Desired fade screen color* > [X]
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
control buttons and menu options
you will touch on the screen and to
other onscreen messages and
displays.
indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and indicates
that the function is not available. The operating
modes are divided into the following three
groups. For a detailed explanation, refer to
Operating Modes (A 34).
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example Y.
The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (A 30). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 137).
Shooting mode
Movie format
Playback mode
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
Transfer Utility LE Startup Guide: This guide explains how to download
PIXELA’s Transfer Utility LE software, which allows you to save your
AVCHD movies and transfer music files to a memory card. For details on
using the software, refer to the ‘Transfer Utility LE Software Guide’
included with the downloaded software.
NOTES
• The camcorder may make a rattling sound if it is shaken (A 159).
XCA-110E Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-718 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI CableW
XGetting Started Leaflet
Transfer Utility LE Startup GuideW
(see below)
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Names of Parts
1 (playback mode) button (A 44)
2 ON/OFF button
3 Memory card slot cover (A 23)
4 AV OUT terminal (A 94, 96)/
× (headphones) terminal (A 79)
5 HDMI OUT terminal (A 94, 95)
6 USB terminal (A 94, 97)
7 Memory card slot (A 23)
8 START/STOP button (A 35)
9 DC IN terminal (A 19)
A
q Grip belt
A
a Lens cover switch
A
s Stereo microphone (A 140)
A
s
Left side view
1 2 3
45 6
7
8
9 A
q A
a
Right side view
Front view
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your
index finger, and the Y
button with your thumb.
Move the lens cover switch down
to to open the lens cover.
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A
d Speaker (A 47)
A
f Zoom lever (A 41)
A
g ACCESS indicator (A 35, 38)
A
h C Wi-Fi antenna (A 115)
A
j POWER/CHG (charge) indicator:
Green - On
Red - Charging (A 19)
A
k Battery attachment unit (A 19)
A
l Serial number
S
q Tripod socket (A 173)
S
a BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 20)
Top view
A
d A
f
A
g A
h
A
k
A
j
A
l S
q S
a
Bottom view
Back view
A
h
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NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-pre-
cision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasion-
ally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (A 172), Cleaning (A 176).
S
s LCD touch screen (A 29)
S
s
LCD panel
180°
90°
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
By default, this will turn on the
camcorder. The first time you open
the LCD panel, the initial setup
screens will appear and guide you
through the basic settings (A 25).
Adjust the position of the LCD
panel according to the recording
conditions.
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using
the compact power adapter.
1 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
2 Plug the power cord into a
power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorders DC
IN terminal.
4 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into
the battery attachment unit and
slide it up until it clicks in place.



DC IN terminal
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5 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
 If the camcorder was on, the
green POWER/CHG indicator
will go out when you turn off the
camcorder. After a moment,
the POWER/CHG indicator will
turn on in red (battery pack
charging). The red POWER/
CHG indicator will go out when
the battery pack is fully
charged.
 Fully charging the supplied battery pack will take approximately
5 hours and 35 minutes.
 If the indicator flashes, refer to Troubleshooting (A 159).
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide d in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and
then pull it out.
IMPORTANT
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the com-
pact power adapter. After turning off the camcorder, important data is
updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG
indicator goes out.
 Do not connect to the camcorders DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recom-
mended for use with this camcorder.

POWER/CHG (charge) indicator


BATTERY RELEASE switch
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• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not con-
nect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C. If either the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s
temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to 40 °C, charging will
not start.
• If the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is low,
charging may take longer than usual.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack,
make sure the POWER/CHG indicator has gone out before restoring
the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder
using the compact power adapter so the battery pack will not be con-
sumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore,
charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full
charge.
• Battery packs for this camcorder can display the remaining battery time.
The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the
camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will
ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
• For details about how to take care of the battery pack, refer to Battery
Pack (A 174). For charging times and approximate usage times, refer
to the Reference Tables (A 185).
• You can verify the battery charge status of the battery pack with the 1
> q > [Battery Info] setting.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digi-
tal (SD) cards with this camcorder. We recommend using memory
cards rated CLASS 4, 6 or 10*.
As of November 2013, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba
and SanDisk. For the latest information on memory cards that can be
used, visit your local Canon Web site.
* To record movies with a video quality of 50P or 35 Mbps, we recommend using
memory cards rated CLASS 6 or 10.
**When using an SD memory card rated CLASS 2 or without a Speed Class rating,
you may not be able to record movies, depending on the memory card used.
IMPORTANT
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented
memory), it will take longer to write data on the memory and recording
may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory.
NOTES
• About the Speed Class: Speed Class is a standard that indicates the mini-
mum guaranteed data transfer speed of memory cards. When you buy
a new memory card, look for the Speed Class logo on the package.
SDXC Memory Cards
You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using
memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers
and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible
with SDXC cards. For more information on compatibility, contact the
computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
Memory card type: . SD memory card, / SDHC memory card,
0 SDXC memory card
SD Speed Class**: CLASS 4 or better
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IMPORTANT
 If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXC-
compatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card. In such
case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
To use a memory card for recording, turn off the camcorder and insert
the memory card before performing the initial setup. After completing
the initial setup, initialize the memory card (A 27).
1 Open the LCD panel.
If this is the first time you turn on
the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial
setup screens will appear.
2 Press [ to turn off the
camcorder.
Make sure the POWER/CHG
indicator is off.
3 Open the memory card slot
cover.
4 Insert the memory card at a
slight angle, with the label
facing toward the lens, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
The memory card slot is at a
slight angle toward the lens so
be careful not to damage the
memory card when inserting it.
5 Close the memory card slot
cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
inserted.

Memory card
Lens
Top view
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To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
IMPORTANT
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a mal-
function of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as
described in step 4.
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First Time Settings
Basic Setup
You can turn the camcorder on and off by opening and closing the LCD
panel. The first time you turn on the camcorder, you will be guided by
the camcorder’s easy-to-follow setup screens to configure the cam-
corder’s initial settings. For details on how to use the touch screen,
refer to Using the Touch Screen (A 29).
1 Open the LCD panel.
• If this is the first time you turn on the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial setup screen will appear.
• You can also press [ to turn on the camcorder.
2 Touch the language used for onscreen
displays and then touch [æ].
• You may need to scroll down to find your
language.
• After you select a language, the [Date
Format] screen will appear.
3 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select
the date format you prefer and then touch [æ].
After you select the date format, the [Date/Time] screen will appear
with the first field selected.
4 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
5 Touch [Í] or [Î] to change the field as necessary.
6 Set the correct date and time by changing
all the fields in the same way.
• Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it
unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
7 Touch [OK] and then touch [æ].
• After you select the date and time, the [Movie Format] screen will
appear.
Touch [æ] after selecting
a language
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8 Touch [·] or [¸] to select the movie format and then touch
[æ].
• C After you select the movie format, the [v Rec Media for
Movies] screen will appear, where you can select the memory to
which you want to record movies.
• A Skip to step 11.
9 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [8] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
• When selecting the memory, you can check the available recording
time based on the video quality setting.
• After you select the memory to which you want to record movies, the
[{ Rec Media for Photos] screen will appear.
10Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [8] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
When selecting the memory, you can check the number of photos that
can be recorded, based on a photo size of 1920x1080.
11Touch [OK].
• The basic setup is complete. The settings you selected will appear
briefly and then the camcorder will be ready to record.
• After completing the basic setup, you can close the LCD panel or
press [ to turn off the camcorder.
NOTES
• Some buttons, such as [ZOOM] or [PHOTO], will appear in English
regardless of the language selected.
• You can change the language later on with the 1 > q > [Lan-
guage H] setting. You can adjust the date and time later on with the
1 > q > [Date/Time] setting. You can change the movie format
later on with the 3 > [Movie Format] setting. C You can
select the memory for movies and photos later on with the 3 >
[Recording Media] > [Rec Media for Movies] and [Rec Media for Pho-
tos] settings.
• When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date
and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery (A 175). The next time you turn on the camcorder, you will
have to configure the initial settings again.
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• You can change the 1 > q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] set-
ting so that you can turn the camcorder on and off only by pressing
[.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
Paris. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time of
another location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can
set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of
your destination.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
2 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch
[$] to adjust for daylight saving time.
4 Touch [X] to close the menu.
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(C only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
C At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-ini-
tialized and contains music files for use as background music and
images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
Operating modes:
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
C
A
1 Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just
clear the file allocation table of the memory.
2 If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to
cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and
the memory can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost origi-
nal recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important
recordings in advance using an external device (A 99).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and
images you may have transferred to the card. (C The music files
and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will
be restored after it is initialized.)
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Initialize &/8]
> [& Built-in Mem.] or [8 Mem. Card] > [Initialize] >
[Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Initialize 8] >
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1
> [Yes]2
> [OK]
> [X]
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Touch on an element displayed on the touch
screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in an
index screen, to select a setting from the
menus, etc.
Drag
While touching the screen, swipe your fin-
ger up and down or left and right across
the screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through
index screen pages or to adjust slider
controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects, such as ballpoint pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force with your finger.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus in
the 0 (Home) menu. In addition, you will find it useful to learn how to
navigate the other menus as well so that you can access all that your
camcorder has to offer.
0 (Home) Menu
The 0 (Home) menu is the gateway to most of the camcorder’s func-
tions and settings.
Operating modes:
1 Touch [0] on the upper left of the screen to open the 0 (Home)
menu.
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired menu to the center.
3 Touch the icon of the desired menu to open it.
See below for a description of each menu. The menus that appear
depend on whether the camcorder is in recording mode or playback
mode.
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Available Menus
Menu item A
Description
[1 Other Settings] 33, 142
Opens the [1 Other Settings] menus, which give you access to various
camcorder settings.
[3 Recording Setup] (recording mode only) 54 - 57
In this menu you can select the movie format, video quality, memory used
for recording*, and whether to use dual recording* or relay recording*.
[Shooting Mode]** (recording mode only) 57
The camcorder features a number of shooting modes that offer the most
appropriate settings for a variety of scenes.
[2 Main Functions] (recording mode only) 138
This menu contains functions commonly used while recording, such as
focus and exposure. The [2] button on the right side of the recording
screen allows you to open this menu directly, without going through the
0 (Home) menu.
[ Remote Control+Streaming] (recording mode only) 116
Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control to record with the
camcorder. You can also stream video from the camcorder and record it on
the smartphone or tablet.
[} Photo Playback] (playback mode only) 48
Switches the camcorder to photo playback mode and opens the [}]
index screen.
[y Movie Playback] (playback mode only) 44
Switches the camcorder to movie playback mode and opens the [y]
index screen.
[9 Baby Album] (playback mode only) 44
Switches the camcorder to playback mode and opens the [9] index
screen, which displays only the scenes you recorded using mode.
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* C only.
**The icon shown in the 0 (Home) menu indicates the shooting mode currently
selected.
Using the Menus
Changing the camcorder’s various settings using the menus is very
easy. You make your selection simply by touching the button of the
desired option. When they appear on the screen, you can touch [K] to
return to the previous screen or [X] to close the menu.
In some screens, you will need to scroll to find the desired option.
[ Video Snapshot] (playback mode only) 44
Switches the camcorder to movie playback mode and opens the [¦]
index screen, which displays only video snapshot scenes recorded in
AVCHD format.
[— Wi-Fi]* (playback mode only) 113
Allows you to access the various Wi-Fi functions, such as uploading
recordings to the Web or playing back recordings using a smartphone.
Menu item A
Description
Some screens provide addi-
tional information about the
options. In that case, simply
drag your finger up and down
along the column of icons.
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Using the [1 Other Settings] Menus
Refer to [1 Other Settings] Menus (A 142) for available functions.
Operating modes:
* In mode, access to functions is limited.
1 Touch [0] on the upper left of
the screen to open the 0 (Home)
menu.
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring
[1 Other Settings] to the center.
3 Touch the icon to open the
[1 Other Settings] menus.
4 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
5 Drag your finger up/down to bring the setting you want to change
into the orange selection bar.
• You can also use the [Í] and [Î] icons for scrolling.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it directly into
the selection bar.
6 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch [æ].
7 Touch the desired option and touch [X].
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
Touch to scroll up
or down
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NOTES
• You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• For brevity’s sake, references to settings in the 0 (Home) menu will
include only the icon of the menu, the tab of the desired submenu (for
settings in the [1 Other Settings] menu) and the setting name. For
example, "the 1 > t > [LCD Brightness] setting".
Operating Modes
In this manual, the camcorder’s operating modes are indicated with a
bar of icons. Icons are divided into three areas as follows.
The icons in the recording area correspond to the shooting mode you
can select (A 57).
The icons in the movie format area refer to AVCHD or MP4 recordings.
While recording, you can change the movie format as described in
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4) (A 54). During playback,
use the index screen button (A 44) to switch between playback of
AVCHD movies and MP4 movies.
In the playback area of the operating modes bar, the icon refers
to playing back movies (A 44), whether from the [y] index screen (all
scenes), the [9] index screen (only scenes recorded in mode) or
the [¦] index screen (only video snapshot scenes recorded in AVCHD
format). The icon refers to viewing photos from the [}] index
screen (A 48).
NOTES
• C When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected
for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
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Basic Shooting and Playback
This chapter covers how to record video and photos, how to
use the convenient mode and other basic functions. To
enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer
to Advanced Shooting (A 54) and Advanced Playback and
Editing (A 81).
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
You can easily record movies with the camcorder.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
1 Open the LCD panel to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can also press
[.
• C By default,
movies are recorded in
the built-in memory. You
can select the memory
that will be used to
record movies (A 56).
• By default, the
camcorder will record in
mode. You can
select a different shooting
mode according to the
shooting conditions
(A 57).
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2 Slide the lens cover switch down.
3 Press Y to begin recording.
• Press Y again to stop recording.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the scene is
being recorded.
Recording standby: While recording:
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press [.
3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
IMPORTANT
• To protect the lens, keep the lens cover closed when you are not
recording.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
! Shooting mode (A 57)
" Number of scenes recorded
# Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds)
$ Video format (A 54)
% Remaining recording time on the memory
& Remaining battery charge
' Video quality (A 54)
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- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 99), especially after mak-
ing important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or cor-
ruption of data.
NOTES
• About the power saving mode: If 1 > q > [Auto Power Off] is set
to [i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power
when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation
for 3 minutes. Should this happen, turn the camcorder back on.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the 1 >
t > [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen with the 1 > t > [LCD Brightness] setting.
• If you plan on making a long recording while the camcorder is in a fixed
position, such as on a tripod, you can record with the LCD panel closed
in order to conserve the battery’s power. In such case, make sure
1 > q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] is set to [Off].
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Taking Photos
You can easily take photos with the camcorder. You can even take pho-
tos simultaneously while recording a movie.
Operating modes:
1 Open the LCD panel to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can also press
[.
• C By default,
photos are recorded in
the built-in memory. You
can select the memory
that will be used to
record photos (A 56).
• By default, the
camcorder will record in
mode. You can
select a different shooting
mode according to the
shooting conditions
(A 57).
2 Slide the lens cover switch down.
3 Touch [PHOTO] to take a photo.
A green icon ( ) and { æ &
(C only) or { æ 8 will
appear momentarily on the screen
and the ACCESS indicator will flash
as the photo is recorded. However,
if you record a photo while recording a movie, will not appear.
When you have finished taking photos
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press [.
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3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
IMPORTANT
• The information in the IMPORTANT section (A 36) and NOTES section
(A 37) on the previous pages also apply to photos.
NOTES
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. For details about the approximate
number of photos that can be recorded on a memory card, refer to the
Reference Tables (A 185).
• Photos cannot be recorded while fading in or fading out a scene.
AUTO Mode
mode is the camcorder’s default shooting mode. Using
mode, you can record great-looking movies and photos by letting the
camcorder adjust the necessary settings according to the recording
situation. In mode, most advanced settings will not be available
but you can use the following functions.
- Intelligent IS (A 41).
- Zoom (A 41).
- Video snapshot (A 68).
- Decoration (A 63) to add a fun personal touch using stamps,
drawings, image mix and more.
- Face detection and tracking (A 69) to get beautiful shots of people
every time, tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Faders (A 71).
- Audio scenes (A 78).
- Pre-recording (A 140).
Operating modes:
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Smart AUTO
In mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain charac-
teristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then
adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image stabilization,
image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene
you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO icon will change to one of the fol-
lowing icons.
Smart AUTO icons
* The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
NOTES
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the
screen may not match the actual scene. Especially when shooting
against orange or blue backgrounds, the Sunset or one of the Blue
Skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such
case, we recommend recording in mode (A 62).
Background →
(color of the icon) Bright*
(gray)
Blue skies*
(light blue)
Vivid colors*
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
Subject ↓
People (stationary) ( ) ( ) ( ) —
People (moving) ( ) ( ) ( ) —
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes ( ) ( ) ( )
Close objects /
( / )
/
( / )
/
( / )
—
Background →
(color of the icon)
Dark
(dark blue)
Subject ↓ Spotlight Night scene
People (stationary) — —
People (moving) — —
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects / — —
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Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS allows the camcorder to select the best image stabiliza-
tion option based on your shooting method. During and
mode, the Intelligent IS icon will change to one of the following icons.
In other shooting modes, you can set the image stabilization manually
(A 144).
* You can use the 1 > p > [Intelligent IS] setting to change whether Pow-
ered IS is available when Intelligent IS is activated.
Zooming
There are two ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. In
modes other than , you can select the zoom type (optical,
advanced or digital) with the [2] > [Zoom Type] setting (A 139). You
can also change the zoom speed with the 1 > p > [Zoom
Speed] setting (A 143).
Operating modes:
Shooting method Icon
Most general situations; Zooming out (zooming toward T);
Following subjects at a distance moving left or right
Ä (Dynamic IS)
Zooming in (zooming toward S), while remaining
stationary, on subjects at a distance
È (Powered IS)*
Close-up of a subject  (Macro IS)
When using a tripod à (tripod mode)
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Using the Zoom Lever
Move the zoom lever toward T (wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward S (telephoto) to zoom in.
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom.
• Touch anywhere within the T area to zoom out or anywhere within
the S area to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for a slow zoom;
touch closer to the V/U icons for faster zooms.
• While the zoom controls are displayed, you can touch [Ü] to start
recording a movie. Touch [Ñ] to stop recording. You can also touch
[PHOTO] to record a photo.
3 Touch [X] to hide the zoom controls.
W T
W T
T Zoom out S Zoom in
[2] > [ZOOM]
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NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m away from the subject. At full wide angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm. Using tele macro (A 77), you can
focus on a subject as close as 50 cm at full telephoto.
• When 1 > p > [Zoom Speed] is set to [Y Variable], the zoom
speed will be faster in recording standby mode than when actually
recording, except when pre-recording (A 140) is activated.
• With the 1 > p > [Zoom Position at Startup] setting, you can
tell the camcorder to memorize the zoom position when you turn it off,
so the zoom position will be the same the next time you turn on the
camcorder.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
1 Press ].
• You can press ]
repeatedly to switch back
and forth between recording
mode and playback mode.
• You can press ] when
the camcorder is off to turn it
on directly in playback mode.
• The [y] index screen, which
contains all the scenes you
have recorded, will open.
2 In the index screen, look for the scene you wish to play back.
• To open the [¦] index screen (only video snapshot scenes
recorded in AVCHD format) or the [9] index screen (baby album
with only scenes recorded in mode):
• To change the memory from which to play back (C only) or
the video format of the scenes you wish to play back:
C
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Index screen
button
(next to [0])
0 > [ Video Snapshot] or [9 Baby Album]
[& ·] (index screen button) > Select the memory
with the desired scene (& or 8) and the movie format of
the desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
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A
3 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene in the index screen.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback,
the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few
seconds without operation.
! Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory (C only) and movie format. Press to
change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index
page.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$ Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or folder name (for
MP4 movies, A 150).
% [j] Scene’s timeline (for AVCHD movies, A 85).
[I] Scene information (for MP4 movies, A 47).
[8 ·] (index screen button) > Movie format of the
desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
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During playback:
! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
" Pause the playback.
# Jump to the beginning of the next scene.
$ Fast playback* backward/forward.
% Display the volume (A 47) and background music mix
balance (A 83) controls.
& Stop the playback.
' Decoration (A 63).
( Capture a video snapshot scene from this movie (A 81).
) Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or the date the
recording started (for MP4 movies).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approxi-
mately 5x → 15x → 60x normal speed.
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During playback pause:
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], touch [Ø] or [Ù] to adjust the volume, and touch
[K].
Displaying scene information for MP4 movies
On the scene information screen you can check various details, includ-
ing the scene’s length, date and time of recording and video quality.
1 In the [y] index screen for MP4 movies, touch [I].
2 Touch the desired scene.
• The [Scene Info] screen appears.
• Touch [Ï]/[Ð] to select the previous/next scene.
3 Touch [K] twice when finished.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
! Resume playback.
" Slow playback* backward/forward.
# Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 82).
$ Decoration (A 63).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed.
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- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device and then transferred to a mem-
ory card connected to a computer.
NOTES
• You can play back video snapshot scenes recorded in AVCHD format
from the [y] index screen (all scenes) or from the [¦] index screen
(only video snapshot scenes). Video snapshot scenes recorded in MP4
format can be played back only from the [y] index screen.
• You can use the 1 > t > [Display Date/Time] setting to choose
whether to display the recording date when you play back videos.
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in
video or sound playback between scenes.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture. Also, sound will
not be output.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
• Sound will not be output from the built-in speaker while the supplied
High Speed HDMI cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder.
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press ].
2 Open the [ ] index screen.
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3 C If necessary, change the memory from which to play
back.
4 Look for the photo you want to play back.
5 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
0 > [ Photo Playback]
[&] (index screen button) > Memory with the desired
photo (& or 8) > [OK]
! C Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory. Press to change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$ Folder name (A 150).
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During single photo view:
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly with this cam-
corder if they were recorded on or copied onto a memory card using
another device.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
! Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous photo.
" Start a slideshow of your photos (A 90).
# Return to the [}] index screen.
$ Display the [Photo Jump] scroll bar. Drag your finger
along the scroll bar to jump easily and quickly through a
large number of photos. Touch [K] to return to single
photo view.
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