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  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HC-V10EP
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Table of Contents

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Operating Instructions
Digital Video Camera
Model No. HC-V10
Before use, please read these instructions completely.
until
2012/2/10
VQT4C56
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∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
≥ The unit is an MP4 format (MPEG-4 AVC
file standard) camera for recording high-
definition motion pictures.
≥ AVCHD and MPEG2 motion pictures are
different formats, and are not therefore
supported by the unit.
∫ Indemnity about recorded
content
Panasonic does not accept any
responsibility for damages directly or
indirectly due to any type of problems that
result in loss of recording or edited content,
and does not guarantee any content if
recording or editing does not work properly.
Likewise, the above also applies in a case
where any type of repair is made to the unit.
∫ About Condensation (When
the lens or the LCD monitor is
fogged up)
Condensation occurs when the ambient
temperature or humidity changes. Be careful
of condensation since it causes lens or LCD
monitor stains, fungus and camera
malfunction.
≥ For more details about the cause and
action required for condensation, refer to
page 86.
∫ Cards that you can use with
this unit
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
and SDXC Memory Card
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not
have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more
Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC
logo are not based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
≥ Refer to page 13 for more details on SD
cards.
Information for Your Safety
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∫ For the purposes of these
operating instructions
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
and SDXC Memory Card are referred to
as the “SD card”.
≥ Functions that can be used for motion
picture recording/motion picture playback
are indicated by in these
operating instructions.
≥ Functions that can be used for still picture
recording/still picture playback are
indicated by in these operating
instructions.
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
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Information for Your Safety......................2
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts .......6
Power supply.............................................9
Inserting/removing the battery............. 9
Charging the battery ......................... 10
Charging and recording time............. 12
Recording to a card ................................13
Cards that you can use with
this unit.............................................. 13
Inserting/removing an SD card.......... 14
Turning the unit on/off............................15
Selecting a mode ....................................16
Setting date and time..............................17
Basic
Before recording.....................................18
Recording motion pictures ....................19
Recording still pictures..........................21
Intelligent Auto Mode .............................22
Motion picture/Still picture
playback ..................................................24
Using the menu screen ..........................27
Using the Setup Menu ............................28
Advanced (Recording)
Using the Zoom.......................................33
Optical image stabilizer function...........34
Recording functions of operation
icons ........................................................35
Operation icons................................. 35
Recording functions of menus..............39
Manual recording....................................44
White Balance................................... 44
Manual shutter speed/
iris adjustment................................... 46
Recording with Manual Focus........... 47
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations .............................. 48
Motion picture playback using
operation icon ................................... 48
Creating still picture from motion
picture ............................................... 49
Repeat playback ............................... 49
Resuming the previous playback...... 50
Zooming in on a still picture during
playback (Playback zoom)................ 50
Various playback functions ................... 51
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date .......................... 51
Changing the playback settings and
playing back the slide show .............. 52
Deleting scenes/still pictures ................ 53
Dividing a scene to partially
delete ................................................ 55
Protecting scenes/still pictures ......... 56
Watching Video/Pictures on
your TV .................................................... 57
Connecting with a HDMI
mini cable.......................................... 59
Playback using VIERA Link ................... 60
Copy/Dubbing
Dubbing images onto
other video devices ................................ 62
Contents
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With a PC
What you can do with a PC....................63
End User License Agreement ........... 65
Operating environment ..........................67
Installation...............................................70
Connecting to a PC.................................71
About the PC display ........................ 73
Starting HD Writer HE 1.0.......................74
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications............... 74
If using Mac .............................................75
Others
Indications...............................................76
Messages.................................................78
About recovery.................................. 78
Troubleshooting......................................79
Cautions for use......................................83
About copyright ......................................87
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time .......................................88
Approximate number of recordable
pictures....................................................89
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1 LCD monitor
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens
or 90o B towards the opposite direction.
2 Intelligent auto/Manual button
[iA/MANUAL] (l 22, 44)
3 Optical image stabilizer button
[ O.I.S.] (l 34)
4 Power button [ ] (l 15)
5 Delete button [ ] (l 53)
6 Audio-video output terminal [A/V]
(l 57, 62)
≥ Use the AV cable (only the supplied
cable).
7 USB terminal [ ] (l 10, 71)
8 Access lamp [ACCESS] (l 14)
9 SD card slot (l 14)
10 SD card cover [SD CARD] (l 14)
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8
10
9
Due to limitations in LCD production
technology, there may be some tiny bright
or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
However, this is not a malfunction and
does not affect the recorded picture.
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11 Lens cover
12 Lens
13 Lens cover opening/closing switch
When not using the unit, close the lens
cover to protect the lens.
≥ Slide the opening/closing switch to
open/close the cover.
14 Internal stereo microphones
15 Menu button [MENU] (l 27)
16 Status indicator (l 15)
17 Mode switch (l 16)
18 Recording start/stop button (l 19)
19 Cursor button (l 24, 27, 35)
≥ Use the cursor button to select the
recording functions and playback
operations, and to operate the menu
screen.
≥ In these operating instructions, the cursor
button is denoted as shown below or as
3/4/2/1.
Example: For pressing the (down) button
20 Enter button [ENTER] (l 24, 27, 35)
21 Battery holder (l 9)
12
13
14
11
17
15 18
21
20
19
16
or Press 4
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22 Battery release lever [BATTERY]
(l 9)
23 Tripod receptacle
≥ If you attach a tripod which has a 5.5 mm
screw or larger, it may damage this unit.
24 Photoshot button [ ] (l 21)
25 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Recording
Mode) (l 33)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ]/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) (l 25)
26 Speaker
27 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits
your hand.
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
28 HDMI mini connector (l 57, 60)
22 23
25
24
27
26
28
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∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBL090/VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 15)
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Preparation
Power supply
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these
battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the
requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these
battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable
for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack.
To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine
Panasonic battery pack is used.
Removing the battery
Be sure to hold down the power button until
the status indicator goes off. Then remove
the battery while supporting the unit to
prevent it from dropping.
Move the battery release lever in the
direction indicated by the arrow and
remove the battery when unlocked.
BATTERY
Insert the battery until it clicks and
locks.
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Charging the battery
∫ Charging with an AC adaptor.
The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is
always “live” as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
Important:
≥ Be sure to use the supplied AC adaptor and USB cable. Do not use parts supplied
with other equipment.
≥ The AC adaptor and USB cable are for use with this unit only. Do not use them with
other equipment. Similarly, do not use AC adaptors and USB cables from other
equipment with this unit.
≥ The battery cannot be charged when the unit is turned on. Press the power button to
turn off the unit. (l 15)
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC and 30 oC.
(The battery temperature should also be the same.)
A USB terminal
B To the AC outlet
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
2 Connect the USB cable to the AC adaptor.
≥ Check that the plug portion of the AC adaptor is not loose or misaligned.
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed
with any other USB cables.)
3 Plug the AC adaptor into the AC outlet.
4 Connect the USB cable to the unit.
≥ The status indicator C will flash red with approx. 2 seconds period (off for approx. 1 second, on for
approx. 1 second), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully
before using this unit for the first time.
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∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
If you turn on the unit while connecting with the AC adaptor, you can use the unit with power
supplied from the outlet.
When recording for a long time, keep the AC adaptor connected and use it together with the battery.
∫ Connecting to a PC and charging.
Charge the unit if you do not have the AC adaptor handy.
A USB cable (supplied)
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
≥ Press the power button and turn the unit off. (l 15)
1 Turn the power of the PC on.
2 Connect the USB cable
≥ The status indicator B will flash red with approx. 2 seconds period (off for approx. 1 second, on for
approx. 1 second), indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one. (Operation is not guaranteed
with any other USB cables.)
≥ Always connect directly to a PC.
≥ You cannot charge when the status indicator flashes rapidly, or when it does not light at all.
Charge using the AC adaptor. (l 10)
≥ It will take 2 or 3 times longer to charge compared to when using the AC adaptor.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 85.
≥ If you do not intend to use the unit for an extended period, disconnect the USB cable from
the unit for safety.
≥ Charging may not be possible depending on the operating environment of the PC being
used (such as custom-made PC).
≥ Charging will stop when turning the power of the PC off or forcing it into sleep mode. Charging
will start again when turning the power of the PC on again, or waking from sleep mode.
≥ When connected to a PC, an error message may be displayed at the top of the PC screen.
For more details, refer to page 82.
≥ The unit will be charged if it is connected to a Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorder or DVD
recorder with a USB cable, even if the unit is turned off.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 12).
≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
≥ Do not heat or expose to flame.
≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time
with doors and windows closed.
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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC/humidity: 60%RH
≥ Time in the parenthesis is charging time when this unit is connected to a PC, Panasonic
Blu-ray disc recorder, or DVD recorder.
≥ These times are approximations.
≥ The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely.
Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the usage conditions such as
high/low temperature.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
Battery model number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuously
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBL090 (optional)
[3.6 V/895 mAh]
2 h 10 min
(3 h)
[1280k720/50p] 1 h 25 min 40 min
[iFrame]/
[640k480/50p]
1 h 40 min 50 min
VW-VBK180 (optional)
[3.6 V/1790 mAh]
2 h 50 min
(5 h 20 min)
[1280k720/50p] 3 h 10 min 1 h 40 min
[iFrame]/
[640k480/50p]
3 h 45 min 1 h 55 min
VW-VBK360 (optional)
[3.6 V/3580 mAh]
4 h 45 min
(10 h)
[1280k720/50p] 6 h 30 min 3 h 20 min
[iFrame]/
[640k480/50p]
7 h 30 min 3 h 55 min
Battery capacity indication
The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
# # # #
When the charge runs out, flashes red.
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Cards that you can use with this unit
Use SD cards conforming to Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating* for
motion picture recording.
* SD Speed Class Rating is the speed
standard regarding continuous writing.
Check via the label on the card, etc.
≥ Please confirm the latest information about SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/
SDXC Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following
website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ Operation of the SD Card 256 MB or less is not guaranteed. Also, the SD Card 32 MB or
less cannot be used for the motion picture recording.
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more Memory
Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based on SD Memory Card Specifications.
≥ The operation of Memory cards exceeding 64 GB cannot be guaranteed.
≥ When the write-protect switch A on SD card is locked, no recording,
deletion or editing will be possible on the card.
≥ Keep the memory card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Preparation
Recording to a card
This unit (an SDXC compatible device) is compatible with SD Memory Cards, SDHC
Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards. When using an SDHC Memory Card/SDXC
Memory Card with other equipment, check the equipment is compatible with these
Memory Cards.
Card type Capacity
SD Memory Card 512 MB/1 GB/2 GB
SDHC Memory Card 4 GB/6 GB/8 GB/12 GB/16 GB/24 GB/32 GB
SDXC Memory Card 48 GB/64 GB
e.g.:
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Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
Check that the access lamp has gone off.
1 Open the LCD monitor.
2 Open the SD card cover and
insert (remove) the SD card
into (from) the card slot B.
≥ Face the label side C in the direction
shown in the illustration and press it
straight in as far as it will go.
≥ Press the centre of the SD card and then
pull it straight out.
3 Securely close the SD card
cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of
the SD card.
≥ Do not apply strong shocks, bend, or drop
the SD card.
≥ Electrical noise, static electricity or the
failure of this unit or the SD card may
damage or erase the data stored on the
SD card.
≥ When the card access lamp is lit, do not:
jRemove the SD card
jTurn the unit off
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
Performing the above while the lamp is on
may result in damage to data/SD card or
this unit.
≥ Do not expose the terminals of the SD
card to water, dirt or dust.
≥ Do not place SD cards in the following areas:
jIn direct sunlight
jIn very dusty or humid areas
jNear a heater
jLocations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation
can occur.)
jWhere static electricity or
electromagnetic waves occur
≥ To protect SD cards, return them to their
cases when you are not using them.
≥ About disposing of or giving away the SD
card. (l 86)
When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment,
for the first time on this unit, format the SD card. (l 32) When the SD card is formatted, all
of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
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Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD
card, the access lamp lights up.
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You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD
monitor.
Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
Unit is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and unit is turned off when it is closed.
During normal use, opening and closing of the LCD monitor can be conveniently used
to turn the unit on/off.
∫ To turn on the unit
A The status indicator lights on.
∫ To turn off the unit
B The status indicator goes off.
≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ In the following cases, opening the LCD monitor does not turn on the unit. Press the power
button to turn on the unit.
jWhen the unit is originally purchased
jWhen you have turned off the unit using the power button
Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
Turning the unit on and off with the power button
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD monitor
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To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the status
indicator goes off.
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Change the mode to recording or playback.
Operate the mode switch to change the mode to or .
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Recording Mode (l 19, 21)
Playback Mode (l 24, 48)
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When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time
will appear.
Select [YES] and perform Steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time.
¬ Change the mode to .
1 Select the menu. (l 27)
2 Select the date or time using 2/1 and set the desired value using
3/4.
A Displaying the World time setting
(l 28):
[HOME]/ [DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and
2039.
≥ The 24-hour system is used to display the
time.
3 Press the ENTER button.
≥ A message prompting for World Time setting may be displayed. Perform the World Time
setting by pressing the ENTER button. (l 28)
≥ Press the MENU button to complete the setting.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.
≥ If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in lithium battery needs to be charged. To
recharge the built-in lithium battery, connect the AC adaptor or attach the battery to this
unit. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the battery will maintain the date and
time for approx. 4 months. (The battery is still being recharged even if the unit is off.)
Preparation
Setting date and time
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET]
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∫ Basic camera positioning
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with
another person or object.
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is
backlit, it will become dark in the recording.
≥ Keep your arms near your body and separate your legs for better balance.
≥ Do not cover the microphones with your hand etc.
∫ Basic motion picture recording
≥ The unit should normally be held steady when recording.
≥ If you move the unit when recording, do so slowly, maintaining a constant speed.
≥ The zoom operation is useful for recording subjects you cannot get close to, but overuse of
zoom in and zoom out can make the resulting motion picture less enjoyable to watch.
∫ Recording yourself
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror
image. (However the image recorded is the same as a
normal recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen. When
appears, return the direction of the LCD monitor to
normal position and check the warning/alarm indication.
(l 78)
Basic
Before recording
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≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 7)
1 Change the mode to and
open the LCD monitor.
2 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
3 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
∫ About the screen indications in the motion picture recording
Basic
Recording motion pictures
Recording mode
R 1h20m
Approximate remaining recordable time
≥ When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, R 0h00m flashes red.
0h00m00s
Recording time elapsed
≥ “h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for
minute and “s” for second.
≥ Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset
to 0h00m00s.
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0h00m00s
0h00m00s
0h00m00s
R 1h20m
R 1h20m
R 1h20m
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≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording
and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
The scenes longer than approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording
will continue.)
≥ Screen will pause momentarily when the recording is paused.
≥ (Maximum recordable scenes on a single SD card)
Recordable scenes : Approx. 89100
Different dates (l 51) : Approx. 900
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be
less than above table when there are both scenes and still pictures recorded on SD card.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 88 for details about approximate recordable time.
About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures
≥ They are not compatible with devices other than those that support MP4. Images
cannot be played with equipment that does not support MP4. Confirm that your
equipment supports MP4 by referring to the operating instructions.
≥ There are some cases where the recorded motion pictures cannot be played back,
even if the device supports MP4. In such a case, play back on this unit instead.
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≥ Open the lens cover before turning on the unit. (l 7)
1 Change the mode to and
open the LCD monitor.
2 Press the button.
∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording
≥ During motion picture recording or when set to PRE-REC, you cannot record still pictures.
≥ Using a tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places because the
shutter speed becomes slow.
≥ To print a picture, print using a PC or a printer.
≥ The edges of still pictures recorded on this unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio may be cut at
printing. Check the printer or photo studio before printing.
≥ Please refer to page 89 for details about the number of recordable pictures.
Basic
Recording still pictures
Quality of still pictures (l 43)
Size of still pictures (l 40)
R3000
Remaining number of still pictures
≥ Flashes in red when [0] appears.
Still picture operation indicator (l 77)
0.9M
R3000
R3000
R3000
0.9M
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The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what
you want to record.
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode.
≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight and Low light mode, the face will be surrounded by white frame
when detected. In the Portrait mode, a subject that is bigger and close to centre of the
screen will be surrounded by an orange frame. (l 41)
≥ Faces cannot be detected depending on the recording conditions, such as when faces are
of certain sizes or at certain tilts or when digital zoom is used.
Basic
Intelligent Auto Mode
Mode Effect
Portrait Faces are detected and focused automatically, and the
brightness is adjusted so it is recorded clearly.
Scenery The whole landscape will be recorded vividly without whiting
out the background sky, which may be very bright.
Spotlight Very bright object is recorded clearly.
Low light It can record very clearly even in a dark room or twilight.
Normal In modes other than those described above, the contrast is
adjusted to give a clear picture.
Intelligent auto/Manual button
Press this button to switch Intelligent Auto
Mode/Manual Mode.
≥ Please refer to page 44 for details about Manual
Mode.
/MANUAL
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∫ Intelligent Auto Mode
When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate
and automatically adjust the colour balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are
automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.
≥ Colour balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. (l 44, 47)
Automatic White Balance
The illustration shows the range over which Automatic White Balance functions.
1) The effective range of Automatic White Balance
adjustment on this unit
2) Blue sky
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
4) Sunlight
5) White fluorescent lamp
6) Halogen light bulb
7) Incandescent light bulb
8) Sunrise or sunset
9) Candlelight
If the Automatic White Balance is not functioning normally,
adjust the White Balance manually. (l 44)
Auto Focus
The unit focuses automatically.
≥ Auto Focus does not work correctly in the following
situations. Record pictures in the Manual Focus Mode. (l 47)
jRecording distant and close-up objects at the same time
jRecording a subject behind dirty or dusty window
jRecording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly
reflective objects
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
10 000K
9 000K
8 000K
7 000K
6 000K
5 000K
4 000K
3 000K
2 000K
2)
1)
3)
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Select the play mode select
icon A using 3/4/2 and
press the ENTER button.
3 Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to play back, then press the
ENTER button.
≥ Press the MENU button.
≥ When a video item is selected, an icon will appear on the thumbnail display. ( ,
, )
4 Select the scene or the still
picture to be played back using
3/4/2/1, then press the
ENTER button.
≥ When you select / and press the
ENTER button, the next (previous) page is
displayed.
Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
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5 Select the operation icon using
3/4/2/1.
B Operation icon
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not-display
the operation icon.
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in the following order if the
zoom lever is operated to side or side.
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene
≥ 9 scenes display returns if the unit is turned off or the mode is
changed.
∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the
speaker volume during motion picture
playback.
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s for each scene.
≥ The image will pause momentarily and the screen may turn black when the scenes are
switching.
Motion picture playback Still picture playback
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Rewind playback
5: Fast forward playback
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order)
start/pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
Towards “r”: Increases the volume
Towards “s”: Decreases the volume
0h00m00s
0h00m00s
0h00m00s
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Motion picture compatibility
≥ The unit conforms to the MP4 format (MPEG-4 AVC file standard).
≥ Motion pictures recorded on other MP4-compatible equipment may not play back
normally or may not play back at all on this unit. Similarly, motion pictures recorded on
this unit may not play back normally or may not play back at all on other MP4-
compatible equipment. ( is displayed for videos that cannot be played back with
this unit)
Still picture compatibility
≥ This unit is compliant with the unified standard DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system) established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
≥ The file format of still pictures supported by this unit is JPEG. (Not all JPEG formatted
files will be played back.)
≥ This unit may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded or created on other
products and other products may degrade or not play back still pictures recorded on
this unit.
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1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press 3/4/2/1 to select the
top menu A, then press the
ENTER button.
3 Select the submenu B using
3/4 and press 1 or press the
ENTER button.
4 Select the desired item using
3/4, and press the ENTER
button to set.
To get back to the previous screen
Press 2 of the cursor button.
To exit the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
∫ About the information display
Descriptions of the selected submenus and
items displayed in Steps 3 and 4, and
messages to confirm settings are displayed.
∫ About the operation icons
/ :
Select and then press the ENTER button
to switch the menu and thumbnail
display page.
:
Select and then press the ENTER button
to return to the previous screen in cases
such as menu setting, etc.
Basic
Using the menu screen
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≥ The items displayed differ depending on the position or settings of the mode switch.
Select the menu.
The screen display can be changed to [ON] (all information displayed) or [OFF] (a portion of
information displayed).
Please refer to page 59.
Please refer to page 17.
It is possible to display and record the time at the travel destination by selecting your home
region and the travel destination.
1 Select [SET WORLD TIME] and press the ENTER button.
≥ If the clock is not set, adjust the clock to the current time. (l 17)
≥ When the [HOME] (your home region) is not set, the message appears. Press the ENTER
button and proceed to Step 3.
2 (Only when setting your home region)
Select [HOME] using 2/1and press the ENTER button.
3 (Only when setting your home region)
Select your home region using
2/1and press the ENTER button.
≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time.
appears and the summer time
setting is turned on; the time
difference from GMT is set forward by
one hour. Press 3 again to return to
the normal time setting.
4 (Only when setting the region of your
travel destination)
Select [DESTINATION] using 2/1 and press the ENTER button.
≥ When the home region is set for the first time, the screen for selecting home/travel
destination appears after setting the home region successively. If the home region has
already been set once, execute the menu operation for Step 1.
Basic
Using the Setup Menu
: [SETUP] # desired setting
[DISPLAY] [ON]/[OFF]
[EXT. DISPLAY] [SIMPLE]/[DETAIL]/[OFF]
[CLOCK SET]
[SET WORLD TIME]
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
A The current time
B The time difference from GMT
(Greenwich Mean Time)
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5 (Only when setting the region of your
travel destination)
Select your travel destination
using 2/1 and press the
ENTER button.
≥ Press 3 to set daylight saving time.
appears and the summer
time setting is turned on. The travel
destination time and time difference
from the home region time are set
forward by one hour. Press 3 again
to return to the normal time setting.
≥ Close the setting by pressing the
MENU button. appears and the
time of the travel destination is indicated.
To return the display to the home setting
Set the home region using Step 1 to 3, and close the setting by pressing the MENU button.
≥ If you cannot find your travel destination in the area shown on the screen, set it by using
the time difference from your home region.
It is possible to change the date and time display mode.
It is possible to change the date format.
When about 5 minutes have passed without any operation, this unit automatically turns off to
save battery life.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if [ECONOMY (BATT)] is set to [ON] in
following cases:
jUsing the AC adaptor*
jUsing the USB cable for PC etc.
jPRE-REC is used
jDuring playback of the slide show
* When [ECONOMY (AC)] is activated, this unit automatically turns off.
[DATE/TIME] [DATE]/[D/T]/[OFF]
[DATE FORMAT] [Y/M/D]/[M/D/Y]/[D/M/Y]
[ECONOMY (BATT)] [ON]/[OFF]
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C The local time at the selected travel
destination
D The time difference between the
travel destination and the home
region
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When about 30 minutes have passed without any operation while connecting AC adaptor
with this unit, this unit automatically turns off.
≥ This unit will not automatically turn off even if the [ECONOMY (AC)] is set to [ON] in
following cases:
jUsing the USB cable for PC etc.
jPRE-REC is used
jDuring playback of the slide show
This unit is put into recording pause approx. 0.8 seconds after the LCD monitor is reopened.
≥ When in Quick Start Standby Mode about 60% of the power used in recording pause
mode is being consumed, so the recording time will be reduced.
≥ Quick Start will not work if there is no SD card inserted.
≥ The LCD monitor cannot be closed when using the USB cable, so please disconnect it
from the unit.
≥ Change the mode to .
1 Set [QUICK START] to [ON].
2 Close the LCD monitor.
The status indicator A flashes green and the unit
goes into Quick Start Standby Mode.
3 Open the LCD monitor.
The status indicator A lights red and the unit is put
into recording pause.
≥ Quick Start Standby Mode is cancelled if
jabout 5 minutes have elapsed
jmode is set to
≥ It may take some time for Automatic White Balance to adjust.
≥ In the Quick Start Mode, the zoom magnification becomes approx. 1k.
≥ When it has gone into Quick Start Standby Mode automatically with the [ECONOMY
(BATT)] (l 29)/[ECONOMY (AC)], close the LCD monitor once and open it again.
≥ Turn the unit off using the power button.
[ECONOMY (AC)] [ON]/[OFF]
[QUICK START] [ON]/[OFF]
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Starting and stopping of recording and unit on/off can be confirmed with this sound.
2 Beeps for 4 times
When an error occurs. Check the sentence displayed on the screen. (l 78)
This makes it easier to view the LCD monitor in bright places including outdoors.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
≥ When the AC adaptor is in use, the LCD monitor is set to automatically.
≥ When the LCD monitor is bright, the recordable time with the battery will be shorter.
It adjusts brightness and colour density on the LCD monitor.
≥ These settings will not affect the images actually recorded.
1 Select [LCD SET] and press the ENTER button.
2 Select the item using 3/4, and press the ENTER button to set.
3 Press 2/1 to adjust, and press the ENTER button.
≥ Press the MENU button to exit the menu screen.
Please refer to page 59.
Please refer to page 60.
Please refer to page 59.
Set to [YES] for changing the menu settings back to the default condition.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
≥ Settings for [CLOCK SET] and [LANGUAGE] will not be changed.
[ALERT SOUND] / /[OFF]
(Volume low)/ (Volume high)
[POWER LCD] / / /
(Makes even brighter)/ (Makes brighter)/ (Normal)/ (Makes less bright)
[LCD SET]
[BRIGHTNESS]: Brightness of the LCD monitor
[COLOUR]: Colour level of the LCD monitor
[HDMI RESOLUTION] [AUTO]/[720p]/[576p]
[VIERA Link] [ON]/[OFF]
[TV ASPECT] [16:9]/[4:3]
[INITIAL SET]
+2 +1 0 -1
+2 +1 0 -1
+1
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Please be aware that if a medium is formatted, then all the data recorded on the medium will
be erased and cannot be restored. Back up important data on a PC, disc etc. (l 63)
≥ When formatting is complete, press MENU button to exit the message screen.
≥ Perform a physical formatting of the SD card when the SD card is to be disposed/
transferred. (l 86)
≥ Do not turn this unit off or remove the SD card, while formatting. Do not expose the unit to
vibrations or shock.
The used space and remaining recordable time of the SD card can be checked.
≥ When the mode switch is set to , remaining recordable time for the selected recording
mode is displayed.
≥ Press the MENU button to close the indication.
≥ The SD card requires some space to store information and manage system files, so the
actual usable space is slightly less than the indicated value. The usable space is generally
calculated as 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The capacities of this unit, PCs and software are
expressed as 1 GB=1,024k1,024k1,024=1,073,741,824 bytes. Therefore, the indicated
value of the capacity appears to be smaller.
This item is used to start the unit demonstration.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
If [DEMO MODE] is switched to [ON] and you press the MENU button when there is no SD
card inserted and while this unit is connected to the AC adaptor, the demonstration
automatically starts.
If any operation takes place, the demonstration is cancelled. However if no operations take
place for approx. 5 minutes, the demonstration automatically starts again. To stop the
demonstration, set [DEMO MODE] to [OFF] or insert an SD card.
This item is used to start the Optical Image Stabilizer demo.
(Only when the mode is at the position)
Select [O.I.S. DEMO] and press the ENTER button, the demonstration automatically starts.
When you press MENU button, the demonstration will be cancelled.
You can select the language on the screen display and the menu screen.
[FORMAT CARD]
Use this unit to format media.
Do not format an SD card using any other equipment such as a PC. The card may
not be used on this unit.
[CARD STATUS]
[DEMO MODE] [ON]/[OFF]
[O.I.S. DEMO]
[LANGUAGE]
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¬ Change the mode to .
A Zoom bar
≥ The zoom speed varies depending on the range over which the zoom lever is moved.
≥ Maximum zoom magnification can be set with [D.ZOOM]. (l 40)
∫ About Zoom bar
The zoom bar is displayed during the zoom operation.
≥ If you take your finger off the zoom lever during zoom operation, the operation sound may
be recorded. When returning the zoom lever to the original position, move it quietly.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 70k, the subjects are focused at about 1.5 m or more.
≥ When the zoom magnification is 1k, this unit can focus on a subject approx. 2 cm away
from the lens.
Advanced (Recording)
Using the Zoom
Zoom lever
T side:
Close-up recording (zoom in)
W side:
Wide-angle recording (zoom out)
6 W
T
6 W
T

ヸ ヵ
ヷヰロ
T
W
 
B Optical Zoom
C Digital zoom (Blue)
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Optical image stabilizer can stabilize the image without decreasing the image quality as
much.
¬ Change the mode to .
≥ Stabilization may not be possible under strong shaking conditions.
Advanced (Recording)
Optical image stabilizer function
Optical image stabilizer button
Press the button to turn optical image stabilizer on/off.
(On) # setting cancelled
≥ When you wish to record as you walk, we recommend
turnning the optical image stabilizer on.
≥ When recording with a tripod, we recommend that you set
the optical image stabilizer off.
ヰハリハヴハ
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Select the operation icons to add different effects to the images to be recorded.
¬ Change the mode to .
1 Press the ENTER button to
display the operation icons on
the screen.
≥ The indication changes each time you
press 4 of the cursor button.
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not-
display the operation icon.
2 (e.g. Backlight Compensation)
Select an operation icon.
≥ Select the operation icon again to cancel
the function.
≥ Refer to the respective pages for
cancelling the following functions.
jHelp Mode (l 36)
jGuidelines (l 36)
Operation icons
*1 It is not displayed during recording.
*2 It is not displayed in the Intelligent Auto
Mode.
≥ If you turn off the unit or change the mode
to , Backlight Compensation,
PRE-REC and Colour Night View
functions are cancelled.
≥ If you turn off the unit, the Fade function is
cancelled.
≥ It is possible to set from the menu.
(Except for the Help Mode and PRE-REC)
Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of operation icons
1/2
1/2 ワユヹヵ
ワユヹヵ
1/2 ワユヹヵ
1/2
1/2 ワユヹヵ
ワユヹヵ
1/2 ワユヹヵ
Fade
Backlight Compensation
Help Mode*1
Guidelines
PRE-REC*1
Soft Skin Mode*1,2
Intelligent Contrast Control*2
Colour Night View*1,2
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When you start recording, the image/audio gradually
appears. (Fade in)
When you pause recording, the image/audio gradually
disappears. (Fade out)
≥ The Fade setting is cancelled when the recording stops.
∫ To select the colour for Fade in/out
≥ The thumbnails of scenes recorded using fade in become black (or white).
≥ If the recordable time runs out when you start recording, the recording fades out and stops
automatically.
This makes the image brighter to prevent darkening of a backlit subject.
Select the desired icon using the cursor
button to display an explanation on the
screen.
To exit the Help Mode
Press the MENU button or select [END].
≥ You cannot record or set functions while in Help Mode.
You can check if the image is level while recording. The function can also be used to
estimate the balance of the composition.
It will switch every time the icon is selected.
# # #Setting cancelled
≥ The guidelines do not appear on the images actually recorded.
Fade
:
[RECORD SETUP] # [FADE COLOUR] #
[WHITE] or [BLACK]
Backlight Compensation
Help Mode
Guidelines
(Fade in)
(Fade out)
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This allows recording of the pictures and sound to start approximately 3 seconds
before the recording start/stop button is pressed.
≥ appears on the screen.
≥ Aim the unit at the subject beforehand.
≥ There is no beep sound.
≥ PRE-REC is cancelled in the following cases.
jIf you change the mode
jIf you remove the SD card
jIf you press the MENU button
jIf you turn the unit off
jIf you start recording
jAfter 3 hours have passed
≥ After setting PRE-REC, if recording starts in less than 3 seconds, motion pictures taken
3 seconds before pressing the recording start/stop button cannot be recorded.
≥ Images displayed on the thumbnail in Playback Mode will differ from the motion pictures
displayed at the start of playback.
This makes skin colours appear softer for a more attractive appearance.
This is more effective if you record a person closely from the torso up.
≥ If the background or anything else in the scene has colours similar to the skin colour, they
will also be smoothed.
≥ If the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not be clear.
≥ If you record a person in the distance, the face may not be recorded clearly. In this case,
cancel Soft Skin Mode or zoom in on the face (close-up) to record.
PRE-REC
This prevents you from missing a shot.
Soft Skin Mode
PRE-REC
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This brightens parts that are in shadow and difficult to see and suppresses white
saturation in bright parts at the same time. Both bright and dark parts can be recorded
clearly.
≥ If there are extremely dark or bright parts or the brightness is insufficient, the effect may not
be clear.
This function allows you to record colour images in very low light situations.
(Minimum required illumination: approx. 1 lx)
≥ Recorded scene is seen as if frames were missed.
≥ If set in a bright place, the screen may become washed out for a while.
≥ Bright dots that are usually invisible may be seen, but this is not a malfunction.
≥ Using a tripod is recommended.
≥ In darker areas, Auto Focus may focus a bit slower. This is normal.
Intelligent Contrast Control
Colour Night View
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≥ Change the mode to .
When you record images in different situations, this mode automatically sets optimum shutter
speeds and apertures.
≥ (Sunset/Low light)
jThe shutter speed is 1/25 or more.
≥ (Sunset/Fireworks/Scenery/Night scenery)
jImage may get blurry when close object is recorded.
≥ (Sports)
jDuring normal playback, the image movement may not look smooth.
jColour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
jIf the brightness is insufficient, the Sports Mode does not function. The display flashes.
≥ (Portrait)
jColour and screen brightness may change under indoor lighting.
≥ (Fireworks)
jThe shutter speed is 1/25.
jImage may get washed out when recorded in bright surrounding.
≥ (Night scenery)
jUsing a tripod is recommended.
Advanced (Recording)
Recording functions of menus
[SCENE MODE]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [SCENE MODE] # desired setting
[OFF]: Cancel the setting
5Sports: To make fast moving scenes less shaky with slow playback
and pause of playback
Portrait: To make people stand out against the background
Spotlight: Improved quality when subject is brightly illuminated.
Snow: Improved image quality when shooting in snowy locations.
Beach: To make blue in the sea or sky vibrant
Sunset: To make red in the sunrise or sunset vibrant
Fireworks: To capture the fireworks in the night sky beautifully
Scenery: For spatial scenery
Night scenery: To capture the evening or night scenery beautifully.
Low light: For dark scenes, such as at dusk
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Set the maximum zoom ratio.
≥ The larger the digital zoom magnification, the more the image quality is degraded.
Switch the picture quality and recording format of the motion pictures to be recorded.
*1 Recording will have higher quality in the order of [1280k720/50p] and [640k480/50p].
*2 [iFrame] is a format suitable for Mac (iMovie’11). It is recommended for when using a
Mac.
∫ About still picture recording size
The still picture recording size varies depending on the recording mode.
≥ Recordable time using the battery (l 12)
≥ This function’s default setting is [1280k720/50p] mode.
≥ Please refer to page 88 about approximate recordable time.
≥ Black bars will be displayed on the left and right in [640k480/50p] mode.
[D.ZOOM]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [D.ZOOM] # desired setting
[100k]: Digital zoom (Up to 100k)
[3500k]: Digital zoom (Up to 3500k)
[OFF]: Optical zoom only (Up to 70k)
[REC MODE]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [REC MODE] # desired setting
[1280k720/50p]/
[640k480/50p]*1
: Set the recording mode to MP4.
[iFrame]*2
: Set the recording mode to iFrame.
Recording mode Aspect ratio Picture size
[1280k720/50p]/
[iFrame]
16:9 1280k720
[640k480/50p] 4:3 640k480
0.9M
0.3M
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Detected faces appear with frames.
≥ Up to 15 frames are indicated. Larger faces and faces nearer to the centre of the screen
take preference over others.
∫ Prioritised face framing
Prioritised face framing is displayed as orange frames. Focus and adjustment of brightness
will be performed against the prioritised face framing.
≥ Prioritised face framing is only displayed with Portrait Mode in the Intelligent Auto Mode.
≥ The white frame is for face detection only.
If the unit continues to be tilted upside down from the normal horizontal position while
recording motion pictures, it is automatically put into recording pause.
≥ The AGS function may activate and cause the unit to pause the recording if you are
recording a subject right above or right below you.
You can record bright pictures even in dark places by slowing the shutter speed.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 44)
≥ The shutter speed is set to 1/25 or more depending on the surrounding brightness.
≥ When the shutter speed becomes 1/25, the screen may be seen as if frames are missed
and afterimages may appear.
[FACE FRAMING]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [FACE FRAMING] # desired setting
[PRIMARY]:
Only the prioritised face framing is displayed.
[ALL]:
All face detection framings are displayed.
[OFF]:
Cancel the setting.
[AGS]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [AGS] # [ON]
[AUTO SLOW SHTR]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [AUTO SLOW SHTR] # [ON]
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This is for reducing the wind noise coming into the built-in microphones.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 44)
≥ This function’s default setting is [OFF].
≥ When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, [WIND CUT] is set to [OFF], and the setting
cannot be changed.
≥ You may not see the full effect depending on the recording conditions.
When recording, the input level from the built-in microphones can be adjusted.
≥ Switch to Manual Mode. (l 44)
1 Select the menu.
2 (When [SETr ]/[SET] is selected)
Press 2/1 to adjust.
≥ Adjust the microphone input level so that the
last 2 bars of the gain value are not red.
(Otherwise, the sound is distorted.) Select a
lower setting for microphone input level.
3 Press the ENTER button to determine
the microphone input level and then
press the MENU button.
≥ (Microphone input level meter)
appears on the screen.
≥ In Intelligent Auto Mode this setting is set to [AUTO] and cannot be changed.
≥ The microphone input level meter shows the larger of the inputs from the 2 built-in
microphones.
≥ You cannot record with the audio completely muted.
[WIND CUT]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [WIND CUT] # [ON]
[MIC LEVEL]
: [RECORD SETUP] # [MIC LEVEL] # desired setting
[AUTO]: AGC is activated, and the recording level is adjusted
automatically.
[SETr ]: The desired recording level can be set.
AGC is activated, reducing noise.
[SET]: The desired recording level can be set.
You will be able to record natural-sounding audio.
A Left
B Right
C Microphone input level
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Selecting the picture quality.
You can add a shutter sound when recording still pictures.
[QUALITY]
: [PICTURE] # [QUALITY] # desired setting
: Still pictures with a high picture quality are recorded.
: Priority is given to the number of still pictures recorded. Still pictures are recorded
in normal picture quality.
[SHTR SOUND]
: [PICTURE] # [SHTR SOUND] # desired setting
: Volume low
: Volume high
[OFF]: Cancel the setting.
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¬ Change the mode to .
Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode.
≥ appears on the screen.
≥ Press the ENTER button to display/not-display the manual icon.
≥ The page changes with each press of 4.
White Balance
Automatic White Balance function may not reproduce natural colours depending on the
scenes or lighting conditions. If so, you can adjust the White Balance manually.
≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode.
1 Select [WB] using the cursor button.
2 Press 2/1 to select White Balance
Mode.
≥ Select the optimal mode by confirming the colour
on the screen.
Advanced (Recording)
Manual recording
MNL
4/5NEXT
4/5NEXT
4/5NEXT 5/5NEXT
5/5NEXT
5/5NEXT
/MANUAL
White Balance
Manual Shutter Speed (l 46)
Iris Adjustment (l 46)
Focus (l 47)
BACK
BACK
BACK
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≥ To return to auto setting, select or press the iA/MANUAL button.
∫ To set the White Balance manually
1 Press 2/1 to select , and fill the screen
with a white subject.
2 Press 3 to set.
≥ When the display stops flashing and then lights
constantly, the setting is complete.
≥ If the display continues flashing, the White
Balance cannot be set. In this case, use other White
Balance Modes.
≥ If you turn on the unit with the lens cover closed, the Auto White Balance will not be
performed correctly. Always open the lens cover before turning on the unit.
≥ When the display flashes, the Manual White Balance previously adjusted is stored.
Whenever recording conditions change, re-set the White Balance.
≥ When setting both the White Balance and the iris/gain, set the White Balance first.
≥ is not displayed on the screen when is being set.
Icon Mode/Recording conditions
Auto White Balance adjustment
Sunny mode: Outdoors under a clear sky
Cloudy mode: Outdoors under cloudy sky
Indoor mode 1: Incandescent light, video lights like in the studio, etc.
Indoor mode 2: Colour fluorescent lamps, sodium lamps in gymnasiums etc.
Manual adjustment mode:
≥ Mercury-vapor lamps, sodium lamps, some fluorescent lights
≥ Lights used for wedding receptions at hotels, stage spotlights in theaters
≥ Sunrise, sunset, etc.
AWB
AWB
BACK
BACK
BACK
AWB AWB
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Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment
Shutter Speed:
Adjust it when recording fast-moving subjects.
Iris:
Adjust it when the screen is too bright or too dark.
≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 44)
1 Select [SHTR] or [IRIS] using the cursor button.
2 Press 2/1 to adjust settings.
A : Shutter speed:
1/50 to 1/8000
≥ If [AUTO SLOW SHTR] is set to [ON], the
shutter speed will be set between 1/25 and
1/8000.
≥ The shutter speed closer to 1/8000 is faster.
B : Iris/Gain value:
CLOSE !# (F16 to F2.0) !# OPEN !# (0dB to 18dB)
≥ Value closer to CLOSE darken the image.
≥ Value closer to 18dB brighten the image.
≥ When the iris value is adjusted to brighter than OPEN, it changes to the gain value.
≥ To return to auto setting, press the iA/MANUAL button.
≥ When setting both the shutter speed and the iris/gain value, set the shutter speed and then
set the iris/gain value.
Manual shutter speed adjustment
≥ You may see a band of light around an object that is shining very bright, or highly reflective.
≥ During normal playback, image movement may not look smooth.
≥ If you record an extremely bright object or record under indoor lighting, colour and screen
brightness may change or a horizontal line may appear on the screen. In this case, record
in the Intelligent Auto Mode or set the shutter speed to 1/100 in areas where the power
supply frequency is 50 Hz, or 1/125 in areas of 60 Hz.
Manual iris/gain adjustment
≥ If the gain value is increased, the noise on the screen increases.
≥ Depending on the zoom magnification, there are iris values that are not displayed.
ᧂ
OPEN
OPEN
1/100
100


BACK
BACK
BACK
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
IRIS
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Recording with Manual Focus
If auto focusing is difficult due to the conditions, then use Manual Focus.
≥ Press the iA/MANUAL button to switch to Manual Mode. (l 44)
1 Press 4 to switch the manual icon.
2 Select [MF] using the cursor button to change to Manual Focus.
≥ MF appears on the screen.
3 Press 2/1 to adjust the focus.
≥ To restore Auto Focus, select [AF] or press the iA/MANUAL button.
: To focus on a close subject
: To focus on a faraway subject
MF
MF
5/5NEXT
5/5NEXT
5/5NEXT
MF
MF
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Motion picture playback using operation icon
For details on the basic playback operations, refer to page 24.
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations
Playback
operation
Cursor button/
Playback display
Operating steps
Fast
forward/
rewind
playback
During Playback
Press 1 of the cursor button during
playback to fast forward.
(Press 2 to rewind.)
≥ Press again to speed up fast forward/rewind
(the screen display will change from 5 to
).
≥ Normal playback is restored when you press 3.
Slow-
motion
playback
During Pause
With the playback paused, press and hold 1
of the cursor button.
(Press and hold 2 for slow rewind playback)
Slow-motion playback will continue over the
period that the button is pressed.
≥ Normal playback is restored when you press 3.
≥ When slow-motion pictures are played back in
reverse, they will be shown continuously at
approximately 2/5 the speed of normal
playback. (MP4)
≥ When slow-motion pictures are played back in
reverse, they will be shown continuously at
approximately 2/3rd
the speed of normal
playback. (iFrame)
Frame-by-
frame
playback
The motion
picture is
advanced
one frame
at a time.
With the playback paused, press 1 of the
cursor button.
(Press 2 to advance the frames one at a time
in the reverse direction.)
≥ Normal playback is restored when you press
3.
≥ When the frames are advanced one at a time
in the reverse direction, they will be shown in
intervals of 0.5 seconds (MP4).
≥ When the frames are advanced one at a time
in the reverse direction, they will be shown in
intervals of 1 second (iFrame).
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Creating still picture from motion picture
A single frame from the recorded motion picture can be saved as a still picture.
Picture size of the still picture to be created will differ depending on the recording mode of the
recorded motion picture.
Press the button at the location to be saved as a still picture during
the playback.
≥ It is convenient to use Pause, Slow-motion Playback and Frame-by-frame Playback.
≥ Date the motion picture was recorded will be registered as date of the still picture.
≥ Quality will be different from the normal still picture.
Repeat playback
Playback of the first scene starts after playback of the last scene finishes.
The indication appears on the full screen views.
≥ All the scenes are played back repeatedly. (When playing back motion pictures by date, all
the scenes on the selected date are played back repeatedly.)
Recording mode Aspect ratio Picture size after creating still picture
[1280k720/50p]
16:9
1280k720
[iFrame] 960k540
[640k480/50p] 4:3 640k480
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [REPEAT PLAY] # [ON]
0.9M
0.5M
0.3M
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Resuming the previous playback
If playback of a scene was stopped halfway, the playback can be resumed from where it was
stopped.
If playback of a motion picture is stopped, appears on the thumbnail view of the stopped
scene.
≥ The memorised resume position is cleared if you turn off the unit or change the mode. (The
setting of [RESUME PLAY] does not change.)
Zooming in on a still picture during playback
(Playback zoom)
You can zoom in on still pictures during playback.
1 Move the zoom lever to side.
≥ You can zoom to a maximum of 4a. (k1 # k2 # k4)
2 Shift the position of the zoomed
portion using the cursor button.
≥ The location of the zoom displays for about
1 second when zooming in (zooming out) or
moving the displayed location.
≥ The more picture is enlarged, the more its
quality deteriorates.
Zooming out from the zoomed still picture
Move the zoom lever to side to zoom out. (k4 # k2 # k1)
: [VIDEO SETUP] # [RESUME PLAY] # [ON]
Return
Return
Return
A Displayed location of
the zoom

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