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  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HX-DC2
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Table of Contents

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Preparation
Basic
Advanced
(Recording)
Advanced
(Playback)
Copy/
Dubbing
With a PC
Others
Owner’s Manual
Dual Camera
Model No. HX-WA20
HX-WA2
HX-DC2
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
until
2012/3/8
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca
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Safety Precautions
Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing
Panasonic!
You have purchased one of the
most sophisticated and reliable
products on the market today.
Used properly, we’re sure it will
bring you and your family years of
enjoyment. Please take time to fill
in the information on the right.
The serial number is on the tag
located on the inner side of the
rear door ( / )
or the battery holder
( ) of your camera. Be
sure to retain this manual as
your convenient camera
information source.
/
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
≥ Do not let water or other liquids drip or splash inside the unit.
≥ Do not expose accessories (battery pack, AC adaptor, SD memory
card and etc.) to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
≥ Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on accessories.
≥ Use only the recommended accessories.
≥ Do not remove covers.
≥ Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
≥ Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
≥ Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on this unit.
≥ Use only the recommended accessories.
≥ Do not remove covers.
≥ Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No.
Serial No.
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
CAUTION!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
≥ Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or in
another confined space. Ensure this unit is well ventilated.
≥ Do not obstruct this unit’s ventilation openings with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, and similar items.
≥ Do not place sources of naked flames, such as lighted candles, on this unit.
FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
≥ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
≥ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
≥ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
≥ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached
installation instructions and use only shielded interface
cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or
peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Panasonic
Model No.: HX-WA20/HX-WA2/HX-DC2
Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
1-800-211-PANA (7262)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.
∫ Concerning the battery
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be
easily accessible.
AC adaptor
This AC adaptor operates on AC between 100 V and 240 V.
But
≥ In the U.S.A. and Canada, the AC adaptor must be connected to a
120 V AC power supply only.
≥ When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada,
use a plug adaptor to suit the AC outlet configuration.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack)
≥ Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack.
≥ Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified
unit.
≥ Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals.
≥ Do not touch the plug terminals (i and j) with metal objects.
≥ Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into fire.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your hands or clothes,
wash it off thoroughly with water.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your eyes, never rub the
eyes. Rinse eyes thoroughly with water, and then consult a doctor.
HX-WA20 HX-WA2 HX-DC2
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∫ Product Identification Marking
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not disassemble, heat above
60 oC (140 oF) or incinerate.
CAUTION
≥ Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the type recommended by the manufacturer.
≥ When disposing the batteries, please contact your local authorities
or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Product Location
Dual Camera /
Inner side of LCD monitor
Battery holder
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product
you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.
U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION:
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Precautions
USE & LOCATION
≥ AS WITH ANY SMALL OBJECT, SD CARDS CAN BE SWALLOWED
BY YOUNG CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HANDLE
THE SD CARD.
≥ DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMERA AT THE SUN OR OTHER BRIGHT
OBJECTS
≥ DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMERA TO EXTENDED HIGH
TEMPERATURE ... Such as, in direct sunlight, inside a closed car,
next to a heater, etc... This action could permanently damage the
internal parts of your camera.
≥ AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE ... If the unit is
suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may form
on the SD card and inside the unit.
≥ DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMERA OR THE POWER SUPPLY
TURNED ON WHEN NOT IN USE.
≥ STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA ... Store and handle your camera in a
manner that will not subject it to unnecessary movement (avoid
shaking and striking). Your camera contains a sensitive pick-up device
which could be damaged by improper handling or storage.
CARE
≥ TO CLEAN YOUR CAMERA ... Do not use strong or abrasive
detergents when cleaning your camera body.
≥ TO PROTECT THE LENS ... Do not touch the surface of the lens with
your hand. Use a commercial camera lens solution and lens paper when
cleaning the lens. Improper cleaning can scratch the lens coating.
≥ TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR CAMERA ... Before handling
your camera, make sure your hands and face are free from any
chemical products, such as suntan lotion, as it may damage the finish.
WARNING
CAUTION
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-If you see this symbol-
∫ About recording formats and compatibility of the unit
≥ The unit is an MP4 format (MPEG-4 AVC file standard) Dual 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 (including any other non-built-in
memory related component).
∫ Handling of built-in memory
This unit is equipped with the built-in memory. When using this
component, pay attention to the following points.
Back up data periodically.
The built-in memory is temporary storage. In order to avoid erasing data
due to static electricity, electromagnetic waves, breakage, and failures,
back up the data to a PC or disc. (l 145)
≥ The status indicator (l 24, 29) illuminates in red while the SD card or
built-in memory is being accessed (initialization, recording, playback,
deleting etc.). Do not perform the following operations when the
indicator illuminates. It may damage the built-in memory or cause a
malfunction in the unit.
jTurn the unit off (remove the battery)
jInsert and remove the SD Card
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit. (l 184)
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the
European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact
your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
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∫ 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 39 for more details on SD cards.
∫ For the purposes of this owner’s manual
≥ 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 this owner’s manual.
≥ Functions that can be used for still picture recording/still picture
playback are indicated by in this owner’s manual.
≥ Functions that can be used for audio recording/audio playback are
indicated by in this owner’s manual.
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an arrow, for example: l 00
≥ “File” is used to mean “scene”, “still picture” and “audio file”.
This owner’s manual is designed for use with models ,
and . Pictures may be slightly different from the original.
≥ The illustrations used in this owner’s manual show model ,
however, parts of the explanation refer to different models.
≥ Depending on the model, some functions are not available.
≥ Features may vary, so please read carefully.
≥ Not all models may be available depending on the region of purchase.
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
HX-DC2
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Preparation
(Important)
About the Waterproof and Dustproof Performance of this unit
[HX-WA20]/[HX-WA2] ....................................................................... 13
Check before using underwater .................................................. 15
Using this unit underwater........................................................... 18
Caring for this unit after using it underwater ............................... 18
Accessories...................................................................................... 22
Names and Functions of Main Parts .............................................. 24
HX-WA20/HX-WA2 ..................................................................... 24
HX-DC2....................................................................................... 27
Power supply.................................................................................... 30
Inserting/removing the battery..................................................... 30
Charging the battery ................................................................... 34
Charging and recording time....................................................... 36
Recording to a card ......................................................................... 39
Cards that you can use with this unit .......................................... 39
Inserting/removing an SD card.................................................... 40
Turning the unit on/off..................................................................... 44
About standby mode ................................................................... 44
About economy function ............................................................. 45
About the high temperature warning icon ................................... 46
Selecting a mode ............................................................................. 47
Setting date and time....................................................................... 48
Basic
Before recording.............................................................................. 50
Recording motion pictures ............................................................. 52
Recording still pictures................................................................... 55
About recording still pictures during motion picture recording
and audio recording .................................................................... 58
Recording audio............................................................................... 59
Intelligent Auto Mode ...................................................................... 61
Contents
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Motion picture/Still picture/Audio playback.................................. 64
Using the menu screen ................................................................... 68
Using Option Menu.......................................................................... 70
OPTION MENU 1........................................................................ 70
OPTION MENU 2........................................................................ 71
OPTION MENU 3........................................................................ 73
Advanced (Recording)
Using the zoom ................................................................................ 76
Double range zoom [HX-WA2]/[HX-DC2] ................................... 77
Zoom mode................................................................................. 78
Image stabilizer................................................................................ 80
Recording in Slow Motion Mode [HX-WA20]................................. 81
Burst recording................................................................................ 83
Recording panorama still pictures................................................. 85
Recording underwater [HX-WA20]/[HX-WA2]................................ 88
Record with color balance and audio that are suitable
for recording underwater............................................................. 88
Recording functions of menus....................................................... 89
RECORDING MENU 1................................................................ 89
RECORDING MENU 2................................................................ 96
RECORDING MENU 3.............................................................. 100
RECORDING MENU 4.............................................................. 107
Manual recording........................................................................... 108
White Balance........................................................................... 108
Manual shutter speed/iris adjustment [HX-WA20] .................... 110
Setting the focus and recording ................................................ 112
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations ..................................................................... 113
Playback using operation icon .................................................. 113
Creating still picture from motion picture................................... 115
Cutting out a section of a panorama still picture ....................... 116
Zooming in on a still picture during playback
(Playback zoom) ....................................................................... 117
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Various playback functions .......................................................... 118
Changing the playback settings and playing back
the slide show ........................................................................... 118
Displaying file information ......................................................... 120
Using the playback menu.............................................................. 122
PLAYBACK MENU 1................................................................. 122
PLAYBACK MENU 2................................................................. 124
Deleting scenes/still pictures/audio files..................................... 128
Protecting a file ......................................................................... 131
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV ........................................... 132
Connecting with an HDMI micro cable/HDMI mini cable........... 137
TV format setting....................................................................... 137
Playback using VIERA Link™ ....................................................... 138
Copy/Dubbing
Copying from Built-in Memory to SD card .................................. 142
Dubbing images onto other video devices.................................. 143
With a PC
What you can do with a PC........................................................... 145
End User License Agreement ................................................... 148
Operating environment ................................................................. 150
Installation...................................................................................... 154
Connecting to a PC........................................................................ 155
Use as a card reader ................................................................ 156
Using the unit as a web camera................................................ 159
Starting HD Writer VE 2.0 .............................................................. 161
Reading the operating instructions of the software applications..... 161
If using Mac .................................................................................... 162
Uploading files to a web service .................................................. 163
Using the Eye-Fi™ transfer feature .............................................. 166
Others
LCD Display Indications................................................................ 169
Messages........................................................................................ 173
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Troubleshooting............................................................................. 173
Cautions for use............................................................................. 182
About copyright ............................................................................. 189
Recording modes/approximate recordable time ........................ 191
Approximate number of recordable pictures.............................. 193
Specifications................................................................................. 196
Optional accessories..................................................................... 203
Accessory Order Form
(For USA and Puerto Rico Customers)..................................... 205
Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A. AND PUERTO RICO)........ 206
Warranty (For Canadian Customers) ........................................... 208
Useful Information (Only For Latin American Countries) .......... 209
Index ............................................................................................... 210
Spanish Quick Use Guide/Guía española para el uso rápido.... 212
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This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or
waterproofing in all conditions.
* This means that this unit can be used underwater for specified time in
specified pressure in accordance with the handling method established
by Panasonic.
∫ Handling of this unit
Preparation
(Important)
About the Waterproof and
Dustproof Performance of this unit
[HX-WA20]/[HX-WA2]
Waterproof/Dustproof Performance
This unit’s waterproof/dustproof rating complies with the
“IP58” rating. Provided the care and maintenance guidelines
described in this document are strictly followed, this unit can
operate underwater, to a depth not exceeding 3 m (10 feet) for
a time not exceeding 60 minutes. *
Waterproof Performance
This unit’s waterproof rating complies with the “IPX8” rating.
Provided the care and maintenance guidelines described in
this document are strictly followed, this unit can operate
underwater, to a depth not exceeding 3 m (10 feet) for a time
not exceeding 60 minutes. *
≥ Waterproofing is not guaranteed if the unit is subject to an impact as a
result of being hit or dropped etc. If an impact to this unit occurs, it
should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic’s Service Center
to verify that the waterproofing is still effective.
≥ The waterproof performance may be degraded due to the strong water
pressure when this unit is used deeper than 3 m (10 feet) underwater.
≥ When this unit is splashed with detergent, soap, hot spring, bath
additive, sun oil, sun screen, chemical, etc., wipe it off immediately.
≥ Waterproof function of this unit is for sea water and fresh water only.
≥ Any malfunction caused by customer misuse, or mishandling will not
be covered by the warranty.
≥ The inside of this unit is not waterproof. Water leakage will cause
malfunction.
HX-WA20
HX-WA2
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≥ Foreign objects may adhere to the inner side of the rear door
(around the rubber seal or connecting terminals) when the rear
door is opened or closed in places with sand or dust etc. This
may result in the impairment of the waterproof performance if the
rear door is closed with foreign objects adhered. Be extremely
careful since it may result in malfunction etc.
≥ If any foreign object has adhered to the inner side of the rear door,
remove with the supplied brush.
≥ If any liquid such as water droplets has adhered to this unit or
inner side of the rear door, wipe off with a soft dry cloth. Do not
open or close the rear door near the water, when underwater,
using wet hands, or when this unit is wet. It may cause water
leakage.
∫ When inner side of the lens is fogged (condensation)
It is not a malfunction or failure of this unit. It may be caused by the
environment in which this unit is used.
≥ Be careful of condensation since it causes lens stains, fungus and unit
malfunction.
What to do when inner side of the lens is fogged
≥ Turn off the unit and open the rear door in a place with constant
ambient temperature, away from high temperatures, humidity, sand
and dust. The fog will disappear naturally in about 2 hours with the rear
door open when the temperature of this unit gets close to the ambient
temperature.
≥ Contact Panasonic’s Service Center if the fogging does not disappear.
Conditions in which inner side of the lens may be fogged
Condensation may occur and the inner side of the lens may be fogged
when this unit is used in areas that undergo a significant change in
temperature or in high humidity, such as the following:
≥ When this unit is used underwater suddenly after being on a hot
beach etc.
≥ When this unit is moved to a warm area from a cold area, such as
at a ski resort or at high altitude
≥ When the rear door is opened in a high-humidity environment
≥ Supplied accessories such as battery pack etc. are not waterproof.
(excluding handstrap)
≥ Cards are not waterproof. Do not handle with a wet hand. Also, do not
insert wet card into this unit.
≥ Do not leave this unit for a long period of time in places where
temperature is very low (at ski resorts or at high altitude etc.) or very
high [above 35 oC (95 oF)], inside a car under strong sunlight, close to a
heater, on the beach, etc. Waterproof performance may be degraded.
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1 Open the rear door.
2 Check that there are no foreign objects on the inner
side of the rear door.
≥ If there are any foreign objects, such as lint, hair, sand, etc., on the
surrounding area, water will leak within a few seconds causing
malfunction.
3 If there is foreign matter adhering to the unit, use the
supplied brush to remove it.
≥ Be extremely careful to remove any sand etc. that may adhere to the
sides and corners of the rubber seal.
≥ Keep the brush out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Check before using underwater
Do not open or close the rear door in places with sand and dust,
close to water, or with wet hands. Sand or dust adhering may
cause water leaks.
1 Unlock the LOCK lever.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Open the rear door.

LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY


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≥ Use the brush end with the short (hard) bristles to remove larger
foreign matter or damp sand from the unit.
A Brush (supplied)
≥ Wipe it off with a dry soft cloth if there is any
liquid. It may cause water leaks and
malfunction if you use this unit with liquid
adhered.
4 Check for cracks and deformation of the rubber seal
on the rear door.
≥ The integrity of the rubber seals may decrease after about 1 year, with
use and age. To avoid permanently damaging this unit the seals should
be replaced once each year. Please contact Panasonic’s Service
Center for related costs and other information.

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5 Close the rear door securely.
≥ Lock securely to the points where the red portion of the open/close
lever and LOCK lever are no longer visible.
≥ To prevent water seeping into this unit, be careful not to trap foreign
objects such as liquids, sand, hair or dust etc.
∫ About handling the brush
≥ Before use, check that foreign matter has not adhered to the brush.
≥ After use, remove any adhered foreign matter and clean in preparation
for next use.
1 Close the rear door.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Lock the LOCK lever.
LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY



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Using this unit underwater
≥ Use this unit underwater at a depth of down to 3 m (10 feet) with the
water temperature between 0 oC and 35 oC (32 oF and 95 oF).
≥ Do not use this unit at a depth of over 3 m (10 feet).
≥ Do not use it in hot water over 35 oC (95 oF) (in a bath or a hot spring).
≥ Do not use this unit underwater not longer than 60 minutes
continuously.
≥ Do not open or close the rear door.
≥ Do not apply shock to this unit underwater. (Waterproof performance
may not be maintained, and there is a chance of water leak.)
≥ Do not dive into the water holding this unit. Do not use this unit in a
location where the water will splash strongly, such as rapid flow or
waterfall. (Strong water pressure may be applied, and it may cause
malfunction.)
≥ This unit will sink in the water. Take care not to drop this unit and lose it
underwater by securely placing the strap around your wrist or similar
measure.
≥ Attaching a tripod with a 5.5 mm (0.22 q) screw or larger may open a
hole in this unit through which water will leak.
Caring for this unit after using it underwater
Do not open or close the rear door until the sand and dust is
removed by rinsing this unit with water.
Make sure to clean this unit after using it.
≥ Thoroughly wipe off any water droplets, sand, and saline matter on
your hands, body, hair, etc.
≥ It is recommended to clean this unit indoors, avoiding places where
water spray or sand may fall.
Do not leave this unit uncared for longer than 60 minutes after
using it underwater.
≥ Leaving this unit with foreign objects or saline matter on it may
cause damage, discoloration, corrosion, unusual odour, or
deterioration of the waterproof performance.
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1 Rinse with water with the rear door closed.
≥ After use at the seaside or underwater, soak the unit in fresh water
pooled in a shallow container for 10 minutes or less.
2 Drain water by holding this unit upside down and
shaking it lightly a few times.
≥ After using this unit at the seaside or underwater, or after washing it,
water will remain at the speaker site of this unit for a while and it may
cause lower sound or sound distortion.
≥ Fasten the strap firmly to prevent this unit from dropping.
3 Wipe off water drops on this unit with a dry soft cloth
and dry this unit in a shaded area which is well
ventilated.
≥ Dry this unit by standing it on a dry cloth.
SD CARD/
BATTERY
LOCK
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≥ Do not dry this unit with hot air from dryer or similar. It will deteriorate
the waterproof performance or cause failure due to deformation.
≥ Do not use chemicals such as benzine, thinner, alcohol, or cleanser, or
soap or detergents.
4 Confirm that there are no water droplets, open the
rear door, and wipe off any water droplets or sand left
inside using a soft dry cloth.
≥ Water droplets may adhere to the card when the rear door is opened
without thoroughly drying. Also, water may accumulate in the gap
around the card compartment, the battery compartment or the terminal
connector. Be sure to wipe any water off with a soft dry cloth.
≥ The water droplets may seep into this unit when the rear door is closed
while it is still wet, causing condensation or failure.
∫ Wiping moisture from the unit
If there is moisture inside the rear door, wipe every crevice completely
clear of moisture.
(This moisture is not due to exposure to water)
A Moisture here
∫ About the water draining design
This unit is designed so that water that entered the gaps around the
zoom button etc. drains out. For this reason, bubbles may appear when
the unit is immersed in water, but this is not a malfunction.
Draining water from the unit
Drainage holes are found on the bottom of the unit. Hold the unit
vertically, as shown, to drain off the water.
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When draining, attach the hand strap to the unit and secure the hand
strap to your wrist to prevent the unit from dropping.
B Drainage holes
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Preparation
Accessories
Check the accessories before using this unit.
Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Product numbers correct as of Feb. 2012. These may be subject to
change.
Battery pack
/
VW-VBX090
VW-VBX070
AC adaptor
VSK0750
AV cable
/
VFA0555
VFA0543
USB cable
VFA0554
Lens cap
VFC4701
Lens cap strap
VFC4702
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
HX-DC2
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Handstrap
/
VFC4817
VFC4627
To prevent the unit from dropping, be sure
to attach the handstrap. (l 26, 28)
/
Brush
VYC1064
CD-ROM
Software
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
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HX-WA20/HX-WA2
1 LCD monitor (l 51)
≥ It can open up to 90o A, rotate up to 180o B towards the lens or 105o
C towards the opposite direction.
2 Power button [ ] (l 44)
3 Status indicator (l 7, 34, 40, 186)
4 Open/close lever [SD CARD/BATTERY] (l 30, 40)
5 Lock lever [LOCK] (l 30, 40)
6 Menu button [MENU] (l 68)
7 REC/ button [REC/ ] (l 47)
8 Intelligent auto button [ ] (l 61)
Preparation
Names and Functions of Main Parts
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.
1 2
8
3
7
6
4
5
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9
Slow motion mode button [ ] (l 81)
Zoom range button [ ] (l 77)
10 Photoshot button [ ] (l 55)
11 SET button [SET] (l 64, 68, 103, 113)
≥ Use the SET button to select the recording functions and playback
operations, and to operate the menu screen.
12 In Recording Mode: Zoom button [W/T] (l 76)
In Playback Mode: Volume button (l 66, 119)
Zoom button [W/T] (l 117)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ] (l 66)
13 Recording start/stop button [ ] (l 52)
14 Rear door (l 30, 40)
15 Card slot
16 Battery holder
17 HDMI micro connector (l 132, 139)
18 USB/AV connector (l 132, 143, 155)
≥ Use the USB cable/AV cable (only the supplied cable).
≥ In this owner’s manual, the SET button is denoted as shown below.
Example:
or Select using the SET button
9
10
11
12
18
17
16
15
14
13
HX-WA20
HX-WA2
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19 Lens
20 Built-in flash (l 96)
≥ The flash reaches high temperatures and may cause burns if touched.
Please do not touch the flash.
21 Hand strap fixture
≥ Adjust the length after passing your arm through the hand strap.
22 Speaker
23 Internal stereo microphones
24 Tripod receptacle
≥ If you attach a tripod which has a 5.5 mm (0.22 q) screw or larger, it
may damage this unit.
19
20
21
22
23
24
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HX-DC2
1 LCD monitor (l 51)
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens or 105o B towards the
opposite direction.
2 Power button [ ] (l 44)
3 USB/AV connector (l 133, 143, 155)
≥ Use the USB cable/AV cable (only the supplied cable).
4 HDMI mini connector (l 133, 139)
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.
1
2
3
4
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5 Hand strap fixture
6 Zoom range button [ ] (l 77)
7 Photoshot button [ ] (l 55)
8 SET button [SET] (l 64, 68, 103, 113)
≥ Use the SET button to select the recording functions and playback
operations, and to operate the menu screen.
≥ In this owner’s manual, the SET button is denoted as shown below.
Example:
9 In Recording Mode: Zoom lever [W/T] (l 76)
In Playback Mode: Volume lever (l 66, 119)
Zoom lever [W/T] (l 117)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ] (l 66)
10 Recording start/stop button [ ] (l 52)
11 Menu button [MENU] (l 68)
12 REC/ button [REC/ ] (l 47)
13 Battery/Card cover (l 32, 42)
14 Battery holder
15 Card slot
or Select using the SET button
8
7
13
12
11
10
9
6
5
14
15
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16 Lens
≥ When not using the unit, be sure to fit the lens cap to protect the lens.
≥ Keep the lens cap out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
17 Speaker
18 Status indicator (l 7, 35, 42, 186)
19 Internal stereo microphones
20 Built-in flash (l 96)
≥ The flash reaches high temperatures and may cause burns if touched.
Please do not touch the flash.
21 Tripod receptacle
≥ If you attach a tripod which has a 5.5 mm (0.22 q) screw or larger, it
may damage this unit.
19
17
16 18
20
21
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∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 44)
1 Open the rear door.
Preparation
Power supply
/
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBX090.
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBX070.
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.
HX-WA20/HX-WA2
1 Unlock the LOCK lever.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Open the rear door.
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
HX-DC2

LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY

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2 (To insert the battery pack)
Confirm the orientation of the terminal markings and
insert the battery.
A terminal markings
≥ Confirm that lever B is locked on to the battery.
≥ It is possible to mistakenly insert the battery upside down, so be sure to
check the orientation carefully.
(To remove the battery pack)
Push the lever B toward the
direction of arrow, and pull the
battery straight out.
3 Close the rear door.


LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY



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≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. (l 44)
1 Open the battery/card cover.
1 Close the rear door.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Lock the LOCK lever.
≥ Lock securely to the points where the red portion C of the open/close
lever and LOCK lever are no longer visible.
HX-DC2
1 Slide while pushing the battery/
card cover.
2 Open the battery/card cover.
LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY
SD CARD/
BATTERY
LOCK

Unlocked
state
Locked state
Open/close
lever
Lock lever
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2 Insert the battery, taking care to match up the terminal markings.
A terminal markings
≥ It is possible to mistakenly insert the battery upside down, so be sure to
check the orientation carefully.
3 Close the battery/card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
Removing the battery
Press and hold down the power button to turn off the unit, then pull up and
remove the battery.
≥ Always check that the LCD monitor and status indicator lamp are off.
≥ Keep the battery pack out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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Charging the battery
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 is charged while the unit is off or in the sleep mode.
(l 45)
The battery cannot be charged while the unit is recording or
playing back.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between
10 oC and 30 oC (50 oF and 86 oF). (The battery temperature should
also be the same.)
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge
the battery fully before using this unit for the first time.
/
HX-WA20 HX-WA2
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A Status indicator
B AC adaptor
C To the AC outlet
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1 Connect the USB cable to the AC adaptor.
≥ Check that the plug portion of the AC adaptor is not loose or misaligned.
2 Plug the AC adaptor into the AC outlet.
3 Connect the USB cable to the unit.
≥ The status indicator flashes red with a period of approximately 2 seconds
(approximately 1 second on, 1 second off), and charging begins.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except the supplied one.
≥ Do not use any other USB cables except the supplied one.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries (l 22, 36, 37, 203).
≥ 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.
≥ For charging by connecting to another device, refer to page 158.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to
page 186.
HX-DC2
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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH (When using AC
adaptor)
HX-WA20
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBX090
(optional)
[3.7 V/880 mAh]
2 h
30 min
1 h 10 min 40 min
1 h 20 min 40 min
1 h 15 min 40 min
1 h 30 min 45 min
1 h 50 min 50 min
1 h 30 min 45 min
2 h s
HX-WA2
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBX090
(optional)
[3.7 V/880 mAh]
2 h
30 min
1 h 5 min 40 min
1 h 15 min 40 min
1 h 10 min 40 min
1 h 20 min 45 min
1 h 50 min 50 min
1 h 25 min 45 min
1 h 55 min s
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≥ 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.
HX-DC2
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBX070
(optional)
[3.7 V/700 mAh]
2 h
50 min 30 min
55 min 35 min
50 min 30 min
1 h 5 min 35 min
1 h 25 min 45 min
1 h 5 min 40 min
1 h 30 min s
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
# # # # (red)
When the charge is low, is displayed at the center of the LCD
monitor.
≥ Due to the characteristics of the battery, it may not be possible to
correctly display the charge remaining on the battery. For instance,
at low temperatures, the indicator may turn on earlier.
Because the status of the charge remaining indicator changes
according to the ambient temperature, conditions of use, etc., the
indicator should be considered as an approximate guide.
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∫ Approximate operating time and number of
recordable still pictures
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
≥ CIPA is an abbreviation of Camera & Imaging Products Association.
≥ Use of supplied battery
≥ Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (2 GB)
HX-WA20
Number of
recordable
pictures
Approx. 230 pictures
By CIPA standard
Recording time Approx. 115 min
Playback time Approx. 255 min
HX-WA2
Number of
recordable
pictures
Approx. 260 pictures
By CIPA standard
Recording time Approx. 130 min
Playback time Approx. 255 min
HX-DC2
Number of
recordable
pictures
Approx. 210 pictures
By CIPA standard
Recording time Approx. 105 min
Playback time Approx. 210 min
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The unit can record motion pictures, still pictures or audio to an SD card
or built-in memory. To record to an SD card, read the following.
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.)
≥ To use the Eye-Fi transfer feature (l 166), an Eye-Fi X2 series SD
card is required.
≥ Operation of SD Memory Cards with a capacity of 256 MB or less is not
guaranteed.
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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≥ 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.
Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
Check that the status indicator has gone off.
1 Open the rear door.
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 72) When the SD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is
deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
HX-WA20/HX-WA2
Status indicator A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD card or built-in memory, the
status indicator lights up red.
32


LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY

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2 Insert (remove) the SD card into (from) the card slot.
3 Close the rear door.
1 Unlock the LOCK lever.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Open the rear door.
≥ Face the label side A in the direction shown in the illustration and
press it straight in as far as it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then pull it straight out.
1 Close the rear door.
2 Slide the open/close lever.
3 Lock the LOCK lever.
≥ Lock securely to the points where the red portion of the open/close
lever and LOCK lever are no longer visible.

LOCK
SD CARD/
BATTERY



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Caution:
Check that the status indicator has gone off.
1 Open the battery/card cover.
2 Insert (remove) the SD card into (from) the card slot.
≥ Face the label side B in the direction shown in the illustration and
press it straight in as far as it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then pull it straight out.
HX-DC2
Status indicator A
≥ When this unit is
accessing the SD card
or built-in memory, the
status indicator lights up
red.



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3 Close the battery/card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of the SD card.
≥ Do not shock, 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 status indicator (l 24, 29) illuminates in red, 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 indicator 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 187)
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Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to
turn on the unit.
The LCD monitor turns on.
About standby mode
When the LCD monitor is closed while the unit is on, the unit enters
standby mode which consumes very little power.
In standby mode, opening the LCD monitor turns on the unit, making the
unit ready for recording immediately. Use standby mode when you stop
using the unit but intend to use it again after a short time.
Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
/
HX-WA20 HX-WA2 HX-DC2
To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the LCD monitor goes off.
≥ Pressing the power button for a short time sends the unit into
sleep mode. (l 45)
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≥ The unit does not go into standby mode when you close the LCD
monitor during motion picture recording or audio recording.
≥ If you open the LCD monitor when in standby mode, the unit enters
recording mode.
≥ 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
About economy function
To prevent battery consumption due to forgetting to turn the unit off etc.,
the economy mode function works to send the unit into sleep mode if the
unit has been on for approximately 5 minutes (default setting) without an
operation being performed. (The LCD monitor switches off, and the
status indicator flashes green)
≥ When the unit is in sleep mode, you can turn on the unit by pressing
any of the buttons on the unit. (The mode prior to entering sleep mode
is restored)
≥ The time until the unit goes into sleep mode can be changed. (l 71)
≥ Approximately 1 hour after entering sleep mode, the unit enters
standby mode.
∫ Standby mode ∫ To turn on the unit
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About the high temperature warning icon
If the battery temperature or unit internal temperature (excluding battery)
rises, the high temperature warning icon will provide warning as
indicated below.
A High temperature
≥ When you turn off the unit while the temperature is high ( is
displayed), you will not be able to turn on the unit again until the
temperature lowers. ( will flash.)
Battery/unit
internal
temperature
Screen
display
Unit operation
(ON)
Although it is possible to
record/play back, please stop
using the unit as soon as
possible and turn off the unit.
(ON)
Motion picture recording is no
longer possible. (If you are
recording a motion picture, the
recording stops.) Please turn
off the unit.
(Flashing)
After the flashing of the ,
the unit turns off automatically.
The unit does not turn on when
the temperature drops. (
flashes.)
Wait for the temperature to
drop before using the unit
again.
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Change the mode to recording or playback.
Press the REC/ button.
≥ Each press of the REC/ button changes the mode.
Preparation
Selecting a mode
/
Recording Mode (l 52, 55, 59)
For recording motion pictures,
still pictures and audio
Playback Mode (l 64, 113)
For playing back motion
pictures, still pictures and audio
HX-WA20 HX-WA2 HX-DC2
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If the screen to set the date and time appears when you turn on the unit,
skip to step 2 and follow the steps to set the date and time.
1 Select the menu. (l 68)
2 Select an item (DATE/TIME/DISP) using the SET
button and then tilt the SET button to the right or
press the SET button.
3 (When [DATE] or [TIME] is selected)
Tilt the SET button to the left or right to select the
desired item and then up and down to set the
numerical values.
e.g.: When [DATE] is selected
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
Preparation
Setting date and time
[MENU]: # [CLOCK SET]
1
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(When [DISP] is selected)
Select the year/month/day display method using the
SET button.
4 Press the SET button.
5 Select [SAVE DATE AND TIME] using the SET button
and then press the SET button.
≥ To return to the recording screen or playback screen, press the MENU
button.
≥ At the time of purchase, the [CLOCK SET] is not set.
≥ If the date and time have not been set or the built-in clock battery has
run down, the screen display and recording month/day/year
information will appear as follows.
Recording screen display: --- -- ---- --:----
Recording month/day/year information: JAN 01 2012 12:00AM
≥ To charge the built-in clock battery, install a fully charged battery in the
unit. If you leave the battery for approximately 2 days, the time settings
will be stored for approximately 7 days. (The charging continues even
when the unit is turned off)
≥ /
[Before using the unit under water] and [Maintenance after use in
water] are displayed when setting date and time for the first time after
purchase. Please check beforehand to maintain the waterproof
performance. Press the MENU button to exit the message screen.
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∫ Basic camera positioning
≥ To avoid dropping the unit, be sure to attach a handstrap.
≥ 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.
≥ When performing zoom operations, you can prevent the jitter
associated with zoom operations by placing your other hand on the
LCD monitor to stabilize the unit.
≥ Ensure that the lens and flash are not obstructed by your fingers or the
handstrap. Also, ensure that your hand is not blocking the
microphones on the LCD monitor.
∫ 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.
Basic
Before recording
Example 1:
Grip the unit with the forefinger of
your right hand above the lens and
the middle finger to little finger
surrounding the body.
Example 2:
Grip the unit with the forefinger to
little finger of your right hand
surrounding the body.
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