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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HMX-E10
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German

Table of Contents

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User Manual
High Definition Digital Camcorder
www.samsung.com/register
HMX-E10WP/HMX-E10BP/HMX-E10OP
HMX-E15WP/HMX-E15BP/HMX-E15OP
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SAFETY WARNINGS
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean:
WARNING
Means that there is a potential risk of death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential risk of personal injury or damage to the
product.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when
using your camcorder, follow these basic safety precautions.
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the
camcorder.
PRECHECK Settings required before using a function.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
PRECAUTIONS
Warning!
When using the AC power adapter with your camcorder, connect the adapter to an
outlet with protective grounding.
Do not expose the camcorder battery to direct sunlight, heaters, radiators, fire, or any
other source of excessive heat.
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Caution
If you replace the battery with the wrong battery, you can cause an explosion.
Replace only with the same battery or an equivalent type.
To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains
socket, therefore the mains plug shall be readily operable.
before reading this user manual
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Thank you for purchasing this Samsung
Camcorder. Please read this user manual
carefully before you use the camcorder and
keep it handy for future reference. Should
your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer
to Troubleshooting.
This User Manual covers HMX-E10,
HMX-E15 models.
Although some features of HMX-E10 and
HMX-E15 are different, they operate in the
same way.
Illustrations of model HMX-E10WP are
used in this user manual.
The displays in this user manual may not
be exactly the same as those you see on
the LCD screen.
Designs and specifications of the
camcorder and other accessories are
subject to change without any notice.
In this user manual, the icon or symbol in
the parenthesis appearing in a description
of a submenu item indicates it will
appear on the screen when you set the
corresponding item.
Ex) Submenu item of “Video Resolution”
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- “1080/25p” ( ): Records in the
HD (1920x1080 25p) format. If set,
corresponding icon ( ) appears on
the screen.
The following terms are used in this manual:
‘Scene’ refers to the point where you
touch the Recording Start ( ) tab
to start recording until you touch the
Recording stop ( ) tab to pause the
recording.
The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are
used interchangeably and have the same
meaning.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
Before using this camcorder
This camcorder records video in H.264
(MPEG4/AVC) format.
Please note that this camcorder is not
compatible with other digital video
formats.
Before recording important video,
make a trial recording.
Play back your trial recording to make sure
the video and audio have been recorded
properly.
We can not compensate you for
damage to or loss of your recorded
contents:
- Samsung cannot compensate you for
any damage caused when a recording
cannot be played back because of a
defect in the camcorder or memory
card. Samsung cannot be responsible
for your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost
due to a mistake when handling
the camcorder or memory card,
etc. Samsung will not provide
compensation for damages due to the
loss of recorded contents.
Make a backup of important recorded
data.
Protect your important recorded data
by copying the files to a PC. We also
recommend you copy them from your
PC to other recording media for storage.
Refer to the software installation and USB
connection guide.
Copyrights: Please note that this
camcorder is intended for individual
use only.
Data recorded on the storage media in this
camcorder using other digital/analogue
media or devices is protected by the
copyright act and cannot be used without
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About this user manual
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permission of the owner of the copyright,
except for personal enjoyment. Even if
you record an event such as a show,
performance, or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, we strongly recommended
that you obtain permission beforehand.
For Open Source Licence information,
refer to the “OpenSource-E10.pdf” in the
provided CD-ROM.
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All the trade names and registered
trademarks mentioned in this manual or
other documentation provided with your
Samsung product are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
holders.
The micro SD logo is a trademark.
The micro SDHC logo is a trademark.
Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows Vista®,
Windows® 7, and DirectX® are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of
the Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
Intel®, Core™, and Pentium® are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of
the Intel Corporation in the United States
and other countries.
Macintosh, Mac OS are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
Flickr™ is a trademark of Yahoo.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe
Acrobat are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or
other countries.
All the other product names mentioned
here in may be the trademark or registered
trademarks of their respect companies.
Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Notes regarding trademarks
before reading this user manual
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic
Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or
its literature, indicates that it should not
be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its
working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment
or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it
responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material
resources. Household users should contact either the retailer
where they purchased this product, or their local government
office, for details of where and how they can take this item
for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should
contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of
the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with
other commercial wastes for disposal.
Correct disposal of batteries in this
product
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual
or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product
should not be disposed of with other household waste at
the end of their working life. Where marked, the chemical
symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains
mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC
Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of,
these substances can cause harm to human health or the
environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse,
please separate batteries from other types of waste and
recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
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The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damages.
Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
Prohibited action. Do not touch the product.
Do not disassemble the
product.
This precaution must be
kept.
WARNING
Means that there is a
potential risk of serious
personal injury.
CAUTION
Means that there is a
potential risk of personal
injury or damage to the
product.
safety information
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 60୅(140‫)ٺ‬
may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature may
cause an explosion.
Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder. Doing so may pose a
fire hazard.
No sand or dust! Fine sand or
dust entering the camcorder could
cause malfunctions or defects.
Do not aim the camcorder directly
into the sun. Doing so could cause
eye injuries, as well as lead to
malfunctioning of internal parts of
the product.
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder
could cause electric shock,
malfunctions, or defects.
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Do not dispose of the battery in a
fire as it may explode.
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safety information
If the camcorder emits an abnormal
sound or smell, or smokes,
immediately detach the battery from
the camcorder and request service
from a Samsung service centre. There
is a risk of fire or personal injury.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the battery
from the camcorder.
There is a risk of fire or injury.
Never use cleaning fluid or similar
chemicals to clean the camcorder.
Do not spray cleaners directly on
the camcorder.
Keep the used lithium battery or
memory card out of the reach
of children. If the lithium battery
or memory card is swallowed
by a children, consult physician
immediately.
Keep the camcorder away from
water when using it near the beach
or pool or when it rains. There is a
risk of malfunction or electric shock.
Connect the USB plug to a USB
jack on a PC or an adaptor. Do not
insert the plug forcibly if it does not
match the jack. You can break the
plug.
Do not touch the USB cable or
plug with wet hands. There is a risk
of electric shock.
If the USB cable gets hot or the
camcorder emits an abnormal sound
or smell when charging or when
sending data, unplug the power cord
immediately and request service from a
Samsung service centre. There is risk
of fire or personal injury.
Don't disassemble or attempt to
repair the USB cable. There is a
risk of fire or electric shock.
Do not place heavy objects on
the USB cable. Heavy objects
can cause the cable to break or
disconnect from the camcorder.
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CAUTION
Do not drop or expose the
camcorder, battery or other
accessories to severe vibrations
or impact. This may cause a
malfunction or injury.
Do not use the camcorder on a
tripod (not supplied) in a place
where the tripod is subject to
severe vibrations or impact.
Do not use the camcorder in direct
sunlight or near heating equipment.
The heat may cause a malfunction
or injury.
Do not leave the camcorder in
a closed vehicle for a long time,
where the temperature is very high.
Do not use the camcorder near
dense exhaust gas generated by
gasoline or diesel engines, or near
a corrosive gas such as hydrogen
sulphide. Doing so may corrode
the external or internal terminals,
disabling normal operation.
Do not expose the camcorder to
insecticide. Insecticide entering the
camcorder could cause the product
to operate abnormally. Turn the
camcorder off and cover it with vinyl
sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not press the surface of the
LCD with force, or hit it with a
sharp object. If you push the LCD
surface, display unevenness may
occur.
Do not expose the camcorder to
soot or steam. Thick soot or steam
could damage the camcorder case
or cause a malfunction.
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden changes in temperature or
high humidity place. There is also
a risk of defect or electric shock
when using outdoors during lightning
storms.
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safety information
Place the camcorder on a stable
surface that is well ventilated.
Use Samsung-approved
accessories only. Using products
from other manufacturers may
cause overheating, fire, explosion,
electric shock, or personal injuries
caused by abnormal operation.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for
data loss.
Do not use the camcorder near
sources of strong radio waves or
magnetism such as speakers or
large motors. Noise from these
sources could distort the video or
audio you are recording.
Do not wipe the camcorder
body with benzene or thinner.
The exterior coating could peel
off or the case surface could
deteriorate.
Do not use the camcorder near a
TV or radio: It can cause distortion
on the TV screen or interference
on the radio.
Manufacturers of unauthorized accessories compatible with this
camcorder are responsible for their own products. Use the optional
accessories according to their safety instructions. Samsung is not
responsible for any malfunctions, for fires or electric shocks, or for
damage caused by unauthorized accessories.
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QUICK START GUIDE
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GETTING TO KNOW THE
CAMCORDER
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GETTING STARTED
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BASIC OPERATION OF THE
CAMCORDER
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FIRST TIME SETTINGS
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contents
10 What’s included with your camcorder
11 Location of controls
13 Identifying the screen displays
17 Using the battery
19 Checking the battery state
22 Turning your camcorder on/off
23 Setting the operating modes
24 Using the touch panel
25 Turning the power on for the first time
and setting the date and time
26 Selecting the OSD language
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27 Inserting/ejecting a memory card
(not supplied)
28 Selecting a suitable memory card
(not supplied)
30 Recordable time and capacity
31 Using the hand strap
31 Using the lens
32 Recording videos
34 Recording photos
35 Capturing photos during video
recording (dual recording)
36 Zooming in and out
37 Changing the playback mode
38 Playing videos
41 Viewing photos
43 Using the menu tab in the record mode
43 Recording menu items
44 Video Resolution
45 Photo Resolution
46 Smart Filter
48 Panorama
49 Quick View
50 Using the menu tab in the play mode
50 Playback menu items
51 Deleting files
52 Protection from accidental erasure
53 Share Mark
contents
GETTING READY TO START
RECORDING
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BASIC RECORDING
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BASIC PLAYBACK
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ADVANCED RECORDING
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ADVANCED PLAYBACK
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54 Using the setting menu tab
55 Setting menu items
55 Storage Info
56 File No.
56 Date/Time Set
57 Date/Time Display
57 LCD Brightness
58 Auto LCD Off
59 Beep Sound
59 Shutter Sound
60 Auto Power Off
61 PC Software
62 Format
63 Default Set
63 Language
64 Demo
65 What you can do with a windows
computer
66 Using the intelli-studio programme
72 Using as a removable storage device
74 Connecting to a TV
75 TV image displays
76 Warning indicators and messages
78 Symptoms and solutions
84 Maintenance
85 Using your camcorder abroad
86 Specifications
SYSTEM SETTING
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USING WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
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CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
MAINTENANCE &
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SPECIFICATIONS
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quick start guide
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder. See the
reference pages for more information.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
You can record videos in the H.264 format that are convenient to email and share with your
friends and family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
STEP 1: Get ready
1. Pull to open the battery cover in the
direction of the arrow as shown in the
figure. ¬page 17
2. Insert a memory card.
You can use commercially available
micro SDHC (SD High Capacity) or
micro SD memory cards with this
camcorder. ¬page 28
3. Insert the battery into the battery slot.
4. Charge the battery fully by using the
built-in USB plug of the camcorder.
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The battery is fully charged when
the CHG (charging) indicator light
turns green.
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STEP 2: Record with your camcorder
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Recording start ( )/stop ( )tab
LCD screen
Power ( ) button
Photo ( ) tab
Zoom (W/T) lever
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Your camcorder uses advanced H.264
compression technology to give you the
clearest video quality.
1. Press the Power ( ) button.
2. While in the STBY mode, touch the
Recording start ( ) tab on the LCD
screen to start recording.
To stop recording, touch the
Recording stop ( ) tab.
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Your camcorder can record high quality
photos with a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
1. Press the Power ( ) button.
2. Frame the subject to be recorded,
and touch the Photo ( ) tab on the
LCD screen.
3. When you release the Photo ( ) tab,
a photo is recorded.
Recording videos Recording photos
Your camcorder is compatible with the H.264 recording format, which achieves efficient
coding of high quality video using less memory capacity.
The default setting is "720/25p". You can select the resolution for video recordings.
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You can take photos while you are recording videos. ¬page 35
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Viewing videos or photos on the LCD screen
You can find your desired recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1. Press the Mode ( ) button to select the play mode.
2. Touch the video or photo thumbnail ( / ) tab, and
then touch the thumbnail of the video or photo you want to
view.
The recorded videos or photos appear in the thumbnail
index view.
The thumbnail of the latest created or played file is
highlighted.
Viewing on a high definition TV
You can enjoy HD (High Definition) videos on a connected HDTV. ¬page 74
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Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of the built-in Intelli-studio programme
on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio programme built into your camcorder, you can import videos/
photos into your computer and edit or share the videos/photos with your friends.
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You can switch from the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button.
quick start guide
STEP 3: Play back videos or photos
STEP 4: Save recorded videos or photos
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Importing videos/photos from your camcorder
and viewing them on your PC
1. Start the Intelli-studio programme by
connecting the built-in USB plug of the
camcorder to the PC.
A new file saving screen appears with the
Intelli-studio main window. Click “Yes.”
The uploading procedure starts.
2. Any new files are saved to your PC and
registered to “Contents Manager” in the
Intelli-studio programme.
You can arrange the files by different
options such as Face, Date, Location, etc.
3. Double-click the file you would like to play back.
Sharing videos/photos on Youtube/Flickr/FaceBook
Share your contents with the world, by uploading videos and photos directly to a web
site with a single click. Click "Share" Š "Upload" on the browser. ¬page 69
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If the camcorder’s storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete
videos or photos you’ve saved to your computer from the camcorder’s storage media.
Then you can record new videos or photos in the newly freed-up space.
Press the Mode ( ) button to switch to the play mode p Press the MENU button
p Touch the "Delete " tab on the LCD screen. ¬page 51
Intelli-studio runs automatically after you’ve connected your camcorder to a Windows
computer if you have set "PC Software: On". ¬ page 61
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
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Saved files into your PC
Contents Manager
Folders directory on your PC
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The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
Parts and accessories can be purchased after consulting with your local Samsung dealer.
SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced built-in battery life time or malfunctions caused by any
unauthorised use of accessories such as the battery.
A memory card is not included. See page 28 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and printed quick start guide.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items are missing
from your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
Model name Colour Memory card slot LCD screen Lens
HMX-E10WP
HMX-E15WP
White
Yes Colour Digital zoom: x2
HMX-E10BP
HMX-E15BP
Black
HMX-E10OP
HMX-E15OP
Orange
The shape is the same for all models. Only the colour is different.
Battery
(BP90A)
Hand strap User manual CD
Quick start guide
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Checking your accessories
MENU
Optional accessories
Mini HDMI cable Memory card
Pouch
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Rear & Right side
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Lens
Mode ( ) button
LCD screen
MENU button
Power ( ) button
MENU
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Front/Right/Bottom side
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
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Built-in speaker
Battery cover open hole
Internal microphone
CHG (Charging) indicator
Battery cover
Built-in USB plug
Jack cover
Tripod receptacle
Built-in USB eject button
HDMI jack
Battery slot
Memory card slot
Hand strap hook
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1 Video resolution
2 Smart Filter
3 Operating mode ( STBY
(Standby) / M 0:00:01
(Recording/Recording time))
4 Storage media (Memory card)
5 Battery info. (remaining battery
level)
6 Quick view
7 Photo tab
8 Photo Remain Counter (total
number of recordable photos)
9 Close zoom tab
10 Zoom lever
11 Date/Time display
12 Open/Close zoom tab
13 Zoom ratio
14 Recording start ( ) tab /
Recording stop ( ) tab
15 Remaining recordable time
IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the operation mode you’ve selected. Different indicators appear
depending on the setting values.
PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown only when the camcorder is in Video Record mode.
Select the Record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
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Video Record mode
The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB micro SDHC memory card.
The screen above is an example and may differ from the actual display.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and order are subject to change without a prior notice.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily record videos or
photos in the same mode without having to change it.
The total number of recordable photos is based on available space on the storage media.
The largest number the photo counter can display is 9999.
For warning indicators and messages, see pages 76~77.
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This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown only when the camcorder is in Photo Record mode.
Select the Record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
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1 Photo resolution
2 Smart Filter
3 Half shutter
4 Storage media (Memory card)
5 Battery info.
(remaining battery level)
6 Auto focus frame
7 Quick view/shutter display
8 Photo tab
9 Photo counter (total number of
recordable photos)
10 Date/Time display
Photo Record mode
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1 Video Play mode
2 Battery info. (remaining charge level)
3 Error File
4 Scroll bar
5 Share mark
6 Next page tab
7 Now/ Total page number
8 Previous page tab
9 Erase protection
10 Highlight
1 Video Play mode
2 Operating status (play/pause)
3 Time code (elapsed time/recorded time)
4 File name (file number)
5 Video resolution
6 Battery info. (remaining battery level)
7 Playback progress bar
8 Recorded date/time display/
Volume control tabs _ / +
9 Playback control tabs
ᐓ : Reverse skip
ᐔ : Reverse search
ᐕ / : Play/Pause
ᐖ : Forward search
ᐗ : Forward skip
10 Return tab
11 Volume tab
12 Erase protection
13 Share mark
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PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown only when the camcorder is in Video Play mode.
Select the Play mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button, and then touch the Video ( ) tab. ¬page 23
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1 Photo play mode
2 Battery info. (remaining charge level)
3 Error File
4 Scroll bar
5 Next page tab
6 Now/ Total page number
7 Previous page tab
8 Erase protection
9 Highlight
Photo play mode : Thumbnail View
Photo play mode : Single View
1 Photo play mode
2 Slide show
3 Photo image counter (current image/
total number of recorded images)
4 File name (file number)
5 Photo Resolution
6 Battery info. (remaining battery level)
7 Recorded date/time display
8 ᐓ : Previous image tab
ᐔ : Slide show start tab
ᐕ : Next image tab
9 Return tab
10 Erase protection
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PRECHECK!
This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown only when the camcorder is in Photo Play mode.
Select the Play mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button, and then touch the Photo ( ) tab. ¬page 23
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Inserting the battery
1. Pull the battery cover in the direction of
the arrow as shown in the figure to open.
2. Push in the battery in the direction of the
arrow as shown in the figure.
Align the triangle mark of the battery to
the battery contacts when you insert
the battery as shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery cover.
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Ejecting the battery
1. Pull the battery cover in the direction of
the arrow as shown in the figure to open.
2. Pull out the battery in the direction of the
arrow as shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery cover.
USING THE BATTERY
Purchase extra batteries to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
Use only Samsung-approved batteries. If you use batteries from other manufacturers, there is a
danger of overheating, fire, or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems caused by unapproved batteries.
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PRECHECK!
Be sure to charge the battery before you start using your camcorder.
You can charge the camcorder’s battery with the built-in USB jack of the camcorder or the USB charger
(not supplied).
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Charging the battery
You can charge the camcorder with the USB charger (not supplied).
Do not push the Built-in USB plug forcibly.
This camcorder has a built-in USB jack which pops out at the press of a single button.
Depending on your computer environment, you can attach an external USB cable (not supplied) to
the camcorder’s USB plug and your computer’s USB port to charge the camcorder.
The camcorder will be charging if its built-in USB plug is connected to a PC even when it is turned on.
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1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the Jack cover and press the [USB eject] button to pop out the built-in USB plug.
3. Connect the built-in USB plug of the camcorder to the USB port of a PC.
The charging (CHG) indicator lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully
charged, the charging (CHG) indicator turns green. ¬page 19
4. When the charging is completed, detach the USB plug from the computer, and then push in
the built-in USB plug while pressing the [USB eject] button.
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MENU
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The battery level display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery.
Battery level
indicator
State Message
Fully charged -
25~50% used -
50~75% used -
75~95% used -
95~98% used -
Exhausted (flickers): The device will be
forced to turn off after 3 minutes.
Change the battery as soon as possible.
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After 3 seconds, the camcorder turns off.
“Low
Battery”
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
The colour of the LED indicates the power or
charging state.
Charging (CHG) indicator
The colour of the charging indicator shows the
charging state.
Charging state Charging Fully charged Error
LED colour
(Orange) (Green) (Orange Blink)
To check the charging state
Battery level display
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The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
Depending on your PC specifications, the charging time can be prolonged.
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Available running time for the battery
Battery type BP90A
Charging time
Approx. 190 min.
(Use the Built-in USB plug)
Continuous recording time Playback time
1080/25P Approx. 80 min. Approx. 140 min.
720/25P Approx. 90 min. Approx. 150 min.
Charging time: Approximate time in minutes (min.) required to fully charge a completely
exhausted battery.
Recording/Playback time: Approximate time available when you have fully charged the
battery.
The times are only for reference. Figures shown above are measured in Samsung’s test
environment. Your times may differ depending on your usage and conditions.
The recording and playback times will be shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time above shows the available recording time when you record
without using any other function after recording starts. The battery pack may discharge 2-3
times faster than this reference if you use the record start/stop frequently and the zoom
functions, and then playback your recordings. Prepare additional charged battery pack(s) to
cover the time you are planning to record on the camcorder.
About the battery
Battery Properties
A lithium-ion battery is small-sized and has a high capacity. Low ambient temperature
(below 10º C/50º F) may shorten its life-span and affect its function. Before recording in low
temperatures, put the battery into your pocket to warm it, then install it in the camcorder.
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Charge an extra battery before using the camcorder outdoors.
- The cold temperature may shorten the length of time you can use the battery before
needing to recharge it.
Check whether the battery terminal is damaged if the battery falls or is dropped.
- If you install a battery with the damaged terminal into the camcorder, you can damage the
camcorder.
Throw away the dead battery into a recycling bin.
The battery lifetime is limited.
- Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace the battery with a new
one.
- Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating, and environmental conditions.
A USB connection by itself can not operate the camcorder. You must install the battery.
If you use a USB charger, the charger should provide 500mA at a minimum of 5V and a
maximum of 6V.
Maintaining the battery
Make sure to store the battery separately after use.
- A small amount of battery power is consumed when the battery is stored in the camcorder
even if the camcorder power is off.
- If the battery is installed and left in the camcorder for a long time, the battery discharges.
If this occurs, you may not be able to use the battery, even if you charge it fully.
- Keep the battery out of reach of children.
- To store the battery for a long time, we recommend you keep the battery charged at about
half of its full capacity and charge the battery once every 3 months.
Remove the battery and the memory card from the camcorder after use.
- Store the battery in a stable, cool, and dry place.
(Recommended temperature : 15Cº~ 25Cº (59ºF ~ 77º), recommended humidity:
40%~ 60%)
- Temperatures that are too high or too low shorten the battery lifetime.
- The battery terminals can become rusty or malfunction if the battery is stored in a smoky
or dusty location.
About the battery life
Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time
between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace the battery with a new
one.
When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local Samsung dealer for a
replacement.
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This camcorder provides one record mode for both video and photo recordings. You can easily
record videos or photos in the same mode without having to switch modes.
When the camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function operates and a message may
appear. If this occurs, refer to "Warning indicators and messages" (on pages 76~77) and take
corrective action.
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This chapter introduces you to the basic operation procedures of this camcorder, such as
turning the power on/off and switching modes.
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
You can turn the power on or off by
pressing the Power ( ) button.
When using this camcorder for the first time
When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the date and time set screen appears as the
start-up display. Set the date and time. ¬page 25
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Mode Functions
Record mode To record videos or photos.
Play mode To play videos or photos.
SETTING THE OPERATING MODES
You switch the operating mode in the
following order each time you press
the Mode ( ) button:
Record mode Play mode
You can choose the video or photo
thumbnail view display options by
touching the Video ( ) or Photo
( ) tab on the LCD screen.
When switching to play mode,
you can enjoy landscape playback
by rotating the camcorder from a
vertical to a horizontal position.
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operations.
When switching to the play mode, you can
enjoy a landscape playback by rotating the
camcorder.
Record mode Playback mode
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Mode ( ) button
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Slightly touch the items or functions to
select or execute with your finger.
Drag the image left or right on the LCD
screen to go to the previous or next file.
Touch
USING THE TOUCH PANEL
The touch panel lets you play back and record with a
simple touch of your finger. Hold the camcorder firmly in
one hand to support it. Then, touch the items displayed
on the screen.
Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen.
If you leave a film attached to the LCD screen for a long time, strong adhesion between the film and
the surface of the screen may cause the touch panel to malfunction.
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Be careful not to accidentally press the buttons near the LCD panel while using the touch panel.
The tabs and indicators that appear on the LCD screen depend on the current recording/playback
status of your camcorder.
The camcorder does not recognise touches if you touch more than two points on the screen at the
same time. Touch one point at a time.
Do not use a sharp tipped item such as pen or pencil when using a tool to touch the screen.
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Built-in rechargeable battery
Your camcorder includes a built-in rechargeable battery that retains the date and time settings even
after the power is turned off.
If the battery is depleted, the current date/time values are reset to the default values. You need to
recharge the built-in rechargeable battery (see below), and then re-set the current date and time.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
The built-in battery is always recharged while the built-in USB plug of the camcorder is connected to a
PC or while the battery is inserted.
If you have not used the camcorder for about 2 months and have not connected it to a computer
using its USB plug or inserted the removable battery, the built-in battery fully discharges. If this occurs,
charge the built-in battery by connecting the built-in USB plug to a computer for 24 hours.
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TURNING THE POWER ON FOR THE FIRST TIME AND
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when you turn on the
camcorder for the first time.
1. Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
When you turn on your camcorder for the first time, the Date/
Time Set screen appears.
2. Set the date and time by touching the corresponding item or
dragging the Up ( ) or Down ( ) tabs.
3. Touch the ( ) tab.
The message “Date/Time Set” appears.
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Set “Date/Time Display” to On. ¬page 57
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Submenu items
“English” Š “⦽ǎᨕ” Š “Français” Š “Deutsch” Š“Italiano”
Š “Español” Š “Português”Š³Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ´Š “፩ၭ”Š “ ”
SELECTING THE OSD LANGUAGE
You can select the language in which the camcorder displays the menu screen and the
messages. The language setting is retained when the camcorder is powered off.
1. Press the MENU button, and then touch the Setting ( ) tab.
2. Drag up/down or touch the Previous ( ) or Next ( ) tab until
“Language” is displayed.
3. Touch “Language,” and then touch the desired OSD language.
• The menu screen and messages are displayed in the language
you selected.
4. To exit the menu, touch the Return ( ) tab.
“Language” options may be changed without a prior notice.
The camcorder retains the language you select even when the
removable battery is not inserted.
The date and time format may change depending on the language
you selected.
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To insert a memory card
1. Pull the battery cover in the direction of
the arrow as shown in the figure to open.
2. Insert the memory card into the card slot
until it softly clicks.
Make sure that the terminal portion
is facing down and the camcorder is
placed as shown in the figure.
3. Close the battery cover.
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To eject a memory card
1. Pull the battery cover in the direction of
the arrow as shown in the figure to open.
2. Gently push the memory card to eject it.
3. Close the battery cover.
INSERTING/EJECTING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)
To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the Power ( ) button before inserting
or ejecting the memory card.
Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out.
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Your camcorder supports only micro SD (micro Secure Digital) and micro SDHC (micro Secure Digital
High Capacity) cards. The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on the manufacturer
and the type of memory card. ¬page 28
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Compatible memory cards
Use micro SD (micro Secure Digital) and
micro SDHC (micro Secure Digital High
Capacity) cards with this camcorder.
We recommend you use a micro SDHC
(Secure Digital High Capacity) card.
The camcorder supports micro SD cards
up to 2GB. We can not guarantee normal
operation with micro SD cards bigger than
2GB.
Compatible memory card capacity:
micro SD card : 1GB ~ 2GB
micro SDHC card : 4GB ~ 32GB
Use compatible memory card brands.
Others are not guaranteed to work.
A list of compatible brands is below:
- Panasonic, SanDisk, TOSHIBA
For video recording, use a memory card
that supports faster write speeds (above
micro SDHC Class 6).
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Micro SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
memory cards
- A micro SDHC card is a higher version
(Ver. 2.00) of the micro SD card and
supports capacities above 4GB.
- Use micro SD cards only with micro
SD enabled host devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
Damaged data may not be recovered.
We recommend you make a back-up of
important data separately on the hard disk
of your PC.
Turning the power off or removing a
memory card during an operation such
as formatting, deleting, recording, and
playback may cause data loss.
After you modify the name of a file or
folder stored in the memory card using
your PC, your camcorder may not
recognise the modified file.
The micro memory card does not support
any data recovery mode. So care must be
taken lest that the memory card should be
damaged when making record.
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Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.
We recommend using a memory card case to avoid data loss caused by motion or static electricity.
After a period of use, the memory card may get warm. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
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Using the memory card adaptor
This camcorder uses micro SD/micro SDHC memory cards.
To use a micro SD/micro SDHC directly with a computer or a card reader
you must attach it to or insert it into an adaptor.
Handling a memory card
We recommend that you power off before
inserting or removing the memory card to
avoid data loss.
You have to format newly-purchased
memory cards, memory cards with data
that your camcorder cannot recognise or
with data saved by other devices. Note
that formatting erases all data on the
memory card and deleted data cannot be
recovered.
A memory card has a certain life span.
If you cannot record new data, you have to
purchase a new memory card.
Do not bend, drop, or subject the card to
strong impacts.
Do not place foreign substances on the
memory card terminals. Use a soft dry
cloth to clean the terminals if required.
Do not paste anything other than label
provided with the card on the label pasting
section.
Be careful to keep the memory card out of
the reach of children, who might swallow it.
Make sure to format the memory card
on this camcorder. If the memory card
had been formatted by a PC or other
device, using it on this camcorder
without formatting may find trouble with
recording and/or playback. Samsung is
not responsible for damage of recorded
contents caused by such reasons.
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The data storage speed may differ,
depending on the manufacturer and
production system.
SLC (Single Level Cell) system: faster
write speed enabled.
MLC (Multi Level Cell) system: only
lower write speed is supported.
For best results, we recommend using
a memory card that supports a faster
write speed. Using a lower write speed
memory card for recording video may
cause difficulties when storing. You may
even lose your video data during the
recording.
In an attempt to preserve every bit of the
recorded video, the camcorder forcibly
stores the video on the memory card and
displays a warning:
“Low speed card. Please record at a
lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low speed
memory card, the resolution of the
recording may be lower than the value
you set. ¬page 44
The higher the resolution and quality, the
more memory the camcorder uses.
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micro SDHC memory cards, giving you
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RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
The following tables show the camcorder's maximum recording time and number of images
by video or photo resolution and memory card capacity.
Please note the approximate maximum limits for recording videos and photos.
Media Memory Card
Capacity
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Resolution
1080/25p 6 min 13 min 27 min 55 min 112 min 223 min
720/25p* 12 min 24 min 49 min 100 min 201 min 400 min
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Media Memory Card
Capacity
Resolution
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
8M (3264x2448)* 484 968 1986 3987 8037 9999
6M (3264x1840) 645 1289 2643 5305 9999 9999
5M (2592x1944) 768 1536 3150 6323 9999 9999
2M (1920x1080) 1868 3733 7655 9999 9999 9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
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The higher the resolution settings, the more memory is used.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If you select
higher resolutions, there is less space to record videos in the memory.
When recording complex videos with a lot of action and colour, the file size will be larger.
Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not work properly.
When a video file exceeds 1.8GB, a new video file is created automatically.
You can store up to 9999 videos and photos in one folder.
The above items marked with * indicate the default setting.
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USING THE HAND STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camcorder from being
dropped.
USING THE LENS
You can easily record images of yourself or others from various angles by 270° rotating lens.
1. Align your subject in the frame.
2. By turning the lens, the 270° rotating lens
adjusts freely to your desired recording
angle.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the lens and the camcorder.
Do not wipe the lens with your fingers during operation. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the lens if
required.
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RECORDING VIDEOS
• This camcorder supports High Definition (HD) image resolution.
Set the resolution you want before recording. ¬page 44
• This camcorder provides one record mode which combines the video and photo record modes. You can
easily record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. ¬page 27
Select the record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
1. Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the 270° rotating lens to the best angle for recording.
• Touch the Zoom lever on the LCD screen to adjust the size
of the subject. ¬page 36
2. Touch the Recording start ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
• The recording (z) indicator appears, and recording starts.
• The number of recordable photos appears next to the Photo
(6 ) tab on the LCD screen. ¬page 35
3. To stop recording, touch the Recording stop ( ) tab.
• The Quick View icon ( ) appears on the LCD screen.
4. Touch the Quick View ( ) icon to view the most recently
recorded video.
• After the Quick View finishes, your camcorder returns to the
STBY mode. You can also touch the Return ( ) tab.
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• If the power is off or any error occurs during recording, the camcorder may not record the video.
• Samsung is not responsible for any damage resulting from a failure of normal recording or playback
operation caused by memory card error.
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card while accessing the storage media.
Doing so may damage the storage media or the data in the storage media. Note that damaged data
cannot be recovered.
• While you are rotating the lens, a black shadow on the LCD screen can be recorded.
• Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
• Eject the battery when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power
consumption.
• For the on-screen information display, see page 13.
• For approximate recording time, see page 20.
• Sound is recorded by the internal stereo microphone above the lens. Make sure that the
microphone is not blocked.
• Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to see if there are
any problems with audio or video recording.
• You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen in the menu options. Adjusting the LCD screen
does not affect the image being recorded. ¬page 57
• For the various functions available during recording, see “Recording menu items.” ¬pages 43~49
• The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the image you are recording.
• In the record mode, you can set the Quick View menu option. The Quick View icon appears when
you have set the Quick View menu option to On. ¬page 49
• Recording videos in a quiet environment increases microphone sensitivity that may record
surrounding ambient noise.
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RECORDING PHOTOS
You can take photos and store them in the storage media. Set the desired resolution before recording.
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PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. ¬page 27
Select the record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
1. Select a subject to record.
• Adjust the 270° rotating lens to the best angle for recording.
• Touch the Zoom lever on the LCD screen to adjust the size
of the subject. ¬page 36
2. Adjust the view so that the subject is at the centre of the LCD screen,
and then touch the Photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
• Your camcorder adjusts to the ideal focus automatically.
• When the focus is set, the focusing indicator (z) and frame appear
on the LCD screen.
• If you fail to focus the subject, a red frame can be showed on the
LCD screen.
3. When you release the Photo ( ) tab, the camcorder records a photo.
• The camcorder emits a shutter sound (when “Shutter Sound: On”
is set). The photo indicator ( ) appears on the screen, and the
camcorder records the photo image.
• To continue taking photos, wait until the camcorder saves the
current photo completely on the storage media.
• When the photo is recorded on the storage media, the Quick View
icon ( ) appears on the screen.
4. Touch the Quick View ( ) icon to view the most recently recorded
photo.
• To return to the STBY mode, touch the Return ( ) tab.
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• The camcorder does not record audio when you take photos.
• Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos. This can damage
the storage media or data.
• For the on-screen display information, see page 14.
• Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen using the menu. Adjusting the brightness does not affect
the recorded image. ¬page 57
• Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard, established by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).
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CAPTURING PHOTOS DURING VIDEO RECORDING
(DUAL RECORDING)
Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording. It is convenient to
record a video and photo at the same time without switching modes.
1. Touch the Recording start ( ) tab on the LCD screen in STBY
mode.
The recording (z) indicator appears, and video recording starts.
The number of recordable capturing photos appear next to the
Photo (6 ) tab on the LCD screen.
2. Aim the camcorder at the scene you want, and then touch the
Photo ( ) tab.
The camcorder records the photo image without a shutter
sound.
The maximum number of photos you can take per video
recording is six.
The photo capture icon ( ) appears on the LCD screen.
As you capture photos, the number of recordable photos is
reduced. When you have reached the six photo limit, the
Photo ( ) tab is greyed out.
The camcorder continues to record video, even while you are
taking photos.
To stop recording, touch the Recording stop ( ) tab.
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A preview is available for recorded videos only, even if you have captured still images while
recording.
The camcorder does not produce the shutter sound when capturing a still image during a video
recording.
You can take up to 6 still images per one video recording.
The resolution of the captured photos depends on the resolution of the video as follows:
Video resolution Resolution of captured photo
1080/25p 1920x1072 (2M)
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Note that the image quality decreases when you use the Digital zoom. The image quality may deteriorate
depending on how much you zoom in on the subject.
Frequent use of the Zoom function consumes more power.
The minimum focal length between the camcorder and the subject is 20cm.
If you use the zoom while recording, the camcorder may record the noises the camcorder makes when the
zoom operates.
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Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle recording.
Using the Zoom lever, you can record with digital zoom.
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever ( ) towards T (telephoto).
The distant subject is gradually magnified.
This camcorder provides the zoom magnification as follows.
- Digital zoom: x2
To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever ( ) towards W (wide angle).
The subject appears smaller and further away.
The smallest zoom ratio is the subject’s original size in the
zoom-out.
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Understanding how to use the zoom lever
1. Touch the Open/Close Zoom ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
2. The Zoom lever screen appears.
3. To close the Zoom lever, touch the Close Zoom ( ) tab on the right side or the Open/Close
Zoom ( ) tab if you are done with the Zoom lever.
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CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
You can set the record mode and the play mode in turn with the Mode ( ) button.
When you shift to the play mode, the most recently created file is highlighted in the thumbnail view.
The camcorder automatically selects the thumbnail display options depending on the STBY mode
you used the last time. However, you can choose the video or photo thumbnail view display
options by touching the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
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Understanding how to change the operation modes
You can easily change the operation modes by touching the LCD screen or using the buttons
as shown in the following figure.
When switching to the play mode, you can enjoy landscape playback by rotating the camcorder
90 degrees clockwise.
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PLAYING VIDEOS
You can find the videos you want quickly using the thumbnail index view.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. ¬page 27
Select the play mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
1. Touch the Video ( ) tab.
Video thumbnails appear on the screen.
To change the current thumbnail page, drag up/down or touch
the Previous ( ) or Next ( ) tab.
2. Touch the thumbnail of the video you want to play.
The camcorder plays the selected video and playback control
tabs appear briefly. They reappear when you touch anywhere
on the screen.
To stop playback and return to the thumbnails, touch the
Return ( ) tab.
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The following video files may not play back on the camcorder:
- Video files with formats that are not supported by the camcorder.
When you connect the HDMI cable to the camcorder while playing a video, the display will switch
to the thumbnail index view automatically.
You can play back recorded video on a TV or a PC. ¬pages 75, 68
You can upload recorded videos or photos to YouTube, Flickr, or FaceBook using Intelli-studio.
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For various functions available during playback, see "Playback menu items." ¬pages 50~53
Loading time may vary depending on the resolution of the selected video.
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Do not power off or eject the memory card during video playback. Doing so may damage the
recorded data.
To adjust the volume during video playback
You can hear the sound through the built-in speaker of the camcorder while the video is playing
back on the LCD screen.
1. Touch the Volume ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
Volume control bar appears on the screen.
2. Adjust the volume by touching the Volume Control tabs ( _ / + )
on the LCD screen.
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You can adjust the sound level between “0~19.” When the level is at “0,” you cannot hear sound.
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Various playback operations
Playback / Pause ( X/ ZZ )
Playback and pause alternates when you touch the Play ( ) /
Pause ( ) tab during playback.
Touch the Return ( ) tab to stop playback and return to the
thumbnail.
Search playback ( W
W / X
X )
During playback, each touch of the Reverse search ( ) /
Forward search ( ) tab increases the play speed:
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- FPS (Forward Playback Search) rate: x2€x4€x8€x16€x32€x2
Skip playback ( / )
Touch the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward skip ( ) tab during
playback.
Touching the Forward skip ( ) tab plays the next video.
Touching the Reverse skip ( ) plays the beginning of the scene.
If reverse skip ( ) is touched within 3 seconds from the start of
the file, the previous video is played.
Place and hold your finger on the Reverse skip ( ) / Forward
skip ( ) tab to search for a video quickly. When you lift off your
finger, the camcorder plays the selected video.
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Touch the Play ( ) tab to play back at normal speed.
You can hear sound only when the playback is at normal speed.
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VIEWING PHOTOS
You can view recorded photos using various playback functions.
PRECHECK!
Insert a memory card. ¬page 27
Select the play mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
1. Touch the Photo ( ) tab.
Photo thumbnails appear on the screen.
To change the current thumbnail page, drag up/down or touch
the Previous ( ) or Next ( ) tab.
2. Touch the thumbnail of the photo you want to display.
The camcorder displays the selected photo in full screen and
playback control tabs appear briefly. They reappear when you
touch anywhere on the screen.
Touch Previous Image ( )/ Next Image ( ) tab to view the
previous and next photo.
Place and hold your finger on the Previous Image ( )/Next
Image ( ) tab to search for a photo quickly. When you lift off
your finger, the camcorder displays the selected photo.
3. To return to the thumbnails, touch the Return ( ) tab.
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Using the Touch Screen
Drag the image left or right on the LCD screen
to go to the previous or next file.
Drag the thumbnail index view up or down on
the LCD screen to go to the previous or next
page.
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You can view a photo slide show.
Touch the Slide Show ( ) tab during photo playback.
The ( ) indicator is displayed. The slide show starts from the
current selected photo.
To stop the slide show, touch the Return ( ) tab.
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Your camcorder may not play back the following photo files normally:
- A photo with a file format not supported by this camcorder (it does not conform to DCF
standards).
Loading time may vary depending on the resolution of the photo you selected.
This camcorder can support the JPEG file format. (However, note that all JPEG files are not always
played back.)
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Do not power off or eject the memory card during photo playback. Doing so may damage the
recorded data.
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advanced recording
USING THE MENU TAB IN THE RECORD MODE
You can change the menu settings to customise your camcorder.
Access the desired menu screen by following the steps below, and then
change the various settings.
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1. Press the MENU button in STBY mode.
The menu screen appears.
2. Touch the "Video Resolution ."
(The Video Resolution function is used here as an example.)
3. Touch the desired option.
4. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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RECORDING MENU ITEMS
The menu items you can access depend on the operation mode.
For operation details, see the page listed under Page in the table below.
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These items and default values may be changed without notice.
z : available, X : not available
Operation
mode
Items
Video Photo Default value Page
Video Resolution z X 720x25p 44
Photo Resolution X z [8M] 3264x2448 (4:3) 45
Smart Filter z z Normal 46
Panorama X z Off 48
Quick View z z On 49
The camcorder applies the menu item you selected and displays the
appropriate indicator.
There are some functions you cannot activate simultaneously in the menu.
Also, you cannot select greyed-out menu items. Refer to Troubleshooting
for examples of unworkable combinations of functions and menu items.
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Using the Menu Tab: An Example
Video Resolution
Video
Resolution
Photo
Resolution
Smart
Filter
Settings
Quick
View
Panorama
1080/25p
PRECHECK!
Press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder. ¬page 22
Select the record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
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Video Resolution
You can select the resolution of the video to be recorded.
PRECHECK!
Select the Record mode by pressing the Mode ( ) button. ¬page 23
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Touch the "Video Resolution ."
Touch the desired submenu item.
3. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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"25p" indicates the camcorder records in progressive scan mode at 25 frames per second.
Recorded files are encoded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). VBR is an encoding system that
automatically adjusts the bit rate according to the recording image.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If you select the
higher resolution, there is less space to record videos in the memory.
The recording time available depends on the resolution you selected. ¬page 30
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Submenu items
1080/25p ( ): Records in the HD (1920x1080 25p) format.
720/25p ( ): Records in the HD (1280x720 25p) format.
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1280x720 25p
<HDTV>
1920x1080 25p
1280x720 25p
Video
Resolution
Photo
Resolution
Smart
Filter
Settings
Quick
View
Panorama
Video Resolution
Video
Resolution
Photo
Resolution
Smart
Filter
Settings
Quick
View
Panorama
1080/25p

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