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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: HMX-R10BP
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

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HMX-R10SP
HMX-R10BP
imagine the possibilities
Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product.
To receive more complete service, please register
your product at
www.samsung.com/register
High Definition
Digital Camcorder
user manual
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key features of your full HD camcorder
9.15 Mega pixel CMOS (1/2.33) Adopted
This camcorder’s 9.15 mega pixel CMOS sensor catches your important moments and
records them in fine detail. Unlike traditional CCD imagers, CMOS sensors require less
power, providing efficient battery performance.
Full HD 1080 Viewing Performance
This camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression technology to realize the
clearest video quality. Its full HD resolution displays your pictures clearer than normal
standard(SD)-quality pictures and maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio that minimizes
distortion on a flat HDTV screen.
Utilizes Interlace and Progressive system
Your camcorder supports both 1080/50(interlace) and 1080/25(progressive) resolutions
to display an image. The interlace system scans odd lines and even lines in the image
by turns, while the progressive system scans all lines at once like processing a film
image. Accordingly, you can obtain high-quality, shake-free images on a HDTV screen
as if you are sitting in the cinema.
High Speed Recording
Recording up to 500 frames per second(fps), your camcorder features much faster
shooting speed than standard digital camcorders. This camcorder also features the
slow motion playback (up to x 1/160) that is useful for analyzing the contents of your
recordings.
Dual Recording
While recording full HD videos, you can capture still images with the simple operation of
a button. Capture still images and save them to the storage.
High-Definition (Full HD)
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Standard-Definition (SD)
<Wide Full HD Camcorder (1080i/16:9)> <Standard Digital Camcorder (576i)>

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Samsung’s Pixel Rising technology yields high resolution still images that retain colours
and resolution in extraordinary detail. The result is the 12 megapixel image quality that
is equivalent to a digital camera.
Quick Standby Capability
Closing the LCD screen in the STBY mode minimizes the power consumption by
switching the camcorder to the Quick On STBY mode. With this quick and efficient
function, you can be ready to record quickly without having to power-on the camcorder
every time.
Magic Touch
To focus on a subject, just touch the screen and
shoot. Your camcorder optimizes the focus and
brightness for the touched point, enabling you
professional results with this simple operation.
Comfortable, Ergonomic Design
This camcorder is designed for comfort when making long
recordings. With this ergonomic design, you can shoot subjects
comfortably from any position.
Time Lapse Recording Catches the Moment
You can record a long scene in short intervals. Record artistic, documentary videos
including the passage of clouds, blooming flowers etc. Use this function to make
UCC(user created contents) videos, educational programme s or for other various
purposes.
Useful to Make UCC Video! Feel Free to Share the Contents!
The built-in editing Intelli-studio software installs directly from this camcorder to your
PC, enabling convenient connection only with a USB cable. Intelli-studio also allows
direct uploading of your contents to YouTube or Flickr. Sharing the contents with
your friends is simpler than ever before.
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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.
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.
Warning!
•	This camcorder should always be connected to an AC outlet with a protective
grounding connection.
•	Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Caution
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or 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.
SAFETY WARNINGS
before reading this user manual
PRECAUTIONS

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•	 This camcorder records video in H.264
(MPEG4 part10/AVC) format and in
High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO) or
Standard Definition Video(SD-VIDEO).
•	 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.
•	 The recorded contents cannot be
compensated for:
-	 Samsung cannot compensate 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 this
camcorder or memory card, etc.
Samsung shall not be responsible for
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 to copy it 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 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, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain
permission beforehand.
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-R10SP,
HMX-R10BP models.
•	 The HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP do not
have built-in flash memory and use
memory cards. Although some features
of HMX-R10SP, HMX-R10BP models
are different, they operate in the same
way.
•	 Illustrations of model HMX-R10SP 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON USE
Before using this camcorder
About this user manual

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The following terms are used in this manual:
•	 ‘Scene’ refers to the point where you press
Record Start/Stop button to start recording
until you press again to pause the recording.
•	 The terms ‘photo’ and ‘still image’ are used
interchangeably with the same meaning.
•	 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 SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo
is a trademark.
•	 Microsoft®
, Windows®
, Windows Vista®
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.
•	 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, “TM” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
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
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.
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Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140℉(60℃)
may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature
may cause an explosion.
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Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
No sand or dust! Fine sand or
dust entering the camcorder or
AC power adaptor could cause
malfunctions or defects.
No sand or dust!
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Do not allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor.
Doing so may pose a fire hazard.
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Do not disconnect the AC
adaptor by pulling on its power-
cord, as this could damage the
power-cord.
Do not bend the powercord
or damage the AC power
adaptor by pressing on it with a
heavy object. There may be a
risk of fire or electric shock.
No oil! Oil entering the
camcorder or AC power
adaptor could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or defects.
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has damaged, split or broken
cords or wires. Doing so may
cause fire or electric shock.
Do not use the AC adapter if it has
damaged,split or broken cords or
wires.Doing so may cause fire or
electric shock.
Do not touch the product.
Prohibited action.
WARNING
Means that there is a potential
risk of serious personal injury.
This precaution must be kept.
Do not disassemble the
product.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential
risk of personal injury or
damage to the product Unplug from the power
supply.
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Do not connect the AC adaptor
unless the plug can be fully
inserted with no part of the
blades exposed.
Do not connect the AC adapter unless
the plug can be fully inserted with no
part of the blades exposed.
Do not dispose of battery pack
in a fire as it may explode.
Never use cleaning fluid or
similar chemicals. Do not
spray cleaners directly on the
camcorder.
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from water when used near the
beach or pool or when it rains.
There is a risk of malfunction or
electric shock.
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Keep the used lithium battery or
memory card out of the reach
of children. If the lithium battery
or memory card is swallowed
by children, consult physician
immediately.
Do not attempt to disassemble,
repair, or reform the camcorder
or the AC adaptor to avoid a
risk of fire or electric shock.
Do not plug or unplug the power
cord with wet hands. There is a
risk of electric shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged
when not in use or during
lightning storms. There is a risk
of fire.
When cleaning the AC adaptor,
unplug the power-cord. There is
a risk of malfunction or electric
shock.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC
adaptor or battery from the
camcorder.
There is a risk of fire or injury.
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If the camcorder makes an abnormal
sound, or smell or smokes, unplug
the power-cord immediately and
request service from a Samsung
service centre. There is a risk of fire
or personal injury.
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Do not fire the flash directly
in front someone's eyes
(especially infants). Doing so
may cause impaired vision.
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CAUTION
Do not use the camcorder
near direct sunlight or heating
equipment. This may cause a
malfunction or injury.
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Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden changes in temperature or a
humid place. There is also a risk of
defect or electric shock when using
outdoors during lightning storms.
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Do not expose the camcorder to
insecticide. Insecticide entering the
camcorder could fail the product
to operate normally. Turn the
camcorder off and cover it with vinyl
sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
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dense exhaust gas generated
by gasoline or diesel engines, or
corrosive gas such as hydrogen
sulphide. Doing so may corrode
the external or internal terminals,
disabling normal operation.
Do not expose the camcorder
to soot or steam. Thick soot
or steam could damage the
camcorder case or cause a
malfunction.
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Do not leave the camcorder in
a closed vehicle for a long time,
where the temperature is very
high.
Do not use the camcorder on a
tripod (not supplied) in a place
where it is subject to severe
vibrations or impact.
Do not drop or expose the
camcorder, battery pack, AC
adaptor or other accessories to
severe vibrations or impact. This
may cause a malfunction or injury.
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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.
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safety information
Do not leave the LCD screen
open when not using the
camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by
the LCD monitor when lifting it.
The LCD screen could detach
and the camcorder may fall.
Do not wipe the camcorder
body with benzene or thinner.
The exterior coating could peel
off or the case surface could
deteriorate.
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Do not use the camcorder near
TV or radio: This could cause
noise on the TV screen or to
radio broadcasts.
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Do not use the camcorder near
strong radio waves or magnetism
such as speakers and a large
motor. Noise could enter video or
audio that are being recorded.
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Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for
data loss.
Place the camcorder on a
stable surface and a place with
ventilation openings.
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Do not place the camcorder
with the open LCD screen
down.
Use Samsung-approved
accessories only. Using products
from other manufacturers may
cause overheating, fire, explosion,
electric shock or personal injuries
caused by abnormal operation.
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occurs with the product, the mains
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power completely. Turning off the
power button on the product does
not completely disconnect the power.
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PREPARATION
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2	 Key features of your full HD camcorder
4	 Before reading this user manual
7	 Safety information
11	 Contents
15	 Quick start guide
15	 You can record videos or photos on
a memory card!
19	 What’s included with your camcorder
20	 Getting to know the camcorder
20	 Location of controls
22	 Identifying the screen displays
26	 Getting started
26	 Using the battery pack
28	 Checking the battery state
31	 Basic operation of the camcorder
31	 Turning your camcorder on/off
32	 Switching to the power saving mode
33	 Setting the operation modes
33	 Using the display( /iCHECK) button
34	 Using the touch panel
35	 First time settings
35 	 Setting the time zone and date/
time for the first time
36 	 Selecting the language
37	 Getting ready to start recording
37	 Inserting and removing a memory card
(not supplied)
38 	 Selecting a suitable memory card
41	 Using the hand strap
41 	 Adjusting the LCD screen
42	 Basic camcorder positioning
43	 Basic Recording
43 	 Recording videos
45 	 Capturing photos in video record
mode (dual recording)
46 	 Recording photos
47 	 Recording with ease for beginners
(EASY Q mode)
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ADVANCED OPERATION
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48 	 Capturing photos while playing back
videos
49 	 Zooming
50	 Basic Playback
50 	 Changing the playback mode
51 	 Playing back videos
53 	 Viewing photos
54 	 Viewing a slide show
55 	 Zooming during playback
56	 Advanced Recording
56 	 Handling menus and quick
menus
57 	 Menu items
60 	 Quick menu items
61 	 SCENE
62 	 Resolution
63 	 Quality
64 	 Slow Motion
65 	 Sharpness
65 	 White Balance
67 	 ISO
68 	 Aperture
69 	 Shutter
69 	 EV
70 	 3D-NR
70 	 Super C.Nite
71 	 Back Light
71 	 Dynamic Range
72 	 Flash
73 	 Focus
74 	 Face Detection
75 	 Magic Touch
76 	 Metering
77 	 Anti-Shake(EIS)
78 	 Digital Effect
79 	 Fader
80 	 Super Macro
81 	 Wind Cut
81 	 MIC Level
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82 	 Digital Zoom
83 	 Cont. Shot
84	 Bracket Shot
84	 Self Timer
85	 Time Lapse REC
87	 Quick view
88	 Guideline
89	 Advanced playback
89	 Play Option
89	 Highlight
90	 Cont. Capture
90	 File Info
91	 System setting
91	 Date/Time Set
92	 Date/Time Display
93	 Date Type
93	 Time Type
94	 File No.
95	 Time Zone
96	 LCD Control
96	 LCD Enhancer
97	 Auto LCD Off
97	 Booting Mode
98	 Quick On STBY
99	 PC Software
99	 Storage Info
100 	 Format
101 	 Beep Sound
101 	 Shutter Sound
102 	 Auto Power Off
102 	 Rec Lamp
103 	 USB Connect
103 	 TV Connect Guide
104 	 TV Display
104 	 TV Type
105 	 Analogue TV Out
105 	 Default Set
106 	 Demo
106	 Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
ADVANCED OPERATION
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EDITING VIDEO
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EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS
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USING A COMPUTER
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OTHER INFORMATION
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107	 Editing video clips
107	 Deleting a section of a video
108	 Dividing a video
109	 Combining videos
110	 Editing the playlist
110	 Playlist
111	 Creating the playlist
112	 Arranging videos in the playlist
113	 Deleting videos from the playlist
114	 File management
114	 Protection from accidental erasure
115	 Deleting files
116	 Printing photos
116	 DPOF printing setting
117	 Direct printing with a PictBridge
printer
119	 Connecting to a TV
119	 To connect to a high definition TV
121	 Connecting to a regular TV
123	 Viewing on a TV screen
124	 Dubbing videos
124	 Dubbing to vcr or DVD/HDD recorders
125	 Using with a Windows computer
125	 Checking your computer type
126	 What you can do with a Windows
computer
127	 Using the Intelli-studio programme
133	 Using as a removable storage device
136	 Warning indicators and messages
140	 Troubleshooting
148	 Maintenance & additional information
148	 Maintenance
149	 Additional information
150	 Using your camcorder abroad
151	 Specifications
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1.	 Insert a memory card. page 37
•	 You can use commercially available
SDHC(SD High Capacity) or SD memory
cards with this camcorder.
2.	 Insert the battery into the battery slot.
page 26
STEP1: Get ready
quick start guide
You can record videos or photos on a memory card!
You can record videos in H.264 format that is convenient to email and share with your friends and
family. You can also take photos with your camcorder.
This quick start guide introduces the basic operation and features of your camcorder.
See the reference pages for more information.
STEP2: Record with your camcorder
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Zoom lever
MODE lamp
MODE button
PHOTO button
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•	 Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which
provides highly-detailed, beautiful images.  page 62
•	 The default setting is “[HD]1920x1080/50i(SF)”. You can also record with
SD(standard definition) video quality.
•	 You can also take photos while recording videos.  page 45
Your camcorder is compatible with
H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which
provides highly-detailed, beautiful
images.  page 62
1.	 Open the LCD screen to turn on
the video ( ) indicator.
•	 Your camcorder turns on when
you open the LCD screen.
2.	 Press the Recording start/stop
button.
•	 To stop recording, press the
Recording start/stop button.
1.	 Open the LCD screen.
2.	 Press the MODE button until the
( )(photo) indicator lights up.
3.	 Press PHOTO button lightly to
adjust the focus, then press it fully
(a shutter click sounds).
quick start guide
Recording videos with HD
(high definition) image quality
Recording photos
•	 Using ‘Quick On STBY’ by opening/closing the LCD screen.  page 98
: When you close the LCD screen during standby, your camcorder goes to
Quick On STBY mode (power saving mode). You can start recording quickly
when you open the LCD screen.
Recording photos
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STEP3: Play back videos or photos
1.	 Touch the Play ( ) tab on the screen in STBY mode.
2.	 Touch the thumbnail ( HD / SD / ) tab, then touch the desired image.
You can also play back videos on a SD (standard definition) image quality TV.
 page 121
Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder
Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 format “1920x1080/50i” which provides highly-
detailed, beautiful images. page 62
Viewing on a high definition TV
•	 You can enjoy HD (high definition) videos.  page 119~120
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio
on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio program, built in your camcorder, you
can import video/photos onto your computer, edit or share the
videos/photos with your friends. For details, see page 125.
STEP4: Save recorded videos or photos
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quick start guide
Importing and viewing the videos/photos from your PC
1.	 Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC
via USB cable.
2.	 Click “Import folder” to import the video or photo files from your PC to the
Intelli-studio program. And you can see the files location on the Intelli-studio
browser.
3.	 You can double-click on the file you would like to start playback.
Sharing the videos/photos onto YouTube/Flickr
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to
web site with one click.
Click “Share”  “Add” tab on the browser. page 130
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete
videos or photos data that has been saved on a computer from the storage
media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed up space.
Touch the Play( ) tab  Menu( ) tab  “Delete” on the LCD screen.
page 115
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows
computer (when you specify “PC Software: On”). page 99
Imported Files
Folders directory on your PC
“Import folder” button
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Checking your accessories
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AC adapter Power cord Component/AV cable
USB cable UsermanualCD Quick start guide Pouch
Hand strap Mini HDMI cable
(Optional)
•	 The exact appearance of each item may vary by model.
•	 The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
•	 Parts and accessories are available for purchase at your local Samsung dealer.
SAMSUNG is not responsible for reduced battery life time or malfunctions caused by any
unauthorized use of accessories such as AC adaptor or the batteries.
•	 Your camcorder includes the user manual CD and quick start guide(printed). For more
detailed instructions, refer to the user manual (PDF) on the provided CD.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMCORDER
Your new camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from
your box, call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
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getting to know the camcorder
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
During a recording, be careful not to block the internal microphone and lens.
1	 Built-in flash
2	 Lens
3	 Recording indicator
4	 Internal microphone
5	 Q.MENU button
6	 Zoom (W/T) button
7	 Recording start/stop button
8	 TFT LCD screen (Touch screen)
9	 Built-in speaker
10	Display ( /iCHECK) button
11	EASY Q button
12	Power( ) button
13	PHOTO button
14	Hand strap hook
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❼
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Rear/Bottom
1	 MODE button/Mode indicator
(Video( )/Photo( ) mode)
2	 Zoom(W/T) lever
3	 Charging(CHG) lamp
4	 Recording start/Stop button
5	 HDMI jack
6	 Jack cover
7	 DC IN jack
8	 (USB,Component/AV)jack
9	 Battery/Memory card cover switch
10	Battery/Memory card cover
11	Tripod receptacle
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IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators
appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video record mode.
PRECHECK!
•	 This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video record ( ) mode only.
•	 Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button.  page 33
Video record mode
•	 Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on.
•	 The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC memory card capacity.
•	 The above screen is illustrated for explanation purposes and may differ from the actual display.
•	 For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
•	 The above illustrated items and their positions can be changed without notice for the purpose of better performance.
•	 The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
1	 Video record mode
2	 Operating status (STBY (standby)/ (recording))
3	 Time counter(video recording time)/Self Timer *
4	 Warning indicators and messages
5	 Remaining recordable time
6	 Storage media (memory card)
7	 Battery info.(remaining battery level/time)
8	 Resolution
9	 LCD Enhancer, Anti-Shake(EIS)
10	 Super Macro*, Back Light
11	 Wind Cut
12	 MIC Level
13	 Menu tab
14	 Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
15	 Date/Time
16	 Play ( ) tab
17	 EV*
18	 Manual aperture*/Manual shutter*/
Super C.Nite
19	 Manual Focus*/Touch Point*/
Face Detection
20	 White balance, Fader*
21	 SCENE /EASY Q, Digital effect
22	 Analogue TV Out (when component/AV cable
is connected), Time Lapse REC*
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The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators
appear depending on the setting values. The indicators below only appear in the video play mode.
PRECHECK!
•	 This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback ( ) mode only.
•	 Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode  page 33
Video play mode
•	 The playback control tabs disappear a few seconds after a video playback. Touch
anywhere on the screen to display them again.
•	 For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
1	 Video play mode
2	 Operating status (Play/Pause)
3	 File name (file number)
4	 Playback time/Recorded time
5	 Warning indicators and messages/
Volume control
6	 Storage media (memory card)
7	 Battery info.(Remaining battery level/
time)
8	 LCD Enhancer
9	 Resolution
10	Date/Time
11	Menu tab
12	Playback control tabs (Skip/Search/
Play/Pause/Slow Playback)
13	Return tab
14	Volume tab
15	Protect
16	Cont. Capture
17	Play Option, Analogue TV Out (when
component/AV cable is connected)
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IDENTIFYING THE SCREEN DISPLAYS
The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear
depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo record mode.
PRECHECK!
•	 This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Photo record ( ) mode only.
•	 Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button.  page 33
Photo record mode
•	 Functions marked with * will not be retained when the camcorder is powered back on
•	 For warning indicators and messages, see pages 136~139
•	 The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
•	 Little change to the remaining memory space may not change the photo counter after recording.
•	 The maximum number of recordable photo images on the On Screen Display (OSD) is “9,999.”
1	 Photo record mode
2	 Focus indicator (half shutter)
3	 Self Timer*
4	 Warning indicators and messages
5	 Image counter (total number of recordable
photo images)
6	 Storage media (memory card)
7	 Battery info.(remaining battery level/time)
8	 Quality, Resolution
9	 LCD enhancer, Anti-Shake (EIS)
10	Super Macro*, Back Light
11	Dynamic Range*/Cont. Shot/
Bracket Shot*, Flash
12	ISO, Sharpness
13	Menu tab
14	Optical zoom/Digital zoom bar
15	Date/Time
16	Play tab
17	EV*
18	Manual aperture*/Manual shutter*
19	Manual focus*/Magic Touch*/Face
Detection
20	White Balance, Metering
21	 SCENE mode/EASY Q, Digital effect,
Analogue TV Out (when component/AV
cable is connected)
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The available functions vary depending on the selected operation mode, and different indicators appear
depending on the setting values. The below indicators below only appear in the photo play mode.
PRECHECK!
•	 This On Screen Display (OSD) is shown in Video playback ( ) mode only.
•	 Select the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode  page 33
Photo play mode
1	 Photo play mode
2	 Slide show/zooming control
3	 File name
4	 Image counter (current image/total
number of recorded images)
5	 Storage media (memory card)
6	 Battery info.
(Remaining battery level/time)
7	 LCD enhancer, Quality, Resolution
8	 Date/time
9	 Previous image, Next image tab
10	Slide show playback tab
11	Menu tab
12	Return tab
13	Print mark
14	Protect
15	Analogue TV Out (when component/
AV cable is connected)
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Inserting the battery pack
1.	 Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the battery/memory card
cover switch to the left (OPEN) as
shown in the figure.
2.	 Insert the battery pack into the battery
pack slot until it softly clicks.
-	 Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo
is facing up when the camcorder is
placed as shown in the figure.
3.	 Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the battery/memory card
cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as
shown in the figure.
Ejecting the battery pack
1.	 Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the battery/memory card
cover switch to the left (OPEN) as
shown in the figure.
2.	 Slide the battery eject lever.
-	 Gently slide the battery eject lever
in the direction as shown in the
figure.
3.	 Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the battery/memory card
cover switch to the right (CLOSE) as
shown in the figure.
USING THE BATTERY PACK
Purchase extra battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
•	 Use only Samsung-approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other
manufacturers. Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
•	 Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
getting started
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Charging the battery pack with the AC power adaptor
•	 The battery pack is not charged during the power saving mode, which may keep the
mode indicator on or flashing. Start charging the battery after turning off the camcorder
by pressing the power ( ) button.
•	 Even with the power is switched off, battery pack will still discharge if the battery pack is
left inserted in the camcorder.
•	 It is recommended you to have one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous
use of your camcorder.
PRECHECK!
Before starting the following procedure, make sure that the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder.
1.	 Press the power( ) button to turn off the camcorder and then close the LCD
screen. page 31
2.	 Connect the power cord to the AC Adaptor and the wall outlet.
3.	 Connect the AC Adaptor to the DC IN jack on the camcorder.
•	 The CHG(charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. After the battery is fully
charged, the charging(CHG) lamp turns green.
DC IN
Power cord
AC adaptor
Power( ) button
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DC IN
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CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
To check the charging state
The colour of the CHG lamp indicates the power or charging state.
•	 Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. Keep the camcorder
turned off while not operating it.
•	 Store the battery pack separately when finished charging or when not using it for a long
time. This will help extend the life of the prevent the battery.
•	 The Battery pack is charged over 95% after about 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the
indicator colour changes to green.
It takes about 2 hours for the battery pack to charge 100%.
getting started
Charging state
Charge
Fully Discharged Charging Fully Charged Error
LED colour
(Red) (Orange) (Green) (Red Blink)
The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
Charging (CHG) lamp
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Available running time for the battery pack
Battery Type IA-BH125C
Charging time Approx. 100min.
Video Resolution HD SD
Continuous recording time Approx. 90min. Approx. 90min.
Playback time Approx. 160min. Approx. 160min.
(Unit: minutes.)
•	 Charging time: Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a completely
exhausted battery pack.
•	 Recording/Playback time: Approximate time (min.) available when you fully charged
the battery pack. ‘HD’ stands for high definition image quality, and ‘SD’ stands for
standard image quality.
About battery packs
•	 The battery pack should be recharged in an environment that is between 32°F (0°C)
and 104°F (40°C). However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)),
its usage time reduces and it may cease to function. If this happens, place the battery
pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then re-insert it.
•	 Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or a heater).
•	 Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery pack.
•	 Do not allow battery pack terminals to be short-circuited. It may cause leakage,
generate heat, or cause fire.
Maintaining the battery pack
•	 The recording time is affected by temperature and environmental conditions.
•	 We recommend only using the original battery pack that is available from your Samsung
retailer. When the battery reaches the end of its life, please contact your local dealer. The
batteries have to be dealt with as chemical waste.
•	 Make sure that the battery pack is fully charged before starting to record.
•	 To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.
•	 Even when the power is switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left
inserted on the camcorder. It is recommended that you remove the battery pack from the
camcorder.
•	 If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully charge the battery pack and use it up
on your camcorder once per 6 months to maintain proper function. To store the battery
pack, remove it from your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place.
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 it with a new one.
•	 Each battery’s life is affected by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
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About the running time
•	 Times measured when using the camcorder at 25˚C (77˚F). As the environmental
temperature and conditions vary, the actual battery time may differ form the
approximate times given in the table.
•	 The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under
which you use your camcorder. In actual recording, the battery pack may discharge
2-3 times faster than this reference, since the Record start/stop and Zoom are
being operated, and playback is performed. Assume that the recordable time with
a fully charged battery pack is between 1/2 and 1/3 of the time in the table, so
have enough battery packs to allow for the time you are planning to record on the
camcorder.
•	 The recording and playback time will be shorter when you use your camcorder in
low temperatures.
On the battery pack
•	 The CHG (charging) lamp blinks during charging, or Battery Info will not be correctly
displayed under the following conditions:
-	 The battery pack is not inserted correctly.
-	 The battery pack is damaged.
-	 The battery pack is worn-out. (For the battery information only)
It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the camcorder from a
household AC outlet when you perform settings on it, play back, or edit images, or use
it indoors. Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack.
page 27
On the AC Adaptor
•	 Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor
from the wall outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
•	 Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and
furniture.
•	 Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminals with any
metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
•	 Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power is still supplied to it while connected
to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor.
getting started
Using an AC power source
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1.	 Open the LCD screen to turn on the
camcorder.
•	 Your camcorder turns on automatically
when you open the LCD screen.
2.	 To turn off the camcorder, press the Power
( ) button for about one second.
•	 Closing the LCD screen will not turn off the
camcorder.
•	 Set the date and time when using your
camcorder for the first time. page 35
•	 The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on. If a warning
message appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and messages’ (pages 136~139)
and take corrective action.
•	 If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates.
basic operation of the camcorder
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
This chapter introduces you to the basic operation procedures of this camcorder, such
as turning the power on/off, switching modes, and setting on-screen indicators.
When using this camcorder for the first time
•	 When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time zone screen
appears for the startup display. Select your geographical location and set the date
and time.page 95
	 If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you
turn on the camcorder.
Power( ) button
LCD screen
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SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE
•	 The power saving mode does not work in the following situations:
-	 When the camcorder has a cable connection. (USB, Component/AV, or HDMI)
-	 While recording, playback, or the slideshow is being operated.
-	 When the LCD screen is opened.
•	 The camcorder consumes the less battery power in the power saving mode (about
50% of the power consumption in the standby mode) However, if you plan to use the
camcorder for the maximum length of time period, it is recommended to turn off the
camcorder by pressing the power( ) button when not using it.
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basic operation of the camcorder
If you need to use camcorder for the extended time, the following functions enable you to
prevent unnecessary energy consumption.
In STBY mode:
•	 The camcorder switches to "Quick On STBY" mode when the LCD screen is closed.
page 98
In Playback mode (Includes the thumbnail view mode):
•	 The camcorder switches to the sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed, and
then if idle for more than 20 minutes the camcorder turns off.
However, if “Auto Power Off: 5 Min” is set, the camcorder turns off in 5 minutes.
•	 If you open the LCD screen or connect a cable to the camcorder during sleep
mode, the sleep mode ends and returns back to the last used operation mode.
<When the power is on> <Sleep mode> <Power off>
LCD screen is closed After 20 minutes
LCD screen is open
DC IN
DC IN
DC IN
DC IN
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DC IN
DC IN
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You can switch the on-screen information display mode.
Press the Display( /iCHECK) button.
•	 The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
USING THE DISPLAY( /iCHECK) BUTTON
•	 Warning indicators and messages may appear depending on the recording conditions.
•	 Display ( /iCHECK) button does not work in the menu or quick menu screen.
You can switch the operating mode in the following
order each time you press the MODE button.
Video mode ( )  Photo mode ( )  Video
mode ( ).
•	 Each time the operation mode changes, the
respective mode indicator lights on.
•	 Touching the Play ( ) tab in the video or photo
record mode switches the operation mode into
the video or photo playback mode.
Mode Icon Functions
Video mode Records or playback videos
Photo mode Records or playback photos
•	 When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, the video mode will start up as the default.
•	 Booting mode can be selected by setting "Booting Mode" to "Photo Mode" or "Previous
Mode," and the changes will be in effect the next time the camcorder is tuned on. page 97
SETTING THE OPERATION MODES
<Minimum display mode>
Switching the information display mode
<Full display mode>
STBY 00:00:00 [55Min]
90
MIN
DC IN
Mode
indicators
Mode
button
Play tab
STBY 00:00:00 [55Min]
90
MIN
STBY
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Remaining battery (approx.)
Available recording
time (approx.)
•	 When the power is off, press and hold the Display (
/iCHECK) button.
•	 When the power is on, press and hold the Display (
/iCHECK) button for about 3 second.
•	 The remaining battery time and the available recording
time appear for about 10 seconds according to the
storage and quality setting values.
•	 Battery information is available only when the battery pack is inserted in your camcorder.
•	 If the camcorder is connected by using the AC Power adaptor, and the battery is not
inserted, the “No Battery” message appears.
The touch panel allows you to enjoy playback and recording with a simple touch of your
finger. Place your hand on the rear side of the LCD screen to support it.
Then, touch the items displayed on the screen.
USING THE TOUCH PANEL
•	 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.
•	 Do not place a protective film on the LCD screen.
•	 If a film is applied for a long while, strong cohesion on the surface of the screen may
cause a malfunction of the touch panel.
DC IN
Touch panel
STBY 00:00:00 [55Min]
90
MIN
basic operation of the camcorder
Checking the remaining battery and recording capacity
Remaining battery (approx.)
90Min
90 Min
Battery
Card ([HD] 1080/50i SF)
100%
0%
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first time settings
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.
•	 Once the battery is depleted, the previous date/time values are all reset to defaults, and
you need to recharge the built-in rechargeable battery. The date/time must be set again.
•	 Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If you find the decreased
usage time between charges becomes significant, ask your local Samsung retailer.
Charging the built-in rechargeable battery
•	 The built-in battery is always recharged while your camcorder is connected to the AC
power or while the battery pack is attached.
•	 If the camcorder is not in use for about 2 weeks without connecting to the AC power or
attaching the battery pack, the built-in battery fully discharges. If this occurs, charge the
built-in battery by connecting to the supplied AC adaptor for 24 hours.
1.	 Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
•	 Your camcorder turns on automatically when you
open the LCD screen.
•	 The Time Zone (“Home”) screen appears based on
Lisbon, London (Greenwich Mean Time).
•	 You can also set your current time zone from the
“Settings” menu. page 95
2.	 Select your local area on the map by touching the left ( )
or right ( ) tab on the LCD screen, then press the ( OK ) tab.
•	 The “Date/Time Set” screen appears.
3.	 Touch the date and time information, and change the
setting values by using the up ( ) or down ( ) tabs.
4.	 Make sure the clock is correctly set, then touch the ( OK )
tab.
•	 The message “Date/Time Set” appears.
•	 If you finish the setting with ( ) tab without touching
the ( OK ) tab, the date/time values are not applied and
the <Time zone> screen appears again.
•	 The year can be set up to 2039, based on “Home” item.
•	 Set “Date/Time Display” to “On.” page 92
•	 Activating the ( ) icon forwards the time by 1 hour.
SETTING THE TIME ZONE AND DATE/TIME FOR THE FIRST TIME
Set the date and time of your local area when turning on this camcorder for the first time.
OK
Home
[GMT 00:00] 01/JAN/2009 00:00
London, Lisbon
OK
1 / 1
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2009
Year
01
Month
06
Day
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AM
Date/Time Set
01/JAN/2009 00:00
OK
Date/Time Set
Month
00
Hour
00
Minute
Day Year
2009
/ /
:
01 JAN
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Submenu items
“English”		 “한국어”	 	 “Français”	 	 “Deutsch”	 
“Italiano”		 “Español”		 “Português”		 “Nederlands”	 
“Svenska”	
	 “Suomi”	 	 “Norsk”	 	 “Dansk”	 
“Polski”	 	 “Čeština”		 “Slovensky”		 “Magyar”	 
“Română”	 	 “Български”		 “Ελληνικά”	 	 “Srpski”	 
“Hrvatski”		 “Українська”		 “Русский”	 	 “中文”	 
“ไทย”	 	 “Türkçe”	 	 “ ”	 	 “ ”	 
“IsiZulu”
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1.	 Touch Menu ( )Setting ( ) tab.
2.	 Touch up ( )/down ( ) tab until “Language” is
displayed.
3.	 Touch “Language,” then touch the desired OSD
language.
4.	 Touch the Exit ( ) or Return ( ) tab to complete the
setting.
•	 The menu screen and messages are displayed in the
selected language.
•	 “Language” options may be changed without prior notice.
•	 Selected language is retained even without the battery pack or AC power adaptor.
•	 The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
SELECTING THE LANGUAGES
You can select the language to display the menu screen or messages. The language setting is
retained when the camcorder is powered off.
first time settings
English
한국어
1 / 8
Language
Français
Deutsch
90
MIN
7 / 7
Language
Demo
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
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1.	 Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN)
as shown in the figure.
2.	 Insert the memory card into the card
slot until it softly clicks.
•	 Make sure that SD/SDHC
Card logo is facing up and the
camcorder is placed as shown in
the figure.
3.	 Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the switch to the right
(CLOSE) as shown in the figure.
1.	 Open the battery/memory card cover
by sliding the switch to the left (OPEN)
as shown in the figure.
2.	 Gently push the memory card to eject
it.
3.	 Close the battery/memory card cover
and slide the switch to the right
(CLOSE) as shown in the figure.
getting ready to start recording
INSERTING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD (NOT SUPPLIED)
Your camcorder supports only SD(Secure Digital) and SDHC(Secure Digital High Capacity)
cards. The compatibility with the camcorder may vary depending on manufacturers and
types of the memory cards.
•	 To avoid the data loss, turn off the camcorder by pressing the power ( ) button for one
second before inserting or ejecting the memory card.
•	 Do not format the memory card on a PC.
•	 Do not remove power supply (battery pack or AC adaptor) during operations such as
recording, playback, formatting, deleting, and editing. Doing so may damage the storage
media or data.
•	 Do not eject a memory card when it is in operation. Doing so may damage the memory
card or data.
•	 Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop
out.
To insert a memory card To eject a memory card
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Compatible memory cards
•	 This camcorder can be used with SD
(Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital
High Capacity) cards.
It is recommended to use an SDHC (Secure
Digital High Capacity) card.
SD cards up to 2GB are supported with
this camcorder. Normal operation is not
guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB.
•	 MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are
not supported.
•	 Compatible memory card capacity: SD 1 ~
2GB, SDHC 4 ~ 32GB
•	 Use compatible memory card brands.
Others are not guaranteed to work. Check
the compatibility when buying a memory
card.
-	 SDHC/SD cards: Panasonic, SanDisk,
TOSHIBA
•	 To record videos, use a memory card
supporting at least 2MB/s.
•	 SD/SDHC memory cards have a mechanical
write-protection switch. Setting the switch
prevents accidental erasure of files recorded
on the card. To enable writing, move the
switch up in the direction of the terminals.To
set write protection, move the switch down.
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards
•	 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
memory card
-	 An SDHC card is a higher version
(Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports
capacity above 2GB.
-	 Cannot be used with current SD
enabled host devices.
Common cautions for memory cards
•	 Damaged data may not be recovered.
It is recommended 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.
Handling a memory card
•	 It is recommended that you power
off before inserting or removing the
memory card to avoid data loss.
•	 It is not guaranteed that you can use
a memory card formatted by other
devices. Be sure to format your
memory card using this camcorder
•	 You have to format newly-purchased
memory cards, memory cards with
data that your camcorder cannot
recognise or are saved by other
devices. Note that formatting erases
all data on the memory card.
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
getting ready to start recording
<SD/SDHC>
Terminals
Protection tab
Usable memory cards
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•	 If you cannot use a memory card that
has been used with another device,
format it with your camcorder. Note
that formatting erases all information
on the memory card.
•	 A memory card has a certain life span.
If you cannot record new data, you
have to purchase a new memory card.
•	 A memory card is a precision
electronic media. Do not bend it, drop
it, or cause a strong impact.
•	 Do not bend, drop, or cause strong
impact to the card.
•	 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 label pasting
section.
•	 Be careful to keep the memory card
out of the reach of children, who might
swallow it.
Notes on use
•	 Samsung is not responsible for data
loss due to misuse.
•	 We recommend using a memory card
case to avoid losing data from moving
and static electricity.
•	 After a period of use, the memory card
may get warm. This is normal and is
not a malfunction.
The camcorder supports SD and
SDHC memory cards for data
storage preference!
The data storage speed may differ,
according to 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
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 any bit of
the recorded video, the camcorder
forcibly stores the movie on the
memory card and displays a
warning:
“Low speed card. Please record
a lower resolution.”
If you are unavoidably using a low
speed memory card, resolution
and quality of the recording may be
lower than the set value.
pages 62~63
The higher the resolution and
quality, the more memory will be
used.
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•	 The figures in the table may differ depending on the actual recording conditions and subject.
•	 The higher the quality and resolution, the more memory is used.
•	 Lower resolution and quality increases the recording time, but the image quality may suffer.
•	 The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
•	 Memory cards bigger than 32GB may not operate normally.
•	 When a video file exceeds 3.8 GB, the next video file is created automatically.
•	 To check the remaining memory capacity, use Display( )/iCHECK button. page 20
•	 The maximum number of recordable photos and videos is 9,999.
•	 The above items marked with * will represents the default setting value.
getting ready to start recording
Recordable time available for video
Recordable number of photos
Video quality
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
[HD]1080/50i (SF) 6min 13min 27min 55min 115min 232min
[HD]1080/50i (N) 9min 18min 38min 78min 160min 324min
[HD]1080/25P 6min 13min 27min 55min 115min 232min
[HD]720/50P 9min 18min 38min 78min 160min 324min
[SD]576/50P 18min 34min 70min 143min 293min 591min
[SD]Web & Mobile 35min 61min 124min 251min 513min 1035min
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
Photo
resolution
Quality
Storage media (Capacity)
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
12M
(4000x3000)
Super Fine 168 327 655 1316 2685 5407
Fine 252 490 981 1969 4017 8088
Nomal 380 735 1471 2954 6026 9999
9M
(3456x2592)
Super Fine 226 440 881 1768 3607 7262
Fine 338 665 1311 2633 5371 9999
Nomal 507 989 1978 3972 8101 9999
6M
(3328x1872)*
Super Fine 324 628 1257 2523 5147 9999
Fine 487 942 1885 3785 7721 9999
Nomal 729 1403 2806 5634 9999 9999
5M
(2592x1944)
Super Fine 402 783 1567 3146 6418 9999
Fine 601 1160 2321 4659 9503 9999
Nomal 898 1723 3448 6922 9999 9999
3M
(2048X1536)
Super Fine 638 1231 2463 4944 9999 9999
Fine 953 1828 3657 7342 9999 9999
Nomal 1441 2742 5486 9999 9999 9999
2M
(1920x1080)
Super Fine 968 1885 3771 7571 9999 9999
Fine 1441 2742 5486 9999 9999 9999
Nomal 2136 4022 8046 9999 9999 9999
VGA
(640x480)
Super Fine 6196 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999
Fine 8852 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999
Nomal 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
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9.0
M
EGA
PIXELS
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Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to
prevent the camcorder from damage by being dropped.
USING THE HAND STRAP
1.	 Open the LCD screen with your finger.
•	 The screen opens up to 90°.
2.	 Rotate the LCD screen towards the lens.
•	 You can rotate it up to 180° towards the
lens and up to 90° backward.
To view recordings more conveniently,
rotate the screen by 180° towards the lens,
then fold it back to the body.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
•	 Clean fingerprints or dust on the screen with a soft cloth.
•	 When the LCD screen is rotated by 180° toward the lens, the left and the right sides of
the subject are shown in the opposite direction as if you are looking at the mirror. This is
not a problem and does not affect the image being recorded.
ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
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BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING
Use both hands while taking a video or picture to prevent the camcorder from shaking.
Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting.
Adjusting the shooting angle
This camcorder lens angle is approx. 25˚ higher than the rest of the camcorder body. Make
sure the camcorder lens is angled for proper shooting.
•	 It is recommended to keep the sun behind you while shooting.
•	 To avoid underexposing a backlit subject when taking a photo, please use the Flash.
getting ready to start recording
Aim the camcorder as shown in the
illustration.
1.	 Hold the camcorder with your both hands.
2.	 Hook up the hand strap to your hand.
3.	 Make sure your footing is stable and there
is no danger of colliding with another
person or object.
4.	 Aim and focus as shown in the illustration.
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Two Recording start/stop buttons to suit your preference!
•	 This camcorder features two Recording start/stop buttons. One is on the rear
side of the camcorder, the other is on the LCD screen. Select the one that works
best for you.
1.	 Select a subject to record.
•	 Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording.
•	 Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the
size of the subject. pages 20~21
2.	 Press the Recording start/stop button.
•	 The recording () indicator appears, and recording
starts.
3.	 To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop
button again.
4.	 The Quick View icon appears on the screen.
Touch the Quick View ( ) icon to view the most recently
recorded video.
•	 After the Quick View is complete, your camcorder
returns to the standby mode.
basic recording
Recording Videos
This camcorder supports both High Definition(HD) and Standard Definition(SD) image resolutions.
Set your desired resolution before recording. page 62
PRECHECK!
•	 Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
•	 Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
•	 Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
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•	 If power is interrupted or an error occurs during recording, the video may not be recorded/
edited.
•	 Samsung is not responsible for any damage occurred by a failure of normal recording or
playback operation because of memory card error.
•	 Note that damaged data cannot be recovered.
•	 Videos are compressed in the H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC) format.
•	 Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery
power consumption.
•	 For the on-screen information display, see pages 22~25.
•	 For approximate recording time, see page 40.
•	 Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone at the bottom of the lens. Make
sure that the microphone is not blocked.
•	 Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function by checking
if there is any problem with the audio and video recording.
•	 The brightness of the LCD screen can be adjusted in the menu options. Adjusting the
LCD screen does not affect the image being recorded.  page 96.
•	 For various functions available during recording, see “Recording menu items”
 pages 57~58
•	 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.
•	 If the power cable/battery is disconnected or recording is disabled during recording, the
system is switched to the data recovery mode. While data is being recovered, no other
function is enabled. After data recovery, the system will be switched to the STBY mode.
When the recording time is short, the data recovery might fail.
•	 The menu setting tabs shown on the LCD screen do not affect the image being recorded.
•	 In the Video/Photo Recording 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.
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Capturing Photos in Video Record Mode (Dual Recording)
Your camcorder can capture photos without interrupting video recording, even in
STBY mode.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
You can record photos while recording videos.
1.	 Press the Recording start/stop button.
•	 The recording () indicator will display, and recording
will start.
2.	 Press the PHOTO button at the scene you want while
recording videos.
•	 When the (

) indicator disappears, the photo
image is recorded without a shutter sound.
•	 Video keeps recording, even while photos are taken.
•	 To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop
button again.
You can also record photos in STBY mode.
1.	 Press the PHOTO button in STBY mode.
•	 The photo is recorded while the (

) indicator
appears and the shutter sound is heard.
•	 You cannot capture photos in the following conditions:
-	 Slow motion record mode.
-	 When time lapse recording is performed.
•	 You cannot use the flash during dual recording.
•	 Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the
resolution of the recorded videos:
-	 Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i
(SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080
-	 Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p):
1280x720
-	 Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p):
896x504
-	 Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480
<Dual recording during video
recording>
<Dual recording in STBY mode>
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1.	 Select a subject to record.
•	 Adjust the LCD panel to the best angle for recording.
•	 Use the Zoom lever or Zoom button to adjust the
size of the subject. page 20
2.	 Adjust the subject at the centre of the LCD screen, and
half-press the PHOTO button.
•	 Your camcorder adjusts to the ideal aperture and
focus automatically (if “Aperture” and “Focus” are
set to “Auto” pages 68, 73)
•	 When the subject is in focus, () indicator appears
green. If it appears red, readjust the focus.
3.	 Fully press the PHOTO button.
•	 The shutter sound is heard. (when “Shutter Sound:
On” is set).
•	 To continue recording, wait until the current photo is
completely saved on the storage media.
•	 If the Quick View function is set to the desired time,
the recorded photo image is shown for the selected
time as soon as you finish taking a photo. page 87
Recording Photos
You can take photos and store them in an SD/SDHC memory card. Set the desired resolution and
quality before recording. page 62
PRECHECK!
•	 Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
•	 Your camcorder turns on automatically when you open the LCD screen.
•	 Select the Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
•	 Recordable number of photos varies depending on the photo size and quality. page 40
•	 Audio is not recorded when taking photos.
•	 If focusing is difficult, use the manual focus function. page 73
•	 Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage the
storage media or data.
•	 For the on-screen display information, see pages 22~25.
•	 Adjust brightness and contrast of the LCD screen using menu items. Doing so does not affect the
recorded image. page 96
•	 Photo files conform to the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard, established by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.)
•	 Use the built-in flash in low lighting conditions.
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1.	 Press the EASY Q button.
•	 ( EASY Q ) indicator is displayed.
(when activating the EASY Q mode, Anti-shake ( )
indicator also appears.)
2.	 Press the Recording start/stop button or PHOTO
button. page 20
•	 To record videos, press the Recording start/stop
button. To record photos, press the PHOTO button.
3.	 To cancell EASY Q mode, press the EASY Q button
again.
Recording with Ease for Beginners (EASY Q Mode)
With the EASY Q function, most of the camcorder settings are automatically adjusted. This function
frees you from making detailed adjustments.
PRECHECK!
Select the Video ( ) or Photo ( ) mode by pressing the MODE button. page 33
<Photo record mode>
<Video record mode>
•	 The EASY Q mode automatically sets the following record functions: “ SCENE,” ”White
Balance,” “Aperture,” “Shutter,” “EV,” “Super C.Nite,” “Back Light,” “Focus,” “Face
Detection,” “Anti-Shake (EIS),” “Digital Effect,” “Fader,” “Super Macro,” “ISO,”
“Dynamic Range,” “Flash,” “Magic Touch,” “Metering,” “Cont. Shot,” “Bracket
Shot,” etc. Cancell the EASY Q function if you want to add effects or settings to the
images.
•	 Unavailable buttons during EASY Q operation:
Menu ( ) tab / Q.MENU button / etc. Most settings are automatically adjusted in EASY
Q mode. To set or adjust functions on your own, release the EASY Q mode first.
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Capturing photos continually while playing back videos
You can capture photos continually during video playback.
1.	 Select the desired options including the maximum number of images that can be recorded by
using the “Cont. Capture” menu. page 90
2.	 Touch the desired video clip.
3.	 Still images are continually captured by pressing the PHOTO button.
•	 The number of captured images varies depending on how long the PHOTO button is pressed.
-	 Photos are continuously captured up to the storage capacity.
•	 The interval of the continuous image capture varies according to the continuous capture
option. page 90
1.	 Recorded videos appear in a thumbnail index view.
•	 Touch the up ( )/down ( ) tab to move to the
previous/next page.
2.	 Touch the video clip you want.
•	 The selected video is played.
3.	 Press the PHOTO button halfway at the scene you want
to capture.
•	 The playback screen is paused.
4.	 Press the PHOTO button fully down.
•	 The captured still image is recorded in JPEG format.
5.	 When the photo is recorded on the storage media, touch
the Return ( ) tab to view the thumbnail index. Touch
the Photo ( ) tab to view the recorded photo images.
page 50
Capturing Photos while Playing Back Videos
You can capture photos during video playback.
PRECHECK!
Touch the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen to select the playback mode. page 33
basic recording
•	 Resolution of the captured photos differs according to the
resolution of the recorded videos:
-	 Movie images recorded in HD resolution ([HD]1080/50i
(SF), [HD]1080/50i(N), [HD]1080/25p): 1920x1080
-	 Movie images recorded in the resolution ([HD]720/50p):
1280x720
-	 Movie images recorded in SD quality ([SD]576/50p):
896x504
-	 Movie images recorded in the [SD] Web&Mobile: 640x480
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To zoom in
Press the T (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the
zoom lever lever towards T (telephoto).
•	 The distant subject is gradually magnified and can be
recorded.
To zoom out
Press the W (zoom) button on the LCD panel or slide the
zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
•	 The subject moves further away.
Zooming
This camcorder features 8x intelli - zoom in the Video ( ) mode and 5x optical zoom in the Photo
( ) mode to bring distant subjects closer.
•	 Using the optical zoom does not degrade the image quality and clarity.
•	 Use the digital zoom when you want to zoom more than the optical or intelli zoom range.
page 82
•	 Focusing may become unstable when recording with a fast zoom or zooming into a
subject standing too far away. In this case, use the manual focus function. page 73
•	 The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 10cm (about 3.9 inches) for wide angle and about 1m (about 39.37 inches)
for telephoto. If you want to shoot the object close to the lens at a wide angle, use the
Super Macro function. page 80
•	 When using the zoom function while holding the camcorder with your hand, use “Anti-
Shake (EIS)” for stable recording. page 77
•	 Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
Tip
The zoom speed of this camcorder is not variable. Use the zoom lever for high speed zoom
and zoom button on the LCD panel for low speed zoom.
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•	 You can switch the operation mode directly into the playback thumbnail display by touching
the Play ( ) tab on the LCD screen. You will find the most recently created file is highlighted
in the thumbnail view.
•	 The thumbnail display options are selected depending on the standby mode that was used for
the last time, however, you can choose the video (HD or SD) or photo thumbnail view display
options by touching the HD ( HD ), SD ( SD ), or photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
•	 To switch back into the record mode from the thumbnail display mode, you can touch the
video ( )/photo ( ) tab on the LCD screen.
•	 In the video or photo thumbnail display mode, you can directly enter the video or photo record
mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or PHOTO button.
Understanding how to change the operation modes
You can simply change the operation modes by touching the LCD screen or using the buttons as
shown in the following figures:
basic playback
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
Tip
You can choose the thumbnail display options from 3x2 ( ), 4x3 ( ), and Date ( ).
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