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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: SMX-C14RP
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Italian

Table of Contents

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Memory Camcorder
user manual
imagine the possibilities
Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product.
To receive a more complete service, please
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SMX-C10RP/SMX-C10LP/SMX-C10GP/SMX-C10FP
SMX-C13RP/SMX-C13LP/SMX-C13GP
SMX-C14RP/SMX-C14LP/SMX-C14GP
SMX-C100RP/SMX-C100LP/SMX-C100GP
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key features of your memory camcorder
High-resolution Colour Widescreen LCD (2.7” WIDE TFT LCD)
The Samsung memory camcorder features a 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD of 230k pixels
which allows bright and clear monitoring. In addition, the reinforced LCD Enhancer
adjusting colour and brightness to the screen lighting conditions allows better
monitoring under strong sunlight.
H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) Encoding
latest video compression technology, uses a high compression rate to sharply
increase the recordable time with the same size storage.
Simple & Easy User Interface
Designed to provide optimised and easy use with ergonomic design including customisable button layout for
recording/playback functions and frequently used functions. And, the improved Graphics User Interface offers a new
and fresh look as well as easy operation.
High-capacity embedded Flash Memory (8GB (SMX-C13 only), 16GB (SMX-C14 only))
The camcorder has a built-in high capacity flash memory that allows you to record videos (or photos).
User-friendly Functions
User-friendly EASY Q optimises your memory camcorder to the recording conditions automatically, providing
beginners with the best performance.
Twice the memory options (8GB (SMX-C13 only), 16GB (SMX-C14 only))
The memory camcorder’s external memory slot accepts both high capacity SDHC and MMCplus.
Play and transfer videos, quickly and easily using the memory type of your choice. In addition to
this slot the memory camcorder has the built-in flash memory.
High-resolution image through Mobile DNIe
The Samsung memory camcorder includes features such as 3DNR (3-dimensional noise reduction), high-sensitivity
colour expression (intelligent colour expression), High performance Anti-Shake (Hyper DIS), and automatic face detection
(Face Detection).
Capture Visions farther than the eye can see (10x Optical/1200x Digital Zoom)
Samsung's powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without
losing image quality. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation makes extreme digital
zooming clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
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Various Recording Features
The memory camcorder supports Anti-Shake (HDIS), Digital Effect and a wide range of
other functions that you can select according to the scene you are recording. ➥pages 56~70
Capturing Photo Image (8GB (SMX-C13 only), 16GB (SMX-C14 only))
Captures a moving subject instantly and saves the scene as a photo image.
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 programs or for
other various purposes.
Direct upload of your videos to the Web!
The built-in editing software Intelli-studio installs directly from this camcorder
to your PC, when you simply connect your camcorder to a PC via 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.
Direct Uploading Your Recordings with One-Touch Sharing button
This method uses the software built in your camcorder to upload your
recordings to the website such as the YouTube with a simple one-touch
operation.
Make a digest of your video! Storyboard printing!
Using the storyboard printing, you can make the digest image of your video abridging
its story. This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the selected video and
makes up one still image of 16-splits to save it into the storage media. It presents a
quick overview of your video, helping you to understand the whole story of the video.
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safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
WARNING
Death or risk of serious personal injury.
CAUTION
Potential risk of personal injury or material damage.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your camcorder,
follow these basic safety precautions:
Hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the camcorder.
These warning signs are 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!
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 similar.
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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.
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BEFORE USING THIS CAMCORDER

This camcorder is designed exclusively for high-capacity built-in flash memory (8GB (SMX-C13 only),
16GB (SMX-C14 only)) and external memory card.

This camcorder records video in H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) format compliant
with Standard resolution (SD-VIDEO) 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.
The recorded contents cannot be compensated for:
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Samsung cannot compensate for any damages caused when recording is not made normally or recorded
contents cannot be played back because of a camcorder or card defect.
Also, Samsung cannot be held responsible for your recorded video and audio.
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Recorded contents may be lost due to an error when handling this camcorder or memory card, etc. Samsung
shall not be held responsible for the loss of recorded contents, and cannot compensate for any damages.
Make a backup of important recorded data.
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Protect your important recorded data by copying the files to a PC. It is recommended to copy it from your PC
to other recording media for storage. Refer to the software installation and USB connection guide.

Copyright: Please note that this camcorder is intended for an individual consumer’s use only.
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Data recorded on the card in this camcorder using other digital/analogue media or devices is protected by the
copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the copyright owner, 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.
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IMPORTANT NOTE
Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care:
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The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with excessive force, hit it or prick it with a sharp object.
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If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear, turn the camcorder off, wait
for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
- Do not place the camcorder with the open LCD screen down.
- Close the LCD monitor when not using the camcorder.
Liquid crystal display:
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The LCD screen is a product of high precision technology. Out of the total pixels (approx. 230,000 pixels of an LCD monitor ),
0.01% or less pixels may be out (black dots) or may remain lit as coloured dots (red, blue, and green). This shows the limitations
of the current technology, and does not indicate a fault that will interfere with recording.
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The LCD screen will be slightly dimmer than usual when the camcorder is at low temperature, as in cold areas, or right after
the power is turned on. Normal brightness will be restored when the temperature inside the camcorder rises. Note that the
above mentioned phenomena have no effect on the image in a storage media, so there is no cause for concern.
Hold the camcorder correctly:
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Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD monitor when lifting it: the LCD monitor could detach and the camcorder may fall.
Do not subject the camcorder to impact:
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This camcorder is a precision machine. Take great care that you do not strike it against a hard object or let it fall.
- Do not use the camcorder on a tripod in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
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Fine sand or dust entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
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Water or oil entering the camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or defects.
Heat on surface of product:
- The surface of the camcorder will be slightly warm when used, but this does not indicate a fault.
Be careful of unusual ambient temperature:
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Using the camcorder in a place where the temperature is over 104°F (40°C) or lower than 32°F (0°C) may result in abnormal
recording/playback.
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Do not leave the camcorder on a beach or in a closed vehicle where the temperature is very high for a long time:
This could cause malfunctions.
Do not point directly at the sun:
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If direct sunlight strikes the lens, the camcorder could malfunction or a fire could occur.
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Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This could cause malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or radio:
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This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
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Do not use the camcorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:
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If the camcorder is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such as near a radio wave
tower or electric appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded. During playback
of normally recorded video and audio, noise may also be present in photo and sound.
At worst the camcorder could malfunction.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or steam:
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Thick soot or steam could damage the camcorder case or cause malfunctions.
Do not use the camcorder near corrosive gas:
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If the camcorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated by gasoline or diesel engines, or corrosive
gas such as hydrogen sulphide, the external or internal terminals could corrode, disabling normal operation, or the battery
connection terminals could corrode, so that power will not turn on.
Do not use the camcorder near ultrasonic humidifier:
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Calcium and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the air, and white particles could adhere to the optical head of
the camcorder, which could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not clean the camcorder body with benzene or thinner:
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The coating of exterior could peel off or the case surface could deteriorate.
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When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the instructions.
Keep the memory card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

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.
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ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL

This User Manual covers models SMX-C10RP, SMX-C10LP, SMX-C10GP, SMX-C10FP, SMX-C13RP, SMX-C13LP, SMX-C13GP,
SMX-C14RP, SMX-C14LP, SMX-C14GP, SMX-C100RP, SMX-C100LP and SMX-C100GP. The SMX-C13RP, SMX-C13LP and
SMX-C13GP have a 8GB built in flash memory respectively but also use memory cards. The SMX-C14RP, SMX-C14LP and SMX-
C14GP have a 16GB built in flash memory respectively but also use memory cards. The SMX-C10RP, SMX-C10LP, SMX-C10GP,
SMX-C10FP, SMX-C100RP, SMX-C100LP and SMX-C100GP does not have built-in flash memory and uses memory cards
exclusively. Although some features of SMX-C10RP, SMX-C10LP, SMX-C10GP, SMX-C10FP, SMX-C13RP, SMX-C13LP, SMX-
C13GP, SMX-C14RP, SMX-C14LP, SMX-C14GP, SMX-C100RP, SMX-C100LP and SMX-C100GP are different, they operate in
the same way.
Illustrations of model SMX-C10P 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 storage media and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
In this user manual’s function descriptions, the icon on the on-screen display section means that it will appear on the screen when
you set the corresponding function. Ex) Submenu item of “Video Resolution”  page 58
(If set, corresponding icon ( ) will appear on the screen.)
Descriptions of the “Photo” and “built-in memory” in this user manual apply only to the following models: SMX-C13, SMX-C14
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"TV Super Fine" Videos recorded in 720x576(50i) resolution at super-fine image quality.
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Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g.
charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these
items from other types of waste and recycle them 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 these items for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product and its electronic accessories 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.
NOTES REGARDING TRADEMARKS

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.

Windows® is registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
Macintosh is trademark of Apple Inc.
YouTube® is a trademark of Google Inc.
Flickr® is a trademark of Yahoo.

All the other product names mentioned herein may be the trademark or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “TM” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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precautions during use
WARNING
Do not overload outlets or
extension cords as this may
result in abnormal heat or fire.
Using the camcorder at
temperatures over 140°F (60°
C) may result in fire. Keeping the
battery at a high temperature
may cause an explosion.
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Do not allow water or metal
and inflammable matter to
enter the camcorder or AC
power adaptor. Doing so may
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dust entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could
cause malfunctions or defects.
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The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damage. Heed all instructions carefully.
Unplug from power supply.
Do not touch product.
Prohibited action.
WARNING
Death or risk of serious
personal injury.
This precaution must be kept.
Do not disassemble product.
CAUTION
Means that there is a
potential risk of personal
injury or material damage.
Do not bend the power-cord or
damage the AC power adaptor
by pressing on it with a heavy
object. There may be a risk of
fire or electric shock.
Do not disconnect the AC
adaptor by pulling on its
power-cord, as this could
damage the power-cord.
Do not aim the LCD screen
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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camcorder or AC power
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Do not plug or unplug the power cord
with wet hands. There is a risk of electric
shock.
Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or
reform the camcorder or the AC adaptor to
avoid a risk of fire or electric shock.
Keep the power-cord unplugged when
not in use or during lightning storms to
prevent fire hazard.
When cleaning the AC adaptor, unplug
the power-cord to avoid a risk of a
malfunction or electric shock.
If the camcorder makes an abnormal sound,
or smells 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 use the AC adaptor if it has
damaged, split or broken cords or wires.
Doing so may cause fire or electric shock.
Do not connect the AC adaptor unless the
plug can be fully inserted with no part of
the blades exposed.
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.
Keep the camcorder away 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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If the camcorder malfunctions, immediately
detach the AC adaptor or battery from the
camcorder to avoid fire or injury.
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precautions during use
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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CAUTION
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 use the camcorder on a tripod (not
supplied) in a place where it is subject to
severe vibrations or impact.
Do not use the camcorder near direct
sunlight or heating equipment. This will
especially shorten the operation range of
the remote control which uses infrared rays.
Do not expose the camcorder to sand or
water when recording at the beach or pool,
or recording on a rainy day. Doing so may
cause a malfunction or electric shock.
Do not leave the camcorder in a closed
vehicle where the temperature is very high
for a long time.
Do not use the camcorder near 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 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.
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steam. Thick soot or steam could damage
the camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
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Use Samsung-approved accessories only. Using
products from other manufacturers may cause
overheating, fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries due to abnormal operation.
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Do not use the camcorder near strong radio
waves or magnetism such as speakers and
large motors. Noise could enter video or
audio that are being recorded.
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and a place with ventilation openings.
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Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
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 expose the camcorder to sudden
changes in temperature or humid places.
There is also a risk of defect or electric shock
when using outdoors during lightning storms.
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Do not place the camcorder with the open
LCD screen down.
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 leave the LCD monitor open when
not using the camcorder.
Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it. The LCD monitor
could detach and the camcorder may fall.
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contents
quick start guide
07
GeTTING TO KNOW YOUR
camcorder
PREPARATION
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ABOUT THE STORAGE MEDIA
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RECORDING
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07	 You can record videos in H.264 format!
11	 What's included with your camcorder
12	 Front & left view
13	 Rear & bottom view
14	 Using the hand strap
14	 Adjusting the LCD screen
15	 Basic camcorder positioning
16	 Connecting a power source
24	 Basic operation of your camcorder
25	 LCD screen indicators
31	 Turning the screen indicators on/off ( )
33	 Shortcut menu (OK GUIDE)
35	 Initial setting : Time Zone, Date And Time & OSD Language
38	 Selecting the storage media (SMX-C13/C14 only)
39	 Inserting / ejecting the memory card
40	 Selecting a suitable memory card
43	 Recordable time and capacity
45	 Recording videos
46	 Recording with ease for beginners (EASY Q Mode)
47	 Taking photo images (SMX-C13/C14 only)
48	 Zooming in and out
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49	 Changing the playback mode (SMX-C13/C14 only)
50	 Playing videos
53	 Viewing photos (SMX-C13/C14 only)
54	 Changing the menu settings
56	 Menu items
57	 Using the recording menu items
57	 iSCENE
58	 Video resolution
59	 Photo resolution
59	 16:9 Wide
60	 EV (Exposure Value)
61	 Back light
62	 Focus
62	 Face detection
64	 Anti-Shake (HDIS)
65	 Digital effect
66	 Fader
66	 Wind cut
67	 Digital zoom
68	 Time lapse REC
70	 Guideline
71	 Menu items
72	 Play option
73	 Delete
74	 Protect
75	 Story-board print
76	 Copy (SMX-C13/C14 only)
78	 Divide
80	 Combine
81	 Share mark
82	 Slide show (SMX-C13/C14 only)
83	 File info
playback
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recording options
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playback options
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SETTINGs OPTIONS
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using with a Windows
computer
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84	 Changing the menu settings in "settings"
85	 Menu items
86	 Using the settings menu items
86	 Storage (SMX-C13/C14 only)
86	 Storage Info
87	 Format
87	 File No.
88	 Time Zone
90	 Date/Time Set
90	 Date Type
90	 Time Type
91	 Date/Time Display
91	 LCD Brightness
91	 LCD Colour
92	 LCD Enhancer
92	 Auto LCD Off
92	 Menu Design
92	 Transparency
93	 Beep Sound
93	 Shutter Sound (SMX-C13/C14 only)
93	 Auto Power Off
94	 PC Software
94	 TV Display
94	 Default Set
95	 Version
95	 Language
95	 Demo
96 Checking your computer type
97 What you can do with a Windows computer
98	 Using the Intelli-studio programme
105	 Using as a removable storage device
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107	 Connecting to a TV
108	 Viewing on a TV screen
109	 Recording (dubbing ) images on a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder
connecting to other
devices
107 110	 Maintenance
111	 Additional information
113	 Using your camcorder abroad
114	 Troubleshooting
127	 Specifications
maintenance & additional
information
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Troubleshooting
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.
1. Insert a memory card. page 39
• You can use commercially available SDHC
(SD High Capacity) or MMC plus cards with this camcorder.
• Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
2. Insert the battery into the
battery slot. page 16
• Gently slide the Battery
pack release switch in the
direction as shown in the
diagram.
You can record videos in H.264 format!
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 (SMX-C13/C14 only).
Step1: Get ready
[Battery pack release] Switch
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RECORDING VIDEOS WITH H.264
FORMAT
RECORDING PHOTOS (SMX-C13/C14
ONLY)
• Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 recording format which achieves efficient coding of high quality video
with less capacity.
• You can record videos with SD (standard definition). The default setting is “TV Fine (720x576/50i)”.  page 58
• You cannot record photos while you are recording videos.
Recording start/stop button
LCD screen
Zoom lever
CHG indicator
PHOTO ( ) button
(SMX-C13/C14 only)
Step 2: Record with your camcorder
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Your camcorder uses advanced H.264 compression
technology to realise the clearest video quality.
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1. Open the LCD screen.
2. Press the Power ( ) button.
3. Press the Recording start/stop button.
• To stop recording, press the Recording
start/stop button.
1. Open the LCD screen.
2. Press the Power ( ) button.
3. Press the PHOTO ( ) button fully when you are
ready.
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VIEWING ON A TV
• You can enjoy detailed, brilliant quality videos on the connected TV. page 108
VIEWING THE LCD SCREEN OF YOUR CAMCORDER
You can find your desired recordings quickly by using the thumbnail index view.
1. Press the Mode ( ) button to select the Play mode.
• The thumbnail index view appears. The thumbnail of the latest created or
played file is highlighted.
2. Set the Play Mode to “Video” or “Photo”. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
• Press the MENU button. Use the Control button to select “Play Mode” 
“Video” or “Photo”.
3. Use the Control button to select a desired video or photo, and then press the
Control button (OK).
Step 3: Play back videos or photos
• Setting the Play Mode menu is available in thumbnail view only.
(SMX-C13/C14 only)
• The photo function is available for the model, SMX-C13/C14 only.
Step 4: Save recorded videos or photos
Simple and fun! Enjoy the various features of Intelli-studio on your Windows computer.
Using the Intelli-studio programme, built in your camcorder, you can import videos/photos into
your computer, edit or share the videos/photos with your friends. For details, see page 98.
(SMX-C13/C14 only)
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SHARING VIDEOS/PHOTOS ON YouTube/Flickr
Share your contents with the world, by uploading photos and videos directly to a web site with a single click.
Click on the “Share”  “Upload to Share Site” tab on the browser.  page 101
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer (when you
specify “PC Software: On”).  page 94
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos data that have been
saved on a computer from the storage media. Then you can record new videos or photos on newly freed-up space.
Press the Mode ( ) button to switch the Play mode Press the MENU button  Control button ( / /  / /OK) to
select "Delete." page 73
If the storage media is full, you cannot record new videos or photos. Delete videos or photos data that have been
Step 5: Delete videos or photos
IMPORTING AND VIEWING VIDEOS/PHOTOS FROM THE CAMCORDER TO YOUR PC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio programme by connecting the camcorder to
your PC via USB cable.
• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window.
Click “Yes”, the uploading procedure will start.
2. Click “Import folder” to import the videos or photos from the PC to
the Intelli-studio, 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.
Imported Files
Folders directory on your PC
“Import folder” button
quick start guide
The photo function is available for the models, SMX-C13/C14 only.
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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.
✪ The exact shape of each item may vary by model.
Battery pack
(IA-BH130LB)
AC power adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Audio/Video cable USB cable
Hand strap Quick start guide User manual CD
Memory card
(Optional)
Carrying case
(Optional)
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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 unauthorised use of accessories such as AC adaptor or the batteries.
A memory card is not included. See page 40 for memory cards compatible with
your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes a user manual CD and a quick start guide (printed).
(Optional) : This is an optional accessory. To buy one, contact your nearest
Samsung dealer.
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Internal microphone USB jack ( )
Lens Display ( ) button
Recording start/stop button Mode ( ) button
Control button (//// OK), Zoom(W/T) button EASY Q button
MENU button Hand strap hook
LCD screen PHOTO ( ) button (SMX-C13/C14 only)
Power ( ) button Zoom lever (W/T)
Built-in speaker Share ( ) button
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SDHC
Usable Memory Cards
(32GB Max)
MMCplus
Charging indicator (CHG) Memory card slot
Recording start/stop button Battery pack slot
AV cable jack (AV) Jack/ Battery pack/ Memory card cover
DC IN jack (DC IN) Tripod receptacle
Battery pack release switch
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This section provides information that you should know before using this camcorder such as how to use the provided
accessories, how to charge the battery, and how to setup the operation mode and initialise setup.
USING THE HAND STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the
camcorder from damage by being dropped.
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ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
The wide LCD screen on your camcorder offers high quality image viewing.
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.
• Remove 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 reverse as if you were looking at a mirror. This is not a problem and does not affect the image
being recorded.
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BASIC CAMCORDER POSITIONING
Use both hands while taking a video or photo to prevent the camcorder from shaking.
Try to avoid any slight movement while shooting.
Adjusting the shooting angle
Aim the camcorder as shown in the illustration.
1.	 Hold the camcorder with your both hands.
2.	 Hook up the hand strap to fit to 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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the camcorder body. Make sure the
camcorder lens is angled for proper
shooting.
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CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder.
Use IA-BH130LB battery pack only.
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
Battery pack insertion/ejection
It is recommended you purchase one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous use of your camcorder.
Inserting the battery pack
1. Slide and open the battery slot cover as shown in the diagram.
2. Insert the battery pack into the battery slot until it locks.
Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing left while
the battery pack is placed as shown in the diagram.
3. Slide and close the battery slot cover.
Ejecting the battery pack
1. Slide and open the battery slot cover and push the Battery pack
release switch.
Gently push the Battery pack release switch in the direction
as shown in the diagram to eject the battery.
2. Pull the ejected battery out in the direction as shown in the diagram.
3. Slide and close the battery slot cover.
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while not in use.
It is recommended to prepare an additional battery
pack for prolonged outdoor use.
Contact your nearest Samsung Electronics Service
Centre for purchasing additional battery packs.
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Charging the battery
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
1.	 Insert the battery to the camcorder. ➥page 16
2.	 Press the Power ( ) button to turn off the camcorder.
3.	 Open the connector cover of the unit.
4.	 Charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and charging starts. When the
battery is fully charged, the charging (CHG) lamp turns green.
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Using the AC power
adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor with the
camcorder properly and plug the AC
Power adaptor to the wall outlet.
Using the USB cable
Connect the USB cable with the
camcorder properly and connect the other
end to a USB port of a PC.
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Charging the battery pack in a low temperature may take longer or fail to fully charge (green indicator will not
turn on).
Please make sure that there are no foreign substances in plug and socket when you connect the AC power
supply to the camcorder.
Fully charge the battery pack before use.
When using the AC power supply, place it close to the wall outlet. If there is a malfunction during use of the
camcorder, separate the AC power supply immediately from the wall outlet.
Do not use the AC power supply in a tight space, such as between furnishings.
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It is recommended to charge the battery pack in a place with ambient temperature of 10°C ~ 30°C.
For charging, connecting both USB cable and AC power adaptor simultaneously will have the same effect
as using the AC power adaptor only.
Even with the power is switched on, battery pack will still charge with the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
But you need more charging time when the power is on. It is recommended you to keep the camcorder
turned off while charging.
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Charging indicator
Tips for battery identification
✪ The colour of the LED indicates the charging status.
If the battery has been fully charged, the charge indicator is
green.
While the battery is being charged, the charge indicator lights
orange.
If an error occurs while the battery is being charged, the charge
indicator blinks orange.
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Charging state
Charge
Charging Fully Charged
LED Colour (Orange) (Green)
If there is no operation for more than 5 minutes when the LCD screen is closed, the charging lamp blink green to
indicate the camcorder is powered on. (uses the battery as main power and make sure the "Auto Power Off" set
on "off")
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The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
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Battery
Level
Indicator
State Message
Fully charged -
20%~40% used -
40%~60% used -
60%~80% used -
80%~99% used -
Exhausted (flickers): The device will soon turn off.
Change the Battery Pack as soon as possible.
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3 seconds.
"Low battery"
Battery Level Display
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery pack.
Before using the camcorder, charge the battery.
Above figures are based on a fully charged battery pack at a normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
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Charging, recording and playback times with fully charged battery pack
(with no zoom operation, etc.)
For your reference, the approximate time with fully charged battery pack:
Battery type IA-BH130LB
Charging time
Using a AC power adaptor approx. 2 hr.
Using a USB cable approx. 4 hr.
Video resolution
720 x 576 (50i) 640 x 480 (25p)
TV Super
Fine ( )
TV Fine ( )
TV Normal
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Web Fine ( )
Web Normal
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Continuous
recording time
approx. 160min.
Playback time approx. 180min.
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The time is only for reference. Figures shown above are measured under Samsung's test environment, and may
differ according to user and condition.
- We recommend using the AC power adaptor when using the Time Lapse REC Function.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time of the camcorder in the table shows the available recording time when the camcorder
is in the recording mode without using any other function after recording started. When actually recording, the battery
pack may discharge 2-3 times faster than this reference since the record start/stop and zoom functions are being
operated, and playback is performed. Prepare additional charged battery pack(s) to allow for the time you are planning
to record on the camcorder. Note that the battery pack discharges faster in a cold environment.
The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
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About the battery pack
Benefits of the battery pack: The battery pack is small but has a large power capacity. It should be recharged in
any environment that is between 50°F ~ 86°F (10°C ~ 30°C).
However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 0°C (32°F)), its usage time is reduced and it may cease
to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or any other warm, protected place for a short
time, then reattach it to the camcorder.
The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
25 °C (77 °F). As the environmental temperature and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the
approximate continuous recording times given in the instructions.
Handling the battery pack
To preserve battery power, keep your camcorder turned off when you are not operating it.

To save battery power, you can set the "Auto Power Off" function which turns off the camcorder if there is no
operation for 5 minutes. To disable this option, change the setting of "Auto Power Off" to "Off" ➥page 93
Do not allow metallic objects to come into contact with the terminals.

Make sure that the battery pack fits firmly into place. Do not drop the battery pack.
Dropping the battery pack may cause damage.
Be careful to keep the battery pack out of the reach of children. It is a choking hazard, if swallowed.
Frequent use of the LCD screen or using the fast forward or rewind buttons wears out the battery pack faster.
Remove the battery pack from the camcorder for safekeeping after using your camcorder.

Leaving the battery pack for extended period of time may discharge the battery pack completely.
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It is designed to protect the battery pack. If the recharging LED turns on normally within 5 minutes, use the
battery pack as normal.
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Use only Samsung-approved battery packs.
Do not use batteries from other manufacturers because, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
Maintaining the battery pack

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.
Clean the terminals to remove any foreign substances before inserting the battery.
Do not put the battery pack near any heat source (i.e. fire or heater).
Do not disassemble, apply pressure to, or heat the battery pack.

Do not allow the ' + ' and '-' terminals of the battery pack to be short-circuited.
It may cause leakage, heat generation, induce overheating or fire.
Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water resistant.

When fully discharged, a battery pack damages the internal cells.
The battery pack may be prone to leakage when fully discharged.

Remove from charger or powered unit when not in use. Even when the power is switched off, the battery pack will
still discharge if it is left attached to the camcorder.

When not using the camcorder for an extended period:
It is recommended that you fully charge the battery pack once every 6 months, attach it to the camcorder and use
it up: then remove the battery pack and store it in a 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 governed by storage, operating and environmental conditions.
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Using a household power source
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack.
The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.
Using the camcorder with the AC power adaptor
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 use it indoors.
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Before detaching the power source, make sure that the camcorder’s power is turned off.
Failure to do so can result in camcorder malfunction.
Use a nearby wall outlet when using the AC power adaptor. Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the wall
outlet immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
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Using other AC power adaptors could cause electric shock or result in fire.

The AC power adaptor can be used around the world. An AC plug adaptor is required in some foreign countries.
If you need one, purchase it from your distributor.
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Auto Power Off Function
To save battery power, you can set the "Auto
Power Off" function which turns off the
camcorder if there is no operation for 5 minutes.
To disable this option, change the setting of
"Auto Power Off" to "Off." ➥page 93
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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. If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time
you turn on the camcorder.
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BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording videos or photo and also basic settings on your camcorder.
Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using Power ( ) button and Mode ( ) button.
Turning the camcorder on or off
You can turn the power on or off by pressing the Power ( ) button.
1. Open the LCD screen and press the Power ( ) button to turn on the
camcorder.
2. To turn off the camcorder, press the Power ( ) button.
Setting the operating modes
• You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you
press the Mode ( ) button.
- Record mode → Play mode → Record mode
Mode Functions
Record mode To record videos or photos (SMX-C13/C14 only).
Play mode To play videos or photos (SMX-C13/C14 only), or edit them.
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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. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
When the camcorder is turned on, the self-diagnosis function operates and a message may appear.
In this case, refer to "Warning indicators and messages" (on pages 114-116) and take corrective action.
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB
SDHC memory card capacity.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the
camcorder restarts.
For enhanced performance, the display indications
and the order are subject to change without prior notice.
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Time Lapse REC *
Operating mode (STBY (Standby) /  (Recording))
Time counter
(video recording time: remaining recordable time)
Storage media (memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level)
Video image resolution
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
LCD Enhancer *
Back Light
Wind Cut
Fader *
Zoom (Optical zoom / Digital zoom)
Date/Time Display
Time Zone
Digital Effect
EV (Exposure value)*
Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
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LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 8GB SDHC
memory card capacity.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder
restarts.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and the
order are subject to change without prior notice.
The photo function is available only with SMX-C13/C14 models.
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. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on
available space on the storage media.
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Time Lapse REC *
Operating mode (STBY (Standby) /  (Recording))
Time counter
(video recording time: remaining recordable time)
Photo image counter
(total number of recordable photo images)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-C13/C14 only))
Battery info. (Remaining battery level)
Photo image resolution,
Video image resolution
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
LCD Enhancer *
Back Light
Wind Cut
Fader *
Zoom (Optical zoom / Digital zoom)
Date/Time Display
Time Zone
Digital Effect
EV (Exposure value)*
Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
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Quick View
Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual Focus)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
EV (Exposure value)*
iSCENE
Video and Photo record mode:
Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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Shortcut menu (Manual)
Manual Control Bar/ Value
Menu name
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Value adjust (down)
Value adjust (up)
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(Exposure value) screen.
Functions marked with * will not be kept
when the camcorder restarts.
The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents
the most frequently accessed functions
according to the selected mode. Pressing
the OK button will display a shortcut menu of
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Video Play mode : Single View
Video Play mode
Play Status ( Play () / Pause ( ❙❙ ))
Time code (Elapsed time / Recorded time)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-C13/C14 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Video image resolution
Protection
LCD Enhancer
File Name
Date/Time Display
Share mark
Play Option
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Video Play mode
Recorded time
Copy Selected (SMX-C13/C14 only)
Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-C13/C14 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Now/ Total file number
Error File
Scroll bar
Share mark
Delete Selected
Button Guide
Edit (Combine)
Protection
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Volume Down
Play ( ) / Pause ( ❙❙ )
Move to previous file / REW (rewind) ➥page 32
Volume Up
Video Play mode : Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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Photo Play mode : Single View (SMX-C13/C14 only)
Photo Play mode : Thumbnail View
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Photo Play mode
Protection
Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C13/C14 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Now/ Total file number
Error File
Scroll bar
Delete Selected
Button Guide
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Slide Show
Image counter
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Storage media (Memory card or built-in memory
(SMX-C13/C14 only))
Battery info (Remaining battery level)
Photo image resolution
Protection
LCD Enhancer
File name (file number)
OK Guide (Next image)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
OK Guide (Previous image)
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TURNING THE SCREEN INDICATORS ON/OFF ( )
Switching the information display mode
You can switch the on-screen information display mode:
Press the Display ( ) button while the camcorder is on.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
Full display mode: All types of information will appear.
Minimum display mode: Only the operating status indicator will appear.
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In the menu screen, the Display ( ) button will be deactivated.
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Using the Control button
Button Record ( ) mode
Play mode Menu
selection
Video Play ( ) mode Photo Play ( ) mode
OK
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- Confirm selection
- Exit the shortcut menu
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UP
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LEFT
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Previous image
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Search playback FPS (Forward
Playback Search) rate:
x2→x4→x8→x16
- Next Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- 
Slow motion playback
(Slow Motion Playback Rate:
x1/2→x1/4→x1/8→x1/16)
Next image
Moves to
the next
menu
The photo function is available only with SMX-C13/C14 models.
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SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
The shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions according to the selected mode.
✪ For example: Setting the iSCENE in Record mode using the Shortcut
menu (OK guide).
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed.
2. Press the Control button () to select “iSCENE” mode.
It displays the iSCENE mode menu, where you can press the Control button
( / ) to select the desired submenu item.
3. Press the OK button to confirm your selection.
The selected submenu item indicator ( ) will display on the screen.
Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
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The shortcut menu (OK guide) cannot be used in EASY Q mode.
Before selecting a menu item, please check out that you set the appropriate
mode first.
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Auto Exposure
Auto Exposure
Auto Exposure
0:00:00 [245Min]
STBY
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STBY
Select
Move
Exit
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
Recording people or objects
in motion
Sports
Select
Select
Move
Move
Exit
Exit
STBY
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
0:00:00 [245Min]
Recording people or objects
Recording people or objects
in motion
in motion
Sports
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Shortcut function using the Control buttons
Button Record ( ) mode
Play mode
Video Play ( ) mode Photo Play ( ) mode
OK
- Access the shortcut menu
- Confirm selection
- Exit the shortcut menu
- 
Shortcut menu
(OK guide) is
displayed
- Playback / Pause
Single image
playback
UP
iSCENE lncreases the volume -
DOWN
Focus Decreases the volume -
LEFT
EV
- 
Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search)
rate: x2→x4→x8→x16
- 
Previous Skip Playback
Previous image
RIGHT
Quick View
- 
Search playback 
FPS

(Forward Playback Search)
rate: x2→x4→x8→x16
- Next Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- 
Slow motion playback
(Slow Motion Playback Rate:
x1/2→x1/4→x1/8→x1/16)
Next image
The photo function is available only with SMX-C13/C14 models.
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INITIAL SETTING : TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME & OSD LANGUAGE
Initial setting is available in all operating modes.
To read the menus or messages in your desired language, set the OSD language.
To store the date and time during recording, set the time zone and date/time.
Turning the power on and setting the date and time
Set the date and time when using the camcorder for the first time.
If you do not set date and time, the date and time (time zone) screen appears
every time you turn on your camcorder.
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1. Open the LCD Screen and press the Power ( ) button to turn on the camcorder.
When you turn on your camcorder for the first time, the Time Zone screen
appears based on London, Lisbon. (Greenwich Mean Time)
You can also set the Time Zone ("Home") in the "Settings" menu. ➥page 88
2. Select your geographical area with Control button ( / ), then press the OK
button.
The Date/Time Set screen appears.
3. Select the date and time information, and change the setting values by using the
Control button (  /  /  / ).
4. Make sure the clock is correctly set, and then press the OK button.
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The year can be set up to 2037, based on “Home” item.
Activating the ( ) icon forwards the time by 1 hour.
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Date/Time Set
Home:
London, Lisbon
[GMT 00:00]
01/JAN/2009 00:00
Home
Date/Time Set
Day Month Year Hour Min
Home
Visit : 01/JAN/2009 00:00
Back Move Ok
JAN 00
00
2009 :
/
/
01
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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 months 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.

After setting, the date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the storage media.
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Turning the date and time display on/off

To switch the date and time display on or off, access the menu and change the Date/Time mode. ➥page 91
Simple setting of the clock by time difference
You can easily set the clock to the local time by setting a time difference when using your camcorder abroad.
Select "Time Zone" on the menu, then set the time difference. ➥page 88
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INITIAL SETTING : TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME & OSD LANGUAGE
Selecting the OSD language
You can select the desired language to display the menu screen and the messages.
1. Press the MENU button.
The menu screen appears.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
The menus in "Settings" mode will appear.
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Language", and then
press the OK button.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select the desired OSD language, and then
press the OK button.
English / 한국어/ Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Português /
Nederlands / Svenska / Suomi / Norsk / Dansk / Polski / Čeština / Slovensky
/ Magyar / limba română / Български / Ελληνικά / српски / Hrvatski /
/ / / / Türkçe / / / IsiZulu
5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.

Even if battery pack or AC power are removed, the language setting will be preserved.
The "Language" options may be changed without prior notice.
The date and time format may change depending on the selected language.
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Settings
Language
Default Set
Version
Exit Select
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
Settings
Language
Default Set
Version
English
Exit Move Select
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
Français
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SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (SMX-C13/C14 ONLY)
You can record on the built-in memory or a memory card, so you should select the desired storage media before
starting recording or playback.
You can use SDHC and MMCplus cards on your camcorder.
(Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type.)
Before inserting or ejecting the memory card, turn the camcorder off.
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about the storage media
Using the built-in memory (SMX-C13/C14 only)
Because this camcorder has an embedded 8GB (SMX-C13 only), 16GB (SMX-C14 only) memory, it is not
necessary to buy extra storage media. This makes recording/playback more convenient.
Using a memory card (not supplied)
This camcorder has a multi-card slot for access to SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and MMCplus.
You can use SDHC and MMC plus cards on your camcorder.
- Some cards are not compatible depending on the memory card manufacturer and memory card type.
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1. Press the MENU button.
The menu list will appear.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Settings."
3. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Storage", then press the
OK button.
4. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Memory" or "Card",
then press the OK button.
"Memory": When using the built-in memory.
"Card": When using the memory card.
5. Press the MENU button to exit.
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Selecting the storage media
Settings
Format
Storage
Storage Info
Memory
Card
Exit Move Select
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
Settings
Format
Storage
Storage Info
Exit
:
STBY 0:00:00 [245Min]
Select
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INSERTING / EJECTING THE MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card cover as shown in the diagram.
3. Insert the memory card into the memory card slot until it softly clicks
in the direction of the arrow shown in the diagram.
4. Close the cover.
Ejecting a memory card
1. Turn the camcorder off.
2. Slide and open the battery/memory card cover as shown in the diagram.
3. Slightly push the memory card inwards to pop it out.
4. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot and close the cover.
Never format the built-in memory or memory card using a PC.
If you insert a memory card when the camcorder is on, the pop-up message will prompt you automatically
to select the storage type. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
If there is no memory card inserted, only the built-in memory will be available. (SMX-C13/C14 only)
Do not eject a memory card while it is being used in the camcorder. The memory card and its data may be
damaged.
Do not remove the power (battery pack or AC power adaptor) when accessing storage media with
recording, playback, format, delete, etc. The storage media and its data may be damaged.
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CAUTION
As shown in the diagram, slide the memory card in with the label right.
In case the label of a memory card faces left when sliding the card into the slot, the camcorder may not
work, or the tip of the memory card may be damaged.
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SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
A memory card is a compact portable storage media with a data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk.
You can use a SDHC memory card and MMC plus.
(If needed, buy a memory card separately.)
- You can also use a SD memory card, but it is recommended that you use a
SDHC memory card and MMC plus with your camcorder.
(SD cards up to 2GB are supported with this camcorder. Normal operation is not
guaranteed with SD cards bigger than 2GB.)
In this camcorder, you can use memory cards (SDHC or MMCplus) of the
following capacity: 512MB ~ 32GB
Compatible recording media
- The following recording media have been recommended for use with this camcorder.
Others are not recommended, so buy such products with caution.
SDHC or SD memory cards: By Panasonic, SanDisk, and TOSHIBA
MMC plus: By Transcend
If other media are used, they may fail to record data correctly, or they may lose data
that has already been recorded.
For video recording, use a memory card that supports faster write speed (at least 2MB/sec).
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card
The SDHC card is a higher version (Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports capacity above 2GB.
An SDHC card has a mechanical write protection switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental erasure of files
recorded on the card. To enable writing, move the switch up towards terminals. To set write protection, move the
switch down.
Due to a change File Allocation System and physical specifications, The SDHC memory card cannot be used with
current SD-enabled host devices. The SDHC memory card can be used with SDHC-enabled host devices which
carry a SDHC logo on the device itself or on its operation manual.
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about the storage media
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<MMCplus>
<SDHC memory card>
Terminals
Protection
tab
<Usable Memory Cards>
(512MB ~32GB)

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