Samsung SMX-C200 manual

View a manual of the Samsung SMX-C200 below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: SMX-C200
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

Page: 0
SMX-C19BP/SMX-C19RP/SMX-C19LP/SMX-C19UP
SMX-C20BP/SMX-C20RP/SMX-C20LP/SMX-C20UP
SMX-C24BP/SMX-C24RP/SMX-C24LP/SMX-C24UP
SMX-C200BP/SMX-C200RP/SMX-C200LP/SMX-C200UP
Memory Camcorder
www.samsung.com/register
User Manual
Page: 1
key features of your memory camcorder
Samsung memory camcorder utilises a 2.7-inch 230k pixel Widescreen LCD which allows
bright and clear monitoring. In addition, the LCD Enhancer adjusts colour and brightness to the
screen lighting conditions for better monitoring under strong sunlight.
In Smart Auto mode, you can record more easily and
conveniently in high quality, without having to set recording
mode individually according to the recording situation.
Latest video compression technology, H.264, uses a high compression rate to sharply increase
the recordable time with the same size storage.
The Samsung memory camcorder has 3DNR (3-dimensional noise reduction), high-sensitivity
colour expression (intelligent colour expression), High performance Anti-Shake (Hyper DIS),
and automatic face detection features.
This function captures 16 still images arbitrarily from the
selected video and saves them into the storage media.
It presents a quick overview of your video, helping
you to understand the overall topic.
This function provides the preview of storyboard to be printed,
which gives you digest of the recorded video without viewing
the whole sequence of it.
High-resolution Colour Widescreen LCD (2.7” WIDE TFT LCD)
Shooting Custom Scenes
H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) Encoding
High quality image through Mobile DNIe
Make a digest of your video with Storyboard printing!
Make all your recordings with a simple iVIEW button!
ii
Page: 2
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 share videos, educational programmes or for other
purposes.
The memory camcorder’s external memory slot accepts high capacity SDHC cards.
In addition to this slot, the memory camcorder has a built-in high capacity flash memory that
allows you to record videos (or photos). Play and transfer videos quickly and easily using the
memory type of your choice.
This camcorder is designed for comfort when making long recordings.
With this ergonomic design, you can shoot subjects comfortably from
any position.
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 and Facebook.
Sharing the contents with your friends is simpler than ever before.
This method uses the software built in your camcorder to upload your recordings to the website
such as the YouTube with a simple operation.
SM
AR
T
AU
TO
Time Lapse Recording Catches the Moment
Twice the memory options 16GB (SMX-C24 only)
Comfortable, Ergonomic Design
Direct upload of your videos to the Web!
Direct Uploading Your Recordings with easy Sharing button
iii
Page: 3
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 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 should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or similar.
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 accessible.
SAFETY WARNINGS
before reading this user manual
PRECAUTIONS
iv
Page: 4
This camcorder is designed exclusively for
use with the high-capacity built-in flash
memory 16GB (SMX-C24 only) and an
external memory card.
This camcorder records video in H.264/
AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video
Coding) format compliant with the
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:
- Samsung cannot compensate for any
damages caused when recording is not
made normally or recorded contents
cannot be played back because of a de-
fect in the camcorder or memory card.
Also, Samsung cannot be held respon-
sible for your recorded video and audio.
- 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.
- Protect your important recorded data by
copying the files to a PC. We recommend
copying the data to your PC or other
recording media for storage. Refer to the
software installation and USB connection
guide.
Copyright: Please note that this camcorder
is intended for consumer use only.
- Data recorded on a card in this camcorder
from 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.
Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with
care:
- 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.
- If you push the LCD surface, display
unevenness 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:
- 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.
- 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 this
will have no effect on the image in a storage
media, so there is no cause for concern.
Hold the camcorder correctly:
- Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD
monitor when lifting it: the LCD monitor
could detach and the camcorder may fall.
•
•
•
Before using this camcorder
Important notes
Important information on use
v
Page: 5
Do not subject the camcorder to impact:
- 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!
- Fine sand or dust entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could cause
malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
- 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:
- 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.
- 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 a malfunction.
Do not point directly at the sun:
- If direct sunlight strikes the lens, the
camcorder could malfunction or a fire
could occur.
- Do not leave the camcorder with the LCD
screen exposed to direct sunlight: This
could cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near TV or radio:
- This could cause noise to appear on the TV
screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
radio waves or magnetism:
- If the camcorder is used near strong radio
waves or magnetism, such as near a radio
transmitter 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 picture and sound.
Do not expose the camcorder to soot or
steam:
- Thick soot or steam could damage the
camcorder case or cause a malfunction.
Do not use the camcorder near corrosive
gas:
- 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 an
ultrasonic humidifier:
- 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:
- The coating of exterior could peel off or the
case surface could deteriorate.
- 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 accessible.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Important information on use
vi
Page: 6
About this user manual
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.
Facebook® is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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.
The SMX-C24 has a 16GB built in flash
memory, but can also be used with memory
cards. The SMX-C19, SMX-C20, SMX-C200
does not have built-in flash memory and uses
memory cards exclusively. Although some
features of SMX-C19, SMX-C20, SMX-C24
and SMX-C200 are different, they operate in
the same way.
Illustrations of model SMX-C20 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.
Descriptions of the “built-in memory” in this
user manual apply only to the following model:
SMX-C24
•
•
•
•
•
•
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.
For Open Source Licence information, refer to
the “OpenSourceInfo.pdf” in the provided CD-
ROM.
•
vii
Page: 7
The safety precautions illustrated below are to prevent personal injury or material damage.
Heed all instructions carefully.
WARNING
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. Unplug from power supply.
safety information
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 allow water or metal and
inflammable matter to enter the
camcorder or AC power adaptor.
Doing so may pose a fire hazard.
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.
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.
Do not disconnect the AC adaptor
by pulling on its power-cord, as this
could damage the power-cord.
No oil! Oil entering the camcorder
or AC power adaptor could cause
electric shock, malfunctions or
defects.
L
I
O
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 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.
SAND
viii
Page: 8
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.
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 a physician
immediately.
If the camcorder malfunctions,
immediately detach the AC adaptor or
battery from the camcorder immediately
to avoid fire or injury.
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.
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.
Do not plug or unplug the power
cord with wet hands. There is a risk
of electric shock.
Do not connect the AC adaptor
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.
d
i
u
l
f
g
n
i
n
a
e
l
c
ix
Page: 9
CAUTION
safety information
Do not use the camcorder near
direct sunlight or heating equipment.
This may cause a malfunction or
injury.
Do not expose the camcorder to sudden
changes in temperature or a humid
places. There is also a risk of defect
or electric shock when using outdoors
during lightning storms.
Do not expose the camcorder to
insecticide. Insecticide entering the
camcorder could cause the product to
operate abnormally. Turn the camcorder
off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc.
before using insecticide.
Do not 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
soot or steam. Thick soot or steam
could damage the camcorder case
or cause a malfunction.
Do not leave the camcorder in a
closed vehicle where the
temperature is very high for a long
time.
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.
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.
x
Page: 10
Do not place the camcorder with
the open LCD screen down.
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.
Do not wipe the camcorder body
with benzene or thinner. The
exterior coating could peel off or the
case surface could deteriorate.
Do not use the camcorder near
TV or radio. This could cause
noise on the TV screen or to radio
broadcasts.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
radio waves or magnetism such as
speakers or large motors. Noise could
enter video or audio that are being
recorded.
Keep important data separately.
Samsung is not responsible for data
loss.
Use Samsung-approved accessories
only. Using products from other
manufacturers may cause overheating,
fire, explosion, electric shock or
personal injuries due to abnormal
operation.
Place the camcorder on a stable
surface and a place with ventilation
openings.
Use the mains plug where it can
be readily operable. If any problem
occurs with the product, the mains
plug must be removed to disconnect
power completely. Turning off the
power button on the product does
not completely disconnect the power.
xi
Page: 11
contents
QUICK START GUIDE
05
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
CAMCORDER
09
PREPARATION
12
ABOUT THE STORAGE
MEDIA
30
RECORDING
35
PLAYBACK
40
05
09 What's included with your camcorder
10 Front & left view
11 Rear & bottom view
12 Using the hand strap
12 Adjusting the LCD screen
13 Basic camcorder positioning
14 Connecting a power source
16 Checking the battery state
19 Basic operation of your camcorder
20 Switching to the power saving mode
21 LCD screen indicators
25 Turning the screen indicators on/off
26 Shortcut menu (OK guide)
28 Initial setting : Time Zone, Date and Time
& OSD Language
30 Selecting the storage media
(SMX-C24 only)
31 Inserting / ejecting the memory card
32 Selecting a suitable memory card
34 Recordable time and capacity
35 Recording videos
36 Quick view function in the record mode
37 Recording with ease for beginners :
Smart Auto Mode
38 Taking photos
39 Zooming in and out
40 Changing the playback mode
41 Playing videos
43 Viewing photos
2
Page: 12
44 Changing the menu settings
44 Recording menu items
45 iSCENE
46 Video Resolution
47 Photo Resolution
47 16:9 Wide
48 EV (Exposure Value)
49 Back Light
50 Focus
52 Anti-Shake (HDIS)
53 Digital Effect
54 Fader
55 Wind cut
55 Digital Zoom
56 Time Lapse REC
58 Guideline
59 Playback menu items
59 Play option
60 Delete
61 Protect
62 Story-Board Print
63 Using the VIEW
64 Copy (SMX-C24 only)
65 Divide
66 Combine
67 Share Mark
68 Slide Show
69 Slide Show Option
69 File Info
70 Changing the menu settings in "settings"
71 Settings menu items ( )
72 Storage Info
73 Format
73 File No.
74 Time Zone
75 Date Type
76 Time Type
76 Date/Time Display
RECORDING OPTIONS
44
PLAYBACK OPTIONS
59
SETTINGS OPTIONS
70
3
Page: 13
USING WITH A WINDOWS
COMPUTER
84
CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
94
MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
97
TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
77 LCD Brightness
77 LCD Colour
78 LCD Enhancer
78 Auto LCD Off
79 Menu Design
79 Transparency
80 Beep Sound
80 Shutter Sound
81 Auto Power Off
81 PC Software
82 TV Display
82 Default Set
83 Version
83 Demo
84 Checking your computer type
85 What you can do with a Windows
computer
86 Using the Intelli-studio programme
92 Transferring videos/photos from the
camcorder to your computer
94 Connecting to a TV
95 Viewing on a TV screen
96 Recording (dubbing) images on a VCR
or DVD/HDD recorder
97 Maintenance
98 Additional information
99 Using your camcorder abroad
100 Troubleshooting
109 Specifications
contents
4
Page: 14
1. Insert a memory card. ²page 31
• You can use commercially available SDHC
(SD High Capacity) or SD memory cards
with this camcorder.
• Set the appropriate storage media.
(SMX-C24 only)
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot. ²page 14
• Gently slide the Battery pack release switch in the direction as shown in the diagram.
3. Charge the battery fully. ²page 15
• The battery is fully charged when the CHG (charging) indicator light turns green.
quick start guide
You can record videos in H.264 format!
You can record videos in H.264 format, which enables you to conveniently email and share videos
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
STEP1: Get ready
Recording start/stop
button
Zoom lever
CHG indicator
LCD screen
Photo button
Recording
start/stop button
[Battery pack release] Switch
5
Page: 15
Your camcorder is compatible with H.264 recording format, which achieves efficient
coding of high quality video with less capacity.
You can record videos in SD (standard definition). The default setting is "TV Fine
(720x576/50i)". ²page 46
You can not take photos while you are recording videos.
•
•
•
quick start guide
Recording videos with
H.264 format Recording photos
Your camcorder uses advanced H.264
compression technology to realise the
clearest video quality. ²page 46
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.
Captures a moving subject instantly and
saves the scene as a photo image.
1. Open the LCD screen.
2. Press the Power button.
3. Press the Photo button fully when
you are ready.
0:00:00 [475Min]
6
Page: 16
STEP3: Play back videos or photos
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. Select the Video or Photo thumbnail index view screen.
• You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom
lever.
3. Use the Control button (// / ) to select a desired video or photo, and then
press the Control button (OK).
Viewing the LCD screen of your camcorder
Viewing on a TV
You can enjoy detailed, brilliant quality videos on a connected TV. ²page 95
STEP4: 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 84.
T
W
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
Video Move Full View
Photo
1/10
Move Play
Video
1/10
0:00:55
Photo
7
Page: 17
quick start guide
STEP5: Delete videos or photos
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 select the Play mode  Press the MENU button  Control button
( / /  / /OK) to select "Delete." ²page 60
The Intelli-studio runs automatically once the camcorder is connected to a Windows computer
(when you specify "PC Software: On"). ²page 81
Viewing the videos/photos from your PC
1. Launch the Intelli-studio program by connecting the camcorder to your PC via the USB cable.
• A new file saving screen appears with the Intelli-studio main window.
Click "Yes", the uploading procedure will start.
2. The new files are saved to your PC and registered to "Contents Manager" on the Intelli-
studio programme.
• You can arrange the files by different options such as Face, Date, Location, etc.
3. You can double-click on the file you would like to start playing.
Sharing videos/photos on YouTube/Flickr/Facebook
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" tab on the browser.
²page 89
"Contents Manager"
Saved files
8
Page: 18
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.
getting to know the camcorder
Checking your accessories
Model name Colour
Built-in
memory
Memory
card slot
LCD
screen
Lens
SMX-C19BP Black -
1 slot colour
10x
(Optical),
1200x
(Digital)
SMX-C19RP Red -
SMX-C19LP Blue -
SMX-C19UP Purple -
SMX-C20BP/C200BP Black -
SMX-C20RP/C200RP Red -
SMX-C20LP/C200LP Blue -
SMX-C20UP/C200UP Purple -
SMX-C24BP Black 16GB
SMX-C24RP Red 16GB
SMX-C24LP Blue 16GB
SMX-C24UP Purple 16GB
- Although some features of the models are different, they operate in the same way.
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.
A memory card is not included. See page 32 for memory cards compatible with your camcorder.
Your camcorder includes a user manual CD and a quick start guide (printed).
(Optional accessories) : This is an optional accessory. To buy one, contact your nearest Samsung
dealer.
•
•
•
•
•
Optional accessories
Battery pack
(IA-BH130LB)
AC power
adaptor
(AA-MA9 type)
Audio/Video
cable
USB cable Hand strap
User manual CD Quick start guide
Optional accessories
Carrying case Memory card
9
Page: 19
getting to know the camcorder
FRONT & LEFT VIEW
Lens
Recording start/stop button
Control button (S/T/W/X/OK),
Zoom (W/T) button
MENU button
LCD screen
Power button
Built-in speaker
Share button
Display button
Mode button
SMART AUTO / VIEW button
Charging indicator (CHG)
Hand strap hook
Photo button
Zoom lever (W/T)
10
Page: 20
Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
REAR & BOTTOM VIEW
Jack/ Battery pack/ Memory card cover Memory card slot
USB jack ( ) Battery pack slot
AV jack (AV) Internal microphone
DC IN jack (DC IN) Tripod receptacle
Battery pack release switch
SD/SDHC
Usable Memory Cards
(512MB~32GB)
11
Page: 21
USING THE HAND STRAP
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camcorder from damage
by being dropped.
preparation
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.
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.
• When you open the LCD, it can be folded
up to 25° to make parallel with 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.
Excessive rotation may damage the connective hinge between the screen and the camcorder.
12
Page: 22
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.
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.
• This camcorder lens shooting 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.
Adjusting the shooting angle
25˚
13
Page: 23
CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your camcorder.
Use the IA-BH130LB battery pack only.
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
It is recommended you purchase one or more additional battery packs to allow continuous use
of your camcorder.
•
•
•
preparation
Remove the battery pack separately from the camcorder 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.
•
•
•
Battery pack insertion/ejection
Inserting the battery pack Ejecting 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. Push the battery cover down until it meets
the camcorder body, then slide it up to
close.
•
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. Push the battery cover down until it meets
the camcorder body, then slide it up to
close.
•
[Battery pack release] switch
14
Page: 24
1. Insert the battery in the camcorder.
²page 14
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. ²page 16
Make sure you plug the adaptor
cable or USB cable into the
camcorder in the proper direction.
See the diagram to the right.
Using
the AC
power
adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor
to the camcorder properly and
plug the AC power adaptor in
the wall outlet.
Using
the
USB
cable
Connect the USB cable to
the camcorder properly and
connect the other end to a
USB port of a PC.
•
•
When recording indoors with an available wall outlet, it is convenient to use the AC power supply
instead of the battery pack.
When charging, if both the USB cable and AC power adaptor are connected, the AC power
adaptor will override the USB.
If the camcorder is turned on, the battery will still charge, but more charging time will be needed.
It is recommended you to keep the camcorder turned off while charging.
•
•
•
Charging the battery pack at 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 the 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 you experience a malfunction
while using 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.
•
•
•
•
•
Connecting the AC power adaptor
Connecting the USB cable
Wall Outlet
PC
PRECHECK!
Be sure to charge the battery before you start using your camcorder.
Use the battery pack and the AC power adapter provided with the camcorder.
•
•
Charging the battery
You can charge the battery using the AC power adaptor or USB cable.
15
Page: 25
Charging state
Charge
Charging Fully Charged Error
LED Colour (Orange) (Green) (Orange Blink)
The colour of the charging indicator shows the charging state.
preparation
Charging (CHG) lamp
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery pack.
Battery Level Display
CHECKING THE BATTERY STATE
You can check the charging state and remaining battery capacity.
If error persists with charging the battery, contact your nearest SAMSUNG authorized service
center.
Before using the camcorder, charge the battery.
Above figures are based on a fully charged battery pack at normal temperature.
Low ambient temperature may affect the use time.
•
•
•
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
Battery level
indicator
State Message
Fully charged -
25%~50% used -
50%~75% used -
75%~95% used -
95%~99% used -
Exhausted (flickers): The device will be forced to
turn off after 3 minutes.
Change the battery pack as soon as possible.
-
-
(flickers): The device will be forced to turn off
after 3 seconds.
"Low battery"
16
Page: 26
For your reference, the approximate time with fully charged battery pack:
Battery type IA-BH130LB
Charging time
Using an 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
( )
Web Fine
( )
Web Normal
( )
Mode
Continuous
recording time
approx. 160min.
Playback time approx. 180min.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
Charging, recording and playback times with fully charged
battery pack (with no zoom operation, etc.)
- 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.
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
starts. 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 benefits of the battery pack: the Battery pack is small but has a large power capacity.
It should be recharged at temperatures between 50°F ~ 86°F (10°C ~ 30°C). However, when
it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)), 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.
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.
•
•
•
•
About the battery pack
The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
17
Page: 27
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. If you do not use the camcorder for an extended time period, keep it with the
battery completely depleted.
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". ²page 81
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Maintaining the battery pack
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.
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.
•
•
•
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.
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.
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. ²page 15
•
•
About the battery life
Using an AC power source
preparation
Be sure to use the specified AC power adaptor to power the camcorder.
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.
•
•
18
Page: 28
BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording videos or photos and also basic settings on your
camcorder. Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using Power and Mode
buttons.
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.
One play mode is also provided for video and photo recordings.
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 100-102) and take corrective
action.
•
•
•
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
Mode Functions
Record mode To record videos or photos.
Play mode To play videos or photos, or edit them.
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 start-up
display. Select your geographical location and set the date and time. ²page 28
If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you turn on the camcorder.
Mode button
Power button
19
Page: 29
preparation
SWITCHING TO THE POWER SAVING MODE
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 sleep mode when the LCD screen is closed.
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 5 minutes the camcorder turns off. However, if "Auto Power Off: 5 Min" is set, the
camcorder turns off after 5 minutes. ²page 81
• 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.
• The power saving mode does not work in the following situations:
- When the camcorder has a DC power cable connection. (AC power adaptor, USB cable)
- 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.
<When the power is on> <Sleep mode>
<Power off>
LCD screen is open
LCD screen is closed
After 5 minutes
After 2 minutes
After 3 minutes
After 5 minutes
< In the STBY mode> <LCD screen is darkened>
<During recording> <LCD screen is darkened>
Sleep mode
Move Play
Video
1/10
0:00:00 [475Min]
0:00:00 [475Min]
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
0:00:55
Photo
Auto LCD Off / Auto Power Off
CHG
Green Blink
 The LCD brightness is controlled after regular period to prevent unnecessary power
consumption by following settings: "Auto LCD Off: On", "Auto Power Off: 5 Min"
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
20
Page: 30
LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Video and Photo record mode
1 Time Lapse REC *
2 Operating mode ( (Standby) /
 (Recording))
3 Time counter (video recording time /
remaining recordable time)
4 Photo image counter
(total number of recordable photos)
5 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
6 Battery info. (Remaining battery level)
7 Photo Resolution / Video Resolution
8 Anti-Shake (HDIS)
9 LCD Enhancer *
10 Back Light
11 Wind Cut
12 Fader *
13 Zoom (Optical zoom / Digital zoom)
14 Date/Time Display
15 Time Zone (Visit)
16 Digital Effect
17 EV (Exposure value)*
18 Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
19 iSCENE / Smart Auto
20 Record mode
The above screen is an example for explanation: It is different from the actual display.
The on-screen indicators are based on an 16GB SDHC memory card capacity.
Functions marked with * will not be kept when the camcorder is turned off and on again.
For enhanced performance, the display indications and the order are subject to change without
prior notice.
This camcorder provides one combined video and photo record mode. You can easily
record videos or photos in the same mode without having to change it.
The total number of recordable photos is counted based on available space on the storage media.
•
•
•
•
•
•
STBY
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
01/JAN/2010 00:00
9999
+0.3
1Sec / Hr
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
14 13
5
20
19
18
17
16
15
18
19
13
Time Lapse Recording
20
21
Page: 31
Video and Photo record mode: Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
Video and Photo record mode: Shortcut menu (Manual)
1 Manual Control Bar/ Value
2 Menu name
3 Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
4 Value adjust (down)
5 Value adjust (up)
preparation
1 Quick View
2 Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual
Focus)
3 Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
4 EV (Exposure value)*
5 iSCENE
The illustration above shows the EV (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 frequently used functions
on the LCD screen.
•
•
•
LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
5
1
2
4
9999
3
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
EV
0
1
2
4
3
5
9999
22
Page: 32
Video Play mode : Thumbnail View
Video Play mode : Single View
1 Video Play mode
2 Recorded time
3 Copy Selected (SMX-C24 only)
4 Storage media (Memory card or
built-in memory (SMX-C24 only))
5 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
6 Now/ Total file number
7 Error File
8 Scroll bar
9 Share mark
10 Delete Selected
11 Button Guide
12 Edit (Combine)
13 Protection
1 Video Play mode
2 Play Status ( Play (  ) / Pause ( ZZ )/
Search playback ( / ) / Frame-by-
frame playback ( ZZ / ZZ) / Slow motion
playback ( Z / Z))
3 Time code (Elapsed time / Recorded time)
4 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
5 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
6 Video Resolution
7 Protection
8 LCD Enhancer
9 File Name (File number)
10 Date/Time Display
11 Share mark
12 Play Option
Video Play mode : Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
1 Move to next file / Forward playback
(Next skip playback/Forward playback
search/Forward slow playback/
Frame-by-frame playback) ²page 27
2 Volume Down
3 Play (  ) / Pause ( ZZ )
4 Move to previous file / Reverse playback
( Previous Skip Playback/Reverse
Playback Search/Reverse slow playback/
Frame-by-frame playback) ²page 27
5 Volume Up
100-0001
0:00:00/0:00:55
Multi View
4
3
5
2
1
100-0001
01/JAN/2010 00:00
0:00:00/0:00:55
4
11
3
1 2
9
8
7
6
5
12
10
100-0006
Move Play
Video
1/10
0:00:55
1
12
1
13
7
9
8
6
5
2 3
11
10
Photo
4
4
23
Page: 33
Video Play mode : Single View (Volume)
1 Date/Time
2 Volume Bar
preparation
Photo Play mode: Thumbnail View
Photo Play mode : Single View
1 Photo Play mode
2 Protection
3 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
4 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
5 Now/ Total file number
6 Error File
7 Scroll bar
8 Delete Selected
9 Button Guide
10 Copy Selected (SMX-C24 only)
1 Photo Play mode
2 Slide Show
3 Image counter (current image / total
number of recorded images)
4 Storage media (Memory card or built-in
memory (SMX-C24 only))
5 Battery info (Remaining battery level)
6 Photo resolution
7 Protection
8 LCD Enhancer
9 File Name (file number)
10 OK Guide (Next image)
11 Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
12 OK Guide (Previous image)
LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
0:00:00/0:00:55
100-0001
01/JAN/2010 00:00
2
1
100-0001
1/10
Multi View
12
5
1 2
9
8
7
6
3 4
10
11
100-0006
Photo
1/10
Full View
Video
2 3
10
9
1
8
6
7
5
4
3
Move
24
Page: 34
TURNING THE SCREEN INDICATORS ON/OFF
Full display mode: All relevant information will appear.
Minimum display mode: Only operating status indicators will appear.
Switching the information display mode :
Press the Display button while the camcorder is on.
The full and minimum display modes will alternate.
•
<Minimum display mode>
STBY
If the camcorder has warning information, a warning message will appear.
In the menu screen, the Display button will be deactivated.
•
•
You can switch the on-screen information display mode.
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
<Full display mode>
25
Page: 35
SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
+For example: Setting iSCENE in the 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.
Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
The selected submenu item indicator ( ) will display on the
screen.
•
•
•
•
preparation
The shortcut menu (OK guide) cannot be used in the Smart Auto mode.
Before selecting a menu item, please check out that you set the appropriate mode first.
•
•
The Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently
accessed functions according to the selected mode.
Select
Move
Exit
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Recording people or objects in
motion
Sports
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
26
Page: 36
Shortcut function using the Control buttons
Button Record ( / ) mode
Play mode
Menu
selection
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
Confirms
selection
UP
iSCENE
Zoom (wide)
lncrease the volume
lncrease
the volume
(During the Music
Slide Show)
Moves the
cursor up
DOWN
Focus
Zoom (tele)
Decrease the volume
Decrease
the volume
(During the Music
Slide Show)
Moves
the cursor
down
LEFT
EV
- Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search) rate:
x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
- Previous Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Reverse slow playback) Rate:
x1/2¢x1/4¢x1/8¢x1/16
Previous image
Moves
to the
previous
menu
RIGHT
Quick View
- Search playback FPS
(Forward Playback Search) rate:
x2¢x4¢x8¢x16
- Next Skip Playback
- Frame-by-frame playback
- Slow motion playback
(Forward slow playback) Rate:
x1/2¢x1/4¢x1/8¢x1/16
Next image
Moves to
the next
menu
1. Press the Control button (// / ) to select the desired menu.
You can easily operate the menu by using the Control button.
2. The Control button operates various functions depending on the
selected mode.
3. You can access the Shortcut menu directly using the OK button.
27
Page: 37
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.
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.
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. ²page 74
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Turning the power on and setting the date and time
preparation
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 Display
mode. ²page 76
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. ²page 74
Tip
The year can be set up to 2037, using the "Home" menu.
According to the Daylight Savings time setting, the year may be displayed "2009" or "2038."
Activating the icon ( ) forwards the time by 1 hour.
Rechargeable built-in battery
- The rechargeable battery is built in the camcorder to maintain the basic settings (date, time,
etc.) even if the camcorder is turned off.
- The settings are initialized if the battery is run out or discharged. In this case, set the date and
time again after charging the battery pack.
- Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If the battery is dead and not
recharged, contact a SAMSUNG authorized service centre.
•
•
•
•
Date/Time Set
Day Month Year Hour Min
Home
Visit : 01/JAN/2010 00:00
Back Move OK
JAN 00
00
2010 :
/
/
01
Date/Time Set
Home: GMT 00:00
01/JAN/2010 00:00
Home
London, Lisbon
28
Page: 38
You can select the language to display the menu screen or messages. The language setting is
retained when the camcorder is powered off.
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.
5. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
•
•
•
Selecting the OSD language
Submenu items
English / / Français / Deutsch / Italiano / Español / Português /
Nederlands / Svenska / Suomi / Norsk / Dansk / Polski / Čeština / Slovensky
/ Magyar / Română / Български / Ελληνικά / српски / Hrvatski / /
/ / / / Türkçe / / /
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.
•
•
•
Settings
Language
Default Set
Version
English
Exit Move Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Français
Settings
Language
Default Set
Version
Exit Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
29
Page: 39
SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA (SMX-C24 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 SD 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.
•
•
•
about the storage media
Because this camcorder has an embedded 16GB (SMX-C24 only) memory, it is not
necessary to buy extra storage media. This makes recording/playback more convenient.
This camcorder has a card slot for access to SD and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity).
You can use SDHC and SD cards on your camcorder.
- Some cards are not compatible depending on a memory card manufacturer and memory
card type.
•
•
•
Using the built-in memory (SMX-C24 only)
Using a memory card (not supplied)
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 Type",
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 a memory card.
5. Press the MENU button to exit.
•
•
•
Selecting the storage media
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-C24 only)
If there is no memory card inserted, only the built-in memory will be available. (SMX-C24 only)
•
•
Never format the built-in memory or memory card using a PC.
Settings
Format
Storage Type
Storage Info
Memory
Card
Exit Move Select
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Settings
Format
Storage Type
Storage Info
Exit
:
STBY 0:00:00 [475Min]
Select
30
Page: 40
INSERTING / EJECTING THE MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card Ejecting 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.
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.
As shown in the diagram, be sure to insert the memory card with the label facing right.
Do not format the memory card on a PC.
Do not eject a memory card during operations such as recording, playback, formatting, deleting,
and editing. Doing so may damage the storage media or data.
Be careful not to push the memory card too hard. The memory card may suddenly pop out.
If this is a new memory card, a card formatted by another device, or a card containing data stored
by another device, format the card. ²page 73
Formatting erases all data on the memory card.
•
•
•
•
•
•
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.
31
Page: 41
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.
Compatible memory card capacity:
SD: 512MB~2GB, SDHC: 4~32GB
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/SD memory cards:
By Panasonic, SanDisk, and TOSHIBA.
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).
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.
•
•
•
•
•
about the storage media
Common cautions for memory card
Damaged data may not be recovered.
It is recommended you make a back-
up of important data on the hard disk
of your PC.
Turning the power off or removing a
memory card during operations 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.
•
•
•
Compatible memory cards
SELECTING A SUITABLE MEMORY CARD
SD
The SDHC card is a higher version
(Ver.2.00) of SD card and supports
capacity above 2GB.
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.
•
•
A memory card is a compact portable storage media.
Terminals
Protection tab
Usable Memory Card
(512MB~32GB)
SDHC
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
Memory Card
32
Page: 42
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.
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, drop, or cause strong
impact to the card.
Do not use or store at high temperatures, in
humidity or a dusty environment.
Do not bring foreign substances on the
memory card terminals. Use a soft dry cloth
to clean the terminals if required.
Do not paste anything other than exclusive
label on the label pasting portion.
Be careful to keep the memory card out of
the reach of children, who might swallow it.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The camcorder supports SD/SDHC
memory cards for data storage.
The data storage speed may differ,
depending on the manufacturer and
production system.
Users using a lower write speed
memory card for recording a video
may have difficulties storing the
video on the memory card. You can
even lose your video data during the
recording.
In an attempt to preserve every bit of
the recorded video, the camcorder
forcibly stores the video on the
memory card and displays a warning:
"Low speed card. Please record
at a lower resolution."
To facilitate video recording, you are
recommended to use a memory card
that supports faster write speed.
If you are forced to use a low speed
memory card, resolution of the record-
ing may be lower than the set value.
However, the higher the resolution, the
more memory will be used.
For optimal performance of the
camcorder, ensure that you purchase
a fast speed memory card.
•
•
•
•
•
SD SDHC
MMC (Multi Media Card) and MMC Plus are not supported.
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.
•
•
•
• 33
Page: 43
RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
Media
Built-in
memory*
Memory Card
Capacity 16GB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
TV Super Fine ( ) 720x576 (50i) 380 min. 23 min. 47 min. 95 min. 190 min. 380 min. 760 min.
TV Fine ( ) 720x576 (50i) 480 min. 30 min. 60 min. 120 min. 240 min. 480 min. 960 min.
TV Normal ( ) 720x576 (50i) 620 min. 38 min. 77 min. 155 min. 310 min. 620 min. 1,240 min.
Web Fine ( ) 640x480 (25p) 480 min. 30 min. 60 min. 120 min. 240 min. 480 min. 960 min.
Web Normal ( ) 640x480 (25p) 620 min. 38 min. 77 min. 155 min. 310 min. 620 min. 1,240 min.
The following shows the camcorder’s maximum recording time and number of images according to the
resolution/ memory capacity.
For recording videos and photos, please note the approximate maximum limits.
•
•
Media
Built-in
memory*
Memory Card
Capacity
16GB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Mode Resolution
4:3
800x600 9,999 1,920 3,840 7,680 9,999 9,999 9,999
1600x1200 9,999 760 1,530 3,040 6,080 9,999 9,999
16:9
848x480 9,999 1,920 3,840 7,680 9,999 9,999 9,999
1696x960 9,999 760 1,530 3,040 6,080 9,999 9,999
(Unit: Approximate minutes of recording)
(Unit: Approximate number of images)
Recordable time for videos
Recordable number of photos
1GB= 1,000,000,000 bytes : actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a
portion of the memory.
about the storage media
The figures in the table may differ depending on the actual recording conditions and subject.
The higher the Resolution, the more memory is used.
High resolution images occupy more memory space than low resolution images. If the higher
resolution is selected, there is less space to record videos in the memory.
The bit rate automatically adjusts to the recording image. Accordingly, the recording time may vary.
Memory cards of bigger than 32GB in capacity may not work properly.
The maximum size of a video (H.264/AVC) file that can be recorded at one time is 1.8GB.
You can store up to 9,999 videos or photos in one folder. A maximum of 999 folders can be used.
The recording length of a Time Lapse REC may vary depending on settings.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
* Built-in memory for SMX-C24 only.
34
Page: 44
recording
Basic procedures to record a videos or photos are described below and on the following pages.
RECORDING VIDEOS
1. Open the LCD screen and press the Power button to turn on the
camcorder.
Connect a power source to the camcorder. ²page 15
(A battery pack or an AC power adaptor)
Set the appropriate storage media. ²page 30 (SMX-C24 only)
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory card.)
2. Check the subject on the LCD screen.
3. Press the Recording start/stop button.
The recording indicator ( ) will display and recording will start.
To stop recording, press the Recording start/stop button again.
4. When recording is finished, turn the camcorder off.
•
•
•
•
Samsung is not responsible for any loss or damages due to the memory card problem such as
saving failures and abnormal playbacks.
Beware that you can not recover a damaged recorded data.
Do not disconnect the power source (battery pack, AC adaptor) during a recording.
Otherwise, it may cause damage to the storage media or data corruption.
•
•
•
For on-screen information display. ²page 21
Eject the battery pack when you have finished recording to prevent unnecessary battery power consumption.
For various functions available when you record videos. ²pages 45~58
During recording, some button operations are unavailable. (Mode button, MENU button, etc.)
Sound is recorded from the internal stereo microphone on the front of the camcorder. Take care
that this microphone is not blocked.
Before recording an important video, make sure to test the recording function to check if there is
any problem with the audio and video recording.
Do not operate the Power button or remove the memory card while accessing the storage
media. Doing so may damage the storage media or the data on the storage media.
LCD screen brightness and colour can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or
colour of the LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded. ²page 77
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.
You cannot use a locked memory card for recording. You will see a message saying recording is
disabled due to the lock.
You can switch the play mode to the record mode by pressing the Recording start/stop or
Mode button.
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 camcorder provides two Recording start/stop
buttons. One is on the rear side of the camcorder and the
other one is on the LCD panel. Select the one that works
best for you.
0:00:00 [475Min]
35
Page: 45
1. Press the OK button in STBY mode right after your recording.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Press the Control button () to view the most recent video
(or photo) you have recorded.
After the Quick view is finished, your camcorder switches back
to the STBY mode.
During a Quick view, use the Control buttons (/ /) and
the OK button for playback search or deleting the current file.
•
•
•
The Quick View function is not available in the following conditions:
- If the mode has been changed after the recording or the camcorder is connected USB cable
- If the camcorder has been restarted after the recording
- After playing Quick View
recording
QUICK VIEW FUNCTION IN THE RECORD MODE
Quick View is played at a normal speed, and FF/REW/F.ADV/Slow functions can be used as the
same when playback the video. ²page 42
Volume control is not available while the playback of Quick View.
You cannot select the Quick View while Smart Auto mode is in operation.
If you press the Recording start/stop button or Zoom lever during the Quick View playback, the
playback is stopped and switches to the STBY mode.
•
•
•
•
Using the Quick View function, you can view the most
recently recorded video or photo image right after your
recording.
0:00:00/0:00:55
100-0001
Quick View
Exit
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
36
Page: 46
RECORDING WITH EASE FOR BEGINNERS : SMART AUTO MODE
1. In STBY mode, press the SMART AUTO button.
The Smart Auto ( ) and Anti-Shake (HDIS) ( )
indicators appear on the LCD screen.
2. Align your subject in the frame.
The camcorder selects a scene automatically.
An appropriate mode icon will appear at the top left of the
screen.
3. Press the Recording start/stop button to record videos.
To record photos, press the Photo button.
•
•
•
•
Buttons not available in Smart Auto operation: MENU button / OK button/ etc.
When using buttons unavailable in Smart Auto mode, the message "Release the Smart Auto"
appears on the screen. To use these functions, release the Smart Auto mode first.
You cannot set or release the Smart Auto mode during recording.
The camcorder may not detect the Portrait mode when recording a face, depending on a position
of the face or brightness.
According to light, distance between subjects and camcorder-shake, the camcorder can detect
the same scene differently.
When recording more than one scenes at the same time, Smart Auto prioritizes as below:
Night Portrait > Portrait > Macro > White > Landscape > Night > Indoor For example,
a) If portrait and Indoor can be applied at the same time, then portrait is selected and corresponding
icon displays.
b) If night portrait and night are applied at the same time, then night portrait is selected and cor-
responding icon displays.
•
•
•
•
•
User-friendly Smart Auto optimizes your camcorder to the
recording conditions automatically, providing beginners with
the best performance.
Appears when recording
objects in broad daylight.
Appears when recording
objects in landscapes.
Appears when recording
objects in bright backgrounds.
Appears when recording
objects in landscapes at night.
Appears in recording
portraits at night.
Appears when recording
objects indoors.
Appears when recording
portraits.
Appears when recording
close-up objects.
<Recording portrait>
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
37
Page: 47
TAKING PHOTOS
1. Open the LCD Screen and press the Power button to turn
on the camcorder.
Set the appropriate storage media. (SMX-C24 only) ²page 30
(If you want to record on a memory card, insert the memory
card.)
2. Check the subject on the LCD screen.
3. Press the Photo button.
Shutter sound is heard. Photo indicators 

 appear on
the screen, and the photo image is recorded.
While saving a photo image to the storage media, you cannot
take the next photo.
4. When taking photos is finished, turn the camcorder off.
•
•
•
recording
This function Captures a moving subject instantly and saves the
scene as a photo image. You can take photos with the Photo
button.
Maximum number of recordable images may vary depending on the subject and resolution setup.
Audio will not be recorded with the photo image on the storage media.
If the focus is not clear enough, adjust it manually.
LCD screen brightness and colour can be adjusted from the menu. Adjusting the brightness or
colour of the LCD screen does not affect the image to be recorded. ²page 77
Do not turn off the camcorder or remove the memory card when taking photos as it may damage
the storage media or data.
Photo image files recorded by your camcorder conform to the “DCF (Design rule for Camera
File system)” universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association).
DCF is an integrated image-file format for digital cameras: Image files can be used on all
digital devices conforming to DCF.
Available photo image resolutions are 1696X960 and 848X480 in 16:9 aspect ratio, while 1600X1200
and 800X600 are available in 4:3 aspect ratio. (To switch to 4:3, release 16:9 mode.) ²page 47
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
38
Page: 48
ZOOMING IN AND OUT
You can zoom with the zoom lever or the Control (W/T) button on the LCD panel.
Zoom magnification over 10x is done through digital image processing, and is therefore called
digital zoom. Digital zooming is possible up to 1200x.
Set "Digital Zoom" to "On." ²page 55
•
•
W: Wide-angle T: Telephoto
To zoom out
Slide the Zoom lever towards W (wide-angle).
(Or press the Control button () on the LCD
panel.)
To zoom in
Slide the Zoom lever towards T (telephoto).
(Or press the Control button () on the LCD
panel.)
The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is
about 5cm (about 1.96 inch) for wide-angle and 1m (about 39.4 inch) for telephoto.
Zooming during a recording may record operation sound of the zoom lever or zoom button.
Optical zoom preserves image quality, but during digital zoom the image quality may suffer.
Fast zooming or zooming in a far subject may cause slow focus. In this case, use "Manual
Focus." ²page 51
It is recommended to use "Anti-Shake (HDIS)" with handheld recording if the subject is zoomed
in and enlarged. ²page 52
Frequent use of the zoom function consumes more power.
•
•
•
•
•
•
When using the zoom function, its speed can be decreased by slowly moving the Zoom (W/T) lever.
A fast moving increases the zoom speed. However, the Zoom (W/T) button on the display cannot adjust
the zoom speed.
Tip
W T
W T
Use the zoom function for close-up or wide-angle
recording. This camcorder allows you to record
using optical 10x power zoom and 1200x digital
zoom.
W T
39
Page: 49
playback
You can view recorded videos and photos in thumbnail index view and play them in various ways.
In the thumbnail index view, you can directly select and display a desired image without using fast
forwarding and rewinding.
CHANGING THE PLAYBACK MODE
Pressing the Mode button changes the operation mode to Record ( / ) and Play ( / )
mode in turn.
The recorded videos or photos are displayed in thumbnail index view. According to the previous
record mode, recordings will be stored in videos or photos thumbnail index view, respectively.
When switching to Play mode after recording a video, the videos thumbnail index view appears.
When switching to Play mode after recording a photo, the photos thumbnail index view appears.
•
•
How to change between video and photo thumbnail view.
You can simply switch between video and photo thumbnail view using the zoom lever.
•
W T
<Record mode>
<Photo play mode>
Video Move Full View
Photo
1/10
<Video play mode>
Move Play
Video
1/10
0:00:55
Photo
0:00:00 [475Min]
STBY
9999
40

Question & answers

There are no questions about the Samsung SMX-C200 yet.

Ask a question about the Samsung SMX-C200

Have a question about the Samsung SMX-C200 but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Samsung SMX-C200. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Samsung SMX-C200 as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.