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  • Brand: Samsung
  • Product: Camcorder
  • Model/name: SMX-F30
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Memory Camcorder
user manual
SMX-F30(0)/F33(2)/F34(0)BP
SMX-F30(0)/F33(2)/F34(0)LP
SMX-F30(0)/F33(2)/F34(0)RP
SMX-F30(0)/F33(2)/F34(0)SP
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key features of your memory camcorder
High-resolution Colour Widescreen LCD (2.7” WIDE TFT LCD)
Samsung memory camcorder adopts 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD of 112k
pixels which allows bright and clear monitoring. In addition, reinforced LCD
Enhancer adjusting colour and brightness to the screen lighting conditions
allows better monitoring under the strong sunlight.
H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) Encoding
The latest video compression technology, H.264 uses a high compression rate to sharply
increase the recordable time with the same size storage.
Simple & Easy User Interface
Designed to provide optimized and easy use with ergonomic design including customizable button layout for recording/playback
functions and frequently used functions. And, improved Graphics User Interface offers new and fresh look as well as easy operation.
High-capacity embedded Flash Memory (8GB(SMX-F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB(SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only))
The camcorder has built-in high capacity flash memory that allows you to record movie (or photo) images.
User-friendly Functions
User-friendly EASY Q optimizes your memory camcorder to the recording conditions
automatically, which provides beginners with the best performance.
Twice the memory options
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 (8GB(SMX-F33(2)BP/
LP/RP/SP only)/16GB(SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) .
High-resolution image through Mobile DNIe
Samsung memory camcorder has features of 3DNR (3-dimensional noise reduction), high-sensitivity colour expression
(intelligent colour expression), High performance Anti-Shake (Hyper DIS), and automatic face detection (Face Detection) etc.
Capture Visions farther than the eye can see (34x Optical/42x Intelli-zoom/1200x Digital Zoom)
Samsung's powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without
losing image quality. In addition, Digital Zoom Interpolation gives extreme digital
zooming to be clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.
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 57~72
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Capturing Photo Image
Captures a moving subject instantly and saves the scene as a photo image. ➥page 48
Easy Upload to YouTube
You can upload recorded movies to YouTube using the CyberLink MediaShow4. ➥page 98
Enjoying Various Playback Features
Unlike tape operation, playback is simple and easy in this memory camcorder
since no time is needed for rewinding or fast forward operations. Various functions
are available for enjoying many different types of playback. ➥pages 73~79
Play back on your PC
USB 2.0 enables the smooth transfer of movies (or photos) to a computer. With the
bundled software you can easily transfer and play back your own movies on your PC. ➥page 97
Swivel handle for free style shooting (max 180 degree rotate)
No need to stand up and crouch to shoot your videos (or photos). This memory camcorder
from Samsung has a new swivel handgrip. You can adjust the swivel handle’s angle up
to 180° to suit the recording situation. You can now shoot videos (or photos) freely from
high angles to low angles while standing.
Flexible 4:3 & 16:9 recording and viewing
By offering a choice of recording in two different aspect ratios - 4:3 and 16:9, SAMSUNG ensures the entire image
is captured for playback on everything from older TVs to your newest, wide-format TV screen.
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safety warnings
What the icons and signs in this user manual mean :
WARNING
Means that death or serious personal injury is a risk.
CAUTION
Means that there is a potential risk for 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:
Means hints or referential pages that may be helpful when operating the camcorder.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
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 the like.
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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 memory camcorder is designed exclusively for high-capacity built-in flash memory (8GB(SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB(SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) and external memory card.
This memory camcorder records video in H.264/AVC (MPEG4 part 10/Advanced Video Coding) format
compliant with Standard resolution (SD-VIDEO) format.
Please be noted that this memory 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 defect in the memory camcorder, card.
Also, Samsung cannot be responsible for your recorded video and audio.
- Recorded contents may be lost due to an error when handling this memory 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. 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 be noted that this memory camcorder is intended for an individual consumer’s use
only.
- Data recorded on the card in this memory camcorder using other digital/analogue media or devices is
protected by the copyright act and cannot be used without permission of the owner of copyright, except
for personal enjoyment. Even if you record an event such as a show, performance or exhibition for personal
enjoyment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain permission beforehand.
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precautions on use
IMPORTANT NOTE
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, 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:
- The LCD screen is a product of high precision technology. Out of the total pixels (approx. 112,000 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 the foregoing phenomena have no effect on the image in a storage media, so there
is no cause for concern.
Hold the memory camcorder correctly:
- Do not hold the memory camcorder by the LCD monitor when lifting it: the LCD monitor could detach and the
memory camcorder may fall.
Do not subject the memory camcorder to impact:
- This memory 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 memory 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 memory camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
- Water or oil entering the memory camcorder or AC power adaptor could cause electric shock, malfunctions or
defects.
Heat on surface of product:
- The surface of the memory camcorder will be slightly warm when using, but this does not indicate a fault.
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Be careful of unusual ambient temperature:
- Using the memory camcorder in a place where the temperature is over 140°F (40°C) or lower than 32°F (0°C)
may result in abnormal recording/playback.
- Do not leave the memory 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:
- If direct sunlight strikes the lens, the memory camcorder could malfunction or a fire could occur.
- Do not leave the memory camcorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight:
This could cause malfunction.
Do not use the memory camcorder near TV or radio:
- This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the memory camcorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:
- If the memory 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 picture and sound.
At worst the memory camcorder could malfunction.
Do not expose the memory camcorder to soot or steam:
- Thick soot or steam could damage the memory camcorder case or cause malfunctions.
Do not use the memory camcorder near corrosive gas:
- If the memory 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 memory camcorder near 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 memory camcorder, which could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not clean the memory 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 operable.
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precautions on use
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
SMX-F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP and SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP models support built-in flash memory (8GB (SMX-
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F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)).
Illustrations of SMX-F34BP model are used in this user manual.
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The displays in this user manual may not be exactly the same as those you see on the LCD screen.
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Designs and specifications of storage media and other accessories are subject to change without any notice.
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For Open Source Licence information, refer to the “Opensource.pdf” in the provided CDROM.
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NOTES REGARDING A TRADEMARK
All the trade names and registered trademarks mentioned in this manual or other documentation provided with your
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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.
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• All the other product names mentioned here in may be the trademark or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “TM” and “R” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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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 shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other
household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it
responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local
government office, for details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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INTRODUCTION TO
BASIC FEATURES
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
MEMORY CAMCORDER
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PREPARATION
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ABOUT THE STORAGE MEDIA
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09 What's included with your memory camcorder
10 Front & left view
11 Rear & bottom view
12 Using the accessories
14 Connecting a power source
22 Basic operation of your memory camcorder
23 LCD screen indicators
30 Turning the screen indicators on/off ( )
31 Using the LCD enhancer
32 Adjusting the LCD screen
32 Using the MENU button
32 Using the Control buttons
34 Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
36 Initial setting : Time Zone, Date and Time & OSD Language
39 Selecting the storage media
40 Inserting / ejecting the memory card
41 Selecting the suitable memory card
44 Recordable time and capacity
contents
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46 Recording movie images
47 Recording with ease for beginners (EASY Q mode)
48 Taking photo images
49 Zooming In and out
50 Changing the playback mode
51 Playing movie images
54 Viewing photo images
55 Changing the menu settings
57 Menu items
58 Using the recording menu items
58 iSCENE
59 White Balance
60 Exposure
61 Shutter
62 Focus
64 Anti-Shake (HDIS)
65 Digital Effect
66 16:9 Wide
66 Resolution
67 Wind Cut
67 Voice Mute
68 Back Light
69 Time Lapse REC
71 C.Nite
71 Fader
72 Guideline
72 Digital Zoom
RECORDING
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PLAYBACK
RECORDING OPTIONS
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PLAYBACK OPTIONS
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SETTINGS OPTIONS
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73 Menu items
74 Setting the play option
75 Deleting images
76 Protecting images
77 Copying images
78 File Information
79 Slide Show
80 Changing the menu settings in "Settings"
81 Menu items
82 Using the settings menu items
82 Storage
82 Storage Info
83 Format
83 File No.
84 Time Zone
86 Date/Time Set
86 Date Type
86 Time Type
86 Date/Time
87 LCD Brightness
87 LCD Colour
87 Beep Sound
88 Auto Power Off
88 TV Display
88 Default Set
89 Version
89 Menu Colour
89 Transparency
89 Language
89 Demo
contents
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90 Transfering a Recorded File through a USB Conection
90 CyberLink MediaShow4
92 Installing the CyberLink MediaShow4
94 Connecting the USB cable
95 Viewing the contents of storage media
97 Transferring files from the memory camcorder to your PC
98 Uploading movie images in the memory camcorder to
YouTube
99 Connecting to a TV
100 Viewing on TV screen
101 Recording (dubbing ) images on a VCR or DVD/HDD recorder
102 Maintenance
103 Additional information
105 Using your memory camcorder abroad
106 Troubleshooting
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CONNECTING TO A PC
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CONNECTING TO OTHER
DEVICES
MAINTENANCE & ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER SOURCES
(UNITED KINGDOM ONLY )
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introduction to basic features
Connecting a power source ➥page 14
Check out the storage media ➥page 39
Setting the Date/Time and OSD Language ➥pages 36, 38
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Step1: Preparation
Step2: Recording
Step3: Playing back
Selecting an image to play back from the thumbnail index views using
Control button ➥page 51
Viewing playback from your memory camcorder on your PC or TV
➥pages 94-97, 99-101
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See the reference pages for more information.
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You can playback and edit recorded movies (or photos) by using the
CyberLink MediaShow4 application provided with the product.
Also, using the CyberLink MediaShow4 allows easy upload of recorded
movies to YouTube ( ).
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You can upload recorded movies to YouTube using the CyberLink MediaShow4. ➥page 98
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Step4: Connecting to a PC
Step5: Easy Upload to YouTube
✪ This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your memory camcorder.
See the reference pages for more information.
You Tube
BroadcastYourselfTM
You Tube
Broadcast YourselfTM
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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR MEMORY CAMCORDER
Your new memory camcorder comes with the following accessories. If any of these items is missing from your box,
call Samsung’s Customer Care Centre.
✪ The exact shape of each item may vary by model.
Battery pack
(IA-BP85ST)
AC power adaptor
(AA-E9 type)
Audio/Video Cable USB Cable
Quick start guide User manual CD Software CD* Carrying Case*
Core filter
getting to know your memory camcorder
The contents may vary depending on the sales region.
Parts and accessories are available at your local Samsung dealer. To buy this one,
contact your nearest Samsung dealer.
A memory card is not included. See page 40 for memory cards compatible with
your camcorder.
You have to connect the AC power adaptor to the cradle when connecting external
devices using the cradle.
Your camcorder includes user manual CD and quick start guide(printed). For more
detailed instructions, refer to the user manual (PDF) on the provided CD.
* : This is an optional accessory. To buy one, contact your nearest Samsung
dealer.
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FRONT & LEFT VIEW
OPEN
OPEN
CLOSE
CLOSE
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Lens open/close switch LCD screen
Internal microphone Built-in speaker
Lens button
MENU button EASY Q button
OK button LCD ENHANCER ( ) button
Control button ( ) PHOTO button
Recording start/stop button Zoom lever (W/T)
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Be careful not to cover the internal microphone and lens during recording.
CAUTION
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REAR & BOTTOM VIEW
getting to know your memory camcorder
MODE indicator
( Movie ( ) / Photo ( ) / Play ( ))
POWER switch
Recording start/stop button
MODE button Grip belt
AV cable jack (AV) Swivel Hand-grip
USB jack ( ) Grip belt hook
DC IN jack (DC IN) Tripod receptacle
Jack cover Memory card /Battery slot cover
Charging indicator (CHG)
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SDHC
Usable Memory Cards
(16GB Max)
MMCplus
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preparation
This section provides information that you should know before using this memory camcorder such as how to use the
provided accessories, how to charge the battery, how to setup the operation mode and initialize setup.
USING THE ACCESSORIES
Attaching a Grip Belt
Insert your right hand from the bottom of memory camcorder up to the base of your thumb.
Put your hand in a position where you can easily operate the Recording start/stop button, PHOTO button and
the Zoom lever.
Adjust the length of grip belt so that the memory camcorder is stable when you press the Recording start/stop
button with your thumb.
1. Detach the belt.
2. Adjust the length of grip belt.
3. Attach the belt.
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USING THE ACCESSORIES
Angle Adjustment
This memory camcorder has a new swivel handgrip.
Its handle turns along with the shooting angle.
You can now shoot videos (or photos) freely from high angles to low angles while standing.
Rotate the swivel hand-grip at the most convenient angle.
You can rotate it downward up to 180 degrees.
Please be noticed that using excessive force to
insert your hand while the hand strap is adjusted too
tight may damage the hand strap hook of the memory camcorder.
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Please be careful not to turn the swivel handle backward as it may cause damage.
ATTACHING THE CORE FILTER
To reduce electrical interference, attach the core filter to the AC power
adaptor.
To attach the core filter to power adapter, roll the cable over core
filter once.
Be careful not to damage the cable when attaching the core filter.
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AC power adaptor
Wind once!
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CONNECTING A POWER SOURCE
There are two types of power source that can be connected to your memory camcorder.
Do not use provided power supply units with other equipment.
- The battery pack: used for outdoor recording.
- The AC power adaptor : used for indoor recording and playing back. ➥page 21
Battery Pack installation / ejection
It is recommended you purchase one or more additional battery packs to allow
continuous use of your memory 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 softly clicks.
Make sure that the SAMSUNG logo is facing up while the set 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 lock.
Gently push the battery lock in the direction as shown in the diagram to eject
the battery out.
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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Store the battery pack separated from the memory 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 pack.
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Insert
Eject
[BATT. RELEASE]
Switch
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Charging the Battery Pack
Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start using your memory camcorder.
Use IA-BP85ST battery pack only.
The battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase.
1. Slide the POWER switch downward
to turn off the power.
2. Insert the battery pack to the memory
camcorder. ➥page 14
3. Open the DC IN/USB/AV jack cover.
4. Connect the AC power adaptor to the
DC IN jack of your memory camcorder.
5. Connect the AC power adaptor to a
wall socket.
The CHG (charging) indicator lights
up in orange and showing that the
battery pack is charging.
The CHG (charging) indicator lights
up in green when the battery is fully
charged. ➥page 16
6. When the battery pack is fully charged, disconnect the AC power adaptor from the memory camcorder.
Even with the power switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left attached to the memory
camcorder. It is recommended that you remove the battery pack from the memory camcorder.
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Charging the battery pack in a low temperature circumstance may take longer time 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 AC power
supply to the memory camcorder.
Fully charge the battery pack before using.
When using the AC power supply, place it close to the wall outlet. Found with malfunction while in use of
memory camcorder, separate the AC power supply immediately from the wall outlet.
Do not use the AC power supply in a narrow and small place, 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.
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CARD
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Charging indicator
Tips for battery identification
✪ The colour of the LED indicates charging status.
If the battery has been fully charged, the charge indicator is
green.
If you are charging the battery, the colour of the charge indicator
is orange.
If an error occurs while the battery pack in charging, the charging
indicator blinks red.
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<Charging indicator>
Charging
state
Power Charge
On
(Mode Select)
Off Charging Fully Charged Error
LED colour Blue - Orange Green Red (Flicker)
Auto Power Off Function
To save battery power, you can set the "Auto
Power Off" function which turns off the memory
camcorder if there is no operation for 5 minutes.
To disable this option, change the setting of
"Auto Power Off" to "Off". ➥page 88
After 5 minutes
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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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(flickers): The device will be forced to turn off after
5 seconds.
"Low battery"
Battery Level Display
The Battery Level Display shows the amount of battery power remaining in the battery pack.
Before using memory camcorder, charge the battery.
Above figures are based on 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-BP85ST
Charging time approx. 2 hr.
Movie resolution
720 x 576 (50i) 640 x 480
TV Super Fine TV Fine TV Normal Web & Mobile
Mode
Continuous
recording time
approx. 180min. approx. 180min. approx. 180min. approx. 180min.
Playback time approx. 300min. approx. 300min. approx. 300min. approx. 300min.
- The time is only for reference. Figures show above are measured under Samsung's test environment, and may differ
from users and conditions.
- We recommend using AC power adaptor when you are using the Time Lapse REC Function.
Continuous Recording (without zoom)
The continuous recording time of memory camcorder in the table shows the available recording time when the
memory 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 the
time you are planning to record on the memory camcorder. Note that the battery pack discharges faster in cold
environment.
The charging time will vary depending on the remaining battery level.
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About battery packs
The benefits of battery pack: Battery pack is small but has a large power capacity. It should be recharged in any
environment that is between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C).
However, when it is exposed to cold temperatures (below 32°F (0°C)), its usage time becomes reduced and it may
cease to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your pocket or other warm, protected place for a short
time, then reattach it to the memory camcorder.
The continuous recording times in the operating instructions are measured using a fully charged battery pack at
77 °F (25 °C). As the environmental temperature and conditions vary, the remaining battery time may differ from the
approximate continuous recording times given in the instructions.
On handling a battery pack
To preserve battery power, keep your memory 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 memory camcorder if there
is no operation for 5 minutes. To disable this option, change the setting of "Auto Power Off" to "Off" ➥page 88
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 memory camcorder.
Leaving the battery pack for extended period of time may discharge the battery pack completely.
- A battery pack which is completely discharged may not turn on the recharging LED during charging.
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 approved battery packs. Do not use batteries from other manufacturers.
Otherwise, there is a danger of overheating, fire or explosion.
Samsung is not responsible for problems occurring due to using unapproved batteries.
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 a 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 memory camcorder.
When not using the memory camcorder for an extended period:
It is recommended that you fully charge the battery pack once per 6 months, attach it to memory camcorder and
use it up: then remove the battery pack and store it in a cool place again.
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 memory camcorder with AC power adaptor
It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor to power the memory
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. ➥page 15
Be sure to use the specified AC power adaptor to power the memory 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.
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Failure to do so can result in memory 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 memory camcorder.
Do not use the AC power adaptor in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
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Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems.)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should
not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their working life. Where marked,
the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead
above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of, these
substances can cause harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries from other
types of waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.
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BASIC OPERATION OF YOUR MEMORY CAMCORDER
This section explains the basic techniques of recording movie or photo images and also
basic settings on your memory camcorder.
Set the appropriate operation mode according to your preference using POWER switch
and MODE button.
Turning memory camcorder on or off
You can turn the power on or off by sliding the POWER switch down.
Slide the POWER switch repeatedly to toggle the power on or off.
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POWER switch
Mode indicator
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When the memory 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 106-108) and take corrective action.
Movie Record is set by default with the power on.
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You can switch the operating mode in the following order each time you press the
MODE button.
- Movie Record mode ( ) ➔ Photo Record mode ( ) ➔ Play mode ( )
To switch between video and photo thumbnails in the Video/Photo Play mode,press the MENU button and use the
control button to select “Play Mode”->”Video”or”Photo”.Setting the Play Mode menu is available in thumbnail view
only.
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Photo
Select
Movie Record mode ( ) Photo Record mode ( ) Photo Play mode ( )
Movie Play mode ( )
To record movie images.
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To record photo images.
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To play movie images.
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To play photo images.
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Movie Record mode
LCD SCREEN INDICATORS
Time Lapse REC *
Operating status
( [STBY] (standby) or [ ] (recording))
Time counter
(movie recording time: remaining recordable time)
LCD Enhancer *
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-
F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
Movie image resolution
Anti-Shake (HDIS)
Wind Cut
Back Light
Fader *
Zoom (Optical zoom/Intelli-zoom / Digital zoom)
Date/Time
Time Zone
Digital Effect
Manual Shutter */ C.Nite *
Manual Exposure *
Manual Focus * / Face Detection *
White Balance
iSCENE / EASY Q *
Movie Record
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The above screen is an example for explanation:
It is different from the actual display.
The OSD indicators are based on memory capacity
of 2GB (SDHC memory card).
Functions marked with * won’t be kept when the
memory camcorder restarts.
For enhanced performance, the display indications
and the order are subject to change without prior notice.
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Quick View*
Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual Focus)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Shutter* (Auto Shutter / Manual Shutter)
Exposure* (Auto Exposure / Manual Exposure)
Movie Record mode: Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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Movie Record mode: Shortcut menu (Manual)
Manual Control Bar/ Value
Menu name
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Value adjust (down)
Manual Exposure
Value adjust (up)
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The illustration to the left shows the Manual
Exposure screen.
Functions marked with * won’t be kept when
the memory camcorder restarts.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most
frequently accessed functions according to the
selected mode. Pressing the OK button will
display shortcut menu of frequently used on the
LCD screen.
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Photo Record mode
Image counter
(total number of recordable photo images)
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/
LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
LCD Enhancer *
Back Light
Zoom (Optical zoom)
Date/Time
Time Zone
Manual Exposure *
Manual Focus *
White Balance
Photo record mode
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The counter value is calculated from the
remaining free space of the storage media,
which may not be updated after a recording
if calculation remains the same.
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Exposure* (Auto Exposure / Manual Exposure)
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Focus* (Auto Focus/Face Detection/Manual Focus)
Photo Record mode: Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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Photo Record mode: Shortcut menu (Manual)
Manual Control Bar/ Value
Menu name
Shortcut menu (OK Guide) / Return
Value adjust (down)
Manual Exposure
Value adjust (up)
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The illustration to the left shows the Manual
Exposure screen.
Functions marked with * won’t be kept when
the memory camcorder restarts.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most
frequently accessed functions according to the
selected mode. Pressing the OK button will
display shortcut menu of frequently used on the
LCD screen.
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Movie Play mode : Single View
Movie Play mode
Play Status ( Play ( X) / Pause ( ❙❙ ))
Time code (Elapsed time / Recorded time)
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/
LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
Movie image resolution
Protect
LCD Enhancer
File Name
Date/Time
Play Option
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Movie Play mode : Thumbnail View
Folder-File Number
Movie Play Tab
Protect
Copy Selected
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-
F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
Now/ Total file number
Scroll bar
Fader
Error File
Button Guide
Web & Mobile
Delete Selected
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Move to next file / FF (fast forward) ➥page 53
Volume Down
Play Status ( Play ( X) / Pause ( ❙❙ ))
Move to previous file / REW (rewind) ➥page 53
Volume Up
Movie Play mode : Shortcut menu (OK Guide)
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Date/Time
Volume Bar
Movie Play mode : Single (Volume)
Multi View
Multi View
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MENU
Photo Play mode : Single View
Photo Play mode
Slide Show
Image counter
(current image / total number of recorded images)
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/
LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
Protect
LCD Enhancer
File name (file number)
Date/Time
OK Guide (Previous image)
OK Guide (Next image)
Photo image resolution
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Photo Play mode : Thumbnail View
Folder-File Number
Protect
Photo Play Tab
Storage media (Built-in memory (8GB (SMX-
F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-
F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) or memory card)
Battery info. (Remaining battery level/time)
Now/ Total file number
Scroll bar
Copy Selected
Error File
Button Guide
Delete Selected
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TURNING THE SCREEN INDICATORS ON/OFF ( )
Switching the information display mode
You can switch the display mode of on-screen information:
Press the 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: The only operating status indicator will appear.
Checking the remained battery and memory capacity
Without turning the camcorder on,you can check the remaining battery time
and memory capacity.
When the camcorder is turned off (battery is installed) press and release the
button to display the remaining capacity of the battery capacity.
When the camcorder is turned on (battery is installed) press and hold the
button for more than 2-3 seconds to display the remaining
battery capacity.
The approximate recordable time in the selected storage and battery information
appear for about 10 seconds.
Selected storage media is indicated in green, and "No Card" appears if there
is no memory card is inserted.
Pressing the button or any other button in battery information screen
will return to the previous screen.
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While connected to AC adaptor without battery inserted, "No Battery"
message appears.
It also displays cautions and notices according to the state.
button does not operate in menu and quick menu screen.
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USING THE LCD ENHANCER FUNCTION
Contrast is enhanced for a clear and bright image.
This effect is also implemented outdoors in bright daylight.
You can also adjust the screen brightness in two-level increments, which provides
a brighter screen than using just one-level increment for your recording.
1. Press the LCD ENHANCER ( ) button.
LCD adjust ( ) indicator appears and the LCD brightens.
2. You can switch the LCD enhancer function in the following order each time you
press the LCD ENHANCER ( ) button.
Release ŠLCD enhancer 1level ( ) ŠLCD enhancer 2level ( ) Š Release
LCD enhancer 1level ( ): LCD enhancer is executed.
LCD enhancer 2level ( ): You can make a brighter-screen than using just
one-level adjustment.
LCD enhancer function does not affect the quality of the image being recorded.
When LCD enhancer works at the low illumination, some stripes may occur
on the LCD screen. It is not a malfunction.
Using the LCD Enhancer function may cause colour looks different on the display.
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ADJUSTING THE LCD SCREEN
1. Open up the LCD screen 90 degrees with your finger.
2. Rotate it to the best angle to record or play.
If you rotate the LCD screen 180 degrees to the lens side, you can
close the LCD screen with it facing out. This is convenient during playback.
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1. Set the desired mode by pressing the MODE button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Move the cursor by pressing the Control button ( / / / ) to select
desired menu item, and then press Control button OK to confirm.
4. Press the MENU button to finish.
MENU button does not operate in the EASY Q mode.
See page 87 to adjust brightness and colour of the LCD screen.
Over-rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that
connects the LCD screen to the memory camcorder.
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USING THE CONTROL BUTTONS
Used for playback, pausing, fast forwarding, and rewinding. Also used as directional
buttons (up, down, left, right) and to make a selection when selecting movie or photo
images or menus.
1. Press the Control button ( / ) to move left / right.
2. Press the Control button ( / ) to move up / down.
Confirm your selection by pressing the OK button.
Control button (OK / ( / )) does not operate in the EASY Q mode.
Using the OK button, you may directly access the shortcut menu. ➥page 34
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Using the Control button
Button
Movie Record( )mode /
Photo Record( )mode
Play ( ) mode Menu
selection
Movie 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
Zoom (wide) lncreases the volume -
Moves the
cursor up
DOWN
Zoom (tele) Decreases the volume -
Moves
the cursor
down
LEFT
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- Search playback RPS
(Reverse Playback Search)
rate: x2→x4→x8→x16
- Previous Skip Playback
Previous image
Moves
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previous
menu
RIGHT
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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
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SHORTCUT MENU (OK GUIDE)
Shortcut menu (OK guide) represents the most frequently accessed functions
according to the selected mode.
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✪ For example: Setting the Exposure in Movie Record mode by the
Shortcut menu (OK guide).
1. Press the OK button.
Shortcut menu (OK guide) is displayed.
2. Press the Control button ( ) will display the Auto Exposure shortcut menu screen,
where you can press OK button to set up Auto Exposure.
3. Press the Control button ( ) once again will display the Manual Exposure shortcut
menu screen with a manual control bar, where you can adjust the value press the
Control button ( / ).
4. Press the OK button to confirm your selection.
Manual Exposure indicator ( ) will display on the screen.
Press the OK button to exit the shortcut menu.
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Pressing the Control button for each menu will toggle "Auto" or "Manual".
The illustration to the shows the Movie Record mode.
Before selecting a menu item, set the mode (Movie Record / Photo Record)
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Shortcut function using the Control buttons
Button
Movie Record
( ) mode
Photo Record
( ) mode
Play ( ) mode
Movie 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
Exposure
- Auto
- Manual
lncreases the volume -
DOWN
Focus
- Auto
- Face Detection
- Manual
Decreases the volume -
LEFT
Shutter
- Auto
- Manual
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- 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)
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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 this memory 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 memory camcorder.
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1. Slide POWER switch downward to turn on the camcorder.
When you turn on your camcorder for the first time, the Time Zone screen appears
based on Lisbon, London.
You can also set the Time Zone ("Home") from the "Settings" menu. ➥page 84
2. Select the your geographical area with Control button ( / ), then press OK
button.
The Date/Time Set screen appears.
3. Set the day with Control button ( / ), then move it next with Control button
( / ).
4. Set month, year, hour and minute (AM/PM) in the same way, then move it next with
Control button ( / ).
5. Set DST set ( ) with Control button ( / ).
Set the icon( ) to on to move the time forward 1 hour.
(DST set: daylight saving time)
6. Make sure that the clock is correctly set, then press OK button.
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year 2037.
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On charging the built-in rechargeable battery
The built-in rechargeable battery is automatically charged while the camcorder is turned on.
Use your camcorder after charging the built-in rechargeable battery. If the built-in rechargeable battery is
not charged, any input data will not be backed up and the date/time appears on the screen as "01/
JAN/ 2009 00:00" (when "Date/Time" display is set to "On").
After setting, the date and time are automatically recorded on a special data area of the storage media.
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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 memory camcorder
abroad. Select "Time Zone" on the menu, then set the time difference. ➥page 84
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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. Set the "Settings" mode.
The settings menu screen appears.
Refer to "How to set the settings mode" for accessing to "Settings" mode.
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2. Press the Control button ( / ) to select "Language", and then
press the OK button.
3. 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
4. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
The OSD language is refreshed in the selected language.
Even if the battery pack or AC power are removed, the language setting will be preserved.
"Language" options may be changed without prior notice.
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SELECTING THE STORAGE MEDIA
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 memory 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 memory camcorder off.
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Using the built-in memory (8GB (SMX-F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only))
Because this memory camcorder has an embedded 8GB or 16GB memory, it is not necessary to buy extra storage
media. So you can make recording/playback more convenient.
Using a memory card (not supplied)
This memory camcorder has multi card slot for access to SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and MMCplus.
You can use SDHC and MMC plus card on your memory 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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INSERTING / EJECTING THE MEMORY CARD
Inserting a memory card
1. Turn the memory camcorder off.
2. Slide the memory card slot cover to the right to open the cover.
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 memory camcorder off.
2. Slide the memory card slot cover to the right to open the cover.
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 (8GB (SMX-F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB (SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP
only)) or memory card using a PC.
If you insert a memory card when the memory camcorder is on, the pop-up message will prompt you
automatically to select the storage type.
If there is no memory card inserted, only the built-in memory (8GB (SMX-F33(2)BP/LP/RP/SP only)/16GB
(SMX-F34(0)BP/LP/RP/SP only)) will be available.
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 such as
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 inwards facing the label down.
In case the label of a memory card faces up sliding into the slot, the memory camcorder may not work,
or the tip of the memory card can 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 recommended that you use a
SDHC memory card and MMC plus with your memory camcorder.
( SD memory cards over 2GB are not compatible with this memory camcorder.)
On this memory camcorder, you can use memory cards (SDHC or MMCplus)
of the following capacity: 512MB ~ 16GB
Compatible recording media
- The following recording media have been guaranteed to work with this memory
camcorder. Others are not guaranteed to work, 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 movie recording, use a memory card that support faster write speed (at least 2MB/sec).
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Memory Card
SDHC memory card complies with new SD specification Ver.2.00.
This latest specification was established by SD Card Association to realize data capacity over 2GB.
The SDHC memory card supports a mechanical write protection switch. Setting the switch prevents accidental
erasure of files recorded on the SDHC memory card. To enable writing, move the switch up to the direction of
terminals. To set write protection, move the switch down.
Due to change In File Allocation System and physical specifications, SDHC memory card can not be used with
current SD enabled host devices. SDHC memory card can be used with only SDHC enables host devices which
carry SDHC logo on devices its self or on its operation manual.
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about the storage media
<MMCplus>
<SDHC memory card>
Terminals
Protection
tab
<Usable Memory Cards>
(512MB ~16GB)
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MMCplus (Multi Media Card plus)
In the case of MMCplus, they have no protection tab so please use the protect function in the menu.
Common cautions for memory card
Damaged data may not be recovered. It is recommended you make a back-up of important data separately on
the hard disk of your PC.
Turning the power off or removing a memory card during operation such as formatting, deleting, recording, and
playback may cause the 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.
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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 memory camcorder.
Note that formatting erases all information on the memory card.
A memory card has a certain life span. If you cannot record new data, you have to purchase a new memory card.
A memory card is a precision electronic media. Do not bend it, drop it, or cause a strong impact.
Do not use or store in a place that has high temperature and humidity or dusty environment.
Do not place foreign substances on the memory card terminals. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the terminals if required.
Do not paste anything other than exclusive label on label pasting portion.
Be careful to keep memory card out of the reach of children, who might swallow it.
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The memory camcorder supports SDHC and MMCplus memory cards for data storage.
The data storage speed may differ, according to the manufacturer and production system.
The user using a lower write speed memory card for recording a movie may have difficulties storing the
movie on the memory card. You can even lose your movie data during the recording.
In an attempt to preserve any bit of the recorded movie, the memory camcorder forcibly stores the movie on
the memory card and displays a warning: "Low Speed Card. Please record a lower resolution."
To facilitate movie recording, you are recommended to use a memory card that supports faster
write speed.
If you are unavoidably using a low speed memory card, resolution of the recording may be lower than the
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However, the higher the resolution, the more memory will be used.
You can have four resolution options to record a movie with the memory camcorder :
"TV Super Fine", "TV Fine", "TV Normal", "Web&Mobile"
For optimal performance of the memory camcorder, ensure that you purchase a fast speed
memory card.
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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.
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Actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion of the memory.
about the storage media
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RECORDABLE TIME AND CAPACITY
1GB= 1,000,000,000bytes : actual formatted capacity may be less as the internal firmware uses a portion
of the memory.
Media built-in memory Memory Card
Capacity 8GB 16GB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB
TV Super Fine ( ) 720x576(50i)
approx.
190min.
approx.
380min.
approx.
23min.
approx.
47min.
approx.
95min.
approx.
190min.
approx.
380min.
TV Fine ( ) 720x576(50i)
approx.
240min.
approx.
480min.
approx.
30min.
approx.
60min.
approx.
120min.
approx.
240min.
approx.
480min.
TV Normal ( ) 720x576(50i)
approx.
310min.
approx.
620min.
approx.
38min.
approx.
77min.
approx.
155min.
approx.
310min.
approx.
620min.
Web & Mobile ( ) 640x480
approx.
460min.
approx.
920min.
approx.
57min.
approx.
115min.
approx.
230min.
approx.
460min.
approx.
920min.
Recordable number of photo images
Media built-in memory Memory Card
Capacity 8GB 16GB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB
TV Super Fine ( ) 800x600
approx.
15,000
approx.
31,000
approx.
1,800
approx.
3,600
approx.
7,500
approx.
15,000
approx.
31,000
The following shows the memory camcorder’s maximum recording time and number of images according to the
resolution / memory capacity.
For recording movie and photo images, be noticed with the approximate maximum limits.
Recordable time for movie images
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