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Important Usage Instructions

WARNING!

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

WARNING!

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.

COPYRIGHT WARNING:

Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.

 

DVD Camcorder, DC320/DC310 A systems

 

 

 

 

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause

 

harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired

 

operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC

 

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This

 

equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions,

 

may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a

 

particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by

 

turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct theYinterference by one or more of the following measures:

 

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

 

 

 

 

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

 

 

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

 

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with

 

 

lass B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.

 

 

Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.

 

If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

 

 

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One anon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Tel No. (516)328-5600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Warning

 

 

 

 

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

within an equilateral triangle, is intended to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

alert the user to the presence of uninsulated

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

“dangerous voltage” within the product’s

 

 

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

enclosure, that may be of sufficient

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

magnitude to constitute a risk of electric

 

CAUTION:

 

 

 

 

 

shock to persons.

 

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

The exclamation point, within an equilateral

 

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR

 

 

 

triangle, is intended to alert the user to the

 

BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS

 

presence of important operating and

 

INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

 

maintenance (servicing) instructions in the

 

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

 

 

literature accompanying the product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

In these safety instructions the word

10 Power Sources — TheCA-570Compact

 

“product” refers to the Canon DVD

 

Power Adapter should be operated only

 

Camcorder DC320/DC310 A and all its

 

from the type of power source indicated

 

accessories.

 

on the marking label. If you are not sure

 

 

of the type of power supply to your home,

 

1 Read Instructions — All the safety and

 

 

 

consult your product dealer or local

 

operating instructions should be read

 

power company. Regarding other power

 

before the product is operated.

 

sources such as battery power, refer to

 

2 Retain Instructions — The safety and

 

instructions in this manual.

 

operating instructions should be retained

11 Polarization — TheCA-570Compact

 

for future reference.

 

Power Adapter is equipped with a

 

3 Heed Warnings — All warnings on the

 

polarized 2-prongplug (a plug having one

 

product and in the operating instructions

 

blade wider than the other).

 

 

The 2-prongpolarized plug will fit into the

 

should be adhered to.

 

 

4 Follow Instructions — All operating and

 

power outlet only one way. This is a

 

 

safety feature. If you are unable to insert

 

maintenance instructions should be

 

the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing

 

followed.

 

 

 

the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact

 

5 Cleaning — Unplug this product from the

 

your electrician to replace your obsolete

 

wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use

 

outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose

 

liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product

 

of the polarized plug.

 

should be cleaned only as recommended

12 ower Cord rotection — Power cords

 

in this manual.

 

should be routed so that they are not

 

6 Accessories — Do not use accessories

 

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likely to be walked on or pinched by

 

not recommended in this manual as they

 

items placed upon or against them. Pay

 

may be hazardous.

 

particular attention to plugs and the point

 

7 Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do

 

from which the cords exit the product.

 

 

 

 

not use the camera close to TVP13 Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an

 

transmitters, portable communication

 

outside antenna is connected to the

 

devices or other sources of electric or

 

product, be sure the antenna is grounded

 

magnetic radiation. They may cause

 

so as to provide some protection against

 

picture interference, or permanently

 

voltage surges and built-upstatic

 

damage the camera.

 

charges. Section 810 of the National

 

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Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—

 

8 Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric

 

 

 

1984, provides information with respect

 

shock — Do not use this product near

 

 

 

to proper grounding of the mast and

 

water or in rainy/moist situations.

 

 

 

supporting structure, grounding of the

 

9 Placing or Moving — Do not place on an

 

 

 

lead-inwire to an antenna discharge unit,

 

unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or

 

size of grounding conductors, location of

 

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antenna discharge unit, connection to

 

table. The product may fall, causing

 

 

serious injury to a child or adult, and

 

grounding electrodes, and requirements

 

serious damage to the product.

 

for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.

 

A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

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18 Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect

Fig. 1

EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER

 

this product from the wall outlet and all

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

 

 

 

 

 

power sources including battery, and

 

 

ANTENNA

 

refer servicing to qualified service

 

 

 

personnel under the following conditions:

 

 

LEAD IN

 

 

 

 

a. When the power-supplycord or plug is

 

GROUND

WIRE

 

 

ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT

 

damaged.

 

CLAMP

 

 

 

(NEC SECTION 810-20)

 

b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or

 

 

 

 

ELECTRIC

 

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS

 

objects have fallen into, the product.

SERVICE

 

(NEC SECTION 810-21)

 

c. If the product has been exposed to

EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

 

GROUND CLAMPS

 

rain or water.

 

 

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING

 

d. If the product does not operate

NEC - NATIONAL

ELECTRODE SYSTEM

 

normally even if you follow the

ELECTRICAL CODE

(NEC ART 250. PART H)

 

 

operating instructions. Adjust only

 

 

 

 

14 Lightning — For added protection of this

 

those controls that are covered by the

product during a lightning storm, or when

 

operation instructions. Improper

 

adjustment of other controls may

it is left unattended and unused for long

 

 

result in damage and will often require

periods of time, disconnect it from the

 

 

extensive work by a qualified

wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.

 

 

technician to restore the product to its

This will prevent damage to the product

 

 

normal operation.

due to lightning and power-linesurges.

 

 

e. If the product has been dropped or the

15 Overloading — Do not overload wall

 

 

cabinet has been damaged.

outlets and extension cords as this can

 

f. When the product exhibits a distinct

result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

 

change in performance. This indicates

16 Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push

 

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a need for service.

objects of any kind into this product

19 Replacement arts — When replacement

through openings as they may touch

 

parts are required, be sure the service

dangerous voltage points or short out

 

technician has used replacement parts

 

 

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parts that could result in a fire or electric

 

that are specified by Canon or that have

shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any

 

the same characteristics as the original

kind onto the product.

 

part. Unauthorized substitutions may

17 Servicing — Do not attempt to service

 

result in fire, electric shock or other

 

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this product yourself as opening or

hazards.

removing covers may expose you to

20 Safety Check — Upon completion of any

dangerous voltage or other hazards.

service or repairs to this product, ask the

Refer all servicing to qualified service

service technician to perform safety

personnel.

checks to determine that the product is in

 

safe operating order.

When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.

The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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Best for Reusability

How to Select a DVD Disc

There are many types of DVD discs but this camcorder uses only the following three types of 8 cm mini DVD discs: DVD-R,DVD-RDL andDVD-RW.Read the differences between them and select the disc that best fits your needs.

DVD-R

Best for Compatibility

DVD-Rscan be recorded only once – you cannot edit or delete the recordings. On the other hand, these discs are comparatively cheaper.

DVD-RDL

Best for Recording Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dual-layereddiscs allow writing up to 80% more data (approx. 2.6 GB) on a single

recording side. However, you cannot edit or delete the recordings.

 

 

 

 

Dual-layereddiscs have two recording layers. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

camcorder will record on layer 1 and then continue to

Layer 2

Scene 2

 

 

 

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layer 2. During the playback of a recording spanning

Layer 1

Scene 1

 

 

 

both layers, you may notice a brief stop (about 1

 

 

Recording surface

 

second) at the point where the camcorder switches to

 

 

 

 

 

the second layer. The switch to layer 2 will break the

 

 

 

 

 

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recording into 2 separate scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-RW

Recordings made on a DVD-RWdisc can be edited or deleted. Also, the disc can be Cinitialized. Initializing aDVD-RWdisc clears all the recordings and restores the free

space on the disc to its initial value so you can use the same disc again.

Disc specification on DVD-RWs

DVD-RWdiscs can be recorded using either one of two disc specifications: VIDEO mode or VR mode. When you first insert a brand newDVD-RWdisc, the camcorder will automatically display the initialization screen where you can select the disc specification for the disc.

VIDEO mode: Once finalized, discs recorded in VIDEO mode can be played back in most common DVD players offering the best compatibility. However, recordings cannot be edited (deleted, rearranged, etc.).

VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players compatible with DVD-RWs in VR mode.

Note: DVD-RandDVD-RDL discs can only be recorded in VIDEO mode.

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Advantages of Using DVDs

No need to worry about recording over a tape.

When you use a DVD, the camcorder will automatically record on the empty space of the disc. So you don't have to worry about mistakenly recording over a precious memory.

Just select a scene from the index screen.

You don't need to bother running a tape forwards and backwards to find the scene you want to play back. Simply select a scene from the index screen and start the playback in a breeze.

 

 

 

 

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Easily play back your recordings on a DVD player.

After your finalize your DVD (

 

48), you can play it on a DVD player and share

your recordings with friends and family.

 

 

Playback on external devices

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Make sure to finalize discs (

48) before you play them back on external

 

DVD devices. The disc's type will affect its compatibility with external devices.

 

For a summary, you can refer to the sidebar on page 49. However, to be sure,

 

always refer to the instruction manual of the external device and make sure it

 

is compatible before inserting the disc.

 

 

For the highest compatibility with external DVD devices we recommend

 

using VIDEO mode.

 

 

 

 

Discs that have been tested

 

 

 

 

The camcorder's performance was tested with single-layereddiscs using

 

Hitachi-MaxellHG series DVD discs; and withdual-layereddiscs using Canon

 

DVD-RDL54 discs and VerbatimDVD-RDL discs (as of January 2008*). For

 

further details, contact directly the manufacturer's customer support center.

 

CNote that attempting to record or play with this camcorder DVD discs that

 

were recorded, initialized or finalized with a device other than this camcorder

 

can result in damage to the camcorder or in the permanent loss of the

 

recordings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*For the latest information, visit your local Canon Web site or contact your nearest Canon office. The use of DVD-RDL discs that have not been tested by Canon may result in incorrect recording/playback or in not being able to remove the disc.

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Available features depend on the DVD disc used

 

Disc type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-RW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-R,DVD-RDL

 

 

 

 

Disc specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

VR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode

mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting

 

 

 

 

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scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) (

 

45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deleting a scene after recording it (

 

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Initializing the disc in order to use it again for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recording (

 

47)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a title to the disc (

 

47)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalizing the disc in order to play it with an external

 

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DVD device (

 

 

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Adding recordings to a disc already finalized

 

 

 

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Only scenes in the playlist can be divided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Disc finalization is the processing of the free space (the unrecorded area) on the disc in

 

order to make it playable on external DVD devices (

 

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guaranteed with all external DVD devices. To finalize a DVD-RDL disc, the camcorder has to process both layers. Therefore, and depending on the amount of free space on the disc, this process may be lengthy.

3 You will need to unfinalize the disc first.

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Table of contents

Introduction ____________________________________

5 How to Select a DVD Disc

6 Advantages of Using DVDs

11 About this Manual

12 Getting to Know the Camcorder

12 Supplied Accessories

13 Components Guide

15 Screen Displays

 

 

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Preparations ____________________________________

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Getting Started

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Charging the Battery ack

 

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Preparing the Accessories

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Basic peration of the Camcorder

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Power Switch

 

 

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perating Modes

 

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Joystick and Joystick Guide

 

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Using the Menus

 

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First Time Settings

 

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Setting the Date and Time

 

24

hanging the Language

 

25

hanging the Time Zone

 

25 Getting Ready to Start Recording

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Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD screen

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Inserting and Removing a Disc

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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card

Video _________________________________________

29 Basic Recording

29 Shooting Video

31 Selecting the Recording Mode

31Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom

32Quick Start Function

33Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded

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34 Basic Playback

34 Playing Back the Video

36 Deleting Scenes

36On-Screen Displays (Data Code)

37Additional Functions

37 : Special Scene Recording Programs

39 Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed

40LCD Video Light

40 Self Timer

41 Manual Focus Adjustment

42 Manual Exposure Adjustment

42 White Balance

43 Image Effects

44 Digital Effects

45 Managing Scenes and the Disc

 

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Creating a Playlist

 

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Moving Scenes in the

laylist

 

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Dividing Scenes

 

 

 

 

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Initializing the Disc

 

 

47 Disc Playback on an External Device

 

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Changing the Disc Title

 

 

 

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Finalizing the Disc

 

 

 

49

Disc Playback on External Devices

 

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Unfinalizing the Disc - Additional Recordings on a Finalized Disc

 

Photos ________________________________________

 

 

 

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Basic Recording

 

 

 

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Taking Photos

 

 

 

 

C52 Selecting Photo Size and Quality

 

53

Erasing the Last Photo Just Recorded

 

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Basic Playback

 

 

 

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Viewing Photos

 

 

 

 

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Magnifying Photos during Playback

 

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Erasing Photos

 

 

 

 

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Additional Functions

 

 

 

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Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive

 

 

Mode)

 

 

 

 

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Automatic Focus Priority

 

 

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Histogram and Other Screen Displays

 

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Protecting Photos

 

 

 

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Initializing the Memory Card

 

 

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60 Printing Photos

60 Printing Photos

60 Print Orders

External Connections _____________________________

61 Connecting to a TV or VCR

61Connection Diagram

62Playback on a TV Screen

62 Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder

 

 

 

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Additional Information ____________________________

63 Appendix: Menu Options Lists

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FUNC. Menu

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Setup menus

 

 

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Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)

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Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization etc.)

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Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)

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Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)

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System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.)

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Date/Time Setup

 

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Trouble?

 

 

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Troubleshooting

 

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List of Messages

 

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Do’s and Don’ts

 

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Handling Precautions

 

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Using the amcorder Abroad

 

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General Information

 

C81 System Diagram

 

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Optional Accessories

 

85

Product Codes

 

86

Specifications

 

 

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Index

 

 

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