Cannon FS10-FS11-FS100 User Manual
Digital Video Camcorder
Manual de Instrucciones
Important Usage Instructions
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, FS11 A/FS10 A/FS100 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 the interference 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.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class 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.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” or “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder FS11 A/FS10 A/ FS100 A and all its accessories.
1Read these instructions.
2Keep these instructions.
3Heed all warnings.
4Follow all instructions.
5Do not use this apparatus near water.
6Clean only with dry cloth.
7Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
9Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
10Read instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
11Retain instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
12Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
13Follow instructions — All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.
14Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product should be cleaned only as recommended in this manual.
15Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause picture interference, or permanently damage the camera.
16Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock — Do not use this product near water or in rainy/moist situations.
17Placing or Moving — Do not place on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. 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.
18Power Sources — The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. Regarding other power sources such as battery power, refer to instructions in this manual.
19Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
20Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto the product.
21Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
22Power Sources — The
of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. Regarding other power sources such as battery power, refer to instructions in this manual.
23Lightning — For added protection of this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and
24Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
25Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect this product from the wall outlet and all power sources including battery, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a.When the plug is damaged.
b.If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into, the product.
c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d.If the product does not operate normally even if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e.If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. This indicates a need for service.
26Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
27Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety 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
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
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.
The adapter is not intended to be serviced. Should the product cease to function in its intended manner, it should be returned to the manufacturer or be discarded.
Getting to Know the Camcorder
What is so special about recording on flash memory?
Your videos and photos are recorded in the
Other features of this camcorder
Whether you are using a camcorder for the first time or are very experienced, this camcorder offers many
•Special Scene recording programs ( 42): You can simply activate a Special Scene recording program when shooting in a variety of situations, such as at a beach or sports tournament, in order to let the camcorder automatically select the optimal settings for that situation.
•Quick Start ( 35): Using the Quick Start function, you can open the LCD panel and start recording within approximately one second!
•mode ( 24): Withmode, recording is as simple as pressing a single button and using the zoom lever. The camcorder will take care of the rest!
Table of contents
5 Getting to Know the Camcorder
10 About this Manual
19 Getting Started
19Charging the Battery Pack
20Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
22 Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
24 Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Mode or Flexible Recording
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
27 First Time Settings
27Setting the Date and Time
28Changing the Language
28Changing the Time Zone
29Using a Memory Card
29 Recommended Memory Cards
29Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
30/ Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
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33Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
33Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
35Quick Start Function
35Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
36 Basic Playback
36 Playing Back the Video
38Special Playback Modes
39Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
40Selecting the Playback Starting Point from the Movie Timeline
42Special Scene Recording Programs
43Controlling Shutter Speed and Other Functions while Shooting
44Mini Video Light
45Automatic Backlight Correction and Manual Exposure Adjustment
46Manual Focus Adjustment
50Using an External Microphone
51Managing Scenes and the Memory
51Creating a Playlist
52Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
52Moving Scenes in the Playlist
53/ Copying Scenes
54 Basic Recording
54 Taking Photos
54 Selecting Photo Size and Quality
56 Erasing a Photo Right After Recording It
56 Basic Playback
56 Viewing Photos
58 Magnifying Photos during Playback
58 Erasing Photos
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing
Other Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
63Selecting the Print Settings
External Connections _______________________
67Terminals on the Camcorder
68Playback on a TV Screen
68Saving and Backing Up Your Recordings
68Backing Up Your Recordings on a Computer
69Authoring DVD Discs and Photo DVDs
71Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
72Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer)
74 Transfer Orders
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Additional Information ______________________
75Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
78Memory Operations (Initialization, etc.)
79Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
80System Setup (Speaker Volume, Beep, etc.)
86 List of Messages
93 Do’s and Don’ts
93 Handling Precautions
97Using the Camcorder Abroad
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon FS11/FS10/FS100. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting ( 82).
Conventions Used in this Manual
•IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
•NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
•POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function described.
•: Reference page number in this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons and the name of the relevant chapter or section.
Refer to the “Digital Video Software” instruction manual, included as a PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk
•: Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon.
•The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the Start/Stop button to start recording until you press again to pause the recording.
“Photo” and “still image” are used interchangeably with the same meaning.
•The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu icons refer to the .
Names of buttons and switches other than the joystick are indicated within a “button” frame. For example.
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu options as they are displayed on screen. In tables in this manual the default value is shown in boldface.
For example [ON], [OFF].
[DISPLAY SETUP][LANGUAGE]Desired language
Buttons and switches to be operated