If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture may condense inside
the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the
head drum and be damaged or the unit may not operate correctly.
To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, the camcorder has a built-in moisture
If there is moisture inside the camcorder, "DEW" is displayed.
If this happens, none of the functions except cassette ejection
Open the cassette compartment and remove the battery for at
least two hours in a warm dry room.
Please follow this procedure when the DEW protection feature
is unexpectedly activated and you want to override it:
(Please make sure that the condensation has disappeared completely.)
1. Take the battery pack out.
2. Take the lithium battery out.
3. Put the lithium battery back.
4. Put the battery pack back.