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Digital Video Camcorder
SC-D6550
AF
Auto Focus
CCD
Charge Coupled Device
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Owner's Instruction Book
Before operating the unit, please read this
Instruction Book thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
US PATENT 4415844
ENGLISH

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  • Page 1 Digital Video Camcorder SC-D6550 Auto Focus Charge Coupled Device Liquid Crystal Display Owner’s Instruction Book Before operating the unit, please read this Instruction Book thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. US PATENT 4415844 ENGLISH...
  • Page 2 Do not use attachments not recommended by the CAMCORDER product manufacturer as they may be hazardous. This symbol 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 fire or electric shock.
  • Page 3 The CAMCORDER should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply at your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. A CAMCORDER is intended to be operated from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
  • Page 4 Notices and Safety Instructions 14. LIGHTNING: For added protection of this CAMCORDER during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
  • Page 5 22. To prevent damage which may result in fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. 23. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter should be used. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    To use the AC Power Adapter and DC Cable ...22 Using the Lithium Ion Battery Pack...23 Charging the Lithium Ion Battery Pack ...23 Table of continuous Recording Time based on Model and Battery Type ...24 Battery Level Display...25 Turning the OSD (On Screen Display) On/Off ...25 OSD (On Screen Display) in REC/PLAY Modes...26...
  • Page 7 Zooming In and Out ...46 Using the Tele Macro...46 Using the Fade In and Out...47 To Start Recording...47 To Stop Recording (use Fade In/Fade Out) ...47 Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)...48 Using the Color Nite ...49 The Camcorder : Advanced Recording... 50 Use of various Functions...50...
  • Page 8 Playback on the LCD Screen...70 Playback on a TV Monitor...70 Connecting to a TV which has Audio/Video Input Jacks...70 Connecting to a TV which has no Audio and Video Input Jacks ...71 Playback ...71 Various Functions in PLAY Mode...72 Playback Pause...72 Picture Search (Forward/Reverse) ...72...
  • Page 9 Setting the Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (WL.REMOTE)...92 Setting the Beep Sound ...93 Setting the Shutter Sound...93 Use of various Functions...94 Digital Still Camera Mode : Basic Image Taking ... 97 Taking and Viewing Your First Photo ...97 Taking Still Images ...97 Taking Still Images: EASY.Q Mode...97 Viewing Still Images ...98...
  • Page 10 Continuous Auto Focus Mode ...111 Macro Mode...112 Setting the Exposure ...113 Locking the Auto Exposure: AE LOCK...113 Setting the Auto Exposure Metering Options: SPOT AE or MULTI AE...114 SCENE Modes – Preset Auto Exposure Modes...115 Manual Exposure Compensation ...116 Setting the Aperture...117 Setting the Shutter Speed ...118...
  • Page 11 Customizing Print Options...138 Printing Images...139 Printing Images Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Settings ...140 Resetting PictBridge Settings...140 Printing Your Images – Using the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)...141 Standard DPOF Setup ...141 Index DPOF Setup ...142 Print Size DPOF Setup ...142 Printing DPOF Marked Images...143...
  • Page 12: Notes And Safety Instructions

    Notes and Safety Instructions Notes regarding the Rotation of the LCD Screen Please rotate the LCD screen carefully as illustrated. Over rotation may cause damage to the inside of the hinge that connects the LCD screen to the Camcorder. 1. LCD screen closed.
  • Page 13: Notes And Safety Instructions

    When you move the Camcorder from a cold location to a warm location (e.g. from outside to inside during the winter.) When you move the Camcorder from a cool location to a hot location (e.g. from inside to outside during the summer.) 2.
  • Page 14 To preserve battery power, keep your Camcorder turned off when you are not operating it. If your Camcorder is in REC mode, and it is left in STBY mode without being operated for more than 5 minutes with a tape inserted, it will automatically turn itself off to protect against unnecessary battery discharge.
  • Page 15 Notes regarding electronic Viewfinder 1. Do not position the Camcorder such that the Viewfinder is pointing towards the sun. Direct sunlight can damage the inside of the Viewfinder. Be careful when placing the Camcorder under sunlight or near a window exposed to sunlight.
  • Page 16 2. The Lithium battery for the Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation. 3. When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the date/time indicator will display 12:00 AM JAN. 1, 2005 when you set the Date/Time to on.
  • Page 17: Getting To Know Your Camcorder

    By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK™: i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images.
  • Page 18: Accessories Supplied With Camcorder

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Accessories Supplied with Camcorder ✤ Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital camcorder. Basic Accessories 1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 3. AC Cord 4.
  • Page 19: Front & Left View

    Getting to Know Your Camcorder Front & Left View 1. Built-in Flash 2. Camcorder Lens 3. Camera Lens 1. Built-in Flash (see page 108) 2. Camcorder Lens 3. Camera Lens 4. Internal MIC 5. TFT LCD Screen 6. Remote Sensor 4.
  • Page 20: Left Side View

    REC Search + √/» PLAY/STILL FADE STOP 5. DELETE ( ) (see page 101) 6. MF/AF Button (see page 110) 7. Quick Menu Selector (Focus/Volume) 8. MULTI ( ) (see page 101) 9. Speaker (Play) 10. C.NITE (see page 49) 11.
  • Page 21: Right & Top View

    1. Focus Adjustment Knob 2. Viewfinder 3. Start/Stop Button 5. Power Switch 4. DV Jack 1. Focus Adjustment Knob (see page 37) 2. Viewfinder (see page 37) 3. Start/Stop Button 4. DV Jack 5. Power Switch (REC, PLAY, OFF or 6.
  • Page 22: Rear & Bottom View

    ENGLISH Getting to Know Your Camcorder Rear & Bottom View 1. Lithium Battery Cover 2. Charging Indicator 1. Lithium Battery Cover 2. Charging Indicator 3. Tripod Receptacle 4. Memory Card Slot 3. Tripod Receptacle 6. Hand Strap Hook 5. Battery Release 6.
  • Page 23: Remote Control

    6. A.DUB (FF) (REW) (PLAY) (Direction) 1. PHOTO (see pages 67, 97) 2. START/STOP 3. SELF TIMER (see pages 45, 103) 4. ZERO MEMORY (see page 44) 5. PHOTO SEARCH (see page 67) 6. A.DUB (see page 74) (FF) (REW) (PLAY) 18.
  • Page 24: Preparation

    Preparation Adjusting the Hand Strap ✤ It is very important to ensure that the Hand strap has been correctly adjusted before you begin your recording. The Hand strap enables you to: - Hold the Camcorder in a stable, comfortable position.
  • Page 25: Lithium Battery Installation

    Lithium Battery Installation Battery Installation for the Internal Clock ✤ The Lithium battery maintains the clock function and preset contents of the memory; even if the Battery pack or AC Power adapter is removed. ✤ The Lithium battery for the Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from the time of installation.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Power Source

    Preparation Connecting a Power Source ✤ There are two types of power source that can be connected to your Camcorder. - The AC Power adapter and AC Cord: used for indoor recording. - The Battery pack: used for outdoor recording.
  • Page 27: Using The Lithium Ion Battery Pack

    The Battery pack may be charged a little at the time of purchase. To prevent reduction in the life and capacity of the Battery pack, always remove it from the Camcorder after it is fully charged. The amount of continuous recording time available depends on: - The type and capacity of the Battery pack you are using.
  • Page 28: Table Of Continuous Recording Time Based On Model And Battery Type

    The Battery pack should never be charged in a room with a temperature that is below 32 °F (0 °C). The life and capacity of the Battery pack will be reduced if it is used in temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C) or left in temperatures above 104 °F (40 °C) for a long period of time, even when it is fully recharged.
  • Page 29: Battery Level Display

    - Each press of the button toggles the OSD function on and off. - When you turn the OSD off, In REC Mode: The STBY, REC modes are always displayed on the OSD, even when the OSD is turned off and the key input is displayed for 3 seconds then turned off.
  • Page 30: Osd (on Screen Display) In Rec/play Modes

    ENGLISH Preparation OSD (On Screen Display) in REC/PLAY Modes 1. Battery Level (see page 25) 2. Manual Focus (see page 56) 3. EASY.Q (see page 42) 4. DIS (see page 59) 5. Program AE (see page 61) 6. White Balance Mode (see page 57) 7.
  • Page 31: Osd (on Screen Display) In

    15. White Balance Mode (see page 119) 16. ISO Sensitivity (see page 121) 17. Sharpness (see page 125) 18. Image Quality (see page 86) or MPEG Frame Rate (see page 104) 19. Image Size (see page 87) 20. Image Counter Total number of recordable still and moving images.
  • Page 32: Using The Joystick

    Using the Joystick ✤ The Joystick is used to make a selection and to move the cursor left, right, up and down. Using the Joystick, you can easily make your selection and navigate the menu. 1. Move to a previous menu item / Adjust the selected item (to the left).
  • Page 33: The Camcorder : System Menu Setting

    2. Press the MENU button. The menu list will appear. 3. Move the Joystick up or down to select System, then press the Joystick(OK). 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select Language, then press the Joystick(OK). The available language options are listed.
  • Page 34: Setting The Clock

    5. Move the Joystick up or down to set current Year, then press the Joystick(OK). The month will be highlighted. 6. You can set the month, day, hour and minute following the same procedure for setting the year. 7. Press the Joystick(OK) after setting the minutes.
  • Page 35: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (remote)

    6. To exit, press the MENU button. [ Notes ] If you set the Remote to Off in the menu and try to use it, the remote control icon( 3 seconds on the LCD screen and then disappear. A separate Remote Control selecting function is provided for the Digital Camera (see page 92).
  • Page 36: Setting The Beep Sound

    The Beep Sound function works in both REC and PLAY modes. ✤ You can turn the Beep Sound on or off. When on, each press of a button sounds a beep. 1. Set the Power switch to REC or PLAY.
  • Page 37: Viewing The Demonstration

    The Camcorder : System Menu Setting Viewing the Demonstration ✤ Before you begin: Make sure that there is no tape inserted in the Camcorder. (see page 38) ✤ Demonstration automatically shows you the major functions that are included with your Camcorder so that you may use them more easily.
  • Page 38: The Camcorder : Display Menu Setting

    The menu list will appear. 3. Move the Joystick up or down to select Display, then press the Joystick(OK). 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select the item you want to adjust (LCD Bright or LCD Color), then press the Joystick(OK).
  • Page 39: Displaying The Date/time

    - If the tape was recorded before setting the Date/Time in the Camcorder. - When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead. Before you use the Date/Time function, you must set the clock. See Setting the Clock on page 30. ENGLISH REC Mode √Display...
  • Page 40: Setting The Tv Display

    - Off: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and Viewfinder only. - On: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, Viewfinder and TV. - Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the Camcorder to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD screen/Viewfinder/TV.
  • Page 41: The Camcorder : Basic Recording

    Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged period may be harmful, or cause temporary impairment. The Viewfinder will work either in PLAY mode with LCD screen closed or in REC mode with LCD screen closed or facing the front.
  • Page 42: Inserting And Ejecting A Cassette

    The cassette is loaded automatically. 4. Close the cassette door. [ Note ] When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it so that it will not be accidentally erased. a. Protecting a tape: Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered.
  • Page 43: Hints For Stable Image Recording

    4. Choose a comfortable, stable position for the shots that you are taking. You can lean against a wall or on a table for greater stability. 5. To view an object through the Viewfinder, pull it out until you hear the click sound. Excessive force may cause damage to the Viewfinder.
  • Page 44: Various Recording Techniques

    ENGLISH The Camcorder : Basic Recording Various Recording Techniques ✤ In some situations different recording techniques may be required for more dramatic results. 1. General recording. 2. Downward recording. Making a recording with a top view of the LCD screen.
  • Page 45: Making Your First Recording

    Make sure the image you want to record appears on the LCD screen or Viewfinder. Make sure the battery level indicates that there is enough remaining power for your expected recording time. 4. To start recording, press the Start/Stop button.
  • Page 46: Using Easy.q Mode (for Beginners)

    The EASY.Q mode allows a beginner to easily make good recordings. 1. Set the Power switch to REC. 2. By pressing the EASY.Q button, all functions on the Camcorder will be set to off and the recording settings will be set to the following basic modes: Battery level, recording mode, counter, date/time, and DIS ( ) will be displayed.
  • Page 47: Record Search

    The Camcorder : Basic Recording When a cassette is loaded and the Camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, press the Start/Stop button or set the Power switch to OFF and then back to REC.
  • Page 48: Setting The Zero Memory

    2. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before the recording or during playback at the point where you wish to return. The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to Zero Memory with the 0:00:00 (Zero Memory indicator).
  • Page 49: Self Record Using The Remote Control

    10 seconds. 1. Set the Power switch to REC. 2. Press the SELF TIMER button until the appropriate indicator is displayed in the LCD screen. 3. Press the Start/Stop button to start the timer. Self Timer starts counting down from 10 with a beep sound.
  • Page 50: Zooming In And Out

    Zooming In and Out ✤ The Zoom function works only in REC mode. ✤ Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in a scene. ✤ You can zoom using variable zoom speeds. ✤...
  • Page 51: Using The Fade In And Out

    The FADE function works only in REC mode. ✤ You can give your recording a professional look by using special effects such as fade in at the beginning of a sequence or fade out at the end of a sequence. To Start Recording 1.
  • Page 52: Using Back Light Compensation Mode (blc)

    Back lighting exists when the subject is darker than the background: - The subject is in front of a window. - The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background; the person’s face is too dark to distinguish his/her features.
  • Page 53: Using The Color Nite

    Color Nite function may produce a brighter image. 1. Set the Power switch to REC. 2. Press the C.NITE button. 3. Each time you press the C.NITE button, shutter speed is changed to Color N. 1/30, Color N. 1/15 and off. [ Notes ] The Color Nite will not turn ON or OFF while you are recording.
  • Page 54: The Camcorder : Advanced Recording

    Audio Mode Selecting Sound Quality for recording Wind Cut Minimizing wind noise Display LCD Bright Setting the Brightness tone of the LCD screen LCD Color Setting the Color tones of the LCD screen Date/Time Setting the Date and Time TV Display...
  • Page 55: Function Availability In Each Mode

    : The selected mode will work, and the operating mode will be released simultaneously. ✩ : Only the selected mode will be operated. After releasing the selected mode, the operating mode is enabled again. [ Note ] When you select an item that cannot be changed, an error message will be displayed.
  • Page 56: Selecting The Record Mode

    Playing back a tape recorded in other equipment may produce mosaic shaped distortion. When you record a tape in SP and LP modes, or LP mode only, the playback picture may be distorted or the time code may not be written properly if there is a gap between scenes.
  • Page 57: Selecting Audio Mode

    The original stereo sound can be recorded onto the Main (Sound1) track. Additional stereo sound can be dubbed onto the Sub (Sound2) track. - 16Bit: You can record one high quality stereo sound using the 16Bit recording mode. Audio dubbing is not possible when using this mode.
  • Page 58: Cutting Off Wind Noise (wind Cut)

    6. To exit, press the MENU button. Wind Cut ( ) icon will be displayed. [ Note ] Make sure Wind Cut is set to off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible. REC Mode √Record √SP Rec Mode √12Bit...
  • Page 59: Setting The Shutter Speed & Exposure

    The image may not seem as smooth when a high Shutter Speed is set. The Camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you change to the EASY.Q mode. When recording with a Shutter Speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens. ENGLISH...
  • Page 60: Auto Focus/manual Focus

    ✤ The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works only in REC mode. ✤ In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording. ✤ Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable.
  • Page 61: Setting The White Balance

    Outdoor ( ): This controls the White Balance according to the outdoor ambience. - In daylight, especially for close up and where the subject is of one dominant color. 1. Set the Power switch to REC. 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 62: Using Quick Menu: White Balance

    2. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select White Balance, then press the Quick menu selector. 3. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select desired mode (Auto, Hold, Indoor or Outdoor), then press the Quick menu selector.
  • Page 63: Setting The Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    Digital Zoom, Color Nite, Mosaic, Mirror, Emboss2, Pastel2 or 16:9 Wide is not available in the DIS mode. When you press the PHOTO button while the DIS function is enabled, the DIS will be released shortly and resume automatically after the photo recording.
  • Page 64: Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabilizer (dis)

    2. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select DIS, then press the Quick menu selector. 3. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select On or Off, then press the Quick menu selector. 4. To exit, press the MENU button.
  • Page 65: Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (program Ae)

    - The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/60 to 1/1000 per second. Spotlight mode ( For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture. Sand/Snow mode ( For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light from sand or snow.
  • Page 66: Setting The Program Ae

    4. Move the Joystick up or down to select Program AE, then press the Joystick(OK). The available options are listed. 5. Move the Joystick up or down to select desired program AE option, then press the Joystick(OK). 6. To exit, press the MENU button.
  • Page 67: Applying Digital Effects

    ✤ The Digital Effects enable you to give a creative look to your recording. ✤ Select the appropriate Digital Effect for the type of picture that you wish to record and the effect you wish to create. ✤ There are 11 Digital Effect modes.
  • Page 68: Selecting The Digital Effects

    3. Move the Joystick up or down to select Camera, then press the Joystick(OK). 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select Digital Effect, then press the Joystick(OK). 5. Move the Joystick up or down to select the desired Digital Effect mode, then press the Joystick(OK).
  • Page 69: Using Quick Menu: Digital Effects

    1. Press the Quick menu selector. 2. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select Digital Effect, then press the Quick menu selector. 3. Move the Quick menu selector up or down to select the desired Digital Effect mode, then press the Quick menu selector.
  • Page 70: Zooming In And Out With Digital Zoom

    3. Move the Joystick up or down to select Camera, then press the Joystick(OK). 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select Digital Zoom, then press the Joystick(OK). 5. Move the Joystick up or down to select desired zoom mode (Off, 100x, 200x, 400x or 900x), then press the Joystick(OK).
  • Page 71: Photo Image Recording

    Pressing the PHOTO button on the remote control records the still image at once with automatic focusing. When there are no still images recorded on the tape, it will be fully rewound or forwarded. is not available while Color Nite or 16:9 Wide is in use.
  • Page 72: The Camcorder : Playback

    The adjustment method is the same procedure as used in REC mode. (see page 34) [ Notes ] You can also view the picture on a TV screen, after connecting the Camcorder to a TV or VCR. (see pages 70~71) Various functions are available in PLAY mode.
  • Page 73: Controlling Sound From The Speaker

    1. Set the Power switch to PLAY. 2. Press the √/» (PLAY/STILL) button to play the tape. 3. When you hear sounds once the tape is in play, use the Quick menu selector to adjust the volume. A volume level display will appear on the LCD screen.
  • Page 74: Tape Playback

    If you connect the cable to the AV/S-Video jack, you will not hear sound from the Camcorder's speakers. If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the audio cable with the white jack (Audio L).
  • Page 75: Connecting To A Tv Which Has No Audio And Video Input Jacks

    If the VCR has an S-Video input jack, you may use S-Video for better quality. The S-Video jack transmits video only. Connect audio cables for sound. If only a mono audio input is available on the TV set, use the audio cable with the white jack(Audio L).
  • Page 76: Various Functions In Play Mode

    The F.ADV (Frame advance), X2, SLOW buttons are located on the remote control only. ✤ To prevent tape and head-drum wear, your Camcorder will automatically stop if it is left in still or slow modes for more than 3 minutes.
  • Page 77: Frame Advance (to Play Back Frame By Frame)

    [ Notes ] Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in some of the various playback modes. Mosaic shaped distortion or noise may be experienced when you play back tapes recorded in LP which contain various playback functions.
  • Page 78: Audio Dubbing

    You can not dub sound on a pre-recorded tape in LP or 16 bit mode. ✤ You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in SP mode with 12bit sound. ✤ Use the internal or an external microphone(not supplied) or other audio equipment.
  • Page 79: Dubbed Audio Playback

    6. To exit, press the MENU button. 7. Press the √/» (PLAY/STILL) button to playback the dubbed tape. [ Note ] When you playback added sound (Sound 2 or MIX mode), you may experience a loss of sound quality. ENGLISH PLAY Mode √Tape...
  • Page 80: Ieee 1394 Data Transfer

    Connecting to a PC If you want to transmit data to a PC, you must install an IEEE 1394 add-on card into the PC. (not supplied) The frame rate for video capture is dependent on the capacity of the PC.
  • Page 81 6. To stop recording, press the I (STOP) button. [ Notes ] When using this Camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.
  • Page 82: Usb Interface

    If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged. If you connect the USB cable to a PC using a USB HUB or with other devices at the same time, it may cause conflict and may not work properly.
  • Page 83 Video Codec Click The Video Codec needs to be installed in order to play back the MPEG4 Movies (stored in the Memory Card) on a PC or to use the USB Streaming/PC Camera functions. [ Note ] If a message saying “Digital Signature not found” or something similar appears, ignore the message and continue with the installation.
  • Page 84 ✤ To use the PC Camera function, the DV Driver, Video Codec and DirectX 9.0. programs must be installed in the PC. ✤ You can use this Camcorder as a PC Camera. This is useful when connecting to a Web site that provides video chatting functions.
  • Page 85 You can view Camcorder video on your PC using USB streaming. ✤ You can also store it as a moving picture in the "avi" file format, or as a still image in the "jpg" file format on a PC. 1. Set the Power switch to REC or PLAY.
  • Page 86: Digital Still Camera Mode : Preparation

    Digital Still Camera Mode : Preparation Using the Mode Dial ✤ Turn the Mode Dial to select Camera mode by setting the selector as illustrated. ✤ Available Camera Modes are: (Program): Sets aperture and shutter speed automatically for the user’s convenience,...
  • Page 87: Inserting A Memory Card

    After pulling the card out from the camcorder, keep the Memory Cards in a soft case to prevent static shock. The data stored on the card may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric noise or repair.
  • Page 88: Number Of Recordable Images/time Length Of Moving Image

    Number of Recordable Images/Time Length of Moving Image ✤ The still images that you recorded are saved in a JPEG file format on the Memory Card. ✤ The moving images that you recorded are saved in MPEG4 file format on the Memory Card.
  • Page 89: Digital Still Camera Mode : Functions

    Digital Still Camera Mode : Functions Numbering Stored Pictures ✤ File numbers are given to images in the order they were recorded when they are stored on the Memory Card. ✤ You can reset the numbering back to DCAM0001 at any time by setting the FILE to RESET.
  • Page 90: Setting The Image Quality

    Image Quality function works in ✤ Set the level of image quality for the still images before you begin. The number of stored images varies depending on the Memory Card capacity, image size and quality. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA).
  • Page 91: Setting The Image Size

    Image Size function works in (Program), ✤ Set the image size for still images before you begin. The number of stored images varies depending on the Memory Card capacity, image size and quality. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA) mode.
  • Page 92: Setting The Menu Language

    3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The SETUP menu list will appear. 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select LANGUAGE, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options for LANGUAGE setting are displayed.
  • Page 93: Setting The Lcd Brightness

    3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The SETUP menu list will appear. 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select LCD, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options are listed. DARK – NORMAL – BRIGHT 5.
  • Page 94: Setting The Clock

    4. Move the Joystick up or down to select DATE & TIME, then move the Joystick to the right. The year will be selected first. 5. Move the Joystick up or down to set the value. Move to next field by moving the Joystick to the right.
  • Page 95: Setting The Imprint Option

    IMPRINT allows the user to place a date stamp on a image. Your camera has a built-in clock that maintains the date and time in a 24-hour format. The camera clock needs to be set if you plan to use the date stamp to imprint the date and time on your image.
  • Page 96: Setting The Wireless Remote Control Acceptance (wl.remote)

    3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The SETUP menu list will appear. 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select WL.REMOTE, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options are listed: OFF and ON.
  • Page 97: Setting The Beep Sound

    Digital Still Camera Mode : Functions Setting the Beep Sound ✤ You can turn the Beep Sound on or off, when on, each press of a button sounds a beep. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA). 2. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 98: Use Of Various Functions

    USB data destination (PC/PRINTER) Set the Date and Time Set the imprint option (Date/Time) Set the Wireless Remote acceptance Set the beep sound for key press Set the shutter sound Adjust the Quick Review duration Default starting image Set a custom starting image...
  • Page 99 MYSET2 Stores current setting for quick recall MYSET3 SCENE NIGHT PORTRAIT CHILDREN LANDSCAPE CLOSE-UP SUNSET Provides a quick access to preset SCENE modes DAWN BACKLIGHT FIREWORKS BEACH&SNOW Functions , M, S, A (except AEB) ENGLISH Available mode Page , M, S, A...
  • Page 100 ALL PICs DELETE SELECT [ Note ] Pressing the DISPLAY button while the menu is displayed makes the LCD screen clearer by changing the background into black. Functions Sets the frame rate of MPEG moving images Standard DPOF printing function Prints an Index page of all the images stored in the Memory Card.
  • Page 101: Digital Still Camera Mode : Basic Image Taking

    You can set EASY.Q mode in all Camera modes except Press the EASY.Q button again to return to the previous mode. [ Note ] The Auto Power Off feature is designed to save the battery power. If there is no operation for more Camcorder than 5 minutes, the will automatically turn off.
  • Page 102: Viewing Still Images

    To view the detailed information on a image, press the DISPLAY button. Moving the Joystick to the right when you are on the last image will take you to the first image and moving the Joystick to the left when you are on the first image will take you to the last image.
  • Page 103: Viewing A Slide Show

    7. Move the Joystick to the left, then move the Joystick down to select REPEAT. 8. Move the Joystick to the right, then move the Joystick up or down to select OFF or ON. The REPEAT option is turned OFF or ON.
  • Page 104: Setting The Q.view Duration

    4. Move the Joystick to the left to view the image just taken. To see detailed information on the image, press the DISPLAY button once. 5. To return to Camera mode, move the Joystick to the left again or press the PHOTO button halfway down.
  • Page 105: Viewing Multiple Images In Multiple Image View

    4. Press the MULTI ( ) button to display up to 9 pictures. 5. Select a stored image to delete by moving the Joystick to the right, left, up or down, then press the Joystick(OK). 6. Press the DELETE ( ) button to delete the selected image.
  • Page 106: Deleting Image Using Delete Menu

    5. Move the Joystick up or down to select SELECT, then move the Joystick to the right. 6. Move the Joystick up or down to select YES, then press the Joystick(OK). 7. Move the Joystick up, down, left or right to select an image to delete, then press the MENU button.
  • Page 107: Delayed Recording - Self Timer

    : Delays the shutter release by 10 seconds. 6. Frame your subject. 7. Press the PHOTO button on the Remote Control or on the Camcorder to start the timer. For moving images, press the Start/Stop button on the Remote Control or on the Camcorder.
  • Page 108: Mpeg Recording

    The available options are listed. 640x480 - 320x240 5. Select the desired option by moving the Joystick up or down, then press the MENU button The icon of the selected mode will be displayed and automatically exits from the menu screen.
  • Page 109: Recording A Moving Image Onto A Memory Card

    To resume recording, press the Start/Stop button again. [ Notes ] To use an external microphone, connect a microphone to the MIC jack on the rear of your camcorder. When recording moving images, LCD screen may display black bars on its bottom, it is normal.
  • Page 110: Mpeg Playback

    (Play). A stored image is displayed. 3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to locate the moving image to be played back. (Movie) icon will be displayed when a moving image is selected. 4. Press the √/» (PLAY/STILL) button to start playback.
  • Page 111: Digital Still Camera Mode : Advanced Techniques

    ✤ While the camera is focusing (when pressing the PHOTO button halfway down), a flashing red icon (G) will appear on the LCD screen. Once the focus is set properly, a green icon (G) will appear. ✤ A beep sound will be heard once the focus is set.
  • Page 112: Using The Built-in Flash

    The Red-Eye Reduction flash fires before the main flash fires and reduces the Red-Eye effect. Red-Eye Reduction flash mode is effective when the subjects are within range of the flash and looking toward the flash. A slight delay occurs after the PHOTO button is fully pressed, to allow the Red-Eye reduction to take effect.
  • Page 113: Available Flash Modes By Camera Mode

    Digital Still Camera Mode : Advanced Techniques Available Flash Modes by Camera Mode Aperture S. Speed Program Priority Priority O = Available X = Not Available EASY.Q Manual ENGLISH Preset SCENE Mode...
  • Page 114: Setting The Focus Modes

    [ Note ] Focus is set when you push the PHOTO button halfway down. Focus is set on the subject located nearest the center of the frame. To provide sharper, clearer images, SPOT metering and MULTI metering function are available.
  • Page 115: Continuous Auto Focus Mode

    5. To return to Auto Focus Mode, press the MF/AF button until the [CAF] icon disappears. [ Notes ] EASY.Q mode selects the AUTO FOCUS automatically. Be sure to confirm that the focus is set using the LCD screen or the viewfinder when Manual Focusing is used. Continuous Auto Focus will consume more battery power.
  • Page 116: Macro Mode

    Be careful not to cast a shadow over your subject when recording in Macro Mode. When you cannot get proper focus on the subject, zoom in or out to obtain clear focus. The LCD screen displays your framing more precisely.
  • Page 117: Setting The Exposure

    ✤ Overall brightness of a captured image may appear too dark if large parts of the framed scene are very bright or the background is much brighter than the main subject. Overall brightness of captured image may appear too bright if large parts of the framed scene are dim or the background is much darker than the main subject.
  • Page 118: Setting The Auto Exposure Metering Options: Spot Ae Or Multi Ae

    MULTI AE meters the lighting condition of the overall image by metering the exposure on multiple points. ✤ SPOT AE meters the lighting condition of a narrower area in order to have precise exposure control over a specific subject. ✤...
  • Page 119: Scene Modes - Preset Auto Exposure Modes

    [ Note ] In the SCENE(NIGHT) mode, pressing the Quick menu selector displays LT (Long Time) settings menu. You can adjust Shutter Speed and Aperture Value for still images moving the Joystick to the left or right. Shutter Speed Range: AUTO, 1/2,000 ~ 15S Aperture Range: AUTO, F2.8 ~ F11.0 (depending on zoom position)
  • Page 120: Manual Exposure Compensation

    ✤ The Manual Exposure compensation function works in ✤ If the image in the LCD screen is too bright, choose a negative value for exposure compensation. ✤ If the image in the LCD screen is too dark, choose a positive value for exposure compensation.
  • Page 121: Setting The Aperture

    ✤ Large apertures require more lighting and soften the background details. ✤ Smaller apertures will increase the depth of field, bringing the main subject and the background into focus. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA). 2. Set the Mode Dial to M or A.
  • Page 122: Setting The Shutter Speed

    The Shutter Speed function works in M and S modes. ✤ By controlling the shutter speed and aperture, you may adjust the overall brightness of the image. ✤ Slower shutter speeds require more lighting. Faster shutter speeds require less lighting.
  • Page 123: Setting The White Balance

    Halogen Lamp 5. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select the desired White Balance setting. The selected option is highlighted in Blue. 6. Press the Quick menu selector again to apply your selection and exit the setting screen.
  • Page 124: Setting The Manual White Balance

    5. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The selected option will be selected in blue. 6. Frame your Camcorder on a white area (such as a wall), filling the LCD screen (or viewfinder) with white. 7. Press the Joystick(OK) to set the White Balance.
  • Page 125: Setting The Iso Sensitivity

    The higher the sensitivity, the brighter the image is under the same exposure condition. ✤ Allowing the flash to fire will help brighten the image. However, if other settings disable the flash use, set the ISO sensitivity to a higher level.
  • Page 126: Using Digital Special Effects

    Changes the image to Brown Tones similar to old photos NEGATIVE Inverts the Color 5. Select the desired option by moving the Joystick up or down, then press the Joystick(OK) or MENU The selected option is applied. [ Note ] It takes a few seconds to apply the special effects.
  • Page 127: Taking Multiple Images Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

    Auto Exposure Bracketing works only in ✤ From time to time, determining the best exposure setting for a image may be difficult and you may not have time to check the results and try again. Auto Exposure Bracketing allows the user to vary exposure compensation settings automatically over a series of photos, bracketing a selected exposure compensation setting.
  • Page 128: Taking Multiple Images Using Continuous Shot

    The Built-In Flash is disabled for Auto Exposure Bracketing and Continuous Shot. The Digital Zoom is not available for Auto Exposure Bracketing and Continuous Shot. If there is not enough free space to save 3 images, Continuous Shot will not work. (Program), M, S and A modes.
  • Page 129: Setting The Sharpness

    Quick Start ✤ The Sharpness function works in ✤ This option allows the user to obtain sharper images by processing the image after it is shot. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA). 2. Set the Mode Dial to (Program), 3.
  • Page 130: Using The Digital Zoom

    Zooming In Push the Zoom Lever toward the TELE side, to zoom in until the zooming indicator crosses the line to the TELE side. After reaching the maximum optical zoom level, pushing the Zoom Lever downward even further automatically turns on the Digital Zoom.
  • Page 131: Rotating A Stored Image

    2. Set the Mode Dial to (Play). A stored image is displayed. 3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to locate the image you wish to rotate. 4. Press the MENU button. 5. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The available options are listed.
  • Page 132: Resizing A Stored Image

    (The first two images are Samsung images and cannot be saved.) [ Notes ] You can select and resize a still image and then save it to appear as your new start-up image (see page 131). Resizing for the START IMAGE size saves a new image to the camcorder's internal memory, not to the memory card.
  • Page 133: Customizing Your Camera - Myset Menu

    Continuous Shot, Scene, Setup Menu and other settings. The Flash mode and Continuous Shot settings cannot be saved at the same time. The saved F. No may change when you adjust the zoom lever to zoom in or out. (SAVE).
  • Page 134: Loading Your Customized Settings

    4. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The available options are listed. MYSET1 - MYSET2 - MYSET3 5. Select the desired option by moving the Joystick up or down, then press the Joystick(OK) or MENU button. The selected option is applied.
  • Page 135: Customizing Your Camera - Changing The Start-up Image

    2. Press the MENU button. 3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select START IMAGE 3, then press the Joystick(OK). The selected option is applied. You must first select an image to save in START IMAGE 3. (See page 128) [ Notes ] START IMAGE 1 and START IMAGE 2 are Samsung logo images and cannot be changed.
  • Page 136: Zooming & Trimming Recorded Images (playback Zoom) While Viewing

    LEFT: Cancels the trimming and returns to PLAY mode. [ Note ] Trimming an image produces a new trimmed image which is saved on the memory card. If no space is available to store the new trimmed image, it automatically cancels.
  • Page 137: Protecting Stored Images

    ✤ Selecting Protect from the MENU saves valuable images from accidental deletion. ✤ You may set a image to LOCK to protect it, or UNLOCK to cancel the protection. 1. Set the Power switch to (CAMERA). 2. Set the Mode Dial to (Play).
  • Page 138 1. Move the Joystick up or down to select SELECT, then press the Joystick(OK). The multiple images screen appears. 2. To move the cursor, move the Joystick up, down, left or right, then press the MENU button to lock the selected image.
  • Page 139: Formatting A Memory Card

    3. Move the Joystick to the left or right to select The SETUP menu list will appear. 4. Move the Joystick up or down to select FORMAT, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options are listed. YES - NO.
  • Page 140: Printing Your Images - Using The Pictbridge

    If the USB option is set to COMPUTER, USB I/F COMPUTER will be displayed on the LCD or Viewfinder with a PLEASE WAIT message. If the USB option is set to PRINTER, USB I/F PRINTER will be displayed with a PLEASE WAIT message on the LCD or Viewfinder.
  • Page 141: Selecting Images

    3. Select the desired option moving the Joystick up or down, then press the Joystick(OK). If ONE PIC is selected, number of prints setting menu is displayed on top of the current image. To change the number of prints, move the Joystick up or down. To find another image, move the Joystick to the left or right.
  • Page 142: Customizing Print Options

    To change options, select CUSTOMIZE. To reset your settings back to default, select DEFAULT. 2. Move the Joystick to the right and select CUSTOMIZE by moving Joystick up or down, then press the Joystick(OK). The CUSTOMIZE menu list will appear.
  • Page 143: Printing Images

    4. Progress Bar will be displayed. 5. To cancel the printing, press the MENU button. If there is no selected image, NO IMAGE message will be displayed. In that case, to go back to the PictBridge main menu page, press the Joystick(OK).
  • Page 144: Printing Images Using Dpof (digital Print Order Format) Settings

    2. Connect your Camcorder and the printer as described in page 136. The PictBridge settings menu is displayed. 3. Move the Joystick up or down to select DPOF PRINT, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options are listed: YES and NO.
  • Page 145: Printing Your Images - Using The Dpof (digital Print Order Format)

    1. Press the MENU button, then select The DPOF menu list will appear. 2. Move the Joystick up or down to select STANDARD, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options of SELECT and ALL PICs are displayed.
  • Page 146: Index Dpof Setup

    1. Press the MENU button, then select The DPOF menu list will appear. 2. Move the Joystick up or down to select PRINT SIZE, then move the Joystick to the right. The available options of SELECT and ALL PICs are displayed.
  • Page 147: Printing Dpof Marked Images

    Digital Still Camera Mode : Advanced Techniques If ALL PICs is selected, print size setting menu is displayed. Move the Joystick up or down to set the print size. To cancel your selection made, select CANCEL, then move the Joystick to the right.
  • Page 148: Maintenance

    The cassette should be stored away from heaters and other heat sources. Avoid storing cassettes under direct sunlight, and avoid electromagnetic fields. The removed Battery Packs should be stored away from heaters and other heat sources. Do not store the battery pack with metal objects or sharp objects to avoid accidental damage to the battery pack.
  • Page 149: Cleaning The Camera Body And Video Heads

    - The LCD screen surface should not be pressed. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the surface. - To clean the lens, use an optional air blower to blow out dirt and other small objects. Do not wipe the lens with cloths or your fingers.
  • Page 150: Using Your Camcorder Abroad

    Before using your camcorder abroad, check the following items: Power Sources You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC Power Adapter where the power input range is 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adapter if necessary, depending on the design of the local wall outlets.
  • Page 151: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting ✤ If your device fails to function as expected, please check the following before contacting service personnel. Refer to the page numbers listed for further details. Self Diagnosis Display Display Blinking Slow Slow TAPE END! TAPE END! TAPE! Slow...
  • Page 152 ENGLISH Troubleshooting ✤ If these instructions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or authorized service center/personnel. Symptom No power is supplied LCD screen is blank DATE/TIME is wrong Cannot Record a video Focus does not adjust automatically...
  • Page 153 Adjust the brightness and angle of LCD Low temperatures might produce a dark LCD display. This is not a malfunction. Close the LCD screen to turn if off, or turn your device off to cool down. Set the Power switch to PLAY...
  • Page 154: Specifications

    CAMERA MiniDV JPEG (DCF) 60.5 X 77 X 125 (mm) / 2.4 X 3.0 X 4.9 (inches) 440 g / 9.7 lb (Except the Lithium lon Battery Pack and Tape) 4.3W (LCD on) / 4.0W (CVF on) for recordings DC 8.4V, LI-Ion Battery pack: 7.4V...
  • Page 155 2 ~ 1/2,000 1/60 ~ 1/10,000 8 step Night Scene Mode, 15 ~ 1/2,000 TTL Automatic, 31.5 inch ~ infinity 1 Vp-p (75Ω terminated) Y: 1 Vp-p, 75Ω C: 0.2861 Vp-p, 75Ω 7.5 dBs(600Ω terminated) 4-pin IEEE1394 Mini-B type 3.5 stereo Ø...
  • Page 156: Index

    - A - Audio dubbing ... 74 Audio Mode...53 - B - BLC ...48 - C - Cassette ...38 Cleaning and Maintaining the Camcorder ...144 Clock Set ...30 Continuous Shot ...124 - D - Date/Time...35 Delete ...102 Demonstration ...33 Digital Zoom...66, 126 DIS ...59...
  • Page 157 - T - Troubleshooting ...147 TV Display ...36 - U - USB ...78 - V - Viewfinder ...37 Viewing Still images ...98 - W - White Balance ...57, 119 Wind Cut ...54 WL.Remote ...92 - Z - ZERO MEMORY ...44...
  • Page 158: Warranty(sea Users Only)

    SAMSUNG Electronics America Inc. (SEA), warrants that this product is free from defective material and workmanship. SEA further warrants that if product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SEA will repair or replace the product at its option.
  • Page 159 ENGLISH Memo...
  • Page 160 ENGLISH THIS CAMCORDER IS MANUFACTURED BY: SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington N.J. 07856 Tel: 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) *Samsung Electronics’ Internet Home Page AD68-00875G http://www.samsung.com...

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