Getting to Know Your Camcorder
Your camcorder has many features for recording and playing back.
Snap Shot (SCL860/L870 only)
The Snap Shot function lets you record an object at a standstill for a limited time in Camera mode. (see page 52)
PIP (SCL860/L870 only)
The PIP function shows where the center of the image is while recording in Digital Zoom of the Camera mode. (see page 51)
When you record a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with a light background,
use the BLC function. (see page 41)
DSE (Digital Special Effects)
The DSE enables you to give a creative look to your films by adding various special effects. (see page 44)
Program AE (Auto Exposure)
The Program AE enables you to adapt the shutter speed and aperture to the type of scene to be filmed. (see page 42)
DIS (SCL860/L870 only)
The DIS compensates for unstable images caused by hand shake, particularly at high magnification. (see page 39)
22x High ratio zoom lens
Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in the picture.
For more professional recordings, use the zoom function. (see page 34)
Digital Zoom (880x)
Zooms more than 22x are performed digitally. (see page 35)
The macro function allows you to record your subject at close range.
You have to adjust the zoom fully wide for macro recording. (see page 34)
This mode enables even the beginner to easily make a recording. (see page 37)
Multi PLAYBACK (PAL60)
PAL60 is a special output signal format with which a tape recorded on this camcorder (NTSC format) can be viewed
on a PAL TV.
Hi8 is an enhanced 8mm format.
When a Hi8 cassette is inserted, the camcorder will automatically select the Hi-8 format for record or playback.