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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Digital Movie Camera
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD1010EX,
VPC-HD1010 and VPC-HD1010GX.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera.
Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet "SAFETY MANUAL".
Keep this manual in a safe place for later reference.
VPC-HD1010EX
VPC-HD1010
VPC-HD1010GX

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Digital Movie Camera Important note This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD1010EX, VPC-HD1010 and VPC-HD1010GX. Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such. Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera. Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet “SAFETY MANUAL”.
  • Page 2 Declaration of Conformity Model number: VPC-HD1010 Trade Name: SANYO Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject...
  • Page 3 EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and reused.
  • Page 4: Symbols Used In This Manual

    Symbols used in this manual HINT Points giving some extended instructions or special points to pay attention to. CAUTION Points that require special attention. (page xx) Refer to the page indicated for detailed information. You may find the answers to questions or problems concerning camera operation in the sections “COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS”...
  • Page 5: Preparing The Camera

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Preparing the camera Insert the SD Memory Card. h An SD Memory Card is not included with your camera. Please purchase a commercially sold card. h In this manual, the SD Memory Card is referred to as the “card”. Card slot cover Connect the AC adaptor to the camera.
  • Page 6 Sanyo declines any claim for compensation for recorded contents etc. in case of photographing or recording failure due to a chance camera or card flaw.
  • Page 7 Playback Set the REC/PLAY switch to PLAY. h The display changes to the Playback Screen and the image that was just captured is shown. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the image you wish to see. <Video clip playback>...
  • Page 8 (Windows Vista) Using the supplied CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack), you can store your captured images on a DVD. Detailed information about the Sanyo Software Pack can be found on page 4 in the Sanyo Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL. Install application programs Set the supplied CD-ROM in your computer’s DVD drive.
  • Page 9: Connect Your Camera To A Computer

    Connect your camera to a computer Connect your camera to a computer, and copy the desired files to the computer. Use the supplied dedicated USB interface cable to connect your camera to the computer. Turn on the camera. h The USB Connection Screen appears on the camera’s monitor. To USB terminal on the docking station Supplied dedicated USB...
  • Page 10 You can specify the folder on the hard disk to which to copy the files. XACTI (E:)\DCIM\****SANYO (**** represents numbers [page 11 in the Sanyo Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL]). * The drive name (E:) may be different on your computer.
  • Page 11 Burn video clips onto a DVD (For Windows Vista users) Here’s how to write your recorded data onto a DVD in the mpeg2 format. For information on other operations, please see the Help file for Nero Vision. To access the Nero Vision Help file, click the [?] button on the Nero Vision start screen.
  • Page 12 SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Under the “What would you like to do?” heading, point to [Make DVD] and click on [DVD-video]. h The Hints window opens, in which you can find an explanation of each screen. <To disable the Hints window > h From the [Show hints when moving to page] menu in the Hints window select [Disable].
  • Page 13 Under the “What would you like to do?” heading, click [Add video files]. h The window to select files to burn to DVD opens. Click on a file to burn to DVD. <To select multiple files> h Click on the files while holding down the [Ctrl] key. Click the [Open] button.
  • Page 14 SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE <To check the contents of the selected files> h When you double-click a file in the “Content” field, the window to play the file appears. Click the [Next] button when you want to return to the previous window.
  • Page 15 Click on one of the designs under “Templates”, and then click the [Next] button. h A preview of the selected design is shown. English...
  • Page 16 SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Next] button. h The window to configure the DVD burn setup opens. English...
  • Page 17 Click the [Burn] button. hDisk writing begins. hThe process status is shown in the “Recording progress” field. hWhen the burn process is completed, a screen asking if you would like to save a log file of the burn process appears. Click the [Yes] button.
  • Page 18 SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Finish] button. h A screen asking if you would like to save the project appears. Click the [Yes] button. h Enter a name for the project file. Click the [Save] button. h Nero Vision Essentials ends. xvii English...
  • Page 19 How was that? The convenient accessories not only let you immediately view images captured with the camera, but you can also upload images to your computer and create your original DVDs. Read the following explanations to find out how you can fully enjoy your camera’s digital movie feature. xviii English...
  • Page 20: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ... 6 CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ... 11 How to use the accessories ... 13 Separately sold accessories ... 15 Media cards that can be used with this camera ... 16 What “card” means in this manual ... 16 GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA ...
  • Page 21 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE ...47 About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode ...47 Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes ...48 Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode Menu Screen ...49 Overview of the SIMPLE Mode Setting Screen ...55 Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen ...59 FIELD OF VIEW ...67 SIMPLE SHOOTING...
  • Page 22 CONTENTS FLASH OPERATION ... 102 SELF-TIMER ... 103 MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) ... 105 Compensate for camera shake when recording movies ... 105 Compensate for camera shake when shooting still images ... 105 FOCUS RANGE ... 107 How to use the manual focus ... 108 FOCUS MODE ...
  • Page 23 SPECIFY A FOLDER TO SAVE FILES ...150 ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS ...151 NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION ...153 ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY ...155 FLICKER-REDUCTION ...156 MONITOR BRIGHTNESS ...157 ADJUST THE VOLUME OF AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE ...158 SCREEN LANGUAGE ...159 TV OUTPUT SETTING ...160 POWER SAVE FUNCTION ...165 FILE NO.
  • Page 24 CONTENTS APPENDICES COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ... 194 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 202 Camera ... 202 Docking station ... 212 Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters ... 214 SPECIFICATIONS ... 216 Camera ... 216 Camera connectors ... 220 Battery life ... 221 Possible No.
  • Page 25: Quick Search By Operation

    QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the following table. Basic operation Getting started shooting/recording...
  • Page 26 QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Basic operation Photographing people • “SCENE SELECT” (portrait mode/night view portrait mode) on page 99 • “FILTERS” (cosmetic filter) on page 101 • “Using the flash” (red-eye reduction) on page 77 • “FLASH OPERATION” (red-eye reduction) on page 102 Sharp face shots •...
  • Page 27 Basic operation Getting started viewing images • “PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES” on page 83 • “Audio playback” on page 97 Continuous playback • “SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK” on page 86 and 122 Adjust the monitor brightness • “MONITOR BRIGHTNESS” on page 157 Playback on a TV •...
  • Page 28 QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Basic operation Search for image/audio files • “9-image display playback” on page 90 • “Selecting the playback folder” on page 91 Delete files • “DELETING FILES” on page 88 Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips •...
  • Page 29 Burn files copied to the computer onto a DVD • “Burn your recorded video clips onto a DVD (Windows Vista)” on page vii Playback • “About video clip files recorded with this camera” on page 13 in the Sanyo Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL Using as a webcam •...
  • Page 30: Checking The Included Accessories

    Sanyo Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 1 i Docking station (pages 25 and 29): 1 i Dedicated USB interface cable (page 6 in the Sanyo Software Pack INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 1 i HDMI cable (page 180): 1 Included with model VPC-HD1010EX. Not included with other models.
  • Page 31 (safety precautions booklet) Please read this booklet carefully before using the camera. i Quick Guide Included with model VPC-HD1010GX. Not included with other models. FOR CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. ONLY Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. The lithium battery used in this...
  • Page 32: Handstrap

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES How to use the accessories k Handstrap k Lens cap English 1 Depress 2 Pull <To remove>...
  • Page 33 k Soft case English...
  • Page 34: Separately Sold Accessories

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES Separately sold accessories i HDMI cable VCP-HDMI01 Cable for connecting to the HDMI terminal on the docking station. i Lithium-ion Battery Charger VAR-L50 Battery charger for the supplied or separately sold lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L50A). i Lithium-ion Battery DB-L50 Same model as the supplied lithium-ion battery pack.
  • Page 35: Media Cards That Can Be Used With This Camera

    Media cards that can be used with this camera The type of card that can be inserted into and used with this camera is: i SD Memory Card i SDHC Memory Card What “card” means in this manual i In this manual, SD Memory Cards and SDHC Memory Cards that can be used in this digital camera are referred to as “card”.
  • Page 36: Getting The Most Out Of Your Camera

    You get both compact file size and high picture quality in one high-performance camera. * “Full High Definition” by SANYO Digital Movie Camera signifies recording at a resolution of 1920 pixels horizontally ×1080 pixels vertically (when recording in the ! mode).
  • Page 37: Includes Simple Mode For Quick-And-Easy Operation

    Includes SIMPLE mode for quick-and-easy operation (page 47) Select from two shooting/playback modes: the “SIMPLE mode” for users new to the camera, and the “NORMAL mode” for full use of all the camera’s many features and functions. Example: Select movie and photo size EXIT <SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu>...
  • Page 38: Sharp Face Shots

    GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA Sharp face shots (page 116) Your camera is equipped with a face recognition feature which detects the subject’s face even when slightly lit from behind or in dim surroundings and automatically adjusts the focus and brightness to compensate. Now those otherwise perfect photos that are marred by shadowed faces can be minimized.
  • Page 39: Lots Of Accessories For Optimal Use Of Your Captured Images

    Use the accessory cables to view images on a TV or computer. Or connect the camera directly to a printer to make prints of your photos. And with the software in the supplied CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack), you can create your original DVDs and CDs.
  • Page 40: System Map

    SYSTEM MAP You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities. Remote control unit i Card reader i DPOF-compatible printer i Photo shop Separately sold or commercially available SD Memory Card English Docking station Computer Hard disc Printer AC adaptor (supplied)
  • Page 41: Setup

    PARTS NAMES Camera Front Flash i Extends when the flash button [?] is pressed. Shoe cover Strap holder Flash button [?] Battery cover lock Battery cover Mic/headphones teminal cover [MIC/ SETUP SETUP Flash unit Lens Remote control sensor Monitor unit Stereo microphone English...
  • Page 42 PARTS NAMES <To open the monitor unit> English...
  • Page 43 Rear Speaker Monitor SIMPLE/NORMAL switch ON/OFF button Bottom Zoom switch Multi-indicator PHOTO VIEW button Blue LED indicator REC/PLAY switch ] button ] button MENU button SET button Card slot cover DC IN terminal cover Docking station terminal Tripod stand hole English...
  • Page 44: Docking Station

    PARTS NAMES Docking station Front Operation mode button Rear Docking station terminal DC IN terminal USB terminal COMPONENT/AV terminal HDMI terminal English...
  • Page 45: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit <In the shooting mode> ] button ] button 3 Works the same as pushing zoom switch toward the [W] ([P]) side 4 Works the same as pushing zoom switch toward the [T] ([]]) side 5 SET button 6 Works the same as toggling SET button to the left 7 MENU button...
  • Page 46: Installing The Card

    INSTALLING THE CARD Be sure to format a newly purchased card or one that was used in another device before using it in your camera (page 170). If an unformatted card is used, the card itself may become unusable. Open the card slot cover, and insert the card in the card slot.
  • Page 47 <To remove the card...> h To remove the card, press it in, and then release. The card will protrude slightly, and you can then pull it out. CAUTION Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card i Doing so may damage the card or the stored files. If the multi-indicator is flashing red...
  • Page 48: Preparing The Docking Station

    PREPARING THE DOCKING STATION The supplied docking station is used to connect your camera to a computer, printer or TV, as well as to charge the battery pack installed in the camera. Connect the docking station to a power outlet. h Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord.
  • Page 49: Preparing The Remote Control Unit

    PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT The remote control unit can be used to take pictures and play them back with the camera. Prepare the battery A battery is already installed in the remote control unit at the time of purchase. Pull out the battery insulating sheet.
  • Page 50: How To Use The Remote Control Unit

    PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT How to use the remote control unit The remote control unit can be used at an angle that is displaced 15 degrees horizontally from the remote control sensor on the front of the camera, at a distance of up to 7 meters (22.97 ft.). When operating the remote control unit, remove any object that may obstruct the path between it and the remote control sensor.
  • Page 51: Changing The Remote Control Code

    Changing the remote control code The remote control unit will also work with other Sanyo cameras that can be operated by infrared remote control. When more than one camera is present, it is recommended to change the remote control code to ensure that only the intended camera operates when the remote control unit is used.
  • Page 52: Preparing The Power

    PREPARING THE POWER Please charge the supplied battery pack before using it. Power to the camera can also be supplied from a power outlet if the docking station or the AC adaptor is used. Charging the battery pack While pressing the battery cover lock, slide it (1), and pull out the battery cover toward the bottom of the...
  • Page 53 Insert the battery pack. h Take care that it is positioned correctly. Replace the battery cover. <To remove the battery pack...> h Raise the edge of the battery pack to remove it. Prepare the docking station (page 29). Battery pack English...
  • Page 54 PREPARING THE POWER Close the camera’s monitor unit, and set the camera in the docking station. h Set the camera securely, making sure that the camera is correctly oriented in relation to the terminal contacts in the docking station. h Charging begins when the camera is set in the docking station.
  • Page 55 CAUTION Using the camera when it is set in the docking station... i You can photograph and view images while the camera is set in the docking station. Do not charge the battery pack immediately after the camera has been in continuous use for a long time i The battery pack becomes hot when the camera is used continuously for a long time.
  • Page 56: When Using A Power Outlet

    PREPARING THE POWER When using a power outlet Power to the camera can be supplied from a power outlet if the docking station or the AC adaptor is used. Using the AC adaptor DC IN terminal To power outlet English DC IN terminal cover Supplied AC adaptor...
  • Page 57 Using the docking station Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord to connect the docking station to a power outlet, and set the camera in the docking station. Docking station Supplied AC adaptor Power cord To power outlet English...
  • Page 58: About Recharging

    PREPARING THE POWER About recharging Recharging takes place only when the camera is turned off, or when the power save function or the sleep function has been activated. Recharging does not take place when the camera is in the shooting mode or playback mode.
  • Page 59: Turning The Camera On And Off

    TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND Turning on the camera Set the REC/PLAY switch. To shoot pictures: Set to REC. To play back images: Set to PLAY. Open the monitor unit. Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second. h The camera turns on. h If the date and time have not been set, the screen to set the date and time is shown...
  • Page 60: Turning On The Camera When The Power Save (Sleep) Mode Is Active

    TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) mode is active In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function will automatically turn off the camera after 1 minute of no use during shooting, or 5 minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset setting).
  • Page 61 HINT To immediately activate the power save mode i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to active the power save function. About the standby mode i To turn off the camera only briefly, you can close the monitor unit to put the camera in the standby mode.
  • Page 62: Date And Time Setting

    DATE AND TIME SETTING The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set. * To correct the date and time setting, please see under HINT on page 45.
  • Page 63 Set the clock. 1 Select “TIME”. 2 Press the SET button. h The Set Time Screen appears. 3 Set the time to “19:30”. h The time is set in the following order: Set the hour → Set the minute. h A 24-hour clock is used for the time display.
  • Page 64 DATE AND TIME SETTING Press the MENU button. h The date and time setting is completed. h To display the Recording or Playback Screen, press the MENU button. HINT i Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an internal battery will maintain the date and time settings.
  • Page 65: Switching Between The Shooting Mode And Playback Mode

    SWITCHING BETWEEN THE SHOOTING MODE AND PLAYBACK MODE Switch between the shooting mode (for recording) and the playback mode (for viewing your recorded images). Turn on the camera (page 40). Set the REC/PLAY switch to the desired mode. For recording: Set it to REC.
  • Page 66: Simple Mode/Normal Mode

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode The “SIMPLE mode” comprises only those functions that are most often used and necessary to operate the camera, while the “NORMAL mode” enables full use of all the camera’s many functions. Select the mode that is suitable for your purposes.
  • Page 67: Switching Between The Simple And Normal Modes

    Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch, located next to the monitor, to switch between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes. Set the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to the desired mode. SIMPLE mode: Set it to SIMPLE. NORMAL mode: Set it to NORMAL.
  • Page 68: Accessing/Exiting The Simple/Normal Mode Menu Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode Menu Screen Set the camera to the shooting or playback mode. h Use the REC/PLAY switch to select the shooting mode or playback mode. To access the Shooting Menu: Set the switch to REC. To access the Playback Menu: Set the switch to PLAY.
  • Page 69 Set the camera to the SIMPLE mode or NORMAL mode. h Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to select the desired mode. To select the SIMPLE mode: Set the switch to SIMPLE. To select the NORMAL mode: Set the switch to NORMAL. SIMPLE/NORMAL switch SIMPLE mode F1.8...
  • Page 70 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Press the MENU button. h The Menu Screen for the mode you selected in steps 1 and 2 appears on the monitor. Display the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu → go to page 52, step 4. Display the NORMAL Mode Setting Menu → go to page 53, step 4. h To cancel the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.
  • Page 71 To access the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu Screen Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button. h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears. Select an item to change Description of selected item Select movie and photo size...
  • Page 72 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE To access a NORMAL Mode Setting Menu Toggle the SET button up or down to select a tab. h The Menu Screen for the selected tab appears. Toggle the SET button to the right. English RECORDING MENU MOVIE PHOTO SCENE SELECT...
  • Page 73 Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button. h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears. h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button. HINT About the applicable mode indicator i This indicator shows the shooting mode(s) for which the selected setting is...
  • Page 74: Overview Of The Simple Mode Setting Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Overview of the SIMPLE Mode Setting Screen SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu English Select movie and photo size EXIT...
  • Page 75 1 Recording size (page 71) h Select the video clip size to record. : The recorded video clip size will be 1920 × 1080 pixels, and the captured still image size will be 2496 × 1408 (16:9) pixels. : The video clip size will be 640 ×...
  • Page 76 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu Start slideshow English...
  • Page 77 1 Slideshow (page 86) h Specify the slideshow settings and play the slideshow. 2 Playback volume (page 87) h Adjust the volume for video clip and audio file playback. 3 Delete (page 88) h Delete files. 4 Remaining battery power indication (page 175) English...
  • Page 78: Overview Of The Normal Mode Setting Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu <Tab 1> RECORDING MENU 1 MOVIE PHOTO SCENE SELECT FILTER FLASH SELF-TIMER English EXIT...
  • Page 79 1 Video clip settings (page 93) <HD mode> !: Record at 1920 × 1080 pixels, 60 fields/s. Y: Record at 1920 × 1080 pixels, 30 fps. ": Record at 1280 × 720 pixels, 60 fps. &: Record at 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 fps.
  • Page 80 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE <Tab 2> English RECORDING MENU MOVIE STABILIZER PHOTO STABILIZER FOCUS FOCUS MODE EXP MEASURE EXIT...
  • Page 81 1 Movie stabilizer (page 105) h Compensate for camera shake during video clip recording. \: Record with image stabilizer on. ]: Record without image stabilizer. 2 Photo stabilizer (page 105) h Compensate for camera shake during still image shooting. \: Shoot with image stabilizer ]: Shoot without image stabilizer.
  • Page 82 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE <Tab 3> RECORDING MENU WHITE BALANCE EXPOSURE FACE CHASER PHOTO WIDE-D HIGH SENSITIVITY DIGITAL ZOOM English EXIT...
  • Page 83 1 White balance (page 113) =: White balance is automatically adjusted depending on the ambient lighting (auto). r: For shooting in sunny conditions (fair) o: For shooting in overcast conditions (cloudy) p: For shooting under fluorescent lighting (fluorescent) q: For shooting under incandescent lighting (incandescent) ^: For setting the most...
  • Page 84 SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE NORMAL Mode Playback Menu <Tab 1> PLAYBACK MENU 1 Slideshow (page 122) h Specify the slideshow settings and play the slideshow. 2 Playback volume (page 87) h Adjust the volume for video clip and audio file playback. 3 Protect (page 124) h File protect setting (delete prohibited)
  • Page 85: Edit Video

    <Tab 2> PLAYBACK MENU 1 Resize (page 132) h Reduce the resolution of a still image. 2 Contrast correction (page 133) h Correct the contrast in the image. 3 Video clip edit (page 135) h Edit video clips. RESIZE CONTRAST CORRECT EDIT VIDEO SELECT FOLDER EXIT...
  • Page 86: Field Of View

    FIELD OF VIEW You can select whether to display either the Photo View Shooting Screen or the Movie View Shooting Screen. The field of view is easier to see when the Shooting Screen for the specific shooting mode is selected. * The PHOTO VIEW button is disabled when the camera ia connected to a PHOTO VIEW button Movie view...
  • Page 87: Simple

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES For best results Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable. Correct hold <Holding the camera> Example 1: Grip the camera by wrapping the fingers of the right hand, from the little finger to the middle finger, around the camera, and hook the index...
  • Page 88: Using The Autofocus

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Using the autofocus The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are certain conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work properly. If the autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus range to capture images (page 72).
  • Page 89 The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may work, but not as desired. i When both near and far objects are present Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object at the same distance as the desired subject, then reposition the camera to compose the picture.
  • Page 90: Select The Recording Size

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Select the recording size The larger the image size (number of pixels), the better the image quality will be, but the file size will also be larger. Select the image quality that is correct for the intended purpose. Display the SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select the recording size setting, and press the SET button.
  • Page 91: Select The Focus Setting

    Select the focus setting Select the focus range corresponding to the distance between the camera and the subject. Display the SIMPLE Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select the focus setting, and press the SET button. 7: The camera automatically focuses on the subject within a range of 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (normal).
  • Page 92: Hints For Taking Pictures

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Hints for taking pictures Muting the operation sounds i The audio guidance that sounds when you operate the camera can be muted (page 147). Where are the image and audio files saved? i All the image and sound files are recorded on the card installed in the camera.
  • Page 93: Video Clip Recording

    VIDEO CLIP RECORDING Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the shooting mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button. h Recording begins. h It is not necessary to keep the [ ] button pressed while shooting. h When the remaining recording time available for the currently recording...
  • Page 94: Shooting Single Shots

    SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS Capture a still image (single-shot). Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the shooting mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button. 1 Press the [ halfway. h The autofocus operates, and the image is focused (focus lock).
  • Page 95 HINT Adjusting the monitor brightness i While the Shooting Screen is active, you can quickly access the screen for adjusting the brightness of the monitor (page 157) by pressing the MENU button for at least 1 second. What is the camera focusing on? i A target mark &...
  • Page 96: Using The Flash

    SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS Using the flash The flash is not only used for photographing under dark conditions, but is also convenient for example when the subject is in shadow or lit from behind. Your camera is equipped with four flash modes: red-eye reduction, auto flash, forced flash, and no flash.
  • Page 97 Select the desired flash operation, and press the SET button. h This completes the flash operation setting. Press the [ ] button to take the picture. CAUTION Do not touch the flash unit when shooting i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the flash unit when shooting.
  • Page 98: Shoot A Still Image While Recording A Video Clip

    SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP You can capture a still image (a single-shot) while recording a video clip. Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the shooting mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button.
  • Page 99 HINT i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not operate. i The photo stabilizer (page 105) is inoperative. i When the remaining video recording time becomes approximately 50 seconds, it will no longer be possible to capture a still image while recording a video clip.
  • Page 100: Macro-Photography (Zoom)

    MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM) Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom. Point the camera lens at the subject. Push the zoom switch toward [T/]] or [W/P] to compose the desired image. [T/]]: Zoom in on the subject. [W/P]: Zoom out. h When the zoom switch is pushed, the zoom bar appears on the monitor.
  • Page 101: Playback

    SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK WITH THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT The remote control sensor on your camera makes it possible to capture images and play them back using the supplied remote control unit. Prepare the remote control unit (page 30). Turn the camera on, and set the REC/PLAY switch to REC or PLAY. h Set the REC/PLAY switch to REC for shooting, or to PLAY for playback.
  • Page 102: Playing Back Video Clips And Still Images

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES Set the camera to the playback mode (page 46). Toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the image you wish to play back. h Video clips are indicated by a video clip pattern along the left and right sides of the screen.
  • Page 103 To do this... Normal forward playback Stop playback Pause To play back During forward one image playback at a time During reverse (single- playback frame step) During forward playback Slow playback During reverse playback Forward playback accelerate playback Reverse playback Return to normal playback speed Adjusting the volume...
  • Page 104: How To Save One Frame From A Video Clip As A Still Image

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES How to save one frame from a video clip as a still image Play back the video clip. Pause the playback at the point you wish to “snap” a photo. Press the [ ] button.
  • Page 105: Slideshow Playback

    SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK You can play back files in succession with the “slideshow playback” feature. Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select the slideshow setting, and press the SET button. =: Play back all files. 3: Play back video clips and audio files.
  • Page 106: Playback Volume

    PLAYBACK VOLUME Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio files. Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “Adjust playback volume”, and press the SET button. h The volume control bar appears. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the volume, and press the SET button.
  • Page 107: Deleting Files

    DELETING FILES You can delete files if you no longer need them. You can delete the files one at a time, or all at once. Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “Delete file”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 108 DELETING FILES Select “DELETE”, and press the SET button. <DELETE SINGLE> h The currently displayed file is deleted. h To delete other files, select the files, select “DELETE” and press the SET button. <DELETE ALL> h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the files, select “YES”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 109: Playback Modes

    PLAYBACK MODES 9-image display playback Display the image you wish to play back. Push the zoom switch toward the [W/P] side. h The 9-image display appears. Select the image to play back. h Toggle the SET button up, down, left or right to move the orange frame to the desired image, and press the SET button.
  • Page 110: Selecting The Playback Folder

    PLAYBACK MODES Selecting the playback folder If the card contains multiple folders, you can select from which folder you would like to play back. Display the Playback Screen. Push the zoom switch toward the [W/P] side 2 times. h The screen to select the playback folder appears.
  • Page 111: Magnifying (Zooming In) The Image

    Magnifying (zooming in) the image Display the image that you want to magnify. h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify. Push the zoom switch toward the [T/]] side. h Magnification is enabled. h The image is magnified, and the central portion of image is displayed.
  • Page 112: Normal

    RECORDING SIZE The image quality of video clips and still images is determined by the recording size (number of pixels). The larger the recording size, the better the image quality will be, but the file size will also be larger. Select the recording size that is correct for the intended purpose.
  • Page 113: Still Images

    CAUTION When editing video clips... i In order for video clips to be joined, they must have been photographed in the same mode. i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined. Restrictions when X is set i When the camera is connected to a TV, the image is shown on the camera monitor in the shooting mode, and on the TV in the playback mode.
  • Page 114: Sequential Shots

    RECORDING SIZE Sequential shots Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “PHOTO”, and press the SET button. Select c, and press the SET button. Press the [ ] button. h Shooting begins. Shooting continues as long as the [ kept pressed.
  • Page 115: Audio Recording

    Audio recording Your camera can make audio recordings and play them back. Audio recording Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “MOVIE”, and press the SET button. Select <, and press the SET button. h The audio recording mode is enabled.
  • Page 116: Audio Playback

    RECORDING SIZE Press the [ ] button. h Audio recording begins. During recording, < appears in the monitor. It is not necessary to continue pressing the [ button while recording. End the recording. h Press the [ ] button again to stop recording. HINT You can capture a still image during an audio recording ] button during audio recording to capture a [ still image.
  • Page 117 Play back the recording. To do this... Start playback Normal Pause playback Stop playback Fast forward Fast forward/ Fast fast reverse reverse Pause Return to normal playback Louder Volume adjustment Softer CAUTION If no audio is heard... i The audio is not played back when the audio recording is played back in the fast playback or fast reverse mode.
  • Page 118: Scene Select

    SCENE SELECT You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for specific shooting conditions. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “SCENE SELECT”, and press the SET button. Scene setting The camera makes the Auto optimum settings.
  • Page 119 Select the desired icon, and press the SET button. h This completes the scene select function setting. h To return to normal photography, select = from the scene select menu, and press the SET button. HINT i When capturing images using the lamp Q, fireworks + or night view portrait / setting, use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.
  • Page 120: Filters

    FILTERS The filter feature changes image characteristics such as color tones, to apply unique effects to the photographed image. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “FILTER”, and press the SET button. &: No filter is used (none). %: Skin tones are enhanced in close-up shots (cosmetic filter).
  • Page 121: Flash Operation

    FLASH OPERATION Press the m button to open the flash unit. h The flash unit opens. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “FLASH”, and press the SET button. k: The camera detects the subject brightness and uses the flash only when necessary.
  • Page 122: Self-Timer

    SELF-TIMER Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “SELF- TIMER”, and press the SET button. N: Turns off the self-timer function. y: The image is captured about 2 seconds after the [ ] button is pressed. x: The image is captured about 10 seconds after the [ ] button is pressed.
  • Page 123 HINT i By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (page 151), you can set the self-timer from the Shooting Screen. To pause or cancel the self-timer function... i If the [ ] button or [ released, the self-timer countdown temporarily stops. Press the [ button or [ ] button one more time to restart the self-timer.
  • Page 124: Motion Compensation (Image Stabilizer)

    MOTION COMPENSATION (IMAGE STABILIZER) Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional hand motion. Compensate for camera shake when recording movies Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “MOVIE STABILIZER”, and press the SET button. \: Motion compensation is enabled.
  • Page 125 HINT If the motion compensation does not seem to be working... i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion. i If the digital zoom (page 81) is being used, the large magnification factor may make it difficult for the motion compensation function to work correctly.
  • Page 126: Focus Range

    FOCUS RANGE Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “FOCUS”, and press the SET button. h When shooting a subject at a medium to far distance, by setting the focus range to *, you will find it both easier and faster to focus. -: Wide end: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity Tele end: 1 m (3.28 ft.) to infinity (total range mode) *: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity (normal mode)
  • Page 127: How To Use The Manual Focus

    How to use the manual focus Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “FOCUS”, and press the SET button. Select -, and press the SET button. h The focus distance adjustment bar appears. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to adjust the focus distance, and press the SET button.
  • Page 128: Focus Mode

    FOCUS MODE You can choose from the following 2 types of autofocus (still image shooting only): 9-point range finder focus: The correct focus is determined from 9 different focus points within the shooting area visible on the monitor. When the image is focused, a target mark &...
  • Page 129: Light-Measuring Mode Setting

    LIGHT-MEASURING MODE SETTING You can select from 3 types of light-measuring modes. Multi-section light-measuring: The light is modulated after sampling from multiple areas of the entire shooting screen. Center-weighted light-measuring: The light is modulated for the entire image after measuring from mostly the center area.
  • Page 130: Iso Sensitivity

    ISO SENSITIVITY With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a fixed setting. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “ISO”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 131 HINT i When the ISO sensitivity is set to z, video clips, as well as still images captured during video clip recording, will be recorded at ISO -. i By setting a higher ISO sensitivity, you can set faster shutter speeds and capture images in darker locations, but noise in the captured images may increase or the images may be irregular.
  • Page 132: White Balance

    WHITE BALANCE This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “WHITE BALANCE”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 133: Exposure Setting

    EXPOSURE SETTING The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually by the user. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “EXPOSURE”, and press the SET button. @: The optimum shutter speed and aperture size are set according to the brightness of the subject (aperture and shutter variable program AE).
  • Page 134 EXPOSURE SETTING Select the desired icon from the exposure menu, and press the SET button. <If T, g or , was selected> 1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select aperture value or shutter speed. 2 Toggle the SET button left or right to change the setting for the selected parameter.
  • Page 135: Face Chaser

    FACE CHASER As you record, the face chaser detects the subject’s face, and adjusts the brightness and focus in a way that produces a clear and bright photo of the subject’s face. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “FACE CHASER”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 136: Photo Wide D-Range

    PHOTO WIDE D-RANGE By using the photo wide D-range feature, even in an image comprised of both bright and dark subjects, all the subjects will be captured at a natural brightness level. For example, when a strong backlight is created, as can occur when photographing in bright surroundings, a subject in a bright background appears completely white.
  • Page 137 CAUTION i The photo wide D-range effect may be insignificant if you are shooting in an extremely bright or extremely dark environment. i Note that the exposure time during photo wide D-range shooting is comparatively longer than for normal shooting. i When there are smear or flare effects in the image, or when it is misty, shooting with the photo wide D-range function enabled may in some cases produce an unnatural appearing image.
  • Page 138: High Sensitivity Mode

    HIGH SENSITIVITY MODE When you shoot in the high sensitivity mode, the captured image appears even brighter than that specified by the ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation settings. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “HIGH SENSITIVITY”, and press the SET button. 1: The high sensitivity mode is activated.
  • Page 139: Digital Zoom Setting

    DIGITAL ZOOM SETTING This setting allows you to specify whether or not the digital zoom is enabled during zoom shooting. Display the NORMAL Mode Shooting Menu (page 49), select “DIGITAL ZOOM”, and press the SET button. Q: Digital zoom can be used. B: Digital zoom cannot be used.
  • Page 140: Exposure Compensation

    EXPOSURE COMPENSATION By assigning the exposure compensation operation shortcut to the SET button (page 151), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images. Assign the operation shortcut to the SET button (page 151). Toggle the SET button in the direction for which the operation shortcut was assigned.
  • Page 141: Playback

    SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK Specify the settings for playing back files continuously in a “slideshow” format. In a slideshow of still images, you can set the transition time, transition effects and BGM. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “SLIDESHOW”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 142 SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK Select “START” and press the SET button. h Slideshow playback begins. h To stop slideshow playback, press the SET button or MENU button. HINT BGM for video clips? i When video clips are played back in a slideshow, the recorded audio track is played back;...
  • Page 143: File Protect

    FILE PROTECT Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio files. Display the file that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “PROTECT” and press the SET button. h “LOCK” appears. h If the protect mode has already been enabled for the file, then “UNLOCK”...
  • Page 144: Printing Instructions

    PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is displayed on the print, and also to request an index print.
  • Page 145 HINT Printing a single frame from a video clip i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still image from a video clip, you must first save it (extract still) as a still image (page 85).
  • Page 146: Specifying Date Imprinting And Print Quantities

    PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS Specifying date imprinting and print quantities You can specify printing instructions for each individual image (EACH IMAGE), or apply the printing instructions to all the images (ALL IMAGES). Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 125). Select “ALL IMAGES” or “EACH IMAGE”.
  • Page 147 Specify whether the date is displayed on the print, and the number of prints. <Specify the number of prints> h Toggle the SET button up or down. h The quantity indication changes. h Display the desired number of prints. h Press the SET button. h The number of prints is set.
  • Page 148: Index Print

    PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS Index print Printing out many small images on one sheet is called an “index print”. This is convenient for use as a list of the images you have captured. Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 125). Select “INDEX”. Press the SET button.
  • Page 149: Clearing All The Printing Instructions

    Clearing all the printing instructions Delete the printing instructions for all images. Display the Printing Instructions Screen (page 125). Select “ALL CLEAR”. Press the SET button. h The Confirm All Clear Screen appears. CANCEL: Clear the printing instructions for all images.
  • Page 150: Rotate Still Image

    ROTATE STILL IMAGE Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing. Display the still image you wish to rotate, and display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “ROTATE”, and press the SET button. RIGHT: Rotates image clockwise 90 degrees.
  • Page 151: Reduce Still Image Size (Resize)

    REDUCE STILL IMAGE SIZE (RESIZE) A captured image can be resized to a smaller size and saved as a separate image. Display the still image whose size you want to change, and display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “RESIZE”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 152: Correcting The Contrast

    CORRECTING THE CONTRAST Correct the contrast in a photo. Display the image to be modified, and display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “CONTRAST CORRECT”, and press the SET button. h The Edit Photo Screen appears. CORRECTION: Proceed with the image correction. EXIT: Return to the Edit Photo Screen.
  • Page 153 Press the SET button. h A screen appears for you to specify whether or not to save the original image. SAVE AS NEW: The corrected image is saved as a separate image, and the original image is preserved. OVERWRITE: The original file is deleted, and only the corrected image is saved.
  • Page 154: Editing Video Clips

    EDITING VIDEO CLIPS You can trim away unwanted portions from a video clip and save it as a new video clip (video clip cutting [extracting]). You can also join video clips together and save them as one separate clip (“joining”). Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip Specify the frames (1, 2) where the...
  • Page 155: Procedure To Join Video Clips

    Procedure to join video clips Specify the video clip that will come first. Specify the video clip that you wish to append (join). i The video clips are joined. i The original video clips are not affected. (You can also choose to erase the original video clips when the new clip is saved.) CAUTION...
  • Page 156: Video Clip Cutting (Extracting)

    EDITING VIDEO CLIPS Video clip cutting (extracting) Display the video clip from which you wish to extract a segment. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET button. Select “CUT” and press the SET button.
  • Page 157 Specify the start point of the extract. h Use the procedure below to specify the frame from which the video clip extract will start. h Play the video clip until approximately the desired point, pause the video clip, then play the video clip one frame at a time, stopping at the start point of the extract.
  • Page 158 EDITING VIDEO CLIPS / O] button. Press the [ h A screen appears for you to select either to save the edited video clip as a new (separate) file, or to delete the original video clip and replace it with the edited video clip.
  • Page 159: Joining Video Clips

    Joining video clips CAUTION i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET button. Select “JOIN” and press the SET button. h The 6-image playback display for video clips appears.
  • Page 160 EDITING VIDEO CLIPS Move the orange frame to the video clip you wish to join, and press the SET button. h The specified video clip is labeled with a number. h Up to 9 video clips can be selected. h To cancel a selection and remove the number label from a video clip, select the video clip and press the SET button.
  • Page 161 Select the desired option, and press the SET button. h Editing starts. h When editing ends, you are returned to the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu. HINT i If the file size of the video clip after editing exceeds 4 GB, it is not possible to either “SAVE AS NEW”...
  • Page 162: Displaying File Properties (Information Screen)

    DISPLAYING FILE PROPERTIES (INFORMATION SCREEN) On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when a file was recorded with your camera. Display the desired file on the camera monitor. Press the MENU button for at least 1 second. h The Information Screen appears.
  • Page 163: Option Settings

    DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU The camera settings are executed via the Option Setting Menu. Turn on the camera, set it to the NORMAL mode, and press the MENU button. Select an Option tab (1, 2 or 3), and press the SET button. h The Option Setting Menu appears.
  • Page 164: Screen Display

    SCREEN DISPLAY Specify what information is displayed on the Playback Screen. Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 144). Select “INFO DISPLAY”, and press the SET button. SHOW ALL: Display the capture date and playback time (for video clips). DATE & TIME: Display the capture date.
  • Page 165: Select The Startup Display

    SELECT THE STARTUP DISPLAY The startup display is the display that appears on the monitor when the camera is turned on in the recording mode. Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 144). Select “STARTUP DISPLAY”, and press the SET button. DATE &...
  • Page 166: Operation Sounds

    OPERATION SOUNDS Use this menu to set the confirming audio signals when the camera is turned on/off or when the operation buttons ([ button, etc.) are pressed, to adjust the operation sound volume, and to enable/disable the audio guide. Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 144). Select “OPERATION BEEP”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 167 Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and press the SET button. h The screen to select operation sounds appears. <If “TURN ON/OFF” or “AUDIO GUIDE” is selected> h The respective screen to enable or disable the sound appears. h Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and press the SET button.
  • Page 168: Post-View Display Setting

    POST-VIEW DISPLAY SETTING Specify the duration that the captured image appears on the monitor (post- view) after the [ ] button is pressed. Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 144). Select “POST VIEW”, and press the SET button. 1 sec: The post-view image is displayed for 1 second.
  • Page 169: English

    SPECIFY A FOLDER TO SAVE FILES Create or select a recording folder (a folder in which to store recorded files). Display the Option Setting Menu 1 (page 144). Select “REC FOLDER”, and press the SET button. <Create a new folder> h Select “NEW”.
  • Page 170: Assign Set Button Functions

    ASSIGN SET BUTTON FUNCTIONS Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the SET button when it is toggled up, down, left or right when the Shooting Screen is displayed. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “SHORTCUTS”, and press the SET button. : Assign the function when the SET button is toggled up.
  • Page 171 Toggle the SET button up or down. h Display the function you wish to assign to the key. Press the SET button. h The selected function is assigned to the key, and you are returned to the Shortcuts Screen. h To assign functions to the other keys, repeat steps 3 through 5.
  • Page 172: Noise-Reduction Function

    NOISE-REDUCTION FUNCTION Image noise when recording video clips or still images, as well as audio noise such as from the wind, can be minimized with the noise-reduction function. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “NOISE REDUCTION”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 173 Toggle the SET button up or down to select the desired setting, and press the SET button. h This completes the noise reduction setting. HINT i The still image NR function is effective when the shutter speed is 1/4 second or less. i Compared to normal shooting, when the still image NR function is enabled, the image processing time after shooting a still image is slightly longer.
  • Page 174: Adjust The Image Quality

    ADJUST THE IMAGE QUALITY The camera can adjust the image quality as the image is captured. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “IMAGE SETTINGS”, and press the SET button. NORMAL: Shoot with image quality at normal. VIVID: Color saturation is increased.
  • Page 175: Flicker-Reduction

    FLICKER-REDUCTION The flicker-reduction setting reduces the flicker that results when filming video clips under fluorescent lights and the like where the background lighting pulsates at the frequency of the power supply. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “FLICKER REDUCT”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 176: Monitor Brightness

    MONITOR BRIGHTNESS Adjust the brightness of the camera’s monitor display. Use this adjustment when the monitor image is difficult to view because of ambient lighting. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “BRIGHTNESS”, and press the SET button. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the brightness, and press the SET button.
  • Page 177: Adjust The Volume Of An External Microphone

    ADJUST THE VOLUME OF AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE The input level of a microphone connected to the camera can be adjusted. Display the Option Setting Menu 2 (page 144). Select “EXT MIC VOLUME”, and press the SET button. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to adjust the input level, and press the SET button.
  • Page 178: Screen Language

    SCREEN LANGUAGE You can set the monitor of your camera to display the messages in any one of several languages. Display the Option Setting Menu 3 (page 144). Select “LANGUAGE”, and press the SET button. Japanese ENGLISH: English FRANCAIS: French DEUTSCH: German ESPAÑOL:...
  • Page 179: Tv Output Setting

    TV OUTPUT SETTING Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s USB/AV terminal, COMPONENT/AV terminal or HDMI terminal. Display the Option Setting Menu 3 (page 144). Select “TV OUTPUT”, and press the SET button. TV SYSTEM: Set the type of TV signal that is output from the COMPONENT/AV terminal.
  • Page 180 TV OUTPUT SETTING Select the desired setting, and press the SET button. h The screen to change the parameter for the selected setting appears. <If “TV SYSTEM” is selected> NTSC: Outputs NTSC video signals. PAL: Outputs PAL video signals. <If “TV TYPE” is selected> 4:3: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 4:3 is connected.
  • Page 181 For information concerning connecting and operation, please see your TV's instruction manual. (As of May 2008, SANYO TVs that incorcorporate the HDMI-CEC function have not been released.) English...
  • Page 182 TV OUTPUT SETTING k Relation between “TV TYPE” setting and TV display The tables below show the video signal that is output when the “TV TYPE” setting is changed. However, note that for some TVs that have an auto-detect function, the output may not conform to the table, or the TV display may not change at all.
  • Page 183 “TV TYPE” TV type to be setting connected 16:9 16:9 * The still image examples are for images captured in a 16:9 still image mode. CAUTION If the TV display is not correct… i If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can either change the camera’s “TV TYPE”...
  • Page 184: Power Save Function

    POWER SAVE FUNCTION Your camera has a “power save” function whereby the power automatically turns off after a specified period of inactivity. The power save function works to conserve the battery pack power when the camera is not being used, or to prevent the battery pack from dying if the camera has accidentally been left on.
  • Page 185 Select the desired option, and press the SET button. h The Set Standby Time Screen appears. Toggle the SET button up or down to set the standby time. <If “BATT:REC”, “BATT:PLAY” or “AC:REC/PLAY” was selected in step 3> Increases the standby time. Down: Decreases the standby time.
  • Page 186: File No. Memory

    FILE NO. MEMORY If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again begin from 0001.
  • Page 187 i If Card B already has files in it when it replaces Card A, file names are assigned as follows. When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is lower than the highest file number on Card A: the file name of the next recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card A.
  • Page 188 FILE NO. MEMORY Display the Option Setting Menu 3 (page 144). Select “FILE NO. CONT’D”, and press the SET button. The file number memory function is OFF: The file number memory function is off. Select the desired setting, and press the SET button. h The selected file number memory function is set.
  • Page 189: Formatting A Card

    FORMATTING A CARD A card must be formatted with this camera: i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera. The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position. Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the unlocked position.
  • Page 190 FORMATTING A CARD Select “YES”, and press the SET button. h Formatting begins. h During formatting, “Formatting” and “do not power off” are shown on the monitor. CAUTION Caution during formatting i Do not turn off the power to the camera or eject the card during formatting. Formatting erases the data i When a card is formatted, all data recorded on the card is erased.
  • Page 191: Resetting The Camera Settings

    RESETTING THE CAMERA SETTINGS Reset the camera to the factory-preset settings. Display the Option Setting Menu 3 (page 144). Select “RESET SETTINGS”, and press the SET button. RESET: Reset to the factory-preset settings. EXIT: Do not change the settings, and return to the Option Setting Menu.
  • Page 192: Checking The Remaining Card Memory

    CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time”...
  • Page 193 HINT i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images. To capture more images, either install a new card, or save the images to a computer and then delete them (page 88) from the card.
  • Page 194: Checking The Remaining Battery Pack Charge

    CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be checked on the monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery pack operation, see page 221.
  • Page 195 HINT i If any file is present, you can also check the remaining battery pack charge on the Information Screen (page 143). i Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type. i Depending on the usage of the camera (such as the number of times the flash is used, the use of the monitor, etc.) or the ambient temperature (temperatures below 10 °C [50°F]) the number of images that can be saved on a fully charged battery pack will vary greatly.
  • Page 196: Other Devices And Connections

    CONNECTING TO A STANDARD VIDEO INPUT TERMINAL About image output: The image output destination differs depending on the connection cable. Connection Image output cable destination Camera monitor Dedicated S-AV interface cable Dedicated Camera monitor component cable Camera monitor HDMI cable m: Images are output COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the...
  • Page 197: Enjoy Higher Image Quality

    ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY Connect to the S-VIDEO terminal <When connecting to an S-VIDEO input terminal> COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing up. * When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV monitor.
  • Page 198: Connect To The 480P/720P/1080I Terminal

    ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY Connect to the 480p/720p/1080i terminal If your TV has a 480p/720p/1080i input terminal, you can enjoy the high video quality of component output from your camera. COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing up. NOTE If your TV does not have 480p/720p/1080i video input capability i The images will not appear on the TV.
  • Page 199: Connecting To The Hdmi Terminal

    Connecting to the HDMI terminal HDMI terminal To reduce spurious radiation i Please affix the cores (included) <Docking station end> Core (large) HINT i HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. HDMI cable (recommended accessory) To AC...
  • Page 200: Playing Back On A Tv

    PLAYING BACK ON A TV i After connecting the camera to the television, switch the TV input to the terminal to which the camera is connected. i When the camera is connected to a TV, no image appears on the camera’s monitor.
  • Page 201: Xacti Library

    Xacti Library The Xacti Library feature allows you to save files recorded with your camera to a large-capacity hard disk without using a computer and play them back on your TV. No computer operation is involved. You can view full high-definition images right on your TV screen.
  • Page 202: Connecting To A Printer

    PictBridge MODE Your camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the camera’s monitor can be used to select images and initiate printing (PictBridge printing). Install the card in the camera, open the monitor unit to turn on the camera, and turn on the printer.
  • Page 203 Select “PRINTER”, and press the SET button. The PictBridge printing mode is activated. h The camera switches to the PictBridge printing mode, and the PictBridge Menu Screen appears. CAUTION Insert and pull out the cable carefully i When connecting the cables, make sure that the cable plugs are correctly oriented and that they match the shapes of the terminal sockets on the devices.
  • Page 204: Printing

    PRINTING Printing selected images Procedure to select one still image and print it. Complete the printing setup (page 183). Select the one image icon Y, and press the SET button. h The screen to select images for printing appears. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the image you wish to print.
  • Page 205 Specify the number of prints. 1 Toggle the SET button up to select “COPIES”, and press the SET button. 2 Toggle the SET button up or down to specify the number of prints. 3 Press the SET button. h “PRINT” is selected. Press the SET button.
  • Page 206: Printing All Images

    PRINTING Printing all images Print all of the images on the card. Complete the print preparations (page 183). Select the all images icon u, and press the SET button. h The Print All Images Screen appears. Select “PRINT”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 207: Making An Index Print

    Making an index print Make an index print of all the images on the card. Complete the print preparations (page 183). Select the index print icon [, and press the SET button. h The Index Print Screen appears. Select “PRINT”, and press the SET button.
  • Page 208: Printing Images According To Printing Instructions (Requested Images)

    PRINTING Printing images according to printing instructions (requested images) Procedure to print all the ordered images. Complete the print preparations (page 125), and complete the print preparations (page 183). Select the DPOF icon w, and press the SET button. h The Print Requested Images Screen appears.
  • Page 209: Changing The Printer Settings

    Changing the printer settings Images are printed according to settings specified by the camera, such as paper type, size, layout, printing quality, etc. Complete the print preparations (page 183). Select the printer settings icon v, and press the SET button. h The Printer Settings Screen appears.
  • Page 210 PRINTING Adjust the printer settings. 1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select a printer setting parameter, and press the SET button. h The screen to set the selected parameter appears. 2 Toggle the SET button up or down to adjust the setting, and press the SET button.
  • Page 211: Other Connections

    CONNECTING A MICROPHONE/ HEADPHONES A commercially sold stereo microphone as well as headphones can be connected to the camera. To reduce spurious radiation i Please affix a small core (supplied) to the cable. Supplied microphone connection cable HINT i The input level of the connected microphone can be adjusted (page 158). i When an external microphone is connected, the camera’s stereo microphone is disabled.
  • Page 212: Shoe Mount

    SHOE MOUNT Various devices—such as an external microphone, an auxiliary flash unit, a video light, etc.—can be attached to the shoe mount on top of the camera. Use the shoe mount for superior image quality when shooting. HINT About connectable devices i Only a slave flash unit can be used with the shoe mount.
  • Page 213: Appendices

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer in this compilation of commonly asked questions. Question Why doesn’t the power turn on? Why is the battery pack consumed so quickly even after it was fully Power recharged?
  • Page 214 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Are the settings retained even after the camera is turned off? Which resolution setting should I use? Shooting English Answer Action — All settings except the self-timer and the exposure compensation are retained even after the camera is turned off.
  • Page 215: Manual Focus

    Question What is the difference between the digital zoom and the optical zoom? Shooting How can I get the distant view into focus? The video clip I shot outdoors is completely white. Answer Action — Because shooting with the optical zoom uses the optics of a physical lens, you can shoot...
  • Page 216 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question When used in cold weather, why does the image seem to leave traces as it moves? Monitor Why does the displayed image contain some red, blue and green dots, or why are black spots visible? Why is the image too bright? Why is the image out of focus?
  • Page 217 Question Why is there no image (z is shown)? Why is the playback image distorted? Why isn’t the magnified image Viewing clear? images Why isn’t the captured image clear? Can I play back image and sound files that I edited using my computer? Why is there a...
  • Page 218 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Why is there no sound? What is the difference among the normal video (composite video) output, S-video output and component/HDMI output? Connecting to a TV Can the dedicated S-AV interface cable and the dedicated component cable be connected at the same time and output the...
  • Page 219 Question Why does a message appear Printing during PictBridge printing? The “Cannot edit video clips with unlike settings” message appears. Why is a noise heard from a nearby TV or radio during battery recharging? Why does the Misc. “Card full” message appear? Why does the “Card is...
  • Page 220 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question A problem such as inability to record or play back occurs. Can I use my camera abroad? Why does the Misc. “System error” message appear? English Answer The card contains After saving your files that were files to a different saved using a medium, format the...
  • Page 221: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a possible solution to the problem. Camera Problem No power. Power A blinking temperature warning icon is \ shown, and the camera does not turn on. The camera turns off by itself.
  • Page 222 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem An image is not captured when the ] button or ] button is pressed. Shooting English Cause Action The power is If the power not turned on. save function was activated, turn on the camera before shooting. If the camera was turned off, press the ON/ OFF button to...
  • Page 223 Problem The flash does not operate. Shooting The digital zoom does not work. Cause Action The flash off Set the flash to mode is automatic flash selected. mode or forced flash mode. Press the m The flash unit is not open. button to open the flash unit.
  • Page 224 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem A warning tone (beep-beep- beep) sounds, and it is not possible to take a picture using the self- timer. When zooming in or out, the zoom movement Shooting stops momentarily. There is noise in the captured image. The \ icon appears, and shooting is not possible.
  • Page 225 Problem The image is too dark. Viewing images The video clip picture is flickering. Cause Action The flash was Hold the blocked by a camera finger or other correctly, and object. make sure the flash is not obstructed. The subject Capture the was too far image in the...
  • Page 226 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The image is too bright. The image is not in focus. Viewing images English Cause Action The forced Select a flash mode is different flash selected. mode. The subject Use the was too bright. exposure compensation function. The ISO Set the ISO sensitivity sensitivity to...
  • Page 227 Problem The colors of the images captured indoors are not correct. A part of the image is missing. Viewing images “No image” is shown. During audio playback, there is no sound. Cause Action This is due to Capture the ambient image using lighting.
  • Page 228 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem There is no color in the image. The image is distorted. Connecting No image or to a TV sound. The edge of the image is cut off. You cannot Image edit or rotate editing an image. English Cause Action The TV output Select the...
  • Page 229 Problem The camera is set in the docking station but the installed battery is not being recharged. Charging The “No card” message appears. The “Image is protected” Misc. message appears and the file cannot be deleted. Cause Action The AC Check that the adaptor is not power cord of...
  • Page 230 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The audio guide does not sound. The recording capacity is less than that indicated in the section “Possible No. of Images/ Possible Shooting Time/ Possible Recording Time” (page 222). The battery Misc. pack appears to be swollen. English Cause Action The audio...
  • Page 231: Docking Station

    Docking station Problem The remote control unit does not seem to work. Remote control unit Cause Action The remote Aim the remote control unit is control unit at aimed at the the camera’s TV (not at the remote control camera’s sensor (within remote control a range of...
  • Page 232 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The remote control unit does not seem to work. Remote control unit English Cause Action The remote Operate the control unit is remote control too far from the unit from a camera’s position up to remote control 7 meters from sensor.
  • Page 233: Notes Regarding The Scene Select Feature And Filters

    Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters Scene Select Setting Sports Portrait > Landscape Focus range: + cannot be selected. Night view portrait Snow & beach Focus range: Fixed at *. Fireworks Flash: Fixed at l. Focus range: + cannot be selected. Lamp* Flash: Fixed at l.
  • Page 234 TROUBLESHOOTING Filter Setting Cosmetic Monochrome Sepia About the scene select function and focus range settings i The scene select function changes to = when the focus range is set to i Even if you set the focus range to *, + or -, it changes to - when the scene select function is set to any setting other than =.
  • Page 235: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Camera Type Digital Movie Camera (recording and playback) Recorded image Still images: file format Video clips: Audio: Data storage SD Memory Card (equivalent to a maximum 32 GB media SDHC Memory Card) Image sensor/ CMOS sensor camera effective Still images: Approx. 4 million pixels number of pixels Movies (HD mode): Approx.
  • Page 236 SPECIFICATIONS Still image shooting mode (recording resolution) Video clip recording mode (recording resolution) White balance Lens Aperture English J: 3264 × 2448 pixels (approx. 8 million pixels) M: 2288 × 1712 pixels (approx. 4 million pixels, low compression) L: 2288 × 1712 pixels (approx. 4 million pixels, normal compression) *: 2496 ×...
  • Page 237 Exposure control Programmable AE/Shutter speed priority AE/ type Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure control Exposure compensation available from the Shooting Setting Screen (0 ±1.8 EV in 0.3 EV steps) Light-measuring Multi-section measuring, center-weighted mode measuring, spot measuring Range Total mode: 10 cm (3.94 in.) to infinity (Wide end) 1 m (3.28 ft.) to infinity (Tele end) Normal mode: 80 cm (31.50 in.) to infinity...
  • Page 238 SPECIFICATIONS Minimum subject illumination Image stabilizer Monitor Flash working range Flash modes Focus Self-timer Ambient environment Power supply Power consumption Dimensions (excluding protrusions) Weight English 9 lux (1/30 sec in the scene select AUTO mode) 3 lux (1/15 sec in the HIGH SENSITIVITY or lamp mode) Movie: Electronic Still image: Multi-calculation electronic...
  • Page 239: Camera Connectors

    Camera connectors [COMPONENT/ Regrouped jack AV] (480p/ Audio 1080i/720p output output) terminal* Video output S-video output For 480p/1080i/720p video output Y signal: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced, tri-level sync Pb and Pr signals: 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced [HDMI] terminal* Video output Total number of scan lines (effective number of scan lines): 750p (720p)/1125i (1080i)/525p (480p) Audio output: L-PCM 48 kHz sampling...
  • Page 240: Battery Life

    SPECIFICATIONS Battery life Shooting Still image shooting mode Video clip recording mode Playback i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a 25 °C (77°F) ambient temperature. i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery pack and the conditions of use.
  • Page 241: Possible No. Of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time

    Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/ Possible Recording Time The table shows the possible number of captured images and the possible recording times for commercially available SD Memory Cards (2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB). Shooting/ Resolution recording setting mode Still image mode "...
  • Page 242: Docking Station

    SPECIFICATIONS Docking station Part number Power supply Rated output Ambient Temperature environment Humidity Dimensions Weight Remote control unit Part number Power supply Dimensions Weight English PDS-HD1010 DC 5V DC 5V 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) (recharge), –20 to 60 °C (–4 to 140 °F) (storage) 20 to 80% (no condensation) 105.5 (W) ×...
  • Page 243: Concerning The Multi-Indicator And Blue Led Indicator

    Concerning the multi-indicator and blue LED indicator Multi-indicator The camera’s multi-indicator will light, flash, or be off, depending on the different camera operations. Multi-indicator Color status Green Flashing Orange Slow Flashing Fast Very fast Blue LED indicator The blue LED indicator lights during certain operations, such as when the camera is turned ON or OFF, when saving video clip or still image data, during video clip playback, etc.
  • Page 244: Supplied Ac Adaptor

    SPECIFICATIONS Supplied AC adaptor Part number Power source Rated output Temperature Ambient environment Humidity Dimensions Weight (without power cord) VPC- HD1010 Power cord VPC- rated value HD1010EX VPC- HD1010GX i When using the supplied AC adaptor abroad, the power cord may need to be replaced in accordance with local requirements.
  • Page 245: Others

    Others Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation (USA). In this manual, the Microsoft ®...
  • Page 246: Before Capturing Those Important Shots, Be Sure To First Take A Test Shot To Comfirm That Your Camera Is Set Up And Ready To Go

    DVD for example, of the files in the hard disk you are using for the Xacti Library. Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for loss of files/data due to failure of your hard disk.
  • Page 247: Hints For Taking Pictures

    HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Taking great pictures in difficult surroundings is easier than you might think. By keeping a few points in mind and choosing the correct settings, you can create photos that you’ll be proud to display and share. If images are blurred even when the autofocus is used Your camera employs an autofocus function.
  • Page 248 HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Photographing a moving subject Situation: You would like to snap an action shot of a moving child or pet. The autofocus is activated, but because the subject is moving, the image may be blurred. In particular, when the distance between the camera and the subject is changing, it is difficult to lock the focus on the subject.
  • Page 249 Shooting portraits (portrait mode >) Points: i Choose a background that doesn’t detract from your subject. i Move in close to your subject. i Pay attention to lighting and how it affects your subject. NOTE i If the background is distracting, it will not show your subject to his best advantage.
  • Page 250: Photographing Scenery (Landscape Mode)

    HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Night photography (night view portrait mode /) Points: i Avoid camera shake. i Increase the ISO sensitivity. NOTE i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be blurry.
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