Step 3: Turning the power on and holding your
To record, slide the POWER switch to turn
on the respective lamp.
When using it for the first time, the [CLOCK
SET] screen appears (p.22).
Remove the lens cap by pressing
both tabs on the sides of the cap.
Pull the lens cap string down until
stopped by the grip belt (DCR-
Turn on the power by sliding the
POWER switch in the direction of
the arrow while pressing the green
button in the center.
When you record, switch the power mode
by sliding the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow until the respective
lamp lights up.
(Movie): To record movies
(Still): To record still images
(PLAY/EDIT): To play back images on
your camcorder, or to edit/delete them
• When you set the POWER switch to
(Still), the lens cover opens up (DCR-
• After you have set the date and time ([CLOCK
SET], p.22), the next time you turn on the power
of your camcorder, the current date and time will
be displayed on the LCD screen for a few seconds.
Hold your camcorder correctly.
Fasten the grip belt.