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Canon DC330 Instruction Manual

Canon DC330 Instruction Manual

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DVD Camcorder

Instruction Manual

Caméscope DVD
Manuel d'instruction
Videocámara DVD
Manual de Instrucciones
Please read also the Digital Video
Software instruction manual (on
PDF file). Refer to the installation
guide for further details.
Veuillez lire aussi le manuel
d'instruction Digital Video
Software (sur fichier PDF). Pour
d'autres détails, référez-vous au
guide d'installation.
Lea también el manual de
instrucciones Digital Video
Software (en archivo PDF). Para
mayores detalles, refiérase a la
guía de instalación.


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    PUB. DIM-855A DVD Camcorder Instruction Manual Caméscope DVD Manuel d’instruction Videocámara DVD Manual de Instrucciones Please read also the Digital Video English Software instruction manual (on PDF file). Refer to the installation guide for further details. Français Veuillez lire aussi le manuel d’instruction Digital Video Software (sur fichier PDF).
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516)328-5600 CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon DVD Camcorder DC330 A and all its accessories. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
  • Page 4 The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
  • Page 5: How To Select A Dvd Disc

    How to Select a DVD Disc There are many types of DVD discs but this camcorder uses only the following three types of 8 cm mini DVD discs: DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW. Read the differences between them and select the disc that best fits your needs. DVD-R DVD-Rs can be recorded only once –...
  • Page 6: Advantages Of Using Dvds

    * For the latest information, visit your local Canon Web site or contact your nearest Canon office. The use of DVD-R DL discs that have not been tested by Canon may result in incorrect recording/playback or in not being able to remove the disc.
  • Page 7 Available features depend on the DVD disc used Disc type Disc specifications Editing scenes with this camcorder (deleting scenes, dividing scenes, etc.) ( Deleting a scene after recording it ( Initializing the disc in order to use it again for recording ( Giving a title to the disc ( Finalizing the disc in order to play it with an external...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ____________________________________ How to Select a DVD Disc Advantages of Using DVDs About this Manual Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories Components Guide Screen Displays Preparations ____________________________________ Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories Basic Operation of the Camcorder Power Switch Operating Modes...
  • Page 9 Basic Playback Playing Back the Video Deleting Scenes On-Screen Displays (Data Code) Additional Functions : Special Scene Recording Programs Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed LCD Video Light Self Timer Manual Focus Adjustment Manual Exposure Adjustment White Balance Image Effects Digital Effects Managing Scenes and the Disc Creating a Playlist...
  • Page 10 Printing Photos Printing Photos - Direct Print Selecting the Print Settings Print Orders External Connections _____________________________ Connecting to a TV or VCR Connection Diagram Playback on a TV Screen Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder Connecting to a Computer PC Connection Diagram Corel Application Disc - Movie Playback/Editing and Various Disc Operations...
  • Page 11: About This Manual

    About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC330. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting ( Conventions Used in this Manual •...
  • Page 12: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Register your product online at Protect your product We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft.
  • Page 13: Components Guide

    Components Guide Left side view Right side view Front view Lens cover switch ( 30, 52) closed open, USB terminal ( AV terminal ( CARD access indicator ( Speaker switch ( Lock button DISC access indicator ( CHARGE indicator ( Mode switch ( Easy recording Recording programs...
  • Page 14 Back view Top view Bottom view 14 • Introduction Joystick ( FUNC. button ( 23, 72) DISP. button ( 37, 59) Remote sensor ( Dioptric adjustment lever ( Viewfinder ( QUICK START button and standby lamp PLAY mode indicator (green) ( CAMERA mode indicator (red) ( OPEN (disc cover) switch ( Start/Stop button (...
  • Page 15 Wireless Controller WL-D86 START/STOP button ( FUNC. button ( 23, 72) MENU button ( PLAYLIST button ( Navigation buttons ( PREV./NEXT buttons: Scene skip ( 36) / Index screen page up/down ( Reverse SEARCH button ( 36) / Reverse SLOW button ( PLAY button ( PAUSE...
  • Page 16: Screen Displays

    Screen Displays Recording movies Playing movies (during playback) 16 • Introduction Operating mode ( 22) / Disc specification ( Recording program ( 38, 40) White balance ( Image effect ( LCD video light ( Digital effects ( Recording mode ( Disc type DVD-R, DVD-R DL,...
  • Page 17 Recording still images Viewing still images Zoom ( 32), Exposure Recording program ( 38, 40) White balance ( Image effect ( LCD video light ( Digital effects ( Drive mode ( Still image quality/size ( Manual focus ( Number of still images available on the memory card Self timer ( AF frame (...
  • Page 18 Disc operation Record, Record pause, Playback, Playback pause, Fast playback, Fast reverse playback, Slow playback, Slow reverse playback Remaining recording time When there is no more disc space available, “ END” will be displayed and the recording will stop. Remaining battery charge estimate •...
  • Page 19: Preparations

    Preparations This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your camcorder. Getting Started Getting Started Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 20: Preparing The Wireless Controller And Accessories

    NCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED 1 Disconnect the compact power adapter from the camcorder. 2 Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and the compact power adapter. O REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK BATT. Press to release the battery pack.
  • Page 21 Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up. Insert the battery holder. O USE THE WIRELESS CONTROLLER Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons. You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the camcorder.
  • Page 22: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Basic Operation of the Camcorder Power Switch Lock button In addition to turning the camcorder on and off, the switch also toggles the camcorder’s operating mode. To turn on the camcorder: Hold the lock button pressed down and turn the switch to ON.
  • Page 23: Using The Menus

    The functions assigned to the joystick change according to the operation mode and the camcorder’s settings. Press to display/hide the joystick guide (when recording, the joystick guide will appear only when the mode switch is set to ). In the illustrations of this manual, positions other than those relevant to the function explained are marked with a striped pattern.
  • Page 24 You can press FUNC. to close the menu at any time. Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus FUNC. Press In the index screen (VIDEO mode) and still image index screen, the setup menus will open. Skip to step 3. Select ( ) the icon and press...
  • Page 25: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings First Time Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can start using it. The [DATE/TIME] screen will appear automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set. When the [DATE/TIME] screen appears, the year will be displayed in orange and indicated with up/down arrows.
  • Page 26: Changing The Time Zone

    Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. FUNC. FUNC. MENU] DATE/TIME SETUP] [T.ZONE/DST] Desired time zone* FUNC. * To adjust for daylight saving time, select the area name marked with a World Time Zones Once you have set the time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the...
  • Page 27: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    • When you wish to include yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer. • To allow the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller from the front. 180° Subject can monitor the LCD screen NOTES About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels...
  • Page 28 Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. Insert the disc and press its center firmly until it clicks in place. • Insert the disc with the recording side facing down (single sided discs –...
  • Page 29: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    • Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. • It may take a moment after sliding OPEN for the disc cover to open. Grab the edge of the disc and gently pull it out.
  • Page 30: Video

    Video This chapter covers functions related to shooting and playing back movies - from basic recording and zooming to more advanced manual picture adjustments. Basic Recording Basic Recording Shooting Video Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly.
  • Page 31 • Observe the following precautions while the DISC access indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts. - Do not open the disc cover and do not remove the disc.
  • Page 32: Selecting The Recording Mode

    Selecting the Recording Mode Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the disc. Select XP or SP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer recording times. The following table gives approximate recording times with a brand new DVD disc (on a single recording side).
  • Page 33 FUNC. MENU] CAMERA SETUP] [ZOOM TYPE] Desired option FUNC. NOTES The zoom range of the advanced zoom will change depending on the aspect ratio of the scene [WIDESCREEN] set to [ ON] (16:9) 48x* * The picture angle will be wider at both full telephoto and full wide-angle.
  • Page 34: Quick Start Function

    Quick Start Function QUICK START When you press camcorder enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes only about half the power used when recording, saving energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you press QUICK START again the camcorder is ready to start recording within approx.
  • Page 35: Basic Playback

    does not appear on the joystick guide, repeatedly push the joystick ) toward [NEXT] to display it. Push the joystick ( ) toward • The camcorder plays back the last scene (but without sound) and returns to record pause mode. •...
  • Page 36 During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture. 36 • Video recorded with other camcorders or discs created with a computer may not play back correctly. • Be sure to finalize discs to play them back on external DVD devices ( •...
  • Page 37: Deleting Scenes

    • The sound from the built-in speaker will be muted when you close the LCD panel or while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the AV terminal. • If you turn down the volume completely, the icon will change to Deleting Scenes If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can delete those scenes that you are not...
  • Page 38: Additional Functions

    DISP. Repeatedly press on-screen displays on/off in the following sequence: • All displays on • All displays off • All displays on • Data code only • All displays off However, the markers and the icons will still appear on the screen. Data code: Time, date and camera data at the time of recording.
  • Page 39 PORTRAIT] The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details. SPORTS] Use this mode to record sports scenes such as tennis or golf. NIGHT] Use this mode to record in dimly lit places.
  • Page 40: Flexible Recording: Changing The Shutter Speed

    Flexible Recording: Changing the Shutter Speed Use the automatic exposure (AE) program to use functions like the white balance or image effects, or give priority to the shutter speed. Use faster shutter speeds to record subjects moving quickly. Use slower shutter speeds to add motion blur, emphasizing the feel of movement.
  • Page 41: Lcd Video Light

    image, but the image quality may be lower, and the autofocus may not work well. - The image may flicker when recording with fast shutter speeds. - Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the screen starts to flicker, select SHUTTER-PRIO.AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
  • Page 42: Manual Focus Adjustment

    Manual Focus Adjustment Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. • Reflective surfaces • Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines • Fast moving subjects • Through wet windows • Night scenes POINTS TO CHECK Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
  • Page 43: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    Manual Exposure Adjustment At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can manually adjust the exposure. POINTS TO CHECK Mode switch: (except for the [ FIREWORKS] recording program).
  • Page 44: Image Effects

    FUNC. FUNC. AUTO] Desired option* FUNC. * When you select [ SET], do not press FUNC. and continue instead with the following procedure. O SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE 1 Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press When the adjustment is completed, stops flashing and stays on.
  • Page 45: Digital Effects

    Digital Effects POINTS TO CHECK Mode switch: BLK&WHT], [ only. Options D.EFFECT OFF] Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects. FADE-T] (fade trigger), [ Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene with a fade from or to a black screen.
  • Page 46: Managing Scenes And The Disc

    O ACTIVATE AN EFFECT : Push the joystick ( toward while recording or in record pause mode. : Push the joystick ( toward and then press record the still image. 46 • Video Managing Scenes and the Disc Managing Scenes and the Disc Creating a Playlist Start/Stop...
  • Page 47: Moving Scenes In The Playlist

    Switching Between Original and Playlist Scenes POINTS TO CHECK Disc type: DVD-RW • VR mode FUNC. FUNC. TO PLAYLIST]* * Appears in the original index screen. In the playlist, [ TO ORIGINAL] appears instead. Original index screen (original recordings) ORIGINAL PLAYLIST Playlist index screen Moving Scenes in the Playlist...
  • Page 48: Initializing The Disc

    NOTES • Very short scenes (shorter than 2 seconds) cannot be divided. • The new scene will be added to the playlist after the scene that was divided. Initializing the Disc You need to initialize all new DVD-RW discs when you first insert them into the camcorder and you may have to initialize them if you get the message “UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA”.
  • Page 49: Finalizing The Disc

    Finalizing the Disc To play the disc you recorded on a DVD player, a computer’s DVD drive or other digital device, you need to finalize it first. You do not need to finalize the disc to play back your recordings with the camcorder connected to the TV.
  • Page 50: Disc Playback On External Devices

    Disc Playback on External Devices After finalizing the disc with your recordings, you can play it on DVD players compatible with the type of disc used (DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW). You cannot play back discs on an external DVD device if the discs have not yet been finalized.
  • Page 51 FUNC. FUNC. DISC OPERATIONS] [UNFINALIZE] [YES]* Press when the confirmation screen appears FUNC. * During the disc unfinalization a progress bar is displayed. IMPORTANT • Be sure to unfinalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the procedure was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the camcorder cool off before resuming operation.
  • Page 52: Photos

    Photos Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing and playing back images to printing them. Basic Recording Basic Recording Taking Photos Before using a memory card for the first time, be sure to initialize it with this camcorder ( 60).
  • Page 53: Selecting Photo Size And Quality

    Selecting Photo Size and Quality Still images are recorded on the memory card using JPEG compression. As a general rule select a larger image size for higher quality. Select the [LW 1152x648] size for photos with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Options Image size options and the approximate number of still images that can be...
  • Page 54: Erasing The Last Photo Just Recorded

    Image size Recommended use LW 1152x648 To print photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Wide-sized photo paper is required. L 1152x864 To print photos up to L size (9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or postcard size (10 x 14.8 cm, 4 x 6 in.).
  • Page 55 O RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES Push the joystick ( ) and hold it pressed down to run quickly through the still images. O SKIP STILL IMAGES 1 If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press display it. 2 Push the joystick ( ) toward 3 Select (...
  • Page 56: Magnifying Photos During Playback

    Magnifying Photos during Playback During playback, still images can be magnified up to 5 times. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. •...
  • Page 57: Additional Functions

    Additional Functions Additional Functions Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode) Take a series of pictures of a moving subject or record the same picture in 3 levels of exposure in order to choose later the picture you like the best. POINTS TO CHECK Mode switch: (except for the...
  • Page 58: Automatic Focus Priority

    ONTINUOUS HOOTING PEED ONTINUOUS HOOTING Press Start/Stop and hold it pressed down. Once the focus is automatically adjusted, will turn green. A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the button pressed. XPOSURE RACKETING Press Start/Stop Once the focus is automatically adjusted,...
  • Page 59: Histogram And Other Screen Displays

    Histogram and Other Screen Displays When viewing still images you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of recording. Use the histogram as a reference to verify the correct exposure of the still image. The area to the right of the histogram represents highlights and the left side represents shadows.
  • Page 60: Initializing The Memory Card

    Initializing the Memory Card Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time, or to erase all the still images on them. Options [INITIALIZE] Clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data. [COMPL.INIT.] Erases all data completely.
  • Page 61: Printing Photos

    64). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers marked with the PictBridge logo.
  • Page 62 62. Printing multiple images on the same sheet [2-UP], [4-UP], etc. When using Canon printers you can print the same still image multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of copies depending on the [ PAPER SIZE]→...
  • Page 63 2 Select ( ) [OK] and press RINTING ERRORS If an error occurs while printing, an error message appears ( - Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers: Resolve the error. When printing does not resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press . If [CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select [STOP], press retry printing.
  • Page 64: Print Orders

    • If the message “BUSY” does not disappear, disconnect the USB cable and restore the connection after a short while. Print Orders You can mark in advance the still images you want to print and set the desired number of copies as a print order. Later, you can easily print out the print orders by connecting the camcorder to a PictBridge-compatible printer (...
  • Page 65 press . The remaining images will be printed. Printing cannot be restarted when the print order settings have been changed or if you deleted a still image with print order settings. * In case the print order was interrupted after the first still image, this menu option will appear as [PRINT] instead.
  • Page 66: External Connections

    External Connections This chapter explains step-by-step how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. Connecting to a TV or VCR Connecting to a TV or VCR Open the LCD panel to access. Connection Diagram Turn off all the devices when making the connection and refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
  • Page 67: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Playback on a TV Screen This section explains how to play back the disc or still images with this camcorder by connecting it to a TV. To play back the disc with another DVD device refer to Disc Playback on an External Device ( 48).
  • Page 68: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Connecting to a Computer Note: Do not use the camcorder as an external drive when using a computer to create discs. PC Connection Diagram Terminal on the camcorder Output connection (signal flow Corel Application Disc - Movie Playback/Editing and Various Disc Operations The supplied CD-ROM Corel...
  • Page 69 and 3) and proceed directly to transfer the still images ( 69). Install the supplied Digital Video Software. Refer to the installation guide (separate leaflet included with the CD-ROM). Set the camcorder to mode. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. •...
  • Page 70: Transfer Orders

    WALLPAPER] Allows you to select the still image and set it as your computer’s desktop background. UTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS When you select [ ALL IMAGES], NEW IMAGES] or [ ORDERS], all the relevant still images will be transferred to the computer in one batch and their thumbnails will be displayed on the computer.
  • Page 71 2 Press to set the transfer order. A checkmark appears in the box next to the transfer order symbol Press again to cancel the transfer order. 3 Repeat steps 1-2 to mark additional images with transfer FUNC. orders or press close the menu.
  • Page 72: Additional Information

    Additional Information This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information. Appendix: Menu Options Lists Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus ( page.
  • Page 73 FUNC. Menu (cont.) Menu item Still image size/quality Size: [LW 1152x648], [L 1152x864], [S 640x480] Quality: [ NORMAL] TO PLAYLIST] – TO ORIGINAL] – ADD TO PLAYLIST] [ALL SCENES], [ONE SCENE], [CANCEL] MOVE] – DIVIDE] – DELETE] [NO], [YES] [SPEAKER VOL.] [SLIDESHOW] –...
  • Page 74: Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Etc.)

    Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) CAMERA SETUP Menu item [A.SL SHUTTER] [ZOOM TYPE] [ZOOM SPEED] [FOCUS PRI.] [REVIEW] [IMG STAB] [WIDESCREEN] [SELF TIMER] [WIND SCREEN] Option available only when the recording program is set to PROGRAM AE] recording program). Option available only when the mode switch is set to ADVANCED] when [WIDESCREEN] is set to [ [A.SL SHUTTER]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain...
  • Page 75: Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization Etc.)

    • Playing back a widescreen recording: TV sets compatible with the Video ID-1 system will automatically switch to wide (16:9) mode. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play back on a TV with normal aspect ratio (4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting accordingly ( 77).
  • Page 76: Display Setup (Lcd Brightness, Language, Etc.)

    Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) DISPLAY SETUP Menu item [BRIGHTNESS] [TV SCREEN] [MARKERS] [DATA CODE] DATE], [ [LANGUAGE] [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU], [POLSKI], [ [DEMO MODE] [BRIGHTNESS]: Adjust ( • Changing the brightness of the LCD display does not affect that of the viewfinder or the recordings.
  • Page 77: System Setup (Volume, Beep, Etc.)

    System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.) SYSTEM SETUP Menu item [WL.REMOTE] [SPEAKER VOL.] [BEEP] LOW VOLUME], [ [POWER SAVE] STANDBY OFF] [FILE NOS.] RESET], [ [TV TYPE] [FIRMWARE] – [WL. REMOTE]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller. [SPEAKER VOL.]: Adjust ( [BEEP]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self- timer countdown, etc.
  • Page 78: Date/Time Setup

    Date/Time Setup DATE/TIME SETUP Menu item [T.ZONE/DST] List of world time zones. [DATE/TIME] – [DATE FORMAT] [Y.M.D (2008.1.1 AM 12:00)], [M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2008 12:00 AM)], [D.M.Y (1.JAN.2008 12:00 AM)] [DATE FORMAT]: Changes the date format for on-screen displays and for date printing. 78 •...
  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    Trouble? Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power Source The camcorder will not turn on or it • turns off by itself.
  • Page 80 Video noise appears on the TV screen. - When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the Even without a disc loaded, when closing the disc compartment cover a motor sound can be heard.
  • Page 81 A vertical light bar appears on the screen. - Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar (smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction. Viewfinder picture is blurred. - Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever ( 31).
  • Page 82: List Of Messages

    - Finalize the disc using the camcorder 49). - DVD-RW discs in VR mode can only be played back with VR mode-compatible DVD players. Refer to the instruction manual of your DVD device. Cannot edit my recordings or add recordings to the disc with the DVD device.
  • Page 83 CANNOT RECORD • CANNOT RECORD • CHECK THE DISC - There is a problem with the disc. Replace the disc ( 27). - This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use ( 90).
  • Page 84 We recommend that you use a disc that has been tested Direct Print Related Messages About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
  • Page 85 - The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings. INK ABSORBER FULL - Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber. INK ERROR - There is a problem with the ink.
  • Page 86: Do's And Don'ts

    Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions Camcorder • Do not touch the pick up lens. • Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts while the DISC access indicator is on or flashing. The data may not be correctly recorded on the disc, and the recording may be permanently lost.
  • Page 87 precautions at the same time for all battery packs. • Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).
  • Page 88 Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data. • Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.
  • Page 89 Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built- in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will become totally discharged if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
  • Page 90: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    100 and 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen...
  • Page 91 Trademark Acknowledgements • The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark. • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. •...
  • Page 92: General Information

    General Information System Diagram System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap Mini DVD disc DVD-R/DVD-RW/ DVD-R DL WL-D86 Wireless Controller SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case 92 • Additional Information NB-2LH, BP-2L13, BP-2L14, BP-2L24H Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter STV-250N Stereo...
  • Page 93: Optional Accessories

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 94 Battery NB-2LH pack Screen Viewfinder used 105 min. 100 min. 125 min. 125 min. 135 min. 130 min. 60 min. 60 min. 65 min. 65 min. 70 min. 65 min. – 140 min. – 170 min. – 185 min. * Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off.
  • Page 95: Product Codes

    SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon- brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. Product Codes...
  • Page 96: Specifications

    Specifications DC330 System Disc Recording System Television System Compatible Media Maximum Recording Time Image Sensor LCD Screen Viewfinder Microphone Lens Lens Configuration AF System Minimum Focusing Distance White Balance Minimum Illumination 96 • Additional Information DVD-VIDEO (all disc types) DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs)
  • Page 97: Memory Card

    This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
  • Page 98 NB-2LH Battery Pack Battery type Rated voltage Operating temperature Battery capacity Dimensions Weight Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. 98 • Additional Information Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery 7.4 V DC 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) 720 mAh 33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm (1.3 x 0.64 x 1.8 in.) 43 g (1.5 oz.)
  • Page 99: Index

    Index Abroad, using the camcorder..90 AEB - Auto exposure bracketing ..57 Aspect ratio of a connected TV (TV Type) ..77 of movies (Widescreen) ..74 Auto slow shutter .
  • Page 100 Mode switch ..... 30 Night (recording program) ... 39 Onscreen display selection ..37 Original recordings.
  • Page 101 B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA's factory service centers or authorized service facilities;...
  • Page 102 Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows: Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
  • Page 103 15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA ❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only). CANADA CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7 CANON CANADA INC.

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