Condensation may form on the camcorder when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place.
Using the camcorder while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camcorder.
Condensation may form:
When you take the camcorder from a cold place to
a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid room
Protecting the camcorder from condensation
• Before you take the camcorder to a warm or humid place where condensation is likely to become
a problem, unload the cassette and put the camcorder in a plastic bag. Wait until the camcorder
reaches room temperature before you take it out of the bag.
What happens when condensation is detected
• "CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED" is displayed for approximately four seconds. The power
indicator flashes and the
stops automatically and
"REMOVE THE CASSETTE" is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and v flashes in the display.
If you have the beep turned on, it will sound. Remove the tape, otherwise it may be damaged.
• The camcorder may not detect the condensation immediately — the condensation warning may
not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the camcorder off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation warning stops
flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the camcorder.
h mark flashes in the display. If there is a cassette in the camcorder, it
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camcorder is taken from an air-condi-
tioned room to a warm, humid place