To use the viewfinder during operation
When you are recording, you can adjust the
exposure (p. 28) and fader (p. 31) while
checking the image on the viewfinder. Have the
LCD panel rotated 180 degrees and closed with
the screen facing out.
Slide the POWER switch to select the
CAMERA mode. (p. 15)
Extend the viewfinder, and close the
LCD panel with the screen facing out.
appears on the screen.
The LCD screen is turned off.
Touch the LCD screen while checking
the display in the viewfinder.
EXPOSURE, etc. are displayed.
Touch the button you want to set.
• EXPOSURE: Adjust with
• FADER: Touch it repeatedly to select a
: The LCD screen lights up.
To hide the buttons on the LCD screen,
• To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder backlight,
(LCD/VF SET), then [VF B.L.] (when
you are using the battery pack, p. 50).
Step 5: Setting the
date and time
Set the date and time when using this
camcorder for the first time. If you do not set
the date and time, the CLOCK SET screen
appears every time you turn on your
• If you do not use your camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable button-type
battery gets discharged and the date and time
settings may be cleared from the memory. In that
case, charge the rechargeable button-type battery
(p. 87) and then set the date and time again.
Turn on your camcorder (p. 15).
Open the LCD panel.
Proceed to step 7 when you set the clock for
the first time.