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.26).
Remove the lens cap by pressing
both knobs on the sides of the cap.
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
• After you have set the date and time ([CLOCK
SET], p.26), 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.
Ensure a good grip, then fasten the
To turn off the power
Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
• At the time of purchase, the power will be set to
turn off automatically if you leave your camcorder
without any operation attempted for
approximately 5 minutes, to save battery power.
([A.SHUT OFF], p.82).