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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Dual Camera
Important note
This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD2000EX,
VPC-HD2000 and VPC-HD2000GX.
Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such.
Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera.
Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet "SAFETY MANUAL".
Keep this manual in a safe place for later reference.
VPC-HD2000EX
VPC-HD2000
VPC-HD2000GX

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL Dual Camera Important note This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD2000EX, VPC-HD2000 and VPC-HD2000GX. Any information regarding only one of these products will be labeled as such. Please read these instructions carefully before using the camera. Make sure to read and understand the separate booklet “SAFETY MANUAL”.

  • Page 2

    Declaration of Conformity Model number: VPC-HD2000 Trade Name: SANYO Responsible party: SANYO FISHER COMPANY Address: 21605 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, California 91311 Telephone No.: (818) 998-7322 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject...

  • Page 3

    The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.

  • Page 4: How To Read This Manual

    HOW TO READ THIS MANUAL For first-time users Please read the sections on “SETUP” and “SIMPLE” in this manual, as well as the included “QUICK GUIDE” to familiarize yourself with your camera’s operation. ↓ To use the various camera features Please read the sections on “NORMAL”...

  • Page 5: Preparing The Camera

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Preparing the camera Insert the SD Memory Card. h An SD Memory Card is not included with your camera. Please purchase a commercially sold card. h In this manual, the SD Memory Card is referred to as the “card”. Card slot cover Connect the AC adaptor to the camera.

  • Page 6

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Shooting Set the REC/PLAY switch to REC. Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second to turn the camera on. h If the screen to set the date and time appears, press the MENU button 2 times to cancel it.

  • Page 7

    Sanyo declines any claim for compensation for recorded contents etc. in case of photographing or recording failure due to a chance camera or card flaw.

  • Page 8

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Press the SET button. h Playback begins. <To return to the recording mode> h Set the REC/PLAY switch to REC. When you are finished using the camera... Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second to turn the camera off. To continue to the next operation...

  • Page 9

    Note that your computer must be connected to the Internet in order to complete this procedure. h Please see the Sanyo support page (page 16 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL) or visit the following website for more information.

  • Page 10: Connect Your Camera To A Computer

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Connect your camera to a computer Connect your camera to a computer, and copy the desired files to the computer. Use the supplied dedicated USB interface cable to connect your camera to the computer. Turn on the camera. h The USB Connection Screen appears on the camera’s monitor.

  • Page 11

    The data recorded with your camera are stored in the following folder. You can specify the folder on the hard disk to which to copy the files. XACTI (E:)\DCIM\***SANYO (*** represents numbers [page 12 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL]).

  • Page 12

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Burn video clips onto a DVD (For Windows Vista users) Here’s how to write your recorded data onto a DVD in the mpeg2 format. For information on other operations, please see the Help file for Nero Vision. To access the Nero Vision Help file, click the [?] button on the Nero Vision start screen.

  • Page 13

    Under the “What would you like to do?” heading, point to [Make DVD] and click on [DVD-video]. h The Hints window opens, in which you can find an explanation of each screen. <To disable the Hints window > h From the [Show hints when moving to page] menu in the Hints window select [Disable].

  • Page 14

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Close] button. h The screen to make a DVD-video opens. <To return to the preceding step> h Click the [Back] button. Under the “What would you like to do?” heading, click [Add video files].

  • Page 15

    Click the [Open] button. h The selected files are shown in the “Content” field. <To check the contents of the selected files> h When you double-click a file in the “Content” field, the window to play the file appears. Click the [Next] button when you want to return to the previous window.

  • Page 16

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Next] button. h The window to edit the disk menu appears. English...

  • Page 17

    Click on one of the designs under “Templates”, and then click the [Next] button. h A preview of the selected design is shown. English...

  • Page 18

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Next] button. h The window to configure the DVD burn setup opens. xvii English...

  • Page 19

    Click the [Burn] button. hDisk writing begins. hThe process status is shown in the “Recording progress” field. h When the burn process is completed, a screen asking if you would like to save a log file of the burn process appears. Click the [Yes] button.

  • Page 20

    SHOOT, PLAY BACK AND SAVE Click the [Finish] button. h A screen asking if you would like to save the project appears. Click the [Yes] button. h Enter a name for the project file. Click the [Save] button. h Nero Vision Essentials ends. CAUTION i When burning full high-definition (HD) images to a DVD, it may take some time to convert the video format, depending on your computer’s capability.

  • Page 21

    How was that? The convenient accessories not only let you immediately view images captured with the camera, but you can also upload images to your computer and create your original DVDs. Read the following explanations to find out how you can fully enjoy your camera’s digital video feature. English...

  • Page 22: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS HOW TO READ THIS MANUAL ...iii QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION ... 6 CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES ... 11 How to use the accessories ... 13 ABOUT THE SEPARATELY SOLD ACCESSORIES AND THE CARD ... 15 Separately sold accessories ... 15 Media cards that can be used with this camera ...

  • Page 23

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE ...47 About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode ...47 Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes ...48 Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode Menu Screen ...49 Overview of the SIMPLE Mode Setting Screen ...55 Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen ...59 FIELD OF VIEW ...67 SIMPLE SHOOTING...

  • Page 24

    CONTENTS NORMAL SHOOTING RECORDING MENU 1 ... 96 Video setting ... 96 Still image setting ... 100 Scene select setting ... 101 Filter setting ... 101 Self-timer setting ... 102 RECORDING MENU 2 ... 103 Motion compensation (image stabilizer) setting ... 103 Focus range setting ...

  • Page 25

    OPTION SETTINGS DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU ...134 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU ...135 Storage folder setting ...141 Shortcut setting ...142 Screen language ...144 TV output setting ...145 File No. continued setting ...150 Formatting (initializing) ...152 CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY ...153 Checking the remaining number of images and video recording time ...153 For audio recordings ...154...

  • Page 26

    CONTENTS APPENDICES COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ... 168 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 176 Camera ... 176 Docking station ... 186 Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters ... 188 SPECIFICATIONS ... 190 Camera ... 190 Camera connectors ... 194 Battery life ... 195 Possible No.

  • Page 27: Quick Search By Operation

    QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Your camera has an abundance of convenient features and functions. From creating precisely the photo you want, to viewing images using various techniques, you can locate the exact operation for your purposes in the following table. Basic operation Getting started shooting/recording...

  • Page 28

    QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Basic operation Shoot in dark conditions • “Exposure compensation” on page 112 • “Using the flash” on pages 60 and 77 • “Scene select setting” (night view portrait mode/fireworks mode/lamp mode) on pages 60 and 101 Photographing people •...

  • Page 29

    Basic operation Getting started viewing images • “PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES” on page 84 • “Audio playback” on page 98 Continuous playback • “SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK” on pages 58, 65, 88 and 114 Adjust the monitor brightness • “Adjusting the monitor brightness” on page 76 •...

  • Page 30

    QUICK SEARCH BY OPERATION Basic operation Search for image/audio files • “21-image display playback” on page 93 • “Selecting the playback folder” on pages 66 and 94 Delete files • “DELETING FILES” on pages 58, 65 and 90 Delete a part of a video clip and join video clips •...

  • Page 31

    Basic operation Use the camera as a card reader • “USING AS A CARD READER” on page 9 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL Copy files from your camera to a computer • “Connect your camera to a computer” on page ix Burn files copied to the computer onto a DVD •...

  • Page 32: Checking The Included Accessories

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES i Soft case (page 14): 1 i Xacti Software CD (CD-ROM) (page 4 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL): i Docking station (pages 25 and 29): 1 i Dedicated USB interface cable (page 7 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL): 1 i AC adaptor and power cord...

  • Page 33

    i Remote control unit (pages 26, 30 to 32 and 83): 1 i Lens cap (page 13): 1 i Microphone connection cable (page 166): 1 i “SAFETY MANUAL” (safety precautions booklet) Please read this booklet carefully before using the camera. i Xacti Library Instruction Manual FOR CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

  • Page 34: How To Use The Accessories

    CHECKING THE INCLUDED ACCESSORIES How to use the accessories k Handstrap k Lens cap English 1 Depress 2 Pull <To remove>...

  • Page 35

    k Soft case English...

  • Page 36: About The Separately Sold Accessories And The Card

    ABOUT THE SEPARATELY SOLD ACCESSORIES AND THE CARD Separately sold accessories i HDMI cable VCP-HDMI01 Cable for connecting to the HDMI terminal on the docking station. i Lithium-ion Battery Charger VAR-L50 Battery charger for the supplied or separately sold lithium-ion battery pack (DB-L50A).

  • Page 37: Media Cards That Can Be Used With This Camera

    Media cards that can be used with this camera The type of card that can be inserted into and used with this camera is: i SD Memory Card i SDHC Memory Card What “card” means in this manual i In this manual, SD Memory Cards and SDHC Memory Cards that can be used in this digital camera are referred to as “card”.

  • Page 38: Getting The Most Out Of Your Camera

    Also, the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard is used for formatting video files. You get both compact file size and high picture quality in one high- performance camera. * “Full High Definition” by SANYO Dual Camera signifies recording at a resolution of 1920 pixels horizontally ×1080 pixels vertically. English...

  • Page 39: Includes Simple Mode For Quick-and-easy Operation

    Includes SIMPLE mode for quick-and-easy operation (page 47) Select from two recording/playback modes: the “SIMPLE mode” for users new to the camera, and the “NORMAL mode” for full use of all the camera’s many features and functions. Example: Select video clip and photo size EXIT <SIMPLE Mode Recording...

  • Page 40: Sharp Face Shots

    GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CAMERA Sharp face shots (pages 64 and 109) Your camera is equipped with a face recognition feature which detects the subject’s face even when slightly lit from behind or in dim surroundings and automatically adjusts the focus and brightness to compensate. Now those otherwise perfect photos that are marred by shadowed faces can be minimized.

  • Page 41: Lots Of Accessories For Optimal Use Of Your Captured Images

    Lots of accessories for optimal use of your captured images (page 21, and page 4 in the Xacti Software CD INSTRUCTION MANUAL) Use the accessory cables to view images on a TV or computer. Or connect the camera directly to a printer to make prints of your photos. And with the software in the supplied CD-ROM (Xacti Software CD), you can create your original DVDs and CDs.

  • Page 42: System Map

    SYSTEM MAP You can connect the camera to various devices to expand its capabilities. Remote control unit Docking station i Card reader i DPOF-compatible printer i Photo shop Separately sold or commercially available SD Memory Card English Computer Hard disk Printer AC adaptor (supplied)

  • Page 43: Setup

    PARTS NAMES Camera Front Flash i Extends when the flash button [?] is pressed. Shoe cover Strap holder Flash button [?] Battery cover lock Battery cover Mic/headphones teminal cover [MIC/ SETUP SETUP Flash unit Lens Remote control sensor Monitor unit Stereo microphone English...

  • Page 44

    PARTS NAMES <To open the monitor unit> English...

  • Page 45

    Rear Speaker Monitor SIMPLE/NORMAL switch ON/OFF button Bottom Zoom switch Multi-indicator PHOTO VIEW button REC/PLAY switch ] button ] button MENU button SET button Card slot cover DC IN terminal cover Docking station terminal Tripod stand hole English...

  • Page 46: Docking Station

    PARTS NAMES Docking station Front Operation mode button [ Rear Docking station terminal DC IN terminal USB terminal COMPONENT/AV terminal HDMI terminal English...

  • Page 47: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit <In the recording mode> ] button ] button 3 Works the same as pushing zoom switch toward the [W] ([P]) side 4 Works the same as pushing zoom switch toward the [T] ([]]) side 5 SET button 6 Works the same as toggling SET button to the left 7 MENU button...

  • Page 48: Installing The Card

    INSTALLING THE CARD Be sure to format a newly purchased card or one that was used in another device before using it in your camera (pages 140 and 152). If an unformatted card is used, the card itself may become unusable. Open the card slot cover, and insert the card in the card slot.

  • Page 49

    <To remove the card...> h To remove the card, press it in, and then release. The card will protrude slightly, and you can then pull it out. CAUTION Do not attempt to forcibly remove the card i Doing so may damage the card or the stored files. If the multi-indicator is flashing red...

  • Page 50: Preparing The Docking Station

    PREPARING THE DOCKING STATION The supplied docking station is used to connect your camera to a computer, printer or TV, as well as to charge the battery pack installed in the camera. Connect the docking station to a power outlet. h Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord.

  • Page 51: Preparing The Remote Control Unit

    PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT The remote control unit can be used to take pictures and play them back with the camera. Prepare the battery A battery is already installed in the remote control unit at the time of purchase. Pull out the battery insulating sheet.

  • Page 52: How To Use The Remote Control Unit

    PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT How to use the remote control unit The remote control unit can be used at an angle that is displaced 15 degrees horizontally from the remote control sensor on the front of the camera, at a distance of up to 7 meters (22.97 ft.).

  • Page 53: Changing The Remote Control Code

    Changing the remote control code The remote control unit will also work with other Sanyo cameras that can be operated by infrared remote control. When more than one camera is present, it is recommended to change the remote control code to ensure that only the intended camera operates when the remote control unit is used.

  • Page 54: Preparing The Power

    PREPARING THE POWER Please charge the supplied battery pack before using it. Power to the camera can also be supplied from a power outlet if the docking station or the AC adaptor is used. Charging the battery pack While pressing the battery cover lock, slide it (1), and pull out the battery cover toward the bottom of the...

  • Page 55

    Insert the battery pack. h Take care that it is positioned correctly. Replace the battery cover. <To remove the battery pack...> h Raise the edge of the battery pack to remove it. Prepare the docking station (page 29). Battery pack English...

  • Page 56

    PREPARING THE POWER Close the camera’s monitor unit, and set the camera in the docking station. h Set the camera securely, making sure that the camera is correctly oriented in relation to the terminal contacts in the docking station. h Charging begins when the camera is set in the docking station.

  • Page 57

    CAUTION Using the camera when it is set in the docking station... i You can photograph and view images while the camera is set in the docking station. Do not charge the battery pack immediately after the camera has been in continuous use for a long time i The battery pack becomes hot when the camera is used continuously for a long time.

  • Page 58: When Using A Power Outlet

    PREPARING THE POWER When using a power outlet Power to the camera can be supplied from a power outlet if the docking station or the AC adaptor is used. Using the AC adaptor DC IN terminal To power outlet English DC IN terminal cover Supplied AC adaptor...

  • Page 59

    Using the docking station Use the supplied AC adaptor and power cord to connect the docking station to a power outlet, and set the camera in the docking station. Docking station Supplied AC adaptor Power cord To power outlet English...

  • Page 60: About Recharging

    PREPARING THE POWER About recharging Recharging takes place only when the camera is turned off, or when the power save function or the sleep function has been activated. Recharging does not take place when the camera is in the recording mode or playback mode.

  • Page 61: Turning The Camera On And Off

    TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND Turning on the camera Set the REC/PLAY switch. To shoot pictures: Set to REC. To play back images: Set to PLAY. Open the monitor unit. Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second. h The camera turns on. h If the date and time have not been set, the screen to set the date and time is shown...

  • Page 62: Turning On The Camera When The Power Save (sleep) Mode Is Active

    TURNING THE CAMERA ON AND OFF Turning on the camera when the power save (sleep) mode is active In order to preserve battery pack power, the power save (sleep) function will automatically turn off the camera after about 1 minute of no use during shooting, or about 5 minutes of no use during playback (factory-preset setting).

  • Page 63: Turning Off The Camera

    Turning off the camera Press the ON/OFF button for at least 1 second. h The camera turns off. HINT To immediately activate the power save mode i Press the ON/OFF button briefly to activate the power save function. About the standby mode i To turn off the camera only briefly, you can close the monitor unit to put the camera in the standby mode.

  • Page 64: Date And Time Setting

    DATE AND TIME SETTING The camera will record the date and time an image or audio recording is taken so that you can display them during playback. Therefore, before capturing images, make sure the correct date and time are set. h To correct the date and time setting, please see under HINT on page 45.

  • Page 65

    Set the clock. 1 Select “TIME”. 2 Press the SET button. h The Set Time Screen appears. 3 Set the time to “19:30”. h The time is set in the following order: Set the hour → Set the minute. h A 24-hour clock is used for the time display.

  • Page 66

    DATE AND TIME SETTING Press the MENU button. h The date and time setting is completed. h To display the Recording or Playback Screen, press the MENU button. HINT i Under normal conditions, while the battery pack is being replaced, an internal battery will maintain the date and time settings.

  • Page 67: Switching Between The Recording Mode And Playback Mode

    SWITCHING BETWEEN THE RECORDING MODE AND PLAYBACK MODE Switch between the recording mode (for recording) and the playback mode (for viewing your recorded images). Turn on the camera (page 40). Set the REC/PLAY switch to the desired mode. For recording: Set it to REC.

  • Page 68: Simple Mode/normal Mode

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE About the SIMPLE mode and NORMAL mode The “SIMPLE mode” comprises only those functions that are most often used and necessary to operate the camera, while the “NORMAL mode” enables full use of all the camera’s many functions. Select the mode that is suitable for your purposes.

  • Page 69: Switching Between The Simple And Normal Modes

    Switching between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch, located next to the monitor, to switch between the SIMPLE and NORMAL modes. Set the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to the desired mode. SIMPLE mode: Set it to SIMPLE. NORMAL mode: Set it to NORMAL. SIMPLE/NORMAL switch SIMPLE mode NORMAL mode...

  • Page 70: Accessing/exiting The Simple/normal Mode Menu Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Accessing/exiting the SIMPLE/NORMAL Mode Menu Screen Set the camera to the recording or playback mode. h Use the REC/PLAY switch to select the recording mode or playback mode. To access the Recording Menu: Set the switch to REC. To access the Playback Menu: Set the switch to PLAY.

  • Page 71

    Set the camera to the SIMPLE mode or NORMAL mode. h Use the SIMPLE/NORMAL switch to select the desired mode. To select the SIMPLE mode: Set the switch to SIMPLE. To select the NORMAL mode: Set the switch to NORMAL. SIMPLE/NORMAL switch SIMPLE mode <Example: NORMAL Mode...

  • Page 72

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Press the MENU button. h The Menu Screen for the mode you selected in steps 1 and 2 appears on the monitor. Display the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu → go to page 52, step 4. Display the NORMAL Mode Setting Menu → go to page 53, step 4. h To cancel the Menu Screen, press the MENU button.

  • Page 73

    To access the SIMPLE Mode Setting Menu Screen Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button. h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears. Select an item to change Description of selected item Select video clip and photo size...

  • Page 74

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE To access a NORMAL Mode Setting Menu Toggle the SET button up or down to select a tab. h The Menu Screen for the selected tab appears. Toggle the SET button to the right. English RECORDING MENU VIDEO PHOTO SCENE SELECT...

  • Page 75

    Toggle the SET button up or down to select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button. h The Setting Screen for the selected item appears. h To return to the Menu Screen, press the MENU button. HINT About the applicable mode indicator i This indicator shows the shooting mode(s) for which the selected setting is...

  • Page 76: Overview Of The Simple Mode Setting Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Overview of the SIMPLE Mode Setting Screen SIMPLE Mode Recording Menu English Select video clip and photo size EXIT...

  • Page 77

    1 Recording size (page 71) h Select the video clip size to record. h : The video clip size is 1920 × 1080 pixels, recorded at 60 fields/sec. The captured still image size is 3264 × 2448 (4:3) pixels. i : The video clip size is 640 ×...

  • Page 78

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu Start slideshow English...

  • Page 79

    1 Slideshow (page 88) h Specify the slideshow settings and play the slideshow. 2 Playback volume (page 89) h Adjust the volume for video clip and audio file playback. 3 Delete (page 90) h Delete files. 4 Remaining battery power indication (page 155) English...

  • Page 80: Overview Of The Normal Mode Setting Screen

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE Overview of the NORMAL Mode Setting Screen NORMAL Mode Recording Menu <Tab 1> RECORDING MENU VIDEO PHOTO SCENE SELECT FILTER FLASH SELF-TIMER EXIT English...

  • Page 81

    1 Video clip settings (page 96) <HD mode> e: Record at 1920 × 1080 pixels, 60 fps (60p). !: Record at 1920 × 1080 pixels, 60 fields/s (60i). Y: Record at 1920 × 1080 pixels, 30 fps (30p). &: Record at 1280 × 720 pixels, 30 fps (30p).

  • Page 82

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE <Tab 2> RECORDING MENU VIDEO STABILIZER PHOTO STABILIZER FOCUS FOCUS MODE EXP MEASURE English EXIT...

  • Page 83

    1 Video stabilizer (page 103) h Compensate for camera shake during video clip recording. \: Record with image stabilizer on. ]: Record without image stabilizer. 2 Photo stabilizer (page 103) h Compensate for camera shake during still image shooting. \: Shoot with image stabilizer ]: Shoot without image stabilizer.

  • Page 84

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE <Tab 3> English RECORDING MENU WHITE BALANCE EXPOSURE FACE CHASER PHOTO WIDE-D HIGH SENSITIVITY DIGITAL ZOOM EXIT...

  • Page 85

    1 White balance (page 107) >: White balance is automatically adjusted depending on the ambient lighting (auto). r: For shooting in sunny conditions (fair). o: For shooting in overcast conditions (cloudy). p: For shooting under fluorescent lighting (fluorescent). q: For shooting under incandescent lighting (incandescent).

  • Page 86

    SIMPLE MODE/NORMAL MODE NORMAL Mode Playback Menu <Tab 1> PLAYBACK MENU 1 Slideshow (page 114) h Specify the slideshow settings and play the slideshow. 2 Playback volume (page 89) h Adjust the volume for video clip and audio file playback. 3 Protect (page 115) h File protect setting (delete prohibited)

  • Page 87

    <Tab 2> PLAYBACK MENU CONTRAST CORRECT EDIT VIDEO PRINT INSTRUCTIONS SELECT FOLDER COPY SORT BY DATE EXIT 1 Contrast correction (page 118) h Correct the contrast in the image. 2 Video clip edit (page 119) h Edit video clips. 3 Printing instructions (page 129) h Specify the printing instructions (DPOF settings).

  • Page 88: Field Of View

    FIELD OF VIEW You can select whether to display either the Photo View Recording Screen or the Video View Recording Screen. The field of view is easier to see when the Recording Screen for the specific recording mode is selected. h The PHOTO VIEW button is disabled when the camera is connected to a TV.

  • Page 89: Simple

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES For best results Hold the camera securely, keeping your elbows close to your body and making sure the camera is stable. Correct hold <Holding the camera> Example 1: Grip the camera by wrapping the fingers of the right hand, from the little finger to the middle finger, around the camera, and hook...

  • Page 90: Using The Autofocus

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Using the autofocus The autofocus will work in almost all situations; however, there are certain conditions that may cause the autofocus function to not work properly. If the autofocus function is not working properly, set the focus range to capture images (page 72).

  • Page 91

    The following examples are some of the situations where the autofocus function may work, but not as desired. i When both near and far objects are present Use the focus-lock function to lock the focus on an object at the same distance as the desired subject, then reposition the camera to compose the picture.

  • Page 92: Select The Recording Size

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Select the recording size The larger the image size (number of pixels), the better the image quality will be, but the file size will also be larger. Select the image quality that is correct for the intended purpose. Display the SIMPLE Mode Recording Menu (page 49), select the recording size setting, and press the SET button.

  • Page 93: Select The Focus Setting

    Select the focus setting Select the focus range corresponding to the distance between the camera and the subject. Display the SIMPLE Mode Recording Menu (page 49), select the focus setting, and press the SET button. 7: The camera automatically focuses on the subject within a range of 50 cm (19.69 in.) to infinity (normal).

  • Page 94: Hints For Taking Pictures

    BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Hints for taking pictures Muting the operation sounds i The audio guidance that sounds when you operate the camera can be muted (page 136). Where are the image and audio files saved? i All the image and sound files are recorded on the card installed in the camera.

  • Page 95: Video Clip Recording

    VIDEO CLIP RECORDING Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the recording mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button. h Recording begins. h It is not necessary to keep the [ ] button pressed while recording. h When the remaining recording time available for the currently recording...

  • Page 96: Shooting Single Shots

    SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS Capture a still image (single-shot). Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the recording mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button. 1 Press the [ halfway. h The autofocus operates, and the image is focused (focus lock).

  • Page 97

    HINT Adjusting the monitor brightness i While the Recording Screen is active, you can quickly access the screen for adjusting the brightness of the monitor by pressing the MENU button for at least 1 second. What is the camera focusing on? i A target mark &...

  • Page 98: Using The Flash

    SHOOTING SINGLE SHOTS Using the flash The flash is not only used for photographing under dark conditions, but is also convenient for example when the subject is in shadow or lit from behind. Your camera is equipped with four flash modes: red-eye reduction, auto flash, forced flash, and no flash.

  • Page 99

    Select the desired flash operation, and press the SET button. h This completes the flash operation setting. Press the [ ] button to take the picture. CAUTION Do not touch the flash unit when shooting i The flash unit becomes very hot and may cause a burn. Avoid touching the flash unit when shooting.

  • Page 100: Shoot A Still Image While Recording A Video Clip

    SHOOT A STILL IMAGE WHILE RECORDING A VIDEO CLIP You can capture a still image (a single-shot) while recording a video clip. Turn on the camera (page 40), and set it to the recording mode (page 46). Press the [ ] button.

  • Page 101

    HINT i When shooting a still image while recording a video clip, the flash does not operate. i The photo stabilizer (pages 62 and 103) is inoperative. i When the remaining video recording time becomes approximately 50 seconds, it will no longer be possible to capture a still image while recording a video clip.

  • Page 102: Macro-photography (zoom)

    MACRO-PHOTOGRAPHY (ZOOM) Your camera has two zoom functions: optical zoom and digital zoom. Point the camera lens at the subject. Push the zoom switch toward [T/]] or [W/P] to compose the desired image. [T/]]: Zoom in on the subject. [W/P]: Zoom out. h When the zoom switch is pushed, the zoom bar appears on the monitor.

  • Page 103

    HINT About the “16x Advanced Zoom” i During video clip recording, the “16x Advanced Zoom” function makes it possible to electronically magnify the image with no image degradation, and increase the magnification to a maximum 16x. English...

  • Page 104: Shooting And Playback With The Remote Control Unit

    SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK WITH THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT The remote control sensor on your camera makes it possible to capture images and play them back using the supplied remote control unit. Prepare the remote control unit (page 30). Turn the camera on, and set the REC/PLAY switch to REC or PLAY. h Set the REC/PLAY switch to REC for shooting, or to PLAY for playback.

  • Page 105: Playing Back Video Clips And Still Images

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES Set the REC/PLAY switch to PLAY. Select the image to play back. h Toggle the SET button left, right, up or down to move the orange frame to the file you wish to play back. h The image information for the framed image is shown at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 106: Video Clip Playback Operation

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES Video clip playback operation To do this... Normal forward playback Stop playback Pause To play back During forward one image playback at a time During reverse (single- playback frame step) During forward playback Slow playback During reverse...

  • Page 107

    HINT If the a appears on the playback Screen... i The a icon appears when playing back a file that was saved in segments (page 98). Although playback of these multiple files is continuous, there is a slight pause at the point where the files are joined. English...

  • Page 108: How To Save One Frame From A Video Clip As A Still Image

    PLAYING BACK VIDEO CLIPS AND STILL IMAGES How to save one frame from a video clip as a still image Play back the video clip. Pause the playback at the point you wish to “snap” a photo. Press the [ ] button.

  • Page 109: Slideshow Playback

    SLIDESHOW PLAYBACK You can play back files in succession with the “slideshow playback” feature. Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select the slideshow setting, and press the SET button. =: Play back all files. 3: Play back video clips and audio files.

  • Page 110: Playback Volume

    PLAYBACK VOLUME Adjust the playback volume for video clips and audio files. Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select the playback volume setting, and press the SET button. h The volume control bar appears. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to set the volume, and press the SET button.

  • Page 111: Deleting Files

    DELETING FILES You can delete files if you no longer need them. You can delete single files, selected files or all the files at one time. Delete single/delete all Display the SIMPLE Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select the delete setting, and press the SET button.

  • Page 112: Delete Selected

    DELETING FILES Select “DELETE”, and press the SET button. <DELETE SINGLE> h The currently displayed file is deleted. h To delete other files, select the files, select “DELETE” and press the SET button. <DELETE ALL> h The Delete Confirmation Screen again appears. To delete the files, select “YES”, and press the SET button.

  • Page 113

    Press the SET button. h The selected file is marked with the delete icon [ h Up to 100 files can be selected. h To cancel a delete selection and remove the delete icon from a file, move the orange frame to the marked file and press the SET button. Press the [ ] button.

  • Page 114: Playback Modes

    PLAYBACK MODES 21-image display playback Display the image you wish to play back. Push the zoom switch toward the [W/P] side. h The 21-image display appears. Select the image to play back. h Toggle the SET button up, down, left or right to move the orange frame to the desired image, and press the SET button.

  • Page 115: Selecting The Playback Folder

    Selecting the playback folder If the card contains multiple folders, you can select from which folder you would like to play back. Display the Playback Screen. Push the zoom switch toward the [W/P] side twice. h The screen to select the playback folder appears.

  • Page 116: Magnifying (zooming In) The Image

    PLAYBACK MODES Magnifying (zooming in) the image Display the image that you want to magnify. h For a video clip, pause playback at the place you want to magnify. Push the zoom switch toward the [T/]] side once. h Magnification is enabled. h The image is magnified, and the central portion of image is displayed.

  • Page 117: Normal

    RECORDING MENU 1 Video setting You can record video clips in either the HD mode (16:9 horizontal to vertical aspect ratio) or the SD mode (4:3 aspect ratio). In addition, the higher the frame rate number, the smoother playback will be. However, as with the recording size, the file size is also proportionately larger, using up more memory.

  • Page 118: Audio Recording

    RECORDING MENU 1 Audio recording k Audio recording Select <, and press the SET button. h The audio recording mode is enabled. h The menu display is canceled if the MENU button is pressed. Press the [ ] button. h Audio recording begins. During recording, <...

  • Page 119

    HINT You can capture a still image during an audio recording ] button during audio recording to capture a [ still image. i Press the [ About files saved in segments i If the continuous recording time of a voice memo exceeds about 13 hours, the recorded file is saved once, and the recording continues in a new file.

  • Page 120

    RECORDING MENU 1 To do this... Start playback Normal Pause playback Stop playback Fast forward Fast forward/ Fast fast reverse reverse Pause Return to normal playback Louder Volume adjustment Softer CAUTION If no audio is heard... i The audio is not played back when the audio recording is played back in the fast playback or fast reverse mode.

  • Page 121: Still Image Setting

    Still image setting For still images, you can select either the 4:3 or 16:9 horizontal to vertical aspect ratio. This menu is also used for shooting sequential shots. Sequential shots Select R or c, and press the SET button. h The camera changes to the sequential shots mode. Press the [ ] button.

  • Page 122: Scene Select Setting

    RECORDING MENU 1 Scene select setting You can select from various preset settings (aperture, shutter speed, etc.) for specific shooting conditions. HINT i To return to normal photography, select = from the scene select menu, and press the SET button. i When capturing images using the lamp Q, fireworks + or night view portrait / setting, use a tripod or other method to stabilize the camera.

  • Page 123: Self-timer Setting

    Self-timer setting By assigning an operation shortcut to the SET button (pages 138 and 142), you can set the self-timer from the Recording Screen. HINT To pause or cancel the self-timer function... i If the [ ] button or [ released, the self-timer countdown temporarily stops.

  • Page 124: Recording Menu 2

    RECORDING MENU 2 Motion compensation (image stabilizer) setting Your camera can minimize a jittery picture by compensating for unintentional hand motion. HINT If the motion compensation does not seem to be working... i Due to the mechanical characteristics of this function, it may not be possible for the camera to compensate for violent motion.

  • Page 125: Focus Range Setting

    Focus range setting How to use the manual focus Select -, and press the SET button. h The focus distance adjustment bar appears. Toggle the SET button to the left or right to adjust the focus distance, and press the SET button.

  • Page 126: Focus Mode Setting

    RECORDING MENU 2 Focus mode setting When the spot focus setting is selected, the focus mark + appears in the center of the monitor. Light-measuring mode setting When spot light-measuring is selected, the light-measuring spot mark appears in the center of the monitor. English Full-HR 00:02:47...

  • Page 127: Iso Sensitivity Setting

    ISO sensitivity setting With the initial settings, the ISO sensitivity is automatically set according to the brightness of the subject. However, the ISO sensitivity can be set to a fixed setting. HINT i At the = setting, the ISO sensitivity is set automatically (video clip recording: ISO 50 to 800;...

  • Page 128: Recording Menu 3

    RECORDING MENU 3 White balance setting This camera automatically adjusts the white balance under most lighting conditions. However, if you want to specify the lighting conditions or change the overall tone of the image, the white balance can be manually set. How to use the one push setting Select the ^ icon.

  • Page 129: Exposure Setting

    Exposure setting The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually. Select the desired icon from the exposure menu, and press the SET button. <If T, g or , was selected> 1 Toggle the SET button up or down to select aperture value or shutter speed.

  • Page 130: Face Chaser Setting

    RECORDING MENU 3 Face chaser setting As you record, the face chaser detects the subject’s face, and adjusts the brightness and focus in a way that produces a clear and bright photo of the subject’s face. HINT When the face chaser is set to ON... i Each face in the Recording Screen is marked with a green frame.

  • Page 131: Photo Wide D-range Setting

    Photo wide D-range setting By using the photo wide D-range feature, even in an image comprised of both bright and dark subjects, all the subjects will be captured at a natural brightness level. For example, when a strong backlight is created, as can occur when photographing in bright surroundings, a subject in a bright background appears completely white.

  • Page 132: High Sensitivity Mode Setting

    RECORDING MENU 3 High sensitivity mode setting When you shoot in the high sensitivity mode, the captured image appears even brighter than that specified by the ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation settings. CAUTION Limitations of the high sensitivity mode i When the shutter speed is reduced to create a bright image, video clip motion will appear uneven during playback.

  • Page 133: Exposure Compensation

    Exposure compensation By assigning the exposure compensation operation shortcut to the SET button (pages 138 and 142), you can make the image lighter or darker when capturing images. Assign the operation shortcut to the SET button (pages 138 and 142). Toggle the SET button in the direction for which the operation shortcut was...

  • Page 134

    RECORDING MENU 3 HINT The exposure compensation setting is canceled in the following cases: i When the pointer is set to the center position. i When the camera is set to the playback mode. i After the power is turned off. i When the camera is set to the standby mode.

  • Page 135: Playback

    PLAYBACK MENU 1 Slideshow settings Specify the settings for playing back files continuously in a “slideshow” format. In a slideshow of still images, you can set the transition time, transition effects and BGM. Changing a setting Select the item you wish to change, and press the SET button.

  • Page 136: File Protect Setting

    PLAYBACK MENU 1 File protect setting Prevent accidental erasure of image and audio files. Protect files one by one Display the file that you want to protect from accidental erasure, and display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “PROTECT” and press the SET button. Select “PROTECT SINGLE”...

  • Page 137: Protect Selected Files

    Protect selected files Select multiple files to protect. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49). Select “PROTECT” and press the SET button. Select “PROTECT SELECTED” and press the SET button. h Toggle the SET button left, right, up or down to move the orange frame to the file you wish to protect.

  • Page 138: Resize

    PLAYBACK MENU 1 Resize A captured image can be resized to a smaller size and saved as a separate image. HINT Why can’t the image be resized? i An image can be resized only to a smaller (or the same) size, not to a larger size.

  • Page 139: Playback Menu 2

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Correcting the contrast Correct the contrast in a photo. HINT If the “Contrast correction not successful” message appears... i The camera was not able to successfully repair the image. i The correction function works to automatically edit flaws that the camera detects in captured images.

  • Page 140: Editing Video Clips

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Editing video clips You can trim away unwanted portions from a video clip and save it as a new video clip (video clip cutting [extracting]). You can also join video clips together and save them as one separate clip (“joining”). Procedure to cut (extract) a portion of a video clip Specify the frames (1, 2) where the...

  • Page 141: Procedure To Join Video Clips

    Procedure to join video clips Specify the video clip that will come first. Specify the video clip that you wish to append (join). i The video clips are joined. i The original video clips are not affected. (You can also choose to erase the original video clips when the new clip is saved.) Join the video clips.

  • Page 142

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 CAUTION Caution when editing video clips i When editing video clips, do not move the REC/PLAY switch. If you move the REC/PLAY switch while editing video clips, not only will the editing not be properly completed, but the original video clip may also be erased. i As the number or size of the video clips increases, the card memory may become full, making it impossible to edit or save the video clips.

  • Page 143

    Video clip cutting (extracting) Display the video clip from which you wish to extract a segment. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET button. Select “CUT” and press the SET button. h The Cutting Screen appears. EDIT VIDEO JOIN Start point...

  • Page 144

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Specify the start point of the extract. h Use the procedure below to specify the frame from which the video clip extract will start. h Play the video clip until approximately the desired point, pause the video clip, then play the video clip one frame at a time, stopping at the start point of the extract.

  • Page 145

    Toggle the SET button up. h The start point of the video clip extract is set, and the screen to specify the end point appears. h Specify the end point of the extract by following the same procedure as in step 4. <When joining the first and latter portions>...

  • Page 146

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Select the desired option, and press the SET button. h Editing starts. h When editing ends, you are returned to the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu. HINT i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected. i If the “Card full”...

  • Page 147: Joining Video Clips

    Joining video clips CAUTION i Video clips that were photographed in different modes cannot be joined. Display the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu (page 49), select “EDIT VIDEO”, and press the SET button. Select “JOIN” and press the SET button. h The 8-image playback display for video clips appears.

  • Page 148

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Press the [O / h A screen appears for you to select either to save the joined video clip as a new (separate) file, or to delete the original video clips and replace them with the joined video clip. SAVE AS NEW: The joined video clip will be saved as a new file.

  • Page 149

    HINT i If the file size of the video clip after editing exceeds 4 GB, it is not possible to either “SAVE AS NEW” or “OVERWRITE”. i You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected. If you want it to be erased, you will need to first remove the protection (pages 65 and 115).

  • Page 150: Printing Instructions

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Printing instructions In addition to using your printer to print out still images captured with your camera, as with conventional film, you can have prints made at shops offering digital print services. Moreover, this camera is DPOF-compatible, so you can use the camera to specify the number of prints, whether or not the date is displayed on the print, and also to request an index print.

  • Page 151: Specifying Date Imprinting And Print Quantities

    HINT Printing a single frame from a video clip i To print with a printer or have the digital print service shop print out a still image from a video clip, you must first save it (extract still) as a still image (page 87).

  • Page 152

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 Press the SET button. h The Date/Copies Print Screen appears. h If “EACH IMAGE” was selected, toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the desired image to print. h The printing instructions that are currently active for the displayed image are shown.

  • Page 153: Index Print

    Specify whether the date is displayed on the print, and the number of prints. <Specify the number of prints> h Toggle the SET button up or down. h The quantity indication changes. h Display the desired number of prints. h Press the SET button. h The number of prints is set.

  • Page 154: File Info Display

    FILE INFO DISPLAY On the Information Screen you can check what the settings were when a file was recorded with your camera. Display the desired file on the camera monitor. Press the MENU button for at least 1 second. h The Information Screen appears.

  • Page 155: Option Settings

    DISPLAY THE OPTION SETTING MENU The camera settings are executed via the Option Setting Menu. Turn on the camera, set it to the NORMAL mode, and press the MENU button. Select an Option tab (1, 2 or 3), and press the SET button. h The Option Setting Menu appears.

  • Page 156: Introduction To The Option Setting Menu

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Tab 1 OPTION MENU English CLOCK SET INFO DISPLAY STARTUP DISPLAY OPERATION BEEP POST VIEW REC FOLDER EXIT...

  • Page 157

    1 CLOCK SET setting (page 43) h Set the camera’s clock. 2 INFO DISPLAY setting h Specify the information to display on the playback screen. SHOW ALL: Display the capture date and playback time (video clips). DATE & TIME: Display the capture date. COUNTER: Display the playback time when playing back a video...

  • Page 158

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Tab 2 OPTION MENU English SHORTCUTS NOISE REDUCTION IMAGE SETTINGS BRIGHTNESS EXT MIC VOLUME LANGUAGE EXIT...

  • Page 159

    1 SHORTCUTS setting (page 142) 2 NOISE REDUCTION setting h Compared to normal shooting, when the PHOTO NR function is ON, the image processing time after shooting a still image is slightly longer. VIDEO NR: Turn ON/OFF the image noise reduction function during video clip recording.

  • Page 160

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Tab 3 OPTION MENU English TV OUTPUT POWER SAVE FILE NO. CONT'D FORMAT RESET SETTINGS EXIT...

  • Page 161

    1 TV OUTPUT setting (page 145) 2 POWER SAVE setting (page 41) h Specify the elapsed period of inactivity before the power save mode (to conserve battery power) is activated. 3 FILE NO. CONT’D setting (page 150) 4 FORMAT (page 152) 5 RESET SETTINGS h Reset the camera settings to the factory-preset settings.

  • Page 162: Storage Folder Setting

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Storage folder setting Create or select a recording folder (a folder in which to store recorded files). Select “REC FOLDER”, and press the SET button. <Create a new folder> h Select “CREATE NEW FOLDER”. <Select an existing folder>...

  • Page 163: Shortcut Setting

    Shortcut setting Assign functions (operation shortcuts) to the SET button when it is toggled up, down, left or right when the Recording Screen is displayed. Select “SHORTCUTS”, and press the SET button. : Assign the function when the SET button is toggled up. : Assign the function when the SET button is toggled down.

  • Page 164

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Toggle the SET button up or down. h Display the function you wish to assign to the key. Press the SET button. h The selected function is assigned to the key, and you are returned to the Shortcuts Screen.

  • Page 165: Screen Language

    Screen language You can set the monitor of your camera to display the messages in any one of several languages. Select “LANGUAGE”, and press the SET button. Japanese ENGLISH: English FRANCAIS: French DEUTSCH: German ESPAÑOL: Spanish ITALIANO: Italian NEDERLANDS: Dutch Russian PORTUGUÊS: Portuguese TÜRKÇE:...

  • Page 166: Tv Output Setting

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU TV output setting Specify the type of image signal that is output from your camera’s COMPONENT/AV terminal or HDMI terminal. Select “TV OUTPUT”, and press the SET button. TV SYSTEM: Set the type of TV signal that is output from the COMPONENT/AV terminal.

  • Page 167

    Select the desired setting, and press the SET button. h The screen to change the parameter for the selected setting appears. <If “TV SYSTEM” is selected> NTSC: Outputs NTSC video signals. PAL: Outputs PAL video signals. <If “TV TYPE” is selected> 4:3: Use this setting when a TV having an aspect ratio of 4:3 is connected.

  • Page 168

    ON. In addition, in the playback mode, the camera’s power save function is disabled. i For information concerning connecting and operation, please see your TV’s instruction manual. (As of May 2008, SANYO TVs that incorcorporate the HDMI-CEC function have not been released.) English...

  • Page 169

    Relation between “TV TYPE” setting and TV display The tables below show the video signal that is output when the “TV TYPE” setting is changed. However, note that for some TVs that have an auto-detect function, the output may not conform to the table, or the TV display may not change at all.

  • Page 170

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU “TV TYPE” TV type to be setting connected 16:9 16:9 CAUTION If the TV display is not correct… i If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can either change the camera’s “TV TYPE”...

  • Page 171: File No. Continued Setting

    File No. continued setting If a newly formatted card is used, the file name (image number) of the captured image automatically begins from 0001. If the card is subsequently reformatted, or if a different reformatted card is used, the file names again begin from 0001.

  • Page 172

    INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU i If Card B already has files in it when it replaces Card A, file names are assigned as follows. When the highest file number on Card B (before replacing) is lower than the highest file number on Card A: the file name of the next recorded image continues from last file name recorded on Card A.

  • Page 173: Formatting (initializing)

    Formatting (initializing) A card must be formatted with this camera: i After purchasing, when used for the first time, or i If it was formatted using a personal computer or another digital camera. The card cannot be formatted if the lock switch is set to the “LOCK” position. Proceed with the format procedure after setting the lock switch to the unlocked position.

  • Page 174: Checking The Remaining Card Memory

    CHECKING THE REMAINING CARD MEMORY You can check how many images can be captured and how much recording time is available on the card. For a table showing the maximum number of images and recording time for specific cards, please see “Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/Possible Recording Time”...

  • Page 175: For Audio Recordings

    For audio recordings Set the camera to the audio recording mode (page 97). h The remaining audio recording time is shown. HINT i When the remaining number of images or the remaining video recording time is “0”, you cannot capture any more images. To capture more images, either install a new card, or save the images to a computer and then delete them (page 90) from the card.

  • Page 176: Checking The Remaining Battery Pack Charge

    CHECKING THE REMAINING BATTERY PACK CHARGE When using the battery pack, the remaining battery pack charge can be checked on the monitor. Make sure to check this indicator before capturing an image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery pack operation, see page 195.

  • Page 177

    Battery pack remaining charge indicator h The approximate remaining battery time indication appears on the monitor. Please use this as a reference to estimate the remaining recording and/or playback time. HINT i Battery life may differ even among battery packs of the same type. i Depending on the usage of the camera (such as the number of times the flash is used, the use of the monitor, etc.) or the ambient temperature (temperatures below 10 °C [50°F]), the number of images that can be...

  • Page 178: Other Devices And Connections

    CONNECTING TO A STANDARD VIDEO INPUT TERMINAL About image output: The image output destination differs depending on the connection cable. Connection Image output cable destination Camera monitor Dedicated S-AV interface cable Dedicated Camera monitor component cable Camera monitor HDMI cable m: Images are output COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the...

  • Page 179: Enjoy Higher Image Quality

    ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY Connect to the S-VIDEO terminal <When connecting to an S-VIDEO input terminal> COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing up. * When connected, the images are not produced normally on the TV monitor.

  • Page 180: Connect To The 480p/720p/1080i/1080p Terminal

    ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY Connect to the 480p/720p/1080i/1080p terminal If your TV has a 480p/720p/1080i/1080p input terminal, you can enjoy the high video quality of component output from your camera. COMPONENT/AV terminal i Insert the plug with the [n] mark facing up. NOTE If your TV does not have 480p/720p/1080i/1080p video input capability i The images will not appear on the TV.

  • Page 181: Connecting To The Hdmi Terminal

    Connecting to the HDMI terminal HDMI terminal To reduce spurious radiation i Please affix the cores (included) <Docking station end> Core (large) HINT i HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. HDMI cable (recommended accessory) To AC...

  • Page 182: Playing Back On A Tv

    PLAYING BACK ON A TV i After connecting the camera to the television, switch the TV input to the terminal to which the camera is connected. i When the camera is connected to a TV, no image appears on the camera’s monitor.

  • Page 183: Xacti Library

    Xacti Library Connect all the devices. h Please make sure that the camera and all devices are turned OFF before proceeding. For detailed information about using Xacti Library, please see the separate Xacti Library Instruction Manual. Use the cable included with your camera to connect a TV to the docking station.

  • Page 184: Connecting To A Printer

    PRINTING Your camera supports the PictBridge function. By connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge-enabled printer, the camera’s monitor can be used to select images and initiate printing (PictBridge printing). Install the card in the camera, open the monitor unit to turn on the camera, and turn on the printer.

  • Page 185

    Select “PRINTER”, and press the SET button. The PictBridge printing mode is activated. h The camera switches to the PictBridge printing mode, and the PictBridge Menu Screen appears. Select the desired type of printing, and press the SET button. PRINT 1 IMAGE: PRINT ALL IMAGES: Print all the still images in the card.

  • Page 186

    PRINTING HINT To cancel printing 1 During printing, toggle the SET button down. h The confirmation screen to cancel printing appears. 2 Select “CANCEL” and press the SET button. h If “EXIT” is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes. About printing all the images i Printing is not possible if there are more than 999 images in the card.

  • Page 187: Other Connections

    CONNECTING A MICROPHONE/ HEADPHONES A commercially sold stereo microphone as well as headphones can be connected to the camera. Commercially sold stereo microphone: OLYMPUS (ME51SW) To reduce spurious radiation i Please affix a small core (supplied) to the cable. Supplied microphone connection cable HINT i The input level of the connected microphone can be adjusted (page 138).

  • Page 188: Shoe Mount

    SHOE MOUNT Various devices—such as an external microphone, an auxiliary flash unit, a video light, etc.—can be attached to the shoe mount on top of the camera. Use the shoe mount for superior image quality when shooting. HINT About connectable devices i Only a slave flash unit can be used with the shoe mount.

  • Page 189: Appendices

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS If you have a question about the camera operation, you might find the answer in this compilation of commonly asked questions. Question Why doesn’t the power turn on? Why is the battery pack consumed so quickly even after it was fully Power recharged?

  • Page 190

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Are the settings retained even after the camera is turned off? Which resolution setting should I use? Shooting English Answer Action — All settings except the self-timer and the exposure compensation are retained even after the camera is turned off.

  • Page 191: Manual Focus

    Question What is the difference between the digital zoom and the optical zoom? Shooting How can I get the distant view into focus? Answer Action — Because shooting with the optical zoom uses the optics of a physical lens, you can shoot without losing minute details in the image.

  • Page 192

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question When used in cold weather, why does the image seem to leave traces as it moves? Monitor Why does the displayed image contain some red, blue and green dots, or why are black spots visible? Why is the image too bright? Why is the image out of focus?

  • Page 193

    Question Why is there no image (z is shown)? Why is the playback image distorted? Why isn’t the magnified image Viewing clear? images Why isn’t the captured image clear? Can I play back image and sound files that I edited using my computer? Why is there a...

  • Page 194

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Why is there no sound? What is the difference among the normal video (composite video) output, S-video output and component/HDMI output? Connecting to a TV Can the dedicated S-AV interface cable and the dedicated component cable be connected at the same time and output the...

  • Page 195

    Question Why does a message appear Printing during PictBridge printing? The “Cannot edit video clips with unlike settings” message appears. Why is a noise heard from a nearby TV or radio during battery recharging? Why does the Misc. “Card full” message appear? Why does the “Card is...

  • Page 196

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question A problem such as inability to record or play back occurs. Can I use my camera abroad? Why does the Misc. “System error” message appear? English Answer The card contains After saving your files that were files to a different saved using a medium, format the...

  • Page 197: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a possible solution to the problem. Camera Problem No power. Power A blinking temperature warning icon is \ shown, and the camera does not turn on. The camera turns off by itself.

  • Page 198

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem An image is not captured when the ] button or ] button is pressed. Shooting English Cause Action The power is If the power not turned on. save function was activated, turn on the camera before shooting. If the camera was turned off, press the ON/ OFF button to...

  • Page 199

    Problem The flash does not operate. Shooting The digital zoom does not work. Cause Action The flash off Set the flash to mode is automatic flash selected. mode or forced flash mode. The flash unit Press the [?] is not open. button to open the flash unit.

  • Page 200

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem A warning tone (beep-beep- beep) sounds, and it is not possible to take a picture using the self- timer. When zooming in or out, the zoom movement Shooting stops momentarily. There is noise in the captured image. The \ icon appears, and shooting is not possible.

  • Page 201

    Problem The image is too dark. Viewing images Cause Action The flash was Hold the blocked by a camera finger or other correctly, and object. make sure the flash is not obstructed. The subject Capture the was too far image in the away.

  • Page 202

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The image is too bright. The image is not in focus. Viewing images English Cause Action The forced Select a flash mode is different flash selected. mode. The subject Use the was too bright. exposure compensation function. The ISO Set the ISO sensitivity sensitivity to...

  • Page 203

    Problem The colors of the images captured indoors are not correct. A part of the image is missing. Viewing images “No image” is shown. During audio playback, there is no sound. Cause Action This is due to Capture the ambient image using lighting.

  • Page 204

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem There is no color in the image. The image is distorted. Connecting No image or to a TV sound. The edge of the image is cut off. You cannot Image edit or rotate editing an image. English Cause Action The TV output Select the...

  • Page 205

    Problem The camera is set in the docking station but the installed battery is not being recharged. Charging The “No card” message appears. The “Image is protected” Misc. message appears and the file cannot be deleted. Cause Action The AC Check that the adaptor is not power cord of...

  • Page 206

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The audio guide does not sound. The recording capacity is less than that indicated in the section “Possible No. of Images/ Possible Shooting Time/ Possible Recording Time” (page 196). The battery Misc. pack appears to be swollen. English Cause Action The audio...

  • Page 207: Docking Station

    Docking station Problem The remote control unit does not seem to work. Remote control unit Cause Action The remote Aim the remote control unit is control unit at aimed at the the camera’s TV (not at the remote control camera’s sensor (within remote control a range of...

  • Page 208

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem The remote control unit does not seem to work. Remote control unit English Cause Action The remote Operate the control unit is remote control too far from the unit from a camera’s position up to remote control 7 meters sensor.

  • Page 209: Notes Regarding The Scene Select Feature And Filters

    Notes regarding the Scene Select feature and filters Scene Select Setting Sports Focus range: Fixed at *. Exposure: Fixed at @. Video setting: If set to X or f, automatically Portrait changes to !. > Focus range: Fixed at *. Face chaser: Fixed at “OFF”.

  • Page 210

    TROUBLESHOOTING Filter Setting Monochrome Sepia About the scene select function and focus range settings i The scene select function changes to = when the focus range is set to i Even if you set the focus range to + or -, it changes to * when the scene select function is set to any setting other than =.

  • Page 211: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Camera Recorded image Still images: file format Video clips: Audio: Data storage SD Memory Card (accepts a maximum 32 GB media SDHC Memory Card) Image sensor/ 1/2.5-inch (1.0 cm) CMOS sensor camera effective Still images: Approx. 8 million pixels number of pixels Videos (HD mode): Approx.

  • Page 212

    SPECIFICATIONS Still image shooting mode (recording resolution) Video clip recording mode (recording resolution) White balance Lens English I: 4000 × 3000 pixels (approx. 12 million pixels) U: 3264 × 2448 pixels (approx. 8 million pixels, low compression) V: 3264 × 2448 pixels (approx. 8 million pixels, normal compression) ]: 3264 ×...

  • Page 213

    Exposure control Programmable AE/Shutter speed priority AE/ type Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure control Exposure compensation available from the Shooting Setting Screen (0 ±1.8 EV in 0.3 EV steps) Light-measuring Multi-section measuring, center-weighted mode measuring, spot measuring Range Normal mode: 50 cm (19.69 in.) to infinity Super macro mode: 1 cm (0.39 in.) to 1 m (3.28 ft.) (Wide end only) Digital zoom...

  • Page 214

    SPECIFICATIONS Minimum subject illumination Image stabilizer Monitor Flash working range Flash modes Focus Self-timer Ambient environment Power supply Power consumption Dimensions (excluding protrusions) Weight English 6 lux (1/30 sec in the scene select AUTO mode) 2 lux (1/15 sec in the HIGH SENSITIVITY or lamp mode) Video: Electronic Still image: Multi-calculation electronic...

  • Page 215: Camera Connectors

    Camera connectors [COMPONENT/ Regrouped jack AV] (480p/ Audio 1080i/720p/ output 1080p output) Video terminal* output S-video output For 480p/1080i/720p/1080p video output Y signal: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced, tri-level sync Pb and Pr signals: 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω unbalanced [HDMI] terminal* Video output Total number of scan lines (effective number of scan lines): 750p (720p)/1125i (1080i)/525p (480p)/1125p (1080p)

  • Page 216: Battery Life

    SPECIFICATIONS Battery life Shooting Still image shooting mode Video clip recording mode Playback i Until battery pack runs out when using a fully charged battery pack at a 25 °C (77°F) ambient temperature. i The operation time may vary depending on the conditions of the battery pack and the conditions of use.

  • Page 217: Possible No. Of Images/possible Shooting Time/possible Recording Time

    Possible No. of Images/Possible Shooting Time/ Possible Recording Time Shooting/ Resolution recording setting mode Still image mode Video clip & mode Audio recording — mode i If the continuous recording time of a voice memo exceeds about 13 hours, the recorded file is saved once, and then recording continues in a new file. In the video clip recording mode, when the size of the file being recorded exceeds 4 GB, the recorded file is saved once, and then recording continues in a new file.

  • Page 218: Docking Station

    SPECIFICATIONS i Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc. i The continuous shooting time for each video clip will differ depending, for example, on the card capacity, environmental conditions (temperature and shooting conditions, etc.).

  • Page 219: Concerning The Multi-indicator

    Concerning the multi-indicator The camera’s multi-indicator will light, flash, or be off, depending on the different camera operations. Multi-indicator Color status Green Flashing Orange Slow Flashing Fast Very fast Camera status Connected to a computer or printer Power save mode active Connected to a Charging Battery charge...

  • Page 220: Supplied Ac Adaptor

    SPECIFICATIONS Supplied AC adaptor Part number Power source Rated output Temperature Ambient environment Humidity Dimensions Weight (without power cord) VPC- HD2000 Power cord VPC- rated value HD2000EX VPC- HD2000GX i When using the supplied AC adaptor abroad, the power cord may need to be replaced in accordance with local requirements.

  • Page 221: Others

    Others Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation (USA). In this manual, the Microsoft ®...

  • Page 222: Before Capturing Those Important Shots, Be Sure To First Take A Test Shot To Comfirm That Your Camera Is Set Up And Ready To Go

    DVD for example, of the files in the hard disk you are using for the Xacti Library. Sanyo Electric shall not be held responsible for loss of files/data due to failure of your hard disk.

  • Page 223: Hints For Taking Pictures

    HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Taking great pictures in difficult surroundings is easier than you might think. By keeping a few points in mind and choosing the correct settings, you can create photos that you’ll be proud to display and share. If images are blurred even when the autofocus is used Your camera employs an autofocus function.

  • Page 224

    HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Photographing a moving subject Situation: You would like to snap an action shot of a moving child or pet. The autofocus is activated, but because the subject is moving, the image may be blurred. In particular, when the distance between the camera and the subject is changing, it is difficult to lock the focus on the subject.

  • Page 225

    Shooting portraits (portrait mode >) Points: i Choose a background that doesn’t detract from your subject. i Move in close to your subject. i Pay attention to lighting and how it affects your subject. NOTE i If the background is distracting, it will not show your subject to his best advantage.

  • Page 226: Photographing Scenery (landscape Mode)

    HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Night photography (night view portrait mode /) Points: i Avoid camera shake. i Increase the ISO sensitivity. NOTE i Camera shutter speed during night photography is considerable slower, so there is a much greater chance that your photographed images will be blurry.

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