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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 Best for Compatibility DVD-Rs can be recorded only once –...
* 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.
Available features depend on the DVD disc used Disc type DVD-RW DVD-R, DVD-R DL VIDEO Disc specifications mode mode 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 –...
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 Accessories Basic Operation of the Camcorder Power Switch Operating Modes...
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...
Printing Photos Printing Photos Print Orders External Connections _____________________________ Connecting to a TV or VCR Connection Diagrams Playback on a TV Screen Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder Additional Information ____________________________ Appendix: Menu Options Lists FUNC. Menu Setup menus Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) Disc Operations (Initialization, Finalization etc.) Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.)
About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC320/DC311/DC310/DC301. 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 ( 67). Conventions Used in this Manual •...
Screen Displays Recording movies Operating mode ( 18) / Disc specification ( Recording program ( 34, 36) White balance ( Image effect ( LCD video light ( Digital effects ( Recording mode ( Disc type DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW ( Finalized disc mark ( Playing movies Manual focus (...
Recording still images Zoom ( 28), Exposure Recording program ( 34, 36) White balance ( Image effect ( LCD video light ( Digital effects ( Drive mode ( Still image quality/size ( Manual focus ( Number of still images available on the Viewing still images memory card Self timer (...
Disc operation Number of still images available on the card Record, Record pause, displayed in red: No card Playback, Playback pause, in green: 6 or more images Fast playback, in yellow: 1 to 5 images Fast reverse playback, in red: No more images can be recorded Slow playback, •...
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 CHARGE indicator DC IN terminal Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
NOTES NCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED • The CHARGE indicator also serves as a rough estimate of the charge status. 1 Disconnect the compact power Continuously on: Battery pack fully adapter from the camcorder. charged. 2 Unplug the power cord from the Two quick flashes at 1-second intervals: power outlet and the compact Battery pack at least 50% charged.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder Basic Operation of the Operating Modes Camcorder The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the switch and the Power Switch position of the switch. In this manual, indicates that a function is available in the operating mode shown and indicates that the function is not available.
The functions assigned to the joystick Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option 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 ).
You can press FUNC. to close the Select ( ) the setting you want to menu at any time. change and press • The orange selection bar indicates Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus the menu setting currently selected. Items not available appear in black.
(for example, [1.JAN.2008 12:00 AM]). First Time Settings First Time Settings You can change the date format ( 66). • You can also change the date and time later on (not during the initial setup). To open the [DATE/TIME] screen, press FUNC.
Getting Ready to Start Recording Getting Ready to Start Changing the Time Zone Recording Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is Paris. Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD screen FUNC. Before you start recording, open the FUNC.
yourself in the picture when recording NOTES with the self timer. • This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording. • Using the bright setting will shorten the 180° effective usage time of the battery pack. Inserting and Removing a Disc Subject can monitor the LCD screen Use only 8 cm mini DVD discs marked with the DVD-R...
Retract the grip belt under the new DVD-RW disc is first inserted if the camcorder so it will not get in the way switch is set to (movies). If of the disc cover. the disc is already initialized, you can start recording movies once the record Insert the disc and press its center pause...
• Retract the grip belt under the Open the memory card slot cover. camcorder so it will not get in the Insert the memory card straight all way of the disc cover. the way into the memory card slot. • It may take a moment after sliding Close the cover.
Video This chapter covers functions related to shooting and playing back movies - from basic recording and zooming to more advanced manual picture adjustments. The red CAMERA indicator will turn Basic Recording Basic Recording Move the lens cover switch down to open the lens cover.
• Observe the following precautions while • The following may take longer with a disc the DISC access indicator is on or in VR mode than a disc in VIDEO mode. flashing. Failing to do so may result in - The time between turning on the permanent data loss.
Selecting the Recording Mode Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on The camcorder offers three types of the disc. Select XP or SP mode for zoom: optical, advanced and digital better movie quality;...
FUNC. NOTES MENU] CAMERA SETUP] • The zoom range of the advanced zoom [ZOOM SPEED] will change depending on the aspect Desired option ratio of the scene • The advanced FUNC. zoom cannot be selected if [WIDESCREEN] is set to [ OFF].
QUICK START again the camcorder is shut-off with the [ STANDBY OFF] setting ( 65). ready to start recording within approx. To restore the power if the camcorder 1 second*, ensuring you do not miss shut off, turn the switch toward important shooting opportunities.
Deleting a Scene After Recording It Basic Playback Basic Playback POINTS TO CHECK Disc type: DVD-RW Playing Back the Video After recording a scene: Review the scene as described in the previous section. While reviewing the scene, select and press Select ( ) [YES] and press NOTES...
• Be sure to finalize discs to play them O PAUSE STOP PLAYBACK back on external DVD devices ( 45). • When playing back a finalized disc, 5 If the joystick guide does not depending on the number of scenes, it appear on screen, press may take a moment before the index display it.
Deleting Scenes FUNC. If you are using a DVD-RW disc, you can FUNC. delete those scenes that you are not MENU] interested in keeping. DISC OPERATIONS] [DEL.ALL MOVIES]* [YES] Deleting a Single Scene FUNC. * When you are deleting the playlist, this menu option will be replaced by [DEL.PLAYLIST].
Additional Functions Additional Functions : Special Scene Recording Programs Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program. For details about the available DISP.
PORTRAIT] BEACH] The camcorder Use this mode to uses a large record on a sunny aperture, achieving beach. It prevents a focus on the the subject from subject while blurring other distracting being underexposed. details. SPORTS] SUNSET] Use this mode to Use this mode to record sports record sunsets in...
1 If the joystick guide appears on the Flexible Recording: Changing the screen, press to hide it. Shutter Speed 2 Adjust ( ) the shutter speed to the desired value. Shutter speed guidelines Use the automatic exposure (AE) program to use functions like the white Note that on screen only the balance or image effects, or give priority denominator is displayed –...
image, but the image quality may be POINTS TO CHECK lower, and the autofocus may not work well. : Set the camcorder to record - The image may flicker when recording pause mode. with fast shutter speeds. FUNC. LCD Video Light Activate the self timer.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) toward Manual Focus Adjustment [FOCUS] again will return the camcorder to autofocus. Push the joystick ( ) toward Autofocus may not work well on the [NEXT] to save the focus following subjects. In such case, focus adjustment.
Push the joystick ( ) toward Manual Exposure Adjustment [NEXT] to lock and save the exposure setting. If you operate the zoom during At times, backlit subjects may appear exposure lock, the brightness of the too dark (underexposed) or subjects image may change.
Image Effects FUNC. You can use the image effects to change FUNC. the color saturation and contrast to AUTO] Desired option* record images with special color effects. FUNC. * When you select [ SET], do not press FUNC. and continue instead with the following procedure.
Setting Digital Effects FUNC. FUNC. D.EFFECT OFF] POINTS TO CHECK Desired option* Mode switch: FUNC. BLK&WHT], [ SEPIA] * You can preview the effect on the screen. only. ** The icon of the selected effect appears. Options Default value Applying D.EFFECT OFF] Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects.
Managing Scenes and the Disc O ACTIVATE AN EFFECT Managing Scenes and the Disc : Push the joystick ( toward while recording or in record pause mode. Creating a Playlist : Push the joystick ( toward and then press Start/Stop record the still image.
Switching Between Original and Playlist FUNC. Scenes FUNC. MOVE] Move ( the orange marker to the scene’s POINTS TO CHECK new position* Press Disc type: DVD-RW • VR mode [YES] * The original position of the scene and the FUNC. current position of the marker are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Disc Playback on an External Device NOTES Disc Playback on an External Device • 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. Changing the Disc Title Before you finalize your disc, you can Initializing the Disc...
IMPORTANT Finalizing the Disc • Be sure to finalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the procedure To play the disc you recorded on a DVD was not completed correctly due to player, a computer’s DVD drive or other high temperature, let the camcorder digital device, you need to finalize it cool off before resuming operation.
NOTES Disc Playback on External Devices • DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode can be played only on VR mode-compatible After finalizing the disc with your DVD players. recordings, you can play it on DVD • Depending on your DVD device you may players compatible with the type of disc not be able to play the disc.
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.
Photos Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – from capturing and playing back images to printing them. Move the lens cover switch down Basic Recording Basic Recording to open the lens cover. Start/Stop Press • Once the focus is automatically adjusted, will turn green and one Taking Photos...
Selecting Photo Size and Quality FUNC. Still images are recorded on the memory FUNC. card using JPEG compression. As a 1152x864] ( only) general rule select a larger image size for higher quality. Select the 1024x768] [LW 1152x648] size for photos with an only) aspect ratio of 16:9.
Basic Playback Basic Playback Image size Recommended use LW 1152x648 To print photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Wide-sized photo paper is required. Viewing Photos L 1152x864 To print photos up to L size (9 x 13 cm) or postcard size (10 x 14.8 cm).
- Do not disconnect the power source or O RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the position of the switch or the operating mode. • The following may not be displayed correctly. - Images not recorded with this camcorder.
Erasing a Single Image Magnifying Photos during Playback During playback, still images can be magnified up to 5 times. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press display it. Select ( ) the image you want to erase. Move the zoom lever toward T.
Options Additional Functions Default value Additional Functions SINGLE] Records a single still image. CONT.SHOOT.] (Continuous Shooting), Continuous Shooting and HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ] Exposure Bracketing (Drive Mode) (High-Speed Continuous Shooting) Captures a series of still images as long as you Take a series of pictures of a moving Start/Stop hold pressed down.
Options ONTINUOUS HOOTING Default value PEED ONTINUOUS HOOTING ON:AiAF] (Mode switch: Press Start/Stop and hold it pressed down. Depending on the shooting conditions, one or more AF frames out of the nine frames Once the focus is automatically available are automatically selected and the adjusted, will turn green.
• All displays off Histogram and Other Screen Displays However, the markers and the icon and AF frames when the autofocus is locked will still appear on the screen. When viewing still images you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of Protecting Photos recording.
You can also use the following Initializing the Memory Card functions... The following functions and features Initialize memory cards when you use of the camcorder can be used either them with this camcorder for the first for shooting video or for taking time, or to erase all the still images on photos.
Printing Photos Printing Photos FUNC. FUNC. PRINT ORDER] Press Printing Photos : The image selection screen appears. You can print images on the camcorder’s memory card by inserting it ROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN into the memory card slot of a printer compatible with DPOF (Digital Print 1 Select ( ) the still image you...
External Connections This chapter explains step-by-step how to connect your camcorder to an external device such as a TV or VCR. Connecting to a TV or VCR Connecting to a TV or VCR AV Terminal Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder.
• Refer also to the instruction manual of Playback on a TV Screen the connected TV. This section explains how to play back Copying your Recordings to an External the disc or still images with this Video Recorder camcorder by connecting it to a TV. To play back the disc with another DVD device refer to Disc Playback on an You can copy your recordings by...
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 ( ).
FUNC. Menu (cont.) CAMERA PLAY Menu item Setting options Still image size/quality Size: – – – [LW 1152x648], [L 1152x864], [S 640x480] [L 1024x768], [S 640x480] Quality: [ SUPER FINE], [ FINE], NORMAL] TO PLAYLIST] – – – – TO ORIGINAL] –...
• The image stabilizer may not work well on subjects with low contrast, with a recurring, repetitive pattern or without vertical lines. • The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode switch is set to • We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [ OFF] when using a tripod.
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, etc.) STILL IMG OPER. PLAY Menu item Setting options [ERASE ALL ORD] [NO], [YES] [ERASE ALL IMAGES] [NO], [YES] [INITIALIZE CARD] [INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.], [CANCEL] Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) DISPLAY SETUP CAMERA PLAY Menu item Setting options [BRIGHTNESS] –...
Date/Time Setup DATE/TIME SETUP CAMERA PLAY Menu item Setting options [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. 66 •...
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 Camcorder is on but is unresponsive. - The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature ( appears).
Even without a disc loaded, when - Load a disc that has been tested closing the disc compartment cover a motor sound can be heard. - The disc is full (“ END” appears on - The camcorder is checking if a disc is the screen).
Viewfinder picture is blurred. - You may not be able to edit the title if - Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric you entered it with another digital adjustment lever ( 27). device. Cannot edit or delete scenes. - You cannot edit or delete scenes on a Playback/Editing disc that was protected with another digital device.
Cannot edit my recordings or add List of Messages recordings to the disc with the DVD (in alphabetical order) device. - It may not be possible to edit or add recordings with an external DVD CANNOT ENTER THE STANDBY recorder on a disc recorded with this MODE NOW camcorder.
CANNOT USE DISC mode that was finalized with another USE OF A RECOMMENDED DISC IS digital device. ADVISED DISC MUST BE FINALIZED TO PLAY - The disc cannot be used. We BACK IN COMPATIBLE PLAYERS recommend that you use a disc that - Be sure to finalize the disc and check has been tested ( the compatibility of the device before...
TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH CANNOT • RECORD TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH CANNOT • REMOVE DISC - The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the battery and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use. UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE DATA - The disc may not be recognized by this camcorder if it was initialized with a different device.
or vibration as this may cause Do’s and Don’ts Handling Precautions damage. Camcorder Battery Pack • Do not touch the pick up lens. DANGER! • Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts while the Treat the battery pack with care. •...
precautions at the same time for all • Do not bend, scratch or wet the disc battery packs. and do not subject it to strong shocks. • Although the battery pack’s operating • Do not attach any labels or stickers on temperature range is from 0 °C to the disc surfaces.
3 months. exposure to static electricity. Canon To recharge the built-in lithium battery: makes no warranties for corrupted or Connect the compact power adapter to lost data.
Maintenance/Others Condensation Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form Storage on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. If you do not intend to use the Continued use may damage the camcorder for a long time, store it in a camcorder.
Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/ Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United 60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia. for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
General Information System Diagram System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap CBC-NB2 NB-2LH, BP-2L13, BP-2L14, BP-2L24H Car Battery Charger SS-600/SS-650 Battery Pack Shoulder Strap CB-2LWE Battery Charger Mini DVD disc DVD-R/DVD-RW/ CA-570 Compact DVD-R DL Power Adapter SCART adapter STV-250N Stereo...
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).
Battery NB-2LH BP-2L13 BP-2L14 BP-2L24H pack Screen Viewfinder Viewfinder Viewfinder Viewfinder used Maximum Recording Time 105 min. 100 min. 185 min. 180 min. 220 min. 215 min. 375 min. 365 min. 125 min. 125 min. 225 min. 215 min. 265 min. 260 min.
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. • 81...
Specifications DC320/DC311/DC310/DC301 System Disc Recording System DVD-VIDEO (all disc types) DVD-VR (only with DVD-RW discs) Video Compression: MPEG-2 Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch Television System CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal Compatible Media 8 cm mini DVD discs marked with the DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW logo Maximum Recording Time 1.4 GB single sided 8 cm mini DVD disc:...
Lens f=2.6-96.2 mm, F/2.0-5.2, 37x power zoom 35 mm equivalent (all figures are approximate values) 16:9 Movies (advanced zoom) 41.7-1,877 mm (other zoom types) 47.1-1,743 mm 4:3 Movies (advanced zoom) 44.6-2,052 mm (other zoom types) 44.6-1,650 mm 16:9 Still images 45.2-1,672 mm 4:3 Still images 41.5-1,536 mm...
Terminals ∅ 3.5 mm minijack, output only AV Terminal Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced Audio: -10 dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less) Power/Others Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter) Power consumption (SP mode) 2.3 W (viewfinder), 2.4 W (LCD screen, normal brightness) Operating temperature 0 –...
Erasing still images ....52 Index Error messages ....70 Exposure .
Still image quality ....49 Still image size ....49 Onscreen display selection .
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