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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000EX Instruction Manual

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This manual explains how to safely operate the VPC-HD2000EX,
and VPC-HD2000GX.
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the separate booklet "SAFETY
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  • Page 1 VPC-HD2000E INSTRUCTION MANUAL VPC-HD2000 VPC-HD2000G Dual Camera H_:3131"l| 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: Recording Menu

    RECORDING MENU 3 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 3 The shutter speed and aperture size can be set individually. Select the desired icon from the exposure menu, and press the SET button. <If [_, or [_ selected> Toggle the SET button up or down to select aperture value or shutter speed. Toggle the SET button left or right to change the setting for = Shutter speed...
  • Page 4 RECORDING MENU 3 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... •...
  • Page 5 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...
  • Page 6 RECORDING MENU 3 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 • When the shutter speed is reduced to create a bright image, video clip motion will appear uneven during playback.
  • Page 7 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...
  • Page 8 RECORDING MENU 3 113 English...
  • Page 9: Playback Menu

    PLAYBACK MENU 1 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 10 PLAYBACK MENU 1 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 11 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. • Toggle the SET button left, right, up or down to move the orange frame to the file you wish to protect.
  • Page 12 PLAYBACK MENU 1 A captured image can be resized to a smaller size and saved as a separate image. Captured still images can be rotated to the correct orientation for viewing. HINT • An image for which the protect mode has been enabled cannot be rotated. To rotate a protected image, cancel the protect mode before beginning the rotate image procedure (pages 65 and 115).
  • Page 13 PLAYBACK MENU 2 Correct the contrast in a photo. HINT If the "Contrast correction not successful" message appears... • The camera was not able to successfully repair the image. • The correction function works to automatically edit flaws that the camera detects in captured images.
  • Page 14: Procedure To Cut (Extract) A Portion Of A Video Clip

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 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 ((_), @) where the...
  • Page 15: 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). Join the video clips. oThevideoclipsarejoined. ®o® • The original video clips are not affected. • (You can also choose to erase the o ,, ,, •...
  • Page 16 PLAYBACK MENU 2 CAUTION Caution when editing video clips • 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. •...
  • Page 17: Video Clip Cutting (Extracting)

    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. • The Cutting Screen appears. English122...
  • Page 18 PLAYBACK MENU 2 Specify the start point of the extract. • Use the procedure below to specify the frame from which the video clip extract will start. • 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 19 Toggle the SET button up. Approximate playback time • The start point of the video clip extract is set, and the screen to specify the end point appears. • Specify the end point of the extract by following the same procedure as in step 4.
  • Page 20 PLAYBACK MENU 2 Select the desired option, and press the SET button. • Editing starts. • When editing ends, you are returned to the NORMAL Mode Playback Menu. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HINT • You will not be able to overwrite the file if the original file is protected. •...
  • Page 21: Joining Video Clips

    Joining video clips CAUTION • 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. • The 8-image playback display for video clips appears.
  • Page 22 PLAYBACK MENU 2 Press the [ Ill / I_ ] button. • 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.
  • Page 23 HINT • If the file size of the video clip after editing exceeds 4 GB, it is not possible to either "SAVE AS NEW" or "OVERWRITE". • 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...
  • Page 24: Display The Printing Instructions Screen

    PLAYBACK MENU 2 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 25 HINT Printing a single frame from a video clip • 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 26 PLAYBACK MENU 2 Press the SET button. • The Date/Copies Print Screen appears. If "EACH IMAGE" was selected, toggle the SET button to the left or right to display the desired image to print. The printing instructions that are currently active for the displayed image are shown.
  • Page 27: Index Print

    Specify whether the date is displayed on the print, and the number of prints, <Specify the number of prints> Dated prints • Toggle the SET button up or down. Quantity • The quantity indication changes. • Display the desired number of prints.
  • Page 28: 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. • The Information Screen appears.
  • Page 29: Display The Option Setting Menu

    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. Option tab Select an Option tab (1,2 or 3), and press the SET button. •...
  • Page 30: Introduction To The Option Setting Menu

  • Page 31 KEY SW: (_ CLOCK SET setting (page 43) • Set the camera's clock. Select the sound that is produced when the SET INFO DISPLAY setting button, MENU button, etc. • Specify the information are pressed. display on the playback AUDIO GUIDE: screen.
  • Page 33 SHORTCUTS setting (page 142) NOISE REDUCTION setting • 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 35 (_) TV OUTPUT setting (page 145) (_) POWER SAVE setting (page 41) • Specify the elapsed period of inactivity before the power save mode (to conserve battery power) is activated. FILE NO. CONT'D setting (page 150) (_) FORMAT (page 152) RESET SETTINGS •...
  • Page 36 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU 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> • <Select an existing folder> • Select the desired folder number, Press the SET button.
  • Page 37 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", 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 38 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU Toggle the SET button up or down. • Display the function you wish to assign to the key. Press the SET button. • The selected function is assigned to the key, and you are returned to the Shortcuts Screen.
  • Page 39 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. B :_ Japanese ENGLISH: English FRANCAIS: French DEUTSCH: German ESPANOL: Spanish ITALIANO: Italian NEDERLANDS: Dutch PYCCKH!,_ : Russian PORTUGUES:...
  • Page 40 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU 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 41 Select the desired setting, and press the SET button. • 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 42 ON. In addition, in the playback mode, the camera's power save function is disabled. • 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.) 147 English...
  • Page 43 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 44 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU pe;_o_ Still image ,_:!iiiii,_i_,ili!iiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii (4:3) Video clip in SD 16:9 16:9 mode Video clip in HD mode CAUTION If the TV display is not correct... • If the appearance of the image on the TV monitor is not correct, you can either change the camera's "TV TYPE"...
  • Page 45 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. This is because the file number continued function is set to "OFF", and consequently it results in more than one card containing...
  • Page 46 INTRODUCTION TO THE OPTION SETTING MENU • 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 47 A card must be formatted with this camera: • After purchasing, when used for the first time, or • 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 48: 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 49 Set the camera to the audio Remaining time -- recording mode (page 97). • The remaining audio recording 07:47:54. time is shown. HINT • 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 50 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 image. For an indication of the possible length of time for battery pack operation, see page 195.
  • Page 51 Battery pack remaining Battery remaining charge charge indicator Approx. full. Sufficient power for recording and playback. Power is low. It will soon be impossible to capture or play back images. If this icon flashes when the [ 0 ] button or ..
  • Page 52 CONNECTING TO A STANDARD VIDEO INPUT TERMINAL About image output: The image output destination differs depending on the connection cable. Connection Image output Recording mode Playback cable destination Standby Recording mode Camera monitor NTSC: X PAL: O Dedicated S-AV interface cable NTSC: O PAL: X Dedicated...
  • Page 53: Enjoy Higher Image Quality

    ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY <When connecting to an S-VIDEO input terminal> Dedicated S-AV interface cable Yellow plug: Not connected* ;_To AC adaptor COMPONENT/AV terminal • Insert the plug with the [A] mark facing up. S-terminal White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal * When connected,...
  • Page 54 ENJOY HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY If your TV has a 480p/720p/1080i/1080p input terminal, you can enjoy the high video quality of component output from your camera. Dedicated component cable White plug: To Audio Input (L) terminal Red plug: To Audio Input (R) terminal To AC adaptor COMPONENT/AV...
  • Page 55 HDMI cable (recommended accessory) • Please affix the cores (included) <TV end> <Docking station end> Core (large) HINT • HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. H lr'irll| XlGH-DE_INITION MULTIM_OI_ INT_FAC_ English 160...
  • Page 56: Playing Back On A Tv

    PLAYING BACK ON A TV • After connecting the camera to the television, switch the TV input to the terminal to which the camera is connected. • When the camera is connected to a TV, no image appears on the camera's monitor.
  • Page 57: Xacti Library

    Xacti Library Connect all the devices. • 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. outlet the USB cable and the dedicated USB converter cable included with your camera to connect the hard disk to the...
  • Page 58 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 59 Select "PRINTER", and press the SET button. The PictBridge printing mode is activated. • 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: Select the still images you wish to print.
  • Page 60 PRINTING _jIII______ ¸ HINT To cancel printing During printing, toggle the SET button down. • The confirmation screen to cancel printing appears. (_) Select "CANCEL" and press the SET button. • If "EXIT" is selected and the SET button is pressed, printing resumes. About printing all the images •...
  • Page 61: Connecting Headphones

    CONNECTING A MICROPHONE/ HEADPHONES A commercially sold stereo microphone as well as headphones can be connected to the camera. Commercially sold stereo microphone: OLYMPUS (ME51 SW) To reduce spurious radiation • Please affix a small core (supplied) to the cable. MIC terminal Supplied microphone £...
  • Page 62: 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. CAUTION • Take care not to apply undue force when attaching a device to the camera's shoe mount, as doing so may damage the shoe mount or the adaptor on the device.
  • Page 63: Asked Questions

    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 Answer Action Why doesn't the Due to cold Place the camera in power turn on? temperatures, your pocket to warm battery pack...
  • Page 64 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Answer Action Are the settings All settings except retained even the self-timer after the camera the exposure is turned off? compensation retained even after the camera is turned off. Which resolution Select the resolution setting should I setting according to use? the intended use.
  • Page 65 Question Answer Action What is the Because shooting difference with the optical between the zoom uses the digital zoom and optics of a physical the optical zoom? lens, you can shoot without losing minute details in the image. The digital zoom, on the other hand, works by magnifying a portion...
  • Page 66 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Answer Action When used in Condition due to Not a malfunction. the monitor cold weather, why Spots that appear in characteristics. does the image the monitor only seem to leave appear in the traces as it monitor and will not moves? be recorded with the...
  • Page 67 Question Answer Action Why is there no This may happen Play back images image (._ is when trying to that were recorded shown)? play back images on a card using this stored on a card camera. from a different digital camera. Not a malfunction.
  • Page 68 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Answer Action Why is there no The volume on Adjust the volume sound? the TV is set to on the TV. the minimum. What is the Normal video difference among (composite video) the normal video output: Combines Y (composite video) (luminance)
  • Page 69 Question Answer Action Why does a There is a Please refer to the message appear problem with the instruction manual Printing during PictBridge printer, for your printer. printing? The "Cannot edit You have Select video clips video clips with attempted to join that have the same unlike settings"...
  • Page 70 COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question Answer Action A problem such The card contains After saving your as inability to files that were files to a different record or play saved using a medium, format the back occurs, device other than card. this camera.
  • Page 71: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before taking your camera to the repair shop, check the following table for a possible solution to the problem. Problem Cause Action Reference page No power. The battery Recharge the packis dead. battery pack, or replace with a new battery pack.
  • Page 72 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page An image is The power is If the power notturned save function not captured when the was activated, turn on the ] button or camera before [ 14 ] button is pressed. shooting. If the camera was turned off, press the ON/ OFF button to...
  • Page 73 Cause Action Reference Problem page The flash does The flash off Set the flash to mode is automatic flash not operate. 60, 77 selected. mode or forced flash mode. The flash unit Press the[ is not open. button to open the flash unit.
  • Page 74 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page Awarning tone The battery Recharge the (beep-beep- pack is battery pack, or consumed. beep) sounds, replace with a and it is not fully charged 33,37 possible to battery pack. Or connect the take a picture using the self- AC adaptor timer.
  • Page 75 Cause Action Reference Problem page The flash was Hold the The image is too dark. camera blocked by a finger or other correctly, and make sure the object. flash is not obstructed. The subject Capture the was too far image in the range of away.
  • Page 76 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page The forced Select a The image is flash mode is too bright. different flash 60, 77 selected. mode. Use the The subject was too bright. exposure compensation function. The ISO Set the ISO sensitivity sensitivity to 62,106 setting is...
  • Page 77 Problem Cause Action Reference page The colors of This is due to Capture the ambient the images image using 60, 77 the forced flash captured lighting. indoors are not mode. correct. The white Set the white 64,107 balance setting balance setting is incorrect.
  • Page 78 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page There is no Select the The TV output color in the correct TV setting is not 140,145 correct. image. output setting. The image is Both the Make the distorted. dedicated correct S-AV interface connection. cable and the dedicated component...
  • Page 79 Problem Cause Action Reference page The camera is The AC Check that the set in the adaptor is not power cord of connected docking station the AC adaptor but the is connected the docking installed station. correctly. battery is not The camera is When inserting being...
  • Page 80 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page The audio The audio Set the audio guide does not guide setting is guide setting to sound. set to "OFF". "ON". The recording The recording Depending on capacity is less capacity is less the card, the than that than the value capacity may...
  • Page 81 Problem Cause Action Reference page The remote The remote Aim the remote control unit control unit is control unit at does not seem aimed at the the camera's to work. remote control TV (not at the camera's sensor (within remote control a range of about 15 sensor).
  • Page 82 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Action Reference page The remote The remote Operate the control unit control unit is remote control does not seem too far from the unit from a to work. camera's position up to 30,31 remote control 7 meters sensor.
  • Page 83: Scene Select

    Scene Select Remarks Setting Sports Focus range: Fixed at _]. Exposure: Fixed at []_]. Video setting: If set to _ or _, automatically Portrait changes to _. Focus range: Fixed at _]. Face chaser: Fixed at "OFF". Landscape Exposure: Fixed at []_. Video setting: If set to _ or _, automatically...
  • Page 84 TROUBLESHOOTING Filter Remarks Setting Monochrome Still image mode: _ cannot be selected. Sepia About the scene select function and focus range settings • The scene select function changes to _ when the focus range is set to • Even if you set the focus range to _ or []_], it changes to _ when the...
  • Page 85: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Recorded image Still images: file format JPEG format (DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2 compliant) Note: Designed mainly by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) is standard for digital still camera image files to provide interoperability between digital photography devices for the images stored on removable...
  • Page 86 SPECIFICATIONS Still image 4000 × 3000 pixels (approx. 12 million pixels) shooting mode 3264 x 2448 pixels (approx. 8 million pixels, (recording low compression) resolution) 3264 x 2448 pixels (approx. 8 million pixels, normal compression) 3264 x 1840 pixels (approx. 6 million pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio) 1920 x 1080 pixels (approx.
  • Page 87 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 Normal mode: Range 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 88 SPECIFICATIONS Minimum subject 6 lux (1/30 sec in the scene select AUTO mode) illumination 2 lux (1/15 sec in the HIGH SENSITIVITY or lamp mode) Video: Electronic Image stabilizer Still image: Multi-calculation electronic Monitor 2.7" (6.9 cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color wide liquid crystal (transmissive), approx.
  • Page 89 [COMPONENT/ Regrouped jack AV] (480p/ Audio 265 m Vrms (-9 dBs), 12 k_-_ orless, stereo 1080i/720p/ o utput 1080p output) 1.0 V p-p, 75 £-_ unbalanced, sync negative, terminal* Video output composite video NTSC color TV system/PAL color TV system (switchable from the Option Screen)
  • Page 90 SPECIFICATIONS Shooting Still image Approx. 355 images: shooting mode CIPA standard (when a SanDisk 2 GB SD Memory Card is used) Video clip Approx. 135 minutes: recording mode Recorded in _ mode Playback Approx. 350 minutes: Monitor on, continuous playback •...
  • Page 91 Shooting/ SD Memory Card Resolution recording setting 16 GB mode 4 GB 8 GB 1,000 images 2,000 images 4,020 images 1,000 images 2,000 images 4,020 images 1,470 images 2,960 images 5,940 images 1,960 images 3,950 images 7,920 images images Stillimage 5,390 images 10,800 images 21,700...
  • Page 92 SPECIFICATIONS • Even with cards of the same capacity, the amount of data that can actually be stored may differ depending on the card brand, etc. • The continuous shooting time for each video clip will differ depending, example, on the card capacity, environmental conditions (temperature shooting conditions, etc.).
  • Page 93 The camera's multi-indicator will light, flash, or be off, depending on the different camera operations. Multi-indicator Connected to a computer or Green printer Power save Flashing mode active Connected to a Orange Charging Battery charge error or rise in Slow internal temperature Flashing...
  • Page 94 SPECIFICATIONS Part number VAR-G9 Power source AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Rated output DC 5 V, 2.0 A Ambient / Temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) (operation), -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) (storage) environment I Humidity 20 to 80% (no condensation)
  • Page 95 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 the USA and other countries. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation (USA). In this manual, the Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 operating szstem, Microsoft ® Windows ®...
  • Page 96 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 97: 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 98 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 99 Shooting portraits (portrait mode |) Points: • Choose a background that doesn't detract from your subject. • Move in close to your subject. • Pay attention to lighting and how it affects your subject. NOTE • if the background is distracting, it will not show your subject to his best advantage.
  • Page 100 HINTS FOR TAKING PICTURES Night photography (night view portrait mode I_]) Points: • Avoid camera shake. • Increase the ISO sensitivity. NOTE • 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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