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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 1 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM PUB. DIE-304 DVD Camcorder Instruction Manual...

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  • Page 3: How To Select A Dvd Disc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 3 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 4: Advantages Of Using Dvds

    * 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.

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 5 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 ( –...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 6 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 7 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 8 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 9: About This Manual

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 9 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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).

  • Page 10: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 10 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact Power NB-2LH Battery Pack Adapter (incl. power cord) STV-250N Stereo Video Cable Yellow • Red • White plugs 10 • Introduction...

  • Page 11: Components Guide

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 11 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Components Guide Left side view Lens cover switch ( 26, 48) closed open, AV terminal ( CARD access indicator ( Speaker switch ( Lock button DISC access indicator ( 26) / CHARGE indicator ( Mode switch ( Easy recording...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 12 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Back view Joystick ( FUNC. button ( 19, 60) DISP. button ( 33, 55) Dioptric adjustment lever ( Viewfinder ( QUICK START button and standby lamp PLAY mode indicator (green) ( CAMERA mode indicator (red) ( OPEN (disc cover) switch ( Start/Stop button (...

  • Page 13: Screen Displays

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 13 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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,...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 14 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 15 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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,...

  • Page 16: Preparations

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 16 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 17: Preparing The Accessories

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 17 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 18: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 18 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 19: Using The Menus

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 19 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 ).

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 20 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 21: First Time Settings

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 21 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM First Time Settings (for example, [1.JAN.2008 12:00 AM]). 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.

  • Page 22: Changing The Time Zone

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 22 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 23: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 23 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 24 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 25: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 25 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • 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.

  • Page 26: Video

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 26 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 27 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • Observe the following precautions while the DISC access indicator is on or Using the viewfinder flashing. Failing to do so may result in When recording in bright places it permanent data loss. may be difficult to use the LCD - Do not subject the camcorder to screen.

  • Page 28: Selecting The Recording Mode

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 28 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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;...

  • Page 29: Quick Start Function

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 29 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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].

  • Page 30: Reviewing And Deleting The Last Scene Recorded

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 30 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 31: Basic Playback

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 31 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 (...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 32 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM O PAUSE STOP PLAYBACK O ADJUST THE VOLUME 5 If the joystick guide does not During the playback of a scene: appear on screen, press FUNC. display it. SPEAKER VOL.] 6 Push the joystick ( ) toward Adjust ( ) the volume...

  • Page 33: Deleting Scenes

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 33 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 34: Additional Functions

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 34 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 35 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 36: Flexible Recording: Changing The Shutter Speed

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 36 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 37: Lcd Video Light

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 37 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 38: Manual Focus Adjustment

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 38 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • 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.

  • Page 39: Manual Exposure Adjustment

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 39 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 40: Image Effects

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 40 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 41: Digital Effects

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 41 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 42: Managing Scenes And The Disc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 42 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 ( Start/Stop toward and then press...

  • Page 43: Moving Scenes In The Playlist

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 43 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 44: Initializing The Disc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 44 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 45: Finalizing The Disc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 45 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 46: Disc Playback On External Devices

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 46 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 •...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 47 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 48: Basic Recording

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 48 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 •...

  • Page 49: Selecting Photo Size And Quality

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 49 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 50: Erasing The Last Photo Just Recorded

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 50 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Basic Playback Image size Recommended use Basic Playback 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).

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 51 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM - 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. •...

  • Page 52: Magnifying Photos During Playback

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 52 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 53: Continuous Shooting And Exposure Bracketing (drive

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 53 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Additional Functions Options 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...

  • Page 54: Automatic Focus Priority

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 54 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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,...

  • Page 55: Histogram And Other Screen Displays

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 55 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • 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...

  • Page 56: Initializing The Memory Card

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 56 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 57: Printing Photos

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 57 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 (...

  • Page 58: External Connections

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 58 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 59: Playback On A Tv Screen

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 59 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • 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.

  • Page 60: Additional Information

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 60 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 ( ).

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 61 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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]...

  • Page 62: Camera Setup (advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Etc.)

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 62 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Camera Setup (Advanced Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) CAMERA SETUP CAMERA Menu item Setting options [A.SL SHUTTER] ON], [ OFF] – [ZOOM TYPE] – OPTICAL], [ ADVANCED] DIGITAL] OPTICAL], [ ADVANCED] DIGITAL] OPTICAL], [ ADVANCED] DIGITAL]...

  • Page 63: Disc Operations (initialization, Finalization Etc.)

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 63 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM • 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 •...

  • Page 64: Still Image Operations (card Initialization, Etc

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 64 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 65: System Setup (volume, Beep, Etc.)

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 65 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM System Setup (Volume, Beep, etc.) SYSTEM SETUP CAMERA PLAY Menu item Setting options [SPEAKER VOL.] – – – – [BEEP] HIGH VOLUME], – LOW VOLUME], [ OFF] [POWER SAVE] ON], [ OFF] –...

  • Page 66: Date/time Setup

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 66 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 67: Troubleshooting

    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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 68 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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”...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 69 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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).

  • Page 70: List Of Messages

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 70 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Cannot edit my recordings or add recordings to the disc with the DVD List of Messages (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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 71 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 72

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 72 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

  • Page 73: Do's And Don'ts

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 73 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Do’s and Don’ts or vibration as this may cause 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.

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 74 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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 •...

  • Page 75

    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.

  • Page 76

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 76 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 77: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    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.

  • Page 78: General Information

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 78 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM General Information System Diagram System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap NB-2LH, BP-2L13, CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger BP-2L14, BP-2L24H SS-600/SS-650 Battery Pack Shoulder Strap CB-2LWE Battery Charger Mini DVD disc DVD-R/DVD-RW/ CA-570 Compact...

  • Page 79: Optional Accessories

    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).

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 80 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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.

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    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. Additional Information...

  • Page 82: Specifications

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 82 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 83 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 84

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 84 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM 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...

  • Page 85: Index

    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 85 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Erasing still images ....52 Index Error messages ....70 Exposure .

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    D126_NTSC_PAL_E.book Page 86 Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM Still image quality ....49 Still image size ....49 Onscreen display selection .

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    P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, The Netherlands Canon UK Ltd. CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, England Telephone 0870-241-2161 Canon Australia Pty. Ltd. Info-Line: 131383 www.canon.com.au Canon New Zealand Ltd. Customer Care: (09) 489 0470 www.canon.co.nz...

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