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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Preface ................iv Precautions..............vi Operating conditions..........vii Notes on Waterproof Case ........... viii Before You Start ............. xi Introducing the Camcorder....... 12 System Requirements .........12 Features ...............12 Unpacking the Camcorder ........13 About the Camcorder...........17 1.4.1 Camcorder Views ........17 1.4.2 Button Functions ........18 1.4.3...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to PC (Micro USB Cable)....28 Capturing Videos and Photos....29 Recording Videos ..........29 Taking Photos ............29 3.2.1 Burst Shooting..........29 3.2.2 Time Lapse Shooting ........30 3.2.3 Self-Timer ...........30 Adjusting the Settings......31 Video Resolution..........33 Field of View (FOV)..........34 Shooting Interval..........35 Up/Down...............36 Delete ..............37 OSD Up/Down ............39...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    5.1.3 Changing the Housing Back Door ....50 Velcro Strap ............50 Assembling the Camcorder Accessories.....51 Wrist Strap Remote Control........52 Appendix ............54 Specifications..............54 Troubleshooting.............56...

  • Page 5: About This Manual

    This manual is designed to demonstrate the features of your HP Action Camac200w/ac200. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 6: Trademark Recognition

    Modifications: The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by HP may void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Trademark Recognition Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 7: General Precautions

    Precautions General precautions  Do not store the product in dusty, dirty, or sandy areas, as its components may be damaged.  Do not store the product in a hot environment. High temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries and warp or melt certain plastics.

  • Page 8: Operating Conditions, Power Supply

    Operating conditions  This camcorder is designed for use in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F).  Do not use or keep the camcorder in the following areas: - In areas subject to direct sunlight - In areas subject to high humidity or dust - Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to temperature extremes - Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the sun.

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    Notes on Waterproof Case Waterproof Case performance  The waterproof case performance is equivalent to IPX8 (60m/1hr).  Underwater time limit: Do not use the waterproof case underwater for more than 60 minutes and 60 meters to ensure water resistance. ...

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    Notes for general use:  Avoid opening or closing the waterproof case near the water’s edge (sea, lake, beach, lake, etc.). Do not open or close the waterproof case lock with wet hands, or hands with sand or dust.  The accessories (batteries, etc.) used with the camcorder are not water resistant, be careful in using them.

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    Notes on waterproof case maintenance  The waterproof of sealing material is replaceable for a fee. The material should be replaced once a year to maintain its water resistance. After using the waterproof case  Be sure to come ashore within 60 minutes after going underwater, this will maintain the appearance, quality and water resistance of the waterproof case.

  • Page 12: Before You Start, Copyright Information

    Before You Start Take some test shots before you use your camcorder. Before taking pictures with this camcorder, test the camcorder beforehand to ensure that it functions properly. Any additional loss caused by the malfunction of this product (such as costs of photography or any loss of benefit generated by the photography) is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and no compensation will be given for it.

  • Page 13: Introducing The Camcorder, System Requirements, Features

    1 Introducing the Camcorder Read this section to learn about the features and functions of the camcorder. This chapter also covers system requirements, package contents, and descriptions of the hardware components. 1.1 System Requirements The camcorder requires a PC with the following specifications: ...

  • Page 14: Unpacking The Camcorder

    1.3 Unpacking the Camcorder The following items should be present in the package. If any item is missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer immediately. HP Action Cam ac200 Li-ion Battery Quick Start Guide CD-ROM Micro USB Cable HDMI Cable (optional)

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    Standard Accessories Waterproof Case Vented Housing Waterproof Housing Backdoor Backdoor T Tip Adapter Flat Adhesive Socket Curved Adhesive Socket Lens Cap Secure Tether Velcro Strap Swivel T Tip Anti-fog Inserts...

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    Optional Accessories Diving Case Chest Mount Adhesive Anchor Bike Mount Adhesive Ball Head T Tip with Ball Head T Tip Suction Cup Suction Mount for Vented Head Mount T Tip for General Tripod Mounts Camera Holder Tripod Adapter Wrist Strap Remote Control...

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    Telescope Mount Rail Mount Floaty Cake and (Camouflaged Sticker (Camouflaged Sticker Velcro Strap included) included)

  • Page 18: About The Camcorder, Camcorder Views

    1.4 About the Camcorder Refer to the following illustrations to familiarize yourself with the buttons and controls of this camcorder. 1.4.1 Camcorder Views Power / Mode OLED screen button Power/Status Shutter button LED 1 HDMI port Speaker Lens microSD card slot Power/Status/B attery LED 2...

  • Page 19: Button Functions

    1.4.2 Button Functions  Press and hold for 3 seconds to turn the camcorder on or off.  Press to switch to different modes: Video, Power / Mode Photo, Burst, Time Lapse, Self-timer, and Button Set mode.  In Set mode, press to scroll through menu items.

  • Page 20: Led Indicators

    1.4.3 LED Indicators The camcorder has four LED indicators. The Power/Status LEDs are located on top, on the bottom, and on the back of the camcorder. These LEDs are designed for users to see the status of the camcorder whichever way the camcorder is held or mounted.

  • Page 21: Getting Started, Installing The Microsd Card

    2 Getting Started Read this section to learn how to start using the camcorder. This section covers basic functions such as switching on, installing the battery and microSD card, and configuring preliminary settings. See later chapters for advanced functions. 2.1 Installing the microSD Card A microSD card is required to capture photos and videos.

  • Page 22: Removing The Microsd Card, Installing The Battery

    2.1.1 Removing the microSD card Turn off the camcorder. With a fingertip, push the microSD card to eject it from the slot. Remove the microSD card. 2.2 Installing the Battery  Warning: Use only the supplied battery or a similar battery recommended by the manufacturer or the dealer.

  • Page 23: Removing The Battery

    2.2.1 Removing the battery Open the battery compartment cover. Pull the ribbon to remove the battery.

  • Page 24: Charging The Battery

    2.3 Charging the Battery You can charge the battery using the micro USB cable that came with the camcorder. Follow the steps below to charge the battery. Install the battery into the battery compartment. Plug the micro USB connector to the micro USB port of your device.

  • Page 25: Turning On/ Off The Camcorder

    2.4 Turning ON/ OFF the Camcorder  To turn on the camcorder, press the Power button. The Power/Status LED indicator lights green for 3 seconds.  To turn off the camcorder, press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds.

  • Page 26: Oled Screen

    2.5 OLED Screen When the camcorder is turned on, the OLED screen displays the following information: Displays the current mode of the Current Mode camcorder. Use this mode to record videos. The Video Mode icon also indicates the current video recording settings.

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    In this mode, photos are continuously captured with a specific interval time Time Lapse when the Shutter button is pressed. To Mode stop capturing, press the Shutter button again. The icon also indicates the current capture settings. In this mode, photos are taken 10 Self-timer seconds after pressing the Shutter Mode...

  • Page 28: Changing Modes

    2.6 Changing Modes Press the Mode button repeatedly to switch modes. Video Mode Photo Mode Burst Mode Self-Timer Mode Setting Mode Time Lapse Mode...

  • Page 29: Connecting To Tv (hdmi Cable), Connecting To Pc (micro Usb Cable)

    2.7 Connecting to TV (HDMI Cable) You can also connect the camcorder to a TV using the HDMI cable (optional). 2.8 Connecting to PC (Micro USB Cable) Connect the camcorder to a computer with the micro USB cable provided as shown.

  • Page 30: Capturing Videos And Photos, Recording Videos, Taking Photos, Burst Shooting

    3 Capturing Videos and Photos 3.1 Recording Videos Turn on the camcorder. By default, the camcorder automatically opens to Video mode. Press the Shutter button to start recording. Press the Shutter button to stop recording. 3.2 Taking Photos Turn on the camcorder. Press the Mode button to switch to Photo mode.

  • Page 31: Time Lapse Shooting, Self-timer

    3.2.2 Time Lapse Shooting This feature allows you to continuously capture photos with one press of the Shutter button at the preset interval time (1/3/5/10/30/60 seconds). Shooting only stops when the Shutter button is pressed again. Those continuous shots are combined and saved into one video automatically. The recorded video is played back in fast motion (faster than the normal playback speed).

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Settings

    4 Adjusting the Settings To adjust the camcorder settings, press the Mode button repeatedly to switch to Set mode and then press the Shutter button to confirm. The screen below is displayed: Select SETUP to adjust capture SETUP Menu settings. Video Select to adjust the video resolution.

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    Select to set the direction of the OSD Up/Down screen display. Select to turn the LED on or off. Bright Select to adjust the screen brightness. Beep Select to adjust the beep volume. Select to set the time for the Auto-Off camcorder to automatically turn off when not in use.

  • Page 34: Video Resolution

    4.1 Video Resolution The HP ac200w captures photos with a fixed resolution of 5M and supports three resolution options for videos. Do the following to select the video resolution. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode.

  • Page 35: Field Of View (fov)

    Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode. 4.2 Field of View (FOV) This menu allows you to select the view angle of the camcorder lens. Do the following to select the FOV. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode.

  • Page 36: Shooting Interval

    To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode.  Note: Ultra and Wide are only available in Photo mode. The FOV for Video mode is always Ultra. 4.3 Shooting Interval This menu allows you to select the interval options when capturing photos using Lapse mode.

  • Page 37: Up/down

    Press the Shutter button to confirm. To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode. 4.4 Up/Down This menu allows you to capture videos and photos upside down. You can enable this feature when you mount the camera upside down so that the captured shots appear right side up when you review it on your computer or TV.

  • Page 38: Delete

    Press the Shutter button to enter the UP/DOWN submenu. Press the Mode button to select ON or OFF. Press the Shutter button to confirm. To exit the menu, press the Mode button repeatedly until the EXIT screen appears. 10. Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode.

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    Press the Mode button repeatedly to scroll through the delete options. To delete the last captured video or photo. To delete all files in the micro SD card. To format the micro SD card. Press the Shutter button to confirm. Press the Mode button to select √...

  • Page 40: Osd Up/down

    4.6 OSD Up/Down This menu allows you to display the OLED screen upside down. Do the following to enable this feature. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu. Press the Shutter button to enter the UP/DOWN submenu.

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    4.7 LED This menu allows you to turn the LED on or off. Do the following to turn the LED on or off. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu.

  • Page 42: Brightness

    4.8 Brightness This menu allows you to adjust the OLED screen brightness. Do the following to adjust the screen brightness. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu. Press the Mode button repeatedly to highlight BRIGHT.

  • Page 43: Beep

    4.9 Beep This menu allows you to enable or disable the beep sound when you press the Power / Mode or Shutter buttons. Do the following to enable or disable the beep sound. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode.

  • Page 44: Auto-off

    Press the Shutter button to exit SET mode. 4.10 Auto-Off This menu allows you to program the camcorder to automatically turn off after being idle for a specific period of time, or you can set the setting to OFF to keep the camcorder on until you manually turn it off. Do the following to select the auto-off option.

  • Page 45: Date And Time

    4.11 Date and Time This menu allows you to set the camcorder date and time settings. Do the following to set the camcorder date and time. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu.

  • Page 46

    10. Press the Shutter button repeatedly to adjust the hour value, and then press the Mode button to go to the minute field. 11. Press the Shutter button repeatedly to adjust the minute value, and then press the Mode button to highlight OK. 12.

  • Page 47

    The camcorder RF antenna is enabled and ready to be paired with the RF wrist strap remote control. Press both the video and photo buttons on your RF wrist strap remote control to process pairing. When the red LED on the RF wrist strap remote control flash once, pairing is complete.

  • Page 48: Factory Default

    4.13 Factory Default This menu allows you to restore the default factory settings of your camcorder. Do the following to restore the factory default settings. Press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter SET mode. Press the Shutter button to enter the MORE menu.

  • Page 49: Using The Accessories, Waterproof Case, Using The Waterproof Case

    5 Using the Accessories The camcorder comes with rugged accessories for all your sporting needs. 5.1 Waterproof Case The waterproof case allows you to take underwater shots or use it with the surface mount, bike mount, or chest strap to capture other water sports activities.

  • Page 50: Changing The T Tip Adapter

    Secure the waterproof case lock. The waterproof case can be used with other accessories such as the swivel T tip, bike mount, chest mount, head mount, etc. 5.1.2 Changing the T Tip Adapter Depending on the accessories that you want to use with the case, the T tip adapter may be detached and attached to another housing back door or location.

  • Page 51: Changing The Housing Back Door, Velcro Strap

    5.1.3 Changing the Housing Back Door Depending on the accessories that you want to use with the case, you may need to change the housing back door. Two back doors are included in the standard package: the waterproof housing back door, and the vented housing back door.

  • Page 52: Assembling The Camcorder Accessories

    5.3 Assembling the Camcorder Accessories Lock the T tip adapter to the T tip of the adjoining accessories to install them to your camcorder.

  • Page 53: Wrist Strap Remote Control

    5.4 Wrist Strap Remote Control Before using the RF wrist strap remote control, you must pair it with the camcorder. Take note that only one camcorder can be paired to the RF wrist strap remote control at a time. Do the following to pair your RF wrist strap remote control. On the camcorder, press the Mode button repeatedly to change to SET mode.

  • Page 54

    Press the Video button to start and stop video recording. To take photos, press the Photo button.  Note 1: To take photos using burst mode, time lapse, or self-timer, switch to the respective mode on your camcorder and then press the Photo button on your RF wrist strap remote control.

  • Page 55: Appendix, Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Imaging sensor 1/2.5” CMOS 5.0 Megapixel Sensor Active pixels 5.0 Megapixel Storage media Internal: Built-in 128MB Flash Memory SD Card, SDHC compatible (up to SDHC 32GB Class6) Sensor sensitivity Auto Camera Optics Fixed lens Wide: F2.8, f=2.5mm 110°/1080p, 150°/720p, 162°...

  • Page 56

    General EV Compensation -2.0EV ~ +2.0EV (Auto) PC interface USB 2.0 (High Speed) TV out format HDMI Shutter speed Still: 1/30 ~ 1/4000 sec. Video: 1/30 ~ 1/2000 sec. Auto power off 1min / 3min / 5min / 10min / 30min / 60min / Power supply Rechargeable 1130 mAh Li-ion Battery Dimensions...

  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Solution The battery LED is The battery is almost Replace with a new flashing red. used up. battery or charge the battery. Nothing happens The Micro SD card is Transfer the Micro SD when the Shutter full.

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    SDHC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, L...

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