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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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: ...
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)
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...
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...
Telescope Mount Rail Mount Floaty Cake and (Camouflaged Sticker (Camouflaged Sticker Velcro Strap included) included)
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
2.2.1 Removing the battery Open the battery compartment cover. Pull the ribbon to remove 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 √...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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°...
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...
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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