Warnings and cautions when using
Viewfinder lens hazard
Do not point the eyelens toward the sun or
other bright light source. There is danger of
physical burns and loss of eyesight.
Do not place the viewfinder with the lens
pointed toward the sun. There is risk of burn
damage to the viewfinder interior.
The specified power supply input voltage of this
camera is 12VDC. Be sure to use the designated
Do not disassemble or modify
components. Do not open the cover or disturb
switches and controls other than designated.
There is risk of impaired performance and
Keep foreign object out of interior
Entry of water, metallic or other foreign
materials can cause failure and damage.
Select use and storage locations carefully
Avoid using or storing the equipment in the
performance and damage can be caused.
Extremely hot or cold locations (exceeding -10
to 45°C), such as in enclosed vehicles.
Subject to strong vibration.
Humid or dusty locations.
Salt spray or corrosive gases.
Strong electromagnetic fields (e.g., near TV
or radio transmitters).
Where exposed to rain.
Do not cover or otherwise obstruct camera
heat dissipation during operation.
CCD characteristic phenomena
The following types of phenomena are innate characteristics of a charge coupled device (CCD) and
are not malfunctions. Be aware of these when using a CCD camera for broadcast or other
When a bright object is picked up, thin trails appear above and below the
image. The effect is more pronounced at high electronic shutter speeds.
When operate at high temperature, a fixed pattern (vertical stripes,
white dots) can appear.
camera sensitivity is raised.
Viewfinder high voltage
Do not open the viewfinder cover.
danger of touching internal high voltage
When connecting and disconnecting
A lens, microphone and other cables, grasp the
connector by the body, not the attached cable.
Cables can be damaged by pulling on them.
Note when transporting
When transporting by hand, use the carrying
case. If shipping by truck or other means, pack
in the carrying case, then use further cushioning
and pack in a sturdy carton.
Use a recommended tripod and install the
Use a photographers air blower to clear dust
from the lens and filters. Wipe the case with a
soft dry cloth. Do not use volatile solvents, as
these may deform the materials.
In event of difficulty
Disconnect from power and contact the nearest
Hitachi Kokusai Electric service agency.
The pattern is more easily seen when the