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Precautions; Phenomena Specific To Ccd Image Sensors - Sony HDC3300R Operation Manual

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Note on laser beams
Laser beams may damage the CCDs. If you shoot a scene
that includes a laser beam, be careful not to let a laser beam
become directed into the lens of the camera.
Do not subject to severe shocks
Damage to the case or internal components may result.
When finished using
Set the power switch to OFF.
Operation and storage environment
Store in a level place with air conditioning.
If the unit gets wet, make sure it is completely dry before
Avoid use or storage in the following places:
• Extremely hot or cold places
• Places with high humidity
• Places with strong vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• In places where it receives much direct sunlight, or near
heating equipment
If you move the camera from a very cold place to a warm
place, or use it in a damp location, condensation may form
on the lens or inside the camera.
The camera has no built-in condensation indicator. If you
find condensation on the body or lens, switch the camera
off and wait for the condensation to disappear for about
one hour.
Phenomena Specific to CCD Image
The following phenomena that may appear in images are
specific to CCD (Charge Coupled Device) image sensors.
They do not indicate malfunctions.
White flecks
Although the CCD image sensors are produced with high-
precision technologies, fine white flecks may be generated
on the screen in rare cases, caused by cosmic rays.
This is related to the principle of CCD image sensors and
is not a malfunction.
The white flecks especially tend to be seen
• when operating at a high environmental temperature
• when you have raised the master gain (sensitivity)
This product has a compensation function and the problem
may be alleviated by automatic black balance adjustment
(see page 20).
When an extremely bright object, such as a strong spotlight
or flashlight, is being shot, vertical tails may be produced
on the screen, or the image may be distorted.
When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they may
appear jagged or flicker.


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