Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shocks
The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body
Always turn off the power.
Before storing the unit for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Use and storage locations
Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or storing the
unit in the following places.
• Places subject to temperature extremes
• Very damp places
• Places subject to severe vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• In direct sunlight or close to heaters for extended periods
To prevent electromagnetic interference from
portable communications devices
The use of portable telephones and other communications
devices near this unit can result in malfunctions and
interference with audio and video signals.
It is recommended that the portable communications
devices near this unit be powered off.
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 the laser
beam be directed into the lens of the camera.
Use at a high temperature
If the unit is used at a high temperature, white flecks may
appear on the screen.
About the LCD panels
LCD panels are manufactured with extremely high-
precision technology that yields effective pixel rates of
99.99% or higher. However, very rarely, one or more
pixels may be permanently dark or permanently lit in
white, red, blue, or green.
This phenomenon is not a malfunction. Such pixels have
no effect on the recorded data, and the unit may be used
with confidence even if they are present.
1-3 Precautions / 1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual
1-4 Using the CD-ROM
The supplied CR-ROM includes versions of the Operation
Manual for the PDW-510/510P/530/530P in English,
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.
1-4-1 CD-ROM System
The following are required to access the supplied CD-
• Computer: PC with Intel Pentium CPU
- Installed memory: 64 MB or more
- CD-ROM drive: ×8 or faster
• Monitor: Monitor supporting resolution of 800 × 600 or
• Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
or Windows XP Home Edition
When these requirements are not met, access to the CD-
ROM disc may be slow, or not possible at all.
One of the following programs must be installed on your
computer in order to use the operation manuals contained
on the CD-ROM disc.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0 or higher
• Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher
If Adobe Reader is not installed, you can download it from
the following URL:
1-4-3 Reading the CD-ROM Manual
To read the operation manual contained on the CD-ROM
disc, do the following.
Insert the CD-ROM disc in your CD-ROM drive.
A cover page appears automatically in your browser.
If it does not appear automatically in the browser,
double-click the index.htm file on the CD-ROM disc.
Select and click the operation manual that you want to
This opens the PDF file of the operation manual.