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Comments to date: 9. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
naarani 3:12pm on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 
CAN connect to PC I bought this camera for making home movies, and everything was going fine until I read the review above.
fossatig 1:05am on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 
I bought this Samsung VP-D351 XEU MiniDV camera for making home movies. I just bought this Samsung VP-D351 XEU MiniDV camera for some video editing.
Danialssa 6:23am on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 
I dont know what the other guy is talking about - the camcorder is firewire, so it just connects to any computer. Its DV tape.
n5kxa 2:21pm on Friday, July 30th, 2010 
A good buy; a good quality camera with excellent video and audio functions; unfortunately you have to buy firewire and tapes (and if you want. I bought this camera last weekend and so far it has proved to be exactly what I wanted - a basic, easy to use, good value camcorder.
viagra35 7:39am on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 
I have always been keen on photography and have a Minolta 7i so I do not need a camcorder with a still shot to memory card capabil...
cshilli 3:53am on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 
Samsung VP-D351 Mini DV Camcorder I have always been keen on photography and have a Minolta 7i so I do not need a camcorder with a still shot to memor...
ttt 5:45pm on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 
I have had this camcorder for around 18 months and have had no problems with it until now.
sirnigel 11:20pm on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 
Proprietary square-shaped connector, although genuine Samsung units can be had for about six quid on Ebay.
MrAhmad 3:27am on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 
Samsung VP-D351 Mini DV Camcorder I have always been keen on photography and have a Minolta 7i so I do not need a camcorder with a still shot to memor... CAN connect to PC I bought this camera for making home movies, and everything was going fine until I read the review above.

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[VP-D353]

< PED Version 1.03 >
PRODUCT ECO-DECLARATION for Samsung [DVC VP-D353]

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Type and Model: [ DVC VP-D353 ] Weight: [ 405 ] g (net product Wt.) Dimension (WDH) : [ 65 ]mm x [ 92]mm x [ 118 ]mm

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

EPS electricity consumption without electrical load - 115V / 60HZ : 0.3W - 230V / 50Hz : 0.4W EPS energy efficiency - 115V / 60HZ : 74.1% - 230V / 50Hz : 73.1%

ACOUSTIC NOISE

SET, Zoom S/N ratio : 36dB
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE CONTENTS
This product does NOT contain following substances corresponding to 2002/95/EC and 76/769/EEC Asbestos Cadmium (Cd) Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg) Hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) Ozone depleting substances as listed in the Montreal Protocol Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) Polychlorinated biphenyls(PCB), Polychlorinated terphenyls(PCT), Polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) Short-chain chlorinated paraffins ( 50% wt Cl, C=10~13,)
Further information on Samsung Electronics hazardous substance phase out program can be found at: http://www.samsung.com/uk/aboutsamsung/positionpaper.pdf
Copyright 2005 Samsung Electronics. All rights reserved. This document is issued as a matter of information only and all the data can be changed without notice. This document may not be reproduced or transmitted in any means without the prior written permission of Samsung.

PACKAGING

Material composition of product packaging: Lists of Material type Paper (BOX) PE (BAG) EPS (CUSHION) Total Wt. (g) Packaging box volume : [ 4,132 ] cm3 - Dimension (WDH) : [ 185.5 ]mm x [ 150 ]mm x [ 148.5 ]mm The product packaging does NOT contain: - heavy metals according to 94/62/EC. - ozone depleting substances as listed in the Montreal protocol - PVC. Plastic packaging material is marked according to ISO 11469, DIN 6120, ISO 1043-1 to 4 or the related legislation of Korea & Japan. Weight (g) 100.57 3.50 13.00 117.07

BATTERY

Battery type: [ LI-ION ] Weight: [ 100 ] g
The battery cell does NOT contain lead, cadmium and mercury in accordance with EU Directives 91/157/EC.
DISASSEMBLY AND RECYCLING
Mechanical plastics parts, heavier than 25g have material codes in accordance with ISO 11469 and ISO 1043-1 to 4 to facilitate plastics recycling. Samsung Electronics offers product take-back and recycling services for Samsung products in the countries where local take-back legislation is implemented and expands additional voluntary take-back system. Domestic customers: please contact your local government authority for more information on where and how to recycle this product. Business users: please contact your local Samsung Electronics sales office for details of take-back and recycling options.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Environmental Policy Samsung Electronics strives to play a leading role in creating a sustainable society by recognizing and implementing environment, health and safety issues as crucial factors in all our business endeavors. To this end, all of Samsung Electronics business activities observe our Green Management Policy. Originally established in 1992, the current Green Management Policy is available online at GM REPORT Website. ISO 14001 As part of the effort to reduce environmental impacts in its general management activities, Samsung Electronics is committed to achieving ISO14001 certification for all our factories throughout the world. All Samsung Electronics factories located in South Korea have achieved certification to both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. A total of 21 of Samsung Electronics 27 overseas factories have obtained ISO 14001 certification as of 2004 and the remaining 6 are working towards achieving Certification in the near future.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information is presented in Samsung Electronics Green Management Report, available online at: http://www.samsung.com/AboutSAMSUNG/ELECTRONICSGLOBAL/SocialCommitment/Grepo rt/index.htm

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1. The Lithium battery maintains the clock function and user settings; even if the Battery pack or AC adapter is removed. 2. The Lithium battery for the Camcorder lasts about 6 months under normal operation from time of installation. 3. When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the Date/Time indicator will display 00:00 1.JAN.2005 when you set the Date/Time to on. When this occurs, replace the Lithium battery with a new one (type CR2025). 4. There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Warning: Keep the Lithium battery out of reach of children. Should a battery be swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

00:00 1.JAN.2005

Servicing
Do not attempt to service this Camcorder yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Replacement Parts

When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer and having the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorised substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Getting to Know Your Camcorder

Features

Multi OSD Language You can select the desired OSD language from OSD List. Digital Data Transfer Function with IEEE1394 By incorporating the IEEE 1394 (i.LINK: i.LINK is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnectivity system, used to transmit DV data) data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images. USB Interface for Digital Image Data Transfer (VP-D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) You can transfer images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card. PHOTO The photo function lets you capture an object as a still along with sound, while in camera mode. 900x Digital Zoom Allows you to magnify an image up to 900 times its original size. Colour TFT LCD A high-resolution colour TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately. Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification. Various Digital Effects The digital effects allows you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects. Back Light Compensation (BLC) The BLC function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording. Program AE The program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed. NITE PIX The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in a dark place. Digital Still Camera Function (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) - Using Memory card, you can easily record and playback standard still images. - You can transfer standard still images on the Memory card to your PC using the USB interface. MPEG Recording (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) MPEG recording makes it possible to record video onto a Memory card. Multi Memory Card Slot (VP-D354(i)/D355(i) only) Multi Memory card slot is able to use Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MMC and SD. Built-in Memory (VP-D354(i)/D355(i) only) You can use digital still camera functions without a separate external Memory card, using the built-in memory installed in your Camcorder. (VP-D354(i): 16MB/VP-D355(i): 64MB)

Accessories Supplied with Camcorder
Make sure that the following basic accessories are supplied with your digital video camera.

Basic Accessories

1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack 2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE) 3. AC Cord 4. Audio/Video Cable 5. Instruction Book 6. Lithium Battery for Remote Control (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) or Clock. (TYPE: CR2025) 7. Remote Control (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 8. USB Cable (VP-D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only) 9. Software CD (VP-D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only) 10. Lens Cover 11. Lens Cover Strap
1. Lithium Ion Battery Pack
2. AC Power Adapter (AA-E8 TYPE)

3. AC Cord

4. Audio/Video Cable

5. Instruction Book

6. Lithium Battery (CR2025)

7. Remote Control

8. USB Cable

9.Software CD

10. Lens Cover

11. Lens Cover Strap

Optional Accessories
12. S-Video Cable 13. Memory Stick (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only) 14. Scart Adapter
12. S-Video Cable 13. Memory Stick 14. Scart Adapter

Front & Left View

6. EASY.Q button
1. Lens 2. LED light (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only) 3. Remote sensor (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only) 4. S-Video jack

7. Function buttons

8. TFT LCD screen
9. IR(Infrared) light 5. Internal MIC
1. Lens 2. LED light (see page 48) (VP-D353(i)/ D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Remote sensor (VP-D353(i)/ D354(i)/D355(i) only) 4. S-Video jack
5. Internal MIC 6. EASY.Q button (see page 40) 7. Function buttons
PLAYER : REW : FF : STOP CAMERA EASY.Q REC SEARCH REC SEARCH + BLC
8. TFT LCD screen 9. IR(Infrared) light
M.Player (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) REV FWD S.SHOW (SLIDE SHOW) MULTI DISP. +

: PLAY/STILL FADE

Left Side View

1. DISPLAY

5. Focus adjustment knob 6. Viewfinder
2. MACRO/PB ZOOM 3. Speaker 4. Mode switch
(VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)

7. COLOR NITE SHUTTER

(VP-D351(i)/ D352(i) only)

7. COLOR NITE/ LED LIGHT

(VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/ D355(i) only)
1. DISPLAY (see page 25) 2. MACRO/PB ZOOM (see page 44/see page 75) 3. Speaker 4. Mode switch (MEMORY CARD/TAPE) (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)
5. Focus adjustment knob 6. Viewfinder 7. COLOR NITE SHUTTER (see page 47) (VP-D351(i)/D352(i) only) 7. COLOR NITE/LED LIGHT (see page 48) (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)

[ Notes ] s The Date/Time will read 00:00 1.JAN.2005 in the following conditions. - During playback of a blank section of a tape. - If the tape was recorded before setting the Date/Time in the Camcorder. - When the Lithium battery becomes weak or dead. s Before you use the Date/Time function, you must set the clock. See Setting the Clock on page 27.
Off Date Time Date&Time

Setting the TV Display

The TV Display function works in Camera/Player/M.Cam/M.Player modes. You can select the output path of the OSD (On Screen Display).
- Off: The OSD appears in the LCD screen and Viewfinder only. - On: The OSD appears in the LCD screen, Viewfinder and TV. - Use the DISPLAY button located at the left side of the Camcorder to turn the OSD on/off on the LCD screen /Viewfinder/TV.
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY CARD. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Display, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select TV Display, then press the Menu selector. 6. To activate TV Display function, move the Menu selector to the left or right to select On or Off, then press the Menu selector. 7. To exit, press the MENU button.

Basic Recording

Using the Viewfinder
In the PLAYER mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD screen is
closed. In the CAMERA mode, the Viewfinder will work when the LCD screen is closed or rotated counterclockwise 180.

Adjusting the Focus

The focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder enables individuals with vision problems to see clearer images. 1. Close the LCD screen and pull out the Viewfinder. 2. Use the focus adjustment knob of the Viewfinder to focus the picture.
[ Notes ] Viewing the sun or any strong light source through the Viewfinder for a prolonged period may be harmful, or cause temporary impairment. s The Viewfinder will work either in PLAYER mode with LCD screen closed or in CAMERA mode with LCD screen closed or facing the front.
Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette
When inserting a tape or closing the cassette compartment, do not apply
excessive force. As it may cause a malfunction.
Do not use any tape other than Mini DV cassettes.
[ Note ] When you have recorded something that you wish to keep, you can protect it so that it will not be accidentally erased. a. Protecting a tape: Push the safety tab on the cassette so that the hole is uncovered. b. Removing the tape protection: If you no longer wish to keep the recording on the cassette, push the safety tab back so that it covers the hole. How to store a tape a. Avoid places with magnets or magnetic interference. b. Avoid humidity and dust prone places. c. Keep the tape in an upright position and avoid storing it in direct sunlight. d. Avoid dropping or knocking your tapes.

0:00:10 60min

When a cassette is loaded and the Camcorder is left in the STBY mode for more than 5 minutes without being used, it will switch off automatically. To use it again, press the Start/Stop button or set the Power switch to Off and then back to CAMERA. This auto power off feature is designed to save battery power.
Record Search (REC SEARCH)
You can view a recording using the REC SEARCH +, function in STBY mode. REC SEARCH - enables you to play the recording backwards and REC SEARCH + enables you to play it forwards, for as long as you keep each button pressed down. If you press the REC SEARCH - button in STBY mode, your Camcorder will play in reverse for 3 seconds and return to the original position automatically.
[ Note ] Mosaic shaped distortion may appear on the screen while in Record Search mode.
Setting the Zero Memory (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)
The ZERO MEMORY function works in both Camera and Player modes. You can mark a point on a tape that you want to return to following playback.
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 1 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. 3. Press the ZERO MEMORY button on the remote control before the recording or during playback at the point where you wish to return. s The time code is changed to a tape counter that is set to ZERO MEMORY with the 0:00:00 (ZERO MEMORY indicator). s If you want to cancel the ZERO MEMORY function, press the ZERO MEMORY button again. 4. Finding the zero position. s When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape in stop mode. The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position. s When you have finished recording, set the Power switch to PLAYER and press the (REW) button. The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero position. 5. The tape counter with the (ZERO MEMORY indicator) disappears from the display and the tape counter is changed to the time code. [ Notes ] s In the following situations, ZERO MEMORY mode may be canceled automatically: - At the end of the section marked with the ZERO MEMORY function. - When the tape is ejected. - When you remove the Battery pack or power supply. s The ZERO MEMORY may not function correctly where there is a break between recordings on the tape.

1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Before recording, hold down the FADE button. s The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out). 4. Press the Start/Stop button and at the same time release the FADE button. Recording starts and the picture and sound gradually appear (fade in).

0:00:05 60min

0:00:20 60min

0:00:25 60min

To Stop Recording (use Fade In/Fade Out)
5. When you wish to stop recording, hold down the FADE button. s The picture and sound gradually disappear (fade out). 6. When the picture has disappeared, press the Start/Stop button to stop recording.

0:00:30 60min

a. Fade Out (Approx. 4 seconds)
Hold down the FADE button

a. Fade Out

Gradual disappearance
b. Fade In (Approx. 4 seconds)

Gradual appearance

b. Fade In

Release the FADE button

Using Back Light Compensation Mode (BLC)
BLC works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. Back lighting exists when the subject is darker
than the background: - The subject is in front of a window. - The person to be recorded is wearing white or shiny clothes and is placed against a bright background; the persons face is too dark to distinguish his/her features. - The subject is outdoors and the background is overcast. - The light sources are too bright. - The subject is against a snowy background.

<BLC off>

<BLC on>
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY CARD. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the BLC button. s BLC icon ( ) will be displayed. 4. To exit BLC mode, press the BLC button again. s Each press of the BLC button toggles: Normal BLC Normal.
[ Notes ] When NITE PIX to set to ON, the BLC function does not work. s The BLC function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.
Using the Color Nite Shutter
COLOR NITE SHUTTER function works only in Camera mode. Shutter speed can be controlled, allowing you to record slow moving objects. COLOR NITE SHUTTER function may produce a brighter image.

[ Notes ] s The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3 m (about 10 feet). s If you use the Nite Pix function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors by day), the recorded picture may be tinted green. s Nite Pix is not available while taking a photo image. s In the Nite Pix mode, certain functions are not available, such as Exposure, White Balance, Program AE, Digital Effect and BLC. s If focusing is difficult in the auto focus mode when using the Nite Pix function, focus manually. s Do not cover the Infrared Light with your hand. s Do not set the Nite Pix to ON in bright lighting. It might damage the CCD (Charge Coupled Device).

Nite Pix

Power Nite Pix
The Power Nite Pix function works only in Camera Mode. The Power Nite Pix function can record a subject more brightly in darkness
than the Nite Pix function.
When you work in Power Nite Pix mode, the Power Nite Pix icon remains on

the LCD screen.

Power Nite Pix is not available while taking a photo image or with EASY.Q is

in use.

1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Turn on the NITE PIX switch, and then press the COLOR NITE SHUTTER button. 4. Press the COLOR NITE SHUTTER button to set shutter speed. s When using Power Nite Pix, the image takes on a slow motion like effect. s The slow shutter function enables you to record a subject more brightly. 5. Each time you press the COLOR NITE SHUTTER button, the shutter speed changes to Color N. 1/25, Color N. 1/13, Color N. 1/13 ( ) and off in order. 6. To cancel the Power Nite Pix function, press the COLOR NITE SHUTTER button to set to off and then turn off the NITE PIX switch. [ Notes ] The Power Nite Pix function will not turn ON or OFF 4 while you are recording. s The maximum recording distance using the infrared light is about 3 m (about 10 feet). s If you use the Power Nite Pix function in normal recording situations (ex. outdoors by day), the recorded picture may contain unnatural colours. s In the Power Nite Pix mode, certain functions are not available, such as Exposure, White Balance, Program AE, Digital Effect, BLC, Digital Zoom and Manual Focus.

S. 1/50

such as roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250
Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120
[29] If you manually change the Shutter Speed and the Exposure value when Program AE option is selected, manual changes are applied first. The image may not seem as smooth when a high Shutter Speed is set. The Camcorder returns to the auto shutter and auto exposure settings when you set the NITE PIX to ON, or change to the EASY.Q mode. When recording with a Shutter Speed of 1/1000 or higher, make sure the sun is not shining into the lens.

Auto Focus/Manual Focus

The Auto Focus/Manual Focus function works in both Camera and M.Cam
modes. In most situations, it is better to use the automatic focus feature, as it enables you to concentrate on the creative side of your recording. Manual focusing may be necessary under certain conditions that make automatic focusing difficult and/or unreliable. Manual Focus can be set in the Quick Menu.

Auto Focusing

If you are inexperienced in the use of Camcorders, we
recommend that you make use of Auto Focus.

Manual Focusing

In the following situations, you may obtain better results
by adjusting the focus manually. a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the Camcorder, others further away. b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow. c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car. d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly like an athlete or a crowd.
DIS Program AE White Balance Shutter Exposure Manual Focus
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY CARD. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the Menu selector. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Manual Focus, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select On, then press the Menu selector. s M.Focus ( ) icon will blink. 6. Move the Menu selector to the left or right until the object is in focus.
[ Note ] Manual Focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.
Setting the White Balance
The White Balance function works in both Camera and M.Cam modes. The White Balance is a recording function that preserves the unique image
colour of the object in any recording condition.
You may select the appropriate White Balance mode to obtain good quality
s image colour. s Auto ( A ): This mode is generally used to control the White Balance s automatically. s Hold ( ):This holds the current White Balance value. s Indoor ( ): This controls the White Balance 4 Camera Mode according to the indoor ambience. Camera - Under halogen or studio/video lighting Program AE Auto White Balance Auto - Subject is of one dominant colour Digital Effect Off - Close up DIS Off Digital Zoom s Outdoor ( Off ): This controls the White Balance according to the outdoor ambience. Move Select MENU - In daylight, especially for close up and where the subject is of one dominant colour.

1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE or MEMORY CARD. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Camera, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select 7 White Balance, then press the Menu selector. 6. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select desired mode(Auto, Hold, Indoor or Outdoor), then press the Menu selector. 7. To exit, press the MENU button. s When the Auto mode is selected, no icon will be displayed on the screen.
Camera Mode Back Program AE White Balance Digital Effect DIS Digital Zoom Move

Auto Hold Indoor Outdoor

<When the Outdoor option was selected>
Using Quick Menu: White Balance
Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by using the Menu

White Balance

selector.
Quick menu provides easier access to frequently used menus without using

the MEMU button.

1. Press the Menu selector. 2. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select White Balance, then press the Menu selector.

STBY Off

3. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select desired mode(Auto, Hold, Indoor or Outdoor), then press the Menu selector. 4. To exit, press the MENU button.
[ Notes ] s When NITE PIX is set to ON, the White Balance function does not work. s The White Balance function will not operate in 4 EASY.Q mode. s Turn the Digital Zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance. s Reset the white balance if lighting conditions change. s During normal outdoor recording, setting to Auto may provide better results.
Setting the Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS)
The DIS function works only in Camera mode. DIS (Digital Image Stabiliser) is a function that compensates for any shaking
or hand movement while holding the Camcorder (within reasonable limits).
It provides more stable pictures when:
Recording with the zoom (DIS is not available in Digital Zoom mode.) Recording a small object close-up Recording and walking at the same time Recording through the window of a vehicle
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 4 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Camera, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select DIS, then press the Menu selector. 6. To activate the DIS function, move the Menu selector to the left or right to select On,then press the Menu selector. 6 s If you do not want to use the DIS function, set the DIS menu to Off. 7. To exit, press the MENU button. s DIS( ) icon is displayed on the LCD screen.

Camera Mode Camera Program AE White Balance Digital Effect DIS Digital Zoom Move

Auto Auto Off Off Off

[ Notes ] 7 s Digital Zoom, COLOR NITE SHUTTER, 16:9 Wide, Emboss2, Pastel2, Mirror or Mosaic is not available in the DIS mode. s When you press the PHOTO button while the DIS function is enabled, the DIS will be released shortly and resume automatically after the photo recording.
Using Quick Menu: Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS)
Quick menu is used to access Camcorder functions by simply using the Menu selector. Quick menu provides easier access to the frequently used menus without using the Menu button.
1. Press the Menu selector. 2. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select DIS, then press the Menu selector. 3. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select On or Off, then press the Menu selector. 4. To exit, press the MENU button.

STBY On

[ Notes ] It is recommended that you deactivate the DIS function when using a tripod. s If you use the DIS function, the picture quality may deteriorate. s EASY.Q mode automatically sets the DIS to On.
Programmed Automatic Exposure Modes (Program AE)
The Program AE function works only in Camera mode. The Program AE mode allows you to adjust shutter speeds and apertures to

Program AE

suit different recording conditions.
They give you creative control over the depth of field.
Auto mode ( A ) - Auto balance between the subject and the background. - To be used in normal conditions. - The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/250 per second, depending on the scene. Sports mode ( ) For recording people or objects moving quickly.
Portrait mode ( ) - For focusing on the background of the subject, when the background is out of focus. - The Portrait mode is most effective when used outdoors. - The shutter speed automatically varies from 1/50 to 1/1000 per second. Spotlight mode ( ) For recording correctly when there is only light on the subject and not the rest of the picture. Sand/Snow mode ( ) For recording when people or objects are darker than the background because of reflected light from sand or snow. High Speed(High Shutter Speed) mode ( ) For recording fast-moving subjects such as players in golf or tennis games.
[ Notes ] While setting the NITE PIX to ON, the Program AE function does not work. s The Program AE function will not operate in EASY.Q mode.

Setting the Program AE

1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA. 4 2. Set the Mode switch to TAPE. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Camera, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Program AE, then press the Menu selector. s The available options are listed. 6 6. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select desired Program AE option, then press the Menu selector. 7. To exit, press the MENU button. s The icon of the selected mode will be displayed on the LCD screen. s When the Auto mode is selected, no icon will be displayed on the screen.

[ Notes ] s When using this Camcorder as a recorder, the pictures that appear on a monitor may seem uneven, however recorded pictures will not be affected. s Operation is not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above. s While transmitting data from the Camcorder to PC at strong electric field and strong magnetic field, VIDEO signal or AUDIO signal may transmit with noise.
USB Interface (VP-D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) USB
Transferring a Digital Image through a USB Connection
The camcorder supports both USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. (Depends on the PC specification) You can easily transfer a image from a Memory card to a PC without
VP-D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i)
additional add-on cards via a USB connection. You can transfer a recorded file in memory card to a PC via a USB connection. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0) supplied with the Camcorder.
USB Connection speed depending on the System
High speed USB connection is supported by Microsoft (Windows) device drivers only. s Windows 98SE/ME - Full Speed USB s Windows 2000 - High speed USB on a system with Service Pack 4 or later installed. s Windows XP - High speed USB on a system with Service Pack 1 or later installed.

Windows System Minimum

CPU OS (operating system) Memory HDD capacity Resolution USB

Recommended

Intel Pentium 4 , 2GHz Windows 2000/XP 512MB 2GB or more 1024 x 768 dots 24bit Colour USB2.0 High Speed
Intel Pentium III, 600MHz Windows 98SE/ME 128MB 1GB or more 1024 x 768 dots 24bit Colour USB1.1
It is not available for Macintosh systems.
[ Notes ] s USB 2.0 works only for removable disk functions. s On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may not be smooth or video editing may take a long time. s On a slower PC than recommended, movie playback may skip frames or operate unexpectedly. s Intel Pentium III or Pentium 4 is a trademark of the Intel Corporation. s Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation. s All other brands and names are property of their respective owners. s Operations are not guaranteed for all of the recommended computer environments mentioned above. s Do not connect the Camcorder to a PC using both DV and USB cables. It may not operate properly. s In M.Cam or M Player mode, be sure that the Memory card is inserted into Camcorder before connecting USB cable. If no Memory card or an unformatted Memory card is inserted, PC will not recognise your Camcorder as a removable disk. (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only) s USB Streaming requires Video Codec, DV Driver and DirectX 9.0. s If you disconnect the USB cable from the PC or the Camcorder during the data transfer, the data transfer will stop and the data may be damaged. s If you connect the USB cable to a PC using a USB HUB or with other devices at the same time, it may cause conflict and may not work properly. If this occurs, remove all other USB devices and try the connection again.

s s s s s s s

Selecting the USB Device (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)
USB Select function works only in M.Player mode. Using the USB cable, you can connect your Camcorder to a computer to copy your movies and images from the Memory card (or built-in memory; VP-D354(i)/D355(i) only) or to a printer to print your images. 1. Set the Power switch to PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select System, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select USB Connect, then press the Menu selector. 6. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select Computer or Printer, then press the Menu selector. s You can select Computer to use the Camcorder as a PC Camera, USB Stream or removable disk. s You can select Printer to use the Pictbridge feature (see page 110). 7. To exit, press the MENU button.
USB VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i)
M.Player Mode System Clock Set Remote Beep Sound USB Version USB Connect Language Move
On On USB 1.1 Computer English
M.Player Mode Back Clock Set Remote Beep Sound USB Version USB Connect Language Move

Computer Printer

Setting the USB Communication Speed (VP-D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i) only)
To ensure proper communication between the camcorder and a PC, please
set the USB Version before connecting the camcorder to a PC. It is available only in M.Cam and M.Player modes.
1. Set the Power switch to CAMERA or PLAYER. 2. Set the Mode switch to MEMORY CARD. 3. Press the MENU button. s The menu list will appear. 4. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select System, then press the Menu selector. 5. Move the Menu selector to the left or right to select USB Version, then press the Menu selector. s Set the USB Version to USB 2.0 when it is supported by both PC and its OS (Operating System). s If either the PC or OS does not support USB 2.0, set the USB Version to USB 1.1. 6. To exit, press the MENU button.
[ Notes ] s When the USB Version is not set properly, the USB connection may not be established. s USB 2.0 may not be supported by certain PCs depending on their specifications. In this case, choose the USB 1.1 for USB connection. s When selected USB 2.0 is not supported by the PC, the USB 1.1 will be used for the USB connection automatically.

USB 1.1 USB 2.0

Installing DV Media Pro 1.0 Programme
To play back MPEG moving pictures recorded by the camcorder or streaming

DV Media Pro 1.0

data transferred through the USB connection on a PC, the Video Codec programme should be installed. Do not connect the Camcorder to PC before installing the programme. If another Camcorder or scanner is connected, please disconnect it in advance. This explanation is based on Windows 98SE OS. DV Media Pro 1.0 User's Manual is included on the accompanying CD(D:\help\) in Adobe's Portable Document Format(PDF) The user's manual can be viewed using Acrobat Reader software, which is also included on the D\Support\AcrobatReader\AcroReader51_ENU_full.exe). (The Acrobat Reader is a freeware product of Adobe Systems,Inc.) 3 DV Media Pro Users Manual is in English.

The Memory Stick stores and manages images recorded

by the Camcorder.

Memory Stick Functions

Terminal Protection tab

Recording still images and MPEG4 movies Viewing still images and MPEG4 movies - Single - Slide show (Still images only) - Multi display (Still images only) Protecting images against accidental erasure Deleting images recorded on a Memory Stick Print marking still images Formatting a Memory Stick
[ Notes ] You can use most of the Camcorders functions when recording to the Memory Stick. s appears on the screen while recording to the Memory Stick. s While recording or loading an image, do not eject or insert the Memory Stick. Inserting or ejecting a Memory Stick while recording or loading an image can cause data damage. s If you want to save all images on the Memory Stick, set the write protect tab on the Memory Stick to LOCK.
Memory Stick and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Furthermore, and are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
Inserting and Ejecting the Memory Card
Inserting the Memory card 1. Set the Power switch to Off. 2. Open the Memory card cover. 3. Insert the Memory card in the direction of the arrow into the Memory card slot located on the bottom of the Camcorder. Ejecting the Memory card 1. Set the Power switch to Off. 2. Open the Memory card cover. 3. Push the Memory card, then it comes out of the Camcorder automatically. 4. Pull out the Memory card. Do not attempt to pull the Memory card out without first pushing it in.

VP-D353(i) only

VP-D354(i)/D355(i) only
[ Notes ] Memory Stick s Memory Stick Duo type or RS-MMC (VP-D354(i)/D355(i) Memory Stick PRO only) should be inserted by using the Adaptor (not supplied). s If you set the Camcorder to M.Player mode, the last recorded still image appears. SD/MMC If there are no recorded images on the Memory card, No image ! will display on the screen. s While recording, loading, erasing or formatting, do not turn (Usable Memory card) off the power or change the mode. s Please turn the power off before you insert or eject the Memory card. You could lose data on the Memory card. s s Do not allow metal substances to come in contact with the terminals of the Memory card. s s Do not bend, drop or apply strong shock to Memory card. s s After pulling the Memory card out from the Camcorder, please keep the Memory card in a s soft case to prevent static shock. s The stored contents may be changed or lost as a result of misuse, static electricity, electric s noise or repair. Save important images separately. s Samsung is not responsible for data loss due to misuse.

Specifications

Model Name: VP-D351(i)/D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i)
Video signal Video recording system Audio recording system Usable cassette Tape speed Tape recording time FF/REW time Image device Lens Filter diameter LCD screen/Viewfinder Size/dot number LCD screen Method Viewfinder Connectors Video output S-video output Audio output DV input/output USB output External mic PAL 2 rotary heads, Helical scanning system Rotary heads, PCM system Digital video tape (6.35mm width): Mini DV cassette SP: approx. 18.83mm/s LP: approx. 12.57mm/s SP: 60 minutes (when using DVM 60), LP: 90 minutes (when using DVM 60) Approx. 150 sec. (using DVM60 tape) CCD (Charge Coupled Device) (800k pixels) F1.6 20x(Optical), 900x(Digital) Electronic zoom lens 30 2.36 inchs 112k TFT LCD B/W LCD (VP-D351(i)/D352(i)/D353(i) only), Colour LCD (VP-D354(i)/D355(i) only) 1Vp-p (75 terminated) Y: 1Vp-p, 75, C: 0. 286Vp-p, 75 -7.5dBs (600 terminated) VP-D351i/D352i/D353i/D354i/D355i: 4pin special in/out connector, VP-D351/D352/D353/D354/D355: out only. Mini-B type connector 3.5 stereo
VP-D351(i)/D352(i)/D353(i)/D354(i)/D355(i)

General

Power source Power source type Power consumption (Recording) Operating temperature Storage temperature External dimension Weight Internal MIC Remote control (VP-D353(i)D354(i)/D355(i) only) DC 8.4V, Lithium Ion Battery Pack 7.4V Lithium Ion Battery Pack, Power supply (100V~240V) 50/60Hz 4.3W(LCD), 4.0W(Viewfinder) 0~40C (32F~104F) -20C ~ 60C (-4F ~ 140F) Height 92mm(3.62inches), Length 117.5mm(4.63inches), Width 64mm(2.52inches) 0.904lb(410g, 14.46oz) (Except for Lithium Ion Battery Pack and tape) Omnidirectional stereo microphone Indoors: greater than 49ft(15m) (straight line), Outdoors: about 16.4ft(5m) (straight line) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
- These technical specifications and design may be changed without notice.

-A-M-A-M-

Accessories..12 AF/MF...58 Audio Dubbing..77 Audio Mode... 55
Memory card.. 88 Memory Stick.. 87 MPEG Recording. 102

-O-O-B-P-C-

OSD.. 24, 25
Battery Pack... 21 BLC..46
Cassette.. 36 Cleaning..113 Clock Set..27 Connecting..71
Photo Copy.. 106 Photo Quality.. 91 Photo Search.. 68 Program AE.. 63, 64 Protection.. 97
Date/Time..33 DC Cable..20 Deleting.. 99 Demonstration.. 31 DIS.. 61 Digital Effect... 65 DV...79, 80
Rec Mode.. 54 Rec Search... 41 Remote.. 28 Remote control.. 17, 43
Shutter Speed.. 57 Sound.. 70 Speaker.. 70 Still images... 95

-E-T-F-U-

EASY.Q Mode.. 40 Exposure.. 57
Tele MACRO.. 44 TV Display.. 34
Fade... 45 Formatting... 101 Frame advance.. 74 Function buttons.. 13

USB.. 81~86

-V-V-H-W-I-

Viewfinder..35

Hand Strap.. 18

IEEE1394.. 79

White Balance.. 59 Wind Cut.. 56

LCD... 32

ZERO MEMORY.. 42 Zoom... 44

 

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