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User reviews and opinions
|tedmona2000||4:01am on Friday, August 20th, 2010|
|LIGHTWEIGHT, SIMPLE TO USE. PLAYBACK BIT FIDDLEY DUE TO A TOO SMALL JOYSTICK. I had read reports on your Site that the image quality was not great, but I have found it to be very good.|
|Be4Truth||10:45am on Monday, August 9th, 2010|
|External microphoen socket, a rare treat on a budget camcorder. Good overall picture and easy to use. Very simple to use and not over technical with features.|
|Rasper||3:26am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010|
|Camcorder by Canon Purchased this camcorder on a recommend from my daughter. Product delivered in fast time. Camcorder by Canon Purchased this camcorder on a recommend from my daughter. Product delivered in fast time.|
|Chilodus||2:21am on Friday, May 21st, 2010|
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
BP-2L5 Battery Pack Lithium Button Battery CR1616 STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
CA-590E Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord)
Left side view
Lens cover switch ( 21) ( open, closed) CHARGE indicator ( 13) Speaker AV terminal ( 40) MIC (microphone) terminal ( DV terminal ( 40, 45) Terminal cover Grip belt ( 16) Strap mount ( 58) Lock button switch ( 7) Stereo microphone
Right Side View
Viewfinder ( 16) Dioptric adjustment lever ( 16) BATT. (battery release) switch ( 13) LCD screen ( 16) Backup battery compartment ( 14) Start/stop button ( 21) Serial number, Battery attachment unit ( 13) DC IN terminal ( 13) D.EFFECTS button ( 38) FUNC. button ( 17, 25) Joystick ( 6) Zoom lever ( 22) Mode switch ( 30) Easy recording Recording programs Cassette compartment ( 15) OPEN/EJECT switch ( 15) Cassette compartment cover ( 15) Tripod socket ( 22)
Zoom ( 22), Exposure ( Recording program ( 30) White balance ( 34) Image effect ( 35) Digital effects ( 38) Condensation warning ( 54) Shutter speed ( 31) Self timer ( 37) Exposure adjustment ( 32) Manual focus ( 33) Image stabilizer ( 26) Recording mode ( 27) Tape operation Time code (hours : minutes : seconds) Remaining tape Remaining battery charge Widescreen 16:9 mode ( 26) Wind screen off ( 27) Audio recording mode ( 35) Backup battery warning Level marker ( 28) Recording reminder Operating mode ( 7) Audio playback mode ( 36) Search function display END SEARCH ( 24) Playback time (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) Joystick guide ( 6) Data code ( 37) 32)
Tape operation Record, Record pause, Stop, Eject, Fast forward, Rewind, Playback, Playback pause, Fast forward playback, Rewind playback Remaining tape Indicates the remaining time of the tape in minutes. moves during recording. When the tape reaches its end, the display changes to END. When the time left is less than 15 seconds, the remaining tape time may not appear. Depending on the type of tape, the remaining time displayed may not be correct. In any case, you will be able to record on the tape the number of minutes that appears on the videocassettes label (for example, 85 minutes).
Remaining battery charge
When starts flashing in red replace the battery pack with a fully charged one. When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying . Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately. Backup battery warning flashes in red when the lithium button battery is not installed, or when it needs to be replaced. Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
Push the joystick ( ) towards / again to pause the playback. Push the joystick ( ) towards to stop the playback. Press FUNC. Select ( )[ SPEAKER VOLUME] and adjust ( ) the volume. The sound from the built-in speaker will be muted when you close the LCD panel or while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the AV terminal. If you turn off the volume completely, the icon will change to. Press FUNC. to close the menu.
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME
SPECIAL PLAYBACK MODES
There is no sound during the special playback modes. Fast Playback: Push the joystick ( ) towards or ( ) towards. Hold the joystick pressed down to rewind/fast forward the tape while continuing the playback.
Holding the lock button pressed down, set the switch to PLAY.
You can display the date and time of the recording ( 37). During some special playback modes, you may notice some video problems (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture. To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in playback pause ( ) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the playback push the joystick ( ) towards /.
2 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press ( display it. ) to
Locate the point where you want to begin the playback. Push the joystick ( ) towards to rewind the tape or ( ) towards to fast forward. Push the joystick ( ) towards / to begin the playback.
Locating the End of the Last Scene
After playing back a tape, use this function to locate the end of the last scene recorded in order to continue recording from that point. POINTS TO CHECK
Magnifying the Playback Image
During playback, movies and still images can be magnified up to 5 times. You can also select the area to be magnified. ( 7)
Stop the playback before using this function.
Press FUNC. Select ( )[ END SEARCH] and press ( ). Select ( ) [EXECUTE] and press ( ). END SEARCH appears. The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops the tape. To cancel the search push the joystick ( ) towards. NOTES
End search cannot be used once you remove the cassette. If there are blank sections between recordings, the end search may not work correctly.
Move the zoom lever toward T. The image is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W. will appear for images that cannot be enlarged. Select ( , ) the enlarged area of the picture with the joystick. To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame disappears. IMPORTANT
While the magnification position frame is displayed, it will replace the joystick guide. Cancel the magnification to return to normal playback.
Menu Options Lists
Advanced Functions Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an 17). item, refer to Using the Menus (
) the volume with the joystick.
Press ( mode. Mode switch: [ PROGRAM AE],[ PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS], [ NIGHT], [ SNOW], [ BEACH], [ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT], [ FIREWORKS]
) to enter the record pause
) to search.
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
Mode switch: [ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT], [ TUNGSTEN], [ SET]
Mode switch: [ IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [ [ NEUTRAL], [ SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Mode switch: Recording program: [ PROGRAM AE] [ AUTO], [1/50], [1/120], [1/250], [1/500], [1/1000] [1/2000]
Mode switch: [ D.EFFECT OFF], [ [ EFFECT]
[ ON], [ OFF] The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting. The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/25.
If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [ OFF].
[ OFF], [ 90X], [ 800X] Determines the operation of the digital zoom. When activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to the digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range. With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in. The digital zoom indicator will appear in light blue from 30x up to 105x ( only: 90x) and dark blue from 105x ( only: 90x) up to 1000x ( only: 800x). The digital zoom cannot be used with the [ NIGHT] recording program.
Mode switch: [ ON], [ OFF] The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder shake. The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the [ NIGHT] recording program. The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode switch is set to. We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [ OFF] when using a tripod.
[ ON], [ OFF] When you start playing back a tape or when the date of the recording changes, the date and time will be displayed for 6 seconds.
OFF], [ DATE], [ DATE & TIME]
TIME], [ HIGH VOLUME], [ LOW VOLUME], [ OFF] A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a warning beep under unusual conditions.
The list of available languages depends on the region where you purchased the camcorder. Language Set A: [DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAOL], [FRANAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI], [ ], [TRKE], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ] Language Set B: [ENGLISH], [ ], [ ], [ ]
[ ON], [ OFF] In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for five minutes. Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, the message AUTO POWER OFF will appear.
[ ON], [ OFF] The demonstration mode displays the camcorders main features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the power adapter if you leave it turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes. To cancel the demo mode once it started, press any button, turn off the camcorder or insert a videocassette.
System Setup (Beep, etc.)
T.ZONE/DST DATE/TIME DATE FORMAT
[Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)], [M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM)], [D.M.Y (1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM)] Changes the date format for on-screen displays.
Using the Recording Programs
The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. : Recording Programs ( [ PROGRAM AE] The camcorder sets the aperture and shutter speed. 31) [ NIGHT] Use this mode to record in low-light conditions. [ SUNSET] Use this mode to record sunsets in vibrant colors.
[ PORTRAIT] The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details.
[ SNOW] Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts. It prevents the subject from being underexposed.
[ SPOTLIGHT] Use this mode to record spotlit scenes.
[ SPORTS] Use this mode to record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.
[ BEACH] Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. It prevents the subject from being underexposed.
[ FIREWORKS] Use this mode to record fireworks.
: Changing the Shutter Speed and Special Scene Programs
Use the automatic exposure (AE) program to set the shutter speed or select one of the special scene recording programs. POINTS TO CHECK ( Mode switch: 7)
Shutter speed guidelines
1/50 For general recordings. 1/120 For recording indoor sports scenes. 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 For recording from within a car or train, or for recording moving subjects such as roller coasters. 1/2000 For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis on sunny days.
Note that on screen only the denominator is displayed 250 indicates a shutter speed of 1/250, etc. Icon of the currently selected Recording Program Desired option NOTES
Do not change the position of the mode switch while recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly. [ PROGRAM AE] - When setting the shutter speed, the number displayed will flash if the value selected is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select a different value. - If you use a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can obtain a brighter image, but the image quality may be lower, and the autofocus may not work well. - The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds. - The shutter speed resets to [ AUTO] when you set the mode switch to or change the recording program. [ PORTRAIT]/[ SPORTS]/[ BEACH]/ [ SNOW] - The picture may not appear smooth during playback. [ PORTRAIT] - The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (T).
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED IN THE [ PROGRAM AE] RECORDING PROGRAM
MENU CAMERA SETUP SHUTTER
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
[ NIGHT] - Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage. - Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. - White points may appear on the screen. - Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually. [ SNOW]/[ BEACH] - The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen. [ FIREWORKS] To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod.
Manual Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can manually adjust the exposure. POINTS TO CHECK ( 7)
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor scenes. [ [ DAYLIGHT] TUNGSTEN] For recording outdoors on a bright day. For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. [ SET] Use the custom white balance for special situations not covered by the other options. The custom white balance will ensure that white subjects appear white under various lighting conditions. FUNC.
When you select the custom white balance [ SET]: - Make the white balance adjustment in a place with sufficient light. - Set [D.ZOOM] to [ OFF] ( 26). - Readjust the white balance if the lighting conditions change. - Very rarely and depending on the light source, may keep on flashing instead of staying on. Even in that case, the white balance would be properly adjusted and the results should be better than with [ AUTO]. Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases: - Changing lighting conditions - Close-ups - Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest) - Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights
Icon of the currently selected White Balance Desired option*
* When you select [ SET], do not press FUNC. and continue instead with the procedure below.
Audio Recording and Playback
You can use the image effects to change the color saturation and contrast to obtain different results. POINTS TO CHECK ( Mode switch: 7)
Audio Recording Mode
You can change the quality of the audio recording. POINTS TO CHECK
[ [ IMAGE EFFECT OFF] VIVID]
[ [ 16bit] 12bit]
Records with no image enhancing effects. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation. [ NEUTRAL] Tones down the contrast and color saturation. [ SOFT SKIN DETAIL] Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more complimentary appearance. FUNC.
( 17) (
Records audio at the highest quality.
Records audio on 2 channels (Stereo 1) leaving 2 channels free (Stereo 2) for audio dubbing or for adding a sound track with an external device. Audio dubbing cannot be performed with this camcorder.
MENU AUDIO SETUP AUDIO MODE
Icon of the currently selected Image Effect Desired option
ABOUT THE WIND SCREEN
When using the built-in microphone, the camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind, but you can turn the wind screen off when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible ( 27).
TO USE AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
Right channel only (stereo) / Sub signal only (bilingual).
MENU AUDIO SETUP OUTPUT CH
Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal. Use commercially available condenser microphones with their own power supply and a cable no longer than 3 m. You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a 3.5 mm plug but the audio recording levels may vary.
Selecting the Audio Track on a Tape with Dubbed Audio
You can select the audio track to play back when playing back a tape that has a dubbed audio track (Stereo 2) in addition to the original recorded audio (Stereo 1). POINTS TO CHECK ( 7)
Audio Playback Modes
Selecting the Audio Channel
You can select the audio channel to play back when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two channels (either stereo sound or bilingual audio signals). POINTS TO CHECK ( 7)
[ [ [ STEREO1] STEREO2] MIX/FIXED] Original sound only.
Dubbed audio only. Mixed audio with the original sound and the dubbed audio at the same level. [ MIX/VAR.] Mixed audio where the balance between the original sound ( ) and the dubbed audio ( ) can be adjusted.
Left and Right channels (stereo) / Main + Sub signals (bilingual). [ L/L]
Left channel only (stereo) / Main signal only (bilingual).
MENU AUDIO SETUP 12bit AUDIO
The camcorder keeps a data code containing the date and time of recording. You can select the data to be displayed.
[ [ OFF] DATE], [ TIME] No data code display.
* When you select [ MIX/VAR.], adjust the mix balance with the [MIX BALANCE] setting ( 27).
Displays the date or time when the scene or still image was recorded. [ DATE & TIME] Displays both the date and time of the recording. FUNC.
MENU DISPLAY SETUP/ DATA CODE
Set the camcorder in record pause mode.
Add flavor to your recordings. Sound will be recorded normally. You can preview the effect on the display. MENU
[BLK&WHT] (black and white) [SEPIA] [MOSAIC] [CUBE] [COLOR M.] (color mask)
CAMERA SETUP SELF TIMER
[ART] [BALL] [WAVE] [MIRROR]
ON OFF] to
appears. Set [SELF TIMER] to [ cancel the self timer.
Press Start/Stop. The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The countdown appears on the screen. NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can also press Start/Stop to cancel the self timer. The self timer will also be canceled if you turn off the camcorder.
Icon of the currently selected Digital Effect FADER or EFFECT
[ FADER] Faders
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. You can preview the effect on the display.
[FADE-T] (fade trigger) [CORNER] (corner wipe) [FLIP] [ZIGZAG] [TIDE] [WIPE] [JUMP] [PUZZLE] [BEAM]
* You can preview the effect on the screen before pressing ( ). ** The icon of the selected effect appears.
When you are not using the digital effect, select [ D.EFFECT OFF]. The camcorder retains the setting last used even if you turn off the digital effects or change the recording program. The digital effects are not available when [TV TYPE] is set to [NORMAL TV] and the stereo video cable is connected to the AV terminal.
Press D.EFFECTS to activate the fader/effect. The icon of the selected effect turns green. Press D.EFFECTS again to deactivate the fader/effect.
TO FADE IN
Press D.EFFECTS. :.in record pause mode, then press Start/Stop to start recording with a fade in. :.in playback pause mode, then push the joystick ( ) towards / to fade in and start the playback.
TO FADE OUT
Press D.EFFECTS. :.while recording, then press Start/Stop to fade out and pause the recording. :.during playback, then push the joystick ( ) towards / to fade out and pause the playback.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
Press D.EFFECTS. :.while recording or in record pause mode. :.during playback.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Turn off all the devices when making the connections and refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. AV Terminal
Buttons will not work. Turn on the camcorder. Load a cassette. Abnormal characters appear on the screen. The camcorder does not operate properly. flashes on the screen. flashes on the screen. flashes on the screen. Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect all power sources (including the battery pack and the backup battery). This will reset all the camcorder's settings. Load a cassette. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. Condensation is detected. See reference page. Remove the cassette and reinsert it.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE appears on the screen.
Video noise appears on screen. When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the plasma TV.
Video noise appears on the TV screen. The tape stops during record pause or playback pause.
When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV. To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in playback pause ( ) or record pause ( ) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the operation press Start/Stop (when recording) or push the joystick ( ) towards / (during playback).
Image will not appear on the screen. SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME appears on the screen. Pressing the start/stop button will not start recording. Set the camcorder to
Set the time zone, date and time. Replace the backup lithium battery and set the time zone, date and time. Set the camcorder to Load a cassette. Tape reached the end ( END appears on the screen). Rewind the tape or replace the cassette. Cassette is protected ( flashes on the screen). Change the position of the protect switch.
Camcorder will not focus.
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually. If you are using the viewfinder, adjust it with the dioptric adjustment lever. Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth. Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
Sound is distorted. Viewfinder picture is blurred.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or concerts), sound may become distorted. Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
During playback there is video noise. Pressing the playback button does not start playback.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads. Load a cassette. Set the camcorder to Tape reached the end ( Rewind the tape. END appears on the screen). 23 15
No sound from the built-in speaker. Open the LCD panel.
Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at normal temperatures.
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [ ]shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the battery pack
With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of removing and reinserting the cassette. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to SAVE or ERASE OFF.
Terminal cover attached Charged
Rewind tapes after use. A slack or damaged tape may cause video problems and/or audio distortions during playback. Return cassettes to the case and store them upright. Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time. Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder. Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty. Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with cellophane tape. Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may damage the cassettes.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING! The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 C or incinerate the battery. Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Toshiba, Varta or Renata. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion. The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short circuit. Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact. Keep the battery out of the reach of children. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal damage. Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
Cleaning the Camcorder
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens and Viewfinder
If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus may not work properly. Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush. Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never use tissue paper.
Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth. Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 C.
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature. Remove the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an air-conditioned room to a warm, humid place
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
The camcorder automatically shuts off, the warning message CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED appears for approx. 4 seconds and starts flashing. If a cassette is loaded, the warning message REMOVE THE CASSETTE appears and starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape. A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
When the camcorder is moved from a cold place to a warm room
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and weather conditions. After the condensation warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
When the camcorder is left in a humid room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
Using the Camcorder Abroad
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the PAL system. The PAL system is used in the following countries/areas: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia.
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SS600/SS650 Shoulder Strap
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
CB-2LWE Battery Charger NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L5*, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack
MiniDV Video Cassette
CA-590E Compact Power Adapter NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L5, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack
SCART Adapter STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
VCR CV-150F/CV-250F DV Cable
DVD Recorder/Digital Device with DV Terminal
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
* The BP-2L5 is not available as a separate optional accessory.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following models: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14.
CB-2LWE Battery Charger Use the battery charger for charging the battery packs.
Battery Pack BP-2L5 NB-2L NB-2LH BP-2L12 BP-2L14 Charging Time* 70 min. 80 min. 90 min.
150 min. 170 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
Use the car battery charger to charge battery packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs into your cars cigarette lighter and runs off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
Shoulder Strap You can attach a shoulder strap for more security and portability. Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.
WS-20 Wrist Strap Use this for extra additional protection for active shooting.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Video Recording System Audio Recording System Television System Image Sensor 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels); 12 bit (32 kHz) CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal 1/6-inch CCD, approx. 800,000 pixels Effective pixels 16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) approx. 440,000 pixels 16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) approx. 540,000 pixels 4:3 Movies approx. 400,000 pixels Videocassettes bearing the mark SP: 18.83 mm/s; LP: 12.57 mm/s SP: 60 minutes; LP: 90 minutes 2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels 0.35 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 114,000 pixels Stereo electret condenser microphone f=2.691 mm, F/2.05.0, 35x power zoom 35 mm equivalent: 16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) 16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) 4:3 Movies
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