DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
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Thank you for purchasing this Digital Video
Camera. Before use, please read the safety
information and precautions contained in the
following pages to ensure safe use of this product.
Using This Instruction Manual
· All major sections and subsections are listed in the
Table Of Contents (
· Notes appear after most subsections. Be sure to read
these as well.
· Basic and advanced features/operation are separated
for easier reference.
It is recommended that you . . .
..... refer to "Controls, Indications and Connectors"
pg. 74 79) and familiarize yourself with
button locations, etc. before use.
..... read thoroughly the Safety Precautions and Safety
Instructions that follow. They contain extremely
important information regarding the safe use of
your new camcorder.
You are recommended to carefully read the
cautions on pages 80 -- 81 before use.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
Warning on lithium cell battery (for remote
The battery used in this device may present a fire
or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C or
Replace battery with Maxell, Panasonic
(Matsushita Electronic), Sanyo or Sony CR2025;
use of another battery may present a risk of fire or
Dispose of used battery properly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire.
The rating plate (serial number plate) and safety
caution are on the bottom and/or the back of the
The rating plate (serial number plate) of the AC
Charger Station is on its bottom.
This camcorder is designed to be used with PAL-
type colour television signals. It cannot be used for
playback with a television of a different standard.
However, live recording and viewfinder playback
are possible anywhere. Use the BN-V607U or
BN-V615U battery pack and, to recharge it, the
provided multi-voltage AC Charger Station
AA-V60EK. (An appropriate conversion adapter
may be necessary to accommodate different
designs of AC outlets in different countries.)
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
When you are not using the AC Charger Station
for a long period of time, it is recommended that
you disconnect the power cord from AC outlet.
CAUTION (applies to the AC Charger Station):
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Connection to the mains supply in the United
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this
equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the
power points in your home or the cable is too short
to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate
safety approved extension lead or consult your
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical
approved type, as originally fitted, and to replace
the fuse cover.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off ensure to
remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immedi-
ately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by
inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains
plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the Larger
Terminal coded E or Green.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code
Blue to N (Neutral) or Black
Brown to L (Live) or Red
If these colours do not correspond with the terminal
identifications of your plug, connect as follows:
Blue wire to terminal coded N (Neutral) or coloured
Brown wire to terminal coded L (Live) or coloured
If in doubt -- consult a competent electrician.
This unit is produced to comply with Standard IEC
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries
apart, or expose them to flame or excessive heat, as
there is a risk of fire or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery terminals, or
the battery itself, to come in contact with metals, as
this can result in a short circuit and possibly start a
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but possess a
large power capacity. However, when the battery
pack becomes cool in an environment subject to
cold temperatures (below 10°C), the battery pack
has a characteristic that its usage time becomes
shorter and may cease to function. If this happens,
place the battery pack in your pocket or other
warm, protected place for a short time, then re-
attach it to the camcorder. As long as the battery
pack itself is not cold, it should not affect perform-
(If you're using some kind of heating pad, make
sure the battery pack does not come in direct
contact with the pad.)
Do not point the lens or the viewfinder directly into
the sun. This can cause eye injuries, as well as lead
to the malfunctioning of internal circuitry. There is
also a risk of fire or electric shock.
CAUTION! The following notes concern possible
physical damage to the camcorder and to the user.
When carrying, be sure to always attach and use
the provided hand strap. Hold the camcorder firmly
in your hand, with the strap securely around your
wrist. Carrying or holding the camcorder by the
viewfinder can result in dropping the unit, or in a
Take care not to get your finger caught in the
cassette cover. Do not let children operate the
camcorder, as they are particularly susceptible to
this type of injury.
Do not use a tripod on unsteady or unlevel surfaces.
It could tip over, causing serious damage to the
CAUTION! Attaching the camcorder to the AC
Charger Station, connecting cables (AUDIO/VIDEO,
S-VIDEO, Editing, DC) and leaving the unit on top
of the TV is not recommended, as tripping on the
cables will cause the camcorder to fall, resulting in
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder temperatures.
This camcorder is designed exclusively for
the digital video cassette. Only cassettes
can be used with this unit.
Before recording an important scene . . .
.... make sure you only use cassettes with the Mini
.... remember that this camcorder is not compatible
with other digital video formats.
.... remember that this camcorder is intended for
private consumer use only. Any commercial use
without proper permission is prohibited. (Even if
you record an event such as a show, perform-
ance or exhibition for personal enjoyment, it is
strongly recommended that you obtain
(AC Charger Station to TV or VCR,
RCA plug 4 RCA plug)
AC Charger Station
Battery pack BN-V607U
(camcorder to TV or VCR,
ø3.5 mini-plug 4 RCA plug)
(ø3.5 mini-plug, 2 poles)
Remote control unit
MiniDV Cassette Tape 30 min
Lithium battery CR2025
(for remote control unit)