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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. 76 81) 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 82 -- 83 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
Dispose of used battery properly.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in
The rating plate (serial number plate) and
safety caution are on the bottom and/or the
back of the main unit.
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 LCD
monitor/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-V60EG.
(An appropriate conversion adapter may be
necessary to accommodate different designs of
AC outlets in different countries.)
This unit is produced to comply with Standard
IEC Publ. 65.
To prevent shock, do not open the cabinet.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel.
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.
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 and/or the LCD monitor can result in
dropping the unit, or in a malfunction.
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 (DVM-30)
Lithium battery CR2025
(for remote control unit)