● The image will not appear simultaneously on the
LCD monitor and the viewfinder. When the
viewfinder is pulled out while the LCD monitor is
opened, you can select which one to use. Set
“PRIORITY” to the desired mode in SYSTEM
੬ pg. 37, 40)
● Coloured bright spots may appear all over the
LCD monitor or the viewfinder. However, this is not
a malfunction. (
੬ pg. 58)
Produces the zoom in/out effect, or an
instantaneous change in image magnification.
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “T”.
Slide the Power Zoom Lever towards “W”.
● The further you slide the Power Zoom Lever, the
quicker the zoom action.
● Focusing may become unstable during Zooming.
In this case, set the zoom while in Record-
Standby, lock the focus by using the manual focus
੬ pg. 45), then zoom in or out in Record mode.
● Zooming is possible to a maximum of 700X, or it
can be switched to 15X magnification using the
optical zoom. (
੬ pg. 38)
● Zoom magnification of over 15X is done through
Digital image processing, and is therefore called
● During Digital zoom, the quality of image may
● Digital zoom cannot be used when the VIDEO/
MEMORY Switch is set to “MEMORY”.
● Macro shooting (as close as approx. 5 cm to the
subject) is possible when the Power Zoom Lever is
set all the way to “W”. Also see “TELE MACRO” in
MANUAL Menu on page 39.
● When shooting a subject close to the lens, zoom
out first. If zoomed-in in the auto focus mode, the
camcorder may automatically zoom out
depending on the distance between the
camcorder and the subject. This will not occur
when “TELE MACRO” is set to “ON”. (
੬ pg. 39)
In some situations,
angles may provide
more dramatic results.
Hold the camcorder in
the desired position
and tilt the LCD
monitor in the most
convenient direction. It
can rotate 270° (90°
Open the LCD
monitor and tilt it
upward to 180° so
that it faces forward,
point the lens toward
yourself and start
10 x W
1 0 xW
Digital zoom zone
Zoom in (T: Telephoto)
Zoom out (W: Wide angle)
15X (optical) zoom zone
Approximate zoom ratio
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