Samsung HMX-M20BN, HMX-M20SN Owner Manual

basic operation of the camcorder

basic operation of the camcorder

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1. 
Open the LCD screen to turn on the camcorder.
•  Your camcorder turns on automatically when you 
open the LCD screen.
2. 
To turn off the camcorder, press the Power (
button for about one second.
•  Closing the LCD screen will not turn off the 
camcorder.
•  Set the date and time when using your camcorder 
for the first time.  page 33
•  The camcorder operates the self-diagnosis function when powered on. If a warning message 
appears, refer to ‘warning indicators and messages’ ( pages 131~137) and take corrective action.
•  If you close the LCD screen when the power is on, the power saving mode activates.
basic operation of the camcorder
TURNING YOUR CAMCORDER ON/OFF
This chapter introduces you to the basic operation procedures of this camcorder, such as 
turning the power on/off, switching modes, and setting on-screen indicators.
When using this camcorder for the first time
•  When you use your camcorder for the first time or reset it, the time zone screen appears 
as the startup display. Select your geographical location and set the date and time. 
page 33
 
If you do not set the date and time, the time zone screen appears every time you turn on 
the camcorder.
Power(
) button
LCD screen