ª About the AC adaptor
ª LCD monitor/viewfinder
≥If the battery is warm, charging requires more time than normal. ≥If the temperature of the battery is extremely high or extremely low, the [CHARGE] lamp may continue flashing, and the battery may not be charged. After the battery temperature has decreased or increased sufficiently, recharging starts automatically. So, wait for a while. If the lamp still continues flashing even after the recharging, the battery or AC adaptor may be faulty. If so, please contact a dealer. ≥If you use the AC adaptor near a radio, radio reception may be disturbed. Keep the AC adaptor 1 m (3.3 feet) or more away from radio. ≥When using the AC adaptor, it may generate whirring sounds. However, this is normal. ≥After use, be sure to pull out the AC Cable from the AC Jack. (If they are left connected, a minute amount of current is consumed.) ≥Always keep the electrodes of the AC adaptor and battery clean.
LCD monitor ≥When the LCD monitor gets dirty, wipe it with a dry soft cloth. ≥In a place with drastic temperature changes, condensation may form on the LCD monitor. Wipe it with soft dry cloth. ≥If your Camcorder is extremely cold, the LCD monitor is slightly darker than usual immediately after you turn the power on. However, as the internal temperature increases, it goes back to normal brightness.
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the LCD monitor screen featuring a total of approximately 123,000 pixels. The result is more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture.
ª About the cassette
Never place the cassette in a high temperature place. ≥The tape may be damaged, producing mosaic-like noise at the time of playback. When storing the cassette after use, be sure to rewind the tape to the beginning and take it out. ≥If the cassette is left for more than 6 months (depending on the storage condition) in the Camcorder or stopped midway, the tape may sag and be damaged. ≥Once every 6 months, wind the tape to the end and then rewind it to the beginning. If the cassette is left for 1 year or longer without winding or rewinding, the tape may be deformed by expansion or shrinkage attributable to temperature and humidity. The wound tape may stick to itself. ≥Dust, direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays), and humidity may damage the tape. Such usage may cause damage to the Camcorder and the heads. ≥After use, be sure to rewind the tape to the beginning, put the cassette in the case to protect it from dust, and store it upright. Keep the cassette away from strong magnetism. ≥Apparatus using magnets such as magnetic necklaces and toys have a magnetic force that is stronger than expected, and they may erase the contents of a recording or may increase noise.
Extremely high precision technology is employed to produce the viewfinder screen featuring a total of approximately 113,000 pixels. The result is more than 99.99% effective pixels with a mere 0.01% of the pixels inactive or always lit. However, this is not a malfunction and does not affect the recorded picture.
ª Periodical check-ups
≥To maintain the highest image quality, we recommend replacing worn parts such as heads after approx. 1000 hours of use. (This, however, depends on operating conditions including temperature, humidity and dust.)