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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Please read also the following instruction manual. For further details refer to. Veuillez lire aussi le manuel d'instruction suivant version. Para mayores detalles,. This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a. Page 2: Important Usage Instructions Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

Canon U. Tel No. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. Page 4 When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA- The Adapter can be used with a power supply between and V AC. For areas where V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Page 10 Trouble? Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.

Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table Conventions Used in the Manual : Precautions related to the camcorder operation. Page Checking The Supplied Accessories The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

Page 19 Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short. Charge the battery pack before use. Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack 1. Turn off the camcorder. Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.

Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever as necessary. When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated at a very close range, replace the battery. Turn on the camcorder. Press the MENU button to open the menu. Use the multi selector to select DST] option and press The time zone setting appears. Page Time Zones When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost.

In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, date and time again. Page Step 7: Inserting A Memory Card To remove the memory card: First push the memory card once to release it, and then pull the card out.

Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards. Page Step 8: Loading And Removing A Disc Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover. Insert the disc and press its center firmly until it clicks in place. Page Reviewing The Last Scene Recorded About the Power Save mode: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if left without any operations for 5 minutes power switch towards MODE and release it, or move the power switch to and back to ON.

Page Recording Still Images Recording Still Images Before using a memory card for the first time, be sure to initialize it with this camcorder Move the switch to the Still images position. Page Selecting The Media For The Still Images As long as you do not change the recording destination, still images will be recorded to the last selected media.

Set the camcorder to record or view still images 2. Press the MENU button. Page Zooming You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. Set the camcorder to record movies 2. Page Viewing Still Images between images. The following may not be displayed correctly: Images not recorded with this camcorder, images edited on or uploaded from a computer except for the sample images for the Card Mix function , and images whose file names have been changed.

Page Index Screen Index Screen 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. The stills index screen appears with the first six still images. Page Adjusting The Volume Adjusting the Volume While playing a movie camcorder will play the sound using the built-in speaker. If you close the LCD panel the sound will be muted. Set the camcorder to play movies 2.

Move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the magnification to less than 2 times, move the zoom lever toward W. Page Selecting The Recording Data Display Selecting the Recording Data Display The camcorder keeps a data code containing the recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure f-stop.

You can select the data to be displayed when playing back a movie Auto The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Portrait The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a Set the camcorder to a recording mode 2. Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording programs. The symbol of the selected recording program will appear. Do not change the recording program while recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly.

Page Using The The assist lamp will automatically light up as necessary depending on the illumination level. Assist lamp Night Mode 1. Turn the mode dial to 3. Select press The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen. Fireworks: To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod especially in Snow Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts. In and shoot as in mode, while still enjoying the option to manually adjust some settings.

The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds. Use low aperture values large aperture to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values small aperture to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes. Set the camcorder to a recording mode and set the mode dial to a position other than Exposure cannot be adjusted in the 2. Page Manually Adjusting The Focus 4. Adjust the focus as required until the image appears focused.

Pushing the multi selector The camcorder will automatically return to autofocus when you set the mode dial to Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder. Set the camcorder to record still images mode dial to a position other than The setting differs depending on the position of the mode dial. Page Using The Mini Video Light You can turn on the mini video light assist lamp at any time regardless of the recording program. Set the camcorder to record still images recording program other than 2.

Press the flash button. Page 58 AF-assist lamp. The self timer will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder. Settings FUNC. Page Available Settings List Func. Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Page 62 Depending on the recording mode, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the picture or sound at the point where the scene changes. The camcorder uses a variable bit rate VBR when encoding the video data so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.

Set the camcorder to record still images , Tv or Av. Press the FUNC. First, select the current light metering symbol from the left side column and then select 4. Page Setting The White Balance If you select a white balance setting other than [ To set the custom white balance when you select [ 4. Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.

Use this setting for outdoor scenes. Set the camcorder to a recording mode and set the mode dial to 2.


Canon DC40 Instruction Manual

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