Quick Start Function

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Quick Start Function

When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder 
enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes 
only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when 
you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD 
panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 
1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.

* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.

1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD 

panel.
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change 
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.

2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.

The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is 
ready to record.

IMPORTANT

• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the 

ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange). 

NOTES

• The camcorder will not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed 

while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing or while a menu is being 
displayed. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode if the LCD 
panel is closed while the memory card slot cover is open or when the 
battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator 
changes to orange.

• The camcorder will shut off if left in standby mode for 10 minutes, 

regardless of the 

 

 [Power Saving Mode] setting (

149). Press 

 to turn on the camcorder.

• You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick Start 

function altogether with the 

 

 [Quick Start] setting (

149). 

• Changing the position of the camera mode dial while the camcorder is 

in standby mode will reactivate the camcorder in the operating mode 
selected.

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