IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS, ACCESSORIES

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 
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• This instruction manual shows the illustrations for the VM-8500LA. 
 This video camcorder with this marking incorporates 
 high-quality picture technology and is 
compatible with any video cassette recorder bearing the 
 mark. 
With this camcorder you can view the picture being recorded or the playback picture whether on the LCD 
monitor or in the viewfinder.  Opening or closing the LCD monitor switches the picture to appear on the LCD 
monitor or in the viewfinder.  The following text describes the operation assuming that the viewfinder is a major 
monitor device. 
ACCESSORIES 
Check to make sure you have the following components and accessories (besides the camcorder unit itself) 
before disposing of the packing material. 
1. Lead-acid rechargeable battery 
2. AC adaptor/charger 
3. Shoulder strap 
4. DC cord 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety 
is a major factor in the design of every instrument.  But, safety is your responsibility too. 
This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of a Video 
Camcorder and accessory equipment.  Please read it carefully before operating your video product and keep it 
in a handy place for future reference. 
INSTALLATION 
1  Read and Follow Instructions -- All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the video 
product is operated.  Follow all operating and use instructions.