LED Light, 5 Second Recording, Night Scope

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FEATURES FOR RECORDING
LED Light can be used to 
brighten the subject in the dark 
place during video recording.
1
Press LIGHT repeatedly to 
change the setting.
OFF: Turns off the light.
ON: The light is on always. (
 
appears.)
AUTO: The light turns on automatically when 
dark. (
 appears.)
2
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to 
start video recording or SNAPSHOT to shoot a 
still image.
NOTES:
● Be careful not to point the LED Light directly to 
eyes.
● If the light does not reach the subject when the 
LED Light setting is “ON”, the Night-Scope 
function will be activated, and makes it possible to 
shoot the subject brighter.
● There is a difference in the brightness of the 
images shot between the centre area which is 
illuminated by the LED Light and the surrounding 
areas (which will be darker).
● Since subjects are shot at a reduced shutter 
speed when the LED Light setting is “ON”, they 
will appear slightly blurred.
Record a vacation or an important event in 5-
second clips to keep the action moving. This 
function is available only for video recording.
1
Set “5S” to “5S”. (
੬ pg. 26)
● The “5S” indicator appears.
2
Press the Recording Start/Stop Button to 
start recording, and after 5 seconds the 
camcorder enters Record-Standby mode 
automatically.
● Even if you press the Recording Start/Stop Button 
again within 5 seconds after recording starts, 
Record-Standby mode is not engaged.
3
To exit the 5S mode, select “OFF” in step 
1.
To take a snapshot in the 5-second recording 
mode
Instead of pressing the Recording Start/Stop 
Button in step 
2, select the desired Snapshot 
mode in CAMERA Menu (
੬ pg. 25), then press 
SNAPSHOT. The camcorder records a 5-
second still. When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, this 
function is not available.
NOTE:
When “5S” is set to “Anim.”, the 5-Second 
Recording mode is not available. Animation 
recording of a few frames only is taken instead. 
Makes dark subjects or areas even brighter than 
they would be under good natural lighting. 
Although the recorded image is not grainy, it may 
look as if it is strobing due to the slow shutter 
speed.
1
Set the Power Switch to “M”.
2
Press NIGHT so that the Night-Scope 
indicator “
” appears.
● The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to 
provide up to 25 times sensitivity.
● “ ” appears beside “
” while the shutter speed 
is being automatically adjusted.
To deactivate Night-Scope
Press NIGHT again so that the Night-Scope 
indicator disappears.
NOTES:
● During Night-Scope, the following functions or 
settings cannot be activated and its indicator 
blinks or goes out:
• Some modes of “Program AE With Special 
Effects” (
੬ pg. 36).
• “GAIN UP” in CAMERA Menu (
੬ pg. 25).
• “DIS” in MANUAL Menu (
੬ pg. 26).
● During Night-Scope, it may be difficult to bring the 
camcorder into focus. To prevent this, use of a 
tripod is recommended.
LED Light
5-Second Recording
LED Light
Night-Scope
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