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On use and care
Do not use or store the camcorder and accessories
in the following locations:
Anywhere extremely hot, cold or humid. Never
leave them exposed to temperatures above 60°C
(140°F), such as under direct sunlight, near
heaters or in a car parked in the sun. They may
malfunction or become deformed.
– Near strong magnetic fields or mechanical
vibration. The camcorder may malfunction.
– Near strong radio waves or radiation. The
camcorder may not be able to record properly.
Near AM receivers and video equipment. Noise
On a sandy beach or anywhere dusty. If sand or
dust gets in your camcorder, it may
malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
– Near windows or outdoors, where the LCD
screen or the lens may be exposed to direct
sunlight. This damages the inside of the LCD
Operate your camcorder on DC 6.8 V/7.2 V
(battery pack) or DC 8.4 V (AC Adaptor).
For DC or AC operation, use the accessories
recommended in these operating instructions.
Do not let your camcorder get wet, for example,
from rain or sea water. If your camcorder gets wet,
it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
If any solid object or liquid gets inside the casing,
unplug your camcorder and have it checked by a
Sony dealer before operating it any further.
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying,
physical shock, or impact such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on the product. Be
particularly careful of the lens.
Keep the POWER switch setting to OFF (CHG)
when you are not using your camcorder.
Do not wrap your camcorder with a towel, for
example, and operate it. Doing so might cause
heat to build up inside.
When disconnecting the power cord, pull it by the
plug and not the cord.
Do not damage the power cord such as by placing
anything heavy on it.
Keep metal contacts clean.
Keep the Remote Commander and button-type
battery out of children’s reach. If the battery is
accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor
If the battery electrolytic liquid has leaked:
– consult your local authorized Sony service
– wash off any liquid that may have contacted
if any liquid gets in your eyes, wash with plenty
of water and consult a doctor.
When not using your camcorder for a long
Periodically turn it on and let it run such as by
playing back or recording images for about 3
Use up the battery pack completely before storing
Do not exert excessive pressure on the LCD
screen, as it may cause damage.
If your camcorder is used in a cold place, a
residual image may appear on the LCD screen.
This is not a malfunction.
While using your camcorder, the back of the LCD
screen may heat up. This is not a malfunction.
To clean the LCD screen
If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen
dirty, it is recommended you use a soft cloth
to clean it. When you use the LCD Cleaning
Kit (optional), do not apply the cleaning
liquid directly to the LCD screen. Use
cleaning paper moistened with the liquid.
On handling the casing
If the casing is soiled, clean the camcorder body
with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water, and
then wipe the casing with a dry soft cloth.
Avoid the following to avoid damage to the finish:
– Using chemicals such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, chemical cloths, repellent, insecticide
Handling the camcorder with above substances
on your hands.
– Leaving the casing in contact with rubber or
vinyl objects for a long period of time.