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until
2011/1/17
For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or,
contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at www.panasonic.ca
Owner’s Manual
High Definition Video Camera
Model No.HDC-SD80P/PC
HDC-TM80P/PC
HDC-HS80P/PC
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
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Things You Should
Know
Thank you for choosing Panasonic!
You have purchased one of the most
sophisticated and reliable products on
the market today. Used properly, we’re
sure it will bring you and your family
years of enjoyment. Please take time to
fill in the information on the right.
The serial number is on the tag located
on the underside of your camera. Be
sure to retain this manual as your
convenient camera information source.
Safety Precautions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,
≥ DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS
VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
≥ USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
≥ DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION!
DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN
ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING,
ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No.
Serial No.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.
FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
≥ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
≥ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
≥ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
≥ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation
instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite
core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Panasonic
Model No.: HDC-SD80P/HDC-TM80P/HDC-HS80P
Responsible party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
1-800-211-PANA (7262)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
HDC-TM80P HDC-SD80P HDC-HS80P
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∫ Concerning the battery
∫ Product Identification Marking
AC adaptor
This AC adaptor operates on AC between 110 V and 240 V.
But
≥ In the U.S.A. and Canada, the AC adaptor must be connected to a 120 V AC power
supply only.
≥ When connecting to an AC supply outside of the U.S.A. or Canada, use a plug adaptor to
suit the AC outlet configuration.
≥ When connecting to a supply of greater than AC 125 V, ensure the cord you use is suited
to the voltage of the AC supply and the rated current of the AC adaptor.
≥ Contact an electrical parts distributor for assistance in selecting a suitable AC plug
adaptor or AC cord set.
The unit should be installed near an accessible AC power outlet, with the power cord
connected directly to it.
To completely disconnect power from the unit, unplug the power cord from the AC power
outlet.
Battery pack (Lithium ion battery pack)
≥ Use the specified unit to recharge the battery pack.
≥ Do not use the battery pack with equipment other than the specified unit.
≥ Do not get dirt, sand, liquids, or other foreign matter on the terminals.
≥ Do not touch the plug terminals (i and j) with metal objects.
≥ Do not disassemble, remodel, heat or throw into fire.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your hands or clothes, wash it off thoroughly
with water.
If any electrolyte should come into contact with your eyes, never rub the eyes. Rinse eyes
thoroughly with water, and then consult a doctor.
Warning
Risk of fire, explosion and burns. Do not disassemble, heat above 60 oC (140 oF) or
incinerate.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Product Location
High Definition Video Camera Battery holder
AC adaptor Bottom
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This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium Battery which contains Perchlorate Material –
special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
A lithium ion/polymer battery that is recyclable powers the product
you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.
U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION:
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety
instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these
operating instructions handy for future reference.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type
plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer, or
sold with the
apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
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Precautions
USE & LOCATION
≥ TO AVOID SHOCK HAZARD … Your
camera and power supply should not be
exposed to rain or moisture. Do not
connect the power supply or operate your
camera if it gets wet. Your camera has
been designed for outdoor use, however it
is not designed to sustain direct exposure
to water, rain, sleet, snow, sand, dust, or a
direct splashing from a pool or even a cup
of coffee. This action could permanently
damage the internal parts of your camera.
Do not attempt to disassemble this unit.
There are no user serviceable parts
inside. Unplug your camera from the
power supply before cleaning.
≥ AS WITH ANY SMALL OBJECT, SD
CARDS CAN BE SWALLOWED BY
YOUNG CHILDREN. DO NOT ALLOW
CHILDREN TO HANDLE THE SD CARD.
≥ DO NOT AIM YOUR CAMERA AT THE
SUN OR OTHER BRIGHT OBJECTS
≥ DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR CAMERA TO
EXTENDED HIGH TEMPERATURE …
Such as, in direct sunlight, inside a closed
car, next to a heater, etc… This action
could permanently damage the internal
parts of your camera.
≥ AVOID SUDDEN CHANGES IN
TEMPERATURE … If the unit is suddenly
moved from a cold place to a warm place,
moisture may form on the SD card and
inside the unit.
≥ DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAMERA OR
THE POWER SUPPLY TURNED ON
WHEN NOT IN USE.
≥ STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA … Store
and handle your camera in a manner that
will not subject it to unnecessary
movement (avoid shaking and striking).
Your camera contains a sensitive pick-up
device which could be damaged by
improper handling or storage.
CARE
≥ TO CLEAN YOUR CAMERA … Do not
use strong or abrasive detergents when
cleaning your camera body.
≥ TO PROTECT THE LENS … Do not touch
the surface of the lens with your hand.
Use a commercial camera lens solution
and lens paper when cleaning the lens.
Improper cleaning can scratch the lens
coating.
≥ TO PROTECT THE FINISH OF YOUR
CAMERA … Before handling your
camera, make sure your hands and face
are free from any chemical products, such
as suntan lotion, as it may damage the
finish.
-If you see this symbol-
WARNING
CAUTION
Information on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European
Union
This symbol is only
valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard
this product, please
contact your local
authorities or dealer
and ask for the correct
method of disposal.
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∫ About the recording format for
recording motion pictures
You can select from either AVCHD or iFrame
recording formats to record motion pictures
using this unit. ( l 61)
AVCHD:
You can record high definition quality images
with this format. It is suitable for viewing on a
large format TV or for saving to disc.
iFrame:
This is a recording format suitable for
viewing and editing with a Mac (iMovie’11).
When using the iMovie’11, you can import
motion pictures in iFrame format quicker
than with AVCHD. You can also make the
file size of the imported motion picture
smaller than when importing AVCHD.
≥ It is not compatible with motion picture
recorded in AVCHD format.
∫ Indemnity about recorded
content
Panasonic does not accept any
responsibility for damages directly or
indirectly due to any type of problems that
result in loss of recording or edited content,
and does not guarantee any content if
recording or editing does not work properly.
Likewise, the above also applies in a case
where any type of repair is made to the unit
(including any other non-built-in memory/
HDD related component).
∫ Handling of built-in memory
[HDC-TM80]
This unit is equipped with the built-in
memory. When using this component, pay
attention to the following points.
Back up data periodically.
The built-in memory is temporary storage. In
order to avoid erasing data due to static
electricity, electromagnetic waves,
breakage, and failures, back up the data to a
PC or DVD disc. ( l 100, 110)
≥ Access lamp [ACCESS] ( l 18)
illuminates while the SD card or built-in
memory is being accessed (initialization,
recording, playback, deleting etc.). Do not
perform the following operations when the
lamp illuminates. It may damage the built-
in memory or cause a malfunction in the
unit.
jTurn the unit off (remove the battery)
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit.
( l 135)
∫ Handling of HDD [HDC-HS80]
This unit is equipped with the built-in HDD.
While the HDD is capable of storing a large
amount of data, there are a few things to
look out for. When using this component,
pay attention to the following points.
Do not expose the HDD to vibrations and
shocks.
Due to the environment and handling
conditions, the HDD may be subject to
partial damages or may not be able to read,
record, and play back data. Do not expose
the unit to vibrations or shock, and do not
turn off the unit during recording or playback.
If the unit is used in a place with loud
sounds, such as a club or similar venue,
the recording may stop due to sound
vibrations. Recording data on an SD card
is recommended in these places.
Back up data periodically.
The HDD is temporary storage. In order to
avoid erasing data due to static electricity,
electromagnetic waves, breakage, and
failures, back up the data to a PC or DVD
disc. ( l 100, 110)
If the HDD experiences any abnormality,
back up data immediately.
Failure in the HDD may produce continuous
noise or choppy sound during recording or
playing back. Continuous use will cause
further deterioration, and may eventually
disable the HDD. If these phenomena are
observed, copy the data on the HDD to a PC,
a DVD disc etc. immediately and contact
consumer support. ( l 152, 153)
Once the HDD is out of order, data cannot
be restored.
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Operation may stop in hot or cold
environments.
The unit is disabled in order to protect the
HDD.
Do not use the unit in low atmospheric
pressures.
The HDD may fail if it is used at altitudes of
3000 m (9800 feet) or higher above sea
level.
Transportation
When the unit is transported, turn off the unit
and be careful not to shake, drop, or cause
impact to the unit.
Falling detection
[ ] is indicated on the screen when it
detects a falling state (a weightless state). If
the falling state is detected repeatedly, the
unit may stop the recording or playback
operation in order to protect the HDD.
≥ HDD access lamp [ACCESS HDD] ( l 19)
illuminates while the HDD is being
accessed (initialization, recording,
playback, deleting etc.). Do not perform
the following operations when the lamp
illuminates. It may damage the HDD or
cause a malfunction in the unit.
jTurn the unit off (remove the battery)
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
≥ About disposing of or giving away this unit.
( l 135)
∫ Cards that you can use with
this unit
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
and SDXC Memory Card
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not
have the SDHC logo or 48 GB or more
Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC
logo are not based on SD Memory Card
Specifications.
≥ Refer to page 24 for more details on SD
cards.
∫ For the purposes of this
owner’s manual
≥ SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
and SDXC Memory Card are referred to
as the “SD card”.
≥ Functions that can be used for Motion
Picture Recording Mode:
Functions that can be used for Still Picture
Recording Mode:
≥ Functions that can be used for Motion
Picture Playback Mode:
Functions that can be used for Still Picture
Playback Mode:
≥ Pages for reference are indicated by an
arrow, for example: l 00
This owner’s manual is designed for use
with models ,
and . Pictures may be
slightly different from the original.
≥ The illustrations used in this owner’s
manual show model ,
however, parts of the explanation refer
to different models.
≥ Depending on the model, some
functions are not available.
≥ Features may vary, so please read
carefully.
≥ Not all models may be available
depending on the region of purchase.
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Accessories………………………………………12
Quick Guide………………………………………13
Preparation
Parts identification and handling ……….17
Power supply…………………………………….20
Inserting/removing the battery……….. 20
Charging the battery ……………………. 21
Charging and recording time…………. 22
Recording to a card …………………………..24
Cards that you can use with
this unit………………………………………. 24
Inserting/removing an SD card………. 25
Turning the unit on/off……………………….26
Turning the unit on and off with the
power button ………………………………. 26
Turning the unit on and off with the
LCD monitor……………………………….. 26
Selecting a mode ………………………………27
How to use the touch screen……………..27
About the Touch Menu …………………. 28
Setting date and time…………………………29
Basic
Before recording……………………………….30
Selecting a media to record
[HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80] ……………………..31
Recording motion pictures ………………..32
Recording still pictures……………………..34
Recording still pictures in
Motion Picture Recording Mode…….. 35
Intelligent Auto Mode ………………………..36
Motion picture/Still picture playback ….38
Using the menu screen ……………………..41
Using the Setup Menu ……………………….42
Advanced (Recording)
Zoom in/out function………………………… 49
Extra Optical Zoom ……………………… 49
Image Stabilizer Function …………………. 50
Recording with the Touch function……. 51
Touch function icons ……………………. 51
Recording functions of
operation icons………………………………… 54
Operation icons…………………………… 54
Recording functions of menus………….. 60
Manual recording……………………………… 72
White balance …………………………….. 73
Manual shutter speed/
iris adjustment…………………………….. 74
Manual focus adjustment……………… 75
Advanced (Playback)
Playback Operations ………………………… 76
Motion picture playback using
operation icon …………………………….. 76
Creating still picture from
motion picture …………………………….. 77
Highlight & Time frame index………… 78
Repeat playback …………………………. 78
Resuming the previous playback…… 79
Zooming in on a still picture during
playback (Playback zoom)……………. 79
Various playback functions ………………. 80
Playing back motion pictures/
still pictures by date …………………….. 80
Highlight Playback ………………………. 81
Changing the playback settings and
playing back the slide show ………….. 83
Deleting scenes/still pictures ……………. 85
Dividing a scene (AVCHD)……………. 86
Dividing a scene to partially delete
(iFrame) …………………………………….. 87
Deleting personal information ……….. 88
Protecting scenes/still pictures ……… 88
DPOF setting……………………………………. 89
Relay scene combining
[HDC-TM80] ……………………………………… 90
Contents
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Preparation Basic Advanced
(Recording)
Copy/Dubbing With a PC Others Advanced
(Playback)
Watching Video/Pictures on your TV ….92
Connecting with a HDMI mini
cable …………………………………………. 95
Connecting with the AV multi
cable …………………………………………. 95
Playback using VIERA Link

…………….96
Copy/Dubbing
Copying between SD card and Built-in
Memory/HDD
[HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80] ……………………..98
Connecting a DVD burner to copy to/
play back a disc ………………………………100
Preparing for copying/
playing back ……………………………… 100
Copying to discs………………………… 102
Playing back the copied disc……….. 104
Managing the copied disc …………… 105
Dubbing with a Blu-ray disc recorder,
video, etc. ……………………………………….106
With a PC
What you can do with a PC……………… 110
End User License Agreement ……… 112
Operating environment …………………… 113
Installation ……………………………………… 116
Connecting to a PC…………………………. 118
About the PC display …………………. 120
Starting HD Writer AE 3.0…………………121
Reading the operating instructions
of the software applications…………. 121
If using Mac …………………………………….122
Others
Indications……………………………………… 123
Messages ………………………………………. 126
About recovery………………………….. 127
Troubleshooting …………………………….. 128
Cautions for use …………………………….. 134
About copyright……………………………… 140
Recording modes/approximate
recordable time………………………………. 141
Approximate number of recordable
pictures………………………………………….. 142
Specifications ………………………………… 143
Optional accessories ……………………… 148
Accessory Order Form
(For USA and Puerto Rico
Customers) ………………………………. 150
Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A.
AND PUERTO RICO)……………………….. 151
Warranty
(For Canadian Customers)………………. 153
Index ……………………………………………… 154
Spanish Quick Use Guide/
Guía española para el uso rápido ……. 156
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Check the accessories before using this unit.
Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Product numbers correct as of Dec. 2010. These may be subject to change.
Accessories
Battery pack
VW-VBK180
AC adaptor
VSK0711
AC cable
K2CA2CA00025
AV multi cable
K1HY12YY0008
USB cable
K1HA05AD0007
Stylus pen
VGQ0C14
≥ This is used for operations that are hard to
operate with your fingers or performing
detailed operations with the touch screen
operation. ( l 27, 48)
CD-ROM
Software
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∫ Inserting the battery
Install the battery by inserting it in the
direction shown in the figure.
A Insert the battery until it clicks and locks.
∫ Charging the battery
A DC input terminal
1 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC input
terminal.
2 Connect the AC cable to the AC
adaptor, then the AC outlet.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an
interval of 2 seconds, indicating that
charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is
completed.
∫ Inserting/removing an SD card
≥ Check that the access lamp has gone off.
1) Open the SD card cover and insert
(remove) the SD card into (from) the
card slot B.
≥ Face the label side C in the direction
shown in the illustration and press it
straight in as far as it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then
pull it straight out.
2) Securely close the SD card cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
Quick Guide




Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD
card or built-in memory, the access
lamp lights up.



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∫ Turning the unit on/off
Turning the unit on and off with the
power button
Open the LCD monitor and press the power
button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
≥ To turn off the unit, hold down the power
button until the status indicator goes off.
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD
monitor
Opening the LCD monitor turns on the unit.
Closing the LCD monitor turns off the unit.
To turn on the unit
A The status indicator lights on.
To turn off the unit
B The status indicator goes off.
∫ Selecting a mode
Operate the mode switch to change the
mode to , or .
∫ How to use the touch screen
You can operate by directly touching the
LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
It is easier to use the stylus pen (supplied)
for detailed operation or if it is hard to
operate with your fingers.
Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select
icon or picture.
Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch
screen.



Motion Picture Recording
Mode ( l 32)
Still Picture Recording Mode
( l 34)
Playback Mode ( l 38, 76)
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Touch Menu
Touch to display the Touch Menu.
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on
the Touch Menu to switch the operation
icons.
A Touch Menu
∫ Language selection
1) Touch [MENU], then touch [SETUP] #
[LANGUAGE].
2) Touch desired language.
∫ Selecting a media to record
[HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80]
1) Change the mode to or .
2) Select the menu.
3) Touch the media to record motion
pictures or still pictures.
≥ Touch [VIDEO/SD CARD] or [PICTURE/
SD CARD] to record to the SD card.
Touch [VIDEO/Built-inMemory] or
[PICTURE/Built-inMemory] to record to
the built-in memory.
Touch [VIDEO/HDD] or [PICTURE/HDD]
to record to the HDD.
≥ The media is selected separately to
motion pictures or still pictures is
highlighted in yellow.
4) Touch [ENTER].
∫ Recording motion pictures
1) Change the mode to .
2) Open the LCD monitor.
3) Press the recording start/stop button to
start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes
to ¥.
∫ Recording still pictures
1) Change the mode to .
2) Open the LCD monitor.
3) Press the button fully to take the
picture.
: [MEDIA SELECT]
T
W
MENU
T
W

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∫ Motion picture/Still picture
playback
1) Change the mode to .
2) Touch the play mode select icon A.
3)
Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish
to play back.
/
Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/
PICTURE] you wish to play back.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
4) Touch the scene or the still picture to be
played back.
B is displayed when [AVCHD] is
touched or is displayed when
[iFrame] is touched in step 3.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
jSlide the thumbnail display upward
(downward) while touching it.
jSwitch the Touch Menu, and then
touch (up) / (down) on the
thumbnail scroll lever.
5) Select the playback operation by
touching the operation icon.
C Operation icon
≥ Operation icons and screen display will
disappear when no function is performed
for a specific period of time. To display
them again, touch the screen.
(Motion picture playback)
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Rewind playback
5: Fast forward playback
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
(Still picture playback)
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order) start/
pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
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1 Speaker
2 USB terminal [ ] ( l 101, 106, 118)
3 Intelligent auto/Manual button
[iA/MANUAL] ( l 36, 72)
4 Optical image stabilizer button
[ O.I.S.] ( l 50)
5 Power button [ ] ( l 26)
6 HDMI mini connector [HDMI]
( l 92, 96)
7 AV multi connector ( l 92, 109)
≥ Use the AV multi cable (only the supplied
cable).
8 Battery release lever [BATT] ( l 20)
9 Lens cover closing switch
The lens cover will open automatically when
set to Motion Picture Recording Mode
or Still Picture Recording Mode. ( l 27)
When not using the unit, close the lens
cover to protect the lens.
≥ Lens cover does not close automatically.
≥ Slide the Lens cover closing switch to
close the cover.
10 Lens cover
11 LED light
≥ It can be used as a Video light or Photo
light. ( l 57, 71)
12 Lens
13 Internal stereo microphones
Preparation
Parts identification and handling
AV MULTI
1
3
4
5
8 67
2
9
11
12
13
10
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14 Mode switch ( l 27)
15 Status indicator ( l 26)
16 Recording start/stop button ( l 32)
17 LCD monitor (Touch screen) ( l 27)
≥ It can open up to 90o.
≥ It can rotate up to 180o A towards the lens
or 90o B towards the opposite direction.
18 Battery holder ( l 20)
19 Tripod receptacle
≥ If you attach a tripod which has 5.5 mm
(0.22 q) screw or larger, it may damage
this unit.
20 SD card cover ( l 25)
21 Access lamp [ACCESS] ( l 25)
22 Card slot ( l 25)
14 15 16
18 17
Due to limitations in LCD production
technology, there may be some tiny bright
or dark spots on the LCD monitor screen.
However, this is not a malfunction and
does not affect the recorded picture.
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19
21
22
20
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/
23 Photoshot button [ ] ( l 34)
24 Zoom lever [W/T] (In Motion Picture
Recording Mode or Still Picture
Recording Mode) ( l 49)
Thumbnail display switch [ / ]/
Volume lever [sVOLr] (In Playback
Mode) ( l 39)
25 Grip belt
Adjust the length of the grip belt so that it fits
your hand.
1 Flip the belt.
2 Adjust the length.
3 Replace the belt.
26 DC input terminal [DC IN] ( l 21)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except
the supplied one.
27 HDD access lamp [ACCESS HDD]
28 DC input terminal [DC IN] ( l 21)
≥ Do not use any other AC adaptors except
the supplied one.
24 23
25
26



27
28
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∫ About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360.
≥ The unit has a function for distinguishing batteries which can be used safely. The
dedicated battery (VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360) supports this function. The only
batteries suitable for use with this unit are genuine Panasonic products and
batteries manufactured by other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries
which do not support this function cannot be used). Panasonic cannot in any way
guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries which have been
manufactured by other companies and are not genuine Panasonic products.
Inserting/removing the battery
≥ Press the power button to turn off the unit. ( l 26)
Install the battery by inserting it in the direction shown in the figure.
Preparation
Power supply
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the genuine
product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these battery packs
are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the requirements of
appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these battery packs may lead
to fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable for any accident or failure
occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe products
are used we would recommend that a genuine Panasonic battery pack is used.
Removing the battery
Be sure to hold down the power button until the status
indicator goes off. Then remove the battery while
supporting the unit to prevent it from dropping.
Move the battery release lever in the direction
indicated by the arrow and remove the battery
when unlocked.
ャモヵヵ
A Insert the battery until it
clicks and locks.
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Charging the battery
Important:
≥ Use the supplied AC adaptor. Do not use the AC adaptor of another device.
≥ Do not use the AC cable with any other equipment as it is designed only for this unit.
Also, do not use the AC cable from other equipment with this unit.
≥ The battery can also be charged using a battery charger (VW-BC10PP; optional).
≥ The battery will not be charged if the unit is turned on.
≥ It is recommended to charge the battery in a temperature between 10 oC to 30 oC
(50 °F to 86 °F). (The battery temperature should also be the same.)
A DC input terminal
≥ Insert the plugs as far as they will go.
1 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC input terminal.
2 Connect the AC cable to the AC adaptor, then the AC outlet.
≥ The status indicator will flash red at an interval of 2 seconds, indicating that charging has begun.
It will turn off when the charging is completed.
∫ Connecting to the AC outlet
If you turn on the unit while connecting the AC adaptor, you can use the unit with power
supplied from the outlet.
≥ If the status indicator flashes at a particularly fast or slow rate, refer to page 137.
≥ We recommend using Panasonic batteries ( l 12, 22, 23, 148).
≥ If you use other batteries, we cannot guarantee the quality of this product.
≥ Do not heat or expose to flame.
≥ Do not leave the battery(ies) in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period
of time with doors and windows closed.
When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully
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Charging and recording time
∫ Charging/Recording time
≥ Temperature: 25 oC (77 oF)/humidity: 60%RH (When using AC adaptor)

HDC-SD80
Battery model number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBK180 (optional)
[3.6 V/1790 mAh]
2h 25min
[HA], [HG] 1 h 50 min
55 min
[HX], [HE] 1h55min
[iFrame] 2h 1h
VW-VBK360 (optional)
[3.6 V/3580 mAh]
4h 20min
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
3h45min 1h55min
[iFrame] 3h55min 2h
HDC-TM80
Battery model number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBK180 (optional)
[3.6 V/1790 mAh]
2h 25min
[HA], [HG] 1 h 50 min
55 min
[HX], [HE] 1h55min
[iFrame] 2h 1h
VW-VBK360 (optional)
[3.6 V/3580 mAh]
4h 20min
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
3h45min 1h55min
[iFrame] 3h55min 2h
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≥ These times are approximations.
≥ The indicated charging time is for when the battery has been discharged completely.
Charging time and recordable time vary depending on the usage conditions such as
high/low temperature.
≥ The actual recordable time refers to the recordable time when repeatedly starting/stopping
recording, turning the unit on/off, moving the zoom lever etc.
≥ The batteries heat up after use or charging. This is not a malfunction.
HDC-HS80
Battery model
number
[Voltage/Capacity
(minimum)]
Charging
time
Recording
destination
Recording
mode
Maximum
continuous
recordable
time
Actual
recordable
time
Supplied battery/
VW-VBK180
(optional)
[3.6 V/1790 mAh]
2h25min
HDD
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
1h35min
50 min
[iFrame] 1h45min
SD
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
1h40min 50min
[iFrame] 1h45min 55min
VW-VBK360
(optional)
[3.6 V/3580 mAh]
4h20min
HDD
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
3h15min 1h 40min
[iFrame] 3h25min 1h 45min
SD
[HA], [HG],
[HX], [HE]
3h25min 1h 45min
[iFrame] 3h35min 1h 50min
Battery capacity indication
≥ The display changes as the battery capacity reduces.
####
If there is less than 3 minutes remaining, then will become red. If the battery
discharges, then will flash.
≥ The remaining battery capacity is displayed when using the Panasonic battery that you
can use for this unit. The actual time can vary depending on your actual use.
≥ When using the AC adaptor or batteries made by other companies, the remaining
battery capacity will not be shown.
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The unit can record still pictures or motion pictures to an SD card, built-in memory or HDD.
To record to an SD card, read the following.
Cards that you can use with this unit
Use SD cards conforming to Class 4 or higher of the SD Speed Class Rating* for
motion picture recording.
* SD Speed Class Rating is the speed
standard regarding continuous writing.
Check via the label on the card, etc.
≥ Please confirm the latest information about SD Memory Cards/SDHC Memory Cards/SDXC
Memory Cards that can be used for motion picture recording on the following website.
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/e_cam
(This website is in English only.)
≥ 4 GB or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDHC logo or 48 GB
or more Memory Cards that do not have the SDXC logo are not based
on SD Memory Card Specifications.
≥ When the write-protect switch A on SD card is locked, no recording,
deletion or editing will be possible on the card.
≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Preparation
Recording to a card
This unit (an SDXC compatible device) is compatible with SD Memory Cards, SDHC
Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards. When using an SDHC memory card/SDXC
memory card with other equipment, check the equipment is compatible with these
memory cards.
Card type Capacity Motion picture recording
Still picture
recording
SD
Memory
Card
8MB/16MB/
32 MB
Cannot be used.
Cannot be
guaranteed in
operation.
64 MB/128 MB/
256 MB
Cannot be guaranteed in operation.
512MB/1GB/
2GB
Can be used. Can be used.
SDHC
Memory
Card
4GB/6GB/8GB/
12 GB/16 GB/
24 GB/32 GB
SDXC
Memory
Card
48 GB/64 GB
e.g.:
32
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Inserting/removing an SD card
Caution:
Check that the access lamp has gone off.
1 Open the SD card cover and
insert (remove) the SD card
into (from) the card slot B.
≥ Face the label side C in the direction
shown in the illustration and press it
straight in as far as it will go.
≥ Press the center of the SD card and then
pull it straight out.
2 Securely close the SD card
cover.
≥ Securely close it until it clicks.
≥ Do not touch the terminals on the back of
the SD card.
≥ Do not apply strong shocks, bend, or drop
the SD card.
≥ Electrical noise, static electricity or the
failure of this unit or the SD card may
damage or erase the data stored on the
SD card.
≥ When the card access lamp is lit, do not:
jRemove the SD card
jTurn the unit off
jInsert and remove the USB cable
jExpose the unit to vibrations or shock
Performing the above while the lamp is on
may result in damage to data/SD card or
this unit.
≥ Do not expose the terminals of the SD
card to water, dirt or dust.
≥ Do not place SD cards in the following
areas:
jIn direct sunlight
jIn very dusty or humid areas
jNear a heater
jLocations susceptible to significant
difference in temperature (condensation
can occur.)
jWhere static electricity or
electromagnetic waves occur
≥ To protect SD cards, return them to their
cases when you are not using them.
≥ About disposing of or giving away the SD
card. ( l 138)
When using an SD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for
the first time on this unit, format the SD card. ( l 46, 47) When the SD card is formatted, all
of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
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Access lamp [ACCESS] A
≥ When this unit is accessing the SD
card or built-in memory, the access
lamp lights up.
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You can turn the unit on and off using the power button or by opening and closing the LCD
monitor.
Turning the unit on and off with the power button
Open the LCD monitor and press the power button to turn on the unit.
A The status indicator lights on.
Turning the unit on and off with the LCD monitor
Unit is turned on when the LCD monitor is opened, and unit is turned off when it is closed.
During normal use, opening and closing of the LCD monitor can be conveniently used
to turn the unit on/off.
∫ To turn on the unit
A The status indicator lights on.
∫ To turn off the unit
B The status indicator goes off.
≥ The unit will not turn off while recording motion pictures even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ In the following cases, opening the LCD monitor does not turn on the unit. Press the power
button to turn on the unit.
jWhen the unit is originally purchased
jWhen you have turned off the unit using the power button
Preparation
Turning the unit on/off
A clicking sound is heard when the unit is shaken.
≥ This is the sound of the lens moving and is not a defect.
This sound will no longer be heard when the unit is turned on and change the mode to
or .
To turn off the unit
Hold down the power button until the
status indicator goes off.

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Change the mode to recording or playback.
Operate the mode switch to change the mode to , or .
You can operate by directly touching the LCD monitor (touch screen) with your finger.
It is easier to use the stylus pen (supplied) for detailed operation or if it is hard to operate with
your fingers.
∫ Touch
Touch and release the touch screen to select icon or
picture.
≥ Touch the center of the icon.
≥ Touching the touch screen will not operate while you
are touching another part of the touch screen.
∫ Slide while touching
Move your finger while pressing on the touch screen.
Preparation
Selecting a mode
Motion Picture Recording Mode ( l 32)
Still Picture Recording Mode ( l 34)
Playback Mode ( l 38, 76)
Preparation
How to use the touch screen
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∫ About the operation icons
/// :
These icons are used to switch the menu and thumbnail
display page, for item selection and setting etc.
:
Touch to return to the previous screen such as when
setting menus.
About the Touch Menu
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu to switch the operation icons.
Touch (left side)/ (right side) of on the Touch Menu.
≥ It is also possible to switch the operation icons by sliding the Touch Menu right or left while
touching it.
B Touch these icons to switch pages upward or downward.
C Displayed only during the Manual Mode.
∫ To display the Touch Menu
A Touch Menu
Recording Mode Playback Mode
The Touch Menu will disappear when no function is
performed for a specific period of time during
Recording mode. To display it again, touch .
T
W

MENU
T
W
FOCUS
WB
SHTR
IRIS


MENU
ALL
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≥ Do not touch on the LCD monitor with hard pointed tips, such as ball point pens.
≥ Perform the touch screen calibration when the touch is not recognized or wrong location is
recognized. ( l 48)
When the unit is turned on for the first time, a message asking you to set the date and time
will appear.
Select [YES] and perform steps 2 to 3 below to set the date and time.
1 Select the menu. ( l 41)
2 Touch the date or time to be set, then set the desired value using / .
A Displaying the World time setting ( l 42):
[HOME]/ [DESTINATION]
≥ The year can be set between 2000 and 2039.
≥ The 12-hour system is used to display the time.
3 Touch [ENTER].
≥ A message prompting for World time setting may be
displayed. Perform the World time setting by touching the screen. ( l 42)
≥ Touch [EXIT] to complete the setting.
≥ The date and time function is driven by a built-in lithium battery.
≥ When this unit is purchased, the clock is set. If the time display becomes [- -], the built-in
lithium battery needs to be charged. To recharge the built-in lithium battery, connect the AC
adaptor or attach the battery to this unit. Leave the unit as it is for approx. 24 hours and the
battery will maintain the date and time for approx. 4 months. (The battery is still being
recharged even if the unit is off.)
Preparation
Setting date and time
: [SETUP] # [CLOCK SET] MENU
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∫ Basic camera positioning
1 Hold the unit with both hands.
2 Put your hand through the grip belt.
3 It is convenient to use the Recording button icon A when holding the unit at waist level.
≥ When recording, make sure your footing is stable and there is no danger of colliding with
another person or object.
≥ When you are outdoors, record pictures with the sunlight behind you. If the subject is
backlit, it will become dark in the recording.
≥ Keep your arms near your body and separate your legs for better balance.
≥ Do not cover the microphones with your hand etc.
∫ Basic motion picture recording
≥ The unit should normally be held steady when recording.
≥ If you move the unit when recording, do so slowly, maintaining a constant speed.
≥ The zoom operation is useful for recording subjects you cannot get close to, but overuse of
zoom in and zoom out can make the resulting motion picture less enjoyable to watch.
∫ Recording Yourself
Rotate the LCD monitor towards the lens side.
≥ The image is horizontally flipped as if you see a mirror
image. (However the image recorded is the same as a
normal recording.)
≥ Only some indications will appear on the screen. When
appears, return the direction of the LCD monitor to
normal position and check the warning/alarm indication.
( l 126)
Basic
Before recording
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The card, built-in memory and HDD media can be selected separately to record motion
pictures or still pictures.
1 Change the mode to or .
2 Select the menu. ( l 41)
3 Touch the media to record motion pictures or still pictures.
≥ The media is selected separately to motion pictures or still pictures is highlighted in yellow.
4 Touch [ENTER].
Basic
Selecting a media to record
[HDC-TM80/HDC-HS80]
: [MEDIA SELECT]
A [VIDEO/SD CARD]
B [VIDEO/Built-inMemory]
C [PICTURE/SD CARD]
D [PICTURE/Built-inMemory]
E [VIDEO/SD CARD]
F [VIDEO/HDD]
G [PICTURE/SD CARD]
H [PICTURE/HDD]
MENU

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1 Change the mode to .
2 Open the LCD monitor.
3 Press the recording start/stop
button to start recording.
A When you begin recording, ; changes to ¥.
B Recording button icon
≥ Recording can also be started/stopped by touching the Recording button icon. This icon
functions in the same manner as the recording start/stop button.
4 Press the recording start/stop button again to pause recording.
∫ Screen indications in the Motion Picture Recording Mode
Basic
Recording motion pictures
T
W


0h00m00s 0h00m00s 0h00m00s
R 1h20m R 1h20m R 1h20m
A Recording mode
B Recording time elapsed
Each time the unit is put into recording
pause, the counter display will be reset
to 0h00m00s.
(“h” is an abbreviation for hour, “m” for
minute and “s” for second.)
C Approximate remaining recordable
time
(When the remaining time is less than
1 minute, R 0h00m flashes red.)
≥ Screen display will disappear when
no function is performed for a
specific period of time. To display it
again, touch the screen.
(It is not displayed when the AF/AE
tracking is set.)
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≥ There are 2 recording formats that can be used with this unit: AVCHD that records
high-definition motion pictures, and iFrame that records motion pictures suitable for
playback and editing on Mac (iMovie’11). To change the recording format, change
the Recording Mode. ( l 61)
≥ Still pictures can be recorded while recording the motion picture. ( l 35)
≥ The images recorded between pressing the recording start/stop button to start recording
and pressing it again to pause recording become one scene.
When you record with the [REC MODE] set to [iFrame], the scenes longer than
approximately 20 minutes will be automatically divided. (Recording will continue.)
≥ (Maximum recordable scenes of a single SD card, built-in memory or HDD)
≥ Maximum number of recordable scenes and maximum number of different dates will be
less than above when there are both iFrame scenes and still pictures recorded on an SD
card, built-in memory or HDD.
≥ While recording is in progress, the recording will not stop even if the LCD monitor is closed.
≥ Please refer to page 141 about approximate recordable time.
Recording formats [HA]/[HG]/[HX]/[HE] [iFrame]
Recordable scenes Approx. 3900 Approx. 89100
Different dates ( l 80) Approx. 200 Approx. 900
About the compatibility of the recorded motion pictures
When motion picture is recorded in AVCHD format
≥ Only motion pictures recorded with the recording format set to AVCHD are supported
by AVCHD compatible equipment. Images cannot be played with equipment that does
not support AVCHD (ordinary DVD recorders). Confirm that your equipment supports
AVCHD by referring to the operating instructions.
≥ It is not always possible to play back motion pictures recorded with the recording
format set to AVCHD on AVCHD compatible equipment. In such a case, play back on
this unit instead.
When motion picture is recorded in iFrame format
≥ You can play back on a Mac (iMovie’11).
≥ It is not compatible with motion picture recorded in AVCHD format.
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Open the LCD monitor.
3 Press the button halfway.
(For Auto focus only)
4 Press the button fully.
Focus indication:
≥ If you set the Optical image stabilizer function ( l 50) to ([MODE1]), then the Image
Stabilizer function will be more effective. ( (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer) will be
displayed when the button is pressed halfway.)
≥ In dark environments, the Photo light will flash. ( l 57)
≥ Focus indication will change to registered focus icon when [FACE RECOG.] is set to [ON].
( l 64)
≥ Using a Photo light or tripod is recommended when recording still pictures in dark places
because the shutter speed becomes slow.
≥ The screen will become darker when the button is pressed halfway if the shutter
speed is 1/30 or slower.
≥ You can also take a picture just by touching the subject to focus. (Touch Shutter: l 53)
≥ To print a picture, save the picture to the SD card ( l 98) and print using a PC or a printer.
Basic
Recording still pictures
A Focus indication
± (The white lamp flashes.):
Focusing
¥ (The green lamp lights up.):
When in focus
No mark:
When focusing is unsuccessful.
B Focus area (area inside brackets)


MEGA
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∫ About the screen indications in Still Picture Recording
: Still picture operation indicator ( l 123)
R3000: Remaining number of still pictures
(Flashes in red when [0] appears.)
: Quality of still pictures ( l 70)
: Size of still pictures ( l 69)
: MEGA optical image stabilizer ( l 34)
: Optical image stabilizer ( l 50)
: AF assist lamp ( l 71)
: Photo light ( l 57)
: Photo light level ( l 57)
: Red-eye reduction ( l 58)
∫ About the focus indication
≥ The focus indication indicates the status of the Auto focus.
≥ The focus indication does not appear in Manual Focus Mode.
≥ The focus indication does not appear or has difficulty focusing in the following cases.
jWhen close subjects and far subjects are included in the same scene
jWhen the scene is dark
jWhen there is a bright part in the scene
jWhen the scene is filled with only horizontal lines
∫ About the focusing area
When there is a contrasting object ahead or behind the subject in the focus area, the subject
may not be focused. If so, move the contrasting object out of the focus area.
≥ Focus area is not displayed in the following conditions.
jWhen the Intelligent Auto Mode (Portrait) is used
jWhen AF/AE tracking is used
jWhen the Extra Optical Zoom is used
jWhen it is necessary to turn on the AF assist lamp ( l 71)
Recording still pictures in Motion Picture Recording Mode
You can record still pictures even in Motion Picture Recording Mode.
¬ Change the mode to .
Press the button fully (press to the bottom) to take the picture.
≥ It is possible to record still pictures while recording motion pictures.
(Simultaneous recording)
≥ Remaining number of recordable pictures is displayed while still pictures
are being recorded.
≥ Photo light, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer ( l 58) do not work.
≥ While recording motion pictures or during the PRE-REC operation, image quality is
different from ordinary still pictures so that motion picture recording takes preference over
still picture recording.
≥ If simultaneous recording is used while recording a motion picture, the recordable time
remaining will shorten. If the unit is turned off or the mode switch operated, the recordable
time remaining may lengthen.
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≥ Screen display will disappear
when no function is performed for
a specific period of time. To
display it again, touch the screen.
(It is not displayed when the AF/
AE tracking or the Touch Shutter
is set.)
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The following modes (appropriate for the condition) are set just by pointing the unit to what
you want to record.
*1 In Motion Picture Recording Mode only
*2 In Still Picture Recording Mode only
≥ Depending on the recording conditions, the unit may not enter the desired mode.
≥ In the Portrait, Spotlight, or Low light mode, the face will be surrounded by a white frame
when detected. In the Portrait mode, a subject that is bigger and close to center of the
screen will be surrounded by an orange frame. ( l 65)
≥ Using a tripod is recommended in Night Portrait and Night Scenery Mode.
Basic
Intelligent Auto Mode
Mode Scene Effect
Portrait When the object is a
person
Faces are detected and focused
automatically, and the brightness is
adjusted so it is recorded clearly.
Scenery Recording outdoors The whole landscape will be recorded
vividly without whiting out the background
sky, which may be very bright.
*1
Spotlight Under a spotlight Very bright object is recorded clearly.
*1
Low light Dark room or twilight It can record very clearly even in a dark
room or twilight.
*2
Night portrait Recording night
portrait
A subject and the background are
recorded with near real-life brightness.
*2
Night scenery Recording night
scenery
You can record night scenery vividly by
slowing the shutter speed.
*2
Macro Recording zooming in
on a flower etc.
This allows recording at very close
proximity to the object of recording.
*1
*2
Normal Other situations Contrast is adjusted automatically for
clear images.
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Intelligent auto/Manual button
Press this button to switch Intelligent Auto
Mode/Manual Mode.
≥ Please refer to page 72 for details about
Manual Mode.
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≥ Faces cannot be detected depending on the recording conditions, such as when faces are
of certain sizes or at certain tilts or when digital zoom is used.
≥ [ZOOM MIC] is set to [OFF] in the Intelligent Auto Mode. ( l 67)
∫ Intelligent Auto Mode
When switching to Intelligent Auto Mode, the Auto White Balance and Auto Focus operate
and automatically adjust the color balance and focusing.
Depending on the brightness of the subject etc., the aperture and shutter speed are
automatically adjusted for an optimum brightness.
≥ Color balance and focus may not be adjusted automatically depending on light sources or
scenes. If so, manually adjust these settings. ( l 73, 75)
Automatic white balance
The illustration shows the range over which Automatic white balance functions.
1) The effective range of Automatic white balance
adjustment on this unit
2) Blue sky
3) Cloudy sky (rain)
4) Sunlight
5) White fluorescent lamp
6) Halogen light bulb
7) Incandescent light bulb
8) Sunrise or sunset
9) Candlelight
If the automatic white balance is not functioning normally,
adjust the white balance manually. ( l 73)
Auto focus
The unit focuses automatically.
≥ Auto focus does not work correctly in the following situations. Record pictures in the
Manual Focus Mode. ( l 75)
jRecording distant and close-up objects at the same time
jRecording a subject behind a dirty or dusty window
jRecording a subject that is surrounded by objects with glossy surfaces or by highly
reflective objects
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1 Change the mode to .
2 Touch the play mode select icon A. ( l 28)
3
Select the [VIDEO/PICTURE] you wish to
play back.
≥ Touch [ENTER].
/
Select the [MEDIA] and [VIDEO/PICTURE]
you wish to play back.
4 Touch the scene or the still picture to be
played back.
B is displayed when [AVCHD] is touched or
is displayed when [iFrame] is touched in step 3.
≥ To display the next (previous) page:
jSlide the thumbnail display upward (downward) while
touching it.
jSwitch the Touch Menu, and then touch (up) / (down) of the thumbnail
scroll lever.
Basic
Motion picture/Still picture playback
≥ Touch [ENTER].
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5 Select the playback operation by touching the operation icon.
∫ Change the thumbnail display
While the thumbnail is displayed, the thumbnail display changes in the
following order if the zoom lever is operated to side or side.
20 scenes () 9 scenes () 1 scene () Highlight & Time frame index*
( l 78)
* Highlight & Time frame index can only set in Motion Picture Playback
Mode.
Even in Motion Picture Playback Mode, [FACE] and [HIGHLIGHT] cannot be used when
[iFrame] is selected.
≥ 9 scenes display returns if the unit is turned off or the mode is changed.
≥ By displaying in 1 scene or pressing and holding the thumbnail in the 20 scenes or 9
scenes display, recording date and time are displayed when playing back motion pictures,
and recording date and file number when playing back still pictures.
C Operation icon
≥ Operation icons and screen display will disappear
when no function is performed for a specific period of
time. To display them again, touch the screen.
Motion picture playback Still picture playback
1/;: Playback/Pause
6: Rewind playback
5: Fast forward playback
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.
1/;: Slide show (playback of the still
pictures in numerical order)
start/pause.
2;: Plays back the previous picture.
;1: Plays back the next picture.
∫: Stops the playback and shows
the thumbnails.

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∫ Speaker volume adjustment
Operate the volume lever to adjust the
speaker volume during motion picture
playback.
Towards “r”:
Increases the volume
Towards “s”:
Decreases the volume
≥ Sound will be heard only during normal playback.
≥ If pause play is continued for approx. 5 minutes, the screen returns to the thumbnails.
≥ The elapsed time for playback indication will be reset to 0h00m00s for each scene.
≥ When playing back iFrame scenes, the image will pause momentarily and the screen may
turn black when the scenes are switching.
Motion picture compatibility
≥ This unit is based on AVCHD format/MPEG-4 AVC file format.
≥ Video signals for the AVCHD that can be played back with this unit are 1920k1080/

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