Sony 370PL Camera Accessories User Manual

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Vertical tail on the image
Bright object
(electric light, sun,
Monitor screen
Characteristics of CCD Sensors
The following effects may appear in the image. They
are characteristic of camcorders using CCDs (charge-
coupled devices), and do not indicate a malfunction.
Vertical smear
When shooting a very bright object, such as a light, the
highlight tends to produce vertical tails. This effect is
much reduced in this camcorder. (Use of the electronic
shutter increases this effect.)
White flecks
White flecks may appear on the screen during use
under high-temperature conditions. White flecks may
also appear under normal temperature conditions if the
sensitivity is increased (especially to +18 dB or
Important Notes on Operation