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Customizing your camcorder
You can adjust the focus manually. You can
select this function also when you want to
focus on a certain subject intentionally.
Touch (nearby subject)/ (distant
subject) to adjust the focus.
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
When you set [FOCUS] to [MANUAL],
The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
us is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted
any closer, and
appears when the focus
cannot be adjusted farther away.
It is easier to focus on the subject by moving
the power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to
adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle)
to adjust the zoom for recording. When you
want to record a subject at close range, move
the power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then
adjust the focus.
The focal distance information (distance at
which the subject is focused on; used as a guide
if it is dark and focus adjustment is difficult)
appears for a few seconds in the following cases.
(This information will not display correctly if a
conversion lens (sold separately) is being used.)
When the focus mode is switched from
automatic to manual
When you set focus manually
This is useful to shoot small subjects, such
as flowers or insects. You can blur out
backgrounds and the subject stands out
Cancels TELE MACRO. (TELE MACRO is
also canceled when you move the zoom lever
to the W side.)
ON ( )
The zoom (p. 24) moves to the top of the T
(telephoto) side automatically and allows
recording subjects at a close distance down to
ut 25 cm (about 9 7/8 in.).
When recording a distant subject, focusing may
be difficult and can take some time.
ust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 69)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
Divides 2 seconds of fast movement into
frames which are then recorded as a
movie and photos. You can view a series
of movement when playing back, which is
convenient in cases such as checking golf
swing or tennis form.