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in places where radio signals are blocked or
reflected, such as a shadowy place surrounded
by buildings or trees, etc. Use the camcorder in
open sky environments.
You may not be able to record location
information at locations or in situations where
radio signals from the GPS satellites do not
reach the camcorder as follows.
In tunnels, indoors or under the shade of
Between tall buildings or at narrow streets
surrounded by buildings.
In underground locations, locations
surrounded by dense trees, under an elevated
bridge, or in locations where magnetic fields
are generated, such as near high voltage
Near devices that generate radio signals of the
same frequency band as the camcorder: near
1.5 GHz band mobile telephones, etc.
On triangulating errors
If you move to another location right after
setting the GPS switch to ON, it may take
a longer time for the camcorder to start
trianguating, compared to when you stay in the
Error caused by the position of GPS satellites
The camcorder automatically triangulates your
current location when the camcorder receives
radio signals from 3 or more GPS satellites. The
triangulating error allowed by the GPS satellites
is about 30 m (98 feet). Depending on the
environment of the location, the triangulating
error can be greater. In this case, your actual
location may not match the location on the map
based on the GPS information. Meanwhile,
the GPS satellites are controlled by the United
States Department of Defense, and the degree of
accuracy may be changed intentionally.
Error during the triangulating process
The camcorder acquires location information
periodically during triangulating. There is
a slight time difference between when the
location information is acquired and when the
location information is recorded on an image,
therefore, the actual recording location may not
match exactly the location on the map based on
the GPS information.
On the restriction of use of GPS on an
During take off and landing of an airplane,
set the GPS switch to OFF and turn off the
camcorder, as you will be instructed to do by
the on-board announcement. In other cases, use
GPS in accordance with the regulations of the
place or situation.
On the map data
The camcorder contains map data for the
following countries/regions. Europe, Japan,
North America, Oceania, etc.
Built-in map is powered by companies as
follows; Map of Japan by Zenrin Co., Ltd., other
areas by NAVTEQ.
The map data included is as of the date of
production of this manual.
GPS maps will appear in 2-dimensional
graphics except for certain landmarks in Japan,
which will appear in 3D.
The map always displays the north at the top.
You cannot change the language on the map.
You cannot update the map data
The scale of the map is 25 m to 6,000 km.
On the geographic coordinate system
The “WGS-84” geographic coordinate system
The map data of the camcorder is copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying or other usage of the
map data may be contrary to the copyright laws.
On the navigation function
The camcorder does not have a navigation
function that uses GPS.
Copyright. Based on data provided under
license from PSMA Australia Limited (www.