Do not aim the iens at the sun, Avoid magnetic sources, Avoid shocks and dropping – Sharp VIEWCAM VL-WD650U User Manual

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«When the camcorder is not in use, remem­

ber to remove the cassette tape, turn off

the power, and disconnect the camcorder
from the power source.

« Do not aim the iens at the sun.

Do not allow direct sunlight to strike the

camcorder lens or LCD monitor screen,

whether or not recording Is In progress, as It

may damage the CCD sensor or LCD screen

surface. Be particularly careful when
recording outside.

• When shooting In dark places, avoid sudden

brightly lit objects or light sources, such as

the sun. Otherwise, the Image may white out.

Should this happen, point the lens In a

different direction until the picture returns to


«Avoid magnetic sources.

Using the camcorder near

strong fluorescent lights,

motors, televisions, or

other magnetic sources

may adversely affect

recorded images.

■ Using the camcorder near a broadcasting

station or other powerfui transmission
source may cause buzzing or picture

« Avoid shocks and dropping.

Do not drop or otherwise

subject the camcorder to

hard shocks or strong

vibrations. Bumping or
striking the unit during
recording will generate noise

in the recorded image.

«Avoid piacing the

camcorder in ciose

proximity to iighting


The heat from

incandescent lights
may deform the

camcorder, or caus(

to malfunction.

• Always respect prohibitions or restrictions

on the use of electronic equipment on
commercial flights or in other sensitive

• Be aware of the temperature and humidity.

You can use your camcorder at 32°F to 104°F

(0°C to +40°C), and at 30% to 80% relative
humidity. Do not store the unit in an
unventilated car in the

summer, in direct
sunlight, or near strong

heat sources; this can

result in severe damage

to the unit casing and


• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or

other foreign matter could get on or inside

the camcorder, and do not use or leave
your camcorder in areas with excessive

smoke, steam or moisture.

Such environments can

cause malfunctions or
cause mildew to form
on the lenses. Be sure

to keep the unit in a
well-ventilated location.


Some small, portable

tripods may be difficult to

attach and may not be
sturdy enough to support

your camcorder. Be sure to

use only a strong, stable



When using your camcorder in a cold

environment, the LCD monitor screen often
appears less bright immediately after the

power is turned on.This is not a malfunc­

tion. To prevent the camcorder from

becoming too cold, wrap it in a thick cloth

(a blanket, etc.).


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