Precautions – Sharp VIEWCAM VL-NZ50U 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 iens 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 record­
ing 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 differ­
ent direction until the picture returns to nor­


• Avoid magnetic sources.

Using the camcorder near
strong fluorescent lights,
motors, televisions, or other
magnetic sources may ad­

versely affect recorded im­


' Using the camcorder near a broadcasting

station or other powerfui transmission
source may cause buzzing or picture dete­


> Avoid shocks and drop­


Do not drop or othervyise
subject the camcorder to
hard shocks or strong vibra­

tions. Bumping or striking the

unit during recording will

generate noise in the re­
corded image.

' Avoid piacing the

camcorder in dose

proximity to iighting


The heat from incan­
descent lights may de­
form the camcorder, or
cause it to malfunction.

• Aiways respect prohibitions or restrictions

on the use of eiectronic equipment on
commerciai fiights or in other sensitive ar­

• 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

unventliated car In the
summer, in direct sun­
light, or near strong heat
sources; this can result
in severe damage to the
unit casing and circuitry.

• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or

other foreign matter couid get on or inside

the camcorder, and do not use or ieave

your camcorder in areas with excessive
smoke, steam or moisture.

Such environments can cause malfunctions
or cause mil­
dew to form on

the lenses. Be

sure to keep the
unit In a well-

ventilated loca­

• Some smail, portabie tri­

pods may be difficuit to at­

tach and may not be sturdy r

enough to support your
camcorder. Be sure to use
oniy a strong, stabie tripod.

• When using your

camcorder in a cold envi­

ronment, the LCD monitor screen often ap­
pears less bright immediately after the
power is turned on. This is not a malfunc­

tion.To prevent the camcorder from be­

coming too cold, wrap it in a thick cloth (a

blanket, etc.).