Do not point directly at the sun:
• If direct sunlight strikes the lens or viewfinder, the DVD video camera/recorder could malfunction
or a fire could occur.
• Do not leave the DVD video camera/recorder with the LCD screen exposed to direct sunlight: This
could cause malfunctions.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near TV or radio:
• This could cause noise to appear on the TV screen or in radio broadcasts.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near strong radio waves or magnetism:
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used near strong radio waves or magnetism, such as near a
radio wave tower or electric appliances, noise could enter video and audio that are being recorded.
During playback of normally recorded video and audio, noise may also be present in picture and
At worst the DVD video camera/recorder could malfunction.
Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to soot or steam:
• Thick soot or steam could damage the DVD video camera/recorder case or cause malfunctions.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near corrosive gas:
• If the DVD video camera/recorder is used in a place where there is dense exhaust gas generated
by gasoline or diesel engine, corrosive gas such as hydrogen sulfide, or sulfur such as in a hot
spring area, the external or internal terminals could corrode, which would disable normal
operation, or the battery connecting terminals could corrode, so power will not turn on.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder near ultrasonic humidifier:
• With some water in humidifier, calcium and other chemicals dissolved in water could scatter in the
air, and white particles could adhere to the optical head of the DVD video camera/recorder, which
could cause it to operate abnormally.
Do not expose the DVD video camera/recorder to insecticide:
• Insecticide entering the DVD video camera/recorder could dirty the lens in laser pickup block,
and in such a case the DVD video camera/recorder might not operate normally. Turn the DVD
video camera/recorder off and cover it with vinyl sheet, etc. before using insecticide.
Do not use a generally available 8 cm CD lens cleaner:
• Cleaning the lens is not necessary when using this DVD video camera/recorder in the usual way.
• Using 8 cm CD lens cleaner could cause this DVD video camera/recorder to be faulty.
• If you have to clean the lens, use a Hitachi Maxell cleaner that is exclusively for 8 cm DVD discs.
Be careful of moisture condensation:
• When you move the DVD video camera/recorder between places where the difference in
temperatures is great – such as entering a lodge from a ski slope or going out of a cooled room or
vehicle – condensation (vapor in air warmed or cooled to water droplets) could occur on the lens
and/or inside the DVD video camera/recorder. If condensation occurs, do not open the cover of
disc or card insertion block if possible. If condensation occurs on the lens, wipe it off with a soft,
dry cloth. Even if the external surface of DVD video camera/recorder has dried, condensation may
remain inside: Turn the DVD video camera/recorder off and leave it in a dry place for at least 1 – 2
hours before using it again.
Do not use the DVD video camera/recorder for a long uninterrupted period of time:
• This DVD video camera/recorder cannot be used for a long time continuously as a surveillance
camera/monitor. If you use it for a long continuous period of time, the temperature of DVD video
camera/recorder could exceed the limit and the recording/playback operation may slow down or
other faults could occur. If this happens, turn it off and wait for a while before using it again.