Canon ZR80 Pdf User Manuals. View online or download Canon ZR80 Instruction Manual. Special moments may come and go, but with Canon’s newest ZR-series camcorders you can capture and relive those sunny days at the beach, casual strolls. Adjusting the Focus Manually ZR80, ZR85, and ZR Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Reflective surfaces.

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Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace maunal with the same type number CA The Adapter can be used with a power supply between and V AC. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.

Canon ZR80 Instruction Manual

It glows steadily when charging is complete. When charging is complete, disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect it from the adapter.

Remove the battery pack after use. Move the adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable. Installing the Backup Battery The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Power the camcorder from a household power source when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. Pull out the viewfinder. Adjust the diopter adjustment lever. Attaching the Lens Cap 1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.

Close the battery cover. If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you have replaced the backup battery.

Press the MENU button to open the menu. Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. Displaying Date and Time during Recording You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen.

Before you make important recordings, clean the video heads Recording 1. Remove the lens cap. Press the MENU button to close the menu. Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short. In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording to check if it has been recorded properly.


Press and release the c record review button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode.

During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and keeps recording the sound. Zooming The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming.

Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom. Tips for Making Better Videos Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand.

Adjusting the Focus Manually ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90

Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens. Playing Back a Tape If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or manuak commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The built-in speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.

Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L leftthe red plug to the red audio terminal R right and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO. Connect the S S-video Cable optional to the S-video terminals. Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Using the Recording Programs Easy Recording Program The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings manually. Availability of Functions manuql Each Mode: Auto setting Shaded area: Set the program selector to Q.

Skin Detail Function The camcorder detects skin tones and adjusts the picture for a more smooth and natural appearance of the skin area. The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program AE mode.

Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Set the program selector to 2. When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the subject may not stay in focus. Infinity Focus Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks. For custom white balance: Point the amnual at a white object and zoom in until it fills the whole screen.

Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 4 is completed. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting.

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The bit mode records sound on two channels stereo 1leaving 2 channels free stereo 2 for adding new sound later. Select the bit mode for higher sound quality.


Headphones can only be used when “H” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the procedure below. Using Digital Effects Faders Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. The image gradually fades zg80. The image begins as a vertical line in the center and expands sideways until it fills the whole screen. The pieces move around until the puzzle is solved. The image is divided into 16 pieces.

The pieces move around and disappear. The image appears in zigzag from the top of the screen. Effects Add flavor canob your recordings. Art ART The image becomes like a paint solarization. Multi-Image Screen Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time. Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes: Black and White only. The name of the selected effect flashes.

Using the Multi-Image Screen You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes: Magnifying the Image The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times. Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure f-stop.

When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display. Six-Second Auto Date Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed.

This function is operated with the wireless controller. Change the mode if necessary. If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of manuzl My Camera settings will be turned off.

It starts automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the demonstration mode.

If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.

Connect the camcorder to the analog video device. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.

Replacing Existing Scenes AV Insert You can insert and replace images and audio on the tape of the camcorder with images and audio from cahon video devices connected via AV terminal or DV terminal. Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to replace.

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The camcorder will automatically stop AV insert at that point. Use a tape recorded in SP, bit mode with this camcorder. LP mode or bit mode. However, the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.

However, the mix balance can only be adjusted in the