• LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CAMCORDER VL-Z5E VL-Z3E OPERATION MANUAL. • NOTE The LCD panel of this camcorder is a very high technology product with more than 215,000 thin-film transistors*, giving you fine picture detail. Occasionally, a pixel may appear on the screen as a fixed point of blue, green, red, or black. • Copying such material without permission of the relevant licensees or owners of the copyright is prohibited by law. Sharp is not in a position to authorize the recording of copyright works and nothing in this operation manual should be read or implied as giving. • Warning Indicators.
4 Attaching and Removing the Battery Pack. 6 Charging the Battery Pack. 8 Powering the Camcorder from an AC Outlet.
9 Inserting and Removing a Cassette. 10 Inserting and Removing a Card. 11 Installing the Lithium Batteries. • Returning to Auto Focus. 53 Displaying the Manual Setting Screen.
Sharp Drivers Download Center: Home: Features: Drivers. Fixed my Sharp driver. Camcorder; Major Appliances. Design and specifications are current as of March 2004, but are subject to change without notice. • Protect your environment. Batteries should not be thrown into household refuse; they need special disposal.
53 White Balance Lock. 54 Manual Iris. 55 Manual Gain. 56 Setting the Camcorder to Full Auto Mode. 57 Scene Menu (Program AE). • Selecting the Audio Playback Mode.
63 Recording from an External Source. 64 Editing with the DV Terminal (IEEE1394). 66 Using the Camcorder as a Converter.
68 Camera Recording Card Recording. 70 Selecting the Picture Quality. 71 Recording with the Self-timer. Optional Accessory Standard-life battery pack BT-L226 Note: • The accessory above may not be available in selected areas. AC adapter Power cord CR2025 type CR1216 type lithium battery lithium battery for camcorder CD-ROM USB cable Audio/video/S-video cable Lens cap. • If noise occurs, use a commercially available cleaning tape to clean the video heads (see page viii).
• When the camcorder is not in use, re- member to remove the cassette tape, turn off the power, and disconnect the camcorder from the power source. • 2 To use the camcorder again, turn on the power after waiting for a few hours. Be sure that “DEW” has disappeared. 3 Do not insert a cassette while “DEW” is flashing. • • Worn tape • Long-time use • Dew formation If the video heads become clogged, the v indicator appears on the screen. Contact the nearest SHARP service centre or your dealer for further advice.
Viii Using a Cleaning Tape (Commer- cially Available) • Operation References Part Names For details on the use of each part, refer to the page number indicated in parentheses. Front view Zoom lens Stereo microphone Operation button (p. 31) DISPLAY button (p. 31) LCD LAMP button (p. 29, 30, 63, 64, 66, 68, 83) Tripod socket* * When attaching a tripod with a guide pin, do not attach the pin to the bottom of the camcorder.
USB terminal (p. 83) Earphones jack (VL-Z5 only) (p. 29) AV terminal (pp. • Right view Window cleaning cover (p. 95) Viewfinder (pp. 17, 18) STANDBY indicator (p. 24) POWER/CHARGE (RED) indicator (pp.