Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Recording Still Images

Recording Still Images

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become distorted or it may not be recorded at 
the actual levels. This is not a malfunction.
  About the Pow er Save mode: To save power 
when the camcorder is powered by a battery 
pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if 
left without any operations for 5 minutes 
(

42). To restore the power, turn the 

camcorder off and then on again.
  About the LCD and view finder screen: The 
screens are produced using extremely high-
precision manufacturing techniques, with more 
than 99.99% of the pixels operating to 
specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels 
may occasionally misfire or appear as black, 
red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on 
the recorded image and does not constitute a 
malfunction.
  When using a tripod: Do not 
leave the viewfinder exposed to 
direct sunlight as it may melt 
(due to concentration of the light 
by the lens). Do not use tripods 
with fastening screws longer 
than 5.5 mm. Doing so may 
damage the camcorder.
  When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable 
picture. 
Excessive camcorder movement while shooting 
and extensive use of fast zooms and panning 
can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, 
the playback of such scenes may result in 
visually induced motion sickness. If you 
experience such a reaction, immediately stop 
the playback and take a rest break as 
necessary.

Recording Still Images

1

Holding the lock button pressed 
down, set the 

 switch to 

CAMERA.

2

Move the 

/

 switch to 

 

(memory card).

3

Press  

halfway.

• Once the focus is automatically 
adjusted, 

 will turn green and one or 

more AF frames will appear.
• When you press 

 on the 

wireless controller, the still image is 
recorded immediately.

4

Press  

fully.

The CARD access indicator will flash 
as the image is being recorded.

Before using a memory card for the first 
time, be sure to initialize it with this 
camcorder (

65).

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