Canon VIXIA HF G30 Camcorder Quick Guide

You can enjoy a variety of Wi-Fi functions with your camcorder. While these functions are beyond the scope of this Quick Guide, you can read the Wi-Fi Basic Setup Guide supplied with the camcorder to get you started. And you have the complete information in the full-version Instruction Manual (PDF file*).

About the Camcorder’s PDF Instruction Manual

This guide will get you started and show you how to use the most basic functions of your camcorder to shoot video, take photos and play back your recordings (using the camcorder or connecting it to your TV). To learn more about the more advanced functions of your camcorder, to read important handling precautions and to consult the troubleshooting section if an error message is displayed, be sure to read the full-version Instruction Manual (PDF file*). In this Quick Guide, the mark indicates reference page numbers in the PDF file.
* Adobe Reader 6 or later is required to view the PDF Instruction Manual.

Installing the Camcorder’s Instruction Manual (PDF file)

1. Insert the VIXIA CD-ROM into the computer’s disc drive.
The installer panel appears.

2. In the installer panel, click [Instruction Manual of the Camcorder] and select your language.

3. When the installation is complete, click [OK], then [Exit].
The installer will save the camcorder’s Instruction Manual (PDF file) on the computer and will create
a shortcut icon on the desktop for easy access.

Step 1. Charging the Battery Pack

The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. When you use the compact power adapter, the power of the battery pack will not be consumed. Charge the battery pack before use.

Step 2. Basic Preparations

Before you begin, make basic adjustments and learn about a few of the frequently-used parts. See Preparing the Camcorder (;24) for details. See Handling Precautions, Cleaning for important information about how to take care of the touch screen.

Step 3. Using a Memory Card

Use commercially available SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory cards. Make sure you use a compatible memory card. See Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder for memory cards that can be used.

Step 4. Setting the Date/Time and Language

When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, you will need to set the date and time before using the camcorder. You can also change the date format and time zone. (For your convenience, you can do so after changing the language to your preference.)

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