Where to find camcorder user manuals

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by gary.hendricks.user, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. You can find copies of user manuals for the following manufacturers at
    the following websites:

    Sony: It appears that UK users must pay for a reproduced manual
    (http://www.sony.co.uk/support/faqinstmanuals.asp), however the US site
    offers this free service www.iq.sony.com

    tip: you need to enter the entire code. they seem to be broken into 3
    parts - the first part denotes whether it's a hi8 or DV cam (DCR for
    DV, CCD for Hi 8 and ACC for accessories), then TRV or HC (HC for
    handicam), then a 2 or 3 digit number. For example DCRTRV140

    Panasonic: For US models, the following link lets you download copy
    manuals in pdf format. You can search by model number or browse by
    type: http://service.us.panasonic.com/operman/default.aspx

    UK owners can use the following link:

    Canon: For US models, follow this link -

    Guess what, UK users are expected to pay for copies of manuals:

    Best Regards,
    Gary Hendricks
    gary.hendricks.user, Sep 24, 2005
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  2. I've downloaded manuals (in pdf format) from Sony (various camcorders, CD
    jukebox style players & MiniDisc recorders), Panasonic (camcorders) and
    Canon (EOS10D). I haven't had to pay for any of them, and in each case
    I've made use of the text search facilities of my PC. Being able to peruse
    the manual before purchase has been very useful. One manufacturer which did
    stump me for a time was Rodenstock, now part of Linos.
    Malcolm Stewart, Sep 24, 2005
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