Adjusting the viewfinder

When using the viewfinder, extend it and position your eye near it.

If you extend the viewfinder while the LCD monitor is open, the display switches from the LCD monitor to the viewfinder when you position your eye near the viewfinder.

If the viewfinder image appears blurred, turn the lens adjustment dial next to the viewfinder until the image is sharp.

A: Lens adjustment dial

  • Move it until the picture becomes clear.

When the picture in the viewfinder is hard to see

If you cannot see the picture in the viewfinder clearly under bright circumstances, use the supplied large eyecup. To attach the large eyecup, stretch it slightly and fit it over the groove of the eyecup of to the camcorder. You can attach the large eyecup facing either the right or left side.

A: Large eyecup (supplied)


  • If the viewfinder is extended while the battery pack NP-FV100A (sold separately) is attached, the large eyecup and battery pack may interfere with each other slightly. However, this does not affect the functionality of the camcorder.