1. Move the power zoom lever to magnify or reduce the size of the image.

W: Wider range of view (Wide angle)
T: Close view (Telephoto)

  • You can magnify images as follows.

  • 3D recording: Up to 12 times the original size (Extended Zoom)

  • 2D recording: Up to 17 times the original size (Extended Zoom)

  • Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.

Optimum distance from the subject to record 3D movies

The distance at which you can obtain good 3D movies varies depending on the zooming level.

The zoom scale on the LCD screen and the distance from the subject
A: Approx. 0.3 m - 5 m (11 7/8 in. - 16 ft. 4 7/8 in.)
B: Approx. 0.9 m - 8 m (2 ft. 11 1/2 in. - 26 ft. 3 in.)
C: Approx. 3.6 m - 18 m (11 ft. 9 3/4 in. - 59 ft. 3/4 in.)

: Not recommended. The movie will be blurred.
: The movie will seem 3-dimensional and realistic.
: The movie will seem flat without a sense of depth.
  • If the movies appear doubled on the LCD screen, return the zoom to the original level.

  • A subject within 30 cm (11 7/8 in.) away should be recorded in 2D.

  • Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.

  • You cannot change the zoom speed with the / button on the LCD screen.

  • The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide angle and about 80 cm (about 31 1/2 in.) for telephoto (2D recording only).

  • During 2D recording, you can magnify images up to 10 times the original size using optical zooming, unless [SteadyShot] is set to [Active].

Related topics
Further zooming: [Digital Zoom (2D only)]