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Thread: Where to find camcorder user manuals

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    Default Where to find camcorder user manuals

    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 (, however the US site offers this free service

    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:

    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:

    tip: it seems that although the model numbers are different, there's normally a UK equivalent.
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    Default JVC manuals can be found online here....

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    May 2005
    St. Louis, Missouri USA


    Canon updated: at least for the GL2
    sorry link no longer available
    Last edited by koolage; 08-27-2007 at 09:08 PM. Reason: updated broken links in post

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    The Sony US link doesn't work for me.

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    Default lost property

    Next theyll be asking,wheres do i buy a charger and software

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    here you find sony user guides

    here you find canon user guides

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    Try also TestFreaks
    There you can find a lot of user manuals, reviews and manufacturer's descriptions of different camcorders

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    May 2005
    Yateley, Hampshire


    I was looking for a manual for the Canon XM2 so that I could check it out before a poss purchase. The UK site makes you pay, but the Aussie one don't! Canon Australia - Home

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    hello,.I am lookng for a canon mv530i dv camcorder service manual or any canon dv camcorder service manual,thanks.
    regards dsweeney.

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