Canon camcorder weird blinking icon

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I have a Canon ZR950 miniDV camcorder, and there is a red blinking icon near the center of the screen that I cannot seem to get rid of. If you have a Canon camcorder, can you tell me what it might mean?

    I tried to reproduce it in the attached image. What does it mean?
    It's in the bottom-left of the screen, but it is closer to the center.

    Thanks
     

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  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  3. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely isn't. It even does that when its plugged in, and both in record and playback mode. I looked in the manual's diagram of indicators, and it is not in the chart.
     
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  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Does it prevent recording or playback? I wonder if there's a reset button on the ZR950 like there is for the HV20/30.
     
  6. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It can record, playback, and transfer fine. Everything works. If it weren't for that icon, I'd think everything is fine. However a blinking red icon in the middle of the screen probably means I should do something.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Could it be an error related to the memory card?


    Lethal
     
  8. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    I think that means the date/time battery needs to be replaced.
     
  9. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANK you sir :)

    I'm thinking of exchanging this thing for an HV20. Anyone have any experience?
     
  10. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the HV20. Great camera. I'm a big fan of MiniDV tapes over anything hard drive based and the price was great.

    I also just added a wide-angle lens which is awesome. It screws on and off really easily. Just a word of caution, though, that it adds a lot of weight to the camera (I think the lens alone is double the weight of the camera).
     

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