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We have found in very rare cases a phenomenon in the DC22 Digital Camcorder in which “snapping” discharge sounds are heard from within the camera. These sounds may occur because of a discharge of the electric charge of the flash firing capacitor.
If you hear this type of discharge sound, please contact the nearest Canon Service Center for inspection. Even if this phenomenon occurs, it will not lead to ignition or heat generation.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers who use this product. We spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.