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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-16-2014

HFG30 - Photo Button GONE?

Hi all,


Have had my G30 for a few years.  Suits me just fine.  I think my kids must have gotten a hold of it or something because there used to be, on the touch screen in the bottom left corner, a "photo" button.  Of course, if pressed, the camcorder would take a still even while recording.  That button is no longer there and I have NO idea how to get it back.  Help?  What is there now is "Filter 2", and if I press that, I have options for effects such as "Cinema" or "Vivid".


Want my photos back!  Help!





Product Expert
Posts: 841
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: HFG30 - Photo Button GONE?


Thanks for posting.


I regret the delay in answering your inquiry.


It sounds like your camcorder has been set to its "Cinema" mode. Still images cannot be recorded while recording movies, in this mode.

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-16-2014

Re: HFG30 - Photo Button GONE?

Oh, please don't sweat any delay in replying!  Thanks for your help!  I don't have it in front of me right now, but I think it was on "Vivid" or something IIRC.  I recall changing it back to "Standard" (or something like that), but Photo still wasn't there.  Can you let me know the precise steps to do what I might need to do?  Thanks!

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