Applies to
Jazz Elite HDV-188 High Definition Digital Video Camera

PDF, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Jazz Elite


6.30 MB

Driver Date & Version
2008-05-26 (ver. 1.0)


If you were trying to download the HDV-188 user guide/manual from Jazz Camera website, you will not be able to find any. In fact, what you find on the website is just a single big Shockwave swf file. No download link whatsoever.

After much googling and searching high and low from various AV and online gadget forums, finally I managed to locate a copy of the manual. The manual for HDV-188 is in PDF format so you may want to download a PDF reader to view it.

I hope the manual is meant for HDV-188 because frankly speaking I could not find a single word inside the PDF manual mentioning HDV-188. However judging from the list of features/specification as well as the pictures inside the manual, compare to the actual images from Jazz Camera website, I am pretty sure this is the correct manual for HDV-188.

The HDV-188 user manual is 69 pages long and I must say is pretty well-written. There are 12 sections in the manual:

  1. Section 1 Getting to Know Your Camera
  2. Section 2 Getting Started
  3. Section 3 Record Mode
  4. Section 4 Playback Mode
  5. Section 5 Listening to MP3 Music
  6. Section 6 Viewing Movie on PC
  7. Section 7 Viewing Pictures and Movies on a TV
  8. Section 8 Video File Converter
  9. Section 9 Burning the Recorded Clip into DVD
  10. Section 10 Uploading Video Files to YouTube
  11. Section 11 Transferring Data to a Computer
  12. Section 12 Specifications and System Requirements

Feature for HDV-188 11.0 MP High Definition Digital Video Camera

  1. Digital Still Camera
  2. PC Camera
  3. MPEG 4 Video Recording
  4. Voice Recording
  5. Mass Storage (Using SD card)
  6. SD Card Slot up to 4GB
  7. 64MB Internal Memory
  8. JPEG/AVI (MPEG 4)/MP3
  9. 3-inch LTPS TFT LCD
  10. 8X Digital Zoom
  11. TV Out using provided HDMI cable
  12. Self Timer
  13. Motion Detection/Night Mode
  14. Li-Ion Battery
  15. Software, Cables, HDMI cable included

Specification for HDV-188 11.0 MP High Definition Digital Video Camera

Item Specification
Image Sensor 5 Mega Pixel Sensor / Maximum 11Mega Pixel Resolution
Operation Modes Movie Record / Picture Record / Voice Record / MP3 Player / PC Camera / Mass Storage Device
Lens F3.2 (f = 7.0mm)
Focus Range 200cm~infinite (Normal Mode)

Center: 20 cm (Macro Mode)

Digital Zoom 8X
Shutter Electronic
LCD monitor 3 inch LCD
Storage Media Built-in Memory (partial memory is used for Firmware code);

SD/MMC Card Slot support / up to 8GB

Image Resolution Still image 3744x2808 (11M Pixels)

2592x1944 (5M Pixels)

1600x1200 (2M Pixels)

Movie Resolution HD 1280 x 720 pixels 30 fps

D1 720 x 480 pixels 30 fps

VGA 640 x 480 pixels 30 fps

QVGA 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps

White Balance Auto/Manual (Daylight / Fluorescent / Tungsten)
Exposure Auto/Manual
Self-Timer 10 second delay
Flash ON/Off/Red Eye Reduction/Light ON/Auto
File Format Picture: JPEG

Movie: AVI (H.264)

Voice: WAV

Music: MP3

Image play Single Image/Thumbnails/Slideshow
PC Interface Mini USB 2.0 Port
TV out HDMI / NTSC/PAL Selectable
Battery Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
Dimension 108(H) * 65(W) * 25(D) mm
Weight 140g (without battery)

Credit goes to Kristofer Brozio and QCJN from for the link. Thank you.

Download HDV-188 User Manual here.

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