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CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU’VE JUST PURCHASED THE WORLD’S MOST VERSATILE ACTION CAMERA, CAPABLE OF SHOOTING DAY OR NIGHT AND GIVING YOU THE SUPER-HUMAN POWER OF NIGHT VISION. BUT NIGHT VISION IS ONLY ONE ARROW IN AURORA’S QUIVER.

IT’S ALSO AN IP67-RATED WATER AND DUST RESISTANT CAMERA. AND IT’S A DAYTIME ACTION CAM THAT WON’T DISAPPOINT. TWILIGHT ARRIVING SOON? YOU’LL WANT TO GET THOSE GOLDEN HOUR SHOTS. IF YOU’RE GOOD TO GO, SO IS AURORA. ALWAYS ON! THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED TO GET YOU UP AND RUNNING QUICKLY.

TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR NEW AURORA CAMERA, CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE USER MANUAL. DOWNLOAD THE FREE SIONYX APP FROM THE APPLE® APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY. FOR HELP GETTING CONNECTED, CLICK HERE FOR THE MOBILE APP GUIDE.

GETTING STARTED

⇒ FULLY CHARGE THE BATTERY BEFORE USING YOUR NEW CAMERA. 

⇒ CHARGE THE BATTERY WITH THE INCLUDED MICRO USB-B CORD.

⇒ AURORA REQUIRES A MICRO SD CARD. GET A FAST ONE. CLASS 10 OR UHS-1, 32GB MAX.

⇒ IF YOU NEED HELP GETTING STARTED CLICK SUPPORT FOR MANUALS AND GUIDES.

BUTTON OVERVIEW

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VIEWFINDER DIOPTER

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THE DIOPTER DIAL ALLOWS THE USER TO CUSTOMIZE THE VIEWFINDER FOR USE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. TURN THE DIAL UNTIL DATA IN THE VIEWFINDER IS IN SHARP FOCUS.

NOTE: THE ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS WHEN YOUR EYE IS NEAR.
THE VIEWFINDER WILL TURN OFF WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR EYE AWAY BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.
VIDEO WILL CONTINUE TO RECORD EVEN IF THE VIEWFINDER TURNS OFF.

REMOVING THE VIEWFINDER

IF YOUR AURORA IS WET, TAKE A MOMENT TO SHAKE OFF THE MOISTURE AND TOWEL IT DRY BEFORE REMOVING THE VIEWFINDER. WE DON’T WANT ANY DROPLETS ENTERING THE CAMERA!

1. PULL DOWN VIEWFINDER RELEASE BUTTON

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2. THEN PULL VIEWFINDER STRAIGHT OUT

LOAD THE MICROSD CARD AND BATTERY

LOAD A MICRO SD CARD. ENSURE IT LOCKS IN PLACE. TO REMOVE IT, PUSH THE SD CARD IN TO RELEASE THE LATCH, RELEASE IT, AND IT WILL POP OUT. USE A FAST SD CARD (CLASS 10 OR UH1, 32 GB MAX). THEY DON’T WORK WELL IF YOU DROP THEM IN THE MUD, FYI. THE BATTERY IS CHARGED VIA THE USB PORT. INSERT THE BATTERY INTO ITS SLOT. TO ACCESS THE MICRO USB-B PORT PULL OUT THE RUBBER FLAP UNDER THE SETTINGS DIAL.

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SETTINGS DIAL

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POWER THE UNIT ON BY ROTATING THE SETTINGS DIAL. SET THE DATE AND TIME UPON INITIAL USE BY ROTATING THE DIAL TO THE SETTINGS MENU. SET THEM USING THE ADVANCED SETTINGS BUTTONS ON TOP OF THE CAMERA. KEEP PUSHING THEM UNTIL YOU FIGURE IT OUT. YOU’VE GOT THIS.

SETTINGS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP):

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SCENE RING
  • DAYTIME (SUN OR CLOUDS)
  • TWILIGHT (APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE AND ONE HOUR AFTER SUNSET)
  • NIGHT (FULL NIGHT VISION)

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NOTE: THE WHITE BALANCE IS SET AUTOMATICALLY ACCORDING TO THE LIGHT SOURCE.

FOCUSING RING

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SET THE FOCUS MANUALLY, ACCORDING TO DISTANCE TO SUBJECT.
FOR BEST FOCUSING, ESTIMATE THE DISTANCE WHERE THE ACTION IN YOUR SCENE WILL OCCUR.
SET THAT DISTANCE (IN METERS) ON THE FOCUS SCALE.
THIS WILL PROVIDE THE BEST RESULTS. (THAT’S HOW ANSEL ADAMS DID IT, BTW.)

ADVANCED SETTINGS: CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT FOCUS PEAKING IN THE USER MANUAL.

TAKING PHOTOS AND VIDEO

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USE THE SETTING BUTTONS TO CHANGE CAMERA PARAMETERS.
LEFT AND RIGHT WILL ZOOM THE IMAGE. UP AND DOWN CONTROLS GAIN.
USE THE RED BUTTON ON THE TOP OF THE CAMERA TO TAKE STILL PHOTOS OR START AND STOP VIDEO RECORDING.
NOW GO OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!

MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA

YOUR AURORA CAMERA USES AN INDUSTRY STANDARD 1/4-20 TRIPOD MOUNT GIVING YOU LOTS OF MOUNTING OPTIONS.

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! SAFETY INFORMATION
Battery Storage and Handling

THE CAMERA CONTAINS SENSITIVE COMPONENTS, INCLUDING THE BATTERY. AVOID EXPOSING YOUR CAMERA TO VERY COLD OR VERY HOT TEMPERATURES. LOW OR HIGH TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS MAY SHORTEN THE BATTERY LIFE.

• KEEP THE BATTERY AWAY FROM HEAT AND FIRE. DO NOT DRY THE CAMERA OR BATTERY WITH AN EXTERNAL HEAT SOURCE SUCH AS A MICROWAVE OVEN OR HAIR DRYER. DO NOT STORE YOUR BATTERY WITH METAL OBJECTS, SUCH AS COINS, KEYS OR NECKLACES. IF THE BATTERY TERMINALS COME IN CONTACT WITH METAL OBJECTS, THIS MAY CAUSE A FIRE.

• DO NOT MAKE ANY UNAUTHORIZED ALTERATIONS TO THE CAMERA. DO NOT USE UNAUTHORIZED CHARGERS. DOING SO MAY COMPROMISE SAFETY, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, PERFORMANCE, AND MAY VOID THE WARRANTY.

• WARNING: DO NOT DROP, DISASSEMBLE, OPEN, CRUSH, BEND, DEFORM, PUNCTURE, SHRED, MICROWAVE, INCINERATE OR PAINT THE CAMERA OR BATTERY. DO NOT INSERT FOREIGN OBJECTS INTO THE BATTERY OPENING ON THE CAMERA. IF THE BATTERY DOESN’T FIT, PLEASE CHECK THE BATTERY’S ORIENTATION AND DO NOT FORCE INTO THE BATTERY OPENING.

• DO NOT USE THE CAMERA OR THE BATTERY IF IT HAS BEEN DAMAGED—FOR EXAMPLE, IF CRACKED, PUNCTURED OR HARMED BY WATER. STOP USING THE BATTERY IF THE THERE ARE NOTICEABLE ABNORMALITIES SUCH AS ABNORMAL SMELL, HEAT, DEFORMITIES, OR DISCOLORATION. DISASSEMBLING OR PUNCTURING THE BATTERY CAN CAUSE AN EXPLOSION OR FIRE.

• BATTERY DISPOSAL: MOST RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES ARE CLASSIFIED AS NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ARE SAFE FOR DISPOSAL IN THE NORMAL MUNICIPAL WASTE STREAM. MANY LOCALITIES HAVE LAWS IN PLACE REQUIRING BATTERY RECYCLING. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN DISPOSE OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES IN YOUR REGULAR TRASH. TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, PROTECT TERMINALS FROM EXPOSURE TO OTHER METAL WITH PACKING, MASKING OR ELECTRICAL TAPE SO THEY DO NOT CAUSE A FIRE WHILE BEING TRANSPORTED. BUT REALLY, TRY TO RECYCLE.

• RECYCLING: LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, HOWEVER, DO CONTAIN RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND ARE ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING BY THE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY RECYCLING CORPORATION’S (RBRC) BATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT CALL2RECYCLE AT CALL2RECYCLE.ORG OR CALL 1-800-BATTERY IN NORTH AMERICA TO FIND A CONVENIENT RECYCLING LOCATION.

• NEVER DISPOSE OF A BATTERY IN A FIRE BECAUSE IT MAY EXPLODE. WARNING: ONLY USE MANUFACTURER-RECOMMENDED REPLACEMENT BATTERIES FOR YOUR CAMERA.

• KEEP THE BATTERY AWAY FROM INFANTS AND CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD. MAKE SURE TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN AND INSTRUCT THEM ON THE PROPER USE AND CARE OF BATTERY.

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