Valid for warranty service in the U.S. only
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
What to do to Obtain Service:
VE-CG40U Digital still camera
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service
for your Product.)
One (1) year parts and ninety (90) days labor from date of purchase.
Disk Media supplied with this Product is warranted for replacement
only and limited to ninety (90) days from date of purchase. Nonrechargeable batteries are excluded from warranty coverage.
From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States. To
find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp
toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP.
Ship prepaid or carry in your Product to a Sharp Authorized Servicer.
Be sure to have Proof of Purchase available. If you ship the Product, be sure it is insured and packaged securely.
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135
SHARP CORPORATION
Osaka, Japan
Important
For assistance in reporting the theft or loss of
this product, record on the line below the
model number and serial number which
are located on the bottom of the unit.
Please retain this information.
Model No.:
Serial No.:
Printed in Japan
TINSEA013WJZZ
02P09-J-G
Appendix
TO OBTAIN SUPPLY, ACCESSORY OR PRODUCT INFORMATION, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT www.sharpusa.com
OR CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP
Advanced Features
Where to Obtain Service:
OPERATION MANUAL
Useful Features
Additional Item(s) Excluded
from Warranty Coverage (if any):
VE-CG40U
Basic Operations
Warranty Period for this Product:
MODEL
Preparation
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model
Number & Description:
DIGITAL STILL CAMERA
Operation References
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand
product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship
and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective
Product or part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts
or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded
item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which
has been subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has
been altered or modified in design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth
below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
The limited warranty described herein is in addition to whatever implied warranties may be granted to
purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH
BELOW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other
than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period
described herein on behalf of Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall
be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and
for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and
responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full
satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event
shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were
caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor
shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property
damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
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Thank you for purchasing this digital still camera from SHARP.
The digital still camera will enhance your home digital picture enjoyment and allow you to
capture those special moments. Please read this operation manual to familiarize yourself
with the features of this digital still camera, so that you will get the most out of it. The capturing techniques section will help you fully enjoy the many features this digital still camera
offers, and expand your digital imaging world.
Important Information for Consumers in the U.S.
COPYRIGHT WARNING
WARNING:
CAUTION
It is the intent of SHARP that this unit be
used in full compliance with the copyright
laws of the United States and that prior permission be obtained from copyright owners
whenever necessary.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
If the AC adapter is misplaced or
needs to be replaced, obtain the
same type of adapter from a SHARP
service center or your local dealer.
NOTE
The LCD panel of this digital still camera is a very high technology product with more than 134,000
thin-film transistors*, giving you fine picture detail. Occasionally, a pixel may appear on the screen as
a fixed point of blue, green, red, or black. Please note that this does not affect the performance of
your digital still camera.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Trademarks
• Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
• DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
• All other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
holders.
WARNINGCFCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
CReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
C Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
C Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
C Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Sharp Digital Still Camera, Model VE-CG40U
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY:
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
Phone: 1-800-BE-SHARP
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11.
12.
13.
14.
should never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. This product should not
be placed in
a built-in
installation
such as a
bookcase or
rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been
adhered to.
Power SourcesCThis product should be
operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your
product dealer or local power company.
For products intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to
the operating instructions.
Grounding or PolarizationCThis product
may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet
only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
Power-Cord ProtectionCPower-supply
cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the
product.
LightningCFor added protection for this
product during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system. This will
prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Read InstructionsCAll the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain InstructionsCThe safety and
operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
Heed WarningsCAll warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow InstructionsCAll operating and
use instructions should be followed.
CleaningCUnplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning.
AttachmentsCDo not use attachments
not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
Water and MoistureCDo not use this
product near waterCfor example, near
a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near
a swimming pool; and the like.
AccessoriesCDo not place this product
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The product may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and
serious damage
to the product.
Use only with a
cart, stand,
tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces
may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
VentilationCSlots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and
to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Power LinesCAn outside antenna
system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where
it can fall into such power lines or
circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits as contact with
them might be fatal.
OverloadingCDo not overload wall
outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid EntryCNever push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings
as they may touch
dangerous
voltage points or
short-out parts
that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
ServicingCDo not attempt to service
this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Damage Requiring ServiceCUnplug
this product from the wall outlet and
refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug
is damaged,
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects
have fallen into the product,
c. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water,
d. If the product does not operate
normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to
its normal operation,
20.
21.
22.
23.
e. If the product has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performanceCthis
indicates a need for service.
Replacement PartsCWhen replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have
the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
Safety CheckCUpon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask
the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is
in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling MountingCThe product
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
HeatCThe product should be situated
away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
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Contents
Operation References
13
14
15
15
16
16
Inserting and Removing the AA Batteries ...................... 7
Powering the Camera from an AC Outlet ....................... 8
Inserting and Removing a Card ..................................... 9
Setting the Date and Time ........................................... 10
Adjusting the Diopter ................................................... 11
Using the Wrist Strap ................................................... 12
Using the Lens Cap ..................................................... 12
Part Names ....................................................................
On-screen Display Index ...............................................
Warning Indicators .........................................................
Turning the On-screen Display and Backlight On/Off ...
Remaining Battery Power Display .................................
Important Information for Consumers in the U.S. ....................................................... ii
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ...................................................................................... iv
Contents ..................................................................................................................... vi
Supplied Accessories .............................................................................................. viii
Precautions ................................................................................................................ ix
Quick Start .................................................................................................................. x
Preparation
Capturing
Capturing a Still Image in Auto Mode ..........................
Capturing a Motion Image ...........................................
Zooming .......................................................................
Auto Focus ...................................................................
Using the Flash ............................................................
Using Macro Shot ........................................................
17
19
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
Using the Controls ....................................................... 21
Using the Menu Screen ............................................... 22
1
3
4
6
6
Basic Operations
Previewing
Previewing Images .......................................................
Deleting One Stored Image .........................................
Zooming a Preview Image ...........................................
Previewing on a TV screen ..........................................
Useful Features
Capturing
Selecting Image Size and Quality ................................
Selecting the Shooting Mode .......................................
Using the Self Timer .....................................................
Using Automatic Exposure Bracketing ........................
Using Automatic Gamma Bracketing ..........................
Using Quick Shot .........................................................
Advanced Features
Program AE Mode ........................................................
Aperture Priority Mode .................................................
Shutter Speed Priority Mode ........................................
Manual Exposure Control Mode ..................................
Scene Select Mode ......................................................
Setting the Metering Mode ..........................................
Setting the White Balance ............................................
Setting the Light Sensitivity ..........................................
Gamma Correction .......................................................
Displaying the Date and Time .....................................
Selecting the Display Style of Date and Time ..............
Setting to Factory Presettings ......................................
Formatting the Card .....................................................
Setting the Time for Automatic Power Off ....................
Setting the File Numbering Method .............................
Restoring the Latest Image Deleted ............................
Turning off the Speaker ................................................
Turning off the Confirmation Sound .............................
Changing the Language for the On-Screen Display ...
Transferring Data on Card to Computer ......................
Previewing
Protecting the Images ..................................................
Using Image Effects .....................................................
Previewing in a Slide Show ..........................................
Printing Order Information ...........................................
Deleting All Images ......................................................
Adding Sound to a Still Image .....................................
Previewing an Image with Sound .................................
Using the Frame Guide for Recording .........................
Setting the Digital Zoom ..............................................
Turning off the Quick View ...........................................
Capturing a Still Image with Sound .............................
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42
43
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
51
52
52
53
53
54
54
55
56
57
33
34
35
36
38
39
40
29
30
31
32
Useful Features
Appendix
Useful Information ........................................................ 60
Trouble Shooting .......................................................... 62
Specifications .............................................................. 64
Operation References
Preparation
Basic Operations
Useful Features
Advanced Features
Guía de operación rápida en español ........................................................................ 65
Note:
• Before requesting service, please read “Troubleshooting” carefully (see pages 62 and 63).
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Appendix
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AC adapter
UADP-A013WJZZ*
CD-ROM
CDSKAA008WJ01
AA Alkaline Battery G4
Wrist Strap
UBNDTA003WJZZ
SD Memory Card
(16 MB)
Lens cap
GCOVAA115WJSA
Audio/video cable
QCNWGA016WJZZ
Supplied Accessories
USB cable
QCNWGA018WJPZ
* The part number for the AC adapter supplied with this digital still camera is valid only in the U.S. and
Latin America. If this digital still camera was purchased outside of these areas, the part number may
be different. Please refer to the part number printed on the label of the supplied AC adapter.
Precautions
• Before recording an important scene,
please perform the operation test, then
check if the scene was captured properly.
• When the digital still camera is not in use,
remember to remove the card, turn off the
power, and disconnect the digital still camera from the power source.
• Do not aim the lens at the sun.
Do not allow direct sunlight to strike the digital
still camera lens or LCD monitor screen,
whether or not recording is in progress, as it
may damage the CCD sensor or LCD screen
surface. Be particularly careful when recording outside.
• Avoid magnetic sources.
Using the digital still camera near strong fluorescent
lights, motors, televisions,
or other magnetic sources
may adversely affect recorded images.
• Using the digital still camera near a broadcasting station or other powerful transmission source may cause buzzing or image deterioration.
• Avoid shocks and dropping.
Do not drop or otherwise
subject the digital still camera to hard shocks or strong
vibrations. Bumping or striking the unit during recording
will generate noise in the recorded image.
• This digital still camera is equipped with a
moving lens. Do not hit or press it hard.
• Avoid placing the
digital still camera in
close proximity to
lighting equipment.
The heat from incandescent lights may deform the digital still
camera, or cause it to
malfunction.
• Always respect prohibitions or restrictions
on the use of electronic equipment on
commercial flights or in other sensitive areas.
• Be aware of the temperature and humidity.
You can use your digital still camera at 32°F
to 104°F (0°C to L40°C), and at 30% to 80%
relative humidity. Do not
store the unit in an
unventilated car in the
summer, in direct sunlight, or near strong heat
sources; this can result
in severe damage to the
unit casing and circuitry.
• Avoid situations where water, sand, dust or
other foreign matter could get on or inside
the digital still camera, and do not use or
leave your digital still camera in areas with
excessive smoke, steam or moisture.
Such environments can
cause malfunctions or cause
mildew to form
on the lenses.
Be sure to keep
the unit in a
well-ventilated location.
• Some small, portable tripods may be difficult to attach and may not be sturdy
enough to support your
digital still camera. Be sure
to use only a strong, stable
tripod.
• When using your digital still camera in a
cold environment, the LCD monitor screen
often appears less bright immediately after
the power is turned on. This is not a malfunction. To prevent the digital still camera
from becoming too cold, wrap it in a thick
cloth, blanket, etc.
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x
Quick Start
Inserting the AA batteries (p. 7)
Capturing
Movie (p. 18)
Movie (p. 14)
Clipped corner
Write protect switch
Inserting the supplied SD Memory Card (p. 9)
Still Image (p. 13)
Previewing
Still Image (p. 17)
Operation References
Part Names
Microphone
Self timer indicator
(p. 25)
Flash sensor
Operation References
Mode Dial (p. 21)
Zoom lens
Flash
For details on the use of each part, refer to the page number indicated in parentheses.
Front view
Power button
(p. 21)
Wrist strap loop
(p. 12)
Shutter button (pp. 13, 14)
Bottom view
Tripod socket
Battery compartment door release (p. 7)
1
Operation References
2
Operation References
Rear view
Viewfinder
LCD screen
Operation button (p. 21)
MENU button (p. 21)
Macro (%) (p. 16)/
Thumbnail ($) (p. 18)
button
Flash (q) (p. 16)/
Delete (@) (p. 19)
button
Diopter control (p. 11)
Status indicator (p. 13)
Speaker
SET/DISPLAY button (p. 21)
Data transfer (!) button (p. 57)
Card slot cover (p. 9)
Power Zoom buttons (W: wide
angle, T: telephoto) (p. 15)
Jack cover (pp. 8, 20, 57)
A/V OUT jack (p. 20)
USB terminal (p. 57)
DC IN jack (p. 8)
On-screen Display Index
0010
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
p. 23
p. 23
p. 48
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
QU I C K S HO T
F R AME GU I D E
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
p. 31
p. 48
p. 49
p. 50
p. 47
p. 32
p. 23
p. 23
p. 24
p. 28
p. 29
p. 30
p. 52
p. 52
p. 53
p. 53
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E R E C.
R E T URN
S E T T I NG 1
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
AU T O P OWE R O F F
F I L E NUMB E R
R E T URN
p. 59
p. 56
p. 20
p. 54
p. 54
p. 55
p. 51
p. 11
p. 51
p. 10
S E T T I NG 2
P C CONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D E O OU T
U ND O L A S T I MA G E
SPEAKER
BEEP
R E T URN
D A T E / T I ME
D I SPL AY
12H / 24H
S TYL E
S E T T I NG
Operation References
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
0.0 E V
1/ 5 0 0
F 5.6
100-0010
p. 53
p. 33
p. 34
p. 35
p. 36
p. 38
p. 39
p. 48
p. 29
Menu screens
For details on the use of each function, refer to the page number indicated.
ISO
0.0 E V
In [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
p. 49
p. 16
p. 21
p. 6
00
In w mode (Full-display)
p. 36
100-0010
In w mode (Thumbnail)
00
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
P R I N T ORD E R
DEL ETE ALL
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
MO V I E
WH I T E B A L AN C E
F R AME GU I D E
R E T URN
R E T URN
Note: The menus and screen shots shown in this manual are for explanation purposes only
and may vary slightly from actual operating conditions.
3
Operation References
4
Operation References
Warning Indicators
If a warning indicator appears on the screen, follow the specified instructions.
BAT TE RY I S TOO LOW
TO TRANSF E R THE DA T A
CANNOT RE AD
THE I MAGE DA T A
PROC E SS I NG WAS
S TOPPED
CARD I S S E T TO
RE AD ONL Y
MAX. IMAGE NO.
L ENS ERROR
TURN POWER
OF F / ON AGA I N
CARD SLOT COVER
I S OPEN
CARD I S FUL L
NO IMAGE S
NO C ARD
You cannot set the print order to more than 999 images.
Replace the batteries with new AA alkaline batteries or fully
charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (commercially
available) (see page 7).
The selected image cannot be read by this camera.
The camera failed to process the data. Make sure the
operation procedure is correct.
The card is write-protected (see pages 9, 60).
You cannot record any image with a file number bigger
than 999-9999. Format the card or replace it with a new
one.
If you power on the camera in any of the capture modes
and the lens barrel is obstructed (e.g. by a hand, flat
surface, lens cap), it may freeze after making contact three
times. In such case, turn the power off, remove the
obstruction then power on again.
The card slot cover is open. Close the cover.
The capacity of the card is full and cannot store any more
images. Delete unnecessary images (see page 19) or
replace the card with a new one (see page 9).
The card has no images recorded in the format the camera
can recognize.
The card is not inserted or is inserted improperly. Check
that it is properly inserted (see page 9).
Description of warning
P R I NT SE T T I NG I S UP
TO 9 9 9 IMAGE S
Improper connection. Check the USB connection and
make sure the card is firmly inserted in its slot (see page 9,
57).
Warning indicators
D I SCONNE C T E D
I S CARD MEMORY
FUL L ?
I S CARD SE T TO
WR I T E PROT E CT ?
The images in the card are corrupted or recorded in a
format which is not compatible with this camera. Format
the card for use with this camera (see page 52).*
You cannot transfer data to a computer if the card is full.
Delete a few unneeded images and try transferring again.
You cannot transfer data using the transfer button if the
card is write-protected. Set the switch to the unlocked
position and try transferring again (see page 9, 57).
Description of warning
CARD ACC E SS ERROR
The memory card has not been formatted for use with this
camera. If the card contains important data, transfer it to
another storage device before formatting (see page 52).*
Warning indicators
F ORMA T THE CARD
Operation References
* Formatting a card erases all stored images, including delete-protected images. Be sure to backup
important data on your computer or other media before formatting the card.
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Operation References
6
Operation References
Turning the On-screen
Display and Backlight
On/Off
Use the DISPLAY button to turn on/off the onscreen displays, or to turn off the LCD screen
backlight. Each time you press this button, the
screen changes as shown below.
0010
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
LCD screen backlight
on,
On-screen displays off
LCD screen backlight
on,
On-screen displays on
In [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
ISO
0.0 E V
0.0 E V
LCD screen backlight off
Note:
• The examples shown are the screens for [
mode.
100-0010
In w mode
00
100-0010
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
0. 0EV
1 / 500
F 5.6
00
Note:
• You cannot turn the LCD screen backlight off in
w mode.
Remaining Battery
Power Display
Remaining battery
power indicator
This camera can display the remaining battery
power indicator during operation. If the battery
power becomes very low, replace the batteries
with new ones (see page 7).
(Green)
(Red)
Warning indicator
Notes:
• When the battery runs down completely, the
status indicator blinks red and the power shuts
down.
• Use the remaining battery power indicator only
as an approximate value.
• The indicator may change to a higher or lower
level if the power is turned off and then on again.
• In cold environments, the red indicator may
appear sooner.
• Use of the zoom functions when the warning
indicator is displayed may cause the camera to
suddenly lose power.
• When the battery power becomes very low,
some menu items may not be selectable or
some functions may not work properly.
Preparation
Inserting and Removing
the AA Batteries
Before operation, you need to insert the
supplied AA (R6 or UM/SUM-3) alkaline
batteries.
Removing
Perform steps 1 to 3 in “Inserting”, then
remove the batteries.
Notes:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE BATTERIES,
ALWAYS STOP OPERATIONS AND TURN THE
POWER OFF. Removing the batteries during
operation may destroy the card, rendering it
unreadable and unwritable.
• Remove the batteries from the camera if you will
not use the camera for a long period of time.
• Make sure that the battery compartment door
release is set to LOCK during operation. If it is
not, the batteries may fall out or camera
operation may fail because of poor contact
pressure.
• Do not use old and new batteries together or
batteries of different brand together.
• When the batteries are depleted, replace them
with new AA (R6 or UM/SUM-3) alkaline batteries
or fully charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
(commercially available).
Battery performance
The table below shows the approximate
number of recordable images when using
different types of batteries.
Battery type
100
Approximate
number of images
200
AA Alkaline (supplied)
Rechargeable Ni-MH
(1600 mAh)
Notes:
• Images taken per usage, based on standard
testing.
• Using the zoom (see page 15) and other
functions or turning the power on and off
frequently will increase power consumption.
This may result in a decrease in the actual
recording number compared to the numbers
listed above.
• The number of images you can record with
commercially available batteries may differ from
the supplied AA alkaline batteries in the table
above.
7
Preparation
Insert the AA batteries as shown below.
Slide the door, then open it in the
direction of arrow.
Battery compartment
door release
Slide the battery compartment door
release to UNLOCK.
Make sure that the power is off.
Inserting
1
2
3
4
5
Close the door, then slide the battery
compartment door release to LOCK.
Preparation
8
Preparation
Powering the Camera
from an AC Outlet
You can power the camera from a power outlet
by using the supplied AC adapter.
Open the jack cover (see page 2).
Make sure that the power is off.
Note:
• The supplied AC adapter is specially designed
for use with this camera, and should not be used
as a power supply for other equipment.
1
2
3
Jack cover
Insert the DC plug into the DC IN jack
(1), then plug the AC adapter into a
power outlet (2).
DC IN jack
DC plug
Press the Power button until the camera
turns on.
To AC outlet
4
Notes:
• BEFORE REMOVING THE DC PLUG, ALWAYS
STOP OPERATIONS AND TURN THE POWER
OFF. Removing the DC plug during operation
may destroy the card, rendering it unreadable
and unwritable.
• Remove the DC plug from the camera if you will
not use the camera for a long period of time.
• The AC adapter attaches directly, so use close
to an outlet and be careful that it does not
detach.
Inserting and Removing
a Card
You can use an SD Memory Card for storing
images.
Removing
Perform steps 1 and 2 in “Inserting“, then
push the card and release your finger slowly
(1). Then pull the card straight out (2) as
shown below.
Notes:
• The supplied card is preformatted for immediate
use.
• See page 60 for more information on the cards
intended for use with this camera.
• Do not remove the card from the camera
while recording data on the card (S indicator
blinks during recording). This may delete the
recorded image or damage the card.
About the write protect switch
SD Memory Cards have a write protect switch.
When the switch is set to the locked position,
you cannot record/delete data or format the
card. Set it to the unlocked position to record/
delete data or format the card.
Back view
Unlocked position
Locked position
Preparation
Close the card slot cover.
Clipped corner
Write protect switch
Make sure the SD Memory Card’s writeprotect switch is in the unlocked position.
Then insert the card into the slot as
shown below, and push it fully.
Open the card slot cover in the direction
of arrow.
Make sure that the power is off.
Inserting
1
2
3
4
9
Preparation
10
Preparation
Setting the Date and
Time
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Example: Setting the date to June 2, 2003 and
the time to 1:30 pm.
Operation button
Mode dial
Power button
MENU button
SET button
2
1
Press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press the Power button until the camera
turns on.
Note:
• Setting procedure will vary depending on the
settings of “STYLE” and “12H/24H” in the DATE/
TIME screen. The example below shows a
“MMM.DD.YYYY” style with a 12H time setting
(see page 51).
3
D A T E / T I ME
D I SPL AY
1 2H / 24H
S TYL E
S E T T I NG
J AN . 1 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
R E T URN
4
5
6
7
8
Press m or l to select “JUN” (month),
then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG
J UN . 1 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Press m or l to select “2” (day), then
press the SET button.
S E T T I NG
J UN . 2 . 2 0 0 2
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Press m or l to select “2003” (year),
then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG
J UN . 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 2 : 0 0 AM
Press m or l to select “1” (hour), then
press the SET button.
S E T T I NG
J UN . 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 : 0 0 PM
Press m or l to select “30” (minute),
then press the SET button.
• The internal clock starts up once the
second hand begins to blink.
S E T T I NG
J UN . 2 . 2 0 0 3
1 : 3 0 : 0 0 PM
Note:
• If you capture an image without setting the date
and time, under bars will display in the preview
screen instead of the date and time values.
Adjusting the Diopter
1
Press the Power button until the camera
turns on.
Adjust the diopter according to your eyesight
when the picture in the viewfinder is not clear.
2
While looking through the viewfinder,
turn the Diopter Control until the subject
is seen clearly.
Diopter control
Preparation
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
1 2H / 24H
12H
24H
Press l or m to select “24H”, then
press the SET button.
R E T URN
D A T E / T I ME
D I SPL AY
1 2H / 24H
S T Y L1 E2 H
S E T 2T 4I N
HG
After performing step 8 above, press l
or m to select “12H/24H”, then press the
SET button.
Changing to the 24-hour Time Mode
1
2
3
Notes:
• To cancel the clock setting procedure, press the
MENU button at any step.
• If the date and time have been set, the CAPTURE
1 screen (O) appears in step 2. Select
“SETTING” in the DATE/TIME screen (/) using
the Operation button and the SET button.
11
Preparation
12
Using the Wrist Strap
Attach the strap of the lens cap to the wrist
strap as shown below.
Using the Lens Cap
Preparation
Attach the wrist strap to the wrist strap loop
as shown below.
Notes:
• Make sure the wrist strap attaches firmly to the
wrist strap loop.
• Do not swing the camera by the strap.
Always attach the lens cap when not using
the camera.
Note:
• Remove the lens cap before you power on the
camera. The camera may freeze if the lens cap
remains attached. In such case, press the Power
button to power off, remove the lens cap and
press the Power button again to power on.
Basic Operations
Capturing
Capturing a Still Image
in Auto Mode
In Auto Mode, the camera automatically sets
the best aperture, shutter speed, exposure
value and white balance. Light metering is set
to Center mode.
Status indicator
5
6
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
0010
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
• The camera automatically
focuses on the subject. While
focusing, you will see the status
indicator blinks green and v blinks
white in the display. When the camera
locks into focus, they stop blinking and
light up.
ISO
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
• The status indicator blinks while
data is being recorded on the
card, and stops blinking when
recording completes.
• When the QUICK VIEW menu item is set
to “ON”, the captured image displays on
the LCD screen for a few seconds.
Basic Operations
Press the Power button
until the camera turns on.
Set the Mode Dial to “[”.
Remove the lens cap.
Insert a card into the camera (see page
9).
Power button
Mode dial
Shutter button
• Before you start, perform the procedures
described on pages 7 to 12 to prepare your
camera for capturing images.
1
2
3
4
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
• To capture another image, release the
Shutter button and make sure the status
indicator lights up, then perform steps 5
and 6.
Notes:
• Do not turn the power off while the status
indicator is blinking in step 6.
• Remove the lens cap before powering on the
camera.
13
Basic Operations
14
Basic Operations
Capturing
Capturing a Motion
Image
Status indicator
Press the Shutter button fully to
begin capturing.
Press the Power button
until the camera turns on.
Set the Mode Dial to “=”.
Remove the lens cap.
Insert a card into the camera (see page
9).
Power button
Mode dial
Shutter button
You can take a moving picture up to 30
seconds in the same way as you do with a
video camera and record that image on the
card.
1
2
3
4
5
To pause capturing
Press the Shutter button fully again.
Notes:
• You cannot use the zoom, digital zoom and the
flash for capturing motion images.
• If the card becomes full during motion image
capture, the camera automatically stops
recording.
• The camera captures the motion image in
320K240 pixels.
• See page 18 for how to playback a motion
image.
• The following settings are not available in movie
image mode.
- Self timer
- Exposure value setting
- Gamma setting
Zooming
Available in [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Auto Focus
Notes:
• If no subject is in the center of the frame, the
focus area will expand and the subject nearest
the center will be focused on.
• If there is no subject to focus on, the camera will
automatically zoom out until a focusable subject
comes into the frame.
• Auto Focus may not work in the situations
described below. If v lights up red, the
camera cannot auto-focus. Try focusing again
in a different angle or composition.
– Subject is too dark.
– Lack of contrast, e.g. snow scene.
– Fast-moving subject.
– Background is too bright.
– Subject has horizontal stripes.
– Subject is shot through a dirty or wet
window.
– Light reflects off the subject.
– Two subjects at different distances overlap
in the same frame.
– Subject has fine, repeated patterns.
– Subjects at different distances appear in
the center of the frame at the same time.
– Fast-speed shutter being used under
fluorescent lighting.
Basic Operations
3
The camera is designed to automatically focus
on most types of subjects. The camera
automatically focuses on the subject in the
center of the frame.
Available in [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Zooming allows you to move visually closer to
or farther from a subject without physically
changing your position.
When using the optical zoom, you can enlarge
the subject up to 3K.
Zooming in (when you want to center
attention on the subject)
Zooming out (when you want to include
the surroundings)
Zooming in
Press the Power Zoom “T” (telephoto) button
to get a close-up view (1).
Zooming out
Press the Power Zoom “W” (wide angle)
button to get a wide field of view (2).
T ZOOM
• The zoom range indicator shows you the current
zoom setting.
Power zoom
buttons
Zoom range indicator
W
Note:
• See page 30 for how to use the digital zoom.
15
Basic Operations
16
Using Macro Shot
Basic Operations
Capturing
Using the Flash
Available in [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Power zoom “W” button
“%” button
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the Power Zoom “W” button to set
to widest angle, then press the % button.
Move the camera closer to the subject
until you obtain the desired angle of
view, then capture the image.
Notes:
• When you capture a macro shot, make sure that
the subject receives sufficient illumination.
• In Scene Select mode (.), this function will
only work if you select “BLACK&WHITE” from the
“SCENE MENU”.
• Use a tripod to avoid camera shaking.
• Macro Shot is not available when Quick Shot is
on.
3
1
2
This camera lets you shoot close-ups to focus
on subjects from about 3.5 to 28 inches (9 to
70 cm) away with the Power zoon "W" button
set to widest angle, and 8 to 28 inches (20 to
70 cm) away with the Power zoon "W" button
set to other than the widest angle. Excellent for
photographing insects and flowers.
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
You can use the flash to record good-quality
still images even in dark locations.
Types
Capture the still image (see page 13).
• Each time you press the q button, the
flash mode icon changes as shown
below .
Press the q button until the desired
flash mode displays.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
“q” button
s: Automatic flash mode, based on light
condition
N: Automatic flash mode with red-eye
reduction
q: Flash on mode
L: Flash on mode with red-eye reduction
M: Flash off mode
1
2
3
• The flash works depending on the
setting.
Notes:
• s and N are not available in Manual Exposure
Control mode (,), Aperture Priority mode (;) and
Shutter Speed Priority mode (').
• q and qN are not available in Auto mode
([).
• Flash is automatically set to off when using
Continuous, Auto Bracket and Auto Gamma
modes.
• The flash sensor on the front of the body
measures the light level to emit. Do not obstruct
it with your finger when holding camera.
Basic Operations
Previewing
Previewing Images
The LCD monitor screen functions as a handy
preview monitor. Nothing needs to be connected, allowing instant on-screen preview.
Mode dial
Power button
Operation button
DISPLAY button
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
0. 0 E V
1/ 5 0 0
F2 . 5
100-0005
Notes:
• Depending on the amount of data for the
recorded image, the picture quality icon
displayed during playback may not match the
picture quality setting used during recording.
• Images bigger than 2448K1632 pixels, e.g.
images recorded on other equipment, display as
thumbnails, not full screen.
• Images and capture details recorded with a
different camera may not display properly or not
display at all.
• Do not preview images on any card that has a
defective image (with noise and distortion)
created on other equipment. If you mistakenly
preview the images on such a card, turn the
power off, remove, and never use it with this
camera again.
Basic Operations
Press j or k to select
the image.
00
• The last image recorded on the card
displays in full screen.
Press the Power button until the camera
turns on.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”.
Previewing still images
1
2
3
• When holding down the
button, you can search
through the images on
the card. The search
can be very fast, so it is recommended
that you use the on-screen indicators.
(Continued to next page) 17
Basic Operations
18
Basic Operations
Previewing
Set the Mode Dial to “w”.
Press the Power button
until the camera turns on.
Press j or k to select
the motion image.
• The movie icon
appears when the
selection frame is over
the motion image file.
[
[
] 100-0005
• The movie previews in full screen.
Press m to start previewing.
Movie icon
] 100-0005
Previewing motion images
1
2
3
4
Preview Options
You can use the options below when you
preview a motion image.
• To pause the preview, press m. Press m
again to return to normal preview.
• To search the scene in the previewing file,
press j or k. Press m to return to normal
preview.
• To stop the preview, press l.
Press the $ button.
] 100-0001
100-0005
Press j, k, l or m to select the
desired image.
[
Using the thumbnail preview
1
2
00
• When holding down the button, the
selection frame moves faster.
• Press the $ button again to return to
full-screen preview.
Deleting One Stored
Image
Available in w mode
Zooming a Preview
Image
1
Press the Power Zoom “T” button to
magnify the image.
Preview the image (see page 17 or 18).
4K
19
Basic Operations
2K
• Each time you press the button,
magnification changes as shown below.
1K
Press j, k, l or m to shift the display
area of the image.
Note:
• You cannot zoom in images that were recorded
with a different camera.
Press the Power Zoom “W”
button until the image returns
to its original size.
To return to original size
3
2
This function allows you to magnify the preview
image up to 4 times its original size.
Available in w mode
SET button
Operation button
You can delete unwanted images to free up
card memory.
“@” button
Set the Mode Dial to “w”,
then power on the camera.
Press j or k on the Operation button
to select the image to be deleted.
1
2
Press the @ button.
• The images recorded on
the card are displayed in
full screen format.
3
4
NO
YES
100-0010
DE L E T E ?
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button to delete the
image.
00
• To cancel deletion, press l or m to
select “NO”, then press the SET button.
The menu screen appears.
• If you want to delete another image,
repeat steps 2 to 4.
Notes:
• To delete all images, see page 38.
• Do not turn the power off while deleting an
image.
• Protected images cannot be deleted. Cancel the
protection setting to delete the image (see page
33).
• You can restore the most recent image deleted
(see page 54).
Basic Operations
20
Basic Operations
Previewing
Previewing on a TV
screen
Available in w mode
You can connect the camera to a TV to enjoy
preview with several people.
2
1
Open the jack cover on the camera (see
page 2).
Make sure each device to be connected
is powered off.
Preparation
3
VIDEO (MONO) L-AUDIO-R
AV-IN
: The arrow shows the signal flow.
A/V cable (supplied)
S-VIDEO
Connect the camera to your TV (or VCR)
with the supplied A/V cable, as shown
below.
4
Turn on the TV and set it to the “AV” or
“VIDEO” channel. (See the operation
manual of your TV.)
• When connecting to a TV via a VCR, turn
on the VCR and set it to the “AV” or
“LINE” input channel. Operate the TV as
you normally do to view the signal from
the VCR. (See the operation manuals of
your TV and VCR.)
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “VIDEO OUT”,
then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “~”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on the camera.
Previewing
4
S E T T I NG 2
P C CONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D E O OU T
U ND O
N T LS A
C S T I MA G E
SP E A
P KA EL R
BEEP
R E T URN
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
5
Press l or m to select the TV system
in your location, then press the SET
button.
6
Begin preview (see page 17 or 18).
V I D E O OU T
NTSC
PAL
7
Note:
• Close the jack cover after use.
Useful Features
Using the Controls
Mode Dial
Turn the Mode Dial to set the
camera to each mode
below.
An icon for each mode appears here.
Preview mode (w): pp. 17, 18
Auto mode ([): p. 13
Program AE mode (]): p. 41
Aperture Priority mode (;): p. 42
Shutter Speed Priority mode ('): p. 43
Manual mode (,): p. 45
Scene Select mode (.): p. 46
Movie mode (=): p. 14
Note:
• If you power on the camera with the Mode Dial
set halfway between two modes, the startup
screen stays on and the status indicator blinks
green. Set the dial so it securely snaps in to the
desired position.
Operation button
Use the Operation button to select
menu items and adjust menu
settings.
MENU button
Use the MENU button to turn on/off the
menu screen.
SET/DISPLAY button
When the menu screen displays, use
this button to set the selected menu
Useful Features
Power button
To turn the power on, press the Power
button until the camera turns on.
To turn the power off, press the Power
button.
Note:
• Do not turn the power off when the status
indicator blinks.
21
Useful Features
22
Useful Features
Using the Menu Screen
Use the menu screens to adjust the various
camera settings. Steps below show how to
change the SENSITIVITY menu setting in
Program AE mode.
Operation button
Mode dial
Power button
Menu button
SET button
1
Set the Mode Dial to the desired mode
(“]”).
Note:
• See page 3 and the page for each function for
the menu items you can select in each mode.
2
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Note:
• When you select the Scene
select mode (.) for the
desired mode in step 1, the SCENE MENU
screen appears (see page 46). Select the
desired setting before performing the next
step.
Press the Power button
until the camera turns on.
3
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
QU I C K S HO T
F R AME GU I D E
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
4
5
6
Press l or m on the operation button
to select the desired menu screen (P),
then press the SET button.
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I O
T EF F B A L A N C E
ONI T I V I T Y
S E NS
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E R E C.
R E T URN
Press l or m to select the desired
menu item (SENSITIVITY), then press
the SET button.
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
AU TO
G AMMA
ME T EI S
R OI NG
100
V O I CI SE O R
0
2 0E C.
R E T URN
I SO4 0 0
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
• You can press k, instead of the SET
button.
S E NS I T I V I T Y
AU TO
I SO1 0 0
I SO2 0 0
I SO4 0 0
• To adjust another menu item, press l or
m to select “RETURN” and press the
SET button, then perform steps 4 to 6.
To turn off the menu screen
Press the MENU button.
Note:
• Items that are not selectable are grayed out.
Useful Features
Capturing
Selecting Image Size
and Quality
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
You can capture images in different combinations of image size and quality. There are two
quality and four size settings available. The
number of images that can be stored will
depend on this combination and the size of the
memory card.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “O”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
4
7
8
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
I MA G E QU A L I T Y
F I NE
S T A ND A R D
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• The image size and quality are not selectable
while capturing a motion image.
Quality
Approximate number of recordable images with the supplied
card (16MB SD Memory Card)
Size
26
15
50
STANDARD
18
106
10
1824 G 1216
36
FINE
1200 G 800
80
2448 G 1632
720 G 480
Useful Features
Press l or m to select “IMAGE
QUALITY”, then press the SET button.
I MAG E S I Z E
2 4 4 8G1 6 3 2
1 8 2 4G1 2 1 6
1 2 0 0G 8 0 0
7 2 0G 4 8 0
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
2 4E 4 8G1 6 3 2
I MAG
1 8T 2I 4G1 2 1 6
S HOO
2 0 0G 8 0 0
1K
QU I C
7 2 0G 4 8 0
F R AME
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
Press l or m to select “IMAGE SIZE”,
then press the SET button.
5
6
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO
F TI NI NG
E MOD E
QU I S
C KT A S
ND
HO
A RD
T
F R AME GU I D E
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
23
Useful Features
24
Useful Features
Capturing
Selecting the Shooting
Mode
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
This camera has five different modes for
capturing images.
Types
SINGLE: Normal mode to capture a single
still image
CONTINUOUS: Captures three consecutive
still images
SELF TIMER: Captures a still image with
time-lag of 10 seconds
BRACKET: Captures three still images at
different exposure settings
z BRACKET: Captures three still images at
different gamma settings
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “O”, then press
the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “SHOOTING
MODE”, then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
LET
QU I S
C KI NG
S HO
C ON GU
T I NUOUS
F R AME
I DE
D I G SI TE LA FL ZT OOM
I ME R
R E T URN
B RA C K E T
B RA C K E T
4
5
S HOO T I NG MOD E
S I NG L E
C ON T I NUOUS
S E L F T I ME R
B RA C K E T
B RA C K E T
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Notes:
• Depending on your selection in step 5, perform
the steps in the sections indicated below.
- SINGLE: p. 13
- CONTINUOUS: See the following section.
- SELF TIMER: p. 25
- BRACKET: p. 26
- z BRACKET: p. 27
• When the card capacity becomes nearly full in
step 5, the settings, CONTINUOUS, BRACKET
and z BRACKET may not be selectable.
1
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
In CONTINUOUS mode
2
• The camera captures three
consecutive still images.
Notes:
• In CONTINUOUS mode, the flash does not work.
• If the card becomes full or the battery runs down
completely while shooting in continuous mode,
the camera automatically stops image capture.
Using the Self Timer
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
Select “SELF TIMER” in SHOOTING
MODE menu (see page 24).
The self-timer allows you to record images after
a time-lag of 10 seconds. This is convenient
when you want to record an image of you and
your friends together.
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S H O O T I NG MO D E
S I NGL E
C ON T I N U O U S
S E L F T I ME R
B RAC K E T
B RAC K E T
2
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
Self timer mode icon
• The self timer mode icon appears when
the on-screen indicators are turned on.
3
Press the Shutter button fully to
activate the ten-second countdown to image capture.
Useful Features
Self timer indicators
• The self timer indicators on the
body and LCD screen blink. Ten
seconds after pressing the Shutter
button, the camera automatically
captures the image.
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Useful Features
26
Useful Features
Capturing
Using Automatic
Exposure Bracketing
Available in ], ;, ', , or . mode
S HOO T I NG MOD E
S I NG
S HO
T LE
C ON
GU
I D ET I NUOUS
S ZE OOM
L F T I ME R
B RA C K E T
B RA C K E T
Select “BRACKET” in SHOOTING
MODE menu (see page 24).
This function allows you to take the same
scene with three different exposure settings.
The camera automatically takes three successive images while changing the exposure value
for each image slightly.
1
2
Press l or m to select the exposure
value for brighter and darker images,
then press the SET button.
5EV
0EV
5EV
0EV
BR A C K E T
±0 .
±1 .
±1 .
±2.
• Bracket mode icon appears on the
screen.
Bracket mode icon
4
3
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
• The camera shoots three
successive images at three
different exposure values.
Below is an example of the effect you can
excpect.
Darker image (JEV)
Standard image
(0.0EV)
Brighter image (HEV)
Notes:
• This function cancels after one capture
sequence. To use AE Bracketing again, perform
the above steps again.
• See page 41 to read “About Exposure Value”.
• ±0.5EV may result in a suttle difference while
±2.0EV result in stronger contrast between
pictures.
Using Automatic
Gamma Bracketing
Available in ], ;, ', , or . mode
The camera automatically takes three
successive images while changing the gamma
setting for each image.
Select “z BRACKET” in SHOOTING
MODE menu (see page 24).
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
1
S HOO T I NG MOD E
S I NG
S HO
T LE
C ON
GU
I D ET I NUOUS
S ZE OOM
L F T I ME R
B RA C K E T
B RA C K E T
2
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Gamma bracket mode icon
• z bracket mode icon appears on the
screen.
3
Useful Features
• The camera automatically
captures three still images with
different gamma settings.
Notes:
• This function cancels after one capture sequence. To use Automatic Gamma Bracketing
again, perform the above steps again.
• This function does not work with Gamma
Brightness Compensation.
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Useful Features
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Useful Features
Capturing
Using Quick Shot
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
This function lets you take a quick snapshot.
No need to push the shutter button halfway
down to fix the focus then fully to capture. The
camera automatically fixes the focus clearly on
everything in the frame from close up to infinity.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “O”, then press
the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “QUICK SHOT”,
then press the SET button.
Press the Shutter button fully.
• The camera automatically sets to panfocus settings.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
QU I C K S HO T
OFF
ON
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
QU I C K S HO T
F R AME
O F F GU I D E
D I G ON
I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
4
5
6
7
• The camera captures the
image without first pressing
halfway to lock the focus.
Note:
• Zooming is not available in Quick Shot.
Using the Frame Guide
for Recording
Available in [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
This function helps you decide on the size and
composition of the subject occupying the
screen.
Types
Cross: A cross mark at the
center of the screen for
placing the subject at the
center.
Focus: Focus brackets for
guiding you to the focus
area.
Landscape: Grid lines
dividing the screen into 9
areas to help you with the
horizontal and vertical
composition.
Portrait: Frame fitting an
upper-body view.
Snapshot: For capturing a
small group of friends in a
frame with surrounding
background.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “O” (“X” in =
mode), then press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “FRAME
GUIDE”, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
F R AME GU I D E
Press j, k, l or m to select the
desired frame guide, then press the SET
button.
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
QU I C K S HO T
F R AME GU I D E
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
4
5
6
Useful Features
Off: No frame guide
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Useful Features
30
Useful Features
Capturing
Setting the Digital Zoom
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
You can select two different zoom ranges : 13K (optical zoom), 3-9K (digital zoom).The
digital zoom allows you to record powerful
close-up pictures with the same operation as
normal zooming.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “O”, then press
the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “DIGITAL
ZOOM”, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
D I G I T A L Z OOM
OFF
ON
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
C A P T UR E 1
I MAG E S I Z E
I MAG E QU A L I T Y
S HOO T I NG MOD E
QU I C K S HO T
F R AME GU I D E
D I G I T A L Z OOM
R E T URN
OFF
ON
4
5
6
T D - ZOOM
When using the digital zoom range, a “D”
appears in the zoom range indicator.
Power zoom
buttons
Zoom range indicator
W
“D” displays here.
To use optical zoom only
Select “OFF” in step 5.
6
Note:
• When using the digital zoom, you have to turn
the LCD screen backlight on. When you turn off
the LCD screen (by pressing the SET/DISPLAY
button), the zoom returns to the optical zoom
range.
Turning off the Quick
View
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
This camera presets to display a still image for
approximately 3 seconds immediately after it is
taken. You can turn off this function by
performing the procedure below.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “QUICK VIEW”,
then press the SET button.
Useful Features
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
QU I C K V I EW
OFF
ON
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I O
T EF F B A L A N C E
ONI T I V I T Y
S E NS
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E R E C.
R E T URN
4
5
6
Note:
• If the LCD screen is turned off, Quick View will
turn it on and show the preview image for a few
seconds, then turn it off again.
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Useful Features
32
Useful Features
Capturing
Capturing a Still Image
with Sound
Available in [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
You can record up to 10 seconds of sound
while capturing each still image. The built-in
microphone is used for sound recording.
Microphone
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “VOICE REC.”,
then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E R E C.
R E T URN
OFF BA L ANC E
ON
4
5
V O I C E R E C.
F NC E
B AO LF A
ON
7
6
Capture the still image (see page 13).
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• The camera captures a still image with
10 seconds of sound.
To quit the sound recording manually
Press the Shutter button.
Notes:
• See page 40 for previewing a still image with
sound.
• You can only record with sound when the
SHOOTING MODE menu is set to SINGLE.
• If an image has a sound file attached, the image
protection setting will protect both files.
Useful Features
Previewing
Protecting the Images
Available in w mode
You can protect your important images
recorded on the card from accidental erasure.
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press j or k to select the image to be
protected.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
the camera.
Selecting one image
4
Press l or m to select “PROTECT”,
then press the SET button.
P RO T E C T
ON E I MA G E
A L L I MA G E S
Press l or m to select “ONE IMAGE”,
then press the SET button.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
ON
G TE
I MAG
E E E FI MA
F EC
A EL L S HOW
I MA G E S
SL I D
P R I N T ORD E R
DEL ETE ALL
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
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6
7
8
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
To cancel the protection setting
When you select a protected image in step 7,
the following screen appears. Press the SET
button to cancel protection.
C A N C E L P RO T E C T I ON ?
P R E V I OU S
NEXT
SE T / RESE T : SE T
EX I T
: ME N U
00
100-0010
I MAG E S ?
Press l or m to select “SET”, then
press the SET button.
P RO T E C T
ON E I MA G E
A L L I MA G E S
Select “ALL IMAGES” in step 6 of
“Selecting one image”.
Selecting all images
1
2
P RO T E C T A L L
SET
RESE T
EX I T
To cancel protection setting for all
images
Select “RESET” in step 2 of “Selecting all
images”.
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Useful Features
Press the SET button to protect the
image.
P RO T E C T T H I S I MAG E ?
P R E V I OU S
NEXT
SE T / RESE T : SE T
EX I T
: ME N U
00
100-0010
100-0010
• The protection icon appears in the
status bar.
00
Protection icon
• To protect another image, press j or k
to select the image, then press the SET
button.
Useful Features
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Useful Features
Previewing
Using Image Effects
Available in w mode
These filters allow you to alter a still image for
more dramatic effect.
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press j or k to select the image to
which you want to add an effect.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on camera.
Types
SEPIA: Filling with sepia
color similar to that of an
old photograph
CROSS: Enhancing light
spots with crosses
4
Press l or m to select “IMAGE
EFFECT”, then press the SET button.
SOFT SPOT: Shading off to
get a soft border around an
image
5
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S E P SI HOW
A
SL I D
C RO
SS ER
PR I N
T ORD
D E L SOF
E TE TAS
L LP O T
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
6
7
8
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
• After processing, the image displays
with the selected effect.
I MAG E E F F E C T
SEP I A
C RO S S
SOF T S P O T
Press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “YES” to save
the image, then press the SET button.
• When you select “YES” to save the still
image, the edited image is saved as an
additional image file.
NO
YES
100-0010
S A V E T H I S I MAG E ?
00
• Select “NO” to cancel the effect.
• To add the image effect to another
image, perform steps 2 to 8 again.
Previewing in a Slide
Show
Available in w mode
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press j or k to select the image from
which you want to begin the slide show.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on camera.
This camera can preview images in a slide
show format, a useful feature when you want to
check the still images that have been recorded
on the card.
4
Press l or m to select “SLIDE SHOW”,
then press the SET button.
To stop the Slide Show
Press the SET button to stop a Slide Show in
progress.
Useful Features
S HOW
SEC.
SEC.
SEC.
SEC.
Press l or m to select the display
interval, then press the SET button.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
S E C E. R
P R I N T5 ORD
D E L E1 T0 E S E C .
DU B B
1 5I N G
S AE LC L.
R E T URN
30 SEC.
5
6
SL I DE
5
10
15
30
• Beginning from the image selected in
step 2, the images display in full-screen
view consecutively in order of capture.
• The Slide Show ends one image before
the image that started the sequence.
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Useful Features
36
Useful Features
Previewing
Printing Order
Information
Available in w mode
The print order function allows you to add
DPOF print information to still images recorded
on a card.
About DPOF
DPOF (Digital Printing Order Format) is a
system that allows capture devices to tag
information of recorded images on memory
cards for printing, number of copies and other
details. You can order prints at shops with
DPOF-compatible printing.
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press j or k to select one image for
print order processing.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
the camera.
Selecting one image
4
Press l or m to select “PRINT
ORDER”, then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “ONE IMAGE”,
then press the SET button.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
P R I N T ORD E R
D E L ON
E T E I MA G E
L L GE S
DU B A
B LI N
L G AI MA
R E T URN
5
6
P R I N T OR D E R
ON E I MA G E
A L L I MA G E S
7
8
9
Press l or m to select the number of
prints.
• You can set 1 through 99 for the number
of prints.
01
ON E I MAG E
#PR I NT
P R E V I OU S
NEXT
SET : SET
E X I T : ME N U
00
100-0010
• To set the number of printouts to another
image, press j or k to select the
image, then press l or m to select the
number of prints.
Press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• You cannot add DPOF information to motion
images.
To cancel the setting for one image
Select “0” for the number of prints in step 7
above.
Press l or m to select the number of
prints, then press the SET button.
P R I N T OR D E R
ON E I MA G E
A L L I MA G E S
Select “ALL IMAGES” in step 6 of
“Selecting one image”, then press the
SET button.
Selecting all images
1
2
To cancel the setting for all images
Select “0” for the number of prints in step 2 of
“Selecting all images”.
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Useful Features
Useful Features
38
Useful Features
Previewing
Deleting All Images
Available in w mode
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on the camera.
You can delete all stored images on a card
following the steps below.
3
Press l or m to select “DELETE ALL”,
then press the SET button.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
P R I N T ORD E R
DEL ETE ALL
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
4
5
DE L E T E A L L
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button.
I MA G E S
E X C E P T P RO T E C T E D ?
DE L E T E A L L
NO
YES
Notes:
• Protected images are not deleted in this
procedure. To delete a protected image, first
cancel its protection setting. (see page 33).
• DELETE ALL also erases the DPOF (print order
information for all images including protected
ones (see page 36).
• It may take several seconds to delete all images
from the card.
• Do not turn the power off during the deletion
process.
Adding Sound to a Still
Image
Available in w mode
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “w”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press j or k to select the image to
which you want to add sound.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on camera.
You can add sound to a still image stored in the
card.
4
Press l or m to select “DUBBING”,
then press the SET button.
8
Press the Shutter button fully to stop
dubbing.
• The maximum dubbing time is 10
seconds. After 10 seconds elapse, the
dubbing stops automatically even if you
do not press the Shutter button.
Notes:
• If you dub an image that already has sound,
the new sound overwrites the old.
• If you want to overwrite the sound on a protected
image, cancel the protection first.
• See page 40 to playback an image with sound.
Useful Features
Press the Shutter button fully to
begin dubbing.
DU B B I N G
OFF
ON
Press l or m to select “ON”, then press
the SET button.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
I MAG E E F F E C T
S L I D E S HOW
P R I N T ORD E R
DEL ETE ALL
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
OFF
ON
5
6
7
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Useful Features
40
Useful Features
Previewing
Previewing an Image
with Sound
Available in w mode
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
on the camera.
You can play back the sound recorded with a
still image.
1
Press j or k to select the image with
sound.
Press the Shutter button fully to
begin sound playback.
• A sound icon appears on the image with
sound.
2
3
To pause the sound playback
Press the Shutter button fully again.
Advanced Features
Program AE Mode
Set the Mode Dial to “]”,
then power on camera.
In Program AE mode, the camera automatically
determines the shutter speed and aperture,
and you can set more detailed menu settings in
comparison with the Auto mode ([).
1
Set any desired menu items.
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
• The camera automatically
adjusts the shutter speed and
aperture.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
Exposure value
+ 0.5 E V
Program AE mode icon
• You can select 9 steps from D2.0EV to
H2.0EV.
Press j or k to set the exposure value
(EV).
Note:
• The available mode is described below the
function title in each page. You can set the
functions indicated with “]” in that
description.
2
3
4
5
About Exposure Value
Automatic exposure works by selecting
an average value of all the different tones
in the shot. If two different objects have an
equal amount of dark and light parts, they
will have the same exposure value.
However, when the scene is dominated
by dark shadows or light objects, the AE
system does not work properly, and may
fail to select the best exposure. For
example, if you capture a bride in white
wedding dress, the image becomes
darker than it actually looks. The camera
tries to neutralize the light and dark
portions and the dress becomes gray
while skin tone becomes too dark.
Advanced Features
Note:
• AE is an abbreviation for Auto Exposure.
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Advanced Features
42
Advanced Features
Aperture Priority Mode
Set the Mode Dial to “;”,
then power on the
camera.
In Aperture Priority mode, the camera determines the shutter speed automatically according to an aperture value set manually.
1
Set any desired menu
items.
F 5.6
F-stop
Press j or k to set the exposure value
(EV).
+ 0.5 E V
Aperture Priority mode icon
• You can select 9 steps from F2.0 to F8.0.
Press l or m to set the desired F-stop.
Note:
• The available mode is described below the
function title in each page. You can set the
functions indicated with “;” in that
description.
2
3
4
F 5.6
• You can select 9 steps from D2.0EV to
H2.0EV
+ 0.5 E V
Exposure value
5
6
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
• The camera automatically
adjusts the shutter speed.
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
About aperture setting
The larger the aperture (smaller f-number)
the more blurred the background and
foreground will become. On the other
hand, the smaller the aperture (bigger fnumber) the clearer the background and
foreground will become. You may set a
small f-number for portraits. And you may
set a big f-number to capture a subject
with background/foreground in various
degrees of focus.
• Use a larger F-stop value to focus on both the
subject and background.
• Use a smaller F-stop value to clearly capture
both subject and background.
Shutter Speed Priority
Mode
Set the Mode Dial to “'”,
then power on the
camera.
In Shutter Speed Priority mode, the camera
determines the aperture value automatically
according to a shutter speed set manually.
1
Set any desired menu items.
1/ 5 0 0
Shutter speed
Press j or k to set the exposure value
(EV).
+ 0.5 E V
Shutter Speed Priority mode icon
• You can select 17 steps from 0.5 sec. to
1/500 sec.
Press l or m to set the desired shutter
speed.
Note:
• The available mode is described below the
function title in each page. You can set the
functions indicated with “'” in that
description.
2
3
4
5
6
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
• The camera automatically
adjusts the aperture.
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Advanced Features
1/ 5 0 0
• You can select 9 steps from D2.0EV to
H2.0EV
+ 0.5 E V
Exposure value
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Advanced Features
44
Advanced Features
Recommended Shutter Speeds
• To capture images in
fairly dark conditions.
• To capture objects that
are not moving very fast.
• Safe to hold by hand
without shaking.
• You can try a variety of
depth of fields.
• To capture most
moderately moving
objects.
• Will make a fast-moving
object look frozen (e.g. a
runner, dancer).
Situation
1/15 sec.
or
slower
1/30 sec.
1/125 sec.
l
1/60 sec.
1/250 sec.
1/500 sec.
Recommended
shutter speed
The following are tips for setting the shutter
speed. Use a shutter speed based on your
subject and photographic objectives.
• Creates a sense of
motion by blurring
moving objects.
Tips on Using the Manual
Shutter Speed
• Fast shutter speeds can be used to capture
fast-moving objects such as a racehorse or
athlete. The subject will look frozen in motion.
• Slower shutter speeds can be used in take
pictures under low lighting conditions such as
the evening light of the moon.
• Slower shutter speeds can also be used
when you want the image blurred so it shows
a trail of motion, such as in streams or
waterfalls.
Notes:
• With 1/500, you can capture most sports.
However, it may blur parts that are moving faster
than the area of focus, like the clear head and
torso of a galloping horse but with blurry legs.
• Recording with a shutter speed faster than 1/60
sec. tends to darken the picture. Record in
bright locations when you use a fast shutter
speed.
• Use of a tripod is recommended when using a
slow shutter speed to avoid camera shaking
unless you have a special reason to hold the
camera by hand.
• Using a fast shutter speed under fluorescent
lighting will cause flickering in the picture and
possibly color shifts.
• When selecting 1/30 sec., you may get a
shadow image behind a subject that is in motion.
Manual Exposure
Control Mode
Use when your photographic objectives are not
met by AE settings and you want complete
control over exposure. Try various exposures
and see the difference in effect. Also, review
the captured image on the LCD screen before
you try another exposure.
Selectable shutter speeds
Set the Mode Dial to “,”,
then power on camera.
F2.0 to F6.7: 16s to 1/500s
F8
: 16s to 1/1000s
1
Set any desired menu items.
Note:
• The available mode is described below the
function title in each page. You can set the
functions indicated with “,” in that
description.
2
3
F-stop
F 5.6
Manual Exposure Control mode icon
Press j or k to select the desired
shutter speed setting (1), and press l
or m to select the desired F-stop (2).
1/ 5 0 0
Shutter speed
• If the photograph would be under- or overexposed, the shutter speed and aperture
values in the status bar will display red. In
such case, select other combinations to
obtain an appropriate setting, which will
display the values in white.
• If you set a slow shutter speed the image
taken could come out blurred. The shutter
speed and aperture values will display yellow
to alert you to this possibility.
5
4
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
45
Advanced Features
Advanced Features
46
Advanced Features
Scene Select Mode
You can select scene settings to create the
best results for a specific situation. The camera
will automatically set the exposure, white
balance, and shutter speed to produce the
optimum picture quality for the selected
situation.
Types
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
• SCENE MENU screen
appears.
Set the Mode Dial to “.”,
then power on the
camera.
PORTRAIT (F): Captures a subject clearly
with blurred background and foreground.
SNAP SHOT (G): Captures the scene
clearly with subjects in both background
and foreground focused.
LANDSCAPE (H): Captures a distant
subject clearly.
NIGHT VIEW (I): Captures your subject
with the surrounding night view.
BLACK&WHITE (J): Captures the scene
in black and white.
1
2
S C E N E ME NU
• The subject displays in the selected
mode and a frame guide matching the
scene menu selection appears onscreen.
P OR T R A I T
SNAP SHOT
L A NDS C A P E
N I GH T V I E W
B L A C K & WH I T E
Set any desired menu items.
Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus on the
subject.
3
4
Press the Shutter button fully to
capture the image.
Note:
• The available mode is described below the
function title in each page. You can set the
functions indicated with “.” in that
description.
5
Changing the scene setting
To change the scene setting while in Scene
Select mode, press the MENU button once.
Pressing the MENU button twice displays the
menu screen.
Setting the Metering
Mode
Available in ], ;, ' or , mode
This camera has two metering methods.
Choose the metering method that matches
your composition and lighting conditions.
Types
CENTER: Suitable to correctly expose the
whole image with emphasis on a subject
in the center when the scene is under
reasonably good lighting.
SPOT: Suitable to correctly expose a
subject that is much darker or brighter
than the background.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Press l or m to select “METERING”,
then press the SET button.
1
2
4
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E NR
T E C.
R
R E T URN
S PO T
5
6
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
ME T E R I NG
C ENT ER
S PO T
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• In Auto mode ([), the METERING menu item
is set to “CENTER”.
47
Advanced Features
Advanced Features
48
Advanced Features
Setting the White
Balance
Available in ], ;, ', , . or = mode
This mode fine-tunes colors based on settings
that match the lighting conditions so that colors
that look white to the human eye will also look
white when captured. Select a setting that
matches the condition.
Types
AUTO: The camera automatically adjusts
the white balance
DAYLIGHT (V): Suitable mode for capturing
in outdoors
FLUORESCENT (S): Suitable for capturing
under a fluorescent lamp
TUNGSTEN (T): Suitable for capturing
under a tungsten lamp
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “WHITE
BALANCE”, then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
G AMMA
ME T E R I NG
V O I C E R E C.
R E T URN
4
5
WH I T E B A L ANC E
1/ 5 0 0 F 5.6
AUTO
D AY L I GH T
F L UO R E S C E N T
T UNGS T E N
0. 0 E V
6
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• In Auto mode ([), the WHITE BALANCE
menu item is set to “AUTO”.
Setting the Light
Sensitivity
Available in ], ;, ' or , mode
This mode emulates the sensitivity of camera
film. The higher the ISO number, the faster the
shutter speed you can use.
Types
AUTO: The camera automatically produces
the sensitivity to match lighting conditions.
ISO100, ISO200, ISO400: Setting increased
sensitivities reduces the time needed to
make an exposure.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “SENSITIVITY”,
then press the SET button.
49
Advanced Features
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
S E NS I T I V I T Y
AU TO
I SO1 0 0
I SO2 0 0
I SO4 0 0
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
AU TO
G AMMA
ME T EI S
R OI NG
100
V O I CI SE O R
0
2 0E C.
R E T URN
I SO4 0 0
4
5
6
Notes:
• In Auto mode ([), the SENSITIVITY menu item
is set to “AUTO”.
• In Manual mode (,), the default SENSITIVITY
setting in the menu is “ISO 100”, and “AUTO” is
not selectable.
Advanced Features
50
Advanced Features
Gamma Correction
Available in ], ;, ', , or . mode
This function improves the picture by increasing the brightness of the darker portion or by
decreasing the brightness of the brighter
portion.
Types
STANDARD: Standard image without
gamma correction
1 HIGHLIGHT (?): Decreasing the brightness of brighter portion
2 DARKNESS (|): Increasing the brightness
of dark portion
3 CONTRAST (}): Enhances the contrast
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press l or m to select “P”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Press l or m to select “GAMMA”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
4
C A P T UR E 2
QU I C K V I EW
WH I T E B A L A N C E
S E NS I T I V I T Y
G AMMA
ME T E S
R TI NG
A ND A RD
VO I C
E I GH
R E LC.I GH T
1H
R E T URN
2 D ARK N E S S
3 C ON T R A S T
5
6
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
G AMMA
S T A ND A RD
1 H I GH L I GH T
2 D ARK N E S S
3 C ON T R A S T
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• In Auto mode ([), the GAMMA menu item is
set to “STANDARD”.
Displaying the Date and
Time
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Selecting the Display
Style of Date and Time
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press l or m to select “/”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Advanced Features
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
S TYL E
MMM. D D . Y Y Y Y
D D . MM. Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y . MM. D D
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
D A T E / T I ME
D I SPL AY
1 2H / 24H
S TYL E
S E T MMM.
T I N GD D. Y Y Y Y
D D . MM . Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y . MM. D D
R E T URN
Press l or m to select “STYLE”, then
press the SET button.
6
5
4
1
2
MMM.DD.YYYY: First 3 letters of month with
day and year as numbers
DD.MM.YYYY: Day, month and year as
numbers
YYYY.MM.DD: Year, month and day as
numbers
Types
Follow the procedure below to select among
three different display styles of date and time.
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
You can display the date or both the date and
time of capturing an image.
Types
OFF: The date and time do not display.
DATE&TIME: Both the date and time display.
DATE: The date displays.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “/”, then press
the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “DISPLAY”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
D I SPL AY
OF F
DA T E & T I ME
DA T E
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
R E T URN
D A T E / T I ME
D I SPL AY
1 2 OF F
S T Y LDA
E T E & T I ME
TG
E
S E T DA
TIN
4
5
6
Note:
• If you capture an image without setting the date
and time, under bars will display in the preview
screen instead of the date and time values.
51
Advanced Features
52
Advanced Features
Setting to Factory
Presettings
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
You can set the camera to the factory presetting by following the steps below.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press l or m to select “Z”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
1
2
4
S E T T I NG 1
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
A U T O P OWE R O F F
F I L E NUMB E R
R E T URN
Press l or m to select “DEFAULT”,
then press the SET button.
5
DE F AU L T
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button.
A L L S E T T I NGS W I L L
R E T URN T O F A C T OR Y
S E T T I NG S .
OK ?
NO
YES
• Select “NO” to cancel the procedure.
Formatting the card
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
Format any commercially available card before
using. Also, you may have to format a card that
has been used in a different camera. Be aware
that formatting a card erases all the stored
images.
Notes:
• Formatting a card erases all stored images,
including delete-protected images. Be sure to
backup important data on your computer or
other media before formatting the card.
• Do not remove the power source during
formatting, as this may cause damage to the
card. It is recommended that you use the AC
outlet for the power supply when formatting.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press l or m to select “Z”, then press
the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “FORMAT”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
• Select “NO” to cancel card format.
NO
YES
A L L I MA G E S W I L L B E
DE L E T E D !
OK ?
F ORMA T
Press l or m to select “YES”, then
press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 1
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
AU T O P OWE R O F F
F I L E NUMB E R
R E T URN
4
5
6
Note:
• The supplied card is preformatted for immediate
use.
Setting the Time for
Automatic Power Off
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
Setting the File
Numbering Method
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press l or m to select “Z”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
3
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
F I L E NUMB E R
SER I AL
RESE T
Press l or m to select the desired
setting, then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 1
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
AU T O P OWE R O F F
F I L E NUMB E R
R E T URN
SER I AL
RESE T
Press l or m to select “FILE
NUMBER”, then press the SET button.
5
4
1
2
SERIAL: Defines file numbers by
incrementing up from the last image
captured when inserting a new card
RESET: Defines a new set of file numbers
when inserting a new card
Types
The camera automatically assigns file numbers
to captured images. You can select two
different methods of file numbering.
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
When you do not operate the camera for a
certain period of time, the power turns off
automatically. Select the automatic power off
time.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “Z”, then press
the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
4
P OWE R O F F
M I N.
M I N.
M I N.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
AU T O
1
3
5
Press l or m to select the desired time
for powering off, then press the SET
button.
S E T T I NG 1
DE F AUL T
F ORMA T
AU T O P OWE R O F F
F I L 1E M
NUMB
I N. E R
R E T URN
3 M I N.
5 M I N.
Press l or m to select “AUTO POWER
OFF”, then press the SET button.
5
6
6
53
Advanced Features
Advanced Features
54
Advanced Features
Restoring the Last
Image Deleted
Available in w mode
2
1
Press l or m to select “~”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
the camera.
You can restore an image erased by mistake if
it is the most recent image deleted. Do not
perform any operation, except the procedure
below to recover the image.
3
Press l or m to select “UNDO LAST
IMAGE”, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
S E T T I NG 2
P C C ONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D E O OU T
U ND O L A S T I MA G E
SP E AK ER
BEEP
R E T URN
• The camera displays the last deleted
image and restores it to the memory
card.
4
5
Note:
• You cannot restore an image after performing
any of the operations below.
- Deleting all images
- Deleting another image
- Capturing an image
- Setting the protection or print order
- Formatting the card
- Saving the image with effect
Turning off the Speaker
Available in w mode
2
1
Press l or m to select “~”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
the camera.
You can turn off the sound while viewing motion
images or still images with sound data
attached.
3
Press l or m to select “SPEAKER”,
then press the SET button.
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 2
P C CONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D E O OU T
U ND O L A S T I MA G E
SP E AK ER
BEEO
P F LF A S T I MA G E
R E T URN
ON
4
5
S P E A KER
OFF
ON
Note:
• SPEAKER turns the camera speaker on or off.
When you playback images on a TV screen, the
recorded sound outputs from the TV speakers
regardless of the camera’s speaker setting.
Turning off the
Confirmation Sound
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
The camera beeps when turning the power on,
controlling the buttons, or when an error
occurs. You can turn off the confirmation sound
if you like.
Turn on the camera in the desired mode.
Press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
Press l or m to select “~”, then
press the SET button.
1
2
3
Press l or m to select “BEEP”, then
press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
BE E P
OFF
ON
Press l or m to select “OFF”, then
press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 2
P C C ONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D E O OU T
U ND O L A S T I MA G E
SP E AK ER
BEEP
OFF
R E T URN
ON
4
5
6
55
Advanced Features
Advanced Features
56
Advanced Features
Changing the Language
for the On-screen
Display
Available in w, [, ], ;, ', ,, . or = mode
Mode dial
Power button
This camera allows you to choose English,
German, French, Spanish or Japanese as the
on-screen display language. To change the
language for on-screen display, perform the
steps below. The default language setting is
English.
Operation button
3
2
1
Press l or m to select “LANGUAGE”,
then press the SET button.
Press l or m on the operation button
to select “~”, then press the SET
button.
Press the MENU button until the menu
screen appears.
Press the Power button until the camera
turns on.
MENU button
SET button
4
S E T T I NG 2
P C C ONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D EEN
O G OU
T
L I SH
U ND D
OEU
LA
T S CT H I MA G E
S P E FA R
K AE N
RÇ A I S
E SP AÑ OL
BEEP
R E T URN
• “LANGUAGE” menu is “SPRACHE” in
German, “LANGUE” in French,
“IDIOMA” in Spanish or “-” in
Japanese.
5
6
Press l or m to select the desired
language, then press the SET button.
• The menu screen displays in the
language selected.
L A NGU A G E
EN G L I SH
D EU T SCH
F RANÇ A I S
E SP AÑ OL
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
Note:
• The operation procedures in this manual are
based on using the English on-screen
displays.
Transferring Data on
Card to Computer
Using the supplied USB cable, you can
transfer all image, sound and related data to a
computer.
System Requirements
• Microsoft Windowsb 98 Service Pack 1,
Windowsb 98 Second Edition, Windowsb
2000 Professional Service Pack 2, Windowsb
Me or Windowsb XP Home/Professional
Editions (recommended)
• USB terminal
• CD-ROM drive (for driver installation)
• Mouse or other pointing device
Note:
• The USB driver is not compatible with Macintosh
operating systems.
Connect the supplied AC adapter to the
camera.
Connect the camera to a PC with the
supplied USB cable as shown below.
Turn on the PC.
Preparation
1
2
3
To USB terminal
USB cable (supplied)
5
4
Press the ! button to have your PC
recognize the USB cable.
Set the Mode Dial to “w”, then power
the camera.
Note:
• When you connect the USB cable for the first
time, you need to install the USB driver. Before
installing the USB driver, you must read and
agree to the "LIMITED USE SOFTWARE
LICENSE" on the first page of the supplied
Installation Guide.
• The installation procedure varies depending on
your PC operating system. Find your operating
system and follow the steps in “Installing the
USB driver”.
Disconnecting the USB cable
Click the "Safely Remove Hardware"
icon that appears on the task bar, and
choose an applicable hard drive to stop.
Quit PixLab.
Windows 2000/Me/XP
1
2
3
After the message "Safe To Remove
Hardware" appears, disconnect the
USB cable or eject the card.
Note:
• See Windows Help for the procedure of
disconnecting USB cable in detail.
Quit PixLab.
Windows 98
1
2
When data is not being transferred (the
indicator on LCD display stays still),
right-click on the disk drive icon, which
appears on explorer window, to eject the
disk. After that, disconnect the USB
cable or eject the card.
Advanced Features
To USB terminal
DC plug for
AC adapter
57
Advanced Features
58
Advanced Features
Installing the USB driver
• In the examples below the CD-ROM drive
letter is taken as “R:”. Select the correct drive
letter according to your operating environment.
5
4
3
2
1
Click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
Check the message, then click “Next”
to begin installation.
Select “Specify a location:”, and
specify “R:\USBDRV\WIN98”, then
click “Next”.
Select “Search for the best driver for
your device.”, then click “Next”.
Insert the CD-ROM containing the
USB driver into the CD-ROM drive,
then click “Next”.
“Add New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”.
Windows 98 SP1/98 SE
6
Windows 2000 SP2
5
4
3
2
1
Click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
Check the message, then click “Next”
to begin installation.
Specify “R:\USBDRV\WIN2KXP”,
then click “OK”.
Select “Specify a location”, insert the
CD-ROM containing the USB driver
into the CD-ROM drive, then click
“Next”.
Select “Search for a suitable driver for
my device”, then click “Next”.
“Found New Hardware Wizard”
appears after performing “Preparation”, then click “Next”.
For installing the USB driver, you need to
log in as the system administrator.
6
5
4
3
2
1
Click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
Specify “R:\USBDRV\WINME” and
click “Next”.
Select “Search for the best driver for
your device.” and “Specify a location.”
Insert the CD-ROM containing the
USB driver into the CD-ROM drive,
then click “Next”.
Select “Specify the location of the
driver”.
“Add New Hardware Wizard” appears
after performing “Preparation”.
Windows Me
6
Windows XP HE/PE
5
4
3
2
1
Click “Finish” to complete the
installation.
Specify “R:\USBDRV\WIN2KXP”, then
click “Next”.
Select “Search for the best driver in
these locations.” and “Include this
location in the search:”.
Insert the CD-ROM containing the
USB driver into the CD-ROM drive,
then click “Next”.
Select “Install from a list or specific
location”.
“Found New Hardware Wizard”
appears after performing
“Preparation”.
For installing the USB driver, you need to
log in as the system administrator.
6
Before you start transferring data, install the
Quick File Transfer Software included in the
supplied CD-ROM. (Refer to the Installation
Guide for details.)
Installing the software
Image Folders and File Names
1
Press the MENU button to display the
menu screen.
Sub-folder of still
images
Serial number
(100 to 999)
Audio data
Still images
Motion image
59
Advanced Features
Note:
• In case of data transfer error, disconnect the
USB cable, then connect it again, or turn the
power off, then turn it on again.
While transferring data, the transfer indicator
moves. Do not execute the operations below.
• Disconnect the USB cable
• Turn the power on/off
• Turn off the PC or setting it to Standby
• Open the card slot cover
You cannot transfer data when;
• The card is full.
• The card is write-protected.
Delete a few unneeded images or shift the
write protect switch to the unlocked position
and try transferring again.
Caution on transferring data
PICT0003.AVI
PICT0002.JPG
PICT0001.JPG
PICS0001.WAV
100SHARP
DCIM • • • • • • Folder of still image files
If you select OFF in step 4 on page 58, you will
find a new drive called "Removable Disk (F:)"
(or other drive letter, depending on your PC
configuration). Image, sound and related data
are stored in files and on a card as shown
below.
Transferring the data
2
Press l or m to select “~”, then
press the SET button.
To transfer all the data to your PC at one time,
simply press the ! button after making the
necessary preparations.
3
Press l or m to select “PC CONNECT”, then press the SET button.
S E T T I NG 2
P C C ONN E C T
O F FA G E
L A NGU
V I D ON
E O OU T
U ND O L A S T I MA G E
SP E AK ER
BEEP
R E T URN
Make sure the PC CONNECT menu is
set to ON, then press the SET button.
Press the MENU button to turn off the
menu screen.
4
P C CONN E C T
OFF
ON
OU
T
5
Press the ! (data transfer)
button.
• If you select OFF, double-click the “My
Computer” icon and choose
“Removable Disk” in the window. See
Image Folders and File Names.
6
• Transfer indicator moves, and
all images, sound and related
data on the card will
automatically transfer to the
PC.
Note:
• Refer to the PDF manual of the Quick File
Transfer Software for details.
Appendix
60
Appendix
Appendix
Useful Information
SD\ Memory Card
SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards are small,
handy and flexible storage media used in a
variety of mobile applications. They are one of
the smallest memory solutions available on the
market.
Memory Stickb media
SD/ Memory Card
This camera uses an SD Memory Card. It
cannot use a SmartMedia/ card or Memory
Stickb.
SmartMedia\ card
• An SD Memory Card has advanced features
including cryptographic security for copyrighted data and a selectable mechanical
write protect switch.
• The card slot on this camera is compatible
with an SD Memory Card.
Note:
• This camera is verified to work properly with the
SD Memory Card (128 MB or less).
Removable Storage Care
Below are some precautions to ensure a long
life and perfect performance from your SD
Memory Card. Information specific to one card
is attached with the card’s acronym.
Precautions
• Be sure to insert the card in the correct direction.
Do not try to force the card in.
• Store the card in its antistatic plastic case when
not in use.
• Do not disassemble or modify the card.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the card.
• Do not allow the card to become wet.
• Do not peel off the card label.
• Do not attach other labels or stickers to the card.
• Do not expose to extreme heat sources (e.g.
sunlight, heating appliances).
• Do not store in a highly humid or dusty place.
• Do not store in a place exposed to corrosive
gas.
• Do not use in a place exposed to strong
electromagnetism.
Protecting your images
• Select the write protect switch on the exterior
card casing to protect your images.
• Do not power off any devices while transferring
data, as this may destroy the data.
• Back up your image data often to a hard disk or
other permanent storage media.
• Be aware that formatting will erase all image
data stored on the card.
Note:
• Sharp Corporation cannot be held liable for
data that is lost through improper handling of
the storage media.
Cleaning
• Be careful not to allow dirt and finger grime
buildup around the card contacts.
• Be careful about static electricity, which can
suddenly erase data.
• If you notice dirt or static electricity, clean the
card with a soft, dry cloth.
Condensation
• Be careful about condensation forming on the
card surface, which can cause malfunction.
• If you notice beads of water on the card, allow it
to evaporate and dry naturally.
AC Adapter
• The AC adapter may interfere with reception if
used near a radio.
• Prevent flammables, liquids, and metal
objects from entering the adapter.
• The adapter is a sealed unit. Do not attempt
to open or modify it.
• Do not damage, drop, or subject the adapter
to vibration.
• Do not leave the adapter in direct sunlight.
• Avoid using the adapter in humid or extremely hot places.
Cleaning
• Many plastic parts are used in the camera
casing. Do not use thinner, benzene or other
strong chemical cleaners. These may cause
discoloration and damage to the casing.
• Clean the casing with a soft, dry cloth. If the
casing is particularly dirty, wipe the casing
with a tightly wrung cloth dampened with a
diluted, neutral detergent. Then wipe it again
with a soft, dry cloth.
• Use a soft cloth to wipe finger marks and
other smudges off the LCD screen.
• Use a soft cloth or compressed air and lens
paper designed for photographic lenses to
clean the lens.
Using Your Camera Abroad
Television signal standards and electrical
voltages and frequencies vary substantially
from country to country. When you are abroad,
check the sections below before using the AC
adapter or connecting the camera to a TV.
AC Adapter (Supplied Accessory)
The supplied AC adapter is compatible with
50 Hz and 60 Hz electrical systems in the
range of 110 V to 120 V AC.
Use a commercially available AC plug adapter,
if necessary, depending on the design of the
wall outlet.
Television Signal Standards
In any country, you can always preview the
image by using the LCD monitor. However, if
you want to preview the image on a TV screen,
the TV must be either NTSC-M or PAL system
compatible.
NTSC-M is used in the following areas:
The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Myanmar
(formerly Burma), Canada, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
South Korea, Mexico, the Netherland Antilles,
Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines,
Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad, the U.S.A., Venezuela,
Southern Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands.
PAL is used in the following areas:
Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden,
Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy,
Spain, Holland, Finland, Portugal, Norway,
Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand,
Singapore, Kuwait, China, etc.
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Trouble Shooting
Symptom
You did not insert the AA batteries correctly.
You did not press the Power button
long enough.
The AA batteries are depleted.
Possible causes
Replace the card with new one (p. 9).
Set the write protect switch to unlocked
position (p. 9).
Make sure the battery polarity matches
the indicators on the bottom of the
camera body (p. 7).
Press and hold down the Power button
for approximately 1 second.
Replace them with new ones (p. 7).
Suggested solution
General
The camera does not power
on.
The write protect switch is set to lock
position.
Cannot format the card.
The card is broken.
Replace them with new ones (p. 7).
The Mode Dial is set halfway between
two modes.
Symptom
You did not press the Shutter button
enough.
Possible causes
Press the DISPLAY button to turn it on
(p. 6).
Press the Shutter button fully.
Suggested solution
Set the dial so it securely snaps in to
the desired position.
The power automatically turns off when Select a desired time setting in “AUTO
there is no operation for a certain pePOWER OFF” menu (p. 53).
riod of time.
The AA batteries are depleted.
The camera turns power off
suddenly.
The startup screen stays on
and the status indicator
blinks green.
The Shutter button does not
function to capture.
The LCD screen turns off.
In [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
The LCD screen does not
display the image from the
lens.
Use a different mode to capture the image.
You set the flash to off mode.
Not a malfunction.
Press the q button and try other modes
(p. 16).
Call for service (p. 64).
Press the Shutter button half-way down
and wait a few moments until the focus
locks (p. 13).
The camera cannot automatically focus Press the % button to use Macro Shot
(p. 16).
on a subject closer than 1 ft (30 cm).
The flash has malfunctioned.
You set the flash to Auto mode in a
bright condition.
The captured image is too
The exposure setting does not match
dark or too bright in , mode. the lighting condition.
The flash does not function.
Cannot focus on a close up
subject.
The captured image appears The focus is not properly locked.
unclear.
Cannot use the digital zoom. The DIGITAL ZOOM menu item is set to Set it to “ON” (p. 30).
“OFF”.
Symptom
Possible causes
In [, ], ;, ', , or . mode
Suggested solution
Replace the card with new one (p. 9) or
delete unwanted files (p. 19).
The AA batteries are depleted.
Possible causes
Not a malfunction.
Replace them with new ones (p. 7).
Suggested solution
Symptom
The image is protected.
Possible causes
Cannot display an image larger than
2448K1632 on this camera.
Cancel the protection (p. 33).
Suggested solution
Not a malfunction.
30 second movie capture limit has
elapsed.
You have not selected a scene menu in Select a desired scene menu, and
press the SET button, then press the
the initial screen.
MENU button again (p. 46)
There is not enough card capacity to
store 3 or more images.
Cannot select the menu items Battery power is too low to capture 3 or Replace the batteries with new ones
“BRACKET” or “z BRACKET”. more images.
(p. 7).
The menu screen does not
appear when pressing the
MENU button in . mode.
Symptom
In = mode
The camera automatically
stops capturing a movie
image.
Cannot use the digital zoom. You cannot use the digital zoom in =
mode.
Cannot delete an image.
The image size is larger than
2448K1632.
In w mode
The image does not display
in full screen.
The USB driver is not correctly installed.
The VIDEO OUT menu is not set to the
correct item.
The A/V cable is not properly connected.
Check the cable connection (p. 57).
Check the installation procedure, and
try again (p. 58).
Check the TV system that applies to
where you live (p. 61), and set it to correct item (p. 20).
Check the cable connection (p. 20).
Check the operation manual for your
VCR or TV, and select the proper channel (p. 20).
The USB cable is not properly connected.
Set it to “ON” (p. 59).
Cannot display the image on The video input channel or TV channel
TV.
is not selected properly.
Cannot transfer the data to
the PC.
The PC CONNECT menu is set to
“OFF”.
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Specifications
Digital still camera
AC 100-120V, 50/60Hz
6V
32°F to 104°F (0°C to L40°C)
2.0" K 1.1" K 2.6" (50.0 K 27.0 K 65.5 mm)
0.24lbs (110g)
Image Capturing Device 1/1.8" CCD image sensor (effective pixels: 4.04 megapixels)
Lens F2.0-F2.5, f=7-21mm (35mm film equivalent: 33-99mm)
Power zoom 1-3K in optical range, 3-9K in digital range
Color Temperature Compensation Auto white balance with daylight, fluorescent or tungsten
LCD monitor 1.5" CGSilicon, 134,000pixels
Power Source AA size alkaline batteries
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
DC 6.0 V with AC adapter
Power Consumption 3.2 W
Recording Format JPEG for still images/Motion JPEG for motion images
Recording Medium SD Memory Card
Sound Recording Format WAV (monaural)
Dimensions (W K H K D) 4.5" K 2.9" K 2.4" (113.5 K 74.5 K 60 mm)
Weight 0.64 lbs (290 g) (without batteries, card, wrist strap, and lens
cap)
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to L40°C)
Storage Temperature D4°F to 140°F (D20°C to L60°C)
Operating Humidity 30% to 80%
AC adapter
Power Requirement
DC Output
Operating Temperature
Dimensions (W K H K D)
Weight
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
SERVICE INFORMATION (For the U.S.)
For the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service Center, or to obtain product literature,
accessories, supplies or customer assistance, please call 1-800-BE SHARP (1-800-237-4277)
or visit SHARP’s website (http://www.sharpusa.com).
Guía de operación rápida en español
ADVERTENCIA SOBRE EL
COPYRIGHT
PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE CAUSAR UN INCENDIO
O RECIBIR UNA DESCARGA ELÉCTRICA, NO EXPONGA
ESTE APARATO A LA LLUVIA NI A LA HUMEDAD.
Información importante para los consumidores de los EE.UU.
ADVERTENCIA:
PRECAUCION
Si el adaptador de CA se extravía o
tiene que ser cambiado, adquiera
otro del mismo tipo en el centro de
servicio SHARP de su concesionario.
SHARP está resuelta a que esta
unidad sea utilizada cumpliendo
plenamente con las leyes del
copyright de Estados Unidos, y a que
se obtengan los permisos previos de
los propietarios del copyright siempre
que sea necesario.
NOTA
El monitor de cristal líquido de la videocámara es un producto de alta tecnología,
con más de 134.000 transistores de película fina*, lo que le proporciona una imagen
perfectamente detallada. De vez en cuando tal vez aparezca un pixel en la pantalla
en forma de punto fijo de color azul, verde, rojo o negro. Tenga en cuenta que esto
no tiene ninguna influencia en las prestaciones de la videocámara.
*Las especificaciones están sujetas a cambios sin previo aviso.
Marcas comerciales
• Microsoft y Windows son marcas registradas o marcas de fábrica de Microsoft Corporation en
los Estados Unidos y/o en otros países.
• DPOF es una marca comercial de CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co.,
Ltd. y Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
• Todos los demás nombres de marcas o productos son marcas comerciales registradas o
marcas comerciales de sus respectivos titulares.
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11.
12.
13.
14.
por lo tanto, éstas no deberán taparse. Las
aberturas no deberán taparse nunca
colocando el producto en una cama, sofá,
alfombra u otras superficies similares. Este
producto no
deberá
colocarse en
una
instalación
empotrada
como, por
ejemplo, un mueble librería o una
estantería, a menos que disponga de la
ventilación apropiada o se cumplan las
instrucciones del fabricante.
Fuentes de alimentación—Este producto
sólo deberá ser utilizado con el tipo de
fuente de alimentación indicado en la
etiqueta de características. Si no está
seguro del tipo de alimentación empleado
en su casa, consulte a su concesionario o
a la compañía eléctrica local. Para los
productos que van a ser utilizados con
energía de baterías u otras fuentes,
consulte las instrucciones de manejo.
Puesta a tierra o polarización—Este
producto puede estar equipado con una
clavija de alimentación de corriente alterna
polarizada (una clavija con una patilla más
ancha que la otra). Esta clavija sólo entrará
en la toma de corriente de una forma, lo
que constituye una característica de
seguridad. Si no puede introducir a fondo
la clavija en la toma de corriente, pruebe
invirtiendo la clavija. Si la clavija sigue sin
poder introducirse en la toma de corriente,
póngase en contacto con un electricista
para que le cambie la toma de corriente
obsoleta. No anule la característica de
seguridad de la clavija polarizada.
Protección de cables de alimentación—Los
cables de alimentación deberán instalarse
de forma que nadie camine sobre ellos ni
queden pellizcados por objetos colocados
encima o contra ellos, poniendo mucha
atención a las clavijas, receptáculos y al
punto donde entran y salen del producto.
Tormentas eléctricas—Para que este
producto disponga de una mayor
protección durante una tormenta eléctrica,
o para cuando se deje sin atender durante
un largo periodo de tiempo, desenchúfelo
de la toma de corriente y desconecte la
antena o el sistema de cable. Esto
impedirá que el producto se estropee
debido a las tormentas eléctrica o a la
sobretensión en la línea de alimentación.
AVISOS DE SEGURIDAD IMPORTANTES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Lectura de las instrucciones—Antes de
utilizar este producto deberán leerse todas
las instrucciones de seguridad y manejo.
Conservación de las instrucciones—Las
instrucciones de seguridad y manejo
deberán guardarse para poder consultarlas
en futuro en caso de ser necesario.
Cumplimiento de las advertencias—
Deberán cumplirse todas las advertencias
del producto y de las instrucciones de
manejo.
Cumplimiento de las instrucciones—
Deberán seguirse todas las instrucciones
de manejo.
Limpieza—Desenchufe este producto de
la toma de corriente de la pared antes de
limpiarlo. No utilice agentes de limpieza
líquidos ni en aerosol. Utilice un paño
húmedo para hacer la limpieza.
Aditamentos—No utilice aditamentos que
no sean recomendados por el fabricante del
producto, porque pueden causar peligros.
Agua y humedad—No utilice este producto
cerca del agua y la humedad como, —por
ejemplo, cerca de una bañera, lavabo,
fregadero de cocina o lavadora; no lo utilice
tampoco en un sótano húmedo, cerca de
una piscina o en otros lugares similares.
Accesorios—No coloque este producto
sobre un carrito, soporte, trípode, ménsula o
mesa inestable. El producto podría caerse y
causar lesiones graves a un niño o a un
adulto, y también podría estropearse.
Utilícelo solamente
con un carrito,
soporte, trípode,
ménsula o mesa
recomendado por
el fabricante, o
vendido con el producto. Cuando quiera
que monte el producto hágalo siguiendo las
instrucciones del fabricante, y utilizando los
accesorios de montaje recomendado por él.
La combinación del
producto y un carrito
deberá moverse con
mucho cuidado. Las
paradas repentinas, la
fuerza excesiva y las
superficies irregulares
pueden ser la causa de que la
combinación del producto y el carrito se
vuelquen.
Ventilación—Las ranuras y aberturas de la
caja sirven para la ventilación del producto,
y para asegurar un funcionamiento fiable
del mismo y evitar que éste se recaliente,
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Líneas de alimentación—Una antena
exterior no deberá colocarse cerca de
líneas de alimentación elevadas ni
tampoco cerca de luces eléctricas o
circuitos de alimentación, ni donde pueda
caer encima de tales líneas de
alimentación o circuitos. Cuando instale
un sistema de antena exterior deberá
tener mucho cuidado para que éste no
toque tales líneas de alimentación o
circuitos porque el contacto con ellos
podría causar un accidente mortal.
Sobrecarga—No sobrecargue las tomas
de corriente de la pared, los cables de
extensión o los receptáculos integrales de
otros equipos porque existe el riesgo de
que se produzca un incendio o una
descarga eléctrica.
Entrada de objetos y líquidos—No meta
nunca objetos de ningún tipo en este
producto a través
de las aberturas
porque pueden
tocar puntos de
tensión peligrosos o
cortocircuitar partes
que puedan causar un incendio o una
descarga eléctrica. No derrame nunca
líquidos de ningún tipo en el producto.
Servicio—No intente reparar este producto
usted mismo ya que al abrirlo o retirar las
cubiertas puede exponerse a una tensión
peligrosa o a otros peligros. Solicite las
reparaciones al personal de servicio
cualificado.
Daños que requieren ser reparados—
Desenchufe este producto de la toma de
corriente y solicite las reparaciones al
personal de servicio cualificado cuando
se produzcan las condiciones siguientes:
a. Cuando el cable de alimentación o su
clavija estén estropeados.
b. Si se ha derramado líquido, o han
entrado objetos, en el interior del
producto.
c. Si el producto ha estado expuesto a la
lluvia o al agua.
d. Si el producto no funciona normalmente
siguiendo las instrucciones de manejo.
Ajuste solamente los controles indicados
en las instrucciones de manejo, ya que
el ajuste incorrecto de otros controles
puede causar daños y tal vez se
requiera un trabajo de reparación
extensivo por parte de un técnico
cualificado para devolver el producto a
su estado de funcionamiento normal.
20.
21.
22.
23.
e. Si el producto se ha caído o se ha
estropeado de cualquier forma.
f. Cuando el producto muestre un
cambio visible en su rendimiento,—
esto indica la necesidad de tener que
realizar reparaciones.
Partes de recambio—Cuando sea
necesario utilizar partes de recambio,
asegúrese de que el técnico de servicio
emplee aquellas que hayan sido
especificadas por el fabricante o que
tengan las mismas características que las
partes originales. Los cambios no
autorizados pueden causar un incendio,
descargas eléctricas u otros peligros.
Comprobación de seguridad—Al terminar
cualquier trabajo de mantenimiento o
reparación en este producto, pida al técnico
de servicio que realice las comprobaciones
de seguridad para determinar si el producto
se encuentra en condiciones de
funcionamiento apropiadas.
Montaje en la pared o en el techo—El
producto deberá montarse en una pared o
en un techo sólo como lo recomienda su
fabricante
Calor—El producto deberá instalarse lejos
de fuentes de calor tales como
radiadores, salidas de calor, estufas y
otros aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores)
que produzcan calor.
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Precauciones
• Antes de grabar una escena importante,
realice una prueba de grabación, y luego
reproduzca para comprobar si la escena se
grabó correctamente.
• Cuando no utilice la cámara digital, no se
olvide de extraer la tarjeta, desconectar la
alimentación y desenchufar la cámara
digital de la fuente de alimentación.
• No dirija el objetivo hacia el sol.
No permita que la luz del sol directa llegue al
objetivo ni a la pantalla del monitor LCD de la
cámara digital, tanto si está realizando la
grabación como si no, porque esto podría
dañar el sensor de CCD o la superficie de la
pantalla LCD. Tenga mucho cuidado
especialmente cuando grabe en exteriores.
• Evite los campos
magnéticos.
La utilización de la cámara
digital cerca de lámparas
fluorescentes fuertes,
motores, televisores u otros
campos magnéticos puede afectar
negativamente a las imágenes grabadas.
• La utilización de la cámara digital cerca de
una emisora u otra fuente potente de
transmisión puede causar zumbidos o
deterioro en la imagen.
• Evite golpearla o dejarla
caer.
No deje caer la cámara
digital ni tampoco la someta
a golpes o vibraciones
intensas. Los golpes
producidos durante la
grabación ocasionarán
ruidos en la imagen grabada.
• Esta cámara digital está equipada con un
objetivo móvil. No lo golpee ni lo presione
con fuerza.
• Evite poner la
cámara digital cerca
de equipos de
iluminación.
El calor producido por
las luces
incandescentes puede
deformar la cámara
digital o hacer que ésta funcione mal.
• Respete siempre las prohibiciones o
restricciones relacionadas con la
utilización de equipos electrónicos en
vuelos comerciales o en otras áreas
susceptibles.
• Tenga cuidado con la temperatura y la
humedad.
Podrá utilizar su cámara digital a
temperaturas de entre 32°F y 104°F (0°C y
L40°C), con una humedad relativa de entre
el 30% y el 80%. Durante el verano, no deje
el aparato en el interior de un automóvil sin
ventilación; no lo deje tampoco bajo la luz del
sol directa ni cerca de
fuentes de calor intenso;
esto podría estropear
considerablemente la
caja del aparato y su
circuito.
• Evite situaciones en las que el agua, la
arena, el polvo u otras sustancias extrañas
puedan entrar en la cámara digital, y no
utilice ni deje su cámara digital en lugares
con excesivo humo, vapor o humedad.
En estos ambientes pueden producirse fallos
en el funcionamiento o
se puede formar moho
en el objetivo.
Asegúrese de guardar
este aparato en un
lugar bien ventilado.
• Algunos trípodes
pequeños y portátiles
quizá se acoplen mal a la
cámara digital, y puede
que no sirvan de apoyo
seguro. Utilice siempre
trípodes fuertes y estables.
• Cuando utilice su cámara
digital en un ambiente frío, la pantalla del
monitor LCD aparecerá a menudo menos
brillante inmediatamente después de
conectar la alimentación. Esto no es
ningún fallo de funcionamiento. Para evitar
que la cámara digital se enfríe
excesivamente, envuélvala en un paño
grueso, una manta, etc..
Asegúrese de que la alimentación esté
desconectada.
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1
Abra la tapa de la ranura de la tarjeta en
el sentido de la flecha.
Asegúrese de que la alimentación esté
desconectada.
Cierre la tapa de la ranura de la tarjeta.
Esquina recortada
Interruptor de protección
contra escritura
Inserte una tarjeta como se muestra
abajo, y luego empújela a fondo.
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3
Inserción
Inserción y extracción
de una tarjeta
Guía de operación rápida
1
Inserción y extracción
de las pilas AA
2
Cierre la puerta y luego deslícela a
LOCK.
Inserte las pilas AA como se muestra
abajo.
Deslice la puerta y luego ábrala en el
sentido de la flecha.
Mando de abertura de la
puerta del compartimiento
de las pilas
Deslice el mando de abertura de la
puerta del compartimiento de las pilas a
la posición UNLOCK.
3
4
5
Nota:
• También puede utilizar la cámara conectándola
a una toma de corriente empleando el
adaptador de CA suministrado.
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Guía de operación rápida
Ponga el dial de modos en “[”.
Quite la tapa del objetivo.
Inserte una tarjeta en la cámara.
Botón de la alimentación
Indicador de estado
Dial de modos
Disparador
Captura de una imagen
fija en el modo
automático
1
2
3
4
5
Pulse hasta la mitad el
disparador para enfocar el
motivo.
Pulse el botón de la
alimentación hasta que la
cámara se encienda.
6
Pulse completamente el
disparador para capturar la
imagen.
• El indicador de estado
parpadeará mientras los datos estén
siendo grabados en la tarjeta, y dejará
de hacerlo cuando termine la grabación.
Notas:
• No desconecte la alimentación mientras el
indicador de estado está parpadeando en el
paso 6.
• Quite la tapa del objetivo antes de encender la
cámara.
Pulse a fondo el disparador para
empezar a capturar imágenes.
Pulse el botón de la
alimentación hasta que se
encienda la cámara.
Ponga el dial de modos en “=”.
Quite la tapa del objetivo.
Inserte una tarjeta en la cámara.
Captura de una imagen
en movimiento
1
2
3
4
5
Para hacer una pausa en la captura
Pulse otra vez a fondo el disparador.
Empleo del zoom
Acercamiento con zoom
Pulse el botón del zoom motorizado “T”
(telefoto) para obtener una vista de primer
plano (1).
Alejamiento con zoom
Pulse el botón del zoom motorizado “W”
(granangular) para obtener un campo de
visión más amplio (2).
T ZOOM
• El indicador de alcance del zoom le indica el
ajuste actual del zoom.
Botones del
zoom
motorizado
Indicador de alcance
del zoom
W
3
Presentación preliminar
de imágenes
Dial de modos
Botón de la alimentación
Botón de
funcionamiento Botón DISPLAY
Pulse j o k para
seleccionar la imagen.
00
100-0005
[2 4 4 8]
F ine
0. 0 E V
1/ 5 0 0
F2 . 5
• La última imagen grabada en la tarjeta
se visualiza en toda la pantalla.
Pulse el botón de la alimentación hasta
que se encienda la cámara.
Ponga el dial de modos en “w”.
Presentación preliminar de
imágenes fijas
1
2
3
Pulse el botón de la
alimentación hasta que se
encienda la cámara.
Ponga el dial de modos en “w”.
Presentación preliminar de
imágenes en movimiento
1
2
3
Pulse j o k para
seleccionar la imagen
en movimiento.
• Cuando se visualiza un
archivo de imagen en
movimiento aparece el icono de
película.
4
Pulse DISPLAY para iniciar la
presentación preliminar.
] 100-0005
• La imagen seleccionada aparece en
toda la pantalla.
[
Operaciones disponibles durante la
presentación preliminar de una imagen
en movimiento
• Para hacer una pausa en la presentación
preliminar, pulse m. Pulse de nuevo m para
volver a la presentación preliminar normal.
• Para buscar una escena en el archivo de
presentación preliminar, pulse j o k. Pulse
m para volver a la presentación preliminar
normal.
• Para detener la presentación preliminar, pulse
l.
Pulse el botón $.
] 100-0001
Pulse j, k, l o m para seleccionar la
imagen deseada.
[
Cambio a la presentación
preliminar de imagen
miniatura
1
2
100-0005
• Pulse de nuevo el botón $ para volver a
la presentación preliminar de pantalla
completa.
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Guía de operación rápida
Botón SET
Botón de
funcionamiento
Borrado de una imagen
almacenada
Botón “@”
Pulse j o k en el botón de
funcionamiento para seleccionar la
imagen que va a borrar.
1
Ponga el dial de modos en
“w”, y luego encienda la
cámara.
2
Pulse el botón @.
• Las imágenes grabadas
en la tarjeta se visualizan
en toda la pantalla.
3
4
NO
YES
100-0010
DE L E T E ?
Pulse l o m para seleccionar “YES”, y
luego pulse el botón SET para borrar la
imagen.
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3
2
1
Pulse l o m para seleccionar “w”, y
luego pulse el botón SET.
Pulse el botón MENU hasta que
aparezca la pantalla de menú.
Pulse j o k para seleccionar la
imagen que va a proteger.
Ponga el dial de modos en “w”, y luego
encienda la cámara.
Protección de las
imágenes
4
Pulse l o m para seleccionar “PROTECT”, y luego pulse el botón SET.
Pulse el botón MENU para volver a la
pantalla de menú.
P R E V I OU S
NEXT
SE T / RESE T : SE T
EX I T
: ME N U
00
100-0010
P RO T E C T T H I S I MAG E ?
Pulse el botón SET para proteger la
imagen.
P RO T E C T
ON E I MA G E
A L L I MA G E S
Pulse l o m para seleccionar “ONE
IMAGE”, y luego pulse el botón SET.
P R E V I EW
P RO T E C T
ON
G TE
I MAG
E E E FI MA
F EC
A EL L S HOW
I MA G E S
SL I D
P R I N T ORD E R
DEL ETE ALL
DU B B I N G
R E T URN
5
6
7
8
Nota:
• Seleccione “ALL IMAGES” en el paso 6 de
“Selección de una imagen” para proteger todas
las imágenes guardadas.
Cambio del idioma de la
visualización en
pantalla
Botón de funcionamiento
Dial de modos
Botón de la alimentación
2
1
Pulse l o m en el botón de
funcionamiento para seleccionar “~”, y
luego pulse el botón SET.
Pulse el botón MENU hasta que
aparezca la pantalla de menú.
Pulse el botón de la alimentación hasta
que se encienda la cámara.
Botón MENU
Botón SET
3
Pulse l o m para seleccionar “LANGUAGE”, y luego pulse el botón SET.
L A NGU A G E
EN G L I SH
D EU T SCH
F RANÇ A I S
E SP AÑ OL
Pulse l o m para seleccionar el idioma
deseado, y luego pulse el botón SET.
• El menú “LANGUAGE” es “SPRACHE”
en alemán, “LANGUE” en francés,
“IDIOMA” en español o “-” en
japonés.
S E T T I NG 2
P C C ONN E C T
L A NGU A G E
V I D EEN
O G OU
T
L I SH
U ND D
OEU
LA
T S CT H I MA G E
S P E FA R
K AE N
RÇ A I S
E SP AÑ OL
BEEP
R E T URN
4
5
6
Pulse el botón MENU para apagar la
pantalla de menú.
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