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For Safe Use of Your Camera
Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera.
ƃ Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual thoroughly.
ƃ When you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and the cause of the camera
malfunction (such as battery, Memory card etc.) to the A/S centre.
ƃ Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or
an important event) to avoid disappointment. Samsung camera takes no responsibility for any loss or
damages that may result from camera malfunction.
ƃ Keep the manual in a safe place.
Ҭ Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Ҭ All brand and product names appearing in this manual are registered trademarks of their respective
companies.
This manual contains instructions on using this camera that will help you to use this camera
safely and correctly. This will help prevent danger and injury to others.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result
in a minor or moderate injury.
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Danger
ƈ Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. This may result in fire, injury, electric shock or
severe damage to you or your camera. Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should be
carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre.
ƈ Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases, as this could
increase the risk of explosion.
ƈ Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, do not use it. Switch off the camera,
and then disconnect the power source (batteries or AC Power Adapter).
You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre. Do not continue to use the
camera as this may cause a fire or electric shock.
ƈ Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into the camera through access points
e.g. the memory card slot and battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
ƈ Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a risk of electric shock.
Warning
ƈ Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or animals. Positioning the flash too close to your
subject’s eyes, may cause eyesight damage.
ƈ When taking photographs, never point the lens of the camera directly into very strong light. This may
result in permanent damage to your eyesight.
ƈ For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of reach of children or animals to prevent
accidents e.g.:
ҮSwallowing batteries or small camera accessories. If an accident should occur, please consult a
doctor immediately.
ҮThere is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts.
ƈ Batteries and camera may become hot during prolonged use and it may result in camera malfunction.
Should this be the case, allow the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool.
ƈ Do not recharge non rechargeable batteries. This may cause an explosion.
ƈ Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures, such as a sealed vehicle,
direct sunlight or other places of extreme variances in temperature.
Exposure to extreme temperatures may adversely affect the cameraŖs internal components and could
cause a fire.
ƈ When in use, do not cover the camera or AC Power Adapter. This may cause heat to build up and
distort the camera body or cause a fire. Always use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated
area.
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Caution
ƈ Leaking, overheating, or burst batteries could result in fire or injury.
ҮUse batteries with the correct specification for the camera.
ҮDo not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire.
ҮDo not insert the batteries with the reverse polarities.
ƈ Remove the batteries when not planning to use the camera for a long period of time.
Batteries may leak corrosive electrolyte and permanently damage the camera's components.
ƈ Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Do not touch the flash after using it
continuously. It may cause burns.
ƈ If you are using the AC power adaptor be careful when moving the camera.
After use, always switch off the camera before unplugging the adapter from the wall socket. Then
make sure that any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected before moving the
camera. Failure to do so may damage the cords or cables and cause a fire or electric shock.
ƈ The Lens is attached to the camera body. Do not drop or press the lens by force.
It may cause a camera malfunction.
ƈ Do not pull the lens by hand or do not rotate the zoom ring quickly. It may cause a camera
malfunction. Please be careful when using the lens.
ƈ Do not extract the external flash from the camera by force. It may cause damage to the top of the
camera.
PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USAGE
ƃ Only use specified batteries with this camera. Use of other batteries can cause overheating or
explosion.
ƃ Replace the batteries at the same time. Do not mix battery brands, type or an old battery with a new
one. It may cause explosion or overheating.
ƃ The battery should be inserted correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -) marked on the battery and
the camera.
ƃ AA lithium batteries, AA alkaline batteries and CR-V3 are not rechargeable. Do not disassemble the
battery. Recharging and disassembling can cause explosion or overheating.
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Contents
FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA
1
Danger
2
Warning
2
Caution
3
PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USAGE
3
Contents
4
Composition of the Operating Manual
8
Before Using Your Camera
11
ƃGX-1L Camera Characteristics
10
ƃChecking the Contents of the Package
11
ƃNames of Working Parts
12
ƈCamera
12
ƈLCD Monitor Indications
14
ƈViewfinder Indications
18
ƈLCD Panel Indications
20
Getting Started
23
ƃAttaching the Strap
22
ƃConnecting to a Power Source
23
ƈBatteries
24
ƈBattery Level Indicator
25
ƈApproximate Playback Time (new batteries)
25
ƈUsing the AC Adapter (Optional)
26
ƃUsing the memory card
27
ƃTurning the Camera On and Off
30
ƃInitial Settings
31
ƈSetting the Display Language
31
ƈSetting the Date and Time
33
ƃAttaching the Lens
35
ƃAdjusting the Viewfinder Diopter
37
Basic Operations
ƃBasic Shooting Operation
40
ƈHolding the Camera
40
ƈLetting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings
41
ƃSelecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
45
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Contents
ƃUsing the Zoom Lens
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ƃUsing the Built-in Flash
49
ƃOther Shooting Modes
53
ƈContinuous Shooting
53
ƈSelf-Timer Shooting
55
ƈRemote Control Shooting (Remote Control F: Sold Separately)
59
ƈUsing Mirror Lock Up Function to Prevent Camera Shake
62
ƃPlaying Back Still Pictures
63
ƈPlaying Back Images
63
ƈRotating Images
64
ƈEnlarging Playback Images
65
ƈNine-Image Display
66
ƈSlideshow
68
ƃConnecting the Camera to AV Equipment
70
ƃProcessing Images with Filters
71
ƃDeleting Images
73
ƈDeleting a Single Image
73
ƈDeleting All Images
74
ƈDeleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Display)
75
ƃProtecting Images
77
ƈProtecting Images from Deletion (Protect)
77
ƃSetting the Printing Service (DPOF)
79
ƈPrinting Single Images
79
ƈSettings for All Images
81
ƃPrinting Using PictBridge
83
ƈSetting [Transfer Mode]
84
ƈConnecting the Camera to the Printer
85
ƈPrinting Single Images
86
ƈPrinting All Images
88
ƈPrinting Images Using the DPOF Settings
90
ƈDisconnecting the Cable from the Printer
90
Menu Reference
ƃUsing the Button Functions
92
ƈCapture Mode
92
ƈPlayback Mode
94
ƃUsing the Menu
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Contents
ƈHow to Operate the Menu
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ƈ[
Rec. Mode] Menu Setting Items
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ƈ[
Playback] Menu Setting Items
98
ƈ[
Set-up] Menu Setting Items
ƈ[
Custom Setting] Menu Setting Items
99
100
ƃUsing the Fn Menu
102
ƈCapture Mode
102
ƈPlayback Mode
103
ƃUsing the Mode Dial
104
Function Reference
ƃSetting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
108
ƈSetting the Image Tone
108
ƈSetting the Recorded Pixels
109
ƈSetting the Quality Level
110
ƈSetting the Saturation/ Sharpness/ Contrast
111
ƈSetting the White Balance
112
ƈSetting the Sensitivity
115
ƈSetting the Color Space
117
ƃFocusing
118
ƈUsing the Autofocus
118
ƈSetting the AF Mode
121
ƈSetting the Focusing Area
122
ƈFixing the Focus (Focus Lock)
123
ƈAdjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus)
125
ƃSetting the Exposure
127
ƈEffect of Aperture and Shutter Speed
127
ƈSelecting the Metering Method
129
ƈChanging the Exposure Mode
131
ƈSetting the Exposure
140
ƈChanging the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket)
142
ƃChecking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting
145
ƃUsing the Built-in Flash
148
ƈCompensating Flash Output
148
ƈAllowing Shooting while Charging Flash
149
ƈFlash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
149
ƈDistance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash
151
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ƃUsing an External Flash (Optional)
153
ƃSettings During Playback
158
ƈChanging Playback Display Method
158
ƈSetting the Slideshow Display Interval
159
ƃCamera Settings
160
ƈFormatting the SD Memory Card
160
ƈTurning the Beep On and Off
161
ƈChanging the Date and Time and the Display Style
161
ƈSetting the World Time
162
ƈSetting the Display Language
165
ƈTurning the Guide Display On and Off
165
ƈAdjusting the Brightness of the LCD Monitor
166
ƈSelecting the Video Output Format
166
ƈSetting Auto Power Off
167
ƈResetting the File Number
168
ƈDisplaying Histogram and Bright Portion
169
ƃResetting to Default Settings
170
ƈResetting Rec. Mode/ Playback/ Set-up Menu
170
ƈResetting the Custom Function Menu
171
Software information
ƃSoftware Notes
174
ƃAbout the software
175
ƃSetting up the application software
176
ƃStarting PC mode
177
ƃRemovable Disk
178
ƃRemoving the removable disk
180
ƃDigimax Master
182
Appendix
ƃDefault Settings
190
ƃCleaning the CCD
194
ƃOptional Accessories
196
ƃError Messages
198
ƃTroubleshooting
200
ƃMain Specifications
204
ƃGlossary
206
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Composition of the Operating Manual
This operating manual contains the following chapters.
1. Before Using Your Camera
Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the names of various parts.
2. Getting Started
Explains your first steps from purchasing the camera to taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow
the instructions.
3. Basic Operations
Explains the procedures for taking, playing back, and printing still pictures.
Read it to learn all of the basic operations about capturing, playing back, and printing.
4. Menu Reference
Explains the functions of GX-1L by buttons and menus.
5. Function Reference
Introduces functions to further enhance your GX-1L experience.
6. Software information
Explains software installation and how to use the program.
7. Appendix
Explains troubleshooting, introduces optional accessories and provides various resources.
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1 Before Using Your Camera
Check the package contents and names of working parts before use.
GX-1L Camera Characteristics
Checking the Contents of the Package
Names of Working Parts
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GX-1L Camera Characteristics
ƃ Features a 23.5x15.7 mm CCD with 6.1 million effective pixels for high precision and a wide dynamic
range.
ƃ Uses CR-V3, AA lithium batteries, rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries or AA alkaline batteries.
ƃ Features a Digital Preview function for checking the image to ensure that the desired result is
achieved.
ƃ Features a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with 210,000 pixels and a brightness adjusting function for
high-precision viewing performance.
ƃ Concepts of Universal Design have been implemented to various parts of the camera.
The large, high-resolution LCD monitor and easy-to-use menus make the camera easier to operate.
The captured area (view angle) will differ between the GX-1L and 35 mm SLR cameras even if the
same lens is used because the format size for 35 mm film and CCD are different.
Sizes for 35 mm film and CCD
35 mm film : 36x24 mm
GX-1L CCD : 23.5x15.7 mm
Angles of view being equal, the focal length of a lens used with a 35 mm camera must be
approximately 1.5 times longer than that of GX-1L. To obtain a focal length framing the same area,
divide the focal length of the 35 mm lens by 1.5.
Example) To capture the same image as a 150 mm lens attached to a 35 mm camera
150÷1.5=100
Use a 100 mm lens with the GX-1L.
Inversely, multiply the focal length of the lens used with GX-1L by 1.5 to determine the focal length
for 35 mm cameras.
Example) If 300 mm lens is used with GX-1L
300x1.5=450
Focal length is equivalent to 450 mm lens on a 35 mm camera.
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Checking the Contents of the Package
The following accessories are packaged with your camera.
Check that all accessories are included.
Hot shoe cover
(Installed on camera)
Eyecup
(Installed on camera)
Viewfinder cap
Body mount cover
(Installed on camera)
USB cable
I-USB17
Video cable
I-VC28
Software (CD-ROM)
S-SW43
Strap
O-ST10
AA Alkaline batteries*
(four)
Operating Manual
(this manual)
* The batteries packaged with the camera are for checking the camera's functionality.
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Names of Working Parts
Camera
Lens mount index
Shutter release button
Main switch
Mirror
AF coupler
Self-Timer lamp/
Remote control receiver
Lens unlock button
Focus mode
lever
Lens information contacts
e-dial
/
button
Four-way controller
button
button
button
button
button
Battery cover
button
Tripod socket
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Names of Working Parts
button
Mode dial
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
button
Strap lug
Cable switch
terminal
USB/ Video
terminal
DC input terminal
LCD panel
Diopter adjustment
lever
Card cover
Card cover
unlock lever
Card access lamp
Terminal cover
LCD monitor
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Names of Working Parts
LCD Monitor Indications
ƈ The following indicators appear on the LCD monitor depending
on the status of the camera.
LCD monitor
While Power is On or Operating Mode Dial
ƈ Guides appear on the LCD monitor for 3 seconds when powered on or setting dial mode.
INFORMATION
ƃ Select [Off] for [Guide display] in [
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Night Scene
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Set-up] to not show indicators. (p.165)
1. Flash mode (Active mode appears) (p.49)
2. Drive mode (p.102)
3. AE metering (p.129)
4. AF mode (p.118)
5. Focusing area (p.122)
6. White balance (p.112)
7. Sensitivity (p.115)
8. Shooting mode, Scene mode (p.104)
9. World time warning display (p.162)
10. Date and time (p.161)
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* Indicators 3,5,6 and 7 only appear when the setting
other than the default setting is selected. 9 only appears
when World Time is On (
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Names of Working Parts
Capture Mode
ƈ Press the
button in capture mode to display the capture function settings on the LCD monitor
for 15 seconds.
ƃ Detailed Information
Detailed Info
1. AF mode (p.118)
2. Mode dial position (p.104)
3. AE metering (p.129)
4. Flash mode (p.49)
5. Drive mode (p.102)
6. Auto bracket (p.144)
7. ISO sensitivity (p.115)
8. Image tone (p.108)
9. Quality level (p.110)
10. Recorded pixels (p.109)
Detailed Info
11. Color space (p.117)
12. White balance (p.112)
13. Date and time (p.161)
14. Focusing area (p.122)
15. Saturation (p.111)
16. Sharpness (p.111)
17. Contrast (p.111)
18. Lens focal length
19. SCN mode (Only displayed in Scene
mode.)
ƃ Explanation of Set Mode Dial
- Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) to view explanation of set mode dial.
Detailed Info
Night Scene
Used for night scenes.
Use a tripod, tripod, etc. to
prevent shaking
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Names of Working Parts
Playback Mode
ƈ The camera switches screen displays every time you press
button during playback.
INFORMATION
ƃ You can change the information initially displayed by pressing the
button. (p.158)
ƃ Detailed Information
1. Captured images
2. Rotate icon (p.64)
3. Image folder number and file number
(p.167, 168)
4. Protect icon (p.77)
5. AF mode (p.121)
6. Focusing area (p.122)
7. Shutter speed (p.133)
8. Aperture (p.135)
9. EV compensation (p.140)
10. Saturation (p.111)
11. Shooting mode (p.104)
12. AE metering (p.129)
13. Flash mode (p.49)
14. Drive mode (p.102)
15. Auto bracket (p.144)
16. Sharpness (p.111)
17. ISO sensitivity (p.113)
18. Image tone (p.106)
19. Contrast (p.111)
20. Quality level (p.110)
21. Recorded pixels (p.109)
22. Color space (p.117)
23. Lens focal length
24. White balance (p.112)
25. Captured date and time (p.161)
26. SCN mode (Only displayed in Scene
mode.)
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Names of Working Parts
ƃ Histogram Display
1. Capture quality (Image file type)
2. Image folder number and file number (p.167, 168)
3. Protect icon (p.77)
4. Histogram
INFORMATION
ƃ Areas where blooming occurred blink if [Bright Portion] warning is on.
ƃ Press the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) in the histogram display to move the Histogram display
position up or down.
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Names of Working Parts
Viewfinder Indications
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1. Autofocus frame (p.37)
2. Spot metering frame (p.129)
3. Flash status (p.49)
Appears when flash is available and blinks when flash is recommended but not set.
4. ISO sensitivity warning
Appears when warning value is exceeded.
5. Continuous mode
Appears when [AF Mode] in the [
Rec. Mode] is set to
(Continuous mode).
6. Auto Scene mode icon (p.45)
Icon for Auto Scene mode in use appears.
Night Scene Portrait,
Moving Object,
Macro,
Landscape,
Portrait,
mode
in
7. Focus indicator (p.42)
Appears when image is focused.
8. Shutter speed (p.133)
Shutter speed when capturing or adjusting (underlined when shutter speed can be adjusted with edial).
9. Aperture (p.135)
Aperture when capturing or adjusting (underlined when aperture can be adjusted with e-dial).
10. EV compensation (p.140)
Appears when EV compensation is available or in use.
Blinks slowly when compensating flash output.
Blinks quickly when compensating exposure and flash output.
Adjusted value appears where number of recordable images is shown.
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Names of Working Parts
11. Number of recordable images/ EV compensation
Show the number of recordable images with current quality and recorded pixel setting.
Show the number of continuous shooting recordable images. (p.100)
EV compensation value appears when EV compensation is being adjusted. (p.132)
The difference with the appropriate exposure value appears if exposure mode is . (p.137)
12. Manual focus (p.125)
Appears when focus mode is
.
13. SCN mode icon
Appears when taking pictures in SCN mode.
14. AE lock indicator (p.141)
Appears during AE lock.
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Names of Working Parts
LCD Panel Indications
ƈ The following information appears in the LCD panel on top of the camera.
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1. Shutter speed (p.133)
2. Aperture (p.135)
3. Flash mode (p.49)
: Built-in flash is ready
(when blinking, flash should be used)
: Flash off
: Auto discharge
: Red-eye reduction flash on
4. Drive mode (p.102)
: Single frame shooting
: Continuous shooting
: Self-Timer shooting
: Remote control shooting
5. Focusing area (p.122)
No indicator : Auto
: Spot
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6. AE metering (p.129)
No indicator : Multi-segment metering
: Center-weighted metering
: Spot metering
7. Auto bracketing (p.144)
8. White balance (p.112)
(Not displayed when set to Auto)
9. Battery level (p.25)
10. EV compensation (p.140)
11. Number of recordable images/
EV compensation value/ PC (Pb)
(PC=Personal Computer (mass storage),
Pb=PictBridge)
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2 Getting Started
This chapter explains your first steps from purchasing the camera to taking pictures. Be sure to
read it and follow the instructions.
Attaching the Strap
Connecting to a Power Source
Inserting/ Removing the SD Memory Card
Turning the Camera On and Off
Initial Settings
Attaching the Lens
Adjusting the Viewfinder Diopter
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Attaching the Strap
1. Pass the end of the strap through the strap lug, then secure on
the inside of the clasp.
2. Pass the other end of the strap through the other strap lug on the
camera, then secure on the inside of the clasp.
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Connecting to a Power Source
Inserting the Batteries
ƈ Insert batteries into the camera. Use two CR-V3 or four AA Ni-MH batteries, AA lithium batteries, or
AA alkaline batteries.
This camera is packaged with AA alkaline batteries for checking the camera’s functionality but some
other kinds of batteries are also compatible. Refer to “Batteries” (p.24) for details on compatible
batteries and when to use them.
INFORMATION
ƃ CR-V3, AA lithium batteries and AA alkaline batteries are not rechargeable.
ƃ Do not open the battery cover or remove the batteries while the power is on.
ƃ Remove the batteries when you will not use the camera for a long while. The batteries may leak.
ƃ If the date and time settings have been reset when you insert new batteries after a long while,
follow the procedure forŗSetting the Date and Time”.
ƃ Insert batteries correctly. Batteries inserted incorrectly may cause a camera breakdown. Wipe the
electrodes of the batteries before inserting.
ƃ Replace all the batteries at the same time. Do not mix battery type, brands or an old battery with a
new one.
1. Push and hold the battery cover unlock lever as shown in the
illustration (‫)ڹ‬, and slide the battery cover toward the lens (‫)ں‬,
and then flip open.
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battery chamber.
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Connecting to a Power Source
3. Press down on the batteries with the battery cover (‫ )ڹ‬and
slide it as shown in the illustration (‫ )ں‬to close.
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INFORMATION
ƃ Check the battery orientation if the camera does not operate properly after replacing the batteries.
Batteries
ƈ You can use four kinds of batteries with your camera. Battery performance differs by type.
Please choose the type that best suits your purpose.
CR-V3
The CR-V3 is a long-life battery and is convenient when traveling.
AA Ni-MH
rechargeable
batteries
These are rechargeable and are economical.
AA lithium batteries
Recommended in cold climates.
AA alkaline batteries
Provided with the camera. These are easily obtainable when your usual
batteries run out but they may not support all the camera functions under
certain conditions. We do not recommend their use except in emergencies
and checking the camera's functionality.
INFORMATION
ƃ Oxyride batteries and rechargeable CR-V3 batteries may cause malfunctions due to their voltage
characteristics so their use is not recommended.
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Connecting to a Power Source
Battery Level Indicator
ƈ You can confirm remaining battery level by checking the
displayed on the LCD panel.
lit
: Battery is full.
lit
: Battery is running low.
lit
: Battery is almost empty.
blink
: The camera turns off after displaying a message.
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Approximate Playback Time (new batteries)
Flash photography
Batteries
Normal
recording
50% use
100% use
Playback
time
CR-V3
1,500 minutes
900 minutes
650 minutes
950 minutes
AA rechargeable batteries
(NiMH)
800 minutes
540 minutes
400 minutes
520 minutes
AA Alkaline Batteries
310 minutes
200 minutes
130 minutes
490 minutes
ƈ The still picture storage capacity is based on measuring conditions in accordance with CIPA
standards and the playback time is based on SAMSUNG measuring conditions. Some deviation from
the above figures may occur in actual use depending on shooting mode and shooting conditions.
INFORMATION
ƃ Battery performance temporarily decreases as the temperature decreases. When using the
camera in cold climates, have extra batteries on hand and keep them warm in your pocket.
Battery performance will return to normal when returned to room temperature.
ƃ AA alkaline batteries may not support all the camera functions. We do not recommend their use
except in emergencies and checking the camera's functionality.
ƃ Have extra batteries ready when traveling overseas, taking pictures in cold climates, or when you
will be taking a lot of pictures.
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Connecting to a Power Source
Using the AC Adapter (Optional)
ƈ AC adapter (D-AC10, optional) for PENTAX DSLR camera can be used with SAMSUNG DSLR
camera.
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ƈ We recommend using the AC adapter D-AC10 (optional) when using the LCD monitor for a long time
or when connecting to your PC.
1. Make sure the camera is turned off before opening the terminal cover.
2. Connect the DC terminal on the AC adapter to the DC input terminal on the camera.
3. Connect the AC plug cord to the AC adapter.
4. Plug the AC cord into the power outlet.
INFORMATION
ƃ Make sure the camera is turned off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter.
ƃ Make sure connections are secure between the camera, AC adapter, AC plug cord terminal and
the power outlet. SD Memory Card and data will be corrupted if disconnected while camera is
recording or reading data.
ƃ Be sure to read the AC adapter D-AC10 operating manual when using the AC adapter.
ƃ The rechargeable batteries in your camera will not charge when connected to the AC adapter.
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Using the memory card
Inserting/ Removing the SD Memory Card
ƈ Captured images are recorded on the SD Memory Card. Make sure the camera is turned off before
inserting or removing the SD Memory Card (market product).
INFORMATION
ƃ Do not remove the SD Memory Card while card access lamp is lit.
ƃ Format new SD Memory Card. Also format SD Memory Card used with other cameras.
Refer to “Formatting the SD Memory Card” (p.160) for details on formatting.
1. Press the card cover unlock lever in the indicated direction.
Card cover opens.
2. Insert the card all the way with the SD Memory Card label
toward the LCD monitor.
3. Close the card cover.
4. Push the SD Memory Card in once to remove.
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Using the memory card
Precautions When Using the SD Memory Card
ƃ The SD Memory Card is equipped with a write-protect switch.
Setting the switch to LOCK protects the existing data by prohibiting
recording of new data, deletion of existing data or formatting of the
card.
ƃ Care should be taken when removing the SD Memory Card
immediately after using the camera because the card may be hot. Write-protect
switch
ƃ Do not remove the SD Memory Card or turn the camera off while
data is being saved to the card, images are being played back, or the camera is connected to a
computer with the USB cable. This may cause the data to be lost or the card to be damaged.
ƃ Do not bend the SD Memory Card or subject it to violent impact. Keep it away from water and store
away from high temperatures.
ƃ Do not remove the SD Memory Card during formatting. The card may be damaged beyond use.
ƃ Data on the SD Memory Card may be deleted in the following circumstances.
Samsung Camera does not accept any liability for data that is deleted if
(1) the SD Memory Card is mishandled by the user.
(2) the SD Memory Card is exposed to static electricity or electrical interference.
(3) the card has not been used for a long time.
(4) the card is ejected or the battery is removed while the data on the card is being recorded or
accessed.
ƃ The SD Memory Card has a limited service life. If it is not used for a long time, the data on the card
may become unreadable. Be sure to regularly make a backup of important data on a computer.
ƃ Avoid using or storing the card where it may be exposed to static electricity or electrical interference.
ƃ Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight or where it may be exposed to rapid changes in
temperature or to condensation.
ƃ For information on compatible SD Memory Card, visit the Samsung Camera website or contact your
nearest Samsung Camera customer service center.
ƃ Format new SD Memory Cards. Also format SD Memory Card used with other cameras.
ȵ Formatting the SD Memory Card (p.160)
ƃ If you are going to discard, give away or sell your SD memory card you should ensure that the data
on the card is completely deleted or the card itself is destroyed if it contains any personal or sensitive
information. Please note that formatting the SD card will not necessarily delete the data so that it
cannot be recovered using off the shelf data recovery software. There are off the shelf secure data
deletion software programs available that will completely delete the data. In any case the data on
your SD memory card should be managed at your own risk.
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Using the memory card
Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
ƈ Choose the number of pixels (size) and quality level (data compression rate) of pictures according to
how you intend to use the pictures you have taken.
Pictures with larger recorded size or the more
are clearer when printed.
The number of pictures that can be taken (the number of pictures that can be recorded on an SD
Memory Card) becomes less with larger file sizes.
The quality of the captured photo or printed picture depends on the quality level, exposure control,
resolution of the printer and a variety of other factors so you do not need to select more than the
required number of pixels. For example, to print in postcard size,
(1536Ŧ1024) is adequate.
Set the appropriate recorded size and quality level depending on purpose.
Choose the appropriate number of recorded pixels and quality level for images on the [
menu.
Ҹ Setting the Recorded Pixels (p.109)
Ҹ Setting the Quality Level (p.110)
Rec. Mode]
ƃ Recorded Pixels, Quality Level and Approximate Image Storage Capacity
Quality Level
RAW
Best
Better
Good
(3008x2008)
11
-
-
-
(3008x2000)
-
35
70
117
(2400x1600)
-
51
96
159
(1536x1024)
-
105
171
267
Recorded Pixels
- The above table shows the approximate image storage capacity and recording time when using a
128 MB SD Memory Card.
- The above figures may vary depending on the subject, shooting conditions, shooting mode and SD
Memory Card, etc.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
ƈ Move the main switch to [ON] position.
The camera will turn on.
Move the main switch to [OFF] position to turn off the camera.
INFORMATION
ƃ Always turn the camera off when not in use.
ƃ The power will automatically turn off when you do not perform any operations within a set period
of time. (Default setting is 1 minute) (p.167)
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Initial Settings
ƈ The first time the camera is turned on after purchasing, the “Initial Settings” screen appears on the
LCD monitor. Follow the procedure below to set the language displayed on the LCD monitor and the
current date and time.
Once setting is done, these will not need to be set again when turning your camera on.
Setting the Display Language
ƈ You can choose the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are displayed from the
following: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Chinese
(traditional/ simplified) and Portuguese.
1. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
Initial Settings
Language
English
New York
DST
Cancel
2. Use the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to select your applicable
language.
The default setting is English.
OK
Language
English
Français
Deutsch
Español
Italiano
Svenska
Nederlands
ጥૹ࿴
Português
OK
3. Press the
button.
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Initial Settings
4. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The cursor moves to [
].
Initial Settings
Language
5. Press the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select the city.
English
New York
DST
Cancel
6. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The cursor moves to DST (daylight saving time).
7. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or
OK
OK
Initial Settings
Language
(Off).
English
New York
DST
8. Press the
button.
The screen for setting the date and time will be displayed.
Cancel
OK
OK
When an Incorrect Language is Set
Follow the procedure below to display the screen for setting the language, and go to Step 2 on p.31
to set the language again.
1. Turn the camera off and turn it on again.
2. Press the
button.
3. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) twice.
4. Press the four-way controller (ƌ) five times.
5. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) once.
The screen for setting the language will be displayed.
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Initial Settings
Setting the Date and Time
ƈ Set the current date and time and the display style.
1. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The frame moves to [mm/dd/yy].
2. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to choose the date style.
Date Adjust
Date Style
mm/dd/yy 24h
01 / 01 / 2006
Date
Time
00 : 00
Cancel
3. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The frame moves to [24h].
4. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select 24h (24 hour
display) or 12h (12-hour display).
5. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The frame returns to [Date Style].
6. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The frame moves to [Date].
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OK
OK
Date Adjust
Date Style
mm/dd/yy 24h
Date
01 / 01 / 2006
Time
00 : 00
Cancel
OK
OK
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Initial Settings
7. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The frame moves to the month.
Date Adjust
Date Style
mm/dd/yy 24h
Date
01 / 01 / 2006
Time
00 : 00
Cancel
OK
OK
8. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to set the month.
Set the day and year in the same manner.
Next, set the time.
If you select [12h] in Step 4, the setting switches between am and pm depending on the time.
9. Press the
button.
The camera is ready to take pictures. If you set the date and time with the menu operations, the
screen will return to the [
Set-up] menu.
Press the
button again.
INFORMATION
ƃ You can cancel the setting operation and switch to Capture mode during initial settings by
pressing the
button. In this case, the Initial Settings screen will appear again the next time
you turn the camera on.
ƃ When you finish the settings and press the
button, the camera clock is reset to 00 seconds.
To set the exact time, press the
button when the time signal (on the TV, radio, etc.) reaches 0
seconds.
ƃ You can change the language and date and time settings with the menu operations. (p.161, p.165)
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Attaching the Lens
ƈ Only D-XENON lens can be used with this camera.
INFORMATION
ƃ Turn the camera off before attaching or removing the lens to prevent unexpected lens movement.
1. Check that the camera is off.
2. Remove the body mount cover (‫ )ڹ‬and lens mount cover (‫)ں‬.
Be sure to put the lens down with the lens mount side facing
upward to damage.
1
2
3. Align the red dots on the camera and the lens, and secure by
turning the lens clockwise until it clicks.
After attaching, check that the lens is secure. Also check that
the red dots of the lens are on top and attachment portion does
not move sideways.
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Attaching the Lens
4. Remove the front lens cap by pushing the indicated portions
inward.
To detach the lens, hold down the lens unlock button (‫ )ڻ‬and
turn the lens counterclockwise.
3
INFORMATION
ƃ The body mount cover (‫ )ڹ‬is a cover to prevent damage during shipping.
ƃ We assume no responsibility nor liability for accidents, damages and malfunctions resulting from
the use of lenses made by other manufacturers.
ƃ The camera body and lens mount incorporate lens information contacts and an AF coupler.
Dirt, dust, or corrosion may damage the electrical system.
Clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth.
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Adjusting the Viewfinder Diopter
ƈ Adjust the viewfinder to suit your eyesight.
If it is difficult to see the viewfinder image clearly, slide the diopter adjustment lever sideways.
You can slide the diopter from -2.5m -1 to +1.5m-1.
1. Look through the viewfinder and point the camera at a well-lit
scene. Slide the diopter adjustment lever left or right.
Adjust the lever until the AF frame in the viewfinder is focused.
AF Frame
INFORMATION
ƃ Eyecup is attached to the viewfinder portion when camera
leaves the factory. Diopter adjustment is available with the
eyecup attached. However, adjustment is easier with the
eyecup removed as shown above. To remove the eyecup,
pull one side of the Eyecup out and toward you as shown on
the right.
ƃ If it is difficult to see the viewfinder image clearly even if you
set the diopter adjustment lever, use the diopter correction
lens adapter (optional). However, the eyecup must be removed.
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MEMO
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3 Basic Operations
This chapter explains basic operations for shooting by setting mode dial to Scene mode(Auto
Scene or Portrait mode - Flash OFF mode) and
mode to ensure success.
For information about advanced functions and settings for taking pictures, refer to chapter 4 and
onward.
Basic Shooting Operation
Selecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
Using the Zoom Lens
Using the Built-in Flash
Other Shooting Modes
Playing Back Still Pictures
Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment
Processing Images with Filters
Deleting Images
Protecting Images
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
Printing Using PictBridge
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45
48
49
53
63
70
71
73
77
79
83
Basic Shooting Operation
Holding the Camera
ƈ How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures.
- Hold the camera firmly with both hands.
- Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture.
[ Horizontal position ]
[ Vertical position ]
INFORMATION
ƃ To reduce camera shake, support your body or the camera on a solid object such as a table, tree,
or wall. Always use the shortest practical shutter speed for hand-held shots, especially when
using Zoom or Telephoto lenses.
ƃ Although there are individual differences among photographers, the slowest recommended
shutter speed for a handheld camera is generally 1/(focal lengthx1.5). For example, it is 1/75 of a
second for a focal length of 50 mm and 1/150 of a second for 100 mm. A tripod should be used
for shutter speeds slower than this.
ƃ When using a telephoto lens, a tripod that is heavier than the total weight of the camera and lens
is recommended to avoid camera shake.
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Basic Shooting Operation
Letting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings
ƈ How to set the camera so it will choose the optimum settings based on the subject lighting, distance
and motion.
1. Set the mode dial to
.
The camera will select the optimal capturing mode for the
subject.
- Selecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
(p.45)
2. Set the focus mode lever to
.
Autofocus mode is set. (p.118)
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Basic Shooting Operation
3. Turn the zoom ring to select the size of the subject.
- Using the Zoom Lens (p.48)
4. Position the subject inside the autofocus frame and press the
shutter release button halfway.
The autofocus system operates.
The focus indicator
appears in the viewfinder when the
subject is in focus.
The flash pops up automatically when necessary (manually
lift the flash when Flash mode is not set to [Auto]).
- Operating the shutter release button (p.43)
- Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects (p.44)
- Using the Built-in Flash (p.49)
ſ You can preview the image in the LCD monitor and check
the composition, exposure, and focus before taking the
picture. (p.145)
Focus indicator
5. Press the shutter release button fully.
The picture is taken.
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Basic Shooting Operation
6. Review captured images on the LCD monitor.
Image displays for 1 second on the LCD monitor after
capturing (Instant Review.)
You can delete the image during Instant Review by pressing
the
button.
- Setting the Display Time (p.168)
- Deleting Images (p.73)
- Displaying Bright Portion Warning (p.169)
- Histogram Display (p.169)
Delete
Operating the shutter release button
ƈ The shutter release button has two positions.
Not pressed
Pressed halfway
(first position)
Pressed fully
(second position)
Pressing it down halfway (first position) turns on the viewfinder and LCD panel indicators and the
autofocus system operates. Pressing it fully (second position) takes the picture.
INFORMATION
ƃ Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture to prevent camera shake.
ƃ Practice pressing the shutter release button halfway to learn where the first position is.
ƃ The viewfinder indicators stay on while shutter release button is pressed. The indications stay on
for about 10 seconds (default setting) after the button is released.
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Basic Shooting Operation
Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects
ƈ The autofocus mechanism is not perfect. Focusing may be difficult when taking pictures under the
following conditions ((a) to (f) below). These also apply to manual focusing using the focus indicator
in the viewfinder. If the subject cannot be focused automatically, set the focus mode lever to
and use the manual focus mode to focus on the subject with the aid of the matte field in the
viewfinder.
(a) Extremely low-contrast subjects such as a white wall in the focus points range.
(b) Subjects which do not reflect much light within the focus points range.
(c) Fast moving objects.
(d) Strongly reflected light or strong backlighting (bright background).
(e) If vertical or horizontal line patterns appear within the focus points range.
(f) Multiple subjects in the foreground and background within the focus points range.
INFORMATION
ƃ Subject may not be focused even when
(focus indicator) is displayed when (f) above applies.
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Selecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
ƈ The camera selects and set the optimum mode when
to the dial indicator.
(Auto Scene) on the mode dial is set
Dial indicator
Select
(Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Moving Object),
(Night Scene Portrait),
(Flash OFF),
(Scene) with the mode dial if desired image is not captured in Auto Scene
mode. The modes are as follows.
(Auto Scene)
(Portrait)
(Landscape)
(Macro)
(Moving Object)
(Night Scene Portrait)
(Flash OFF)
(Scene)
Selects automatically from Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro,
and Moving Object modes.
Optimal for capturing portraits.
Deepens the focus range, emphasizes contour and saturation
of trees and the sky, and produces a bright image.
Lets you take vibrant pictures of flowers and other small
subjects at short distances.
Lets you take sharp pictures of a quickly moving subject, such
as at a sporting event.
Lets you capture people against a night view or dusk.
The built-in flash is deactivated. Other settings are the same as
the
(Normal) mode in
.
Lets you select from 8 shooting scenes depending on the
shooting conditions.
INFORMATION
ƃ For
(Night Scene Portrait), the shutter speed becomes slower in dark places, even if the builtin flash is used. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
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Selecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
Selecting the Shooting
ƈ By setting the
scenes.
(Night Scene)
(Scene) icon to the dial indicator, you can choose from the following 8 shooting
Used for night scenes. Use a tripod, etc. to prevent shaking.
For capturing images of dazzling backgrounds, such as snowy
(Surf & Snow)
(Text)
mountains.
Lets you take clear pictures of text or writing.
(Sunset)
For capturing the sunrise or sunset in beautiful colors.
(Kids)
For capturing moving kids. Reproduces healthy and bright skin tone.
(Pet)
For capturing moving pets.
(Candlelight)
For capturing scenes in candlelight.
(Museum)
For capturing images in places where a flash is prohibited.
ſ The flash is deactivated in
(Night Scene),
modes. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
(Sunset),
(Candlelight) and
(Museum)
ƈ How to Select a Shooting Scene
1. Set the mode dial to
(Scene).
2. The Fn menu appears. The icon for the currently selected
shooting scene appears in the Fn menu screen in
(Scene)
mode.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
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Exit
Selecting the Appropriate Capturing Mode for Scenes
3. Press the
button. The mode palette appears.
Night Scene
Used for night scenes.
Use a tripod, etc. to
prevent shaking.
4. Use the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to choose a
mode. If Pet mode is selected, you can turn the e-dial to
choose a dog or a cat icon.The function is the same,
regardless of which icon you choose.
OK
OK
OK
OK
Pet
For capturing moving
pets
5. Press the
button.
The screen returns to the Fn menu.
6. Press the
button.
The camera is ready to take a picture.
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Using the Zoom Lens
ƈ Enlarge the subject (telephoto) or capture a wider area (wide angle) with a zoom lens. Adjust it to the
desired size and take the picture.
ƃ Turn the zoom ring to the right or left.
Turn the zoom ring clockwise for telephoto and counterclockwise
for wide angle.
INFORMATION
ƃ The smaller the number of the displayed focal length, the wider the angle.
The larger the number, the more magnified the image appears.
ƃ Power Zoom functions (Image Size Tracking, Zoom Clip, and Auto Zoom Effect) are not
compatible with this camera.
Wide Angle
Telephoto
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Using the Built-in Flash
ƈ Use the following procedures to take a picture in low light or backlit conditions or when you want to
manually use the built-in flash.
The built-in flash is optimum at about 0.7 m to 4 m from the subject.
Exposure will not be properly controlled and vignetting may occur when used at a distance closer
than 0.7 m (this distance varies slightly depending on the lens being used and set sensitivity).
ſ Compatibility of built-in flash and lens
Vignetting (darkening of the corners of the image due to a lack of light) may occur depending on the
lens being used and the capture conditions. We recommend taking a test shot to confirm this.
INFORMATION
ƃ When using the built-in flash, remove the lens hood before shooting.
Camera automatically determines surrounding light and built-in
Auto discharge
flash pops up and discharges automatically when necessary (flash
does not discharge even if it is popped up when not necessary).
Manual discharge
Auto flash+Redeye
reduct
Discharges flash manually. Flash discharges when popped up,
does not discharge when retracted.
Lights a red-eye reduction light before automatic flash.
Manual flash+Redeye
Discharges flash manually. Lights a red-eye reduction light before
reduct
manual flash.
INFORMATION
ƃ Manual discharge mode (Flash ON) is used regardless of flash mode settings if the
pressed to pop up the flash manually.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Selecting Flash Mode
1. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
Exit
2. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The flash options screen appears.
Flash Mode
Auto discharge
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ When the mode dial is set to
selected.
,
,
,
or
,
and
appear gray and cannot be
3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to choose a flash mode.
4. Press the
button. The screen returns to the Fn menu.
The camera is ready to take a picture.
5. Press the Fn button. The camera is ready to take a picture.
Using Auto Discharge
,
(Automatic Flash Popup)
1. Set the mode dial to
,
ſ The flash is deactivated when
(Museum) is selected in
,
,
or
.
(Night Scene),
(Scene) mode.
(Sunset),
2. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The built-in flash pops up if necessary and begins charging.
When the flash is fully charged, appears in the LCD panel and
viewfinder. (p.14 ~ p.20)
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(Candlelight) or
OK
Using the Built-in Flash
INFORMATION
ƃ Switch between Auto discharge mode and Manual discharge mode (Flash ON) by pressing the
button while the built-in flash is popped up.
If Auto discharge is set,
appears on the LCD panel.
3. Press the shutter release button fully. The picture is taken.
4. Push down on the portion indicated in the illustration to retract
the flash.
Using Manual Discharge (Flash ON)
,
1. Press the
button.
The built-in flash pops up and begins charging.
Manual discharge mode (Flash ON) is used regardless of flash
mode settings. When the flash is fully charged, appears in
the LCD panel and viewfinder.
INFORMATION
ƃ When Flash mode is set to
or
and you pop up the
built-in flash, you can switch between Auto discharge mode
and Manual discharge mode (Flash ON) by pressing the
button under the following conditions.
- Shooting mode is set to
, ,
,
,
,
mode is set to
,
,
,
2. Press the shutter release button fully. The flash discharges and the picture is taken.
3. Push the flash down to retract.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Using Red-eye Reduction Flash
ƈ “Red-eye” is the phenomenon where eyes look reddish in photographs taken in dark environments
with a flash. This is caused by the reflection of the electronic flash in the retina of the eye.
Red-eye occurs because pupils are dilated in dark environments.
This phenomenon cannot be averted but the following measures can be used to combat it.
ŋBrighten the surroundings when shooting.
ŋSet to wide angle and shoot from closer if a zoom lens is in use.
ŋUse a flash that supports red-eye reduction.
ŋPosition the flash as far away from the camera as possible when using an external flash.
The red-eye reduction function on this camera reduces red-eye by discharging the flash twice.
With the red-eye reduction function, the pre-flash is discharged just before the shutter is released.
This reduces pupil dilation. The main flash is then discharged while the pupils are smaller, reducing
the red-eye effect. To use the red-eye reduction function, set
(Red-eye reduction auto flash) in
Picture mode or
(Red-eye reduction manual flash) in other modes for Flash mode.
Daylight-Sync Shooting
ƈ In daylight conditions, the flash will eliminate shadows when a portrait picture is taken with a personŖs
face cast in shadow. Use of the flash in this way is called Daylight-Sync Shooting. Flash is discharged
manually when shooting with Daylight-Sync Shooting.
ƃ Taking pictures (Auto Scene)
1. Confirm that the flash has popped up and the flash mode is set to
2. Confirm that the flash is fully charged.
3. Take the picture.
ſ The picture may be over-exposed if the background is too bright.
[ Without Daylight-Sync ]
(Manual discharge). (p.49)
[ With Daylight-Sync ]
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Other Shooting Modes
Continuous Shooting
ƈ Pictures can be taken continuously while the shutter release button is held down.
1. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
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Other Shooting Modes
2. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
The Drive Mode options screen appears.
Drive Mode
Single frame shooting
OK
3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
OK
.
Drive Mode
Continuous shooting
OK
4. Press the
button. The screen returns to the Fn menu.
5. Press the
button. The camera is ready to take a picture.
6. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator
subject is in focus.
appears in the viewfinder when the
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Other Shooting Modes
ſ Set [No. cnt shtng rcd im] in [Recordable Image No.] of the [ Custom Setting] menu.
The number of continuously recordable images (buffer space) appears when shutter is pressed
halfway. (p.100)
7. Press the shutter release button fully.
Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter release button is fully pressed. Take your finger off
the shutter release button to stop.
Continuous shooting settings are retained when the power is turned off.
Display the Fn menu again and set to
(Single frame shooting) to stop Continuous shooting.
INFORMATION
ƃ The focus is adjusted each time the shutter is released if the focus mode is set to
(Single
mode). (p.121)
ƃ Focusing is continuously active when the mode dial is set to , ,
or
and [AF Mode] in
the [
Rec. Mode] is set to
(Continuous mode), when scene mode is set to
(Moving
Object) or
mode is set to
(Kids) or
(Pet).
Note that the shutter will release even if the focusing is not complete.
ƃ The shutter cannot be released until charging is complete when using the built-in flash. Use a
custom function to enable shutter release before the built-in flash is ready.
Self-Timer Shooting
ƈ This camera has two types of self-timers:
and
.
Shutter will be released after about 12 seconds. Use this mode to include the
photographer in the picture.
A mirror pops up immediately after shutter release button is pressed. Shutter is
released after about 2 seconds. Use this mode to avoid camera shake when the
shutter release button is pressed.
1. Mount the camera to a tripod.
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2. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
3. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
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Other Shooting Modes
The Drive Mode options screen appears.
Drive Mode
Single frame shooting
OK
4. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
or
OK
.
Drive Mode
Self-Timer (12 secs)
OK
5. Press the
button. The screen returns to the Fn menu.
6. Press the
button. The camera is ready to take a picture.
OK
7. Confirm in the viewfinder that the subject you wish
to shoot is in the display and press the shutter
release button halfway.
The focus indicator
appears when the subject
is in focus.
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8. Press the shutter release button fully.
For
, the self-timer lamp starts blinking slowly and blinks
rapidly 2 seconds before the shutter is released.
The beep is heard and the rate increases.
The shutter will be released about 12 seconds after the
shutter release button is pressed fully.
For
, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds after
the shutter release button is pressed fully.
9. Turn the camera off after shooting.
The next time the power is turned on, self-timer shooting is
canceled and returns to single frame shooting.
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Remote Control Shooting (Remote Control F: Sold Separately)
ƈ Remote Control for PENTAX DSLR can be used with SAMSUNG DSLR.
ƈ The shutter can be released with the optional remote control unit. You can select from h (remote
control) and
(three-second delay) for remote control shooting.
The shutter will be released immediately after the shutter release button on the
remote control unit is pressed.
The shutter will be released 3 seconds after the shutter release button on the
remote control unit is pressed.
1. Mount the camera to a tripod.
2. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
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Other Shooting Modes
3. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
The Drive Mode options screen appears.
4. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select or
.
The self-timer lamp will blink to let you know that the camera is
in remote control wait status.
Drive Mode
Remote Control Unit
OK
5. Press the
button. The screen returns to the Fn menu.
6. Press the
button. The camera is ready to take a picture.
7. Press the shutter release button halfway.
The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator
subject is in focus.
OK
appears in the viewfinder when the
INFORMATION
ƃ You cannot focus with the remote control unit in default settings. Focus on the subject first before
operating with the remote control. You can set [AF in remote control] to [On] in the custom
function. (p.100)
ƃ When using the Remote Control Unit, flash does not pop up automatically even when set to
(Auto discharge). Pop up the flash manually beforehand. (p.49)
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7. Point the remote control unit towards the front of the camera
and press the shutter release button on the remote control.
The operating distance of the remote control unit is about 5 m
from the front of the camera. The shutter will be released
immediately or approximately 3 seconds after the shutter
release button on the remote control unit is pressed
depending on the drive mode selected.
When the picture is taken, the self-timer lamp lights for 2
seconds and will then resume blinking.
INFORMATION
ƃ Exposure may be affected if light enters the viewfinder. Attach the provided viewfinder cap or use
the AE lock function (p.161) (ignore the light entering the viewfinder when the exposure mode is
set to a (manual) (p.137)).
ƃ Remove the Eyecup by pulling one side out and toward you when using accessories such as the
ME viewfinder cap.
[ Removing the Eyecup ]
[ Attaching the Viewfinder cap ]
ƃ Turn the power off to stop the remote control operation after it has been activated.
ƃ The remote control may not operate in backlit conditions.
ƃ The remote control does not work while the flash is being charged.
ƃ When using the built-in flash, raise the flash into position first.
ƃ The camera automatically returns to single frame shooting after the remote control shooting mode
is left unused for 5 minutes.
ƃ The remote control unit battery can send a remote control signal about 30,000 times.
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Using Mirror Lock Up Function to Prevent Camera Shake
ƈ Use the Mirror Lock Up function if camera shake is evident even when Cable Switch (optional) or
Remote Control Unit (optional) is used.
When shutter release button is pressed, mirror pops up and shutter is released 2 seconds later if 2
sec. Self-Timer is used. Avoid camera shake when mirror pops up by using this method. Follow the
procedure below to take a picture with the mirror lock up.
1. Mount the camera to a tripod.
2. Use the
button and the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select
- Self-Timer Shooting (p.55)
(2 sec. Self-Timer).
3. Focus on the subject.
4. Press the shutter release button fully.
The mirror pops up and the picture is taken 2 seconds later. AE lock is enabled with the exposure
value set immediately before the mirror goes up.
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Playing Back Still Pictures
Playing Back Images
ƈ You can play back captured still pictures with the camera.
INFORMATION
ƃ Use the included “Digimax Master” software to play back using a PC.
Refer to the software instructions for details. (p.173)
1. Press the
button after taking a picture.
The most recently captured image (image with the
largest file number) is displayed on the LCD monitor.
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2. Press the four-way controller (ȜȞ).
Ȝ : The previous image appears.
Ȟ : The next image appears.
Rotating Images
ƈ You can rotate images 90° counterclockwise at a time. Make images shot vertically easier to view.
100-0001
100-0001
OK
OK
1. Press the
button after taking a picture.
The most recently captured image (image with the largest file
number) is displayed on the LCD monitor.
2. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The image is rotated 90° counterclockwise each time the
button is pressed.
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OK
OK
Playing Back Still Pictures
3. Press the
button.
Image rotation information is saved.
Enlarging Playback Images
ƈ You can magnify images up to 12 times when displaying.
1. Press the
button and use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to
select an image.
The most recently captured image (image with the largest file
number) is displayed first on the LCD monitor.
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2. Turn the e-dial to the right (toward
).
Image enlarges at each calibration and can be enlarged to 12
times the original. Turn to the left (toward
) to return.
Press the
button to return to the original size.
Press four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) in zoom display to change
the display area.
x2 . 0
INFORMATION
ƃ The first calibration on the e-dial is 1.2 times. You can change this in [Mag to Strt Zm Plybk] in
[ Custom Setting] menu. (p.101)
Nine-Image Display
ƈ You can display nine images on the LCD monitor at the same time.
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1. Press the
button.
The most recently captured image (image with the largest file
number) is displayed on the LCD monitor.
Frame
2. Turn the e-dial to the left (toward
).
Up to nine thumbnail images will be displayed at once.
Press the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to select an image.
A scroll bar appears at the right of the screen.
With an image selected in the bottom row, pressing the fourway controller (ƌ) displays the next nine images.
[?] appears for an image that cannot be displayed.
Select&Delete
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3. Turn the e-dial to the right (towards
) or press the
A full screen display of the selected image appears.
button.
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Playing Back Still Pictures
Slideshow
ƈ You can play back all images recorded on your SD Memory Card successively. To start continuous
playback, use the menu screen displayed on the LCD monitor.
1. Press the
button and use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to
select an image to be displayed first.
The most recently captured image (image with the largest file
number) is displayed first on the LCD monitor.
2. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
Fn
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3. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
Start screen is displayed and slideshow begins.
Press any button to end slideshow.
Press the shutter release button or the
button, slide the
main switch to
(preview) or turn the mode dial to change to
Capture mode.
Start
INFORMATION
ƃ Set the display time for slideshow in the [
from the [
Playback] menu. (p.159)
Playback] menu. Alternatively, start the slideshow
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Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment
ƈ By using the video cable, you can play back images using a TV or other device with a video IN jack
as your monitor. Make sure that both the TV and the camera are turned off before connecting the
cable.
- Selecting the Video Output Format (p.166)
1. Open the terminal cover and connect the video cable to the USB/ Video terminal.
2. Connect the other end of the video cable to the video IN jack on the AV device.
3. Turn the AV device and camera on.
INFORMATION
ƃ If you intend to use the camera continuously for a long period, use of the AC adapter (D-AC10,
optional) is recommended. (p.26)
ƃ For AV equipment with multiple video IN jacks (such as TVs), check the operating manual of the
AV device, and select the video IN jack to which the camera is connected.
ƃ Depending on the country or region, images may fail to be played back if the video output format
is set different from the one in use there. If this happens, change the video output format setting.
(p.166)
ƃ The camera LCD monitor turns off while the camera is connected to the AV device.
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Processing Images with Filters
ƈ You can edit shot images using digital filters. Processed images are saved under a different name.
INFORMATION
ƃ RAW images cannot be processed using the digital filter.
ƃ Additionally, set digital filters from the [
Playback] menu.
ƃ Digital Filter
B&W
Convert to a black and white image.
Sepia
Add a vintage touch to photos by converting them to sepia color.
Soft
Slim
Brightness
Create a soft image by lightly fading the entire image. Select from three levels.
Change the horizontal and vertical ratio of images. Adjust height or width up to
two times the original size.
Change the brightness of images. Adjust in a range of ±8 levels.
1. Press the
button in Playback mode.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
Fn
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2. Press the four-way controller (Ȝ).
The screen for selecting the filter appears.
B&W
OK
OK
OK
OK
3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select an image.
4. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select a filter.
Select a filter and preview the effects on the image. Proceed to Step 6 if [B&W] or [Sepia] is
selected.
5. Adjust with e-dial if slim filter, soft filter or brightness filter is
selected.
Turn counterclockwise for wider and clockwise for slimmer if
slim filter is selected. Turn counterclockwise to darken and
clockwise to brighten if brightness filter is selected. Select
softness from three levels if soft filter is selected.
Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select an image.
The image appears in the set slimness or softness.
6. Press the
Slim
button. The save confirmation screen appears.
7. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Save as].
Save image as a new file
Save as
Cancel
OK
8. Press the
button.
The filtered image is saved under a different name.
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Deleting Images
Deleting a Single Image
ƈ You can delete one image at a time.
INFORMATION
ƃ Deleted images cannot be restored.
ƃ Protected images cannot be deleted.
1. Press the
button and use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to
select an image to delete.
2. Press the
button.
The Delete screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Delete].
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Cancel
All images
OK
OK
4. Press the
button.
The image is deleted.
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Deleting Images
Deleting All Images
ƈ You can delete all saved images at once.
INFORMATION
ƃ Deleted images cannot be restored.
ƃ Protected images cannot be deleted.
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the
button twice.
The Delete All screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Delete All].
Delete all images
on memory card?
Delete All
Cancel
OK
4. Press the
button.
All images are deleted.
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Deleting Images
Deleting Selected Images (from Nine-Image Display)
ƈ You can delete multiple images from the nine-image display at once.
INFORMATION
ƃ Deleted images cannot be restored.
ƃ Protected images cannot be deleted.
ƃ Only files in the same folder can be selected at once.
1. Press the
button.
The most recently captured image (image with the largest file
number) is displayed first on the LCD monitor.
2. Turn the e-dial to the left (toward
).
Nine thumbnail images appear.
Select&Delete
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3. Press the
button.
appears above the images.
4. Use the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to move to the images
to delete and press the
button.
Image is selected and
appears.
Press
button to select all images (the selection of images
may take time to complete depending on the number of
images).
Delete
OK
5. Press the
button.
The Delete confirmation screen appears.
6. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Select&Delete].
All selected
images are deleted
Select&Delete
Cancel
OK
7. Press the
button.
The selected images are deleted.
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Protecting Images
Protecting Images from Deletion (Protect)
ƈ You can protect images from being accidentally deleted.
ſ Even protected images are deleted if the SD Memory Card is formatted.
1. Press the
button and use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to
select an image.
The most recently captured images (image with the largest
file number) are displayed first on the LCD monitor.
2. Press the
button.
The Protect screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Protect].
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Unprotect
All images
OK
OK
4. Press the
button.
The selected image is protected.
INFORMATION
ƃ Select [Unprotect] in Step 3 to cancel the Protect setting.
ƃ The
symbol is displayed when playing back protected images. (p.17)
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Protecting All Images
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the
button twice.
The Protect all images screen appears.
3. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Protect] and press
the
button.
All images saved in the SD Memory Card are protected.
Protect all images
Protect
Unprotect
OK
ſ Select [Unprotect] in Step 3 to cancel the Protect setting on all of the images.
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Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
ƈ You can order conventional photograph prints by taking the SD Memory Card with recorded images
to a store for a printing service.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings allow you to specify the number of copies or to imprint the
date.
ſ DPOF settings cannot be applied to RAW images.
Printing Single Images
ƈ Set the following items for each image.
Copies
Date
1. Press the
Selects the number of copies. You can print up to 99 copies.
Specifies whether you want the date inserted on the print or not.
button and use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select an image.
2. Press the
button.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
Fn
3. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
The DPOF screen appears.
If DPOF settings have already been made for an image, the
previous number of prints and date setting (
(on) or
(off))
will be displayed.
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OK
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4. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to choose the number of copies and press the four-way controller
(ƌ).
The frame moves to [Date].
5. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ)to choose whether to insert
the date (
) or not (
).
-(
) : The date will be imprinted.
-(
) : The date will not be imprinted.
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Fn
All images
01
OK
OK
6. Press the
button.
The DPOF settings are saved and the camera returns to playback status.
INFORMATION
ƃ Depending on the printer or printing equipment at the photo processing lab, the date may not be
imprinted on the pictures even if the DPOF setting was made.
ƃ To cancel DPOF settings, set the number of copies to [00] in Step 4 and press the
button.
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Settings for All Images
1. Press the
button in Playback mode.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
Fn
2. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
The DPOF screen appears.
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Fn
3. Press the
button.
The screen for making DPOF settings for all images
appears.
Exit
All images
00
OK
OK
DPOF setting for all
images
Copies
Date
00
OK
OK
4. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to choose the number of copies and whether to insert the date
(
) or not (
).
Refer to Steps 4 and 5 inŗPrinting Single Images” (p.79) for details of how to make the settings.
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5. Press the
button.
The DPOF settings for all the images are saved and the camera returns to playback status.
INFORMATION
ƃ The number of copies specified in settings for all images applies to all the images.
Before printing, check that the number is correct.
ƃ Settings for single images are canceled when settings are made for all images.
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Printing Using PictBridge
ƈ This function lets you print images directly from the camera without using a PC (direct printing).
Connect the camera and PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB cable to print directly.
Select the images you want to print, the number of copies and whether to insert the date or not on the
camera after connecting to the printer.
Direct printing is performed in the following steps.
Set [Transfer Mode] on camera to [PictBridge]
Ɛ
Connect the camera to the printer (p.85)
Ɛ
Set the printing options (p.79)
Print single images (p.86)
Print all images (p.88)
Print with DPOF settings (p.90)
Ɛ
Disconnect the camera from the printer (p.90)
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
Cancel
ť0
NTSC
PC
PictBridge
PC-F
SerialNo
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Use of the AC adapter (D-AC10, optional) is recommended when connecting the camera to a
printer. The printer may not work properly or the image data may be lost if the batteries run out of
power while the camera is connected to the printer.
ƃ Do not disconnect the USB cable during data transfer.
ƃ Depending on the type of printer, not all the settings made on the camera (such as print settings
and DPOF settings) may be valid.
ƃ A printing error may occur if the selected number of copies exceeds 500.
ƃ You cannot use the camera to select multiple images for printing on a single sheet.
Make the settings on the printer. For details, refer to the operating manual for your printer.
ƃ RAW images cannot be printed directly. Use a PC to print RAW images.
ƃ See the software instructions when connecting to a PC. (p.173)
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Setting [Transfer Mode]
1. Press the
button.
The [
Rec. Mode] menu appears.
2. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select the [
Set-up] menu.
Set-up
Format
Beep
Date Adjust
World Time
Language
Guide display
Exit
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select [Transfer Mode].
4. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
A pop-up menu appears.
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5. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select [PictBridge].
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
ť0
NTSC
PC
PictBridge
PC-F
SerialNo
Cancel
OK
OK
6. Press the
button.
The setting is changed.
7. Press the
button.
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Connect the camera and PictBridge compatible printer using the USB cable supplied with the camera.
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3. Turn the printer on.
4. After printer start-up is complete, turn the camera on.
The PictBridge menu appears.
Select printing mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF AUTOPRINT
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ PictBridge menu is not displayed if [Transfer Mode] is set to [PC] or [PC-F].
Printing Single Images
1. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select [Print One] on the
PictBridge menu.
Select printing mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF AUTOPRINT
OK
2. Press the
button.
The Print one screen appears.
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3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to choose an image to print.
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Copies
1
Date
Date
Print
Fn
OK
4. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to choose the number of copies. You can print up to 99 copies.
5. Use the
button to choose whether to insert the date (
(
) : The date will be printed.
(
) : The date will not be printed.
) or not (
6. Press the
button.
The print settings confirmation screen appears.
Proceed to Step 12 to print the images by default.
To change the print settings, go to Step 7.
).
Print according
to setting?
Paper Size
Standard
Paper Type
Std.
Quality
Std.
Border Status
Std.
OK
Fn
7. Press the
button.
The screen for changing print settings appears.
Print
Change Setting
PictBridge
Paper Size
Paper Type
Quality
Border Status
Cancel
Standard
Std.
Std.
Std.
OK
OK
8. Select [Paper Size] and press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The Paper Size screen appears.
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9. Use the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to choose the paper size.
You can only choose a size that is supported by your printer.
When the Paper Size is set to [Standard], images are printed
according to the printer settings.
Paper Size
Standard
Card
L
100x150
Postcard
4" x 6"
2L
8" x 10"
A4
Letter
11" x 17"
A3
Cancel
10. Press the
OK
OK
button.
11. [Repeat Steps 8 to 10 to set [Paper Type], [Quality] and [Border Status].
The print settings change screen appears after each item has been set.
When the Paper Size is set to [Standard], images are printed according to the printer settings.
- [Paper Type] :
(Best),
(Better),
(Good)
- [Quality] :
(Super fine),
(fine),
(Normal)
12. Press the
button twice.
The image is printed according to the settings.
Press the
button to cancel printing.
Printing All Images
1. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select [Print All] on
the PictBridge menu.
Select printing mode
Print One
Print All
DPOF AUTOPRINT
OK
2. Press the
button.
The Print all images screen appears.
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Printing Using PictBridge
3. Choose the number of copies and whether to imprint the date or
not.
The number of copies and the date setting that you choose apply
to all of the images.
Refer to Steps 4 and 5 ofŗPrinting Single Images” (p.87) for
details on how to change the settings.
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Copies
Total
1
28
Date
Fn
OK
Date
Print
4. Press the
button.
The print settings confirmation screen appears.
Refer to Steps 7 and 11 ofŗPrinting Single Images” (p.87 and 88) for details on how to change the
settings.
5. Press the
button on the print settings confirmation screen.
All the images are printed according to the settings.
Press the
button to cancel printing.
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Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings
1. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select [DPOF AUTOPRINT] on the PictBridge menu.
2. Press the
button.
The Print w/ DPOF settings screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to check the number of copies
for each image, whether the date is imprinted or not, and total
number of copies. Print settings are set with the Print Service.
(p.79)
Print w/DPOF settings
Copies
Total
1
10
Date
OK
Print
3. Press the
button.
The print settings confirmation screen appears.
Refer to Steps 7 and 11 ofŗPrinting Single ImagesŘ(p.87 and 88) for details on how to change the
settings.
4. Press the
button on the print settings confirmation screen.
The images are printed according to the settings.
Press the
button to cancel printing.
Disconnecting the Cable from the Printer
ƈ Disconnect the cable from the printer when you have finished printing.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer.
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4 Menu Reference
Explains the functions of GX-1L by buttons and menus.
Using the Button Functions
Using the Menu
Using the Fn Menu
Using the Mode Dial
92
96
102
104
When using menus and Fn menu, items which cannot be changed due to camera settings
appear gray and cannot be selected.
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Using the Button Functions
Capture Mode
ƈ Functions of buttons used during shooting are noted.
‫ڹ‬
‫ں‬
‫ڻ‬
‫ڽ‬
‫ڼ‬
‫ۂ‬
‫ۃ‬
‫ھ‬
‫ڿ‬
‫ۄ‬
‫ۅ‬
‫ۆ‬
‫ۀ‬
‫ہ‬
‫ ڹ‬Shutter release button
Press to capture images. (p.43)
‫ ں‬Main switch
Move to turn the power on/off (p.30) and confirm the depth of field (Preview) (p.128).
‫ ڻ‬Lens unlock button
Press to detach lens. (p.36)
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Using the Button Functions
‫ ڼ‬Focus mode lever
Switches between Autofocus mode (p.118) and Manual focus mode (p.125).
‫ ڽ‬Mode dial
Changes the Shooting mode. (p.104)
‫ھ‬
button
Press to pop up the built-in flash. (p.49)
‫ڿ‬
button
Displays the [
Rec. Mode] menu (p.98). Next, press the four-way controller (Ȟ) to display
[
Playback] menu (p.98), [
Set-up] menu (p.99) and [ Custom Setting] menu. (p.98)
‫ۀ‬
button
Press to show shooting information on the LCD monitor. (p.15)
‫ہ‬
button
Switches to the Playback mode. (p.63)
‫ۂ‬
button
Press to set aperture and EV compensation values. (p.137, p.140)
‫ۃ‬
button
Locks the exposure before shooting. (p.141)
Automatically adjusts the appropriate exposure in the Manual mode. (p.137)
‫ ۄ‬e-dial
Sets shutter speed, aperture, and EV compensation values. (p.133, 135, 140)
‫ۅ‬
button
Saves the setting you selected in the menu.
‫ ۆ‬Four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ)
Uses it to move cursor or change items in menus and Fn menu.
‫ۇ‬
button
Press to display the Fn menu. Press the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to determine the following
operation. (p.102)
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Using the Button Functions
Playback Mode
ƈ Functions of buttons used during playback are noted.
‫ڹ‬
‫ں‬
‫ڿ‬
‫ۀ‬
‫ڻ‬
‫ڼ‬
‫ڽ‬
‫ہ‬
‫ۂ‬
‫ۃ‬
‫ھ‬
‫ ڹ‬Shutter release button
Press to switch to capture mode.
‫ ں‬Main switch
Move to turn the camera on and off. (p.30)
‫ڻ‬
button
Press to display the [
Playback] menu (p.98). Next, press the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to display
[ Set-up] menu (p.99), [ Custom Setting] menu (p.100) and [
Rec. Mode] menu (p.98).
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Using the Button Functions
‫ڼ‬
button
Press to delete images. (p.73)
‫ڽ‬
button
Press to show shooting information on the LCD monitor. (p.16)
‫ھ‬
button
Press to switch to capture mode.
‫ڿ‬
button
Press to protect images from being accidentally erased. (p.77)
‫ ۀ‬e-dial
Uses it to enlarge an image (p.65) or display nine images at the same time. (p.66)
‫ ہ‬OK button
Saves the setting you selected in the menu or playback screen.
‫ ۂ‬Four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ)
Uses it to move cursor or change items in menus, Fn menu and playback screen.
‫ ۃ‬Fn button
Press to display the Fn menu. Press the four-way controller (ƊȜȞ) to determine the following
operation. (p.102)
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Using the Menu
How to Operate the Menu
ƈ This section explains operation methods for [
Rec. Mode] menu, [
[
Set-up] menu and [ Custom Setting] menu.
Playback] menu,
ƃ Displaying the Menu screen
1. Press the
button in Capture mode.
- The [
Rec. Mode] menu appears on the LCD monitor.
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Exit
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
-[
Playback] menu, [
Set-up] menu and [
Custom
Setting] menu appear in order each time the four-way
controller is pressed.
Set-up
Format
Beep
Date Adjust
World Time
Language
Guide display
Exit
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Using the Menu
ƃ Select a menu item and set
ƃ Procedure to set the [Quality Level] on the [
Rec. Mode] menu is explained as an example.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to choose an item.
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Exit
4. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
- Available [Quality Level] options appear.
Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) to move to the pop-up
menu if there is one.
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Cancel
OK
OK
5. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select a setting.
6. Press the
button.
- The camera returns to the menu screen. Next, set other items.
- Press the
button to return to Capture or Playback mode.
INFORMATION
ƃ Even after you press the
button and close the menu screen, your settings will not be
saved if the camera is turned off improperly (such as by removing the batteries while the camera
is on).
ƃ You can use the e-dial to switch among the [
Rec. Mode] menu, the [
Playback] menu,
[
Set-up] menu, and [ Custom Setting] menu when no pop-up menu is displayed.
ƃ If the
button is pressed in Capture mode, the [
Rec. Mode] menu appears.
If the
button is pressed in Playback mode, the [
Playback] menu appears.
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Using the Menu
ƈ[
Rec. Mode] Menu Setting Items
Perform settings related to capturing in the [
Rec. Mode] menu.
Item
Function
Page
Image Tone
Sets the color tone of pictures.
p.108
Recorded Pixels
Sets the recording size of images.
p.109
Quality Level
Sets the image quality.
p.110
Saturation
Sets the color saturation.
p.111
Sharpness
Makes the image outlines sharp or soft.
p.111
Contrast
Sets the image contrast.
p.111
Auto Bracket
Sets Auto Bracket shooting.
p.142
AE Metering
Selects the part of the screen to use for measuring
p.129
brightness and determining exposure.
Focusing Area
Selects the area on which the autofocus focuses.
p.121
AF Mode
Selects the autofocus mode.
p.118
Flash Exp. Comp.
Adjusts the flash exposure to brighten or darken the image.
p.148
ƈ[
Playback] Menu Setting Items
Perform settings related to playback and editing images in the [
Item
Plybk dsply mthd
Instant Review
Preview Display
Digital Filter
Slideshow
Playback] menu.
Function
Sets shooting information to show during playback and
whether to display overexposed area warning.
Sets the Instant Review time.
Sets to display overexposed area warning or histogram
during Instant Review or Digital Preview.
Edits captured images to black and white or sepia tint, or
add softening and slimming effects.
Plays back recorded images one after another.
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p.158
p.168
p.145
p.71
p.68
Using the Menu
ƈ[
Set-up] Menu Setting Items
Perform various settings related to the camera in the [
Item
Set-up] menu.
Function
Page
Format
Formats the SD Memory Card.
p.160
Beep
Switches the beep tone on/off.
p.161
Date Adjust
Sets the date format and time.
p.161
World Time
Language
Sets to enable displaying of local time when traveling
abroad.
Changes the language in which menus and messages
appear.
p.162
p.165
Guide display
Sets to display indicators in LCD monitor.
p.165
Brightness Level
Changes the brightness of the LCD monitor.
p.166
Video Out
Sets the output format to the TV monitor.
p.166
Transfer Mode*
Sets the USB cable connection (PC or printer).
p.84
Auto Power Off
Sets the time to turn off automatically.
p.167
Folder Name
Sets the method used to assign folder names for storing images.
p.167
File #
Sets the method used to add file numbers.
p.168
Sensor Cleaning
Locks the mirror in the up position for cleaning the CCD.
p.194
Reset
Resets all settings other than Date Adjust, Language, Video
Out and World Time.
p.170
ſ Refer to the software instructions for details on connecting the camera to a PC. (p.173)
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Using the Menu
ƈ[
Custom Setting] Menu Setting Items
Set custom functions to fully use the functions of a SLR camera with the Custom Function Menu.
The default setting does not use Custom Function.
[ Custom Setting] menu settings are activated when [Setting], the first item, is
(on).
Item
Function
Page
Setting
Sets to use the Custom Function Menu.
-
Noise Reduction
Sets to use Noise Reduction in slow speed shooting.
-
Expsr Setting Steps
Sets the adjustment steps for exposure.
ISO Corction in AUTO
Automatically corrects sensitivity range when Sensitivity
p.141
p.115
is set to [AUTO].
Sets the maximum sensitivity level. ISO Sensitivity Warning
ISO Snstvty Wrn Dspl
Display appears when set sensitivity is reached or
p.116
exceeded.
Sets to adjust AE and Focusing Area in multisegment
Link AF Point and AE
metering based on AF point.
Meter Operating Time
Sets the exposure metering time.
AE-L with AF locked
Sets to fix exposure value when focus is locked.
p.130
p.131
-
Sets to switch number of recordable images in the LCD
Recordable Image No.
panel and viewfinder to number of continuous shooting
recordable images when shutter release button is pressed
-
halfway.
OK btn when shooting
AE-L bttn on M expsr
Sets the action for the
button when pressed during
shooting.
Selects the exposure adjustment method when the
button is pressed in
p.120
p.139
(Manual) mode.
Sets to use Autofocus when shooting with remote control.
Shutter releases after AF activates if shutter is released from
AF in remote control
remote control when [On].
Shutter cannot be released until in focus. AF does not
activate at shutter release from remote control when [Off].
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Using the Menu
Item
Function
Page
Sets to enable focus indicator when screw mount lens is
*1
FI with S lens used
in use. Lens is recognized even when lens is not attached
-
to the camera when enabled.
*2
Using aperture ring
Release when Chrging
Sets to enable shutter release when lens aperture ring is set
at other than A.
Sets to release shutter while the built-in flash is charging.
p.149
Selects Digital Preview or Optical Preview when the main switch
is in the preview position (
Preview Method
). Digital Preview lets you check
the composition, exposure and focus on the LCD monitor before
p.145
taking the picture. Optical Preview lets you check the depth of
field with the viewfinder.
Sets the initial magnification of the zoom playback.
Mag to Strt Zm Plybk
Choose from [1.2 times], [2 times], [4 times], [8 times] and
-
[12 times]. The default setting is [1.2 times].
Man. WB Measurement
Color Space
Reset Custom Fnction
Sets to meter entire screen or Spot area when setting
p.113
white balance to manual.
Sets the color space to use.
Resets all the settings in the Custom Function menu
to the defaults.
p.117
p.171
*1 : When the screw mount lens is in use, [Fl with S lens used] menu is available.
*2 : When a lens that has aperture ring is in use, [Using aperture ring] menu is available.
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Using the Fn Menu
Capture Mode
ƈ Press the
button while taking a picture.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
Exit
ƃ Press the four-way controller (ƊƌȜȞ) to set the operation.
Four-way
controller
Item
Ɗ
Drive Mode
ƌ
Flash Mode
Ȝ
White Balance
Ȟ
Sensitivity
Function
Selects Continuous shooting, Self-Timer, Remote
control or Auto bracket.
Adjusts the method of flash discharge.
Adjusts the color for the color of the light source
illuminating the subject.
Sets the sensitivity.
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p.53
p.49
p.112
p.115
Using the Fn Menu
Playback Mode
ƈ Press the
button during playback.
The Fn menu appears.
Fn
OK
Fn
Exit
ƃ Press the four-way controller (ƊȜȞ) to set the operation.
Four-way
controller
Item
Ɗ
DPOF Settings
Ȝ
Digital Filter
Function
Sets the DPOF settings.
Page
p.79
Edits captured images to black and white or sepia tint,
adds softening and slimming effects, or adjusts
p.71
brightness.
Ȟ
Slideshow
Plays back recorded images one after another.
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Using the Mode Dial
Dial indicator
ƈ You can switch the Shooting mode by setting the icons on the mode dial to the dial indicator.
Item
(Auto Scene)
(Portrait)
Function
Page
Selects automatically from Normal, Portrait, Landscape,
Macro, and Moving Object modes.
Optimal for capturing portraits.
Deepens the focus range, emphasizes contour and
(Landscape)
saturation of trees and the sky, and produces a bright
image.
(Macro)
(Moving Object)
(Night Scene Portrait)
(Flash OFF)
(Scene)
Lets you take vibrant pictures of flowers and other small
subjects at short distances.
P.45
Lets you take sharp pictures of a quickly moving subject,
such as at a sporting event.
Lets you capture people against a night view or dusk.
The built-in flash is deactivated. Other settings are the
same as the Normal mode in
.
Lets you select from 8 shooting scenes depending on
the shooting conditions.
INFORMATION
ƃ For
(Night Scene Portrait), the shutter speed becomes slower in dark places, even if the builtin flash is used. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
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Using the Mode Dial
Item
P (Program)
Function
Automatically sets shutter speed and aperture to the
proper exposure when taking pictures.
Page
p.132
Lets you set the desired shutter speed for expressing
the motion of moving subjects.
(Shutter Priority)
Take pictures of fast moving subjects that look still or
p.133
subjects that give a sense of movement.
Lets you set the desired aperture for controlling the depth
(Aperture Priority)
M (Manual)
(Bulb)
of field. Use to blur or focus on the background.
Lets you create the picture you have in mind by combining
set shutter speed and aperture.
Lets you capture images that require slow shutter speeds
such as fireworks and night scenes.
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p.135
p.137
p.139
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5 Function Reference
Introduces functions to further enhance your GX-1L experience.
Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Focusing
Setting the Exposure
Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting
Using the Built-in Flash
Using an External Flash (Optional)
Settings During Playback
Camera Settings
Resetting to Default Settings
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118
127
145
148
153
158
160
170
Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Image Tone
ƈ Set the basic color tone of pictures. The default setting is
(Bright).
Bright
Images are finished brightly, with high contrast and sharp.
Natural
Images are finished naturally and suitable for retouching.
ƃ Set in [Image Tone] in the [
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Cancel
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Settings cannot be changed in Scene mode and
mode. Setting is fixed to
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OK
Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Recorded Pixels
ƈ You can select the number of recorded pixels from
(3008x2008/ 3008x2000),
(2400x1600)
and
(1536x1024). The more pixels there are, the larger the picture and the bigger the file size.
The file size will also differ according to quality level settings.
The default setting is
(3008x2000).
3008x2008 (RAW)
Suited for printing on A3 paper.
3008x2000 (JPEG)
2400x1600
Suited for printing on A4 paper.
1536x1024
Suited for printing on A5 paper.
ƃ Set in [Recorded Pixels] in the [
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Cancel
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ [Recorded Pixels] cannot be selected if the [Quality Level] is set to RAW. (Fixed at 3008x2008)
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Quality Level
ƈ You can set the image quality level. The file size will also differ according to the Recorded Pixels
settings. The default setting is
(Best).
RAW data is CCD output data saved without processing.
Effects such as White Balance, Contrast, Saturation and are not applied
RAW
RAW
to the image but such information is saved.
Transfer to a PC, apply effects with the enclosed Digimax Master and
create JPEG and TIFF images.
Best
Better
Good
Lowest compression rate, suited for printing large pictures such as A4 size.
Image is saved in JPEG format.
Standard compression rate, suited for viewing as photographs or on
your computer screen. Image is saved in JPEG format.
Highest compression rate, suitable for attaching to e-mail or posting on
websites. Image is saved in JPEG format.
ƃ Set in [Quality Level] in the [
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Cancel
OK
OK
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Saturation/ Sharpness/ Contrast
ƈ Select from five levels of Saturation, Sharpness and Contrast. The default setting is [0 (Standard)] for
all.
Saturation
Sets the color saturation.
Sharpness
Makes the image outlines sharp or soft.
Contrast
Sets the image contrast.
ƃ Set [Saturation], [Sharpness] and [Contrast] in the [
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
INFORMATION
ƃ Settings cannot be changed in Scene mode and
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
mode (p.45).
Towards + : Higher saturation
Towards – : Lower saturation
Exit
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Towards + : Higher sharpness
Towards – : Lower sharpness
Exit
Rec. Mode
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Saturation
Sharpness
Contrast
Towards + : Higher contrast
Towards – : Lower contrast
Exit
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the White Balance
ƈ The color of the subject changes with the light source. For example, the same white object will be a
different shade of white in daylight than under a light bulb. In cameras using film, this is adjusted by
changing the film or using filters. In digital cameras, the whiteness is adjusted using white balance.
The default setting is
(Auto).
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Automatically adjusts the white balance. (About 4000 to 8000K)
For use when taking pictures in sunlight. (About 5200K)
For use when taking pictures in the shade. (About 8000K)
For use when taking pictures on cloudy days. (About 6000K)
For use this when taking pictures under fluorescent lighting. Select the
Fluorescent
Light
type of fluorescent light, from W (white) (About 4200K), N (neutral white)
(About 5000K), and D (daylight) (About 6500K).
Tungsten Light
Flash
Manual
For use when taking pictures under light bulb or other tungsten light.
(About 2850K)
For use to take pictures using the built-in flash. (About 5400K)
For use when taking pictures by manually adjusting the white balance.
ſ The color temperature (K) is an estimate. This does not indicate precise colors.
ſ The white balance is adjusted based on preset values provided in the camera when set to
(Daylight),
(Shade),
(Cloudy),
(Fluorescent Light),
(Tungsten Light), or (Flash).
ƃ Set [White Balance] in the Fn menu. (p.102)
White Balance
Auto
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Refer to p.113 for manual adjustment method.
ƃ White balance cannot be adjusted in Scene mode and
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Color Temperature
The color of light shifts towards blue as the color temperature rises, and towards red as the color
temperature falls. Color temperature describes this change in light color in terms of absolute
temperature (K: Kelvin).
This camera is capable of setting the white balance to enable taking pictures with natural coloring
under a variety of lighting conditions.
Red tint
2000
Blue tint
3000
4000
5000 6000
8000
10000 12000 [ K ]
Clear sky
Shade
Flash
Neutral white (Fluorescent light)
Daylight (Fluorescent light)
Cloudy
Daylight
White (Fluorescent light)
Halogen light bulb
Tungsten light
Oil lamp
Candle flame
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
ƈ You can adjust the white balance depending on the light source when taking pictures. With Manual
White Balance, the camera can store delicate shades that cannot be precisely adjusted with the white
balance preset values provided in the camera. This provides the optimum white balance for your
surroundings.
1. Set the mode dial to
,
,
,
2. Press the
button.
- The Fn menu appears.
3. Press the four-way controller (Ȝ).
- The White Balance screen appears.
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OK
AUTO
Fn
Exit
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
4. Use the four-way controller (ƌ) to select
(Manual).
White Balance
Manual
Adjust
5. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
- The message screen appears.
OK
Manual
White Balance
Point camera at subject
Press the shutter
release button
6. Fully display a white or gray sheet of paper in the viewfinder under the light to adjust white balance.
7. Press the shutter release button fully.
- Slide the focus mode lever to
when the shutter cannot be released.
[OK] appears on the LCD monitor when setting is completed.
[NG] appears when setting is not completed successfully.
8. Press the
button.
INFORMATION
ƃ No image is recorded when the shutter release button is pressed to adjust the white balance.
ƃ Press the
button when adjustment is unsuccessful to set again.
ƃ You can use [Man. WB Measurement] in the [ Custom Setting] Menu (p.100) to set the area to
measure for white balance when setting manually. Even if [Entire screen] is selected, white
balance of the entire screen is measured normally but the exposure metering is measured
according to the [AE Metering] setting in the [
Rec. Mode] menu. White Balance is only
adjusted in the spot metering area if [Spot metering area] is selected.
ƃ If picture is extremely overexposed or underexposed, white balance may not be adjusted. In this
case, adjust appropriate exposure and adjust the white balance.
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Sensitivity
ƈ You can set the sensitivity to suit the brightness of the
surroundings. The sensitivity can be set to [AUTO] or within a
sensitivity range equivalent to ISO 200 to 3200.
The default setting is [AUTO].
Set [Sensitivity] in the Fn menu. (p.102)
AUTO
200
400
800
1600
3200
Sensitivity
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Captured images can show more noise if higher Sensitivity is set.
Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO
ƈ Set range to automatically correct sensitivity when Sensitivity is set to [AUTO]. The sensitivity is
automatically corrected in the range of [ISO 200- 800] by default.
1
ISO 200-800
Corrects sensitivity automatically in the range of ISO 200 to 800.
2
ISO 200-400
Corrects sensitivity automatically in the range of ISO 200 to 400.
3
ISO 200-1600
Corrects sensitivity automatically in the range of ISO 200 to 1600.
4
ISO 200-3200
Corrects sensitivity automatically in the range of ISO 200 to 3200.
ƈ Set in [ISO Corction in AUTO] in the [
(p.100)
Custom Setting] menu.
ISO Corction in AUTO
ISO 200-800
ISO 200-400
ISO 200-1600
ISO 200-3200
Corrects sensitivity
automatically in the
range of ISO 200 to 800
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INFORMATION
Sensitivity is not corrected in the following.
ƃ Exposure mode is
(Manual) or (Bulb) mode
ƃ Flash is discharged
ƃ Auto bracketing
ƃ EV Compensation
ISO Sensitivity Warning Display
ƈ ISO Sensitivity Warning appears in the viewfinder when a sensitivity value of your choice is reached
or exceeded. Set a sensitivity that is not regularly used to avoid forgetting to reset when sensitivity is
raised. ISO Sensitivity Warning is not displayed by default.
1
Off
ISO Sensitivity Warning is not displayed.
2
ISO 400
ISO Sensitivity Warning is displayed when ISO 400 is set or exceeded.
3
ISO 800
ISO Sensitivity Warning is displayed when ISO 800 is set or exceeded.
4
ISO 1600
ISO Sensitivity Warning is displayed when ISO 1600 is set or exceeded.
5
ISO 3200
ISO Sensitivity Warning is displayed when ISO 3200 is set.
ƃ Set in [ISO Snstvty Wrn Dspl] in the [
(p.100)
ƃ
Custom Setting] menu.
ISO Snstvty Wrn Dspl
Off
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200
ISO sensitvty wrning not
displayed in vewfnder
(ISO Sensitivity Warning) appears in the viewfinder when
the set sensitivity is set or exceeded.
INFORMATION
ƃ ISO Sensitivity Warning is not displayed if sensitivity is automatically corrected (p.115).
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Setting the Recorded Pixels and Quality Level
Setting the Color Space
ƈ You can set the color space to use.
The default setting is [sRGB].
1
sRGB
2
AdobeRGB
Sets to sRGB color space.
Sets to AdobeRGB color space.
ƃ Set in [Color Space] in the [
Custom Setting] menu. (p.101)
Color Space
sRGB
AdobeRGB
Sets to sRGB color space
Color Space
Color ranges for various input/output devices, such as digital cameras, monitors, and printers,
differ.
This color range is called the Color Space.
To recreate different color spaces in different devices, standard color spaces have been proposed.
This camera supports sRGB and AdobeRGB.
sRGB is mainly used for devices such as a PC.
AdobeRGB covers a wider area than sRGB and is used for occupational uses such as industrial
printing. An image created in AdobeRGB may appear lighter than an image
created in sRGB when output from a sRGB compatible device.
INFORMATION
ƃ File names differ depending on the color space setting as shown below.
- For sRGB : SG1LXXXX.JPG
- For Adobe RGB : _G1LXXXX.JPG
[XXXX] is the file number and numbering continues from the last stored file number.
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Focusing
ƈ You can focus with the following methods.
Autofocus
Manual focus
The camera is focused when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Manually adjust the focus.
Using the Autofocus
ƈ You can choose the autofocus area from [Wide] and [Spot].
You can also choose the autofocus mode from
(Single mode) Where the shutter release button
is pressed halfway to focus on the subject and the focus is locked at that position, and
(Continuous mode) where the subject is kept in focus by continuous adjustment while the shutter
release button is pressed halfway.
1. Set the focus mode lever to
.
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Focusing
2. Look through the viewfinder and press the shutter release
button halfway.
- The focus indicator
appears in the viewfinder when
focused (if it is blinking, the subject is not in focus).
ſ Hard-to-Autofocus Subjects (p.44)
Focus indicator
INFORMATION
ƃ In
(Single mode), the focus is locked (focus lock) while
is lit. To focus on another
subject, take your finger off the shutter release button first.
ƃ During
(Moving Object) mode, when the
mode is set to
(Kids) or
(Pet) or
when the [AF Mode] in the [ Rec. Mode] is set to
(Continuous mode), focus is adjusted
continuously, tracking The moving object as long as the shutter release button is kept pressed
halfway.
ƃ The shutter cannot be released until the subject is in focus in
(Single mode).
If the subject is too close to the camera, move back and take the picture. Adjust the focus
manually if the subject is difficult to focus. (p.44), (p.125)
ƃ In
(Single mode), press the shutter release button halfway. The built-in flash will discharge
automatically several times, enabling the autofocus to focus on the subject easier if the subject is
in a dark area and the built-in flash is up.
ƃ Regardless if the camera is set to
(Single mode) or
(Continuous mode), the camera
automatically tracks the subject if it is determined to be a moving object.
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Focusing
Use the
Button to Focus on the Subject
ƈ You can set the camera so that the focusing is not performed
when the shutter release button is pressed halfway and is
performed when the
button is pressed.
This is useful when you wish to temporarily use autofocus while
using manual focus.
Set [Enable AF] in [OK btn when shooting] in the [ Custom
Setting] menu.
OK btn when shooting
Off
Spot AF
Enable AF
Cancel AF
AF with shutter release
button disabled so AF
performed with OK button
INFORMATION
ƃ Only use this function with lenses that are compatible with Quick Shift Focus.
ƃ Select [Cancel AF].
appears in the viewfinder while the
button is pressed. Autofocus does
not activate when the shutter release button is pressed. This is useful when you wish to
temporarily use manual focus while using autofocus.
ƃ You can focus using the focus ring and release the shutter while OK button is pressed when using
a lens compatible with Quick Shift Focus. (Let go of the OK button to immediately return to AF
mode.)
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Focusing
Setting the AF Mode
ƈ You can choose from the following two autofocus modes. The default setting is
Single mode
Continuous
mode
ƃ Set [AF Mode] in the [
(Single mode).
When the shutter release button is pressed halfway to focus on the
subject, the focus is locked at that position.
The subject is kept in focus by continuous adjustment while the
shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Rec. Mode] menu (p.98).
Rec. Mode
Auto Bracket
AE Metering
Focusing Area
AF Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Cancel
AF.S
AF.C
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Settings cannot be changed in Scene mode (p.45).
ƃ
(Continuous mode) can be set when the mode dial is set to ,
,
The autofocus mode is set to k in
(Moving Object) of Scene mode or
of
mode.
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(Kids) or
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Focusing
Setting the Focusing Area
ƈ You can choose the area on which the autofocus focuses.
The default setting is
(Wide).
Wide
Spot
The camera targets the wide area in the center of the screen (within the
focusing area) and focuses on the nearest object.
The camera narrows the focusing area to facilitate focusing on a specific
subject.
Set in [Focusing Area] in the [
Rec. Mode] menu.
Rec. Mode
Auto Bracket
AE Metering
Focusing Area
AF Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Cancel
0.0
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ If [Spot AF] is selected for [
btn when shooting] in the [ Custom Setting] menu, the camera
switches to
(Spot) for as long as the OK button is held down when the focusing area is set
to
(Wide).
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Focusing
Fixing the Focus (Focus Lock)
ƈ If the subject is outside the range of the focusing area, the camera Cannot automatically focus on the
subject. In this situation, you can aim the focusing area toward the subject, use focus lock and
recompose the picture.
1. Frame the desired composition for your picture in the
viewfinder.
- Use focus lock function when the subject you wish to focus
on is not inside the focusing area.
(Example) The person is out of
focus
and the background is
focused instead.
2. Center the subject to focus in the viewfinder and press the
shutter release button halfway.
- The focus indicator
appears and you will hear a beep
when the subject comes into focus (if it is blinking, the
subject is not in focus).
3. Lock the focus.
- Keep the shutter release button pressed halfway. The focus will remain locked.
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Focusing
4. Re-compose the picture while keeping the shutter release
button pressed halfway.
INFORMATION
ƃ The focus is locked while the focus indicator
is lit.
ƃ Turning the zooming ring in focus lock mode may cause the subject to be out of focus.
ƃ The beep can be turned off. (p.161)
ƃ You cannot set focus lock when the [AF Mode] in the [
Rec. Mode] is set to
(Continuous
mode), the capture mode is set to
(Moving Object) or
mode is set to
(Kids) or
(Pet). In
(Continuous mode),
(Moving Object) mode or
(Kids) or
(Pet) of
mode, the autofocus continues to focus on the subject until the shutter is released.
(Continuous Autofocus)
Fixing Exposure when Focus is Locked
ƈ Set [AE-L with AF locked] in the [ Custom Setting] menu (p.100) to fix the exposure value while
focus is locked. Exposure is not fixed by default during focus lock.
1
Off
Exposure is not fixed when focus is locked.
2
On
Exposure is fixed when focus is locked.
AE-L with AF locked
Off
On
AE is not locked
when the focus
is locked
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Focusing
Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus)
ƈ When you adjust the focus manually, you can either check with the focus indicator in the viewfinder or
use the viewfinder matte field to adjust focus.
Using the Focus Indicator
ƈ You can manually adjust the focus using the focus indicator
1. Set the focus mode lever to
.
.
2. Look through the viewfinder, press the shutter release button
halfway and turn the focusing ring.
- The focus indicator
appears and you will hear a beep
when the subject comes into focus.
Focus indicator
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Focusing
INFORMATION
ƃ Use the matte field in the viewfinder when the subject is difficult to focus and the focus indicator
will not stay lit.
ƃ The beep can be turned off. (p.161)
Using the Viewfinder Matte Field
ƈ You can manually adjust the focus using the viewfinder matte field.
1. Set the focus mode lever to
.
2. Look through the viewfinder and turn the focusing
ring until the subject looks sharp on the screen.
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Setting the Exposure
Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed
ƈ Correct exposure of the subject is determined by the combination of shutter speed and aperture
setting. There are many correct combinations of shutter speed and aperture for a particular subject.
Different combinations produce different effects.
Effect of Shutter Speed
ƈ The shutter speed determines the length of time that light is allowed to strike the CCD. Adjust the
amount of light striking the CCD.
ƃ Using slower shutter speed
If the subject is moving, the image will be blurred because the
shutter is open longer.
It is possible to enhance the effect of motion (rivers, waterfalls,
waves, etc.) by intentionally using a slower shutter speed.
ƃ Using faster shutter speed
Choosing a faster shutter speed will allow freezing the action of a
moving subject.
A faster shutter speed also helps preventing camera shake.
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Setting the Exposure
Effect of Aperture
ƈ Adjust the amount of light hitting the CCD by changing the aperture.
ƃ Opening the aperture (reduce the aperture value)
Objects closer and farther than the focused subject will be more
out of focus. For instance, if you take a picture of flower against
a landscape with the aperture open, the landscape in front and
behind the flower will be blurred, emphasizing only the flower.
ƃ Closing the aperture (increase the aperture value)
The range in focus expands forward and backward.
For instance, if you take a picture of flower against a landscape
with the aperture narrowed, the landscape in front and behind
the flower will be in focus..
Depth of Field
When you focus on a portion of the subject, there is a range in which object closer and farther will
also be in focus. This focused range is called the depth of field.
ƃ The depth of field for the GX-1L differs depending on the lens but compared to a 35 mm
camera, the value is roughly one aperture setting lower (the focused range becomes narrower).
ƃ The wider the wide-angle lens, and the farther away the subject, the wider the depth of field is
(some zoom lenses do not have a scale for depth of field because of their structure).
Depth of field
Shallow
Deep
Area of focus
Narrow
Wide
Open
Close
(Smaller value)
(Larger value)
Longer
Shorter
(Telephoto)
(Wider)
Near
Far
Aperture
Lens focal length
Distance to the subject
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Setting the Exposure
Selecting the Metering Method
ƈ Choose the part of the screen to use for measuring brightness and determining exposure.
(Multi-segment metering),
(Center-weighted metering) or
(Spot metering) mode can be
selected. The default setting is
(Multi-segment metering).
Multi-segment
metering
Center-weighted
metering
Spot metering
ƃ Set in [AE Metering] in the [
Segment the screen in 16 parts, meter each portion and determine the
appropriate exposure.
Measure the entire screen with an emphasis on the center and determine the
exposure.
Measure only the center of the screen and determine exposure.
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Rec. Mode
Auto Bracket
AE Metering
Focusing Area
AF Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Cancel
0.0
OK
OK
Using the Multi-Segment Metering
ƈ The scene in the viewfinder is metered in 16 different zones as
shown in the illustration when using the multi-segment metering.
This mode automatically determines what level of brightness is in
which portion.
INFORMATION
ƃ The center-weighted metering mode is automatically set even if you select the multi-segment
metering mode when using a lens other than the D-XENON lens (can only be used if permission
is set in [Using aperture ring] in the [ Custom Setting] menu (p.101)).
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Setting the Exposure
Linking AF Point and AE During Multi-Segmented Metering
In [Link AF Point and AE] (p.100) of the [
Custom Setting] menu, you can link the exposure and
focus point during multi-segment metering. The default setting is [Off].
1
Off
Exposure is set separately from focus point.
2
On
Exposure is set in accordance with focus point.
Using the Center-Weighted Metering
ƈ Metering is weighted at the center of the screen.
Use this metering when you want to compensate the exposure
by experience, instead of leaving it to the camera.
The illustration shows that sensitivity increases as the pattern
height increases (center). This mode does not automatically
compensate for backlit scenes.
Using the Spot Metering
ƈ With spot metering, brightness is measured only within a limited
area at the center of the screen as shown in the illustration.
You can use this in combination with the AE lock (p.141)
when the subject is extremely small and proper exposure is
difficult to obtain.
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Setting the Exposure
Setting the Meter Operating Time
Set the metering time in [Meter Operating Time] in the [
The default setting is [10sec].
1
Custom Setting] menu (p.100).
10sec
Metering time is set to 10 seconds.
2
3sec
Metering time is set to 3 seconds.
3
30sec
Metering time is set to 30 seconds.
Changing the Exposure Mode
ƈ This camera features five exposure modes along with the Scene modes.
Use the mode dial (p.104) to change the exposure mode.
Exposure Mode
Description
Exposure
Compensation
Change
Shutter
Speed
Change
Aperture
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Automatically sets shutter speed and
(Program)
aperture for taking pictures at the proper
exposure.
Lets you set a desired shutter speed
for expressing moving subjects.
(Shutter Priority)
Take pictures of fast moving subjects
that look still or subjects that show
movement.
Lets you set a desired aperture for
controlling the depth of field.
(Aperture Priority)
Use to blur the background or be sharp
from front to back.
(Manual)
Lets you set shutter speed and aperture
to create the picture you have in mind.
Lets you capture images that require slow
(Bulb)
shutter speeds such as fireworks and night
scenes.
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Setting the Exposure
Using the
(Program) Mode
ƈ Shutter speed and aperture value are automatically set for taking pictures at the proper exposure.
Perform the following to adjust the exposure.
1. Set the mode dial to
.
2. Turn the e-dial while pressing the
the exposure.
button and adjust
- The EV Compensation is displayed in the viewfinder and on
the LCD panel.
- The shutter speed and aperture value are also displayed
while adjusting the exposure.
EV Compensation
INFORMATION
ƃ Set EV Compensation in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set exposure setting steps in [Expsr
Setting Steps] in the [ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
ƃ You can automatically correct the sensitivity if appropriate exposure cannot be set with the set
criteria. Set [Sensitivity] to [AUTO] in the Fn menu. (p.115)
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Setting the Exposure
Using the
(Shutter Priority) Mode
ƈ Set a proper shutter speed and use to express moving subjects. Set the shutter speed faster and
capture fast moving subjects as if they are still or slow down the shutter and capture lively images.
Aperture value is automatically set to appropriate exposure depending on the shutter speed.
ſ Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed (p.127)
1. Set the mode dial to
.
2. Turn the e-dial and adjust the shutter speed.
- The shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
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Setting the Exposure
INFORMATION
ƃ Turn the e-dial while pressing the
button and change the EV Compensation value.
ƃ Set the shutter speed in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the
[ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
ƃ You can automatically correct the sensitivity if appropriate exposure cannot be set with the set
criteria. Set [Sensitivity] to [AUTO] in the Fn menu. (p.115)
Exposure Warning
If the subject is too bright or too dark, the aperture value will
blink in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel. If the subject is
too bright, choose a faster shutter speed. If it is too dark,
choose a slower shutter speed. When the aperture value indication stops blinking, you can take
the picture with proper exposure.
If both the shutter speed and aperture value are blinking, this indicates being out of metering range
and the proper exposure cannot be obtaind even if the shutter speed is adjusted.
Use an ND (Neutral Density) filter if the subject is too bright.
Use a flash if it is too dark.
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Setting the Exposure
Using the
(Aperture Priority) Mode
ƈ Set a proper aperture and use when you want to adjust the depth of field. The depth of field is deeper
and the front and back of the focused object is clear when aperture is set to a large value. The depth
of field is shallower and the front and back of the focused object is blurred when aperture is set to a
small value.
Shutter speed is automatically set to appropriate exposure depending on the aperture value.
ſ Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed (p.127)
1. Set the mode dial to
.
2. Turn the e-dial and adjust the aperture value.
- The shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
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Setting the Exposure
INFORMATION
ƃ Turn the e-dial while pressing the
button and change the EV Compensation value.
ƃ Set the aperture value in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the
[ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
ƃ You can automatically correct the sensitivity if appropriate exposure cannot be set with the set
criteria. Set [Sensitivity] to [AUTO] in the Fn menu. (p.115)
Exposure Warning
If the subject is too bright or too dark, the shutter speed will blink
in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel. If the subject is too
bright, set the aperture
smaller (larger number), and when too dark, open the aperture further (smaller number).
Once blinking stops, you can take the picture.
If both the shutter speed and aperture value are blinking, this indicates being out of metering range
and the proper exposure cannot be obtained even if the aperture is adjusted.
Use an ND (Neutral Density) filter if the subject is too bright.
Use a flash if it is too dark.
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Setting the Exposure
Using
(Manual) Mode
ƈ You can set the shutter speed and aperture value. This mode is suitable to take pictures of your
choice by combining them. This mode is convenient for taking pictures using the same shutter speed
and aperture setting combination or taking intentionally under-exposed (darker) or over-exposed
(brighter) photographs.
ſ Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed (p.127)
1. Set the mode dial to
.
2. Turn the e-dial and adjust the shutter speed.
3. Turn the e-dial while pressing the
the aperture.
button and adjust
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Setting the Exposure
- The shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
Of the shutter speed and aperture, the value being adjusted is
Difference from the
underlined in the viewfinder. While adjusting the shutter speed
appropriate exposure
or aperture value, the difference with the appropriate
exposure (EV value) appears at the bottom right of the viewfinder. The appropriate exposure is
set when [0.0] is displayed.
INFORMATION
ƃ When in
(Manual) mode, the sensitivity is equivalent to ISO 200 when sensitivity is set to
[AUTO].
ƃ Blinks when the difference with appropriate exposure is over ±3.0.
ƃ Set the shutter speed and aperture values in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV.
Set in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the [ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
Exposure Warning
You are out of the measuring area if the shutter speed and
aperture blink. Use an ND (Neutral Density) filter if the subject is
too bright. Use a flash if it is too dark.
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Setting the Exposure
About the
Button
The aperture and shutter speed are automatically adjusted to the appropriate exposure at that
moment if the
button is pressed in (Manual) mode. You can choose from the following
three adjustment methods in [AE-L bttn on M expsr] in the [ Custom Setting] menu.
1
Program Line
The aperture and shutter speed are adjusted automatically.
2
Tv Shift
The aperture is locked and the shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
3
Av Shift
The shutter speed is locked and the aperture is adjusted automatically.
Using the
(Bulb) Mode
ƈ This mode is useful for the long exposures required for shooting night scenes and fireworks.
The shutter remains open as long as the shutter release button is kept pressed.
1. Set the mode dial to
.
INFORMATION
ƃ Turn the e-dial to adjust the aperture value.
ƃ Set the aperture value in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the
[ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
ƃ Use a sturdy tripod and the cable switch SSR-D1 (optional) to prevent camera shake when using
(Bulb) mode. Connect the cable switch to the cable switch terminal.
ƃ Bulb shooting is available when using the remote control shooting mode (p.59). The shutter
remains open as long as the optional remote controlŖs shutter release button is held down.
ƃ Noise reduction is a process to reduce noise (image roughness or unevenness) caused by low
shutter speed. Set in [Noise Reduction] in the [ Custom Setting] menu. (p.100)
ƃ When in (Bulb) mode, the sensitivity is equivalent to ISO 200 when sensitivity is set to [AUTO].
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Setting the Exposure
Setting the Exposure
ƈ This allows you to deliberately over-expose (brighten) or under-expose (darken) your picture.
You can adjust the EV Compensation from -2 to +2 (EV) in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV.
Set in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the [ Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
button
1. Set the compensation with the e-dial while the
is pressed.
button
2. Confirm the compensation value in the viewfinder.
is displayed during compensation.
blinks when the flash is popped up if the flash
compensation is set.
Compensation value
INFORMATION
ƃ Exposure compensation is not available when the exposure mode is set to (Manual) or
(Bulb) mode.
ƃ The exposure compensation cannot be canceled by turning the camera off or by setting any other
exposure mode.
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Setting the Exposure
Changing the Exposure Setting Steps
ƈ Set Exposure Setting Steps in [Expsr Setting Steps] in
[A Custom Setting] to increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV.
Expsr Setting Steps
1/2 EV Steps
1/3 EV Steps
Exposure setting steps
are set to 1/2 EV
Recording the Exposure Before Shooting (AE Lock)
ƈ AE Lock is a function that memorizes the exposure prior to taking the picture. Use this when the
subject is too small or backlit and a proper exposure setting cannot be obtained.
1. Press the
button.
- The camera memorizes the exposure (brightness) at that
instant.
Press it again to unlock.
INFORMATION
ƃ is displayed in the viewfinder while the AE lock is engaged. (p.18)
ƃ The exposure remains in memory for twice as much time as the metering timer after releasing the
button. The exposure remains locked as long as the
button is kept pressed or the
shutter release button is kept pressed halfway.
ƃ You will hear a beep when the
button is pressed. The beep can be turned off. (p.161)
ƃ AE lock is not available when the exposure mode is
(Manual) or (Bulb) mode.
ƃ The combination of shutter speed and aperture value changes depending on the zooming
position even while the AE lock is engaged when using a zoom lens for which maximum aperture
varies depending on the focal length. However, the exposure value does not change and the
picture is taken at the brightness level set by the AE lock.
ƃ If the exposure mode is
(Manual), the aperture and/or shutter speed are automatically
adjusted to set the appropriate exposure when the
button is pressed. (p.137)
ƃ Exposure can be fixed when focus is locked. Set in [AE-L with AF locked] in the [ Custom
Setting] menu. (p.124)
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Setting the Exposure
Changing the Exposure and Shooting (Auto Bracket)
ƈ You can take continuous pictures with different exposure when the shutter release button is pressed.
The first frame is exposed with no compensation, the second frame is under-exposed (negative
compensation) and the third is over-exposed (positive compensation).
[ Normal exposure ]
[ Under-exposure ]
1. Press the
button in capture mode.
- The Fn menu appears.
[ Over-exposure ]
Fn
OK
AUTO
Fn
Exit
2. Press the four-way controller (Ɗ).
- The Drive Mode options screen appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ȟ) to select
(Auto Bracket).
Drive Mode
Auto Bracket
OK
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OK
Setting the Exposure
4. Press the
button. The screen returns to the
menu.
5. Press the
button. The camera is ready to take a picture.
- Shooting is ready and
is displayed on the LCD panel.
6. Press the shutter release button halfway.
- Focus indicator
appears in the viewfinder when focused.
7. Press the shutter release button fully.
- Three continuous pictures will be taken, the first with no compensation, the second with negative
compensation, and the third with positive compensation.
INFORMATION
ƃ When the focus mode is set to
(Single mode), the focus is locked in the first frame position
and used for subsequent continuous frames.
ƃ The auto bracketing exposure setting will remain effective for twice as much time as the exposure
metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds)
when you release your finger from the shutter release button during auto bracketing, and you can
take the next picture at the next compensation value.
In this case, auto focusing works for each frame. After about twice as much time as the exposure
metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds), the camera returns to settings for taking the first
picture.
ƃ You can combine Auto Bracket with the built-in flash or external flash (P-TTL auto only) to change
only the flash output continuously. However, when using an external flash, holding the shutter
release button down to take three continuous frames may cause the second and third frame to be
taken before the flash is fully recharged. Always take one frame at a time after confirming that
charging is complete.
ƃ Auto Bracket is not available when the exposure mode is set to (Bulb) mode.
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Setting the Exposure
Setting Auto Bracket
ƈ Change the shooting order and steps of Auto Bracket.
Bracketng amount
(Step interval)
1/2 EV
ť0.5, ť1.0, ť1.5, ť2.0
1/3 EV
ť0.3, ť0.7, ť1.0, ť1.3, ť1.7, ť2.0
Shooting images
0 ƍ - ƍ +, - ƍ 0 ƍ +, + ƍ 0 ƍ -
ſ Set interval of steps in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the [
ƃ Set in [Auto Bracket] in the [
Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Auto Bracket
Bracketng amount
Shooting images
0.5
0
Taking Only Over-exposed or Under-exposed Pictures
You can use the auto bracketing mode for only under-exposure or over-exposure shots by
combining the operation with exposure compensation (p.140). The auto bracketing is performed in
both cases on the basis of the specified exposure compensation value.
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Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting
ƈ You can use the preview function to check the depth of field, composition, exposure and focus before
taking a picture. There are 2 preview methods.
Digital Preview
For checking the composition, exposure and focus in the LCD monitor.
Optical Preview
For checking the depth of field with the viewfinder.
Select the preview method in [Preview Method] in the [
setting is [Digital Preview]
Custom Setting] menu (p.101). The default
ƈ Displaying the Preview
Display the digital preview or optical preview.
Displaying the Digital Preview
ƈ Focus on the subject, then compose the picture in the viewfinder
and move the main switch to
.
The (
) icon appears in the LCD monitor during preview and you can check the composition,
exposure and focus.
Press the shutter release button halfway to end Digital Preview and start focusing. The image
displayed in Digital Preview is not saved.
INFORMATION
ƃ You can display the overexposed area warning or histogram in Digital Preview. Set in [Preview
Display] (p.98) in the [
Playback] menu.
ƃ The maximum display time for Digital Preview is 60 seconds.
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Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting
Displaying the Optical Preview
1. Position the subject inside the AF frame and press the shutter
release button halfway.
2. Turn the main switch to
while looking through the viewfinder.
- You can check the depth of field in the viewfinder while the main
switch is on
.
INFORMATION
ƃ No shooting information is displayed in the viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released while
the main switch is in the preview position (
).
ƃ You can check the depth of field in all exposure modes.
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Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting
Selecting the Preview Method
ƈ Choose the preview method to use when the main switch is turned to the preview position (
The default setting is Digital Preview.
Digital Preview
Optical Preview
).
For checking the composition, exposure and focus in the LCD monitor before
taking a picture.
For checking the depth of field with the viewfinder.
Set in [Preview Method] in the [
Custom Setting] menu.
Preview Method
Digital Preview
Optical Preview
For checking exposure,
composition and focus
w/LCD before shooting
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Using the Built-in Flash
Compensating Flash Output
ƈ You can change the flash output in a range of -2.0 to +1.0. The Flash Compensation values are as
follows for 1/2 EV and 1/3 EV.
Step interval
Flash Compensation
1/2 EV
-2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.5, 0.0, +0.5, +1.0
1/3 EV
-2.0, -1.7, -1.3, -1.0, -0.7, -0.3, 0.0, +0.3, +0.7, +1.0
ſ Set interval of steps in [Expsr Setting Steps] in the [
ƃ Set in [Flash Exp. Comp.] in the [
Custom Setting] menu. (p.141)
Rec. Mode] menu. (p.98)
Rec. Mode
Auto Bracket
AE Metering
Focusing Area
AF Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
Cancel
1.0
0.5
0.0
0.5
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ
blinks in the viewfinder when the flash pops up during Flash Compensation. (p.19)
ƃ If the maximum flash output is exceeded when corrected to the plus (+) side, no compensation
will be effective.
ƃ Compensating to the minus (-) side may not effect the image if the subject is too close, aperture is
low or sensitivity is high.
ƃ This flash compensation is also effective for external flash units which support P-TTL auto flash
mode.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Allowing Shooting while Charging Flash
ƈ You can set to enable shooting while flash is being charged.
Set [On] for [Release when Chrging] in the [ Custom Setting]
menu (p.101). Pictures cannot be taken while the flash is
charging by default.
Release when Chrging
Off
On
Enables shutter release
while the built-in
flash is charging
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
ƈ Using the Flash in Tv (Shutter Priority) Mode
- When taking a moving subject, you can use the flash to change the blur effect.
- Any desired shutter speed 1/180 sec. or slower can be set for taking a flash photograph.
- The aperture value automatically changes according to the ambient brightness.
ƈ Using the Flash in Av (Aperture Priority) Mode
- You can set the desired aperture to take a flash photograph when you want to change the depth of
field or shoot a subject farther away.
- The shutter speed automatically changes with the ambient brightness.
- The shutter speed shifts automatically anywhere from 1/180 sec. to a slow shutter speed that
reduces camera shake. The slowest shutter speed depends on the focal length of the lens in use.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Using Slow-Speed-Sync
ƈ You can use slow-speed-sync when shooting portraits with the sunset in the background. Both the
portrait and the background are captured beautifully.
INFORMATION
ƃ Slow-speed-sync slows the shutter speed. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
The picture will also blur if the subject moves.
ƃ Slow-speed-sync shooting can also be performed with an external flash.
ƈ Using
(Shutter Priority) Mode
1. Set the mode dial to
.
b (Shutter Priority) mode is set.
2. Use the e-dial to set the desired shutter speed.
The background is not properly corrected if aperture value is flashing when shutter speed is set.
Set the shutter speed so that aperture does not flash.
3. Press the
button.
The flash pops up.
4. Take the picture.
ƈ Using
(Manual) Mode
1. Set the mode dial to
.
a (Manual) mode is set.
2. Set the shutter speed (under 1/180 sec.) and aperture value to obtain correct exposure.
3. Press the
button.
The flash pops up.
In
(Manual) mode, pop up the flash at any time.
4. Take the picture.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash
ƈ A set criteria is necessary between the guide number, aperture and distance when shooting with the
flash. Calculate and adjust the shooting conditions if flash is not sufficient.
ƃ Built-in flash guide number
Sensitivity
Built-in flash guide number
ISO 200
15.6
ISO 400
22
ISO 800
31
ISO 1600
44
ISO 3200
62
Calculating Shooting Distance from Aperture Value
ƈ The following equation calculates the distance of the flash for aperture values.
Maximum flash distance L1 = Guide number ÷ Selected aperture
Minimum flash distance L2 = Maximum flash distance L1 ÷ 5*
* The value 5 used in the formula above is a fixed value which applies only when using the
built-in flash alone.
Example)
When sensitivity is [ISO 200] and aperture value is F4
L1 = 15.6 ÷ 4 = approx. 3.9 (m)
L2 = 3.9 ÷ 5 = approx. 0.8 (m)
Therefore, the flash can be used in a range of about 0.8 m to 3.9 m.
The flash cannot be used when the distance is less than 0.7 m. When the flash is used at closer than
0.7 m, it causes vignetting in the picture corners, light is distributed unevenly and the picture may be
over-exposed.
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Using the Built-in Flash
Calculating Aperture Value from Shooting Distance
ƈ The following equation calculates the aperture value for shooting distances.
Aperture Value Used F = Guide number ÷ Shooting distance
When sensitivity is [ISO 200] and shooting distance is 5.2 m, aperture value is:
F = 15.6 ÷ 5.2 = 3
If the resulting number (3, in the above example) is not available as a lens aperture, the smaller
number that is closest (2.8, in the above example) is generally used.
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Using an External Flash (Optional)
ƈ Using the optional external flash SEF-36PZF enables a variety of flash modes, such as P-TTL auto
flash mode, high-speed flash sync mode, and wireless mode. See the chart below for details.
(Yes: Available #: Restricted No: Not available)
ƈ See the SEF-36PZF operating manual for details.
ſ When using an external flash, it is recommended to use the high-precision SEF-36PZF, as it is
capable of P-TTL auto flash mode.
Flash
Built-in Flash
SEF-36PZF
Red-eye reduction flash
Yes
Yes
Automatic flash discharge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Camera Function
After the flash is charged, the camera automatically switches to
the flash sync speed.
Aperture is automatically set in
b
(Program) mode and
(Shutter Priority) mode.
P-TTL auto flash (appropriate sensitivity: 200 to 3200)
Slow-speed sync
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
AF illuminator
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync flash*1
# *2
Yes
Contrast-control-sync flash mode
# *3
Yes
Slave flash
No
Yes
High-speed flash sync
No
Yes
Wireless flash*4
No
Yes
*1 : Shutter speed of 1/90 sec. or slower.
*2 : Can be combined with SEF-36PZF for rear curtain sync flash.
*3 : When combined with the SEF-36PZF, 1/3 of the flash discharge can be output by the built-in flash
and 2/3 can be output by the external flash.
*4 : Two or more SEF-36PZF units are required.
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Using an External Flash (Optional)
About the LCD Panel Display for SEF-36PZF
ƈ The SEF-36PZF will automatically convert the field angle differential between 35 mm format and the
GX-1L depending on the focal length of the lens you are using (when using D-XENON lenses).
The conversion indicator appears and the format size indicator disappears when the exposure
metering timer of the GX-1L is on (it returns to 35 mm format display when the exposure metering
timer is turned off).
Lens focal length
SEF-36PZF
LCD panel
85mm 77mm 50mm 35mm
28mm 24mm 20mm 18mm
Exposure
metering timer
Off
85mm
70mm 50mm
35mm
28mm 24mm*
Exposure
metering timer
On
58mm
48mm 34mm
24mm
19mm 16mm*
* Using wide adaptor
Using P-TTL Auto Mode
ƈ Use this flash mode with the SEF-36PZF flash unit. When flash mode is set to “P-TTL auto”, the flash
pre-fires right before taking pictures using 16-segment metering and allows more precise control. PTTL auto is available in wireless flash mode when two or more SEF-36PZF units are used.
1. Remove the cover of the hot shoe and attach the SEF-36PZF.
2. Turn on the SEF-36PZF.
3. Set the SEF-36PZF flash mode to P-TTL auto.
4. Confirm that the SEF-36PZF is fully charged and then take the picture.
INFORMATION
ƃ P-TTL auto is only available with the SEF-36PZF flash unit.
ƃ The will light in the viewfinder when the flash is ready (fully charged).
ƃ For details such as operation method and effective distance, please read the external flash
manual.
ƃ The flash does not discharge when the subject is bright enough when Flash Mode is
or
Therefore, it may not suitable for daylight-sync shooting.
ƃ Never press the flash pop up button when any external flash unit is attached to the camera.
The built-in flash will hit the external flash.
ƃ See the SEF-36PZF operating manual for details.
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Using an External Flash (Optional)
Using High-Speed Flash Sync Mode
ƈ With the SEF-36PZF, you can discharge the flash to take a picture at a shutter speed faster than
1/180 second. High-speed flash sync can be used with the flash attached to the camera, or wireless.
ƃ Attaching and Using the SEF-36PZF on the Camera
1. Remove the hot shoe cover and attach the SEF-36PZF.
2. Turn the mode dial and set the exposure mode to
or
.
3. Turn on the SEF-36PZF.
4. Set the SEF-36PZF sync mode to HS (high-speed flash sync.).
5. Confirm that the SEF-36PZF is fully charged and then take the picture.
INFORMATION
ƃ The
will light in the viewfinder when the flash is ready (fully charged).
ƃ High-speed flash sync is only available when the shutter speed is faster than 1/180 sec.
ƃ High-speed flash sync is not available when the exposure mode is set to (Bulb).
ƃ See the SEF-36PZF operating manual for details.
Using in Wireless Mode
ƈ Shoot using the flash without connecting the camera and flash with a cord by using two SEF-36PZF
units.The High-speed sync mode is also available in wireless mode.
INFORMATION
ƃ Be sure to set the two SEF-36PZF units to the same channel. See the SEF-36PZF operating
manual for details.
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Using an External Flash (Optional)
ƃ Using in Wireless Mode
1. Place the SEF-36PZF at the desired location.
2. Set the SEF-36PZF power switch to [WIRELESS].
3. Set the SEF-36PZF wireless mode to S (Slave).
4. Turn the camera mode dial and set the exposure mode to , ,
5. Set the SEF-36PZF power switch on the camera to [WIRELESS].
6. Set the SEF-36PZF wireless mode on the camera to (Master) or
or
mode.
(Control).
INFORMATION
ƃ Wireless mode is not available for the built-in flash.
ƃ Set the SEF-36PZF wireless slave mode to SLAVE1.
ƃ See the SEF-36PZF operating manual for details.
Wireless Flash Control (P-TTL Flash Mode)
The following information is exchanged between the two SEF-36PZF flash units before the flash is
discharged when the SEF-36PZF is used for wireless flash.
Press the shutter release button fully.
1. The cameraŖs flash discharges a pre-flash (the cameraŖs flash mode is transmitted).
2. The external flash unit discharges a pre-flash (the subjectŖs lighting condition is checked).
3. The cameraŖs flash unit discharges a pre-flash (the required flash output is transmitted to the
external flash).
ſ The cameraŖs flash will discharge another pre-flash to transmit the flash duration in HS
(High-speed sync).
4. The external flash discharges the main flash.
ſ Set the SEF-36PZF wireless slave mode to SLAVE1.
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Using an External Flash (Optional)
Red-Eye Reduction
ƈ As with the built-in flash, red-eye reduction is available with an external flash.
INFORMATION
ƃ The red-eye reduction feature works even when only an external flash is used. (p.52)
ƃ If red-eye reduction is used when the SEF-36PZF is set as the slave unit or with the wireless
function, the preflash for red-eye reduction will trigger the external flash. Do not use red-eye
reduction when using a slave unit.
ƃ See the SEF-36PZF operating manual for details.
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Settings During Playback
Changing Playback Display Method
ƈ Sets the information to show first during playback and whether to Display overexposed area warning.
The camera switches display information when you press the
button.
1. Select [Plybk dsply mthd] on the [
Playback] menu.
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ). The screen for setting the
Playback display method appears.
Plybk dsply mthd
Display Style
Images only
Bright Portion
3. Use the four-way controller (Ȟ) to select [Display Style].
Plybk dsply mthd
4. Use the four-way controller (Ɗƌ) to select the information to
show.
Display Style
Images only
Histogram
Bright
Portion
Detailed
Info
Last memory
Cancel
Images only
Only captured images are displayed.
Histogram
Images and histogram are displayed.
Detailed Info
Shooting information appears with a small image in the upper left.
Last memory
Display settings are retained from previous session.
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OK
Settings During Playback
5. Press the
button. The selected information setting is saved.
6. Use the four-way controller (ƌ) to select [Bright Portion].
7. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or
(Off).
8. Press the MENU button twice. The camera is ready to take a picture.
INFORMATION
ƃ Refer to p.16 for various display information details.
Setting the Slideshow Display Interval
ƈ You can play back all images recorded on your SD Memory Card
successively. (p.68)
Set image display interval to [3 sec], [5 sec], [10 sec] or [30 sec].
The default setting is [3 sec].
Set in [Slideshow] in the [
Playback] menu (p.98).
Playback
Plybk dsply mthd
Instant Review
Preview Display
Digital Filter
Slideshow
Cancel
ſ After setting, press the
Off
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
OK
OK
button to start slideshow.
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Camera Settings
Formatting the SD Memory Card
ƈ Be sure to format new SD Memory Card with the camera before using the card.
Formatting will delete all the data on the SD Memory Card.
INFORMATION
ƃ Do not open the card cover while formatting SD Memory Card. The card may be damaged
beyond use.
ƃ Formatting will delete protected data. Be aware.
1. Select [Format] on the [
Set-up] menu (p.99).
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) to display the Format screen.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Format].
Format
All data deleted
Cancel
Format
OK
4. Press the
button.
Formatting starts. When formatting is completed, the camera is ready to take pictures.
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Camera Settings
Turning the Beep On and Off
ƈ You can turn the camera operation beep on or off.
The default setting is [On].
Set in [Beep] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Format
Beep
Date Adjust
World Time
Language/
Guide display
English
Exit
Changing the Date and Time and the Display Style
ƈ You can change the initial date and time settings.
You can also set the display style. Choose [mm/dd/yy],
[dd/mm/yy] or [yy/mm/dd]. Choose [12h (12 hour)] or [24h (24
hour)] for time display method.
- Setting the Date and Time (p.33)
Date Adjust
Date Style
mm/dd/yy 24h
Date
01 / 01 / 2006
Time
00 : 00
Cancel
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Camera Settings
Setting the World Time
ƈ The date and time selected in “Initial Settings” (p.31) serve as the date and time of your present
location.
Setting [World Time] enables you to display the local date and time on the LCD monitor when
traveling overseas.
1. Select [World Time] on the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The World Time screen appears.
World Time
New York
New York
00:25
3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or
(Off).
Applies time of city set in
(Destination)
Applies time of city set in
(Hometown)
4. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The selection frame moves to
. The city with
blinks.
5. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
The screen for magnifying the Destination region appears.
Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to change the region to magnify.
6. Press the four-way controller (ƌ).
The frame moves to city.
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Camera Settings
7. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select the Destination city.
The current time, location and time difference of the selected
city appears.
Destination
London
DST
Cancel
OK
OK
+05:00
05:25
8. Use the four-way controller (ƌ) to select [DST].
9. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or (Off).
Select (On) if the Destination city uses daylight saving time (DST).
10. Press the
button.
The World Time setting is saved.
To continue with World Time setting operations, press
the
button to return to the World Time screen.
World Time
London
New York
01:25
11. Press the
button twice.
The camera is ready to take pictures.
INFORMATION
ƃ SeeŗList of World Time Cities” (p.164) for cities that can be specified as a destination.
ƃ Select
in Step 4 to set the city and DST setting.
ƃ
appears on the guide display screen if World Time is On (
). (p.14)
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Camera Settings
List of World Time Cities
Region
North
America
Central and
South
America
Europe
Africa/
West Asia
City
Honolulu
Anchorage
Vancouver
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Calgary
Denver
Chicago
Miami
Toronto
New York
Halifax
Mexico City
Lima
Santiago
Caracas
Buenos Aires
Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Madrid
London
Paris
Amsterdam
Milan
Rome
Berlin
Stockholm
Athens
Helsinki
Moscow
Dakar
Algiers
Johannesburg
Istanbul
Cairo
Jerusalem
Region
Africa/
West Asia
East Asia
Oceania
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City
Nairobi
Jeddah
Tehran
Dubai
Karachi
Kabul
Male
Delhi
Colombo
Katmandu
Dacca
Yangon
Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Vientiane
Singapore
Phnom Penh
Ho chi Minh
Jakarta
Hong Kong
Beijing
Shanghai
Manila
Taipei
Seoul
Tokyo
Guam
Perth
Adelaide
Sydney
Noumea
Wellington
Auckland
Pago Pago
Camera Settings
Setting the Display Language
ƈ You can change the language in which the menus, error
messages, etc. are displayed.
Set in [Language] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
You can choose from eleven languages: English, French,
German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Korean,
Chinese (Traditional/ Simplified) and Portuguese.
Language
Nederlands
English
Français
Deutsch
Español
Italiano
Svenska
ጥૹ࿴
Português
OK
- Setting the Display Language (p.31)
Turning the Guide Display On and Off
ƈ Set to display guides on the LCD monitor when main switch is on or Exposure mode is changed.
(p.14)
Guide display on
Guide display off
ƃ Set in [Guide display] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Format
Beep
Date Adjust
World Time
Language
Guide display
English
Exit
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Camera Settings
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Monitor
ƈ You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.
Adjust settings when the LCD monitor is hard to see.
Set in [Brightness Level] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Brightness Lev
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
0
1 min
Std.
SerialNo
OK
OK
Selecting the Video Output Format
ƈ When you connect the camera to AV equipment such as a TV,
choose the appropriate video output format (NTSC or PAL) for
playing back images.
Set in [Video Out] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
- Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment (p.70)
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
Cancel
INFORMATION
ƃ The video output format varies according to region. The video output format used in North
America is NTSC.
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NTSC
PAL
1 min
Std.
SerialNo
OK
OK
Camera Settings
Setting Auto Power Off
ƈ You can set the camera to turn off automatically if unused after a
certain length of time.
Select from [1 min], [3 min], [5 min], [10 min], [30 min] or [Off].
The default setting is [1 min].
Set in [Auto Power Off] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
1 min
3 min
5 min
10 min
30 min
Off
Cancel
OK
OK
INFORMATION
ƃ Auto Power Off will not work during slideshow playback, a USB connection, remote control
shooting or while displaying menu or Fn menu.
Selecting the Folder Name
ƈ You can select the method for assigning the folder names for Storing images. The default setting is
[Std.].
The folder name is assigned in the form of [XXXSSCAM].[XXX] is a sequential
Std.
number from 100 to 900. (Example) 100SSCAM.
The two digits of the [month] and [day] on which the picture was taken are
Date
assigned as the folder name in the form of [XXX_MMDD].
(Example) 100-0101: for folders with pictures taken on January First.
ƃ Set in [Folder Name] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
Cancel
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NTSC
PAL
1 min
Std.
Date
OK
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Camera Settings
Resetting the File Number
ƈ You can set the File Number used for the images when inserting a new SD Memory Card.
The default setting is [SerialNo].
The file number for the most recently captured image is placed in memory and
SerialNo
the file number will remain continuous after inserting the new SD Memory Card.
Every time a new SD Memory Card is inserted, the file number is the smallest
Reset
number. When an SD Memory Card with stored images is inserted, numbering
continues from the last stored file number.
ƃ Set in [File #] in the [
Set-up] menu. (p.99)
Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
ť0
NTSC
PAL
1 min
SerialNo
Reset
Cancel
OK
OK
ƈ Setting the Display Instant Review and Digital Preview
You can perform the settings related to Instant Review and Digital Preview.
Setting the Display Time of the Instant Review
ƈ Select from [1 sec], [3 sec], [5 sec] or [Off]. The default setting is
[1 sec]. Set in [Instant Review] in the [
Playback] menu.
(p.98)
Playback
Plybk dsply mthd
Instant Review
Preview Display
Digital Filter
Slideshow
Cancel
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1 sec
3 sec
5 sec
off
OK
OK
Camera Settings
Displaying Histogram and Bright Portion
ƈ Set to display histogram and bright portion during Instant Review And Digital Preview. Set in [Preview
Display] in the [
Playback] menu. In the default setting, the histogram and overexposed area
warning do not appear.
1. Select [Preview Display] in the [
Playback] menu.
Preview Display
Histogram
Bright Portion
For setting displayed
information in Instant
Review/Digital Preview
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ). The screen for setting the
Preview Display appears.
3. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or
(Off) for [Histogram].
The histogram is displayed in the Instant Review and Digital Preview screens.
The histogram is not displayed.
4. Use the four-way controller (ƌ) to select [Bright Portion].
5. Use the four-way controller (ȜȞ) to select
(On) or
(Off).
The overexposed area warning is displayed in the Instant Review and Digital
Preview screens.
The overexposed area warning is not displayed.
6. Press the
button twice.
The camera is ready to take a picture.
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Resetting to Default Settings
Resetting Rec. Mode/ Playback/ Set-up Menu
ƈ Settings in [ Rec. Mode] menu, [
Playback] menu and [ Set-up] menu are reset to default
settings.
However, Date Adjust, Language, Video Out and World Time are not reset.
1. Select [Reset] on the [
Set-up] menu.
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) to display the [Reset] screen.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Reset].
Reset
Back to initial settings
Reset
Cancel
OK
4. Press the
button.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
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Resetting to Default Settings
Resetting the Custom Function Menu
ƈ Reset settings in [ Custom Setting] menu to default settings.
Settings in [
Rec. Mode] menu, [
Playback] menu and [
1. Select [Reset] on the [
Set-up] menu are not reset.
Custom Setting] menu.
2. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ) and display the Reset Custom Fnction screen.
3. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Reset].
Reset Custom Fnction
Returns the custom
function settings
to initial settings
Reset
Cancel
OK
OK
4. Press the
button.
The camera is ready to take or play back images.
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6 Software information
Explains software installation and how to use the program.
Software Notes
About the software
Setting up the application software
Starting PC mode
Removable Disk
Removing the removable disk
Digimax Master
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Software Notes
Please ensure that you read the instruction manual carefully before use.
ϛThe attached software is a camera driver and image editing software tool for Windows.
ϛUnder no circumstances should all or part of either the software or the user manual be reproduced.
ϛCopyrights for software are licensed only for use with a camera.
ϛIn the unlikely event of a manufacturing fault, we will repair or exchange your camera.
We cannot, however, be held responsible in any way for damage caused by inappropriate use.
ϛUsing a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the manufacturer
is not covered by the Samsung warranty.
ϛBefore reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers and O/S (Operating
Systems).
System Requirements
For Windows
PC with processor better than Pentium II 450Mz
For Macintosh
Power Mac G3 or later
(Pentium 700MHz recommended)
Windows 2000/ME/XP
Mac OS 9.0 or later
Minimum 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
Minimum 256MB RAM
250MB of available hard disk space
250MB of available hard-disk space
(1GB recommended)
USB port
USB port
CD-ROM drive
CD-ROM drive
1024x768 pixels, 16-bit colour display
compatible monitor (24-bit colour display
recommended)
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About the software
ƈ Digimax Master : This is the all-in-one multi media software solution
You can download, view, edit and save your digital images (RAW, JPEG) with this software. This
software is only compatible with Windows.
INFORMATION
ƃ You should allow 5~10 seconds for running the automatic setup program according to the
capability of your computer. If the frame does not show, run the [Windows Explorer] and select
[setup.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root directory.
ƃ PDF documents of user manual are included in the Software CD-ROM supplied with this camera.
Search the PDF files with WindowŖs explorer. Before opening the PDF files, you must install the
Adobe Reader included in the Software CD-ROM.
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Setting up the application software
ƈ To use this camera with a PC, install the application software first.
After this has been done, the stored images in the camera can be moved to the PC and can be
edited by an image editing program.
ƈ You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet.
http://www.samsungcamera.com : English
http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean
1. Install the Digimax Master as the instructions shown on your
PC monitor.
[Click!]
[Click!]
[Click!]
[Click!]
[Click!]
[Click!]
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Setting up the application software
2. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable.
3. Turn the camera power on.
The [Found New Hardware Wizard] will open and the
computer will recognize the camera.
ſ If your OS is Windows XP, an image viewer program will
open.
If the download window of Digmax Master opens after
starting Digimax Master, the camera driver was setup
successfully.
Starting PC mode
Ү In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable.
Ү The LCD monitor is always turned off in PC mode.
ƈ Connecting the camera to a PC
1. Press the MENU button and select the [
Set-up] menu.
2. Set [Transfer Mode] on camera to [PC].
3. Connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable.
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Set-up
Brightness Level
Video Out
Transfer Mode
Auto Power Off
Folder Name
File #
ť0
NTSC
PC
PictBridge
PC-F
SerialNo
Cancel
OK
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Removable Disk
ƈ Downloading stored images
You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print them or use
a photo editing software to edit them.
1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable.
2. On your computer's desktop display, select
[My Computer] and double click [Removable Disk ƍ DCIM
ƍ 100SSCAM].
The image files will then be displayed.
3. Select an image and press the right mouse button.
4. A pop-up menu will open.
Click the [Cut] or [Copy] menu.
- [Cut] : cuts a selected file.
- [Copy] : copies files.
5. Click a folder where you want to paste the file.
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6. Press the right mouse button and a pop-up menu will open.
Click [Paste].
7. An image file is transferred from the camera to your PC.
- By using [Digimax Master], you can see the stored images in the memory directly on the PC
monitor and you can copy or move the image files.
CAUTION
ƃ We recommend that you should copy the images to the PC to view them. Opening images
directly from the removable disk may be subject to unexpected disconnection.
ƃ When you upload a file that is not taken by this camera to the Removable Disk, the [Camera
cannot display this image] message will be displayed on the LCD monitor in the PLAY mode, and
[?] message is displayed in THUMBNAIL mode.
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Removing the removable disk
ƈ Windows 2000/ME/XP
(The illustrations may be different from the real display in accordance with the Windows O/S.)
1. Check whether the camera and PC is transferring a file. If the Card in use lamp blinks, you have to
wait until the lamp is turned off.
2. Double-click the [Unplug or Eject Hardware] icon on the
task bar.
[Double-click!]
3. The [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open.
Select the [USB Mass Storage Device] and click the
[Stop] button.
[Click!]
4. The [Stop a Hardware device] window will open. Select
the [USB Mass Storage Device] and click the [OK]
button.
[Click!]
5. A [Safe to Remove Hardware] window will open. Click
the [OK] button.
[Click!]
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Removing the removable disk
6. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open.
Click the [Close] button and the removable disk will be
removed safely.
7. Unplug the USB cable.
[Click!]
Setting up the USB Driver for MAC
1. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the software CD as MAC OS supports the camera
driver.
2. Check the MAC OS. This camera is compatible with MAC OS 9.0 or later.
3. Connect the camera to the Macintosh and turn the camera power on.
4. A new icon will be displayed on the desktop after connecting the camera to the MAC.
Using the USB Driver for MAC
1. Double click a new icon on the desktop and the folder in the memory will be displayed.
2. Select an image file and copy or move it to MAC.
CAUTION
ƃ For Mac OS 10.0 or later : First complete uploading from computer to camera and then remove
the removable disk with the Extract command.
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Digimax Master
ƈ You can download, view, edit and save your digital images and movies with this software. This
software is only compatible with Windows except for the Windows 98.
ƈ To start the program, click [Start ƍ Programs ƍ Samsung ƍ Digimax Master ƍ Digimax Master].
ƃ Downloading images
1. Connect the camera to your PC.
2. A window for downloading images will display after
connecting the camera and your PC.
- To download the captured images, select the [Select
All(A)] button.
- Select desired folder in the window and click the
[Select All(A)] button. You can save captured images
and selected folder.
- If you click the [Cancel] button, downloading will be
cancelled.
[Click!]
3. Click [Next(N) >] button.
[Click!]
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4. Select a destination and make a folder to save
downloaded images and folders.
- Folders will be made in order of date and images will
be downloaded.
- Folder names can be made as you want and images
will be downloaded.
- After selecting a folder that was made before,
images will be downloaded.
5. Click [Next(N) >] button.
[Click!]
6. A window will open as shown alongside.
The destination of the selected folder will be displayed
on the upper side of the window.
Click the [Start] button to download the images.
[Click!]
7. Downloaded images will be displayed.
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Digimax Master
ƃ Image viewer : You can view the stored images.
‫ڹ‬
‫ڽ‬
‫ھ‬
‫ڿ‬
‫ں‬
‫ڻ‬
‫ڼ‬
- Image viewer functions are listed below.
‫ ڹ‬Menu bar : You can select menus.
File, Edit, View, Tools, Change functions, Auto download, help, etc.
‫ ں‬Image selection window : You can select the desired images in this window.
‫ ڻ‬Media type selection menu : You can select image viewer, image edit, movie edit functions in this
menu.
‫ ڼ‬Preview window : You can preview a image or a movie clip and check the multi media information.
‫ ڽ‬Zoom bar : You can change preview size.
‫ ھ‬Folder display window : You can see the folder location of the selected image.
‫ ڿ‬Image display window : Images of the selected folder are displayed.
ſ Refer to the [Help] menu in Digimax Master for further information.
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ƃ Image edit : You can edit the still image.
‫ڹ‬
‫ڼ‬
‫ں‬
‫ڻ‬
- Image edit functions are listed below.
‫ ڹ‬Edit menu : You can select the following menus.
[Tools] : You can resize or crop the selected image. See the [Help] menu.
[Adjust] : You can modify image quality. See the [Help] menu.
[Retouch] : You can change image or insert effects on the image. See the [Help] menu.
‫ ں‬Drawing tools : Tools for editing an image.
‫ ڻ‬Image display window : a selected image displays in this window.
‫ ڼ‬Preview window : You can preview the changed image.
ſ A still image edited with Digimax Master can’t be played back on the camera.
ſ Refer to the [Help] menu in Digimax Master for further information.
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Digimax Master
ƃ DNG converter : You can convert a RAW (*.pef, *.dng) file into a JPEG or TIFF file format.
‫ڹ‬
‫ں‬
‫ڻ‬
- DNG converter functions are listed below.
‫ ڹ‬Histogram display : Histogram of displayed image will be displayed.
‫ ں‬Tools : You can edit the RAW (*.pef, *.dng) files as you want
[White Balance] : You can edit the colour temperature and saturation of the image.
[Exposure]
: You can edit the Exposure value, Contrast and gamma value.
[Sharpness]
: You can edit the Sharpness of the image.
‫ ڻ‬File format : You can convert the RAW (*.dng) file into a file format as you want (*.jpg, *.tiff).
ſ Refer to the [Help] menu in Digimax Master for further information.
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ƃ Movie edit : You can have still images, movies, narration and music all in one movie file.
‫ڹ‬
‫ں‬
- Movie clip edit functions are listed below.
‫ ڹ‬Edit menu : You can select the following menus.
[Add Media] : You can add other media elements to a movie.
[Edit Clip] : You can change the brightness, contrast, colour and saturation.
[Effects]
: You can insert an effect.
[Set Text] : You can insert texts.
[Narrate]
: You can insert a narration.
[Produce] : You can save the edited multi media as a new file name.
You can select AVI, Windows media (wmv), Windows media (asf) and movie clip for
this camera (avi, MPEG-4) file types.
‫ ں‬Frame display window : You can insert multi media in this window.
ſ Some movie clips that was compressed with a codec that is not compatible with the Digimax Master
can’t play back in the Digimax Master.
ſ Refer to the [Help] menu in Digimax Master for further information.
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7 Appendix
Explains troubleshooting, introduces optional accessories and provides various resources.
Default Settings
Cleaning the CCD
Optional Accessories
Error Messages
Troubleshooting
Main Specifications
Glossary
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Default Settings
ƈ The table below lists the factory default settings.
Table notations are as follows.
ƃ Last Memory Setting
Yes : The current setting (last memory) is saved when the camera is turned off.
No : The setting returns to the default setting when the camera is turned off.
ƃ Reset Setting
Yes : The setting returns to the default setting with the reset function (p.170).
No : The setting is saved even after reset.
ƃ[
Rec. Mode] Menu
Last Memory
Setting
Reset Setting
Page
(Bright)
Yes
Yes
p.108
(3008X2000)
Yes
Yes
p.109
(Best)
Yes
Yes
p.110
Saturation
(0)
Yes
Yes
p.111
Sharpness
(0)
Yes
Yes
p.111
(0)
Item
Image Tone
Recorded Pixels
Quality Level
Contrast
Default Setting
Yes
Yes
p.111
Auto Bracket
ť0.5/ 0 - +
Yes
Yes
p.144
AE Metering
(Multi-segment)
Yes
Yes
p.129
(Wide)
Yes
Yes
p.122
AF.S
(Single mode)
Yes
Yes
p.121
0.0
Yes
Yes
p.148
Default Setting
Last Memory
Setting
Reset Setting
Page
Images only
OFF
1 sec
OFF
OFF
B&W
3 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
p.158
p.169
p.168
p.169
p.169
p.71
p.69
Focusing Area
AF Mode
Flash Exp. Comp.
ƃ[
Playback] Menu
Item
Plybk dsply
mthd
Display Style
Bright Portion
Instant Review
Preview Display
Digital Filter
Slideshow
Histogram
Bright Portion
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Default Settings
ƃ[
Set-up] Menu
Item
Format
Beep
Date Adjust
World Time
setting
Hometown (City)
World
Time
Hometown
(DST)
Destination (City)
Destination
(DST)
Language
Default Setting
Last Memory
Setting
Reset
Setting
Page
-
-
-
p.160
(On)
Yes
Yes
p.161
According to
default setting
Yes
No
p.161
Yes
Yes
According to
default setting
Yes
No
According to
default setting
Yes
No
Same as Hometown
Yes
No
Same as Hometown
Yes
No
According to
default setting
Yes
No
(Off)
p.162
p.165
Guide display
(On)
Yes
Yes
p.165
Brightness Level
0
Yes
Yes
p.166
According to
default setting
Yes
No
p.166
Transfer Mode
PC
Yes
Yes
p.84
Auto Power Off
1 min
Yes
Yes
p.167
Std.
Yes
Yes
p.167
SerialNo
Yes
Yes
p.168
Sensor Cleaning
-
-
-
p.194
Reset
-
-
-
p.170
Video Out
Folder Name
File #
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Default Settings
ƃ[
Custom Setting] Menu
Item
Default Setting
Last Memory
Setting
Reset Setting
Page
Setting
(Off)
Yes
Yes
p.100
Noise Reduction
On
Yes
Yes
p.139
Expsr Setting Steps
1/2 EV Steps
Yes
Yes
p.141
ISO Corction in AUTO
ISO 200-800
Yes
Yes
p.115
ISO Snstvty Wrn Dspl
Off
Yes
Yes
p.116
Link AF Point and AE
Off
Yes
Yes
p.130
Meter Operating Time
10 sec
Yes
Yes
p.131
Off
Yes
Yes
p.124
Recordable Image No.
Remaining image
storage capacity
Yes
Yes
p.100
OK btn when shooting
Off
Yes
Yes
p.100, p.120
AE-L bttn on M expsr
Program Line
Yes
Yes
p.139
AF in remote control
Off
Yes
Yes
p.100
FI with S lens used *1
Not available
Yes
Yes
-
Using aperture ring *2
Prohibited
Yes
Yes
-
Off
Yes
Yes
p.149
Digital Preview
Yes
Yes
p.
1.2 times
Yes
Yes
p.101
Entire screen
Yes
Yes
p.113
sRGB
Yes
Yes
p.117
-
-
-
p.170
AE-L with AF locked
Release when Chrging
Preview Method
Mag to Strt Zm Plybk
Man. WB Measurement
Color Space
Reset Custom Fnction
*3
*1 : When the screw mount lens is in use, [Fl with S lens used] menu is available.
*2 : When a lens that has aperture ring is in use, [Using aperture ring] menu is available.
*3 : ResetReset settings in [ Custom Setting] menu.
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Default Settings
ƃ Fn Menu
Item
Drive Mode
Default Setting
(Single frame
shooting)
Last Memory
Setting
*1
No
Reset Setting
Page
Yes
p.53
Flash Mode
(Auto)
Yes
Yes
p.49
White Balance
(Auto)
Yes
Yes
p.112
AUTO
Yes
Yes
p.115
Night Scene
Yes
Yes
p.45, 104
ISO Sensitivity
Mode
DPOF Settings
-
Yes
No
p.79
Digital Filter
B&W
Yes
Yes
p.71
Slideshow
3 sec
Yes
Yes
p.68
*1 : Only continuous shooting settings are saved.
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Cleaning the CCD
ƈ Shadows may appear in the image for white backgrounds and other shooting conditions if the CCD
becomes dirty or dusty. This indicates that the CCD must be cleaned. Please contact Samsung
Camera service center for professional cleaning because the CCD is a precision part.
INFORMATION
ƃ Do not use a spray type blower.
ƃ Do not clean the CCD when the exposure mode is set to (Bulb) mode.
ƃ Always cap the lens mount area to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating on the CCD when no
lens is on the camera.
ƃ It is recommended to use the AC adapter (D-AC10, optional) when cleaning the CCD.
ƃ When the battery level is low, [Not enough battery remaining to clean sensor] is displayed on the
LCD monitor.
ƃ If you are not using the AC adapter, please use batteries with ample capacity remaining.
A warning beep will sound if the battery capacity becomes low during cleaning. Please stop
cleaning immediately.
ƃ Do not put the tip of the blower inside the lens mount area. If the power is turned off, this could
cause damage to the shutter or the CCD sensor.
ƃ The self-timer lamp blinks and [Cln] appears on the LCD panel while cleaning the CCD.
1. Turn the camera off and remove the lens.
2. Turn the camera on.
3. Select [Sensor Cleaning] on the [
Set-up] menu.
4. Press the four-way controller (Ȟ).
- The Sensor Cleaning screen appears.
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Cleaning the CCD
5. Use the four-way controller (Ɗ) to select [Mirror Up].
Sensor Cleaning
Mirror Up to Clean CCD
Turn the power OFF
to end
Mirror Up
Cancel
OK
OK
6. Press the
button.
- The mirror is locked in the up position.
7. Clean the CCD.
- Use a brush-less blower to remove dirt and dust from the
CCD. Using a blower with a brush may scratch the CCD.
Do not wipe the CCD with a cloth.
8. Turn the camera off.
9. Attach the lens after the mirror returns to its original position.
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Optional Accessories
ƈ A number of dedicated accessories are available for this camera. Please contact a service center for
details regarding accessories. Accessories for PENTAX DSLR can be used with SAMSUNG DSLR.
Cable Switch SSR-D1
ƃ This is a remote shutter release cord. The cord length is 0.5 m.
Flash Accessories
ƃ Auto Flash SEF-36PZF
This is an auto flash unit with a maximum guide number of 36 (ISO 100/m). Its features include slavesync flash, contrast-control-sync flash, AF spot beam, high-speed sync, wireless flash and front/rear
curtain-sync.
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Optional Accessories
Camera Case
ƃ Camera Case SCP-D1
Others
ƃ The accessories below are the same as the accessories that are packaged with the camera.
- Viewfinder cap
- Eyecup
- Strap
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Error Messages
Error Message
Description
Memory card full
The SD Memory Card is full and no more images
can be saved. Insert a new SD Memory Card or delete
unwanted images. (p.27, 73)
You may be able to save new images by changing the quality
level or recorded pixels.
(p.109, 110)
No image
Camera cannot display this image
There are no images for playback on the SD Memory Card.
You are trying to play back an image in a format not
supported by this camera. You may be able to play it back on
another brand of camera or your computer.
No card in camera
The SD Memory Card is not inserted in the camera. (p.27)
Memory card error
The SD Memory Card has a problem, and image capture and
playback are impossible. It may be viewable on a PC but not
the camera.
Card not formatted
The SD Memory Card you have inserted is unformatted or
has been formatted on a computer or other device and is not
compatible with this camera. Use after formatting with the
camera.
Card locked
Card is locked
Rotation information cannot be saved
This image is protected
Rotation information cannot be saved
Cannot use this card
Battery depleted
Not enough battery remaining
to clean sensor
A locked SD Memory Card is inserted in the camera. Unlock
the SD Memory Card. (p.28)
The selected rotated image is protected.
Remove protection from the image.
The inserted card cannot be used on a camera.
Insert a usable card.
The batteries are exhausted. Install new batteries in the
camera. (p.23)
Appears during CCD cleaning if battery set level is insufficient.
Replace the battery set with a new one or use an AC adaptor
(D-AC10, optional). (p.26)
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Error Messages
Error Message
Description
Image folder could not be created
The maximum folder number (999) and file number (9999)
are being used, and no more images can be saved.
Insert a new SD Memory Card or format the card. (p.160)
The image is not stored
The image could not be saved because of an SD Memory
Card error.
Settings not stored
RAW images cannot be set
RAW images are not supported
No image to be filtered
This image cannot be filtered
No DPOF files
Printer error
No paper in a printer
No ink in a printer
Paper stuck in a printer
Data error
The DPOF settings file could not be saved because SD
Memory Card is full. Delete unwanted images and set DPOF
again. (p.73)
DPOF cannot be applied to the RAW images.
RAW images cannot be processed using the digital filter.
When digital filter is started from [
Playback] menu, this
message appears if all saved images are RAW files or
images captured with other cameras.
Appears when digital filter is started from Fn menu for images
captured with other cameras.
No file set with DPOF. Set DPOF and print. (p.79)
There is an error with the printer and the file cannot be
printed. Fix error and print.
Printer has run out of paper. Put paper in printer and print.
Printer has run out of ink. Replace ink and print.
Paper is jammed in printer. Remove paper and print.
A data error has occurred during printing.
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Troubleshooting
We recommend checking the following items before contacting a service center.
Problem
Cause
Batteries are not
installed
Camera does not
turn on
Batteries are not
installed properly
Battery power is low
The shutter does
not release
Remedy
Check if batteries are installed. If not, install batteries.
Check orientation of batteries. Re-insert batteries
according to the ճմ symbols. (p.23)
Replace with a charged battery set or use the AC adapter
(D-AC10, optional). (p.26)
Flash is charging
Wait until charging is finished.
No available space
on SD Memory Card
Insert SD Memory Card with available space or delete
Recording
unwanted images. (p.27, 73)
Wait until recording is finished.
Autofocus cannot focus well on subjects that have low
contrast (the sky, white walls), dark colors, intricate
designs, are moving quickly or scenery shot through a
Subject is difficult to
focus on
window or a net-like pattern.
Lock focus on another object located at same distance
(press shutter release button halfway), then aim at target
and press shutter release button fully. Alternatively, use
manual focus. (p.125)
Position subject in focus frame in middle of viewfinder.
The Autofocus
does not work
Subject is not in
focusing area
If the subject is outside thefocusing area, aim the camera
at the subject and lock the focus (press shutter release
button halfway), then compose picture and press the
shutter release button fully.
Subject is too close
Move away from the subject and take a picture.
The focus mode is
set to
Set the focus mode lever to
The focus mode is
set to
(Continuous mode)
Set the focus mode to
The capture mode
isset to
(Moving
Object) mode
Set the capture mode to setting other than
Object) mode. (p.45)
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(Single mode). (p.121)
(Moving
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
AE lock function
does not operate
AE lock is not
available when set
to (Manual) mode
or (Bulb) mode
Use AE lock with any setting other than
mode or (Bulb) mode.
When flash mode is
set to [Auto
discharge] or [Auto
flash+Redeye
reduct], the flash will
not discharge if the
subject is bright
Set flash mode to [Manual discharge] or [Manl
flash+Redeye reduct]. (p.49)
Mode dial is set to
a (Flash OFF)
Set mode dial to any setting other than
(p.45)
Built-in Flash
does not
discharge
Remedy
(Manual)
(Flash OFF).
(Scene) mode is
Set
mode to any setting other than
set to
(Night
(Sunset),
(Candlelight) or
Scene),
(Sunset), Scene),
(Candlelight) or (Museum). (p.47)
(Museum)
The power zoom
system does not
function
USB connection
with computer
does not work
properly*
USB connection
with printer does
not work properly
The camera does
not have the power
zoom function
Use manual zoom. (p.48)
The transfer mode is
set to [PictBridge]
Set transfer mode to [PC].
An error occurred
while sending USB
data
Change the transfer mode to [PC-F].
The transfer mode is
set to [PC] or [PC-F]
(Night
Set transfer mode to [PictBridge]. (p.84)
* In rare cases, the camera may not operate correctly due to static electricity. This can be remedied by
taking the batteries out and putting them back in again. When the mirror remains in the up position,
take the batteries out and put them back in again. Then, turn the power on. The mirror will retract.
After the procedure is done, if the camera operates correctly, it does not require any repairs.
* Refer to the software instructions for details on connecting the camera to a PC. (p.173)
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Troubleshooting
ƈ Please check the following if the USB connection malfunctions.
[Case 1]
The USB cable is not connected or you are using a cable with an incorrect specification.
ƍ Use a USB cable with the correct specification.
[Case 2]
The camera is not recognized by your PC. Sometimes, the camera may appear under
[Unknown Devices] in Device Manager.
ƍ Turn off the camera, remove the USB cable, plug in the USB cable again, and then
turn on the camera.
[Case 3]
There is an unexpected error during file transfer
ƍ Turn the camera power off and on again. Transfer the file again.
[Case 4]
When using the USB hub.
ƍ There may be a problem in connecting the camera to the PC through the USB hub if
the PC and the hub are not compatible. Wherever possible, connect the camera to
the PC directly.
[Case 5]
Are other USB cables connected to the PC?
ƍ The camera may malfunction when it is connected to the PC at the same time as
another USB cable. In this case, disconnect the other USB cable, and connect only
one USB cable to the camera.
[Case 6]
When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start ƍ (Settings) ƍ Control Panel ƍ
(Performance and Maintenance) ƍ System ƍ (Hardware) ƍ Device Manager), there
areèUnknown DeviceséorèOther Deviceséentries with a yellow question mark (?)
beside them or devices with an exclamation mark (!) beside them.
ƍ Right-click on the entry with the question (?) or exclamation (!) mark and select
"Remove". Restart the PC and connect the camera the again. For Windows 98 PC,
remove the camera driver also, restart the PC, and then reinstall the camera driver.
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Troubleshooting
[Case 7]
In some security programs (Norton Anti Virus, V3, etc.), the computer may not
recognise the camera as a removable disk.
ƍ Stop the security programs and connect the camera to the computer. Refer to the
security program instructions about how to stop the program.
[Case 8]
If a PC connected with the camera stops responding while Windows is starting.
ƍ In this case, disconnect the PC and the camera and Windows will start.
If the problem happens continuously, set the Legacy USB Support to disable and restart the PC. The Legacy USB Support is in the BIOS setup menu (The BIOS setup
menu differs from the PC manufacturers and some BIOS menus don’t have Legacy
USB Support). If you can’t change the menu by yourself, contact to the PC
manufacturer or BIOS manufacturer.
[Case 9]
The camera is connected to the USB port located on the front of the computer.
ƍ When the camera is connected to the USB port located on the front of the computer,
the computer may not recognise the camera.
Connect the camera to the USB port located on the back of the computer.
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Main Specifications
Image Sensor
Type
23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD
Effective Pixel
Approx. 6.1 Mega-pixel
Total Pixel
Approx. 6.3 Mega-pixel
Mount
Lens
PENTAX KAF bayonet mount
Schneider D-XENON Lens
Usable Lens
* All PENTAX DSLR lenses are available.
* KAF2 (not power zoom compatible), KAF mount lenses, KA mount lenses
Viewfinder
Type
Pentamirror, Natural-Bright-Matte Focusing Screen
Field of View
96%
Magnification
0.85X (50mm F1.4 lensŋū)
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5m-1 ~ 1.5m-1
LCD Monitor
Focusing
Shutter
Exposure
Control
Flash
Type
Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor
2.5" (approximately 210,000 dots)
TTL phase-matching 5-points wide AF
Modes
AF Single (with focus lock), Manual focus, Continuous AF
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed
Metering System
30 ~ 1/4,000 sec. with Bulb
TTL open-aperture 16-segment (coupled with lens and AF information)
Metering : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Compensation
ť2 (1/3EV or 1/2EV steps)
ISO Equivalent
Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Type
Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Modes
Auto, Manual, Auto/Red-eye reduction, Manual/Red-eye reduction
Guide Number
15.6 (at ISO 200)
Angle of View
Coverage
28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)
Sync. Speed
1/180 sec.
Recharging Time
Approx. 3 sec.
External Flash
SEF-36PZF SAMSUNG dedicated flash (optional)
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D,
White Balance
N), Flash, Manual
Program AE, Shutter, Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Bulb
AUTO SCN, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night
Modes
Scene Portrait, Flash off
SCN Mode : Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids,
Shooting
Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous, Auto Bracket
Continuous
2.8 fps up to 5 frames (JPEG), 3 frames (RAW)
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Main Specifications
Self-timer
2 sec., 12 sec., Remote control, Remote control 3 sec
Media
SD Card (up to 1GB guaranteed)
File Format
RAW(PEF), JPEG(DCF), EXIF 2.21, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0
6M : 3008x2008 pixels (RAW)
Image Size
6M : 3008x2000 pixels
4M : 2400x1600 pixels
1.5M: 1536x1024 pixels
Storage
Capacity
(128MB)
6M : RAW 11
Super Fine 35
Fine 70
Normal 117
4M :
-
Super Fine 51
Fine 96
Normal 159
1.5M :
-
Super Fine 105 Fine 171 Normal 267
ſ These figures are measured under SamsungŖs standard
conditions and may vary depending on shooting conditions
and camera settings.
Image Play
Type
Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show
Editing
Rotate, Digital Filter
Digital Filter
B&W, Sepia, Soft, Slim, Brightness
Digital Output Connector : USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Video Output : NTSC, PAL (user selectable)
Interface
DC Power Input Connector : DC 6.5V, 3.0A
Power Source
4xAA Alkaline, Lithium, Ni-MH, 2 x CR-V3 (Lithium) batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD)
125x92.5x67mm (excluding the projecting parts of the camera)
Weight
470g (without batteries and card)
Operating Temperature
0 ~ 40ŭC
Operating Humidity
5 ~ 85%
Software
Camera Driver
Storage Driver (Windows 2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 9.0 or later)
Application
Digimax Master
* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
* All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
* Accessories for PENTAX DSLR can be used with SAMSUNG DSLR.
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Glossary
AdobeRGB
Color space recommended by Adobe Systems, Inc. for commercial printing. Wider range of color
reproduction than sRGB. Covers most of the color range so colors only available when printed are not
lost when editing images from a computer. When image is opened by non-compatible software, the
colors look lighter.
AE Metering
Brightness of subject is measured to determine exposure. In this camera, select from [Multi-segment
Metering], [Center-weighted Metering] and [Spot Metering].
Aperture
The aperture increases or reduces the light beam (thickness) that passes through the lens.
Auto Bracket
For automatically changing the shooting conditions. When the shutter button is pressed, three images
are shot. The first one has no compensation, the second is under-exposed and the third is overexposed.
Bright Portion
Over exposed area in the image loses contrast and appears white.
Camera Shake (Blur)
When the camera moves while the shutter is open, the entire image appears as if flowing. This occurs
more often when shutter speed is low.
Prevent camera shake by raising the sensitivity, using the flash, and raising the shutter speed.
Alternatively, use a tripod to stabilize the camera. Because camera motion causes camera shake, use
the self-timer, the remote control unit, and the cable switch to prevent.
CCD (Charge Coupled Devices)
Photography element which converts the light entering through the lens into electric signals.
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Glossary
Color space
A defined range of colors from the spectrum which are used. In digital cameras, [sRGB] is defined as the
standard by Exif. In this camera, [AdobeRGB] is also used because of the richer color expression over
sRGB.
Color Temperature
This numerically expresses the color of the light source illuminating the subject. This is indicated in
absolute temperature, using Kelvin (K) units.
The color of light shifts to a bluish color as the color temperature rises, and to a reddish color as the color
temperature falls.
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System)
A digital camera file system standard established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA).
Depth of Field
Area of focus. This depends on the aperture, lens focal length, and distance to the subject. For example,
select a smaller aperture to increase the depth of field or use a larger aperture to decrease the depth of
field.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Rules for writing information onto a card with recorded images regarding the specific images and
number of copies to be printed. Prints can easily be made by taking images to a DPOF photo printing
store.
EV (Exposure Value)
Exposure Value is determined by the combination of the aperture value and the shutter speed.
EV Compensation
Process of adjusting the image brightness by changing the shutter speed and aperture value.
Exif (Exchangeable image file format for digital still camera)
A standard digital camera file format established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA).
Focus point
Position in the viewfinder that determines focus.
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Glossary
Histogram
A graph that shows the darkest and brightest points in an image. The horizontal axis represents the
brightness and the vertical axis represents the number of pixels. This is useful when you wish to refer to
the exposure status of an image.
JPEG
An image compression method. The image is recorded in JPEG format when the quality level is set to
(Best),
(Better), or
(Good). Images recorded in JPEG format are suited for viewing on your PC
or for attaching to e-mail.
ND (Neutral Density) Filter
A filter with many saturation levels that adjusts the brightness without affecting the picture itself.
Noise Reduction
Process to reduce noise (image roughness or unevenness) caused by low shutter speed.
NTSC/ PAL
These are video output formats. NTSC is mainly used in Japan, North America, and South Korea. PAL
is mainly used in Europe and in China.
Quality Level
This refers to the image compression ratio. The lower the compression, the more detailed the image.
The image becomes rougher as the compression rate rises.
RAW data
Unedited image data output from the CCD. RAW data is data before being internally processed by the
camera. Add settings that are added before shooting in other file formats (such as White Balance,
Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness) individually frame by frame after shooting.
In addition, RAW data is 12-bit data that contains 16 times the information of 8-bit JPEG and TIFF data.
Rich gradations are possible. Transfer RAW data to your computer and use the provided software to
create image data with different settings, such as JPEG or TIFF.
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Glossary
Recorded Pixels
Indicates the size of the image by the number of pixels. The more pixels that compose a picture, the
larger the image size.
Sensitivity
The degree of light. With a high sensitivity, images can be shot with a high shutter speed even in dark
places, reducing camera shake.
However, images with high sensitivity are more susceptible to noise.
Shutter Speed
The length of time that the shutter is open and light strikes the CCD. The amount of light that strikes the
CCD can be changed by altering the shutter speed.
sRGB (standard RGB)
International standard of color space established by the IEC (International Electrotechnical
Commission). This is defined from color space for PC monitors and is also used as the standard color
space for Exif.
Vignetting
Vignetting occurs when corners of pictures are blackened because the subject was blocked by the hood
or filter or the flash was blocked.
White Balance
While shooting, color temperature is adjusted to match the light source so that the subject appears to
have correct color.
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Correct Disposal of This Product
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection
systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be
disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste
disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users should contact either the retailer where they
purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take this
item for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms
and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
An FCC warning
ҮThis device has been tested in accordance with the limits of a class B digital device under item 15
of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide protection against harmful interference in
commercial installation. This equipment generates, absorbs and can emit radio frequency energy.
If it is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference
to radio communication.
There is however, no guarantee that interference will not occur in some situations. Should any
interference occur when this device is in operation, please try one or more of the following
measures.
ƈ Change the location and direction of any aerial.
ƈ Increase distance between the camera and the affected device.
ƈ Use a different socket away from the affected device.
ƈ Please contact a Samsung agent or a radio/TV engineer.
ҮThis device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
ҮChanges or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void user's authority to operate the equipment.
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