DC E610 Digital Camera
User Manual
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and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of this company
to notify any person of such revision or changes.
Taking care of your camera
• Do not use your camera in the following environmental range: temperature below 0°C or above
40°C.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
– Direct sunlight
– High and dusty places
– Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
– In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
– Unstable locations
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not use solvents, such as alcohol, to clean your camera.
• If the lens is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the lens with your
fingers.
• To prevent electric shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, store your camera in a dry place.
• Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Do not use your camera in or near water.
• If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and
disconnect the batteries and the power adapter. Remove the foreign substance or water, and send
it to the maintenance center.
• Transfer the data to the computer as soon as possible to avoid losing your images and/or video
clips.
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For more information about recycling of this equipment,
please contact your city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or
your household waste disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects
human health and environment.
CE Regulatory Notice
Hereby, BenQ Corp. declares under our responsibility that the product is in conformity with the
requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member
States relating, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC).
Statement of FCC compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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1. Touring Your Camera ......................................................... 3
1.1 Checking the Package Contents ............................................3
1.2 Camera Components .............................................................3
1.2.1 Front View ...........................................................................3
1.2.2 Rear View .............................................................................4
1.2.3 LED Indicators ....................................................................4
2. Preparing Your Camera for Use.......................................... 5
2.1 Installing the Battery ..............................................................5
2.2 Charging the Battery ..............................................................5
2.3 Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card .....................6
2.4 Setting the Date and Time .....................................................6
3. Using the Camera................................................................. 7
3.1 Snapshot Mode ......................................................................7
3.1.1 Getting started with capturing images ...............................7
3.1.2 Snapshot Mode LCD Monitor Information ......................8
3.1.3 Changing Camera Settings .................................................9
3.1.4 Setting Shooting Mode .......................................................9
3.1.5 Using the Flash ..................................................................10
3.1.6 Using the Self-timer ..........................................................11
3.1.7 Using the Burst ..................................................................11
3.1.8 Using the Optical Zoom ...................................................11
3.1.9 Using the Digital Zoom ....................................................12
3.1.10 Changing the Focus .........................................................12
3.1.11 Adjusting the EV .............................................................12
3.1.12 Snapshot Mode Menu Settings .......................................13
3.2 Movie Mode .........................................................................15
3.2.1 Movie Mode LCD Monitor Information .........................15
3.2.2 Movie Mode Menu Settings .............................................16
3.2.3 Timer Recording ...............................................................17
3.3 Playback Mode .....................................................................17
3.3.1 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Image) ......18
3.3.2 Viewing Images .................................................................18
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3.3.3 Deleting Files .....................................................................19
3.3.4 Playback Mode Menu Settings .........................................19
3.3.5 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Video) ......21
3.3.6 Playing Back Video Clips ..................................................21
3.4 Setup Mode ..........................................................................21
3.4.1 Setup Mode Menu ............................................................22
4. PC Dependent Features ..................................................... 25
4.1 Bundled Software .................................................................25
4.2 USB Mode ............................................................................26
4.3 Printer Mode ........................................................................26
5. Troubleshooting................................................................. 27
6. Specifications...................................................................... 29
7. Service Information ........................................................... 30
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Touring Your Camera
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Checking the Package Contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
User Manual
Camera
USB cable
Lithium-ion battery
Hand strap
Software CD-ROM
Battery charger
(DLC-02)
8. AC power adapter
9. AV cable
10. Leather case
If any of the items are missing or appear to be damaged, contact your dealer. Save the
packaging in case you need to ship your camera for service.
1.2
Camera Components
1.2.1 Front View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Shutter button
Power button
Status LED indicator
Built-in flash
Self-timer LED indicator
Speaker
Lens/Lens cover
Tripod mount
Microphone
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1.2.2 Rear View
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
LCD monitor
Inst. Play button
Inst. REC button
USB / AV port
Strap eyelet
Navigator -- four-way and OK
buttons
Menu button
DISP button
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1.2.3 LED Indicators
Indicators
Status LED
indicator
Self-timer LED
indicator
State
Description
Solid green
• The camera is powered up and ready to be used.
• The USB connection is in progress.
• The camera is in the power saving mode.
Blinking green
• The camera is processing or accessing data.
Blinking orange
• There are error or warning messages.
Blinking red
• The self-timer function is activated.
• The LCD on the digital camera is manufactured with sophisticated technology; however,
the display may have some light spots or show unusual colors. This is normal and does
not indicate display malfunction, nor will this affect the pictures you take with the camera.
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Preparing Your Camera for Use
2.1
Installing the Battery
We highly recommend that you use only the specified
rechargeable lithium-ion battery for your camera. Make
sure that the power of the camera is off before inserting
or removing the battery.
To insert the battery:
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover (A).
2. Insert the battery in the correct direction shown
(B).
3. Push the battery all the way down, until the battery
lock lever clicks into place (C).
4. Close the battery/SD memory card cover (D).
To remove the battery:
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover.
2. Release the battery lock lever.
3. When the battery has come out a little, gently pull it
out the rest of the way.
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2
Charging the Battery
A
B
C
D
The battery charge status affects the performance of the
camera. To maximize the performance and life of the battery,
it is recommended that you fully charge the battery using the
specified charger set (charger and AC power adapter), and
then fully discharge it through the normal use at least one
time. Make sure that the power of the camera is off before
inserting the battery.
1. Insert the battery into the charger as shown in the
illustration.
2. Connect one end of the AC power adapter to the charger.
3. Connect the other end of the AC power adapter to a wall outlet.
4. When the battery is being charged, the charger LED indicator lights up in red. When the
battery is fully charged, it turns into green.
The length of the charging time depends on the ambient temperature and the status of
the battery.
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• The camera must be used with the specified charger set. Damage caused by the use of an
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incorrect charger set is not covered under the warranty. Always make sure that the camera is off before removing the battery.
The battery may be warm after being charged or used. This is normal and not a malfunction.
When using the camera in cold environments, keep the camera and its battery warm by
holding it inside your jacket or other warm protective environment.
2.3
Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card
The camera is equipped with 18MB internal memory, allowing you to record video clips,
capture images, or make voice files in the camera. You can also expand the memory capacity
by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card to store more files.
1. Always make sure the camera is turned off before inserting
or removing a memory card.
2. Insert an SD memory card in the correct direction, as shown
in the illustration.
3. Close the battery/SD memory card cover.
To remove the SD memory card, make sure the camera is
turned off. Press lightly on the edge of the memory card and
it will eject.
• Be sure to format the SD memory card with this camera before the initial use.
• To prevent valuable data from being accidentally
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•
•
•
erased from an SD memory card, you can slide the
write-protect tab (on the side of the SD memory
card) to “LOCK”.
To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card,
you must unlock the card.
While formatting the internal memory, do not insert a memory card into the camera. Otherwise, the memory card is formatted instead of the camera’s internal memory.
Formatting is an irreversible action and data cannot be recovered at a later time. Back up
your data before formatting.
An SD memory card having read or write problems may not be properly formatted.
2.4
Setting the Date and Time
Before using your camera for the first time, please set the date and time. For more
information, refer to the table in 3.4.1 “Setup Mode Menu” on page 22.
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Using the Camera
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Snapshot Mode
3.1.1 Getting started with capturing images
1. Press the [ ] button for more than one second to turn
on the camera.
2. Compose your image in the LCD monitor under
Snapshot Mode.
3. Press the shutter button down halfway (1), and then
press it down fully (2).
• Pressing the shutter button down halfway automatically focuses and adjusts the exposure.
• The focus area frame turns green when the camera is
focused and the exposure is determined.
• When the focus or exposure is not suitable, the frame
of the focus area turns red.
Press down halfway
1
2
Press down fully
• To review the last captured image, press the [
] button. Press the [
] button to
return to Snapshot Mode.
The LCD monitor darkens in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a malfunction.
•
• To prevent your images from being blurred while pressing the shutter button, always
hold the camera steady. This is especially important when you are shooting under low
lighting conditions, under which your camera may reduce the shutter speed to ensure
your images are properly exposed.
• Pressing the [ ] button changes the LCD display in the sequence of: OSD Normal →
Detailed Info. → Info. Off.
• If QuickView is set to "On", the captured image will be displayed while the image is being
written onto the memory.
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3.1.2 Snapshot Mode LCD Monitor Information
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Shooting Mode
[
] Auto
[
] Manual
[
] Portrait
[
] Landscape
[
] Night Scene
[
] Sport
[
] Back Light
Flash mode
[
] Flash Auto
[
] Flash On
[
] Flash Off
[
] Red Eye
7.
[
] Slow Sync
Self-timer icon (if used)
[
] Self-timer (2s)
[
] Self-timer (10s)
[
] Interval Shoot
[
] Burst
White Balance (if chosen [Detailed
Info] display)
[
] Auto WB
[
] Sunny
[
] Cloudy
[
] Tungsten
[
] Fluorescent
EV (Exposure Value)
-0.3, -0.6, -1.0, -1.3, -1.6, -2.0, +0.3,
+0.6, +1.0, +1.3, +1.6, +2.0
ISO
8.
[
] ISO 400
Metering
[
] Center Avg.
[
] Spot
[
] Matrix
Image Quality
[
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10.
11.
12.
13.
] Fine
[
] Normal
Resolution (Image size)
[
] 2816 x 2112
[
] 2048 x 1536
[
] 1600 x 1200
[
] 1280 x 960
[
] 640 x 480
Available number of shots
zoom status
AF Area
Battery power level indicator
[
] Full battery power
[
] ISO Auto
[
] Medium battery power
[
] ISO 80
[
] Low battery power
[
] ISO 160
[
] Virtually no battery power
[
] ISO 320
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3.1.3 Changing Camera Settings
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Camera settings can be changed with the following four-way
and OK buttons.
1. Up/EV:
• Scrolls upwards in menus.
• Enables you to adjust the EV settings.
2. Left/Focus:
• Scrolls left in menus.
• Enables you to choose the appropriate focus settings.
3. Down/Self-Timer/Interval shoot/Burst shoot/Delete
• Scrolls downwards in menus.
• Toggles the self-timer settings.
• Triggers Interval shoot and Burst shoot functions.
• Delete images, video clips or voice memos.
4. Right/Flash:
• Scrolls right in menus.
• Enables you to choose the appropriate flash settings.
5. OK: Confirms the chosen setting.
3.1.4 Setting Shooting Mode
You can set Shooting Mode for capturing images according
to the following steps.
1. In Snapshot Mode, press the [
] button.
Shooting Mode menu is displayed.
2. Use the [
]/[ ] buttons to select the desired
mode, and then press the OK button to confirm.
The table below will help you choose appropriate Shooting Mode:
Icon
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
Shooting Mode
Auto
Manual
Portrait
Description
Select this mode when you want to leave the settings up to the camera to
capture images with ease.
Select this mode when you want to adjust the settings of White Balance,
Metering, and ISO. These menus are only available in Manual mode.
Select this mode when you want to capture an image that makes the person
stand out against a defocused (blurred) background. The flash is fixed at
[
], which is effective in reducing the red-eye phenomenon.
Landscape
Select this mode to enhance the color saturation in mountains, forests and
other landscape scenery or to take portraits that feature a landmark in the
Night Scene
Select this mode when you want to take a photograph with an evening or
background. The flash is fixed at [
].
night scene background. The flash is fixed at [
].
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[
]
Shooting Mode
Description
Sport
Select this mode when you want to capture fast-moving subjects. The flash
Back Light
Select this mode while capturing images with the light coming from behind
is fixed at [
[
]
].
the subject. The flash is fixed at [
].
• The description of each Shooting Mode serves as a general guide for your convenience.
Set the digital still camera to suit your preferences.
• Shooting Mode can be set only in Snapshot Mode.
3.1.5 Using the Flash
The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of
flash. You can capture an image using a flash mode suitable to your circumstances. If you
change the flash mode, the camera will retain that setting even if the camera is turned off.
1. In Snapshot Mode, Flash Auto [
] is activated by default.
2. Toggle the [ ] button to select other flash modes, if desired.
3. Compose your image and press the shutter button.
The table below will help you choose the appropriate flash mode.
Icon
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
Flash
Description
Flash Auto
The flash fires automatically according to the photographic conditions.
Flash On
The flash will always fire regardless of the surrounding brightness. Select
this mode for capturing images with high contrast (backlighting) and deep
shadows.
Flash Off
The flash will not fire. Select this mode in a place where flash photography
is prohibited, or when the distance to the subject is beyond the effective
range of the flash.
Red Eye
This mode can reduce the red-eye phenomenon when you want to capture
natural-looking images of people and animals in low-light conditions.
When capturing images, the red-eye phenomenon can be reduced by asking the subject (person) to look at the camera lens or get as close to the
camera as possible.
Slow Sync
This mode opens the shutter for a longer than normal period and fires the
flash just before it closes. Select this mode for illuminating a foreground
subject yet allowing a darker background to be rendered as well. It is appropriate for capturing the night scene with people in the foreground.
• The flash cannot be used in Movie Mode.
• If you select Slow Sync, to avoid blur, using a tripod and photographing static subjects
are recommended.
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The self-timer can be set in Snapshot Mode. This feature is useful for situations when you
may wish to be part of the picture.
1. Secure the camera to a tripod or place it on a stable surface.
2. In Snapshot Mode, toggle the [
Icon
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
] button to select the desired self-timer mode.
Self-timer
Description
Self-timer (2s)
The camera automatically takes a picture after two seconds delay.
Self-timer (10s)
The camera automatically takes a picture after ten seconds delay.
Interval Shoot
The camera automatically takes a picture every preset time till media full or
battery empty.
Burst Shoot
The camera automatically activates a three-shot burst when the shutter
button is pressed.
3. Compose your image and press the shutter button.
• The self-timer function is activated and the
countdown status is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
• The self-timer LED indicator flashes and the
image will be captured after the preset time has
elapsed.
• To cancel the self-timer at any time, press the
[
] button.
• The self-timer setting is automatically turned off after an image is captured.
3.1.7 Using the Burst
This mode is used for continuous shooting. Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter
button is pressed.
1. In Snapshot Mode, toggle the [
] button until the Burst icon [
the LCD monitor.
2. Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus.
3. Press the shutter button all the way down to shoot.
] is displayed on
• In Burst mode, the flash mode will be set to [Flash Off] automatically.
3.1.8 Using the Optical Zoom
Zoom photography allows you to capture images magnified up to 3 times or wide-angle
photography depending on the distance up to the subject. You can further enlarge the center
of the screen and capture images using the digital zoom.
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3.1.6 Using the Self-timer
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1. Press the [
] button to enter Snapshot Mode or
Movie Mode.
2. Compose the image with the zoom key.
• Adjusting the key to the right zooms in on the
subject, and enlarges the subject on the LCD monitor.
• Adjusting the key to the left provides a wide angle image.
• The lens position moves according to the zoom setting only in optical zoom period.
3. Press the shutter button down halfway to set the focus and exposure, and then press it
down fully to capture the image.
• Zoom function cannot be used while a video clip is being recorded. Set the zoom before
you start recording.
3.1.9 Using the Digital Zoom
Using a combination of 3X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom permits zoom photography up
to 12X to suit the subject and the distance. Digital zoom is a useful feature; however, the more
an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixelated (grainy) the image will appear.
3.1.10 Changing the Focus
1. In Snapshot Mode, toggle the [
Icon
Focus
Normal (AF)
[
Macro
]
[
]
Pan Focus (PF)
] button to switch between the following modes.
Description
Normal Auto Focus (50 cm to infinity).
Macro Auto Focus: 6 cm ( Zoom 4). The flash is fixed at [
].
This option can decrease the time of focusing and enhance the efficiency of
capturing images. It helps you capture fast-moving subjects or subjects in
the dark easily.
2. Compose the image.
3. Press the shutter down halfway, and then press it down fully.
3.1.11 Adjusting the EV
The EV (exposure value) enables you to lighten or darken an image. Use this setting when the
brightness between the subject and the background is not balanced, or when the subject
occupies only a small part of the photograph.
1. In Snapshot Mode, make sure Shooting Mode is set to [Auto] or [Manual]. For more
information on setting Shooting Mode, refer to 3.1.4 “Setting Shooting Mode” on page 9.
2. Press the [
] button. The EV adjustment bar will be displayed on the bottom of the
LCD monitor.
3. By default, the EV is 0. It can be adjusted between -2.0 to +2.0.
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To increase the EV bias, press the [
] button and then press the OK button.
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To decrease the EV bias, press the [
] button and then press the OK button.
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3.1.12 Snapshot Mode Menu Settings
3.1.12.1
Snapshot Mode Menu
1. In Snapshot Mode, press the [
] button to access
the menu, and then use the [
]/[
] buttons to
select the menu settings you want to change.
2. Use the [
]/[ ] buttons to select the desired item
in the menu, and then press the OK button.
3. To exit from the menu, press the [
Icon
[
Item
Resolution
]
Option
[
] 2816 x 2112
[
] 2048 x 1536
[
]
AF Area
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
[
] 640 x 480
[
] Fine
[
] Normal
[
] Spot
[
] Multi
Interval
Shoot
Date Stamp
[
]
White
Balance
(Only
available in
Manual
mode)
Functional Description
Sets the size of the image that will be captured.
Higher resolution images require more
] 1600 x 1200 memory. If you wish to store more images in a
limited amount of memory, use a lower image
] 1280 x 960 size.
[
Image
Quality
] button.
[
]
[
]
[
] Auto WB
[
] Sunny
[
] Cloudy
[
] Tungsten
[
] Fluorescent
Sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is
captured.
Determines how the focus area is selected.
You can choose center-spot focus mode or 5-point focus
mode.
Captures images according to the settings specified. For
details, see 3.1.12.2 “Using the Interval Shoot” on
page 14.
Prints the current date on the bottom right corner of
images captured. This function must be activated before
the image is captured. For more information on setting
the date and time or the date format, refer to the table of
3.4 “Setup Mode” on page 21.
Sets the white balance when capturing images under specific lighting conditions.
– Auto WB: Automatically adjust the white balance.
– Sunny: Suitable for bright daylight conditions.
– Cloudy: Suitable for cloudy, twilight, or shady
conditions.
– Tungsten: Suitable for subjects lit by tungsten
(incandescent) lighting.
– Fluorescent: Suitable for subjects lit by fluorescent lighting.
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[
]
Item
Metering
(Only
available in
Manual
mode)
Effect
[
[
]
]
ISO
(Only
available in
Manual
mode)
Option
[
] Center
Avg.
[
] Spot
[
] Matrix
[
] Normal
[
] B&W
[
] Sepia
[
] Vivid
[
] ISO Auto
[
] ISO 80
[
] ISO 160
[
] ISO 320
[
] ISO 400
Functional Description
Adjusts the region of the subject or frame on which the
camera measures light.
– Center Avg.: The camera metering is set for the
average brightness of objects in the center region
of the frame.
– Spot: The camera metering is set for the brightness of the object at the center of the frame.
– Matrix: The camera determines the exposure by
metering only the objects in the center spot. Use
this to obtain correct exposure on a small part of
the image.
Applies a tone or color to your pictures to create an artistic effect.
– Normal: Standard RGB color settings suitable for
general photography.
– B & W: Black and white pictures with shades of
grey.
– Sepia: Produces a warm, old-fashioned style of
pictures, in which the colors are more brown and
orange.
– Vivid: Produces sharper and more vibrant colors.
Configures the camera’s sensitivity to light.
– ISO Auto: Automatically sets the ISO value.
– ISO 80: Equivalent to color ISO 80 film. Use for
outdoor photography in bright sunlight.
– ISO 160: Equivalent to color ISO 160 film. Use
for outdoor or brightly lit indoor photography.
– ISO 320: Equivalent to color ISO 320 film.
– ISO 400: Equivalent to color ISO 400 film. Use
for fast-moving subjects.
• Setting the White Balance
The human eye adapts to changes in light so that white objects still appear white even
when the light changes. With a digital camera, however, the color of the subject is influenced by the color of the light surrounding it. This color adjustment is called "white balance adjustment". This setting allows you to set the white balance when capturing
images under specific lighting conditions.
3.1.12.2
Using the Interval Shoot
The camera provides interval image capturing based on the setting. This mode is available in
the self-timer photography. You may specify the interval and counts of images captured.
To adjust Interval Shoot settings:
1. In Snapshot Mode, select Interval Shoot menu.
2. Use the [
]/[ ] buttons to toggle between Interval
and Count, and then press the OK button.
• Interval:
[15 sec.]: The recording interval is 15 seconds.
[1 min.]: The recording interval is 1 minute.
[3 min.]: The recording interval is 3 minutes.
[10 min.]: The recording interval is 10 minutes.
[60 min.]: The recording interval is 60 minutes.
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Count: 2 ~ 99 counts (specifying how many shots can be taken).
]/[
] buttons to adjust the settings, and then press the OK button.
To capture images with Interval Shoot function:
1. In Snapshot Mode, toggle the [
] button to select Interval Shoot mode.
2. Press the shutter button to start. Images will be captured according to the preset Interval
and Count.
3. If you wish to stop, press the shutter button.
3.2
Movie Mode
With the specially designed pause function of the camera, you can pause your recording
session whenever you want to best suit your need. Experience this feature with the following
easy steps.
1. Toggle the [
] button to enter Movie Mode. The video clip recording screen is
displayed.
2. Frame the subject in the LCD screen with the zoom button, if desired.
• Optical zoom should be set before recording.
• Optical zoom cannot be used during recording.
3. Press the shutter button to start recording.
• To stop the recording session, press the shutter button again.
• To pause the recording session, press the OK button. To resume, press the OK button again.
• The flash cannot be used in Movie Mode.
• EV compensation cannot be set or activated in Movie Mode.
• While a video is being recorded to an SD memory card, neither open the battery/SD mem•
ory card cover, nor remove the battery/SD memory card. Doing so might damage the SD
memory card or destroy the data.
The length of the recording depends on the remaining capacity of your memory card or
the camera’s built-in memory. The remaining time is displayed on the upper right corner
of the LCD monitor.
3.2.1 Movie Mode LCD Monitor Information
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Movie Mode
Available recording time
Movie Quality
Zoom status
Battery power level indicator
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3. Use the [
3.2.2 Movie Mode Menu Settings
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3.2.2.1
Movie Mode Menu
1. In Movie Mode, press the [
] button to access the
menu, and then use the [
]/[
] buttons to select
the menu settings you want to change.
2. Use the [
]/[ ] buttons to select the desired item
in the menu, and then press the OK button.
3. To exit from the menu, press the [
Icon
[
Item
]
Movie Quality
White Balance
[
]
Effect
[
]
Timer REC
[
16
]
] button.
Option
[
] TV-SHQ
[
] TV-HQ
[
] TV-S
[
] Web-HQ
[
] Web-S
[
] Auto WB
[
] Sunny
[
] Cloudy
[
] Tungsten
[
] Fluorescent
[
] Normal
[
] B&W
[
] Sepia
[
] Vivid
[
] Set
Functional Description
Sets the quality and size of the video clip that will
be recorded.
– TV-SHQ: 640 x 480 Fine
– TV-HQ: 640 x 480
– TV-S: 320 x 240 Fine
– Web-HQ: 320 x 240
– Web-S: 160 x 128
“SHQ” refers to “super high quality”.
“HQ” refers to “high quality”. “S” refers to
“standard”.
Sets the white balance when recording subjects
under specific lighting conditions.
– Auto WB: Automatically adjust the white
balance.
– Sunny: Suitable for bright daylight conditions.
– Cloudy: Suitable for cloudy, twilight, or
shady conditions.
– Tungsten: Suitable for subjects lit by tungsten (incandescent) lighting.
– Fluorescent: Suitable for subjects lit by fluorescent lighting.
Sets the color of the video clip that will be
recorded.
– Normal: Standard RGB color settings suitable for general recording.
– B & W: Black and white video clips with
shades of grey.
– Sepia: Produces a warm, old-fashioned
style of video clips, in which the colors are
more brown and orange.
– Vivid: Produces sharper and more vibrant
colors.
Allows you to set recording session in advance. For
more information on setting Timer Recording,
refer to 3.2.3 “Timer Recording” on page 17.
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With the special “Timer Recording” feature, you can set recording session in advance, by
following the steps below.
1. In Movie Mode, press the [
] button to access the
menu, and then scroll to [Timer REC].
2. Press [
].
The [Timer recording setting] screen is displayed.
3. Press the [
4.
5.
6.
7.
]/[
] buttons to set each item. Press the
[
]/[ ] buttons to move to the next item.
After you set the Start Time and Duration, press the OK button to confirm.
The [Timer Recording Standby] screen is displayed. You can press the zoom key to adjust
the distance.
• To activate the setting, press the shutter.
• To exit, press the [
] button.
The [Timer Recording] screen is displayed. The camera enters the Standby mode and
shows the information of your session. If you wish to cancel the action, press the shutter.
When the recording session begins, the camera enters the Recording mode. After the
recording session is complete, the camera will power off automatically.
3.3
Playback Mode
In Playback Mode, you can view, magnify, resize, trim, delete
images, play video clips, record a voice memo, or run a slide
show. This mode also provides a thumbnail image display,
allowing you to quickly search for the desired image.
1. Press the [
2. Use the [
•
•
] button to enter Playback Mode.
]/[
] buttons to select the desired images.
To view the previous image, press the [
] button.
To view the next image, press the [ ] button.
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3.2.3 Timer Recording
3.3.1 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Image)
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3.3.2 Viewing Images
3.3.2.1
Magnifying Images
While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a selected portion of an image. This
magnification allows you to view the details of the image. The camera provides 4X
magnification during playback.
1. Set the zoom ratio by adjusting the zoom key.
• To zoom in, adjust the zoom key to the right.
• To zoom out, adjust the zoom key to the left.
• The magnification factor is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
2. To view a different portion of the images, press the
[
]/[
]/[
]/[ ] buttons to adjust the
display area.
You will see a frame with a square box inside. The frame indicates the entire image, while
the square box shows the location of the currently enlarged area.
3. To return to the regular display, adjust the zoom key to the left until the normal image
(1X magnification) appears on the screen. Or, you can press the [
] button to exit
directly.
• If there is no image stored in the internal memory or memory card, a [No File!] message
will appear on the LCD monitor.
• Pressing the [
] button while playing back images changes the LCD display in the
sequence of: OSD Normal → Detailed Info. → Info. Off.
3.3.2.2
Thumbnail Display (Index Playback)
This function allows you to view nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor
simultaneously, so that you can search for the image you need easily.
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1. Adjust the zoom key to the left.
Nine thumbnail images are displayed simultaneously.
2. Use the [
]/[
]/[
]/[ ] buttons to select
the image to be displayed at the regular size, and then
press the OK button to display the selected image in
the full screen mode.
3.3.2.3
Voice Memo
Adding a voice memo is a useful way of adding notes and reminders to images.
1. In Playback Mode, select an image. The [
] icon is displayed on the bottom right
corner of the LCD monitor.
2. Press the OK button to start recording. The time elapsed is displayed on the LCD
monitor. You are allowed to add a voice memo up to 20 seconds for each image.
3. Press the OK button again to stop recording.
4. Press the OK button again to play the voice memo.
5. If you wish to remove the voice memo, press the [
and then press the OK button.
] button, choose [Delete Voice],
3.3.3 Deleting Files
When you are not satisfied with the images, video clips or voice memos, you can choose to
delete them one by one or all at once. Please note that the deleted files cannot be recovered.
1. In Playback Mode, press the [
•
•
•
] button to delete files.
To delete the current unwanted file, choose [Delete One] and press the OK button.
To delete all the files, choose [Delete All] and press the OK button.
To delete an image which contains a voice memo, choose [Delete Voice] and press
the OK button.
To cancel the action, choose [Exit].
•
• Protected files cannot be deleted.
3.3.4 Playback Mode Menu Settings
3.3.4.1
Playback Mode Menu
1. Press the [
] button to enter Playback Mode.
2. Press the [
] button to access the menu, and then use the [
select the menu settings you want to change.
3. Use the [
]/[
OK button.
]/[
] buttons to
] buttons to select the desired item in the menu, and then press the
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Icon
Item
Protect
[
]
Option
[
]
] button.
Functional Description
Sets the files to the read-only status to prevent them from
being erased by mistake.
To protect your files, follow the steps below.
1. Press [
] when the [Protect] menu is displayed.
2. You can choose to protect or unprotect the files as
follows.
– Choose [Protect One] and press the OK button to
protect the current selected file. If you wish to cancel protecting the current file, choose [Unprotect
One] and press the OK button.
– Choose [Protect All] and press the OK button to
protect all the files. If you wish to cancel protecting
all the files, choose [Unprotect All] and press the
OK button.
– To quit the menu, press [Exit].
An
protected.
Printer
[
]
[
]
Trim
[
]
[
]
icon will be displayed if the file is
Allows you to connect the camera directly to a PictBridge
compliant printer, so that images can be printed directly
without being transferred to your computer. For more
information, refer to 4.3 “Printer Mode” on page 26.
Allows you to trim a portion of a captured image.
To trim a captured image, follow the steps below.
1. In Playback Mode, choose Trim and then press
[
].
2. Use the zoom key and [
]/[
]/[
]/[
]
buttons to move to the portion you want.
3. Press the OK button.
A trimmed image will be saved as another
file and has a smaller size.
Slideshow
[
20
]
[
] 1 sec.
[
] 3 sec.
[
] 5 sec.
This function enables you to set the time interval while
playing back your images automatically in sequential order
as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing captured images and for presentations.
Once you select an option, the slideshow will begin immediately. If you wish to stop, just press the OK button.
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Resize
[
]
Option
Functional Description
[
] 2048 x 1536
[
] 1600 x 1200
[
] 1280 x 960
Allows you to change the size of a captured image.
To resize a captured image, follow the steps below.
1. In Playback Mode, choose Resize and then select the
desired option.
2. Press the OK button.
[
] 640 x 480
A resized image will be saved as another file
and has a smaller size.
3.3.5 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Video)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Playback Mode
Current file/Total files
File Name
File Size
Playback navigator
Date/Time
Battery power level indicator
3.3.6 Playing Back Video Clips
In Playback Mode, use the playback navigator
on the bottom right corner of the LCD monitor to control the playback of video clips.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press the OK button to start playing back a video clip.
To pause or resume the video playback, press the OK button.
To stop the video playback, press the [
] button.
To play back the video clip with slow motion, press the [
] button.
To start the fast forward video playback, press the [
] button.
To start the fast reverse video playback, press the [
] button.
• The zoom function cannot be activated while playing back video clips.
3.4
Setup Mode
Whatever mode you are currently using, Setup Mode can always be accessed. Select your
preferences for the camera with this mode.
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Icon
3.4.1 Setup Mode Menu
A
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1. In whichever mode (Snapshot Mode, Movie Mode,
or Playback Mode), press the [
] button
(Step A).
2. Press the [
] button twice to enter Setup Mode
(Step B and Step C).
3. Use the [
]/[
] buttons to select the menu
settings you want to change.
B
4. Use the [
]/[ ] buttons to select the desired
item in the menu, and then press the OK button.
5. To exit from the menu, press the [
twice.
] button
C
Icon
Item
Memory
[
]
[
]
Memory
Option
[
] Format Memory
[
] Copy to Card
[
] Format Card
Functional Description
–
[Format Memory]: This option is displayed
when there is no SD memory card loaded. It
erases all data and reformats the internal
memory. Protected files are also erased.
–
[Copy to Card]: This option is displayed
when there is an SD memory card loaded.
You may copy files from the camera’s internal memory to a loaded SD memory card.
[Format Card]: This option is displayed
when there is an SD memory card loaded. It
erases all the data on the SD memory card
and reformats the card. Protected files are
also erased. An SD memory card cannot be
formatted if it is write-protected.
–
This menu is only available when an
SD memory card has been inserted.
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Item
]
Startup
Image
Option
Functional Description
[
To set a startup image that is displayed every time
you power on the camera, follow the steps below.
]
1. Select [
], and then you will be prompted
to select a startup image. Use the
[
]/[
]/[
]/[
] buttons to select
the image you prefer.
2. If you are not satisfied with the pre-installed
images, you may move to the bottom right
corner of the LCD monitor to customize your
startup image by selecting the images you like.
3. After the selection is done, press the OK button
to confirm, and then press the [
Power Save
[
]
QuickView
[
[
]
]
Digital
Zoom
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
[
]
Volume
[
If the camera is idle for 5 minutes, the
camera will power off automatically.
Allows you to get a quick preview immediately after
an image is captured. The preview shows briefly and
then you may continue to capture the next image.
– On/Off
Allows you to activate or deactivate Digital Zoom
according to your preferences.
– On/Off
Allows you to adjust the volume of the video clips or
voice memos. You may set the volume level with the
]
[
[
[
]
]
System
Sound
LCD
Brightness
] to exit.
If the camera is idle for a certain period of time
while the camera is powered on, it will switch to
power-saving state according to your settings. If the
camera is in power-saving state, re-activate it by
pressing any button.
– Off/30 sec./1 min./3 min.
[
]
[
]
[
] Normal
[
] Bright
]/[
] buttons.
Allows you to toggle system sound effects on or off,
such as the beep when pressing or scrolling.
Allows you to set the brightness of the LCD monitor
to Normal or Bright.
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Icon
Item
Option
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Date/Time
[
Functional Description
Allows you to adjust the camera’s date and time.
]
1. Use the [
]/[
] buttons to select the item
you want to change.
2. Press the OK button and then use the
[
]/[
] buttons to adjust the setting.
Setting the date and time is important
as the information is stored with the images
you take, and is used if you have turned on
Date Stamp. Set the date and time before
using the camera for the first time.
Date Format
[
]
Video Out
[
]
]
[
]
–
[
] Year - Month - Date
[
]
–
[
] Month - Date - Year
–
[
] Date - Month - Year
[
]
[
]
Language
[
]
[
]
Reset
Allows you to select the date format used for the
[Date Stamp] feature.
[
The camera’s TV out port provides video output for
viewing images or video clips on a standard TV
screen. Set the video output mode to either NTSC or
PAL. Refer to your local authorities for information
on whether NTSC or PAL is used in your country/region.
Allows you to set the language that is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
[
] File No. Reset
[
] Default
–
–
[
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]
Firmware
Ver.
[File No. Reset]: The camera automatically
assigns incrementing numbers to the file
names of all images, video clips, and voice
memos that you record. You can choose to
reset the auto numbering to start from 1.
[Default]: Selecting this function returns all
camera settings back to factory preset
values.
Displays the installed firmware version number.
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4.1 Bundled Software
The camera is supplied with the following software. To install the software, refer to the
information supplied with respective CDs.
Ulead Photo
Express
Ulead® Photo Express™ 5.0 SE is a complete photo project software
for digital images. Acquire photos effortlessly from digital cameras
or scanners. Edit and enhance images using easy-to-use editing tools
and cool photographic filters and effects. Assemble creative photo
projects and share results via e-mail and multiple print options.
Ulead Photo
Explorer
Ulead® Photo Explorer™ 8.0 SE Basic provides an efficient way to
transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media. It is an all-inone tool for owners of digital cameras, webcams, DV camcorders,
scanners, or for anyone who strives to effectively handle digital
media.
Ulead VideoStudio
Ulead® VideoStudio™ 8 SE VCD is home video editing software
that makes editing movies as fun as shooting them. Users can make
a movie in three easy steps using the new Movie Wizard mode.
Share finished projects on VCD, tape, the web, and mobile devices.
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4.2 USB Mode
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1. Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to
the camera.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
3. Turn on the camera.
The USB screen is displayed.
4. A “Removable Disk” icon appears in “My Computer.”
Click this icon to access your images or video clips.
• When connecting to a computer, it is necessary to install a
battery.
4.3 Printer Mode
If a printer that supports PictBridge is available, images can be printed without using a
computer by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
Connecting the Camera to a PictBridge compliant Printer
1. In Playback Mode, press the [
] button and scroll to Printer.
2. Select [
] and then you will be prompted to connect a
USB cable to the camera and the PictBridge compliant
printer.
• To establish the connection, connect a USB cable.
• To cancel, press the [
] button.
3. When the connection is established, you will be asked to
select [Print One], [Print All], or [Print Index]. Select the
desired option and then press the OK button.
4. [Setup], [Print], and [Exit] options will be displayed on
the bottom of the LCD monitor.
• If you select [Setup], [Print setup] screen will be displayed. You may set [Copies], [Size], and [Quality], if
desired.
• If you are satisfied with the settings, select [Print] to
proceed.
• If you want to cancel, select [Exit].
• The functions described above may differ due to the
design of the printer you connect to.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the symptoms and solutions listed below before shipping your camera for service. If
the problem persists, contact your local reseller or service center.
Symptom
Cause
The camera cannot be There is no battery or the battery is
powered up.
not inserted correctly.
The battery has no power.
The battery power is
draining quickly.
Solution
Insert the battery correctly.
Recharge the battery.
The external temperature is
extremely low.
—
Many shots are being captured in
dark places, requiring a flash.
—
Fully charge the battery and disThe battery was not fully charged.
The battery has not been used for an charge it for at least one complete
extended period of time after being cycle before use.
charged.
The battery or camera The camera or flash was used conis warm.
tinuously over a long period of time.
The flash does not
fire.
The flash does not
recharge.
The camera flash is turned off.
—
Set the flash to Auto Flash.
The light source is sufficient.
—
Even though the flash The distance to the subject is greater Get closer to the subject and shoot.
fired, the image is
than the flash’s effective range.
dark.
The image is too
bright or too dark.
The exposure is excessive or inadequate.
Reset exposure compensation.
I cannot format a
memory card.
The memory card is write-protected.
Remove the write protection.
I cannot download
images.
End of the memory card life.
Insert a new memory card.
The free space on the hard disk of
your computer is insufficient.
Ensure that the hard disk has enough
space for running Windows and that
the drive for loading image files has
free space equal to or greater than
the memory card in the camera.
There is no power being supplied to Recharge the battery.
the camera.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The camera does not
shoot even when
pressing the shutter
button.
The battery is running low.
Recharge the battery.
The camera is not in Shooting
Mode.
Switch to Shooting Mode.
The shutter button was not pressed
all the way down.
Press the shutter button all the way
down.
The internal memory or memory
card does not have any free space.
Load a new card or delete unwanted
files.
The flash is recharging.
Wait until the flash mode icon, indicated on the screen, stops flashing.
The camera does not recognize the
memory card.
Format the memory card before the
initial use or before using with
another camera.
I cannot print images The camera is connected to the
Please turn on the camera, select
with PictBridge com- printer when the camera is powered [Printer] and then connect to the
pliant printers.
off.
printer.
A “File Full” message Number of files and/or folders may
appears and the cam- have exceeded the system limit.
era cannot shoot.
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Back up existing data, and then
remove some or all of these files and
folders. When you start shooting
later, the system will automatically
create folders.
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Specifications
Image Sensor
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1/2.5-inch CCD
Effective Pixels: 6.1 Mega pixels
LCD Display
2.4" TFT LCD
Lens
Focal Length: f = 5.8 - 17.4 mm (35 mm - 105 mm; 35 mm
Equivalent)
Focusing
TTL Auto Focus
Shutter
Mechanical shutter: Up to 1/2000 sec.
Shooting
Mode
Auto/Manual/Portrait/Landscape/Night/Sport/Backlight
Flash
Modes: Auto/Forced flash/Red-eye reduction/Flash off/Slow Sync
Self-timer
10 sec, 2 sec
F No.: F2.6/F4.8
Range: Macro: 6 cm ( Zoom 4), Normal: 40 cm ~ infinity
Range: 0.5 ~ 2.0m
Exposure
Compensation: ±2 EV (1/3 EV/step)
ISO
Auto/80/160/320/400
White Balance
Auto/Sunny/Cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent
File Format
Still Image: JPEG format (EXIF2.2), DCF
Image Size: 2816 x 2112, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960,
640 x 480 pixels
Movie Clips: AVI (Motion JPEG) format with Continuous
recording.
Movie Size: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 128 pixels (30 fps)
Storage
Built-in memory: 18MB/SD memory card compatible.
Image Play
Single image/AVI play/Thumbnails/Slide show
Interface
Digital output: USB 2.0 high-speed compatible
Audio/Video output (NTSC/PAL)
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (1230mAh)/AC adapter
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
89 x 58.5 x 23.7 mm
Weight
Approx. 135+/-10 g (w/o battery, SD memory card)
System Requirements (For Windows)
* Pentium MMX or higher CPU
* 64 MB RAM
* CD-ROM drive
* Windows XP/Me/2000
* 100 MB free hard disk space
* Available USB port
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Service Information
Technical Support
If you have any problem or question regarding the camera, you can visit the following web
site for further assistance:
http://support.BenQ.com
For free driver updates, product information and news releases, visit the following web site:
http://www.BenQ.com
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