Casio QV-3500EX User`s manual

LCD Digital Camera
QV-3500EX
English
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
To get the most out of your new CASIO Digital Camera, make sure you read this manual carefully and keep it on hand for future
reference.
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your dealer
as soon as possible.
Camera
Soft case
Lens cap/cap holder
The lens cap should be affixed
to the lens of the camera when
you unpack it.
Alkaline batteries
(4 AA-size batteries)
Basic Reference
Neck strap
CD-ROM
Bundled Software
User’s Manual
E-2
Memory card (8 MB
CompactFlash card )
Special video cable
Loaded in the camera when
you purchase it.
Special USB cable
Data transfer cable
INTRODUCTION
Lens ......................................................................... E-21
Contents
E-2
Installing a Conversion Lens or Close-up Lens
Using a Filter
Lens Precautions
INTRODUCTION
Monitor Screen Indicators ....................................... E-25
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Unpacking ................................................................. E-2
Contents .................................................................... E-3
E-25
E-26
E-27
Indicator display ...................................................... E-28
Quick Reference ........................................................ E-7
Getting Ready
Recording an Image
Playback
Deleting Images
E-21
E-23
E-24
E-7
E-8
E-9
E-10
Operation Indicator Lamp ....................................... E-28
Features .................................................................. E-12
Using the Bundled Accessories .............................. E-30
Recording Features
Operation lamp
Flash lamp
Self-timer lamp
E-13
Using the Lens Cap
Attaching the Neck Strap
Adjusting the Length of the Neck Strap
Using the Soft Case
Precautions ............................................................. E-15
General Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
About the camera’s backlight…
E-18
E-15
E-16
E-16
E-17
E-30
E-30
E-31
E-31
Power Requirements ............................................... E-32
Loading Batteries
Battery Handling Precautions
Low Battery Indicator
Using AC Power
Turning the Camera On and Off
Power Save Settings
GETTING ACQUAINTED
General Guide ......................................................... E-18
Front
Back
Side
Bottom
E-28
E-29
E-29
E-18
E-19
E-20
E-20
E-32
E-35
E-35
E-36
E-37
E-37
Memory Cards ......................................................... E-39
Inserting a Memory Card into the Camera
Removing a Memory Card from the Camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
IBM Microdrive Precautions
E-3
E-39
E-40
E-41
E-42
E-42
INTRODUCTION
Menu Screens ......................................................... E-44
Specifying Image Size and Quality ......................... E-64
Setting the Current Date and Time ......................... E-45
Using the Self-timer ................................................ E-65
Setting the Date and Time
Selecting the Date Format
Time Stamp
E-45
E-46
E-47
Exposure Compensation ......................................... E-66
E-68
E-48
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Using the Continuous Shutter Mode ....................... E-68
Recording a Simple Snapshot ................................ E-48
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
About Auto Focus
Recording Precautions
Image Recording when the Battery is Low
E-50
E-50
E-50
E-51
Shooting Portraits .................................................... E-69
Camera Orientation Detection ................................ E-51
Previewing the Last Image Recorded ..................... E-52
Instant Setup Using the Best Shot Mode ............... E-71
Deleting the an Image in the REC Mode
Shooting Landscapes ............................................. E-69
Shooting Night Scenes ........................................... E-70
Specifying the Location of Best Shot Mode Scene
Images
Registering Your Own Scene Setups
Importing a Scene from the Best Shot Library
on the CD-ROM
E-53
Using the Viewfinder for Recording ........................ E-53
Using Zoom ............................................................. E-54
Using Optical Zoom
Using Digital Zoom
E-54
E-55
To record a movie using the normal mode
To record a movie using the past mode
E-57
E-57
E-58
E-77
E-77
Shooting Panoramas ............................................... E-78
Specifying the Exposure Mode ............................... E-79
Selecting the Focus Mode ...................................... E-59
Using the Auto Focus Mode
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
Using the Manual Focus Mode
Using Focus Lock
Specifying the Focus Frame Location
E-74
Recording a Movie .................................................. E-76
Using the Flash ....................................................... E-56
Flash Status Indicators
Adjusting the Flash Intensity
Precautions when Using Flash
E-73
E-73
Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Speed Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Quick Exposure Mode Selection
E-59
E-60
E-61
E-61
E-62
E-63
E-79
E-80
E-81
E-83
E-84
Selecting the Metering Mode .................................. E-85
Quick Metering Mode Selection
E-4
E-86
INTRODUCTION
Setting the Sensitivity Level .................................... E-86
Displaying the 9-image View ................................. E-104
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
Using the Filter Function ......................................... E-87
Selecting White Balance ......................................... E-88
Adjusting White Balance Manually
Quick White Balance Selection
E-105
Displaying the Histogram ...................................... E-106
E-88
E-89
Using the Slide Show Feature .............................. E-107
Resizing an Image ................................................ E-108
Enhancing Certain Colors ....................................... E-90
Cropping an Image ................................................ E-109
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off ................. E-91
Specifying Outline Sharpness ................................ E-92
E-110 DELETING IMAGES
Specifying Color Saturation .................................... E-92
Specifying Contrast ................................................. E-93
Deleting the Displayed Image ............................... E-110
Saving Uncompressed Images (TIFF Mode) ......... E-93
Deleting Selected Images ..................................... E-111
Specifying Power On Default Settings .................... E-94
Deleting All Images in Selected Folders ............... E-112
Resetting the Camera
E-95
Deleting All Unprotected Images .......................... E-113
Using the Camera’s Shortcut Features .................. E-96
Changing REC mode FUNCTION Menu Settings
Using the Shortcut Buttons
E-96
To assign REC mode FUNCTION menu items
to shortcut buttons
E-97
Directly Accessing the REC mode FUNCTION Menu E-99
E-114 MANAGING IMAGES
Folders and Files ................................................... E-114
Folders
Files
E-114
E-115
Selecting a Folder for Playback ............................ E-116
E-100 PLAYBACK
Protecting Images Against Deletion ..................... E-116
Playing a Panorama .............................................. E-102
Protecting Selected Images
E-116
Protecting and Unprotecting All Images in Selected
Folders
E-117
Protecting and Unprotecting All Images
E-118
Enlarging the Playback Image .............................. E-103
DPOF ..................................................................... E-119
Basic Playback Operation ..................................... E-100
Playing a Movie ..................................................... E-101
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INTRODUCTION
Making DPOF Settings for Particular Images
Making DPOF Settings for Particular Folders
Making DPOF Settings of All Images
on the Memory Card
E-119
E-120
Viewing Card Browser File Contents
Saving Card Browser Files
E-121
E-140 REFERENCE
E-122 OTHER SETTINGS
Camera Menus ...................................................... E-140
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Display Language ........................... E-122
Turning the Confirmination Beep On and Off ....... E-122
Settings in Each Mode
Recording Mode + Exposure Mode Combinations
Messages
E-125
Connecting to a Computer .................................... E-126
E-127
E-128
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Image Data ..... E-129
E-130
E-130
E-131
E-132
E-133
Using the HTML Card Browser ............................. E-134
Specifying the Card Browser Type
E-147
Specifications ........................................................ E-149
Connecting the Wired Remote Controller
to the Camera ....................................................... E-126
Memory Card Data
DCF Protocol
Memory Card File Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Precautions when Using a Memory Card
on a Computer
E-142
E-143
Troubleshooting ..................................................... E-144
Connecting to a Television .................................... E-124
USB Port Connection (Windows, Macintosh)
Using a Serial Port Connection
E-140
E-141
Mode Settings ....................................................... E-142
E-123 CONNECTING TO EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT
Selecting the Video Output Signal Mode
E-136
E-139
E-134
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INTRODUCTION
Quick Reference
Getting Ready
1
Load batteries.
1
2
Insert the memory card.
(page E-32)
2
3
1
2
(page E-39)
3
3
Set the current time and date.
(page E-45)
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INTRODUCTION
Recording an Image (page E-48)
4
3
After confirming that the Auto
Focus operation is complete (the
operation lamp lights green),
press the shutter release button
all the way down to record the image.
Point the camera at the subject, compose the image on
the monitor screen, and press
the shutter release button half
way to focus the image.
RE
RE /
SIZ
E
MEN
/M
F
C
OF
F
PL
AY
BE
ST
SH
OT
U
1
Remove the lens
cap from the lens.
T
SET
Use the Diopter Dial to
adjust the view through
the viewfinder to suit
your particular eyesight.
(page E-54)
/ DIS
SHIF
T
W
P
PREVIE
W
2
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with REC.
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INTRODUCTION
Playback (page E-100)
2
1
Use [ ] (forward) and [ ]
(back) to scroll through
stored images on the
monitor screen.
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with PLAY.
RE
C
RE /
SIZ
E
/M
OF
F
F
PL
AY
BE
ST
SH
OT
MEN
U
T
SHIF
T
SET
/ DIS
P
PREVIE
W
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INTRODUCTION
Deleting Images (page E-110)
2
1
Use [ ] (forward) and [ ] (back) to
scroll through stored images and
display the one you want to delete.
Align the
POWER/Function
Switch with PLAY.
RE
RE /
SIZ
E
MEN
5
Press [ 왔 ] to
select “Yes”
and then press
SET/DISP
button.
/M
F
U
/ DIS
OF
F
PL
AY
BE
ST
SH
OT
T
SET
C
SHIF
T
W
P
3
Press
.
4
Double check to make
sure that you really
want to delete the
image you selected.
PREVIE
W
• You can exit the image delete
operation by pressing MENU.
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INTRODUCTION
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this
manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any loss or claims by third parties which may arise
through the use of the QV-3500EX.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility
for any damage or loss caused by deletion of data as a
result of malfunction, repairs, or battery replacement. Be
sure to back up all important data on other media to protect
against its loss.
• Windows and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer,
Inc.
• CompactFlashTM and
logo are registered trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation.
• The USB driver uses software by Phoenix Technologies
Ltd.,
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• IBM is a registered trademark of International Business
Machines Corporation.
• Other company, product and service names used herein
may also be trademarks or service marks of others.
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INTRODUCTION
• HTML File Card Browser
Images are displayed on your computer screen in a convenient format.
You can view a gallery of image thumbnails on your computer screen.
Features
• High-resolution 3.34-megapixel CCD
• 1.8-inch low-glare color LCD (HAST)
• 12X zoom: 3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• Memory card image storage
Supports CompactFlash cards (CF TYPE I/II) and the IBM
microdrive.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by professional print services.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility with printers
and other digital cameras.
• Image management and manipulation software
The QV-3500EX comes bundled with a CD-ROM that’s
packed with useful software. Photo Loader automates uploading of images to your computer, and Panorama Editor
lets you stitch images together into panorama scenes.
Other bundled applications include Internet Explorer (Web
browser), Outlook Express (e-mail software), and
QuickTime (movie viewer). You also get a copy of the
Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file reader for reading the user
documentation on the CD-ROM.
• VIDEO OUT terminal
Connect to your TV for big-screen viewing of images.
• USB compatibility
Connect to your computer for quick and easy image exchange.
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INTRODUCTION
Recording Features
Portrait Mode
Best Shot Mode
page E-69
Landscape Mode
page E-71
Movie Mode
page E-69
Night Scene Mode
page E-76
Panorama Mode
page E-70
page E-78
E-13
INTRODUCTION
Histogram
page E-106
Four exposure modes
Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter speed priority
AE, manual exposure
pages E-79 to E-84
Three metering modes
Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot
pages E-85 to E-86
Four focus modes
Auto focus, macro, infinity, manual
pages E-59 to E-62
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INTRODUCTION
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
service provider. Using the camera under these conditions
creates the danger of fire and electrical shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming out
of the camera, immediately turn power off and unplug the
AC adaptor from the power outlet. Using the camera under
these conditions creates the danger of fire and electrical
shock. After making sure there is no more smoke coming
from the camera, take it to your nearest CASIO service provider for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from the power
outlet and clean the area around the prongs of the plug.
Dust build up around the prongs can create the danger of
fire.
• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor from the
power outlet, and contact your nearest CASIO service provider.
• Never use the camera inside of an air craft or in any other
areas where its use is prohibited. Doing so can result in an
accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the image data stored in its memory to be deleted.
Be sure to always keep backup copies of data by transferring them to personal computer memory.
Precautions
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the QV-3500EX.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the camera” refer to the CASIO QV-3500EX Digital Camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so creates the danger of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electrical shock when exposed. Always leave maintenance and repair work up to authorized CASIO service
providers.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a
motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s vision and create the danger of accident.
• Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage if
it is fired too close to the eyes, especially with young children. When using the flash, the camera should be at least
one meter from the eyes of the subject.
• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the danger of fire and
electrical shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
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INTRODUCTION
• Never open the battery compartment cover, disconnect the
AC adaptor from the camera or unplug it from the wall
socket while recording images. Doing so will not only make
storage of the current image impossible, it can also corrupt
other image data already stored in camera memory.
Condensation
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature, condensation can form on the exterior of the camera or on internal
components. Condensation can cause malfunction of the
camera, so you should avoid exposing it to conditions that
might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera into
a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is much
warmer or colder than your current location. Leave it in the
plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a chance to
reach the same temperature as the new location. If condensation does form, remove the batteries from the camera and leave the battery compartment cover open for a
few hours.
Operating conditions
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C.
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject to
temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
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INTRODUCTION
About the camera’s backlight…
• The camera is equipped with a fluorescent light source to
provide the back lighting for its LCD.
• The normal service life of the backlight is approximately six
years, when the camera is used for about two hours a day.
• Should the LCD image appear abnormally dark, take the
camera to your dealer or an authorized CASIO service provider to have the light source replaced. Note that you will
be charged for this replacement.
• Under very cold conditions, the backlight may require more
time than normal to light, or reddish bands may appear in
the displayed image. These conditions do not indicate malfunction, and normal operation should return at higher temperatures.
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GETTING
ACQUAINTED
GETTING ACQUAINTED
This section contains important information you should know when trying to operate the camera.
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
Front
Indicator display
Self-timer lamp
(page E-28)
(page E-29)
Viewfinder
POWER/Function
switch (page E-37, 48)
(page E-53)
Shutter release
button
Flash
(page E-56)
(page E-48)
Terminal panel cover
(page E-20)
Exposure sensor
Lens
(page E-58)
(page E-21)
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
Back
(Flash/Folder) button
(pages E-56, 116)
/ /MF RESIZE (Focus/Resize)
button (pages E-59, 108)
BEST SHOT button
Flash lamp
(page E-71)
(page E-29)
RE
C
RE /
SIZ
E
Operation lamp
/M
F
OF
F
PL
AY
BE
(page E-28)
MEN
U
ST
SH
OT
(pages E-65, 110)
T
MENU button
(page E-44)
SET
/ DIS
P
[왘] [왗] [왖] [왔]
SHIF
T
W
Zoom slider
(Enlarge/Nine Images)
(page E-54, 103, 104)
PREVIE
W
SET/DISP button
(page E-27, 44)
(Self-Timer/Delete)
button
Monitor screen
PREVIEW button
(page E-25)
(pages E-52)
E-19
SHIFT button
(pages E-26, 96)
GETTING ACQUAINTED
Side
Bottom
Diopter dial
(page E-54)
DIGITAL terminal
Tripod screw hole
(page E-123)
Battery compartment
lock (page E-32)
USB port
(page E-123)
LOCK
OPEN
DC IN 6V terminal
(page E-36)
Battery compartment cover
(page E-32)
VIDEO OUT terminal
(page E-123)
Open Terminal Panel Cover
Memory card
slot cover
(page E-39)
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
• Canon Inc. Tele-Converter TC-DC58
Lens
Focal Distance: Digital camera focal distance x 1.5
Threads are provided in the camera’s lens to allow connection of an optionally available Conversion Lens Adaptor (LU35A). After installing the adapter, you can use one of the recommended converter lenses, the recommended close-up
lens, or an optionally available filter.
Tele-Converter
(TC-DC58)
Conversion Lens
Adaptor
(LU-35A)
Installing a Conversion Lens or Close-up Lens
Installing a converter lens lengthens the focal distance for
improved telephoto capabilities or shortens the focal distance for wider angle shots. Installing the close-up lens provides macro imaging.
IMPORTANT!
• Canon Inc. Wide Converter WC-DC58
• The Canon Inc. converter and close-up lenses listed
following are recommended for use with this camera.
• These lenses may not be available in some geographic areas.
Focal Distance: Digital camera focal distance x 0.8
Wide Converter
(WC-DC58)
Conversion Lens
Adaptor
(LU-35A)
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
• Canon Inc. 58mm Close-up Lens 250D
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to use the Conversion Lens Adaptor (LU-35A)
whenever you install a conversion lens or 58mm
close-up lens. If you don’t, the lens will come into contact with the conversion lens or 58mm close-up lens
when it extends from the camera, resulting in malfunction.
• Be sure to use the monitor screen to compose images
while conversion lens or close-up lens is installed on
the camera. Do not use the viewfinder, because its
image is not changed by the lens you are using.
• Flash is disabled while a conversion lens or 58mm
close-up lens is being used.
• Setting the camera to wide-angle while the tele-converter lens is installed causes shadows around the
periphery of the image due to light being block by the
frame of the attached lens. Because of this, you
should always set the camera to telephoto whenever
you are using the tele-converter lens.
• The effects of camera movement are always magnified while the tele-converter lens is being used.
Whenever you are using a conversion lens, install the
cushion that comes with it and mount the camera on a
tripod so it is secure.
• Due to certain characteristics of the wide converter
lens, you may notice some slight distortion in images
you record with it.
• You should keep the zoom setting at its W limit whenever you are using the wide converter lens.
Focal Distance: In the Macro Mode, 5 cm to 14 cm from the surface of the close up lens to the subject (when
zoom is set to maximum wide angle); 7 cm to
14 cm in other modes
Close-up Lens
(250D)
Conversion Lens
Adaptor
(LU-35A)
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
• When using the close-up lens, make sure to set the
focus mode to
(Macro Mode) (page E-59). Proper
focus of a close-up image is not possible with any
other focus mode.
Using a Filter
This camera supports use of commercially available 58mm
filters.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to use the Conversion Lens Adaptor (LU-35A)
whenever you install a filter. If you don’t, the lens will
come into contact with the filter when it extends from
the camera, resulting in malfunction.
• The designs of some filters can cause shadows
around the periphery of the image.
• Auto focus and flash may not produce desired results
while a filter is on the lens.
• Filters do not produce exactly the same results as
those obtained with a film-based camera.
• Do not use multiple filters in combination.
• Use of the flash while a commercially available lens
hood is installed may not produce desired results.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
Lens Precautions
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the lens with
your fingers. You can remove dust particles from the lens
surface by using a lens blower to blow them off. Next, wipe
the surface of the lens with a soft lens cloth.
• The lens of this camera extends from its body when you
turn on power and retracts when you turn off power. Take
care not to subject the lens to undue force or impact, and
never set the camera face down so the lens is in contact
with a tabletop, etc. Be sure to remove the lens cap before
turning on the camera.
• If you align the POWER/Function switch with REC while
the lens cap is on the lens, the message “LENS CAP!” appears on the display and camera power turns off automatically. If this happens, remove the lens cap and try again.
• Never remove the camera’s batteries or unplug its AC
adaptor while the lens is extended. Doing so leaves the
lens extended, and creates the risk of lens damage.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
Monitor Screen Indicators
The following describes the different indicators and markings that appear on the camera’s monitor screen.
REC mode
Focus Mode indicator
None
Auto Focus
Self-timer
10 SEC, 2 SEC
Recording Mode indicator
Macro
Infinity
Zoom factor
Manual Focus
Memory capacity
(Remaining number
of storable images)
Flash Mode indicator
None
Auto
Flash Off
Spot metering
indicator
MOVIE (PAST)
PANORAMA
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
• Flash indicator indicates
that the flash will fire
(when auto flash is
selected).
NORMAL
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
NIGHT SCENE
BEST SHOT
MOVIE
Image size
2048 x 1536 pixels
1024 x 768 pixels
Camera shake
indicator
Quality
Aperture value
Shutter speed value
• An out of range
aperture or shutter
speed causes the
corresponding monitor
screen value to turn
yellow.
FINE, NORMAL, ECONOMY, TIFF
Image information
Battery capacity
Auto Focus frame
EV value
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
Movie Recording: recording time (seconds)
Panorama: number of images (P1 to P10)
)
Continuous Mode: mode indicator (
Date and time
No memory card loaded
warning
This information appears for one or
two seconds, and then disappears.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
■ Screen when SHIFT is held down
PLAY mode
SHIFT
Folder name
PREVIEW
Image protection indicator
Metering Mode indicator
SHIFT button
File number
Image size
(multi)
(center)
(spot)
Quality
Battery
capacity
White balance
(Auto)
(Daylight)
(Shade)
Exposure Mode indicator
(Tungsten)
(program AE)
(Fluorescent)
(aperture priority AE)
(Manual)
(shutter speed priority AE)
(manual)
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Date and time
GETTING ACQUAINTED
■ Screen when SET/DISP is pressed
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Each press of the SET/DISP button changes the contents of
the monitor screen as shown below.
SET/DISP
REC mode
SET/DISP button
White balance
Flash Mode indicator
Display indicators on (page E-25)
SET/DISP
SET/DISP
Display indicators off
SET/DISP
Monitor screen off
Aperture
value
Folder name
File number
PLAY mode
Display indicators on (page E-26)
Metering Mode
indicator
Shutter
speed
value
SET/DISP
Exposure Mode
indicator
SET/DISP
PLAY Mode details on (page E-27)
SET/DISP
Histogram display on (page E-106)
SET/DISP
Display indicators off
Recording Mode
indicator
IMPORTANT!
• The above indicators may not appear when viewing
images recorded using a different digital camera
model.
IMPORTANT!
• The histogram does not appear for movie images
(page E-101).
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Indicator display
Operation Indicator Lamp
The indicator display located on the top of the camera also
shows various camera status indicators during image recording. The indicator display comes in handy especially
when the monitor screen is turned off.
Operation lamp
The Operation lamp shows the
operational status of the camera
as described below.
MENU
Operation lamp
REC mode
Manual mode indicator
Battery capacity
Infinity indicator
Macro mode indicator
Flash off indicator
Self-timer time settings
Flash on indicator
number
Red eye reduction indicator
Lamp
Color
Flashing
Green
One of the following operations is in progress: start
up, save (multiple), movie recording (PAST)
standby
• The camera is ready to record when the lamp is off.
Partial Shutter Release Button
Remaining number of
images/Image number
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Lamp
Color
On
Flashing
Green
Auto focus operation
complete.
Auto focus operation
failed.
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Flash lamp
Flash lamp
Self-timer lamp
The Flash lamp also lights and
flashes during a record operation
as described below.
The Self-timer lamp flashes when the self-timer is performing a timer operation prior to releasing the shutter.
MENU
Self-timer lamp
REC mode
Lamp Color
Flashing
Amber
Flash is charging.
Partial Shutter Release Button
Lamp Color
On
Amber
Ready to fire.
• When the Operation lamp and Flash lamp are both flashing, an error message appears on the monitor screen, regardless of whether the monitor screen is turned on or off.
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Attaching the Neck Strap
Using the Bundled Accessories
Attach the strap as shown in the illustration below.
Using the Lens Cap
Always keep the lens cap on the lens whenever you are not
using the camera.
Large loop
Small loop
Neck Strap ring
Triangular ring
Triangular ring
Lens cap holder
Attach the lens cap holder to the ring. This protects against
accidental loss of the lens cap.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to turn off camera power and let the lens retract into the camera before attaching the lens cap.
• Never turn on camera power with the lens cap affixed
to the lens.
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Adjusting the Length of the Neck Strap
Using the Soft Case
Use the buckle to adjust the length of the neck strap.
Keep the camera in its soft case to protect it when not in use.
Monitor screen
facing down.
Buckle
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the neck strap around your neck when
using the camera to protect against accidentally dropping it.
• The supplied neck strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other application.
• Never swing the camera around by the neck strap.
• Allowing the camera to swing freely from your neck
can result in damage to the camera due to its bumping
against other objects. It also creates the danger of the
camera becoming caught in a door or on other objects, resulting in personal injury.
• Keep the camera out of the reach of small children,
especially when the neck strap is attached. The neck
strap can accidentally wind around the neck of a child
and create the risk of strangulation.
NOTE
• You can leave the soft case
hanging from the neck strap
when using the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• Never put any other object besides the camera into the soft
case.
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2. Pressing down on the battery compartment
Power Requirements
cover, slide it towards the side of the camera to
release it, and then swing the cover up to open
2).
it (2
Your camera features a two-way power supply that lets you
use either AA-size batteries or household AC current.
A set of AA-size alkaline batteries is supplied with the camera. The other items listed below are available separately.
3. Load the batteries so
■ Batteries
• Four AA-size alkaline batteries: LR6
• Four AA-size lithium batteries: FR6
• Four AA-size nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries:
NP-H3
their plus (+) and minus
(–) ends are facing as
shown in the illustration.
4. Swing the battery compartment cover closed
and then slide it towards
the center of the camera
1).
to secure it in place (1
■ Household Current
• AC Adaptor: AD-C620
• AC Adaptor/Charger: BC-3HA
Loading Batteries
5. Slide the battery com-
camera, slide the battery
compartment cover lock
towards the back of the
1) to unlock the
camera (1
cover.
2
2
partment cover lock towards the front of the
camera to lock the cover
2).
(2
Make sure that camera power is turned off whenever loading
or replacing batteries.
1. On the bottom of the
1
1
IMPORTANT!
• Never use manganese batteries. Use only the battery
types specifically mentioned in this User’s Guide.
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● Battery Life Guidelines
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time at standard temperature (25°C) until power
automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that batteries will provide the amount of service
indicated. Low temperatures and continued use reduce battery life.
Type of
Operation
Recording one image per minute under the above conditions
reduces battery life to about one sixth of that noted above.
Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
● Tips for Prolonging Battery Life
• Use the
button to turn off the flash when you are not
using it.
• You can also use the power save settings (page E-37) to
protect against wasting battery power when you forget to
turn off the camera.
AA-size Alkaline AA-size Lithium AA-size Ni-MH
Batteries LR6
Batteries FR6
Batteries NP-H3
Continuous
Playback
145 minutes
270 minutes
170 minutes
Continuous
Recording
35 minutes
(210 shots)
150 minutes
(900 shots)
110 minutes
(660 shots)
● Alkaline Battery Life
The actual life of alkaline batteries is affected by a variety of
factors, including the battery manufacturer, the amount of
time the batteries spend in storage before you use them,
temperature while you are recording, and photographic conditions. As a rule, we recommend the use of lithium batteries
or Ni-MH batteries, which have longer lives than alkaline batteries.
• The above figures are approximations only.
• The above guidelines are based on the following battery
types:
Alkaline: MX1500 (AA) DURACELL ULTRA
Lithium: Energizer
* Battery life varies with brand.
• Figures are based on continuous recording under the following conditions.
Flash turned off
One zoom slider switching between T (Telephoto) and W
(Wide-angle)
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● About rechargeable batteries
Use only the nickel-metal hydride batteries (NP-H3) that are
available from your dealer as options for this camera. Proper
camera operation is not guaranteed when other rechargeable batteries are used.
AC Adaptor/Charger : BC-3HA
Nickel-metal hydride batteries (4-battery set)/Quick
Charger Set : BC-1HB4
Nickel-metal hydride batteries (4-battery set) : NP-H3P4
The following examples show how alkaline battery life
changes under different shooting conditions.
Example 1: Intermittent use of the camera shortens battery
life.
Conditions
• Temperature: 25°C
• Repeat of a cycle of recording of one shot per minute
for 10 minutes, followed by one minute of playback,
and a nine minutes of power off (power on, full lens
extention, half lens contraction, full lens extension,
image recording, power off)
• Flash on
Approximate Battery Life: 35 minutes (32 shots)
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep all four batteries together as a set at
all times, for both charging and powering the camera.
Mixing batteries from different sets can shorten overall
battery life and cause malfunction of the camera.
• Rechargeable batteries cannot be charged while they
are loaded in the camera.
Example 2: Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Conditions
• Temperature: 0°C
• Repeat of a cycle of recording of one shot per minute
for 10 minutes, followed by one minute of playback,
and a nine minutes of power off (power on, full lens
extention, half lens contraction, full lens extension,
image recording, power off)
• Flash on
Approximate Battery Life: 8 minutes (8 shots)
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• Dead batteries are susceptible to leakage, which can
cause serious damage to your camera. Remove batteries
from the camera as soon as you notice they are dead.
• The batteries that power the camera normally become
warm as they discharge.
Battery Handling Precautions
Incorrect use or handling of batteries can cause them to leak
or burst and create the danger of serious damage to your
camera. Be sure to note the following important precautions
to avoid problems with batteries.
CAUTION
• Use only LR6 (AM-3) type alkaline or FR6 type
lithium or Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride) dry cell
batteries with this camera. Never mix old batteries with new ones. Doing so can result in
bursting or leaking of batteries, creating the
danger of fire or personal injury.
• Always make sure that the plus (+) and minus
(–) ends of the batteries are facing correctly, as
noted by the markings on the camera itself.
Improper loading of batteries can result in
bursting or leaking of batteries, creating the
danger of personal injury or soiling of objects
nearby.
Low Battery Indicator
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen and the indicator display changes as battery power is used. Replace all four batteries as soon as possible after they go dead. If you continue to use the camera
while the battery level is
or
, camera power will automatically turn off.
Battery
Capacity
Monitor
Screen
Indicator
Display
• Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan to use
it for more than two weeks.
• Never recharge batteries, never allow direct connection
between two ends of a battery, and never try to take batteries apart.
• Do not expose batteries to direct heat or dispose of them
by burning. Doing so can create the danger of explosion.
• Never mix batteries of different types.
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Low
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Using AC Power
AC Adaptor precautions
Use the adaptor as shown below to power the camera from a
household power outlet.
• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage is
outside the rating marked on the AC adaptor.
Doing so can create the danger of fire or electrical shock. Use only the optional AC adaptor
specified for this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor power cord to become cut or damaged, do not place heavy objects on it, and keep it away from heat. A damaged power cord creates the risk of fire and
electrical shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor power cord,
or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and electrical shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electrical
shock.
• Do not overload extension cords or wall outlets. Doing so creates the danger of fire and
electrical shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a
replacement from an authorized CASIO service provider. A damaged AC adaptor cord
creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
AC Adaptor
DC IN 6V
(AC power terminal)
CAUTION
• AC Adaptor: AD-C620 (Option)
• AC Adaptor/Charger: BC-3HA (Option)
The BC-3HA functions both as an AC adaptor and as a
charger unit for AA-size nickel metal hydride batteries. It
comes complete with four rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries. This AC adaptor/charger unit can be used
with any household power outlet rated for 100V to 240V
AC.
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• Be sure to turn off power before connecting or disconnecting the adaptor.
• Always turn camera power off before disconnecting the AC
adaptor, even if the camera has batteries installed. If you
don’t, the camera will turn off automatically when you disconnect the AC adaptor. You also run the risk of damaging
the camera whenever you disconnect the AC adaptor without first turning power off.
• The AC adaptor may become warm to the touch after extended periods of use. This is normal and is not cause for
alarm.
• After using the camera, turn it off and unplug the adaptor
from the AC outlet.
• The camera automatically switches over to AC adaptor
powered operation whenever the AC adaptor is plugged
into the camera.
• Always use the AC adaptor to power the camera whenever
it is connected to a computer.
Turning the Camera On and Off
Rotate the POWER/Function Switch to turn camera power
on and off.
REC
OFF
PLAY
REC : Turns on power and enters the REC mode.
PLAY : Turns on power and enters the PLAY mode.
OFF : Turns off power.
IMPORTANT!
• Never turn on power while the lens cap is attached to
the lens or while the lens is facing downwards.
• To restore camera power after it has been turned off
by auto power off, rotate the POWER/Function switch
to OFF and then back to REC or PLAY.
Power Save Settings
The settings described below let you specify sleep and auto
power off trigger times that help to conserve valuable battery
power.
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5. On the screen that appears, use [왔] and [왖] to
AUTO POWER OFF
Auto Power Off turns off camera power if no operation is
performed for five minutes in the PLAY mode. In the REC
mode, you can specify an Auto Power Off trigger time of
two or five minutes.
make the setting you want, and then press
SET/DISP.
Auto power off settings: “2 min” “5 min”
Sleep settings: “Off” “30 sec” “1 min” “2 min”
SLEEP
The monitor screen enters a sleep state if no operation is
performed for a specified amount of time in the REC mode.
Pressing any button immediately wakes up the monitor and
restores normal operation. You can specify 30 seconds, 1
minute, or 2 minutes before the sleep state is triggered, or
you can turn off this setting entirely.
• In the PLAY mode, the Auto Power Off trigger time is
fixed at five minutes.
• Sleep is disabled in the PLAY mode.
• Performing any button operation while the monitor is
asleep immediately wakes it up and restores normal
operation.
To power save settings
• The Auto Power Off setting is given priority if you have
“2 min” set for both Sleep and Auto Power Off. This
means that the camera turns off if you do not perform
any operation for about two minutes in the REC mode.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MENU.
• Auto Power Off is automatically disabled under any
one of the following conditions.
3. Use [왘],[왗],[왔] and [왖] to select “FUNCTION”,
— While a slideshow is playing
and then press SET/DISP.
— When you are performing operations on a computer, printer, or other external device connected
to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal or USB port.
4. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the item whose settings you want to change, and then press SET/
DISP.
— While the AC adaptor is connected to the camera
• To make auto power off settings, select “Auto Power Off”.
• To make sleep settings, select: “Sleep”.
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2. With the side of the
Memory Cards
Eject button
memory card marked
with an arrow facing
the same direction as
the camera’s monitor
screen, slide it into the
slot and push it in as
far as it will go.
This camera supports use of a CompactFlash memory card
(CF TYPE I/II) or IBM microdrive for image storage. Note
that all mentions of “memory” card in this manual refer both
to a CompactFlash memory card and IBM microdrive, unless
specifically noted otherwise.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure that the power of the camera is turned off
before you insert or remove a memory card.
• When inserting a memory card into the camera, make
sure that the card is oriented correctly. Make sure that
the correct side of the card is facing up, and that you
insert the correct end of the card into the camera.
• If the eject button is
extended, press it in
before sliding the
memory card into the
slot.
Inserting a Memory Card into the Camera
3. Close the memory card
slot cover.
1. Open the memory card
slot cover.
Memory card slot cover
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Side marked with
arrow should face
the same direction
as the monitor
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5. Close the memory card
Removing a Memory Card from the Camera
slot cover.
1. Open the memory card
slot cover.
IMPORTANT!
• Insert only memory cards into the memory card slot.
Inserting any other type of card can cause malfunction.
• Should water or any other foreign matter get into the
memory card slot, immediately turn off power, unplug
the AC adaptor, and contact your original retailer or
nearest CASIO Service Provider.
• Never eject the memory card while the card slot is facing downwards. Doing so creates the danger of the
memory card falling, which can corrupt data or damage the memory card.
• Never remove the memory card from the camera
while the operation lamp or card access lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause loss of recorded images or
corruption of memory card data.
2. Press the eject button
so it extends from the
camera.
Eject button
3. Press the eject button
once again to eject the
card.
4. Remove the memory
card.
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Formatting a Memory Card
• Use [왔] and [왖] to select each menu item, and press
SET/DISP to advance to the next menu.
You can format a memory card to delete all of the data
stored on it.
3. In response to the confirmation message that
appears, use [왔] and [왖] to select “Yes” to format or “No” to exit, and then press SET/DISP.
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card deletes all images on the
card, even if some or all of the images are protected
(page E-116).
• Formatting a memory card deletes all Best Shot Mode
scene sample images stored on it. After deleting the
card, you have to import the scenes you want to the
memory card (page E-74).
• Data deleted by a memory card format operation cannot be recovered! Be sure to carefully check and confirm that you no longer need the data stored in a
memory card before formatting it.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC
or PLAY.
2. Select “Format” using one of the following two
key operations, and then press SET/DISP.
If you are here
REC mode
PLAY mode
Select this on the menu screen
“FUNCTION”
“SET UP”
“SET UP”
“Format”
“Format”
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• Formatting is recommended for any memory card that you
suspect contains corrupted image data (due to a RECORD
ERROR, strange image colors, malformed images) or for
newly purchased memory cards.
Memory Card Precautions
• Images cannot be recorded with this camera unless a
memory card is installed in it.
• Be sure to use only CASIO brand CompactFlash cards.
Proper operation with other memory cards is not guaranteed.
• Before starting a format operation, load a full set of new
batteries (alkaline or lithium) into the camera or connect
the AC adaptor to power the camera. Interruption of camera power during the format operation results in improper
formatting, making it impossible to use the memory card.
• Static electricity, electrical noise, and other electrical phenomena can cause corruption or even total loss of the data
stored on a memory card. Because of this, you should always make backup copies of important images on other
media (magnetic optical disk, floppy diskette, computer
hard disk, etc.).
IBM Microdrive Precautions
Compatibility of the camera with the IBM microdrive has
been confirmed by CASIO. However, you should note the
following important points whenever using the IBM
microdrive.
• Memory card problems can be corrected by reformatting
the memory card. Reformatting a memory card deletes all
images stored on the card, but you can use a computer to
copy the images you want to keep to the computer’s hard
disk before reformatting your card. If you plan to be recording images where you do not have access to a computer, it
is a good idea to take along an extra memory card or two
just in case you experience an unexpected memory card
problem.
• Be sure to carefully read all of the documentation that
comes with the microdrive before using it.
• Note that the microdrive becomes hot during normal use.
Take care when removing it from the camera.
• Take care to avoid strong pressure on the label side of the
microdrive when it is removed from the camera. Strong
pressure can damage internal components and cause malfunction.
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• Never turn off camera power or subject the camera to impact while the card access lamp is flashing. Doing so can
cause malfunction of the microdrive.
• The microdrive is a very high precision device. Dropping
the camera can result in malfunction of the microdrive,
even though the camera is undamaged. Take extra care
when handling the camera while the microdrive is installed.
• The microdrive has very large storage capacity. Because
of this, certain operations can take a relatively long time to
perform.
• The microdrive may not operate properly in areas where
barometric pressure is low. Because of this, you should
avoid using it at high altitudes.
• A microdrive consumes much more electrical power than a
CompactFlash card. Depending on how a microdrive is
used, it can greatly reduce battery life. When using alkaline
batteries, certain operating conditions and certain battery
brands can result in batteries going dead right after you
install new ones. Whenever using a microdrive, we recommend that you use rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries or lithium batteries to power the camera.
• When battery power is low, the amount of time required
between shots may become longer. This longer interval is
designed to protect the microdrive.
In case of microdrive malfunction....
• Contact your original microdrive retailer or the contact
point noted in the microdrive documentation.
• CASIO does not provide any servicing or maintenance
support for the microdrive.
• Note that CASIO assumes no responsibility for any data
loss you may suffer while using the microdrive.
• This camera supports use of both a CompactFlash card
and the microdrive. Note, however, that ejecting a
microdrive from the camera is relatively more difficult than
ejecting a CompactFlash card.
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Example Displays
Menu Screens
Pressing MENU displays the menu screen. The contents of
the menu screen depend on whether you are in the PLAY
mode or REC mode. The following procedure shows operation in the REC mode as an example.
REC mode, page 1
Items
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
• To perform a menu operation in the PLAY mode, align
the POWER/Function Switch with PLAY.
On-screen guidance
2. Press MENU.
REC mode FUNCTION menu, page 2
3. Use [왘],[왗],[왔] and [왖] to select the item you
want, and then press SET/DISP.
• Make settings in accordance with the guidance messages that appear on the monitor screen.
Items
[왘] [왗] [왔] [왖]: Item selection, page scrolling
SET/DISP: Applies displayed setting
MENU: Returns to previous screen
On-screen guidance
• Pressing the
button is sometimes required to exit
certain setting screens.
• See the “Camera Menus” on page E-140 for more information about menu contents.
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Setting the Date and Time
Setting the Current Date and Time
Use the following procedures to set the current date and
time, and to select the date format.
When you record an image, the time and date the image was
shot is registered in accordance with data from the camera’s
built-in clock. You can even use the time stamp function to
“stamp” the date and time inside the image.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC or
PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Date/Time” using one of the following
two key operations, and then press SET/DISP.
IMPORTANT!
If you are here
REC mode
• The time and date settings are cleared if the camera is
left for about 24 hours without battery and AC power
being supplied. If this happens, restore power and
make new time and date settings before using the
camera again.
• A flashing time display indicates that the time and date
(clock) settings have been cleared. Use the procedure
on this page to make the correct time and date settings.
• If you do not set the camera’s built-in clock to the current date and time, all images are recorded with the
default date and time, which probably is not your correct current date and time. Be sure to correctly set the
clock before you use the camera.
PLAY mode
Select this on the menu screen
“FUNCTION”
“SET UP”
“Date/Time”
“SET UP”
“Date/Time”
• Use [왘], [왗], [왔] and [왖] to select each menu item,
and press SET/DISP to advance to the next menu.
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4. Select and change the digits on the screen to
Selecting the Date Format
set the current date and time.
You can use the following procedure to select one of the
three different date formats.
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC or
Green
marker
PLAY.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “Date Style” using one of the following
two key operations, and then press SET/DISP.
[왗] / [왘]: Moves the green marker.
If you are here
REC mode
[왔] / [왖]: Increases and decreases the currently selected digit.
PLAY mode
5. Press SET/DISP to apply your settings.
6. Press
Select this on the menu screen
“FUNCTION”
“SET UP”
“Date Style”
“SET UP”
“Date Style”
• Use [왘], [왗], [왔] and [왖] to select each menu item,
and press SET/DISP to advance to the next menu.
to exit this setting screen.
4. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the setting you want
to use, and then press SET/DISP to apply it.
Example: October 18, 2001
Year/Month/Day: 01/10/18
Day/Month/Year: 18/10/01
Month/Day/Year: 10/18/01
5. Press
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4. Use [왔] and [왖] to select the setting you want,
Time Stamp
and then press SET/DISP to apply it.
When it is turned on, the time stamp function digitally stamps
the recording date and time in the lower right corner of each
image as it is recorded. Note that once an image is stamped,
the date and time cannot be deleted.
Example:
Date: October 18, 2001
Time: 1:25pm
Off : No time stamping
2001/10/18 : Year/Month/Day
18 1:25pm : Day Hour:Minutes
2001/10/18 1:25pm : Year/Month/Day Hour:Minutes
1. Align the POWER/Function Switch with REC.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select “FUNCTION”
“Time Stamp”, and then
press SET/DISP.
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