E
Digital Camera
EX-S2/EX-M2
User’s Guide
Thank you for purchasing this
CASIO Product. Before using
it, be sure to read the
precautions contained in this
User’s Guide, and keep the
User’s Guide in a safe place
for future reference.
All the illustrations in this manual show the
EX-M2. See the text that accompanies the
illustrations for information about how the
EX-S2 and EX-M2 differ from each other.
EX-M2
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
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
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-20)
USB Cradle
Special AC Adaptor
EX-M2
AC power cord *
Strap
CD-ROM
Special USB Cable
Dummy Card
* Loaded in the camera when
you purchase it.
Connector Cover
* Attached to the
camera when
you purchase it.
LCD Remote Controller
* Comes with
EX-M2 only
Stereo Headphones
Basic Reference
Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery User’s Guide
* Comes with
EX-M2 only
* The shape of the AC power cord plug varies according to country
or geographic area. The shape of the supplied AC power cord plug
is shown on the package.
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Contents
GETTING READY
General Guide ............................................................ 17
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Camera
USB Cradle
INTRODUCTION
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Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Using the Controller ................................................... 19
Features ....................................................................... 8
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 20
Precautions .................................................................. 9
Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 22
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
LED Backlight
Lens
Other
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Attaching the Strap .................................................... 22
Power Requirements ................................................. 23
To load the battery
To charge the battery
Power Supply Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
Auto Power Off (APO)
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Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 30
QUICK START GUIDE
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 32
Getting Ready ............................................................ 14
34
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 15
To record an image .................................................... 15
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Recording an Image ................................................... 34
To view a recorded image .......................................... 16
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Recording Precautions
To delete an image ..................................................... 16
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Using Zoom ................................................................ 36
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PLAYBACK
Using the Flash .......................................................... 37
Flash Precautions
Basic Playback Operation .......................................... 54
38
Playing an Audio Snapshot (EX-M2 Only)
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 39
Specifying Image Size and Quality ............................ 40
To specify the image size
To specify the image quality
55
Zooming the Displayed Image ................................... 56
Resizing an Image ..................................................... 57
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Playing a Movie .......................................................... 58
Adding Audio to a Snapshot (EX-M2 Only) ............... 59
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
To re-record audio
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 42
Adjusting the White Balance ...................................... 43
Adjusting White Balance Manually
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Playing Back a Voice Recording File (EX-M2 Only) ... 61
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DELETING FILES
Using the Best Shot Mode ......................................... 45
Deleting a Single File ................................................. 62
Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 46
Deleting All Files ........................................................ 63
Recording Audio (EX-M2 Only) .................................. 48
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
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REC Mode Camera Settings ..................................... 51
Turning the Monitor Screen On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Assigning Functions to the Controller
Specifying Power On Default Settings
FILE MANAGEMENT
Folders ....................................................................... 64
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Memory Folders and Files
64
Protecting Files .......................................................... 65
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
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DPOF .......................................................................... 66
To insert the date during printing
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
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Using a Memory Card ................................................ 77
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
PRINT Image Matching II ............................................. 69
Exif Print ..................................................................... 69
Using the FAVORITE Folder ...................................... 70
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
To delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
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USING A MEMORY CARD
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Copying Files ............................................................. 79
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To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card
To copy a file from a memory card
to built-in memory
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OTHER SETTINGS
81
Turning the Key Tone On and Off .............................. 72
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ............. 72
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ................. 81
Changing the Date and Time Setting ........................ 73
About the bundled CD-ROM ...................................... 81
Changing the Date Format
74
Computer System Requirements ............................... 82
Changing the Display Language ............................... 74
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in Windows ... 83
Formatting Built-in Memory ........................................ 75
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
Exiting the Menu Application
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Installing Software from the CD-ROM
on a Macintosh ........................................................... 85
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
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Transferring Files to a Computer ............................... 89
Transferring Files Over a USB Connection
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
Memory Data
Memory Directory Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference ....................................................... 106
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Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 107
Camera Indicator Lamps
USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Troubleshooting Guide .............................................. 110
Display Messages
96
PLAYING AN AUDIO FILE (EX-M2 Only)
113
Specifications ............................................................ 114
Main Specifications
Transferring Audio Files to the Camera ..................... 96
Preparing the Camera for Audio Player Operation ... 97
Using the Camera as an Audio Player ...................... 98
General Guide
Basic Remote Controller Operations
Specifying the Audio Playback Mode
Selecting a Specify Track for Playback
Specifying the Track Playback Sequence
Disabling Remote Controller Button Operations
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LCD Remote Control Error Messages ..................... 105
Audio Playback Precautions .................................... 105
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• The USB driver (mass storage) uses Phoenix Technologies Ltd. software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• 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 EX-S2/EX-M2.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable
for any damages or losses suffered by you or any third
party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• 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.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon Technologies
AG of Germany, and licensed to the MultiMediaCard
Association (MMCA).
• Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, audio
files, and music files violates copyright laws and international contracts. Distribution to third parties of such files over
the Internet without permission of the copyright holder,
whether for profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international contracts.
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• Best Shot
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures every time.
Features
• 2.0 million Effective Pixels
A high-resolution megapixel CCD provides 2.0 million effective pixels (2.11 million total pixels) for images that print
beautifully.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the
digital camera and printers.
• Fixed focus lens for quick operation
Fixed focus eliminates the need for lens movement, which
shortens startup time and shooting time.
• 1.6-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 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.
• 4X digital zoom
• 12MB flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
Images include PRINT Image Matching II data (mode setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II reads this data and adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images come
out just the way you intended when you recorded them.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion
• Easy Charging
Just place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge its
battery.
• Easy Image Transfer
Transfer images to a computer simply by placing the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
Your camera comes bundled with the latest version of
Photo Loader, the popular application that automatically
loads images from your camera to your PC. Also included
is Photohands, an application that makes image retouching quick and easy.
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* EX-M2 Only
Precautions
• Snapshot + Audio Mode
Adds audio to a snapshot.
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-S2/EX-M2.
• Movie + Audio Mode
• Voice Recording
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
All references in this manual to “this camera” and “the camera” refer to the CASIO EX-S2/EX-M2 Digital Camera.
• After Recording
Adds audio to images after they are recorded.
• 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 electric shock when exposed. Always leave maintenance and repair work up to CASIO authorized service
center.
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the
camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your eyesight.
• Keep the connector cover and the other small parts and
accessories of this camera out of the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally, contact your physician immediately.
• 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.
• Audio Player Capabilities
Use the camera to play back music data from standard
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) files.
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• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor power cord
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 power
cord from the power outlet, and contact your nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never use the camera inside of an aircraft 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 data stored in its memory to be deleted. Be sure
to always keep backup copies of data by transferring them
to personal computer memory.
• Never open the battery 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.
• 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
electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn power off, unplug the AC adaptor power
cord from the power outlet, and contact your dealer or
nearest CASIO authorized service center. Using the camera under these conditions creates the danger of fire and
electric shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn power off and unplug
the AC adaptor power cord from the power outlet. Using
the camera under these conditions creates the danger of
fire and electric shock. After making sure there is no more
smoke coming from the camera, take it to your nearest
CASIO authorized service center for repair. Never attempt
your own maintenance.
• Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor besides the one that comes with this camera.
• Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
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Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital
components. Any of the following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
• 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
— Removing the battery while image recording or data
communication is in progress.
— Removing a memory card while image recording is in
progress.
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
placing the camera onto the USB cradle while the operation/flash charge lamp is still flashing after you turn
off the camera.
— Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera
from the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor
from the USB cradle while a data communication operation is being performed.
— Using low battery.
— Other abnormal operations.
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 113). Follow the instructions provided by the message to correct the situation.
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Condensation
LED Backlight
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature, there is
the possibility that condensation can form on the exterior or
on interior 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 battery from the camera
and leave the battery cover open for a few hours.
• The monitor screen is illuminated by an LED backlight. A
dark monitor screen indicates that the LED backlight has
reached the end of its service life, and needs to be replaced by a CASIO authorized service center. Note that
you will be charged for LED backlight replacement. The
LED backlight brightness is reduced by half after about
1,000 hours of use.
Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• 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.
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Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
Getting Ready
1. Load the battery (page 23).
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the
battery (page 24).
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge.
1
1
2
2
3
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QUICK START GUIDE
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings
To record an image
(See page 32 for details.)
(See page 34 for details.)
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1
1
3
2
2, 3, 4, 5
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Rock the controller up or down to select the
2. Align the mode selector with “REC”.
language you want (page 33).
3. Point the camera at the subject, and use the
3. Click the controller to register the language
monitor screen or viewfinder to compose the
image.
setting and advance to the clock settings.
4. Set the date and the time (page 33).
4. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter release button.
5. Click the controller to register the clock settings and exit the setting screen.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To view a recorded image
To delete an image
(See page 54 for details.)
(See page 62 for details.)
1
1
3
3, 4, 5, 6
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
1.
Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Align the mode selector with “PLAY”.
2.
Align the mode selector with “PLAY”.
3. Rock the controller left (back) or right (for-
3.
Rock the controller down to select
ward) to scroll through images on the monitor
screen.
4.
Rock the controller left or right to scroll through
images and display the one you want to delete.
5.
Rock the controller up or down to select “Delete”.
.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything, select “Cancel”.
6.
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Click the controller to delete the selected image.
GETTING READY
GETTING READY
This section contains about things you need to know about and do before trying to use the camera.
General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
■ Front
1
2
■ Back
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3
4
7 Operation/Flash charge
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1 Power button
2 Shutter release button
3 Flash
4 Lens
5 Microphone
lamp
0
A
(EX-M2 only)
6 Self-timer lamp
E
6
D
C
5
B
8 Viewfinder
9 MENU button
0 Mode selector
A Strap bar
B Battery cover
C Speaker (EX-M2 only)
D Controller
* Rock the controller up,
down, left, or right to select
items. To execute a
function, click by pressing
straight down on the
controller.
E Monitor Screen
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■ Bottom
USB Cradle
F
G
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
• Battery charging (page 24)
• Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 89)
F Connector cover
G Memory card slot
■ Front
If you are not using a memory card, be sure to insert the
dummy card into this slot to protect against dust and
damage.
1 2
3
1 Camera connector
2 USB lamp
3 CHARGE lamp
Removing the Connector Cover
H
Be sure to replace the
connector cover whenever
the connector is not being
used.
■ Back
H Connector
4 USB
* Connection of an LCD
remote controller is
supported by the EX-M2
only.
(USB port)
5 DC IN 5.3V
(AC adaptor connector)
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NOTE
Using the Controller
• See “Using the Camera as an Audio Player” on page
98 for information about the LCD remote controller
that comes with the EX-M2.
The controller is used to select on-screen items and to execute functions. The following are the terms used in this
manual to describe controller operations.
Term
Meaning
Rock
Use your thumb to push the
controller up, down, left, or right.
Click
Use your thumb to press straight
down on the controller until it clicks.
Rock
Click
• While a menu is on the display, rock the controller to select
a tab or menu item. When the item you want is selected,
click to execute or apply it.
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
■ REC Mode
Self-timer
Recording Mode indicator
Snapshot
White balance indicator
None
Best Shot
Auto
Movie
Sunlight
Snapshot Audio (EX-M2 only)
Shade
Voice Recording (EX-M2 only)
Light Bulb
Memory capacity
(Remaining number
of storable images)
Fluorescent
Manual
Image size
Flash Mode indicator
None
1600 x1200 pixels
1280 x 960 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
Auto Flash
Flash Off
Quality
Flash On
NOTE
• You can turn
display of monitor
screen information
on and off. See
“Turning the Monitor
Screen On and Off”
on page 51 for more
information.
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Red-eye reduction
Digital zoom factor
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
Battery capacity
EV value
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Date and time
GETTING READY
■ PLAY Mode
IMPORTANT!
• Some information may not display properly if you display an image that was recorded using a different digital camera model.
Folder number/File number
Image protection
indicator
Image size
1600 x1200 pixels
1280 x 960 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
Quality
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Built-in memory data
Memory card data
Battery capacity
Date and time
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Indicator Lamps
Attaching the Strap
You can find out the operational status of the camera and the
USB cradle at a glance by checking the color of the indicator
lamps, and whether a lamp is lit or flashing. For details, see
“Indicator Lamp Reference” on page 107.
Attach the strap to the strap bar as shown in the illustration.
Operation/Flash charge lamp
Self-timer lamp
USB lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when using the camera to protect against accidentally dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this camera
only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
CHARGE lamp
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3. Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide
Power Requirements
it in the direction indicated by the arrow while
pressing down on it.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20).
To load the battery
1. Pressing the battery cover on the side of the
camera, slide it in the direction indicated by
the 왖 mark and then swing it open.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type of
battery is not supported.
NOTE
• To remove the battery, open the battery cover. Taking
care that the battery does not suddenly fall out of the
camera, tilt the camera towards the side. When the
battery slides out part way, pull it out by hand.
2. Align the arrow mark on the battery with the
arrow mark on the camera as shown in the illustration, and slide the battery into the battery
compartment.
Arrow marks
The battery is not charged when you purchase the camera. You need to charge the battery before using the
camera for the first time.
NP-20
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4. Turn off the camera
To charge the battery
and remove its
connector cover.
1. Connect the AC power cord to the AC adaptor.
2. Plug the other end of the AC power cord into a
household power outlet.
Connector cover
3. Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 5.3V connector of the USB cradle.
5. Set the camera onto
the USB cradle.
USB Cradle
• The CHARGE lamp on
the USB cradle should
turn red, indicating that
charging has started.
When charging is
complete, the CHARGE
lamp will turn green.
DC IN 5.3V
AC Adaptor
CHARGE lamp
6. After charging is complete, remove the camera
from the USB cradle and replace the connector
cover.
AC power cord
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• The CHARGE lamp flashing red indicates that an error
occurred while charging. An error can be caused by
any of the following: a problem with the cradle, a problem with the camera, or a problem with the battery or
how it is loaded. Remove the camera from the cradle
and see if it works normally.
• The USB cradle can be used for charging or USB data
communication only.
IMPORTANT!
• It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge. Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
• Use only the USB cradle to charge the special NP-20
rechargeable lithium ion battery. Never use any other
charger device.
• Use only the bundled AC adaptor. Never use any
other type of AC adaptor. Do not use optionally available AD-C620 and AD-C630 AC adaptors with this
camera.
• Make sure that the camera connector of the USB
cradle is securely inserted into the camera’s connector as far as it will go.
• The CHARGE lamp may remain amber colored and
the charge operation may not start right away if you try
to charge immediately after using the camera (which
causes battery to become warm) or when it is too hot
or too cold where you are performing the charge operation. If this happens, simply wait until the battery
reaches normal temperature. The CHARGE lamp will
turn red and charging will start when the battery temperature returns to the allowable charging temperature range.
NOTE
• USB cradle is designed for operation with any power
supply in the range of 100V to 240V AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power cord plug varies
according to country or geographic area. If you plan to
use the cradle in another geographic area, you need
to purchase a commercially available AC power cord
that is compatible with the power outlets in that area.
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GETTING READY
■ If the camera works normally
■ 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 the battery will provide the amount of service
indicated. Low temperatures and continued use reduce battery life.
1. Continue using the camera until the current
charge is used up, and then charge the battery.
■ If the camera does not work normally
Operation
This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is
loaded.
Continuous Recording*1
1. Remove the battery from the camera and check
Continuous Playback*2
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
the battery contacts for dirt. If the contacts are
dirty, wipe them clean with a dry cloth.
2. Check to make sure that the AC adaptor’s
Approximate Battery Life
65 minutes (390 shots)
110 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*3
80 minutes
Continuous Audio Playback*3
330 minutes
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Normal temperature: 25°C (77°F)
• Flash: Off
• Monitor screen: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
power cord is connected securely to the power
outlet and cradle.
• If the same symptoms occur again when you place the
camera on the cradle after taking the above steps,
contact a CASIO authorized service center.
*2 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Normal temperature: 25°C (77°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*3 Voice recording and audio playback times apply to the
EX-M2 only.
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■ Tip to Make the Battery Last Longer
• Recording one image per minute under the above conditions reduces battery life to about one sixth of that noted
above.
• Voice recording times are based on continuous recording,
while audio playback times are based on continuous output
(through headphones).
• The above values are based a new battery starting from a
full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
If you do not need the flash while recording, use the menu to
select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 37 for
more information.
■ Low Battery Indicator
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. If you
continue to use the camera while the battery level is
,
camera power will automatically turn off. When this happens,
charge the battery as soon as possible.
Battery Level
Indicator
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High
Low
GETTING READY
• Do not overload extension cords or wall outlets. Doing so creates the danger of fire and
electric shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), request a
replacement from a CASIO authorized service
center. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates
the danger of fire or electric shock.
Power Supply Precautions
■ Battery Precautions
See the instructions that come with the rechargeable lithium
ion battery (NP-20) for important precautions you need to
observe during its use.
■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
Caution!
• Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Charging and USB data communication can cause the AC
adaptor to become warm. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet whenever
you are not using it.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
• 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 electric shock. Use only the bundled AC adaptor
specified for this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor 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 electric
shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor cord, or
subject it to severe bending, twisting, or pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
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GETTING READY
Turning the Camera On and Off
Auto Power Off (APO)
Press the power button to turn the
camera on and off.
Pressing the power button to turn
on the camera causes the operation/flash charge lamp to turn
green. Press the power button
again to turn off the camera.
Auto Power Off (APO) automatically turns off the camera
when you do not perform any operation for certain amount of
time. The amount of time that needs to pass before APO is
triggered depends on the mode the camera is in.
Power button
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button to turn it back on
again.
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Mode
Approximate Time to APO
REC
2 minutes
PLAY
2 minutes
AUDIO
(EX-M2 only)
10 seconds
GETTING READY
● Menu Screen Operations
Using the On-screen Menus
When you want to do this:
Pressing MENU displays menus on the monitor screen that
you can use to perform various operations. The menu that
appears depends on whether you are in the REC mode or
the PLAY mode. The following shows an example menu procedure in the REC mode.
1. Turn on the camera,
and then align the
mode selector with
“REC” to enter the
REC mode.
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
you would align the
mode selector with
“PLAY”.
Mode selector
Tab
2. Press MENU.
Settings
Selection cursor (indicates the
currently selected item)
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Do this:
Move between tabs
Rock the controller left or right
Move from the tab to the
settings
Rock the controller down
Move between the settings
Rock the controller up or down
Display the options
available for a setting
Rock the controller right or click
the controller
Select an option
Rock the controller up or down
Register an option
selection and exit the menu
screen
Click the controller
Register an option
selection and return to the
menu screen
Rock the controller left
Exit the menu screen
Press MENU
GETTING READY
3. Rock the controller left or right to select the tab
6. Next, do either of the following.
you want, and then rock it down to move the
selection cursor from the tab to the settings.
If you want to do this:
• If you ever need to move the selection cursor back
from the settings to the tabs, rock the controller up
until the cursor reaches the top of the menu.
4. Rock the controller
up or down to select
the setting you want
to change, and then
rock the controller to
the right.
• This displays a
submenu of options
available for the
selected setting.
Do this:
Apply the setting and exit the
menu screen
Click the controller.
Apply the setting and return to
menu screen to change other
settings
Rock the controller left.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 106 for more information about menus.
Example: “Flash” setting
selected.
• Instead of rocking the
controller, you could
also click it.
5. Rock the controller up or down to select the
option you want, and then click.
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GETTING READY
IMPORTANT!
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
• The camera’s clock settings are cleared whenever
power is totally cut off. This can happen if the battery
goes dead while the camera is not being supplied
power by the USB cradle. The clock setting screen
will appear automatically the next time you turn on
power after the settings are cleared. Set the date and
time before using the camera.
• The current date and time settings will be cleared if
the battery remains dead without being charged for
about one day.
• Recording images without configuring the clock settings causes incorrect time information to be registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings before
using the camera.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
• Display language
• Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by the
camera to generate the date and time that are stored along
with image data, etc.
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GETTING READY
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
4. Set the date and the
time.
2. Rock the controller
up or down to select
the language you
want.
: Japanese
To do this:
English : English
Français : French
Deutsch : German
Español : Spanish
Do this:
Change the setting at the
current cursor location
Rock the controller up or
down.
Move the cursor between
settings
Rock the controller left or
right.
Italiano : Italian
5. Click to register the clock settings and exit the
3. Click to register the language setting and ad-
setting screen.
vance to the clock settings.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
3. Compose the image
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
on the monitor
screen.
• The focusing range of
the camera is approximately 1 meter to
infinity (∞).
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you record
are stored in the camera’s flash memory.
• You can also use optionally available SD memory cards
and MultiMedia Cards (MMC) to store images (page 76).
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• When performing this
step, take care so your
fingers do not block the
lens or any of the
sensors.
1. Press the power
button to turn on the
camera.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
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1600 1200
NORMAL
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder.
• When using the optical viewfinder, you can turn off
the monitor screen to save power (page 51).
Power button
4. Press the shutter
2. Align the mode
release button to
record the image.
selector with “REC”.
• This enters the REC
mode for image
recording.
• The number of images that can be stored in memory
depends on the resolution setting you are using
(pages 40, 114).
Mode selector
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• Depending on the distance or angle between the subject and the camera, the image you see in the
viewfinder may not be exactly the image that is recorded.
Recording Precautions
• Never open the battery cover or place the camera onto the
USB cradle while the operation/flash charge lamp is flashing green. Doing so not only causes the current image to
be lost, it can also corrupt images already stored in camera
memory and even lead to malfunction of the camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• The camera automatically adjusts its sensitivity in accordance with the brightness of the subject. This can cause
some static noise to appear in images of relatively dark
subjects.
• For a dimly lit subject, the camera raises the sensitivity and
uses a faster shutter speed. Because of this, you need to
guard against camera movement if you have flash turned
off (page 37) when recording a dimly lit subject.
• If unwanted light is shining on the lens, shade the lens with
your hand when recording the image.
• Press the shutter release gently to avoid camera
movement.
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC mode
is a simplified image for composing purposes. The actual
image is recorded in accordance with the image quality
setting currently selected on your camera. The image
saved on memory has much better resolution and detail
than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some static noise in the monitor screen image.
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5. Rock the controller up or down in the REC
Using Zoom
mode to change the digital zoom factor.
You can use the digital zoom feature of your camera to zoom
in on the center of an image. Performing a zoom operation
toggles the zoom factor between 1X and 4X.
Rock up to zoom in.
Rock down to zoom out.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Rock the controller left or right to select the
“REC” tab.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
Zoom out
“Digital Zoom”, and then rock the controller
to the right.
Zoom in
6. Record the image.
4. Rock the controller up or down to select “On”,
and then click.
IMPORTANT!
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables digital zoom.
• Zoom is disabled whenever the monitor screen is
turned off (page 51).
• To disable digital zoom, select “Off” for the “Digital
Zoom” setting on the “REC” tab.
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To do this:
Using the Flash
Have the flash fire automatically
when required (Auto Flash)
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
Select this setting:
Auto
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
2. Rock the controller left or right to select the
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction). Have the flash fire
automatically when required.
“REC” tab.
3. Rock the controller
up or down to select
“Flash”, and then
rock the controller to
the right.
5. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are preflashes, which the camera uses to obtain information it
uses for exposure settings. The final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep the camera still until
the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter release button while the operation/flash
charge lamp is flashing amber.
4. Rock the controller up or down to select the
flash mode you want, and then click.
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NOTE
Flash Precautions
• You can use the key customization feature (page 52)
to configure the camera so the flash mode changes
whenever you rock the controller left or right while in
the REC mode.
• Take care that your fingers do not block the flash when you
hold the camera. Covering the flash with your finger can
greatly reduce its effectiveness.
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects
off of the retina of the eye. Red-eye reduction fires a preflash, which causes the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close. This is followed by another flash operation
when the image is actually recorded.
Flash
• The approximate effective range of the flash is shown below. The flash is unable to adequately illuminate a subject
that is outside this range.
1 meter to 2 meters
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds as long as
10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The actual
time required depends on the battery level, temperature,
and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire during movie recording. This is indicated by
on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when battery
power is low. Low battery power is indicated by the
on
the monitor screen, and when the flash fails to fire properly
resulting in poor image exposure. When these symptoms
occur, charge the camera’s battery as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT!
Note the following important points when using red-eye
reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in
the image are looking directly at the camera (flash).
Before pressing the shutter release button, call out to
the subjects so they all look at the camera.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from the camera.
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• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is being used,
flash intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with
the exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject
is brightly lit.
• White balance is fixed while the flash is being used, so sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or other sources of illumination in
the immediate area may affect the coloring of the recorded
image.
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer delays shutter release so it is performed about
10 seconds after you press the shutter release button.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Rock the controller left or right to select the
“REC” tab.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
“Self-timer”, and then rock the controller to
the right.
4. Rock the controller up or down to select
“10 sec”, and then click.
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
5. Record the image.
Self-timer lamp
Specifying Image Size and Quality
• The self-timer lamp
flashes and the shutter
releases about 10
seconds after you press
the shutter release
button.
You can specify the image size and image quality to suit the
type of image you are recording.
To specify the image size
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown by
pressing the shutter release button while the self-timer
lamp is flashing.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Rock the controller left or right to select the
• The self-timer turns off automatically after the shutter
releases.
“REC” tab.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select “Size”,
and then rock the controller to the right.
4. Rock the controller up or down to select the
setting you want, and then click.
1600 x 1200 : 1600 x 1200 pixels
1280 x 960
: 1280 x 960 pixels
640 x 480
: 640 x 480 pixels
NOTE
• Use 1600 x 1200 when you plan to produce a large
print of the image. Use 640 x 480 when you need to
economize on space because you plan to send images in e-mail, etc.
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NOTE
To specify the image quality
• Use the “Fine” setting when image quality is your top
priority and file size is secondary. Conversely, use the
“Economy” setting when file size is your top priority
and image quality is secondary.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Rock the controller left or right to select the
“REC” tab.
IMPORTANT!
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image capacity
noted on the monitor screen may not be exactly accurate (pages 20 and 114).
“Quality”, and then rock the controller to the
right.
4. Rock the controller up or down to select the
setting you want, and then click.
To get this:
Very high quality, but large file size
Normal quality
Small file size, but low quality
Select this setting:
Fine
Normal
Economy
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Rock the controller up or down to change the
This chapter describes the other powerful features and functions that are available for recording.
exposure compensation value, and then click.
• Clicking the controller registers the displayed value.
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
Up : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight subjects.
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, and a
subject that is against a dark background.
Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
Down : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
Exposure compensation
value
• To cancel exposure compensation, adjust the value
until it becomes 0.0.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Record the image.
Adjusting the White Balance
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (sunlight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, to
make the colors of an image appear more natural.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
NOTES
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
• Performing an EV shift operation causes the metering
mode to switch automatically to center weighted metering. Returning the EV shift value to 0.0 causes the
metering mode to change back to multi-pattern metering.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 52)
to configure the camera so the exposure compensation value changes whenever you rock the controller
left or right while in the REC mode.
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “White Balance”,
and then rock the
controller to the right.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Rock the controller up or down to select the
Adjusting White Balance Manually
setting you want, and then click.
When shooting under these
conditions:
Normal conditions
Under some light sources, automatic white balance under
the “Auto” setting can take a long time to complete. Also, the
auto white balance range (color temperature range) is limited. Manual white balance helps to ensure that colors are
recorded correctly for a particular light source.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under the
same conditions you will be shooting under. You must also
have a white piece of paper or other similar object on hand in
order to perform manual white balance.
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight
Shade
Incandescent light bulb
(reddish tinge)
Fluorescent light (greenish tinge)
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (This page)
1. In step 3 of the proce-
Manual
dure under “Adjusting
the White Balance”,
select “Manual”.
NOTES
• Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the settings achieved the last time a manual white balance
operation was performed.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 52)
to configure the camera so the white balance setting
changes whenever you rock the controller left or right
while in the REC mode.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
2. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or
Using the Best Shot Mode
similar object under the lighting conditions for
which you want to set the white balance, and
then press the shutter release button.
Selecting one of the six Best Shot scenes automatically sets
up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
• This adjusts the white balance.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
3. Click the controller.
2. Select the “REC” tab,
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the REC mode.
select “REC Mode”,
and then rock the
controller to the right.
• Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored
object can cause white balance to take a long time to
complete.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
(Best Shot), and then click.
• This enters the Best Shot Mode and causes the
icon to appear on the monitor screen.
• Pressing the shutter release button at this point
records the image using the camera setup of scene
that was selected when you last exited the Best Shot
Mode, and completes this procedure. If you want to
select a different Best Shot scene, proceed with step
4.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Click the controller.
Using the Movie Mode
• This displays a sample scene.
You can record movies up to 30 seconds long. The EX-M2
even lets you record audio along with your movies.
5. Rock the controller left or right to select the
sample scene you want, and then click.
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
6. Record the image.
• Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels
IMPORTANT!
• Movie File Size: Approximately 150KB/second.
• Best Shot scenes were not recorded using this camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a Best Shot scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• After clicking the controller in step 5 to select a sample
scene, you can change to another scene by clicking
the controller again, rocking the controller left or right
to select another sample scene, and then clicking.
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie: 30 seconds
— Total Movie Time:
80 seconds with built-in memory; 410 seconds with
64MB SD memory card
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Rock the controller
Remaining capacity
IMPORTANT!
up or down to select
(Movie), and then
click.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie Mode.
• The EX-M2 also records audio. Note the following
points when recording a movie with the EX-M2.
— Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
— Good recording results are
not possible when the
camera is too far from the
subject.
Microphone
— Operating camera buttons
during recording can cause
button noise to be included
in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded in
monaural.
• “Remaining capacity”
shows how many 30second movies can still
be recorded to memory.
Remaining recording time
4. Point the camera at the subject and then press
the shutter release button.
• Movie recording continues for 30 seconds, or until you
stop it by pressing the shutter release button again.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen as you record.
5. After movie recording is stopped, press the
shutter release button one more time to store
the movie file.
• This causes the movie file to be stored into camera
memory.
• To cancel storage of the movie file, rock the controller
down to select “Delete” while file storage is being performed, and then click.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
Recording Audio (EX-M2 Only)
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
then rock the controller to the right.
You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
• Image Format: JPEG
JPEG is an image format that provides efficient data compression.
The file extension of a JPEG file is “.JPG”.
(Snapshot Audio), and then click.
• This enters the Snapshot Audio Mode.
4. Press the shutter
release button to
record the image.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• After the image is
recorded, the camera
enters audio recording
standby, with the image
you just recorded on the
monitor screen.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of approximately 4KB per second)
Remaining recording time
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
MENU.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
5. Press the shutter release button to start audio
Recording Your Voice
recording.
The Voice Recording Mode provides quick and easy recording of your voice.
• The operation/flash charge lamp flashes green as recording is performed.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Even if you have the monitor screen turned off (page
51), the monitor screen turns on while you are adding
audio to a snapshot.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 50 minutes with built-in memory
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of approximately 4KB per second)
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
3. Rock the controller
up or down to select
(Voice Recording),
and then click.
• This enters the Voice
Recording Mode.
Remaining recording time
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4. Press the shutter release button to start voice
■ Audio Recording Precautions
recording.
• Keep the microphone on the
front of the camera pointed
at the subject.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen and the operation/flash charge
lamp flashes green as recording is performed.
• Clicking the controller during voice recording turns off
the monitor screen. The monitor screen turns back on
automatically when recording is complete.
Microphone
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far from the subject.
• Operating camera buttons during recording can cause button noise to be included in the audio.
• Pressing the power button or changing the mode selector
setting stops recording at that point and stores any audio
recorded up to that point.
• You can also perform “after-recording” to add audio to a
snapshot after recording it, and also change the audio recorded for an image. See page 59 for more information.
5. Recording stops when you press the shutter
release button, when memory becomes full, or
when the battery goes dead.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
REC Mode Camera Settings
• The monitor screen turns back on automatically in the
following cases, even if “LCD-OFF” is selected with
the above procedure.
— When you press MENU (Monitor screen remains
on for about one minute.)
— When you rock the controller left or right
— When you enter the Movie Mode or Voice Recording Mode for recording
— When you use the Snapshot Audio Mode to add
audio to a snapshot
Turning the Monitor Screen On and Off
Turning off the monitor screen when recording helps to conserve battery power.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Indicators”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select the
Turning Image Review On and Off
setting you want, and then click.
To do this:
Image review displays an image on the monitor screen as
soon as you record it. Use the following procedure to turn
image review on and off.
Select this setting:
Turn off the monitor screen
LCD-OFF
Turn on the monitor screen
LCD-ON
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Rock the controller up or down to select the
3. Rock the controller up or down to select the
setting you want, and then click.
To do this:
setting you want, and then click.
Select this setting:
Display images on the monitor
screen for about a half second
immediately after they are recorded
On
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
Assigning Functions to the Controller
A “key customization” feature lets you assign a setting function to the controller. After you assign a function, the corresponding parameter is changed whenever you rock the controller left or right in the REC mode.
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
When you want to assign this
function to the controller :
Select this:
Recording mode
• Rock left or right to cycle through
modes.
• EX-S2: Snapshot, Best Shot, Movie
• EX-M2: Snapshot, Best Shot,
Movie, Snapshot Audio, Voice
Recording (page 106)
REC Mode
Exposure compensation
• Rock left to decrease, rock right to
increase (page 42)
EV Shift
Flash mode
• Rock left or right to cycle through
modes (page 37).
Flash
White balance mode
• Rock left or right to cycle through
modes (page 43).
White Balance
No function assigned
then rock the controller to the right.
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “REC Mode”.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Power On Default Settings
1. In the REC mode, press MENU.
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the recording
mode, flash mode, digital zoom mode, and white balance
mode. Turning on mode memory for a mode tells the camera
to remember the status of that mode when you turn off the
camera, and restore it the next time you turn the camera
back on. When mode memory is turned off, the camera automatically restores the initial factory default setting for the applicable mode.
The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
2. Select the “Memory” tab, select the item you
Mode
Mode Memory On
Recording Mode
• Remembers the
current status
when the camera
is turned off, and
restores it when
the camera is
turned back on
again.
Flash Mode
Digital Zoom
Mode
White Balance
Mode
want to change, and then rock the controller to
the right.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select the
setting you want, and then click.
Mode Memory Off
(Factory Default)
Snapshot
Auto
On
Auto
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
3. Rock the controller right (forward) or left
You can use the camera’s built in monitor screen to play
back files.
(back) to scroll through files on the monitor
screen.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
1. Press the power
NOTES
button to turn on the
camera.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
• Holding the controller to the left or right scrolls at high
speed.
• Note that the images produced on the monitor screen
of this camera are simplified versions of the actual image stored in memory.
Power button
2. Align the mode
selector with “PLAY”.
• This enters the PLAY
mode.
Mode selector
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PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Playing an Audio Snapshot (EX-M2 Only)
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• When you have the LCD remote controller connected
to the camera, audio is output through the stereo
headphones (page 97) instead of the camera’s
speaker. Output through the headphones is monaural.
• The volume of audio recorded with the camera cannot
be adjusted using the LCD remote controller. Use the
camera’s controller to adjust volume level in this case.
Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot (indiindicator) and play its audio.
cated by a
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or
right until the image you want is displayed.
2. Click the controller.
• This plays back the
audio that accompanies
the displayed image.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold the controller left or
right.
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Click the controller.
Adjust audio volume
Rock the controller up or
down.
Cancel playback
Press MENU.
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PLAYBACK
5. After clicking the
Zooming the Displayed Image
controller, you can
then rock it up, down,
left, or right to scroll
to different parts of
the zoomed image.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image currently
on the monitor screen up to four times its normal size.
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or
right until the image you want is displayed.
• After clicking again, you can rock the controller up or
down to zoom in and out on the image again.
2. Press MENU.
6. Press MENU to return the image to its original
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Zoom”, and
size.
then rock the controller to the right.
4. Rock the controller
IMPORTANT!
up to enlarge the
image, or down to
reduce its size.
• You cannot enlarge a movie image.
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PLAYBACK
4. Rock the controller up or down to select the
Resizing an Image
setting you want, and then click.
You can use the following procedure to change a snapshot
image to either VGA size (640 x 480 pixels) or QVGA size
(320 x 240 pixels).
• VGA size and QVGA size are the optimum image sizes for
attachment to e-mail messages or incorporation into Web
pages.
To do this:
Select this:
Resize to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
640 x 480
Resize to 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
320 x 240
Cancel the resizing operation
Cancel
IMPORTANT!
1. In the PLAY mode, press MENU.
• Resizing an image causes a new (resized) version to
be stored as a separate file.
• Images smaller than 320 x 240 pixels cannot be
resized.
• Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with this
camera only.
• If the message “The function is not supported for this
file”. appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then rock the
controller to the right.
3. Rock the controller left or right to scroll
through images and display the one you want
to resize.
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PLAYBACK
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play back a movie recorded
in the movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
To do this:
Movie icon
rock the controller
left or right until the
movie you want to
play is displayed.
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the movie
Hold the controller left or
right.
Pause and unpause movie
playback
Click the controller.
Skip forward or back one
frame while paused
Rock the controller left or
right.
Cancel playback
Press MENU.
Adjust audio volume
(EX-M2 only)
Rock the controller up or
down.
IMPORTANT!
2. Click the controller.
• A movie plays until the end and then stops. You cannot repeat-play a movie.
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• When you have the LCD remote controller connected
to the camera, audio is output through the stereo
headphones (page 97) instead of the camera’s
speaker. Output through the headphones is monaural.
• The volume of audio recorded with the camera cannot
be adjusted using the LCD remote controller. Use the
camera’s controller to adjust volume level in this case.
• This start playback of the movie.
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PLAYBACK
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or
Adding Audio to a Snapshot (EX-M2 Only)
right to scroll through snapshots until the one
to which you want to add audio is displayed.
The “after-recording” feature lets you add audio to snapshots after they are recorded. You can also re-record an audio image (one with a
icon on it).
2. Press MENU.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Dubbing”,
and then rock the
controller to the right.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of approximately 4KB per second)
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
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PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
To re-record audio
• Keep the microphone on the
front of the camera pointed at
the subject.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or
right to scroll through snapshots until the one
whose audio you want to re-record is displayed.
Microphone
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then rock the controller to the right.
• Good recording results are not possible when the
camera is too far from the subject
• Operating camera buttons during recording can cause
button noise to be included in the audio.
• The
(Audio) icon appears on the monitor screen
after audio recording is complete.
• You will not be able to record audio when remaining
memory capacity is low.
• The following types of audio recording are not supported.
— Adding audio to a movie image
— Adding audio to a protected snapshot (page 65)
• Audio that is re-recorded or deleted cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need audio before rerecording or deleting it.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
“Delete”, and then click.
• If you merely want to delete the audio with re-recording, press MENU here to complete the procedure.
4. Press the shutter release button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter release button.
• This deletes the previous recording and replaces it
with a new one.
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PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Playing Back a Voice Recording File
(EX-M2 Only)
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• When you have the LCD remote controller connected
to the camera, audio is output through the stereo
headphones (page 97) instead of the camera’s
speaker. Output through the headphones is monaural.
• The volume of audio recorded with the camera cannot
be adjusted using the LCD remote controller. Use the
camera’s controller to adjust volume level in this case.
Perform the following steps to play back a voice recording
file.
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller left or
right to display the voice file (a file with
it) you want to play.
on
2. Click the controller.
• This starts playback of
the voice recording file
through the camera’s
speaker.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold the controller left or
right.
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Click the controller.
Adjust audio volume
Rock the controller up or
down.
Cancel playback
Press MENU.
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DELETING FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a single
file.
IMPORTANT!
1. In the PLAY mode,
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• Delete cannot be performed when all the files in
memory are protected (page 65).
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a protected file, unprotect it first (page 65).
• On the EX-M2, deleting an audio snapshot deletes
both the image file and the audio file attached to it.
rock the controller
down .
2. Rock the controller left or right to scroll
through files and display the one you want to
delete.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select
“Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Click the controller to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press MENU to exit the menu screen.
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DELETING FILES
IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the message “The function is not supported for this file.” appears when you try to delete it.
The following procedure deletes all unprotected files currently in memory.
1. In the PLAY mode, rock the controller down .
2. Rock the controller up or down to select “All
File Delete”, and then click.
3. Rock the controller up or down to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting anything, select “No”.
4. Click the controller to delete all the files.
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