Casio QX-960 User`s guide

USING A MEMORY CARD
USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage capabilities of your camera by
using a commercially available memory card (SD memory
card or MultiMedia Card). You can also copy files from builtin flash memory to a memory card and from a memory card
to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, that if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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To remove a memory card from the camera
Using a Memory Card
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. Open the memory card cover.
1. Open the memory card
2. Press the memory card
into the camera and then
release it. This will cause
the card to come part
way out of the camera.
cover.
3. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
2. Positioning the
memory card so its cut
off corner is oriented
as shown in the
illustration, push the
memory card into slot
as far as it will go.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove the
battery, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the green
operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause the file
save operation to fail, and even damage the memory
card.
Cut off corner
3. Close the memory card
cover.
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Formatting a Memory Card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter a recording
mode or the Play Mode, and then press MENU.
IMPORTANT!
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format,” and
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data processing
by the camera. In the case of an SD card, formatting
on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD
format, causing problems with compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure you
do not need any of the data on the memory card before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page 92).
then press [ ].
4. Select “Format,” and then press SET.
• To exit the format operation without formatting, select
“Cancel.”
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Memory Card Precautions
Copying Files
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMedia Card with
this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed when any
other type of card is used.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or even lost. Always make sure that you always back up important data on
other media (MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever the
card you are using seems to be the cause of abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, connect the AC adaptor
for power or check to make sure that the battery is at full
charge. Power interruption during the format operation can
result in improper formatting, and even damage the
memory card and make it unusable.
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card. You can copy all files from
built-in memory to a memory card, or you can copy a single
file from the memory card to built-in memory.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the Play Mode,
and then press MENU.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Copy,”
and then press [ ].
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4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Built-in
Card,”
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
and then press SET.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the message “Busy.... Please wait...”
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card.”
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Card
Built-in,”
and then press SET.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to scroll through images until
the one you want to copy is on the monitor
screen.
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Copy,” and then
press SET.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the message “Busy.... Please wait...”
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if you
want.
5. Press MENU to exit the copy operation.
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NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory whose
name has the largest number.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
The USB cable that comes with your camera makes it easy
to connect to a computer that is equipped with a USB port.
You can also transfer images using the memory card, if your
computer is equipped to read memory cards.
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
Before you can exchange files with your computer, you first
need to install the software contained on the CD-ROM that
comes with the camera.
USB cable (bundled)
USB port
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera contains
the following software.
Computer
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application loads image data saved in JPEG and AVI
format from a digital camera onto your computer.
Photohands (for Windows)
This application is for retouching and printing image files.
USB
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows/Macintosh)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera to
“talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, Mac OS 9, or Mac OS X, do
not install the USB driver from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will be able to perform USB communication simply by connecting the camera to your computer
with the USB cable.
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Internet Explorer (for Macintosh)
This is a browser application for reading HTML files. Images
loaded by Photo Loader are stored in folders called “Libraries.” Internet Explorer displays the contents of a library on
your computer screen.
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the applications, as described below.
Windows
DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
See the “Readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Macintosh
See the “readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Acrobat Reader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled CDROM.
NOTE
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the
bundled CD-ROM for details about using Photo
Loader and Photohands. See “Viewing User Documentation (PDF files)” on page 114 (Windows) and
page 117 (Macintosh) of this manual for more information.
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NOTE
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
• The menu application may not start up automatically
on some computers. If this happens, navigate to the
CD-ROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the
menu application.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
Selecting a Language
• You do not need to install software if you already have
it installed on your computer.
First select a language. Note that some software is not available in all languages.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user documentation
for various languages. Check the CD-ROM menu screen to
see if applications and user documentation are available for
a particular language.
1. On the menu screen, click the language button
in the upper left corner of the display.
2. On the list of languages that appears, select
Getting Started
the one you want.
Start up your computer and
insert the CD-ROM into its
CD-ROM drive. This will
automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a
menu screen on your
computer.
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Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
You should always read the “Read me” file for any application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains information you need to know when installing the application.
1. On the menu screen, click “Software.”
2. Click the name of the application you want to
install.
1. On the menu screen, click “Software.”
3. Click the “Install” button.
2. Click the name of the application you want to
install.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
3. Click the “Read me” button.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and completely. If you make a mistake when installing Photo
Loader, you may not be able to browse your existing
library information and HTML files that are created
automatically by Photo Loader. In some cases, image
files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than Windows
XP, never connect the camera to your computer without installing the USB driver from the CD-ROM first.
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about retaining
existing libraries.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
1. On the menu screen, click “Manual.”
The CD-ROM contains applications and user documentation
in various languages in folders named for each language:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Chinese. Check the CD-ROM folders to find out if applications
and user documentation are available in a particular language.
File names include one of the following codes that indicate
the language of the data contained in the file as shown below.
English: e, French: f, German: g, Spanish: sp, Italian: i,
Dutch: du, Chinese: ct
If your language is not included in the above, use the contents of the “English” folder.
2. Click the name of the application whose user
documentation you want to read.
3. Click the “Read” button.
IMPORTANT!
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on
your computer to read user documentation files. If you
do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed,
you can install it from the bundled CD-ROM.
Exiting the Menu Application
Installing Software
Use the following procedures to install the software. We recommend that you install Internet Explorer and Outlook Express first before installing Photo Loader and Acrobat
Reader.
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Internet Explorer and Outlook
Express
IMPORTANT!
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to read
the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder. Follow
the instructions in the file to use your existing library
management files. Failure to follow this procedure
correctly can result in loss or corruption of your existing files.
1. Open the file named “Internet Explorer.”
2. Open the folder for the language version you
want to install, and then open the file named
“readme_casio” file.
3. Follow the instructions in the read me file to
install Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
■ To install Acrobat Reader
■ To install Photo Loader
1. On the bundled CD-ROM, open the folder
named “Acrobat Reader.”
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader.”
2. Open the folder for the language whose ver-
2. Open the folder named “English,” and then
sion of Acrobat Reader you want to install, and
then open the file named “readme_casio.”
open the file named “Important.”
3. Open the folder named “Installer,” and then
• Follow the instructions in the read me file to install Acrobat Reader.
open the file named “readme.”
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
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9. After the system starts up, use the USB cable
■ Installing the USB Driver
to connect the camera to your Macintosh.
1. Turn off the camera and quit all applications on
10. Turn on the camera.
your Macintosh.
11. From now on, the
2. Insert the bundled CD-ROM provided into the
camera will be
recognized as a drive
whenever you connect the camera to
your Macintosh.
CD-ROM drive.
3. Open the hard disk that is specified as the
startup disk.
4. Open the “System Folder” on the startup disk.
• The shape of the icon
that appears on your
Macintosh display
depends on the version
of your Mac OS.
5. Open the “Extensions” folder inside the “System Folder.”
6. Open the “USB Driver” folder on the CD-ROM.
IMPORTANT!
7. Drag “CASIO-USB Storage Driver” and
• If you are running an operating system other than Mac
OS 9 or Mac OS X, do not connect the camera to your
Macintosh PC without installing the USB driver first.
“CASIO-USB Storage Class Shim” from the
“USB Driver” folder to the “Extensions” folder.
8. Confirm that the “CASIO-USB Storage Driver”
● To uninstall the USB driver
Delete “CASIO-USB Storage Driver” and “CASIO-USB
Storage Class Shim” from the “Extensions” folder.
file and “CASIO-USB Storage Class Shim” file
are in the “Extensions” folder, and then restart
your Macintosh.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
■ To view the camera user’s guide
To perform the following procedures, you must have Acrobat
Reader installed on your Macintosh (page 115).
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
1. On the bundled CD-ROM, open the folder
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
named “Acrobat Reader.”
2. Open the folder for the language whose ver-
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf.”
sion of Acrobat Reader you want to install, and
then open the file named “readme_casio.”
4. “xx” is the language code (English: e, French: f,
German: g, Spanish: sp, Italian: i, Dutch: du,
Chinese: ct).
3. Follow the instructions in the read me file to
install Acrobat Reader.
■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then open
the “English” folder.
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english.”
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Transferring Files Over a USB
Connection
Transferring Files to a Computer
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with your camera contains a copy of Photo Loader and a USB driver. This software lets you transfer the contents of the camera’s memory
to your computer quickly and easily. The Photo Loader and
Photohands applications can also be used for high-level image management and editing.
• For information about using Photo Loader and
Photohands, see their user documentation files (PDF) on
the bundled CD-ROM.
You can transfer images to a computer with a USB port simply by connecting the camera to the computer with the USB
cable.
• Note that you need to install a USB driver on your computer
the first time you try to connect. Once you use the cable to
establish a USB connection, the computer sees the camera as an external storage device (card reader/writer).
• If you plan to transfer file data from the camera’s built-in
memory to your computer, make sure there is no memory
card loaded in the camera. If there is, remove the memory
card from the camera before you connect the USB cable.
NOTE
• Do not install the USB driver from the CD-ROM onto a
computer running Windows XP, Mac OS 9, or Mac OS
X. With these operating systems, USB communication
becomes enabled simply by connecting the camera to
the computer with the USB cable.
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■ To connect the USB Cable
IMPORTANT!
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Open the terminal panel cover and then use the
USB cable to connect the camera to the computer.
USB cable (bundled)
Small connector
(Mini-B)
USB port
Large connector (A)
USB
3. Import the images to the computer.
4. After image data transfer is complete, disconnect the USB cable.
• For details, see “Terminating a USB Connection.”
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• Be sure to read the applicable information in the user
documentation that comes with your computer before
connecting the USB cable.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the
image to “burn in” on the screen.
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the camera. The USB port and the cable plug are shaped for
proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable into the ports securely as far as it
will go. Proper operation is not possible if connections
are not correct.
• The camera does not draw power over the USB cable.
Be sure to connect the AC adaptor to the camera for
power.
• The optionally available CASIO QC-1U USB cable
cannot be used with this camera.
• Never disconnect the USB cable while the PC is accessing camera memory (indicated by a flashing USB
lamp). Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
• You can perform USB data communication while the
camera is in a recording mode or in the Play Mode.
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■ Terminating a USB Connection
Transferring Files Using a Memory Card
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Windows Me or 98
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, and then turn off
the camera.
● Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Windows XP or 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen,
and disable the drive number assigned to the camera. Next,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera, and then turn off
the camera.
● Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and your
computer.
Macintosh
In Finder, drag the camera to the trashcan. Next, disconnect
the USB cable from the camera and then turn off the camera.
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● Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are stored
in memory using DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System)
protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it easier to exchange image and other data between digital cameras and
other devices.
■ DCF Protocol
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera format for image file data and the directory structure for camera
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
● Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/
Writer and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards
and MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory
card/MMC) for details about how to use them.
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Memory Directory Structure
■ Folder and File Contents
■ Directory Structure
• Parent folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files.
<¥DCIM¥>
• Storage folder
Folders for storing files stored with the digital camera.
(Parent folder)
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
...
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital camera.
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital camera.
...
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function.
<¥MISC¥>
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
<¥SCENE¥>*
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function.
(DPOF file)
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files.
(Best Shot folder)
UQVR4001.JPE
UQVR4002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
...
• Best Shot folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Best Shot user setup files.
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain user setups used by the Best Shot Mode.
* <¥SCENE¥> is created for built-in memory only.
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Supported Image Files
Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Image files recorded with the CASIO QV-R3/QV-R4 Digital
Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top) folder
of all the files in memory. When transferring memory contents to a hard disk, MO disk, or other external storage,
treat all the contents inside a DCIM folder as a set and always keep them together. You can change the name of the
DCIM folder on your computer. Changing the name to a
date is a good way to keep track of multiple DCIM folders.
However, be sure you change the name of the DCIM folder
back to “DCIM” before you copy it back to camera memory
for playback on the camera. The camera does not recognize any folder name other than DCIM.
• We also strongly recommend that after transferring data
from memory to other external storage that you reformat
memory and delete its contents before using it to store
more files. Remember that formatting memory deletes all
of its contents. Check to make sure that you no longer need
any of the files in memory before you format it.
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it may take
a long time for the image to appear on the display.
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Creating an album
Using the Album Feature
The album feature of the camera creates an HTML layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the images.
1. In the Play Mode,
press
.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or print
the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie on a
computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to install
DirectX.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Sample layout
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Create,” and then
press SET.
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the message “Busy.... Please wait...” to appear on the monitor
screen.
• After creation of the album is complete, press the
MENU button to exit the menu screen.
• Creating an album causes a file folder named “ALBUM,” which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM” plus
other files to be created in camera memory or on the
memory card.
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IMPORTANT!
Selecting an Album Layout
• Never open the battery cover or remove the memory
card from the camera while an album is being created.
Doing so not only runs the risk of certain album files
being skipped, it can also result in image data and
other data in memory being corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 127). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
1. In the Play Mode, press
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to select “Layout.”
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or if hot
linking is turned on or off.
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Configuring Detailed Album Settings
■ Background Color
1. In the Play Mode, press
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings.”
.
2. Use [ ] and [ ] to
select “Set Up,” and
then press [ ].
■ Album Type
There are two album types: Normal and Index/Info.
Normal Type
: This type of album displays images in accordance with the currently selected layout.
Index/Info Type : In addition to the normal album screen, this
type of album also includes thumbnails of
images and detailed information about
each image.
3. Use [ ] and [ ] to select the item whose setting you want to change, and then press [ ].
• Details about each of the settings are provided in the
following sections.
■ Hot Linking On/Off
4. Use [ ] and [ ] to change the setting, and then
This setting controls whether or not you can enlarge movies,
or play movies or audio files from your Web browser. Each
image in the album represents either a still image or a movie.
When hot linking is turned on, clicking an album image displays the corresponding still image or plays the corresponding movie. This setting lets you turn album image hot linking
on or off.
press SET.
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• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is created automatically in built-in memory or on the memory
card whenever you turn off the camera.
Select this hot
linking setting:
To get this:
High-resolution album images when
printing album pages
NOTES
• Since images are high resolution, it
takes a longer time to display them on
your computer screen.
• With this setting, you cannot enlarge
images or play movies.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off, but the
operation lamp continues to flash for a few seconds to
indicate that the album creation process is being performed. Never open the battery cover or remove the
memory card while the green operation lamp is flashing.
Off
Lower resolution album images for album
browsing and publishing thumbnails on a
Website
NOTES
• Clicking an image displays its enlarged
version, which you can use for viewing
and printing.
• With this setting, clicking an AVI file
image plays the movie.
On
NOTE
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it can
take quite a bit of time to complete auto album creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not plan
to use the album feature, we suggest that you keep
auto album creation turned off, which shortens the
amount of time the camera takes to power down completely.
■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
This setting controls whether an album is created automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn off auto album creation
Off
Turn on auto album creation
On
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4. If you created the album after selecting
Viewing Album Files
“Normal” type or “Index/Info” as the album
type under “Configuring Detailed Album
Settings” on page 126, you can click one of the
following display options.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in built-
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
in memory or on the memory card, or access a
memory card with your computer (pages 118
and 120).
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
• If hot linking is turned on for the album, you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to display the full-size version.
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is located inside the folder named “DCIM.”
3. Use your computer’s
: Displays information about each image.
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM.”
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in
memory or on the
memory card.
Image
File Name
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
Index
Info
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Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure compensation
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
NOTES
Saving an Album
• When printing an album page, you should set up your
Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your Web
browser application for details about printing and configuring settings for printing.
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a floppy diskette, an MO disk, or some other storage medium. Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not
copy image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading it
into the camera.
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The tables in this section show the items that appear on
each recording mode and Play Mode tab. Underlined items
are factory defaults.
Flash Intensity
Weak / Normal / Strong
Grid
Digital Zoom
Off / On
Off / On
● Memory tab menu
Recording Mode Menu
Flash
Focus
On / Off
On / Off
● REC tab menu
White Balance
ISO
On / Off
On / Off
Metering
Flash Intensity
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Size
QV-R3: 2048 ҂ 1536 / 1600 ҂ 1200 /
1280 ҂ 960 / 640 ҂ 480
QV-R4: 2304 ҂ 1712 / 2240 ҂ 1680 /
1600 ҂ 1200 / 1280 ҂ 960 /
640 ҂ 480
Quality
White Balance
Fine / Normal / Economy
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
ISO
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
QV-R3: Auto / ISO 125 / ISO 250
Metering
QV-R4: Auto / ISO 100 / ISO 200
Multi / Center weighted / Spot
(Shade) /
Filter
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
Enhance
Sharpness
Off / Red / Green / Blue / Flesh Tone
Soft / Normal / Hard
Saturation
Contrast
Low / Normal / High
Low / Normal / High
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● Set Up tab menu
File No.
Beep
On / Off
On / Off
Startup
World Time
On (Selectable image) / Off
Home / World
PLAY Mode Menu
● PLAY tab menu
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
Adjust
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
Language
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano
Sleep
Auto Power Off
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
3 min / 5 min / Off
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
Resize
1280 ҂ 960 / 640 ҂ 480 / Cancel
Trimming
Alarm
—
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
● Set Up tab menu
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File No.
On / Off
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
World Time
Home / World
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Language
Time setting
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Sleep
Español / Italiano
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
Format
3 min / 5 min / Off
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
APPENDIX
Recording Mode
Indicator Lamp Reference
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational status of the camera.
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Self-timer
Lamp
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
Green operation lamp
enabled)
Interval recording is stopped.
Self-timer lamp
Pattern 1 Pattern 1
Pattern 3
Lit
Red operation lamp
Meaning
Red
Flash is charging.
Flash charging is complete.
Lit
Pattern 3
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Cannot Auto Focus.
Lit
Pattern 2 Pattern 2
Monitor screen is off.
Storing image
Pattern 1 Pattern 1
Storing movie
Self-timer countdown
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
(3 to 0 seconds)
Cannot charge flash.
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted. / Best Shot
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked / Cannot
Lit
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create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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Operation Lamp
Green
Self-timer
Lamp
Red
Pattern 3
Play Mode
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Powering down
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
enabled)
Interval recording is stopped.
Pattern 1
• When you are using a memory card, never remove the
card from the camera while the green operation lamp
is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded images to be
lost.
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
Pattern 3
image protect, copy, album creation,
format, power down
Pattern 2
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Lit
Memory card is locked / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full.
Pattern 3
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Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
IMPORTANT!
Self-timer
Lamp
Low battery alert
APPENDIX
Charger Unit
The charger unit has a
CHARGE lamp that lights or
flashes in accordance with the
charger unit operation that is
being performed.
CH
AR
GE
CHARGE
lamp
CHARGE Lamp
Green
Red
Lit
Lit
Pattern 1
Meaning
Charging
Charging complete
Charging problem (Ambient temperature is
too high or too low.)
Pattern 3 Charger unit or battery abnormality
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APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 25).
2) Charge the battery (page 24). If the battery goes
dead soon after being charged, it means the battery has reached the end of its life and needs to
be replaced. Purchase a separately available
NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 33).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 24).
Image is not recorded when
the shutter release button is
pressed.
1) The mode dial is set to
1) Use the mode dial to select a recording mode
(page 38).
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your computer
and then delete files from camera memory, or
use a different memory card.
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is not
compatible with Auto Focus operation (page 41).
4) You are moving the camera.
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
(Play Mode).
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
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1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 55).
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
APPENDIX
Playback
Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the subject
on which you want to focus is located inside the focus frame.
Camera powers down during self-timer countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 24).
Monitor screen image is out
of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and have
not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 55).
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
1) Camera powers down before the save operation
is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save operation is complete.
, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows
the battery as soon as possible (page 24).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
Color of the playback image
is different from the image
on the monitor screen during recording.
Sunlight or light from another source is shining directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Playback
Symptom
Action
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded with
another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches are
disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge, impact, etc. while the camera was connected to another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After confirming that the computer is not accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB cable.
2) Press DISP to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Possible Cause
Images are not displayed.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in a recording
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) USB cable is not connected securely.
2) USB driver is not installed.
3) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check all connections.
2) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
110).
3) Turn on the camera.
APPENDIX
Display Messages
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
BEST SHOT memory You are attempting to register a Best Shot setup
is full.
when the “SCENE” folder already contains 999 setups.
Card ERROR
Some problem occurred with the memory card. Turn
off the camera, and remove and then reinsert the
memory card. If the same message appears, format
the memory card (page 106).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a computer or some
other storage device.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the 999th
folder. If you want to record more files, delete files
you no longer need (page 89).
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files, delete files you no longer need (page 89).
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or a CASIO service center.
The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is locked.
You cannot store images to or delete images from a
memory card that is locked.
The card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 106).
The function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not supported for the file on which you are trying to perform
it.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a type
that cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 107).
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Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
Specifications
• Snapshots
Main Specifications
File Size
(pixels)
Product: .............................. Digital Camera
2304 x 1712
(QV-R4)
Model: ................................. QV-R3/QV-R4
2240 x 1680
(QV-R4)
■ Camera Functions
2048 x 1536
(QV-R3)
Image Files Format
Snapshots: ...................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies: ............................ AVI (Motion JPEG)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
Recording Media: .............. 11MB built-in flash memory
SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Image Size
Snapshots: ..................... 2304
2240
2048
1600
1280
640
Movies: .............................. 320
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
x 1712 pixels (QV-R4)
x 1680 pixels (QV-R4)
x 1536 pixels (QV-R3)
x 1200 pixels
x 960 pixels
x 480 pixels
x 240 pixels
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Quality
Approximate
Image File Size
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1.8MB
1.4MB
1.0MB
1.6MB
1.2MB
630KB
1050KB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
Fine
Normal
Economy
190KB
140KB
90KB
Built-in flash
memory 11MB
5
7
9
5
7
9
6
8
15
9
14
27
14
22
39
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
52 shots
68 shots
110 shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
34 shots
45 shots
88 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
220 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
APPENDIX
• Movies (320 x 240 pixels)
Data Size
Recording
Time
Zoom: .................................. 3X optical zoom; 3.2X digital zoom
(9.6X in combination with optical zoom)
200KB/second max.
One Movie: 30 seconds maximum
Total Movie Time:
60 seconds maximum (built-in memory)
330 seconds maximum (SD 64MB memory card)*
Focusing: ........................... Contrast-type Auto Focus (Macro
Mode, Infinity Mode); manual focus;
focus lock
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal: ............................ 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro: ............................. 14cm to 50cm (5.5˝ to 19.7˝)
Optical zoom is disabled in the Macro
Mode. Zoom is fixed at maximum wide
angle.
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity depends
on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of a
different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate
value.
Exposure Control
Light Metering: ................ Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure: ........................ Program AE
Exposure Compensation: ... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Delete: ................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Effective Pixels
QV-R3: ............................ 3.20 million
QV-R4: ............................ 4.00 million
Imaging Element
QV-R3: ............................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 3.34 million)
QV-R4: ............................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 4.13 million)
Shutter: ............................... CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 2 to 1/2000 second
Aperture: ............................ F2.6/5.0, auto switching
White Balance: ................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Lens/Focal Distance
QV-R3: ............................ F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=7.6 (W) to
22.8mm (T) (equivalent to approximately 37 (W) to 111mm (T) for 35mm
film)
QV-R4: ............................ F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=7.6 (W) to
22.8mm (T) (equivalent to approximately 37.5 (W) to 112.5mm (T) for
35mm film)
Self-timer: ........................... 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes: ................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range: ................... Approximately 0.4 to 3.2 meters
(1.3´ to 10.5´) (QV-R3)
Approximately 0.4 to 2.8 meters
(1.3´ to 9.2´) (QV-R4)
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■ Power Requirements
Recording Functions: ....... Snapshot; Best Shot; Coupling Shot;
Night Scene; Manual Exposure; Movie;
Interval Mode
Power Requirements: ....... Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-30) x 1
AC adaptor (AD-C40)
Monitor Screen: ................. 1.6-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Approximate Battery Life:
Viewfinder: ......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Continuous Recording
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time: ............... Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: ................ To 2049
Continuous Playback
(Continuous Snapshot Recording)
World Time: ........................ City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
QV-R3
120 minutes (720 shots)
QV-R4
110 minutes (660 shots)
QV-R3
220 minutes
QV-R4
220 minutes
The values noted above are approximate values until power fails at normal temperature (25°C (77°F)). The above does not guarantee that you will be able to
achieve this level of operation. Low temperatures shorten battery life (page 26).
Input/Output Terminals: ... AC adaptor terminal (DC IN 4.5V);
USB port (MINI-B)
Power Consumption: ........ DC 4.5V Approximately 5.4W
Dimensions: ....................... 90.0(W) x 59.0(H) x 31.0(D) mm
(3.5˝(W) x 2.3˝(H) x 1.2˝(D))
(excluding projections
Thickest Part: 35.0mm (1.4˝))
Weight: ................................ Approximately 200 g (7.05 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories: ...... Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP30); Special battery charger unit (BC20); Special USB cable; Strap; CDROM; User’s Guide
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■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-30)
Power Supply
• Use only the special NP-30 rechargeable lithium ion battery to power this
camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the clock. The date and time
settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off (from both
the battery and AC adaptor). Be sure to reconfigure these settings after power
is interrupted (page 36).
Rated Voltage: ................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance: ........... 1000 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range: ................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the total
pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Dimensions: ....................... 35.3 (W) x 53.1 (H) x 7.1 (D) mm
(1.4˝ (W) x 2.1˝ (H) x 0.3˝ (D))
Weight: ................................ Approximately 28 g (0.99 oz)
■ Special battery charger unit (BC-20)
Power Requirement: ......... 100 to 240V AC, 0.2A, 50/60Hz
Output: ................................ DC 4.2V, 650mA
Chargeing Temperature: ... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Chargeable Battery type: ... CASIO Lithium-ion rechargeable
battery (NP-30)
Full Charge Times: ............ Approximately 2 hours
Dimensions: ....................... 65.0(W) x 90.0(H) x 30.5(D) mm
(2.6˝(W) x 3.5˝(H) x 1.2˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight: ................................ Approximately 120g (4.23 oz)
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