Casio EX S12 - EXILIM CARD Digital Camera User`s guide

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Digital Camera
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.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
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Unpacking
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-60)
Charger unit (BC-60L)
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
* The shape of the power cord plug
varies according to country or
geographic area.
Power cord
USB cable
Strap
AV cable
CD-ROM
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Basic Reference
Read this first!
• The contents of this manual and the bundled Basic Reference are subject to
change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Transport, YouTube
Uploader for CASIO, or CASIO DATA TRANSPORT.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . . . . . . 19
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
❚ Specifying Control Panel Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area)
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting)
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(CS)
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❚ Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Detection)
Shooting with the Make-up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Make-up)
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(EV Shift)
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording)
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❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Shooting with AUTO BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting ID Photographs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Isolating Moving Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Multi-motion Image)
❚❙ Advanced Settings
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 66
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Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . .
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CS) . . .
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . .
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter) . . .
Shooting with Face Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Detection) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . .
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(AF Assist Light) . . .
Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame) . . .
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom) . . .
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . .
Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quick Shutter) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . . .
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 82
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Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . .
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality (Snapshot)) . . .
Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)) . . .
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . .
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . .
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO) . . .
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering) . . .
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting) . . .
Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter) . . .
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Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness) . . .
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . . .
Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast) . . .
Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity) . . .
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
❚ Deleting Continuous Shutter Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
❚ Dividing Up a CS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Image Roulette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
❚❙ Other Playback Functions
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Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 97
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Layout Print)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT)
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing)
Optimizing Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Lighting)
Using Red Eye Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Red Eye)
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness)
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Keystone)
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of
an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Correction)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing)
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❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . 113
Dynamic Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
❚ To create a subject image to be inserted . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . . 114
❚ Inserting a Subject into a Background Image . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Photo) . . 116
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❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed
and the Number of Copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . .
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
❚ Connecting the Camera to Your Computer and Saving Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
❚ Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them
on Your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
❚ Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
❚ Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . 138
❚ User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images . (Eye-Fi) . 139
Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
❚❙ Transferring Document Data from
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Transferring Document Data to the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
❚ Transferring Data from a Computer Running Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
❚ Transferring Data from a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
To view document images on the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Managing Document Data on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Protecting Document Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚ Deleting Document Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
❚❙ Other Settings
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REC Mode Control Panel Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R Panel)
Selecting a PLAY Mode Screen Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (P Display)
Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Screen)
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Eye-Fi)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
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Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Specifying the Initial Data Mode Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DATA View)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and
Video Output System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Video Out)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format)
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset)
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
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.
156
156
157
157
158
158
159
159
160
. 160
. 161
. 161
162
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
❚❙ Appendix
164
Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
❚
❚
❚
❚
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
172
172
173
173
Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Reset Initial Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
When things don’t go right... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
❚ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
❚ Display Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/Voice Recording Time . . . . . 188
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
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Contents
General Guide
The numbers in parentheses indicate the pages where each item is explained.
. Camera
Front
Back
123 4
7 8 9 bk
bl
5
6
(pages 27, 70, 76)
(pages 23, 24)
blStrap hole (page 2)
bm[SET] button (page 31)
bn[BS] (^) button
(pages 51, 111)
7 Back lamp
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[SET]
br bq bp bo bn bm
1 Shutter button (page 24) 8 Zoom controller
(pages 24, 47, 92, 93)
2 [ON/OFF] (Power)
(page 23)
9 [0] (movie) button
(page 50)
3 Flash (page 36)
4 Front lamp
bk[r] (REC) button
5 Lens
6 Microphone
[ ]
bpControl button
([8] [2] [4] [6])
(page 31)
bq[p] (PLAY) button
(pages 23, 28)
brMonitor screen
(pages 10, 162)
(page 55)
bo[MENU] button
(pages 23, 25, 36)
(page 64)
Bottom
bsBattery/memory card slots (pages 17, 21, 172, 174)
btUSB/AV port (pages 94, 118, 125, 134)
ckTripod hole
Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
clSpeaker
cl ck bt
bs
. Charger Unit
12
1[CHARGE] Lamp
2+- Contacts
3AC jack
3
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators, icons, and values to keep you informed
of the camera’s status.
• The sample screens in this section are intended to show you the locations of all the
indicators and figures that can appear on the monitor screen in various modes.
They do not represent screens that actually appear on the camera.
. Snapshot Recording
Panel : Show
4Recording mode (page 24)
5Image deterioration indicator (page 48)
Metering mode (page 86)
bl 6
Remaining movie memory capacity
7
bm
(page 50)
cs
bn 8Remaining snapshot memory capacity
cr
bo
(page 188)
cq
bp 9Snapshot image size (page 33)
bq
image quality (page 82)
br bkSnapshot
blFlash (page 36)
cp cocncmclckbtbs
bmAF Area (page 38)
bnLighting (page 39)
Panel : Hide
boContinuous shutter (page 40)
12bo3 456 9 8
bpFace Detection (page 43)
bqMake-up (page 45)
bk
bq
brExposure compensation (page 46)
7
cs
bsDate/time (page 47)
cn
cr
cm btTimestamp indicator (page 156)
cq
cl ckShutter speed
ck clAperture value
bs cmISO sensitivity (page 85)
cnMovie image quality (page 83)
cp co br bt bs
coFocus frame (pages 24, 38)
cpBattery level indicator (page 18)
Focus
mode
(page
66)
1
Histogram (page 162)
2 White balance setting (page 84) cqAnti Shake (page 75)
cr
3 Self-timer (page 70)
csAuto shutter (page 71)
123456789bk
NOTE
• If the current aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, or Auto Exposure is not
correct, the setting will turn orange when you half-press the shutter button.
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. Movie Recording
Panel : Show
12
3
1Focus mode (page 66)
2White balance setting (page 84)
3Recording mode (page 50)
4Remaining movie memory capacity
45
(page 50)
9
8
5Movie recording time (page 50)
6Exposure compensation (page 46)
level indicator (page 18)
6 7Battery
8Histogram (page 162)
9Anti Shake (page 75)
7
Panel : Hide
12
3
4
5
9
8
7
6
11
. Snapshot Viewing
1 2
3
bq
bp
4
5
6
7
8
9
bo bn bm bl bk
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 108)
3Folder name/file name (page 140)
4Snapshot image quality (page 82)
5Snapshot image size (page 33)
6ISO sensitivity (page 85)
7Aperture value
8Shutter speed
9Date/time (page 47)
bkMetering mode (page 86)
blWhite balance setting (page 105)
bmFlash (page 36)
bnRecording mode
boBattery level indicator (page 18)
bpHistogram (page 162)
bqExposure compensation (page 46)
. Movie Playback
12
7
3
1File type
2Protect indicator (page 108)
3Folder name/file name (page 140)
4 4Movie recording time (page 88)
5 5Movie image quality (page 83)
6Date/time (page 47)
7Battery level indicator (page 18)
6
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What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Record
Delete
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images.
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What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
Dynamic
Photo
Extract a moving subject out of a series of Continuous Shutter images you have
shot and insert them into another image to create a Dynamic Photo image that
features the moving subject.
See page 114 for more information.
Make-up Mode
This feature smoothes the skin texture of the
subject and softens facial shadows caused by
harsh sunlight for better looking portraits.
See page 45 for more information.
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
An AUTO BEST SHOT mode automatically selects
the appropriate BEST SHOT sample scene based
on current shooting conditions.
See page 55 for more information.
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To charge the battery
1.
Positioning the positive + and
negative - terminals of the
battery with those of the charger
unit, load the battery into the
charger unit.
2.
Plug the charger unit into a
household power outlet.
[CHARGE] lamp
About 90 minutes are required to
reach full charge. The [CHARGE]
lamp will go out when charging is
complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then
remove the battery from the charger.
Lamp Status
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Charger unit or battery problem (page 172)
Off
Charging complete or standing by, due to abnormally
high or low ambient temperature (page 172)
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Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-60L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-60).
Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger
can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
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To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
1
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2
2.
Load the battery.
With the EXILIM logo on the
battery facing upwards (in the
direction of the monitor
screen), hold the stopper next
to the battery in the direction
indicated by the arrow as you
slide the battery into the
camera. Press the battery in
until the stopper secures it in
place.
Stopper
Battery contacts
EXILIM logo
Front
3.
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
battery, see page 172.
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2
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
Remaining Power
High
Battery Indicator
Indicator Color
Cyan
Low
*
*
* Amber
*
*
Red
*
Red
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when
is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. A message telling you to
configure time and date settings will appear the next time you turn on the camera
after restoring power. When this happens, configure date and time settings (page
156).
• See page 192 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 36).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 158, 159).
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Configuring Basic Settings the First Time You Turn On the
Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a screen appears for configuring the
display language, date, and time settings. Failure to set the date and time correctly
will cause the wrong date and time data to be recorded with images.
IMPORTANT!
• A screen for language selection will not appear in step 2 of the procedure below if
you purchased a camera intended for the Japanese market. To change the display
language from Japanese in this case, use the procedure under “Specifying the
Display Language (Language)” (page 157). Note that a version of this manual in
the language you select may not be included with a camera intended for the
Japanese market.
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select
the language you want and then press
[SET].
3.
[ON/OFF]
[SET]
[BS] (^)
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
4.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to
change and then use [8] and [2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format,
press [BS] (^).
5.
After setting the date and time, use [4] and
[6] to select “Apply” and then press [SET].
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If you make a mistake configuring display language, date, or time settings with the
above procedure, refer to the following pages for information about how to correct
the settings.
– Display language: Page 157
– Date and time: Page 156
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
• Removing the battery from the camera too soon after configuring time and date
settings for the first time can cause the settings to be reset to their factory defaults.
Do not remove the battery for at least 24 hours after configuring settings.
Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 188.
Supported Memory Cards
– SD Memory Card
– SDHC Memory Card
Use one of the above types of memory card.
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To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera
and then open the battery cover.
1
Slide the battery cover slider towards OPEN
and then open it as indicated by the arrows in
the illustration.
2.
2
Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory card so its front
is facing upwards (towards the monitor
screen side of the camera), slide it into
the card slot all the way in until you hear
it click securely into place.
Front
Front
3.
Close the battery cover.
Close the battery cover and then shift the
slider towards LOCK.
• For information about how to replace the
memory card, see page 174.
Back
2
1
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 20) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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To format (initialize) a new memory card
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• 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 or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To enter the REC mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [r]
(REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p] (PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode, the
lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or coming
into contact with the lens as it extends. Holding the lens
with your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk of
malfunction.
• Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches
to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds
after switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 158, 159)
will turn off power automatically if you do not perform
any operation for a preset amount of time.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p]
(PLAY)
[r]
(REC)
To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 159).
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To shoot a snapshot
1.
Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 55.
Snapshot mode icon
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
Remaining Snapshot Memory
Capacity (page 188)
2.
Point the camera
at the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
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3.
Half-press the shutter button to
focus the image.
Back lamp
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light
green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
Focus frame
Half-press
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
4.
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for goodlooking images.
• The focus frame in the screen shots
included in this manual is shown at ß.
Note that you can change the form of the
focus frame, if you want (page 77).
Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Full-press
Shooting a Movie
Press [0] (Movie) to start
movie recording. Press [0]
(Movie) again to stop movie
recording. See page 50 for
details.
[0] (Movie)
Snap (Image is recorded.)
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. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 79).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal Auto Focus, which
means you can capture quick moving action more easily. Note, however, that some
images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button in order
to ensure proper focus.
. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.) Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 69) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
. To track the movement of a moving subject
Half-press the shutter button to follow and focus automatically on a moving subject.
See “Ë Tracking” (page 38) for more information.
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Holding the Camera Correctly
Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
Horizontal
Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and the
strap do not cover any of the areas
indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
dropping the camera, attach the wrist
strap and make sure it is around your
fingers or wrist while you are
operating the camera.
• Never swing the camera around by its
strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use
with this camera only. Never use it for
any other purpose.
Flash
Front lamp
Lens
Microphone
Strap
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 88.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the
PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the
snapshots currently stored in
memory.
• Information about the displayed
snapshot also is included (page
[p] (PLAY)
188).
• You also can clear the
information to view only the snapshot (page 162).
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
92). If you are recording a snapshot that is very important to you, it is
recommended that you zoom the image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
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Deleting Images
If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need to free up storage
and record more images.
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 112) deletes both the snapshot and the audio
file.
To delete a single file
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then
press [2] (
).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the one you want to
delete is displayed.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
To delete all files
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] (
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete All Files” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
).
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
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Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand
when shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 82).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Subject that is too far away for light from the AF assist lamp to reach
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 69) or Manual Focus (page
66).
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Snapshot Tutorial
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
[8] [2] [4] [6]
Available settings
Control Panel
[SET]
2.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
1Image size/Quality* (pages 33, 82)
2Flash (page 36)
3AF Area (page 38)
4Lighting (page 39)
5Continuous shutter (page 40)
6Face Detection (page 43)
7Make-up (page 45)
8EV shift (page 46)
9Date/Time (page 47)
* Snapshot image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You can configure the camera to turn off display of the Control Panel when you
press [SET] (page 150).
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 64).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while a Dynamic Photo, Prerecord Movie,
For YouTube, or Voice Recording Operation is in progress.
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Specifying Control Panel Items
You can use the following procedure to specify the eight items you want on the
Control Panel.
1.
While the Control Panel is displayed, press
[MENU].
• This will display a menu of Control Panel items,
with the items currently selected for display
shown in green.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select an item
you want on the Control Panel and then press [SET].
This will cause the lamp next to the item to light.
3.
Repeat the above step to select eight items for the Control Panel.
After you select the eighth item, the camera switches to the REC mode and
displays the Control Panel.
• To exit the item select operation, press [MENU].
NOTE
• The “Date/Time” item at the bottom of the Control Panel is fixed and cannot be
changed.
• The screen shots in this manual show the initial default Control Panel items.
• To return the Control Panel items to their initial defaults, reset the camera (page
161).
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Changing the Image Size (Size)
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size) through
a print service, attaching an image to e-mail,
when viewing the image on a computer, etc.
Pixel
. About image sizes
The size of an image indicates how many pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
8M (3264x2448) size image =
Approximately 8 million pixels
3264*
2448*
VGA (640x480) size image =
Approximately 300,000 pixels
640*
480*
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Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
Large Number
of Pixels
More detail, but takes up more memory. Best
when you plan to print large-size prints (such
as A3 size).
Small Number
of Pixels
Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best
when you want to send images by e-mail,
etc.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 188.
• For information about movie image size, see page 83.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 110.
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. To select the image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Image Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
12M
(4000x3000)
Poster Print
3:2
(4000x2656)
Poster Print
16:9
(4000x2240)
HDTV
8M
(3264x2448)
A3 Print
5M
(2560x1920)
A3 Print
3M
(2048x1536)
A4 Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images are
relatively coarser.
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 110) from the original
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is “12M”.
• Selecting “3:2” records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which matches the
standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
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Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash
setting you want and then press [SET].
) once.
When the “R Panel” menu item (page 150)
is “Hide” (so the Control Panel is not
displayed), pressing [2] (
) will cycle
through the available flash settings.
3.
Flash
[2] (
)
> Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
? Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
< Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
_ Soft Flash
Soft flash always fires, regardless of exposure conditions
¥ Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to indicate
N
that image recording is disabled.
AF
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot
until the lamp stops flashing orange, which indicates
< indicates the flash will fire. that charging is complete.
3
• For information about Flash Range, see page 191.
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NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time (page 191) depends on operating conditions (battery
condition, ambient temperature, etc.).
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
• Select “Flash Off” for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photograph is prohibited.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot 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. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye. The camera also has an auto
red-eye correction feature that corrects for red-eye in recorded images.
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).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from
the camera.
Other Useful Flash Features
• Changing the flash intensity (page 87)
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Í Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the
image. This setting works well with focus lock (page 69).
È Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected,
the camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among
nine possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the
camera focuses will be displayed in green.
Ë Tracking
Half-pressing the shutter button focuses on the subject and causes
the focus frame to track the movement of the subject.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top
(AF Area).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
5.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
“Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
“È Multi”
Focus frame
Focus frame
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IMPORTANT!
• “È Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face
Detection (page 43).
• “Ë Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using
Auto Shutter (page 71).
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
when shooting images.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top
(Lighting).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
Î Extra
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “On”
setting. When this option is selected, it takes longer for the image
to be stored after the shutter button is pressed.
Ï On
Performs brightness correction.
Ì Off
Does not perform brightness correction.
• You also can optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas in
existing images (page 104).
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Using Continuous Shutter (CS)
Your camera has four continuous shutter modes.
CS speed
Maximum
CS Shots
Recorded Image Size
Flash Mode
Z CS:
Normal
Speed CS
Depends on Until
memory card memory
capacity
full
According to image size
setting
According to
flash mode
setting
Z CS: 4 fps
4 images per
second
8 shots
2M (1600x1200 pixels)
fixed
Flash Off
Z CS: 10 fps
10 images
per second
20 shots
1.2M (1280x960 pixels)
Flash Off
fixed
C CS: Flash
3 images per
second
3 shots
2M (1600x1200 pixels)
fixed
Flash On
* To turn off a continuous shutter mode, select “Off”.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Continuous Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter mode you want, and
then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed.
Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
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Specifying the Method for Saving Continuous Shutter Images
Specify the method to use for saving images recorded with the following continuous
shutter (CS) modes.
CS: 4fps/10fps
1.
After continuous shutter shooting is finished, use [8] and [2] to
select the save method you want and then press [SET].
Save Selected
The shot images are played back at slow speed so you can select the images
you want to save.
1While the shot images are playing back and an
Mark
image appears that you want to save, press the
shutter button. Each image that you select by
pressing the shutter button will have a mark
appended to it.
2After selecting all of the images you want to save,
press [MENU].
Buttons Used for Image Selection
[4] [6]
During playback, changes the playback direction and playback
speed.
While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
[SET]
Toggles between pause and play.
Shutter
button
Press all the way down to select an image for saving.
[MENU]
Saves the selected images and exits the image select
operation.
3Use [8] and [2] to select the save method you want and then press [SET].
Save Selected: Saves selected images.
Save All
: Saves all the images.
Cancel Save : Does not save any of the images.
Save All
Saves all the images.
• Does not save any of the images while “Cancel Save” is selected.
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IMPORTANT!
• If there is not enough available capacity on the memory card, you may not be able
to record the number of CS images indicated on the monitor screen. Make sure
your memory card has sufficient remaining capacity before shooting with using
continuous shutter.
• With continuous shutter, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for
successive images as well.
• When using a continuous shutter mode, keep the camera still until shooting is
finished.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (AUTO BEST SHOT, Dynamic Photo, Multi-motion
Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Prerecord
(Movie), For YouTube, Voice Recording)
– Make-up
• The speed of “CS: Normal Speed CS” depends on the type of memory card loaded
in the camera and the amount of free space available for storage. When shooting
to built-in memory, continuous shutter shooting is relatively slow.
• “CS: Normal Speed CS” speed is slower when shooting with flash.
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with “CS: Normal Speed CS”,
“CS: 4fps”, “CS: 10fps”.
• Note that images recorded with “CS: 4fps”, “CS: 10fps” and “CS: Flash” are of
somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded
with “CS: Normal Speed CS”.
• The ISO sensitivity setting always is “Auto” for “CS: 4fps”, “CS: 10fps” and
“CS: Flash”, regardless of the camera’s current ISO sensitivity setting.
• The flash range for “CS: Flash” is narrower than that for normal flash.
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band or a pink cast on the
monitor screen image. This does not indicate malfunction.
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Using Face Detection (Face Detection)
When shooting people, the face detection feature detects the faces of up to ten
individuals and adjusts focus and brightness accordingly.
1.
In the REC mode, press [4] or [6] to turn off the Make-up Mode.
• The Face Detection icon G will be displayed on the monitor screen while the
Make-up Mode is turned off.
• If pressing [4] or [6] does not turn off the Make-up Mode, it means that the
Make-up Mode setting is not assigned to the [4] and [6] keys. Assign the
setting to the keys (page 78) and perform the above step again.
2.
Press [SET], and then use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel
option from the top (Face Detection).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: On” and then press
[SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the
faces it focuses on will turn green.
6.
Face Detection icon
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
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Tips for Best Face Detection Results
• The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the focus mode when
shooting with face detection.
• Face detection may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– The face of a pet or some other non-human subject
IMPORTANT!
• Face detection cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (Dynamic Photo, ID Photo, Business cards and
documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube, Voice
Recording)
– Movie Recording
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with face detection.
– Multi AF
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Shooting with the Make-up Mode (Make-up)
The Make-up Mode smoothes the skin texture of the subject and softens facial
shadows caused by harsh sunlight for better looking portraits.
1.
In the REC mode, press [4] or [6] to turn on the Make-up Mode.
• The Make-up Mode icon ± will be displayed on the monitor screen while the
Make-up Mode is turned on.
• If pressing [4] or [6] does not turn on the Make-up Mode, it means that the
Make-up Mode setting is not assigned to the [4] and [6] keys. Assign the
setting to the keys (page 78) and perform the above step again.
2.
Press [SET], and then use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control
Panel option from the top (Make-up).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select a level of “+1” or
greater, and then press [SET].
• You can set one of 12 levels in the range of “+1
(Min.)” (Minimum correction) to “+12 (Max.)”
(maximum correction). The larger the value, the
greater the processing that is performed.
• Selecting a level of “0 (Off)” will exit the Makeup Mode.
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
Make-up Mode icon
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus on the face, which will cause frames around it to turn
green.
6.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button all the way
down.
NOTE
• The following functions cannot be used together with the Make-up Mode.
Continuous Shutter, Triple Self-timer
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Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second Control Panel option from the
bottom (EV Shift).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[6]: Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[4]: Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV
value to 0.0.
4.
Press [SET].
Exposure
compensation value
This applies the exposure compensation value. The
exposure compensation value you set remains in
effect until you change it.
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (Date/Time).
Use [4] and [6] to select the date or time.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display style (page 157) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with Zoom
Your camera provides you with 3X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal
distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally
processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of
3X to 45.2X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 49).
1.
In the REC mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
w Wide Angle
z Telephoto
Zoom controller
w (Wide Angle):Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range
z (Telephoto) :Enlarges the subject and narrows the range
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping (page 156) is turned on.
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NOTE
• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the
camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image
deterioration (page 49).
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical
zoom setting before you press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording.
Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
• During zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom setting.
Image deterioration indicator
Focusing range
(Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and Manual
Focus.)
Zoom bar
Undeteriorated image quality range
Deteriorated image quality range
3X to 18.7X
1X
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 3X optical zoom point
12X to 45.2X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Image deterioration
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• The image deterioration point
depends on the image size (page
33). The smaller the image size,
the higher the zoom factor you can
use before reaching the image
deterioration point.
• Though digital zoom generally
causes a deterioration of image
quality, some digital zoom without
image deterioration is possible with
image sizes of “8M” and smaller.
The range in which you can use
digital zoom without image
deterioration is indicated on the
display. The deterioration point
depends on the image size.
Image
Size
Maximum
Zoom Factor
Undeteriorated
zoom limit
12M
12X
3X
3:2
12X
3X
16:9
12X
3X
8M
14.5X
3.7X
5M
18.7X
4.7X
3M
23.3X
5.8X
VGA
45.2X
18.7X
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Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie
1.
Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 83).
The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you
select.
2.
In the REC mode, press [0]
(Movie).
Remaining recording time
(page 189)
This will start recording and display Y
on the monitor screen.
Movie recording includes monaural
audio.
3.
[0] (Movie)
Press [0] again to stop recording.
Movie recording also will stop
automatically if memory becomes full
before you press [0].
• The maximum size allowed for a
single movie file is 4GB. Movie
recording stops automatically when
a file becomes 4GB.
Recording time
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 55), you can select the sample scene that matches the type
of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for
beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene,
for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appear clearer and brighter.
Minimizing the Effects of Camera Movement during Movie Recording
You can configure the camera to minimize the effects of camera movement during
movie recording (page 75). Note, however, that this does not prevent image blur due
to subject movement and it makes the field of view narrower.
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NOTE
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your
fingers, etc.
– Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button
noise to be picked up in the audio.
Microphone
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band or a
pink cast on the monitor screen image. This does not indicate
malfunction.
• Use of certain types of memory cards increase the time it takes to record movies,
which can cause movie frames to be lost. This condition is indicated by » and Y
flashing on the monitor screen. To avoid loss of movie frames, use of a memory
card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second is recommended
(page 175).
• Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical
zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing
[0] to start recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Auto Focus and Macro Focus become fixed focus while shooting a movie (page
66).
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Using Prerecord Movie
With this feature, the camera prerecords up to four seconds of whatever is happening
in front of the lens in a buffer that is continually updated. Pressing [0] saves the
prerecorded action (buffer contents) followed by real-time recording. Real-time
recording continues until you stop it.
[0]
[0]
Movie
Recording start
4-second prerecorded part (from the buffer)
Recording end
. To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS] (^).
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Prerecord (Movie)” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ‰ to appear on the monitor screen.
. To shoot a Prerecord Movie
1.
With the camera pointed at the subject, press [0].
This will save four seconds of action prerecorded in the buffer and start real-time
recording.
2.
Press [0] again to stop recording.
• To turn off Prerecord Movie, press [BS] (^) and then select R (Auto).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button.
Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded.
NOTE
• You can use [2] (
) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting.
• Movie recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is
recorded.
• Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible while any one of the
following BEST SHOT scenes is selected.
Prerecord (Movie), Dynamic Photo, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards
and documents, White board, etc., For YouTube, Voice Recording
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording)
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie.
• For information about Voice Recording capacities, see page 189.
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS] (^).
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Voice Recording” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ` to appear on the monitor screen.
3.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording time
• The back lamp flashes green while recording is
in progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a
marker into the recording. During playback, you
will be able to jump to the markers in the
recording.
4.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Remaining recording time
• To create another audio recording file, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
• To turn off Voice Recording, press [BS] (^)
and then select R (Auto).
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NOTE
• You can use [8] (DISP) during audio recording to toggle the monitor screen on
and off.
• When monitor screen contents are turned off, selecting the “Voice Recording”
scene will cause the monitor screen to turn off immediately (page 162).
About audio data
• Audio files can be played back on a computer with Windows Media Player or
QuickTime.
– Audio Data: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
To play back an audio recording
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to
display the Voice Recording file you want to
play.
` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Jump to marker
While playback is paused, press [4] or [6] to
jump to the next marker and then press [SET]
to resume playback.
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
Monitor screen on/off
[8] (DISP)
Playback end
[MENU]
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Using BEST SHOT
What is BEST SHOT?
BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of
different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the
camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. This helps to minimize the chance of ruined
images due to poor exposure and shutter speed settings.
Some Sample Scenes
Portrait
Scenery
Night Scene
Night Scene Portrait
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS]
(^).
Currently selected scene
(with boundary)
This will display a menu of BEST
SHOT scenes.
• The initial default selection is R
(Auto).
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to
move the boundary to the
scene you want to select.
[BS] (^)
Scene name
• The scene menu has multiple
Scene number
pages. Use [8] and [2] to scroll
between menu pages.
• You can access information
about the currently selected scene. See page 56 for details.
• To return to normal snapshot recording, select Scene 1 R (Auto). Pressing
[MENU] while the scene selection screen or scene information screen is
displayed will cause the boundary to jump directly to R (Auto).
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3.
Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene.
This returns to the REC mode.
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a
different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure from
step 1.
4.
Press the shutter button (if you are shooting a snapshot) or [0] (if you
are shooting a movie).
NOTE
• The BEST SHOT YouTube scene sets up the camera for recording movies that are
optimized for uploading to YouTube. Movies recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a special folder to make them easy to locate for uploading (page 141).
Maximum recording time while the YouTube scene is selected is 10 minutes.
. Using Scene Information Screen
To find out more about a scene, select it with the
boundary on the scene selection screen, and then slide
the zoom controller in either direction.
• To return to the scene menu, slide the zoom controller
again.
• To scroll between scenes, use [4] and [6].
• To configure the camera with the settings for the
currently selected scene, press [SET]. To return to
the scene information screen for the currently selected BEST SHOT scene, press
[BS] (^).
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. BEST SHOT Precautions
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while recording a movie:
Dynamic Photo, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents,
White board, etc., Self-portrait (1 person), Self-portrait (2 people)
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while shooting a snapshot:
Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube.
• The Voice Recording scene cannot be used while shooting a snapshot or recording
a movie.
• Some scenes like Night Scene and Fireworks results in a slow shutter speed
setting. Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital noise in the
image, the camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction process when
either of these scenes is selected. This means that it will take a bit longer for the
image to be saved which is indicated by the back lamp flashing green. Do not
perform any key operation during that time. Also, it is a good idea to use a tripod to
avoid image blur due to camera movement when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
• Your camera includes a sample scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is named either “For
eBay” or “Auction”. Images you record using the auction site sample scene are
stored in a special folder so you can easily find them on your computer (page 141).
• High Sensitivity
– The high sensitivity setting is disabled whenever the camera’s flash fires.
– High sensitivity may not produce the desired results in very dark conditions.
– When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to protect against blurring
due to camera movement.
– Under certain lighting conditions, the camera will perform an automatic noise
filtering operation to reduce digital noise in the image. This operation causes the
camera to take longer than normal to save the image and be ready for the next
shot.
• BEST SHOT scene images were not shot using this camera.
• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce the results you expected
due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can modify the camera settings that are made after you select a BEST SHOT
scene. Note, however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults when
you select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera.
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Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups
You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall
whenever you need them.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named BEST SHOT
(Register User Scene).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot or movie whose setup you want
to save.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Save”, and then press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall User Scene”, along
with a scene number.
NOTE
• BEST SHOT snapshot scenes can be used for snapshots only and movie scenes
can be used for movies only.
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST SHOT scene by
displaying the camera’s setting menus and looking at its settings.
• User snapshot scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: SU1, SU2, and so
on, while movies are assigned numbers in the sequence: MU1, MU2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user snapshot BEST SHOT
scene.
Face Detection, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Metering, Lighting,
Make-up, Flash Intensity, Color Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user movie BEST SHOT
scene.
Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Color Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory (page 141) in the SCENE
folder (snapshots) or MSCENE folder (movies).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 161) deletes all user BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Use the following procedure when you want to delete a user BEST SHOT scene.
1Display the information screen (page 56) of the user BEST SHOT scene you
want to delete.
), select “Delete”, and then press [SET].
2Press [2] (
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Shooting with AUTO BEST SHOT
With AUTO BEST SHOT, the camera automatically selects the BEST SHOT scene
that suits your subject and shooting conditions, and configures its settings
accordingly. The following are the scenes selected automatically by AUTO BEST
SHOT.
Portrait, Scenery, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Macro, Sports, etc.
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select the “AUTO BEST SHOT” scene.
2.
Point the camera at the subject.
AUTO BEST SHOT icon
The camera will automatically select the BEST
SHOT scene that suits your subject and shooting
conditions, and configure its settings accordingly.
If shooting conditions change, the camera may
change to a different BEST SHOT scene
automatically.
• The camera will display the scene selected on
the monitor screen for a few seconds.
3.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
• The AUTO BEST SHOT will remain activated, so the camera will select a
BEST SHOT scene for the next shot after image recording is complete.
. To change to a different BEST SHOT scene
If you do not want to use the BEST SHOT scene that the camera selects
automatically, press [SET], use [4] and [6] to select a different scene, and then
press [SET] again.
IMPORTANT!
• Certain subjects and/or shooting conditions can make it impossible for the camera
to select an appropriate scene.
• You can temporarily toggle automatic scene selection on or off by pressing the [4]
or [6] button.
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Shooting ID Photographs
You can use this procedure to shoot a portrait and then print it out in the following
standard ID photo sizes: 30x24mm, 40x30mm, 45x35mm, 50x40mm, 55x45mm.
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select the “ID Photo” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot a portrait of the person for whom you
want to create an ID photo.
3.
Adjust the position of the face in the image.
[8] [2] [4] [6] :Moves the portrait up, down, left, and right.
Zoom controller :Zooms the portrait in and out.
Head line
Oval boundary
Chin line
4.
Press [SET].
This saves the image in memory.
• The resulting image is always saved as a 5M (2560x1920 pixels) size image,
regardless of the camera’s image size setting.
Printing an ID Photo
The print operation outputs multiple copies of the same image on the same sheet in
various standard ID photo sizes. Cut out the image(s) you need.
• Actual prints are slightly larger than the standard ID photo sizes to facilitate
trimming.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to select “4"x6"” as the paper size (page 119).
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to set up your printer for “borderless print”. For
full details, see the user documentation that comes with your printer.
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Shooting Images of Business Cards and Documents
A process called “keystone
correction” makes lines straight
and natural, even if rectangular
subjects are shot from an angle.
Before keystone
correction
After keystone
correction
Business cards and
documents
White board, etc.
BEST SHOT has two scenes.
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select the “Business cards and documents”
or “White board, etc.” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
This image will appear on the monitor screen with a
red boundary around the area that is selected for
keystone correction. If there is a black boundary, it
means that the camera detected more than one
area that could be keystone corrected. Use [4] and
[6] to move the boundary to the area you want to
keystone correct.
• The message “Cannot correct image!” will appear on the monitor screen if
there are no areas that need to be keystone corrected, and the image will be
saved to memory as it is.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then press [SET].
This will correct the image and save the resulting (corrected) image.
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NOTE
• When composing an image like the ones shown above, make sure that the entire
outline of the object you are trying to shoot is enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the object is against a background that allows its outline to stand out.
• VGA size images are stored as VGA size images. All other size images are stored
as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) images.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with the “White board, etc.” and “Business
cards and documents” scenes. However, you can use optical zoom (page 47).
Recording a Self-portrait
With this feature, you can shoot your own self-portrait simply by pointing the camera
at your face.
BEST SHOT has two self-portrait scenes from which to choose.
• Self-portrait (1 person): Shoots when the face of at least one person, including
you, is detected.
• Self-portrait (2 people) : Shoots when the faces of at least two people, including
you, are detected.
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select “Self-portrait (1 person)” or
“Self-portrait (2 people)”.
2.
Press the shutter button all the way down, and
point the camera at yourself.
About three seconds after you press the shutter button, the
camera will go into Auto Shutter standby and start face
detection. The camera will go into Auto Shutter standby
and detect the faces of any people in the image.
When the camera is able to detect the number of required
individuals, it will release the shutter automatically when it determines there is no
image blur.
• The camera will emit a shutter sound and the front lamp will flash twice when
the shutter is released.
• To cancel Auto Shutter standby, press [SET].
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NOTE
• You can shoot with the self-portrait feature in combination with a continuous
shutter (CS) mode (page 40). Operation is the same as that when a continuous
shutter (CS) mode is used in combination with Auto Shutter. See page 73 for more
information.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Shooting with the self-portrait feature may produce a blurred image when shooting
in areas where lighting is dim, which results in a very slow shutter speed setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 159) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 158) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
Isolating Moving Subjects (Multi-motion Image)
Multi-motion Image can be used to isolate a moving subject
within a series of multiple images and places them against
a stationary background. Make sure that the camera is not
moving or shaking when shooting with Multi-motion Image.
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select the “Multimotion Image” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to start shooting.
Continuous Shutter shooting will stop after some time, and the resulting
composite image will appear on the monitor screen.
• Keep the camera still until all of the continuous shutter images are recorded.
• When using this feature, image size is fixed at 3M (2048x1536 pixels).
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Advanced Settings
The following are menu operations you can use to configure various camera settings.
• You also can use the Control Panel (page 31) to configure some of the settings that
appear on the menu screen. Refer to the page references provided in this section
for information about configuring settings using the Control Panel.
Using On-screen Menus
. Example Menu Screen Operation
Press [MENU] to display the menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Example: REC mode menu
[8] [2] [4] [6]
[MENU]
[SET]
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
[4] [6]
Selects tabs. [6] is also used to display the options available for a
setting.
[8] [2] Selects a setting option.
[SET]
Registers the selected setting.
[MENU] Exits the menu screen.
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
This will display the menu screen.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the tab where the item you want to configure
is located.
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3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item
you want, and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
5.
After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET].
• Pressing [4] registers the selected setting and
returns to the menu.
• To configure settings on another tab after
pressing [4] to return to the menu, use [8] to
move the highlighting up to the tabs, and then
use [4] and [6] to select the tab you want.
Example:
When “Focus” is selected
on the “REC” tab
Tabs
Settings
. Menu Operations in This Manual
Menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same one described under “Example Menu Screen Operation” on
page 64.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Press
[r] (REC).
Press
[MENU].
Use [8] and [2] to select the “Focus”
and then press [6].
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REC Mode Settings (REC)
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Settings
Type of Shot
Focus Mode
Snapshot
Q Auto
Focus
General
recording
Automatic
´
Macro
Close ups
Automatic
E Pan
Focus
Shooting with a
relatively wide
focus range
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
W
Manual
Focus
When you want
to focus
manually
Movies
Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot
Movies
Approximately
40 cm to 9
(infinity) (1.3' to 9)
Fixed
focal
point
Fixed
focal point
Approximately
10 cm to 50 cm
(3.9" to 19.7")
Fixed
distance
*2, *4
Fixed distance*2, *3
Fixed
Manual
Infinity
Approximately 10 cm to 9
(infinity)*2 (3.9" to 9)
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting.
*3 The distance depends on shooting conditions, and appears on the monitor screen
when the shutter button is half-pressed.
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*4
(m)
Normal
Macro
Zoom Steps
Close Up
Telephoto
Center distance
Z1 (Wide)
Approx. 0.85 (2.8')
9
0.26 (10.2")
2
Approx. 1.10 (3.6')
9
0.30 (11.8")
3
Approx. 1.40 (4.6')
9
0.33 (13.0")
4
Approx. 1.70 (5.6')
9
0.38 (15.0")
5
Approx. 2.30 (7.5')
9
0.43 (16.9")
6
Approx. 2.90 (9.5')
9
0.48 (18.9")
7 (Tele)
Approx. 3.50 (11.5')
9
0.53 (20.9")
NOTE
• Above values are for reference only.
For movie macro, the focus range is a few centimeters within the center distance.
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To focus with manual focus
1.
On the monitor screen, compose the image so
the subject you want to focus on is within the
yellow boundary.
2.
Watching the image on the monitor screen use
[4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary
will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids
in focusing. If you do not perform any operation for
two seconds while the enlarged image is displayed,
the screen in step 1 will re-appear.
Yellow boundary
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Auto Macro can be used when recording snapshots only.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
78) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
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Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to
compose an image in which the subject you want to focus
on is not within the focus frame in the center of the
screen.
• To use focus lock, select “Í Spot” or “Ë Tracking”
for the Auto Focus area (page 38).
1.
2.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then halfpress the shutter button.
Subject to be focused on
Focus frame
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
• When “Ë Tracking” is selected as the Auto Focus
area, the focus frame will move automatically and
follow the subject.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
NOTE
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
Using Continuous Shutter (CS)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * CS
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 40.
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Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
„ 10 sec
10-second Self-timer
‚ 2 sec
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter speed,
you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to camera
movement.
” X3
(Triple
Self-timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready
after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera to
get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings,
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
Off
Turns off the Self-timer.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in
progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing
[SET].
Front lamp
NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
CS: Normal Speed CS/4fps/10fps, some BEST SHOT scenes (Prerecord (Movie),
Voice Recording)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Auto Shutter, CS: Flash, Movie, Make-up, some BEST SHOT scenes (Dynamic
Photo, Multi-motion Image, ID Photo, Business cards and documents, White board,
etc., For YouTube)
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Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Auto Shutter
With Auto Shutter, the camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects that
certain conditions are present.
¸ Detect Blur
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
image blur to camera and subject movement are
minimized.
¯ Detect Panning
When panning, the camera releases the shutter
automatically when it determines there is no blur in the
subject being followed.
¨ Detect Smile
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
the subject is smiling.
. To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur (Detect Blur)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting hand and subject movement. The camera
will release the shutter automatically the moment it
determines there is no image blur.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
detection of image blur due to hand movement or
subject movement is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the camera
is getting ready to
release the shutter.
Advanced Settings
. To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur (Detect Panning)
1.
Point the camera at location where the subject will pass and then halfpress the shutter button to adjust exposure and focus.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
This will put the camera into Auto Shutter standby.
Move the camera to follow the movement of the
subject. The camera will release the shutter
automatically the moment it determines there is no
blur in the subject you are following.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
panning detection is in progress.
Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the camera
is getting ready to
release the shutter.
. To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling
(Detect Smile)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button. Wait
until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting whether the subject is smiling. The camera
will release the shutter automatically the moment it
determines the subject is smiling.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while smile
detection is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color
changes from red to
green when the camera
is getting ready to
release the shutter.
Advanced Settings
. To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity (Sensitivity)
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Sensitivity” and then press [6].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the sensitivity setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• You can select any one of three sensitivity levels, from ø (Lowest) to
œ (Highest).
• With the œ (Highest) setting, the auto shutter release is triggered relatively
easily. Auto shutter release triggering becomes more difficult with the ø
(Lowest) setting, but recorded images have the least blur. Experiment with
Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity settings to find the one that work best for you.
. Using Auto Shutter in Combination with Continuous Shutter
The following describes how Auto Shutter works while used in combination with
Continuous Shutter (page 40).
With CS: Normal
Speed CS,
CS: 4fps, and
CS: 10fps
The camera will go back into Auto Shutter standby and be
ready to shoot again each time it is triggered. To stop an
ongoing Continuous Shutter operation, press [SET].
With CS: Flash
3 continuous shutter images will be shot with flash when Auto
Shutter is triggered.
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Tips for Better Auto Shutter Snapshots
• Using Auto Shutter in combination with Anti Shake (page 75) reduces the chance
of image blur even more.
• While recording with Detect Blur or Detect Smile, keep the camera as still as
possible until the recording operation is complete.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Detect Blur and Detect Panning may not produce the desired effect when shooting
in an area where dim lighting requires a slow shutter speed, or when the subject is
moving extremely quickly.
• Since facial expressions differ from individual to individual, you may experience
problems with getting the camera to release the shutter while Detect Smile is being
used. If this happens, change the trigger sensitivity setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 159) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 158) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
• To cancel Auto Shutter recording while Auto Shutter is being performed (indicated
by “0 Auto” flashing on the monitor screen), press [SET].
• The “Ë Tracking” setting for the AF area cannot be used while Detect Blur or
Detect Panning is selected for the Auto Shutter setting (page 38).
• Always make sure you had “Í Spot” selected for the AF area whenever you are
using the Detect Smile Auto Shutter setting (page 38).
• Auto Shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT sample scenes (AUTO BEST SHOT, Dynamic Photo, ID
Photo, Business cards and documents, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie),
For YouTube, Voice Recording)
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with Auto Shutter.
– Triple Self-timer
B
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Shooting with Face Detection (Face Detection)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Face Detection
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 43.
Reducing the Effects of Camera and Subject Movement
(Anti Shake)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Anti Shake
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce image blur due to subject
movement or camera movement when shooting a moving subject using telephoto,
when shooting a fast-moving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting conditions.
Auto
Minimizes the effects of hand and subject movement.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings
NOTE
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear on the monitor screen
when you half-press the shutter button while “Auto” is selected. These values will
appear briefly, however, in the preview image that is displayed immediately after
you shoot a snapshot.
• The ISO sensitivity setting (page 85) must be “Auto” for Anti Shake to work.
• Shooting with Anti Shake can cause an image to appear somewhat coarser than
normal and can cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• Anti Shake may not be able to eliminate the effects of camera or subject movement
when movement is severe.
B
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Area
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 38.
Using the Auto Focus Assist Light (AF Assist Light)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Assist Light
Half-pressing the shutter button while this setting is selected
causes the front lamp to light, which provides illumination for
focusing in areas where lighting is dim. Leaving this function
turned off is recommended when shoot portraits from short
distances, etc.
Front lamp
IMPORTANT!
• Never look directly into the front lamp while it is lit.
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Changing the Focus Frame Shape (Focus Frame)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus Frame
You can use this procedure to select from among five different shapes, including a
heart shape, for the focus frame.
Settings
¹
ß
™
¬
μ
Random
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button will cause the focus frame to change one of the
shapes shown below.
Focus successful
Focus not successful
• While “Random” is selected, one of the four focus frames is selected randomly
whenever the camera is turned on.
• When shooting with face detection, the frame shape is ß.
• Monitor screen information display is always on (page 162) when “È Multi” is
selected as the AF area (page 38) while any focus frame other than ß is selected
with this setting. Also, the following items will not appear.
On-screen grid, histogram, and the following information when the shutter button is
half-pressed: ISO, aperture, shutter speed.
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Turning Digital Zoom On or Off (Digital Zoom)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Digital Zoom
You can use this setting to turn digital zoom on or off. When digital zoom is turned off,
operating the zoom controller zooms the image with optical zoom only.
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys (L/R Key)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * L/R Key
You can assign one of the six functions listed below to the [4] and [6] keys.
Setting
[4]/[6] key operation
Make-up
Shoots with the Make-up Mode (page 45)
Metering
Changes the Metering Mode (page 86)
EV Shift
Adjusts the EV shift value (page 46)
White Balance Changes the white balance setting (page 84)
ISO
Changes the ISO Sensitivity setting (page 85)
Self-timer
Sets the self-timer time (page 70)
Off
Cancels [4] and [6] key assignments
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Shooting with Quick Shutter (Quick Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Quick Shutter
When Quick Shutter is turned on, you can press the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. This will record the image using a high-speed focus operation
that is much faster than Auto Focus.
On
Turns on Quick Shutter
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
Off
Turns off Quick Shutter so focus is performed using normal Auto Focus
before the image is recorded.
• If you press fully the shutter button while Quick Shutter is turned off,
images will continue to be shot without focusing.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button
in order to ensure proper focus.
NOTE
• Quick Shutter is disabled when the zoom factor is greater. Recording is performed
using Auto Focus at this time.
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Displaying the On-screen Grid (Grid)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Grid
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode
monitor screen for easy vertical and horizontal alignment
when composing images.
Turning on Image Review (Review)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Review
While Review is turned on, the camera will display a image for about one second
immediately after you press the shutter button to record it.
Using Icon Help (Icon Help)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Icon Help
While Icon Help is turned on, a textual description will appear on the display for
certain icons when you switch between REC functions.
Functions Supported by Icon Help
• REC Mode, Flash, Metering Mode, White Balance, Self-timer, EV Shift
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Configuring Power On Default Settings (Memory)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Memory
When you turn off the camera, it remembers the current settings of all enabled
memory items and restores them when you turn it back on. Any memory item that is
disabled will be returned to its initial default setting whenever you turn off the camera.
Setting
Disabled (Initial Default Setting)
b BEST SHOT
Snapshot (Auto)
Auto Shutter
Off
Flash
Auto
Focus
AF (Auto Focus)
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Spot
Metering
Multi
CS
Off
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Position before manual focus was selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
Enabled
Setting at
power off
* Optical zoom setting only.
• If you turn the camera power off and then back on while the BEST SHOT memory
item is enabled, all of the other memory items (except for zoom position) are
initialized to the currently selected BEST SHOT sample scene setup, regardless of
the enabled/disabled status of the other memory items.
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Advanced Settings
Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Specifying Snapshot Size (Size)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Size
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 35.
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * T Quality (Snapshot)
Fine
Gives image quality priority
Normal
Normal
Economy
Gives number of images priority
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting a finely detailed image
of nature that includes dense tree branches or leaves, or an image of a complex
pattern.
• Memory capacity (the number of images you can record) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 188).
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Advanced Settings
Specifying Movie Image Quality (Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * » Quality (Movie)
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HD) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
Image Quality (Pixels)
Approximate Data Rate
Frame Rate
HD
1280x720
24 Megabits/second
24 frames/second
STD
640x480
10 Megabits/second
30 frames/second
LP
320x240
2.7 Megabits/second
15 frames/second
• The 16:9 aspect ratio is available only when “HD” is selected as the image quality.
• Memory capacity (Movie recording time you can shoot) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 189).
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * EV Shift
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 46.
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Advanced Settings
Controlling White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * White Balance
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
Auto
Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
¤ (Daylight)
For shooting outdoors on a clear day
' (Overcast)
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade, etc.
“ (Shade)
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
† (Day White
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent)
– (Daylight
Fluorescent)
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
« (Tungsten)
For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
Blank white paper
1Select “Manual”.
2Under the lighting conditions you plan to
use when shooting, point the camera at a
blank white piece of paper so it fills the
entire monitor screen and then press the
shutter button.
3Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically
determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source
conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point,
which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible. If this happens, select
the white balance setting that matches your shooting conditions (Daylight,
Overcast, etc.)
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Advanced Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO
ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
Auto
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
ISO 64
Lower sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Less noise
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
Fast shutter speed (Set
for shooting in dimly lit
ISO 3200 Higher sensitivity areas.)
ISO 1600
Some coarseness
(increased digital noise)
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current ISO
sensitivity setting.
• Higher ISO sensitivity values tend to result in digital noise in images.
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Advanced Settings
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Metering
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
B Multi
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into sections and
measures the light in each section for a balanced exposure reading.
This type of metering provides error-free exposure settings for a
wide range of shooting conditions.
N Center
Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus
area to measure light. This type of metering is best when you want
some level of control over contrast.
˜ Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small area. Use this
metering method when you want exposure to be set according to
the brightness of a particular subject, without being affected by
surrounding conditions.
• The currently selected metering mode is indicated by an icon on the snapshot
screen. No icon is displayed when “B Multi” is selected as the metering mode.
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Lighting
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 39.
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Advanced Settings
Using Built-in Color Filters (Color Filter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Color Filter
Settings: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
Controlling Image Sharpness (Sharpness)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Sharpness
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2 (sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
Controlling Color Saturation (Saturation)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Saturation
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2 (most saturated) to –2 (least
saturated).
Adjusting Image Contrast (Contrast)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Contrast
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most contrast between light and
dark) to –2 (least contrast between light and dark).
Specifying Flash Intensity (Flash Intensity)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Flash Intensity
You can specify one of five flash intensity settings, from –2 (weakest) to +2
(strongest).
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far away or too close.
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Advanced Settings
Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots
See page 28 for the procedure for viewing snapshots.
Viewing a Movie
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the movie you
want to view.
2.
Press [SET] to start
playback.
Movie icon: »
Recording time
Image quality
Movie Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast
reverse
[4] [6]
• Each press of either button increases the speed of the fast
forward or fast reverse operation.
• To return to normal playback speed, press [SET].
Play/pause
[SET]
1 frame forward/
back
[4] [6]
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume
adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information
display on/off
[8] (DISP)
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed
image on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie image
up to 4.5 times normal size.
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Continuous Shutter Images
Each time you perform a continuous shutter (CS) operation, the camera creates a CS
group that includes all of the images for that particular CS session. You can use the
following procedure to play back the images in a particular CS group.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the CS group
whose images you want to view.
Number of image files
in the CS group
CS group icon
First image in the CS group
2.
Press [SET] to start playback the images in the CS group.
This will play back the images in the CS group you selected.
Current image number/
number of images in
the group
Playback guide
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Playback Controls
[4] [6]
During playback, changes the playback direction and playback speed.
While playback is paused, scrolls forward or back.
• Playback speed cannot be adjusted while the displayed image is
zoomed.
[SET]
Toggles between pause and play.
Zoom
controller
Zooms the image.
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image on
the monitor screen.
[MENU]
Exits CS group playback.
[8] (DISP)
Cycles through information display formats.
[2]
Displays the delete menu.
NOTE
• Multiple images shot using normal-speed continuous shutter are stored individually
and are not grouped. This means they can be displayed individually (page 28) but
not as a CS group.
Deleting Continuous Shutter Images
You can use the following procedures to delete images while playback is in progress
or paused.
. Deleting a Specific CS Group File
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused, press [2].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to display the image you want to delete.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
. Deleting All Files in a CS Group
1.
While CS image playback is in progress or paused, press [2].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Del Group Images” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
Dividing Up a CS Group
Use the following to divide up a CS Group into individual images.
. Dividing Up a Specific CS Group
1.
While a CS group folder is displayed, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select “PLAY” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
4.
Use [4] and [6] to display the CS group folder whose CS group you
want to divide up.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide” and then press [SET].
• To divide up other CS group files, repeat steps 4 and 5.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
. Dividing Up All CS Groups
1.
While a CS group folder is displayed, press [MENU].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select “PLAY” tab.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide Group” and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Divide All Groups” and then press [SET].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
• Once a CS group is divided, it cannot be regrouped.
Zooming an On-screen Image
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the one you want is displayed.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z ([) to
zoom.
Zoom factor
Image area
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the
zoomed image on the monitor screen. Slide the
zoom controller towards w to unzoom the image.
– When monitor screen contents are turned on, a
graphic in the lower right corner of the screen
shows what part of the zoomed image is
currently displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [MENU] or [BS]
(^).
Current display area
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is 8X,
certain image sizes may not allow zooming up
to the full 8X.
• Pressing [SET] will lock the current zoom factor for the on-screen image. You
can then use [4] and [6] to scroll between images, using the same zoom
factor. Pressing [SET] again will unlock the zoom factor and allow you to use
[8], [2], [4] and [6] to move around the currently displayed images.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Displaying the Image Menu
1.
In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]).
Boundary
Use [8], [2], [4] and [6] to move the selection
boundary around the image menu.
To view a particular image, use [8], [2], [4], or [6]
to move the selection boundary to the image you
want and then press [SET].
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen
1.
In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]) twice.
This will display the calendar screen that shows the
first image recorded on each day.
To display the first image recorded on a particular
day, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the
selection boundary to the day you want and then
press [SET].
To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS] (^).
• If you save an image using any one of the following functions, the image will
appear in the calendar on the date that you last saved it.
Lighting, White Balance, Brightness, Keystone Correction, Color Restoration,
Resizing, Cropping, Copy, Layout Print, MOTION PRINT
If you edit the date and time of an image, the image still will appear on the date
it was originally recorded.
B
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect it to the TV.
Yellow
TV
White
Video
AV cable (bundled)
USB/AV port
Audio
AUDIO IN jacks (white)
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
Making sure that the 2 mark on the camera is aligned with the 8 mark
of the AV cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the
USB/AV port until you feel it click securely into place.
Failure to insert the connector fully can result in poor
communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in the
illustration.
2.
Turn on the TV and select its video input mode.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is
connected.
3.
Press [p] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
This will cause an image to appear on the TV screen, without anything appearing
on the camera’s monitor screen.
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [r] (REC) will not turn on the camera while the AV
cable is connected.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 160).
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4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
IMPORTANT!
• Before connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s
[r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY) buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 159).
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start
displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then
adjust it as required.
NOTE
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use one of the following methods to connect the camera to the recording device
using the camera’s bundled AV cable.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN terminals.
– Camera: USB/AV port
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the camera and record it on a
DVD or video tape. You can record movies by selecting “» Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 97). When recording images to an external device, use [8]
(DISP) to clear all indicators from the monitor screen (page 162).
For information about connecting a monitor to the recording device and about how to
record, see the user documentation that comes with the recording device you are
using.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Using Image Roulette
1.
With the camera turned off, hold down [4] and [p] (PLAY) until the
Image Roulette screen appears on the monitor screen.
The Image Roulette screen will cycle randomly through all the snapshots that are
currently in memory and finally stop at one.
• To perform the Image Roulette operation again, press [4] or [6].
• To exit the Image Roulette screen, press [r] (REC) to enter the REC mode or
[ON/OFF] to turn off the camera.
• For a rotated snapshot (page 109), the Image Roulette screen shows the
unrotated version.
• The camera will exit Image Roulette automatically if you do not perform the
next Image Roulette operation within about one minute after the final image of
the previous operation appears on the monitor screen.
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images shot with this camera. Image
Roulette may not operate properly when other types of images are in memory.
• You can use Image Roulette only when [r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY)
operations (page 159) are configured for “Power On” or “Power On/Off”.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other playback operations.
For information about menu operations, see page 64.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Slideshow
Start
Starts the slideshow
Images
Specifies the type of images to be included in the slideshow
All images: Snapshots, movies, and audio recordings
T Only: Snapshots and audio snapshots only
» Only: Movies only
One Image:One single selected image (selected using [4] and [6])
Time
Time from the start to the end of the slideshow
1 to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
Interval
Amount of time each image remains displayed
Use [4] and [6] to select a value from 1 to 30 seconds, or “MAX”.
If you specify a value from 1 to 30 seconds, images change at the specified
interval, but the audio portion of movies and audio snapshots will continue to
play until the end.
When the slideshow reaches a movie file while “MAX” is selected, only the first
frame of the movie will displayed. Voice Recording files are not played back
when “MAX” is selected.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Effect
Select the effect you want.
Pattern 1 to 5: Plays background music and applies an image change effect.
• Patterns 1 through 4 have different background music, but they all use the
same image change effect.
• Pattern 5 can be used for playback of snapshots only, and the “Interval”
setting is ignored.
• The currently selected image change effect setting is disabled automatically
in following cases.
– When playing a slideshow for which “» Only” or “One Image” is selected
for the “Images” setting
– When the interval setting is “MAX”, 1 second or 2 seconds.
– Before and after playback of a movie or Voice Recording file
Off: No image change effect or background music
• To stop the slideshow, press [SET]. Pressing [MENU] instead of [SET] stops the
slideshow and returns to the menu screen.
• Adjust audio volume by pressing [2] and then press [8] or [2] during playback.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is transitioning from one
image to another.
• The time required for transition from one image to another may be longer in the
case of an image that was not recorded with this camera.
Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory
You can replace the built-in slideshow background music with other music from your
computer.
Supported File Types:
• IMA-ADPCM format WAV files
• Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
• Quality: Monaural
Number of Files: 9
File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Create the music files on your computer using the above names.
• Regardless of which effect pattern you select, the BGM files you store in camera
memory are played back in name sequence.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (pages 125, 134).
If you plan to save the music files to the camera’s memory card, make sure the
card is loaded in the camera.
2.
Perform one of the following operations to open the memory card or
built-in memory.
This will cause the camera to be recognized by your computer as a Removable
Disk (Drive).
• Windows
1Windows Vista: Start * Computer
Windows XP: Start * My Computer
Windows 2000: Double-click “My Computer”.
2Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Macintosh
1Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
3.
Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
4.
Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the
background music file to it.
• See the user documentation that comes with your computer for information
about moving, copying, and deleting files.
• If there are background music files both in built-in memory and on the memory
card loaded in the camera, the files on the memory card take priority.
• See page 141 for information about camera folders.
5.
Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 127, 136).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print (Layout Print)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Spnapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Layout Print
You can use the following
procedure to insert existing
snapshots into the frames of a
layout and produce a new image
that contains multiple snapshots.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select
the layout pattern you
want and then press
[SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background color and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the images you want to include in the layout
then press [SET].
4.
Press [SET] and repeat step 3 for the remaining frames in the layout.
Layout Pattern
(2 images)
Layout Pattern
(3 images)
The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final snapshot into it.
NOTE
• You will not be able to save the new image unless there is a snapshot in all of the
layout frames.
• 3:2 and 16:9 images cannot be included in a Layout Print image.
• The recording date of the resulting Layout Print image is the recording date if the
image you place into the final frame, not the date you create the Layout Print
image.
• The Layout Print image is saved as 7M (3072x2304 pixels) size.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames (MOTION PRINT)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen to be Used * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
MOTION PRINT
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll
through the movie frames
and display the one you
want to use as the image
of the MOTION PRINT
image.
Holding down [4] or [6]
scrolls at high speed.
2.
9 frames
1 frame
Use [8] and [2] to select either “9 frames” or “1 frame” and then
press [SET].
• When “9 frames” is selected, the frame you select in step 1 will be in the center
of the MOTION PRINT image.
• Only the frames of movies recorded on this camera can be used in a MOTION
PRINT image.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Editing a Movie on the Camera (Movie Editing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen of Movie to be Edited * [MENU] *
PLAY Tab * Movie Editing
The Movie Editing feature lets you use one of the following procedures to edit out a
specific part of a movie.
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the beginning of the movie up to the
current location.
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything between two points.
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current location to the end of the
movie.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select the editing method you want to use and then
press [SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie
and search for the frame (point) from which or
to which you want to cut the movie (the cut
point).
• You also can search for the cut location by playing
back the movie and pressing [SET] to pause.
During playback, you can press [4] or [6] to
perform fast reverse or fast forward.
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Cut range (red)
Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
3.
When the frame where you want the cut point to be is displayed, press
[2].
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be up to is
displayed, press [2].
1While the frame you want the first (From) cut to be is
displayed, press [2].
2While the frame you want the second (To) cut to be
is displayed, press [2].
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
4.
While the frame you want the cut to be from is
displayed, press [2].
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
The selected cut operation will take considerable time to complete. Don’t try to
perform any camera operation until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen. Note that a cut operation can take a long
time if the movie being edited is long.
IMPORTANT!
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained.
An editing operation cannot be undone.
NOTE
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• Editing of movies recorded with a different type of camera is not supported.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of remaining memory capacity is
less than the size of the movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete files you no longer need to free up more.
• Splitting of a movie into two movies and splicing of two different movies into a
single movie are not supported.
• You also can start a movie editing operation while the movie you want to edit is
playing back. Press [SET] to pause playback, and then press [2] to display the
menu of editing options. Perform editing using the same procedures as described
above.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Optimizing Image Brightness (Lighting)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Lighting
You can use this setting to optimize the balance between bright areas and dark areas
in existing images.
+2
Performs a higher level of brightness correction than the “+1” setting.
+1
Performs brightness correction.
Cancel
Does not perform brightness correction.
NOTE
• Correcting the lighting when shooting produces better results (page 39).
• Altering the lighting of an image causes the original image and the new (altered)
version to be stored as separate files.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Using Red Eye Correction (Red Eye)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Red Eye
Using the flash to shoot 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 correction corrects the eye colors of
subjects to their normal colors when red eye occurs while using the flash.
Correct
Turns on red eye correction.
Cancel
Turns off red eye correction.
NOTE
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• Red eye correction may not be possible in the case of small faces or profiles.
• Red eye correction may not produce the desired effect under certain conditions.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
White Balance
You can use the white balance setting to select a light source type for a recorded
image, which will affect the colors of the image.
¤ Daylight
Outdoors, fair weather
' Overcast
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade, etc.
“ Shade
Very high temperature light, such as building shade, etc.
† Day White
White or daywhite fluorescent lighting, without suppressing
color cast
Fluorescent
– Daylight
Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent lighting, while suppressing color cast
« Tungsten
Suppressing of the appearance of light bulb lighting
Cancel
No white balance adjustment
NOTE
• You also can adjust the white balance when recording images (page 84).
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot
(Brightness)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Brightness
You can select one of five brightness levels, from +2 (brightest) to –2 (least bright).
NOTE
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Keystone Correction (Keystone)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Keystone
You can use keystone correction to correct rectangular and square shapes in a
snapshot that do not appear normal because they were not shot straight on. The
corrected image is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select the shape in the
snapshot that you want to correct.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 2M size, the new (corrected) version will be the
same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of an Old
Photograph (Color Correction)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Color Correction
Color Correction lets you correct the color of an old photograph. The corrected image
is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Perform the above operation.
• An image of the photograph you are restoring will appear on the monitor
screen with a red boundary around it. If there is a black boundary, it means that
the camera detected more than one rectangular area in the image. Use [4]
and [6] to move the boundary and select the area of the photograph.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Trim”, and then press [SET].
This will display a selection boundary for trimming the on-screen image.
3.
Slide the zoom controller to resize the selection boundary and specify
the image size you want.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to it
encloses the area of the image you want to trim to and then press
[SET].
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 2M size, the new (corrected) version will be the
same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image, select an area that is
smaller than the original image.
• When you display a color corrected image on the camera’s monitor screen, the
date and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the
image was color corrected.
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Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing
See page 120 for details.
Protecting a File Against Deletion (Protect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Protect
Protects specific files.
1Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the
files until the one you want to protect
is displayed.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and
then press [SET].
An image that is protected is indicated
by the › icon.
3To protect other files, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To exit the protect operation, press [MENU]. To unprotect a file,
select “Off” instead of “On” in step 2 above.
On
Protects all files.
All Files:
On
1Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files: On” and then press [SET].
2Press [MENU].
To unprotect all files, select “All Files: Off” instead of “All Files: On” in
step 1 above.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 161).
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Editing the Date and Time of an Image (Date/Time)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Date/Time
[8] [2]
Changes the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6]
Moves the cursor between settings
[BS] (^) Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
NOTE
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp (page 156) cannot
be edited.
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is protected.
• You can input any date from 1980 to 2049.
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Rotation
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Rotation” and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
2.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press
[MENU].
NOTE
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image data. It simply alters
how the image is displayed on the camera’s monitor screen.
• An image that has been protected or zoomed cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the image menu
screen, the calendar screen, and image roulette.
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Resizing a Snapshot (Resize)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Resize
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot.
The original snapshot is also retained. You can select resize an image to one of three
image sizes: 8M, 5M, VGA.
• Resizing a 3:2 or 16:9 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
Cropping a Snapshot (Trimming)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Trimming
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need,
and save the result in a separate file. The original
snapshot is also retained.
Use the zoom controller to zoom the image to the size
you want, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to display the
portion of the image you want to cut out, and then press
[SET].
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image
will have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the cropped image will be the
same as the recording date of the original snapshot.
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Zoom factor
Represents snapshot
area
Part of snapshot that is
currently displayed
Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot (Dubbing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Dubbing
You can add audio to a snapshot after you shoot it. You can re-record a snapshot’s
audio whenever you want. You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a
single snapshot.
1.
Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
Remaining recording time
2.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio recording.
• Take care that you do not block the camera’s microphone
with your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following
types of images.
– Images created using MOTION PRINT
– Protected images
• To delete audio, perform the following operation:
Dubbing * Delete * [SET] * [MENU].
Microphone
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio of an Audio Snapshot after you
delete or re-record it.
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To play snapshot audio
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the Audio Snapshot you want is displayed.
An audio snapshot is one that has a ˆ icon.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then
press [8] [2]
Display content switching
[8] (DISP)
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Audio of an Audio Snapshot also can be played back on a computer with Windows
Media Player or QuickTime.
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Copying Files (Copy)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Copy
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card or from a
memory card to built-in memory.
Built-in * Card
Copies all files from built-in camera memory to a memory card.
This option copies all the files in built-in camera memory. It
cannot be used to copy a single file.
Card * Built-in
Copies a single file on the memory card to camera built-in
camera memory. Files are copied to the folder in built-in
memory whose name has the largest serial number.
1Use [4] and [6] to select the file you want to copy.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or Voice Recording files you
recorded with this camera.
• When a copied image appears on the full-month calendar screen, it is displayed on
the date that it was copied (page 93).
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Dynamic Photo
You can use the procedures in this section to crop either a moving subject or a still
subject out of a snapshot and then insert it into another snapshot.
Moving Subject
Other Image
Dynamic Photo Image
To create a subject image to be inserted (Dynamic Photo)
1.
Press [BS] (^) and then select the “Dynamic Photo” scene.
2.
Press [SET], use [8] and [2] to specify the subject type, and then
press [SET].
CS speed
Number of
Shots
Moving Subject
1sec (20 fps)
20 images per
second
20 shots
Moving Subject
2sec (10 fps)
10 images per
second
20 shots
Moving Subject
4sec (5 fps)
5 images per
second
20 shots
Still Subject
–
1 shot
Subject type
Records multiple images
of the subject, which are
cropped and combined to
create movement against
the background image.
Records a single subject,
which is cropped and
inserted into the
background image.
• To create a still subject, select “Still Subject”.
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3.
First, shoot an image that includes the
subject you want to extract.
• Shoot an image in which the subject is as large as
possible. Also, the image should include some
easily identifiable reference point that you can
use for later alignment in step 4, below.
• If you selected “Moving Subject” the camera will
record multiple subject images. Do not move the camera until shooting is
complete.
• Flash is turned off automatically at this time.
4.
Next, compose the image again, this time
without the subject you want to extract. Take
care so the image composition here is as
close as possible to the image composition
in step 3. This second image will let the
camera know what part of the image in step 3
needs to be cropped.
• A semi-transparent view of the image you shot in step 3 (which includes the
subject) will be visible on the monitor screen to help you compose the
background image properly.
5.
Press the shutter button to shoot the background only.
The cropped subject image will appear on the display after shooting is complete.
If you selected “Moving Subject”, the cropped subject image will be moving on the
display.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting the subject image, shoot against a white wall or some other surface
of a color that is different from that of the subject. The camera will not be able to
crop the subject image properly if it is the same or similar color as the background.
• The camera may not be able to cleanly crop a subject that is not clearly defined on
the monitor screen due to backlighting, shadows, light smear, insufficient lighting,
etc. When shooting the subject, make sure that it is clearly defined and outlined on
the monitor screen.
• The background-only image you shoot in step 5 of the above procedure is not
saved. Only the cropped subject image is saved.
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Inserting a Subject into a Background Image (Dynamic Photo)
Use the following procedure to insert a subject into a background image. A Dynamic
Photo with a moving subject is saved as a 2M (1600x1200 pixels) or smaller size
image. A Dynamic Photo with a still subject is saved as a 6M (2816x2112 pixels) or
smaller size image.
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Dynamic Photo
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background image you want and then
press [SET].
• Only an image shot with this camera can be used as a background image.
Note, however, images of the following sizes cannot be used.
– 3:2, 16:9
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the subject image you want to insert and then
press [SET].
3.
While watching the monitor screen, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to adjust
the insertion position of the subject. When it is located where you
want, press [SET].
This inserts the subject into the background image and creates a Dynamic Photo.
• If the original still image into which a moving subject is inserted is smaller than
2M size, the Dynamic Photo will be the same size as the original.
• If the original still image into which a still subject is inserted is smaller than 6M
size, the Dynamic Photo will be the same size as the original.
. To view a Dynamic Photo
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the Dynamic
Photo you want to view.
2.
If the Dynamic Photo has a moving subject, press [SET].
• Subject movement is repeated as a continuous loop.
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Printing
Printing Snapshots
Professional Print Service
You can take a memory card that contains the images you
want to print to a professional print service and have them
printed.
Printing on a Home Printer
Printing Images on a Printer with Memory Card Slot
You can use a printer equipped with a memory card slot to print
images directly from a memory card. For details, see the user
documentation that comes with your printer.
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible
Printer
You can print on a printer that supports PictBridge (page
118).
Printing with a Computer
After transferring the images to your computer, use
commercially available software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 120).
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Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports PictBridge and print
images without going through a computer.
. To set up the camera before connecting to a printer
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “PTP (PictBridge)”, and then press [SET].
. Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Use the USB cable that
USB cable
comes bundled with the
camera to connect the
Large connector
camera to your printer’s
USB port.
USB
• The camera does not
USB/AV port
draw power over the
USB
port
USB cable. Make sure
the camera’s battery is
sufficiently charged
before connecting.
• Make sure that you
insert the cable
Small connector
Making sure that the 2 mark on
connector into the USB/
the
camera
is
aligned
with
the
8
AV port until you feel it
mark of the USB cable connector,
click securely into place.
connect the cable to the camera.
Failure to insert the
connector fully can result
in poor communication
or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown
in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
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. To print
1.
Turn on the printer and load paper.
2.
Turn on the camera.
This will display the print menu screen.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Paper Size”, and
then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select a paper size and
then press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 4"x6", A4, 8.5"x11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected on the printer.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about
paper settings.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the print option you want.
1 Image
:Prints one image. Select and then press [SET]. Next, use [4] and
[6] to select the image you want to print.
DPOF Printing :Prints multiple images. Select and then press [SET]. With this
option, images will be printed in accordance with DPOF settings
(page 120).
• To toggle date stamping on and off, press [BS]
(^). The date stamp will be printed when “On” is
indicated on the monitor screen.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Print” and then
press [SET].
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please
wait...” will appear on the monitor screen. The message will disappear after a
short while, even though printing is still being performed. Pressing any camera
button will cause the printing status to re-appear. The print menu screen will reappear when printing is complete.
• If you selected “1 Image”, you can repeat the procedure from step 5, if you
want.
7.
After printing is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB
cable from the printer and camera.
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Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number
of Copies
. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy,
and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images.
After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home
printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print
service.
• Whether or not you will be able to use DPOF settings for printing depends on the
printer you are using.
• Some professional print services may not support DPOF.
. Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * Select images
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the image you want to
print is displayed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] (^) so “On” is shown
for date stamping.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
3.
Press [SET].
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. Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
DPOF Printing * All images
1.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] (^) so “On” is shown
for date stamping.
2.
Press [SET].
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete.
The next DPOF print operation you execute will be performed using the last DPOF
settings you configured for the images. To clear DPOF settings, specify “00” for the
number of copies of all images.
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be sure to tell them that it
includes DPOF settings for the images to be printed and the number of copies. If you
don’t, the print service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF settings,
or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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. Date Stamping
You can use one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the
printout of an image.
Configure DPOF settings (page 120).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print.
You can configure settings so some images include the date
stamp and some don’t.
Configuring
camera settings
Configure the Camera’s Time Stamp setting (page 156).
• The camera’s Time Stamp setting imprints the date into a
snapshot when you shoot it, so the date is always included
when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that
includes a date stamped with the camera’s Time Stamp
function. Doing so can cause the two stamps to be
overprinted.
Configuring
You can use commercially available image management
computer settings software to date stamp images.
Professional print Request date stamping when ordering prints from a
service
professional print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge, and perform image selection and printing using the
camera monitor screen and controls.
• DPOF support PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a printer that supports
PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce
exactly the type of image you want. PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print (Exif 2.2) uses
information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to
enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer
for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Using the Camera with a Computer
Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images to a
computer and
view them there
• Save images and view them manually
(USB connection) (pages 125, 134).
• Transfer images to a computer
automatically over a wireless LAN for
viewing (Eye-Fi) (page 139).
Transfer images
stored on your
computer to
camera memory
In addition to images, you also can transfer
screen shot images from your computer to
the camera (Photo Transport*) (page 131).
Playback and
edit movies
• You can play back movies (pages 129,
137).
• To edit movies, use commercially
available software as required.
Transfer
document data to
the camera
You can transfer screen shots of documents,
digital books, web pages, and more to
camera memory and take them along
anywhere (CASIO DATA TRANSPORT)
(page 143).
* Windows only
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and
when using the bundled software are different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer”
on page 124.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
134.
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Install the required software in accordance with the version of Windows you are
running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Operating System
Version
Install this software:
See
page:
Save images to a
computer and view
Vista / XP / 2000
them there manually
Installation not required.
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Play movies
Vista / XP / 2000
Installation not required.
• Windows Media Player,
which is already installed
on most computers, can
be used for playback.
• If your computer is running
Windows 2000 and does
not have DirectX 9.0c or
higher installed, download
DirectX from the Microsoft
DirectX site and install it
on your computer.
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Edit movies
Vista / XP / 2000
–
• Use commercial software
as required.
–
Upload movie files
to YouTube
Vista / XP (SP2/SP3) / YouTube Uploader for
2000 (SP4)
CASIO*
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Transfer images to
the camera
Vista / XP / 2000
Photo Transport 1.0*
131
Transfer document
data to the camera
Vista / XP / 2000
CASIO DATA TRANSPORT
1.0
143
View the User’s
Guide
Adobe Reader 8
Vista / XP (SP2/SP3) /
(Not required if already
2000 (SP4)
installed.)
133
* YouTube Uploader for CASIO and Photo Transport will not run under 64-bit versions of
Windows Vista.
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. Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. See the
“Read me” file that comes with each application for details. Information about
computer system requirements also can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Bundled Software” on page 176 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Users
• Except for Adobe Reader, the bundled software requires Administrator privileges to
run.
• Operation on a self-made computer is not supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera
and then use the
USB cable that
comes with the
camera to connect it
to your computer.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
USB/AV port
• The camera does not
draw power over the
USB cable. Make
sure the camera’s
battery is sufficiently
charged before
Small connector
Making sure that the 2 mark
connecting.
on the camera is aligned with
• Make sure that you
the 8 mark of the USB cable
insert the cable
connector, connect the cable to
connector into the
the camera.
USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely
into place. Failure to
insert the connector fully can result in poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you connect via a
USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
6.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Computer”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Computer”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Computer”.
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7.
Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or built-in
memory if there is no card) as a removable disk.
8.
Right-click the “DCIM” folder.
9.
On the shortcut menu that appears, click “Copy”.
10.
Windows Vista users: Click “Start” and then “Documents”.
Windows XP users: Click “Start” and then “My Documents”.
Windows 2000 users: Doubleclick “My Documents” to open it.
• If you already have a “DCIM” folder in “My Documents”, the next step will
overwrite it. If you want to keep the existing “DCIM” folder, you need to change
its name or move it to a different location before performing the next step.
11.
On the “My Documents” “Edit” menu, select “Paste”.
This will paste the “DCIM” folder (and all the image files it contains) into your “My
Documents” folder. You now have a copy of the files that are in camera memory
on your computer.
12.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Windows Vista, Windows XP
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making sure that the
back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Windows 2000
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the
drive number assigned to the camera. Next, after making sure that the back lamp
is unlit, press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn off the camera and
disconnect the camera from your computer.
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. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 141.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Playing Movies
Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most computers, can be used
for movie playback. To play back a movie, first copy the movie to your computer and
then double-click the movie file.
. Movie Playback Precautions
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your computer before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
• Proper movie playback may not be possible on some computers. If you experience
problems, try the following.
– Try recording movies with a quality setting of “STD” or “LP”.
– Try upgrading Windows Media Player to the latest version.
– Quit any other applications you have running, and stop resident applications.
Even if proper playback is not possible on the computer, you can use the AV cable
that comes bundled with the camera to connect to the video input terminal a TV or
computer and play back movies that way.
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your
camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene to YouTube.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “YouTube Uploader for CASIO”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install YouTube
Uploader for CASIO.
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. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 1024 MB.
1.
Record the movie you want to upload using the “For YouTube” BEST
SHOT movie scene.
2.
If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the Internet.
3.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 125).
4.
Turn on the camera.
YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• If this is the first time you are using the application, configure the YouTube user
ID and network environment settings, and then click the [OK] button.
5.
The left side of the display will have an area for inputting a title,
category, and other information required for uploading to YouTube.
Enter the required information.
6.
The right side of the display shows a list of movie files in camera
memory. Select the check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
7.
When everything is ready, click the [Upload] button.
This will upload the movie file(s) to YouTube.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit the application.
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Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory
If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo
Transport on your computer from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
. To install Photo Transport
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “Photo Transport”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install Photo
Transport.
. To transfer images to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 125).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera:
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg image automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 125).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
CASIO * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
On the menu screen, click the “Language” down arrow button and then
select the language you want.
3.
Click “Manual” to select it and then click “Digital Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from the
bundled CD-ROM.
User Registration
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to
be able to connect to the Internet with your computer.
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to register.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to
do this:
Save images to your
Macintosh and view
them there manually
Operating
System
Version
OS 9
OS X
Save images to your
OS 9
Macintosh
automatically/Manage
OS X
images
Install this software:
See
page:
Installation not required.
Use commercially available
software.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with your operating system.
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OS 9 / OS X
You can playback with QuickTime,
which comes bundled with your
operating system.
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data to the camera
OS X
CASIO DATA TRANSPORT 1.0
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IMPORTANT!
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS 8.6 or earlier, or Mac OS X
10.0. Operation is supported with Mac OS 9, X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5) only.
Use the standard USB driver that comes with your supported operating system.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera
and then use the
USB cable that
comes with the
camera to connect it
to your Macintosh.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
USB/AV port
• The camera does not
draw power over the
USB cable. Make
sure the camera’s
battery is sufficiently
charged before
Small connector
Making sure that the 2 mark
connecting.
on the camera is aligned with
• Make sure that you
the 8 mark of the USB cable
insert the cable
connector, connect the cable to
connector into the
the camera.
USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely
into place. Failure to
insert the connector fully can result in poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you
still will be able to see the metal part of the connector as
shown in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make
sure you align the connector correctly with the port.
• Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if you connect via a
USB hub. Always connect directly to the computer’s USB port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light green at this time. In this mode, your Macintosh
recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in
memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The appearance of
the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
6.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
7.
Drag the “DCIM” folder to the folder to which you want to copy it.
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8.
After the copy operation is complete, drag the drive icon to Trash.
9.
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making
sure that the green back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 141.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files
that are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card.
Doing so can cause problems with the camera’s image management data, which
will make it impossible to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter
remaining memory capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or
rename an image, do so only on images that are stored on your computer.
IMPORTANT!
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can use the iPhoto application that comes bundled
with the operating system to manage your images. If you are running Mac OS 9, you
will need to use commercially available software.
Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating system, to play
back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first copy it to your Macintosh
and then double-click the movie file.
. Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some Macintosh models. If you
experience problems, try the following.
– Change the movie image quality setting to “STD” or “LP”.
– Upgrade to the latest version of QuickTime.
– Shut down other applications that are running.
Even if proper playback is not possible on your Macintosh, you can use the AV cable
that comes bundled with the camera to connect to the video input terminal a TV or
Macintosh and play back movies that way.
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to move the movie data to the hard disk of your Macintosh before trying to
play it. Proper movie playback may not be possible for data accessed over a
network, from a memory card, etc.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer
in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website and install Acrobat Reader.
1.
On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2.
Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then open the folder for the
language whose user’s guide you want to view.
3.
Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for English.)
User Registration
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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Using an Eye-Fi Wireless SD Memory Card to Transfer Images
(Eye-Fi)
Shooting with an Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card loaded in the camera makes it
possible to transfer image data automatically to a computer via wireless LAN.
1.
Configure LAN access point, transfer destination and other settings for
the Eye-Fi card in accordance with the instructions that come with the
Eye-Fi card.
2.
After configuring settings, load the Eye-Fi card into the camera and
record.
Images you record are sent by wireless LAN to your computer, etc.
• For full details, see the user documentation that comes with the Eye-Fi card.
• Before formatting a new Eye-Fi card to use it for the first time, copy the Eye-Fi
Manager install files to your computer. Do this before formatting the card.
IMPORTANT!
• Recorded images are transferred over wireless LAN. Do not use the Eye-Fi card or
turn off Eye-Fi card communication (page 152) when on an aircraft or in any other
location where use of wireless communication is limited or prohibited.
• Loading an Eye-Fi card will cause the Eye-Fi indicator
to
appear on the monitor screen. Its transparent or not transparent
appearance indicates the communication status as shown below.
Transparent
Access point cannot be found or no transferable
image data exists.
Not transparent
Image transfer in progress
• A communication icon
will appear on the monitor screen while image data
transfer is in progress.
• The camera’s Auto Power Off (page 159) function is disabled while image data
transfer is in progress.
• A confirmation message will appear on the monitor screen if you try to turn off the
camera while image data transfer is in progress. Follow the instructions in the
messages (page 185).
• Transfer of a large number of images can take some time to complete.
• The original images remain on the Eye-Fi card after the image data transfer.
• Recording a movie to an Eye-Fi card may result in movie frames being dropped.
• Proper Eye-Fi card data communication may not be possible due to camera
settings, battery level, or operating conditions.
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapshot, record a
movie, or perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing
them in folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 141).
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named
CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The extension
on the file name depends on the file type.
26th file name:
File
CIM G 0026.JPG
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Folders
Folders are named from 100CASIO to
100th folder name:
999CASIO
100CASIO
There can be up to 900 folders in memory.
• The BEST SHOT (page 55) includes a sample Serial number (3 digits)
scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model,
the sample scene is named either “For eBay”
or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are
stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene are
stored in a folder named “100_AUCT”.
• BEST SHOT also has a scene named “For
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 12.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
DCF is a standard that makes it possible to view and print images recorded on one
manufacturer’s camera on DCF-compliant devices produced by other manufacturers.
You can transfer DCF-compliant images recorded with another camera to this
camera and view them on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Memory Folder Structure
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
CIMG0005.JPE
DCIM Folder
Recording Folder
Image File
Movie File
Audio File
Audio Snapshot Image File
Audio Snapshot Audio File
Subject Image File
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
SCENE *2
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
DCIM
MSCENE *
2
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
STARTING.JPG *2
Movie BEST SHOT User Setup Folder
Background Music Folder
Background Music File
Background Music File
Startup Image File
*1 Other folders are created when the following BEST SHOT scenes are used for
recording: “For eBay” or “Auction” (scene name depends on camera model), or “For
YouTube”. The following shows the name of the folder created for each scene.
• eBay scene: 100_EBAY
• Auction scene: 100_AUCT
• YouTube scene: 100YOUTB
*2 This folder or file can be created in built-in memory only.
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. Supported Image Files
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera, it may take a long time for the
image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions
• Whenever copying memory contents to your computer, you should copy the DCIM
folder and all of its contents. A good way to keep track of multiple DCIM copies of
the DCIM folders it to change its name to a date or something similar after you copy
it to your computer. If you later decided to return the folder to the camera, however,
be sure to change its name back to DCIM. The camera is designed to recognize
only a root file with the name DCIM. Note the camera also will not be able to
recognize the folders inside the DCIM folder unless they have the names they
originally had when you copied them from the camera to your computer.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the “Memory Folder Structure”
shown on page 141 in order for the camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
• You also can use a PC card adapter or a memory card reader/writer to access
camera files directly from the camera’s memory card.
• A Subject Image File (CIMG****.JPE) contains special image data. Never edit a
Subject Image File on your computer and transfer it back to the camera. Doing so
can cause abnormal camera operation.
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Transferring Document Data from Your
Computer to the Camera
You can use CASIO DATA TRANSPORT to transfer images of documents, digital
books, web page images, and other document data you can view on your computer
screen to the camera. Then you will be able to view the documents on the camera’s
monitor screen.
• Just about any document you can print from your computer can be transferred to
the camera. Note, however, the ability to properly transfer and display any
particular type of data is not guaranteed.
• Images of certain types of data may appear differently on the camera from the way
they appear on your computer screen.
Transferring Document Data to the Camera
To transfer document data on your computer to the camera so you can view it on the
monitor screen, you need to install the CASIO DATA TRANSPORT application from
the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
Transferring Data from a Computer Running Windows
. To install CASIO DATA TRANSPORT
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen, select “DATA TRANSPORT”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install CASIO DATA
TRANSPORT.
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Camera
. To transfer document data to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 125).
• Before connecting the camera to your computer, make sure that a memory
card is loaded in the camera (page 174).
2.
On your computer, open the document data that you want to transfer to
the camera.
3.
On the menu bar of the application you used to open the document
data, select “File” * “Print” to display the print dialog box. Click the
“Printer Name” down arrow button and then select “CASIO DATA
TRANSPORT” from the list that appears.
4.
Click the [OK] button.
• This will display a dialog box for configuring data settings.
5.
Check the current data settings (date, file name, icon) and then click
[OK].
This will convert the document data to a JPEG image and transfer the image to
the camera.
• You can change the date, filename, and icon settings if you want.
• If you want a document image be displayed on the camera’s monitor screen
using an orientation that is different from that used on the computer screen,
click the [Properties] button on the print dialog box, and then change the
“Orientation” setting.
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Transferring Data from a Macintosh
Before installing CASIO DATA TRANSPORT be sure to read any “readme” file that
accompanies it. “readme” files contain important information about installation,
including installation conditions and computer system requirements.
. To install CASIO DATA TRANSPORT
1.
Place the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera into your
Macintosh CD-ROM drive.
2.
Open the folder named “DATA TRANSPORT”.
3.
Double-click “TRANSPORT_Installer”.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to install the
software.
. To transfer document data to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your Macintosh (page 134).
• Before connecting the camera to your Macintosh, make sure that a memory
card is loaded in the camera (page 174).
2.
On your Macintosh, open the document data that you want to transfer
to the camera.
3.
On the Macintosh menu bar, click “File” * “Print” to display the print
dialog box.
4.
Click the [PDF] button and select “CASIO DATA TRANSPORT” from the
list that appears.
This will display a dialog box for configuring data settings.
5.
Check the current data settings (date, file name, icon) and then click
[OK].
This will convert the document data to a JPEG image and transfer the image to
the camera.
• You can change the date, filename, and icon settings if you want.
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Camera
To view document images on the camera
1.
In the PLAY mode, press [BS] (^).
This enters the data mode and displays a menu of document images currently in
camera memory.
• Pressing [BS] (^) again will return to the PLAY mode.
2.
Use the [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to the
document image you want to select, and then press [SET].
This will display the image of the document you selected.
3.
View the document pages.
[4] [6]
Scroll between pages
[SET]
Toggles between the document menu screen and document page
• All the pages of document data on a memory card will be printed if you use the
card to transfer image data to a printer or a professional print service (page
120).
. To zoom a document page
1.
Display the page of the document you want to zoom.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z to enlarge.
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image on the monitor
screen. Slide the zoom controller towards w to unzoom the image.
– If display indicators are turned on, an indicator in the lower right corner of the
monitor screen shows what part of the zoomed image is currently displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [MENU] or [BS] (^).
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is 8X, certain image sizes may not
allow zooming up to the full 8X.
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. To rotate a document page
1.
Display any page in the document that contains the page you want to
rotate and then press [MENU].
2.
On the “DATA” tab, select “Rotation”, and then press [6].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “Rotate”, and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
4.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press
[MENU].
. To specify the initial data mode screen
1.
Display the page of the document and then press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “DATA View”, and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].
Page View
Displays the last document page viewed
List View
Displays the document image menu
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Managing Document Data on the Camera
Protecting Document Data
You can protect a specific document or all documents against deletion.
1.
Display any page in the document that contains the page you want to
protect and then press [MENU].
2.
On the “DATA” tab, select “Protect”, and then press [6].
You also can use the same procedure as above in the PLAY mode to protect a
document (page 108).
Deleting Document Data
. To delete a document page
1.
Display any page in the document that contains the page you want to
delete and then press [2] (
).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the page you want to delete.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “1 page” and then press [SET].
To delete all of the pages in the document, select “All pages”.
4.
To delete other pages in the document, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
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. Deleting a Document
You can delete a single document or you can batch delete all of the documents.
• Formatting camera memory (page 161) also will delete all contents on the memory
card or in built-in memory.
To delete a single document
1.
On the document menu, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the
selection boundary to the document you want to delete.
2.
Press [MENU].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “1 doc” and then press [SET].
4.
In response to the confirmation message that appears, use [8] and
[2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
To delete all documents
1.
While the document menu is displayed, press [MENU].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “All docs” and then press [SET].
3.
In response to the confirmation message that appears, use [8] and
[2] to select “Yes”, and then press [SET].
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Other Settings (Set Up)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode.
For information about menu operations, see page 64.
REC Mode Control Panel Display (R Panel)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * R Panel
Use the settings below to show or hide the Control Panel, and to select the icons to
appear on the Control Panel.
Show
Hide
Displays the Control Panel. All camera setting
icons are cleared from the displayed image
while the Control Panel is displayed.
Turns off Control Panel display. This setting
helps to view more of the image when the 16:9
aspect ratio is selected. Certain camera
settings are indicated by icons on the image.
• All screens shots in this manual show what appears while “Show” is selected for
the above setting.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Selecting a PLAY Mode Screen Layout (P Display)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * P Display
The PLAY mode screen layout settings let you select how display images are shown
on the monitor screen.
Wide
4:3
With this setting, the display image is the
maximum possible size that allows the entire
image to be displayed horizontally. With some
aspect ratios, the top and bottom of the image
will be cut off.
100% of the display image is always visible.
With some aspect ratios, black bands may
appear above and below, or to the left and
right of the image.
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Adjusting Monitor Screen Brightness (Screen)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Screen
You can change the brightness of the monitor screen.
Auto 1 or
Auto 2
With this setting, the camera detects available light levels and
automatically adjusts the brightness of the monitor screen accordingly.
• Auto 2 adjusts to a brighter setting more quickly than Auto 1.
+2
Brightness that is greater than +1, which makes the screen easier to
view. This setting consumes more power.
+1
Bright setting for outdoor use, etc. Brightness that is greater than 0.
0
Normal monitor screen brightness for indoor use, etc.
Turning off Eye-Fi Card Communication (Eye-Fi)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Eye-Fi
Select “Off” to disable Eye-Fi card communication (page 139).
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings (Sounds)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sounds
Startup
Half Shutter
Shutter
Specifies the startup sound
Sound 1 - 5: Built-in sounds (1 through 5)
Off: Sound off
Operation
Operation (=)
Specifies the sound volume. This setting is also used as the
audio level during video output (page 94).
Play (=)
Specifies the volume of movie and Audio Snapshot audio
output. This volume setting is not used during video output
(from the USB/AV port).
• Setting a volume level of 0 mutes output.
Configuring a Startup Image (Startup)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Startup
Display the image you want to use as your startup image and then select “On”.
• The startup image does not appear when you turn on the camera by pressing [p]
(PLAY).
• You can specify a snapshot you recorded as the startup image, or you can use the
special startup image provided in the camera’s built-in memory.
• If you select an audio snapshot as the startup image, the audio will not play at
startup.
• Formatting built-in memory (page 161) will delete the current startup image setting.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule
(File No.)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * File No.
Use the following procedure to specify the rule that governs generation of the serial
number used in file names (page 140).
Continue
Tells the camera to remember the last used file number. A new file will
be named using the next sequential number, even if files are deleted or
if a blank memory card is loaded. If a memory card is loaded and that
card already has files stored on it and the largest sequential number in
the existing file names is greater than the largest sequential number
remembered by the camera, numbering of new files will start from the
largest sequential number in the existing file names plus 1.
Reset
Restarts the serial number from 0001 whenever all files are deleted or
when the memory card is replaced with a blank one. If a memory card
is loaded and that card already has files stored on it, numbering of new
files will start from the largest sequential number in the existing file
names number plus 1.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring World Time Settings (World Time)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view the current time in a zone that is different
from your Home City when you go on a trip, etc. World Time displays the current time
in 162 cities in 32 time zones around the globe.
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “World” and then press [6].
• To change the geographic area and city for the time where you normally use
the camera, select “Home”.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “City” and then press [6].
• To change the “World” setting to summer time, use [8] and [2] to select
“DST” and then select “On”. Summer time is used in some geographical areas
to advance the current time setting by one hour during the summer months.
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the geographic area you want and
then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city you want and then press [SET].
5.
Press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Before configuring World Time settings, make sure that the Home City setting is
the place where you live or normally use the camera. If it isn’t, select “Home” on the
screen in step 1 and configure the Home City, date, and time settings as required
(page 156).
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Time Stamping Snapshots (Timestamp)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Timestamp
You can configure the camera to stamp the recording date only, or date and time in
the lower right corner of each snapshot.
• Once date and time information is stamped into a snapshot, it cannot be edited or
deleted.
Example: December 19, 2009, 1:25 p.m.
Date
2009/12/19
Date&Time
2009/12/19 1:25pm
Off
No stamping of date and/or time
• Even if you do not stamp the date and/or time with Timestamp, you can do so later
using the DPOF function or some printing application (page 122).
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping is turned on.
• Date stamping is not possible for the following types of images.
– Images recorded with certain BEST SHOT scenes (Dynamic Photo, ID Photo,
Business cards and documents, White board, etc.)
Setting the Camera’s Clock (Adjust)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Adjust
[8] [2]
Change the setting at the cursor location
[4] [6]
Move the cursor between settings
[BS] (^) Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
• You can specify a date from 2001 to 2049.
• Be sure to select your Home City (page 155) before setting the time and date. If
you set the time and date while the wrong city is selected for your Home City, the
times and dates of all of the World Time cities (page 155) will be wrong.
B
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Specifying the Date Style (Date Style)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Date Style
You can select from among three different styles for the date.
Example: December 19, 2009
YY/MM/DD
09/12/19
DD/MM/YY
19/12/09
MM/DD/YY
12/19/09
• This setting also affects the Control Panel date format as shown below (page 31).
YY/MM/DD or MM/DD/YY: MM/DD
DD/MM/YY: DD/MM
Specifying the Display Language (Language)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Language
. Specify the display language you
want.
1 Select the tab on the right.
2 Select “Language”.
3 Select the language you want.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Specifying the Initial Data Mode Screen (DATA View)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * DATA View
See page 147 for details.
Configuring Sleep State Settings (Sleep)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sleep
This feature turns off the monitor screen whenever no camera operation is performed
for a preset amount of time. Press any button to turn the monitor screen back on.
Trigger Time Settings: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, Off (Sleep is disabled while “Off” is
selected.)
• Sleep is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– In the PLAY mode
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During Auto Shutter standby
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
• When both sleep and Auto Power Off are turned on, Auto Power Off takes priority.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Auto Power Settings (Auto Power Off)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off turns off the camera whenever no camera operation is performed for
a preset amount of time.
Trigger Time Settings: 1 min, 2 min, 5 min (The trigger time is always 5 minutes in the
PLAY mode.)
• Auto Power Off is disabled under any of the following conditions.
– While the camera is connected to a computer or other device
– During a slideshow
– During Voice Recording playback or recording
– During movie recording and playback
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings (REC/PLAY)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * REC/PLAY
Power On
Camera turns on whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) is
pressed.
Power On/Off
Camera turns on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY)
is pressed.
Disable
Camera does not turn on or off whenever [r] (REC) or [p]
(PLAY) is pressed.
• With “Power On/Off”, the camera turns off when you press [r] (REC) in the REC
mode or [p] (PLAY) in the PLAY mode.
• Change this setting to anything besides “Disable” before connecting to a TV for
image viewing.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings (USB)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * USB
You can use the procedure below to select the USB communication protocol, which is
used when exchanging data with a computer, printer, or other external device.
Mass
Storage
Select this setting when connecting to a computer (pages 125,
134). With this setting, the computer sees the camera as an
external storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer of
images from the camera to a computer.
PTP
(PictBridge)
Select this setting when connecting to a printer that supports
PictBridge (page 118). This setting simplifies the transfer of image
data to the connected device.
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System
(Video Out)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Video Out
You can use the procedure in this section to select either NTSC or PAL as the video
output system. You can also specify an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.
NTSC
Video system used in Japan, the U.S., and other countries
PAL
Video system used in Europe and other areas
4:3
Normal TV screen aspect ratio
16:9
Wide screen aspect ratio
• Select the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) that matches the type of TV you plan to use.
Images will not display correctly if you select the wrong aspect ratio.
• Images will not display correctly unless the camera’s video signal output setting
matches the video signal system of the TV or other video equipment.
• Images cannot be displayed correctly on a TV or video equipment that is not NTSC
or PAL.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card (Format)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Format
If a memory card is loaded in the camera, this operation will format the memory card.
It will format built-in memory if no memory card is loaded.
• The format operation will delete all contents on the memory card or in built-in
memory. It cannot be undone. Make sure you do not need any data currently on
the card or in built-in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory will delete the following data.
– Protected images
– BEST SHOT user setups
– Startup screen
• Formatting a memory card will delete the following data.
– Protected images
• Make sure the camera’s battery is sufficiently charged before starting a formatting
operation. Formatting may not be performed correctly and the camera may stop
operating normally if the camera powers down while formatting is in progress.
• Never open the battery cover while formatting is in progress. Doing so can cause
the camera to stop operating normally.
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults (Reset)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Reset
See page 177 for details about the camera’s factory default settings.
The settings below are not reset.
World Time settings, clock settings, date style, screen language, video output
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Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
You can turn display information on and off by pressing [8] (DISP). You can
configure separate settings for the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Information display on
Displays information about image settings, etc.
Information display +
Histogram on
Turns on display of camera setting and
other indicators, along with a histogram
(page 163)
Information display off
No information displayed
Histogram
Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure
Displays a histogram on the monitor screen which you can use to
check the exposure of an image before you shoot it. You also can
display the histogram in the PLAY mode for information about the
exposure levels of images.
• You can use key customization (page 78) to configure the [4] and
[6] buttons so they control the EV shift setting (page 46), and
perform EV shift while viewing the results on the on-screen
histogram.
Histogram
NOTE
• A centered histogram does not necessarily guarantee optimum exposure. The
recorded image may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even though its
histogram is centered.
• Due to the limitations of exposure compensation, you may not be able to achieve
an optimum histogram configuration.
• Use of the flash and certain shooting conditions can cause the histogram to
indicate exposure that is different from the actual exposure of the image when it is
shot.
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How to Use the Histogram
A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an image in terms of the
number of pixels. The vertical axis indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal
axis indicates lightness. If the histogram appears too lopsided for some reason, you
can use EV shift to move it left or right in order to achieve better balance. Optimum
exposure can be achieved by EV shifting so the graph is as close to the center as
possible. For snapshots, you can even display individual histograms for R (red), G
(green), and B (blue).
Example Histograms
A histogram towards the left side results when the
overall image is dark. A histogram that is too far to
the left may result in “black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
A histogram towards the right side results when
the overall image is light. A histogram that is too
far to the right may result in “white out” of the light
areas of an image.
An overall well-balanced histogram results when
the overall image is at optimal lightness.
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Precautions during Use
. Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images while operating an automobile
or other vehicle, or while walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
. Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through the cameras viewfinder.
Doing so can damage your eyesight.
. Flash
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or explosive gas may be
present. Such conditions create the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating a motor vehicle. Doing so
can interfere with the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject. Doing so creates the risk of
loss of eyesight.
. Monitor Screen
• Should the monitor screen ever become cracked, never touch any of the liquid
inside the monitor screen. Doing so creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your mouth, immediately rinse your
mouth out and contact your physician.
• Should monitor screen liquid ever get into your eyes or onto your skin, immediately
rinse with clean water for at least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
. Connections
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use with this camera into
connectors. Connecting a non-specified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
. Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or anywhere else where operation of
such devices is restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious accident.
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. Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke or strange odor, or while it
is overheating creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Water and Foreign Matter
• Water, other liquids, or foreign matter (especially metal) getting inside the camera
creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the following steps
whenever any of the above symptoms are present. Particular care is required when
using the camera where it is raining or snowing, near the ocean or other body of
water, or in a bathroom.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Dropping and Rough Treatment
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by dropping or other rough
treatment creates the risk of fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the battery from the camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized service center.
. Keep Away From Fire
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to explode and creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
. Disassembly and Modification
• Never try to take the camera apart or modify it in any way. Doing so creates the risk
of electric shock, burn injury, and other personal injury. Be sure to leave all internal
inspection, maintenance, and repair up to your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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. Locations To Be Avoided
• Never leave the camera in any of the following types of locations. Doing so creates
the risk of fire and electric shock.
– Areas subject to large amounts of humidity or dust
– Food preparation areas or other locations where oil smoke is present
– Near heaters, on a heated carpet, in areas exposed to direct sunlight, in a closed
vehicle parked in the sun, or other areas subject to very high temperatures
• Never place the camera on an unstable surface, on a high shelf, etc. Doing so can
cause the camera to fall, creating the risk of personal injury.
. Backing Up Important Data
• Always keep backup copies of important data in camera memory by transferring it
to a computer or other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in the case of
camera malfunction, repair, etc.
. Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing the battery, be sure to follow the correct procedure as
described in the documentation that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
the battery can result in corruption or loss of data in camera memory.
. Rechargeable Battery
• Use only the specified charger unit or the specified device to charge the battery.
Attempting to charge the battery by an unauthorized means creates the risk of
battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Do not expose or immerse the battery in fresh water or salt water. Doing so can
damage the battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service
life.
• The battery is intended for use with a CASIO Digital Camera only. Use with any
other device creates the risk of the battery damage, or deterioration of battery
performance and service life.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions creates the risk of battery
overheating, fire, and explosion.
– Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
– Do not expose the battery to heat or fire.
– Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when it is connected to the charger
unit.
– Never carry or store the battery together with items that can conduct electricity
(necklaces, pencil lead, etc.)
– Never disassemble the battery, pierce it with a needle, or expose it to strong
impact (hit it with a hammer, step on it, etc.), and never apply solder to it. Never
place the battery into a microwave oven, heater, high-pressure generating
device, etc.
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• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat generation, discoloration,
deformation, or any other abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing a
battery, immediately remove it from the camera or charger unit and keep it away
from open flame.
• Do not use or leave the battery under direct sunlight, in an automobile parked in the
sun, or in any other area subject to high temperatures. Doing so can damage the
battery, and cause deterioration of its performance and loss of service life.
• If battery charging does not end normally within the specified charging time, stop
charging anyway and contact your local CASIO authorized service center.
Continued charging creates the risk of battery overheating, fire, and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery fluid get into your eyes
accidentally, immediately rinse them with clean tap water and then consult a
physician.
• Be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the camera and special
charger unit before using or charging the battery.
• If a battery is to be used by young children, make sure that a responsible adult
makes them aware of the precautions and proper handling instructions, and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from a battery accidentally get onto clothing or your skin, immediately
rinse it off with clean tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can cause skin
irritation.
. Battery Life
• Battery continuous operation times provided in this manual represent the
approximate amount of time before the camera turns off due to low battery power
when being powered by the special battery under normal temperature (23°C
(73°F)). They do not guarantee that you will be able to achieve the indicated level
of operation. Actual battery life is greatly affected by ambient temperature, battery
storage conditions, the amount of time spent in storage, etc.
• Leaving the camera on can run down the battery and cause the low battery
warning to appear. Turn off the camera whenever you are not using it.
• The low battery warning indicates that the camera is about to turn off due to low
battery power. Charge the battery as soon as possible. Leaving a low or dead
battery in the camera can lead to battery leakage and data corruption.
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. Data Error Precautions
Your digital camera is manufactured using precision digital components. Any of the
following creates the risk of corruption of data in camera memory.
– Removing the battery or memory card while the camera is performing some
operation
– Removing the battery or memory card while the back lamp is flashing green after
turning off the camera
– Disconnecting the USB cable while communication is in progress
– Using a battery that is low
– Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to appear on the monitor
screen (page 185). Perform the action indicated by the message that appears.
. Operating Environment
• Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Operating Humidity: 10 to 85% (non condensation)
• Do not place the camera in any of the following locations.
– In an area exposed to direct sunlight, or large amounts of moisture, dust, or
sand.
– Near an air conditioner or in other areas subjected to extreme temperature or
humidity
– Inside of a motor vehicle on a hot day, or in an area subjected to strong vibration
. Condensation
Sudden and extreme temperature changes, such as when the camera is moved from
the outdoors on a cold winter day into a warm room, can cause water droplets called
“condensation” to form on the interior and the exterior of the camera, which creates
the risk of malfunction. To prevent condensation from forming seal the camera in a
plastic bag before changing locations. Then leave the bag sealed to allow the air
inside to naturally change to the same temperature as the air in the new location.
After that, remove the camera from the bag and open the battery cover for a few
hours.
. Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of the lens. Doing so can
scratch the lens surface and cause malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain types of images, such as a
slight bend in lines that should be straight. This is due to the characteristics of
lenses, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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. Caring for your camera
• Never touch the lens or flash window with your fingers. Finger smudges, dirt, and
other foreign matter on the lens or flash window can interfere with proper operation
of the camera. Use a blower or other means to keep the lens and flash window free
of dirt and dust, and wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
• To clean the camera, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
. Old Rechargeable Battery Handling Precautions
• Insulate the positive and negative terminals with tape, etc.
• Do not peel the covering off of the battery.
• Do not try to take the battery apart.
. Charger Unit Handling Precautions
-
0 Never plug the power cord into an outlet whose voltage rating is different from
that marked on the power cord. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction,
and electric shock.
0 Take care to protect the power cord against damage and breaking. Never place
heavy objects onto the power cord, or expose it to intense heat. Doing so can
damage the power cord, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
0 Never try to modify the power cord, or subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Never plug in or unplug the power cord while your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the risk of electric shock.
0 Do not plug the power cord into an outlet or extension cord that is shared by
other devices. Doing so creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
0 Should the power cord ever become damaged (to the point that internal wires
are exposed or cut), immediately contact your original retailer or authorized
CASIO authorized service center to request repair. Continued use of a damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire, malfunction, and electric shock.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during charging. This is normal and does
not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the power cord from the power outlet when you are not using the charger
unit.
• Never use detergent to clean the power cord (especially the plug).
• Never cover the charger unit with a blanket, etc. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
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. Other Precautions
The camera becomes slightly warm during use. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
. Copyrights
Except for your own personal enjoyment, unauthorized use of use of snapshots or
movies of images whose rights belong to others, without the permission of the right
holder, is forbidden by copyright laws. In some cases, shooting of public
performances, shows, exhibitions, etc. may be restricted entirely, even if it is for your
own personal enjoyment. Regardless of whether such files are purchased by you or
obtained for free, posting them on a website, a file sharing site, or any other Internet
site, or otherwise distributing them to third parties without the permission of the
copyright holder is strictly prohibited by copyright laws and international treaties. For
example, uploading or distributing on the Internet images of TV programs, live
concerts, music videos, etc. that were photographed or recorded by you may infringe
upon the rights of others. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for use of this product in any way that infringes on the copyrights of others or
that violates copyright laws.
The following terms, which are used in this manual, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Note that trademark ™ and registered trademark ® are not use within the text of this
manual.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, Windows Vista, and
DirectX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, and iPhoto are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Adobe and Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States
and other countries of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• YouTube, the YouTube logo, and “Broadcast Yourself” are trademarks or
registered trademarks of YouTube, LLC.
• EXILIM, Photo Transport, CASIO DATA TRANSPORT, and YouTube Uploader for
CASIO are registered trademarks or trademarks of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
• All other company or product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective companies.
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Any and all unauthorized commercial copying, distribution, and copying of the
bundled software over a network are prohibited.
This product contains PrKERNELv4 Real-time OS of eSOL
Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007 eSOL Co., Ltd.
PrKERNELv4 is a registered trademark of eSOL Co., Ltd. in
Japan.
This product contains the software of FotoNation, Inc.
FotoNation is a registered trademark of FotoNation, Inc.
FaceTracker is a trademarks of FotoNation, Inc.
This product’s YouTube upload functionality is included under license from YouTube,
LLC. The presence of YouTube upload functionality in this product is not an
endorsement or recommendation of the product by YouTube, LLC.
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Power Supply
Charging
If the [CHARGE] lamp does not light red...
Charging cannot be performed because ambient temperature or the temperature of
the charger is too hot or too cold. Leave the camera in a location whose temperature
is within the range where charging can be performed. When the camera returns to a
temperature where charging can be performed, the [CHARGE] lamp will light red.
If the [CHARGE] lamp flashes red...
The battery is faulty or the battery is loaded in the charger incorrectly. Remove the
battery from the charger and check if its contacts are dirty. If contacts become dirty,
wipe them clean with a dry cloth. When experiencing charging problems, also check
to make sure that the power cord is not disconnected from the power outlet or
charger.
If problems continue to occur after you perform the above steps, it could mean that
the battery is faulty. Contact your nearest CASIO authorized service center.
To replace the battery
1.
Open the battery cover and
remove the current battery.
Stopper
With the monitor screen side of the
camera facing upwards, slide the
stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow in the illustration. After the
battery pops out, pull it the rest of the
way out of the camera.
2.
Load a new battery.
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Battery Precautions
. Precautions during Use
• Operation provided by a battery under cold conditions is always less than operation
under normal temperatures. This is due to the characteristics of the battery, not the
camera.
• Charge the battery in an area where the temperature is within the range of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F). Outside this temperature range charging can take longer than
normal or even fail.
• Do not tear or remove the battery outer label.
• If a battery provides only very limited operation following a full charge, it probably
means the battery has reached the end of its service life. Replace the battery with a
new one.
. Storage Precautions
• Storing the battery for a long time while it is charged can cause deterioration of
battery characteristics. If you do not plan to use a battery for some time, fully use
up its charge before storing it.
• Always remove the battery from the camera when you are not using it. A battery left
in the camera can discharge and go dead, which will require some time to charge
when you need to use the camera.
• Store batteries in a cool, dry place (20°C (68°F) or lower).
• To prevent over discharging of an unused battery, fully charge it, and then load it in
the camera and fully use up the charge about once every six months.
Using the Camera in another Country
. Precautions during Use
• The bundled charger is designed for operation with any power supply in the range
of 100V to 240V AC, 50/60Hz. Note, however, that the shape of the power cord
plug depends on each country or geographic area. Before taking the camera and
charger along on a trip, check with travel agent about the power supply
requirements in your destination(s).
• Do not connect the charger to a power supply through a voltage converter or
similar device. Doing so can lead to malfunction.
. Extra Batteries
• Taking along extra fully charged batteries (NP-60) is recommended while on a trip
in order to avoid not being able to shoot images due to the battery going dead.
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Using a Memory Card
See page 20 for information about supported memory cards and how to load a
memory card.
To replace the memory card
Press the memory card and then release it. This will
cause it to pop out of the memory card slot slightly.
Pull the card out the rest of the way and then insert
another one.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause
the image save operation to fail and even damage the memory card.
. Using a Memory Card
• SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards have a
Write enabled
write protect switch. Use the switch when you need to
guard against accidentally deleting data. Note,
however, if you write protect an SD memory card you
Write disabled
must then turn write protection off whenever you want
to record to it, format it, or delete any of its images.
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally during
image playback, you can restore normal operation by reformatting it (page 161).
However, it is recommended that you always take along multiple memory cards
whenever using the camera far away from the home or office.
• As you record data to and delete data from a memory card a number of times, it
loses its ability to retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of a memory
card is recommended.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other phenomena can cause data to
become corrupted or even lost. Make sure that you always back up important data
on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, hard disk, etc.)
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. Memory Card Handling Precautions
Certain types of cards can slow down processing speeds. In particular, you may
experience problems saving high-quality (HD and STD) movies. Use of certain types
of memory cards increase the time it takes to record movies, which can cause movie
frames to be lost. This condition is indicated by » and Y flashing on the monitor
screen. Use of a memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per
second is recommended.
. Discarding or Transferring Ownership of a Memory Card or the
Camera
The format and delete functions of the camera do not actually delete files from the
memory card. The original data remains on the card. Note that responsibility for the
data on a memory card lies with you. The following procedures are recommended
whenever you discard a memory card or the camera, or if you transfer ownership to
another party.
• When discarding a memory card, either physically destroy the memory card or use
commercially available data delete software to completely delete the data on the
memory card.
• When transferring ownership of a memory card to another party, use commercially
available data deletion software to completely delete the data on it.
• Use the format function (page 161) to completely delete the data in built-in memory
before discarding or transferring ownership of the camera.
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Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. Be sure to
check the requirements for the particular application you are trying to use. Note that
the values provided here are minimum requirements for running each application.
Actual requirements are greater, depending on the number of images and the sizes of
the images being handled.
0 Windows
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
Operating System : Windows Vista / XP(SP2/SP3) / 2000(SP4)
Other
: Sufficient memory to run the operating system
Computer configuration that enables playback of movies on the
YouTube site
Computer configuration that enables upload of movies to the
YouTube site
Photo Transport 1.0
Operating System
: Windows Vista / XP / 2000
Memory
: At least 64MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 2MB
CASIO DATA TRANSPORT 1.0
Operating System : Windows Vista / XP / 2000
Other
: Sufficient memory to run the operating system
Adobe Reader 8
Operating System
: Windows Vista / XP(SP2/SP3) / 2000(SP4)
CPU
: Pentium III Class
Memory
: At least 128MB
Hard Disk Drive Space : At least 180MB
Other
: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher installed
For details about the minimum system requirements for each software application,
see the “Read me” files on the CASIO Digital Camera Software CD-ROM that comes
bundled with the camera.
0 Macintosh
CASIO DATA TRANSPORT 1.0
Operating System : Mac OS X 10.2.8 or greater
Other
: Sufficient memory to run the operating system.
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Reset Initial Default Settings
The tables in this section show the initial default settings that are configured for menu
items (displayed when you press [MENU]) after you reset the camera (page 161).
Menu items depend on whether the camera is in the REC mode or PLAY mode.
• A dash (–) indicates an item whose setting is not reset or an item for which there is
no reset setting.
. REC Mode
“REC” Tab
Focus
Q (Auto Focus)
Grid
Off
CS
Off
Review
On
Self-timer
Off
Icon Help
On
Auto Shutter
Off
Face Detection
Off
Anti Shake
Off
AF Area
U Spot
Memory
b BEST SHOT:
Off / Auto Shutter:
Off / Flash: On /
Focus: Off / White
Balance: Off / ISO:
Off / AF Area: On /
Metering: Off / CS:
Off / Self-timer: Off /
Flash Intensity: Off /
Digital Zoom: On /
MF Position: Off /
Zoom Position: Off
AF Assist Light On
Focus Frame
ß
Digital Zoom
On
L/R Key
Make-up
Quick Shutter
On
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“Quality” Tab
Size
12M (4000x3000)
T Quality
(Snapshots)
Normal
»Quality
(Movies)
STD
EV Shift
0.0
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
Metering
B Multi
Lighting
Extra
Color Filter
Off
Sharpness
0
Saturation
0
Contrast
0
Flash Intensity
0
“Set Up” Tab
RPanel
Show
Timestamp
Off
P Display
Wide
Adjust
–
Screen
Auto 2
Date Style
–
Eye-Fi
On
Language
–
DATA View
List View
Sleep
1 min
Sounds
Startup: Sound 1 /
Half Shutter:
Sound 1 /
Shutter: Sound 1 /
Operation: Sound 1 /
= Operation:
...//// /
= Play: ...////
Startup
Auto Power Off 1 min
REC/PLAY
Power On
USB
Mass Storage
Video Out
–
Off
Format
–
File No.
Continue
Reset
–
World Time
Home
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. PLAY Mode
“PLAY” Tab
Slideshow
Dynamic Photo
Images: All images /
Time: 30 min /
Interval: 3 sec /
Effect: Pattern 1
–
Layout Print
–
MOTION PRINT
9 frames
Movie Editing
–
Lighting
–
Red Eye
–
White Balance
–
Brightness
0
Keystone
–
Color
Correction
–
DPOF Printing
–
Protect
–
Date/Time
–
Rotation
–
Resize
–
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
–
Divide Group
–
“Set Up” Tab
• The contents of the “Set Up” tab are the same in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
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When things don’t go right...
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Power Supply
Power does not
turn on.
1)The battery may not be loaded correctly (page 17).
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15). 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 CASIO NP-60
rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The camera
suddenly powers
down.
1)Auto Power Off may have activated (page 159). Turn power
back on.
2)The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15).
3)The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Power will not turn
off. Nothing
happens when a
button is pressed.
Remove the battery from the camera and then reload it.
Image Recording
Image is not
recorded when the
shutter button is
pressed.
1)If the camera is in the PLAY mode, press [r] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
2)If the flash is charging, wait until the charge operation
finishes.
3)If the message “Memory Full” appears, transfer images to
your computer, delete images you no longer need, or use a
different memory card.
Auto Focus does
not focus properly
1)If the lens is dirty, clean it off.
2)The subject may not be in the center of the focus frame when
you compose the image.
3)The subject you are shooting may not be a type that is
compatible with Auto Focus (page 30). Use manual focus
(page 66).
4)You may be moving the camera when shooting. Try shooting
with Anti Shake or use a tripod.
5)You may be pressing the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. Half-press the shutter button and
allow enough time for Auto Focus to focus.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
The subject is out
of focus in the
recorded image.
The image may not be focused properly. When composing the
image, make sure the subject is located inside the focus frame.
The flash does not
fire.
1)If ? (Flash Off) is selected as the flash mode, change to
another mode (page 36).
2)If the battery is dead, charge it (page 15).
3)If a BEST SHOT scene that uses ? (Flash Off) is selected,
change to a different flash mode (page 36) or select a
different BEST SHOT scene (page 55).
The ? (Flash Off)
icon flashes red on
the monitor screen
and the flash does
not fire.
The flash unit may be malfunctioning. Contact a CASIO service
center or your original retailer. Note that though the flash will not
fire, you still can use the camera for non-flash shots.
Camera powers
down during Selftimer countdown.
The battery may be dead. Charge the battery (page 15).
The monitor screen 1)You may be using Manual Focus and have not focused the
image is out of
image. Focus the image (page 66).
focus.
2)You may be using ´ (Macro) for scenery or portraits. Use
Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots (page 66).
3)You may be trying to use Auto Focus or ) (Infinity) when
shooting a close-up shot. Use the ´ (Macro) for close ups
(page 66).
There is a vertical
line in the monitor
screen image.
Shooting a very brightly lit subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This is a CCD
phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does not indicate
malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical smear is not
recorded with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is
recorded in the case of a movie.
There is digital
noise in images.
1)Sensitivity may have been increased automatically for a dark
subject, which increases the chance of digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
2)You may be attempting to shoot in a dark location with ?
(Flash Off) selected, which can increase digital noise and
make images appear coarse. In this case, turn on flash (page
36) or use lights for illumination.
3)Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity setting or with the
Lighting feature can cause an increase in digital noise. Use a
light or some other means to illuminate the subject.
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
A recorded image
was not saved.
1)Camera power may have been turned off before the save
operation was complete, which will result in the image not
being saved. If the battery indicator shows
, charge the
battery as soon as possible (page 18).
2)You may have removed the memory card from the camera
before the save operation was complete, which will result in
the image not being saved. Do not remove the memory card
before the save operation is complete.
Though available
lighting is bright,
the faces of people
in the image are
dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects. Change the flash
mode setting to < (Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page
36), or adjust EV shift to the + side (page 46).
Night shots come
out bad.
Use the following BEST SHOT scenes (page 55) when shooting
at night.
• Night Scene (for shooting night scenery only)
• Night Scene Portrait (for shooting people against night
scenery)
Subjects are too
dark when shooting
images in a
seashore or ski
area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can cause
underexposure of images. Change the flash mode setting to <
(Flash On) for daylight synchro flash (page 36), or adjust EV
shift to the + side (page 46).
The focus frame
Normally, turning off the camera while “Detect Smile” is
does not appear on selected for Auto Shutter will cause the camera’s face detection
the monitor screen. setting to change. You will need to change the face detection
setting again after turn on the camera. You can tell the camera
to remember the Auto Shutter setting by selecting “On” for the
“Auto Shutter” power on default setting (page 81).
Digital zoom
(including HD
zoom) does not
work. The zoom
bar indicates zoom
only up to a zoom
factor of 4.0.
1)The digital zoom setting may be turned off. Turn on digital
zoom (page 78).
2)Date stamping may be turned on, which will cause digital
zoom to be disabled. Turn off date stamping (page 156).
3)Digital zoom is disabled when some BEST SHOT scenes
(Business cards and documents, White board, etc.) are
selected. Select another scene (page 55).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
When shooting
with Auto Shutter,
the shutter does
not trigger.
Auto Shutter may not trigger when shooting under very bright or
very dark conditions, or when shooting a fast moving subject,
etc. If this happens, try changing the Auto Shutter Trigger
Sensitivity setting (page 73), or press the shutter button all the
way down to release the shutter and shoot the image.
The image is out of
focus during movie
recording.
1)Focusing may not be possible because the subject is outside
the focus range. Shoot within the allowable range.
2)The lens may be dirty. Clean the lens (page 168).
Playback
The color of the
playback image is
different from what
appears on the
monitor screen
when shooting.
Sunlight or light from another source may be shining directly
into the lens when you are shooting. Position the camera so
sunlight does not shine directly into the lens.
Images are not
displayed.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images recorded onto a
memory card using another digital camera.
Images cannot be
edited (with Layout
Print, resizing,
trimming, keystone
correction, color
restoration, date/
time editing,
rotation).
1)Note that you cannot edit the following types of snapshots.
• Snapshots created using MOTION PRINT
• Movies
• Snapshots recorded with another camera
2)With keystone correction and color restoration, editing is not
possible if the camera cannot find a shape to edit within the
frame on the monitor screen (pages 106, 107).
Other
The wrong date
and time are
displayed, or the
wrong date and
time are being
stored along with
image data.
The date and time setting is off. Set the correct date and time
(page 156).
The messages on
the display are in
the wrong
language.
The wrong display language is selected. Change the display
language setting (page 157).
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Problem
Possible Cause and Recommended Action
Images cannot be
transferred over a
USB connection.
1)The USB cable may not be connected securely. Check all
connections.
2)The wrong USB communication protocol is selected. Select
the correct USB communication protocol in accordance with
the type of device you are connecting (pages 125, 134).
3)If the camera is not turned on, turn it on.
4)Your computer may not be able to recognize the camera if
you connect via a USB hub. Always connect directly to the
computer’s USB port.
Language selection 1)You did not configure initial settings after purchasing the
screen appears
camera or the battery may have been left with a dead battery.
when the camera is
Check the camera setup (pages 19, 157).
turned on.
2)There may be a problem with the camera’s memory data. If
this is the case, perform the reset operation to initialize the
camera’s setup (page 161). After that, configure each setting.
If the language selection screen does not re-appear when you
turn the camera on, it means that the camera’s memory
management data has been restored.
If the same message appears after you turn power back on,
contact your retailer or a CASIO authorized service center.
The time and date
settings configured
the first time after
purchasing the
camera are reset to
their factory
defaults when
remove the
camera’s battery.
B
Load the camera’s battery and reconfigure the time and date
settings (page 19). Do not remove the battery from the camera
for at least 24 hours after configuring time and date settings.
After that, the settings will not be reset if you remove the
battery.
• If the time and date are reset to their factory default settings
when you remove the battery after it has been loaded for
more than 24 hours, it could mean that the camera’s setting
memory is defective. Contact your retailer or a CASIO
authorized service center.
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Display Messages
ALERT
The camera’s protection function may have activated
because camera temperature is too high. Turn off the camera
and wait until it cools down before trying to use it again.
Battery is low.
Battery power is low.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction of the image cannot be performed for
some reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 61).
Cannot find the
file.
The image you specified with the slideshow “Images” setting
cannot be found. Change the “Images” setting (page 97) and
try again.
Cannot register
any more files.
You are attempting to save a user BEST SHOT scene in the
“SCENE” folder when the folder already contains 999 user
scenes (page 58).
There is something wrong with the memory card. Turn off the
camera, remove the memory card and then reload it into the
camera. If this message re-appears when you turn the
camera back on, format the memory card (page 161).
Card ERROR
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card deletes all its files. Before
formatting, try transferring recoverable files to a computer
or some other storage device.
Check
connections!
You are attempting to connect the camera to a printer while
the camera’s USB settings are not compatible with the USB
system of the printer (page 118).
Files could not be
saved because
battery is low.
Battery power is low, so an image file could not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
You are trying to record a file while there are already 9999
files stored in the 999th folder. If you want to record more,
delete files you no longer need (page 29).
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Images are being
transferred.
Stop transfer and
turn off power?
You are attempting to turn off power while image data is being
transferred using the Eye-Fi card (page 139).
LENS ERROR
This message appears and the camera turns off whenever
lens performs some unexpected operation. If the same
message appears after you turn power back on, contact a
CASIO authorized service center or your original retailer.
Load paper!
The printer ran out of paper while printing.
Memory Full
Memory is full with images you recorded and/or files saved by
editing operations. Delete files you no longer need (page 29).
Printing Error
An error occurred while printing.
• The printer is turned off.
• The printer generated an error, etc.
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed for some reason
during image data storage. Shoot the image again.
RETRY POWER
ON
The lens came into contact with an obstruction while moving.
The camera will turn off automatically when this message
appears. Remove the obstruction and turn power back on
again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your retailer or an
authorized CASIO authorized service center.
The card is
locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD or SDHC memory
card loaded in the camera is in the locked
position. You cannot store images to or delete
images from a memory card that is locked.
LOCK
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the memory card.
There are no
printing images.
Set up DPOF.
There are currently no files specified for printing. Configure
the required DPOF settings (page 120).
There is no image
to register.
The setup you are trying to save is for an image that cannot
be saved as a user BEST SHOT scene.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not formatted.
Format the memory card (page 161).
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This file cannot be The file you are trying to access is corrupted or is a type that
played.
cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function
cannot be used.
You attempted to copy images from built-in memory to a
memory card while there is no memory card loaded in the
camera (page 113).
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Number of Snapshots/Movie Recording Time/
Voice Recording Time
Snapshot
Approximate
Image File
Size
Image Size
(Pixels)
Image
Quality
12M
(4000x3000)
Fine
7.87 MB
3:2
(4000x2656)
16:9
(4000x2240)
8M
(3264x2448)
5M
(2560x1920)
3M
(2048x1536)
VGA
(640x480)
Built-in Memory
Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Snapshot
Recording
Capacity
4
122
234
Normal
4.13 MB
8
Economy
2.76 MB
13
350
Fine
6.87 MB
5
140
267
Normal
3.62 MB
9
Economy
2.43 MB
14
398
Fine
5.66 MB
6
165
Normal
3.0 MB
11
322
Economy
2.02 MB
17
478
210
Fine
4.59 MB
7
Normal
2.46 MB
14
393
Economy
1.67 MB
21
579
Fine
2.99 MB
12
323
Normal
1.62 MB
22
597
Economy
1.12 MB
31
863
Fine
2.0 MB
17
483
Normal
1.15 MB
31
840
Economy
720 KB
49
1342
Fine
330 KB
106
2928
Normal
190 KB
183
5084
Economy
140 KB
248
6900
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Movies
Image
Quality
(Pixels)
Maximum
File Size
HD
1280x720
STD
640x480
Maximum
Movie Size:
4GB
LP
320x240
YouTube
640x480
Maximum
Movie
Length:
10 minutes
Approximate Data
Rate (Frame Rate)
Built-in
Memory
Movie
Recording
Capacity
SD Memory
Card (1GB)
Movie
Recording
Capacity
File Size
of
1-minute
Movie
24 Megabits/second
(24 frames/second)
11 seconds
5 minutes
27 seconds
179.8 MB
10 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
27 seconds
13 minutes
10 seconds
74.8 MB
2.7 Megabits/second
(15 frames/second)
1 minute
39 seconds
49 minutes
36 seconds
19.8 MB
10 Megabits/second
(30 frames/second)
27 seconds
13 minutes
18 seconds
74.8 MB
Voice Recording
File Format
Maximum
File Size
File Size
Built-in Memory
Voice Recording
Capacity
SD Memory Card
(1GB) Voice
Recording Capacity
WAV
IMA-ADPCM
4GB
5.5 KB
1 hour
50 minutes
49 hours
33 minutes
* Snapshot, movie recording capacity, and voice recording capacity values are
approximate and intended for reference only. Actual capacity depends on image
contents.
* File size and data rate values are approximate and intended for reference only. Actual
values depend on the type of image being shot.
* The above values are based on use of a PRO HIGH SPEED SD memory card
(Panasonic Corporation). The number of images you can save depends on the type of
memory card you are using.
* When using a memory card with a different capacity, calculate the number of images as a
percentage of 1GB.
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Specifications
File Format
Snapshots: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2); DCF 1.0 standard; DPOF
compliant
Movies: Motion JPEG AVI, IMA-ADPCM audio (monaural)
Audio (Voice Recording): WAV (monaural)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory (Image Storage Area: 35.2MB)
SD/SDHC
Recorded Image Sizes
Snapshot: 12M (4000x3000), 3:2 (4000x2656),
16:9 (4000x2240), 8M (3264x2448),
5M (2560x1920), 3M (2048x1536),
VGA (640x480)
Movies: HD (1280x720), STD (640x480), LP (320x240),
YouTube (640x480)
Delete
1 file; all files (with memory protection feature)
Effective Pixels
12.10 Megapixels
Imaging Element
Size: 1/2.3-inch square pixel CCD
Total Pixels: 12.39 Megapixels
Lens/Focal Distance
F2.8 (W) to 5.3 (T) f= 6.3 to 18.9 mm
(equivalent to 36 to 108 mm in 35 mm format)
Six lenses in five groups, including aspherical lens.
Zoom
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom (12X in combination with
optical zoom)
18.7X maximum HD Zoom (in combination with optical zoom,
VGA size)
Focusing
Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Focus Modes:
Auto Focus, Macro Focus, Pan Focus, Infinity, Manual
Focus
• AF Area:
Spot, Multi, Tracking; with AF assist lamp
Approximate Focus
(Snapshot)
(From Lens Surface)
Auto Focus: 40 cm to 9 (1.3' to 9) (Wide Angle)
Macro Focus: 10 cm to 50 cm (3.9" to 19.7") (Wide Angle)
Infinity: 9 (Wide Angle)
Manual: 10 cm to 9 (3.9" to 9) (Wide Angle)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Metering
Multi-pattern, center weighted, and spot by imaging element
Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure
Compensation
–2.0 EV to +2.0 EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter
CCD shutter, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed
Snapshot (Auto): 1/2 to 1/2000 second
Snapshot (Night Scene): 4 to 1/2000 second
* May differ due to the camera setup.
Aperture Value
F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W) (When used with ND filter)
* Using optical zoom changes the aperture value.
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White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent,
Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Sensitivity (Standard
Output Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
Snapshots: Auto, ISO 64, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400,
ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200 equivalent
Movies: Auto
Self-timer
Approximate Trigger Times: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple
Self-timer
Flash Modes
Auto, Off, On, Soft, Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (ISO
Sensitivity: Auto)
Normal:
0.1 m to 4.0 m (0.3' to 13.1') (Wide Angle)
0.4 m to 2.1 m (1.3' to 6.9') (Telephoto)
Flash CS:
0.4 m to 1.8 m (1.3' to 5.9') (Wide Angle)
0.4 m to 1.0 m (1.3' to 3.3') (Telephoto)
* Range is affected by optical zoom.
Flash Charging Time
Approximately 3 seconds maximum
Recording
Snapshots; Macro; Self-timer; Continuous Shutter
(CS: Normal Speed CS/4fps/10fps/Flash); BEST SHOT;
Make-up; Auto Shutter; Face Detection; Movies (normal
movie, Prerecord Movie, and For YouTube) (with monaural
audio); Audio (Voice Recording)
Approximate Maximum After Recording: 30 seconds per image
Audio Recording Times Voice Recording: 1 hour 50 minutes (when using built-in
memory)
Monitor Screen
2.7-inch wide TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
230,160 (959x240) dots
Viewfinder
Monitor Screen
Timekeeping Function
Built-in quartz digital clock
Date and Time: Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar: To 2049
World Time
162 cities in 32 time zones
City name, date, time, summer time
Input/Output Terminals
USB/AV port, Hi-Speed USB compatible
Microphone
Monaural
Speaker
Monaural
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) x1
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Approximate Battery Life
All of the values provided below represent the approximate amount of time under
normal temperature (23°C (73°F)) before the camera turns off. These values are not
guaranteed. Low temperatures shorten battery life.
Number of Shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)*1
Continuous Playback
(Snapshots)*2
270 shots
3 hours 10 minutes
Approximate continuous movie recording time
2 hours
Continuous Voice Recording*3
6 hours 40 minutes
• Battery: NP-60 (Rated Capacity: 720 mAh)
• Recording Medium: 1GB SD memory card (PRO HIGH SPEED (Panasonic
Corporation))
• Measurement Conditions
*1 Approximate number of shots (CIPA) (Operating Time)
In accordance with CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) standards
Normal temperature (23°C (73°F)), monitor on, zoom operation between full wide and
full telephoto every 30 seconds, during which two images are shot with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are shot.
*2 Approximate playback time
Standard temperature (23°C (73°F)), one-image scroll approximately every 10 seconds
*3 Approximate continuous recording time
• The above values are based a new battery, starting from a full charge. Repeated
charging shortens battery life.
• Frequency of flash, zoom, and Auto Focus usage, and the time the camera is on
greatly affects recording time and number of shots values.
Power Consumption
3.7 V DC, Approximately 4.2 W
Dimensions
94.2 (W) x 54.6 (H) x 14.9 (D) mm
(3.7" (W) x 2.1" (H) x 0.59" (D))
(excluding projections; 13.8 mm (0.54") at thinnest point)
Weight
Approximately 112 g (4.0 oz)
(excluding battery and bundled accessories)
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. Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60)
Rated Voltage
3.7 V
Rated Capacitance
720 mAh
Operating Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Dimensions
37.9 (W) x 42.3 (H) x 5.0 (D) mm
(1.49" (W) x 1.67" (H) x 0.20" (D))
Weight
Approximately 18 g (0.63 oz)
. Charger unit (BC-60L)
Input Power
100 to 240 V AC, 80 mA, 50/60 Hz
Output Power
4.2 V DC, 600 mA
Operating Temperature
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Supported Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60)
Charging Time
90 minutes
Dimensions
60 (W) x 20 (H) x 86 (D) mm
(2.4" (W) x 0.79" (H) x 3.4" (D)) (excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 62 g (2.2 oz)
• Power cord precautions for use in Singapore
The power cord set is not supplied. The power cord used must comply with
relevant national and/or international standards.
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CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
6-2, Hon-machi 1-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8543, Japan
MF
MA0904-B
Dynamic Photo
Getting the Most Out of Dynamic Photo
For a wealth of information Dynamic Photo including sample images,
explanations about how you can use Dynamic Photo images, and
more, visit the special Dynamic Photo website at:
http://exilim.com/dp/
This manual provides an introduction to Dynamic Photo, which creates a whole new
way to enjoy digital imaging.
• All screen shots shown in this manual are in English. However, the camera allows
you to select another display language, if you want.
Contents
Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital photography! ................2
Dynamic Photo Technology..................................................................................... 3
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image.....................................................................4
Step 1: Shoot the subject. ....................................................................................... 4
Step 2: Create the Dynamic Photo image. .............................................................. 6
. Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping .........................................................................7
. Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed.............................................................10
Step 3: Have fun with Dynamic Photo. .................................................................. 11
Step 4: Use Dynamic Studio to expand use of Dynamic Photo images to other
applications............................................................................................................ 11
Create Original Movies with Dynamic Studio................................................12
Using Dynamic Studio ........................................................................................... 12
. Movie Conversion Settings .......................................................................................18
. Download Movie Page..............................................................................................21
Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital
photography!
Dynamic Photo makes it easy to crop a moving subject out of a series of images and
insert it into other images! A simple operation on the camera extracts a moving
subject automatically by cropping up to 20 Continuous Shutter images. Become the
star of your digital images! Create the images of your dreams! All on the camera,
without using a computer! With Dynamic Photo you can shoot, create, and view
images, just about anywhere!
Amazing monster dog!
Animated seasons greetings!
Become a part of your drawings!
Skiing down a big mountain!
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Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital
photography!
Dynamic Photo Technology
Dynamic Photo lets you extract a moving subject from a series of Continuous Shutter
(CS) images and insert it into another image. This makes it possible to combine
images in ways that create exciting, totally unbelievable scenes.
Moving CS Images
Extract the subject.
Insert it into another image.
You can create a Dynamic Photo image by inserting a moving subject into a
background image. Before performing the following steps, you should record the
background image into which you want to insert the moving subject.
Background Image
Moving Subject
Dynamic Photo Image
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Dynamic Photo! A totally new way to enjoy digital
photography!
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Step 1: Shoot the subject.
Dynamic Photo images are created by extracting the subject out of one image, and
inserting it into another image. The term “subject” as used here refers to what you
extract or crop out of the first image. Perform the following steps to shoot and extract
the subject.
To extract the subject, you shoot once with the subject against a background.
Then you shoot the same background again, this time without the subject.
(Shoot twice.)
1 With the subject
2 The same angle against the same
The camera will extract the
subject automatically.
background, without the subject.
Do not allow the camera to move.
1. Turn on the camera and press the [BS] button
.
2. Select “Dynamic Photo”.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu screen,
select “Dynamic Photo”, which is the third
scene.
Use [4] and [6] to move the red frame
to
and then press the [SET]
button.
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3. First, shoot the subject.
Best results can be obtained with the camera secured
on a tripod. With the camera pointed at the moving
subject, press the shutter button to record. If you
selected “Moving Subject”, the camera will record a
series of Continuous Shutter (CS) images over a few
seconds.
First, let’s just have the
subject wave or perform
• To help ensure good cropping results...
some other simple
* See “Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping”.
movement as we shoot.
• You can select the subject type and configure other
settings here by pressing the [SET] button.
* See “Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed”
for more information.
• Flash is turned off (?) automatically when shooting with Dynamic Photo.
4. Next, shoot the same background again, but this
time without the subject.
After shooting the first image with the subject, have the
subject exit the frame. Keep the camera still so you can
maintain the same background composition as the first
image (with the subject). When everything is ready,
press the shutter button.
Only one shot (not CS images) of the background is
recorded at this time.
As shown in the image to the right, there is no need to
carefully compose the two images when shooting
against a flat wall that has no visible marks at all.
Complete!
The extracted subject image will
appear on the display after shooting
is complete. If you selected “Moving
Subject”, the 20 subject images that
were recorded will scroll on the
screen, creating the illusion of movement.
• The background-only image you shoot is not saved. Only the 20 cropped
subject images are saved.
• Note that you cannot cancel the image extraction process that starts after you
shoot the images. Wait until the process is complete before performing any
other camera operation.
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Step 2: Create the Dynamic Photo image.
Use the following procedure to insert the subject you extracted in Step 1 above into a
photograph and create the final Dynamic Photo image.
1. Press [p] to enter the PLAY mode.
2. Perform the following operation on the camera
[MENU] * PLAY tab * “Dynamic Photo”.
3. Use [4] and [6] to select the background image
you want and then press [SET].
Select the image you want to use as the background.
You should record the background image you want to
use before starting this procedure.
* Only images that are able to be used as background images
will appear at this time.
4. Use [4] and [6] to select the subject you want to
insert and then press [SET].
* Only subjects that can be inserted into other images will
appear at this time.
5. As you watch the camera’s monitor screen, use
[8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the subject to the
position you want and then press [SET].
This inserts the subject into the background image and
creates a Dynamic Photo.
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6. After creation of the Dynamic Photo image is
complete, the finished image with the moving
subject will appear on the monitor screen.
• Inserting a moving subject will resize it to one-fourth
the size of the background image you are inserting
into.
• The size of a moving subject inserted into a
background image cannot be change.
Complete!
• The size of a Dynamic Photo image created by inserting a moving subject into
a background image is 2M. If the background image into which a moving
subject is inserted is smaller than 2M, the resulting image will be the same size
as the background image.
• The size of a Dynamic Photo image created by inserting a stationary subject
into a background image is 6M. If the background image into which a stationary
subject is inserted is smaller than 6M, the resulting image will be the same size
as the background image.
Four Tips for Good Subject Cropping
• When shooting the subject image, shoot against
a white wall or some other surface whose color is
different from that of the subject. The camera will
not be able to crop the subject image properly if
its color is the same as or similar to the
background color.
• Select a blank wall for the subject background,
not one with a complex pattern or shapes.
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Find a blank wall whose
color is different from
that of the subject.
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Recommended!!
Shooting
Technique 2
Shooting
Technique 1
Find some reference points and
use a tripod.
Look for a flat wall that has no
markings.
Best cropping results are obtained when
the background is a wall that is
completely free of visible markings like
the one shown above. In this case, it is
not necessary to take pains to position
the camera correctly when shooting the
second (background only) image
required by Dynamic Photo. When
shooting against a blank wall, you can
move the camera around as much as you
like while shooting CS images of a
moving subject.
When there are reference points in the
image as shown above, you need to
compose the second (background only)
image precisely according to the
reference points. In this case, you will
need to keep the camera as still as
possible when shooting the first image
(subject and background) and the
second image (background only). Use a
tripod whenever possible, and make sure
that image is composed exactly the same
for both the first image and the second
image.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Move the subject away from the wall to avoid
shadows!
The camera may mistake shadows on the wall or floor
caused by strong sunlight, illumination, or other light sources
as part of the subject. Shadows tend to form when the
subject is too close to a wall. Have the subject move as far
away as possible from the wall.
Do not use a moving background!
Good cropping is not possible if anything besides the
subject is moving in the images. For example, avoid
breaking waves, trees blowing in the wind, etc.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Specifying the Subject Type and CS Speed
Pressing [SET] during step 1 of “3. First, shoot the subject.”
will display a screen for specifying the subject type and CS
speed.
You can select from among the four subject types listed
below. You also can specify a stationary subject (one frame
only) in addition to a moving subject.
CS speed
Number of
images
Moving Subject
1sec (20fps)
20 frames per
second
20 images
Moving Subject
2sec (10fps)
10 frames per
second
20 images
Moving Subject
4sec (5fps)
5 frames per
second
20 images
Still Subject
–
1 image
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Subject type
Creates a moving subject from the
CS images.
• The subject is cropped out of
each of the CS images.
• “Moving Subject 1sec (20fps)”
provides smooth subject
movement, but recording time is
limited to one second.
• “Moving Subject 4sec (5fps)”
provides more recording time,
but subject movement is slightly
rough.
Records a single subject, which is
cropped and inserted into the
background image.
Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Step 3: Have fun with Dynamic Photo.
You can use the Dynamic Photo image you created in Step 2 in a variety of fun ways.
On the camera
Dynamic Photo images play back automatically
as soon as you display them on the EXILIM
monitor screen.
On a TV
Connect your EXILIM to a TV with the AV cable
and you can enjoy watching Dynamic Photo
images on your TV screen.
Step 4: Use Dynamic Studio to expand use of Dynamic Photo
images to other applications.
The 20 Continuous Shutter images you record when you shoot a Dynamic Photo
image are stored in camera memory. You can upload the 20 CS images to Dynamic
Studio to convert them to a movie, which dramatically increases the number of
potential applications for your Dynamic Photos.
Dynamic Studio is an online service that lets you
convert Dynamic Photo images to a movie, which
you can then use in a wider range of
applications.
On a PC
Enjoy watching Dynamic
Photo images on your PC
screen.
In a digital photo
frame
Play Dynamic Photo images
in a digital photo frame.
On a cell phone
Share with your friends
View Dynamic Photo images on your cell phone
screen.
Send the Dynamic Studio
URL to your friends and share
your Dynamic Photo
creations with them.
e-Greeting Cards
For presentations
Send animated e-greeting
cards to your special friends
and family members.
Animation GIF files can be
included in presentation data for
an impression that really lasts.
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Creating a Dynamic Photo Image
Create Original Movies with Dynamic Studio
http://dynamicstudio.jp
Dynamic Studio is a free online service that can be used to convert the moving
subject extracted from Continuous Shutter images created during a Dynamic Photo
operation to a movie file quickly and easily. This makes it possible to view Dynamic
Photo images you created with a CASIO EXILIM digital camera to a format that can
be played back as a movie on a PC, digital photo frame, cell phone or other device.
Now you can enjoy your Dynamic Photo images on a virtually unlimited number of
different devices.
Convert Dynamic
Photos to...
*
*
*
*
*
*
0View them on a PC
0View them on a cell phone
0Display them in a digital photo frame
0Share them with your friends
0Publish them on a blog
0Insert them into presentations
Though you can convert to movie files for a wide range of applications such as those
listed above, the basic Dynamic Studio operation is the same in all cases. The
following explains the basic procedure for using Dynamic Studio.
Using Dynamic Studio
The 20 Continuous Shutter images you record when you shoot a Dynamic Photo
image are stored in camera memory. Using Dynamic Studio starts with uploading
these 20 images to the Dynamic Studio website.
Use the USB cable to connect your EXILIM digital camera to your
computer, or use an SD card reader or other means to transfer the
image data to your computer.
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Copy the Dynamic Photo images to your
computer. The best way to keep track of
images is to create a new folder and copy the
20 Continuous Shutter images that make up
each set to their own unique folder.
The following are the types of files you can
upload to Dynamic Studio.
•
•
•
•
Single stationary subject images
Sets of 20 moving subject images
Sets of 20 Dynamic Photo images
Sets of 20 Continuous Shutter images
}
}
File name extension: JPE
File name extension: JPG
Use your web browser to go to Dynamic Studio
site at the following URL.
http://dynamicstudio.jp
In the upper right corner of the page, select the
language you want. Here we will select
“English”.
After the page appears in the language you
selected, click [START] to begin.
Read the Terms of Use that appear, and click
the [Agree] button to agree to be bound by
them.
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Step 1. Upload Your Photos
Click [Select Photos...] and select the images
you want to upload. You can upload up to 20
successive images at one time. After upload is
complete, click [Next].
Step 2. Review Your Uploaded Photos
You can delete any of the images you
uploaded and delete any that are wrong or that
you don’t need.
After you are finished reviewing the uploaded
images, click [Next].
Step 3. Select a Background
In this step, you can select a background only if
the images you uploaded are subject images
that have not been inserted into a background
image.
If the images you uploaded are part of a
Dynamic Photo image (subject images +
background image), click [Next] without doing
anything to advance to Step 4.
The current selected background is the one
with a pink boundary around it.
If you are planning to create an animation GIF file with a transparent background,
deselect the currently selected background. To deselect, click the currently selected
background so the boundary disappears.
After selecting the background you want, click [Next].
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Step 4. Preview Your Photos with the
Background
Check the images and background, and
confirm the movement is correct.
After you are finished reviewing the images and
background, click [Next].
Step 5. Create Your Movie
Configure the settings required for movie
conversion. Selecting an option with the
“Intended Use” box will change the settings
automatically to defaults that match the
selection.
Movie conversion settings must be configured
in accordance with the intended use of the
finished movie. For details, see “Movie
Conversion Settings”.
After all the settings are the way you want, click
[Convert].
The amount of time it takes for conversion
depends on the duration of the movie.
Conversion is relatively quick for a short duration, but takes progressively longer for
longer durations. You should figure on just under one minute of conversion time for
every 10 seconds of movie duration. The actual amount of time required for
conversion also depends on Dynamic Server traffic at the time.
Your computer will proceed to the Step 6 screen automatically when conversion is
complete.
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Step 6. Your Movie Has Been Created!
In this step you can check your movie and download it if you want.
The “Online Movie” box shows a URL where your movie will be stored for 30 days,
where you can stream it with your web browser as many times as you like.
Click here to download your movie to your PC.
Movie download URL
Click here to start playback of the online movie.
Share this movie with your friends by sending them
this URL.
Click here to add the URL to the favorites of your web browser so you can view the movie whenever
you want. (The movie will stay on the Dynamic Studio server for 30 days.)
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On the “Step 6. Your Movie Has Been Created!” page, click “MyMovie.zip”.
Click here to download your movie.
Check the contents of the confirmation dialog box that appears and then click [Save]
to download.
Double-click the “MyMovie.zip” file on your computer to extract the
movie file.
Move the extracted movie file (MyMovie.MOV in this example) to the
folder you want on your computer.
Double-click the movie file (MyMovie.MOV in this example) and check for proper
playback.
MOV movies can be played on your computer if you have QuickTime ® 7 or higher
installed.
QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Movie Conversion Settings
This section provides details about the movie conversion settings in Step 5 of the
conversion procedure.
. Camera frames per second (fps)
Select the frame rate that you used when shooting a Dynamic Photo moving subject
(or Continuous Shutter images) with the camera. If you are unsure about what you
should specify here, select one of the presets and check the results in the movie that
results. If the movie plays back too fast or to slowly, try a different setting.
. Intended Use
Specify how you intend to use the converted movie. Making the wrong selection here
can make it impossible to play back the movie on a specific device. Use the following
for reference when selecting a setting.
Mobile phone
Photo frame
Internet
PC
Presentation
Converts to 3GPP or 3GPP2 format for playback on a cell
phone.
Converts to MPEG1 format, which is compatible with most photo
frames.
Converts to FLV format, which is suitable for uploading and
playback on the Internet.
Converts to MOV for playback on a PC.
Converts to a format that can be used in planning documents,
reports, and other presentation materials.
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. Movie Format and Quality Settings
The “Movie Format” setting is configured automatically in accordance with the
“Intended Use” setting you select. Use “Movie Format” to select a different setting, if
you want.
Converting to a Movie for Cell Phone Use
The initial default movie format setting is always
“3GPP2”.
Converting to a Movie for PC Use
The initial default movie format setting is always “MOV”.
You can change this to “MPEG4”, if you want.
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. Optional Settings
You can use the optional settings to specify whether or not playback of the movie
should be repeated, and the number of times to repeat it. Selecting the “Reverse”
check box first plays back the movie forward and then back in reverse.
* Select the “Reverse” option for playback that is the same as that performed by the
camera.
Maximum playback time is 16 seconds. In the case of a file used for playback on a cell
phone, however, conversion to a movie with a total time within three to four seconds is
recommended.
. Title and Comment
The information you input here is displayed above and below the movie whenever it is
played on the Internet. You do not need to input anything here if you don’t want to.
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Download Movie Page
This section provides details about the “Your Movie Has Been Created!” page in Step
6 of the conversion procedure.
. Playback Preview
This shows the finished movie. You can start playback by clicking 6.
Title (The title you input in “Step 5. Create
Your Movie”)
You can click here to start playback of the
finished movie.
Comment (The comment you input in
“Step 5. Create Your Movie”)
. Download
Click here to download your movie.
Movie download URL
Click here to add the URL to the favorites
of your web browser bookmarks.
• Clicking “MyMovie.zip” will display a dialog box for downloading the finished movie
to your computer. The downloaded file is a compressed (zip) file. Double-click it to
extract it to the movie file (Windows XP and Windows Vista only).
• A text string that starts with the characters “http://dynamicstudio.jp/” is a movie
download URL. You can send your friends mail messages with the movie
download URL so they can download the movie to their own computers.
• Clicking “Add to favorites” will add the movie download URL to the favorites of your
web browser.
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Cell Phone Use Movie Conversion Precautions
• There is no guarantee that a movie converted for cell phone use will be able to play
on all cell phone models.
• When sending a movie by e-mail from a computer to a cell phone, always extract
from the compressed (zip) file to a movie file (mymovie.3g2 or mymovie.3gp)
before attaching it to the e-mail. The receiving cell phone will not be able to play the
movie if you send it as a zip file.
• If you download a movie directly to a cell phone, you will be able to play it directly
on the cell phone or attach it to e-mail.
• Note that though some cell phones can play back downloaded movies, they may
not allow attachment to e-mail, transfer to other media (SD cards, etc.), or copying
of the movie.
. Online Movie
In addition to downloading and playback of finished movies, Dynamic Studio also lets
you store movies online. A movie can be stored for up to 30 days. Movies stored
online can be viewed by accessing them from a cell phone or PC. You also can send
the online URL to your friends and family members, which means you can distribute
Dynamic Photos as e-greeting cards.
Click here to play the online movie.
Online movie URL
Click here to add the URL of the online
movie to the favorites of your web
browser bookmarks.
Cell Phone Movie Playback Precautions
• There is no guarantee that a converted movie or
downloaded movie will be able to play or be copied
on all cell phone models.
• Clicking “MyMovie” will start playback of the online
movie.
• A text string that starts with the characters “http://dynamicstudio.jp/” is an online
movie URL. You can, for example, send your friends mail messages with the online
movie URL so they can access it as an e-greeting.
• Clicking “Add to favorites” will add the online movie URL to the favorites of your
web browser. An online movie can be viewed as many times as you like until it is
deleted automatically after 30 days.
MA0902-A
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