Digital Camera
QV-R41/QV-R51
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 CASIO Website at
http://world.casio.com/.
All example procedures in this User’s Guide are based
on the QV-R51. The same procedures also apply to the
QV-R41, unless specifically noted otherwise.
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INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
2 AA-size rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride
batteries (HR-3U <Rated
Capacitance 2100 mAh>)
Charger Unit
(BC-5H)
Camera
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
AC power cord *
Strap
USB Cable
Basic Reference
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CD-ROM
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 25
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General Guide ............................................................ 26
INTRODUCTION
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 28
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
REC mode
PLAY mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Features ....................................................................... 9
Precautions ................................................................. 11
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Indicator Lamps .......................................................... 31
First, charge the batteries! ......................................... 21
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 45
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 22
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 47
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
Lens
Other
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Attaching the Strap .................................................... 32
Power Requirements ................................................. 32
Charging Batteries
To load batteries
To remove the batteries from the camera
Using AC Power
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
To record an image .................................................... 23
To view a recorded image .......................................... 23
To delete an image ..................................................... 24
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INTRODUCTION
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Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 71
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 73
Recording an Image ................................................... 51
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
Recording Precautions
About Auto Focus
About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Adjusting White Balance Manually
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Using the BESTSHOT Mode ..................................... 75
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 55
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot) .................................... 81
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
Using Zoom ................................................................ 56
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
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Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 83
Using the Histogram .................................................. 84
Using the Flash .......................................................... 58
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Flash Precautions
REC Mode Camera Settings ..................................... 86
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Selecting the Metering Mode
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 62
Specifying Image Size and Quality ............................ 63
To specify the image size
To specify image quality
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 66
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
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Combining Shots of Two People into
a Single Image (Coupling Shot) ................................. 79
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INTRODUCTION
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PLAYBACK
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Basic Playback Operation .......................................... 94
Folders ...................................................................... 110
Memory Folders and Files
Zooming the Display Image ....................................... 95
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Protecting Files ......................................................... 111
Resizing an Image ..................................................... 96
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
Cropping an Image ..................................................... 97
Playing a Movie .......................................................... 99
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DPOF ......................................................................... 112
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
Displaying the 9-image View ................................... 100
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9-image View
FILE MANAGEMENT
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Displaying the Calendar Screen .............................. 101
PRINT Image Matching II ............................................. 115
Playing a Slide Show ............................................... 102
Exif Print .................................................................... 115
To specify the slideshow images
To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
Using USB DIRECT-PRINT ...................................... 116
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Using the FAVORITE Folder ..................................... 118
To
To
To
To
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 106
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 107
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DELETING FILES
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 108
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 109
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copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
display a file in the FAVORITE folder
delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
delete all files from the FAVORITE folder
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INTRODUCTION
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OTHER SETTINGS
136
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 123
USING A MEMORY CARD
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 137
To insert a memory card into the camera
To remove a memory card from the camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Memory Card Precautions
Turning the Key Tone On and Off ............................ 124
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 124
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Configuring Power Down Image Settings ................ 125
Copying Files ........................................................... 140
Using the Alarm ........................................................ 127
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a memory card 140
To copy a file from a memory card to built-in memory 141
To set an alarm
Stopping the Alarm
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Setting the Clock ...................................................... 129
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 142
Using World Time ..................................................... 131
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 147
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
To configure summer time (DST) settings
USB Connection Precautions
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USB Connection Precautions
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Operations You Can Perform from Your Computer .. 151
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer .......................................................... 151
Changing the Display Language ............................. 133
Configuring [
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Buttons
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 134
Memory Data ............................................................ 152
DCF Protocol
Memory Directory Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
Built-in Memory and Memory Card Precautions
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 135
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
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Using the Album Feature ......................................... 156
Creating an album
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
Menu Reference ....................................................... 170
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Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 172
REC mode
PLAY mode
Charger Unit
Display Messages
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Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a Macintosh .. 168
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
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Specifications ........................................................... 179
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in Windows ... 165
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
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Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 175
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ............... 163
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
APPENDIX
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• The USB driver (mass storage) uses Phoenix
Technologies Ltd. software.
Compatibility Software Copyright C 1997
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties
which may arise through the use of the QV-R41/QVR51.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for any damages or losses suffered by you or
any third party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss caused by
deletion of data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or
battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important
data on other media to protect against its loss.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, and DirectX are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of
Adobe Systems Incorporated.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files and movie files
violates copyright laws and international contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
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• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a
previously recorded background image. This means you
can create images that include you and your friend, even
if you are the only two people around. You can use
Coupling Shot and Pre-shot by selecting the applicable
sample images in the BESTSHOT mode.
Features
• Effective Pixels
QV-R41: 4.00 million pixels (4.13 million total pixels)
QV-R51: 5.00 million pixels (5.25 million total pixels)
• 2.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 12X seamless zoom
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• Slideshow Feature
Images are displayed automatically one-by-one.
• 9.7MB Flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia Cards)
for memory expansion
• Image Roulette Feature
Images cycle like a slot machine on the display until one
of them remains.
• Easy Image Transfer
Transfer images to a computer simply by connecting the
camera with a USB cable.
• Triple Self-timer mode
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• BESTSHOT
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful pictures
every time.
• Real-time histogram
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than
ever before.
• World Time
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
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• PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
Images include PRINT Image Matching II data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• Alarm
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can also have a specific image appear on the
monitor screen when the alarm time is reached.
• Album Function
HTML files are generated automatically to create an
album of recorded images. Album contents can be viewed
and printed using a standard Web browser. Images can
also be incorporated into Web pages quickly and easily.
• USB DIRECT-PRINT support
Your camera supports USB DIRECT-PRINT, which was
developed by Seiko Epson Corporation. When connected
directly to a printer that supports USB DIRECT-PRINT,
you can select images to print and start the print
operation directly from the camera.
• Calendar screen
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first image recorded
for that date, which helps to make searching for a
particular image quicker and easier.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
• DCF Data Storage
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image inter-compatibility between the
digital camera and printers.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by
professional print services.
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■ Flash
Precautions
• 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.
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the QV-R41/QV-R51. All references in this
manual to “this camera” and “the camera” refer to the
CASIO QV-R41/QV-R51 Digital Camera.
■ Avoid Use While In Motion
■ Display Panel
• 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.
• Do not apply strong pressure to the LCD panel surface
or subject it to strong impact. Doing so can cause the
display panel glass to crack.
• Should the display panel ever become cracked, never
touch any of the liquid inside the panel. Doing so
creates the risk of skin inflammation.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your mouth,
immediately rinse your mouth out and contact your
physician.
• Should display panel liquid ever get into your eyes or
onto your skin, immediately rinse with clean water for at
least 15 minutes and contact your physician.
■ Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through
the camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your
eyesight.
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■ Connections
■ Water and Foreign Matter
• Never plug any devices that are not specified for use
with this camera into connectors. Connecting a nonspecified device creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• 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.
■ 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.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
■ Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and
other abnormalities
• Continued use of the camera while it is emitting smoke
or strange odor, or 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. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera, taking care to protect yourself against burn
injury.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
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■ Dropping and Rough Treatment
■ Locations To Be Avoided
• 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.
• 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.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. If you are using the AC adaptor to power the
camera, unplug it from the wall outlet. If you are
using battery power, remove the batteries from the
camera.
3. Contact your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center.
■ Keep Away From Fire
■ Backing Up Important Data
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to
explode and creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
• 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.
■ 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.
■ Memory Protection
• Whenever replacing batteries, be sure to follow the
correct procedure as described in the documentation
that comes with the camera. Incorrectly replacing
batteries can result in corruption or loss of data in
camera memory.
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■ Batteries
■ Alkaline Batteries
• Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak, which
damages and corrodes the area around the batteries
and creates the danger of fire and personal injury.
Make sure you observe the following precautions when
using batteries.
— Never try to take batteries apart and never allow
them to become shorted.
— Do not expose batteries to heat or fire.
— Never mix new batteries with old ones.
— Never mix batteries of different types.
— Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
— When loading batteries, make sure their positive (+)
and negative (–) ends are facing correctly.
— When using rechargeable batteries, be sure to read
the Safety Precautions section of the user
documentation that comes with them.
— Use only the batteries that are specified for this
camera.
— If you do not plan to use the camera for a long time,
remove its batteries.
• Should liquid from an alkaline battery ever get into your
eyes, take the following steps.
1. Immediately rinse your eyes with clean water. Do not
rub!
2. See a physician as soon as possible.
Failure to clean alkaline battery fluid from the eyes
creates the risk of loss of sight.
■ Rechargeable Batteries
• Should you ever notice leakage, strange odor, heat
generation, discoloration, deformation, or any other
abnormal condition while using, charging, or storing
batteries, immediately remove them from the camera or
the battery charger unit and keep them away from open
flame.
• The term “battery” in this manual refers to the
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries.
• The term “charger unit” in the following precautions
refers to the CASIO BC-5H Charger Unit.
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• If the batteries do not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of 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.
• If batteries are 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 batteries correctly.
• Should fluid from batteries accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.
• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using batteries creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger unit except the
one specified for the batteries.
— Never try to use batteries to power any other device
other than this camera.
— Never use or leave batteries near open flame.
— Never place batteries in a microwave oven, throw it
into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure batteries are oriented correctly when you
load them into the camera or attach them to the
charger unit.
— Never carry or store batteries together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.).
— Never try to take batteries apart, modify them in any
way, or expose them to strong impact.
— Do not immerse batteries in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave batteries under direct sunlight,
in an automobile parked in the sun, or in any other
area subject to high temperatures.
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■ Charger Unit
■ AC Adaptor (Option)
• Never plug the charger unit into an outlet whose
voltage rating is different from that marked on the
charger unit. Doing so creates the risk of fire,
malfunction, and electric shock.
• Never plug in or unplug the charger unit while your
hands are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
• Do not plug the charger unit into an outlet or extension
cord that is shared by other devices. Doing so 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 charger unit from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
• Misuse of the optional AC adaptor creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Make sure you observe the
following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
— Use only the optional AC adaptor specified for this
camera.
— Use a 100 to 240V AC (50/60Hz) wall outlet as a
power source.
— Never plug the power cord into a wall outlet that is
shared by other devices, or into a shared extension
cord.
• Misuse of the AC adaptor can cause it to become
damaged, creating the risk of fire and electric shock.
Make sure you observe the following precautions when
using the AC adaptor.
— Never place heavy objects on the AC adaptor or
subject it to direct heat.
— Never try to modify the AC adaptor or subject it to
bending.
— Do not twist or pull on the power cord.
— Should the power cord or plug ever become
damaged, contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
• Use the AC adaptor where it will not be splashed with
water. Water creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Do not place a vase or any other container filled with
liquid on top of the AC adaptor. Water creates the risk
of fire and electric shock.
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■ Battery Life
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands are wet.
Doing so creates the risk of electric shock.
• Misuse of the optional AC adaptor creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Make sure you observe the
following precautions when using the AC adaptor.
— Never locate the power cord near a stove or other
heating device.
— When unplugging from the wall outlet, grasp the
plug on the AC adaptor power cord. Never pull on
the power cord.
— Insert the plug into the wall outlet as far as it will go.
— Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet before
leaving the camera unattended for long periods,
such as when leaving on a trip, etc.
— At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor from
the wall outlet and clean off any dust built up around
the prongs.
• The battery lives noted in the User’s Guide are
approximate values until power fails, based on use of
batteries of recommended brands at temperature 23°C
(73°F), and do not guarantee you will be able to
achieve operation for the life noted. Actual battery life is
greatly affected by the battery brand, battery production
date, and ambient temperature.
• Leaving the camera on can run down batteries and
cause the low battery warning to appear. Turn off the
camera whenever you are not using it.
• Sometimes, the camera may shutdown after the low
battery warning appears. If this happens, immediately
replace both of the batteries. Leaving low or dead
batteries in the camera can lead to battery leakage and
data corruption.
• Though you could use alkaline batteries when there are
no other types of batteries available, note that the life of
alkaline batteries will be very short. Use of
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries or lithium
batteries is recommended.
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Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
— Removing the batteries or memory card from the
camera, or connecting the USB cable to the camera
while the camera is performing a record or memory
access operation
— Removing the batteries or memory card from the
camera, or connecting the USB cable to the camera
while the operation lamp is still flashing after you turn
off the camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable or disconnecting the AC
adaptor from the camera while a USB data
communication operation is being performed
— Low battery power
* Note that continued use of weak batteries can lead to
malfunction of the camera. Charge the batteries or
replace the batteries with new ones as soon as
possible after signs of low power appear.
— Other abnormal operations
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 178). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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Condensation
Lens
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or
otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature,
there is the possibility that condensation can form on the
exterior or on interior components. Condensation can
cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid
exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera
into a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is
much warmer or colder than your current location. Leave
it in the plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a
chance to reach the same temperature as the new
location. If condensation does form, remove the batteries
from the camera and leave the battery compartment
cover open for a few hours.
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can
interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the
lens with your fingers. You can remove dust particles
from the lens surface by using a lens blower to blow them
off. Next, wipe the surface of the lens with a soft lens
cloth.
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Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
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QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the batteries!
1. Charge the rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
2. Load the batteries (page 37).
batteries (HR-3U) that come with the camera (page
33).
• Note that you can also power the camera
using commercially available AA-size lithium
batteries and AA-size alkaline batteries.
• It takes about four hours to achieve a full charge.
1
1
2
2
3
[CHARGE]
lamp lights
during charging.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
1
1. Press the power button to turn
on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to
select the language you want.
3. Press [SET] to register the
language setting.
4. Use [], [], [], and [] to
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
select the geographical area
you want, and then press
[SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the
city you want, and then press
[SET].
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○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
• Be sure to configure the following settings before using the camera to record images.
(See page 47 for details.)
6. Use [] and [] to select the
summer time (DST) setting you
want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [] and [] to select the
date format setting you want,
and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the
clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
QUICK START GUIDE
To record an image
To view a recorded image
(See page 51 for details.)
Green
operation lamp
1
3
(See page 94 for details.)
1
99
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
03/12
03
12/24
24
12:58
12
58
Focus frame
2
1. Press [
2
1. Press [
] (REC).
2. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and
then press the shutter release button half way.
• When proper focus is achieved, the focus frame turns green
and the green operation lamp lights.
3. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
release button.
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] (PLAY).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the
images.
QUICK START GUIDE
To delete an image
(See page 108 for details.)
1
2, 3, 4, 5
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Press [] (
).
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want to
delete.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
■ Button Operations
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
About This Manual
■ On-screen Text
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
■ Terminology
■ File Memory
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
“this camera” or “the
camera”
The CASIO QV-R41/QV-R51
Digital Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 52)
“batteries”
The Rechargeable nickelmetal hydride batteries
“charger unit”
The CASIO BC-5H Charger
Unit
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
• The camera’s built-in Flash memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 110.
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General Guide
The following illustrations show the names of each component, button, and switch on the camera.
■ Front
1
2
■ Back
890
3
4
5
A B
C
D
1 Shutter release button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 Terminal cover
5 Self-timer lamp
6 Lens
7 [USB] port
JI
6
H G
F
E
7
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8 Viewfinder
9 Operation lamp
: [ ] (PLAY mode)
A [ ] (REC mode)
B Zoom controller
C Terminal cover
D Strap ring
E [DC IN 3V] terminal
F [][][][]
G [DISP] button
H [SET] button
I [MENU] button
J Monitor Screen
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■ Bottom
K
L
K Battery compartment cover
L Tripod screw hole
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
M
M Memory card slot
N Battery compartment
N
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
REC mode
1 Flash Mode indicator
None
1 2 34 5 6
7
Auto
None
Flash Off
10s
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
8
9
D
0
• If the camera detects that
flash is required while auto
flash is selected, the flash on
indicator will appear when the
shutter release button is
pressed half way.
A 2 Focus Mode indicator
None
C
4 Self-timer
B
Auto Focus
Self-timer 10 sec
2s
Self-timer 2 sec
x3
Triple self-timer
5 REC modes
Snapshot
• QV-R41
2304 ҂ 1712 pixels
2240 ҂ 1680 pixels
2240 ҂ 1488 (3:2)pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
Movie Recording: recording time
(seconds)
9 Quality
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
BESTSHOT
Movie
6 Metering Mode indicator
0
Built-in memory selected for
data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
Macro
Multi-pattern Metering
Infinity
Center-weighted
Metering
A Date and time
Spot Metering
B EV value
Manual Focus
3 White balance indicator
None
1-Image
Auto
7 Memory capacity
(Remaining number of
storable images)
Sunlight
Shade
8 Image size
Light Bulb
Fluorescent
Manual
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• QV-R51
2560 ҂ 1920 pixels
2560 ҂ 1712 (3:2)pixels
2048 ҂ 1536 pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
C Battery capacity
D Focus frame
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
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1
1 Digital zoom indicator
2
3
4
2 Shutter speed value
• An out of range aperture or shutter speed
causes the corresponding monitor screen
value to turn amber.
3 Aperture value
4 ISO sensitivity
5
5 Zoom indicator
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
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PLAY mode
12
3
4
5
6
7
1 PLAY mode file type
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
Movie
2 Image protection indicator
3 Folder number/File number
6
Built-in memory selected for data
storage.
Memory card selected for data storage.
7 Date and time
4 Image size
8
5 Quality
Snapshot
• QV-R51
2560 ҂ 1920 pixels
2560 ҂ 1712 (3:2)pixels
2048 ҂ 1536 pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
• QV-R41
2304 ҂ 1712 pixels
2240 ҂ 1680 pixels
2240 ҂ 1488 (3:2)pixels
1600 ҂ 1200 pixels
1280 ҂ 960 pixels
640 ҂ 480 pixels
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8 Battery capacity
IMPORTANT!
• Some information may not
display properly if you display an
image that was recorded using a
different digital camera model.
GETTING READY
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Indicator Lamps
You can find out the operational status of the camera at a
glance by checking the color of the indicator lamps, and
whether a lamp is lit or flashing. For details, see “Indicator
Lamp Reference” on page 172.
Each press of the [DISP] button changes the contents of
the monitor screen as shown below.
Indicators
on
(page 28)
Histogram
on
(page 84)
Indicators
off
Monitor
screen off
Self-timer lamp
Green operation lamp
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot turn off the monitor screen in the
following cases:
In the PLAY mode, in the BESTSHOT mode, when
not recording in the Movie mode
• You cannot use the [DISP] button to change the
contents of the monitor screen while a movie is being
recorded.
Red operation lamp
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Attaching the Strap
Power Requirements
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Your camera features a two-way power supply that lets you
use either AA-size batteries or household AC current. A set
of AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries is
supplied with the camera. The other items listed below are
available separately.
■ Batteries
• Two AA-size rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride batteries
: HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh) (bundled)
HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2300 mAh)
• Two AA-size lithium batteries: FR6
• Two AA-size alkaline batteries: LR6
• Proper operation cannot be guaranteed if you use any
other type of battery other than that noted above.
• When being powered by AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6),
the camera may not operate at all at temperatures of 5°C
(41°F) or lower.
IMPORTANT!
The batteries are not charged when you purchase the
camera. You need to charge batteries before using the
camera for the first time (page 33).
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
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■ Household Current
■ To charge the batteries
• AC Adaptor: AD-C30
1. Positioning the positive and negative
terminals of each battery as shown in the
illustration, attach the batteries to the charger
unit.
Charging Batteries
You can use the steps below to charge the rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride batteries (HR-3U) using the charger
unit (BC-5H) that comes with the camera.
Never try to use the charger unit to charge any other
type of batteries besides the specified rechargeable
nickel-metal hydride batteries (HR-3U). Attempting to
use it to charge dry cells or other types of rechargeable
batteries creates the risk of battery leakage,
overheating, and explosion.
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GETTING READY
2. Plug the charger unit into a household power
3. The [CHARGE] lamp will go out when
outlet.
charging is complete.
• This will cause the [CHARGE] lamp to light.
4. After charging is complete, unplug the
• Charging will take about four hours.
charger unit from the power outlet, and
remove the batteries from it.
[CHARGE] lamp
• Always unplug the charger unit from the power outlet
and remove the batteries whenever you are not
using it for charging.
Charger unit
AC power cord
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• Charging the camera’s batteries 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.
• Dirty charger contacts and/or battery terminals can
make proper charging impossible. Be sure to wipe
contacts and terminals occasionally with a dry cloth
to keep them clean.
IMPORTANT!
• If the [CHARGE] lamp starts to flash when you start
a charge operation, it means that charging cannot be
started yet because the surrounding temperature or
the temperature of the charger unit is outside the
range of about 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
Charging will start automatically (indicated when the
[CHARGE] lamp stops flashing and remains lit) as
soon as temperature returns to normal.
• Charging batteries while they are still warm
immediately after removing them from the camera
can result in only partial charging. Give batteries time
to cool before charging them.
• Batteries discharge slightly even when they are left
without loading them into the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge batteries
immediately before you need to use them.
• The rechargeable batteries used with this camera
are specifically designed for use with digital
cameras. If you want to try to use them to power
another type of device, you should first check the
user documentation that comes with the device to
see if they are compatible.
• Though the actual service life of the rechargeable
batteries depends on the environment under which
they are used, you can expect to be able to recharge
them about 500 times before they need replacement.
NOTE
• The bundled charger unit is designed for operation
with any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V
AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to country or geographic
area. If you plan to use the charger unit in a
geographic area where the power receptacle shape
is different from that in your area, replace the AC
power cord with one of the other ones that comes
with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the
power outlets in that area.
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■ Charger Unit Precautions
Storage Precautions
• Though rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
provide high power in a compact configuration, storing
them for long periods while they are charged can cause
batteries to deteriorate.
— Always remove the batteries from the camera when
you are not using it. Leaving batteries in the camera
can cause them to discharge and go dead or even
leak.
— Store batteries in a dry place where the temperature
is 20°C (68°F) or lower.
— If you store batteries for a long time, charge them
two or three times before using them again.
• The charger unit becomes slightly warm during
charging. This is normal and does not indicate
malfunction.
• Unplug the charger unit from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
■ Battery Precautions
Precautions During Use
• Use only the charger unit that comes with the camera
to charge the batteries. Never use any other type of
charger unit for charging.
• New batteries are not charged. Be sure to charge the
batteries before using them for the first time.
• Cold tends to shorten battery life, so the amount of
power provided by fully charged batteries may be
shorter in cold areas.
• Charge the batteries in a location where the
temperature is in the range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to
95°F). Charging outside this temperature range can
cause charging to take longer than normal or even
cause charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the batteries have reached the end of their service
life. Replace the batteries with new ones.
■ Optional Batteries
Use of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. Rechargeable nickelmetal hydride batteries (HR-3U) is recommended for this
camera. Proper operation cannot be guaranteed when
other brands of rechargeable batteries are used.
IMPORTANT!
• Never mix two batteries of different brands, ages, or
charge levels. Doing so creates the risk of shortened
battery life and can even damage the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
To load batteries
• Use only the included rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries or the specified type of AA-size
batteries.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Slide the battery
To remove the batteries from the camera
compartment cover on
the bottom of the
camera in the
direction indicated by
the arrow and then
swing it open.
1. Slide the battery
compartment cover on
the bottom of the
camera in the direction
indicated by the arrow
and then swing it open.
3. Load batteries as
shown in the
illustration.
2. Carefully tilt the
camera until the
batteries slide out.
• Take care to avoid
dropping the batteries.
4. While pressing down
at the point indicated
by the arrow in the
illustration, slide the
battery compatment
cover closed.
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■ Low Battery Indicator
■ Battery Life Guidelines
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is
. Immediately replace or charge the
batteries whenever either of these indicators appears.
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
approximate amount of time at a standard temperature of
23°C (73°F) until power automatically turns off due to
battery failure. They do not guarantee that the batteries will
provide the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures
and continued use reduce battery life.
Charge Level
High
Approximate Battery Life (QV-R41/QV-R51)
Low
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
Alkaline batteries
Number of Shots,
Continuous Recording*1
(Recording Time)
900 shots
(150 minutes)
240 shots
(40 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Normal Recording*2
(Recording Time)
240 shots
(120 minutes)
50 shots
(25 minutes)
Continuous Playback*3
250 minutes
130 minutes
Indicator
• The above approximate guidelines are based on the
following battery types:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride
:HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Alkaline :LR6 Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
* Battery life varies with brand.
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■ Tips to Make the Batteries Last Longer
*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode (page 58).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
44) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
*2 Normal Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
• The above values are based on new batteries starting from
a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and other functions, and how long you leave power
turned on.
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■ Alkaline Battery Life
■ Battery Handling Precautions
The actual life of alkaline batteries is affected by a variety
of factors, including the battery manufacturer, the amount
of time the batteries spend in storage before you use them,
temperature while you are recording, and photographic
conditions. As a rule, we recommend the use of
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, which have
longer lives than alkaline batteries.
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak or explode,
which damages and corrodes the area around the batteries
and creates the danger of fire and personal injury. Make
sure you observe the following precautions when using
batteries.
• When loading batteries, make sure their positive (+) and
negative (–) ends are facing correctly.
• Never mix new batteries with old ones.
• Never mix batteries of different brands.
• Use only the batteries that are specified for this camera.
• Never try to take batteries apart and always take care to
avoid conditions where their two ends can become
connected to each other (shorting). Never expose
batteries to heat or throw them into fire.
• Dead batteries are susceptible to leakage, which can
cause serious damage to your camera. Remove batteries
from the camera as soon as you notice they are dead.
• Remove batteries from the camera if you do not plan to
use it for more than two weeks.
• The batteries that power the camera normally become
warm as you use them.
• Alkaline batteries may not provide any operation when
the temperature is 5°C (41°F) or lower.
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2. Open the camera’s terminal cover and
Using AC Power
connect the AC adaptor to the port marked
[DC IN 3V].
You need to purchase the optionally available AC adaptor
(AD-C30) in order to be able to power the camera using AC
power.
3. Plug the AC power cord into an electrical
outlet.
1. Connect the AC power cord to the AC
adaptor.
NOTE
Terminal cover
• The AC adaptor can be used with any power source
rated from 100V to 240V AC. If you plan to use the
AC adaptor in another country, it is up to you to
purchase the applicable AC power cord that matches
the configuration of power receptacles in that
country.
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
AC power cord
Plug
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■ AC Adaptor Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
• Be sure to turn off power before connecting or
disconnecting the AC adaptor.
• Always turn camera power off before disconnecting the
AC adaptor, even if the camera has batteries installed. If
you don’t, the camera will turn off automatically when you
disconnect the AC adaptor. You also run the risk of
damaging the camera whenever you disconnect the AC
adaptor without first turning power off.
• The AC adaptor may become warm to touch after
extended periods of use. This is normal and is not cause
for alarm.
• After using the camera, turn it off and unplug the AC
adaptor from the AC outlet.
• The camera automatically switches over to AC adaptor
powered operation whenever the AC adaptor is plugged
into the camera.
• Always use the AC adaptor to power the camera
whenever it is connected to a computer.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC
adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
■ To turn on the camera
Press the power button, [
] (REC) button, or [
] (PLAY)
button. This will cause the green operation lamp to light
momentarily, and then power will turn on. The mode the
camera enters depends on which button you pressed to
turn it on.
To enter this mode at
startup:
Press this button to turn on the camera:
REC
Power button or [
PLAY
[
] (REC) button
] (PLAY) button
Green operation lamp
Power button
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[
] (PLAY)
[
] (REC)
GETTING READY
■ To turn off the camera
NOTES
• Pressing [
] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [
] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
Press the power button to turn off the camera.
NOTE
• You can setup the camera so it does not turn on
when you press the [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY)
button, or to turn off when you press the [
] (REC)
or [
] (PLAY) button. For details, see “Configuring
[
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY) Buttons Power On/Off
Functions” on page 134.
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
]
(PLAY) to turn it back on again.
• Pressing the power button or [
] (REC) to turn on
the camera also causes the lens to extend. Take
care to any interference with the lens operation or
allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.
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● See page 45 for information about how to use
menus.
Configuring Power Saving Settings
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor screen
if no operation is performed for a specified
amount of time in the REC mode.
Performing any button operation causes
the monitor screen to turn back on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform any
operation for a specified amount of time.
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Sleep
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
1. Turn on the camera.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
2. Press [MENU].
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device through the USB cable
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2. Press [MENU].
Using the On-screen Menus
Tab
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
1. Press the power button or the [
[MENU]
[SET]
] (REC)
button.
[][ ][][ ]
• If you want to enter the PLAY mode instead, press
the [
] (PLAY) button.
[
] [
Settings
Selection cursor
(indicates the
currently selected
item)
]
Power button
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● Menu Screen Operations
3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [] and [].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [].
Move between the settings
Press [] and [].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [] and [].
Register an option
selection and exit the menu
screen
Press [SET].
Register an option
selection and return to the
menu screen
Press [].
Exit the menu screen
Press the [MENU] button.
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
• Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“REC Mode”
item.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
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6. Perform one of the following operations to
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
apply the setting you configured.
To do this:
Perform this key operation:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Press [].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
•
•
•
•
Display language
Home city
Date Style
Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 170 for more information
about menus.
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IMPORTANT!
To configure display language and clock
settings
• The camera’s clock settings are cleared whenever
power is totally cut off. This can happen if the
batteries go dead while the camera is not being
supplied power by the AC adaptor. The clock setting
screen will appear automatically the next time you
turn on power after the settings are cleared. Set the
date and time before using the camera.
• The current date and time settings will be cleared if
the batteries remain dead without being charged for
about two days.
• Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings
before using the camera.
1. Press the power button, the [
[
] (REC) or the
] (PLAY) button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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3. Use [], [], [], and
6. Use [] and [] to
[] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
change the date format
setting, and then press
[SET].
Example: December 24, 2003
4. Use [] and [] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
When you want to do this:
Select this setting:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
Keep time using standard time
Off
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To display the date like this:
Select this format:
03/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/03
DD/MM/YY
12/24/03
MM/DD/YY
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7. Set the current date
and the time.
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] and [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] and [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure your fingers or the strap does not block
the flash or lens.
Flash
Recording an Image
Lens
Aiming the Camera
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
• Horizontal
• Vertical
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
NOTE
• Your image will be blurred if you move the camera
when pressing the shutter release button. Press the
shutter release button carefully, taking care that
there is no camera movement. This is especially
important when available lighting is low, which slows
down the shutter speed.
When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
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• This causes an image or a message to appear on
the monitor screen.
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
• When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 136).
1. Press the power button or the [
• This enters the REC mode for image recording.
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode when it turns on,
the message “There are no files” will appear if you do
not have any images stored in memory yet. In
addition, the
icon will be visible at the top of the
display. If this happens, press [
] (REC) to enter
the REC mode.
] (REC)
2. Compose the image
button to turn on the camera.
[
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
]
• The focusing range of
the camera in the Auto
Focus mode is
approximately 60cm
(23.6˝) to infinity (∞)
(page 67).
Power button
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Focus frame
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 55).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose
images, you can use the [DISP] button to turn off the
monitor screen and conserve battery power (page
31).
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3. Press the shutter release
4. After making sure that the
button half way to focus the
image.
• When you press the shutter
release button half way, the
camera’s Auto Focus feature
automatically focuses the image,
and displays the shutter speed
and aperture values.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus frame
and the green operation
lamp.
image is focused properly,
press the shutter release
button the rest of the way
down to record.
Shutter release
button
• The number of images that can
be stored in memory depends on
the resolution setting you are
using (pages 63, 180).
Green operation lamp
● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is in focus.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
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Shutter release
button
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Recording Precautions
About Auto Focus
• Never open the battery compartment cover while the
green operation lamp is flashing. Doing so not only
causes the current image to be lost, it can also corrupt
images already stored in file memory and even lead to
malfunction of the camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• When “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting
(page 86), the camera automatically adjusts its sensitivity
in accordance with the brightness of the subject. This can
cause some static noise to appear in images of relatively
dark subjects.
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 86), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a slower shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off (page 58).
• If unwanted light is shining on the lens, shade the lens
with your hand when recording the image.
• Auto Focus tends not to work well if the camera is moved
during recording, or when recording the types of subjects
listed below.
— Solid color walls or objects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit objects
— Polished metal or other brightly reflective objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple images that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that an image is in focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 70) or manual
focus (page 69).
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About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Using the Optical Viewfinder
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The
image saved in file memory has much better resolution
and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the
response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some static noise in the monitor screen
image.
You can conserve battery power by turning off the
camera’s monitor screen (page 31) and using the optical
viewfinder to compose images.
Short distance
to subject
Viewfinder frame
IMPORTANT!
• The frame that is visible inside of the viewfinder
indicates the image recorded at a distance of about
one meter (3.3´). When the subject is closer than one
meter, the recorded image will be different from what
you see inside the viewfinder frame.
• The monitor screen turns on automatically whenever
you select the Macro mode or Manual Focus mode.
Always use the monitor screen to compose images
in these modes.
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Using Zoom
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom.
Optical Zoom
Zoom out
Zoom in
The range of the optical zoom factor is shown below.
Optical Zoom
Factor Range: 1X to 3X
(1X to 1.2X in the Macro Mode)
1. In the REC mode, slide the
2. Record the image.
NOTES
• The optical zoom factor also affects the lens
aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against
hand movement when using the telephoto setting
(zoom in).
Zoom Controller
zoom controller left or
right to change the zoom
factor.
To do this:
Slide the zoom controller in this direction:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
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5. Slide the zoom
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom indicator
controller towards
(Telephoto)/
to
change the zoom
factor.
Digital zoom is activated after you reach the maximum
optical zoom factor (3X). It enlarges the part of the image
at the center of the image screen. The range of the digital
zoom factor is shown below.
• When zoom reaches
maximum optical zoom,
it stops momentarily.
Keep the zoom
controller pressed to the
(Telephoto)/
side
and zoom will switch
over to digital zoom.
Digital Zoom Factor Range: 3X to 12X
(in combination with optical
zoom)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
Zoom indicator
• Switching to digital zoom causes the zoom indicator
to appear on the monitor screen. The zoom indicator
shows the current approximate zoom factor.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “On”, and then
Optical Zoom
press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” disables digital zoom.
1X
6. Record the image.
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Digital
Zoom
3X
Current zoom factor
12X
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Flash
• Digital zoom is disabled whenever the monitor
screen is turned off (page 31).
• Using digital zoom can cause degradation of the
recorded image.
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Press [] (
) to select
the flash mode.
• Each press of [] (
)
cycles through the flash
mode settings shown below
on the monitor screen.
[ ] (
Flash mode indicator
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To do this:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Select this setting:
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This is caused when the light from the flash reflects
off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is
selected as the flash mode, the camera performs two preflash operations, one designed to cause the irises in the
eyes of any people in the image to close, and one for the
Auto Focus operation. This is followed by another flash
operation for actual recording of the image.
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
In this case, the flash fires automatically
when required
IMPORTANT!
Note the following important points when using redeye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people
in the image are looking directly at the camera during
the pre-flash. Before pressing the shutter release
button, call out to the subjects so they all look at the
camera while the pre-flash operation is performed.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the
subjects are located far away from the camera.
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are
pre-flashes, which the camera uses to obtain
information that it uses for exposure settings. The
final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep
the camera still until the shutter releases.
• Image recording may not be performed if you press
the shutter release button while the red operation
lamp is flashing.
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Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter release button half way and checking the
monitor screen and red operation lamp.
Perform the following steps to change the flash intensity
setting.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Flash Intensity”,
The
indicator is also
shown on the monitor
screen when the flash
unit is ready to fire.
and then press [].
Red operation lamp*
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
* Red operation lamp
When the red operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
To do this:
Select this setting:
Fire the flash with strong intensity
Strong
Fire the flash with normal intensity
Normal
Fire the flash with weak intensity
Weak
• Flash intensity may not change if the subject is too
far or too close to the camera.
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Flash Precautions
Flash
• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
• Use of the flash along with wide angle zoom (page 56) or
the Macro mode (page 68) can cause the light of the flash
to become blocked, which can produce unwanted
shadows in your image. Shadows may be particularly
noticeable when using the flash with the Macro mode.
Take care that your fingers do
not block the flash when you
hold the camera. Covering the
flash with your finger can
greatly reduce its
effectiveness.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
a flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode. This is
indicated by
(Flash Off) on the monitor screen.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when battery
power is low. Low battery power is indicated by
(Flash
Off) on the monitor screen, and when the flash fails to fire
properly resulting in poor image exposure. When these
symptoms occur, charge the camera’s batteries as soon
as possible.
• When the red-eye reduction mode (
) is selected, flash
intensity is adjusted automatically in accordance with the
exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is
brightly lit.
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To do this:
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10second delay of the shutter release after you press the
shutter release button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you
perform three consecutive self-timer operations to record
three images.
Select this setting:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
X3
Disable the self-timer
Off
• With the Triple Self-timer, the camera records a
series of three images in the sequence described
below.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown
and then records the first image.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Self-timer”, and
2. The camera prepares to record the next image.
The amount of time required for preparation
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and
“Quality” settings, the type of memory (built-in or
card) you are using for image storage, and
whether or not the flash is charging.
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the self-timer time
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
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5. Record the image.
Self-timer lamp
Specifying Image Size and Quality
• When you press the
shutter release button,
the self-timer lamp
flashes and the shutter
releases after the selftimer reaches the end
of its countdown.
You can specify the image size and image quality to suit
the type of image you are recording.
To specify the image size
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• You can interrupt an
ongoing self-timer
countdown by pressing
the shutter release
button while the selftimer lamp is flashing.
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Size”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTES
• QV-R51
2560 x 1920
: 2560
2560 x 1712 (3:2) : 2560
2048 x 1536
: 2048
1600 x 1200
: 1600
1280 x 960
: 1280
640 x 480
: 640
• QV-R41
2304 x 1712
: 2304
2240 x 1680
: 2240
2240 x 1488 (3:2) : 2240
1600 x 1200
: 1600
1280 x 960
: 1280
640 x 480
: 640
• The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting
with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid
blurring of images due to hand movement.
• In the case of the Triple Self-timer, the indicator
“1sec” appears on the monitor screen between the
recording of each image, indicating an interval of
about one second between image recording. The
actual amount of time required between images
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and “Quality”
settings, as well as the type of memory being used
and whether or not the flash is being used.
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x 1920
x 1712
x 1536
x 1200
x 960
x 480
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
pixels
x 1712
x 1680
x 1488
x 1200
x 960
x 480
pixels
pixels
(3:2) pixels
pixels
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NOTES
To specify image quality
• If you plan to make large prints of your images or
otherwise use them in applications where highresolution is your top priority, select the “2560 x
1920” (QV-R51) or “2304 x 1712” (QV-R41) image
size.
• If you plan to send images as e-mail attachments or
otherwise use them in applications where data
economy is your top priority, select the “640 x 480”
image size.
• Selecting the “2560 x 1712 (3:2)” (QV-R51) or “2240
x 1488 (3:2)” (QV-R41) image size records images
with a 3:2 (vertical : horizontal) aspect ratio, which is
optimal for printing on paper with an aspect ratio of
3:2.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Quality”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To get this:
Select this setting:
Very high quality, but large file size
Fine
Normal quality
Normal
Small file size, but low quality
Economy
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NOTE
• Use the “Fine” setting when image quality is your top
priority and file size is secondary. Conversely, use
the “Economy” setting when file size is your top
priority and image quality is secondary.
IMPORTANT!
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image
capacity noted on the monitor screen may not be
exactly accurate (pages 28, 180).
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
This section describes other powerful features and
functions that are available for recording.
To set up the camera to do this:
Select this setting:
Focus automatically (Auto Focus)
None
Perform close-up focus (Macro)
Perform infinity focus (Infinity)
Selecting the Focus Mode
Focus manually (Manual Focus)
You can select one of four different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Infinity, and Manual.
1. In the REC mode, press []
(
[ ] (
)
).
• Each press of [] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings shown below
on the monitor screen.
Focus mode indicator
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Using Auto Focus
When you see this:
It means this:
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the Auto Focus range.
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in
focus.
Range: Approximately 60cm to ∞ (23.6˝ to ∞)
3. Press the shutter release button the rest of
the way to record the image.
1. Keep pressing [] (
) until there is no
focus mode indicator on the display.
■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
2. Compose the image
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame, and then press
the shutter release
button half way.
• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus
frame and the green
operation lamp.
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus Mode and the Macro
Mode. Note that the configuration of the focus frame
changes in accordance with the Auto Focus area you
select.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Focus frame
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
Green operation lamp
press [].
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3. Use [] and [] to select the Auto Focus area
Using the Macro Mode
you want, and then press [SET].
For this type of Auto Focus area:
Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 70).
Spot
Range: Approximately 10cm to 70cm (3.9˝ to 27.6˝)
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains seven focus points,
appears on the monitor screen first. When
you press the shutter release button half
way, the camera automatically selects the
focus point where the subject closest to
the camera is located, and a focus frame
appears at that point.
• This setting works well for group photos.
• Spot
The Macro mode lets you focus automatically on close up
subjects. The automatic focus operation starts when you
press the shutter release button down half way. The
following is the focus range in the Macro mode.
1. Keep pressing [] (
) until the focus mode
indicator shows “ ”.
2. Record the image.
Multi
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
• Multi
IMPORTANT!
• In the Macro mode, the optical zoom range is 1X to
1.2X.
Focus frame
Focus frame
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Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Use this mode when recording scenery and other faraway
images.
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus ranges in
the Macro mode for two optical zoom factors.
1. Keep pressing [] (
indicator shows “
) until the focus mode
Optical Zoom Factor
”.
2. Record the image.
Approximate Focus Range
1X
10cm (3.9˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
60cm (23.6˝) to infinity (∞)
1. Keep pressing [] (
) until the focus
mode indicator shows
“MF”.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
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2. While watching the
Using Focus Lock
image on the monitor
screen, use [] and
[] to focus.
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record
an image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus mode
and the Macro mode ( ).
1. Using the monitor
Manual focus position
To do this:
Do this:
Focus out on the subject
Press [].
Focus in on the subject
Press [].
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
release button half
way.
• Pressing [] or [] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor
screen momentarily to aid in focus. The normal
image reappears a short while later.
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Focus frame
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp. The indications of the focus frame and green
operation lamp are the same as those in the Auto
Focus mode.
3. Record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Manual Focus mode, the [] and [] keys
adjust focus, even if you used key customization to
assign other functions to them (page 91).
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2. Keeping the shutter
release button half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
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setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
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EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
3. When the image is composed the way you
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
want, press the shutter release button the rest
of the way to record it.
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then press [].
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Exposure compensation
value
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3. Use [] and [] to
• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
4. Record the image.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
EV value
Up : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
NOTES
• Performing an EV shift operation causes the
metering mode to switch automatically to center
weighted metering. Returning the EV shift value to
0.0 causes the metering mode to change back to
multi-pattern metering.
• You can use key customization (page 91) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [] or [] while in
the REC mode.
Down : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
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3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Adjusting White Balance
want, and then press [SET].
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (sunlight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, so
the colors of an image appear more natural.
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight
Shade
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Incandescent light bulb
(reddish tinge)
2. Select the “REC” tab,
Fluorescent light (greenish tinge)
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Adjusting White Balance
Manually”.)
select “White
Balance”, and then
press [].
Manual
NOTES
• Selecting “Manual” changes white balance to the
settings achieved the last time a manual white
balance operation was performed.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 91)
to configure the camera so the white balance setting
changes whenever you press [] or [] while in the
REC mode.
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4. Point the camera at a white piece of paper or
Adjusting White Balance Manually
similar object under the lighting conditions
for which you want to set the white balance,
and then press the shutter release button.
Under some light sources, automatic white balance under
the “Auto” setting can take a long time to complete. Also,
the auto white balance range (color temperature range) is
limited. Manual white balance helps to ensure that colors
are recorded correctly for a particular light source.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. You must
also have a white piece of paper or other similar object on
hand in order to perform manual white balance.
A white piece of paper
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “White Balance”,
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to
• Dim lighting or pointing the camera at a dark colored
object while performing manual white balance
adjustment can cause the procedure to take a long
time to complete.
select “Manual”.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen.
5. Press [SET].
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the REC mode.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Using the BESTSHOT Mode
Selecting one of the 21 BESTSHOT scenes automatically
sets up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
■ Example Sample Scene
3. Use [] and [] to
• Portrait
then press [].
select “
BESTSHOT”, and then
press [SET].
• Scenery
• This enters the
BESTSHOT mode and
displays a sample scene.
4. Use [] and [] to select the sample scene
you want, and then press [SET].
• Night Scene
5. Record the image.
• Night Scene Portrait
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IMPORTANT!
NOTE
• Sample scene number 4 is Coupling Shot scene
(page 79). Sample scene number 5 is a Pre-shot
scene (page 81).
• BESTSHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Images recorded using a BESTSHOT scene may not
produce the results you expected due to shooting
conditions and other factors.
• After selecting a BESTSHOT scene, you can change
to a different one by using [] and [] to scroll
through available scenes. When the one you want is
displayed, press [SET].
• You can change the camera settings that are made
when you select a BESTSHOT scene. Note,
however, that the BESTSHOT settings revert to their
defaults when you select another BESTSHOT scene,
change the recording mode, or turn off the camera.
• Noise reduction processing is performed
automatically when you are recording a night scene,
fireworks, or other image that requires slow shutter
speeds. Because of this, it takes longer to record
images at lower shutter speeds.
• You can use the key customization feature (page 91)
to configure the camera to enter the BESTSHOT
mode whenever you press [] or [] while in the
REC mode.
Operation guidance and
the currently selected
BESTSHOT scene
appear on the display for
about two seconds after
you enter the
BESTSHOT mode this
way, or if the camera is in
the BESTSHOT mode
when you turn it on.
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6. Use [] and [] to
Creating Your Own BESTSHOT Setup
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
BESTSHOT scene.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded for later recall when you need it again.
Recalling a setup you save automatically sets up the
camera accordingly.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
7. Use [] and [] to
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “
• This registers the setup.
BESTSHOT”,
• Now you can use the
procedure on page 75
to select your user
setup for recording.
and then press [SET].
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
4. Use [] and [] to
display “Register
User Scene”.
5. Press [SET].
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■ To delete a BESTSHOT user setup
IMPORTANT!
• Setups that you register as BESTSHOT sample
scenes are located after the built-in sample scenes.
• When a BESTSHOT user setup is recalled, the
monitor screen in step 4 of the procedure on page 77
displays the text “Register User Scene”.
• Note that formatting the built-in memory (page 135)
deletes all BESTSHOT user setups.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
NOTES
• This enters the BESTSHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
• The following are the settings that are included in a
BESTSHOT user setup: focus mode, EV shift value,
filter, metering mode, white balance mode, flash
intensity, sharpness, saturation, contrast, flash
mode, and ISO sensitivity.
• Note that images recorded with this camera only can
be used to create a BESTSHOT user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BESTSHOT user setups in
the camera’s built-in memory at one time.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by
displaying the various setting menus.
• When you register a BESTSHOT user setup, it is
automatically assigned a file name using one of the
formats shown below, depending on your camera
model.
4. Use [] and [] to display the user setup you
want to delete.
5. Press [] (
) to delete the user setup.
• You can also delete a user setup by using your
computer to delete its file in the “SCENE” folder in
the camera’s built-in memory (page 153).
QV-R41 : UQR41nnn.JPE (n = 0 to 9)
QV-R51 : UQR51nnn.JPE (n = 0 to 9)
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Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
• Combined
Images
The Coupling Shot mode lets you record images of two
people and combine them into a single image. This makes
it possible for you to include yourself in group images, even
when there is no one else around to record the image for
you. Coupling Shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
(page 75).
• First Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
• Second
Image
4. Use [] and [] to select “Coupling Shot”,
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
and then press [SET].
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5. Align the focus frame
7. Next, align the focus
on the monitor screen
with the subject you
want on the left side
of the image.
frame with the
subject you want in
the right side of the
image, taking care to
align the actual
background with the
semi-transparent
image of the
background of the
first image, which is
shown on the monitor
screen.
Focus frame
• While “Coupling Shot” is selected, the “AF Area”
(page 67) setting automatically becomes “Spot”.
6. Press the shutter release button to record the
left side of the image.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
Semi-transparent
image
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 5 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
5.
8. When everything is aligned correctly, record
the right side of the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Coupling Shot temporarily uses file memory to store
data. You may get an error during Coupling Shot
recording if there is not enough file memory available
to store the required data. If this happens, delete
images you no longer need and try again.
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• Freeze the background on
the monitor screen.
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot)
Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if
you need to ask someone else to record the image for you.
Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process.
1. You compose the background you want and press the
shutter release button, which causes a semi-transparent
image of the background to remain on the monitor
screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image
by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
Note that Pre-shot is available in the BESTSHOT mode
only (page 75).
• This records the image.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
6. Next, align the focus
frame with the
subject, composing
the subject with the
semi-transparent
background shown
on the monitor
screen.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “
BESTSHOT”,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Pre-shot”, and then
Semi-transparent image
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 4 of the above
procedure cancels the background image and
returns to step 5.
press [SET].
5. Freeze the background on the monitor screen.
• Though a semi-transparent image of the background
appears on the monitor screen in step 6, the
background image is not saved in memory at this
time.
7. When everything is aligned correctly, record
the image.
• This records the image composed on the monitor
screen in step 6. The reference background image is
not recorded.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Using the Movie Mode
You can record movies up to 60 seconds long.
Movie”,
select “
and then press [SET].
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
• “Remaining capacity”
shows how many 60second movies can still
be recorded to memory.
Remaining capacity
• Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels
• Movie File Size: Approximately 150KB/second
Remaining recording time
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie: 60 seconds
— Total Movie Time:
60 seconds with built-in memory; 410 seconds with
64MB SD memory card
4. Point the camera at
Movie recording indicator
the subject and then
press the shutter
release button.
• Movie recording
continues for 60
seconds, or until you
stop it by pressing the
shutter release button
again.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen as you record.
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• When movie recording is complete, the movie file is
stored in file memory.
Using the Histogram
You can use the [DISP] button to display a histogram on
the monitor screen. The histogram lets you check exposure
conditions as you record images (page 31). You can also
display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY
mode.
• To cancel storage of the movie file, use [] to select
“Delete” while file storage is being performed, and
then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode.
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. You can use the histogram to
determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left
side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) required to
bring out sufficient image detail. If the histogram appears
too lopsided for some reason, you can use EV shift
(exposure compensation) to move it left or right in order to
achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can be
achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as close to
the center as possible.
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• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram 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.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the above histograms are shown for
illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to
achieve exactly the same shapes for particular
subjects.
• 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.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum
histogram configuration due to the limitations of EV
shift.
• Use of the flash as well as certain shooting
conditions can cause the histogram to indicate
exposure that is different from the actual exposure of
the image when it was recorded.
• This histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 79).
• When the histogram is too far
to the right, it means that
there are too many light
pixels.
This type of histogram 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.
• A centered histogram
indicates that there is good
distribution of light pixels and
dark pixels. This type of
histogram results when the
overall image is at optimal
lightness.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
REC Mode Camera Settings
want, and then press [SET].
The following are the settings you can make before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Color filtering
Saturation
Contrast
Sharpness
•
•
•
•
•
• QV-R51
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
L/R key setting
Power on default settings
Resetting the camera
NOTE
To get this:
Select this setting:
Conforms to ISO 50
ISO 50
Conforms to ISO 100
ISO 100
Conforms to ISO 200
ISO 200
Conforms to ISO 400
ISO 400
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
• QV-R41
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size and Quality (page 63)
— White Balance (page 73)
— Flash Intensity (page 60)
— Digital Zoom (page 57)
— AF Area (page 67)
To get this:
Select this setting:
Conforms to ISO 64
ISO 64
Conforms to ISO 125
ISO 125
Conforms to ISO 250
ISO 250
Conforms to ISO 500
ISO 500
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
IMPORTANT!
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
• Increasing ISO sensitivity can cause static to appear
inside an image. Select the ISO sensitivity setting
that suits your shooting needs.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
Use the following procedure to select the ISO sensitivity
setting that suits the type of image you are recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then
press [왘].
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Center weighted (Center-weighted):
Center-weighted metering measures
light concentrating on the center of the
focus area. Use this metering method
when you want to exert some control
over exposure, without leaving settings
totally up to the camera.
Selecting the Metering Mode
Use the following procedure to specify multi-pattern
metering, spot metering, or center-weighted metering as
the metering mode.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Spot (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 it being
affected by surrounding conditions.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Metering”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
Multi (Multi-pattern):
Multi-pattern metering divides the image
into sections and measures the light in
each section for a balanced exposure
reading. The camera automatically
determines shooting conditions
according to the measured lighting
pattern, and makes exposure settings
accordingly. This type of metering
provides error-free exposure settings for
a wide range of shooting conditions.
IMPORTANT!
• When “Multi” is selected as the metering mode,
certain procedures cause the metering mode setting
to change automatically as described below.
• Changing the exposure compensation setting (page
71) to a value other than 0.0 changes the metering
mode setting to “Center Weighted.” The metering
mode changes back to “Multi” when you return the
exposure compensation setting to 0.0.
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Using the Filter Function
Specifying Color Saturation
The camera’s filter function lets you alter the tint of an
image when you record it.
Use the following procedure to control the intensity of the
image you are recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Filter”, and then
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Saturation”, and
press [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
• Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
IMPORTANT!
• Using the camera’s filter feature produces the same
effect as attaching a color filter to the lens.
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To get this:
Select this setting:
High color saturation (intensity)
High
Normal color saturation (intensity)
Normal
Low color saturation (intensity)
Low
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Contrast
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Use this procedure to adjust the relative difference
between the light areas and dark areas of the image you
are recording.
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of
image outlines.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Sharpness”, and
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Contrast”, and
then press [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
To get this:
Select this setting:
High sharpness
Hard
High contrast
High
Normal sharpness
Normal
Normal contrast
Normal
Low sharpness
Soft
Low contrast
Low
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Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
Image review displays an image on the monitor screen as
soon as you record it. Use the following procedure to turn
image review on and off.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
Display images on the monitor
screen for about one second
immediately after they are recorded
On
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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Assigning Functions to the [] and []
Keys
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the []
and [] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the
[] and [] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When you want to assign this function to
[] and [] keys:
Select this:
Recording mode
• [] and [] cycle through recording
modes: Snapshot, BESTSHOT, Movie
(page 170).
REC Mode
EV shift
• [] decreases compensation, []
increases compensation (page 71).
EV Shift
White balance setting
• [] and [] cycle through white
balance settings (page 73).
White Balance
ISO sensitivity
• [] and [] cycle through ISO
sensitivity settings (page 86).
ISO
Self-timer mode
• [] and [] cycle through self-timer
modes (page 62).
Self-timer
No function assigned
Off
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “REC Mode”.
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Specifying Power On Default Settings
Function
On
REC Mode
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the REC mode,
flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, metering mode, flash intensity, digital
zoom mode, manual focus position, and zoom position.
Turning on mode memory for a mode tells the camera to
remember the status of that mode when you turn off the
camera, and restore it the next time you turn the camera
back on. When mode memory is turned off, the camera
automatically restores the initial factory default setting for
the applicable mode.
The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
Off
Snapshot
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
AF Area
Metering
Flash Intensity
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*
Auto
Setting when
camera is
turned off
Spot
Multi
Normal
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
(Wide Angle)
* Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Resetting the Camera
2. Use [] and [] to select the “Memory” tab.
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 170.
3. Use [] and [] to select the item you want to
change, and then press [].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
[MENU].
want, and then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Note that BESTSHOT mode settings take priority
over mode memory settings. If you turn the camera
off while in the BESTSHOT mode, the camera’s
Flash, White Balance, and ISO Sensitivity will be
configured according to the BESTSHOT sample
scene when you turn it back on again, regardless of
mode memory on/off setting.
• If you turn the camera off while in the Movie mode,
the flash will be turned off when you turn the camera
back on again, regardless of mode memory on/off
setting.
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PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
NOTES
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
• In order to allow for faster playback image scrolling,
the image that initially appears on the monitor screen
is a preview image, which is of somewhat lower
quality than the actual display image. The actual
display image appears a short while after the preview
image. This does not apply to images copied from
another digital camera.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
1. Press [
] (PLAY) to
turn on the camera.
[
]
• This enters the PLAY
mode.
• This causes an image
or a message to appear
on the monitor screen.
2. Use [] (forward) or [] (back) to scroll
through files on the monitor screen.
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PLAYBACK
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to shift the image
Zooming the Display Image
up, down, left, or right.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to four times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
• You cannot enlarge a movie image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full four times its normal size.
2. Slide the zoom
controller towards
to enlarge the image.
• This displays an
indicator that shows the
current zoom factor.
• You can toggle between
the zoomed image and
normal image by
pressing [DISP].
Current zoom factor
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4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Resizing an Image
want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to change an image to
one of the three sizes.
1600 x 1200-pixel UXGA size
1280 x 960-pixel SXGA size
640 x 480-pixel VGA size
• VGA is the optimum image size for attachment to e-mail
messages or incorporation into Web pages.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
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To do this:
Select this:
Resize to 1600 x 1200 pixels (UXGA)
1600 x 1200
Resize to 1280 x 960 pixels (SXGA)
1280 x 960
Resize to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
640 x 480
Cancel the resizing operation
Cancel
PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Cropping an Image
• Resizing an image creates a new file that contains
the image in the size you select. The file with the
original image also remains in memory.
• Images smaller than 640 x 480 pixels cannot be
resized.
• An image recorded using the 2560 x 1712 (3:2) pixel
size (QV-R51) and the 2240 x 1488 (3:2) pixel size
(QV-R41) cannot be resized.
• Note that you can resize snapshots recorded with
this camera only.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be resized.
• The resize operation cannot be performed if there is
not enough memory to store the resized image.
• When you display a resized image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image
was resized.
Use the following procedure when you want to crop a
portion of an enlarged image and use the remaining part of
the image as an e-mail attachment, Web page image, etc.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [].
• This causes a cropping
boundary to appear.
4. Use the zoom controller to make the cropping
boundary larger or smaller.
• The size of the cropping boundary depends on the
size of the image on the display.
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5. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
IMPORTANT!
cropping boundary up, down, left, or right
until the area of the image you want to extract
is within the boundary.
• Cropping an image creates a new file that contains
the cropped image. The file with the original image
also remains in memory.
• The size of the area you can select with the cropping
boundary is limited for smaller image sizes.
• For a 640 x 480 size image, you cannot change the
size of the cropping boundary at all.
• An image recorded using the 2560 x 1712 (3:2) pixel
size (QV-R51) and the 2240 x 1488 (3:2) pixel size
(QV-R41) cannot be cropped.
• A Movie mode image cannot be cropped.
• An image recorded using another camera model
cannot be cropped.
• If the message “This function is not supported for this
file.” appears, it means that the current image cannot
be cropped.
• The cropping operation cannot be performed if there
is not enough memory to store the cropped image.
• When you display a trimmed image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time indicates when the
image was originally recorded, not when the image
was trimmed.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
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• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play back a movie that was
recorded in the movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Movie icon
press [] and [] to
scroll through images
until the movie you
want to play is
displayed.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the movie
Hold down [] or
[].
Pause and unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Skip forward or back one
frame while paused
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot repeat play a movie. To play a movie
more than once, repeat the steps of the above
procedure.
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of the movie.
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Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
Displaying the 9-image View
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, slide the zoom controller
towards (
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19
6
7
8
15
16
17
20
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9
10
11
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19
20
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4
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) briefly, and then release it.
3. Pressing any button besides [], [], [], or
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center,
with a selection boundary around it.
[] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
• When there are nine or fewer images, they are
displayed in order with Image 1 in the upper left
corner, with the selection boundary around it.
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
selection boundary to the image you want.
Pressing [] while the selection boundary is
in the right column or [] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the next full screen of nine
images.
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PLAYBACK
Selecting a Specific Image in the 9image View
Displaying the Calendar Screen
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
While the calendar is on the display, you can select a date,
which displays the first image recorded on that date. This
helps to make it easy to find the images you want.
1. Display the 9-image view.
2. Use [], [], [], and
Selection boundary
[] to move the
selection boundary
up, down, left, or right
until it is located at
the image you want to
view.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
).
2. Use [], [], [], and
[] to move the date
selection cursor.
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
130 to specify the date
format.
3. Pressing any button
besides [], [], [],
or [] displays the
selected image.
• The image displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first image
that was recorded on
that date.
• This displays the fullsize version of the
image you selected.
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Year/Month
Date selection cursor
PLAYBACK
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the top line of the calendar
causes the previous month to appear.
Playing a Slide Show
Slide Show automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• Pressing [] while the date selection cursor is
located anywhere in the bottom line of the calendar
causes the next month to appear.
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU].
•
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
3. To view the large version of a date’s image,
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
move the date selection cursor to the date,
and then press [SET].
and then press [].
• This displays the first image that was recorded on
the selected date.
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3. Configure the slideshow settings.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie once and advances to the next file.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• See the pages indicated below for more information.
For information about
configuring this setting:
Go here:
Images
“To specify the slideshow
images” on page 104
Time
“To specify the slideshow
time” on page 105
Interval
“To set the slideshow
interval” on page 105
4. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slide show.
5. To stop Slide Show, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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To specify the slideshow images
■ Selecting a Particular Image for a Slideshow
1. Use [] and [] to select “Images”, and then
When you select “One image” as the slideshow type, the
slide show displays only one image, without changing it.
press [].
1. Select “One image”, and then press [].
2. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through the images
To do this:
Select this setting:
Include all files in file memory in the
slideshow
All images
Display a single file
One Image
Include all files in the FAVORITE
folder (page 153) in the slideshow
Favorites
until the one you want to use is on the
monitor screen.
3. Press [SET] to
register your
selection and return
to the menu screen.
• Pressing [MENU]
instead of [SET] returns
to the menu screen
without registering the
setting.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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To specify the slideshow time
To set the slideshow interval
1. Use [] and [] to select “Time”.
1. Use [] and [] to select “Interval”.
2. Use [] and [] to specify the time setting
2. Use [] and [] to specify the interval setting
you want, and then press [SET].
you want, and then press [SET].
• You can specify a time in the range of 1 to 60
minutes.
• You can specify “MAX”, or a value in the range of 1
to 30 seconds as the interval.
• When “MAX” is selected for the interval, only the first
frame of movie files is played.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Start”, and then
• This starts the slideshow.
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
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IMPORTANT!
Rotating the Display Image
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To
rotate such an image, first unprotect it.
• You may not be able to rotate a digital image that
was recorded with another type of digital camera.
• You cannot rotate movie images.
Use the following procedure to rotate the image 90 degrees
and register the rotation information along with the image.
After you do this, the image is always displayed in its
rotated orientation.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
4. Use [] and [] to
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
• This rotates the image
90 degrees to the right.
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press the [MENU] button to exit the setting
screen.
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IMPORTANT!
Using Image Roulette
• Image Roulette does not play movie files.
• Image Roulette is disabled when there is only one
snapshot image available.
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images
recorded with this camera. Image Roulette may not
operate properly when other types of images are in
memory.
• If you do not start another Image Roulette operation
for about one minute after the final image appears,
the camera enters its normal PLAY mode.
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. When you start an
Image Roulette operation, images scroll randomly on the
screen. At first, images scroll at high speed. Then the
scrolling gradually slows down until a single image is
stopped on the screen. The image that finally appears is
random, and subject to no rules or system.
1. While the camera is turned off, hold down []
as you press [
] (PLAY) to turn it on.
• Keep [] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
2. Press [] or [] to restart the Image Roulette
operation.
3. To turn off Image Roulette, press [
] (REC)
to enter the REC mode or press the power
button to turn off the camera.
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DELETING FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
Perform the following steps when you want to delete a
single file.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, unprotect it first (page 111).
• Delete cannot be performed when all the files in
memory are protected (page 112).
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Press [SET] to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
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DELETING FILES
IMPORTANT!
Deleting All Files
• If a file cannot be deleted for some reason, the
message “This function is not supported for this file.”
appears when you try to delete it.
The following procedure deletes all unprotected files
currently in memory.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it
easy to keep track of images. You can protect files against
deletion, and even use its DPOF feature to specify images
for printing.
Each folder can hold files numbered up to 9,999.
Trying to store the 10,000th file in a folder causes the next
serially numbered folder to be created. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates a directory of image
storage folders in its built-in Flash memory or on the
memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on the image quality settings,
capacity of the card, etc.
• For details about the directory structure, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 153.
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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4. Use [] and [] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 108).
You can protect files individually or you can protect all files
in memory with a single operation.
• A file that is protected is
indicated by the
mark.
To protect a single file
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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To protect all files in memory
DPOF
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format”, which is a format for
recording on a memory card or other medium
which digital camera images should be
printed and how many copies of the image
should be printed. Then you can print on a
DPOF-compatible printer or at a professional
print service in accordance with the file name
and number of copies settings recorded on
the card.
With this camera, you should always select images by
viewing them on the monitor screen. Do not specify images
by file name without viewing the file contents.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “All Files : On”, and
then press [SET].
• To unprotect all files, press [SET] in step 3 so the
setting shows “All Files : Off”.
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [] and [] to specify the number of
To configure print settings for a single
image
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
select “DPOF”, and
then press [].
[DISP] so
12
1
is displayed.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Select images”,
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
and then press [].
press [SET] to apply them.
4. Use [] and [] to
display the image you
want.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[DISP] so
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
12
1
is displayed.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
1
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
then press [].
press [SET] to apply them.
3. Use [] and [] to select “All images”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to
specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99
for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not
want to have the image
printed.
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PRINT Image Matching II
Exif Print
Images include PRINT Image Matching
II data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching II
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
Exif Print is an
internationally supported,
open standard file format
that makes it possible to
capture and display vibrant
digital images with accurate
colors. With Exif 2.2, files
include a wide range of
shooting condition
information that can be
interpreted by an Exif Print
printer to produce betterlooking prints.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching II.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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1. Use the DPOF procedure on page 113 to
Using USB DIRECT-PRINT
specify the images in file memory that you
want to print.
Your camera supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT, which was
developed by Seiko Epson
Corporation. When connected
directly to a printer that supports
USB DIRECT-PRINT, you can
select images to be printed and
start the print operation directly
from the camera.
DPOF settings (page 112) are used
to determine which images and how
many copies should be printed.
2. Connect the optionally available AC adaptor
to the camera.
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the battery power level is high
enough to support the operation you are about to
perform.
• Note that the camera does not draw any power over
the USB cable.
USB
IMPORTANT!
USB
• Use of the optional AC adaptor (AD-C30) is
recommended when printing with USB DIRECTPRINT.
AC adaptor
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3. Use the USB cable that comes with the
7. On the camera’s monitor screen, select
camera to connect it to a printer.
“Print”, and then press [SET].
4. Turn on the printer.
• This automatically starts printing of the images you
specified with the DPOF procedure.
5. Load paper for printing the images into the
• If you want to print the same batch of images again,
press the power button on the camera.
printer.
• A message appears on the monitor screen, followed
by the DPOF setting screen (page 113), if there are
no DPOF settings currently configured on the
camera to control the printing operation. If this
happens, configure the required DPOF settings and
then perform step 6 of the above procedure again.
6. Press the camera’s
power button.
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
• If you want to change the current DPOF settings,
select “DPOF” on the print menu to display the
DPOF setting screen (page 113).
Power button
8. The camera will turn off automatically when
printing is complete. After this happens,
disconnect the USB cable from the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
Using the FAVORITE Folder
• See the documentation that comes with your printer
for information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact your printer manufacturer for information
about models that support USB DIRECT-PRINT,
upgrades, etc.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any
camera operation while printing is in progress. Doing
so causes a printer error.
• To interrupt an ongoing print operation, perform the
required operation on the printer.
• The camera’s monitor screen will go blank after
printing starts. A blank monitor screen does not
necessarily mean that printing is complete. Check
the status of your printer to find out if printing is
complete.
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 153) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 153). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal image private
as you carry them around. FAVORITE folder images are
not deleted when you change memory cards, so you can
always keep them on hand.
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
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3. Use [] and [] to
NOTES
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 x 240-pixel QVGA-size image in the
FAVORITE folder.
• A file copied into the FAVORITE folder is
automatically assigned a file name that is a serial
number. Though the serial number starts from 0001
and can go as high as 9999, the actual upper end of
the range depends on built-in memory capacity.
Remember that the maximum number of images that
can be stored in built-in memory depends on the size
of each image and other factors.
• This displays the names
of the files in built-in
memory or on the loaded
memory card.
4. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [] and [] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
6. After copying all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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NOTE
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• Holding down [] or [] scrolls images at high
speed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [].
• Note that a FAVORITE folder is created in the
camera’s built-in memory only. No FAVORITE folder
is created on a memory card when you use one. If
you want to view the contents of the FAVORITE
folder on your computer screen, you need to remove
the memory card from the camera (if you are using
one) before connecting the USB cable and starting
data communication (pages 142, 151).
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [] (forward) and
File Name
[] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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IMPORTANT!
To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 108 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 135),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
6. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
5. Use [] and [] to select “All File Delete”, and
then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 108 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 135),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page
110).
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
Turning the Key Tone On and Off
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
Use the following procedure to turn the tone that sounds
when you press a key on and off.
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen for about two seconds whenever you press the
] (REC) to turn on the camera. The
power button or [
startup screen image does not appear if you press [
]
(PLAY) to turn on the camera.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Beep”, and
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
then press [].
[MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
then press [SET].
then press [].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on the key tone
On
Turn off the key tone
Off
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want
to use as the startup image.
• You can specify a snapshot image or a movie image
that is two seconds (200KB) or less in length.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
• The snapshot image or movie that you select as the
startup image is stored in a special memory location
called “startup image memory”. Only one image can
be stored in startup image memory at one time.
Selecting a new startup image overwrites anything
that is already stored in startup image memory.
Because of this, if you want to return to a previous
startup image, you need to have a separate copy of
that image in the camera’s standard image memory.
Note that you cannot delete an image from startup
image memory. You can only replace it with another
image.
With the Power Down Image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific image stored in camera image
memory appears whenever you turn off power. You can
specify a snapshot or a movie as the power down image.
■ To configure power down image settings
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 142).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root)
directory of the camera’s built-in Flash
memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Change the name of the file to one of the
IMPORTANT!
following.
• Only a snapshot (JPEG) or movie (AVI) file can be
used as the power down image.
• Note that the Power Down Image feature works only
with images recorded with this camera. The Power
Down Image feature may not operate properly when
another type of image is specified as the power down
image.
• Formatting the camera’s Flash memory deletes the
power down image.
• When both a still image and a movie are present for
the power down image, only the movie is used.
• Note that a power down image display operation
cannot be interrupted once it starts. Because of this,
you should select a relatively short movie when using
a movie file as the power down image.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
Movie Image: ENDING.AVI
• Input the following file name only (without file name
extension) if your computer is configured to hide file
name extensions.
File Name: ENDING
• Your camera is now configured to display a power
down image. The power down image will appear any
time you press the power button to turn off the
camera. The power down image appears regardless
of whether or not your camera has a memory card
loaded in it.
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OTHER SETTINGS
■ To disable the Power Down Image feature
Using the Alarm
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify.
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (page 142).
2. Change the name of the current power down
To set an alarm
image from ENDING.JPG or ENDING.AVI to
something else, or delete the current power
down image from Flash memory.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound either once or at the same time everyday. You
can also turn the alarm on or off.
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5. Press [DISP].
Stopping the Alarm
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
When an alarm time is reached while the camera is turned
off, the alarm will sound for about one minute (or until you
stop it), and then the camera will turn on. To stop the alarm
after it starts to sound, press any button.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm
1”, “Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
Setting the Clock
press [].
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings.
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
6. Use [] and [] to select the city you want,
and then press [SET].
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
To select your Home Time zone
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Home”, and then
press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
[MENU].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
[MENU].
then press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [].
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
then press [SET].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Example: December 24, 2003
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to register them and exit the
setting screen.
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To display the date like this:
Select this format:
03/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/03
DD/MM/YY
12/24/03
MM/DD/YY
OTHER SETTINGS
To configure World Time settings
Using World Time
You can use the World Time screen to view a time zone
that is different from the home time zone when you go on a
trip, etc. World Time can display the time in one of 162
cities in 32 time zones.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
To display the World Time screen
• This displays the current World Time zone.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
[MENU].
press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
and then press [].
press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
5. Use [], [], [], and
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in a different time zone
World
[] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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6. Use [] and [] to
To configure summer time (DST)
settings
select the city you
want, and then press
[SET].
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
• This displays the current
time in the city you
select.
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
• This displays the current World Time Settings.
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
press [].
• If you want to configure Home Time settings, select
“Home” instead.
4. Use [] and [] to select “DST”, and then
press [].
5. Use [] and [] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want.
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To do this:
Select this:
Advance the current time setting by
one hour
On
Display the current time as-is
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
6. After the setting is the way you want, press
Changing the Display Language
[SET].
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
languages as the display language.
• This displays the current time in accordance with
your setting.
7. Press [SET] again to exit the setting screen.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
and then press [].
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to change the
setting, and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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IMPORTANT!
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [ ] (PLAY)
Buttons Power On/Off Functions
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in the REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode turns off the camera.
• Pressing [
] (REC) in the PLAY mode switches to
the REC mode, and pressing [
] (PLAY) in the
REC mode switches to the PLAY mode.
You can use the following procedures to configure the [
]
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) buttons so power turns and/or off
whenever they are pressed.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
NOTE
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To configure this operation:
Select this setting:
] (REC) or
Power turns on when [
[
] (PLAY) is pressed (but does not
turn off)
Power On
]
Power turns on or off when [
(REC) is pressed in the REC mode
or [
] (PLAY) is pressed in the
PLAY mode
Power On/Off
Power does not turn on or off when
[
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) is
pressed
Disable
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
Formatting Built-in Memory
press [SET].
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory deletes all files, including
files in the FAVORITE folder (page 118), protected
files (page 111), BESTSHOT user setups (page 77),
the startup image (page 124), and the power down
image (page 125).
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 138).
2. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
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USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, electrical noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always make sure that you always back
up important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW,
MO disc, computer hard disk, etc.).
• Normally, files are stored in built-in flash memory. When
you insert a memory card, however, the camera
automatically stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its back is facing in
the same direction as the
camera’s monitor screen,
carefully slide it into the
card slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. While pressing the battery
compartment cover on the
bottom of the camera, slide
the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and
then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery
compartment cover closed,
and then slide it in the
direction indicated by the
arrow.
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To remove a memory card from the
camera
Formatting a Memory Card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Press the memory card into
IMPORTANT!
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card.
Formatting a memory card on a computer and then
using it in the camera can slow down data
processing by the camera. In the case of an SD card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
111).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the batteries, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause the
file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
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1. Load the memory card into the camera.
Memory Card Precautions
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the REC
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• Before starting a format operation, check to make sure
that the batteries are fully charged. Power interruption
during the format operation can result in improper
formatting, and even damage the memory card and make
it unusable.
mode or PLAY mode, and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Copying Files
Card”,
and then press [SET].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy....Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot and movie files recorded with this
camera can be copied. Other files cannot be copied.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode, and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
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NOTE
To copy a file from a memory card to
built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
With this procedure you can copy one file at a time.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy....Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cable to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 147).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98, Me, or 2000, install
the USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, you do not need to
install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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1. What you should do first depends on whether
IMPORTANT!
your computer is running under Windows 98/
Me/2000 or Windows XP.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use the
optional AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication with a computer.
• Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you
connect the USB cable.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
“English”.
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4. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
6. Connect the optional AC adaptor to the [DC IN
3V] connector of the camera, and then plug it
in to a household power outlet.
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the battery power level is high
enough to support the operation you are about to
perform.
5. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
Terminal cover
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
AC power cord
Plug
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7. Turn on the camera.
• This will cause the “New Hardware...” dialog box to
appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “New Hardware...” dialog
box will no longer appear when you perform the
above steps to establish a USB connection.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the
REC mode or PLAY mode.
8. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
• The camera’s green operation lamp lights (page 172).
with the camera to the camera and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Green operation lamp
Connector (Mini-B)
[USB]
Connector (A)
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
USB
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs
are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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9. On your computer, double-click “My
IMPORTANT!
Computer”.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
10. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
11. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
12. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
15. Depending on the version of Windows you are
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
13. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
■ WindowsMe/98/XP Users
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 153.
• Press the camera’s power button. After making sure
that the camera’s green operation lamp is not lit,
disconnect the camera from the computer.
14. To copy all the files in file memory to your
computer’s hard disk, drag the “Dcim” folder
from “Removable Disk” to the “My
Documents” folder on your computer.
■ Windows2000 Users
• Click card services in the task tray on your computer
screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the
camera. Next, disconnect the USB cable from the
camera, and then turn off the camera.
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USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
operation while data communication is in progress. Doing
so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation with a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2 or higher), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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1. Connect the optional AC adaptor to the [DC IN
IMPORTANT!
3V] connector of the camera, and then plug it
in to a household power outlet.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use the
optional AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication with a computer.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you
connect the USB cable.
• If you are using batteries to power the camera, check
to make sure that the battery power level is high
enough to support the operation you are about to
perform.
Terminal cover
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
AC power cord
Plug
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2. Turn on the camera.
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs
are shaped for proper positioning.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in the
REC mode or PLAY mode.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
3. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
with the camera to the camera and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
4. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
memory as a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
Connector (Mini-B)
• After installing the USB driver, your Macintosh will
see the camera’s file memory as a drive whenever
you establish a USB connection between them.
[USB]
5. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
Connector (A)
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
USB
6. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Directory Structure” on page 153.
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7. To copy all the files in file memory to your
USB Connection Precautions
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
• Be sure to read the documentation that comes with your
computer for other important information about USB
connections.
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
operation while data communication is in progress. Doing
so can cause data to become corrupted.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in file memory. Doing so can
cause problems with the image management data
used by the camera, which may make it impossible
to display images on the camera or it may cause a
large error in the number of images value displayed
by the camera. Always copy images to your
computer memory before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
8. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash. Next, disconnect the USB cable from
the camera, and then turn off the camera.
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Operations You Can Perform from Your
Computer
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
The following are the operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 156.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adapter (for an SD
memory card/MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adapter and
your computer.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 156.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 163 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 163 for information about installing Photohands.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
System) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
DCF Protocol
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines camera
format for image file data and the directory structure for file
memory, so images can be viewed using another
manufacturer’s DCF camera or printed on a DCF printer.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adapter (for SD Memory Cards and
MMCs)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adapter (for an SD memory card/
MMC) for details about how to use them.
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*1 These folders are created in built-in memory only.
*2 These file names are part of the QV-R41 file structure only.
With the QV-R51, files are named UQR51001.JPE,
UQR51002.JPE, etc.
Memory Directory Structure
■ Directory Structure
<¥DCIM¥>
(DCIM Folder)
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
...
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
...
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
<¥FAVORITE¥>*1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
...
<¥MISC¥>
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
<¥SCENE¥>*1
(DPOF file)
(BESTSHOT folder)
UQR41001.JPE*2
UQR41002.JPE*2
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
...
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■ Folder and File Contents
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• Image files recorded with the CASIO QV-R41/QV-R51
Digital Camera
• DCF protocol image files
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it
may take a long time for the image to appear on the
display.
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 x 240 pixels)
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• BESTSHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BESTSHOT user setup files
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BESTSHOT user setups
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Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie
on a computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to
install DirectX.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Using the Album Feature
Creating an album
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Create Album”,
and then press [].
Album
Sample layout
3. Use [] and [] to select “Create”, and then
press [SET].
Index
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the
message “Busy....Please wait...” to appear on the
monitor screen.
Info
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• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
Selecting an Album Layout
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
• Creating an album causes a file folder named
“ALBUM”, which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM”
plus other files to be created in camera memory or
on the memory card.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
IMPORTANT!
and then press [].
• Never open the battery compartment cover or
remove the memory card from the camera while an
album is being created. Doing so not only runs the
risk of certain album files being skipped, it can also
result in image data and other data in memory being
corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
batteries go dead while album creation is in
progress.
• You can also configure the camera to create albums
automatically (page 159). However, performing the
above procedure creates an album regardless of
whether automatic album creation is turned on or off.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
4. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• Changing the layout causes the layout sample on the
right side of the screen to change.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color. It does not show whether
the layout uses a list view or detailed view, or the
current Image Type setting.
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Configuring Detailed Album Settings
■ Background Color
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
and then press [].
■ Album Type
3. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
There are two album types: “Normal” and “Index/Info”.
press [].
“Normal” Type
: This type of album displays images in
accordance with the currently selected
layout.
“Index/Info” Type : In addition to the normal album screen,
this type of album also includes
thumbnails of images and detailed
information about each image.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
5. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Image Use
■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
For this purpose:
Select this
setting:
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
View
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
WEB
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
Print
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
IMPORTANT!
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off,
but the operation lamp continues to flash for a few
seconds to indicate that the album creation process
is being performed. Never open the battery
compartment cover or remove the memory card
while the green operation lamp is flashing.
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NOTE
Viewing Album Files
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it
can take quite a bit of time to complete auto album
creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not
plan to use the album feature, we suggest that you
keep auto album creation turned off, which shortens
the amount of time the camera takes to power down
completely.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in builtin memory or on the memory card, or access
a memory card with your computer (pages
142, 151).
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is
located inside the folder named “DCIM”.
3. Use your computer’s
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM”.
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in memory
or on the memory card.
Image
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4. If you created the album after selecting
“Normal” type or “Index/Info” as the album
type under “Configuring Detailed Album
Settings” on page 158, you can click one of
the following display options.
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
: Displays information about each image.
Index
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 159), you can
double-click an image on your computer screen to
display the full-size version.
Info
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
Flash mode
AF area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
NOTES
• When printing an album page, you should set up
your Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are
located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your
Web browser application for details about printing
and configuring settings for printing.
Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Drive mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Flash mode
Auto Focus area
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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Saving an Album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera
contains the applications described below. Installation of
these applications is optional, and you should install only
the ones you want to use.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With these operating systems, you will
be able to perform USB communication simply by
connecting the camera to your computer with the USB
cable.
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application loads image data saved in JPEG and AVI
format from a digital camera to your computer.
Photohands (for Windows)
This application is for retouching and printing image files.
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DirectX (for Windows)
This software provides an extended tool set including a
codec that allows Windows 98 and 2000 to handle movie
files recorded using a digital camera. You do not need to
install DirectX if you are running Windows XP or Me.
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Windows
Acrobat Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
See the “Readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
Macintosh
See the “readme” file on the bundled CD-ROM.
NOTE
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the
bundled CD-ROM for details about using Photo
Loader and Photohands. See “Viewing User
Documentation (PDF files)” on page 167 (Windows)
and page 169 (Macintosh) of this manual for more
information.
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Getting Started
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
NOTE
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have, you
should install the newer version.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
Selecting a Language
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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Viewing the Contents of the “Read me”
File
Installing an Application
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
You should always read the “Read me” file for any
application before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
you want to install.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. Click the “Read me” button for the application
IMPORTANT!
you are going to install.
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and
completely. If you make a mistake when installing
Photo Loader, you may not be able to browse your
existing library information and HTML files that are
created automatically by Photo Loader. In some
cases, image files may be lost.
• When using an operating system other than
Windows XP, never connect the camera to your
computer without installing the USB driver from the
CD-ROM first.
IMPORTANT!
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or
before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about
retaining existing libraries.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
manual you want to read.
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.
IMPORTANT!
1. Click the “Register” button.
• You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
on your computer to read user documentation files. If
you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed, you can install it from the bundled CDROM.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
2. After registering, terminate your connection
to the Internet.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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IMPORTANT!
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created
using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to
read the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder.
Follow the instructions in the file to use your existing
library management files. Failure to follow this
procedure correctly can result in loss or corruption of
your existing files.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM to your computer.
Installing Software
Use the following procedures to install the software.
■ To install Photo Loader
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
open the file named “Important”.
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
open the file named “readme”.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
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■ To read the Photo Loader user’s guide
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To perform the following procedures, you must have
Acrobat Reader installed on your Macintosh. You can
download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader by
visiting the Adobe Systems website.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
■ To register as a user
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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.
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
■ REC mode
● REC tab menu
REC Mode
Self-timer
Snapshot /
BESTSHOT /
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
Movie
Size
QV-R41: 2304 x 1712 / 2240 x 1680 /
2240 x 1488 (3:2) / 1600 x 1200 /
1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
QV-R51: 2560 x 1920 / 2560 x 1712 (3:2) /
Fine / Normal / Economy
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
White Balance
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
Auto /
(Sunlight) /
(Shade) /
ISO
(Light Bulb) /
(Fluorescent) / Manual
QV-R41: ISO 64 / ISO 125 / ISO 250 /
ISO 500 / Auto
QV-R51: ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 /
AF Area
Multi / Center weighted / Spot
Filter
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
Yellow / Pink / Purple
Sharpness
Saturation
Soft / Normal / Hard
Low / Normal / High
Contrast
Flash Intensity
Low / Normal / High
Weak / Normal / Strong
Grid
Digital Zoom
On / Off
On / Off
Review
L/R Key
On / Off
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off
● Memory tab menu
2048 x 1536 / 1600 x 1200 /
1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
Quality
EV Shift
Metering
ISO 400 / Auto
Spot / Multi
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REC Mode
Flash
On / Off
On / Off
Focus
White Balance
On / Off
On / Off
ISO
AF Area
On / Off
On / Off
Metering
Flash Intensity
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Zoom Position
On / Off
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■ PLAY mode
● Set Up tab menu
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
File No.
World Time
Continue / Reset
Home / World
● PLAY tab menu
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
Adjust
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
Language
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
Sleep
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
REC / PLAY
2 min / 5 min
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
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Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval
Favorites
DPOF
Show / Save / Cancel
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
Rotation
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotate / Cancel
Resize
1600 x 1200 / 1280 x 960 / 640 x 480 /
Cancel
Trimming
Create Album
Alarm
–
Create / Layout / Set Up / Cancel
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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● Set Up tab menu
Beep
Startup
On / Off
On (Selectable image) / Off
File No.
World Time
Continue / Reset
Home / World
Indicator Lamp Reference
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational
status of the camera.
Home time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
Adjust
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Time setting
Language
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
Sleep
/
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
REC / PLAY
2 min / 5 min
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Format
Reset
Format / Cancel
Reset / Cancel
Operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
Green
Red
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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REC mode
Operation Lamp
Self-timer
Operation Lamp
Lamp
Green
Red
Green
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
Flash is charging.
Pattern 3
Lit
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was successful.
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Cannot Auto Focus.
Monitor screen is off.
Pattern 2
Pattern 1
Storing image
Storing movie
Pattern 1
Self-timer countdown
(10 to 3 seconds)
Pattern 2
Self-timer countdown
(3 to 0 seconds)
Pattern 1
Cannot charge flash.
Memory card problem / Memory
Pattern 2
card is unformatted. / BESTSHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Lit
Self-timer
Lamp
Red
Pattern 3
Meaning
Red
Pattern 3
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Pattern 3
Lit
Powering down
USB connection
IMPORTANT!
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded
images to be lost.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full. /
Write error
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PLAY mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Self-timer
Lamp
The charger unit has a
[CHARGE] lamp that lights or
flashes in accordance with the
charger unit operation that is
being performed.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
One of the following operations is
[CHARGE] lamp
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
Lit
Charger Unit
[CHARGE] lamp
Lit
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
Unlit
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
Pattern A
Pattern B
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
Meaning
Charging
Charging complete
Charging problem (Ambient temperature is
too high or too low.)
Charger unit or battery abnormality
* There are two lamp flash patterns. Pattern A flashes once every
1.6 seconds, Pattern B flashes once every 0.4 second.
USB connection
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Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Image Recording
Power Supply
Power does not turn on.
Possible Cause
1) The batteries are not oriented correctly.
2) The batteries are dead.
3) You are using the wrong type of AC adaptor.
Action
1) Orient the batteries correctly (page 37).
2) Charge the batteries (page 33). If the batteries
go dead soon after being charged, it means
they have reached the end of their life and need
to be replaced. Purchase separately available
rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
(HR-3U), or replace the batteries with other
ones.
3) Use only the type of AC adaptor (AD-C30)
specified for this camera.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 44).
2) The batteries are dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge or replace the batteries.
Image is not recorded
when the shutter release
button is pressed.
1) The camera is in the PLAY mode.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
1) Press [
] (REC) to enter the REC mode.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Auto Focus does not focus
properly
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the
focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is not
compatible with Auto Focus operation (page 66).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 69).
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
Camera powers down
during self-timer countdown.
The batteries are dead.
Charge or replace the camera’s batteries.
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
1) You are using the Manual Focus Mode and
have not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro Mode when
shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
Mode ( ) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 69).
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows
or replace the camera’s batteries.
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
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Action
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro Mode for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Possible Cause
Action
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
Images are not displayed.
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images
recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge,
impact, etc. while the camera was connected to
another device.
Remove the batteries from the camera, reinsert
them, and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
1) USB communication is in progress.
1) After confirming that the computer is not
accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB
cable.
2) Press [DISP] to turn on the monitor screen.
Other
Playback
Symptom
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
2) The monitor screen is turned off (in the REC
mode).
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) USB cable is not connected securely.
2) USB driver is not installed.
3) Camera is turned off.
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1) Check all connections.
2) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
142).
3) Turn on the camera.
APPENDIX
Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
Battery is low.
The batteries are dead.
Cannot register any
more files
• You are attempting to register a BESTSHOT
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups.
• You are attempting to register a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files.
Card ERROR
Some problem occurred with the memory card.
Turn off the camera, and remove and then reinsert
the memory card. If the same message appears,
format the memory card (page 138).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try
transferring recoverable files to a computer or
some other storage device.
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
The batteries are dead, so the recorded image
could not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the
999th folder. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 108).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the
lens retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action
to remove the obstacle, and try turning on power
again.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 108).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
Printing Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Out of paper
• Out of ink
• Printer internal error
Record Error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is
locked. You cannot store images to or delete
images from a memory card that is locked.
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There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
There is no file to
register.
You are trying to save an invalid file as a
BESTSHOT user setup, or as an original startup
image.
Specifications
Product ............................... Digital Camera
Model .................................. QV-R41/QV-R51
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 112).
■ Camera Functions
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card is not formatted. Format the
memory card (page 138).
Image Files Format
Snapshots ....................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies ............................. AVI (Motion JPEG)
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory to
be used.
a memory card while there is no memory card
loaded in the camera (page 137).
This function is not
supported for this
file.
The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
Recording Media ............... 9.7 MB built-in Flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultiMediaCard
Image Size
Snapshots ....................... • QV-R51
2560 x 1920
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
• QV-R41
2304 x 1712
2240 x 1680
2240 x 1488
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
Movies ................................. 320 x 240
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APPENDIX
Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes
• Snapshots (QV-R41)
File Size
(pixels)
2304 x 1712
• Snapshots (QV-R51)
File Size
(pixels)
2560 x 1920
2560 x 1712
(3:2)
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 9.7MB
2300 KB
4 shots
1800 KB
5 shots
1300 KB
7 shots
2000 KB
4 shots
1600 KB
5 shots
1100 KB
8 shots
1640 KB
5 shots
1230 KB
7 shots
630 KB
14 shots
1050 KB
8 shots
710 KB
12 shots
370 KB
24 shots
680 KB
13 shots
460 KB
20 shots
250 KB
35 shots
190 KB
46 shots
140 KB
61 shots
90 KB
98 shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
25 shots
32 shots
44 shots
29 shots
36 shots
51 shots
35 shots
45 shots
88 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
220 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
2240 x 1680
2240 x 1488
(3:2)
1600 x 1200
(UXGA)
1280 x 960
(SXGA)
640 x 480
(VGA)
Quality
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Approximate
Built-in flash
Image File Size memory 9.7MB
1840 KB
4 shots
1430 KB
6 shots
1030 KB
8 shots
1840 KB
4 shots
1430 KB
6 shots
1030 KB
8 shots
1640 KB
5 shots
1130 KB
8 shots
660 KB
14 shots
1050 KB
8 shots
710 KB
12 shots
370 KB
24 shots
680 KB
13 shots
460 KB
20 shots
250 KB
35 shots
190 KB
46 shots
140 KB
61 shots
90 KB
98 shots
SD Memory
Card* 64MB
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
30 shots
40 shots
54 shots
35 shots
50 shots
88 shots
53 shots
79 shots
154 shots
82 shots
126 shots
221 shots
294 shots
386 shots
618 shots
• Movies (320 x 240 pixels)
Data Size
Recording
Time
150KB/second max.
One Movie: 60 seconds maximum
Total Movie Time:
60 seconds maximum (built-in memory)
410 seconds maximum (SD 64MB memory card)*
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Capacity
depends on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a memory card of
a different capacity, multiply the capacities in the table by the appropriate
value.
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Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Effective Pixels .................. QV-R41: 4.00 million
QV-R51: 5.00 million
Imaging Element ................ QV-R41: 1/1.8-inch square pixel color
CCD
(Total pixels: 4.13 million)
QV-R51: 1/1.8-inch square pixel color
CCD
(Total pixels: 5.25 million)
Lens/Focal Distance ......... F2.8 (W) to 4.9 (T); f= 8 (W) to 24mm
(T) (equivalent to approximately 39
(W) to 117 (T) for 35mm film)
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
(Changes in accordance with recording
mode and ISO sensitivity setting.)
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BESTSHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4 X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Aperture .............................. Wide-angle: F2.8/4.8, auto switching
Telephoto: F4.9/8.4, auto switching
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus (AF Mode
(AF Area: Spot or Multi), Macro Mode),
Infinity Mode; focus lock; manual focus
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (4 modes), manual
switching
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 60 cm to ∞ (infinity) (2´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 10 cm to 70 cm (3.9˝ to 27.6˝)
In the Macro mode, the optical zoom
range is 1X to 1.2X.
Manual ............................. Wide-angle: 10 cm to ∞ (infinity)
(3.9˝ to ∞)
Telephoto: 60 cm to ∞ (infinity)
(23.6˝ to ∞)
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Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... QV-R41:
Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 4.1 meters (2.0´ to 13.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 2.0 meters (2.0´ to 6.6´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
QV-R51:
Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 3.2 meters (2.0´ to 10.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
0.6 to 1.8 meters (2.0´ to 5.9´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
APPENDIX
Recording Functions ........ Snapshot; BESTSHOT; Movie
■ Power Requirements
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 x 240)
Power Requirements ........ Two AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries (HR-3U <Rated
Capacitance 2100mAh> and HR-3U
<Rated Capacitance 2300mAh>)
Two AA-size lithium batteries
Two AA-size alkaline batteries
AC adaptor (AD-C30)
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen and optical viewfinder
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
Approximate Battery Life (QV-R41/QV-R51)
World Time ......................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
Alkaline batteries
Number of Shots,
Continuous Recording*1
(Recording Time)
900 shots
(150 minutes)
240 shots
(40 minutes)
Number of Shots,
Normal Recording*2
(Recording Time)
240 shots
(120 minutes)
50 shots
(25 minutes)
Continuous Playback*3
250 minutes
130 minutes
Input/Output Terminals .... AC adaptor terminal (DC IN 3V)
USB port (Mini-B)
• The above figures are approximations only.
• The above guidelines are based on the following battery types:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride:
HR-3U (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh) SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Alkaline: LR6 Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
• Battery life varies with brand.
The above values indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
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*1 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded about every 10 seconds
■ Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride Battery (HR-3U)
(bundled)
*2 Normal Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
Rated Capacitance ............ 2100 mAh
Rated Voltage .................... 1.2 V
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions ........................ 14.35 (diameter) x 50.4 (H) mm
(0.56˝ (diameter) x 1.98˝ (H))
*3 Continuous Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
Weight ................................. Approximately 29.0 g (1.0 oz)
* Each battery
Power Consumption ......... DC 3V Approximately 3.8 W
■ Special battery charger unit (BC-5H)
Dimensions ........................ 88.3 (W) x 60.4 (H) x 33.4 (D) mm
(3.5˝ (W) x 2.4˝ (H) x 1.3˝ (D))
(excluding projections)
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 0.08A, 50/60Hz
Output ................................. DC 1.2V, 550mA
Weight ................................. Approximately 168 g (5.9 oz)
(excluding batteries and accessories)
Charging Temperature ..... 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries (HR-3U <Rated Capacitance
2100 mAh>); Charger unit (BC-5H);
AC power cord; USB cable; Strap; CDROM; Basic Reference
Chargeable Battery type ... Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries (HR-3U)
Full Charge Times ............. Approximately 4 hours
Dimensions ........................ 71 (W) x 75 (H) x 28 (D) mm
(2.8˝ (W) x 30˝ (H) x 1.1˝ (D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 75 g (2.6 oz)
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Power Supply
• Use only the special HR-3U rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries to
power this camera. Use of any other type of battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have separate batteries for the clock. The date and
time settings of the camera are cleared whenever power is totally cut off
(from both the batteries and AC adaptor). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 47).
LCD Panel
• The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD manufacturing technology that
provides a pixel yield of 99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the
total pixels are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned on).
Lens
• 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 lens, and does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
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