Casio EX-Z120 - EXILIM ZOOM Digital Camera User`s guide

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Digital Camera
EX-Z120
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.
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this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/.
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
Camera
CD-ROM
2 AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6)
USB Cable
AV Cable
2
Strap
Basic Reference
INTRODUCTION
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 26
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General Guide ............................................................ 27
Camera
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
REC Modes
PLAY Mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Features ....................................................................... 9
Precautions ................................................................ 12
General Precautions
Data Error Precautions
Operating conditions
Condensation
Power Supply
Lens
Caring for your camera
Other
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Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 30
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Attaching the Strap .................................................... 37
Power Requirements .................................................. 37
To load batteries
To replace the batteries
Battery Precautions
Using AC Power
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
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Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 49
QUICK START GUIDE
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 52
Load the batteries into the camera ............................ 22
To configure display language and clock settings
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 23
To record an image .................................................... 24
To view a recorded image .......................................... 25
To delete an image ..................................................... 25
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Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 87
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 89
Recording an Image ................................................... 55
Specifying the Recording Mode
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image (Snapshot Mode)
Using the easy Mode
Recording Precautions
Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually
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Using Aperture Priority AE
Using Shutter Speed Priority AE
Setting Exposure Settings Manually
Exposure Mode Recording Precautions
Using the Optical Viewfinder ...................................... 64
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Using the BEST SHOT Mode .................................... 98
Displaying Sample Scenes Individually
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
Using the Flash .......................................................... 69
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
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Shooting with High Sensitivity ................................. 104
Specifying Image Size ............................................... 77
Recording Images of Business Cards
and Documents (Business Shot) ............................. 105
Specifying Image Quality ........................................... 78
To use Business Shot
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Printing an ID Photo
Auto Focus
the Macro Mode
Pan Focus
the Infinity Mode
Manual Focus
Focus Lock
106
Recording an ID Photo ............................................. 107
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 79
Using
Using
Using
Using
Using
Using
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Reducing the Effects of Hand or
Subject Movement ................................................... 103
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 74
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Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode) ........................................ 97
Using Zoom ................................................................ 65
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
90
Specifying the Exposure Mode .................................. 92
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Recording a Movie ................................................... 109
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Specifying Movie Image Quality
Recording a Movie
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Recording Audio ....................................................... 113
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
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Using the Histogram ................................................. 116
Displaying the 9-image View .................................... 145
REC Mode Camera Settings .................................... 119
Displaying the Calendar Screen .............................. 146
Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘] Keys
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Selecting the Metering Mode
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Resetting the Camera
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Playing a Slideshow ................................................. 147
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 149
Adding Audio to a Snapshot .................................... 151
To re-record audio
Displaying Camera Images on a TV Screen ........... 154
Selecting the Video Output System
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PLAYBACK
156
DELETING FILES
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 157
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 158
Basic Playback Operation ........................................ 129
Playing an Audio Snapshot
152
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ....................... 153
130
Zooming the Display Image ..................................... 131
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FILE MANAGEMENT
Resizing an Image ................................................... 132
Folders ...................................................................... 159
Cropping an Image ................................................... 133
Memory Folders and Files
Playing and Editing a Movie ..................................... 135
Playing a Movie
Editing a Movie
Capturing a Still Image from a Movie
(MOTION PRINT)
159
Protecting Files ........................................................ 160
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To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
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Using the FAVORITE Folder .................................... 161
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To
To
To
To
Adjusting White Balance of a Recorded Image ....... 141
Adjusting Image Brightness ..................................... 143
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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
175
Configuring Sound Settings ..................................... 165
To configure sound settings
To set the confirmation tone volume level
To set the audio volume level for movie and audio
snapshot playback
USING A MEMORY CARD
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 176
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165
To insert a memory card into the camera
To replace the memory card
Formatting a Memory Card
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Copying Files ............................................................ 179
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 166
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a
memory card
To copy a specific file from a memory card to
built-in memory
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 167
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Setting the Clock ...................................................... 168
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
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DPOF ........................................................................ 183
Using World Time ..................................................... 170
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
PRINTING IMAGES
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
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Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT ............... 186
Changing the Display Language .............................. 171
Date Printing
Changing the USB Port Protocol ............................. 172
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PRINT Image Matching III ............................................ 191
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
Configuring [
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 173
Exif Print ................................................................... 192
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 174
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
APPENDIX
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ......... 193
Menu Reference ....................................................... 224
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 200
Indicator Lamp Reference ........................................ 227
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images to a
Computer .................................................................. 204
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 230
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
Display Messages
Memory Data ............................................................ 205
DCF Protocol
Memory Folder Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
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Specifications ........................................................... 238
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ......... 209
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
Managing Images on a PC
Retouching, Reorienting, and Printing a Snapshot
Playing a Movie
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 219
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
Managing Images on a Macintosh
Playing a Movie
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To register as a camera user
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• Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• 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 due to the use or malfunction of the
EX-Z120.
• 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.
• Note that the example screens and product
illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ
somewhat by the screens and configuration of the
actual camera.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, and
DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
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■ 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).
Features
• REC mode or PLAY mode power up (page 46)
Press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera
and enter the mode you want to use.
• Mode dial (page 55)
A turn of the mode dial selects from among eight different
recording modes.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, and
audio 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.
• 12X zoom (page 65)
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• Triple Self-timer (page 74)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Quick Shutter (page 81)
When you press the shutter button all the way down
without pausing, the camera immediately records the
image without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed.
This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you
wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
• Auto Focus Area Selection (page 82)
When “
Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at nine
different points and automatically selects the best one.
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• Voice Recording (page 115)
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• Three exposure modes (pages 92, 94, 95)
Three exposure modes control aperture and shutter
speed: aperture priority AE (A Mode), shutter speed
priority AE (S Mode), and manual exposure (M Mode).
• Calendar screen (page 146)
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 file recorded for
that date, which helps to make searching for a particular
file quicker and easier.
• BEST SHOT (page 98)
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 images
every time.
• Slideshow (page 147)
A slideshow automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• Business Shot (page 105)
Business Shot automatically corrects rectangular shapes
when recording the image of a business card, document,
whiteboard, or similar subjects from an angle.
• Connect the camera to a TV with the AV cable and
use the TV screen for image recording and viewing
(page 154)
• easy mode (page 61)
This feature eliminates troublesome setups.
• Selectable Sound Settings (page 165)
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter button half-way or
all the way, or perform a key operation.
• Movie recording with audio (page 109)
VGA size, 28 fps, Motion JPEG AVI format
• MOTION PRINT (page 140)
Capture frames from a movie and create still images that
are suitable for printing.
• World Time (page 170)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Audio Snapshot mode (page 113)
Use this mode to record snapshots that also include
audio.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 175)
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• DCF Data Storage (page 205)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 183)
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.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
(pages 212, 215, 221)
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.
• PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT support
(page 186)
Connect directly to a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
compatible printer and you can print images without going
through a computer.
• PRINT Image Matching III Compatible (page 191)
Images include PRINT Image Matching III data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• Transfer images to a computer simply by connecting
the camera with a USB cable (pages 193, 200)
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■ Directly Viewing the Sun or Bright Light
Precautions
• Never look at the sun or any other bright light through
the camera’s viewfinder. Doing so can damage your
eyesight.
General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-Z120. All references in this manual
to “camera” refer to the CASIO EX-Z120 Digital Camera.
■ Flash
• Never use the flash unit in areas where flammable or
explosive gas may be present. Such conditions create
the risk of fire and explosion.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person
operating a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with
the driver’s vision and creates the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash too close to the eyes of the subject.
Doing so creates the risk of loss of eyesight.
■ Test for proper operation before using the
camera!
• Before using the camera to record important images,
make sure you first record a number of test images and
check the results to ensure that the camera is
configured correctly and operating properly (page 57).
■ Avoid Use While In Motion
• Never use the camera to record or play back images
while operating an automobile or other vehicle, or while
walking. Looking at the monitor while in motion creates
the risk of serious accident.
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■ Display Panel
■ Smoke, abnormal odor, overheating, and
other abnormalities
• 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.
• 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.
■ Connections
• 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.
■ Transport
• Never operate the camera inside of an aircraft or
anywhere else where operation of such devices is
restricted. Improper use creates the risk of serious
accident.
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■ Water and Foreign Matter
■ Dropping and Rough Treatment
• 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.
• Continued use of the camera after it is damaged by
dropping or other rough treatment creates the risk of
fire and electric shock. Immediately perform the
following steps whenever any of the above symptoms
are present.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. 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.
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
• Never expose the camera to fire, which can cause it to
explode and creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
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■ Disassembly and Modification
■ Backing Up Important Data
• 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.
• Always keep backup copies of important data in
camera memory by transferring it to a computer or
other storage device. Note that data can be deleted in
the case of camera malfunction, repair, etc.
■ Memory Protection
■ Locations To Be Avoided
• 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.
• 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.
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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 risk 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 any of the following conditions
while using, charging, or storing batteries, immediately
remove them from the camera, and keep them away
from open flame:
— Fluid leaking
— Emission of a strange odor
— Heat emission
— Battery discoloration
— Battery deformation
— Any other battery abnormality
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• 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 or leave batteries near open flame.
— Never place batteries in a microwave oven, throw
them into fire, or otherwise expose them to intense
heat.
— Make sure batteries are oriented correctly when you
load them into the camera.
— 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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■ AC Adaptor (Option)
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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■ Battery Life
Data Error Precautions
• 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.
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
— 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. 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 236). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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Operating conditions
Condensation
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F). When using the
alkaline batteries that come bundled with the camera,
certain conditions (the amount of time the batteries spent
in storage before being used, operating temperature,
recording conditions) can cause failure of the camera to
operate at temperatures below 5°C (41°F). Because of
this, use of rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries is
recommended.
• 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
• 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 cover open for a
few hours.
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Power Supply
Caring for your camera
• SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR-3UB,or
HR-3UF batteries are recommended when using
rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries to power this
camera.
• 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 168).
• 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.
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the flash
can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid
touching the flash. If the flash becomes dirty, wipe it clean
with a soft, dry cloth.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain
types of images, such as a slight bend in lines that should
be straight. This is due to the characteristics of lens, and
does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
Other
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
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QUICK START GUIDE
Load the batteries into the camera
1. Load the bundled AA-size batteries (LR6) into the camera (page 38).
• You can also use commercially available AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries and AA-size lithium
batteries (FR6) to power the camera.
• SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR-3UB,or HR-3UF batteries are recommended when using
rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries to power this camera.
• Be sure to specify the type of battery you are using to power the camera (page 40).
1
3
Stopper
2
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To configure display language and clock settings
• Be sure to configure the following settings
before using the camera to record images.
See page 52 for details.
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the language you
1
want.
3. Press [SET] to register the language setting.
4. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the geographical area
you want, and then press [SET].
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the city you want, and then
press [SET].
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the summer time (DST) setting
you want, and then press [SET].
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the date format setting you
[왖]
[왗]
[왘]
[왔]
[SET]
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.
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To record an image
See page 55 for details.
Before using a commercially available memory card, be
sure to first format it using the camera’s formatting
procedure. For details about formatting a memory card, see
page 178.
Snapshot mode icon
Green operation lamp
3
1
3
4
1. Press [
] (REC).
• This enters the REC (recording) mode.
Focus frame
2. Align the mode dial with “
” (Snapshot mode).
3. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen or viewfinder to compose the image, and
then press the shutter button half way.
• When the camera finishes its Auto Focus operation, the
focus frame will turn green and the green operation lamp
lights.
4. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
button all the way down.
2
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To view a recorded image
To delete an image
See page 129 for details.
See page 157 for details.
1
1
2, 3, 4, 5
2
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
• This enters the PLAY (playback) mode.
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through the
images.
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Press [왔] (
).
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the image you want to
delete.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] 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
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
This term as used in this
manual:
“digital noise”
About This Manual
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
■ Button Operations
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
■ Terminology
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
Tiny flecks or “snow” in a
recorded image or on the
monitor screen, which makes
the image look grainy.
■ On-screen Text
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
Means this:
“camera”
The CASIO EX-Z120 Digital
Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 57)
“batteries”
The AA-size alkaline batteries
“a REC mode”
The currently selected
recording mode (Snapshot,
BEST SHOT, easy, Aperture
Priority AE, Shutter Speed
Priority AE, Manual Exposure,
Voice Recording, movie)
■ Supplementary Information
•
IMPORTANT!
indicates very important
information you need to know in order to use the camera
correctly.
•
NOTE
indicates information that is useful when
operating the camera.
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■ File Memory
General Guide
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 following illustrations show the names of each
component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
• The camera’s built-in memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
■ Front
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 206.
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1
1 Zoom controller
2 Shutter button
3 Power button
4 Flash
5 Finder
6 Microphone
7 Lens
8 Self-timer lamp
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8 7
45 6
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■ Back
■ Side
9 0
AB
J [DC IN 3V]
C
J
K
L
D
E
(AC adaptor
connector)
K [USB/AV]
(USB/AV port)
L Terminal panel cover
[왖]
I
H
F
[왗]
[왘]
[왔]
[SET]
M Memory card slot
N Memory card cover
G
9 Finder
0 Operation lamp
A [ ] (PLAY mode) button
B [ ] (REC mode) button
C Mode dial
D Strap ring
E [DISP] button
F [왖][왔][왗][왘]
G [SET] button
H [MENU] button
I Monitor Screen
M
N
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Open Terminal Panel Cover/
Memory Card Cover
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■ Bottom
O Battery compartment
P Battery cover
Q Stopper
R Tripod screw hole
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
S Speaker
S
RQ
P O
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
• Note that the example screens in this chapter are for illustrative purposes only. They do not exactly match the screen
contents actually produced on the camera.
REC Modes
■ Screen Indicators
1 2 3 4 567
1 Flash mode indicator
89
Auto
0
appears momentarily
when you select auto focus,
and then disappears.
3 White balance indicator
Flash Off
F
E
•
(page 69)
A
B
C
None
1-Image
10s
Self-timer 10 sec
(page 89)
2s
Self-timer 2 sec
Flash On
Red-eye reduction
AWB
x3
Triple self-timer
appears momentarily
when you select Auto as the
flash mode, and then
disappears.
• If the camera detects that
flash is required while auto
flash is selected, the flash on
indicator will appear when the
shutter button is pressed half
way.
2 Focus mode indicator
(page 79)
Auto Focus
Macro
Auto
Daylight
•
D
5 Self-timer (page 74)
Cloudy
Shade
Aperture Priority AE
Tungsten
Shutter Speed Priority
AE
Manual
•
AWB appears momentarily
when you select auto white
balance, and then
disappears.
None
Manual Focus
Single shot
Continuous shutter
30
easy
Daylight
mode (page 97)
Infinity
Snapshot
BEST SHOT
Day White
4 Continuous Shutter
Pan Focus
6 REC modes (page 55)
Manual Exposure
Movie
Voice Recording
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7 Metering mode indicator
(page 124)
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
8 • Snapshots: Image size
(page 77)
9 • Snapshots: Memory capacity
(pages 59, 238)
• Movies: Remaining recording
time (page 111)
0 • Snapshots: Image quality
(page 78)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
• Movies: Image quality
(page 110)
HQ
: High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP
: Long Play
A EV value (page 87)
NOTE
• Changing the setting of any one of the following
functions will cause Icon Help text to appear on the
monitor screen.
Flash mode, Focus mode, White balance, Self-timer,
REC modes, EV shift
B Date and time
(page 168)
C Battery capacity
(page 39)
D Histogram (page 116)
E Anti Shake indicator
(page 103)
F Focus frame
(page 58)
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
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■ Exposure Panel
G
The exposure panel is an area in the lower right corner of
the REC modes monitor screen that shows various
adjustable parameters. You can also use the exposure
panel to adjust exposure settings.
H
I
J
Exposure
Panel
K
G Digital zoom indicator (page 67)
H ISO sensitivity (page 123)
• The following explains the items that appear on the
exposure panel. Note that the current REC mode
determines which items appear.
I Aperture value (pages 33, 59, 92, 95)
J Shutter speed value (pages 33, 59, 94, 95)
K Zoom indicator (page 67)
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
NOTE
• An out of range aperture, shutter speed, or ISO
sensitivity setting causes the corresponding monitor
screen value to turn amber.
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1 Aperture value (pages 92, 95)
Use this item to adjust the aperture.
• The aperture value is displayed in the
exposure panel when the mode dial is
set to “A” (aperture priority AE) or “M”
(manual exposure).
3 EV shift (exposure compensation value)
(page 87)
Use this item to adjust the exposure
compensation (EV shift) value.
• The EV shift value appears in the
exposure panel when the mode dial is
set to “A” (aperture priority AE) or “S”
(shutter speed priority AE). The EV
shift value also appears when the
mode dial is set to any setting other
than “M” (manual exposure) when “EV
Shift” is assigned as the “L/R Key”
function (page 120).
Aperture value
2 Shutter speed (pages 94, 95)
Use this item to adjust the shutter
speed.
• The shutter speed is displayed in the
exposure panel when the mode dial is
set to “S” (shutter speed priority AE) or
“M” (manual exposure).
Shutter speed
EV shift
4 Manual Focus (MF) setting (page 85)
Use this item for adjust focus
manually.
• The manual focus setting item is
displayed in the exposure panel
when manual focus is selected
(indicated by “
” on the monitor
screen) using [왖] (
).
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MF setting
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5 • Snapshots: Image Size
PLAY Mode
12
(page 77)
• Movies: Image quality
(page 110)
HQ
: High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP
: Long Play
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
F
E
D
6 ISO sensitivity (page 123)
7 Aperture value
(pages 59, 92, 95)
8 Shutter speed value
(pages 59, 94, 95)
CB A 0
9 Date and time
(page 168)
1 PLAY mode file type
Snapshot
(page 159)
Movie
Example : When a file named
CIMG0023.JPG is stored in a folder
named 100CASIO
Audio Snapshot
Voice Recording
2 Image protection
indicator (page 160)
0 Metering mode indicator
3 Folder name/File name
(page 124)
(pages 89, 141)
AWB
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Day White
Daylight
Tungsten
Manual
B Flash mode indicator
(page 69)
Flash On
Flash Off
Red-eye reduction
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
100-0023
Folder name
A White balance indicator
C REC modes (page 55)
Snapshot, easy
BEST SHOT
File name
Aperture Priority AE
4 • Snapshots: Image quality
Shutter Speed Priority AE
(page 78)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
• Movies: Recording time (page 111)
Manual Exposure
D Battery capacity
(page 39)
E Histogram (page 116)
F EV value (page 87)
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IMPORTANT!
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
• Some information may not display properly if you
display an image that was recorded using a different
digital camera model.
Each press of [DISP] changes the contents of the monitor
screen as shown below.
■ REC Modes
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Indicators on
Histogram on
Monitor screen off
Indicators off
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■ PLAY Mode
IMPORTANT!
Indicators on
• Pressing [DISP] will not change monitor screen
contents during standby or recording of an audio
snapshot.
• You can use [DISP] to turn off the monitor screen
only when voice recording in a REC mode. You
cannot turn off the monitor screen for any other
recording function.
• Pressing [DISP] in the Voice Recording REC mode
toggles the monitor screen on (“indicators on”) and
off. While a Voice Recording file is displayed in the
PLAY mode, pressing [DISP] toggles between
“indicators on” and “indicators off”.
• When playing back the content of a Voice Recording
file while “indicators off” is selected (Voice Recording
file icon only on the monitor screen), the monitor
screen will go black about two seconds after you
press [SET] to start playback. The Voice Recording
file icon (indicators off) will reappear after playback is
complete.
Histogram/Details on
Indicators off
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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 alkaline batteries is supplied with the camera.
The other items listed below are available separately.
■ Batteries
Strap ring
• Two AA-size alkaline batteries: LR6 (bundled)
• Two AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries
(SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.)
: HR-3UA (Rated Capacitance 2100 mAh)
HR-3UB (Rated Capacitance 2300 mAh)
HR-3UF (Rated Capacitance 2500 mAh)
• Two AA-size lithium batteries: FR6
• 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!
• 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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To load batteries
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR3UB,or HR-3UF batteries are recommended when using
rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries to power
this camera. For charging, use only a charger
specifically recommended for HR-3UA , HR-3UB, or HR3UF batteries.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Slide the stopper on the bottom of the camera
in the direction indicated by the arrow, and
then slide the battery cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
■ Household Current
• AC Adaptor: AD-C30
Stopper
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■ Low Battery Indicator
3. Load batteries as
shown in the
illustration.
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 the batteries
whenever either of these indicators appears.
Battery Level
4. While pressing down
High
Low
Indicator
at the point indicated
by the arrow in the
illustration, slide the
battery cover closed.
• Note that how the battery level indicator changes from
one level to the next depends on the characteristics of the
particular battery being used.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• See page 241 for information about battery life.
• Use only AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), AA-size
lithium batteries (FR6), or AA-size rechargeable
nickel metal hydride batteries to power this camera.
• SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR3UB,or HR-3UF batteries are recommended when
using rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries to
power this camera.
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■ Tips to Make the Batteries Last Longer
■ Specifying the Battery Type
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode (page 69).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
48) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
• You can also conserve battery power by using [DISP] to
turn off the monitor screen.
The camera optimizes operation for the type of battery you
are using, which helps to maximize battery life.
1. Turn on the camera.
2. Press [MENU].
• See “Using the On-screen Menus” (page 49) for
information about how to use menus.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Battery Type”, and
then press [왘].
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the type of battery
you are using, and then press [SET].
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When using this type of battery:
Select this setting:
AA-size alkaline (LR6)
Alkaline
AA-size rechargeable nickel metal
hydride (HR-3UA, HR-3UB, or
HR-3UF SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.)
Nickel Metal
Hydride
AA-size lithium (FR6)
Lithium
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IMPORTANT!
Battery Precautions
• Proper camera operation is not guaranteed when this
setting does not match the type of battery you are
using to power the camera. Specifying the wrong
type of battery can cause power to suddenly turn off
without retracting the lens, improper display of
remaining battery power, etc.
■ Battery Handling Precautions
Misuse of batteries can cause them to leak or explode,
which damages and corrodes the area around the batteries
and creates the risk of fire and personal injury. Make sure
you observe the following precautions when using
batteries.
To replace the 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.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Carefully tilt the
camera until the
batteries slide out.
• Take care to avoid
dropping the
batteries.
3. Load a new set of batteries into the camera
(page 38).
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■ Alkaline Battery Life
Example2 : Approximately 40 shots when shooting at a
temperature of 0°C (32°F).
MX1500 DURACELL ULTRA alkaline
batteries, monitor on, zoom operation
between full wide and full telephoto every 30
seconds, during which two images are
recorded with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
• Note that the above number of shots is approximate and
is provided for reference only. They in no way guarantee
that you will be able to achieve a certain level of
performance under the conditions described above. The
characteristics of the alkaline batteries being used and
certain recording conditions may cause the camera to fail
to operate at temperatures of 5°C (41°F) and lower.
• The PLAY mode requires less power than the REC mode.
If you experience a problem turning on the camera in a
REC mode, try switching to the PLAY mode.
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.
• When using alkaline batteries, intermittent use of the
camera can shorten the life of the batteries.
• When using alkaline batteries, use of the camera in cold
temperatures as described below can shorten the life of
the batteries.
Example1 : Approximately 40 shots when shooting at a
temperature of 0°C (32°F).
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. alkaline
batteries, monitor on, zoom operation
between full wide and full telephoto every 30
seconds, during which two images are
recorded with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
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■ Using Rechargeable Batteries
■ Refreshing Rechargeable Batteries
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR-3UB, or
HR-3UF batteries are recommended when using
rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries to power this
camera.
Batteries can start to lose their ability to retain a charge if
you do not use them for a long time or when you charge
them repeatedly without allowing their current charge to be
used up completely. If this happens, you may be able to
restore battery capacity by performing the following “battery
refresh” operation to fully discharge the batteries.
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.
• Batteries cannot be recharged while they are loaded
in the camera.
1. Load the chargeable batteries into the camera.
2. While holding down [MENU], press the power button.
This should cause the firmware version screen to flash
on the monitor screen.
3. Leave the camera on until the batteries run out of power
and the camera turns off.
• The battery refresh operation can take as long as 10
hours. The actual amount of time required depends on
battery conditions.
4. After the camera turns off, remove the batteries and
charge them.
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IMPORTANT!
Using AC Power
• Performing the battery refresh operation reduces the
battery charge level to almost zero. Never load
refreshed batteries into the camera without charging
them first. Though you may be able to momentarily
turn on the camera while refreshed uncharged
batteries are loaded, power may suddenly fail,
leaving the lens extended, or some other misoperation may occur.
• You do not need to perform the above operation
each time you charge the batteries. Only use it if you
notice that you are getting less operation between
charges. Note that you may eventually reach the
point when even the above operation will not refresh
batteries. If this happens, it means that the
rechargeable batteries have reached the end of their
service life and that you will need to purchase new
rechargeable batteries.
• The above procedure and notes are all based upon
use of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd, type HR-3UA, HR3UB, or HR-3UF rechargeable nickel metal hydride
batteries.
You need to purchase the optionally available AC adaptor
(AD-C30) in order to be able to power the camera using AC
power.
1. Connect the AC power cord to the AC
adaptor.
2. Open the camera’s terminal panel cover and
connect the AC adaptor to the port marked
[DC IN 3V].
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■ Using AC Adaptor In Another Geographic
Area
3. Plug the AC power cord into an electrical
outlet.
• 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.
• Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage converter.
[DC IN 3V]
AC adaptor
Terminal panel cover
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) or [
] (PLAY). The
green operation lamp will 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
[
Power button
] (REC)
] (PLAY)
Green operation lamp
[
] (PLAY)
[
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] (REC)
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■ To turn off the camera
NOTE
• Pressing [
] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [
] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in a 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 [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY), or to
turn off when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY).
For details, see “Configuring [
] (REC) and [
]
(PLAY) Power On/Off Functions” on page 173.
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 avoid any interference with the lens operation
or allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.
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● See “Using the On-screen Menus” (page 49) 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 a 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 [왖] and [왔] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
1. Turn on the camera.
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
2. Press [MENU].
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[왘].
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• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
Using the On-screen Menus
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 a REC mode
or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example menu
procedure in a REC mode.
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device
— While a slideshow is in progress
— While playing back a voice recording file
— While a movie is being recorded
1. Press the power
— While playing back a movie
button or [
Power button
] (REC).
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
press [
] (PLAY).
[
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2. Press [MENU].
● Menu Screen Operations
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
Tab
[MENU]
[왖]
[왘]
[왗]
[왔]
[SET ]
Settings
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When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [왗] and [왘].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [왔].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [왖].
Move between the settings
Press [왖] and [왔].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [왘] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [왖] and [왔].
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection
Press [왗].
Exit the menu screen
Press [MENU].
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3. Press [왗] or [왘] to select the tab you want,
6. Perform one of the following operations to
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
apply the setting you configured.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [왘].
• Instead of pressing [왘],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“Continuous”
item.
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 [왗].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [왗].
2. Use [왖] to move back up to
tab selection.
IMPORTANT!
• See “Menu Reference” on page 224 for more
information about menus.
• Entering the easy mode (page 61) changes display
contents to three menu items each, using larger size
characters. The easy mode also displays simple onscreen help.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the currently
selected setting.
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• A built-in backup battery retains the date and time
settings of the camera for about 48 hours if the
camera is not supplied with power. Date and time
settings will be cleared when the backup battery
goes dead. The following are the conditions when
power is not being supplied to the camera.
— When the batteries are dead or removed from the
camera
— Disconnecting the AC adaptor while it is being
used to power the camera (without batteries
loaded)
• The date and time setting screen will appear on the
monitor screen the next time you turn on the camera
after the date and time settings have been cleared. If
this happens, reconfigure the date and time settings.
• If you make a mistake when setting the language or
clock with the following procedure, you will need to
use the camera’s menu to individually change the
language (page 171) or clock (page 168) settings.
• You will not be able to edit time data stored with
images that are recorded while the camera’s time
setting is wrong.
• Even if you configure date and time settings, the
date and time are not stamped into the images
themselves. Note, however, that you can specify
inclusion of the date inside of an image when printing
(page 190).
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
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.
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
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3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
To configure display language and clock
settings
[왘] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
1. Press the power button, [
[
] (REC) or
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
[왘] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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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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6. Use [왖] and [왔] to
7. Set the current date
select the date format
setting you want, and
then press [SET].
and the time.
Example: December 24, 2005
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
05/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/05
DD/MM/YY
12/24/05
MM/DD/YY
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [왖] and [왔].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [왗] and [왘].
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.
Recording an Image
•
(Snapshot mode)
Use this mode to record still images. This is the mode you
should normally use for image recording.
•
(BEST SHOT mode)
This mode makes camera setup as easy as selecting the
applicable sample scene. Select one of the BEST SHOT
scenes and the camera automatically configures itself
with the setup for that scene (page 98).
•
(easy mode)
This mode eliminates troublesome setups (page 61) .
•
(Aperture Priority AE mode)
In this mode, you select the aperture, and other settings
are adjusted accordingly (page 92).
•
(Shutter Speed Priority AE mode)
In this mode, you select the shutter speed, and other
settings are adjusted accordingly (page 94).
•
(Manual Exposure mode)
This mode gives you total control over aperture and
shutter speed settings (page 95).
•
(Voice Recording mode)
Use this mode to record audio only (page 115).
•
(Movie mode)
Use this mode to record movies (page 111).
Specifying the Recording Mode
Your CASIO digital camera has eight recording modes,
each of which is described below. Before recording an
image, use the mode dial to select the recording mode that
suits the type of image you are trying to record.
Snapshot mode
BEST SHOT mode
easy mode
Aperture Priority AE mode
Shutter Speed Priority AE
mode
Manual Exposure mode
Mode dial
Voice Recording mode
Movie mode
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NOTE
Snapshot mode icon
Aiming the Camera
• The icon of the currently
selected recording mode
(like
for the Snapshot
mode) is displayed on the
monitor screen.
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.
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• Horizontal
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
• Vertical
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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IMPORTANT!
Recording an Image
(Snapshot Mode)
• Make sure your fingers and the strap do not block
the flash, microphone, self-timer lamp or lens.
Self-timer lamp
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 175).
Flash
Microphone
After purchasing a memory card, be sure to load it into
the camera and format it before trying to use it (page
178).
Lens
NOTE
• Moving the camera as you press the shutter button
or while the Auto Focus operation is being performed
(when you press the shutter button half way) can
cause blurring of the image. Press the shutter button
carefully, taking care to avoid camera movement.
This is especially important when available lighting is
low, which slows down the shutter speed.
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1. Press the power button or [
2. Align the mode dial
] (REC) to turn
Power button
[
Snapshot mode icon
with “ ” (Snapshot
mode) (page 55).
on the camera.
]
• The
(Snapshot
mode) icon is displayed
on the monitor screen
while the Snapshot
mode is selected.
Focus frame
• This causes an image or a message to appear on
the monitor screen, and then enters the currently
selected recording mode.
3. Compose the image on the monitor screen so
the main subject is within the focus frame.
• The focusing range of the camera depends on focus
mode you are using (page 79).
• 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 currently selected recording mode.
• You can compose images using either the monitor
screen or the optical viewfinder (page 64).
• When using the optical viewfinder to compose
images, you can use [DISP] to turn off the monitor
screen and conserve battery power.
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● Green Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
4. Press the shutter button half
way to focus the image.
• When you press the shutter
button half way, the camera’s
Auto Focus feature automatically
focuses the image, and displays
the shutter speed value, the
aperture value, and the ISO
sensitivity.
• You can tell whether
the image is focused
by observing the
focus frame and the
green operation
lamp.
Shutter button
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.
• The monitor screen uses various indicators and
icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
Green operation lamp
Continuous
Shutter mode
White balance
Focus mode
Flash
mode
Self-timer
REC modes
Metering mode indicator
Memory capacity
(Snapshots)
Image quality
(Snapshots)
Image size
(Snapshots)
EV shift
Date and time
ISO sensitivity
Aperture value*1
Shutter speed value*2
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*1 The size of the opening (aperture) that allows light
passing through the lens to reach the CCD. A larger
aperture value indicates a smaller opening for light to
pass through. The camera adjusts this setting
automatically.
*2 The amount of time the shutter remains open, allowing
light passing through the lens to reach the CCD. A
larger shutter speed value indicates that the shutter
remains open longer, which means more light reaches
the CCD. The camera adjusts this setting automatically.
IMPORTANT!
• When the “REC” tab’s “Quick Shutter” setting is
turned on (page 81), the camera immediately records
the image without waiting for Auto Focus to be
performed when you press the shutter release all the
way down without pausing. This helps to ensure that
you are able to capture exactly the moment you
want.
5. After making sure that the
image is focused properly,
press the shutter button the
rest of the way down to
record.
• The number of images you can
record depends on the image
size and the image quality setting
you are using
(pages 77, 78, 238).
Shutter button
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Using the easy Mode
■ Using the easy Mode Menu
The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups. This mode
is recommended for those who are new to digital imaging.
In the easy mode, menu display is limited to flash, selftimer, and image size settings. All other settings are fixed
automatically at preset optimum values.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “ ”
1. Press [MENU].
(page 55).
• This enters the easy mode and causes “
appear on the monitor screen.
• The easy menu
displays larger text than
other mode menus.
” to
2. Compose the image on the monitor screen so
the subject is within the focus frame.
3. Press the shutter button half way to focus the
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the menu item you
image.
want, and then press [SET].
• The focus frame will turn green and green operation
lamp will light when focusing is complete.
• On-screen pop-up help text provides a brief
explanation of each setting.
4. After making sure that the image is focused
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
properly, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down to record.
want, and then press [SET].
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Menu Item:
Flash
Recording Precautions
Available Settings:
(Auto Flash) /
(Flash On) /
■ Recording Precautions
(Flash Off)
Self-timer
Image Size
• Never open the battery 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 123), the camera automatically adjusts its
sensitivity in accordance with the brightness of the
subject. This can cause some digital noise (graininess) to
appear in images of relatively dark subjects.
(10-second self-timer) / Off
7M / 3M / VGA
• Underlined settings indicate initial defaults.
4. After making the menu settings you want,
select “Exit Menu” and then press [SET].
• See the following sections for full details about each
setting.
— Using the Flash (page 69)
— Using the Self-timer (page 74)
— Specifying Image Size (page 77)
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■ About Auto Focus
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 123), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a faster shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off
(page 69).
• Bright light shining on the lens can cause images to
appear “washed out”. This tends to happen when
recording images outdoors in bright sunlight. To protect
against this, use your free hand to shade the lens from
the light.
• Proper focus may be difficult or even impossible when
shooting the following types of subjects.
— Solid color walls or subjects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit subjects
— Very shiny objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple subjects that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
— Subjects outside the shooting range of the camera
• Proper focus may also be difficult or impossible if the
camera is moving.
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that the resulting image will be in
focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 86) or manual
focus (page 85).
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■ About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Using the Optical Viewfinder
• The image shown on the monitor screen in a 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 digital noise (graininess) in the
monitor screen image.
• Very bright light inside of an image can cause a vertical
band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is a
CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does
not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical
smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a
snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a movie (page
109).
You can conserve battery power by turning off the
camera’s monitor screen (page 35) and using the optical
viewfinder to compose images. The optical viewfinder also
comes in handy when shooting in areas where the monitor
screen is difficult to view because available lighting is dim,
etc.
IMPORTANT!
• The visible area framed by the viewfinder shows the
image that would be recorded at a distance of about
one meter (3.3˝). When recording a subject that is
closer to you than one meter, the recorded image will
be lower than what you can see inside the viewfinder
area.
Optical viewfinder
Area recorded at
distances less than
one meter (3.3˝)
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Area visible in
the viewfinder
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• Since the monitor screen shows exactly what will be
recorded, always use it for composing images in the
Macro and Manual Focus modes.
Using Zoom
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom. Normally, the camera automatically
switches over to digital zoom after you reach the maximum
limit for optical zoom. You can, however, configure the
camera to disable digital zoom, if you want.
Optical Zoom
The optical zoom range is 1X to 3X.
1. In a REC mode, move
Zoom controller
the zoom controller left
or right to zoom.
• Moving the zoom
controller as far as it
goes in either direction
will zoom at high speed.
To do this:
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Move the zoom
controller in this
direction:
Zoom out for a wider view
(main subject becomes smaller)
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in for a closer view (main
subject becomes larger)
(Telephoto)
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NOTE
Zoom out
• 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).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
while recording with the Auto Focus mode, Macro
mode, or manual focus, a value will appear on the
monitor screen to tell you the focusing range (pages
80, 83, 85).
• Optical zoom is disabled during movie recording.
Digital zoom only is available. Make sure you select
the optical zoom setting you want to use before you
press the shutter button to start movie recording
(page 109).
Zoom in
2. Compose the image, and then press the
shutter button.
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Digital Zoom
■ To record an image using digital zoom
Digital zoom digitally enlarges the part of the image at the
center of the image screen. The range of digital zoom is 3X
to 12X (in combination with optical zoom).
1. In a REC mode, hold
Digital zoom indicator
the zoom controller
towards
(telephoto) side.
IMPORTANT!
• This causes the zoom
indicator to appear on
the display.
• When you perform a digital zoom operation, the
camera manipulates the image data to enlarge the
center of the image. Unlike optical zoom, an image
enlarged with digital zoom appears coarser than the
original.
Zoom indicator
2. When the zoom pointer reaches the optical/
digital zoom switch over point, it will stop.
Digital
Zoom range
Optical Zoom range
1X
3X
12X
Zoom pointer
Optical/digital zoom switch over point
• The above shows what the zoom indicator looks like
when digital zoom is turned on (page 68). The digital
zoom range is not displayed when digital zoom is
turned off.
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■ To turn digital zoom on and off
3. Release the zoom controller momentarily, and
(telephoto) side again
then slide it towards
to move the zoom pointer into the digital
zoom range.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
• The zoom pointer will also stop when you move the
pointer back to the switch over point to re-enter the
optical zoom range. Release the zoom controller and
(wide angle) side again to
then slide it towards
move into the optical zoom range.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
4. Compose the image, and then press the
want, and then press [SET].
shutter button.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on digital zoom
On
Turn off digital zoom
Off
• Only the optical zoom range is displayed in the zoom
indicator when digital zoom is turned off.
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To do this:
Using the Flash
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
• The approximate effective range of the flash is shown
below.
Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
Approximately 0.4 to 2.3 meters
(1.3´ to 7.5´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
Approximately 0.4 to 1.2 meters
(1.3´ to 3.9´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
* Depends on zoom factor.
1. In a REC mode, press [왔] (
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
*
appears momentarily when you select Auto as
the flash mode, and then disappears.
).
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• Each press of [왔] (
) cycles through the flash
mode settings described below on the monitor
screen.
Flash mode indicator
[ 왔] (
Select this setting:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)*
)
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■ Flash On
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.
• Using the flash while “Auto” is selected for the ISO
Sensitivity setting increases sensitivity, which can
cause large amounts of digital noise to appear in the
image. You can reduce digital noise by using a lower
ISO Sensitivity setting. Note, however, that this also
has the effect of shortening the flash range (the
range that is covered by the light from the flash)
(page 123).
Select
(Flash On) as the flash mode when backlighting
causes your subject to appear dark, even though there is
enough light to keep the flash from firing automatically.
This will cause the flash to fire and illuminate your subject
whenever you press the shutter button (daylight synchro
flash).
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This happens because the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye.
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IMPORTANT!
Flash Unit Status
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 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.
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter button half way and checking the monitor
screen and red operation lamp.
Red operation lamp*
The
indicator is also shown
on the monitor screen when the
flash unit is ready to fire.
* Red operation lamp
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When the red operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing
Flash unit is charging
Lit
Flash unit is ready to fire
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Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
Perform the following steps to change the flash intensity
setting.
Recording a subject that is outside the flash range can
cause the subject to appear dark in the resulting image,
because not enough of the flash reaches the subject. When
this happens, you can use flash assist to correct the
brightness of the recorded subject, so it appears as if the
flash illumination was sufficient.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Flash Intensity”,
and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To make flash intensity:
Select this setting:
Stronger
+2
Flash assist used
+1
Normal
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
0
–1
Weaker
Flash assist not used
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
–2
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Flash Assist”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [왘].
• Flash intensity may not change if the subject is too
far or too close to the camera.
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■ Flash Precautions
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Auto”, and then
press [SET].
Flash
• 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.
• Selecting “Off” disables flash assist.
IMPORTANT!
• Flash assist may not produce the desired result for
some types of subjects.
• Flash assist may have little effect on your image if
you changed any of the following settings when you
recorded it.
— Flash intensity (page 72)
— Exposure compensation (EV shift) (page 87)
— ISO sensitivity (page 123)
— Contrast (page 127)
• Using flash assist can cause an increase of digital
noise in recorded images.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
the flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 7 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire during movie recording.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when camera
battery power is low. If this happens, the flash will not fire
properly and you will not be able to obtain the desired
exposure. Be sure to replace the camera’s batteries as
soon as possible when power goes low.
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• When the flash is turned off (
), mount the camera on a
tripod to record images in an area where available lighting
is dim. Recording images under dim lighting without the
flash can cause digital noise, which makes images
appear coarse.
• When red-eye reduction (
) 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.
• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
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 button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you perform
three consecutive self-timer operations to record three
images.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Self-timer”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the self-timer type
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
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To do this:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10s
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2s
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
x3
X3
Disable the self-timer
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown
and then records the first image.
Select this setting:
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.
Off
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
• This causes an
indicator identifying the
selected self-timer type
to appear on the
monitor screen.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
• With the Triple Self-timer,
the camera records a
series of three images in
the sequence described
below.
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5. Press the shutter
Self-timer lamp
NOTE
button to record the
image.
• 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.
• The following functions are not available for use in
combination with the Triple Self-timer.
Business Shot, movie recording functions
• When you press the
shutter button, the selftimer lamp flashes and
the shutter releases
after the self-timer
reaches the end of its
countdown (about 10
seconds or two
seconds).
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown
by pressing the shutter button while the self-timer
lamp is flashing.
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Image Size
Specifying Image Size
“Image size” is the size of the image, expressed as the
number of vertical and horizontal pixels. A “pixel” is one of
the many tiny dots that make up the image. More pixels
provide finer detail when an image is printed, but a higher
pixel count also causes the image’s file size to be larger.
You can select an image size to suit your needs for greater
detail or smaller file size.
• Note that this setting is valid for snapshots only. For
information about movie image size, see page 110.
Print Size
7M*
3072 × 2304
A3 Print
7M
(3:2)
3072 × 2048
(3:2)
2560 × 1920
A3 Print (3:2 horizontal-tovertical ratio)
2M
2048 × 1536
1600 × 1200
A4 Print
3.5˝ × 5˝ Print
VGA
640 × 480
E-mail (optimum size when
attaching image to e-mail)
5M
3M
Larger
A3 Print
Smaller
* “M” stands for “Mega.”
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
• The above print sizes are all approximate values when
printing at a resolution of 200 dpi (dots per inch). Use a
larger setting when you want to print at a higher
resolution or when you plan to produce a larger size print.
• In order to obtain the level of resolution for which your
camera is designed, recording at a maximum image size
(7M) is recommended. Use a smaller image size when
you want to conserve memory capacity.
• Selecting the “3072 × 2048 (3:2)” image size records
images with a 3:2 (horizontal:vertical) aspect ratio, which
is optimal for printing on photographic paper with an
aspect ratio of 3:2.
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Size”, and then
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• When selecting the image size, the image size value
(pixels) will alternate on the display with a
corresponding print size. The print size indicates the
optimum paper size when you print an image that is
the image size you select.
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Specifying Image Quality
Compressing an image before storage can cause a
deterioration of its quality. The more an image is
compressed, the greater the loss of quality. The image
quality setting specifies the compression ratio to be used
when an image is stored in memory. You can select an
image quality setting to suit your needs for higher quality or
smaller file size.
• Note that this setting is valid for snapshots only. For
information about movie image quality, see page 110.
Select this setting:
Fine
Normal image quality and
normal file size
Normal
Low image quality, small file
size
Economy
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
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 31, 238).
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
To get this:
High image quality, large file
size
Quality”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
To set up the camera to do this:
Selecting the Focus Mode
Select this setting:
Focus automatically (Auto Focus)
You can select one of five different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, and Manual Focus.
Perform close-up focus (Macro)
Fix the focal distance (Pan Focus)*
1. In a REC mode, press [왖]
(
[왖 ] (
Perform infinity focus (Infinity)
)
Focus manually (Manual Focus)
).
* Pan Focus can be selected in the movie mode only.
• Each press of [왖] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings in the
sequence shown below.
Focus mode indicator
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Green operation lamp
Using Auto Focus
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter button down half way. The following
is the Auto Focus range.
Range: 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
• Using optical zoom causes the above range to change.
Focus frame
1. Press [왖] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
• “
” appears momentarily when you select auto
focus, and then disappears.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not
focused.
2. Compose the image so the main subject is
3. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to
within the focus frame, and then press the
shutter button half way.
record the image.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the green operation
lamp.
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■ Quick Shutter
NOTE
• When proper focusing is not possible because the
subject is closer than the Auto Focus range, the
camera automatically switches to the Macro mode
range (page 83).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 65) while recording with Auto Focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: AF 앪앪cm - ∞
When Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera immediately
records the image without waiting for Auto Focus to be
performed when you press the shutter release all the way
down. This helps to avoid missing a special moment while
you wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Quick Shutter”,
* 앪앪 will be replaced by the actual focusing range value.
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on Quick Shutter
On
Turn off Quick Shutter
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
For this type of Auto Focus area:
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.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the Auto Focus area
you want, and then press [SET].
•
Spot
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains nine focus points, appears
on the monitor screen first. When you
press the shutter 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.
Multi
Spot
Focus frame
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Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 86).
•
Multi
Focus frame
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NOTE
Using the Macro Mode
• When the Macro mode cannot focus properly
because the subject is too far away, the camera
automatically switches to the Auto Focus range
(page 80).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 65) while recording with the Macro mode, a
value will appear on the monitor screen as shown
below to tell you the focusing range.
Example: 앪앪cm - 앪앪cm
Use the Macro mode when you need to focus on close up
subjects. The following shows the approximate focus range
in the Macro mode.
Range: 10cm to 50cm (3.9˝ to 19.7˝)
• Using optical zoom causes the above range to change.
1. Press [왖] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
* 앪앪 will be replaced by the actual focusing range value.
IMPORTANT!
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• Use of the flash along with the Macro mode can
cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which
can produce unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
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Using Pan Focus
Using the Infinity Mode
Pan Focus comes in handy when recording under
conditions where Auto Focus is difficult for some reason, or
in cases where Auto Focus operation noise is too
noticeable in the movie audio.
The Infinity mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
1. Press [왖] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
1. Press [왖] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Pan Focus can be used in the movie mode only. It is
disabled in all other modes.
NOTE
• If you press the shutter button half way, the focus
distance will appear on the monitor screen.
Example: 앪앪m - 앪앪m
* 앪앪 will be replaced by the actual focusing range value.
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2. While watching the
Using Manual Focus
image on the monitor
screen, use [왗] and
[왘] to focus.
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus range in the
Manual Focus mode.
Optical Zoom Factor
Approximate Focus Range
1X
10cm (3.9˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
40cm (15.7˝) to infinity (∞)
Manual focus position
• Using optical zoom causes the above range to change.
To do this:
1. Press [왖] (
) to
cycle through the
focus mode settings
until “ ” is shown
as the focus mode
indicator.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
Do this:
Focus in on the subject
Press [왗].
Focus out on the subject
Press [왘].
• Pressing [왗] or [왘] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor
screen momentarily to aid in focus. The normal
image will reappear a short while later.
3. Press the shutter button to record the image.
Boundary
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NOTE
Using Focus Lock
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 65) while recording with manual focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: MF 앪앪cm - ∞
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 (
* 앪앪 will be replaced by the actual focusing range value.
1. Using the monitor
Main subject
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
button half way.
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
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2. Keeping the shutter
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
button pressed half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure
setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
Main subject
EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
3. When the image is composed the way you
want, press the shutter button the rest of the
way to record it.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
2. Select the “Quality”
tab, select “EV Shift”,
and then press [왘].
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Exposure compensation
value
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the exposure
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
compensation value, and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Pressing [SET] registers the displayed value.
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
[왖] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation while using multipattern metering (page 124) will cause 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 120) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
a REC mode. This comes in handy when adjusting
exposure compensation while viewing the on-screen
histogram (page 116).
[왔] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Adjusting White Balance
want, and then press [SET].
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (daylight, 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 on a clear day
Outdoor daylight on an overcast or
rainy day, in the shade of a tree, etc.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
In the shade of a building or any other
area where the color temperature is
high
2. Select the “Quality”
tab, select “White
Balance”, and then
press [왘].
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
N
Under daylight fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
D
Under incandescent lighting
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually” (page 90).)
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Manual
B
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance
setting, the camera automatically determines the
white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and
light source conditions can cause problems when the
camera tries to determine the white point, which
makes proper white balance adjustment impossible.
When this happens, use daylight, cloudy, or one of
the other fixed white balance settings to specify the
type of lighting available.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
120) to configure the camera so the white balance
setting changes whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while
in a REC mode.
• If you have key customization configured to control
white balance, select “ AWB Auto WB” to change the
white balance mode to auto.
Certain complex light sources or other environmental
conditions can make it impossible to obtain good results
when “Auto” or one of the fixed light source settings is
selected for white balance. Manual white balance lets you
configure the camera for a particular light source and other
conditions.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. Have a
sheet of white paper on hand before starting the following
procedure.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select a “Quality” tab, select “White
Balance”, and then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
select “Manual”.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen. If you want to use
the same settings you
configured during a
previous manual white
balance setting
operation, skip step 4
and perform step 5.
5. Press [SET].
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the currently selected recording mode.
NOTE
• After you adjust white balance manually, the setting
remains in effect until you change it or until you turn
off the camera.
4. Point the camera at a white paper or similar
object under the lighting conditions for which
you want to set the white balance, and then
press the shutter button.
White paper
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Wide Aperture
Specifying the Exposure Mode
Small Aperture
You can use the mode dial to select the exposure mode,
which controls the aperture and shutter speed settings
used during image recording.
A mode : Aperture Priority AE
S mode : Shutter Speed Priority AE
M mode : Manual Exposure
1. Align the mode dial
with “A” (Aperture
Priority).
Using Aperture Priority AE
When A mode (aperture priority AE) is selected as the
exposure mode, the camera adjusts the shutter speed
automatically in accordance with a fixed aperture value
specified by you. A wider aperture (a lower aperture value)
provides a shallow depth of field, while a small aperture (a
higher aperture value) provides a greater depth of field.
The shutter speed range in this mode is 1/1600 to 1
second.
Aperture value
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2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the aperture value
3. Press the shutter button half way.
(page 33) in the exposure panel, and then use
[왗] and [왘] to change the setting.
Aperture value*
Depth of Field
Wide
• This causes the camera to configure shutter speed
automatically in accordance with the aperture value
you selected. Then it focuses the image.
Small
• The shutter speed and aperture values on the
monitor screen will turn amber when you press the
shutter button half way if the image is over-exposed
or under-exposed.
F2.8 ‚ 4.0
Shallow
Deep
* The above values are full wide angle optical zoom.
Aperture values are different at other optical zoom
settings.
4. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button all the way down to record.
• You could also use [왖] and [왔] to select “EV Shift”
here, and then use [왗] and [왘] to specify an
exposure compensation value (pages 33, 87).
• If you are using manual focus (pages 33, 85), you can
also use [왖] and [왔] to select “FOCUS” (manual focus
adjustment), and then use [왗] and [왘] to focus
manually.
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1. Align the mode dial
Using Shutter Speed Priority AE
with “S” (Shutter
Speed Priority).
When S mode (shutter speed priority AE) is selected as the
exposure mode, the camera adjusts the aperture
automatically in accordance with a fixed shutter speed
specified by you. You should specify a shutter speed in
accordance with how much your subject is moving.
Slow
Fast
Shutter speed
EV shift
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the shutter speed
value (page 33) in the exposure panel, and
then use [왗] and [왘] to change the setting.
Shutter speed
Movement
Slow
60 seconds
Blurred
Fast
1/1600 second
Stopped
• You could also use [왖] and [왔] to select “EV Shift”
here, and then use [왗] and [왘] to specify an
exposure compensation value (pages 33, 87).
• If you are using manual focus (pages 33, 85), you
can also use [왖] and [왔] to select “FOCUS” (manual
focus adjustment), and then use [왗] and [왘] to focus
manually.
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3. Press the shutter button half way.
Setting Exposure Settings Manually
• This causes the camera to configure the aperture
value automatically in accordance with the shutter
speed you selected. Then it focuses the image.
In the M mode (manual exposure), you can adjust shutter
speed and aperture manually.
• The shutter speed and aperture values on the
monitor screen will turn amber when you press the
shutter button half way if the image is over-exposed
or under-exposed.
1. Align the mode dial
with “M” (Manual).
4. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button all the way down to record.
ISO sensitivity Aperture value
Shutter speed
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the aperture value
(page 33) in the exposure panel, and then use
[왗] and [왘] to change the setting.
Aperture value*
Depth of Field
Wide
Small
F2.8 , 4.0
Shallow
Deep
* The above values are full wide angle optical zoom.
Aperture values are different at other optical zoom
settings.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the shutter speed
Exposure Mode Recording Precautions
value (page 33) in the exposure panel, and
then use [왗] and [왘] to change the setting.
Shutter speed
Movement
Slow
60 seconds
Blurred
• You may not be able to achieve the brightness you want
when recording an image that is very dark or very bright.
If this happens, use the M mode (manual exposure) to
adjust the aperture or shutter speed manually.
• Using slow shutter speeds can cause digital noise
(graininess) to appear in the image. Because of this, the
camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction
process whenever the shutter speed is 1/8 second or
slower. The slower the shutter speed, the greater the
possibility that digital noise will be generated in an image.
Also note that the digital noise reduction process can
cause it to take longer to record each image.
• At shutter speeds slower than 1/8 second, the brightness
of the recorded image may not be the same as the
brightness of the image that appears on the monitor
screen.
Fast
1/1600 second
Stopped
• If you are using manual focus (pages 33, 85), you
can also use [왖] and [왔] to select “FOCUS” (manual
focus adjustment), and then use [왗] and [왘] to focus
manually.
4. Press the shutter button half way.
• This causes the camera to adjust focus automatically.
5. When the image is focused, press the shutter
button all the way down to record.
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IMPORTANT!
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode)
• The speed of continuous shutter recording depends
on the type of memory card loaded in the camera.
When recording to built-in memory, continuous
shutter recording is relatively slow.
• Turning off the camera automatically turns off the
Continuous Shutter mode.
You can configure the camera to record only a single
snapshot each time the shutter button is pressed, or to
keep recording as long as the shutter button remains
depressed (and there is enough memory available to store
the images).
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Continuous”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “On”, and then
press [SET].
• This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
• With “Off”, the snapshots are recorded one at a time.
4. Press the shutter button to record.
• Recording continues as long as you keep the shutter
button depressed. Release the shutter button to stop
recording.
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1. In a REC mode, align
Using the BEST SHOT Mode
the mode dial with
“ ”, and then press
[SET].
Selecting one of the BEST SHOT sample scenes
automatically sets up the camera for recording a similar
type of image.
• This enters the BEST
SHOT mode and displays
all 12 of the BEST SHOT
scenes.
■ Example Sample Scene
• Portrait
• Scenery
• Sample scenes are arranged in sequence, starting
from the upper left corner.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the sample
scene you want, and then press [SET].
• Night Scene
• Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the selection
boundary around the display. Scrolling past the last
or the first scene scrolls to the next screen of 12sample scenes.
• Night Scene Portrait
• Pressing [MENU] causes the selection boundary to
jump to the first sample scene.
• If you want to check which sample scene is currently
selected or if you want to change to a different
scene, press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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IMPORTANT!
NOTE
• BEST SHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Due to shooting conditions and other factors, an
image recorded using the setup of a BEST SHOT
scene may not produce exactly the results you
expect.
• You can change the camera settings that are made
when you select a BEST SHOT scene. Note,
however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their
defaults when you select another BEST SHOT scene
or turn off the camera. If you want to save your
settings for later use, save them as a BEST SHOT
user setup.
• Digital 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. Make sure that you
do not perform any camera button operations until
the image recording operation is complete.
• When recording the image of a night scene,
fireworks, or some other image using a slow shutter
speed, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent
hand movement.
• Operation guidance and the currently selected BEST
SHOT scene appear on the display for about two
seconds if the camera is in the BEST SHOT mode
when you turn it on.
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3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the sample scene
Displaying Sample Scenes Individually
you want, and then press [SET].
You can use the following procedure to display BEST
SHOT sample scenes individually, so you can view the
explanation about each scene’s settings.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
• Pressing [MENU] jumps to the first sample scene.
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
”,
and then press [SET].
2. Move the zoom
controller.
• This displays the
sample scene that was
selected on the 12scene screen.
• To return to the 12sample scene screen,
move the zoom
controller again.
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IMPORTANT!
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
• BEST SHOT user setups are located in the camera’s
built-in memory following the built-in sample scenes.
• Selecting a user snapshot setup displays the
indicator “U” in the upper right corner of the monitor
screen, followed by a number (that indicates the
setup number).
• Note that formatting built-in memory (page 174)
deletes all BEST SHOT user setups.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
snapshot you recorded as a BEST SHOT scene. After that,
you can recall the setup whenever you want to use it.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
”,
and then press [SET].
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select “Register
User Scene”, and then press [SET].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to
display the snapshots
whose setup you
want to register as a
BEST SHOT scene.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
• This registers the setup. Now you can use the
procedure on page 98 to select your user setup for
recording.
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NOTE
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
• The following are the settings that are included in a
snapshot setup: focus mode, EV shift value, white
balance mode, flash mode, ISO sensitivity, Metering,
Flash Intensity, Flash Assist, Filter, Sharpness,
Saturation, and Contrast.
• Note that snapshots recorded with this camera only
can be used to create a BEST SHOT user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BEST SHOT 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.
• BEST SHOT snapshot user setups are stored in
camera built-in memory in the folder named
“SCENE”. File names are assigned automatically
using the format “UZ120nnn.JPE”, where “nnn” is a
value from 000 through 999.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
”,
and then press [SET].
2. Move the zoom controller to switch from the
12-scene screen to the sample scene.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the user setup you
want to delete.
4. Press [왔] (
) to delete the user setup.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”.
6. Press [SET] to delete the file.
7. Select another scene, and then press [SET].
• This returns to the recording state.
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IMPORTANT!
Reducing the Effects of Hand or Subject
Movement
• Anti Shake is disabled automatically when any
setting other than “Auto” is selected for ISO
sensitivity. If you want Anti Shake to be operational
after turning it on, be sure to change the ISO
sensitivity setting to “Auto” (page 123).
• Recording with Anti Shake can cause an image to
appear somewhat coarser than normal and can
cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• The Anti Shake feature may not be able to eliminate
the effects of hand or subject movement when
shaking is severe.
• Anti Shake is disabled during movie recording.
• The Anti Shake feature may not work when using a
very low shutter speed. If this happens, use a tripod
to stabilize the camera.
You can reduce the effects of subject movement, and for
hand movement that tends to occur when shooting a faraway subject using telephoto, a fast-moving subject, or
under dim lighting conditions.
1. Perform one of the procedures below to
enable Anti Shake.
Using the BEST SHOT mode
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
then press [SET].
”, and
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the “Anti Shake”
scene, and then press [SET].
Using the Menu Screen
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Anti Shake”, and then
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Auto”, and then press
[SET].
•
(Anti Shake indicator) is displayed on the
monitor screen while Anti Shake is turned on.
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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IMPORTANT!
Shooting with High Sensitivity
• High Sensitivity is disabled automatically when any
setting other than “Auto” is selected for ISO
sensitivity. If you want High Sensitivity to be
operational after turning it on, be sure to change the
ISO sensitivity setting to “Auto” (page 123).
• Recording with high sensitivity can cause an image
to appear somewhat coarser than normal and can
cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• A desirable level of image brightness may not be
possible under very dark conditions.
• When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a
tripod to protect against the effects of hand
movement.
Higher sensitivity makes it possible to record brighter
images, without using flash, even when there is not enough
lighting available to obtain normal exposure.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
”,
and then press [SET].
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the “High
Sensitivity” scene, and then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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■ Setup Sample Images
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot)
• Business cards and
documents
Recording a business card, document, whiteboard, or
similarly shaped object from an angle can cause the
subject to appear misshaped in the resulting image.
Business Shot automatically corrects the shape of
rectangular objects to make them appear like the camera
was positioned directly in front of them.
• White board, etc.
IMPORTANT!
Before keystone
correction
• Before recording, compose the image so outline of
the item you want to record fits entirely within the
monitor screen. The camera will not be able to detect
the shape of the subject correctly unless it is
enclosed entirely within the monitor screen.
• The camera also will be unable to detect the shape
of the subject if it is the same color as the
background. Make sure the subject is against a
background that allows the outline of the subject to
stand out.
• Digital zoom is disabled while recording with
Business Shot. However, you can use optical zoom.
After keystone
correction
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NOTE
To use Business Shot
• When the camera is at an angle to a business card
or document it is recording, the shape of the
business card or document may appear distorted in
the image. Auto keystone correction corrects for this
distortion, which means that subjects appear normal
even if you record at an angle.
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
and then press [SET].
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and [왘] to select the
Business Shot image you want, and then
press [SET].
3. Press the shutter
button to record the
image.
• This displays a screen
that shows all of the
objects in the image that
qualify as candidates for
keystone correction. An
error message will
appear (page 236) if the
camera is unable to find
any suitable keystone
correction candidate in
the image. After a short
while, the original image
will be stored in memory,
as-is.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the candidate you
Recording an ID Photo
want to correct.
You can use this procedure to record a portrait and then
print a variety of different standard size ID photos. Note
that you need to use the BEST SHOT mode (page 98) to
record an ID photo.
• Printing an ID photo produces a single sheet containing
five ID photos of the following sizes.
30 × 24 mm (1.2˝ × 0.94˝), 40 × 30 mm (1.6˝ × 1.2˝),
45 × 35 mm (1.8˝ × 1.4˝), 50 × 40 mm (2.0˝ × 1.6˝),
55 × 45 mm (2.2˝ × 1.8˝)
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “Correct”, and
then press [SET].
• Selecting “Cancel” in
place of “Correct” stores
the original image as-is,
without correcting it.
IMPORTANT!
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with “
• The maximum Business Shot image size is 1600 ×
1200 pixels, even if the camera is configured for a
larger image size. An image size setting smaller than
1600 × 1200 pixels records images at the specified
size.
and then press [SET].
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and [왘] to select the “ID
Photo” scene, and then press [SET].
3. On the monitor
screen, compose the
image by positioning
the subject within the
on-screen frame, and
then press the shutter
button to record an
initial temporary
image.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
5. After positioning the subject in the frame,
• The initial temporary image is not stored in camera
memory. The final image is stored in camera
memory when you perform step 5.
press [SET].
• Only the final image that is on the screen when you
press [SET] in step 5 is stored in camera memory.
4. Adjust the position of the subject as
described below.
IMPORTANT!
To do this:
Select this setting:
Shift the subject up or down
Press [왖] or [왔].
Shift the subject left or right
Press [왗] or [왘].
Zoom in on the subject
(to make it larger)
Move the zoom controller
towards “
”.
Zoom out on the subject
(to make it smaller)
Move the zoom controller
”.
towards “
• The image size of an ID photo is always 3072 × 2304
pixels, regardless of the camera’s current image size
setting.
Head line
Chin line
• Adjust the image so the head of the subject is
aligned with the head line at the top of the frame,
and the chin of the subject is aligned with the chin
line.
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Printing an ID Photo
Recording a Movie
Printing an ID photo will print five versions of the same
image in the sizes shown below on a single sheet of paper.
Then you can cut out the image(s) you want to use.
30 × 24 mm (1.2˝ × 0.94˝), 40 × 30 mm (1.6˝ × 1.2˝),
45 × 35 mm (1.8˝ × 1.4˝), 50 × 40 mm (2.0˝ × 1.6˝),
55 × 45 mm (2.2˝ × 1.8˝)
You can record movies with audio. Movie length is limited
only by the amount of memory available for storage. You
can select a resolution setting to suit your needs.
• File Format: Motion JPEG AVI format
• Maximum Movie Length:
The length of a movie is limited only by the amount of
memory available to store it.
IMPORTANT!
• The above sizes are not exact. Actual image sizes
may differ slightly from those noted above.
• When printing an ID photo, be sure to print on 4˝ × 6˝
size paper (page 189). Images may not print at the
proper sizes if another size of paper is used.
• Approximate Movie File Size (1-minute movie):
72.8MB (Quality Setting: HQ)
43.6MB (Quality Setting: Normal)
17.5MB (Quality Setting: LP)
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Specifying Movie Image Quality
The image quality setting determines how much the
camera compresses movie images before storing them.
Image quality is expressed as image size in pixels. A
“pixel” is one of the many tiny dots that make up an image.
More pixels (a larger image size) provide finer detail and
higher image quality when a movie is played back.
Before recording a movie, select the image quality setting
that suits your needs.
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
Approximate
Data Rate
Frame Rate
HQ
(640 × 480 pixels)
10.2 megabits
per second
28 frames/
second
Normal
(640 × 480 pixels)
6.1 megabits
per second
28 frames/
second
LP
(320 × 240 pixels)
2.45 megabits
per second
14 frames/
second
Setting
Quality” , and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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• Pan Focus (page 84) is selected automatically as the
focus mode in the Movie mode regardless of the
Mode Memory “Focus” setting (page 121) and the
snapshot focus mode setting. You can switch to
another focus mode before you start recording.
Recording a Movie
1. In a REC mode, align the mode dial with
“
”.
• This enters the Movie mode and causes “
appear on the monitor screen.
2. Point the camera at
” to
3. To stop movie recording, press the shutter
button again.
Remaining recording time
• When movie recording is complete, the movie file is
stored in file memory.
the subject and then
press the shutter
button.
• This starts movie
recording.
• This starts movie
recording, which is
indicated by “ REC ” on
the monitor screen.
Recording time
• Movie recording
continues as long as
remaining memory
capacity allows.
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■ Movie Recording Precautions
• Very bright light inside of an image can cause a vertical
band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is a
CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does
not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical
smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a
snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a movie.
• The movie recording capacity of built-in memory is very
small. Use of a memory card (page 175) is recommended
when recording movies.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped.
and
REC flash on the monitor screen during recording to let
you know when a frame has been dropped. Use of an SD
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at least
10MB per second is recommended.
• Optical zoom is disabled during movie recording. Digital
zoom only is available. Make sure you select the optical
zoom setting you want to use before you press the
shutter button to start movie recording (page 65).
• The effects of camera movement in an image become
more pronounced when you record close ups or recording
with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod
is recommended when recording close ups or recording
with a large zoom factor.
• The flash does not fire during movie recording
• This camera also records audio. Note the following points
when recording a movie.
— Take care that you do not
Microphone
block the microphone
with your fingers.
— Good recording results
are not possible when the
camera is too far from the
subject.
— Operating camera
buttons during recording
can cause button noise to
be included in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded
in monaural.
— The camera focuses automatically whenever you have
Auto Focus (
) (page 80) or Macro (
) (page 83)
selected as the focus mode. Note that the confirmation
tone that sounds during the Auto Focus operation will
be recorded in the audio. If you do not want
confirmation tones in your audio, keep Pan Focus
(
) as the focus mode, or select Manual Focus (
)
and manually focus the image before starting your
recording.
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• Images may be out of focus if the subject is outside the
shooting range of the camera.
• Entering the movie mode automatically changes the focus
mode to Pan Focus (page 84), regardless of the current
mode memory’s (page 121) Focus setting.
Recording Audio
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it.
• Image Format: JPEG
JPEG is an image format that provides efficient data
compression.
The file extension of a JPEG file is “.JPG”.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
NOTE
• You can play back an audio file recorded in the
Audio Snapshot mode on your computer using
Windows Media Player.
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1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Audio Snap”,
• The green operation lamp will flash while recording is
in progress.
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “On” and then press
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
[SET].
when you press the shutter button.
• This enters the Audio Snapshot mode.
IMPORTANT!
• Selecting “Off” enters the Normal Snapshot mode
(no audio).
• Audio snapshot recording is not supported (audio
cannot be recorded) for the following types of
recording: “X3” self-timer recording (Triple Selftimer), continuous shutter recording.
4. Press the shutter
button to record the
image.
• After the image is
recorded, the camera
enters audio recording
standby, with the image
you just recorded on the
monitor screen and
indicator.
displays a
Remaining recording time
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
[MENU].
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1. In a REC mode, align
Recording Your Voice
Voice Recording provides quick and easy recording of your
voice.
the mode dial with
“ ”.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• This enters the Voice
Recording mode and
causes “
” to appear
on the monitor screen.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 25 minutes with built-in memory
Recording time
Remaining recording time
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
2. Press the shutter button to start voice
recording.
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen and the green operation lamp
flashes as recording is performed.
NOTE
• You can play back files recorded with Voice
Recording on your computer using Windows Media
Player.
• Pressing [DISP] during voice recording turns off the
monitor screen.
• You can insert index marks while recording by
pressing [SET]. See page 153 for information about
jumping to an index mark during playback.
3. Recording stops when you press the shutter
button, when memory becomes full, or when
the camera’s batteries go dead.
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■ Audio Recording Precautions
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
Using the Histogram
Microphone
You can use [DISP] to display a histogram on the monitor
screen (page 35). The histogram lets you check exposure
conditions as you record images. You can also display the
histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY mode.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far from the subject.
• Pressing the power button or pressing [
] (PLAY) stops
recording and stores any audio recorded up to that point.
• You can also perform “after-recording” to add audio to a
snapshot after recording it, and also change the audio
recorded for an image. See page 151 for more
information.
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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• An RGB histogram that shows the distribution of R (red),
G (green), and B (blue) components is also displayed.
This histogram can be used to determine whether there is
too much or too little of each of the color components in
an image.
• 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.
NOTE
• You can use key customization (page 120) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
a REC mode. If you do this, you can adjust exposure
compensation while viewing the on-screen histogram
(page 87).
• 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.
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• 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.
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.
• The RGB (color component) histogram is displayed
for snapshots only.
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NOTE
REC Mode Camera Settings
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
The following are the settings you can configure before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
L/R key setting (key customization)
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
Power on default settings
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Filter
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
Resetting the camera
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Continuous (page 97)
AF Area (page 82)
Anti Shake (page 103)
Quick Shutter (page 81)
Audio Snap (page 114)
Digital Zoom (page 68)
Size (page 77)
Quality (Snapshots) (page 78)
Quality (Movies) (page 110)
White Balance (page 89)
Flash Intensity (page 72)
Flash Assist (page 72)
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘]
Keys
Turning the On-screen Grid 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.
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [왗]
and [왘] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in a REC mode. After you configure the
[왗] and [왘] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [왘].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
• After you assign a function, you can change its
setting simply by pressing the [왗] and [왘] keys.
— EV Shift (page 87)
— White Balance (page 89)
— ISO (page 123)
— Self-timer (page 74)
— Metering (page 124)
— Off: No function assigned
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Turning Image Review On and Off
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Image review displays the images you record on the
monitor screen as soon as you record them. Use the
following procedure to turn image review on and off.
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the flash mode,
focus mode, white balance mode, ISO sensitivity, AF Area,
metering, self-timer, 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.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
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
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Function
On
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Metering
Self-timer
Flash Intensity
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Off
Flash
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Memory”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the item you want to
Spot
Setting when
camera is
turned off
change, and then press [왘].
Multi
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Off
want, and then press [SET].
0
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
Wide
* Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
• Note that BEST SHOT mode settings take priority
over mode memory settings. If you turn the camera
off while in the BEST SHOT mode, all settings
except for “Zoom Position” will be configured
according to the BEST SHOT sample scene when
you turn it back on again, regardless of mode
memory on/off settings.
You can change the ISO sensitivity setting for better
images in places where lighting is dim or when you are
using faster shutter speeds.
• ISO sensitivity is expressed in terms of values that
originally indicated the sensitivity to light for photographic
film. A larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is
better for recording when available lighting is dim.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “ISO”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Lower sensitivity
ISO 50
ISO 100
ISO 200
Higher sensitivity
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ISO 400
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Selecting the Metering Mode
• Under certain conditions, a high shutter speed in
combination with a high ISO sensitivity setting can
cause digital noise (graininess), which makes an
image appear rough. For clean, good-quality images,
use the lowest ISO sensitivity setting possible.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for movie
recording, regardless of the current ISO sensitivity
setting.
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is
metered for exposure. You can use the following procedure
to change the camera’s metering mode.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Metering”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can use the key customization feature (page
120) to configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity
setting changes whenever you press [왗] and [왘]
while in a REC mode.
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Multi (Multi pattern)
Multi (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
87) 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.
NOTE
• You can use the key customization feature (page
120) to configure the [왗] and [왘] buttons so they
select the metering method.
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.
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.
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Using the Filter Function
Specifying Outline Sharpness
The camera’s filter function lets you alter the tint of an
image when you record it.
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of
image outlines.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Filter”, and
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Sharpness”,
then press [왘].
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
3. Use [왖] and [왔] 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
To get this:
Select this setting:
High sharpness
+2
+1
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Normal sharpness
• Using the camera’s filter feature produces the same
effect as attaching a color filter to the lens.
0
–1
Low sharpness
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Use the following procedure to control the intensity of the
image you are recording.
Use this procedure to adjust the relative difference
between the light areas and dark areas of the image you
are recording.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Saturation”,
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Contrast”,
and then press [왘].
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
High color saturation (intensity)
+2
To get this:
Select this setting:
+1
High contrast
+2
Normal color saturation (intensity)
+1
0
Normal contrast
–1
Low color saturation (intensity)
0
–1
–2
Low contrast
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Resetting the Camera
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 224.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
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2. Use [왘] (forward) or [왗] (back) to scroll
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
through files on the monitor screen.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
NOTE
1. Press [
] (PLAY) to turn
on the camera.
[
]
• Holding down [왗] or [왘] 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.
• This enters the PLAY mode
and causes an image or a
message to appear on the
monitor screen.
PLAY mode file type
Folder name/ File name
Image quality
Image size
Date and time
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IMPORTANT!
Playing an Audio Snapshot
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot
) and play its audio.
(indicated by
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] until the
image you want is displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This plays back the
audio that accompanies
the displayed image.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왖] or [왔].
Changing display contents
Press [DISP] .
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] 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 eight times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
2. Shift the zoom
controller towards
( ) to enlarge the
image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full eight times normal size.
Current zoom factor
Original image
• This zooms the image.
• An indicator appears in
the lower right corner,
that shows what part of
the original image is
currently displayed on
the monitor screen.
Displayed part
• You can toggle display
of the zoom factor on
and off by pressing
[DISP].
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Resizing an Image
want, and then press [SET].
You can resize a recorded image to one of three sizes.
• When selecting the image size, the image size value
(pixels) will alternate on the display with a
corresponding print size. The print size indicates the
optimum paper size when you print an image that is
the image size you select.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [왘].
Image Size
• Note that this operation is
possible only when a
snapshot image is on the
monitor screen.
Print Size
5M
2560 × 1920
A3 Print
3M
2048 × 1536
A4 Print
VGA
640 × 480
E-mail (optimum size when
attaching image to e-mail)
Larger
Smaller
* “M” stands for “Mega.”
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images and
• To cancel the resize operation, select “Cancel”.
display the one you want to resize.
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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.
• Note that you cannot resize the following types of
images.
— 640 × 480 pixel and smaller images
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• The resize operation cannot be performed when
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 that appear when
the image is displayed indicate when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was resized.
• When a resized image is displayed on the calendar
screen (page 146), it will appear on the date it was
resized.
You can use the following procedure to crop a portion of an
enlarged image.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] 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 [왘].
Current zoom factor
Original image
• An indicator appears in
the lower right corner,
that shows what part of
the original image is
currently displayed on
the monitor screen.
• Note that this operation
is possible only when a
snapshot image is on
the monitor screen.
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4. Move the zoom controller left and right to
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zoom the image.
• Trimming an image causes the original (pre-trimmed)
image and the new (trimmed) version to be stored as
separate files.
• Note that you cannot crop the following types of
images.
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• The cropping operation cannot be performed when
there is not enough memory to store the cropped
image.
• When you display a cropped image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time that appear when
the image is displayed indicate when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was
cropped.
• When a cropped image is displayed on the calendar
screen (page 146), it will appear on the date it was
cropped.
• The part of the image displayed on the monitor
screen is the cropped part.
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to to scroll the part
to be cropped up, down, left, and right.
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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Playing and Editing a Movie
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play a movie you recorded
with this camera.
1. In the PLAY mode,
use [왗] and [왘] to
scroll through movies
on the monitor screen
and display the one
you want.
Elapsed recording time
Movie icon
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
• Each press increases the speed
one more step.
Press [왗] or [왘].
Return fast forward or fast
reverse movie playback to normal
speed
Press [SET].
Pause movie playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Stop movie playback
Press [MENU].
Adjust the movie audio volume
level
Press [왖] or [왔].
Toggle monitor screen indicators
on and off
Press [DISP].
Zoom the movie image
Move the zoom
controller towards
(
).
Scroll a zoomed movie image on
the monitor screen
Use [왖], [왔], [왗], [왘].
Image quality
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
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Editing a Movie
• You can adjust the volume level of movie audio
during movie playback only.
• You can zoom a movie up to 3.5 times normal size.
• The camera’s playback function may not be able to
play back movies recorded with another camera,
movies transferred from your computer, etc.
Use the procedure in this section to edit and delete movies.
Editing operations let you cut everything before or after a
specific frame, or to cut everything between two frames.
IMPORTANT!
• Cut operations cannot be undone. Make sure you
really want to cut the part of the movie you are
specifying before executing the cut operation.
• Movie editing is not possible for movies not recorded
with this camera.
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be
edited.
• The cut operation can take considerable time. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• You will not be able to perform the cut operation if
the amount of memory available is less than the size
of the movie file you are cutting. If this happens,
delete any files you no longer need to free up more
memory.
• Splicing of two different movies into a single movie or
cutting one movie into multiple parts are not
supported by camera operations.
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■ To cut everything before or after a specific
frame
4. Display the frame where you want the cut to
be located.
1. While the movie you
are editing is playing,
press [SET].
• This will pause movie
playback.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Press [왗] or [왘].
Pause or unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Cancel the cut operation
Press [MENU].
2. Press [왔].
• The red portion of the
indicator bar shows
what part will be cut.
• You can also display the same screen while in the
PLAY mode, by pressing [MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting “Movie Editing”, and then
pressing [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the operation you
want to perform.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Cut everything before a
specific frame
Cut
Cut everything after a specific
frame
Exit the cut mode
Cut
Cancel
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■ To cut everything between two specific
frames
5. When the frame you
want is displayed,
press [왔].
1. While the movie is
playing, press [SET].
• This will pause movie
playback.
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes,” and then
press [SET].
2. Press [왔].
• The message “Busy.... Please wait...” will remain on
the display as the cut operation is performed. Cutting
is complete when the message disappears.
• You can also display the same screen while in the
PLAY mode, by pressing [MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting “Movie Editing”, and then
pressing [왘].
• Select “No” to exit the cut mode.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
then press [SET].
• Select “Cancel” to exit the cut mode.
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4. Display the starting frame where you want the
6. Referring to step 4,
first cut to be located.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Press [왗] or [왘].
Pause or unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Cancel the cut operation
Press [MENU].
search for the cut end
screen. When the cut
end screen is
displayed, press [왔].
• The red portion of the
indicator bar shows what
part will be cut.
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes”, and then
press [SET].
• The message “Busy.... Please wait...” will remain on
the display as the cut operation is performed. Cutting
is complete when the message disappears.
5. When the frame you
want is displayed,
press [왔].
• Select “No” to exit the cut mode.
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■ To capture a still image from a movie
Capturing a Still Image from a Movie
(MOTION PRINT)
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
The MOTION PRINT feature lets you capture a frame from
an existing movie and create a still image that is suitable
for printing. There are two layouts you can use when
capturing an image, and the layout you select determines
the final image size.
through movies on the monitor screen and
display the one that contains the frames you
want.
2. Press [MENU].
• 9 frames (1600 × 1200-pixel
final image size)
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “MOTION
PRINT”, and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the layout (“1
frame” or “9 frames”)
you want to use.
Background images
Selected main image
• Select “Cancel” to exit
the MOTION PRINT
mode.
• 1 frame (640 × 480-pixel final
data size)
Selected main image
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5. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the frame that you
Adjusting White Balance of a Recorded
Image
want to use as the main image.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
You can use the white balance setting to select a light
source type for a recorded image, which will affect the
colors of the image.
6. After selecting the
frame you want, press
[SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
• This displays the
resulting still image.
the image whose white balance setting you
want to change.
• If you selected “9
frames” for the layout,
the frame you selected
in step 4 will be the
main image, and the
frames on either side of
it will be used as the
background frames.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “White
Balance”, and then
press [왘].
• Note that the above
step is possible only
when there is a
snapshot displayed on
the monitor screen.
• If you selected “1 frame” in step 4, an image of the
frame you selected in step 6 appears here.
IMPORTANT!
• MOTION PRINT is not possible for movies not
recorded with this camera.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select a white balance
• Normally, the initially selected white balance setting
on the above menu is the one that was used when
you originally recorded the image. If you used the
“Auto” or “Manual” white balance setting when you
recorded the image, “Cancel” will be selected (page
89).
setting, and then press [SET] to apply it.
When you want the image to
appear like it was recorded
under these conditions:
Select this setting:
Outdoors, fair weather
• If you select the same white balance setting as the
one you selected when you originally recorded the
image, pressing [SET] will exit the white balance
adjustment menu without changing the image.
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in
tree shade, etc.
Under very high temperatures
light, such as building shade,
etc.
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent lighting, without
suppressing color cast
N
Under daylight fluorescent
lighting, while suppressing
color cast
D
Under incandescent lighting,
while suppressing color cast
Cancel white balance
adjustment
Cancel
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IMPORTANT!
Adjusting Image Brightness
• Adjusting the white balance of an image creates a
new image with the new white balance setting. The
original image also remains in memory.
• The white balance of the following types of images
cannot be adjusted.
— Movie images and voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• You cannot adjust white balance when there is not
enough free memory available to save the resulting
image.
• When you display an image whose white balance
has been adjusted on the camera’s monitor screen,
the date and time indicates when the image was
originally recorded, not when the white balance was
adjusted.
Use the following procedure to adjust the brightness of
snapshots.
1. In a PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through images and display the one whose
brightness you want to adjust.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Brightness”,
and then press [왘].
• Note that the above step
is possible only when
there is a snapshot
displayed on the monitor
screen.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
IMPORTANT!
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Brighter
+2
• Adjusting the brightness of an image creates a new
image with the new brightness level. The original
image also remains in memory.
• The brightness of the following types of images
cannot be adjusted.
— Movie images and voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• You cannot adjust brightness when there is not
enough free memory available to save the resulting
image.
• When you display a brightness adjusted image on
the camera’s monitor screen, the date and time
indicates when the image was originally recorded,
not when the brightness was adjusted.
+1
0
–1
Darker
–2
• To cancel the brightness adjustment operation, press
[왗] or [MENU].
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2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
Displaying the 9-image View
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, shift the zoom controller
towards (
).
• 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.
• If there are fewer than nine images in memory, they
are displayed starting from the upper left corner. The
selection boundary is located at the image that was
on the display before you switched to the 9-image
view.
• On the 9-image screen,
recording file (page 153).
•
Selection boundary
[왘] to move the
selection boundary to
the image you want.
Pressing [왘] while the
selection boundary is
in the right column or
[왗] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the
next full screen of nine
images.
Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
indicates a voice
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
17
18
19
6
7
8
15
16
17
20
1
2
9
10
11
18
19
20
3
4
5
12
13
14
1
2
3
3. Pressing any button besides [왖], [왔], [왗], or
[왘] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
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• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [DISP].
Displaying the Calendar Screen
• On the calendar screen,
recording file (page 153).
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
Each day shows the first file recorded on that day, which
makes it easy to find the file you want.
•
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [왖] (
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the
).
selection boundary to the date you want, and
then press [SET].
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
169 to specify the date
format.
• The file displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first file that
was recorded on that
date.
indicates a voice
• This displays an image of the first file that was
recorded on the selected date.
Year/Month
Date selection cursor
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3. Use the screen that appears to configure the
Playing a Slideshow
image, time, interval, and effect settings.
A slideshow automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
Images
• All Images
Displays all images in camera memory.
•
OnIy
This icon appears only in the case of
snapshots and audio snapshots.
•
OnIy
This icon appears only in the case of movies.
• One Image
Displays a particular image.
• Favorites
Displays all images in the FAVORITE folder.
Time
Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the playback time you
want (1 to 5 minutes, or 10, 15, 30, or 60
minutes).
Interval
Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the interval you want
(MAX, or 1 to 30 seconds).
• When playback reaches a movie file while
“MAX” is selected as the interval, only the first
frame of the movie is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
and then press [왘].
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Effect
IMPORTANT!
• Pattern 1, 2, 3
Applies a preset effect when transitioning from
one image to another.
• Random
Randomly applies the preset patterns (1, 2,
and 3).
• OFF
Effects turned off.
• 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.
• Pressing [왗] during a slideshow will scroll to the
previous image, while [왘] scrolls to the next image.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie and its audio once.
• When the slideshow comes to a voice recording file
or an audio snapshot, it plays the audio once.
• The audio of movies, audio snapshots, and voice
recording files is not played when “MAX” is specified
for the slideshow “Interval” setting. With all other
“Interval” settings, movies and all audio (movies,
audio snapshots, voice recording files) are played
back, regardless of their length.
• During audio playback, you can adjust volume by
pressing [왗] or [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
5. To stop the slideshow, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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• Note that effect settings are disabled when the
slideshow “Images” setting is “Favorites” or “
Only”, or when the slideshow “Interval” setting is
“MAX”, “1 sec”, or “2 sec”.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• If there are indicators on the display, you can clear
them by pressing [DISP] (page 35).
• When the slideshow reaches a movie while “One
Image” is selected for “Images”, the movie will repeat
playback for the time specified by for “Time”.
Rotating the Display Image
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 [왘].
• Note that this operation is possible only when a
snapshot image is on the monitor screen.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
IMPORTANT!
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
• 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 the following types of images.
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Zoomed images
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
• Image rotation is supported for single image only.
You cannot rotate a 9-image screen or an image on
the calendar screen.
• Each press of [SET]
rotates the image 90
degrees.
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press [MENU] to exit the setting screen.
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
through snapshots until the one to which you
want to add audio is displayed.
The “after-recording” feature lets you add audio to
snapshots after they are recorded. You can also re-record
the audio of an audio snapshot (one with a
icon on it).
2. Press [MENU].
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Dubbing”,
and then press [왘].
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
4. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter button.
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IMPORTANT!
To re-record audio
Microphone
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone
with your fingers.
• Good recording results
are not possible when the
camera is too far from the
subject.
• The
(Audio) icon
appears on the monitor
screen after audio
recording is complete.
• You will not be able to record audio when remaining
memory capacity is low.
• You cannot add audio to the following types of
images.
— Movie images
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Protected snapshot (page 160)
• Audio that is re-recorded or deleted cannot be
recovered. Make sure you no longer need audio
before re-recording or deleting it.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through snapshots until the one whose audio
you want to re-record is displayed.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
• If you merely want to delete the audio without rerecording, press [MENU] here to complete the
procedure.
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter button.
• This deletes the existing audio and replaces it with
the new one.
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Playing Back a Voice Recording File
Perform the following steps to play back a voice recording
file.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
the voice recording file (a file with
you want to play.
on it)
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of
the voice recording file
through the camera’s
speaker.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왖] or [왔].
Toggle monitor screen
indicators on and off
Press [DISP].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• If your recording has index marks (page 115) inside
it, you can jump to the index mark before or after the
current playback location by pausing playback and
then pressing [왗] or [왘]. Next, press [SET] to
resume playback from the index mark position.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
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AV cable
Displaying Camera Images on a TV Screen
You can display recorded images on a TV screen and even
use a TV screen to compose images before you record
them. To display camera images on a TV, you need a
television equipped with a video input terminal, and the AV
cable that comes with the camera.
Yellow White
(Video) (Audio)
1. Connect one end of the AV cable that comes
with the camera to the camera’s [USB/AV]
port, and the other end to the video input
terminal of the TV.
TV
Video input terminal
• Connect the yellow plug of the AV cable to the video
input (yellow) terminal of the TV, and the white plug
to the TV’s audio input (white) terminal.
[USB/AV] (USB/AV port)
• Take care when connecting the AV cable to the
camera or your computer. USB ports and cable plugs
are shaped for proper positioning.
• Push the AV cable in until you hear it lock securely
into place. Proper operation is not possible if the
connection is not correct.
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2. Turn on the TV and select its video input
IMPORTANT!
mode.
• Make sure that “Power On” or “Power On/Off” is
selected for the camera’s power on/off functions
(page 173) when you connect to a TV to view
images.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor
screen also appear on the TV screen.
• Note that the audio output is monaural.
• Depending on the size of the TV screen, recorded
images and images during recording may not fill the
entire screen.
• For video output, the audio volume level is initially
set to maximum. Perform volume level adjustment
using TV controls.
3. Press [
] to turn on the camera, and then
perform the required operation for playback
and recording.
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IMPORTANT!
Selecting the Video Output System
• Images will not display properly if you select the
wrong video system.
• This camera supports the NTSC and PAL video
systems only. Images will not display properly if you
use a TV (monitor) that is designed for a different
video system.
You can select either NTSC or PAL for the video system to
match the system of the TV you are using.
1. In a REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Video Out”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
If you are using a TV designed
for use in this area:
Select this setting:
U.S., Japan, and other areas
that use the NTSC system
NTSC
Europe and other areas that
use the PAL system
PAL
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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
1. In the PLAY mode,
IMPORTANT!
press [왔] (
• 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 160).
• Delete cannot be performed when all files in memory
are protected (page 161).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the image
file and the audio file attached to it.
• You cannot use the procedures in this section to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder. See the
procedures on page 164 for details about deleting
FAVORITE folder contents.
).
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] 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
Deleting All Files
1. In the PLAY mode, press [왔] (
).
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All Files Delete”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
• The message “There are no files.” appears on the
screen after all of the files are deleted.
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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 store the files you want in the camera’s built-in
memory.
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. File names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates folders in its built-in
memory or on the memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The folder and file names described here appear when
you view folders and files on a computer. See page 34 for
information about how the camera displays folder and file
names.
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on image size and quality, card
capacity, etc.
• For details about the folder structure, see “Memory Folder
Structure” on page 206.
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 [왖] and [왔] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 157).
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.
IMPORTANT!
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
• Even if a file is protected, it still will be deleted by a
built-in memory format operation (page 174) or a
memory card format operation (page 178).
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
To protect a single file
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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To protect all files in memory
Using the FAVORITE Folder
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 206) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 206). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal images 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.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] 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”.
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
NOTE
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 × 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 [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
• Note that an image that has been copied to the
FAVORITE folder and then resized cannot be
returned to its original size.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
6. After copying all of the files you want, use [왖]
and [왔] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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IMPORTANT!
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• 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 177, 193).
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [왘] (forward) and
File Name
[왗] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
FAVORITE folder icon
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [왔] (
press [SET].
4. Press [왔] (
).
5. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
).
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All Files Delete”,
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
and then press [SET].
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 157 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 174),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use [왖]
and [왔] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
To set the confirmation tone volume
level
Configuring Sound Settings
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter button half-way or all
the way, or perform a key operation.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
To configure sound settings
then press [왘].
1. Press [MENU].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the volume setting
Operation”.
you want, and then press [SET].
then press [왘].
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the sound whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[왘].
IMPORTANT!
• The volume setting you make here also affects the
video output volume level (page 154).
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the audio volume level for movie
and audio snapshot playback
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen whenever you press the power button or [
]
(REC) to turn on the camera. The startup screen image
does not appear if you press [
] (PLAY) to turn on the
camera.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
Play”.
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the playback
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
volume setting you want, and then press
[SET].
then press [왘].
• You can set the playback volume in the range of 0
(no sound) to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the image you want
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
to use as the startup image.
then press [SET].
• The volume setting you make here does not affect
the video output volume level (page 154).
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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!
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in image
— A snapshot
— The image only of an audio snapshot
• 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.
• The startup image is deleted if you format built-in
memory (page 174).
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 159).
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] 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
Restart the serial number from 0001
whenever all files are deleted or the
memory card is replaced.
Reset
OTHER SETTINGS
To select your Home Time zone
Setting the Clock
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings. If you want
to change the time and date setting only without changing
the Home Time Zone, perform the procedure under “To set
the current time and date” (page 169) only.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [왘].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
IMPORTANT!
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Home”, and then
• 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.
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “City”, and then
press [왘].
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
6. Use [왖] and [왔] 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.
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
1. Press [MENU].
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
1. Press [MENU].
then press [왘].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [왘].
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [왖] or [왔].
then press [SET].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [왗] or [왘].
Example: December 24, 2005
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] 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:
05/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/05
DD/MM/YY
12/24/05
MM/DD/YY
OTHER SETTINGS
To configure World Time settings
Using World Time
You can use the World Time screen to select a time zone
and instantly change the time setting of the camera’s clock
when you go on a trip, etc. World Time lets you select one
of 162 cities in 32 time zones.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “World”, and then
To display the World Time screen
press [왘].
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
select “City”, and then
press [왘].
and then press [왘].
• To configure the summer
time setting, select
“DST”, and then select
either “On” or “Off”.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in the zone currently
selected on the World Time screen
World
• Summer time is used in some geographical areas to
advance the current time setting by one hour during
the summer months.
• Use of summer time depends on the local customs
and laws.
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
Changing the Display Language
[왘] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
languages as the display language.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the city you want,
and then press [왘].
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to change the
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
setting, and then press [SET].
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external storage
device. Use this setting for normal transfer of images
from the camera to a computer (using the bundled
Photo Loader application).
Changing the USB Port Protocol
You can use the procedure below to change the
communication protocol of the camera’s USB port when
connecting to a computer, printer, or other external device.
Select the protocol that suits the device to which you are
connecting.
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer (page
186)
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
(page 186)
PTP (PictBridge)*
* “PTP” stands for “Picture Transfer Protocol”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [
Power On/Off Functions
] (PLAY)
You can use the following procedures to configure [
]
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) so power turns on and/or off
whenever they are pressed.
1. Press [MENU].
To configure this operation:
Select this setting:
Power turns on when [
] (REC) or
[
] (PLAY) is pressed (but does not
turn off)
Power On
Power turns on or off when [
]
(REC) or [
] (PLAY) is pressed
Power On/Off
Power does not turn on or off when
[
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) is
pressed
Disable
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
and then press [왘].
IMPORTANT!
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in a REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode turns off the camera.
• Pressing [
] (REC) in the PLAY mode switches to
the currently selected recording mode, and pressing
[
] (PLAY) in a REC mode switches to the PLAY
mode.
• When connecting the camera to a TV for viewing
camera images, “Power On” or “Power On/Off” must
be selected for the power on/off function.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Formatting Built-in Memory
loaded in the camera.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 177).
IMPORTANT!
2. Press [MENU].
• 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 the following.
— Protected images
— FAVORITE folder images
— BEST SHOT mode user setups
— Startup screen image
• Before starting the format operation, check to make
sure that the camera’s batteries are not low. Battery
power going low during formatting can cause
improper formatting and creates the risk of camera
malfunction.
• Never open the battery cover while the format
operation is being performed. Doing so creates the
risk of camera malfunction.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET]. Entering the PLAY mode after
formatting built-in memory will cause the
message “There are no files.” to appear.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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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 memory to a
memory card and from a memory
card to built-in memory.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record
data, which can cause movie frames to be dropped.
and REC flash on the monitor screen during
recording to let you know when a frame has been
dropped. Use of an SD memory card with a
maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per
second is recommended.
• 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, digital noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always maintain backup copies of
important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, MO
disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• Normally, files are stored in built-in 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.
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. If you are using a slow memory card, you
may not be able to record a movie using the “HQ”
image quality setting. Because of this, use of an SD
memory card with a maximum transfer speed of at
least 10MB per second is recommended.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
2. Positioning the
memory card so its
back is facing in the
same direction as the
camera’s monitor
screen, carefully slide
it into the card slot.
Slide the card all the
way in until you hear it
click securely into
place.
Using a Memory Card
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. Open the memory card cover.
Front
3. Close the memory card cover.
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Back
USING A MEMORY CARD
IMPORTANT!
To replace the memory card
• Never try to insert anything that is not an SD memory
card or MMC (MultiMediaCard) into the camera’s
memory card slot. Doing so can cause malfunction of
the camera.
• 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
green operation lamp is flashing. Doing so can cause
the file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
1. Press the memory card into
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
3. Load another memory card.
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Formatting a Memory Card
■ To format a memory card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, and press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• 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
160).
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET]. Entering the PLAY mode after
formatting the memory card will cause the
message “There are no files.” to appear.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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■ Memory Card Precautions
Copying Files
• 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.
• As you record data to and delete data from an SD
memory card a number of times, it loses its ability to
retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of an
SD memory card is recommended.
• Before starting the format operation, check to make sure
that the camera’s batteries are not low. Battery power
going low during formatting can cause improper
formatting and creates the risk of memory card
malfunction.
• Never open the battery cover while the format operation
is being performed. Doing so creates the risk of memory
card malfunction.
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, movie, audio snapshot, and voice
recording files recorded with this camera can be
copied. Other files cannot be copied.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied.
• Copying an audio snapshot copies both its image file
and the audio file.
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IMPORTANT!
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
• Copy is not possible if there is not enough memory
capacity to hold all of the images you are trying to
copy.
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 [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Built-in
Card”,
and then press [SET].
• 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.
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5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
To copy a specific file from a memory
card to built-in memory
NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
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 [왖] and [왔] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] 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.
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PRINTING IMAGES
■ Printing Directly on a Printer Equipped with
a Card Slot, or a Printer that Supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
A digital camera provides you with a variety of different
ways to print the images it records. The three main printing
methods are described below. Use the method that best
suits your needs.
After using the camera’s DPOF feature to specify the
images you want to print and how many copies of each
should be printed, you can plug the memory card into a
printer equipped with a card slot, or connect the camera to
a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT printer for printing.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 183) and “Using
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT” (page 186).
■ Professional Print Service
The camera’s DPOF feature lets you specify which images
you want to print and how many copies of each you want.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 183).
NOTE
• Certain print service providers may not support
DPOF or may support different printing protocols. In
this case, use the protocol supported by your print
service to specify the images you want to have
printed.
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■ Printing with a Computer
DPOF
Windows Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader and
Photohands applications, which can be installed on a
Windows computer for image transfer, management, and
printing. For more information, see “Using the Camera with
a Windows Computer” (pages 193, 209).
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 can select images by viewing them
on the monitor screen without needing to remember file
names, their locations in memory, etc.
Macintosh Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader for the
Macintosh, which can be installed for image transfer and
management, but not for printing. Use commercially
available software for printing with a Macintosh. For more
information, see “Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer” (pages 200, 219).
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [왖] and [왔] 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
select “DPOF”, and
then press [왘].
stamping for the
prints, press [DISP] so
“On” is displayed.
• “On” indicates that date
stamping is turned on.
• To turn off date stamping
for the prints, press
[DISP] so “Off” is
displayed.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Select images”,
and then press [왘].
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
display the image you
want.
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to apply them.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[DISP] so “On” is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
• “On” indicates that date stamping is turned on.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so “Off” is displayed.
then press [왘].
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All images”, and
press [SET] to apply them.
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] 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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IMPORTANT!
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
• DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after
printing is complete. This means that if you perform
another printing operation without clearing DPOF
settings, printing will be performed in accordance
with the last settings you configured. If you want to
prevent this from happening, perform the procedure
under “To configure print settings for all images”
(page 185) and change the number of copies to “00”.
After that, you can configure new DPOF settings as
required.
• If you take a memory card to a professional print
service, be sure to tell them that it includes DPOF
settings for the images to be printed and the number
of copies. If you don’t, the printing service may print
all images without regard to your DPOF settings, or
date printing may not be performed.
• Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service
before ordering prints.
• Some printers may have settings that disable date
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for
details about how to enable these features.
You can connect the camera
directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT,
and perform image selection and
printing using the camera monitor
screen and controls. DPOF support
(page 183) also lets you specify
which images you want to print and
how many copies of each should be
printed.
• PictBridge is a standard
established by the Camera and
Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• USB DIRECT-PRINT is a
standard proposed by Seiko
Epson Corporation.
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1. Press [MENU].
4. Check the battery level indicator to make sure
that the batteries are fully charged, and then
press the power button to turn off the camera.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
• If battery power is low, replace the batteries or switch
to AC power.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
• To power the camera using AC power, you need to
purchase an optionally available AC adaptor.
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
PTP (PictBridge)
• The camera does not draw power over the USB
cable.
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external
storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer
of images from the camera to a computer (using
the bundled Photo Loader application).
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image
data to the connected device.
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5. Use the USB cable that comes with the
6. Turn on the printer.
camera to connect the camera to a printer.
7. Load paper for printing the images into the
printer.
8. Press the camera’s
power button.
USB
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
9. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Paper Size”, and
then press [왘].
• 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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10. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the paper size you
11. Use [왖] and [왔] to
want to use for printing, and then press [SET].
specify the print
option you want.
• The following are the print sizes that are available.
3.5˝ × 5˝
5˝ × 7˝
4˝ × 6˝
A4
8.5˝ × 11˝
By Printer
• To print a single image:
Select “1 Image” and
then press [SET]. Next,
use [왗] and [왘] to select
the image you want to
print.
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using the paper size
selected on the printer.
• To print multiple images or all images: Select “DPOF
Printing”, and then press [SET]. Selecting this option
will print the images selected with the DPOF settings.
See page 184 for more information.
• Available paper size settings depend on the
connected printer. For full details, see the
instructions that come with your printer.
• You can toggle date stamping of the image on and
off by pressing [DISP]. The date stamp will be printed
when “On” is indicated on the monitor screen.
“On” indicates that date stamping is turned on.
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12. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [왖] and
Date Printing
[왔] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
Any one of the procedures described below can be used to
include the recording date in image prints. Correct date
printing requires that the current date be set on the camera
before the image is recorded.
• Specifying date printing with DPOF settings (page 184)
– Some printers may have settings that disable time
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for details
about how to enable these features.
– Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service before
ordering prints.
• Specifying date printing with the Photohands software
that comes with the camera
– See page 23 of the Photohands User’s Guide for
details. The Photohands User’s Guide is provided as a
PDF file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with your
camera.
• Specifying date printing when having printing done by a
print service
– Some print services do not support date printing. Check
with your service for more information.
• This starts printing and displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
• If you selected “1 Image” in step 11, you can select
another image for printing and then repeat this step
to print.
13. After printing is complete, turn off the camera
and then disconnect the USB cable from the
camera.
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■ Printing Precautions
PRINT Image Matching III
• 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 PictBridge and 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.
Images include PRINT Image Matching
III data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III.
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Exif Print
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.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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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 200).
1. If you are running Windows 98SE or 98, 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, 2000, or Me, you do
not need to install the USB driver.
2. Load the fully charged batteries into the camera, and
connect the camera to the computer. Next, configure
the required camera settings for USB connection to a
computer.
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
3. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and 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.
4. 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 XP,
2000, Me, 98SE, or 98.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use of
the special AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication.
• 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 98SE/98 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
Windows XP/2000/Me Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer. If you do, the computer will
not be able to recognize the camera.
• USB driver installation is required in the case of
Windows 98SE and 98. Do not connect the camera to
a computer running one of the above operating
systems without installing the USB driver first.
• USB driver installation is not required in the case of
Windows XP, 2000, and Me.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive of your computer.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “USB
driver”.
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
“English”.
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4. Click [USB driver B] and then [Install].
6. Make sure the camera’s batteries are fully
• This starts installation.
charged.
• Follow the instructions that appear on your computer
screen to complete the installation.
• To power the camera using AC power, you need to
purchase an optionally available AC adaptor.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
[DC IN 3V]
5. When the final setup screen appears, click the
[Exit] button on the CD-ROM menu to exit the
menu, and then remove the CD-ROM from
your computer.
Terminal panel cover
• With some computer operating systems, a message
prompting you to restart your computer may appear.
If this happens, restart your computer. The CD-ROM
menu will appear again after your computer restarts.
Click the [Exit] button on the CD-ROM menu to exit
the menu, and then remove the CD-ROM from your
computer.
AC adaptor
Plug
AC power cord
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7. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
10. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera’s [USB/AV] port and your
computer’s USB port.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in a
REC mode or the PLAY mode.
8. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
USB cable (bundled)
then press [왘].
USB port
9. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Mass Storage”, and
then press [SET].
[USB/AV]
Connector (A)
• 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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11. Turn on the camera.
12. On your computer, double-click “My
Computer”.
• This will cause your computer to create a hardware
profile for camera’s built-in memory or the memory
card loaded in the camera. You do not need to install
the USB driver every time. After you install it once,
your computer will recognize the camera’s built-in
memory or its memory card when you establish a
USB connection between the camera and your
computer.
• This will cause the
camera’s green operation
lamp to light.
• If you are running Windows XP, click [Start] and then
[My Computer].
13. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
14. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
Green operation lamp
15. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
• At this point, some
operating systems will
display a “Removable
Disk” dialog box. If your
operating system does,
close the dialog box.
16. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 206.
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NOTE
Windows XP
• If you open a rotated image on your computer, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 149).
This is true both for a rotated image opened from
camera memory and for a rotated image that has
been copied to your computer’s hard disk.
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Click [Start] and then [My Documents].
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
17. Depending on your operating system, perform
one of the following procedures to save the
files, if you want.
NOTE
Windows 2000, Me, 98SE, 98
• If you already have a folder named “Dcim” in your
computer’s “My Documents” folder, performing the
procedures under step 17 above will overwrite the
existing “Dcim” folder with the newly saved folder. If
you want to save the contents of the existing “Dcim”
folder, change its name or move it to another location
before saving a new “Dcim” folder.
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Double click [My Documents] to open it.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
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■ USB Connection Precautions
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in the camera’s 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 large error in the number of images
value displayed by the camera. Always copy images
to your computer before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
• 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.
18. Depending on the version of Windows you are
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
Windows XP/98SE/98 Users
• 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.
Windows 2000/Me 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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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
1. Load the fully charged batteries into the camera, and
configure the required camera settings for USB
connection to a computer.
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.
2. Use the USB cable to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
3. View and copy the images you want.
IMPORTANT!
• This camera does not support operation on 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, 10.3 or 10.4), use the standard
USB driver that comes with your OS.
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
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1. Make sure the camera’s batteries are fully
2. Turn on the camera, and then press [MENU].
charged.
• It makes no difference whether the camera is in a
REC mode or the PLAY mode.
• To power the camera using AC power, you need to
purchase an optionally available AC adaptor.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
[DC IN 3V]
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Mass Storage”, and
then press [SET].
Terminal panel cover
AC adaptor
Plug
AC power cord
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5. Turn off the camera, and connect the USB
6. Turn on the camera.
cable that comes bundled with the camera to
the camera’s [USB/AV] port and your
computer’s USB port.
• 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.
USB cable (bundled)
• Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file memory as
a drive whenever you establish a USB connection
between the camera and your Macintosh.
USB port
[USB/AV]
7. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
Connector (A)
• 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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8. Double-click the file that contains the image
IMPORTANT!
you want to view.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in the camera’s 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 large error in the number of images
value displayed by the camera. Always copy images
to your computer before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 206.
NOTE
• If you open a rotated image on your Macintosh, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 149).
This is true both for a rotated image opened from
camera memory and for a rotated image that has
been copied to your Macintosh hard disk.
10. 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.
9. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
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■ USB Connection Precautions
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
• 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 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.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adaptor (for an SD
memory card or MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adaptor and
your computer.
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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 a format for
image file data and the folder 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 Adaptor (for an SD memory card or MMC)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adaptor for details about how to
use them.
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Memory Folder Structure
■ Folder and File Contents
■ Folder Structure
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
DCIM
(DCIM Folder)
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
...
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
...
FAVORITE*
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
MISC
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• 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)
(FAVORITE folder)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
SCENE*
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG)
(DPOF file)
(BEST SHOT folder)
...
UZ120001.JPE
UZ120002.JPE
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV)
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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• FAVORITE folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels)
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• Image files recorded with this camera
• DCF protocol image files
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
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.
• BEST SHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BEST SHOT user setup files
• User setup file (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BEST SHOT 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.
• Memory Folders and files must be stored in accordance
with the “Memory Folder Structure” shown on page 206 in
order for the camera to be able to recognize them
correctly.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
This section explains the software and applications on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera, and provides an
overview of what you can do with them.
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 219).
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications for using it in combination with a computer. Install the applications
you need on your computer.
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.
CD-ROM Software
Purpose
USB connection to a computer for
image transfer
Management of images transferred
to a computer
Software Name
Supported Windows Versions
Required Operation
–
XP/2000/Me
Use the USB cable to establish a
connection between the camera and
computer. Installation of the USB driver
is not required (page 193).
USB driver Type B
98SE/98
Use the USB cable to establish a
connection between the camera and
computer. Install the USB driver Type
B (page 193).
Photo Loader 2.3
* DirectX 9.0c
XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Install Photo Loader 2.3 (page 212).
* If the computer does not have
DirectX 9.0 or higher installed, install
DirectX 9.0c (page 214).
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CD-ROM Software
Purpose
Software Name
Supported Windows Versions
Required Operation
Snapshot retouching,
reorientation, printing
Photohands 1.0
XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Install Photohands 1.0 (page 215).
Movie playback
Windows Media Player 9
* DirectX 9.0c
XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
• Windows Media Player, which is already
installed on most computers, can be used for
playback.
* If you are running Windows 2000, 98SE or 98
with a DirectX version that is lower than 9.0c,
install DirectX 9.0c (page 214).
Viewing of user
documentation (PDF) files
Adobe Reader 6.0
XP/2000/Me/98SE
If your computer does not already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed,
install Adobe Reader 6.0 (page 218).
–
98
If your computer does not already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, go to
the Adobe Systems Incorporated website and
install Acrobat Reader 5.0.5.
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USB driver Type B
OS: 98SE/98
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements are different for each of the
applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the
particular application you are trying to use. Note that the
values provided here are minimum requirements for
running each application. Actual requirements are greater,
depending on the number of images and the sizes of the
images being handled.
• In the case of Windows XP, 2000, or Me, connect the
camera to the computer using the bundled USB cable.
You do not need to install the USB driver from the
bundled CD-ROM.
• Correct operation is not guaranteed on a computer that
has been upgraded from Windows 95 or 3.1.
Photo Loader 2.3
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Memory: At least 16MB
HD: At least 7MB
Other: Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; DirectX 9.0 or higher
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Photohands 1.0
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Memory: At least 64MB
HD: At least 10MB
Managing Images on a PC
To manage images on a PC, you need to install the Photo
Loader application from the CD-ROM that comes with the
camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Photo
Loader”.
DirectX 9.0c
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
HD: At least 65MB free space during installation, 18MB
after installation is complete.
NOTE
• If you already have Photo Loader installed on your
computer, check its version. If the bundled version is
newer than the one you have, uninstall the old
version of Photo Loader and then install the newer
version.
Adobe Reader 6.0
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE
CPU: Pentium
Memory: 32MB
HD: 60MB
Other: Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
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.
IMPORTANT!
• For details about Windows minimum system
requirements, see the “Read me” file on the CDROM that comes bundled with the camera.
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■ Getting Started
■ Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
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.
You should always read the “Read me” file for “Photo
Loader” before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
• 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.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Photo
Loader”.
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.
■ 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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■ Installing Photo Loader
■ Checking for the Proper Version of DirectX
In order to manage images using Photo Loader, your
computer also needs to have DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed. You can check the installed version of DirectX
using your PC’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
1. Click the “Install” button for “Photo Loader”.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. On your PC, click [Start], [All Programs],
IMPORTANT!
[Accessories], [System Tools], and then
[System Information].
• 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.
2. On the [Tools] menu of the window that
appears, select [DirectX Diagnostic Tool].
3. On the [System] tab, check to make sure that
the version shown for the “DirectX Version”
item is 9.0 or higher.
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4. Click [Exit] to exit DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
Retouching, Reorienting, and Printing a
Snapshot
• If your PC already has DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, you do not need to install DirectX 9.0c from
the bundled CD-ROM.
In order to retouch, reorient, or print snapshots on your PC,
you need to install Photohands from the CD-ROM that
comes bundled with the camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows
“Photohands”.
• If your PC does not have DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, install DirectX 9.0c from the bundled CDROM.
NOTE
• If you already have Photohands installed on your
computer, check its version. If the bundled version is
newer than the one you have, uninstall the old
version of Photohands and then 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.
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■ Getting Started
■ Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
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.
You should always read the “Read me” file for
“Photohands” before installing it. The “Read me” file
contains information you need to know when installing the
application.
• 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.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Photohands”.
■ Installing Photohands
1. Click the “Install” button for “Photohands”.
■ Selecting a Language
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
computer screen.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing a Movie
• The above is the recommended environment.
Configuring this environment does not guarantee
proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the recommended
requirements described above, certain settings and
other installed software may interfere with proper
playback of movies.
Windows Media Player, which is already installed on most
computers, can be used for movie playback.
■ Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some
computers. If you experience problems, try the following.
• Try recording movies with a quality setting of “Normal” or
“LP”.
• Try upgrading Windows Media Player to the latest
version.
• Quit any other applications you have running, and stop
resident applications.
Even if proper playback is not possible on the computer,
you can use the AV cable that comes bundled with the
camera to connect to the video input terminal a TV or
computer and play back movies that way.
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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 must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat
Reader installed on your computer in order to view
the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader installed, you can install it from the
bundled CD-ROM.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications for using it in combination with a computer. Install the applications
you need on your computer.
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.
CD-ROM Software
Purpose
For the Macintosh
Mac OS Versions
Required Operation
USB connection to a Macintosh for
image transfer
–
OS 9/OS X
Use the USB cable to establish a
connection between the camera
and your Macintosh. USB driver is
not required (page 200).
Managing of Images on a Macintosh
Photo Loader 1.1
OS 9
Install Photo Loader 1.1 (page
221).
–
OS X
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with your operating system (page
221).
Movie playback
QuickTime
OS 9/OS X
You can use QuickTime, which
comes bundled with your operating
system, for playback (page 222).
Viewing of user documentation
(PDF) files
–
OS 9/OS X
Use Adobe Reader or Adobe
Acrobat Reader, which comes
bundled with your operating
system (page 222).
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Photo Loader 1.1
OS: OS 9
Memory: 32MB
HD: At least 3MB
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements are different for each of the
applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the
particular application you are trying to use. Note that the
values provided here are minimum requirements for
running each application. Actual requirements are greater,
depending on the number of images and the sizes of the
images being handled.
• USB connection is supported on a Macintosh running OS
9 or X. Operation is supported using the standard USB
driver that comes with the operating system, so all you
need to do is connect the camera to your Macintosh using
the USB cable.
IMPORTANT!
• For details about Macintosh minimum system
requirements, see the “Readme” file on the CD-ROM
that comes bundled with the camera.
• The software on the CD-ROM that comes bundled
with the camera does not support operation under
Mac OS X.
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IMPORTANT!
Managing Images 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.
■ To manage images on a Macintosh running
OS 9
Install the Photo Loader application from the CD-ROM that
comes with the camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Photo
Loader”.
■ To manage images on a Macintosh running
OS X
● To install Photo Loader
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled with the operating
system. iPhoto enables management of snapshots.
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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Playing a Movie
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your
operating system, to play back movies.
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer in order to view the contents of
a PDF file.
If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems Incorporated website
and install Acrobat Reader.
■ Movie Playback Precautions
Proper movie playback may not be possible on some
Macintosh models. If you experience problems, try the
following.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
• Try recording movies with a quality setting of “Normal” or
“LP”.
• Try upgrading to the latest version of QuickTime.
• Quit any other applications that are running.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
Even if proper playback is not possible on your Macintosh,
you can use the AV cable that comes bundled with the
camera to connect to the video input terminal a TV or
Macintosh and play back movies that way.
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is
for English.)
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■ To view the Photo Loader user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2. Open the “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
To register as a camera user
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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APPENDIX
Memory
Menu Reference
Flash: On / Off
Focus: On / Off
The following shows lists of menus that appear in REC
modes and the PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
White Balance: On / Off
ISO: On / Off
AF Area: On / Off
Metering: On / Off
Self-timer: On / Off
■ REC Modes
Flash Intensity: On / Off
● REC Tab Menu
Digital Zoom: On / Off
MF Position: On / Off
Continuous
On / Off
Self-timer
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
AF Area
Spot /
Zoom Position: On / Off
Multi
Anti Shake
Auto / Off
L/R Key
EV Shift / White Balance / ISO / Metering /
Self-timer / Off
Quick Shutter
On / Off
Audio Snap
On / Off
Grid
On / Off
Digital Zoom
On / Off
Review
On / Off
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● Quality Tab Menu
Size
Quality
● Set Up Tab Menu
7M (3072 × 2304) /
7M (3:2) (3072 × 2048 (3:2)) /
5M (2560 × 1920) / 3M (2048 × 1536) /
2M (1600 × 1200) / VGA (640 × 480)
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Battery Type
Alkaline / Nickel Metal Hydride / Lithium
Startup
On (Selectable image) / Off
Fine / Normal / Economy
File No.
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Operation /
(Snapshots)
Quality
HQ / Normal / LP
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
(Movies)
EV Shift
White Balance
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
Adjust
Time setting
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
Date Style
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Auto /
Language
(Daylight) /
(Shade) /
(Cloudy) /
N (Day White) /
D (Daylight) /
ISO
Play
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
(Tungsten) / Manual
/
/
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Sleep
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Metering
Multi / Center weighted / Spot
Auto Power Off
2 min / 5 min
Filter
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
REC / PLAY
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Yellow / Pink / Purple
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
Sharpness
PTP (PictBridge)
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Saturation
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Video Out
Contrast
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Format
Format / Cancel
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Reset
Reset / Cancel
Flash Assist
Auto / Off
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■ PLAY Mode
● Set Up Tab Menu
• The contents of the PLAY mode set up tab menu are
identical to those of the REC mode set up tab menu.
● PLAY Tab Menu
Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval / Effect /
Cancel
MOTION PRINT
9 frames / 1 frame / Cancel
Movie Editing
Cut (Before) /
(Between) /
White Balance
(Daylight) /
Cut
Cut (After) / Cancel
(Cloudy) /
(Shade) /
N (Day White) /
D (Daylight) /
(Tungsten) / Cancel
Brightness
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Favorites
Show / Save / Cancel
DPOF
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotation
Rotate / Cancel
Resize
5M / 3M / VGA / Cancel
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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■ REC Modes
Indicator Lamp Reference
The camera has three indicator lamps: a green operation
lamp, a red operation lamp, and a self-timer lamp. These
lamps light and flash to indicate the current operational
status of the camera.
Operation lamp
Operation Lamp
Selftimer
lamp
Green
Red
Red
Meaning
Operational (Power on, recording
enabled)
Pattern 3
Flash is charging.
Lit
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was
Lit
successful.
Pattern 3
Cannot Auto Focus.
Lit
Monitor screen is off. / Sleep state
Pattern 2
Storing image
Storing movie data / processing
Pattern 1
image data
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 2
(3 to 0 seconds)
Pattern 1
Cannot charge flash.
Memory card problem / Memory card
Pattern 2
is unformatted. / BEST SHOT setup
cannot be registered.
Lit
Self-timer lamp
Red Green
* 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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Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Lit
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Selftimer
lamp
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.
Meaning
Red
Memory card is locked. /
Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Powering down
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■ PLAY Mode
Operation Lamp
Selftimer
lamp
Green
Red
Red
Meaning
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, format, power
Pattern 3
down, image resizing, image
trimming, after recording, MOTION
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
PRINT, movie editing
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
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Troubleshooting Guide
Image Recording
Power Supply
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Power does not turn on.
1) The batteries are not oriented correctly.
2) The batteries are dead.
3) You are using the wrong type of AC adaptor.
1) Orient the batteries correctly (page 38).
2) Replace the batteries (page 41).
3) Use only the type of AC adaptor (AD-C30)
specified for this camera.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 48).
2) The batteries are dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Replace the batteries (page 41).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter 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.
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
63).
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 85).
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Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
Scenery shots are out of
focus.
1) The image is not focused properly.
1) When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame (page 58).
2) Change the focus mode to “
” (Auto Focus,
page 80) or “
” (infinity, page 84).
3) Change the BEST SHOT scene to “Scenery”
(page 98).
2) The wrong focus mode is selected.
3) The wrong BEST SHOT scene is selected.
The flash does not fire.
1) “
” (flash off) is selected as the flash mode.
2) The batteries are dead.
3) A scene that selects “
” (flash off) as the
flash mode is selected in the BEST SHOT
mode.
1) Select a different flash mode (page 69).
2) Replace the batteries (page 41).
3) Select a different flash mode (page 69) or
BEST SHOT scene (page 98).
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries (page 41).
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Symptom
Image Recording
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
Possible Cause
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 the Auto Focus mode
(
) or the Infinity mode (
) when shooting
a close-up shot.
Action
1) Focus the image (page 85).
) for scenery
2) Use the Auto Focus mode (
and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro mode (
) for close-ups.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
1) When the battery indicator shows “
”,
replace the batteries as soon as possible (page
41).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Though available lighting is
bright, the faces of human
subjects appear dark.
Not enough light is reaching the subjects.
•
Subjects are too dark when
recording images on a
seashore or at a ski area.
Sunlight reflected by water, sand, or snow, can
cause underexposure of images.
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
•
•
•
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” (flash
Change the flash mode setting to “
on) for daylight synchro flash (page 69).
Increase the EV shift value (page 87).
Change the flash mode setting to “
” (flash
on) for daylight synchro flash (page 69).
Increase the EV shift value (page 87).
APPENDIX
Playback
Movies
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
Vertical lines on the
monitor screen.
Recording a very brightly lit subject can cause a
vertical band to appear in the monitor screen
image.
This is a CCD phenomenon known as “vertical
smear”, and does not indicate malfunction of the
camera. Note that vertical smear is not recorded
with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is
recorded in the case of a movie.
Out of focus images.
The subject is outside the shooting range of the
camera.
Record within the allowable shooting range.
Digital noise in images.
Sensitivity is increased automatically for dark
subjects. Greater sensitivity increases the chance
of digital noise.
Use a light or some other means to illuminate the
subject.
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
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.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
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.
USB communication is in progress.
After confirming that the computer is not
accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB
cable.
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) USB cable is not connected securely.
2) USB driver is not installed.
1) Check all connections.
2) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
193).
3) Turn on the camera.
Other
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
3) Camera is turned off.
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If you have problems installing the USB driver...
You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running
Windows 98SE/98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM, or if you have another type of driver installed.
This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the digital camera when it is connected. If this happens, you will
need to re-install the camera’s USB driver. For information about how to re-install the USB driver, see the USB driver’s “Read
me” file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera.
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Display Messages
Battery is low.
The batteries are dead.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction cannot be performed for some
reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 106).
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find a image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 147).
Cannot register any
more files.
• You are attempting to save a BEST SHOT scene
when there are already 999 scenes in the
“SCENE” folder (page 102).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files (page 162).
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 178).
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.
Check connections!
• You are attempting to connect the camera to a
printer while the camera’s USB settings are not
compatible with the USB system of the printer
(page 172).
• You are attempting to connect to a computer that
does not have a USB driver installed (page 193).
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 157).
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.
Load paper!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is out of paper.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 157).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
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Printing Error
Record Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Printer internal error
There is no image to The image or movie whose setup you are trying to
register.
save is not supported by BEST SHOT.
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
Replenish ink!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is running low on ink or is out of ink.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not
formatted. Format the memory card (page 178).
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
be used.
to a memory card loaded in the camera while there
is no memory card in the camera (page 179).
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.
There are no files.
• There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• This message will appear if you rename the files
or folders in camera memory or if you move them
to different locations. If this happens, move the
files or folders back to their original locations in
camera memory and return them to their original
preset names (pages 205, 208).
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.
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 183).
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APPENDIX
Data Size
Specifications
• Snapshots
Product ............................... Digital Camera
File Size
(pixels)
3072 × 2304
Model .................................. EX-Z120
■ Camera Functions
3072 × 2048
(3:2)
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)
Audio ............................... WAV
2560 × 1920
2048 × 1536
Recording Media ............... 8.3MB built-in memory
SD Memory Card
MultiMediaCard
1600 × 1200
(UXGA)
640 × 480
(VGA)
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Quality
Approximate
Built-in
SD Memory
Image File Size memory 8.3MB Card 256MB*
Fine
4.32MB
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
2.88MB
1.44MB
3.84MB
2.56MB
1.28MB
3.0MB
2.0MB
1.0MB
1.92MB
1.28MB
640KB
1.17MB
780KB
390KB
360KB
240KB
120KB
1 shots
2
5
2
3
6
2
3
7
4
6
11
6
9
18
21
32
59
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
55 shots
81 shots
158 shots
61 shots
91 shots
176 shots
78 shots
116 shots
221 shots
121 shots
180 shots
348 shots
196 shots
286 shots
530 shots
625 shots
938 shots
1742 shots
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• Movies
Image
Size
(Pixels)
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Maximum
Recording
Time Per
File
Approximate
Data Rate
(Frame Rate)
HQ
640 × 480
Until
memory
full
10.2 megabits
per second
(28 frames /
second)
6 seconds
3 minutes
and 16
seconds
Normal
640 × 480
Until
memory
full
6.1 megabits
per second
(28 frames /
second)
11 seconds
5 minutes
and 27
seconds
Until
memory
full
2.45 megabits
per second
(14 frames /
second)
27 seconds
LP
320 × 240
Approximate
Recording
Time for Builtin Memory
8.3 MB
Effective Pixels .................. 7.2 million
Approximate
Recording
Time for SD
Memory
Card 256MB
Imaging Element ................ 1/1.8-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 7.41 million)
Lens/Focal Distance
Lenses ............................. F2.8 (W) to 5.1 (T); f=7.9 (W) to
23.7mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 38 (W) to 114mm (T) for
35mm film)
7 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical
lens
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
13 minutes
and 34
seconds
Focusing ............................. Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro
mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode,
manual focus
AF Area: spot, multi
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products. Actual
capacity depends on the type of memory card you are using.
* 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.
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Auto Focus ...................... 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 10cm to 50cm (3.9˝ to 19.7˝)
Infinity Mode .................... ∞
Manual ............................. 10cm to ∞ (3.9˝ to ∞)
• Using optical zoom causes the above
ranges to change.
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Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE, Aperture priority AE,
Shutter speed priority AE, Manual
exposure
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Sensitivity ........................... Snapshots: Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100,
ISO 200, ISO 400
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... Auto Flash, ON, OFF, Red eye
reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
0.4 to 2.3 meters (1.3´ to 7.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
0.4 to 1.2 meters (1.3´ to 3.9´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
* Depends on zoom factor.
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter
Program AE: 1/8 to 1/1600 second
Manual Exposure / Shutter Speed
Priority AE: 60 to 1/1600 second
Aperture Priority AE: 1 to 1/1600
second
• Above shutter speeds do not apply
when using a BEST SHOT scene.
Recording Functions ....... Snapshot; audio snapshot; macro; selftimer; Continuous shutter; BEST SHOT
mode; movie with audio ; Voice
Recording
• Audio recording is monaural.
Aperture .............................. Program AE/Shutter Speed Priority AE:
F2.8 to F8.0*, auto switching
(*Brightness conversion F value)
Manual Exposure/Aperture Priority AE:
F2.8/F4.0, 2-level auto switching
• Using optical zoom causes the
aperture value to change.
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 25 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
White Balance .................... Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual
switching
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■ Power Requirements
Monitor Screen .................. 2.0-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 × 240)
Power Requirements ........ Two AA-size alkaline batteries
Two AA-size rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride batteries (SANYO Electric Co.,
Ltd. brand type HR-3UA, HR-3UB,or
HR-3UF batteries)
Two AA-size lithium 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
World Time ...................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Approximate Battery Life:
Input/Output Terminals .... AC adaptor connector (DC IN 3V);
USB / AV port (NTSC/PAL)
The values below 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.
USB ..................................... USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) compatible
Microphone ........................ Monaural
Speaker ............................... Monaural
Alkaline batteries
Operation
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Lithium
batteries
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride
batteries
410 shots
(205
minutes)
Panasonic
DURACELL
Number of Shots
(CIPA Standard)*1
(Operating Time)
170 shots
(85
minutes)
190 shots
(95
minutes)
560 shots
(280
minutes)
Number of Shots,
Continuous
Recording*2
(Operating Time)
500 shots
(100
minutes)
550 shots
(110
minutes)
1600 shots 1125 shots
(320
(225 minutes)
minutes)
Continuous
Snapshot
Playback*3
345
minutes
360
minutes
755
minutes
460 minutes
Continuous Voice
Recording*4
230
minutes
235
minutes
735
minutes
505 minutes
APPENDIX
Power Consumption ......... 3V DC Approximately 3.8W
The above figures are approximations only.
The above guidelines are based on the following battery types:
Alkaline: Panasonic LR6 (GW)
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
DURACELL ULTRA MX1500
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride:
HR-3UF (Rated Capacitance 2500 mAh)
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Lithium: FR6 Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Battery life varies with brand.
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
Dimensions ........................ 90(W) × 60(H) × 27.2(D) mm
(3.54˝(W) × 2.36˝(H) × 1.07˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 138 g (4.9 oz)
(excluding batteries and accessories)
Bundled Accessories ........ Alkaline batteries (LR6); USB cable;
AV Cable; Strap; CD-ROM; Basic
Reference
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• 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.
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 12 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full
telephoto zoom
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
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