DC E310 Digital Camera
User Manual
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Taking Care of Your Camera
• Do not use your camera at temperatures below 0°C or above 40°C.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
– Direct sunlight
– High and dusty places
– Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
– In a closed car that is directly under the sun
– Unstable locations
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol, etc., to clean your camera.
• If the lens or viewfinder is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the
lens with your fingers.
• To prevent electrical shock, do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera by yourself.
• Water may cause a fire or electric shock. Therefore, store your camera in a dry place.
• Do not use your camera outdoors when it is raining or snowing.
• Do not use your camera in or near water.
• If a foreign substance or water gets in your camera, please turn the power off immediately and
disconnect the batteries and the transformer. Remove the foreign substance or water, and send it
to the maintenance center.
• Transfer the data to the computer as soon as possible to avoid losing your image data.
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment by users in private households in the European Union.
This symbol on the product or on the packaging indicates that this can not be disposed of as household waste. You must dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For more information about recycling of this equipment,
please contact your city office, the shop where you purchased the equipment or
your household waste disposal service. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects
human health and environment.
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Table of Contents
1.1
1.2
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1 Touring Your Camera .................................................................................................1
Checking the Package Contents .......................................................................................... 1
Camera Components ........................................................................................................... 2
1.2.1 Front View .................................................................................................................. 2
1.2.2 Rear View .................................................................................................................... 2
1.2.3 LCD Monitor Icons ................................................................................................... 3
1.2.3.1 Display icons -- Still Image Record Mode: ....................................................... 3
1.2.3.2 Display icons -- Video Record Mode: ............................................................... 4
1.2.3.3 Display icons -- Still Image Playback Mode: .................................................... 4
1.2.3.4 Display icons -- Video Playback Mode ............................................................. 4
2 Preparing Your camera for Use ..................................................................................5
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Installing Batteries ................................................................................................................ 5
Inserting an SD Memory Card (optional accessory) ......................................................... 6
To remove a memory card: ................................................................................................. 6
Attaching the Hand Strap: ................................................................................................... 7
Turning the Power On/Off .................................................................................................. 7
Choosing the Language ........................................................................................................ 7
Formatting the Memory Card ............................................................................................. 8
Setting Image Resolution and Quality ................................................................................ 9
3 Camera Operating Mode ..........................................................................................10
3.1
3.2
3.3
Capture Mode .................................................................................................................... 10
3.1.1 Normal Mode ........................................................................................................... 10
3.1.2 Macro Mode ............................................................................................................. 10
3.1.3 Digital Zoom ............................................................................................................ 11
3.1.4 Shooting Mode ......................................................................................................... 11
3.1.5 Flash .......................................................................................................................... 12
VIDEO MODE ................................................................................................................... 13
3.2.1 Recording Video Clips ............................................................................................. 13
Playback Mode ................................................................................................................... 14
3.3.1 Viewing Images ........................................................................................................ 14
3.3.2 Viewing Video Clips ................................................................................................ 15
3.3.3 Displaying Thumbnail Images ................................................................................ 15
3.3.4 Rotating Images ....................................................................................................... 15
3.3.5 Slideshow Display .................................................................................................... 16
3.3.6 Protecting Images ..................................................................................................... 16
3.3.7 Deleting Images ........................................................................................................ 16
4 MENU Options .........................................................................................................18
4.1
4.2
4.3
Capture Menu .................................................................................................................... 18
4.1.1 Quality ...................................................................................................................... 18
4.1.2 Size ............................................................................................................................ 18
4.1.3 WB (White Balance) ................................................................................................ 18
4.1.4 Shooting .................................................................................................................... 18
Video Menu ........................................................................................................................ 19
4.2.1 Size ............................................................................................................................ 19
Payback Menu .................................................................................................................... 19
4.3.1 Delete ........................................................................................................................ 19
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4.4
4.3.2 Delete All .................................................................................................................. 19
4.3.3 Slideshow .................................................................................................................. 19
4.3.4 Protect ....................................................................................................................... 19
4.3.5 Thumbnail ................................................................................................................ 19
4.3.6 Rotation .................................................................................................................... 20
Setup Menu ........................................................................................................................ 20
4.4.1 Language ................................................................................................................... 20
4.4.2 Frequency ................................................................................................................. 20
4.4.3 Power Off .................................................................................................................. 20
4.4.4 Beeper ....................................................................................................................... 20
4.4.5 Format ...................................................................................................................... 20
4.4.6 Reset .......................................................................................................................... 20
5 Connecting to a Computer .......................................................................................21
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Installing the Digital Camera Software ............................................................................. 21
Bundled Software ............................................................................................................... 21
Transferring Files To/From a Computer .......................................................................... 22
5.3.1 Transferring Photos and Movie Clips ..................................................................... 22
USING THE CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA ..................................................................... 23
6 Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................25
7 Specifications .............................................................................................................26
8 Service Information ..................................................................................................27
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TOURING YOUR CAMERA
1.1
English
1
Checking the Package Contents
The package includes the following items:
Common Product Components:
1. User manual
2. Digital camera
3. USB cable
4. Camera strap
5. Camera software CD-ROM
6. Camera pouch
7. Batteries
Common (Optional) Accessories:
1. Memory card
If anything is missing or appears damaged, contact your dealer. Save the packaging in the event
you need to ship your camera for service.
Note
•
•
Accessories and components may vary by retailer.
16MB internal memory lets you capture and store images without the need for an
additional memory card. However, you may wish to expand the memory capacity (up to
1GB capacity) by using an external memory card.
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1.2
Camera Components
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1.2.1 Front View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Strap eyelet
Lens cover
Lens
Self-timer LED
Flash
Power button
Shutter button
1.2.2 Rear View
1.
Focus switch
2.
3.
Macro mode
Status LED
button
Normal mode
Playback button
4.
5.
Arrow button (right)
MODE button
SET Set button
6.
Flash button
Arrow button (down)
MENU button
7.
Arrow button (left)
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Zoom button
LCD monitor
USB connector
Battery cover
Memory card cover
Tripod socket
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1.2.3 LCD Monitor Icons
1.2.3.1 Display icons -- Still Image Record Mode:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Capture mode
Focus Mode
Macro mode
[No icon] Normal mode
Shooting mode
[No icon] Single
Selftimer
Cont. 1.3MP
Cont. VGA
White balance
A Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Tungsten
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Fluorescent
Image size
VGA
1.3MP
3MP
4MP
1
11 10
9
2
3
4
5
6
2x
8
7
10. Battery level
Full battery power
Medium battery power
Virtually no battery power
11. Memory card indicator
[No icon] Internal memory
SD memory card
5MP
Image quality
Normal
Fine
Super fine
Possible number of shots
Digital zoom indicator
Flash mode
Flash off
Auto flash
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1.2.3.2 Display icons -- Video Record Mode:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Video mode
Memory card indicator
Battery level
Possible recording time
Image size
Focus mode (at preview mode
only)
2 3
1
6
5
4
1.2.3.3 Display icons -- Still Image Playback Mode:
1.
2.
3.
Capture mode
Protection icon
File number/ total number of
files
1
2
3
1.2.3.4 Display icons -- Video Playback Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Total record time
Video mode
Protection icon
File number/ total number of
files
Video playback/ stop indicator
1
5
2
3
4
4
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PREPARING YOUR CAMERA FOR USE
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You can use either 2 AAA size batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH) to power the camera.
2.1
Installing Batteries
1. Make sure the camera is turned off.
2. Slide the battery cover in the direction of the
[OPEN] arrow.
3. Insert the batteries, noting correct polarity
(+ and -).
4. Close the battery cover firmly.
Note
•
•
•
•
•
•
Different battery types and surrounding temperatures may affect the battery
performance.
Avoid using batteries in extremely cold environments as low temperatures can shorten
the battery life and reduce camera performance. This low temperature will also
influence Alkaline battery performance, therefore Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are
highly recommended.
If you are using the new rechargeable batteries or rechargeable batteries that have not
been used for an extended period of time (batteries that pass the expiry date are
exceptions) might affect the number of pictures that can be taken. Therefore, to
maximize their performance and lifetime, we recommend that you fully charge the
batteries and discharge them for at least one complete cycle before use.
If you will not be using the batteries for an extended period of time, remove them from
the camera to prevent leakage or corrosion.
Never use batteries of different types (together) or mix old and new batteries.
Never use manganese batteries.
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2.2
Inserting an SD Memory Card (optional accessory)
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The camera comes with 16MB of internal memory,
allowing you to store images and video clips in the
camera. However, you can expand the memory capacity
by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card
so that you can store additional images and video clips.
1. Make sure the camera is turned off.
2. Insert an SD memory card:
• The front side of the memory card (printed arrow)
should face towards the rear side of the camera.
• If the card cannot be inserted, check the orientation.
Note
•
2.3
Be sure to format the memory card with this camera before its initial usage. Refer to
section in this manual titled 2.7 “Formatting the Memory Card” for further details.
To remove a memory card:
Make sure the camera is turned off. Press lightly on the
edge of the memory card and it will eject.
Note
•
•
To prevent valuable data from being accidentally erased from an SD memory card you
can slide the write protect tab (on the side of the SD memory card) to “LOCK”.
To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card, you must unlock the card.
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2.4
Attaching the Hand Strap:
2.5
English
To prevent accidental dropping of the camera, always
use the strap.
Turning the Power On/Off
The camera is switched between On/Off as follows:
1. You can use the POWER button to power on/off
the camera.
• Open the lens cover before you start taking
pictures/recording video clips.
• When the power is turned on, the camera will start
in the
mode.
Note
•
2.6
If the camera goes unused for a certain period of time while the camera is powered on,
the camera will switch to an idle mode, and eventually turn itself off to conserve power.
Choosing the Language
Specify in which language menus and messages are to be displayed on the LCD monitor of your
camera.
To choose the language setting:
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
2. Select [Language] and toggle the SET button to select the
displayed language.
3. Press the MENU button to exit.
Language
English
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SET
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2.7
Formatting the Memory Card
English
This utility formats the SD memory card / the internal memory and erases all images and data
stored on the memory card.
To format the memory card:
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
2. Select [Format] using the / button and press the SET
button.
3. Select
with the / button and press the SET
button.
Format
SET
• To cancel formatting, select
and press the SET button.
4. Press the MENU button to exit.
Note
•
•
To format the internal memory, do not insert an SD card into the camera. Otherwise,
you will format the SD memory card.
Formatting the SD memory card also erases the protected images and video clips. Make
sure that all files have been backed up before formatting the card.
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Setting Image Resolution and Quality
Resolution and quality settings determine the pixel size (dimension), image file size, and
compression ratio for your images. These settings affect the number of images that can be
stored in memory, or on a memory card. As you get to know the camera, it is recommended
that you try each quality and resolution setting to get an appreciation for the effects that these
settings will have on your images.
Higher resolution and higher quality images offer the best photographic results but produce
large files sizes. Therefore, few images will take up a lot of memory space.
High resolution and quality settings are recommended
for printed output and situations requiring the finest
detail. Lower resolution/quality images take up less
memory space and may be quite suitable for sharing
images via e-mail, in a report, or on a web page.
To change image resolution or image quality:
Quality SET
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the
Normal
SET button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Quality]/[Size] using the / buttons.
4. Toggle the SET button to choose the setting you
desire.
5. Press the MENU button to exit
Size
3MP
SET
.
Note
•
In video mode, only [Size] setting is available.
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2.8
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3
CAMERA OPERATING MODE
This chapter describes the camera operating modes, and explains how to take pictures, record
movie clips and play back photos, movies.
3.1
Capture Mode
3.1.1 Normal Mode
Your camera is equipped with a 1.5” LCD monitor to compose
images. Before you start taking pictures, be sure that the lens
cover is opened and the focus switch is set to the appropriate
photography mode.
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Set the focus switch to
.
3. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
4. Compose your shot on the display screen.
5. Place the subject of your photo at the center and press the shutter button.
Note
•
The LCD display darkens in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not a malfunction.
3.1.2 Macro Mode
For close-up subjects such as flowers or insects, shoot with the Macro mode.
This feature can be used for close-ups of subjects up to the distances from 0.4
to 0.6m.
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Set the focus switch to .
3. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET button.
4. Compose your shot on the display screen and press the
shutter button.
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Using digital zoom, images appear closer. Digital processing
lets you zoom in the image without deterioration.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
2. Compose your picture while viewing the LCD monitor.
3. Press the
button to activate the digital zoom.
• Toggle the
1X
2x
button to magnify up to 4x.
2X
3X
4X
4. Press the shutter button to capture a “zoomed” image.
Note
•
•
•
Digital zoom is not automatically cancelled after an image is captured.
Digital zoom is only available in single and self-timer shooting modes.
Digital zoom is not available for images with size larger than 4MP.
3.1.4 Shooting Mode
The shooting mode enables you to capture images with single shot, self-timer, continuous
1.3MP, and continuous VGA.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Shooting] using the / buttons and press the
button.
4. Toggle the SET button to choose the desired option.
5. Press the MENU button to exit from the menu mode.
6. Compose your image and press the shutter button.
Shooting mode
Description
Single (No icon)
Captures single shot at a time.
Self-timer
Captures image about 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed.
Cont. 1.3MP
Allows continuous shots of 3 images with the maximum image size
of 1.3MP.
Cont. VGA
Allows continuous shots of 3 images with maximum image size of
VGA.
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3.1.3 Digital Zoom
3.1.5 Flash
English
The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of
flash. When you are in Normal mode (the focus switch is set to
), you can take an image
using a flash mode suitable to your circumstances.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
2. Press the
button repeatedly until the desired flash
mode appears.
: Auto flash.
The flash fires automatically according to the ambient lighting conditions. Select this mode for general
flash photography.
: Flash off.
The flash will not fire. Select this mode when taking images in a place where flash photography is prohibited, or when the distance to the subject is beyond the effective
range of the flash.
: Red-eye reduction.
Use this mode to reduce the red-eye effect when you want to capture natural-looking
photographs of people and animals in low-light conditions.
3. Compose the image and press the shutter button.
Note
•
•
If you will not be using the flash, turn it off. Turning the flash off will result in faster
camera startup and faster operation because the capacitor will not be charged needlessly.
Turning the flash off when not needed, will also improve battery life.
The flash mode is automatically set to off for close-up photography.
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VIDEO MODE
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3.2
3.2.1 Recording Video Clips
The movie mode allows you to record video clips (without audio) at a resolution of VGA /
QVGA pixels.
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Press the POWER button.
3. Toggle the MODE button to
, and press the SET
button.
4. To start recording a video clip, press the shutter button.
5. Pressing the shutter button again stops recording.
Note
•
Flash/self-timer cannot be used.
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3.3
Playback Mode
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In the Playback mode, you can view, magnify, delete images, play video clips, or run a slide
show. Playback mode also provides a thumbnail image display, allowing you to quickly search
for the image you want.
3.3.1 Viewing Images
When you take a still image or movie, it is immediately stored in internal memory or on an SD
memory card. Still images and movie in internal memory or on an SD memory card can be
displayed on the LCD monitor.
To view still images, follow the steps below:
1. Open the lens cover.
2. Press the POWER button.
3. Press the
button. The last image appears on the screen.
4. Use the / buttons to choose the video you want to see.
• Press the
button to view the next still image.
• Press the
button to view the previous still image.
Note
•
Images are played back from the following recording media:
* When no memory card is loaded, it plays back from internal memory.
* When an SD memory card is loaded, it plays back from SD memory card.
•
If there are no images stored in memory, the
will appear on the LCD monitor.
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3.3.2 Viewing Video Clips
English
To view a recorded video clip, follow these steps:
1. Open the lens cover.
2.
3.
4.
5.
•
•
Press the POWER button.
Press the
button. The last image appears on the screen.
Use the / buttons to choose the video you want to see.
Press the SET button.
Playback begins.
The elapsed playback indicator or the elapsed time is displayed on the LCD monitor.
6. Press the SET button to stop the playback.
Note
•
•
The zoom function cannot be activated during movie playback.
To play the video clip back on your computer, you may use either Windows Media
Player or Apple “QuickTime Player”.
3.3.3 Displaying Thumbnail Images
This function allows you to view as many as six thumbnail images on the LCD monitor
simultaneously so you may search for a particular image.
To view still images, follow the steps below:
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Thumbnail] using the / buttons and press the
SET button.
4. To view a full-size image, select the image with the /
buttons, and then press the SET button. The selected
image will be displayed in the full LCD frame.
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Thumbnail
SET
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3.3.4 Rotating Images
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You can rotate still images during image playback.
To rotate the selected image:
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Thumbnail] using the / buttons and press the
SET button.
• The image is rotated by 90 degrees and displayed counterclockwise.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 to rotate the image to different directions.
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Rotation
SET
3.3.5 Slideshow Display
The slideshow function enables you to playback your images back automatically in sequential
order as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing recorded
images and for presentations.
To view still images:
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Slideshow] using the / buttons and press the
SET button.
• The slideshow starts, displaying your images on the LCD
monitor, one by one, at the set interval.
• To stop the slideshow display, press the SET button. Until
stopped, the slideshow will repeat itself.
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3.3.6 Protecting Images
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Protect] using the / buttons and press the
SET button.
• Protection is applied to the image and the camera returns
to the playback mode.
• A protection icon
is displayed with the protected
images.
English
You can set the images to protected files to prevent them from being erased by accident.
1. Press the
button.
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Protect
SET
3.3.7 Deleting Images
To delete images or video clips from your camera:
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [Delete] or [Delete All] using the / buttons and
press the SET button.
• Delete: Deletes the selected/last image/video clip.
• Delete All: Deletes all the images/video clips except for
protected files.
4. Select
with the / buttons and press the SET
button.
• To cancel the deletion, select
and press the SET
button.
•
is displayed when no images are stored on the
memory card (or internal memory).
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Delete
SET
90
Delete All
SET
Note
•
To delete images or videos stored in internal memory, do not insert a memory card into
the camera. Otherwise, you will delete the images or video clips stored on the memory
card.
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MENU OPTIONS
4.1
Capture Menu
This menu is for the basic settings to be used when capturing still images.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
and press the SET
button.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the MENU button.
Press the / buttons to select the desired setting.
Toggle the SET button to confirm the selection.
Toggle the MENU button to exit.
Size
3MP
SET
4.1.1 Quality
This sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured.
•
•
•
Normal
Fine
Super Fine
4.1.2 Size
This sets the size of the image that will be captured.
•
VGA
•
1.3MP
•
3MP
•
4MP
•
5MP
4.1.3 WB (White Balance)
This sets the white balance capturing under a variety of lighting conditions and permits images
to be captured that approach the conditions that are seen by the human eye.
• A Auto
•
Daylight
•
Cloudy
•
Tungsten
•
Fluorescent
4.1.4 Shooting
Refer to 3.1.4 “Shooting Mode” for further details.
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4.2
Video Menu
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Toggle the SET button to select the desired setting.
4. Toggle the MENU button to exit.
4.2.1 Size
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You can configure basic setting for recording video clips in this menu.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
and press the SET
button.
Size
VGA
SET
This sets the size of the video clip that will be captured.
•
VGA
•
QVGA
4.3
In the
Playback Menu
mode, configure settings to be used for playback menus.
1. Press the
button.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Press the / buttons to select the desired setting.
4. Press the SET button to enter the submenu or confirm the
selection.
5. Toggle the
button to exit.
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Delete
SET
4.3.1 Delete
Refer to 3.3.7 “Deleting Images” for further details.
4.3.2 Delete All
Refer to 3.3.7 “Deleting Images” for further details.
4.3.3 Slideshow
Refer to 3.3.5 “Slideshow Display” for further details.
4.3.4 Protect
Refer to 3.3.6 “Protecting Images” for further details.
4.3.5 Thumbnail
Refer to 3.3.3 “Displaying Thumbnail Images” for further details.
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4.3.6 Rotation
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Refer to 3.3.4 “Rotating Images” for further details.
4.4
Setup Menu
You can configure the general settings for your camera’s operating environment in this menu.
1. Toggle the MODE button to
and press the SET button.
2. Press the / buttons to select the desired setting.
3. Toggle the SET button to confirm the desired setting.
4. Press the MENU button to exit.
4.4.1 Language
Refer to 2.6 “Choosing the Language” for further details.
4.4.2 Frequency
This camera supports different lighting frequencies: 50 Hz and 60 Hz. When photographing
under fluorescent lighting, select the correct frequency setting depending on your local area’s
voltage. This function is only effective if you set the White Balance to Fluorescent setting.
• 50Hz / 60Hz
4.4.3 Power Off
If no operation is performed for a specific period of time, the power of the camera is
automatically switched off.
• 1 Min. / 3 Min. / Off
4.4.4 Beeper
This enables the sound each time you press the camera button.
• On / Off
4.4.5 Format
Refer to 2.7 “Formatting the Memory Card” for further details.
4.4.6 Reset
Use this option to reset all settings to factory default settings.
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CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
Connecting the camera to your computer enables you to perform the following functions:
• Upload photos, movie clips, and sound clips to your computer for storage and organization
5.1
Installing the Digital Camera Software
• It's recommended that you set up the driver and software before connecting the digital
camera to your PC.
To browse the content of this CD and install software manually, refer to the descriptions of the
CD content in the next section.
5.2
Bundled Software
The camera is supplied with the following software. To install the software, refer to the
information supplied with respective CDs.
Software
Ulead Photo
Express
Ulead Photo
Explorer
Description
Ulead® Photo Express™ 5.0 SE is a complete photo project software
for digital images. Acquire photos effortlessly from digital cameras
or scanners. Edit and enhance images using easy-to-use editing
tools and cool photographic filters and effects. Assemble creative
photo projects and share results via e-mail and multiple print
options.
Ulead® Photo Explorer™ 8.0 SE Basic provides an efficient way to
transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media. It is an all-inone tool for owners of digital cameras, webcams, DV camcorders,
scanners, or for anyone who strives to effectively handle digital
media.
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5.3
Transferring Files To/From a Computer
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This section explains how to transfer images, movies between your camera and a PC using
Windows XP/ME/2000.
5.3.1 Transferring Photos and Movie Clips
This section shows you how to use the Windows Explorer utility to manipulate files between
your camera and a PC.
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB terminal of
your camera.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
3. Select
with / buttons and press the SET button.
4. From the Windows desktop, double click on “My
Computer“.
5. A new disk appears in Windows Explorer labelled
USB
“Removable Disk”. This “Removable Disk” is actually the
memory card in your camera. Typically, the camera will
be assigned driver letter “e” or higher.
6. Double click on the DCIM folder to view the contents of
the subfolders.
• Your recorded images and video clips are stored in these
folders.
• Copy and paste or drag and drop images and video files to a folder on your computer.
Note
•
When transferring images to the computer, there is no need to install any batteries into
the camera. The camera will automatically power on when connected to the computer
via USB cable.
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USING THE CAMERA AS A PC CAMERA
Your camera can act as a PC camera, which allows you to videoconference with business
associates, or have a real-time conversation with friends or family.
To use the camera as a PC camera, follow these steps:
Step 1: Install the PC camera driver (it is combined with the USB mass-storage driver on the
CD-ROM)
Step 2: Connecting the camera to your computer
Step 3: Running your application software (i.e. Windows NetMeeting)
Note
•
•
Video conferencing (or video editing) software is not included with the camera.
This mode is not supported for Mac.
General System Requirements for Videoconferencing
To use the camera for videoconferencing, your computer system must include:
• Microphone
• Sound card
• Speakers or headphones
• Network or Internet connection
Step 1: Install the PC Camera Driver
The PC-camera driver included on the CD-ROM is exclusively for Windows. The PC camera
function is not supported for Mac platforms.
1. Insert the CD-ROM that came with the camera into your CD-ROM drive. The welcome
screen appears.
2. Click “INSTALL USB DRIVER”. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation. After the driver installation is completed, restart your computer.
Note
•
The USB driver that bundled inside the CD-ROM is designed in a form 2 in 1 (USB & PC
camera driver).
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Step 2: Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
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1. Connect one end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera.
3. Select
using the / buttons and press the SET button.
4. Position the camera steadily on top of your computer monitor or use a tripod.
Note
•
When using camera as a PC camera, there is no need to install any batteries into the
camera. The camera will automatically power on when connected to the computer via
USB cable.
Step 3: Running Your Application Software (i.e. Windows NetMeeting)
To use Windows NetMeeting for videoconferencing:
1. Go to Start -->Programs -->Accessories -->Communications -->NetMeeting to launch
the NetMeeting program.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Start Video button to view live video.
Click the Place Call button.
Type the e-mail address or the network address of the computer that you are calling.
Click Call. The person that you are calling must also have Windows NetMeeting running
and be willing accept your call to start the videoconference.
Note
•
•
The video resolution for videoconferencing applications is generally 320 x 240.
For more information about the operation of videoconference application software, refer
to its respective help documentation.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptoms
Causes
Solutions
The power won’t turn
on.
• The battery is out of power.
• The USB cable is not properly
connected to the camera or PC.
• First turn on the PC, then connect
the camera and PC with the USB
cable.
The power turns off
during use.
• The battery is out of power.
• Power Saving mode is enabled.
• The battery cover is opened when in
use.
• Switch on the power.
• Do not open the battery cover when
the camera is in use.
The battery power is
being used up too
quickly.
• The external temperature is too
cold.
• The battery is not used for a long
time.
• Keep the camera away from extreme
temperatures.
The camera does not
take pictures when the
shutter button is
pressed.
• The camera is not in Capture Mode.
• The battery is weak.
• The power has not been switched
on.
• Set the Mode switch to Capture
mode.
• Replace the battery.
• Switch on the power.
The close-up image is
blurred.
• Select the correct focus range.
• If the subject is within 40 to 60 cm,
select Macro mode.
The flash does not fire.
• The camera flash is turned off.
• The light source is sufficient.
• The flash is not fully charged.
• Set the flash mode to Auto Flash
mode.
• Wait for the flash to fully charge.
There is something
wrong with the color
of the captured image.
• White balance is not set properly.
• Set the white balance to Auto mode
or other suitable mode.
The picture is too
bright or too dark.
• There is excessive or inadequate
exposure.
• Reset EV bias value.
The LCD screen is not
clear.
• The LCD screen plastic cover is
dirty.
• The LCD screen has hot spots.
• Clean the LCD screen with a soft
cloth.
• Hot spots are normal and do not
affect the camera’s functionality.
The camera cannot
download images to
the PC.
• The cable is not connected properly.
• The camera is off.
• OS is not Windows 2000/ME/XP or
the PC is not equipped with a USB
port.
• Check the cable connection.
• Turn on the power.
• Install Windows 2000/ME/XP and
USB port.
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SPECIFICATIONS
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Item
Description
Image Sensor
Approx. 3.2 Mega pixels
Lens
Focal length: f = 8.5mm
F-number: 2.8
Digital Zoom
Digital: 4X (Capture mode)
LCD Monitor
1.5-inch color TFT LCD
Focus Range
Normal: 1.5m to infinity
Macro: 0.4m to 0.6m
Capture modes
Still Image, Video (movie) recording
Self-Timer
10-second delay
File Format
JPEG, AVI for video clip
Movie Mode
AVI format
Size: 320 x 240, 640 x 480 (continuous)
Image size
Storage Type
<Still image>2
2560 x 1920 (F/W interpolation to 5 Mega pixels)
2304 x 1728 (F/W interpolation to 4 Mega pixels)
2048 x 1536 pixels, 1280 x 960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
<Video clips>
VGA pixels, QVGA pixels
16MB internal memory
SD memory card (optional, up to 1 GB capacity)
Interface
USB connector
Power Source
2 AAA batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight
CD-ROM Contents
89.5 x 56 x 24 mm (W x H x D) (exclusive of protruding features)
Approx. 82g (without batteries and memory card)
Camera Driver
Ulead Photo Express
Ulead Photo Explorer
System Requirements
FOR WINDOWS
* Pentium 166Mhz or higher CPU
* 128MB free hard disk space
* Windows XP/ME/2000
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* 64MB RAM
* CD-ROM drive
* Available USB port
Specifications
SERVICE INFORMATION
If you encountered problems using the camera and the camera driver program, please visit the
following website for technical support, answers to frequently asked questions and download
services:
http://support.BenQ.com
For free driver program updates, product information and news release, please visit the
following web address:
http://www.BenQ.com
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