Vivitar ViviCam S524 Specifications

ViviCam 5024 Digital Camera
Owner Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 2 Key Features ...................................................................................................................................................... 2 What your camera includes ................................................................................................................................ 2 Computer System Requirements for Windows XP ............................................................................................ 2 Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista ......................................................................................... 3 Computer System Requirements for Macintosh ................................................................................................ 3 A Quick Look at Your Camera ............................................................................................................................ 4 Preparing Your Camera for Use ......................................................................................................................... 5 Installing SD Memory Card ................................................................................................................................ 6 Starting Your Camera ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Camera Mode .................................................................................................................................................... 8 Taking photos ..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Video Mode ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 Playback Mode ................................................................................................................................................. 13 Installing PhoTags Express Software ............................................................................................................... 17 Everything you need to get the most from your photos.................................................................................... 21 Download photos and videos to your PC ......................................................................................................... 24 Viewing Videos ................................................................................................................................................. 28 Transferring photos and videos to your PC manually ...................................................................................... 29 Transferring photos and videos to your MAC manually ................................................................................... 30 Maintenance of Your Digital Camera ................................................................................................................ 30 Sakar Warranty Card ........................................................................................................................................ 30 Appendix A: Specifications ............................................................................................................................... 32 Appendix B: Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................... 33 1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the ViviCam 5024 5.1 Mega-Pixel Digital Camera. Everything you need to take
quality digital photos and videos is included with your camera.
Your digital camera can also be used as a removable disk. It enriches your life.
Please read this manual carefully first in order to get the most out of your digital camera.
Key Features
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Digital Image Resolution- 5M, 3M, 2M, VGA.
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SD RAM 8MB.
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Support s SD/MMC memory card (not included) up to 8GB.
•
2.4 inch TFT Color LCD
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PhoTags Express software for managing and enhancing your photos, add captions, send E-mail, printing
and much more.
What your camera includes
y
Digital Camera
y
PhoTags Express software Installation CD
y
USB cable
y
Quick Start Guide
y
Strap
Computer System Requirements for Windows XP
To be able to download photos to your PC, you will need the following minimum configuration:
y
Pentium III process or above with Windows XP
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128 MB RAM, with 150MB of free disk space
y
Available USB interface
y
CD-ROM Drive
y
1024 x 768 Recommended screen resolution
y
16-bit color or higher display adaptor
Computer System Requirements for Windows Vista
To be able to download photos to your PC your will need the following minimum configuration:
y Windows Vista
y 800MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
y 20GB hard driver with at least 15GB of available space
y Support for Super VGA graphics
y Available USB Interface
y CD-ROM drive
Computer System Requirements for Macintosh
y Power Macintosh G3 500 MHz or higher
y Mac OS X version 10.2.6 or later
y 128 MB or more available system RAM (256 MB recommended), 150 MB free disk space
y 800 x 600 or higher-resolution monitor displaying millions of colors
Note: This hardware is plug and play compatible when used on a Mac, however, the included software can be
used on Windows operating systems only.
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A Quick Look at Your Camera
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Preparing Your Camera for Use
Battery Installation
Your camera requires 3 AAA batteries. To insert the batteries into the camera:
1.
Slide and open the battery compartment at the bottom of the camera.
2.
Please make sure that the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity facing up.
3.
Close the battery door.
When the “Low Power” is displayed on the LCD, this indicates that your camera has an insufficient battery
power level and will be automatically powered off. You need to download the testing photo to your PC.
there is no SD card inserted before it powers off the testing photo will be lost.
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If
Note:
1.
If you don’t intend to use your camera for an extended period of time, please remove the batteries to
avoid battery leakage and corrosion.
2.
Please don’t remove the batteries or power off your camera before downloading the testing photo
when you have not inserted an SD card. The testing photo will be lost forever if they are not
downloaded before the camera is shut down or powered off.
3.
4.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
We recommend you use Alkaline batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium metal hydride) batteries.
5.
In order to conserve battery power if the camera is on but not in use for 60s it will automatically shut
off.
Installing SD Memory Card
Your camera has a memory card slot that enables you to insert any “SD” compatible memory card. Adding a
memory card will allow you to increase the capacity of your camera before you have to transfer photos and
videos to your PC. Install the SD memory card as below:
1.
Locate the Memory Card slot.
2.
Insert the Memory card into the slot in the correct direction. (see the sketch below)
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3.
Push the card in until you feel it “click” into position. The top of the card should be flushed with the surface
of the camera. An icon
4.
will appear on the LCD screen after you turn on your camera.
Once the external memory card is inserted into the camera all the images taken with the camera will be
stored on the card.
Note:
1.
Limited internal memory is provided for test images. The image will be deleted when camera power is
turned off. Please download the images before power off .SD memory card is required for normal use
2.
An external memory card is required for normal use. Your camera supports any compatible SD memory
card (up to 8GB).
3.
“Card inserted, change to SD card” will appear on the LCD screen when you insert the card indicating
that photos and videos will now be stored on the SD memory card. Reversely, “Card removed, change to
internal RAM” will appear on the LCD screen when you remove the card.
4.
The testing photo will be transferred automaticity to your memory card when you inserted it to the camera,
and you will see a message “Copy SDRAM file to your card, please wait…” on the screen.
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Starting Your Camera
Press and hold the Power button to turn on your camera. The LCD screen will light up indicating that your
camera is on and ready for use.
To power off your camera, press and hold the Power button again for about 3 seconds.
Camera Modes
Taking photos
Power on your camera, the default mode is Camera mode. A
icon will appear on your LCD screen..
1.
Hold the camera steady and compose your object as appears in the LCD screen.
2.
Press the Shutter button and wait a moment for the photo to be taken.
Note: When the internal memory is full, the LCD screen will display “Memory Full! Insert a SD Memory Card
to Transfer and Take More Photos!” If you attempt to take photos or videos when the camera’s internal
memory is full, the camera will beep continuously. Please download the test images to your computer as soon
as possible or insert an SD memory card in order to take more images!
Flash
Your camera has a built in flash function which enables you to take photos when the light condition is not good.
1.
Press the Up button. The icon
will appear at the top of the LCD indicating that the auto flash is
turned on and ready to use.
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2.
Press the Up button again to change from the auto flash to the red-eye reduction flash mode. The
icon
3.
will appear on the LCD indicating that the red eye reduction function has been activated.
Press the Up button once more until you see the icon
appear on the LCD screen. This indicates
that the flash is forced on.
4.
To turn off the flash function, press the Up button again until the icon
is displayed on the LCD.
Note: A “Low Power” message will appear on the LCD screen, if you select the flash function when the battery
power is insufficient. To continue using the camera with the flash, please change the batteries.
Digital Zoom function
You can magnify your subject using the digital zoom up to 8X. Use the T and W buttons to adjust the zoom.
1.
Press the T button to zoom in on your subject.
2.
Press the W button to zoom back out.
Anti-shake function
Your Digital Camera has a function that prevents photos coming out blurry as a result of trembling or shaking
while the photo is being taken. This function allows you to take good quality photos even without the use of a
tripod. To set this function:
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button and select the Anti-shake option.
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3.
Press the Menu/OK button.
4.
Use the Up/Down button to select either:
“On” - to activate and turn the anti-shake on. Icon
“Off” - to exit or turn the anti-shake off. Icon
5.
will show on the screen.
will appear on the screen.
Press the Menu/OK button to confirm. The Anti-shake icon appears on the top of the LCD screen.
Change Image Resolution
The build-in memory allows you to take one 3.1 Mega-Pixel testing photo without SD memory card, inserted a
SD memory card to get more image size selections.
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select the RESOLUTION option.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button.
4.
Press the Up/Down button to select one of the following resolutions :
(5M) 2592x1944 pixels
(3M) 2048x1536 pixels
(2M) 1920x1080 pixels
(VGA) 640x480 pixels
5.
Press the Menu/OK button again to confirm your selection.
Note:
Different image resolutions will affect the photo quality. High resolution photos will be of better picture quality
and therefore will take up more camera memory capacity than lower resolution photos.
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Setting Frequency
Fluorescent lighting oscillation can affect the quality of your photos. Set the camera for the correct frequency
for the country that you are in. Your camera has 2 Frequency settings, 60HZ for the U.S. and 50HZ for Europe
and Japan. The default setting is 60HZ.
To set the photo frequency:
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select the FREQUENCY option.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button again.
4.
Press the Up/Down button to select either:
50 HZ
60 HZ
5.
Press the Menu/OK button to confirm.
Hyperfocal distance setting
This camera is equipped with a hyperfocal distance setting. The setting is found on the left hand side of the
camera.
1.
For far or mountain settings
2.
For up close settings
push the Micro/Normal switch down.
push the Micro/Normal switch up.
The mountain setting gives you maximum depth-of-field you can possibly get with the lens you are using. You
now can have the overhead branch in focus as well as the mountains in focus - and everything in between!
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Self Timer
You can include yourself in a photo by using the Self Timer feature to delay the time between your pressing the
shutter and when the photo is actually taken. It is recommended that you use a tripod or place the camera on a
flat and secure surface when you use the self-timer.
1.
Press the Down / Timer button in camera mode.
2.
The timer icon
3.
Press the Shutter button.
4.
The camera will begin to emit beeps and a 10 seconds countdown appears on the LCD accompanied by
will now appear instead of the camera icon on the top left corner of the LCD.
a flashing red LED light.
5.
At the end of the 10 seconds the camera will automatically take the picture.
6.
To use the Self Timer again simply press the Shutter button once more.
Delete last photo quickly
In camera mode, you can quickly review or delete the last photo you have taken:
1.
Press the Right button after you have taken a photo.
2.
A Delete File message will appear on the LCD with a Yes or No option. The “No” option is selected by
default.
3.
Press the Left button to choose the ‘Yes’ option (this will be underscored) or press the right button to
move back to the ‘No’ option if you decide not to delete.
4.
Press the Menu/OK button to confirm.
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Video Mode
The Video Mode allows you to shoot high quality AVI movies. In order to use this mode an SD memory card
required.
1.
Insert a SD memory card.
2.
Power on your camera.
3.
Press the MODE button to select the video mode. The Video icon
now appears in the top left corner
of the LCD.
4.
Press the Shutter button to start shooting the video.
5.
Press the Shutter button to stop the recording. The video will be saved as an AVI file on the memory card.
Note:
1.
“Insert an SD Memory Card” will appear on the LCD screen as soon as you enter the Video mode, if you
do not use a memory card.
2.
You can playback the AVI file by using Quick Time or Windows Media Player once it has been
downloaded to your computer.
Setting Video resolution
The video mode allows to you to set the resolution size before capturing the video. The higher the resolution,
the better the quality of the video taken. Recording time for higher resolutions is less than for lower resolution.
To set the video resolution:
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select the RESOLUTION option.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button again.
4.
Press the Up/Down button to select either:
640 VGA (Higher resolution)
320 QVGA (Lower resolution)
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5.
Press the Menu/OK button to confirm.
Setting Video frequency
Fluorescent lighting oscillation can affect the quality of your videos. Set the camera for the correct frequency
for the country that you are in. Your camera has 2 Frequency settings, 60HZ for the U.S. and 50HZ for Europe
and Japan. The default setting is 60HZ:
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select the FREQUENCY option.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button again.
4.
Press the Up/Down button to select either:
50 HZ
60 HZ
5.
Press the Menu/OK button to confirm.
Playback Mode
You can preview your photos in this mode.
1.
Power on your camera.
2.
Press the MODE button to enter the Playback Mode.
will appear on the upper left corner of the LCD.
3.
An icon
4.
Press the MODE button to exit and revert back to the Camera or Video modes.
Note: “NO FILE” will appear on the LCD when there are no photos or videos in your camera.
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Preview photos
In playback mode press the Right/Left buttons to select and view your photos and videos taken. “JPG” will
appear on the LCD if you selected a photo. The resolution icon of the photo will appear on the bottom left
corner of the LCD for each photo. “AVI” will appear on the LCD when you select an AVI video file.
Playback AVI files
In the playback mode,
1.
Select an AVI file in your SD memory card by pressing the Right/Left button.
2.
Press the Shutter button to play.
3.
Press the Shutter button again to stop.
Delete photo and/or videos
You may delete images directly from the memory card on your camera. The images can only be deleted while
in the playback mode.
1.
In playback mode, select a photo and press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select one of the following options:
“Delete One” in order to delete the current file selected.
“Delete All” to delete all the files in your camera.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button
4.
Depending on the Delete option selected press the Up/Down button to select either “Yes” or “No”.
5.
Press the Menu/OK button again to confirm your choice. If you choose “Yes” the currect file is deleted
forever. This action is irreversible.
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Format
This function will delete all of the files in your camera’s memory (internal memory or SD memory card,
depending on the device selection). Please be certain that you wish to use this function.
In the playback mode:
1.
Press the Menu/OK button.
2.
Press the Up/Down button to select the FORMAT option.
3.
Press the Menu/OK button.
4.
Press the Up/Down button to select either “Yes” or “No”.
5.
Press the Shutter button again to confirm your selection.
6.
A “Format OK” message will appear on the LCD once the format has completed.
Print your photos
Your camera supports PictBridge printing function that allows you to print photos in any time.
1.
Select a photo you want to print out by pressing Left or Right button.
2.
Press Menu/OK button.
3.
Press Up/Down button to select Print.
4.
Press Menu/OK button
5.
Use Up/Down button to select “Yes”.
6.
Press Menu/OK button again, the “Please connect DSC to printer” will appear on the LCD.
7.
Now you can connect your camera to PictBridge compatible printer for printing.
Note: Please press Left button to exit to the camera mode at step 6 above.
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Installing PhoTags Express Software
NOTE: Before attempting to install the software, make sure that you do not have the camera’s USB
cable attached to your computer. This will affect the install process and can cause a failed installation
of the camera software and drivers.
In order to install the Software and drivers to download and edit the photos and videos captured using this
camera, you need to install the CD installation disk.
Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The installation screen should automatically open.
Warning: DO NOT PLUG YOUR CAMERA INTO THE USB PORT UNTIL THE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INSTALLED.
1.
On the “Install your camera software” screen, select your camera model from the drop down list and
click the “Install” button to install the PhoTags Express software.
For more installation information click the “Read Me First!” button.
2.
On the “PhoTags Express" screen, click the “Next” button.
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3.
Please review the license terms and click the “I Agree” button to continue.
4.
Let the “PhoTags Express” installer create the folder where the program will be installed to, and then
click “Install”.
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5.
6.
Please wait while the application is being installed on your computer.
Once the application has been installed on your computer, click the “Finish” button to let the
“PhoTags Express” installer finish the installation program.
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If you selected the option for the application to start after pressing the Finish button, the application will
automatically launch.
If not, then in order to open the application you need to double click on the Photags Express icon on the
desktop.
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7.
The Welcome to Photags Express Product Registration screen will open. This screen will appear
each time you open the application until you register. To register your product please click the
“Register Online” button and fill out the online registration form (This requires an internet
connection).
Note: In order to complete the installation process you are required to register. Registering your
product entitles you to discounts on upgrades as well as Free Customer Support.
If you choose to register at a later time click the “Continue” button to open the Photags Express application.
Everything you need to get the most from your photos
The “PhoTags Express” software that is installed on your computer allows you to edit existing photos that you
have on your computer as well as the photos that you have captured with your camera.
1.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port of the camera.
2.
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your computer.
3.
Wait for your computer to recognize that new hardware has been installed and the ready to use
message pops up on the task bar.
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4.
If the Camera is off it will automatically be turned on when the USB cable is properly connected.
If you have not already opened your application then click the “PhoTags Express” icon that appears on your
desktop to open the “PhoTags Express” Software.
From the Main Menu screen that appears, select the “Select Photos”, “Enhance Photos” or “Add Captions”
buttons. You can use these features to edit your photos:
Manage your photos by creating countless unique photo collections without duplicating any photos. Burn
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CD’s of any folders for backup and storage.
Enhance your photos; Auto Enhance, Crop, Correct Red Eye, Manually Adjust and add Special Effects.
Add Active Captions- add Text Captions, Frames, Shapes, Keywords… and more that can be viewed or
hidden any time.
Locate and Organize your photos and collections- Search by Captions, Category, Keyword or Date directly from the operating system of your computer.
Share your photos via E-mail, Local Printing and Create HTML web pages for uploading online.
Workshops feature allows you to Create Calendars, two-sided Greeting Cards and Postcards on
standard photo paper...
Create Photo Albums and Slide Shows on CDs that can be viewed on your PC and VCD’s for viewing on
your TV using your DVD player. Add background music to your slideshow.
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Download photos and videos to your PC
Transfer Photos and video images from your camera to your PC using PhoTags Express.
Select the “Get Photos” button from the top of the PhoTags Express Main Menu screen.
The Get Photos Wizard opens.
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Select the device (removable disk) option in the Active Devices window on the left and then select
either the “Custom” or “Express” copy radial button in the Copy methods box.
CUSTOM COPY METHOD
Select the “Custom” copy radial button. Click the “Next” button.
Add Active Captions to your pictures. You can add a date, keywords, categories and more. Click
“Next” to continue.
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Choose where to place your photos and videos. The default is to place all photos and videos into a
folder under the C:\My Documents\ My Pictures folder with the date when the photos were taken as
the folder name.
Click the “Finish” button to start the download process.
A photos download progress bar appears showing the number of media (videos included)
downloading to your computer.
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All the media – Photos and Videos on your camera are now downloaded to your computer to the
selected folder.
Open the “Select Photos” mode of Photags Express to view the thumbnails for all the media.
You may now use PhoTags Express to edit your photos, create collections and Burn CD`s.
To learn more of how to get the most out of your PhoTags application select the “Show Me How” or
the “?” Help Guide button found on the top right of the screen.
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EXPRESS COPY METHOD
Select the “Express” copy radial button if you want to have all the images transferred to the PC without
the option to select which photos you want to transfer.
In this mode you will not see a preview of the images transferred. For more information please refer to
the Help Guide in PhoTags Express.
Viewing Videos
Make sure that your camera is connected to your computer with the USB cable. Open any application that
will enable you to view video files (for example Windows Media Player).
Videos created and downloaded should be sitting in the C:\My Documents\My Pictures\{date} folder.
Videos are saved in AVI format. Double click on a video with the avi extension.
The video will begin to play automatically. To replay the video, use the media controls.
Once all the Photos and Videos have been downloaded to the computer it is recommended that you delete
them from the camera thereby preparing your camera to take more photos and videos.
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Transferring photos and videos to your PC manually
Connect your camera to the computer correctly with USB cable, the screen will be shown a window
(Removable Disk F:) as below:
NOTE: Now you can download the photos and videos to your computer with two methods as below:
1.
Download photos directly from windows
Choose “copy pictures to a folder on my computer” on the Removable Disk (F:) window.
After you
click “OK”, there will be shown some windows on the screen step by step, you are only required to follow the
description and click the buttons that are defaulted by the system to finish transferring.
Alternatively you can:
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1.
Click on the START button in Windows.
2.
Click on the MY COMPUTER Icon on the desktop.
3.
Your memory card will appear as a REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE.
4.
Click on the REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE to view the images. The images are stored in the
5.
You can now copy and paste the images to any directory you choose.
subfolder called DCM100.
Transferring photos and videos to your MAC manually
The Photags Express software is not compatible and will not install on a Mac.
In order to transfer photos and videos from your camera to your computer:
1.
Plug the camera into an available USB port
2.
A new drive should mount on the desktop which stores any photos or videos that have been taken.
Maintenance of Your Digital Camera
The digital camera is a delicate device. Please handle your camera with care to avoid damaging it.
Sakar Warranty Card
This warranty covers for the original consumer purchaser only and is not transferable. Products that fail to
function properly UNDER NORMAL USAGE, due to defects in material or workmanship. Your product will be
repaired at no charge for parts or labor for a period of one year.
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What Is Not Covered By Warranty:
Damages or malfunctions not resulting from defects in material or workmanship and damages or malfunctions
from other than normal use, including but limited to, repair by unauthorized parties, tampering, modification or
accident.
What To Do When Service Is Required:
When returning your defective product (postage pre-paid) for service, your package should include:
1.
Copy of original bill of sale
2.
A detailed written description of the problem.
3.
Your return address and telephone number (Daytime)
MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW:
Sakar International
Attention: Service Department
195 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
You may also visit www.sakar.com for further assistance if necessary or call our tech support department toll
free at (877) 397-8200.
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Appendix A: Specifications
Sensor
CMOS sensor
5M (2592x1944pixels 4:3),
3M (2048x1536pixels 4:3),
Image resolution
2M (1920x1080pixels 16:9 ),
VGA (640x480pixels 4:3)
Lens
f=7.23mm, F2.8
External memory
Support SD card up to 8GB
Flash
Auto/force on/red eye reduction/off
Digital Zoom
8X
Self-timer
10S
Power saving
60S
Battery
3x AAA batteries
Transmission interface
USB 2.0
Working temperature
0~40℃
Computer system
Window XP/ Vista/ Mac OS X (10.2.6 or higher)
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Appendix B: Troubleshooting
Q: I have taken photos but my computer says, “No photos in camera.” What do I do?
A: First ensure that you have in fact taken photos. Press the Shutter/OK button a few times to take some
sample photos and then try downloading them again.
If you still get a “no photos” error this may mean that your computer may not meet the minimum system
requirements.
System Requirements:
At least a Pentium III 300Mhz, AMD Athlon 300Mhz or a Celeron 400MHz or higher as well as at least 128 MB
ram. Please note that the older AMD K6 processors will not work. More information about determining your
computer’s specifications can be found in the General Computer Information section.
If you have determined that your computer meets the minimum system requirements and that you do have
pictures in your camera, follow the steps below to reinstall the software.
Software Re-installation
1.
First install the software. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel and Add/Remove programs. There are
one programs you will need to remove –PhoTags Express. After removing, restart your computer. If your
camera is connected, disconnect it.
2.
Now reinstall the software. Insert the CD that came with your camera. It should automatically run the
installation.
3.
Restart the computer.
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4.
Once your computer is back up, plug the camera into your computer’s USB port.
5.
Right-click on the “My Computer” icon. Select properties.
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP: click on hardware and then Device Manager.
If the camera is installed correctly, there will be a category listed for “Imaging Devices” and clicking on the “+”
next to it should reveal your camera. If not, you will likely see “Digital Still Camera” under “Other Device” with a
brightly colored marking next to it indicating it is not functioning correctly.
If you are running Windows 2000 or XP: Right click on the non functioning device and select uninstall. If a
warning pops up, press OK.
6.
Restart your computer again. Your camera is now successfully installed.
Q: How do I make sure I don't lose important pictures?
Your camera uses SDRAM memory, which requires a constant electric current to store your photos.
Should your camera lose power (for instance if the battery dies or run out of power) all stored pictures will
be lost. We recommend always downloading your photos to your computer as soon as possible to
prevent unintentional data loss.
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