DC E1050t Digital Camera
User Manual
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Copyright
Copyright 2008 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
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the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes
from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of this company to notify any person of such
revision or changes.
All other logos, products, or company names mentioned in this manual may be the registered trademarks
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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.
CE Regulatory Notice
Hereby, BenQ Corp. declares under our responsibility that the product is in conformity with the
requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States
relating, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives (2004/108/EC) and Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/
EC).
A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the above Directives has been made and is available
from BenQ Corp. upon request.
FCC Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Taking care of your camera
• The camera operating temperature is between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius. It is normal for the operating
time to be shortened when the temperature is low.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
• Direct sunlight
• Highly humid or dusty places
• Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
• In a closed car that is in direct sunlight
• Unstable locations
• If your camera becomes wet, wipe it with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
• Salt or seawater may cause severe camera damage.
• Do not use solvents, such as alcohol, to clean your camera.
• If the lens is dirty, use a lens brush or soft cloth to clean the lens. Do not touch the lens with your
fingers.
• To prevent electric 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 battery. Next, 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 images or video clips.
• If the lens cannot retract into the camera, please replace the battery first (usually this is because of a
drained battery). Then the lens should retract automatically. If the lens still cannot retract, please
contact your dealer.
• Under no circumstances should you push the lens back manually as this may damage the camera.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
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Touring the camera ......................1 Playback mode ............................ 20
Checking the package contents ..... 1
Camera components ..................... 2
Front view .....................................2
Rear view .......................................2
Preparing the camera for use .......3
Charging the battery ...................... 3
Using touch screen and buttons ... 4
Using an SD card ........................... 4
Setting language ............................. 4
Setting date and time ..................... 5
Operating the camera ...................5
Options for playback and editing 21
Using My Drawings and Add
Memo .......................................... 22
Rotating an image ....................... 24
Adding Z-Lighting effect ............ 24
Protect ......................................... 24
Adding a photo frame ................ 24
DPOF ........................................... 25
Deleting files ............................... 25
Resize ........................................... 25
Voice memo ................................ 25
Red-eye Removal ........................ 26
Effect ............................................ 26
Bundled software ........................ 27
Viewing captured images and
videos .............................................6 Connecting the camera to a
computer ..................................... 27
Capture mode ...............................7
Scene mode .................................... 8 Connecting the camera to an AV
Flash mode ................................... 10 system .......................................... 27
Focus mode .................................. 11
Drive mode .................................. 12
Quality .......................................... 12
ISO sensitivity .............................. 13
Metering (Automatic exposure
metering) ...................................... 13
White balance .............................. 14
Effect ............................................. 15
AF Area ......................................... 16
EV compensation ........................ 17
Setting sharpness, saturation,
contrast & instant review ............ 17
Other capture options ................. 18
Movie Record mode settings ....... 18
Printing images ........................... 28
Printing with Printer mode ......... 28
Printing with DPOF ..................... 28
Troubleshooting and service
information ................................. 29
Technical support ........................ 30
Specifications .............................. 31
System settings ............................19
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Touring the camera 1
Checking the package contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items.
1. User manual/Quick
start guide
2. Digital camera
3. USB cable
4. Battery
5. Leather case
6. Software CD
7. Battery charger
8. Adapter
9. AV cable
10. Hand strap and
stylus
• All pictures, screen captures, and icons used in this manual and the gift box are for
illustration only. Actual and available products, accessories, as well as their appearance
may vary depending on sales region.
• If any items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer.
• It is recommended to save the packaging in case you need to ship the camera for service in
the future.
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Touring the camera
2 Touring the camera
Camera components
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Front view
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shutter button
Flash
S.S.F. (Super Shake-Free) button
Power button
/ Status LED
indicator
5. AF Assist Lamp / Self-timer LED
indicator
6. Lens and lens cover
7. Microphone
8. Tripod mount
9. USB port
Rear view
1. Touch screen (LCD display)
2. T (Tele): Zoom-in / Scene mode
description on or off
3. W (Wide): Zoom-out or
thumbnail view (playback)
4. Strap eyelet
5. Play button
(toggling
between capture and playback
modes)
6. Display button
7. Speaker
• It is normal for the camera to become warm during operation, because metal camera
casing can conduct heat.
• The LCD display on this camera is manufactured with sophisticated technology, and
more than 99.99% of the pixels on the LCD display meet standard specifications. Yet, it
is possible that less than 0.01% of the pixels on the LCD display may have some light
spots or show unusual colors. This is normal and does not indicate display
malfunction, nor will this affect the pictures you take with the camera.
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Preparing the camera for use 3
Use only the specified battery for the camera, and always turn off the camera before
removing the battery.
A
To install the battery:
B
1. Open the battery/SD card cover (A).
2. Insert the battery in the correct direction (B).
3. Push the battery all the way down, until the battery
lock lever clicks into place (C).
4. Close the battery/SD card cover (D).
C
To remove the battery:
1. Open the battery/SD card cover.
2. Release the battery lock lever.
3. When the battery has come out a little, gently pull it
out the rest of the way.
4. Close the battery/SD card cover.
D
Charging the battery
The battery charge status affects the camera performance. To maximize the performance
and the battery life, fully charge the battery using the specified charger and adapter, and
then fully discharge it through normal use at least once.
To charge the battery:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the battery into the charger.
Connect one end of the adapter to the charger.
Connect the other end of the adapter to a wall outlet.
When the battery is being charged, the charger LED
indicator lights up in red. When the battery is fully
charged, it turns into green.
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Preparing the camera for use
4 Preparing the camera for use
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• Damage caused by the use of an incorrect charger set is not covered under the
warranty.
• The battery may be warm after being charged or used. This is normal and not a
malfunction.
• When using the camera in a cold environment, keep the camera and its battery warm
by holding it inside your jacket or another warm protective environment.
• Remove the battery from the camera if you do not intend to use the camera for a long
time.
Using touch screen and buttons
You can use the stylus or your finger (may leave fingerprints on the screen) to select options
available from the touch screen. Some operations must work with buttons (such as
DISPLAY
and Play
). This user manual uses “tap”, “circle”, or “swipe” when
referring to touch screen actions and “press” when referring to button actions.
Using an SD card
The camera comes with internal memory for storing captured images, video clips, or audio
files. You can also use an SD (Secure Digital) card to store more files.
To install an SD card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the camera is turned off.
Open the battery/SD card cover.
Insert an SD card in the correct direction.
Close the battery/SD card cover.
To remove an SD card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the camera is turned off.
Open the battery/SD card cover.
Lightly press the edge of the SD card to eject.
Close the battery/SD card cover.
• Before initial use of an SD card, tap
>
>
> Manage Memory > Format
to format the card first. Remember to slide the write-protect tab (on the side of the SD
card) to the unlock position. Otherwise, all data (if any) on the SD card is protected and
the card cannot be formatted.
Setting language
This is to select the language version to show on the screen.
To select a language:
Tap
>
>
> Language, and tap a language (tap
/
languages as needed).
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to find more
Operating the camera 5
You need to set the date and time the first time you use the camera, or when the camera
battery has been removed for a long time.
To set date and time:
1. Tap
>
>
> Date Format, and tap the screen to select preferred formats.
2. Tap Date/Time, and then tap
3. Tap
4. Tap
/
to select the correct date and time.
.
to exit.
Operating the camera
The procedure below is a general guideline for basic operation. It is particularly useful if you
are new to the camera.
1. Press
.
2. Tap
for desired options; tap
for more options.
3. Follow the on-screen display (and instructions wherever available) and tap the
corresponding icon to access and set more options. At any time, you can cancel the current
operation by tapping
to return to your previous step.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press T to zoom-in or W to zoom-out.
Press the shutter halfway to set automatic focus and exposure.
Press the shutter down fully to capture.
Release the shutter.
In the Movie Record mode, press the shutter to stop video recording.
• If you press the shutter halfway to set automatic focus, the camera is ready to capture
when the auto focus frame is yellow. If there is no auto focus frame or the frame is red
and you press the shutter down, it might result in blurred photos.
• During zoom-in/out, there is a separator in the zoom bar between W and T. For best
image quality, it is recommended to use optical zoom only by keeping the
magnification within W and the separator.
• Flash is automatically turned off in the Movie Record mode.
• The Movie Record mode records both sound and video. Yet, sound is not recorded
during zoom-in/out.
• At any time, you can press
to turn off the camera.
• In the capture or playback mode, press
on the screen.
repeatedly to show different information
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Setting date and time
6 Viewing captured images and videos
Viewing captured images and videos
To enter the playback mode, press
to view the image or video just captured.
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• To view the previous image/video, swipe and slide the screen (at least 1/3 of the width; see
the illustrations below from A to C) to the right, or tap
on the Control Panel.
• To view the next image/video, swipe and slide the screen (at least 1/3 of the width) to the left,
or tap
on the Control Panel.
• Press W and you can still use the Swipe-to-Slide feature to view captured images and
recorded videos in a loop.
• Press W again to view 12 thumbnails on the screen.
A
B
C
D
Control Panel
• You can toggle between the above two playback modes by pressing T and W.
• To zoom-in/out an image, press T or W, or you can use the stylus or your fingertip to
circle the area you want to zoom in directly on the screen. You can also drag the image
to see a certain area or tap
to crop the image.
• If a photo was captured in the portrait orientation and then you saved it into the
landscape orientation, the photo will still rotate back into the portrait orientation
temporarily when you enlarge it on your camera.
• For a video file, tap
to start playback.
• Tap
to start the slideshow playback.
• Tap
for more options.
• Anytime in the playback mode, you can press
or the shutter to switch to the
capture mode.
• For image/audio/video files captured by other devices, your camera may not be able to
show the detailed file information (such as resolution) or to edit them (using My
Drawings or Add Memo, for example).
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Capture mode 7
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Capture mode
Item
Description
Page reference
1
Scene mode
8
2
Flash mode
10
3
Focus mode
11
4
Drive mode
12
5
S.S.F. (Super Shake-Free)
--
6
Number of shots available
--
7
Image size
--
8
Image quality
12
9
AF area
16
10
Battery status
--
11
Histogram
--
12
AE metering
13
13
White balance
14
14
EV compensation
17
15
ISO sensitivity
13
16
More options
--
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8 Capture mode
Scene mode
Select one of the following scene modes to fit your shooting condition.
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Icon
Mode
Description
Auto
The camera automatically decides most settings, so you
can capture images with ease.
Program
You can set the shooting parameters manually.
Movie Record
Captures videos with sound. When viewing the captured
video file later, tap the
icon to play it.
Portrait
Makes the subject (usually a person) stand out with a
brighter look.
Landscape
Captures natural scenery and subjects in the distance.
Sports
Captures a fast-moving subject.
Backlight
Increases exposure (by turning on the flash) when light
illuminates the subject from behind.
Night Scene
Captures photos in a low-light environment, such as in
the evening or at night.
Beach
Captures photos in a brightly lit environment, such as
beaches.
Snow
Increases contrast to highlight the texture and layers of
snow.
Fireworks
Increases the exposure time to capture fireworks. Use of
tripod is recommended.
Night Portrait
Captures photos of a subject against a night scene. Use
of a tripod is recommended.
Self Portrait
Helps take a picture of yourself (and other subjects if
available).
Building
Enhances the edges of the subject.
Soft Flowing Water
The shutter speed is lowered to prevent blurred images.
Use of a tripod is recommended.
L. Portrait
Focuses on the subjects and keeps the background
blurred slightly.
Web Auction
Optimizes image file size for use on the Internet.
Images captured in Web Auction mode are stored
under the XXX_AUCT directory (XXX are numbers).
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High ISO Portrait
Makes people stand out with the background out-offocus even in a dark environment. In this mode, a higher
ISO value is used.
Food
Captures food by enhancing color brightness and giving
more vivid colors.
Museum
Captures photos with flash function disabled.
Candle Light
Captures subjects illuminated by candle light.
Party
Captures in-door activities in a dim light.
Text
Increases contract when taking a close-up photo.
Child
Captures images of moving kids.
Sunset
Increases white balance to enhance photos taken at
sunset.
Flower
Captures images of brightly colored flowers by
enhancing their soft outlines.
Pet
Increases sensitivity to capture images of pets.
Smile Catch
Automatically takes a shot when a smile is detected.
Voice Rec.
Captures background sound only (no images or videos).
• ISO sensitivity, Metering, and White Balance are not available for some scene modes (such
as Auto).
• When S.S.F. is turned on, you cannot adjust the ISO sensitivity.
To select a scene mode:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current scene mode.
2. Tap another icon of your choice.
3. Tap
to confirm and exit.
If you want to know the description of a certain scene quickly, tap
then the desired scene. The scene info window opens. Tap
(or press T) and
to select this scene
mode.
When the
icon shows in a thumbnail or on the screen, this means that the file is in an
unknown file format or has been corrupted.
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Capture mode 9
10 Capture mode
Using Smile Catch:
Smile Catch automatically captures smiling moments.
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1. Tap
and select
from the scene mode icons.
2. The camera is tracking the face of your subject (each subject is tracked by an auto focus
frame; maximum 8 subjects can be tracked).
3. Press the shutter down to activate smile tracking, and release the shutter immediately. The
camera is now tracking the smile of your subject (the auto focus frame turns into yellow
when a smile is detected).
4. Once a smile is detected, the camera instantly takes a picture.
5. The camera continues to detect smiles and takes more pictures (Step 4 is repeated). To
stop the smile tracking at anytime, press the shutter.
• In order to detect smiles easily and obtain better image quality, it is recommended to
have your subject facing toward the lens in the Smile Catch mode.
• The camera will only stop smile tracking when the shutter is pressed again.
• Face tracking is always on in the Smile Catch mode.
• It is recommended to turn off the flash in the Smile Catch mode, so the camera can
save time in recharging and continue to catch more smiles.
Flash mode
The flash provides an additional light source (usually used in a low-light environment). You
can capture an image using one of the following flash modes.
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto
The flash fires automatically based on the photographic
conditions.
Force off
The flash does not fire. Select this mode when flash
photography is prohibited, or when the distance to the
subject is beyond the effective range of the flash.
Force on
The flash always fires regardless of the surrounding
lighting conditions. Select this mode when capturing
images with high contrast (backlighting) and deep
shadows.
Auto Anti Red-eye
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon to capture naturallooking images of people and animals in low-light
conditions. Be sure to ask the subject to look at the
camera lens or get as close to the camera as possible.
The flash fires automatically based on the photographic
conditions.
Anti Red-eye
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon to capture naturallooking images of people and animals in low-light
conditions. Be sure to ask the subject to look at the
camera lens or get as close to the camera as possible.
The flash always fires regardless of the surrounding
lighting conditions.
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Slow Sync
Fires the flash for proper exposure of the subject, and
uses a slow shutter speed to capture ambient light for
proper exposure of the background. Useful for capturing
night scenes with still subjects (such as portraits). Use of
tripod is recommended.
To select a flash mode:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current flash mode.
2. Tap another icon of your choice.
3. Tap
to confirm and exit.
To change the intensity of the flash, tap
>
>
>
> Flash Intensity.
Focus mode
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto
This is the auto focus mode.
Macro
Captures subjects at close range.
Pan Focus
Captures everything (for example, fast-moving objects or
subjects in the dark) from near to far in an acceptable
focus.
Infinity
Captures subjects across long distances. The flash is off
in this mode.
To select a focus mode:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current focus mode.
2. Tap another icon of your choice.
3. Tap
to confirm and exit.
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Capture mode 11
12 Capture mode
Drive mode
Icon
Mode
Description
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Standard
Self-timer and Continuous Shooting are disabled.
10 sec Self-timer
Automatically takes a picture after a 10 second delay.
This mode is useful when you want to be part of the
picture.
2 sec Self-timer
Automatically takes a picture after a 2 second delay.
Continuous Shooting Continuously takes pictures as long as you keep
pressing the shutter. The flash is always off in this mode.
Auto Exposure
Bracketing (AEB)
Automatically takes 3 pictures with different EV
compensation for you to choose from later.
Speedy Burst
Press and release the shutter. When the photo size you
select is VGA, Speedy Burst will shoot continuously at
the speed of 12 shots per second. This will stop after 1
second or when the memory card is full.
To select a drive mode:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current drive mode.
2. Tap another icon of your choice.
3. Tap
to confirm and exit.
Quality
Icon
Option
Description
Fine
Best image quality with the lowest compression rate. File size
is the largest.
Normal
Better image quality with medium compression rate. File size is
medium.
Economy
Good image quality with the highest compression rate. File size
is the smallest.
To select an image quality level:
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
.
3. Tap Quality. The icon that represents the current quality level is highlighted.
4. Tap another icon of your choice.
5. Tap
to exit.
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Capture mode 13
ISO sensitivity
Icon
Description
Automatically sets the ISO value.
Equivalent to color ISO 100/200/400 film. Used for outdoor
photography in bright sunlight.
Equivalent to color ISO 800/1600/3200 film (ISO 3200 for
images at 3 megapixels or lower). Used it in a low-light
environment or where the flash light is not allowed.
To select an ISO value:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current ISO value.
2. Tap another icon of your choice.
3. Tap
to confirm and exit.
You may not be able to select the ISO value if you use certain scene modes, such as
(Auto) and
(High ISO Portrait).
Metering (Automatic exposure metering)
Icon
Mode
Description
Matrix
Detects the exposure based on multiple points in
the subject area.
Center Weight
Detects the exposure of the entire shooting
screen, but gives more importance to the values
near the center.
Spot
Detects the exposure based on the center spot in
the subject area.
To select an AE option:
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
.
3. Tap Metering. The icon that represents the current AE setting is highlighted.
4. Tap another icon of your choice.
5. Tap
to exit.
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English
The higher the ISO value, the more noise you may see in the image.
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White balance
English
White balance compensates for color temperatures in different lighting conditions, so white
and other colors can display properly when you capture images.
Icon
Mode
Description
Auto
Adjusts white balance automatically.
Daylight
Adjusts white balance for bright daylight conditions.
Cloudy
Adjusts white balance for cloudy, twilight, or shady
conditions.
Tungsten
Adjusts white balance for subjects lit by tungsten
(incandescent) lighting.
Fluorescent
Adjusts white balance for subjects lit by fluorescent lighting.
Manual
Manually adjust white balance.
You may not be able to select White Balance if you use certain scene modes, such as
(Auto).
To select white balance:
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
3. Tap
and then White Balance. The icon that represents the current white balance
.
setting is highlighted.
4. Tap another icon of your choice.
5. Tap
. (If you select the manual mode, the icon
pops up. You must first tap
and point the adjustment frame shown on the touch screen at a blank sheet of
white paper (or something similar), and then tap
to let the camera detect proper
colors.)
6. Tap
to exit.
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Capture mode 15
Effect
Icon
Mode
Description
Normal
No effect is added to the image.
Vivid
Recorded image will be stored in a bright and lively
tone.
Sepia
Recorded image will be stored in a sepia tone.
B/W (Black/White)
Convert image to black & white.
Vivid Red
Recorded image will be stored in a bright and lively red
tone.
Vivid Green
Recorded image will be stored in a bright and lively
green tone.
Vivid Blue
Recorded image will be stored in a bright and lively blue
tone.
To select an effect:
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
3. Tap
and then Effect. The icon that represents the current effect is highlighted.
.
4. Tap another icon of your choice.
5. Tap
6. Tap
.
to exit.
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You can add special effects to your images in capture mode.
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AF Area
Icon
Mode
Description
English
Center
Focuses on the center of the touch screen.
Wide
Focuses on subjects in a wider focusing area.
Manual
You can manually decide the auto focusing area by
dragging the frame within the boundary shown on the
touch screen.
Touch Shot
You can manually decide the auto focusing area by
dragging the frame within the boundary shown on the
touch screen. A shot is taken when the finger is
released.
Face Tracking
Focuses on the people in your composition by
automatically detecting and tracking human faces.
To select an automatic focus option:
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
3. Tap
and then AF Area. The currently selected icon of auto focus option shows.
.
4. Tap another icon of your choice.
5. Tap
to exit.
Using Face Tracking:
1. Follow the steps above to select Face Tracking in AF Area.
2. Aim the lens at the subject(s). One or several white frames show on the screen focusing on
the subjects, depending on the number of subjects detected by the camera.
3. Press the shutter halfway to set automatic focus.
4. Wait until the frames turn yellow, and press the shutter down.
In order to detect the face(s) easily and obtain better image quality, it is recommended to
have your subjects facing toward the lens when you use Face Tracking.
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Capture mode 17
EV (exposure value) lightens or darkens the entire image. Adjust EV compensation when
the brightness between the subject and the background is not balanced, or when the subject
occupies only a small part of the picture.
To set EV compensation:
1. Tap
and the icon that represents the current EV compensation.
2. Tap any position of the EV compensation bar or tap +/- of your choice.
3. Tap
4. Tap
.
to confirm and exit.
Setting sharpness, saturation, contrast & instant review
You can adjust how colors appear in the pictures by setting sharpness, saturation, and
contrast.
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
3. Tap
for Sharpness, Saturation, and Contrast. The icons that represent the current
.
settings for these three options show.
4. Tap an option to select it, and then tap an icon of your choice. You can select Low, Normal,
or High.
Also, you can select the display time for captured images.
1. Tap
.
2. Tap
and then
.
3. Tap Instant Review.
4. You can select the duration (in seconds) an image is displayed right after you capture it, or
turn the feature off.
5. Tap
twice to exit.
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EV compensation
18 Capture mode
Other capture options
More options are available for image settings in
English
Icon
Option
>
>
.
Description
Flash Intensity
Sets the intensity of the flash.
Photo Frame
Adds a photo frame to the image.
• If the original image size is larger than 3M, the image size will
be automatically changed to 3M.
• If the original image size is 3M or smaller, the original image
size will be retained.
Date Stamp
Adds the date, time, or both to the image.
AF Assist Lamp Assists the auto focus system when shooting in low light
conditions.
Movie Record mode settings
If you select
(Movie Record) as the scene mode, different options are available in the
Quick Bar. You can change the settings but you cannot customize the options shown in the
Quick Bar.
Icon
Mode
Description
Page
reference
Video format
Displays video file format and size.
--
Frame rate
Displays frames captured per second.
--
White balance
Compensates for color temperatures in
different lighting conditions.
--
More options
Displays more options.
--
Video quality
Sets the degree of video quality.
--
Focus
--
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Effect
Adds special effects.
--
Close
Hides the Quick Bar.
--
The default frame rate is 30 when using the Movie Record mode.
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System settings
>
and then
. Tap
/
to find more
options.
Icon
Mode
Description
Manage Memory Formats the internal memory or the SD card.
Instant Review
Sets the display time of each captured photo.
Digital Zoom
Sets a zoom setting for the camera to remember (useful when
you turn it on next time).
Wise Zoom reduces the image size, and thus increases
the effective zoom length without sacrificing image quality.
--
System Sound
Sets system sounds to on or off.
Volume
Sets the volume for playback.
LCD Brightness
Sets the brightness of the touch screen.
Power Saving
Sets the idle time before the camera enters the power-saving
mode. The camera automatically turns off 2 minutes after
entering the power-saving mode.
Date/Time
Sets the date and time.
Date Format
Sets the displayed time format.
TV Format
Sets the video format (such as NTSC or PAL) when connecting
to an AV system like TV.
--
Hot Key
Sets the options shown in the Quick Bar.
--
Startup Image
Sets the startup image displayed when the camera is turned on.
--
Reset
Returns all settings to the factory default values or resets the file
number.
Language
Sets the displayed language on the touch screen.
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To change the system settings, tap
20 Playback mode
Playback mode
Press
to enter the playback mode.
English
You can press
to show different information on the screen.
• When the camera is off, pressing
• In the capture mode, press
will enter the playback mode.
to enter the playback mode.
• In the playback mode, press
Item
or the Shutter to switch to the capture mode.
Description
1
Battery status
2
File number
3
Histogram
4
Protected file
5
DPOF
6
Voice Memo
7
Scene mode
8
Image size and quality
9
EV compensation
10
AE Metering
11
White balance
12
File name
13
File size
14
Aperture and shutter speed
15
ISO sensitivity
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Options for playback and editing
Icon
Mode
on the screen.
Description
Page
reference
My Drawings
Adds your own drawing to a captured image.
22
Rotation
Rotates images by certain degrees.
24
Z-Lighting
Adjusts lighting (mainly enhances the
brightness and contrast in the darker areas of
a picture) to improve overall exposure quality.
24
Protect
Protects the selected image from deletion.
24
More options
Displays more options.
--
Add Memo
Adds callouts to a captured image.
22
Photo frame
Adds a photo frame to a captured image.
24
DPOF
Enters the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
data for selected images or all images. A
DPOF-compatible printer can read this data
for printing.
25
Delete
Deletes captured files.
25
Close
Hides the Quick Bar.
--
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By default, ten options show when you tap
22 Playback mode
To select a playback/edit option:
1. Press
and select an image. Then tap
.
English
2. The available icons of playback/edit options show. Tap the one you need. Options available
may vary depending on the image size.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Using My Drawings and Add Memo
Add preset or customized drawings (including handwriting), stamps, and callouts to an
image.
• Drawings/stamps/callouts (described as “scribbles” below) cannot be added to an
audio/video file, or to an image of 3:2 or lower than 3M.
• After scribbles are added to an image and saved, the image is automatically resized to
a 3M image.
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
(My Drawings) or
(Add Memo). The toolbar is automatically
displayed. Select a tool, and customize its type and color. (For details on the icons of the
tools, see below.)
3. Tap
. You are ready to add your drawings or texts to the image.
4. To change tools/types/colors, you need to tap
5. To undo your last move, tap
(before you save the settings), tap
6. To save the modified image, tap
again to access the toolbar.
[UNDO]; to erase all drawings on the selected image
[RESET].
. Or you can tap
> [YES] to discard the modified
image and exit.
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Tool
Line
Description
Creates lines such as handwriting.
To create lines:
1. Tap
color.
, and then tap
for a type and
for a
2. Tap
.
3. Start tapping on the touch screen, and then drag your
finger or stylus to create lines.
Stamp (for My
Drawings only)
Selects a preset stamp.
To select a preset stamp:
1. Tap
, and then tap
for a color.
for a preset stamp and
2. Tap
.
3. On the touch screen, tap the location where you want to
add a stamp. You can add as many stamps as you want,
or repeat step 1 to add other types of stamps.
Frame (for Add
Memo only)
Selects a preset frame for a callout.
To select a preset frame:
1. Tap
, and then tap
for a preset frame and
for a color.
2. Tap
.
3. On the touch screen, tap the location where you want to
add a frame. You can add as many frames as you want,
or repeat step 1 to add other types of frames.
Eraser
Removes part or all of the scribbles.
To use the eraser:
1. Tap
, and then tap
(from thin to thick).
to select an eraser type
2. Tap
.
3. On the touch screen, tap the location where you want to
remove the scribbles, and then drag your finger or stylus
to start removing.
Undo / Redo
Used to undo or redo your last move.
Reset
Removes all scribbles.
Save
Saves the modified file.
Tap Save As to save as a new file; tap No to exit; tap
Overwrite to replace the current file.
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Icon
24 Playback mode
Discard
Discards the modified file.
English
Rotating an image
Changes the orientation of an image.
To rotate an image:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
, and then tap a thumbnail in the orientation you want. The newly rotated
image overwrites the original one and shows on the screen.
Adding Z-Lighting effect
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
. Tap the lighting bar. The Z-Lighting effect (mainly enhancing the
brightness and contrast in the darker area of a picture) improves overall exposure quality.
3. Tap
to save the setting and exit.
Protect
Prevents selected files from accidental removal.
To protect files:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
.
3. Select whether to protect this selected file or all files.
4. Select Yes to enable protection. To select multiple files, tap Select and tap more files. Each
protected file has the icon
when viewed. Then select
and Yes.
5. To disable protection, follow preceding step 1 to 3, and tap Yes to unprotect the file.
Adding a photo frame
Adds a preset decorative frame to an image.
To add a photo frame:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
3. Tap
and then choose to overwrite or save the image as a new file.
, and then tap
/
to select a photo frame of your choice.
• A photo frame cannot be added to an audio/video file.
• After a photo frame is added to an image in the size of 3M or above, this image will be
automatically resized to a 3M image.
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DPOF
English
Enters the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) data for selected images or all images. A
DPOF-compatible printer can read this data for printing.
To enter DPOF data:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
.
3. Select the current image or all images to add DPOF. To select multiple files, tap Select and
tap more files. Then tap
.
4. Select whether to print the date, and number of copies to print.
5. Tap
.
Deleting files
Removes selected or all files.
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
.
3. Select Yes to delete the selected file; select Voice Only to delete voice memo only; select
All to delete all files. To select multiple files, tap Select and tap more files. Then tap
Resize
Changes an image to a smaller size.
To resize an image:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
>
> Resize.
3. Select the new image size and the quality level.
4. Tap Overwrite to replace the current image file, or Save as to save to another file.
Voice memo
Inserts a voice annotation to an image file.
To add a voice memo:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
3. Tap
to start recording your voice. Tap
later, the icon
>
> Voice memo.
again to stop. When viewing the image
indicates that a voice memo is attached.
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26 Playback mode
Red-eye Removal
Removes appearance of red eyes in an image.
English
To remove appearance of red eyes:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
>
> Red-eye Removal. Then tap
.
3. Tap Overwrite to replace the current image file, or Save as to save to another file.
Effect
Changes the color tone of an image.
Icon
Option
Description
Normal
No effect is added to the image.
Sepia
Recorded image will be stored in a sepia tone.
B&W
Convert image to black & white.
Negative
Opposite what they were in the original image.
Mosaic
Apply mosaic tile effects to the image.
Vivid Red
The image becomes reddish.
Vivid Green
The image becomes greenish.
Vivid Blue
The image becomes bluish.
To add a special effect:
1. Tap
and select an image.
2. Tap
>
>
> Effect.
3. Select the effect you want to apply. Then tap
.
4. Tap Overwrite to replace the current image file, or Save as to save to another file.
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Bundled software
ArcSoft
PhotoImpression 5
Combines photo editing with creative enhancement and sharing tools
that maximize your digital media experience.
ArcSoft
VideoImpression 2
Creates multimedia presentations by combining photos and video
clips with audio, text and scene transitions.
To install these programs, see the information supplied with the CD.
Connecting the camera to a computer
You can connect the camera to a PC or notebook to transfer, view, print, or edit files.
To connect the camera to a computer:
1. Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to
the camera.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
3. Tap Mass Storage on the screen of your camera.
4. A Removable Disk icon appears in My Computer. Click
this icon to access the files in your camera.
• When connecting the camera to a computer, it is necessary to install a battery into the
camera.
• When connecting the camera to a computer, please use the original accessory of the
USB cable to avoid possible system conflicts and damage to the camera.
Connecting the camera to an AV system
You can play files in your camera with an AV system, such as a TV or projector.
To connect the camera to an AV system:
1. Connect the end of the smaller plug of the AV cable to the camera.
2. Connect the yellow video plug and the white audio plug of the AV cable to a video-input jack
and an audio-input jack (left channel) on your AV system.
3. Turn on the AV system, and then switch to the AV source connecting to the camera.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to operate the camera via the TV or projector screen.
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The camera provides the following programs on a CD.
28 Printing images
Printing images
English
In addition to printing images by connecting the camera to a printer via a computer or
bringing the SD card (if available) to a photo-processing center, you can choose to print
using PictBridge or DPOF.
Printing with Printer mode
You can directly print images by connecting your camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer without using a computer.
To print images from a PictBridge-compatible printer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn off the camera.
Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to the camera.
Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your printer.
Turn on the printer. Wait for a while until the printer is ready to print.
Turn on the camera.
Follow the on-screen instructions in your camera or printer to complete printing.
The above procedure may vary depending on the printer type you are using.
Printing with DPOF
See "DPOF" on page 25.
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Troubleshooting and service information 29
If your camera cannot operate normally, see the frequently encountered problems and
solutions listed below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest service center or
technical support.
Problem
Cause
Solution
I cannot play back
video clips by
using Windows
Media Player.
The MPEG-4 video compression
method is in the XviD format.
If the XviD codec is not installed, it
might not be able to play back the
video clips on your computer.
Make sure you are using Windows
Media Player 9.0 or above. Be sure
to install the free MPEG-4 codec
driver in advance, available from
bundle software or XviD web site:
http://www.xvidmovies.com.
The camera
cannot power up.
There is no battery or the battery is Insert the battery correctly.
not inserted correctly.
The battery has no power.
The battery power
is draining quickly.
Recharge the battery.
The external temperature is
extremely low.
--
Many shots are being captured in
dark places, requiring a flash.
--
The battery was not fully charged, Fully charge the battery and
or it has not been used for an
discharge it for at least one
extended period of time after being complete cycle before use.
charged.
The battery or
camera is warm.
--
The camera or flash was used
continuously over a long period of
time.
The flash does not The camera flash is turned off.
fire or recharge.
The light source is sufficient.
Set the flash to Auto Flash.
Even though the
flash fired, the
image is dark.
The distance to the subject is
greater than the flash's effective
range.
Get closer to the subject and shoot.
The image is too
bright or too dark.
The exposure is excessive or
inadequate.
Reset exposure compensation.
I cannot format a
memory card.
The memory card is
write-protected.
Remove the write protection.
End of the memory card life.
Insert a new memory card.
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30 Troubleshooting and service information
English
I cannot download
images from the
camera to my
computer.
The camera does
not shoot even
when pressing the
shutter button.
The free space on the hard disk of
your computer is insufficient.
Ensure that the hard disk has
enough space for running Windows
and that the drive for loading image
files has free space equal to or
greater than the memory card in
the camera.
There is no power being supplied
to the camera.
Recharge the battery.
The battery is running low.
Recharge the battery.
The camera is not in the capture
mode.
Switch to the capture mode.
The shutter button was not pressed Press the shutter button all the way
all the way down.
down.
The internal memory or memory
Load a new card or delete
card does not have any free space. unwanted files.
The flash is recharging.
Wait until the flash mode icon,
indicated on the screen, stops
flashing.
The camera does not recognize the Format the memory card before the
memory card.
initial use or before using with
another camera.
The camera is connected to the
I cannot print
printer when the camera is
images with
powered off.
PictBridgecompliant printers.
Why sometimes I
cannot completely
use up the
remaining number
of pictures that can
be taken on my
memory card?
The remaining number of pictures
shown on the screen is an
estimated value, which may be
different from the actual one
depending on the compression
ratios (may vary by scenes) when
converting from RAW to JPG.
Why may some
pictures look
unclear or be read
improperly during
playback?
These pictures are taken by
another camera.
Turn on the camera, select
PictBridge, and then connect to the
printer.
--
Enlarging these pictures could
solve the problem.
Technical support
For technical assistance, firmware updates, product information, user manual, and news
releases, visit the following web site:
http://www.BenQ.com
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Specifications 31
Image sensor
10M CCD; size: 1/2.3-inch
LCD display
3-inch LTPS LCD; 230 K dots
Zoom
Optical: 3X
Digital: 5X (preview) / 12 (playback)
Wise Zoom: 30X (Optical Zoom + Digital Zoom) when the image size
is VGA (640 x 480); a different image size comes with a different
maximum wise zoom ratio.
Lens
F3.1 ~ F5.6
Wide: 6.3mm (equivalent to 135 camera: 35.5mm)
Tele: 18.9mm (equivalent to 135 camera: 106.5mm)
Focus
TTL Auto Focus
Focus range
Normal: 40 cm ~ Infinity
Macro: 10cm ~ 60cm (Wide)
Shutter speed
1/2000 ~ 1 sec (Night Scene mode: 15 sec)
Scene mode
Auto, Program, Movie Record, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Backlight,
Night Scene, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Night Portrait, Self Portrait,
Building, Soft Flowing Water, Landscape Portrait, Web Auction, High
ISO Portrait, Food, Museum, Candle Light, Party, Text, Child, Sunset,
Flower, Pet, Smile Catch, Voice Rec.
Flash
Auto, Force off, Force on, Auto Anti Red-eye, Anti Red-eye and Slow
Sync
Self-timer
10 & 2 sec. delay
Exposure
compensation
-2 to +2 EV (in 0.3-step increments)
ISO
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 (ISO 3200 is for images at 3
megapixels or lower.)
White balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Manual
File format
• Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compatible) and DCF compatible 10 megapixels (3648 x 2736), 3:2 (3648 x 2432), 8 megapixels
(3264 x 2448), 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944), 3 megapixels (2048 x
1536), HD (1920 x 1080) and VGA (640 x 480)
• Video: AVI (for use on the camera only) VGA (640 x 480), 16: 9 (848 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240), or Web
sharing (640 x 480); 30 fps; continuous recording with sound until
the memory card is full (except Web sharing)
Videos captured in Web sharing mode are stored under the
XXXUTUBE directory (XXX are numbers) with the file size limited to
100 MB or 10 minutes per video file (video recording will
automatically stop).
• Audio: WAV
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Specifications
32 Specifications
• Internal: Built-in Approx. 9 MB (usable)
• External: SD card in the following sizes: 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB,
512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and up to 16 GB for SDHC.
This camera is compatible with SD cards manufactured by
Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sandisk. Please contact your local dealer
for purchase information.
Playback options
Single image, thumbnails, slideshow, and audio/video playback
Interface
Digital output: USB 2.0 Compatible
Audio/Video output (NTSC/PAL)
PictBridge compatible / DPOF
Power source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery; CIPA 200PCS
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Storage
Working temperature
0 - 40 degrees Celsius
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
95 x 57 x 17.6 mm (slimmest 17 mm)
Weight
120 g (without battery & SD card)
System requirements
•
•
•
•
•
Pentium III 600 Mhz or higher compatible CPU
64 MB RAM
Optical disc drive
Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista128 MB free hard disk space
Available USB port
All information, designs, and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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