Sea & Sea DX-GE5 User manual

User Manual
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Preparations
GE Digital Camera
G Series : G5WP
Basic operation
Camera function controls
Playback
Using the Menus
Camera connectivity
Appendix
WARNING
Do not expose the camera battery pack or other accessories to
rain or humidity to prevent fire hazard or electric shock.
For customers in the U.S.A.
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV]
indicates separate collection of waste electrical and
electronic equipment in the EU countries. Please do not
throw the equipment into the domestic refuse. Please use the
return and collection systems available in your country for the
disposal of this product.
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Statement
Model Name: G5WP
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
Trade Name:
GE
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Address:
For customers in Europe
"CE" mark indicates that this product complies
with the European requirements for safety, health,
environment and customer protection. "CE" mark cameras are
intended for sales in Europe.
Responsible Party: General Imaging Co.
1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 550,
Gardena,CA 90248, U.S.A.
Telephone Number: +1-800-730-6597
(Outside U.S. & Canada: +1-310-755-6857)
Conforms to the following Standards:
EMC:
EN 55022:1998/A1:2000/A2:2003 Class B
EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003
EN 61000-3-2:2000/A1:2001
EN 61000-3-3:1995/A1:2001
following the provision of the EMC Directive (89/336/
EEC,2004/108/EEC)
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Camera notes:
Battery notes:
Do not store or use the camera in the following types of
locations:
Incorrect use of the batteries may cause them to leak, become
hot, ignite or burst. Always observe the precautions given
below.
• In a place where the camera can be exposed directly to
the sunlight or subject to high temperature, e.g. Inside a
closed car in summer.
• In a place where the camera is subject to a high magnetic
field, e.g. near motors, transformers or magnets.
If the camera will not be used for a long period of time, we
suggest you remove the battery and the memory card.
If you carry the camera suddenly from a cold location to a
warm place, moisture may condense inside the camera. We
suggest you wait for a while before turing on the camera.
No compensation for loss of recordings. Loss of recordings
cannot be compensated for if a malfunction of your camera
or recording media, etc, makes the playback of recordings not
possible.
To maintain the camera's waterproof feature, ensure that no
foreign material interfere with the proper closing of the battery door.
• Do not expose the batteries to water, and take particular
care to keep the terminals dry.
• Do not heat the batteries or throw them into a fire.
• Do not attempt to deform, disassemble or modify the
batteries.
• Use GE charger in the package to charge the lithium
battery only (for E and J series).
Keep the batteries out of reach of babies and small children.
In cold locations, battery performance deteriorates and the
time for which they can be used shortens markedly.
Memory card notes:
When using a new memory card, or a memory card has been
initialized by a PC, be sure to format the card with your digital
camera before using it.
To edit image data, copy the image data to the PC's hard disk
and then format memory card before any firmware upgrade.
Do not change or delete the directory names, or file names in
the memory card from your PC, as this may make it impossible
to use the card in your camera.
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Precautions of Waterproof Funciton
Water & Dust Proof
• The camera has JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8 (IPX8) and
JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6 (IPX6). (It is tested according to
GE testing condition, but no guarantee to say there is no
damage or failure happened at all).
• The accessories included with the camera have no
waterproof function.
Precautions Before Using
1. Please make sure that the battery cover is locked tightly.
2. Waterproof rubber and its contact surface shouldn’t have
scratch or foreign material between them.
3. Waterproof rubber with scratch shouldn’t be used in water.
4. Neither open and close the battery cover when you are
close to water and sea, nor do that by wet hands.
5. Do not use the camera in a thermal spring.
6. In water camera may sink down. A wrist strap and similar
objects can let the camera not sink.
Precautions When Using
1. Don’t use the camera below 5 meters underwater.
2. Don’t use the camera underwater more than 2 hours.
3. Don’t jump into water suddenly. The battery cover may be
opened after the camera is impacted.
4. Don’t open the battery cover underwater.
5. When the camera is under strong vibration, pressure or
impact, please go to the sales point or our company’s
service site for consultation.
Maintenance Precautions After Using
1. Don’t open the battery cover after water falls into the
camera. In this case, wipe out the camera with a clean and
dry clothing without loose fiber.
2. When the battery cover is opened, there may be water
drops in the internal of battery cover and on the contact
surface of camera body, please make sure to dry it out.
3. After using the camera in the water (including sea water)
or places with sands, mud and other foreign materials, put
it into container with clean water for cleaning as earlier as
you can. After cleaning, wipe out the camera with a clean
and dry clothing without loose fiber, then confirm if the
bottons and other function still can work normally.
4. If there are dusts, sands and other foreign materials mixed
with the waterproof rubber and its contact surface, please
wipe it out with a clean and dry clothing without loose
fiber.
5. Don’t use chemical agent during maintenance. And,
silicone grease can’t be coated on the waterproof rubber.
6. When it is stored, do not interfuse any sands and other
foreign materials on the waterproof rubber and its contact
surface.
Waterproof rubber with scratches and cracks is
potential to introduce water into camera. In this case,
please go to the sales point or our company’s service
site for repairing or requesting to replac it with a new
waterproof rubber.
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BEFORE YOU START
Preface
Thank you for purchasing a GE digital camera. Please read
this manual carefully and keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Copyright
© Copyright 2010 General Imaging Company All rights
reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into
any language or computer language, in any form, by any
means, without the prior written permission of General Imaging Company.
Trademarks
All trademarks mentioned in this manual are used for identification purposes only and may be properties of their respective
owners.
Safety information
Please read the following important information carefully
before using the product.
• Do not take apart or attempt to service the camera yourself.
• Do not drop or knock the camera. Improper handling may
damage the product.
• Turn off the camera before inserting or removing the battery and memory card.
• Use only the type of battery and charger that came with
the camera. Using other types of batteries or chargers
may damage the camera may pose a potential safety risk,
and invalidate the warranty.
• When using Li-ion batteries in this product, ensure that
they are inserted correctly. Inserting the batteries upside
down can cause damage to the camera and possibly pose
a potential safety risk.
• Do not touch the camera lens.
• Do not expose the camera to harsh environments (i.e. high
temperature and strong magnetic fields) as it may dramatically shorten the lifespan of the camera or damage
the battery.
• Do not use or store the camera in dusty, dirty, or sandy
areas, as its components may be damaged.
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended
periods.
• Download all pictures and remove the batteries from
the camera if you are going to store the camera for long
periods.
• Do not use abrasive cleansers, alcohol-based, or solventbased cleaners to clean the camera. Wipe the camera with
a slightly damp soft cloth.
About this manual
This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your
GE digital camera. Every effort has been made to ensure that
the contents of this manual are accurate, but General Imaging
Company reserves the right to make changes without notice.
Symbols used in this manual
Throughout this manual, the following symbols are used to
help you locate information quickly and easily.
Indicates the useful information to know.
Indicates the precautions to be taken while operating
the camera.
CONTENTS
WARNING................................................................ i
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS......................................... ii
Precautions of Waterproof Funciton.............. iii
BEFORE YOU START.............................................. 1
Turning on and off.................................................................... 13
Using the Mode Button........................................................... 14
Setting date/time and language.......................................... 15
Setting the Date and Time............................................. 15
Setting the Language..................................................... 16
About the LCD screen.............................................................. 17
Preface...........................................................................................1
Copyright..............................................................................1
BASIC OPERATION..............................................18
Trademarks..........................................................................1
Shooting in Auto mode............................................................ 18
Safety information......................................................................1
Using the zoom function......................................................... 18
About this manual.......................................................................2
Using the flash.......................................................................... 19
Symbols used in this manual...........................................2
Using the self-timer/Multiple shots..................................... 19
CONTENTS.............................................................. 3
Using Macro mode................................................................... 20
Exposure compensation......................................................... 20
GETTING READY.................................................... 7
Advanced function menu (quick menu setup).................... 21
Unpacking.....................................................................................7
WB (White Balance)......................................................... 21
Camera Views .............................................................................8
ISO....................................................................................... 22
Charging the battery............................................................... 10
Quality................................................................................ 23
Inserting the battery............................................................... 11
Size...................................................................................... 24
Snow................................................................................... 33
Color.................................................................................... 25
Fireworks .......................................................................... 33
USING THE MODES.............................................26
Museum............................................................................. 33
Night landscape............................................................... 33
LCD Screen display................................................................... 26
Portrait............................................................................... 33
Still shooting mode display........................................... 26
Children.............................................................................. 33
Video shooting mode display........................................ 28
Leaf..................................................................................... 33
Playback mode display................................................... 29
Sunset................................................................................. 33
Auto Scene mode (ASCN)......................................................... 30
Glass................................................................................... 33
Landscape Mode.............................................................. 31
Landscape......................................................................... 33
Portrait mode................................................................... 31
Night portrait.................................................................... 33
Night Portrait.................................................................... 31
Stabilization...................................................................... 33
Backlit Portrait................................................................. 31
Underwater Movie Mode........................................................ 34
Night Landscape Mode................................................... 31
Underwater Picture Mode...................................................... 35
Macro Mode...................................................................... 31
Panorama.................................................................................. 35
Auto Mode......................................................................... 31
Face Detection.......................................................................... 37
Scene mode (SCN)..................................................................... 32
Smile Detection......................................................................... 38
Sport................................................................................... 32
Blink Detection.......................................................................... 39
Indoor................................................................................. 32
PLAYBACK............................................................40
Viewing photos and videos.................................................... 40
Using zoom on playback (for still pictures only)................ 42
Using the Delete button.......................................................... 43
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)............................. 52
Playback menu.......................................................................... 53
Mode................................................................................... 53
Protect................................................................................ 53
Delete................................................................................. 54
USING THE MENUS.............................................44
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)............................... 55
Still menu................................................................................... 44
Trim..................................................................................... 56
AF mode (Auto-Focus mode).......................................... 45
Resize.................................................................................. 56
AF-assist beam................................................................. 45
Rotate................................................................................. 57
Continuous AF.................................................................. 46
Slideshow........................................................................... 58
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)............................. 46
Red-eye removal.............................................................. 58
Continuous shot............................................................... 47
Setup menu................................................................................ 59
Date Imprint...................................................................... 48
Mode................................................................................... 59
Quick Review..................................................................... 48
Beep.................................................................................... 60
Digital Zoom...................................................................... 49
Format Memory................................................................ 60
Slow Shutter...................................................................... 49
LCD Brightness................................................................. 61
Blink Detection................................................................. 50
Power Saver...................................................................... 61
Movie menu............................................................................... 51
World time......................................................................... 62
Continuous AF.................................................................. 52
Date/Time.......................................................................... 62
Print index......................................................................... 73
Language........................................................................... 62
Print DPOF......................................................................... 74
File Numbering................................................................. 63
Exit...................................................................................... 74
Copy to Card (Copy internal memory to
memory card)................................................................... 63
APPENDICES........................................................75
Reset Settings................................................................... 64
FW Version (Firmware version)..................................... 64
Video system..................................................................... 65
CONNECTIONS....................................................66
Connecting to a PC................................................................... 66
Setting the USB mode..................................................... 66
Transferring files to your PC.......................................... 66
Connecting to a PictBridge compatible printer................. 67
Setting the USB mode..................................................... 67
Connecting the camera and priter.............................. 70
Using the PictBridge menu..................................................... 71
Print with date.................................................................. 71
Print without date........................................................... 72
Specifications: G5WP............................................................... 75
Error messages......................................................................... 79
Troubleshooting....................................................................... 81
GETTING READY
Unpacking
Your package should contain the camera model you purchased along with the following items. If anything is missing or appears to
be damaged, please contact your vendor.
Rechargeable Lithiumion battery
Warranty card
Battery charger
USB cable
Quick start guide
Wrist strap
CD-ROM
Camera views
Front View
1
2
3
Back View
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6
7
8
9
12.2megapixel G5WP
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Right View
4
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15
11
14
12
13
Top View
Bottom View
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Left View
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18
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1
AF Assist/Timer Indicator
13
Delete Button/Down Button
2
Flash Lamp
14
Face Detection/Left button
3
Lens
15
Function/OK Button
4
Microphone
16
Speaker
5
LCD Screen
17
Wrist Strap
6
Status Indicator
18
Shutter Button
7
Zoom Button
19
Power Button
8
Mode Selection Button
20
Card Slot/Battery Compartment
9
Menu Button
21
Battery cover Latch
10
Playback Button
22
USB/AV Port (Battery cover must be opened
for access)
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Disp/Up Button
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Tripod Socket
12
Flash Mode/Right Button
Charging the battery
1. Place the battery into the charger as shown.
2. Plug the one end of the connecting cable (plug adapter) into
the charger base (the plug adapter may vary in different
countries, please subject to the actual object).
3. Plug the other end of the connecting cable into a the wall
outlet.
1
2
10
Leave the battery to charge until the charger light turns
green. (To maximize battery life, the first charge should
be at least 4 hours)
The charger is for indoor use only.
Insert the Battery and SD/SDHC Card (not included)
1. Open the battery compartment.
Battery cover Latch
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2. Insert the battery while observing the correct polarity. Use
the side of battery to press down the stopper as shown,
allowing the battery to be inserted properly.
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3. Insert an SD/SDHC card (not included) into the memory
card slot as shown.
Writeprotection
buckle
4. Close the battery compartment.
12.2megapixel
12.2megapixel G5WP
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G5WP
Battery capacity decreases with usage.
Optional SD/SDHC cards are not included. The use
of 64MB to 16GB memory cards from recognized
manufacturers such as SanDisk, Panasonic and Toshiba
is recommended for reliable data storage.
To remove the SD/SDHC card, open the battery
compartment and gently push the card downward to
release it. Pull the card carefully.
Turning on and off
Press the Power button to turn the camera on. To turn off the
camera, press the Power button again.
Power Button
Do not open the battery door underwater
Make sure the camera is completely dry before opening
the battery compartment.
When the camera is turned on, it will be at the same shooting
mode based on the last use. You can press the Mode button to
select a different one after it is on. When using the camera for
the first-time, the language setting page will appear.
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Using the Mode Button
The GE camera provides a convenient Mode Button that allows you to switch between different modes with ease. Press Left/Right
button to choose the mode, press
to select. All the available modes are listed as follows:
Mode Name
Icon
Switch to take still pictures in automatic mode.
Auto mode
Manual mode
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Description
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Switch to take still pictures in manual mode, where many camera settings can be configured.
(Recommended for advanced users only)
ASCN mode
In the "ASCN" mode, different scene conditions are detected intelligently and the most suitable
settings will be automatically selected.
Scene mode
Switch to use a preset scene mode for taking still pictures. There are 14 scenes in total.
Underwater Movie
mode
Switch to record videos underwater.
Underwater Picture
mode
Switch to take still pictures underwater.
Panorama mode
Switch to capture a sequence of shots and stitch them together into a panoramic photo.
Movie mode
Switch to record videos.
Setting date/time and language
To set the language, date, and time, go to the following setup
options in the Setup menu.
• Date / Time
• Display language
To access the Setup menu, do the following:
1. Press Power to turn the camera on.
2. Press the
button, switch between different pages
of Camera Setup menu by using the Left/Right button to
select the corresponding camera setting menu.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Setting the Date and Time
1. Use the Up/Down button to select Date/Time on the
Camera Setup 1. Then press the Right button to enter
the setting.
2. Press the Left/Right to highlight each field and use the
Up/Down to adjust the value.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Setting the Language
1. Use the Up/Down button to go to the Language on the
Camera Setup 2. Then press the Right button to enter the
setting.
2. Use the Left/Right buttons to select the desired language.
3. Press the
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button to confirm the setting.
The Date/Time and Language setup will automatically
appear when the camera is turned on the first time.
About the LCD screen
When you turn the camera on, various icons are shown on the
LCD screen to indicate the current camera settings and status.
To learn more about the displayed icons, see “LCD Screen
display” on page 26.
LCD Screen notes:
High-precision technology had been used to manufacture
the LCD screen so that most of the pixels are operational for
use. However, there may be some minute points (black, white,
red, blue or green) that constantly appear on the LCD screen.
These points are normal in the manufacturing process and the
recording is not affected in any way.
If the LCD monitor is damaged, take particular care
with the liquid crystal in the monitor. If any of the
following situations arise, take the urgent action
indicated.
• If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin, wipe the
area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with soap and
running water.
• If liquid crystal gets into your eye, flush the affected eye
with clean water for at least 15 minutes and then seek
medical assistance.
• If liquid crystal is swallowed, flush your mouth thoroughly
with water. Drink large quantities of water and induce
vomiting. Then seek medical assistance.
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BASIC OPERATION
Shooting in Auto mode
Using the zoom function
Auto mode is the easiest mode to take photos. While
operating in this mode, the camera automatically optimizes
your photos for best results.
To start shooting, do the following:
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical zoom
and digital zoom. Press the Zoom button on either the Wide
or Tele position of the camera to zoom Wide or Tele on your
subject while taking pictures.
Zoom button
1. Press Power to turn the camera on.
2. In the Mode menu, select the Auto mode (
).
3. Compose your picture on the LCD screen and press the
Shutter button halfway to focus on the subject.
4. When the subject is in focus, the green colored focus frame
appears on the center of the LCD screen.
5. Press Shutter fully to capture the image.
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Zoom indicator (See
“Digital Zoom“ on
page 49)
When the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum value,
it stops momentarily. Keep pressing down the Tele position
(
) and the zoom will switch over to digital zoom
automatically.
Using the self-timer/Multiple shots
Using the flash
Press the Right/Flash button to go to the flash setting menu.
Press Up/Down button to switch between the six flash modes.
•
•
•
Flash: Auto
Camera flash fires automatically based on existing
light conditions.
Flash: Red-eye reduction
The camera fires a brief flash before the picture is
taken to reduce red-eye effects.
Flash: Forced flash
Flash always fires.
•
Flash: Forced off
Flash is turned off.
•
Flash: Slow Synchro
This allows you to take pictures of people at night
that clearly show both your subjects and the night
time backdrop.
•
Flash: Red-Eye + Slow Synchro
Use this mode for slow synchro shots with red-eye
reduction.
To enable the self-timer, press the Right/Flash button then
Left/Right button to go to the self-timer setting menu. Choose
between the 2-sec, 10-sec, Continuous Shot, or Self-timer Off
by using the Up/Down button.
•
Self-timer: 2 sec
A single picture is shot 2 seconds after the shutter
button is pressed.
•
Self-timer: 10 sec
A single picture is shot 10 seconds after the shutter
button is pressed.
•
Self-timer: Unlimited
Pictures are shot continuously when the shutter
button is pressed down based on the Continuous
Shot settings in the menu. (See “Continuous Shot”
on page 47).
•
Self-timer: Off
Disable the self-timer.
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Using Macro mode
In Macro Mode, you can capture subject details at close range;
press the Left/Right button to go to the Macro Mode after
getting into the setting menu by pressing the Right/Flash
button. Switch between Macro and Macro Off by pressing the
Up/Down button.
•
Exposure compensation
The exposure compensation allows you to adjust the
background brightness to produce the best result of photos.
To change the exposure values, do the following:
1. Press the Right/Flash button and Left/Right button to go
to the exposure setting menu.
Macro: On
Select this to focus on subjects 6cm from the lens.
•
Macro: Off
Select this option to disable Macro.
2. Adjust the image exposure between EV -2.0 and EV +2.0
with the Up/Down button.
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Advanced function menu (Quick menu setup)
WB (White Balance)
The white balance allows user to adjust the color temperature
under different light source to ensure faithful color
reproduction.
2. Use Up/Down navigation buttons to select the setting
you want. The following options are available:
•
WB: Auto
(The WB setting is only available when the camera is in the
M Manual mode).
•
WB: Daylight
•
WB: Cloudy
To set the white balance, do the following:
•
WB: Fluorescent
button to enter the Function menu. Make
1. Press the
sure the WB function is selected.
•
WB: Fluorescent CWF
•
WB: Incandescent
•
WB: Manual (press the Shutter button to detect
WB)
3. Use the Left/Right buttons to select other options, or
button once to confirm your selection and
press the
exit the current menu.
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ISO
The ISO function allows you to set the sensitivity of the camera
sensor based on the brightness of the scene. To improve the
performance in darker environments, a higher ISO value is
required. On the other hand, a lower ISO value is needed when
in bright conditions.
(The ISO setting is only available when the camera is in the
Manual mode).
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To set the ISO value, do the following:
1. Press the
button to enter the Function menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to go to the ISO
function.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the desired
ISO value from Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.
4. Use the Left/Right buttons to select other options, or
button once to confirm your selection and
press the
exit the current menu.
Pictures at higher ISO will naturally have more noise
than those at lower ISO.
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Quality
The quality setting adjusts the compression ratio of the
images. Higher quality settings give better photos, but will
take up more memory space.
To set the image quality, do the following:
1. Press the
button to enter the Function menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to go to the
Quality function.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select a desired
setting. Three options are available.
•
Quality: Best
•
Quality: Fine
•
Quality: Normal
4. Use the Left/Right buttons to select other options, or press
button once to confirm your selection and exit the
the
current menu.
5. The number of available shots remaining is displayed on
the LCD.
When you turn on the camera for the first time, its
default image quality is Best.
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Size
5. The number of available shots is displayed on the screen.
The size setting refers to the image resolution in pixels. A
higher image resolution allows you to print that image in
larger sizes without degrading the image quality.
To set the image size, do the following:
1. Press the
button to enter the Function menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to go to the Size
function.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select desired
resolution.
4. Press the
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button to confirm your setting.
The bigger the number of recorded pixels is, the better
the image quality becomes. As the number of recorded
pixels becomes smaller, you will be able to record more
frames on a memory card.
Color
The color setting allows you to add artistic effects directly
when taking shots. You can try different color tones to alter
the mood of your pictures.
(The Color setting is only available when the camera is in the
M
Manual mode).
To set the image color, do the following:
1. Press the
button to enter the Function menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to go to the Color
function.
3. Use Up/Down to select an option. The following options
are available:
•
Color: Auto
•
Color: Black & White
•
Color: Sepia
•
Color: Vivid
4. Press the
button to confirm your setting.
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USING THE MODES
LCD Screen display
Still shooting mode display
Mode:
1 Shooting Mode Icons
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1
2
3
4
5
6
Auto mode
Manual mode
ASCN mode
Scene mode
Panorama mode
Underwater
picture mode
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2 Continuous AF
3 AF mode
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10
15
20
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13
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12
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9999+
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Single-AF
Multi-AF
4 Expo Metering
Spot
Center
Ai AE
5 Remaining number of pictures
6 Memory card/built-in memory
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7 Battery status
23 Flash Mode
8 WT ratio (displayed only when zoom is activated)
9 Zoom
10 Histogram
Flash: Red-eye reduction
11 Picture color (adjustable only in
Manual Mode)
M
12 Image size
13 Image quality
14 ISO value (adjustable only in
Flash: Auto
M
15 White balance (adjustable only in
Manual Mode)
M
Manual Mode)
Flash: Forced flash
Flash: Forced off
Flash: Slow Synchro
16 Focus frame
17 Slow shutter warning icon
18 Continuous shot
19 Face detection icon
Flash: Red-Eye + Slow Synchro
24 Exposure
20 Blink detection
21 Self-timer
2-sec
10-sec
22 Macro Mode
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Video shooting mode display
4 Macro Mode
5 Exposure
Mode :
6 Remaining time for video recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7 Memory card/built-in memory
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8 Battery status
9 WT ratio (displayed only when zoom is activated)
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10 Zoom
11 Video resolution
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13
12 Video quality
13 Focus frame
14 Recording Status Icon
Recording standby
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1 Shooting Mode icons
2 Self-timer
3 Expo Metering
Spot
Center
AiAE
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Recording
For optimal video shooting, it is recommended that the
SD card be used. If you shoot videos with the limited
built-in memory as a result of short video recording,
there may be picture jitter and noise.
During video shooting, the optical zoom is fixed but the
highest 4.5x digital zoom is still available.
Playback mode display
1 Play Mode icon
2 File protection icon
Mode:
3 Picture file icon
4 DPOF file icon
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2
3
4
5
6
5 Picture number
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6 Memory card/built-in memory
100-0079
7 Battery status
8 Histogram
9 Memory space (this picture/total number of pictures)
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15
14
10 White balance
F2.8
1/125
8
ISO800
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0079 / 9999+
12
11
10
9
11 ISO value
12 Exposure compensation
13 Recording date and time
14 Shutter speed
15 Aperture value
16 Image size
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Auto Scene mode (ASCN)
In the "ASCN" mode, different recording conditions are
detected intelligently and the most suitable settings will be
automatically selected. With "ASCN" you can always take
good pictures easily.
To use "ASCN"
1. Press the
button, select "ASCN" with the Left/Right
button, and the LCD screen will show the figures as below.
2. Hold the camera steadily and aim at the subject. The
optimum scene mode will be identified automatically.
3. Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus.
4. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture.
mode
Icon
Mode name
Mode name
Landscape Mode
Night Landscape
Mode
Portrait mode
Macro Mode
Night Portrait
Auto Mode
Backlit Portrait
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Icon
Landscape Mode
Macro Mode
For landscapes, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure
to match the background.
To capture object detail for close-ups, ASCN will automatically
adjust the focus.
Portrait mode
Auto Mode
For portraits, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure and
skin tones to give clear pictures.
The camera will automatically adjusts the exposure and focus
to ensure good pictures.
Night Portrait
When you shoot portraits at night, or in low light conditions,
ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure for people and
night scenes.
Backlit Portrait
When the sun or any other light source is behind you, ASCN
will automatically adjust the foreground exposure to produce
good pictures.
Night Landscape Mode
For night scenes, ASCN will automatically increase the ISO
value to compensate for low light.
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Manual Scene mode (SCN)
In Manual Scene mode, you can select from a total of 14
scene types to match your needs. You just need to select the
right scene for the occasion and the camera will automatically
adjust to the optimal settings for you.
Press the
button, select the Scene Mode menu with the
Left/Right button, and the LCD screen will show the figure as
below.
mode
Select a scene using the Left/Right button and press the
button.
Icon
Mode Name
Icon
Mode Name
Sport
Indoor
Snow
Fireworks
Museum
Night Landscape
Portrait
Children
Leaf
Sunset
Glass
Landscape
Night Portrait
Stabilization Mode
Sport
For fast-moving subjects. Capture sharp action shots without
blur.
Indoor
For indoors. Reduce blur and improve color accuracy.
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Snow
For snow scenes.Reproduce natural and clear white scenes.
Leaf
For plants. Capture brilliant shots of greenery and blossoms.
Fireworks
For fireworks at night.Slow shutter speed adjusted for brilliant
images.
Sunset
For sunsets. Capture subjects in strong sunlight.
Museum
For museum or flash-free area. Retain color and reduce blur.
Night landscape
For night scenes. Use of tripod is recommended.
Portrait
For portraits. Soften skin tones and bring subject into focus.
Children
For kids and pets.Flash is disabled for eye protection.
Glass
For objects behind transparent glass.
Landscape
For landscapes.Vivid reproduction of green and blue.
Night portrait
For portraits against night time scenery.
Stabilization
Reduces blurred image caused by hand shake or target object
movement during shoot.
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Underwater movie Mode
When you are in the water, you can select Underwater Movie
Mode in the Mode Selection menu to shoot underwater videos.
Press the
mode
button, select Underwater Movie Mode with the
Left/Right button, and press the
1. After selecting the scene type, press the
activate.
button for confirmation.
button to
2. To select a different scene type, press the
button
to enter the main function menu. Then press it again to
return to the to Scene selection menu.
The main function menu also allows you to adjust the image
quality and image size. Please refer to the "Advanced
Functions Menu" section on page 21 for detailed
instructions.
Do not go deeper than 5 meters below the water
surface.
Do not use your camera underwater for more than 2
hours.
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Underwater picture mode
Panorama
When you are in the water, you can select Underwater Picture
Mode in the Mode Selection menu to take pictures under
water.
Panorama mode allows you to create a panoramic picture.
The camera will automatically compose a panoramic picture
using the individual shots that you take.
Press the
button, select Underwater Picture Mode
with the Left/Right button, and press the
button for
Follow these steps to create a panoramic picture:
mode
confirmation.
1. Press
button and use Left/Right button to select
Panorama Synthesis Mode, then press
button to
confirm it.
mode
2. Press
button to enter into photo setting screen, press
Up/Down button to enter into Panorama Synthesis Mode,
then select Auto or Manual mode. Press
to confirm it.
Do not go deeper than 5 meters below the water
surface.
Do not use your camera under water for more than 2
hours.
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3. Use the Left/Right buttons to specify the direction of
picture taking, and then in 2 seconds the panoramic
sequence will commence automatically.
4. Compose the first view of the panoramic picture on the
LCD screen and press the Shutter button to capture.
When Using Manual Mode:
After the first shot is taken, the semi-transparent image of
the first shot will appear at the edge of the screen. You can
use this image to compose your picture before you press the
shutter button to capture and finish manual stitching.
5. Following are different steps for the Auto Mode and
Manual Mode selected for the Panorama Mode in the
Photo Setup.
When Using Auto Mode:
After the first shot is taken, two target icons will appear on the
left and right side of the LCD screen. Pan the camera and the
circle icon on the screen will move towards the square frame
icon. When the circle icon and square frame become green
once they overlap, the camera will capture the next picture
automatically. Repeat the same step for the third picture to
finish the stitching.
6. The camera will then stitch the pictures into a panorama
automatically.
7. Press the playback button to enter Playback mode and
review the panorama result.
After taking a Panoramic picture press the func/ok button to save and exit or press the Delete button to cancel
and exit.
Pictures cannot be deleted, nor the zoom adjusted until
the series is finalized.
Panorama Mode can stitch 2 or 3 maximum pictures.
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Face Detection
The Face Detection mode will detect faces of persons during
picture shooting so that the faces will be clearer.
1. In Shooting Mode, press the Left/Face Detection button to
turn on the Face Detection and an icon (
) appears on
the LCD.
2. Hold the camera securely, and point the camera towards
the subject to start the face detection process. When the
camera detects a face, a white rectangular frame will be
drawn around the face. (Note: For best results, the face of
the subject should be relatively large on the LCD screen,
and the subject should be facing the camera as front on as
possible.)
3. Press Shutter halfway to focus on the subject.
4. Press Shutter fully to capture the image.
5. Press the Left/Face Detection button to turn off Face
Detection.
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Smile Detection
With the camera's new "Smile Detection" feature, which
automatically detects and captures a person smiling, you'll
never miss a smile.
1. In Shooting Mode, press the Left/Face Detection button to
turn on Smile Detection and an icon (
) appears on the
LCD.
2. Point the camera at the subject until the subject's face is
detected and bracketed by a square box. Press the shutter
button all the way down and release the shutter button.
The camera will now 'wait' for the subject to smile.
3. When the subject smiles, the camera will automatically
release the shutter and capture the photo.
4. To turn off the Smile Detection, press the Left/Face
Detection button again.
A face must be detected by the camera in order for
smile detection to function correctly.
For optimal detection results, the subject should be
framed to occupy most of the screen space.
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Blink Detection
The Blink Detection feature is on by default, and after taking
each photo, a warning message will pop up if a blink had been
detected in the photo.
1. In photography modes, press the button
Photo menu.
to enter the
2. Switch between different Photo Setup menus and Camera
Setup menus using the Left/Right button, and select the
“Blink Detection” setting using the Up/Down button.
3. Use the Right navigation buttons to enter the submenu,
and select "On" option.
4. Press the button
menu.
to confirm the setting and exit the
5. The "Blink detection" indicator appears on the LCD.
6. Press the Shutter button fully to capture the image. If
someone has blinked, the camera will show blink detection
warning message right after.
A face must be detected by the camera in order for
smile detection to function correctly.
For optimal detection results, the subject should be
framed to occupy most of the screen space.
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PLAYBACK
Viewing photos and videos
To view the captured photos and video clips on the LCD screen:
1. Press
button to go to the Playback mode. The last
recorded photo or video clip is displayed.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through
the photos or video clips stored in the internal memory or
memory card.
3. To play a selected video clip, press the
the movie playback mode.
button to enter
During video playback, the operating instructions will appear
on the screen. Press the Left/Right button, and press the
button for confirmation.
1
2
3
4
5
5
6
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7
During video playback, you can press the Up/Down button to
adjust the volume.
Thumbnail view
When in Playback mode, press the Zoom button at the Wide
position (
) once to display the thumbnail of photos and
video clips on the screen.
1. Use the Zoom button to switch between the 2x2, 3x3, and
4x4 thumbnail display.
2. Use Up/Down/Left/Right to select a photo or video clip
to view.
If the
indicator appears on the LCD, then a movie
file is currently being displayed.
The operating instruction icons are as follows.
1
Pause
5
Stop
2
Rewind
6
Play
3
Fast Forward
7
Back
4
First Frame
Press the
button to restore a preview icon to its
original image size.
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Using zoom playback (for still pictures only)
The zoom buttons can also be used during playback. This
allows you to magnify photos up to (2~8)X.
1. Press
button to go to the Playback mode.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a photo
to magnify.
3. Press the Tele button (
) once to zoom in.
4. Use the zoom buttons to zoom in and out. The zoom
indicator and pan box appear on the screen.
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5. Use the navigation buttons to pan across the image.
6. Press the
scale.
button to return the image to its original
Movie images cannot be magnified.
Using the Delete button
In Playback Mode, you can press the Down/Delete button to
delete pictures or videos.
To delete pictures or videos:
1. Press
button to go to the Playback Mode.
2. Select a picture or video clip you want to delete with the
Left/Right button.
3. Press the Down/Delete button and the delete screen
appears.
4. Select Yes or Back with Up/Down button and press the
button for confirmation.
Erased photos/video clips cannot be recovered.
Please refer to page 54 for instructions on the delete
menu options.
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USING THE MENUS
Still menu
Mode:
M
In any of the above Still Modes, press the
the Still menu.
button to go to
To adjust each setting:
1. In the Still menu, switch between different Photo Setup or
Camera Setup pages using the Left/Right button, to select
the page with the function you want to adjust and press
the Down button.
4. Press Up/Down button to select an option or press the Left
or
button to return to the menu.
5. Press the
button for confirmation and exit the menu.
After selecting a function, you can press the Up button
to return to the Still menu for other Photo Setup or
Camera Setup pages. Or you can press the Down button
several times to move to the next setup menu page.
2. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the function.
3. Press the Right button to go to the submenu.
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Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
AF mode (Auto-Focus mode)
AF-assist beam
Use this setting to control the auto-focus mechanism while
taking pictures.
Use this setting to aid the focus in dark conditions. Select On
to turn on the AF assist beam, or Off to disable the function.
Two options are available:
• Single-AF: The focus frame appears on the center of the
LCD screen to focus on the subject.
• Multi-AF: The camera automatically focuses the subject
in a wide area to find the focus point.
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Continuous AF
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
After Continuous AF is turned on, the camera will adjust focus
automatically in response to any camera or subject movement.
Use this setting to select an area for the exposure to be
obtained.
Three options are available:
• Spot
• Center
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE)
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Continuous shot
Use this setting to perform continuous shooting. Once in this
mode, you must continuously hold down the Shutter button to
use this function.
The flash is designed not to work in this mode in order
to enable quick succession of shots.
Continuous shot can only be selected in Self-timer
mode.
Four options are available:
• Unlimited: Press and hold the shutter to shoot continuously until you release the shutter or when the memory
card has run out of space.
• 3 shots: Capture up to 3 consecutive pictures.
• 3 shots (Last): Capture pictures continuously until the
shutter button is released but only the last 3 shots are
recorded.
• Time-Lapse: Automatically capture pictures in a predefined interval.
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Date Imprint
Quick Review
Include a date/time stamp in the photo image.
This setting refers to the quick photo review immediately after
taking a picture. The picture stays on the LCD screen for an
adjustable period of time.
• Off
• Date
• Date / time
Four options are available:
• Off
• 1 sec
• 2 sec
• 3 sec
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Digital Zoom
Slow Shutter
Use this setting to enable or disable the digital zoom function.
When disabled, only the optical zoom is enabled.
In Slow shutter mode, the shutter will remain open as long as
the shutter button is pressed. This gives you complete control
over the duration of exposure. (The slow shutter mode is
available only in M manual mode.)
Digital Zoom indicator
• Off: gray color.
• Manual : To set a long exposure time between 2~30
sec.
• On: reddish color.
The use of tripod is recommended for prolonged
exposure.
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Blink Detection
The Blink Detection feature is on by default, and after taking
each photo, a warning message will pop up if a blink was
detected in the photo.
•Off
•On
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Movie menu
Mode:
In any of the above Movie Modes, press the
to the corresponding Movie menu.
button to go
To configure each setting:
1. In the Movie menu, switch between the Movie Setup or
different Camera Setup pages using the Left/Right button,
select the page with the function you want to adjust and
press the Down button.
3. Press the Up/Down button to select an option or the Left
or
button to return to the menu.
4. Press the
button for confirmation and exit the menu.
Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
2. Press the Up/Down button to select the function and press
the Right button to go to the submenu.
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Continuous AF
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
After Continuous AF is turned on, the camera will adjust
focus automatically in response to any camera or subject
movement.
Set metering mode for various lighting conditions.
Three options are available:
• Spot
• Center
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE)
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Playback menu
Protect
Mode :
In Playback mode, press the
back menu.
button to enter the Play-
Please refer to the following sections for detailed instructions
on the various menu options.
To prevent any pictures or videos from being accidentally
erased, use this setting to lock one or all of the files.
To protect/unprotect a picture or video:
1. Switch to the Playback mode. Press the Left/Right button
to find the picture or video you want to protect. Go to
the Playback menu, select the page with the protection
settings and press the Down button.
2. Press the Up/Down button to select the protection setting
option and press the Right button to go to the submenu.
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3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select One
to protect this picture/video, or select All to protect all
pictures/videos in the internal memory or memory card.
Then press the Right navigation button to enter the
submenu.
Delete
There are two ways to delete files: (please note that a file
cannot be recovered once it is deleted.)
4. Use Up/Down button to select Yes, press
button to
lock the displayed photo or image (press
button again
to unlock), press Up/Down button to select Return to
return to the Playing menu.
5. A key (
) icon will appear on the top of the screen to
indicate that the picture/video is protected.
6. Select Reset on the Protection setting to cancel protection
for all files that have been placed in the protected mode.
•
Delete One:
1. On the Delete setting, select Delete One and then press
the Right button.
2. Using the Left/Right buttons, locate the photo or movie
file to be deleted. Select Yes (to delete file) or No (to return
to the previous menu) using the Up/Down buttons, then
press the
button to confirm.
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•
Delete All:
1. On the Delete setting, select Delete All and then press the
Right button.
2. Using the Up/Down buttons, select Yes (to delete all files)
or No (to cancel and return to the previous menu).
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
DPOF allows you to record your selection of pictures that
you would like to print, and will save your selection in the
memory card, so that you can simply hand your memory card
to a photo kiosk without having to tell them in person which
photos you would like to print.
The “
” indicator means a file is protected. File
protection must be removed first before a file can be
deleted.
Deleting files will cause DPOF settings to be reset.
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Trim
The Trim setting allows you select an area of the photo you
want to keep and then save it as a new photo.
To trim a picture:
1. Select the Trim setting from the Playback menu.
2. Using the Left/Right buttons, locate the photo that you
want to crop and have it displayed on the LCD.
3. Use the zoom buttons and navigation buttons to adjust
the trimming box to fit the location and size of the new
picture.
4. Press the Shutter button to save what you see on the LCD
screen as a new picture, or the
button to cancel and
return to the Playback menu.
Resize
This setting allows you to resize a picture to a specified
resolution, and saves it as a new picture.
1. Select the Resize setting from the Playback menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a picture
to resize.
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3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select a
resolution (1024X768 or 640X480) to resize the image or
Back to cancel and return to the Playback menu.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Resizing an image creates a new file that contains the
image in the size you select. The file with the original
image also remains in memory.
If the message “The image cannot be edited.” appears,
it means that the current image cannot be resized.
Rotate
You can use this setting to change the picture orientation of
the picture.
1. Select the Rotate setting from the Playback menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a picture
to rotate.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the
direction for rotation or Back to cancel and return to the
Playback menu.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Slideshow
Red-eye Reduction
This setting allows you to view all the stored pictures as a
slideshow.
Use this setting to remove red-eyes in your photos.
1. Select the Slideshow setting from the Playback menu.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Effect,
Interval time, or Repeat and use the Left/Right navigation
buttons to adjust the setting.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Start to
run the slideshow or Cancel to return to the Playback
menu.
4. Press the
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button to confirm the setting.
1. Select the Red-eye Reduction setting from the
Playback menu as described previously.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select the image
for which the red-eye needs to be removed.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes to fix
the selected image or Back to cancel and return to the
Playback menu.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
For best results, the face of the subject should be
relatively large on the LCD screen, the subject should be
facing the camera as front on as possible, and the red
eyes should be as large as possible.
Setup menu
Mode :
M
2. Switch between different functions with the Up/Down
button.
3. Press the Right button to enter the submenu.
The Setup menu for the camera is available in all modes. Each
button and
menu page can be selected by pressing the
switching between menus with the Left/Right button.
After selecting a function option, you can press the Up
button to return to the menu for other Camera Setup
pages. Or you can press the Down button to switch to
the next menu page.
Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
To adjust the settings:
1. Select the menu page with the function you want to adjust
and press the Down button.
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Beep
Format Memory
Use this setting to adjust the volume of beep when buttons are
pressed and change the tones for shutter, buttons, self-timer,
and power-on/power-off.
Please note: formatting enables you to delete all contents in
the memory card and built-in memory, including protected
photo and movie files.
To change this setting:
To use this setting:
1. Select the Beep setting from the Setup menu as described
previously.
1. Select the Format Memory setting from the Setup menu
as described previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
volume, shutter tone, key tone, self-timer tone, and power
tone fields.
2. Use Up/Down button to select Yes or No, then press
button to confirm the setting.
3. Press the Right button, press the Up/Down button to
button
adjust volume and change tone, and press the
to confirm setting.
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3. The current media is formatted.
LCD Brightness
Power Saver
Use this setting to adjust the brightness of your LCD screen.
This setting allows you to save power and get the maximum
possible running time for your battery. Follow the steps below
to turn off the LCD screen and camera automatically after a
period of inactivity.
1. Select the LCD Brightness setting from the Setup menu
as described previously.
2. Select auto or adjust the brightness level using the
Left/Right button, and press the
button to confirm the
setting.
1. Select the Power Save setting from the Setup menu as
described previously.
2. Press the Up/Down button to select the power items for
the screen and camera and press the Right button.
3. Press the Up/Down button to adjust the selected item.
Both items have the following options:
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• Turn off the LCD:
30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, and off.
• Turn off the camera:
3 min, 5 min, 10 min, and off.
4. Press the
button to confirm.
Zone
The Zone setting is a useful function on your overseas trips.
This feature enables you to display the local time on the LCD
screen while you are overseas.
1. Select the Zone setting from the Setup menu as
described previously. The world time screen appears.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
the hometown (
) and travel destination (
) fields.
3. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a city
close to the desired time zone. Then press the
button
to confirm.
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Date/Time
See “Setting the Date and Time“ section on page 15.
Language
See “Setting the Language“ section on page 16.
File Numbering
After you take a picture or video clip, the camera will save it
as file that ends with a serial number. You can use this item to
choose whether the file is serially numbered or begins with 1
and is saved in another folder on the memory card.
1. Select the File Numbering setting in the camera setting
menu.
2. Select the option with the Up/Down button and press the
button for confirmation.
Copy to Card (Copy internal memory to memory
card)
Use this setting to copy the files stored in the internal memory
to the memory card.
1. Select the Copy to memory card setting from the Setup
menu as described previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the
button to confirm.
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Reset Settings
FW Version (Firmware Version)
Use this setting to restore the camera to its default settings.
Use this setting to view the current camera firmware version.
1. Select the Reset setting from the Setup menu as
described previously.
1. Select the FW Version setting from the Setup menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the
button to confirm.
2. If SD card contains a new version of firmware, please
upgrade accordingly as necessary.
To update to the latest firmware version, you can
go to the following website: http://www.ge.com/
digitalcameras.
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Video System
Use this setting to determine your video system in the current
area.
1. Select the Video System setting from the Setup menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select NTSC or
PAL. Then press the
button to confirm.
The video output signal can be switched to NTSC or PAL to
accommodate different regional standards. The appropriate
setting will vary between regions.
NTSC: USA, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, etc.
PAL:
Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania, etc.
Note: The TV output will not display properly if an incorrect
video system is selected.
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a PC
Use the USB cable and ArcSoft software (CD-ROM) supplied
with your camera to copy (transfer) pictures to a computer.
Setting the USB mode
Since the camera’s USB port can be set to connect with either
a PC or a Printer, the following steps will allow you to ensure
that the camera is correctly configured to connect with a PC.
1. Go to the camera setting menu, select USB connection
with the Up/Down button, and press the Right button.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select PC.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Transferring files to your PC
The computer will automatically detect the camera as a
removable drive. Double-click My Computer icon on the
desktop to locate the removable drive and to copy the folders
and files in the drive to a directory on your PC as you would
copy any typical folder or file.
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By using the USB cable, you can transfer the captured photos
and videos to a PC. Follow the steps below to connect the
camera to a PC.
If the USB option is set to [PC] :
1. Start a computer to which ArcSoft software has been
installed.
If the USB option is set to [PC (PTP) ] :
2. Make sure both the camera and PC are turned on.
3. Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB/AV
OUT port on your camera.
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
Remove the camera from the system as described below
before turning the camera off and disconnecting the USB
cable.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to an available USB
port on your PC.
5. Disconnect the camera once transfer is completed.
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Windows operating system (Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7.)
Click the [Safely remove the hardware] icon and remove
the USB connector according to the appeared menu.
Macintosh
Drag the untitled icon to the Trash. ("Untitled")
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Connecting to a PictBridge compatible printer
PictBridge allows printing images from a
memory card in a digital camera directly to
a printer, regardless of brand. To find out if a
printer is PictBridge compatible, simply look for
the PictBridge logo on the packaging or check
the manual for specifications.With the PictBridge function on
your camera, you can print the captured photos directly with
a PictBridge compatible printer using the supplied USB cable,
without the need for a PC.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Setting the USB mode
Since the camera’s USB port can be set to connect with either
a PC or a Printer, the following steps will allow you to ensure
that the camera is correctly configured to connect with a
Printer.
1. Go to the camera setting menu, select USB connection
with the Up/Down button, and press the Right button.
After the camera is reset, it will switch to PC mode
automatically from USB mode.
2. Use Up/Down to select Printer.
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Connecting the camera and printer.
1. Make sure both the camera and printer are turned on.
If the camera is not connected to a PictBridge compatible
printer, the following error message appears on the LCD
screen.
2. Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB port
on your camera.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the USB port on the
printer.
The above error message would also appear if the USB
mode were set incorrectly, in which case you should
disconnect the USB cable, check the USB mode settings,
ensure that the Printer is turned on, and then try
connecting the USB cable again.
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Using the PictBridge menu
After setting the USB mode to Printer, the PictBridge menu
appears.
Print with date
If you have set the date and time of your camera, the date
record would be saved with the photos you take. You can print
the photos with date by following the steps below.
1. Select Print with date from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen appears.
Select a menu item with the Up/Down button and press the
Right button or
button to enter the item.
Refer to the following sections for more detailed information
on each setting.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through
the photos.
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3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the
number of prints for the current displayed photo.
Print without date
4. Press the
1. Select Print without date from the PictBridge menu.
The following screen appears.
button and the following screen appears.
5. Select Yes to confirm printing, or No to cancel. Then press
the
button.
Use this setting to print the photos without dates on them.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through
the images.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the
number of prints for the current displayed image.
4. Press the
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button and the following screen appears.
5. Select Yes to confirm printing, or No to cancel. Then press
the
button.
2. Select Yes to confirm the printing, or No to cancel. Then
press the
button.
Print index
You can use this setting to print all indexes to show all the
photos currently in your camera.
1. Select Print index from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen appears.
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Print DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Exit
To use DPOF printing, you must make the selection of photos
for printing using the DPOF settings before hand. See “DPOF”
section on page 55.
To exit the PictBridge menu, select Exit. The “Remove USB
cable” message will be displayed.
1. Select Print DPOF from the PictBridge menu. The following screen appears.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer.
2. Select Yes to confirm the printing, or No to cancel. Then
press the
button.
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APPENDICES
Specifications : G5WP
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Effective Image Sensor Pixels
12.2 Megapixels
Image Sensor
12.4 Megapixels [1/2.3” (CCD)]
Lens
Focal Length F =
6.75mm (Wide) ~ 27mm (Tele)
35mm film equivalent
38mm (Wide) ~ 152mm (Tele)
F number
F3.5 (Wide) ~ F5.15 (Tele)
Construction
14 elements in 11 groups
Optical Zoom
4X
Focusing Range
Normal: (Wide) 60cm ~∞, (Tele) 80cm ~ ∞;
Macro: (Wide) 6cm ~ 80cm, (Tele) 80cm ~ ∞
Anti-Handshake
Electronic Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom
4.5X digital zoom (Combined Zoom: 18X)
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Number of
Recording
Pixels
12MP, 10MP(3:2), 9MP(16:9), 8MP, 5MP, 3MP, 0.3MP
Movie
720x480pixels: 30fps/15fps, 320x240pixels: 30fps/15fps
Image Compression
Best, Fine, Normal
DCF, DPOF (Ver1.1) Support
Yes
File Format
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Still Image
Still Image
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie
Quick Time Motion JPEG, Audio: G.711 [Monaural]
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual, Auto-Scene, Scene (Sport, Indoor, Snow, Fireworks, Museum, Night
Landscape, Portrait, Children, Leaf, Sunset, Glass, Landscape, Night Portrait,
Stabilization), Underwater Movie, Underwater Picture, Panorama, Video
Smile Detection
Yes
Blink Detection
Yes
Face-Detection
Yes
Red-eye Removal
Yes
Pan-Capture Panorama
Yes
Supports underwater recording
Yes
Supports underwater shooting
Yes
LCD Display
2.7 inch (230,400 pixels) LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color
LCD
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO64/100/200/400/800/1600
AF Method
Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), AF Assist Light (On/Off)
Light Metering Method
Artificial Intelligence AE (AiAE), Center-weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of
frame)
Exposure Control Method
ProgramAE (AE-lock available)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV in 1/3 Step increments
Shutter Speed
4 ~ 1/2000 second (Manual 30 s)
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.39 fps (Large/Fine mode)
Playback Modes
Single Photo, Index (4/9/16 thumbnails), Slide Show, Movie (Slow-Motion
possible), Zoom (Approx. 2X~8X), Audio, Histogram Display
White Balance Control
Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent , Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent,
Manual
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Auto/Red-Eye Reduction/Forced Flash/No Flash/Slow Synchro/Red-Eye
Reduction+Slow Synchro
Internal Flash (Shooting Range)
Gno. 5.5 EV (ISO 100)
Shooting Range Wide: Approx. 0.5m~4.4m / Tele: Approx. 0.8m ~ 3.0m (ISO 800)
Recording Media
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Internal Memory: 16MB
SD Card/SDHC Card (Up to 16GB support)
Other Features
PictBridge, ExifPrint Support, Multi-language Support
Jacks
USB2.0/AV-OUT (Integrated Proprietary Connector)
Power
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-10 (D016), 3.7V 700mAh
Shooting Capability (Battery Performance)
Approx. 180 shots (based on CIPA standards)
Operation Environment
Temperature: 0~40 C, Humidity: 0~90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
95.8mm x 62mm x 20.5mm
Mass
Approx. 125g (Body only)
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Error messages
Messages
Explanation
No card
• The memory card is not inserted.
Card error
• The memory card is not formatted.
Card full
• The memory card is full and cannot store any new images.
Write protect
• The memory card is write-protected.
Picture error
• The picture is not captured correctly.
No picture
• There are no images in the memory card or in the internal memory.
• The picture is damaged.
Lens error
• The lens is probably stuck and the camera will power off automatically.
System error
• Unexpected error encountered.
Image cannot be saved
• The write protection switch in the memory card is set to the “LOCK” position.
Out of the range
• When pictures were taken in Panorama mode, the direction of movement was
incorrect or the angle was outside the range of the internal settings.
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Messages
Explanation
Card is not formatted, format?
• Confirm whether the memory card should be formatted.
This image cannot be deleted
• The picture or video you are trying to delete is protected.
Cannot record movie
• The write protection switch in the memory card is set to the “LOCK” position.
Warning!! Camera recording, please wait.
• No other actions allowed to perform during video/audio recording.
Warning!! Battery exhausted.
• The battery is out of charge.
This file cannot be played back
• The picture format cannot be recognized by the camera.
No connection
• The camera is not connected to the printer correctly.
Print error
• There is a problem with camera or printer.
Cannot print
• Check that the printer is out of paper or out of ink.
• Check if the printer has a paper jam.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera does not turn on.
Possible causes
• The battery has run out.
• The battery is not inserted correctly.
Solution
• Charge the battery or replace with a fully
charged battery.
• Re-insert the battery observing the correct
polarity.
Camera turns off suddenly during
operation.
• The battery has run out.
• Charge the battery or replace with a fully
charged battery.
The picture is blurred.
• The lens is dirty.
• Use a soft cloth to clean the lens on your
camera
•
appears when taking pictures.
Images and video files cannot be
saved.
• The memory card is full.
• Use the Image Stabilization mode.
• Replace the memory card with a new one.
• Delete unwanted images.
• Unlock the memory card.
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Problem
No picture is taken when pressing
the shutter button.
Images cannot print from the connected printer.
Possible causes
• The memory card is full.
• No available space to store the
files.
• Replace the memory card with a new one or
clean off current memory card.
• Delete unwanted images.
• The mode dial is in Playback mode.
• The memory card is locked.
• The camera is not connected to the
printer correctly.
• Check the connection between the camera
and printer.
• The printer is not PictBridge compatible.
• Use a PictBridge compatible printer.
• The printer is out of paper or out of
ink.
• Replace the ink cartridge in the printer.
• The paper is jammed.
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Solution
• Load some paper in the printer.
• Remove the jammed paper.
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