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Taking care of your camera
• Do not use your camera in the following environmental range: temperature below 0°C or above
40°C.
• Do not use or store your camera in the environments listed below:
- Direct sunlight
- High and dusty places
- Next to an air conditioner, electric heater or other heat sources
- In a closed car that is 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 organic solvents such as alcohol, etc., 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 batteries and the power adapter. 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 and/or video
clips.
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2. Preparing Your DC E53+ for Use........................................ 3
2.1 Installing the Battery ....................................................... 3
2.2 Charging the battery........................................................ 3
2.3 Using an AC power adapter ............................................. 4
2.4 Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card
(Optional Accessory)4
3. Using the DC E53+............................................................... 5
3.1 Capture Mode ................................................................. 5
3.1.1 Capture Mode LCD Monitor Information ................ 6
3.1.2 Changing Camera Settings ...................................... 7
3.1.2.1 Setting the Scene Mode ................................... 7
3.1.2.2 Using the Flash .............................................. 8
3.1.2.3 Using the Self-Timer ....................................... 9
3.1.2.4 Using the Optical Zoom .................................. 9
3.1.2.5 Deleting Images ........................................... 10
3.1.3 Capture Mode Menus Settings .............................. 10
3.1.3.1 Capture Mode Picture Menu .......................... 10
3.1.3.2 Capture Mode Function Menu ....................... 11
3.2 Video Mode .................................................................. 13
3.2.1 Movie Mode LCD Monitor Information ................. 13
3.2.2 Movie Mode Menu Settings .................................. 14
3.3 Playback Mode.............................................................. 14
3.3.1 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Image) .. 15
3.3.2 Viewing Images .................................................. 15
3.3.2.1 Rotating Images ........................................... 15
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1. Touring your DC E53+ ........................................................ 1
1.1 Checking the Package Contents ....................................... 1
1.2 DC E53+ Components .................................................... 1
1.2.1 Front View........................................................... 1
1.2.2 Rear View ............................................................ 2
1.2.3 Status LED Indicator ............................................. 2
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3.3.2.2 Magnifying Images ....................................... 15
3.3.2.3 Thumbnail Display (Index Playback) ............... 16
3.3.3 Playback Mode Menu Settings............................... 16
3.3.4 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Video) .. 17
3.3.5 Playing Back Video Clips ...................................... 17
3.4 Audio Mode ................................................................. 18
3.4.1 Recording Voice Files .......................................... 18
3.4.2 Audio Mode LCD Menu...................................... 18
3.4.3 Playing Back a Voice File ...................................... 18
3.4.4 Deleting Voice Files ............................................. 19
3.5 Setup Mode.................................................................. 19
3.5.1 Setup Menus in Camera and Movie Mode ............... 19
3.5.2 Setup Menus in Playback Mode ............................. 20
4. PC DEPENDENT FEATURES........................................... 21
4.1 Bundled Software .......................................................... 21
4.2 USB Mode .................................................................... 21
4.3 Printer Mode ................................................................ 22
5. Troubleshooting ................................................................. 25
6. Specifications ...................................................................... 27
7. Service information ............................................................ 28
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TOURING YOUR DC E53+
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1.1 Checking the Package Contents
Carefully unpack your kit box and ensure that you have the following items. In the event that
any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, promptly contact your dealer.
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2.
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4.
5.
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B
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User manual
DC E53+ digital
camera
USB cable
Battery
Hand strap
DC E53+ software
CD-ROM
Camera pouch
Conversion adapter
AC adapter
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5
If any of the items are missing or appear to be damaged, contact your dealer. Save the
packaging in the event you need to ship your camera for service.
1.2 DC E53+ Components
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4.
1.2.1 Front View
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2
3
4
Shutter button
Power button
Built-in flash
Mode switch
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Playback
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7
8
9
Movie
–
Still picture
5. Self-timer LED (AF auxiliary
light)
6. Speaker
7. Lens/Lens cover
8. Conversion adapter terminal
9. Tripod mount
10. Microphone
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1.2.2 Rear View
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1.
LCD monitor
2.
1
5.
button
Status LED
T Zoom in button
W Zoom out button
Menu button
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Delete button
Strap eyelet
Control and Set buttons
Battery / SD memory card cover
Tripod socket
3.
4.
2
3
4
5
Display / Audio mode
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7
8
9
10
1.2.3 Status LED Indicator
Color
Status
LED
Self-timer LED
State
During Power Off
Solid red
1. The digital still camera is powering up.
2. The digital still camera is in the process of battery charge.
Blinking red
Image is being processed and stored to memory
Solid green
USB communication is in progress
Blinking red
The self-timer function is activated.
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2.1 Installing the Battery
We highly recommend you to use the specified rechargeable
lithium-ion battery to realize the full capability of your digital
still camera. Make sure that the power of the digital still camera is
off before inserting or removing the battery.
1. Open the battery/SD memory card cover (A).
2. Insert the battery in the correct orientation shown (B).
Tilt the battery lock lever in the direction of the arrow and
orient the battery so that its label is facing to the rear side of
the camera, and then insert the battery.
3. Close the battery/SD memory card cover (C).
To remove the battery
Open the battery/SD memory card cover and then release the
battery lock lever. When the battery has come out a little, slowly
pull it out the rest of the way.
A
B
C
2.2 Charging the battery
The state-of-charge of the battery will affect the performance of the
digital still camera. To maximize battery performance and lifetime, it
is recommended that you fully charge the battery using the optional
AC power adapter and then fully discharge it (through normal use) at
least one time. Make sure that the power of the digital still camera is
off and then insert the battery before starting.
1. Insert the conversion adapter into the conversion adapter
terminal of the camera as shown in the illustration.
2. Connect one end of the AC power adapter to the DC IN terminal
of the conversion adapter.
3. Connect the other end of the AC power adapter to a wall outlet.
Charging time differs depending on the ambient temperature and the status of battery.
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Notes
The digital still camera must be used with the specified AC power adapter. Damage caused by the use of an incorrect adapter is not covered under the warranty.
Always make sure that the digital still camera is off before removing the battery.
The battery may feel warm after it has been charged or immediately after being
used. This is normal and not a malfunction.
When using the digital still camera in cold environments, keep the digital still
camera and its battery warm by holding it inside your jacket or other warm protective environment.
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2.3 Using an AC power adapter
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Using an AC power adapter prevents the digital still camera from automatically powering off
while transferring files to your computer.
Perform the steps in the preceding section "Charging the Battery".
Note
Make sure to use only the AC power adapter specified for the camera. Damage caused
by the use of an incorrect adapter is not covered under the warranty.
2.4 Inserting and Removing an SD Memory Card
(Optional Accessory)
The digital still camera comes with internal memory, allowing you to record video clips,
captured images, or voice files in the digital still camera. However, you can also expand the
memory capacity by using an optional SD (Secure Digital) memory card so that you can store
more files.
1. Always make sure the digital still camera is turned off before
inserting or removing a memory card.
2. Insert an SD memory card in the correct orientation as
shown in the illustration.
3. Close the battery/SD memory card cover.
To remove the SD memory card, make sure the camera is
turned off. Press lightly on the edge of the memory card and
it will eject.
Notes
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Be sure to format an SD memory card with
this digital still camera before using it.
To prevent valuable data from being accidentally erased from an SD card, you can
slide the write protect tab (on the side of the
SD memory card) to “LOCK”.
To save, edit, or erase data on an SD memory card, you must unlock the card.
You should format an SD memory card with the camera before using it for the
first time.
To format the internal memory, do not insert a memory card into the camera.
Otherwise, you will format the memory card.
Formatting is an irreversible action and data cannot be recovered at a later time.
An SD memory card having any problem cannot be properly formatted.
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3.1 Capture Mode
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.
2. Slide the mode switch to [ ].
1 Press down halfway
3. Compose your image in the LCD monitor.
4. Press the shutter button down halfway (1), then press it
down fully (2).
• Pressing the shutter button down halfway automatically focuses and adjusts the exposure.
• The focus-area frame turns blue when the camera is
focused and the exposure is determined.
2 Press down fully
• When the focus or exposure is not suitable, the frame
of the focus area turns yellow.
• If the photographic preview is set to "ON", the captured image will be displayed while
the image is being recorded onto the memory.
Notes
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The LCD monitor darkens in strong sunlight or bright light. This is not
a malfunction.
To prevent your images from being blurred while pressing the shutter
button, always hold it carefully. This is especially important when you
are shooting under low lighting conditions, which your camera may
decelerate the shutter speed to ensure your images are properly exposed.
Pressing the
button changes the LCD display in the sequence of:
Standard Display → Simplified Display → No Information.
To review the last-captured image, press the
button. Press the
button again to return to the camera mode.
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2.
3.
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5.
6.
7.
Camera mode
Image quality
[ ] SUPER FINE
[ ] FINE
[ ] NORMAL
Image size (resolution)
[ 5M ] 2560 x 1920
[ 3M ] 2048 x 1536
M ]
[ 1.2
1280 x 960
M ]
[ 0.3
640 x 480
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]
]
]
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
NIGHT SCENE
SPORTS
[ ] MACRO
Flash mode
[ ] RED EYE
[ ] NO FLASH
[ ] AUTO FLASH
[ ]
FORCED FLASH
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7
T
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[ ] TIFF IMAGE
Available number of shots
SD memory card indicator
(if present)
Battery power indicator
[
] Full battery power
[
] Medium battery power
[
] Low battery power
[
] Virtually no battery power
Scene mode
[ ] AUTO
[ ] BACKLIGHT
[
[
[
[
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1
W
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Self-timer icon (if used)
[
] 3-second delay
[
] 10-second delay
10. White balance
[AUTO]AUTO
[
] DAYLIGHT
[
] CLOUDY
[ ] SUNSET
[ ]
TUNGSTEN
[ ] FLUORESCENT
11. Capture mode icon
[ S ] SINGLE
[
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
] CONTINUOUS
[ A ] AEB
Time
Date
Focus area
Exposure value
(no indication with 0EV)
Zoom status
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Setting the Scene Mode
This sets the scene mode for capturing images.
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera. Make
sure the camera is in [ ] mode.
2. Press the SCN button.
The screen of scene mode menu is displayed.
3. Use the S/T/W/ X buttons to select the desired scene
mode, then press the OK button to confirm.
The table below will help you choose the appropriate scene
mode:
Icon
Scene mode
Auto
Backlight
Portrait
Landscape
Night Scene
Sports
Macro
Description
Select this mode when you want to leave the settings up to the camera to
capture images with ease.
Select this mode while capturing images with the light coming from behind
the subject.
The flash is fixed at [ ]
Select this mode when you want to capture an image that makes the person
stand out against a defocused (blurred) background. The default flash
mode is set to [ ] which is effective in reducing the red-eye phenomenon.
Select this mode to enhance color, saturation shown in mountains, forests
and other landscape scenery or to take portraits that feature a landmark in
the background. The flash is fixed at [ ].
Select this mode when you want to photograph people with an evening or
night scene background.
Select this mode when you want to capture fast-moving subjects.
Select this mode to capture close-up subject.
The flash is fixed at [ ]
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The description of each scene serves as a general guide. Set the digital
still camera to suit your own preferences.
The scene mode can be set only in [ ] mode.
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Camera settings can be changed with the five-way button.
1. Up/Flash: Scrolls upwards in menus and enables you to
choose the appropriate flash setting.
2. Left/Quick View: Scrolls left in menus and enables you to
view the last picture that was captured.
3. Down/Scene: Scrolls downwards in menus and enables you
to choose the scene.
4. Right / Self-Timer: Scrolls right in menus and toggles
through the self-timer settings.
5. OK: Enters the menu page and confirms the chosen setting.
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The flash is designed to function automatically when lighting conditions warrant the use of
flash. You can capture an image using a flash mode suitable to your circumstances.
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.
2. Slide the mode switch to [
].
3. Press the button.
The screen of flash mode menu is displayed.
4. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired flash
mode, then press the OK button.
The flash mode you set will be displayed on the LCD
monitor.
5. Compose your scene and press the shutter button.
The table below will help you to choose the appropriate flash mode:
Icon
Flash Mode
Description
RED EYE
Use this mode to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when you want to capture natural-looking images of people and animals in low-light conditions.
When capturing images, the red-eye phenomenon can be reduced by asking
the subject (person) to look at the digital still camera or get as close to the
digital still camera as possible.
NO FLASH
Use this mode in the environment that the flash use is prohibited or under
the situation that the distance to the subject is too far away for the flash to
have any effect.
AUTO FLASH
The flash fires automatically according to the photographic conditions.
FORCED
FLASH
The flash will always fire regardless of the surrounding brightness. Select
this mode for recording images with high contrast (backlighting) and deep
shadows.
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In [
] backlight mode, the flash is fixed at [ ].
In [
] landscape and [
] macro modes, the flash is fixed at [
In the capture mode [
] continuous and [
at [ ].
The flash cannot be used in the [ ] mode.
A
].
] AEB, the flash is fixed
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Using the Self-Timer
3. Slide the mode switch to [
4. Toggle the
].
button to select the desired self-timer mode.
OFF
[NO INDICATION]
5. Compose your image and press the shutter button.
•
The self-timer function is activated and the status of countdown is displayed on the LCD monitor.
The self-timer LED flashes and the image will be
captured after the preset time has elapsed.
To cancel the self-timer during operation, press
•
•
the
07
button.
Note
The self-timer setting is automatically cancelled after an image is captured.
3.1.2.4
Using the Optical Zoom
Zoom photography allows you to capture images magnified up to 3 times or wide-angle
photography depending on the distance up to the subject. You can further enlarge the center
of the screen and capture images using the digital zoom.
1. Slide the mode switch to [ ] or [ ].
2. Compose the image with the zoom button.
• Pressing the T button zooms in on the subject, and
enlarges the subject on the LCD monitor.
• Pressing the W button provides a wider-angle
image.
• The lens position moves according to the zoom button setting.
3. Press the shutter button down halfway to set the focus and exposure, then press it down
fully to capture the image.
Note
Zoom function cannot be used while a video clip is recording.
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The self-timer can be set in [ ] mode. This feature is useful for situations where you may
wish to join into the scene when taking group shots.
1. Secure the camera to a tripod or place it on a stable surface.
2. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.
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Use this function to delete one or all images/video clips stored in the internal memory or
memory card. Please note that the deleted images or video clips cannot be recovered.
Immediate Erasure (Quick Delete Function)
The quick delete function enables you to delete the last image during capture.
1. Slide the mode switch to [
] or [
].
2. Press the
button.
The last image and delete message appears on the screen.
3. Use the W /X buttons to select [YES], then press the OK
button.
If you wish to cancel the deletion, select [NO].
Note
Protected images cannot be deleted
3.1.3 Capture Mode Menus Settings
3.1.3.1
Capture Mode Picture Menu
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
PICTURE FUNCTION
2. Press the
button to access in Camera menu, then use the
W/X buttons to select [PICTURE] menu.
3. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired item in
[PICTURE] menu, then press the OK button.
4. To exit from the menu, press the
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Item
SIZE
QUALITY
5M
2560 x 1920
3M
2048 x 1536
1.2
1280 x 960
0.3
M
WB
SELECT PAGE:
SELECT ITEM:
640 x 480
TIFF IMAGE
Sets the quality (compression rate) at which the image is captured.
SUPER FINE
FINE
SHARPNESS
R
G B
Functional Description
Sets the size of the image that will be captured.
M
Q
button.
NORMAL
Sets the level of image sharpness.
HIGH
NORMAL
LOW
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WB
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COLOR
WHITE
BALANCE
MANUAL WB
Functional Description
Sets the color of the image that will be captured.
NORMAL
B&W
SEPIA
Sets the white balance when capturing images under specific lighting conditions.
AUTO AUTO
DAYLIGHT
CLOUDY
SUNSET
TUNGSTEN
FLUORESCENT
Allows for manually setting the white balance. Manual WB is convenient
when the white balance presets do not offer a good match to your specific
lighting conditions.
Before selecting [EXECUTE], select a white subject (such as a white paper)
that will be used to set the white balance.
– EXECUTE/CANCEL
Setting the White Balance
The human eye adapts to changes in light so that white objects still appear white even when
the light changes. With a digital camera, however, the color of the subject is influenced by the
color of the light surrounding it. This color adjustment is called "white balance adjustment".
This setting allows you to set the white balance when capturing images under specific lighting
conditions.
3.1.3.1.2
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
Manual white balance lets you configure the digital still camera for a particular light source
and other conditions. Note that you must perform manual white balance under the same
conditions you will be shooting. You must also have a piece of white paper or other similar
object on hand in order to perform this function.
3.1.3.2
Capture Mode Function Menu
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
PICTURE FUNCTION
2. Press the
button to access in Camera menu, then use
the W/X buttons to select [FUNCTION] menu.
3. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired item in
[FUNCTION] menu, then press the OK button.
4. To exit from the menu, press the
Icon
button.
QUICK
VIEW
SELECT PAGE:
SELECT ITEM:
Item
Functional Description
CAPTURE
MODE
Sets the recording method at the time of capturing images.
S
EV
SETUP
ISO
EXIT:
SINGLE
CONTINUOUS
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AEB
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QUICK
VIEW
ISO
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Item
Functional Description
LCD
BRIGHTNESS
Selects a brightness level for the LCD monitor.
The adjustment range is from –5 to +5.
DIGITAL
ZOOM
Enables or disables digital zoom.
– ON/OFF
QUICK VIEW
Sets to display a captured image on LCD monitor immediately after you
have captured the image.
– ON/OFF
EXPOSURE
Sets to obtain the correct exposure when the subject is much brighter or
darker than the background.
The exposure compensation value can be set in the range from –2.0EV to
+2.0EV in 0.5EV intervals.
ISO
Sets the light sensitivity for capturing images. When the sensitivity is raised
(the ISO figure is increased), the camera sensitivity is enhanced for lowlighting, but your images will appear more pixilated (grainy).
– AUTO/100/200
Continuous Capture
In continuous capture mode, you can capture a rapid sequence of images with one press of
the shutter button. This function is very useful for photographing objects in motion where it
is difficult to determine the precise moment of capture. Afterwards, you may review the
sequence of images to select the best one.
1. Use the S/T buttons to select [CONTINUOUS
press the OK button.
2. To exit from the menu, press the
], then
button.
The
indicator is displayed on the monitor screen.
3. Press the shutter button down halfway to lock the focus.
4. Press the shutter button down all the way to capture images.
Capturing will stop when the shutter button is released.
CAPTURE MODE
SINGLE
S
CONTINUOUS
AEB
BACK :
A
SET :
Notes
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3.1.3.2.2
Maximum number of continuous shots: 5.
In CONTINUOUS mode, the flash mode will be set to NO FLASH automatically.
Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
Auto-exposure bracketing is an effective technique when it is difficult to determine the precise
exposure of a scene. Using AEB the camera will capture a sequential burst of three images at
three different exposure settings. Afterwards, you may review the sequence of images to select
the best exposure.
Note
In AEB mode, the flash mode will be set to NO FLASH automatically.
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Using the Digital Zoom
Note
The zoom setting is automatically cancelled by either turning the camera
off or the activation of the Auto Power Off function.
3.2 Video Mode
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera.
2. Slide the mode switch to [ ].
3. Compose the image with the zoom button, if desired.
• Optical zoom should be set while composing the
scene.
• Optical zoom cannot be used during movie capture.
4. Press the shutter button to start recording.
5. Press the shutter button again to stop recording.
Notes
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The flash and self-timer cannot be used in [ ] mode.
While a video is being recorded to an SD card, do not open the battery/SD card cover, nor remove the battery or SD card. Doing so might
damage the SD card or destroy the data.
3.2.1 Movie Mode LCD Monitor Information
1. Movie mode
2. Available recording time/Elapsed time
3. Video size
1
[ QVGA ] 320 x 240
SD memory card indicator (if present)
Battery power indicator
Time
Date
Zoom status
3
4
5
VGA
[ VGA ] 640 x 480
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
2
T
8
W
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Using a combination of 3 times optical zoom and 4 times digital zoom permits zoom
photography up to 12 times to suit the subject and the distance. Digital zoom is a compelling
feature, however, the more an image is enlarged (zoomed), the more pixilated (grainer) the
image will appear.
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1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
MOVIE
2. Press the
button to access in Camera menu, then use the
W/X buttons to select [FUNCTION] menu.
3. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired item in
[FUNCTION] menu, then press the OK button.
4. To exit from the menu, press the
Icon
R
G B
button.
SETUP
R
G B
EV
EXPOSURE
SELECT PAGE:
SELECT ITEM:
0.0EV
EXIT:
ENTRY:
Item
Functional Description
SIZE
Sets the size of the image that will be recorded.
– 640 x 480
– 320 x 240
Color
Sets the color of the image that will be copied.
– NORMAL
– B&W
– SEPIA
LCD BRIGHT
Selects a brightness level for the LCD monitor.
The adjustment range is from -5 to +5.
EXPOSURE
Sets the correct exposure when the subject is much brighter or darker than
the background.
The exposure compensation value can be set in the range from -2.0EV to
+2.0EV in 0.5EV intervals.
3.3 Playback Mode
In the playback mode, you can view, magnify, delete images, play video clips, or run a slide
show. This mode also provides a thumbnail image display, allowing you to quickly search for
the desired image.
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the
camera.
2. Slide the mode switch to [ ].
3. Use the W/X buttons to select the desired
images.
• To view the previous image, press the W
button.
• To view the next image, press the X
button.
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3.3.1 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Image)
Playback mode
Frame number
SD memory card indicator (if present)
Battery power indicator
Image size (resolution)
Camera mode
1
2
3
4
6
5
3.3.2 Viewing Images
3.3.2.1
Rotating Images
Pressing the S/T buttons during image playback will rotate the image 90 degrees.
The S button
rotates the image
clockwise,
whereas the T
button rotates the
o
o
image
90 o Counterclockwise
90 Clockwise
0 (Original)
counterclockwise.
Notes
•
•
3.3.2.2
If there is no image stored in the internal memory or memory card,
[NO PICTURE] message will appear on the monitor.
Pressing the
button while playing back images changes the LCD
display in the sequence of: Standard display → Detailed display → No
information.
Magnifying Images
While reviewing your images, you may enlarge a selected portion of an image. This
magnification allows you to view the details. Images that are being displayed can be enlarged
in 8 times enlargement.
1. Adjust the zoom ratio by using the zoom button.
• To enlarge the selected image, press the T button.
• To return to normal magnification, press the W
button.
3x
• The magnification factor is displayed on the LCD
monitor.
2. To view different portion of the images, press the
S/T/W/X buttons to adjust the display area.
You will see a white frame with a pink box inside. The white frame indicates the entire
image, while the pink box shows the location of the currently enlarged area.
3. To return to regular display, toggle the W button until the regular display appears on the
screen.
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The range of magnification factor is: 1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x, 4.5x,
5.0x, 5.5x, 6.0x, 6.5x, 7.0x, 7.5x and 8.0x.
3.3.2.3
Thumbnail Display (Index Playback)
This function allows you to view four or nine thumbnail images on the LCD monitor
simultaneously so you may search for a particular image.
1. Press the W button.
Four or nine thumbnail images are displayed simultaneously.
2. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the image to be
displayed at regular size, then press the OK button to display
the selected image on full screen.
Note
As appropriate, the [
play.
] or [
] icon will be displayed in a thumbnail dis-
3.3.3 Playback Mode Menu Settings
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
2. Press the
button to access in PLAY menu.
3. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired setting, then press the OK button.
4. To exit from the menu, press the
PLAY
button.
SETUP
SLIDE
SHOW
COPY
PLAY
LOGO
Index
R
CHANGE LOGO
SELECT PAGE:
SELECT ITEM:
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SLIDE
SHOW
SETUP
DPOF
EXIT:
SELECT ITEM:
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EXIT:
ENTRY:
Item
Functional Description
SLIDESHOW
This function enables you to play back your images automatically in
sequential order as a slide show. This is a very useful and entertaining feature for reviewing recorded images and for presentations.
– 3SEC/5SEC/7SEC/9SEC
PROTECT
Set the data to read-only to prevent images from being erased by mistake.
– YES/NO
DELETE ALL
Delete all files
– YES/NO
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COPY TO
CARD
Allows you to copy your files from the digital still camera’s internal memory
to a memory card. Of course, you can only do this if you have a memory
card installed and some files in internal memory.
– YES/NO
THUMBNAIL
Allows you to view 4 or 9 thumbnail images on the LCD monitor at the
same time, which can quickly search for the image that you want.
– 4/9
RESIZE
Changes the size of a recorded image.
– 2560 x 1920
– 2048 x 1536
– 1280 x 960
– 640 x 480
– EXIT
CHANGE
LOGO
Allows you to specify one of your recorded images as your startup screen,
which will be displayed on the monitor whenever you turn on the camera.
– EXECUTE/CANCEL
DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows you to embed printing information on your memory card. Files saved in the DPOF format can be printed
using compatible printers or through a laboratory printing device.
Index
R
LOGO
DPOF
3.3.4 Playback Mode LCD Monitor Information (Video)
1. Playback mode
2. Frame number
3. Video size
4. SD memory card indicator (if present)
5. Battery power indicator
6. Stop indicator
7. Fast reverse playback indicator
8. Fast forward playback indicator
9. Video status bar
10. Movie mode
1
2
3 4
100-0001
10
5
VGA
9
1X
STOP :
8
7
6
3.3.5 Playing Back Video Clips
Press the shutter button to start playing back a video clip.
•
•
•
•
To pause or resume video playback, press the shutter button.
To stop playback, press the OK button.
Use the T button to start fast-reverse playback.
Use the S button to start fast-forward playback.
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Notes
•
•
•
The zoom function cannot be activated while playing back video clips.
To play back video clips on the computer, we recommend you to use
Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP 9.0). You can download WMP version from the website at www.microsoft.com.
Pressing the button in video playback mode changes the LCD display in
the sequence of: Indicators on → Indicators off.
3.4 Audio Mode
Audio mode allows you to use the DC E53+ as a voice recorder. Sound saved on the installed
SD memory card or in the camera’s internal memory.
3.4.1 Recording Voice Files
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the camera (A).
2. Slide the mode switch to [
] (B).
3. Press the
button to access Audio mode.
4. Press the shutter button to start recording (C).
• A indicator is displayed on the screen.
• Recording stops when you press the shutter button again.
A
B
C
AUD_0001
AUD_0002
AUD_0003
RECORD!
:STOP
W :VOLUMET :VOLUME+
3.4.2 Audio Mode LCD Menu
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Audio mode
SD memory card indicator (if present)
Battery power indicator
Sound level (speaker volume)
Audio file name
1
2
3
AUD_0001
5
AUD_0002
AUD_0003
SELECT FILE!
:RECORD
W :VOLUME T :VOLUME +
:PLAY
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•
•
To pause playback, press the
button.
To resume playback, press the OK button.
To stop playback, press the OK button again.
AUD_0011
PLAY!
:PAUSE
:STOP
W :VOLUMET :VOLUME+
3.4.4 Deleting Voice Files
1. Make sure the camera is in Audio mode.
2. In the Audio mode, use the S/T buttons to select the voice
file you want to delete.
3. Press the
button to delete the selected voice file.
4. When the delete message appears, use the W/X buttons to
select [YES], and then press the OK button.
If you wish to cancel the deletion, select [NO].
AUD_0001
AUD_0002
AUD_0003
YES
NO
SELECT FILE!
:RECORD
W :VOLUMET :VOLUME+
:PLAY
3.5 Setup Mode
This feature allows you to set up the default settings for using your camera in addition to
image-related settings. Select your personal preferences for the camera with this mode.
3.5.1 Setup Menus in Camera and Movie Mode
1. Slide the mode switch to [
] or [
].
2. Press the
button.
3. Press the W/X buttons to select the [SETUP] menu.
4. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired setting, then press the OK button.
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AUTO
AUTO
DATE
EXIT:
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AUTO
DATE
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Functional Description
SPEAKER
Enables or disables the sounds associated with camera button functions.
– ON/OFF
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1. Perform the above steps 1~3.
Voice playlist appears on the screen.
2. Use the S/T buttons to select the voice file you want to
play.
3. Press the OK button to start playback of the voice file
through the camera’s speaker.
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Functional Description
FORMAT
Erases all data and reformats the internal memory or the SD card loaded in
your camera. Protected images are also erased. SD card cannot be formatted if it is write-protected.
– YES/NO
SLEEP
If the camera goes unused for a certain period of time while the camera is
powered on, it will switch to idle mode. If the camera is idle, re-active it by
pressing any button.
– OFF / 30SEC / 1MIN. / 2MIN
RESET
Returns all basic settings to the digital still camera’s default settings. The
time setting will not be reset.
– YES/NO
POWER OFF
If no operation is performed for a specific period of time, the camera will
automatically turn off. This feature is useful to reduce battery consumption.
– OFF / 3MIN. / 5MIN. / 10MIN.
DATE
PRINTING
The date of recording can be printed directly on still images. This function
must be activated before the image is captured.
– ON/OFF
3.5.2 Setup Menus in Playback Mode
1. Slide the mode switch to [
].
2. Press the
button.
3. Press the W/X buttons to select the [SETUP] menu.
4. Use the S/T/W/X buttons to select the desired setting,
then press the OK button.
Icon
Y/M/D
PLAY
Y/M/D
SETUP
DATE
NTSC
PAL
SELECT PAGE:
SELECT ITEM:
EXIT:
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Functional Description
DATE TYPE
Sets the displayed type of date and time on the screen.*[Y/M/D]:
Year/Month/Day
– [D/M/Y]: Day/Month/Year
– [M/D/Y]: Month/Day/Year
DATE SETUP
Sets the date and the time.
LANGUAGE
Sets the language that is displayed on the LCD monitor.
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO OUTSets video output standard of the camera so you may connect
your camera to video equipment.
– PAL / NTSC
VERSION
Displays the firmware version of the camera.
DATE
NTSC
PAL
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4.1 Bundled Software
The DC E53+ is supplied bundled with the following software:
Ulead Photo
Express
Ulead® Photo Express™ 5.0 SE is a complete photo project software for
digital images. Acquire photos effortlessly from digital cameras or
scanners. Edit and enhance images using easy-to-use editing tools and
cool photographic filters and effects. Assemble creative photo projects
and share results via e-mail and multiple print options.
Ulead Photo
Explorer
Ulead® Photo Explorer™ 8.0 SE Basic provides an efficient way to
transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media. It is the all-inone tool for owners of digital cameras, Web Cams, DV camcorders,
scanners or anyone who strives to effectively handle digital media.
Ulead VideoStudio
Ulead® VideoStudio™ 8 SE VCD is home video editing software that
makes editing movies as fun as shooting them. Users can make one in
three easy steps using the new Movie Wizard mode. Share finished
projects on VCD, tape, the Web, and mobile devices.
To install the software, refer to the information supplied with the CDs.
AV
IN
C
D
1. Insert the conversion adapter into the conversion adapter
terminal of the camera as shown in the illustration.
2. Connect the end of the smaller plug of the USB cable to
the conversion adapter.
3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
4. Turn on the camera.
[USB] screen is displayed.
5. Use the S /T buttons to select [PC], then press the OK
button.
6. There will be a new “Removable Disk” icon detected in
“My Computer”, in which contains your recorded
images/video clips/audio files.
/
4.2 USB Mode
USB
PC
PRINTER
SELECT ITEM :
ENTRY:
Note:
When connecting to the computer, it is necessary to install the battery or
use an AC power adapter.
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If a printer that supports PictBridge is available, images can be printed by connecting the
digital still camera directly to the PictBridge-compatible printer without using a computer.
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
1. Connect the USB port on the camera and the USB jack
USB
on the printer with the supplied USB cable, then turn on
your camera and the printer.
PC
The "USB" screen is displayed.
2. Use the S/T buttons to select [PRINTER], then press
PRINTER
the OK button.
SELECT ITEM :
ENTRY:
Printing images
When the camera is properly connected to a PictBridge compliant printer, the [PRINT
MODE SELECT] screen is displayed on the monitor. Use the S/T buttons to select the print
mode.
In [PRINT] Mode: Lets you print the specified image with PictBridge.
1. Use the S/T buttons to select the [PRINT] mode, then
PRINT MODE SELECT
press the OK button.
The [PRINT PAPER] screen is displayed.
PRINT
PRINT ORDER
SELECT ITEM :
2. Use the X button to access in the selection of paper
setting, then press the OK button to confirm.
[SIZE]: You may select the desired item depending on
the type of printer being used.
[BORDERLESS]: You may select the desired item
depending on the type of printer being used.
ENTRY:
PRINT PAPER
SIZE
BORDERLESS
STANDARD
STANDARD
EXIT :
SELECT:
GO:
3. Use the W/X buttons to select the image you want to
print, then press the T button to set MORE print
reservations.
SELECT PAGE :
CANCEL :
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DATE
FILE NAME
[
]: Specifies the number of prints. You can select the
EXIT
number up to 10.
[DATE]: If you select [WITH], images are printed with
SELECT ITEM:
ENTRY:
the date.
[FILE NAME]: If you select [WITH], images are printed
with the file name.
[EXIT]: To cancel the print settings, use the S /T buttons to select [EXIT].
5. After configuring the print settings, you can still use the W/X buttons to change the
image that you want to print. Then, press the OK button to print.
6. Use the S/T buttons to select [PRINT], then press the
PRINT
OK button to confirm.
PRINT
CANCEL
SELECT ITEM :
ENTRY:
7. The printing starts, and the message
"TRANSFERRING" is displayed on the screen. The
message will disappear after the printing is finished.
TRANSFERRING
CANCEL:
8. Pressing the OK button during print data transfer
displays the screen for selecting whether to
[CONTINUE] or [CANCEL] printing.
PRINT
CONTINUE
CANCEL
SELECT ITEM :
ENTRY:
In [PRINT ORDER] Mode: This function lets you print the specified images that have
configured DPOF settings.
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press the OK button.
Use the S/T buttons to change the setting, then press
the OK button to confirm.
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1. Use the S/T buttons to select the [PRINT ORDER]
mode, then press the OK button.
PRINT MODE SELECT
PRINT
PRINT ORDER
SELECT ITEM :
2. Use the X button to access in the selection of paper
setting, then press the OK button to print.
[SIZE]: You may select the desired item depending on
the type of printer being used.
[BORDERLESS]: You may select the desired item
depending on the type of printer being used.
ENTRY:
PRINT PAPER
SIZE
BORDERLESS
STANDARD
STANDARD
EXIT :
3. Use the S/T buttons to select [PRINT], then press the
OK button to confirm.
SELECT:
GO:
PRINT
PRINT
CANCEL
SELECT ITEM :
ENTRY:
4. The printing starts, and the message
"TRANSFERRING" is displayed on the screen. The
message will disappear after the printing is finished.
TRANSFERRING
CANCEL:
5. Pressing the OK button during print data transfer
displays the screen for selecting whether to
[CONTINUE] or [CANCEL] printing.
PRINT
CONTINUE
CANCEL
SELECT ITEM :
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Cause
Measure
The power does not
come on.
The battery is not loaded.
Load the battery correctly.
The battery is exhausted.
Recharge or use the AC power
adapter.
The AC power adaptor is not
connected correctly.
Reconnect it properly.
The battery runs out
quickly.
It is being used in extreme low
temperature.
—
Many shots are being captured in
dark places, requiring flash.
—
The battery is not fully charged.
The battery is not used for an
extended period of time after being
charged.
Fully charge the battery and discharge it for at least one complete
cycle before use to maximize its performance and lifetime.
The battery or camera Long period of continuous use of
feels warm.
the camera or the flash.
The flash does not
fire.
The flash cannot
recharge.
The camera is set to
/
/
/
—
/
Switch the camera to a mode other
than those listed.
A
The flash is set to no flash.
Set the flash to something other than
no flash mode.
Even though the flash The distance to the subject is greater Get closer to the subject and shoot.
fired, the image is
than the flash’s effective range.
dark.
The image is too
dark.
The image is too
bright.
The image was captured in a dark
place while set to no flash.
Set the flash to another mode.
It is under-exposed.
Set the exposure compensation to a
larger value.
The image is over-exposed.
Set the exposure compensation to a
smaller value.
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problem persists, contact your local reseller or service center.
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Symptom
Cause
Measure
Even if I press the
shutter button, the
camera does not
shoot.
The battery is running low.
Recharge or use the AC power
adapter.
The camera is not in shooting
mode.
Slide the mode switch to shooting
mode.
The shutter button is not pressed al Press the shutter button all the way.
the way.
Cannot format a
memory card.
Cannot download
images.
The internal memory or memory
card does not have any free space.
Load a new card, or delete unwanted
files.
The flash is recharging.
Wait until the flash mode icon indicated on the screen stops flashing.
The memory card is unrecognized
by the camera.
Format the memory card in this
camera before its first use or when it
was used other than this camera.
The memory card is write-protected.
Remove the write protection.
End of the memory card life.
Load new memory card.
The free space on the hard disk in
your computer is insufficient.
Check whether the hard disk has
space for running Windows and if
the drive for loading image files has
free space of at least that of the memory card in the camera.
No power supply.
Recharge the battery or use the AC
adapter, or turn the power on.
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Image Sensor
1/2.5-inch CCD
Effective Pixels: 4.92 megapixels
Total Pixels: 5.04 megapixels
LCD Display
2.5-inch color LTPS LCD
Lens
Focal Length: f=5.4-16.2 mm (32mm-96mm; 35mm Equivalent)
F No.: F2.8 / F4.8
Focusing
TTL Auto Focus
Range: Macro: 6 cm, Normal: 50 cm ~ infinity
Shutter
Mechanical shutter: Up to 1/1000 sec.
Shooting Mode
Single / Continuous (5 pic) / AEB (3 pic)
Flash
Modes: Auto / Forced flash / Red - eye reduction / Flash off /
Self-timer
10 sec, 3 sec,
Exposure
Compensation: ±2 EV (0.5 EV / step)
Range: 0.6 ~ 2.5m, Recharging time: 6 sec.
ISO
Auto / 100 / 200
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Sunset/ Tungsten / Fluorescent
File Format
Still Image: JPEG format (EXIF2.2, DCF, DPOF), TIFF format,
Image Size: 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480 pixels
Movie Clips: ASF format with Continuous recording.
Movie Size: 640x480 (30 fps), 320x240 (30fps),
Storage
Built-in memory: 16MB / SD Card compatible.
Image Play
Single image / ASF play / Thumbnails / Slide show
Interface
(with conversion
adapter)
Digital output: USB 1.1
DC input 5V
Power Source
Specified Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery / AC adaptor.
Dimensions
(WxHxD)
88.5 x 54.4 x 24 mm
Weight
Approx.130g (w/o battery, SD card)
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SERVICE INFORMATION
Technical Support
If you encountered problems using DC E53+ and the camera driver program, please visit the
following web address:
http://support.BenQ.com
For free driver program updates, product information and news release, please visit the
following web address:
http://www.BenQ.com
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