User Manual
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Getting Started
GE Digital Camera
X Series : X500
Basic operation
Camera function controls
Playback
Using the Menus
Camera connectivity
Appendix
WARNING
Do not expose the camera battery pack or other accessories to
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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 European 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:
X500
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" marked cameras
are intended for sales in Europe.
Responsible Party: General Imaging Co.
1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 550, Gardena,
CA 90248, U.S.A.
Customer Service 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)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Camera notes:
Do not store or use the camera in the following types of locations:
• In the rain, very humid and dusty places.
• 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
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Do not place the camera on a wet surface or places where
dripping water or sand may come in contact with the camera,
which may cause irrepairable faults.
If the camera will not be used for a long period of time, we
suggest you remove the battery and the memory card from
the camera and keep them in dry environment.
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.
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remove the battery and memory card. Allow to air-dry for at
least 24 hours before using the camera again.
If camera overheats, while in use or charging, disconnect
charger and carefully remove batteries
Battery notes:
Incorrect use of the batteries may cause them to leak, become
hot, ignite or burst. Always observe the precautions given below.
• Do not expose the batteries to water, and take particular
care to keep the terminals dry.
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• Do not attempt to deform, disassemble or modify the batteries.
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 that has been
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format the card with your digital camera before using it.
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memory card from your PC, as this may cause a memory card read
error to occur when viewing photos on the memory card from the
playback mode in your camera.
The photos taken by this camera are stored in the auto-generated
folder in the SD card. Please do not store photos that are not taken
by this model of camera, as this may cause a read error to occur
when the camera is in playback mode.
Please do not expose the camera to harsh environments such as
moisture or extreme temperatures, which may shorten the life of
your camera or damage the batteries.
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occurring to avoid incomplete data writing and damaged pictures.
Align the memory card correctly before inserting it into the
camera's SD card slot. Do not force the memory card into the
cameras' SD card slot.
BEFORE YOU START
Preface
Thank you for purchasing this GE digital camera. Please read
this manual carefully and keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Copyright
© Copyright 2011 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 identi½FDWLRQSXUSRVHVRQO\DQGDUHSURSHUWLHVRIWKHLUUHVSHFWLYH
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.
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• Do not touch the camera lens.
• Please do not expose the camera to harsh environments
such as moisture, chemicals or extreme temperatures,
which may shorten the life of your camera or damage the
batteries.
• Do not use or store the camera in dusty, dirty, or sandy
areas, as its components may be damaged.
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• 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 of time.
• Do not use abrasive cleansers, alcohol-based, or solventbased cleaners to clean the camera. To clean, wipe the
camera with a slightly damp soft cloth.
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and remove the battery and memory card. Allow to air-dry
for at least 24 hours before using the camera again.
About this manual
This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your
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the contents of this manual are accurate, however 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:
• Do not touch lens.
• Do not place camera strap around a child's neck
• Always carry camera in a padded camera bag.
• When coming in from a cold to a warm environment, avoid
condensation by placing camera in a cooler area and then
let it warm up slowly to room temperature.
• Always place the camera on a vibration-free surface.
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Indicates useful information to know.
Indicates precautions to be taken while operating the
camera.
CONTENTS
WARNING .......................................................................i
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................................ii
BEFORE YOU START .................................................... 1
Preface .........................................................................................1
Copyright ............................................................................1
Trademarks ........................................................................1
Safety information ....................................................................1
About this manual .....................................................................2
Symbols used in this manual ..........................................2
CONTENTS .................................................................... 3
Set Display Language .................................................... 14
Set Date/Time.................................................................. 15
Using the Mode Dial................................................................ 16
About the LCD Screen............................................................. 17
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BASIC OPERATION ..................................................... 19
Shooting in Auto Mode ........................................................... 19
Using the Zoom Function....................................................... 19
Open Flash ................................................................................ 20
Self-timer................................................................................... 21
Macro Mode.............................................................................. 22
GETTING READY ........................................................... 7
EV (Exposure Value) .............................................................22
Unpacking....................................................................................7
Face Detection ........................................................................ 23
Install Shoulder Strap and Lens Cap ......................................8
Smile Detection ....................................................................... 24
Camera Views .............................................................................9
Blink Detection......................................................................... 24
Inserting the Battery and
SD/SDHC Card (Not included) ............................................... 12
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Turning On and OȖ ................................................................. 14
WB (White Balance) ....................................................... 27
Setting Language and Date/Time........................................ 14
ISO ..................................................................................... 27
Advanced Functions Menu .................................................... 26
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Quality .............................................................................. 28
Indoor ............................................................................... 37
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Snow ................................................................................. 37
Color .................................................................................. 29
Fireworks ......................................................................... 37
USING THE MODES ................................................... 30
Night Landscape ............................................................ 37
LCD Screen Display ................................................................ 30
Children ............................................................................ 37
Still Picture Mode Display ............................................ 30
Leaf .................................................................................... 38
Video Shooting Mode Display ...................................... 32
Sunset ............................................................................... 38
Playback Mode Display ................................................. 33
Glass ................................................................................. 38
Auto Scene Mode (ASCN) ....................................................... 34
Landscape ....................................................................... 34
Landscape ....................................................................... 38
Portrait ............................................................................. 34
Night Portrait .................................................................. 35
Backlit Portrait ............................................................... 35
Night Landscape ............................................................ 35
Macro ................................................................................ 35
Auto ................................................................................... 35
Panorama ................................................................................. 35
Scene Mode (SCN) ................................................................... 36
Sport ................................................................................. 37
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Museum ............................................................................ 37
Night Portrait................................................................... 38
Beach................................................................................. 38
Text .................................................................................... 38
Gathering.......................................................................... 38
ID ........................................................................................ 38
Fish eye ............................................................................. 38
Travel shooting................................................................ 38
Photo frame ..................................................................... 38
Sketch................................................................................ 38
Portrait Mode .......................................................................... 39
Auto Program Exposure......................................................... 39
Digital Zoom .................................................................... 51
Shutter Priority ....................................................................... 40
Movie Menu .............................................................................. 52
Aperture Priority ..................................................................... 41
Continuous AF ................................................................. 53
Manual Mode............................................................................ 41
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering) ........................... 53
Playback Menu ........................................................................ 54
PLAYBACK ................................................................... 42
Protect .............................................................................. 54
Viewing Photos and Videos .................................................. 42
Delete ............................................................................... 55
Thumbnail View ...................................................................... 43
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) .............................. 56
Using Zoom on Playback (for still pictures only) .............. 44
Trim ................................................................................... 57
Using the Delete Button ........................................................ 45
HDR-High Dynamic Range............................................ 57
USING THE MENUS ................................................... 46
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Rotate ............................................................................... 58
Still Picture Menu ................................................................... 46
Red-eye Reduction.......................................................... 59
AF Mode (Auto-Focus mode) ........................................ 47
Display Setup........................................................................59
AF-assist Beam ............................................................... 47
Slideshow ......................................................................... 60
Continuous AF ................................................................. 48
Wallpaper Settings ........................................................ 60
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering) ........................... 48
Setup Menu .............................................................................. 63
Continuous Shot ............................................................. 49
Beep .................................................................................. 64
Date Imprint .................................................................... 50
Quick Review ................................................................... 50
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LCD Brightness ............................................................... 64
Using the PictBridge Menu ................................................... 74
Power Saver .................................................................... 65
Print with Date ............................................................... 74
Zone .................................................................................. 65
Print without Date ......................................................... 75
Date/Time ........................................................................ 66
Print Index ....................................................................... 76
Language ......................................................................... 66
Print DPOF ....................................................................... 77
File and Software .................................................................... 66
Exit ..................................................................................... 77
File Numbering ............................................................... 67
APPENDICES .............................................................. 78
Copy to Card (Copy internal memory to
memory card) .................................................................. 67
6SHFL½FDWLRQs ........................................................................... 78
Reset Settings ................................................................. 68
FW Version (Firmware version) ................................... 68
CONNECTIONS .......................................................... 69
Video System ........................................................................... 69
Connecting to a PC ................................................................. 70
Setting the USB Mode ................................................... 70
Transferring Files to your PC ....................................... 70
Connecting to a PictBridge Compatible Printer .............. 72
Setting the USB Mode ................................................... 72
Connecting the Camera and Printer .......................... 73
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Error Messages ....................................................................... 82
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 84
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.
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Warranty Card
USB Cable
Lens Cap
CD-ROM
Shoulder Strap
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Install Shoulder Strap and Lens Cap
Install Shoulder Strap
Install Lens Cap
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Camera Views
Front View
Back View
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10
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Left View
Right View
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Top View
Bottom View
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AF Assist/Timer Indicator
11
Exposure Compensation Button
21
Speaker
2
Flash Lamp
12
Menu Button
22
Zoom Wheel
3
Microphone
13
Delete Button/Up Button
23
Shutter Button
4
Lens
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Macro Button/Right Button
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LCD Screen
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Self-timer Button/Down Button
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Flash Button/Left Button
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Shoulder Strap Mount
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Status Indicator
17
OK Button
27
ON / OFF
8
Electronic Viewfinding Window/
18
LCD Screen Button
USB/AV Port
28
Mode Dial
9
Playback Button
19
Handle
29
Card Slot/Battery Compartment
10
DISP
20
Flash On Button
30
Tripod Socket
11
Insert the Battery and SD/SDHC Card (Not included)
1. Open the battery compartment.
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2. Insert the enclosed batteries into the battery slot
according to the correct polarity as shown below.
3. Insert an SD/SDHC card (not included) into the memory
card slot as shown.
4. Close the battery compartment.
Write protection
buckle
Optional SD/SDHC cards are not included. The use
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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 to release it.
Pull the card out carefully.
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Setting Language and Date/Time
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Language and Date/Time Setup menu will appear. Use the
following procedures to set the camera to your preferences:
1. Push ON/OFF to turn on the camera.
2. Press Up/Down/Left/Right button to select the settings.
3. Press the
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Set Display Language
button and the Left/Right button and select
1. Press the
the General Setup menu tab.
After the camera is powered on, set the camera to Auto mode
by turning the Mode dial at the top of the top of the camera
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language setting page will appear.
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2. Use the Up/Down button and scroll down to Language.
Then press the Right button to access the language
options.
3. Use the Up/Down/Left/Right buttons to select the desired
language.
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press Up/Down buttons to adjust values.
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button and use the Up/Down button to select
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button to
the the General Setup menu tab. Press the
enter the Date/Time menu.
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Using the Mode Dial
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modes are listed as follows:
Mode Name
Description
Auto mode
Take still pictures in automatic mode.
ASCN mode
Have the camera automatically select the best scene type for still pictures.
Program AE
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
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This setting allows you to choose the EV value and the camera will select both the shutter speed and
aperture automatically.
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automatically to ensure correct exposure.
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speed to match it.
Manual mode
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Portrait
Take portrait pictures under normal conditions.
Panorama mode
Capture a sequence of shots and stitch them together into a panoramic photo.
Movie mode
Record videos.
Scene mode
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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 30.
LCD Screen notes:
Extremely high-precision technology has 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
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any way.
Avoid exposing the LCD screen to water; please remove
any moisture on the LCD screen with a soft, dry cleaning
cloth.
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 recommended
immediate action indicated below:
• If liquid crystal comes in contact with your skin, wipe the
area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with soap and
running water.
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with clean water for at least 15 minutes and then seek
medical assistance.
• If the liquid crystal display or the liquid inside it are
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large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Then seek
medical assistance immediately.
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the LCD screen. To switch between the LCD screen and the
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BASIC OPERATION
Shooting in Auto Mode
Using the Zoom Function
Auto mode is the easiest mode to take photos. While
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your photos for best results.
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Zoom Wheel
To start shooting, do the following:
1. Push ON/OFF to turn on the camera.
2. Switch the Mode dial to Auto mode (
).
3. Compose your picture on the LCD screen and press the
Shutter button halfway to focus on the subject.
4. The LCD screen will show a green focus frame after the
subject is in focus.
5. Press the Shutter button fully to capture the image.
Zoom indicator (See
“Digital Zoom“ on
page 51)
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released. The screen shows (
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Open Flash
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in lighting to achieve better illumination of a subject with
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3. Press the Left/Right button to select from the following 6
modes:
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Flash: Auto
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existing light conditions.
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Flash: Slow Synchro
This allows for night scenery photos that include
people in the foreground. The use of a tripod is
recommended when shooting with this setting.
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Flash:Red-Eye+Slow Synchro
Using this mode for slow synchro shots with red-eye
reduction.
4. Press the
option.
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Self-timer
This setting allows the photographer to set the camera for
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shutter 2 seconds, or 10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed.
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1. Press the Down button to enter the Self-timer menu.
Self-timer: 10 sec
A single picture is shot 10 seconds after the Shutter
button is pressed.
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2. Press the Left/Right button to select the following three
modes:
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Self-timer: 2 sec
A single picture is shot 2 seconds after the Shutter
button is pressed.
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Macro Mode
The Macro setting is ideal for shooting small objects or closeup photos. This mode allows you to focus on subjects very
close to the camera.
1. Press Right button to enter the Macro menu.
EV (Exposure Value)
The EV control allows for an override of the camera's auto
exposure settings in order to provide more control in tricky
lighting conditions. This will allow you to lighten or darken the
exposure to your preference.
1.
Press the
screen.
button to enter the exposure settings
2. Press the Left/Right button to select the following two
modes:
Macro: On
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3. Press the
menu.
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2. Press the Up/Down button to adjust the exposure value of
the image, from the range between EV -2.0 to EV+2.0.
Face Detection
The face detection mode detects people's faces and focuses
on them resulting in clearer images. Face detection is engaged
by default in most modes unless it is disabled by the user. Face
detection is disabled in Panorama Mode.
1. When the face detection feature is enabled it will display a
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2. Press the Shutter halfway to focus on the subject.
3. Press the Shutter fully to capture the image.
4. Press the Face Detection button to close this function.
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Smile Detection
The Smile Detection feature automatically detects and
captures a person's smile.
1. In shooting mode, Press the Face Detection button until the
Icon appears on the LCD screen
2. Point the camera at the subject, and press the Shutter
button half way to focus.
3. Press the Shutter button all the way to capture the image, the
camera will automatically release the shutter when it detects
a smile.
4. Press the Face Detection button to close this function.
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Blink Detection
Blink Detection is enabled by default unless disabled by the
user. When shooting, if a face is detected with its eyes closed,
the Blink Detection
will appear on the screen to show that a
blink was detected.
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While in Shooting mode, press the button to reduce blurred
images caused by hand shake. The LCD will display either the
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Advanced Functions Menu
The Advanced Functions Menu of the camera include Image
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functions allow advanced users better control for shooting
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To set the Advanced Functions:
1. Pull up the Advanced Function Menus by pressing
button.
4. Use the Left/Right buttons to change the settings and
then press
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Advanced Function Menu.
2. Press Down button to enter the advanced function
selection screen, press Left/Right button to select the
function that you want to set.
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3. Press Up button to enter the advanced function setting
interface.
WB (White Balance)
ISO
The White Balance allows you to adjust the color temperature
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reproduction.
The ISO function allows you to set the sensitivity of the
camera's sensor based on the brightness of the scene.
To improve the camera's sensor performance in darker
environments, a higher ISO value is required. On the other
hand, a lower ISO value is needed when in bright conditions.
Pictures at higher ISO will naturally have more noise than
those at lower ISO.
The options for White Balance include:
•
WB: Auto
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WB: Daylight
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WB: Cloudy
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WB: Fluorescent
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WB: Incandescent
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WB)
The camera's ISO settings include automatic, 80, 100, 200, 400,
800, 1600 and 3200.
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models.
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Quality
Size
The camera's quality setting adjusts the compression ratio
of the images. Higher quality settings produce better quality
photos, but will take up more memory space.
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higher image resolution allows you to print that image in
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: Quality: Best
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: Quality: Fine
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: Quality: Normal
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
images on a memory card.
Color
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mood of your pictures.
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USING THE MODES
LCD Screen Display
1 Shooting Mode Icons
Still Picture Mode Display
PSA
Mode:ġ
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
6
19
9
18
10
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ġ Auto mode
ġ Manual mode
ġ ASCN mode
ġ Panorama
mode
ġ Scene mode
ġ Portrait
Program AE
Aperture priority
16
11
2 AF Mode
Single-AF
15
14
13
12
Multi-AF
20
21
22
23
6
24
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Spot
Center
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5 Image Quality
Shutter priority
23 Self-timer
6 Remaining number of pictures
7 Memory card/built-in memory
2-sec
8 Battery Status
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10 Zoom
10-sec
24 Flash Mode
11 ISO Value (Adjustable only in
P S A Manual Mode)
Flash: Auto
12 Histogram
13 Exposure compensation
Flash: Red-eye reduction
14 Shutter speed
15 Aperture value
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Flash: Slow Synchro
19 Face Detection
20 Picture Color
(Adjustable only in
P S A Manual Mode)
21 White Balance
(Adjustable only in
P S A Manual Mode)
Flash: Red-Eye+Slow Synchro
22 Macro Mode
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4 Video Quality
Video Shooting Mode Display
5 Focus Frame
Mode :
6 Self-timer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10-sec
9
7 Remaining Time for Video Recording
13
10
12
11
8 Memory Card/Built-in Memory
9 Battery Status
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11 Zoom
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Recording standby
Recording
1 Video Mode icon
2 Continuous AF
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Spot
For optimal video shooting, it is recommended that
an SD card be used. If you try to shoot video with just
internal memory the results may show picture jitter,
noise and a short recording.
Center
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1 Play Mode icon
Playback mode display
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Mode:
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4 Picture Number
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2
3
4
5
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10 Memory Space (this picture/Total number of pictures)
11 Recording Date and Time
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Auto Scene Mode (ASCN)
In the "ASCNPRGHGLȖHUHQWUHFRUGLQJFRQGLWLRQVDUH
detected intelligently and the most suitable settings will be
automatically selected.
Icon
Mode name
Icon
Mode name
Landscape Mode
Night Landscape Mode
Portrait Mode
Macro Mode
Night Portrait
Auto Mode
Backlit Portrait
2. Hold the camera steadily and aim at the subject. The
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3. Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus.
To use "ASCN":
4. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture.
1. Turn the mode dial to "ASCN", The LCD screen will display
the following icons.
Landscape Mode
For landscapes, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure
to match the background.
Portrait Mode
For portraits, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure and
skin tones to give clear pictures.
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Night Portrait
When you taken 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.
Macro Mode
To produce more detailed close-ups, ASCN will automatically
engage the lens Macro mode and automatically focus the lens.
Auto Mode
The camera will automatically adjusts the exposure and focus
to ensure good pictures.
Panorama
Panorama Mode allows you to create a panoramic picture. The
camera will automatically compose a panoramic picture using
the individual shots that you take.
Follow these steps to create a panoramic picture:
1. Turn the mode dial to the Panorama Mode.
2. Use the Left/Right buttons to specify the direction of of
the photo sequence. If nothing is chosen, in 2 seconds
the panoramic sequence will commence at the default
direction of left to right.
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LCD screen and press the Shutter button to capture the
photo.
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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
overlap and turn green, the camera will capture the image
automatically. Repeat this step for the third picture in the
series.
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Manual Scene Mode (SCN)
In Manual Scene mode, you can select from a total of 20
scene types to match your needs. The camera will automatically adjust to the optimal settings based on the scene type
that is chosen.
To enter the Scene Mode, turn the mode dial to Manual
Scene mode. The Scene Mode palette will appear.
Flash Mode, Self-timer, Macro Mode, and Exposure
Compensation are disabled in Panorama Mode.
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Panorama Mode can stitch 2 or 3 pictures maximum.
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Select a scene using the Up/Down/Left/Right button and press
button.
the
Icon
Mode Name
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Mode Name
Sport
For fast-moving subjects. Capture sharp action shots with
minimal blur.
Indoor
Sport
Indoor
Snow
Fireworks
Museum
Night Landscape
Children
Leaf
Sunset
Glass
Landscape
Night Portrait
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images. The use of a tripod is recommended.
Beach
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Fish eye
Travel shooting
Night Landscape
Photo frame
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For indoors. Reduce blur and improve color accuracy.
Snow
For snow scenes. Reproduce natural and clear white scenes.
Fireworks
For night scenes. The use of tripod is recommended.
Children
For kids and pets. Flash is disabled for eye protection.
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Leaf
Gathering
For plants. Capture brilliant shots of greenery and blossoms.
For taking pictures of large groups or in areas with uneven
lighting.
Sunset
For sunsets. Capture subjects in strong sunlight.
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For objects behind transparent glass.
Fish eye
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of the main subject.
For portraits against night scenery.
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For taking pictures in areas with strong sunlight.
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For taking pictures of text or documents or white boards.
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Auto Program Exposure
Portrait Mode
In Portrait Mode, the camera is set to automatically adjust
exposure for realistic capture of skin tones.
1. Turn the mode dial to select Portrait Mode (
).
P
When selecting P (Auto Program Exposure) mode, you can
adjust the combined value of EV value, shutter speed and
aperture. The display on the LCD screen is as shown in the
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1. Set the mode dial at the top of the camera to P and
press the button to enter the Auto Program Exposure
settings menu.
2. Press the Left/Right button to select the combination of
EV, shutter speed and aperture for your scene.
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Shutter Priority
S
When selecting S (Shutter Priority) mode, you can adjust the
shutter speed and EV value. Selecting a high shutter speed will
capture fast moving objects clearly. Selecting a slow shutter
speed will result in motion blur of moving objects.
1. Set the mode dial to S and press the
Shutter Priority settings menu.
button to enter the
2. Press the Left/Right button to select EV/shutter speed.
3. Press Up/Down button to take the parameter adjustment.
4. Press the
button to engage the settings and enter the
shooting screen.
Shutter speed is adjustable between 30 and 1/2000;
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EV value is adjustable between +2.0 and 2.0.
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and shutter value of the current detection will display in
the lower, left corner of the screen.
3. Press the Up/Down button to set the parameter
adjustment.
4. Press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJVDQGHQWHUWKH
shooting screen.
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Aperture Priority A
Manual Mode
When selecting A (Aperture Priority) mode, you can adjust
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background and foreground. A small aperture opening will
keep both the background and main object in clear focus.
1. Set the mode dial to A and press the
Aperture Priority setting's menu.
button to enter the
When selecting M (manual) mode, you can set the aperture
and shutter speed manually.
1. Set the mode dial to M and press the
the Manual Mode setting's menu.
button to enter
2. Press the Left/Right button to select the aperture/shutter
speed.
2. Press the Left/Right button to select EV/aperture.
3. Press the Up/Down button to select the parameter
adjustment.
3. Press the Up/Down button to take the parameter
adjustment.
4. Press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJVDQGHQWHUWKH
shooting screen.
4. Press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJVDQGHQWHUWKH
shooting screen.
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PLAYBACK
Viewing Photos and Videos
To view the captured photos and video clips on the LCD screen:
1. After pressing the
button, the last photo or video clip
taken will display on the LCD screen.
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
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The operating instruction icons are as follows.
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appears.
volume, press the down arrow until the mute
Thumbnail View
When in Playback mode, press one end of the Zoom
button ( ) to display the thumbnail of photos and videos on
the screen.
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T Zoom in
1. Use the Zoom button to switch between the 3x3, and 4x4
and Date Folder thumbnail display.
2. When displaying 3x3 and 4x4, use Up/Down/Left/Right
button to select a picture or video clip for view; when
displaying the Date Folder, use Up/Down button to select
the Date Folder.
button can
3. When displaying the Date Folder, pressing
enter date information index.
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Using Zoom Playback (for still pictures only)
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allows you to magnify photos between 2x to 8x.
1. Press the
button to switch to playback mode.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a photo
to magnify.
3. Press one end of the Zoom button ( WR]RRPLQ
4. Use Up/Down/Left/Right button to select a picture or video
clip, press the
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indication and the frame of the whole photo will display on
the screen.
The Date Folder is displayed in order based on the
shooting date.
indicator appears on the LCD, then a movie
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5. Use the navigation buttons to pan across the image.
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scale.
button to return the image to its original
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Using the Delete Button
In Playback Mode, you can press the Up/Delete button to
delete an unwanted photo or video.
To delete pictures or videos:
1. Press the
button to switch to playback mode.
2. Select a picture or video clip you want to delete with the
Left/Right button.
4. Select Yes or Back with the Up/Down button and press the
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Erased photos/video clips cannot be recovered.
Please refer to page 55 for instructions on the Delete
Menu options.
3. After pressing the Up/Delete button, the delete screen will
display on the screen.
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USING THE MENUS
Photo Menu
Mode:
PSA
In any of the above Photo Modes, press the
the Photo Menu.
button to go to
To adjust each setting:
1. In the Photo Menu, use the Left/Right button to select the
Tab (at the top of the screen) corresponding to the page
containing the function you wish to change.
4. In the sub-menu press the Up/Down button to select a
setting and press the function EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKDW
button to return to the
setting and exit the sub-menu.
menu.
5. Use the Up/Down Left/Right button to continue to
navigate the Photo Menu for additional changes, or press
the menu button to exit the Photo Menu.
2. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the function.
3. Press the Right button, or the function
the sub-menu.
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button to go to
After selecting a function, you can press the Up button
to return to the Still Picture 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.
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.
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assist beam is useful for focusing in the dark or in low lighting
conditions.
Two options are available:
• Single-AF: The focus frame appears in the center of the
LCD screen to focus on the subject.
• Multi-AF: The camera automatically focuses the subject
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Continuous AF
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
With Continuous AF is turned on, the camera will continually adjust focus automatically in response to any camera or
subject movement.
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of view to be metered.
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Continuous Shot
Use this setting to perform continuous shooting. After entering
this mode, you can shoot multiple images by continuously
holding the shutter button down.
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to enable quick succession of shots.
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• Unlimited: Press and hold down the shutter button to
shoot continuously until you release the shutter button
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 at
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Date Imprint
Quick Review
Include a Date/Time stamp in the photo image.
This setting refers to the brief photo review immediately after
taking a picture. The picture stays on the LCD screen for an
adjustable period of time.
• 2ȹ
• Date
• Date / Time
Four options are available:
• 2ȹ
• 1 sec
• 2 sec
• 3 sec
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Digital Zoom
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functional.
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Movie Menu
Mode:
In the Movie Mode, press the
sponding Movie menu.
button to go to the corre-
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1. In the Movie menu, switch between the Movie Setup or
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select the tab 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
button to return to the menu.
or
4. Press the
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the previous 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 sub-menu.
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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
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Playback Menu
Protect
Mode :
In Playback mode, press the
menu.
button to enter the Playback
The following section provides detailed instructions on the
various menu options.
To prevent any pictures or videos from being accidentally
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To protect/unprotect a picture or video:
1. Use Up/Down arrow button to select Protection, press
or Right button to enter the submenu.
2. Use Up/Down button to select a single picture to lock
the selected photo or movie; or select all to protect all
photos and movies stored in in-built memory card. Press
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interface.
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3. Press the
button to select Yes to lock displayed photos
or videos, or select De-protection to unlock, then press
Up/Down button to select Back to return to the playback
menu.
Delete
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After selecting Reset, all previous protection settings
will be cancelled.
• Delete One:
1. In the Delete Option, select One and then press the
button.
2. Press the Left/Right button to locate the photo or video to
be deleted. Press the Up/Down button and select yes and
to delete the item or select "back" to return
press the
to the previous menu.
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• Delete All:
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
1. In the Delete option, select All and then press the
button.
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select Back to return to the menu.
• Delete Date Folder:
1. In the Delete option, press
Folder.
button after selecting Date
2. Use the Up/Down button to select Date Folder to be
deleted, press WRFRQ½UPSUHVVWKH8S'RZQEXWWRQ
WRVHOHFWLWHP<HVWRGHOHWHWKH½OH%DFNWRUHWXUQWRWKH
menu) and then press WRFRQ½UP
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deleted.
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DPOF feature allows you to compile a selection of pictures
that you would like to have printed, and will save your
selection in the memory card so that you can simply hand your
memory card to a photo printing service without having to tell
them which photos you would like to print.
Trim
HDR-High Dynamic Range
The Trim setting allows you crop photos an save them as new
pictures.
To trim a picture:
1. With the camera in Playback mode press the menu button
to access the Photo Menu. Then use the Left/Right button
and select the "playback setup 2" tab. Use the Down
button to select Trim and press the function button to
enter the Trim sub-menu.
2. Using the Left/Right buttons, locate the photo that you want to
crop. After the photo is displayed on the LCD screen press the Down
button, select Yes and press the function
button.
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With the HDR function, pictures that are overexposed may be
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more accurately represent the real scene.
4. Press
button and a ‘Save Changes?’ prompt will
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image, or select “X” to cancel changes and return to the
previous menu.
The image can not be clipped again once it has been
clipped to 640X480.
1. Select HDR setting in Playback menu as described
previously.
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3. After using the HDR function, the image will be saved as a
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Resize
Rotate
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resolution, and saves it as a new picture.
You can use this setting to change the orientation of the
picture.
1. Select the Resize setting from the Playback menu as
described previously.
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 of rotation or Back to cancel and return to the
Playback menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a picture
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Back to cancel and return to the Playback menu.
4. Press the
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4. Press the
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Panoramic photos cannot be rotated.
Red-eye Reduction
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Display Setup
1. Select the Red-eye Reduction in the Playback menu as
described previously.
Mode:
2. Use the Left/Right button to select the picture that
requires red eye removal.
Press the
button in Playback mode to enter the Display
Setup menu.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons and select Yes to
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Playback menu.
4. Press the
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Refer to the following sections for details of every setting.
For best results, the face of the subject should be
relatively large in the LCD screen, the subject should
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clearly visible.
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Slideshow
Wallpaper Settings
This setting allows you to view all the stored pictures as a
slideshow.
Use this setting to select your favorite picture to use as a
background on the LCD screen.
1. Select Slideshow and press the Right button to enter the
Slideshow options menu.
1. Press the Down button to select the Wallpaper Setting
menu.
2. 3UHVV8S'RZQEXWWRQWRVHOHFWHȖHFWLQWHUYDRUUHSHDW
and press
or Right button to enter and adjust settings.
Press EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPVHWWLQJV
2. Press Right, and the camera will enter the Wallpaper
Setting interface.
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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Menu Wallpaper:
Startup Screen:
From the Display Setup tab use the Up/Down button to select
button then press
the Wallpaper Settings option, press the
wallpaper sub-menu. Press Right and
Right to enter the
select either User, Nature, or Sparkling. Press function
to
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Use UP/Down button to select the Welcome Wallpaper option,
or Right button to select the welcome wallpaper,
press
press Left button to return to last page, and press
the menu.
to exit
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• Nature
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Back To Default:
Use Up/Down button to select the Back to Default option,
press the
or Right button to select whether to take the
default settings, press Left Button to return to last page, and
press
to exit the menu.
• Yes
• No
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Setup Menu
Mode :
PSA
The Setup menu for the camera is available in all modes. Each
button and
menu page can be selected by pressing the
switching between tabs with the Left/Right button.
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button.
3. Press the Right button to enter the sub-menu.
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 tab that corresponds with the function
you want to adjust and press the Down button.
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Beep
LCD Brightness
Use this setting to adjust the volume of the beep emitted when
buttons are pressed and change the tones for the Shutter
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Use this setting to adjust the brightness of your LCD screen.
To change this setting:
2. Select auto or adjust the brightness level using the
Left/Right button, and press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKH
setting.
1. Select the Beep setting from the Setup menu as described
previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
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3. Press the Right button, then press the Up/Down button to
adjust the volume or change the tone, and press the
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1. Select the LCD Brightness setting from the Setup menu
as described previously.
Power Saver
This setting allows you to save power and get the maximum
possible running time for your batteries. Follow the steps
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after a period of inactivity.
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.
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On, 30 sec, 1 Min, 2 Min.
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On, 3 Min, 5 Min, 10 Min.
4. Press the
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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 will appear.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
) and travel destination (
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3. Press the Up/Down button to adjust the selected item.
Both items have the following options:
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File / Software
Format Memory
Please note: formatting enables you to delete all contents in
the memory card and built-in memory, including protected
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To use this setting:
1. Select Format Memory in the File/Software menu, then
press Right.
Date/Time
See “Setting the Date and Time“ section on page 15.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJ
Language
See “Setting the Language“ section on page 14.
3. The current media is formatted.
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File Numbering
After you take a picture or video clip, the camera will save it
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and is saved in another folder on the memory card.
1. Select File Numbering in the File/Software menu, then
press Right.
2. Select the option with the Up/Down button and press the
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Copy to Card (Copy internal memory to memory
card)
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to the memory card.
1. Select Copy to Card in the File/Software menu, then press
Right.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJ
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Reset Settings
FW Version (Firmware Version)
Use this setting to restore the camera to its default settings.
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1. Select Reset Settings in the File/Software menu, then press
Right.
Select FW Version in the File/Software menu, then press
Right.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UPWKHVHWWLQJ
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the following website: www.ge.com/digitalcameras and
look under Support.
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CONNECTIONS
Video System
Use this feature to switch the video system from either NTSC
or PAL.
1. Select Video System in the Transmission menu, then
press Right.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select NTSC or
PAL. Then press the EXWWRQWRFRQ½UP
The video output signal can be switched to NTSC or PAL to
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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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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
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1. Go to the Transmission menu, then 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
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The computer will automatically detect the camera as a
removable drive. Double-click the My Computer icon on the
desktop to locate the removable drive and to copy folders and
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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.
1. Start a computer in which ArcSoft software has been
installed.
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.
4. Connect the other end of the cable to an available USB
port on your PC.
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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.
5. Disconnect the camera once transfer is completed.
Macintosh
Drag the untitled icon to the Trash. ("Untitled")
If the USB option is set to [PC] :
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If the USB option is set to [PC (PTP) ] :
Remove the camera from the system as described below
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cable.
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Connecting to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
PictBridge allows printing images from a
memory card in a digital camera directly to
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printer is PictBridge compatible, simply look for
the PictBridge logo on the packaging or check
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your camera, you can print the captured photos directly to a
PictBridge compatible printer using the supplied USB cable,
without the need for a PC.
3. Press the
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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 ensure that the
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1. Go to the camera's Transmission menu and, select USB
connection with the Up/Down button, then press the Right
button.
2. Use the Up/Down button and select Printer.
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After the camera is reset, it will switch to PC mode
automatically from USB mode.
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 will appear 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
will appear.
Print with date
If you have set the date and time on your camera, the date
and time will be recorded and saved with each photo you take.
1. Select Print with date from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen will appear.
Select a menu item with the Up/Down button and press the
button to enter the item.
Right button or
Refer to the following sections for more detailed information
on each setting.
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2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through
the photos.
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 will appear.
5. Select Yes to print or exit, then press
Use this setting to print the photos without dates on them.
button again.
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
button and the following screen will appear.
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5. Select Yes to print or exit, then press the
button again.
Print index
You can use this setting to print an index of all the photos currently in your camera's memory.
1. Select Print index from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen will appear.
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2. Select Yes to print or exit, then press the
button again.
Print DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Exit
To use DPOF printing, you must make the selection of photos
for printing using the DPOF settings beforehand. See “DPOF”
section on page 56.
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 will appear.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer.
2. Select Yes to print or exit, then press the
button again.
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APPENDICES
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16.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor
16.5 Megapixels [1/2.3” (CCD)]
Lens
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Focal Length F =
4.9mm (Wide) ~ 73.5mm (Tele)
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27mm (Wide) ~ 405mm (Tele)
F number
F3.0 (Wide) ~ F5.2 (Tele)
Construction
14 elements in 11 groups
Optical Zoom
15X
Focusing Range
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0DFUR:LGHFPa’7HOHFPa’
Anti-Handshake
OIS
Digital Zoom
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Number of
Recording
Pixels
Still Image
16MP, 12MP(16:9), 8MP, 5MP, 3MP, 2MP(16:9), 0.3MP
Movie
640x480pixels: 30fps/15fps, 320x240pixels: 30fps/15fps
Image Compression
Best, Fine, Normal
DCF, DPOF (Ver1.1) Support
Yes
Still Image
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie
Quick Time Motion JPEG, Audio: G.711 [Monaural]
File Format
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual, Auto Scene, Scene (Sport, Indoor, Snow, Fireworks, Museum, Night
Landscape, Children, Leaf, Sunset, Glass, Landscape, Night Portrait, Beach, Text,
Gathering, ID, Fish eye, Travel shooting, Photo frame, Sketch), Program Auto
Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Portrait, Panorama and Video Chip
Smile Detection
Yes
Blink Detection
Yes
Face-Detection
Yes
Red-eye Removal
Yes
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Pan-Capture Panorama
Yes
LCD Display
2.7 inch (230,400 pixels) LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color
LCD
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
AF Method
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Light Metering Method
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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 (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
Internal Flash (Shooting Range)
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction/Forced Flash/No Flash/Slow Synchro/Red-Eye
Reduction+Slow Synchro
Shooting Range Wide: Approx. 0.3m~7.0m / Tele: Approx. 1.2m ~ 4.0m
Internal Memory: 13.7MB
Recording Media
SD Card/SDHC Card (Up to 16GB support)
Other Features
PictBridge, ExifPrint Support, Multi-language Sup port
Jacks
USB2.0/AV-OUT
Power
4 x AA Alkaline Battery, AA NiMH Battery [Not Included]
AA Alkaline Batteries: Approx. 300 shots (based on CIPA standards)
Shooting Capability (Battery Performance)
AA NiMH Battery : Approx. 500 shots (CIPA Standards)
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Operation Environment
Temperature: 0~40 C, Humidity: 0~90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
103mm x 74mm x 68 mm
Mass
Approx. 350g (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.
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No picture
• There are no images in the memory card or in the internal memory.
Lens error
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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.
Messages
Explanation
Card is not formatted, format?
• &RQ½UPZKHWKHURUQRWWKHPHPRU\FDUGVKRXOGEHIRUPDWWHG
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.
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• 7KHSLFWXUHIRUPDWFDQQRWEHUHFRJQL]HGE\WKHFDPHUD
No connection
• The camera is not connected to the printer correctly.
Print error
• There is a problem with the 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.
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operation.
The picture is blurred.
Possible causes
• The battery has run out.
• Replace with a fully charged battery.
• The battery is not inserted correctly.
• Check the positive and negative are correct
when installing the battery.
• The battery has run out.
• Replace with a fully charged battery.
• The lens is dirty.
• Use a soft cloth to clean the lens on your
camera
appears when taking pic-
•
tures.
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saved.
Solution
• 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
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Solution
• Replace the memory card with a new one or
erase the current memory card.
• Delete unwanted images.
• The Mode dial is in Playback mode.
• The memory card is locked.
• Turn the mode dial to a picture taking mode.
• 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.
• Load some paper in the printer.
• Remove the jammed paper.
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