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Digital Camera
User’s Guide
K1122PCM1DMX
Thank you for purchasing this CASIO product.
• Before using it, be sure to read the precautions contained in this User’s Guide.
• Keep the User’s Guide in a safe place for future reference.
• For the most up-to-date information about this product, visit the official EXILIM
Website at http://www.exilim.com/
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Unpacking
As you unpack your camera, check to make sure that all items shown below are
included. If anything is missing, contact your original retailer.
Digital camera
Rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-60)
Charger unit (BC-60L)
To attach the strap to the camera
Attach strap here.
Power cord
Strap
USB cable
AV cable
CD-ROM
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Basic Reference
Read this first!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• The contents of this manual have been checked at each step of the production
process. Feel free to contact us if you notice anything that is questionable,
erroneous, etc.
• Any copying of the contents of this User’s Guide, either in part or its entirety, is
forbidden. Except for your own personal use, any other use of the contents of this
manual without the permission of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. is forbidden
under copyright laws.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits suffered by you or any third party due to the use or malfunction of this
product.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages, lost
profits, or claims by third parties arising out of the use of Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM, Photo Transport, or YouTube Uploader for CASIO.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any damages or lost
profits caused by loss of memory contents due to malfunction, repair, or any other
reason.
• Note that the example screens and product illustrations shown in this User’s Guide
may differ somewhat from the screens and configuration of the actual camera.
LCD Panel
The liquid crystal panel of the monitor screen uses high-precision technology that
provides a pixel yield in excess of 99.99%. This means that some very small number
of pixels may not light or may remain lit at all times. This is due to the characteristics
of the liquid crystal panel, and does not indicate malfunction.
Take a few test shots
Before shooting your final image, shoot a test shot to ensure that the camera is
recording correctly.
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Contents
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read this first! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
❚❙ Quick Start Basics
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What is a digital camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
What you can do with your CASIO camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
First, charge the battery prior to use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To charge the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
❚ To load the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On the Camera. . 13
Preparing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
❚ Supported Memory Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
❚ To load a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
❚ To format (initialize) a new memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
To shoot a snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holding the Camera Correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ To delete a single file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
❚ To delete all files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Snapshot Shooting Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
❚ Auto Focus Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turning the Camera On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚ To turn off the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
❚❙ Snapshot Tutorial
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Using the Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size)
Using Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Flash)
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Shutter)
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To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Detect Blur) . . .
To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur . . . . . . . . (Detect Panning) . . .
To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling . . . (Detect Smile) . . .
To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sensitivity) . . .
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Using Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Face Recognition) . . 32
❚ To perform a face recognition recording operation . . . . . . . . . . . . (Normal) . . . 32
❚ Using the Family First Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Family First) . . . 33
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Continuous)
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (ISO)
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting with Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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❚ Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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❚❙ Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Prerecord Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Voice Recording)
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❚ To play back an audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
❚❙ Using BEST SHOT
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What is BEST SHOT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Some Sample Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
❚ Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Shooting Images of White board, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Recording a Self-portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
❚❙ Advanced Settings
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Using On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
REC Mode Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC) . . 58
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Selecting a Focus Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus) . . .
Changing the Focus Frame Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Focus Frame) . . .
Using Continuous Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Continuous) . . .
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Self-timer) . . .
Using Auto Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Auto Shutter) . . .
Shooting with Face Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Face Recognition) . . .
Reducing the Effects of Subject Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Anti Shake) . . .
Specifying the Auto Focus Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (AF Area) . . .
Using the easy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (easy Mode) . . .
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (L/R Key) . . .
Shooting with Quick Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quick Shutter) . . .
Displaying the On-screen Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Grid) . . .
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Digital Zoom) . . .
Turning on Image Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Review) . . .
Using Icon Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Icon Help) . . .
Configuring Power On Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Memory) . . .
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Image Quality Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality) . . 69
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Specifying Snapshot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Size) . . .
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Quality (Snapshot)) . . .
Specifying Movie Image Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Quality (Movie)) . . .
Correcting Image Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (EV Shift) . . .
Controlling White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance) . . .
Specifying ISO Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ISO) . . .
Specifying the Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Metering) . . .
Reducing Overexposure and Underexposure . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Range) . . .
Enhancing Skin Tones in a Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Portrait Refiner) . . .
Using Built-in Color Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Filter) . . .
Controlling Image Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sharpness) . . .
Controlling Color Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Saturation) . . .
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❚ Adjusting Image Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Contrast) . . . 74
❚ Specifying Flash Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Intensity) . . . 74
❚ Turning On Flash Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Flash Assist) . . . 74
❚❙ Viewing Snapshots and Movies
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Viewing Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zooming an On-screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying 12 Images on the Same Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
❚❙ Other Playback Functions
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Playing a Slideshow on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Slideshow) . . 80
❚ Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Layout Print)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MOTION PRINT)
Editing a Movie on the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Movie Editing)
Reducing the Effects of Underexposure . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dynamic Range)
Adjusting White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (White Balance)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot . . . . . . . . .(Brightness)
Keystone Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Keystone)
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of
an Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Color Correction)
Selecting Images for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (DPOF Printing)
Protecting a File Against Deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Protect)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date/Time)
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Rotation)
Resizing a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Resize)
Cropping a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Trimming)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Dubbing)
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❚ To play snapshot audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Copying Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Copy) . . 95
❚❙ Printing
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Printing Snapshots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number of Copies. . . 99
❚❙ Using the Camera with a Computer
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Things you can do using a computer... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
❚ Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
❚ Save images to a computer automatically/Manage images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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Playing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . . 113
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Using the Camera with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on Your Macintosh. .
Playing a Movie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing User Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PDF Files) . .
User Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Files and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Memory Card Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
❚❙ Other Settings
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Selecting a REC Mode Screen Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R Panel)
Selecting a PLAY Mode Screen Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (P Display)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sounds)
Changing the Menu Screen Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Menu Color)
Configuring a Startup Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Startup)
Specifying the File Name Serial Number Generation Rule . . . . . (File No.)
Configuring World Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (World Time)
Time Stamping Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Timestamp)
Setting the Camera’s Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Adjust)
Specifying the Date Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Date Style)
Specifying the Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Language)
Configuring Sleep State Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Sleep)
Configuring Auto Power Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Auto Power Off)
Configuring [r] and [p] Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (REC/PLAY)
Configuring USB Protocol Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (USB)
Selecting the Screen Aspect Ratio and Video Output System (Video Out)
Formatting Built-in Memory or a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Format)
Resetting the Camera to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Reset)
❚❙ Configuring Monitor Screen Settings
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Using the On-screen Histogram to Check Exposure . . . . . . (+Histogram) . 131
❚ How to Use the Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
❚❙ Appendix
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Precautions during Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
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Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To replace the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camera in another Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
❚ To replace the memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor Screen Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Quick Start Basics
What is a digital camera?
A digital camera stores images on a memory card, so you can record and
delete images a countless number of times.
Record
Delete
Play
You can use the images you record in a variety of different ways.
Store images on your
computer.
Print images.
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Quick Start Basics
What you can do with your CASIO camera
Your CASIO camera is packed with a powerful selection of features and functions to
make recording of digital images easier, including the following three main functions.
Auto Shutter
The camera releases the shutter automatically
when it detects the camera is still, the subject is
smiling, etc.
See page 28 for more information.
Face Recognition
Point the camera at a person and it automatically
detects the person’s face for beautiful portraits
every time.
See page 32 for more information.
BEST SHOT
Simply select the sample scene you want and the
camera sets up automatically. Then all you need
do is press the shutter button for perfect images.
See page 50 for more information.
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First, charge the battery prior to use.
Note that the battery of a newly purchased camera is not charged. Perform the steps
under “To charge the battery” to bring the battery to a full charge.
• Your camera requires a special CASIO rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) for
power. Never try to use any other type of battery.
To charge the battery
1.
Positioning the positive + and negative
- terminals of the battery with those of
the charger unit, load the battery into the
charger unit.
2.
Plug the charger unit into a household
power outlet.
[CHARGE] lamp
About 90 minutes are required to reach full
charge. The [CHARGE] lamp will go out when
charging is complete. Unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and then remove the
battery from the charger.
Lamp Status
Description
Lit Red
Charging
Flashing Red
Charger unit or battery problem (page 142)
Off
Charging complete or standing by, due to abnormally high
or low ambient temperature (page 142)
Other Charging Precautions
• Use the special charger (BC-60L) to charge the special lithium ion battery (NP-60).
Never use any other type of charger device. Attempting to use a different charger
can result in unexpected accident.
• A battery that is still warm due to normal use may not charge fully. Give the battery
time to cool before charging it.
• A battery discharges slightly even when it is not loaded in the camera. Because of
this, it is recommended that you charge the battery immediately before you need to
use it.
• Charging the camera’s battery may cause interference with TV and radio reception.
If this happens, plug the charger into an outlet that is further away from the TV or
radio.
• Actual charging time depends on current battery capacity and charging conditions.
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To load the battery
1.
Open the battery cover.
1
Pressing down at the arrow marked on the battery cover,
slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow in the
illustration.
2.
2
Load the battery.
Battery
With the EXILIM logo on the battery
facing downwards (in the direction of the
lens), hold the stopper next to the battery
in the direction indicated by the arrow as
you slide the battery into the camera.
Press the battery in until the stopper
secures it in place.
3.
Stopper
Close the battery cover.
2
Pressing the battery cover against the camera, slide it
closed.
• For information about how to replace the battery, see
page 142.
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Checking Remaining Battery Power
As battery power is consumed, a battery indicator on the monitor screen indicates
remaining power as shown below.
Remaining Power
High
Battery Indicator
Indicator Color
Cyan
Low
*
*
* Amber
*
*
Red
*
Red
indicates battery power is low. Charge the battery as soon as possible.
Recording is not possible when
is indicated. Charge the battery immediately.
• The level shown by the battery indicator may change when you switch between the
REC mode and PLAY mode.
• Leaving the camera for about two days with no power supplied while the battery is
dead will cause its date and time settings to be cleared. You will have to reconfigure the settings after power is restored.
• See page 163 for information about battery life and memory capacity.
Battery Power Conservation Tips
• When you do not need to use the flash, select ? (flash off) for the flash setting
(page 26).
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features to protect against wasting
battery power when you forget to turn off the camera (pages 127, 128).
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Configuring the Display Language the First Time You Turn On
the Camera
The first time you load a battery into the camera, a
screen appears for configuring the display
language, date, and time settings. Failure to set
the date and time correctly will cause the wrong
date and time data to be recorded with images.
[ON/OFF]
[BS]
=8?
=4?
=2?
=6?
[SET]
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the camera.
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the language you want and then
press [SET].
3.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the area
where you will be using the camera and then
press [SET].
The selected area is highlighted in red.
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the city where you
will be using the camera and then press
[SET].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select the summer time (DST) setting you want and
then press [SET].
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select a date style and then press [SET].
Example: 19. 12. 09
YY/MM/DD * 09/12/19
DD/MM/YY * 19/12/09
MM/DD/YY * 12/19/09
7.
Set the date and the time.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want to change and then use [8] and
[2] to change it.
To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour format, press [BS].
8.
Press [SET].
• If you make a mistake, you can change the settings later (pages 126, 127).
NOTE
• Each country controls its local time offset and the use of summer time, and so they
are subject to change.
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Preparing a Memory Card
Though the camera has built-in memory that can be used to store images and
movies, you probably will want to purchase a commercially available memory card for
greater capacity. The camera does not come with a memory card. Images recorded
while a memory card is loaded are saved to the memory card. When no memory card
is loaded, images are saved to built-in memory.
• For information about memory card capacities, see page 159.
Supported Memory Cards
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–
–
–
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
MMCplus (MultiMediaCardplus)
Use one of the above types of memory card.
To load a memory card
1.
Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera and then
open the battery cover.
1
Pressing down at the arrow marked on the battery cover,
slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow in the
illustration.
2.
Load a memory card.
Positioning the memory
card so its front is facing
upwards (towards the
monitor screen side of the
camera), slide it into the
card slot all the way in
until you hear it click
securely into place.
3.
2
Front
Back
Front
Close the battery cover.
Pressing the battery cover against the camera, slide it
closed.
• For information about how to replace the memory card,
see page 144.
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IMPORTANT!
• Never insert anything besides a supported memory card (page 14) into the memory
card slot.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the card slot, immediately turn off
the camera, remove the battery, and contact your retailer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
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To format (initialize) a new memory card
You need to format a new memory card before using it for the first time.
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Format” and then press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting a memory card that already has snapshots or other files on it, will delete
its contents. Normally you do not need to format a memory card again. However, if
storing to a card has slowed down or if you notice any other abnormality, re-format
the card.
• Be sure to use the camera to format a memory card. Formatting a memory card on
a computer and then using it in the camera can slow down data processing by the
camera. In the case of an SD or SDHC memory card, formatting on a computer can
result in non-conformity with the SD format, causing problems with compatibility,
operation, etc.
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To shoot a snapshot
1.
Press [r] (REC) to turn on the camera.
Make sure R is on the display. If it isn’t, see page 50.
Snapshot mode icon
Monitor screen
Shutter button
[r] (REC)
2.
Point the camera at
the subject.
You can zoom the
image, if you want.
Zoom controller
3.
Half-press the
shutter button to focus the
image.
Press lightly
until the
button stops.
w Wide Angle
Back lamp
When focus is complete, the camera
will beep, the back lamp will light
green, and the focus frame will turn
green.
Half-press
z Telephoto
Focus frame
When you half-press the shutter button, the
camera automatically adjusts exposure and
focuses on the subject it is currently pointed
at. Mastering how much pressure is required
for a half-press and a full-press of the shutter
button is an important technique for goodlooking images.
Beep, beep (Image is in focus.)
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4.
Continuing to keep the camera still, press the shutter button the rest of
the way down.
This records the snapshot.
Full-press
Shooting a Movie
[0 ]
Press [0] to start movie
recording. Press [0] again to
stop movie recording. See
page 45 for details.
Snap (Image is recorded.)
. Using Quick Shutter
Fully pressing the shutting button without waiting for Auto Focus to operate will record
using Quick Shutter (page 66).
• With Quick Shutter, the camera focuses faster than normal Auto Focus, which
means you can capture quick moving action more easily. Note, however, that some
images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button in order
to ensure proper focus.
. If the image does not focus...
If the focus frame stays red and the back lamp is flashing green, it means that the
image is not in focus (because the subject is too close, etc.) Re-point the camera at
the subject and try to focus again.
. If the subject is not in the center of the frame...
“Focus lock” (page 61) is the name of a technique you can use when you want to
shoot an image in which the subject to be focused on is not within the focus frame in
the center of the screen.
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Holding the Camera Correctly
Your images will not come out clearly if you move the camera when you press the
shutter button. When pressing the shutter button, be sure to hold the camera as
shown in the illustration below, and keep it still by pressing your arms firmly against
your sides as you shoot.
Holding the camera still, carefully press the shutter button and take care to avoid all
movement as the shutter releases and for a few moments after it releases. This is
especially important when available lighting is low, which slows down the shutter
speed.
Horizontal
Vertical
Hold the camera so the flash is
above the lens.
NOTE
• Take care that your fingers and
Flash
the strap do not cover any of the
Front lamp
areas indicated in the illustration.
• To protect against accidentally
Lens
dropping the camera, attach the
wrist strap and make sure it is
Microphone
around your fingers or wrist while
Strap
you are operating the camera.
• Never swing the camera around
by its strap.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this camera only. Never use it for any
other purpose.
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Viewing Snapshots
Use the following procedure to view snapshots on the camera’s monitor screen.
• For information about how to play back movies, see page 75.
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the
PLAY mode.
• This will display one of the
snapshots currently stored in
memory.
• Information about the displayed
[p] (PLAY)
snapshot also is included (page
149).
• You also can clear the information to view only the snapshot.
• You can zoom in on the image by sliding the zoom controller towards z (page
76). If you are recording a snapshot that is very important to you, it is
recommended that you zoom the image and check its details after recording it.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll between images.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
[6]
[6]
[4]
[4]
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Deleting Images
If memory becomes full, you can delete images you no longer need to free up storage
and record more images.
• Remember that a file (image) delete operation cannot be undone.
• Deleting an audio snapshot (page 93) deletes both the snapshot and the audio file.
To delete a single file
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode
and then press [2] (
).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files
until the one you want to delete is displayed.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Delete” and then
press [SET].
• To delete other files, repeat steps 2 and 3.
• To exit the delete operation, press [MENU].
To delete all files
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) to enter the PLAY mode and then press [2] (
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files Delete” and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET] to delete all files.
).
This will cause the message “There are no files” to appear.
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Snapshot Shooting Precautions
Operation
• Never open the battery cover while the back lamp is flashing green. Doing so can
result in the image you just shot being saved incorrectly, damage to other images
stored in memory, malfunction of the camera, etc.
• If unwanted light is shining directly onto the lens, shade the lens with your hand
when shooting an image.
Monitor Screen when Shooting Snapshots
• Subject brightness conditions can cause monitor screen response to slow and can
cause digital noise in the monitor screen image.
• The image that appears on the monitor screen is for image composition. The actual
image will be recorded at the quality set for the image quality setting (page 69).
Shooting Indoors under Fluorescent Lighting
• Minute flickering of fluorescent lighting can affect the brightness or color of an
image.
Auto Focus Restrictions
• Any of the following can make proper focus impossible.
– Solid color wall or other very low contrast subject
– Strongly back lit subject
– Very shiny subject
– Blinds or other subject with a repeating horizontal pattern
– Multiple subjects at varying distances from the camera
– Subject in a dark location
– Camera movement while shooting
– Fast-moving subject
– Subjects outside the focus range of the camera
• If you cannot focus properly, try using focus lock (page 61) or Manual Focus (page
58).
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn power on
To enter the REC Mode, press [ON/OFF] (Power) or [r]
(REC). To enter the PLAY mode, press [p] (PLAY).
The back lamp will light (green) momentarily and the
camera will turn on. If you are entering the REC mode, the
lens will extend from the camera at this time.
• Take care to ensure that nothing is restricting or coming
into contact with the lens as it extends. Holding the lens
with your hand so it cannot extend creates the risk of
malfunction.
• Pressing [p] (PLAY) while in the REC mode switches to
the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about 10 seconds after
switching modes.
• The Sleep function or Auto Power Off (pages 127, 128)
will turn off power automatically if you do not perform any
operation for a preset amount of time.
[ON/OFF] (Power)
Back lamp
[p]
(PLAY)
[r]
(REC)
To turn off the camera
Press [ON/OFF] (Power).
• You can configure the camera so power does not turn on when you press [r]
(REC) or [p] (PLAY). You also can configure the camera to turn off when you
press [r] (REC) or [p] (PLAY) (page 128).
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Snapshot Tutorial
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel can be used to configure camera settings.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
This will select one of the Control Panel icons and display its settings.
Control Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
[SET]
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want to change.
1Image size/Quality* (pages 24, 69)
2Flash mode (page 26)
3Auto Shutter (page 28)
4Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity
(page 30)
5Face recognition (page 32)
6Continuous shutter (page 38)
7ISO sensitivity (page 40)
8easy Mode (page 65)
9Date/Time (page 42)
* Image quality cannot be changed using the Control Panel.
3.
Use [4] and [6] to change the setting.
4.
If you want to configure another setting, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.
After all of the settings are the way you want, press [SET].
This will apply the settings and return to the REC mode.
NOTE
• You can configure the camera to turn off display of the Control Panel when you
press [SET] (page 121).
• You also can configure settings other than those listed above (page 56).
• The Control Panel cannot be displayed while a Prerecord Movie, For YouTube, or
Voice Recording Operation is in progress.
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Changing the Image Size (Size)
. Pixels
A digital camera image is a collection of small
dots called “pixels”. The more pixels there are
in an image, the more detail there will be.
However, you generally can do with fewer
pixels when printing an image (L size)
through a print service, attaching an image to
e-mail, when viewing the image on a
computer, etc.
Pixel
. About image sizes
2816
1
2
2112
640
480
The size of an image indicates how many
pixels it contains, and is expressed as
horizontal pixelsxvertical pixels.
1 2816x2112 size image = Approximately 6
million pixels
2 640x480 size image = Approximately
300,000 pixels
Unit: pixels
Image Size Selection Tips
Note that larger images have more pixels, so they take up more memory space.
Large Number of Pixels
* More detail, but takes up more memory. Best when you plan
to print large-size prints (such as A3 size).
Small Number of Pixels
* Less detail, but takes up less memory. Best when you want
to send images by e-mail, etc.
• For information about image size, image quality, and number of images that can be
stored, see page 159.
• For information about movie image size, see page 69.
• For information about resizing existing snapshots, see page 92.
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. To select the image size
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the top Control Panel option (Image Size).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select an image size and then press [SET].
Image Size
(Pixels)
Suggested
Print Size and
Application
8M
(3264x2448)
A3 Print
3:2
(3264x2176)
A3 Print
16:9
(3264x1840)
HDTV
6M
(2816x2112)
A3 Print
4M
(2304x1728)
A4 Print
2M
(1600x1200)
3.5"x5" Print
Best when preserving memory capacity is
relatively more important than image quality.
VGA
(640x480)
E Mail
Image files are smaller, which is better when
attaching images to e-mail. However, images
are relatively coarser.
Description
Good detail for better clarity even for images
cropped (page 92) from the original
Good detail
• The initial factory default image size setting is 8M (8 million pixels).
• Selecting 3:2 (3264x2176 pixels) records images with an aspect ratio of 3:2, which
matches the standard aspect ratio of print paper.
• The letters “HDTV” stand for “High Definition Television”. An HDTV screen has an
aspect ratio of 16:9, which makes them wider than the usual 4:3 aspect ratio of
television screens of the past. Your camera can record images that are compatible
with the aspect ratio an HDTV screen.
• You should regard the print paper sizes suggested here as guidelines only (200 dpi
print resolution).
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Using Flash (Flash)
1.
In the REC mode, press [2] (
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the flash setting
you want and then press [SET].
) once.
When the “R Panel” menu item (page 121) is
“Off” (so the Control Panel is not displayed),
pressing [2] (
) will cycle through the
available flash settings.
3.
Flash
[2] (
)
> Auto Flash
Flash fires automatically in accordance with exposure
(amount of light and brightness) conditions.
? Flash Off
Flash does not fire.
< Flash On
Flash always fires. This setting can be used to brighten a
subject that normally comes out dark due to daylight or
backlight (daylight synchro flash).
_ Soft Flash
Soft flash always fires, regardless of exposure conditions
¥ Red Eye
Reduction
Flash fires automatically. This type of flash can be used to
reduce the chance of redness in the subject’s eyes.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Back lamp
Flashes orange while the flash is charging to indicate
that image recording is disabled.
• You will not be able to take another flash snapshot
until the lamp stops flashing orange, which
< indicates the flash will fire.
indicates that charging is complete.
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N
NOTE
• Take care so your fingers and the strap do not block the flash.
• The desired effect may not be obtained when the subject is too far away or too
close.
• Flash charging time depends on operating conditions (battery condition, ambient
temperature, etc.) With a fully charged battery it takes anywhere from a few
seconds to 5 seconds.
• Shooting with flash turned off when lighting is dim results in a slow shutter speed,
which can cause image blur due to camera movement. Under such conditions,
secure the camera with a tripod, etc.
• With red eye reduction, the flash is fired automatically in accordance with
exposure. It does not fire in areas where lighting is bright.
• The presence of outdoor sunlight, fluorescent lighting, or some other light source
can cause abnormal image colors.
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• Select “Flash Off” for the flash setting when shooting in areas where flash
photograph is prohibited.
• Approximate Flash Range (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Wide Angle: 0.1 m to 2.6 m (0.3' to 8.5')
Telephoto: 0.6 m to 1.4 m (2.0' to 4.6')
* The above values depend on the optical zoom setting.
Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to shoot at night or in a dimly lit room can cause red spots inside the
eyes of people who are in the image. This is caused when the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye. When red-eye reduction is selected as the flash
mode, the camera fires a pre-flash to cause the irises in the eyes of any people in the
image to close, which reduces the chance of red eye.
Note the following important points when using red-eye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people in the image are looking
directly at the camera (flash).
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the subjects are located far away from
the camera.
Other Useful Flash Features
• Changing the flash intensity (page 74)
• Compensating for insufficient flash intensity (page 74)
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Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
With Auto Shutter, the camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects that
certain conditions are present.
¸ Detect Blur
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
image blur to camera and subject movement are
minimized.
¯ Detect Panning
When panning, the camera releases the shutter
automatically when it determines there is no blur in the
subject being followed.
¨ Detect Smile
Camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects
the subject is smiling.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the third Control Panel option from the top
(Auto Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the Auto Shutter type and then press [SET].
To use Detect Blur to minimize image blur (Detect Blur)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button, and
wait until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting hand and subject movement. The
camera will release the shutter automatically the
moment it determines there is no image blur.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
detection of image blur due to hand movement
or subject movement is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
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To use Detect Panning to minimize image blur (Detect Panning)
1.
Point the camera at location where the subject will pass and then halfpress the shutter button to adjust exposure and focus.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
This will put the camera into Auto Shutter standby.
Move the camera to follow the movement of the
subject. The camera will release the shutter
automatically the moment it determines there is
no blur in the subject you are following.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
panning detection is in progress.
Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
To use Detect Smile to record when a subject is smiling
(Detect Smile)
1.
Point the camera at the subject and half-press the shutter button, and
wait until the camera adjusts exposure and focus automatically.
2.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down.
The camera will go into a standby mode and start
detecting whether the subject is smiling. The
camera will release the shutter automatically the
moment it determines the subject is smiling.
• “0 Auto” flashes on the monitor screen while
smile detection is in progress.
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Indicator:
The indicator color changes
from red to green when the
camera is getting ready to
release the shutter.
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To change Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity (Sensitivity)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fourth Control Panel option from the top
(Sensitivity).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the sensitivity setting you want, and then
press [SET].
• You can select any one of three sensitivity levels, from ø (Lowest) to
œ (Highest).
• With the œ (Highest) setting, the auto shutter release is triggered relatively
easily. Auto shutter release triggering becomes more difficult with the ø
(Lowest) setting, but recorded images have the least blur. Experiment with
Auto Shutter trigger sensitivity settings to find the one that work best for you.
. Using Auto Shutter in Combination with Continuous Shutter
The following describes how Auto Shutter works while used in combination with
Continuous Shutter (page 38).
• With Normal Speed Continuous Shutter, the camera will go back into Auto Shutter
standby and be ready to shoot again each time it is triggered. To stop an ongoing
Normal Speed Continuous Shutter operation, press [SET].
• With High-speed Continuous Shutter, 10 continuous shutter images will be shot
when Auto Shutter is triggered.
• With Flash Continuous Shutter, 3 continuous shutter images will be shot with flash
when Auto Shutter is triggered.
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Tips for Better Auto Shutter Snapshots
• Using Auto Shutter in combination with Anti Shake (page 64) reduces the chance
of image blur even more.
• While recording with Detect Blur or Detect Smile, keep the camera as still as
possible until the recording operation is complete.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Detect Blur and Detect Panning may not produce the desired effect when shooting
in an area where dim lighting requires a slow shutter speed, or when the subject is
moving extremely quickly.
• Since facial expressions differ from individual to individual, you may experience
problems with getting the camera to release the shutter while Detect Smile is being
used. If this happens, change the trigger sensitivity setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 128) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 127) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
• To cancel Auto Shutter recording while movement, panning, or smile detection is
being performed (indicated by “0 Auto” flashing on the monitor screen), press
[SET].
• Auto Shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT sample scenes (White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For
YouTube, Voice Recording)
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with Auto Shutter.
– Triple Self-timer
– Tracking AF
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Using Face Recognition (Face Recognition)
The face recognition feature adjusts focus and brightness to the faces in the image.
Face recognition has two modes, described below.
G Normal
Detects human faces in the image.
H Family First
Gives priority to specific faces that have been pre-recorded as
family members.
To perform a face recognition recording operation (Normal)
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “G Face Detection: Normal” and then press
[SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a
frame around each one.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
The camera will focus and the frames around the
faces it focuses on will turn green.
6.
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
• Half pressing the shutter button to perform face recognition while “O
Tracking” (page 65) is selected for the AF area, will cause the focus frame to
follow the movement of the face.
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Using the Family First Mode (Family First)
. To pre-record the faces of family members, etc.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “K Record Family” and then press [SET].
4.
With the camera pointed straight at the face
of the person you want to pre-record, align
the frame on the monitor screen with the face
and then press the shutter button.
5.
When the message “Face recognition
successful!” appears, use [8] and [2] to
select “Save” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can pre-record a total of 12 faces, for up to six different individuals.
• Face data is stored in the camera’s built-in memory, in a folder named “FAMILY”
(page 119).
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. To assign a priority level to pre-recorded face data
You can use the procedure below to assign names and priority levels to pre-recorded
faces.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “J Edit Family”
and then press [SET].
Face data editing screen
This will display the face data editing screen.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the face
data you want to edit, and then press [SET].
5.
Use [4] and [6] to select a name, and then
press [2].
6.
Use [4] and [6] to select the priority level you want and then press
[SET].
• You can set the priority to one of four levels: q (Disabled: no detection),
and from s (Low) to v (High).
7.
To complete the setting procedure, press [MENU] twice.
NOTE
• To delete pre-recorded face data, perform steps 1, 2, and 3 of the above procedure
and then press [MENU]. You can use the menu to select one face data record or all
face data records (page 20).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 130) deletes all the recorded face
data.
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. To add a face data shot to an existing pre-recorded family member
Face recognition efficiency can be improved by recording three or four face data
shots under various conditions for a single individual.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “J Edit Family” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the thumbnail of face data to which
you want to add another face data shot, and then press [MENU].
5.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Add”, and then press [SET].
6.
Perform steps 4 and 5 under “To pre-record the faces of family
members, etc.” (page 33) to add the face data shot.
NOTE
• Camera memory can store face data for up to six individuals, and up to 12 face
data items.
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. To shoot a snapshot using pre-recorded face data
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “H Face Recognition: Family First” and then
press [SET].
4.
Point the camera at the subject(s).
The camera will detect human faces and display a boundary around each one.
• The boundaries will be colored according to the priority level of the face: white
(lowest), yellow, or light blue (highest). The light blue boundary indicates the
highest priority face when the image is recorded.
5.
Half-press the shutter button.
This will focus on the face with the highest priority (the one with the light blue
boundary) and adjust its brightness. A green focus frame will appear at the
highest priority face.
6.
When you are ready to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the
way.
NOTE
• Selecting the Family First mode causes the AF area setting (page 65) to change to
“O Tracking” automatically.
To give priority to detection speed or number of faces
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the fifth Control Panel option from the top
(Face Recognition).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “L Priority” and then press [SET].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].
Speed
Minimizes face recognition time, and limits the number of faces that
can be detected at one time to five.
Quantity
Enables detection of a maximum of five to ten faces. With this
setting, the camera recognizes faces in the image that are smaller
and further away from the camera (when shooting with the Normal
mode).
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Tips for Best Face Recognition Results
• Face recognition in the Family First mode is slightly faster than that in the Normal
mode. Also, compared with the Normal mode, the Family First mode will not be
able to detect faces that are far away and small.
• The camera performs center focus if it cannot detect a face.
• Always make sure that Auto Focus (AF) is selected as the focus mode when
shooting with face recognition.
• Face recognition may take a bit longer when you hold the camera sideways.
• Even if you have the face of a family member pre-recorded, the person’s facial
expression, shooting conditions, or other factors can make proper detection
(highest priority assignment) impossible.
• Face recognition can be improved by pre-recording multiple versions of the same
person’s face indoors and outdoors, with different expressions, and at different
angles.
• Detection of the following types of faces is not supported.
– Face that is obstructed by hair, sunglasses, a hat, etc., or a face in dark shade
– A profile or a face that is at an angle
– A face that is very far away and small, or very close and large
– A face in an area that is very dark
– The face of a pet or some other non-human subject
IMPORTANT!
• Face recognition cannot be used in combination with any of the following features.
– Some BEST SHOT scenes (Cross, Pastel, White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie),
For YouTube, Voice Recording)
– Movie Recording
• The following functions are disabled when shooting with face recognition.
– Multi AF
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Using Continuous Shutter (Continuous)
Your camera has three continuous shutter modes.
Z Normal
Speed CS
Continually records images until memory becomes full.
V High
Speed CS
Continually records images at a speed that is faster than Normalspeed, until memory becomes full. Image size is fixed at 2M
(1600x1200 pixels).
C Flash CS
Flash Continuous Shutter shoots up to three images with flash if the
shutter button is kept depressed. Shooting stops if you release the
shutter button before three images are recorded.
* To turn off a continuous shutter mode, select “Off”.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the sixth Control Panel option from the top
(Continuous Shutter).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the continuous shutter mode you want, and
then press [SET].
4.
Press the shutter button to shoot.
Images continue to be shot as long as you keep the shutter button depressed.
Releasing the shutter button stops shooting.
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NOTE
• With continuous shutter, exposure and focus for the first image are applied for
successive images as well.
• Continuous shutter cannot be used in combination with any of the following.
Some BEST SHOT scenes (White board, etc., Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube,
Voice Recording)
• The continuous shutter rate depends on the current image size and image quality
settings.
• The speed of Normal-speed Continuous Shutter and High-Speed Continuous
Shutter depends on the type of memory card loaded in the camera and the amount
of free space available for storage. When shooting to built-in memory, continuous
shutter shooting is relatively slow.
• Flash is turned off ? automatically when High-speed Continuous Shutter is
selected.
• With flash continuous shutter, the flash mode automatically becomes < (flash on).
• You cannot use the self-timer in combination with Normal-speed or High-speed
Continuous Shutter.
• Note that images recorded with High-speed and Flash Continuous Shutter are of
somewhat lower resolution and more prone to digital noise than images recorded
with Normal-speed Continuous Shutter.
• The ISO sensitivity setting always is “Auto” for High-speed and Flash Continuous
Shutter, regardless of the camera’s current ISO sensitivity setting.
• The flash range for Flash Continuous Shutter is narrower than that for normal flash.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
ISO sensitivity is a measure of sensitivity to light.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the seventh Control Panel option from the
top (ISO Sensitivity).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the setting you want and then press [SET].
AUTO
Adjusts sensitivity automatically according to conditions
ISO 64
Lower sensitivity
Slow shutter speed
Less noise
Fast shutter speed (Set
for shooting in dimly lit
areas.)
Some coarseness
(increased digital
noise)
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600 Higher sensitivity
• “AUTO” ISO sensitivity always is applied for movies, regardless of the current
ISO sensitivity setting.
Using the easy Mode
The easy mode eliminates troublesome setups. This mode is recommended for those
who are new to digital imaging.
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the second option from the bottom in the
Control Panel (easy Mode).
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select “| ON” and then press [SET].
This enters the easy mode.
4.
Focus the image.
While the focus frame is aligned with the subject, half-press the shutter button.
5.
Shoot the image.
When the image is focused, press the shutter button the rest of the way.
This records the snapshot.
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. Using the easy Menu
The easy menu contains flash, self-timer, and image size settings, plus an item for
exiting the easy mode.
While the camera is in the easy mode, all the other settings (besides Flash,
Self-timer, Image Size, and easy Mode) on the REC tab menu (page 150) and Quality
tab menu (page 151) are fixed at preset optimum values. Any settings you configured
on these tabs are not used in the easy mode.
IMPORTANT!
• To use the Set Up tab menu (page 151), you need to exit the easy mode. To do
this, select the “easy Mode” item in step 2 of the following procedure, and then
select l in step 3. After that, you can use the Setup tab menu as you normally
do.
1.
Press [MENU].
The easy menu displays larger text than standard
menus.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item you
want, and then press [SET].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the setting you want, and then press [SET].
Menu Item:
Available Settings:
Flash
> (Auto Flash)* / < (Flash On) / ? (Flash Off)
Self-timer
• (10-second self-timer) / l*
Image Size
(* / $ / !
easy Mode
k / l*
Exit Menu
Exit the easy menu
• An asterisk (*) indicates reset default settings.
• See the following for details.
– Flash (page 26)
– Self-timer (page 63)
– Image Size (page 24)
• The following are the settings you can select for “easy Mode”.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Stay in the easy mode, without switching to another
recording type
k
Switch from the easy mode to a standard recording type
l
• On-screen pop-up help text provides a brief explanation of each setting.
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Changing the Control Panel Date/Time Style
1.
In the REC mode, press [SET].
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select the bottom Control Panel option (Date/Time).
Use [4] and [6] to select the date or time.
NOTE
• You can select either of two display style (page 126) for the date: Month/Day or
Day/Month.
• The time is displayed using 24-hour format.
Shooting with Zoom
Your camera provides you with 3X optical zoom (that changes the lens focal
distance), which can be used in combination with digital zoom (that digitally
processes the center portion of the image to enlarge it) for total zoom capabilities of
3X to 45.2X. The image deterioration point depends on the image size (page 44).
1.
In the REC Mode, slide the zoom controller to zoom.
z Telephoto
w Wide Angle
Zoom controller
z (Telephoto) :Enlarges the subject and narrows the range
w (Wide Angle):Reduces the size of the subject and broadens the range
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
IMPORTANT!
• Digital zoom is disabled while date stamping (page 125) is turned on.
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NOTE
• The higher the digital zoom factor, the coarser the recorded image. Note that the
camera also has a function that lets you record using digital zoom without image
deterioration (page 44).
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against image blur due to camera
movement when shooting with telephoto.
• Performing a zoom operation changes the lens aperture.
• Digital zoom only is available during movie recording. You can adjust the optical
zoom setting before you press [0] (Movie) to start movie recording.
Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom Switch Point
If you hold the zoom controller towards z (Telephoto), the zoom operation will stop
when the optical zoom factor reaches its maximum. Momentarily releasing the zoom
controller and then holding it again towards z (Telephoto) will switch to digital
zoom, which you can use to set an even higher zoom factor.
• During digital zoom, a zoom bar on the monitor screen shows the current zoom
setting.
Image deterioration indicator
Focusing range
(Displayed for Auto Focus, Macro Focus, and Manual
Focus.)
Zoom bar
Undeteriorated image quality range
Deteriorated image quality range
3X to 15.1X
1X
Optical/digital zoom switch point
* 3X optical zoom point
12X to 45.2X
Zoom pointer (Indicates current zoom.)
Image deterioration
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• The image deterioration point
depends on the image size (page 24).
The smaller the image size, the higher
the zoom factor you can use before
reaching the image deterioration point.
• Though digital zoom generally causes
a deterioration of image quality, some
digital zoom without image
deterioration is possible with image
sizes of “6M” and smaller. The range
in which you can use digital zoom
without image deterioration is
indicated on the display. The
deterioration point depends on the
image size.
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Image Size
Maximum Zoom
Factor
8M
12X
3:2
12X
16:9
12X
6M
13.7X
4M
16.7X
2M
24.0X
VGA
45.2X
Image Size
Undeteriorated zoom
limit
8M
3X
3:2
3X
16:9
3X
6M
3.5X
4M
4.2X
2M
6.1X
VGA
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Recording Movie Images and Audio
To record a movie
1.
Configure the quality setting for the movie (page 69).
The length of the movie you can record will depend on the quality setting you
select.
2.
In the REC mode, press [0] (Movie).
Remaining recording time
This will start recording and display Y on the
monitor screen.
Movie recording includes monaural audio.
3.
Press [0] again to stop recording.
Movie recording also will stop automatically if
memory becomes full before you press [0].
• The maximum size allowed for a single movie file
is 4 GB. Movie recording stops automatically
when a file becomes 4GB.
Recording time
Shooting with BEST SHOT
With BEST SHOT (page 50), you can select the sample scene that matches the type
of movie you are trying to shoot and the camera will change its setup accordingly, for
beautiful movies every time. Selecting the BEST SHOT scene named Night Scene,
for example, will configure the camera so night scenes appear clearer and brighter.
Minimizing the Effects of Camera Movement during Movie Recording
You can configure the camera to minimize the effects of camera movement during
movie recording (page 64). Note, however, that this does not prevent image blur due
to subject movement and it makes the field of view narrower.
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NOTE
• Spending a long time using movie recording will cause the camera to become
slightly warm to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• The camera also records audio. Note the following points when shooting a movie.
– Take care that the microphone is not blocked by your fingers,
etc.
– Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
– Operating camera buttons while shooting can cause button
noise to be picked up in the audio.
Microphone
• Shooting a very bright subject can cause a vertical band to
appear in the monitor screen image. This does not indicate
malfunction. The band will not be recorded in a snapshot, but will
be recorded in the case of a movie.
• Use of certain types of memory cards increase the time it takes to record movies,
which can cause movie frames to be lost. This condition is indicated by » and Y
flashing on the monitor screen. To avoid loss of movie frames, use of a memory
card with a maximum transfer speed of at least 10MB per second is recommended.
• Only digital zoom can be used for zooming during movie recording. Since optical
zoom is not possible while recording a movie, zoom as required before pressing
[0] to start recording.
• The effects of camera movement in an image become more pronounced when you
shoot close up or with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod is
recommended under these conditions.
• Auto Focus and Macro Focus become fixed focus while shooting a movie (page
58).
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Using Prerecord Movie
With this feature, the camera prerecords up to five seconds of whatever is happening
in front of the lens in a buffer that is continually updated. Pressing [0] saves the
prerecorded action (buffer contents) followed by real-time recording. Real-time
recording continues until you stop it.
[0]
[0]
Movie
Recording start
5-second prerecorded part (from the buffer)
Recording end
. To set up the camera to shoot with Prerecord Movie
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Prerecord (Movie)” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ‰ to appear on the monitor screen.
. To shoot a Prerecord Movie
1.
With the camera pointed at the subject, press [0].
This will save five seconds of action prerecorded in the buffer and start real-time
recording.
2.
Press [0] again to stop recording.
• To turn off Prerecord Movie, press [BS] and then select R (Auto).
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Shooting a Snapshot while Shooting a Movie
1.
While a movie is being recorded, press the shutter button.
Movie recording continues after the snapshot is recorded.
NOTE
• You can use [2] (
) while shooting a movie to change the flash mode setting.
• Move recording is interrupted for a few seconds at the point where a snapshot is
recorded.
• Shooting a snapshot during movie recording is not possible while any one of the
following BEST SHOT scenes is selected.
Prerecord (Movie), White board, etc., For YouTube, Voice Recording
Recording Audio Only (Voice Recording)
Voice Recording lets you record audio only, without a snapshot or movie. You can
record about 38 minutes and 33 seconds of Voice Recording using the camera’s
built-in memory only.
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to select the “Voice Recording” scene and
then press [SET].
This causes ` to appear on the monitor screen.
3.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
Recording time
• The back lamp flashes green while recording is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] during recording will insert a
marker into the recording. During playback, you
will be able to jump to the markers in the
recording.
4.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio
recording.
Remaining recording time
• To create another audio recording file, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
• To turn off Voice Recording, press [BS] and then select R (Auto).
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About audio data
• Audio files can be played back on a computer with Windows Media Player or
QuickTime.
– Audio Data: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
– Audio File Size: Approximately 165KB (Approximately 30 seconds of recording
at 5.5KB per second)
To play back an audio recording
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to display
the Voice Recording file you want to play.
` is displayed in place of an image for a Voice
Recording file.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
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Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Jump to marker
While playback is paused, press [4] or [6] to
jump to the next marker and then press [SET]
to resume playback.
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
Monitor screen on/off
[8] (DISP)
Playback end
[MENU]
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Using BEST SHOT
What is BEST SHOT?
BEST SHOT provides you with a collection of sample “scenes” that show a variety of
different types of shooting conditions. When you need to change the setup of the
camera, simply find the scene that matches what you are trying to achieve, and the
camera sets up for it automatically. This helps to minimize the chance of ruined
images due to poor exposure and shutter speed settings.
Some Sample Scenes
Portrait
Scenery
Night Scene
Night Scene Portrait
To shoot an image with BEST SHOT
1.
In the REC mode, press [BS].
This will display a menu of BEST SHOT scenes.
• The initial default selection is R (Auto).
2.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the
boundary to the scene you want to select.
• The scene menu has multiple pages. Use [8]
and [2] to scroll between menu pages.
• You can access information about the currently
selected scene. See page 51 for details.
• To return to normal snapshot recording, select
Scene 1 R (Auto). Pressing [MENU] while the
scene selection screen or scene information
screen is displayed will cause the boundary to
jump directly to R (Auto).
3.
Currently selected scene
(with boundary)
Scene name
Scene number
Press [SET] to configure the camera with the settings for the currently
selected scene.
This returns to the REC mode.
• The settings of the scene you selected remain in effect until you select a
different scene.
• To select a different BEST SHOT scene, repeat the above procedure from
step 1.
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4.
Press the shutter button (if you are shooting a snapshot) or [0] (if you
are shooting a movie).
NOTE
• The BEST SHOT YouTube scene sets up the camera for recording movies that are
optimized for uploading to YouTube. Movies recorded with the YouTube scene are
stored in a special folder to make them easy to locate for uploading (page 109).
Maximum recording time while the YouTube scene is selected is 10 minutes.
. Using Scene Information Screen
To find out more about a scene, select it with the
boundary on the scene selection screen, and then slide
the zoom controller in either direction.
• To return to the scene menu, slide the zoom controller
again.
• To scroll between scenes, use [4] and [6].
• To configure the camera with the settings for the
currently selected scene, press [SET]. To return to the
scene information screen for the currently selected BEST SHOT scene, press [BS].
. BEST SHOT Precautions
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while recording a movie:
Self-portrait (1 person), Self-portrait (2 people), White board, etc.
• The following BEST SHOT scenes cannot be used while shooting a snapshot:
Prerecord (Movie), For YouTube.
• The Voice Recording scene cannot be used while shooting a snapshot or recording
a movie.
• Selecting the Night Scene or Fireworks scene results in a slow shutter speed
setting. Since a slow shutter speed increases the chance of digital noise in the
image, the camera automatically performs a digital noise reduction process when
either of these scenes is selected. This means that it will take a bit longer for the
image to be saved which is indicated by the back lamp flashing green. Do not
perform any key operation during that time. Also, it is a good idea to use a tripod to
avoid image blur due to camera movement when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
• Your camera includes a sample scene that optimizes settings for auction site
images. Depending on your camera model, the sample scene is named either “For
eBay” or “Auction”. Images you record using the auction site sample scene are
stored in a special folder so you can easily find them on your computer (page 119).
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• High Sensitivity
– The high sensitivity setting is disabled whenever the camera’s flash fires.
– High sensitivity may not produce the desired results in very dark conditions.
– When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a tripod to protect against blurring
due to camera movement.
– Under certain lighting conditions, the camera will perform an automatic noise
filtering operation to reduce digital noise in the image. This operation causes the
camera to take longer than normal to save the image and be ready for the next
shot.
• BEST SHOT scene images were not shot using this camera.
• Images shot using a BEST SHOT scene may not produce the results you expected
due to shooting conditions and other factors.
• You can modify the camera settings that are made after you select a BEST SHOT
scene. Note, however, that the BEST SHOT settings revert to their defaults when
you select another BEST SHOT scene or turn off the camera.
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setups
You can save up to 999 camera setups as user BEST SHOT scenes for instant recall
whenever you need them.
1.
On the BEST SHOT scene menu, select the scene named BEST SHOT
(Register User Scene).
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the snapshot or movie whose setup you want
to save.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Save”, and then press [SET].
Your BEST SHOT scene will be assigned the name “Recall User Scene”, along
with a scene number.
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NOTE
• BEST SHOT snapshot scenes can be used for snapshots only and movie scenes
can be used for movies only.
• You can check the settings of the currently selected BEST SHOT scene by
displaying the camera’s setting menus and looking at its settings.
• User snapshot scenes are assigned numbers in the sequence: SU1, SU2, and so
on, while movies are assigned numbers in the sequence: MU1, MU2, and so on.
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user snapshot BEST SHOT
scene.
Face Recognition, Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Flash, ISO, Metering, Dynamic
Range, Portrait Refiner, Flash Intensity, Flash Assist, Color Filter, Sharpness,
Saturation, Contrast
• The following are the settings that are saved for each user movie BEST SHOT
scene.
Focus, EV Shift, White Balance, Color Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast
• User BEST SHOT scenes are stored in built-in memory (page 119) in the SCENE
folder (snapshots) or MSCENE folder (movies).
• Formatting the camera’s built-in memory (page 130) deletes all user BEST SHOT
scenes.
• Use the following procedure when you want to delete a user BEST SHOT scene.
1 Display the information screen (page 51) of the user BEST SHOT scene you
want to delete.
), select “Delete”, and then press [SET].
2 Press [2] (
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Shooting Images of White board, etc.
The Business Shot scenes of
BEST SHOT produce images in
which lines are straight and
natural, even if rectangular
subjects are shot from an angle.
This process is called “keystone
correction”.
Before keystone
correction
After keystone
correction
1.
Press [BS] and then select the “White board, etc.” scene.
2.
Press the shutter button to shoot the image.
This image will appear on the monitor screen with a
red boundary around the area that is selected for
keystone correction. If there is a black boundary, it
means that the camera detected more than one area
that could be keystone corrected. Use [4] and [6] to
move the boundary to the area you want to keystone
correct.
• The message “Cannot correct image!” will appear on the monitor screen if
there are no areas that need to be keystone corrected, and the image will be
saved to memory as it is.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then press [SET].
This will correct the image and save the resulting (corrected) image.
NOTE
• When composing an image like the ones shown above, make sure that the entire
outline of the object you are trying to shoot is enclosed within the monitor screen.
• Make sure the object is against a background that allows its outline to stand out.
• VGA size images are stored as VGA size images. All other size images are stored
as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) images.
• Digital zoom is disabled while shooting with a Business Shot scene. However, you
can use optical zoom (page 42).
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Using BEST SHOT
Recording a Self-portrait
With this feature, you can shoot your own self-portrait simply by pointing the camera
at your face.
BEST SHOT has two self-portrait scenes from which to choose.
• Self-portrait (1 person): Shoots when the face of at least one person, including
you, is detected.
• Self-portrait (2 people) : Shoots when the faces of at least two people, including
you, are detected.
1.
Press [BS] and then select “Self-portrait (1 person)” or “Self-portrait (2
people)”.
2.
Press the shutter button all the way down, and point the camera at
yourself.
About three seconds after you press the shutter button, the
camera will go into Auto Shutter standby and start face
detection.
When the camera is able to detect the number of required
individuals, it will release the shutter automatically when it
determines there is no image blur.
• The camera will emit a shutter sound and the front lamp
will flash twice when the shutter is released.
• To cancel Auto Shutter standby, press [SET].
NOTE
• You can shoot with the self-portrait feature in combination with a continuous
shutter (CS) mode (page 38). Operation is the same as that when a continuous
shutter (CS) mode is used in combination with Auto Shutter. See page 30 for more
information.
IMPORTANT!
• If the camera remains in Auto Shutter standby without releasing the shutter, you
can record an image by pressing the shutter button all the way down again.
• Shooting with the self-portrait feature may produce a blurred image when shooting
in areas where lighting is dim, which results in a very slow shutter speed setting.
• The Auto Power Off (page 128) trigger time is fixed at five minutes while the
camera is in Auto Shutter standby. Sleep (page 127) is disabled while Auto Shutter
being used.
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Using BEST SHOT
Advanced Settings
The following are menu operations you can use to configure various camera settings.
• You also can use the Control Panel (page 23) to configure some of the settings that
appear on the menu screen. Refer to the page references provided in this section
for information about configuring settings using the Control Panel.
Using On-screen Menus
. Example Menu Screen Operation
Press [MENU] to display the menu screen.
• Menu contents are different in the REC mode and PLAY mode.
Example: REC mode menu
[MENU]
Menu Screen Operation Buttons
[4] [6]
Selects tabs. [6] is also used to display the options available for a
setting.
[8] [2] Selects a setting option.
[SET]
Registers the selected setting.
[MENU] Exits the menu screen.
1.
In the REC mode, press [MENU].
This will display the menu screen.
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the tab where the item you want to configure
is located.
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3.
Use [8] and [2] to select the menu item
you want, and then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to change the setting.
5.
After the setting is the way you want, press
[SET].
• Pressing [4] registers the selected setting and
Example:
When “Focus” is selected on
the “REC” tab
returns to the menu.
• To configure settings on another tab after
pressing [4] to return to the menu, use [8] to
move the highlighting up to the tabs, and then
use [4] and [6] to select the tab you want.
Tabs
Settings
. Menu Operations in This Manual
Menu operations are represented in this manual as shown below. The following
operation is the same one described under “Example Menu Screen Operation” on
page 56.
Use [4] and [6] to select the “REC” tab.
Procedure
[r] * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Press [r].
Use [8] and [2] to select the “Focus”
and then press [6].
Press [MENU].
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REC Mode Settings (REC)
Selecting a Focus Mode (Focus)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus
Settings
Type of Shot
Focus Mode
Snapshot
Movies
Approximate Focus Range*1
Snapshot
Movies
Q Auto
Focus
General
recording
Automatic
Approximately
40 cm to 9
(infinity)
(1.3' to 9)
´
Macro
Close ups
Automatic
Approximately
10 cm to
Fixed
focal point 50 cm
(3.9" to 19.7")
E Pan
Focus
Shooting with
a relatively
wide focus
range
Fixed
focal point
)
Infinity
Scenery and
other distant
subjects
Fixed
W
Manual
Focus
When you
want to focus
manually
Manual
Fixed
distance*2, *4
Fixed
distance*2, *3
Infinity
Approximately 10 cm to 9
(infinity)*2 (3.9" to 9)
*1 The focus range is the distance from the lens surface.
*2 The minimum changes along with the optical zoom setting.
*3 The distance depends on shooting conditions, and appears on the monitor screen
when the shutter button is half-pressed.
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*4
(m)
Normal
Macro
Zoom Steps
Close Up
Telephoto
Z1 (Wide)
Approx. 0.50 (1.6')
9
Center distance
0.20 (7.9")
2
Approx. 0.70 (2.3')
9
0.25 (9.8")
3
Approx. 1.00 (3.3')
9
0.35 (13.8")
4
Approx. 1.40 (4.6')
9
0.45 (17.7")
5
Approx. 1.70 (5.6')
9
0.45 (17.7")
6
Approx. 1.80 (5.9')
9
0.45 (17.7")
7 (Tele)
Approx. 2.10 (6.9')
9
0.70 (27.6")
NOTE
• Above values are for reference only.
For movie macro, the focus range is a few centimeters within the center distance.
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To focus with manual focus
1.
On the monitor screen, compose the image
so the subject you want to focus on is within
the yellow boundary.
2.
Watching the image on the monitor screen
use [4] and [6] to adjust focus.
• At this time the image that is within the boundary
will enlarge and fill the monitor screen, which aids
in focusing. If you do not perform any operation
for two seconds while the enlarged image is
displayed, the screen in step 1 will re-appear.
Yellow boundary
NOTE
• An Auto Macro feature detects how far the subject is from the lens and
automatically selects either Macro Focus or Auto Focus accordingly.
• Use of the flash together with Macro Focus can cause the light of the flash to
become blocked, which may result in unwanted lens shadows in your image.
• Auto Macro can be used when recording snapshots only.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation while shooting with Auto Focus,
Macro Focus, or Manual Focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to tell
you the focus range, as shown below.
Example: oo cm to 9
* oo is the actual focusing range value.
• The operations assigned to the [4] and [6] keys with the “L/R Key” setting (page
66) are disabled while Manual Focus is selected as the focus mode.
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Using Focus Lock
“Focus lock” is a technique you can use when you want to compose an image in
which the subject you want to focus on is not within the focus frame in the center of
the screen.
• To use focus lock, select “U Spot” or “O Tracking” for the Auto Focus area (page
65).
1.
Align the monitor screen’s focus frame with
the subject you want to focus on and then
half-press the shutter button.
2.
Keeping the shutter button half-pressed
(which maintains the focus setting), move the
camera to compose the image.
Subject to be focused on
Focus Frame
• When “O Tracking” is selected as the Auto
Focus area, the focus frame will move
automatically and follow the subject.
3.
When you are ready to shoot the image, press the shutter button the
rest of the way down.
• Focus lock also locks exposure (AE).
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Changing the Focus Frame Shape (Focus Frame)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Focus Frame
You can use this procedure to select from among five different shapes, including a
heart shape, for the focus frame.
Settings
ß
¹
™
¬
μ
NOTE
• Half-pressing the shutter button will cause the focus frame to change one of the
shapes shown below.
Focus successful
Focus not successful
• When shooting with face recognition or the easy mode, the frame shape is ß.
• The following items will not appear when “Multi” is selected as the AF area (page
65) while any focus frame other than ß is selected with this setting. Also, the
monitor screen setting (page 131) is fixed at “Show”.
On-screen grid, histogram, and the following information when the shutter button is
half-pressed: ISO, aperture, shutter speed.
Using Continuous Shutter (Continuous)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Continuous
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 38.
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Using the Self-timer (Self-timer)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Self-timer
With the Self-timer, pressing the shutter button starts a timer. The shutter is released
and the image is shot after a fixed amount of time.
„ 10 sec
10-second Self-timer
‚ 2 sec
2-second Self-timer
• When shooting under conditions that slow down the shutter speed,
you can use this setting to prevent image blur due to camera
movement.
” X3
(Triple
Self-timer)
Shoots three images: one image 10 seconds after the shutter button is
pressed, and the next two images as soon as the camera is ready
after shooting the previous image. How long it takes for the camera to
get ready to shoot depends on the image size and quality settings,
whether or not a memory card is loaded in the camera, and the flash
charge condition.
Off
Turns off the Self-timer.
• The front lamp flashes while the Self-timer countdown is in
progress.
• You can interrupt an ongoing Self-timer countdown by pressing
[SET].
Front lamp
NOTE
• The Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Normal-speed Continuous Shutter, High-speed Continuous Shutter, some BEST
SHOT scenes (Prerecord (Movie), Voice Recording)
• The Triple Self-timer cannot be used together with the following features.
Auto Shutter, Flash Continuous Shutter, Movie, some BEST SHOT scenes (White
board, etc., For YouTube)
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Advanced Settings
Using Auto Shutter (Auto Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Auto Shutter
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 28.
Shooting with Face Recognition (Face Recognition)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Face Recognition
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 32.
Reducing the Effects of Subject Movement (Anti Shake)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Anti Shake
You can turn on the camera’s Anti Shake feature to reduce image blur due to subject
movement when shooting a moving subject using telephoto, when shooting a fastmoving subject, or when shooting under dim lighting conditions.
Auto
Minimizes the effects of subject movement.
Off
Turns off Anti Shake settings
NOTE
• ISO sensitivity, aperture, and shutter speed do not appear on the monitor screen
when you half-press the shutter button while “Auto” is selected. These values will
appear briefly, however, in the preview image that is displayed immediately after
you shoot a snapshot.
• If the flash fires, the Anti Shake icon S will remain on the display, even though
Anti Shake does not function during flash photography.
• Shooting with Anti Shake can cause an image to appear somewhat coarser than
normal and can cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• Anti Shake may not be able to eliminate the effects of subject movement when
movement is severe.
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Specifying the Auto Focus Area (AF Area)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * AF Area
U Spot
This mode takes readings of a small area in the center of the image.
This setting works well with focus lock (page 61).
I Multi
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting selected, the
camera will select the optimum Auto Focus area from among nine
possible areas. The focus frame of the area where the camera focuses
will be displayed in green.
O
Tracking
When you half-press the shutter button while this setting is selected, the
focus frame will follow the movement of the subject.
“U Spot” or “O Tracking”
“I Multi”
Focus frame
Focus frame
• “Multi” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Face
Recognition (page 32).
• “Tracking” cannot be selected for the Auto Focus area while you are using Auto
Shutter (page 28).
Using the easy Mode (easy Mode)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * easy Mode
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 40.
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Advanced Settings
Assigning Functions to the [4] and [6] Keys (L/R Key)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * L/R Key
You can assign one of the five functions listed below to the [4] and [6] keys.
Setting
[4]/[6] key operation
Metering
Changes the Metering Mode (page 72)
EV Shift
Adjusts the EV shift value (page 70)
White Balance Changes the white balance setting (page 71)
ISO
Changes the ISO Sensitivity setting (page 40)
Self-timer
Sets the self-timer time (page 63)
Off
Cancels [4] and [6] key assignments
Shooting with Quick Shutter (Quick Shutter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Quick Shutter
When Quick Shutter is turned on, you can press the shutter button all the way without
waiting for Auto Focus. This will record the image using a high-speed focus operation
that is much faster than Auto Focus.
On
Turns on Quick Shutter.
• Some images may be out of focus when Quick Shutter is used.
Off
Turns off Quick Shutter so focus is performed using normal Auto Focus
before the image is recorded.
• If you press fully the shutter button while Quick Shutter is turned off,
images will continue to be shot without focusing.
• Whenever possible, take a little extra time to half-press the shutter button
in order to ensure proper focus.
NOTE
• Quick Shutter is disabled when the zoom factor is greater. Recording is performed
using Auto Focus at this time.
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Advanced Settings
Displaying the On-screen Grid (Grid)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Grid
The on-screen grid can be displayed on the REC mode
monitor screen for easy vertical and horizontal alignment
when composing images.
Turning Digital Zoom On or Off (Digital Zoom)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Digital Zoom
You can use this setting to turn digital zoom on or off. When digital zoom is turned off,
operating the zoom controller zooms the image with optical zoom only.
Turning on Image Review (Review)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Review
While Review is turned on, the camera will display a image for about one second
immediately after you press the shutter button to record it.
Using Icon Help (Icon Help)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Icon Help
While Icon Help is turned on, a textual description will appear on the display for
certain icons when you switch between REC functions.
Functions Supported by Icon Help
• REC Mode, Flash, Metering Mode, White Balance, Self-timer, EV Shift
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Configuring Power On Default Settings (Memory)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * REC Tab * Memory
When you turn off the camera, it remembers the current settings of all enabled
memory items and restores them when you turn it back on. Any memory item that is
disabled will be returned to its initial default setting whenever you turn off the camera.
Setting
Disabled (Initial Default Setting)
b BEST SHOT
Snapshot (Auto)
Auto Shutter
Off
Flash
Auto
Focus
AF (Auto Focus)
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Spot
Metering
Multi
Enabled
Setting at
power off
Continuous
Off
Self-timer
Off
Flash Intensity
0
Digital Zoom
On
MF Position
Position before manual focus was selected.
Zoom Position*
Full wide
* Optical zoom setting only.
• If you turn the camera power off and then back on while the BEST SHOT memory
item is enabled, all of the other memory items (except for zoom position) are
initialized to the currently selected BEST SHOT sample scene setup, regardless of
the enabled/disabled status of the other memory items.
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Image Quality Settings (Quality)
Specifying Snapshot Size (Size)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Size
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 25.
Specifying Snapshot Image Quality (Quality (Snapshot))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * T Quality (Snapshot)
Fine
Gives image quality priority
Normal
Normal
Economy
Gives number of images priority
• The “Fine” setting helps to bring out details when shooting a finely detailed image
of nature that includes dense tree branches or leaves, or an image of a complex
pattern.
• Memory capacity (the number of images you can record) will be affected by the
quality settings you configure (page 159).
Specifying Movie Image Quality (Quality (Movie))
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * » Quality (Movie)
Movie image quality is a standard that determines the detail, smoothness, and clarity
of a movie during playback. Shooting with the high-quality (HQ) setting will result in
better image quality, but it also shortens the amount of time you can shoot.
Image Quality (Pixels)
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Approximate Data Rate
UHQ
640x480
5.7 Megabits/second
UHQ Wide
848x480
5.1 Megabits/second
HQ
640x480
3.7 Megabits/second
HQ Wide
848x480
4.3 Megabits/second
Normal
640x480
2.1 Megabits/second
LP
320x240
628 kilobits/second
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Frame Rate
30 frames/second
15 frames/second
Advanced Settings
Correcting Image Brightness (EV Shift)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * EV Shift
You can manually adjust an image’s exposure value (EV value) before shooting it.
• Exposure Compensation Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
• Unit: 1/3EV
1.
Use [8] and [2] to adjust the exposure compensation value.
[8]:Increases the EV value. A higher EV
value is best for light-colored subjects
and backlit subjects.
[2]:Decreases the EV value. A lower EV
value is best for dark-color subjects and
for shooting outdoors on a clear day.
To cancel exposure compensation, change the EV
value to 0.0.
2.
Press [SET].
This applies the exposure compensation value.
The exposure compensation value you set remains
in effect until you change it.
Exposure compensation
value
NOTE
• When shooting under very dark or very bright conditions, you may not be able to
obtain satisfactory results even after performing exposure compensation.
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Controlling White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * White Balance
You can adjust white balance to match the source of light available where you are
shooting and avoid the blue cast that results when shooting outdoors when it is
cloudy, and the green cast that results when shooting under fluorescent lighting.
Auto
Configures the camera to adjust white balance automatically
¤ (Daylight)
For shooting outdoors on a clear day
' (Overcast)
For shooting outdoors on an overcast rainy day, in the shade,
etc.
“ (Shade)
For shooting on a clear day in the shade of trees or buildings
† (Day White
Fluorescent)
For shooting under white or day white fluorescent lighting
– (Daylight
Fluorescent)
For shooting under daylight fluorescent lighting
« (Tungsten)
For shooting under light bulb lighting
Manual
For configuring the camera manually to suit a particular light
source.
Blank white paper
1 Select “Manual”.
2 Under the lighting conditions you plan to
use when shooting, point the camera at a
blank white piece of paper so it fills the
entire monitor screen and then press the
shutter button.
3 Press [SET].
The white balance setting is retained even if you turn off the
camera.
• When “Auto” is selected for the white balance setting, the camera automatically
determines the white point of the subject. Certain subject colors and light source
conditions can cause problems when the camera tries to determine the white point,
which makes proper white balance adjustment impossible. If this happens, select
the white balance setting that matches your shooting conditions (Daylight,
Overcast, etc.)
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity (ISO)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * ISO
For details, see the Control Panel procedure on page 40.
Specifying the Metering Mode (Metering)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Metering
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is metered for exposure.
B Multi
Multi-pattern metering divides the image into sections and
measures the light in each section for a balanced exposure reading.
This type of metering provides error-free exposure settings for a
wide range of shooting conditions.
N Center
Weighted
Center weighted metering concentrates on the center of the focus
area to measure light. This type of metering is best when you want
some level of control over contrast.
˜ Spot
Spot metering takes readings at a very small area. Use this
metering method when you want exposure to be set according to
the brightness of a particular subject, without being affected by
surrounding conditions.
• The currently selected metering mode is indicated by an icon on the snapshot
screen. No icon is displayed when “Multi” is selected as the metering mode.
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Reducing Overexposure and Underexposure (Dynamic Range)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Dynamic Range
You can adjust the Dynamic Range setting in order to capture the bright areas of an
image while reducing the chance of overexposure and underexposure.
Expand +2
Suppresses overexposure and underexposure more than
“Expand +1”
Expand +1
Suppresses overexposure and underexposure
Off
No suppression of overexposure and underexposure
• You also can change the dynamic range of a photograph you have already shot
(page 86).
Enhancing Skin Tones in a Portrait (Portrait Refiner)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Portrait Refiner
Noise Filter +2
Reduces skin texture roughness more than “Noise Filter +1”
Noise Filter +1
Reduces skin texture roughness
Off
Turns off skin texture enhancement
Using Built-in Color Filters (Color Filter)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Color Filter
Settings: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Purple
Controlling Image Sharpness (Sharpness)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Sharpness
You can specify one of five sharpness settings from +2 (sharpest) to –2 (least sharp).
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Controlling Color Saturation (Saturation)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Saturation
You can specify one of five saturation settings from +2 (most saturated) to –2 (least
saturated).
Adjusting Image Contrast (Contrast)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Contrast
You can specify one of five contrast settings from +2 (most contrast between light and
dark) to –2 (least contrast between light and dark).
Specifying Flash Intensity (Flash Intensity)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Flash Intensity
You can specify one of five flash intensity settings, from –2 (weakest) to +2
(strongest).
• Flash intensity may not change when the subject is too far away or too close.
Turning On Flash Assist (Flash Assist)
Procedure
[r] (REC) * [MENU] * Quality Tab * Flash Assist
The subject in an image will look
too dark if flash intensity is not
enough to reach a subject that is
too far away. When this happens,
you can use flash assist to
supplement the brightness of the
subject so it appears as if flash
illumination was sufficient. Select
“Auto” to turn on Flash Assist.
Flash assist turned off
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Flash assist turned on
Advanced Settings
Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots
See page 19 for the procedure for viewing snapshots.
Viewing a Movie
1.
Press [p] (PLAY) and then use [4] and [6] to display the movie you
want to view.
2.
Press [SET] to start
playback.
Movie icon: »
Recording time
Image quality
Movie Playback Controls
Fast forward/
fast reverse
[4] [6]
• Each press of either button increases the speed of the fast
forward or fast reverse operation.
• To return to normal playback speed, press [SET].
Play/pause
[SET]
1 frame
forward/back
[4] [6]
• Holding down either button scrolls continuously.
Volume
adjustment
Press [2] and then press [8] [2]
• Volume can be adjusted only while movie playback is in
progress.
Information
display on/off
[8] (DISP)
Zoom
Slide the zoom controller in the direction of z ([).
• You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the zoomed image
on the monitor screen. You can zoom a movie image up to 4.5
times normal size.
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Playback may not be possible for movies not recorded with this camera.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Zooming an On-screen Image
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the one you want is displayed.
2.
Slide the zoom controller towards z ([) to
zoom.
You can use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to scroll the
zoomed image on the monitor screen. Slide the
zoom controller towards w to unzoom the image.
– If display indicators are turned on, an indicator
in the lower right corner of the monitor screen
shows what part of the zoomed image is
currently displayed.
– To exit the zoom screen, press [MENU] or
[BS].
– Though the maximum image zoom factor is
8X, certain image sizes may not allow zooming
up to the full 8X.
Zoom factor
Image area
Current display area
Displaying 12 Images on the Same Screen
1.
In the PLAY Mode, slide the zoom controller
towards w (]).
Boundary
Use [4] and [6] to scroll, 12 images at a time.
To view a particular image, use [8], [2], [4], or [6]
to move the selection boundary to the image you
want and then press [SET].
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Displaying Images in the Calendar Screen
1.
In the PLAY Mode, slide the zoom controller towards w (]) twice.
This will display the calendar screen that shows the first image recorded on each
day.
To display the first image recorded on a particular
day, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection
boundary to the day you want and then press [SET].
To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
• If you save an image using any one of the
following functions, the image will appear in the
calendar on the date that you last saved it.
Dynamic Range, White Balance, Brightness,
Keystone Correction, Color Restoration, Resizing, Cropping, Copy, Layout
Print, MOTION PRINT
If you edit the date and time of an image, the image still will appear on the date
it was originally recorded.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Viewing Snapshots and Movies on a TV Screen
1.
Use the AV cable that comes with the camera to connect it to the TV.
Yellow
TV
White
Video
AV cable (bundled)
Audio
USB/AV port
AUDIO IN jacks (white)
VIDEO IN jack (yellow)
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned with the 4 mark
of the AV cable connector, connect the cable to the camera.
• Make sure that you insert the cable connector into the USB/AV port until you
feel it click securely into place. Failure to insert the connector fully can result in
poor communication or malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown
in the illustration.
2.
Turn on the TV and select its video input mode.
If the TV has more than one video input, select the one where the camera is
connected.
3.
Press [p] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
This will cause an image to appear on the TV screen, without anything appearing
on the camera’s monitor screen.
• Pressing [ON/OFF] or [r] (REC) will not turn on the camera while the AV
cable is connected.
• You also can change the aspect ratio of the screen and the video output
system (page 129).
4.
Now you can display images and play back movies as you normally do.
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NOTE
• Audio is monaural.
• Certain TVs may cut off part of the images.
• Before connecting to a TV to display images, be sure to configure the camera’s
[r] (REC) and [p] (PLAY) buttons for “Power On” or “Power On/Off” (page 128).
• Audio is initially output by the camera at maximum volume. When you first start
displaying images, set the TV volume control at a relatively low level and then
adjust it as required.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor screen also appear on the TV
screen. You can use [8] (DISP) to change the display contents.
Recording Camera Images to a DVD Recorder or Video Deck
Use one of the following methods to connect the camera to the recording device
using the camera’s bundled AV cable.
– DVD recorder or video deck: Connect to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN terminals.
– Camera: USB/AV port
You can play a slideshow of snapshots and movies on the camera and record it on a
DVD or video tape. You can record movies by selecting “» Only” for the slideshow
“Images” setting (page 80). When recording images to an external device, use [8]
(DISP) to clear all indicators from the monitor screen (page 121).
For information about connecting a monitor to the recording device and about how to
record, see the user documentation that comes with the recording device you are
using.
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Viewing Snapshots and Movies
Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other playback operations.
For information about menu operations, see page 56.
Playing a Slideshow on the Camera (Slideshow)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Slideshow
Start
Starts the slideshow
Images
Specifies the type of images to be included in the slideshow
All images: Snapshots, movies, and audio recordings
T Only: Snapshots and audio snapshots only
» Only: Movies only
One Image: One single selected image (selected using [4] and [6])
Time
Time from the start to the end of the slideshow
1 to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes
Interval
Amount of time each image remains displayed
Use [4] and [6] to select a value from 1 to 30 seconds, or “MAX”.
If you specify a value from 1 to 30 seconds, images change at the
specified interval, but the audio portion of movies and audio snapshots
will continue to play until the end.
When the slideshow reaches a movie file while “MAX” is selected, only
the first frame of the movie will displayed. Voice Recording files are not
played back when “MAX” is selected.
Effect
Select the effect you want.
Pattern 1 to 5: Plays background music and applies an image change
effect.
• Patterns 1 through 4 have different background music, but they all
use the same image change effect.
• Pattern 5 can be used for playback of snapshots only, and the
“Interval” setting is ignored.
• The currently selected image change effect setting is disabled
automatically in following cases.
– When playing a slideshow for which “» Only” or “One Image” is
selected for the “Images” setting
– When the interval setting is 1 second or 2 seconds
– Before and after playback of a movie or Voice Recording file
Off: No image change effect or background music
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• To stop the slideshow, press [SET]. Pressing [MENU] instead of [SET] stops the
slideshow and returns to the menu screen.
• Adjust audio volume by pressing [2] and then press [8] or [2] during playback.
• All button operations are disabled while the slideshow is transitioning from one
image to another.
• The time required for transition from one image to another may be longer in the
case of an image that was not recorded with this camera.
Saving Music from Your Computer to Camera Memory
You can replace the built-in slideshow background music with other music from your
computer.
Supported File Types:
• IMA-ADPCM format WAV files
• Sampling Frequencies: 22.05 kHz/44.1 kHz
• Quality: Monaural
Number of Files: 9
File names: SSBGM001.WAV to SSBGM009.WAV
• Create the music files on your computer using the above names.
• Regardless of which effect pattern you select, the BGM files you store in camera
memory are played back in name sequence.
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (pages 105, 114).
If you plan to save the music files to the camera’s memory card, make sure the
card is loaded in the camera.
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2.
Perform one of the following operations to open the memory card or
built-in memory.
This will cause the camera to be recognized by your computer as a Removable
Disk (Drive).
• Windows
1 Windows XP: Start * My Computer
Windows Vista: Start * Computer
Windows 2000, Me, 98SE, or 98: Double-click “My Computer”.
2 Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Macintosh
1 Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
3.
Create a folder named “SSBGM”.
4.
Double-click the “SSBGM” folder you created and copy the
background music file to it.
• See the user documentation that comes with your computer for information
about moving, copying, and deleting files.
• If there are background music files both in built-in memory and on the memory
card loaded in the camera, the files on the memory card take priority.
• See page 119 for information about camera folders.
5.
Disconnect the camera from the computer (pages 106, 115).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Laying Out Snapshots with Layout Print (Layout Print)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Layout Print
You can use the following
procedure to insert existing
snapshots into the frames of a
layout and produce a new image
that contains multiple snapshots.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select
the layout pattern you
want and then press
[SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to select the background color and then press [SET].
3.
Use [4] and [6] to select the images you want to include in the layout
then press [SET].
4.
Press [SET] and repeat step 3 for the remaining frames in the layout.
Layout Pattern
(2 images)
Layout Pattern
(3 images)
The final layout image will be saved after you insert the final snapshot into it.
NOTE
• You will not be able to save the new image unless there is a snapshot in all of the
layout frames.
• 3:2 and 16:9 images cannot be included in a Layout Print image.
• The recording date of the resulting Layout Print image is the recording date if the
image you place into the final frame, not the date you create the Layout Print
image.
• The Layout Print image is saved as 7M (3072x2304 pixels) size.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Creating a Snapshot of Movie Frames (MOTION PRINT)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
MOTION PRINT
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select
either “9 frames” or “1
frame”.
When “9 frames” is selected,
the frame you select in step 2
will be in the center of the
MOTION PRINT image.
2.
9 frames
1 frame
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie frames and display the one
you want to use as the image of the MOTION PRINT image.
Holding down [4] or [6] scrolls at high speed.
3.
Press [SET].
• Only the frames of movies recorded on this camera can be used in a MOTION
PRINT image.
Editing a Movie on the Camera (Movie Editing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Movie Screen of Movie to be Edited * [MENU] *
PLAY Tab * Movie Editing
The Movie Editing feature lets you use one of the following procedures to edit out a
specific part of a movie.
} Cut (To-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the beginning of the movie
up to the current location.
~ Cut (Point-To-Point Cut) Cuts everything between two points.
¡ Cut (From-Point Cut)
Cuts everything from the current location to the
end of the movie.
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1.
Use [8] and [2] to select the editing method you want to use and then
press [SET].
2.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the movie
and search for the frame (point) from which
or to which you want to cut the movie (the cut
point).
• You also can search for the cut location by
playing back the movie and pressing [SET] to
pause. During playback, you can press [4] or [6]
to perform fast reverse or fast forward.
3.
Cut range (red)
When the frame where you want the cut point to be is displayed, press
[2].
} Cut
(To-Point Cut)
~ Cut
(Point-To-Point Cut)
While the frame you want the cut to be up to is
displayed, press [2].
1While the frame you want the first (From) cut to be is
displayed, press [2].
2While the frame you want the second (To) cut to be
is displayed, press [2].
¡ Cut
(From-Point Cut)
4.
While the frame you want the cut to be from is
displayed, press [2].
Use [8] and [2] to select “Yes” and then press [SET].
The selected cut operation will take considerable time to complete. Don’t try to
perform any camera operation until the “Busy... Please wait...” message
disappears from the monitor screen. Note that a cut operation can take a long
time if the movie being edited is long.
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NOTE
• When you edit a movie, only the result is saved. The original movie is not retained.
An editing operation cannot be undone.
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be edited.
• Editing of movies recorded with a different type of camera is not supported.
• You will not be able to edit a movie if the amount of remaining memory capacity is
less than the size of the movie file you want to edit. If there is not enough memory
available, delete files you no longer need to free up more.
• Splitting of a movie into two movies and splicing of two different movies into a
single movie are not supported.
• You also can start a movie editing operation while the movie you want to edit is
playing back. Press [SET] to pause playback, and then press [2] to display the
menu of editing options. Perform editing using the same procedures as described
above.
Reducing the Effects of Underexposure (Dynamic Range)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Dynamic Range
This setting can be used to suppress underexposure, while maintaining image
brightness.
Expand +2
Suppresses underexposure more than “Expand +1”
Expand +1
Suppresses underexposure
Cancel
No suppression of underexposure
NOTE
• You also can adjust the dynamic range when recording images (page 73).
• Altering the dynamic range of an image causes the original image and the new
(altered) version to be stored as separate files.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adjusting White Balance (White Balance)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
White Balance
You can use the white balance setting to select a light source type for a recorded
image, which will affect the colors of the image.
¤ Daylight
Outdoors, fair weather
' Overcast
Outdoors, cloudy to rain, in tree shade, etc.
“ Shade
Very high temperature light, such as building shade, etc.
† Day White
White or daywhite fluorescent lighting, without suppressing
color cast
Fluorescent
– Daylight
Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent lighting, while suppressing color cast
« Tungsten
Suppressing of the appearance of light bulb lighting
Cancel
No white balance adjustment
NOTE
• You also can adjust the white balance when recording images (page 71).
• Altering the white balance of an image causes the original image and the altered
version to be stored as separate files.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adjusting the Brightness of an Existing Snapshot
(Brightness)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Brightness
You can select one of five brightness levels, from +2 (brightest) to –2 (least bright).
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date and
time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the image was
altered.
Keystone Correction (Keystone)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Keystone
You can use keystone correction to correct rectangular and square shapes in a
snapshot that do not appear normal because they were not shot straight on. The
corrected image is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Use [4] and [6] to select the shape in the
snapshot that you want to correct.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Correct” and then
press [SET].
• If the original image is smaller than 2M
(1600x1200 pixels) size, the new (corrected)
version will be the same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• When you display an altered image on the camera’s monitor screen, the date
and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the
image was altered.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Using Color Correction to Correct the Color of an Old
Photograph (Color Correction)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Color Correction
Color Correction lets you correct the color of an old photograph. The corrected image
is saved as 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size.
1.
Perform the above operation.
• An image of the photograph you are restoring will appear on the monitor
screen with a red boundary around it. If there is a black boundary, it means that
the camera detected more than one rectangular area in the image. Use [4]
and [6] to move the boundary and select the area of the photograph.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Trim”, and then press [SET].
This will display a selection boundary for trimming the on-screen image.
3.
Slide the zoom controller to resize the selection boundary and specify
the image size you want.
4.
Use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to move the selection boundary to it
encloses the area of the image you want to trim to and then press
[SET].
NOTE
• If the original image is smaller than 2M (1600x1200 pixels) size, the new
(corrected) version will be the same size as the original.
• The original snapshot is retained in memory and not deleted.
• If you do not want a border around the resulting image, select an area that is
smaller than the original image.
• When you display a color corrected image on the camera’s monitor screen, the
date and time indicates when the image was originally recorded, not when the
image was color corrected.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF Printing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * DPOF Printing
See page 99 for details.
Protecting a File Against Deletion (Protect)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Protect
Protects specific files.
1Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the
On
files until the one you want to protect
is displayed.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “On” and
then press [SET].
An image that is protected is indicated
by the › icon.
3To protect other files, repeat steps 1 and 2.
To exit the protect operation, press [MENU]. To unprotect a file,
select “Off” instead of “On” in step 2 above.
Protects all files.
All Files:
On
1Use [8] and [2] to select “All Files: On” and then press [SET].
2Press [MENU].
To unprotect all files, select “All Files: Off” instead of “All Files: On” in
step 1 above.
• Note that even if a file is protected, it will be deleted if you perform the format
operation (page 130).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Editing the Date and Time of an Image (Date/Time)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Date/Time
[8][2]
Changes the setting at the cursor location
[4][6]
Moves the cursor between settings
[BS]
Toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour format
When the date and time settings are what you want, press [SET] to apply them.
NOTE
• The date and time stamped into an image using the Time Stamp (page 125) cannot
be edited.
• You cannot edit the date and time of an image that is protected.
• You can input any date from 1980 to 2049.
Rotating an Image (Rotation)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot or Movie Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab *
Rotation
1.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Rotation” and then press [SET].
Each press of [SET] will rotate the displayed image 90 degrees left.
2.
When the displayed image is at the orientation you want, press
[MENU].
NOTE
• Note that this procedure does not actually change the image data. It simply alters
how the image is displayed on the camera’s monitor screen.
• An image that has been protected or zoomed cannot be rotated.
• The original (unrotated) version of the image will be displayed on the 12-image
screen and the calendar screen.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Resizing a Snapshot (Resize)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Resize
You can reduce the size of a snapshot and save the result as a separate snapshot.
The original snapshot is also retained. You can select resize an image to one of three
image sizes: 6M, 4M, VGA.
• Resizing a 16:9 or 3:2 size snapshot will create an image with an aspect ratio of
4:3, with both sides cut off.
• The recording date of the resized version of the snapshot will be the same as the
recording date of the original snapshot.
Cropping a Snapshot (Trimming)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Trimming
You can crop a snapshot to trim parts you do not need,
and save the result in a separate file. The original
snapshot is also retained.
Use the zoom controller to zoom the image to the size
you want, use [8], [2], [4], and [6] to display the
portion of the image you want to cut out, and then press
[SET].
• The image produced by cropping a 3:2 or 16:9 image
will have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
• The recording date of the cropped image will be the
same as the recording date of the original snapshot.
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Zoom factor
Represents
snapshot area
Part of snapshot that is
currently displayed
Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Adding Audio to a Snapshot (Dubbing)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Dubbing
You can add audio to a snapshot after you shoot it. You can re-record a snapshot’s
audio whenever you want. You can record up to about 30 seconds of audio for a
single snapshot.
1.
Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
Remaining recording time
2.
Press the shutter button again to stop audio recording.
• Take care that you do not block the camera’s microphone
with your fingers while recording.
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera is
too far away from what you are trying to record.
• Your camera supports the following audio data formats.
– Audio Format: WAVE/IMA-ADPCM (WAV extension)
Microphone
– Approximate Audio File Size:
165KB (Approximately 30 seconds of recording at 5.5KB
per second)
• Adding audio (dubbing) is not possible for the following types of images.
– Images created using MOTION PRINT
– Protected images
• To delete audio, perform the following operation:
Dubbing * Delete * [SET] * [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot restore the original audio of an Audio Snapshot after you
delete or re-record it.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
To play snapshot audio
1.
In the PLAY mode, use [4] and [6] to scroll through the images until
the Audio Snapshot you want is displayed.
An audio snapshot is one that has a ˆ icon.
2.
Press [SET] to start playback.
Voice Recording Playback Controls
Fast forward/fast reverse
[4] [6]
Play/pause
[SET]
Volume adjustment
Press [2] and
then press [8] [2]
Display content switching
[8] (DISP)
Stop playback
[MENU]
• Audio of an Audio Snapshot also can be played back on a computer with Windows
Media Player or QuickTime.
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Copying Files (Copy)
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * Snapshot Screen * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * Copy
Files can be copied from the camera’s built-in memory to a memory card or from a
memory card to built-in memory.
Built-in * Card
Copies all files from built-in camera memory to a memory card.
This option copies all the files in built-in camera memory. It
cannot be used to copy a single file.
Card * Built-in
Copies a single file on the memory card to camera built-in
camera memory. Files are copied to the folder in built-in
memory whose name has the largest serial number.
1Use [4] and [6] to select the file you want to copy.
2Use [8] and [2] to select “Copy” and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can copy snapshots, movies, audio snapshots, or Voice Recording files you
recorded with this camera.
• When a copied image appears on the full-month calendar screen, it is displayed on
the date that it was copied (page 77).
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Other Playback Functions (PLAY)
Printing
Printing Snapshots
Professional Print Service
You can take a memory card that contains the images you
want to print to a professional print service and have them
printed.
Printing on a Home Printer
Printing Images on a Printer with Memory Card Slot
You can use a printer equipped with a memory card slot to print
images directly from a memory card. For details, see the user
documentation that comes with your printer.
Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible
Printer
You can print on a printer that supports PictBridge (page
97).
Printing with a Computer
Windows Computer
Install the software (Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM) that
comes bundled with the camera on your computer.
• For details, see “To install Photo Loader with HOT
ALBUM” on page 108.
Macintosh
After transferring the images to your Macintosh, use commercially available
software to print.
• You can specify which images you want to print, the number of copies, and date
stamp settings before printing (page 99).
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Connecting Directly to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
You can connect the camera directly to a printer that supports PictBridge and print
images without going through a computer.
. To set up the camera before connecting to a printer
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “PTP (PictBridge)”, and then press [SET].
. Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Use the USB cable that
USB cable
comes bundled with the
camera to connect the
Large
camera to your printer’s USB
connector
port.
USB
• The camera does not draw
power over the USB cable.
USB port
Make sure the camera’s
battery is sufficiently
Small connector
charged before connecting.
USB/AV port
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
the USB/AV port until you
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is aligned
feel it click securely into
with the 4 mark of the USB cable connector, connect
place. Failure to insert the
the cable to the camera.
connector fully can result in
poor communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still will
be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown in the
illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure you
align the connector correctly with the port.
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Printing
. To print
1.
Turn on the printer and load paper.
2.
Turn on the camera.
This will display the print menu screen.
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Paper Size”, and
then press [6].
4.
Use [8] and [2] to select a paper size and
then press [SET].
• The following are the available paper sizes.
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 4"x6", A4, 8.5"x11", By Printer
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using a paper size selected on the printer.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for information about
paper settings.
5.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the print option you want.
1 Image
:Prints one image. Select and then press [SET]. Next, use [4] and
[6] to select the image you want to print.
DPOF Printing :Prints multiple images. Select and then press [SET]. With this
option, images will be printed in accordance with DPOF settings
(page 99).
• To toggle date stamping on and off, press [BS].
The date stamp will be printed when “On” is
indicated on the monitor screen.
6.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Print” and then
press [SET].
Printing will start and the message “Busy... Please
wait...” will appear on the monitor screen. The message will disappear after a
short while, even though printing is still being performed. Pressing any camera
button will cause the printing status to re-appear. The print menu screen will reappear when printing is complete.
• If you selected “1 Image”, you can repeat the procedure from step 5, if you
want.
7.
After printing is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB
cable from the printer and camera.
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Using DPOF to Specify Images to be Printed and the Number
of Copies
. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
DPOF is a standard that allows you to include image type, number of copy,
and time stamp on/off information on the memory card with the images.
After configuring settings, you can use the memory card to print on a home
printer that supports DPOF or take the memory card to a professional print
service.
• Whether or not you will be able to use DPOF settings for printing depends on the
printer you are using.
• Some professional print services may not support DPOF.
. Configuring DPOF Settings Individually for Each Image
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * DPOF Printing *
Select images
1.
Use [4] and [6] to scroll through the files until the image you want to
print is displayed.
2.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] so “On” is shown for
date stamping.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2 to configure settings for other images, if you want.
3.
Press [SET].
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. Configuring the Same DPOF Settings for All the Images
Procedure
[p] (PLAY) * [MENU] * PLAY Tab * DPOF Printing *
All images
1.
Use [8] and [2] to specify the number of copies.
You can specify a value up to 99. Specify 00 if you do not want to print the image.
• If you want to include the date in the images, press [BS] so “On” is shown for
date stamping.
2.
Press [SET].
DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after printing is complete.
The next DPOF print operation you execute will be performed using the last DPOF
settings you configured for the images. To clear DPOF settings, specify “00” for the
number of copies of all images.
Tell your print service about your DPOF settings!
If you take a memory card to a professional print service, be sure to tell them that it
includes DPOF settings for the images to be printed and the number of copies. If you
don’t, the print service may print all the images without regard to your DPOF settings,
or they may ignore your date stamp setting.
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. Date Stamping
You can use one of the following three methods to include the recording date in the
printout of an image.
Configure DPOF settings (page 99).
You can turn date stamping on and off each time you print. You
can configure settings so some images include the date stamp
and some don’t.
Configuring
camera settings
Configure the Camera’s Time Stamp setting (page 125).
• The camera’s Time Stamp setting imprints the date into a
snapshot when you shoot it, so the date is always included
when you print. It cannot be deleted.
• Do not turn on DPOF date stamping for an image that
includes a date stamped with the camera’s Time Stamp
function. Doing so can cause the two stamps to be
overprinted.
Configuring
computer
settings
You can stamp dates into images using the bundled Photo
Loader with HOT ALBUM (page 103) software (Windows only).
Professional
print service
Request date stamping when ordering prints from a professional
print service.
. Standards Supported by the Camera
• PictBridge
This is a standard of the Camera and Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• PRINT Image Matching III
Using image editing software and printing on a printer that supports
PRINT Image Matching III makes it possible to use information about
shooting conditions that is recorded with the image, and produce
exactly the type of image you want. PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
• Exif Print
Printing on a printer that supports Exif Print (Exif 2.2) uses
information about shooting conditions recorded with the image to
enhance printed image quality. Contact your printer manufacturer
for information about models that support Exif Print, printer upgrades, etc.
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Things you can do using a computer...
You can perform the operations described below while the camera is connected to a
computer.
Save images
to a computer
and view them
there
• Save images and view them manually (USB
connection) (pages 104, 114).
• Save images and view them automatically
(Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM*) (page 108).
Images will be grouped by recording date and
displayed in a calendar format.
Transfer
images
stored on
your
computer to
camera memory
In addition to images, you also can transfer
screen shot images from your computer to the
camera (Photo Transport*) (page 111).
Playback
and edit
movies
• You can play back movies using QuickTime 7
(pages 109, 117).
• To edit movies, use commercially available
software as required.
* Windows only
The procedures you need to perform when using the camera with your computer and
when using the bundled software are different for Windows and the Macintosh.
• Windows users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Windows Computer”
on page 103.
• Macintosh users should refer to “Using the Camera with a Macintosh” on page
114.
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Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Install the required software in accordance with the version of Windows you are
running and what you want to do.
When you want
to do this:
Operating
System Version
Install this software:
Vista / XP / 2000 /
Installation not required.
Me
Save images to a
computer and view
them there
98SE / 98
manually
See
page:
104
USB driver Type B
• You can download the USB
driver from the Official CASIO
Digital Camera Website at
http://www.exilim.com/
104
108
109
Save images to a
computer
automatically/
Manage images
Vista / XP / 2000
Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
3.1
DirectX 9.0c (When DirectX 9.0 or
higher is not already installed on
the computer.)
Play movies
Vista / XP (SP2) /
2000 (SP4)
QuickTime 7
Edit movies
Vista / XP / 2000 /
Me / 98SE / 98
–
• Use commercial software as
required.
–
Upload movie files
to YouTube
Vista / XP (SP2) /
2000 (SP4)
YouTube Uploader for CASIO
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Transfer images to Vista / XP / 2000 /
Photo Transport 1.0
the camera
Me / 98SE / 98
View the User’s
Guide
111
Vista / XP (SP2) /
2000 (SP4)
Adobe Reader 8
(Not required if already installed.)
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Me / 98SE / 98
–
• If your computer does not
already have Adobe Reader or
Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed, go to the Adobe
Systems Incorporated website
to download and the version of
Adobe Reader or Adobe
Acrobat Reader that is
compatible with your
computer’s operating system.
–
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. Computer System Requirements for Bundled Software
Computer system requirements are different for each of the applications. See the
“Read me” file that comes with each application for details. Information about
computer system requirements also can be found under “Computer System
Requirements for Bundled Software” on page 146 of this manual.
. Precautions for Windows Vista Users
• Photo Transport will not run under 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.
• Except for DirectX, Adobe Reader, and QuickTime, the bundled software requires
Administrator privileges to run.
• Operation on a self-made computer or under a dual-processor environment is not
supported.
• Operation may not be possible under certain computer environments.
• Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM provides a function for migrating image data
previously saved with Photo Loader, which means you still will have access to your
existing image archives.
Viewing and Storing Images on a Computer
You can connect the camera to your computer in order to view and store images
(snapshot and movie files).
If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, you need to install the USB
driver (page 103).
You can download the USB driver from the Official CASIO Digital Camera Website
at http://www.exilim.com/
If your computer is running Windows 98SE or 98, never connect the camera
to your computer without first installing the USB driver!
If you do, the computer will not be able to recognize the camera. If your computer
is running Windows 98SE or 98, be sure to install the USB driver first. Do not
connect the camera to your computer without installing the USB driver first.
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. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your computer.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
Small connector
camera’s battery is
sufficiently charged
USB/AV port
before connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
the USB/AV port until you
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert the
connector fully can result
in poor communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown
in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
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6.
Copy images to your computer.
Windows XP
1Select “Open folder to view files” and then click “OK”.
2Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
Windows Vista
1Select “Open folder to view files”.
2Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
Windows 2000, Me, 98SE, 98
1Double-click “My Computer”.
2Double-click “Removable Disk”.
3Drag the “DCIM” folder to your Windows desktop to copy it.
7.
After you finish copying images, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
Windows Vista, Windows XP, 98SE, 98
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making sure that the
back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the computer.
Windows 2000/Me
Click card services in the task tray on your computer screen, and disable the
drive number assigned to the camera. Next, after making sure that the back lamp
is unlit, press the camera’s [ON/OFF] button to turn off the camera and
disconnect the camera from your computer.
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. To view images you copied to your computer
1.
Double-click the copied “DCIM” folder to open it.
2.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
3.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 119.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your computer
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files that
are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card. Doing so can cause
problems with the camera’s image management data, which will make it impossible
to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter remaining memory
capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do so
only on images that are stored on your computer.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
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Save images to a computer automatically/Manage images
Installing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM on your computer makes it possible to
transfer images from the camera to your computer automatically.
. To install Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
Click “Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM 3.1” to select it and then click
“Read me.”
The “Read me” file contains important information about installation, including
installation conditions and computer system requirements.
3.
Click “Install” for Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete
installation.
Checking Your Computer’s DirectX Version
In order to manage images using Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, your computer
also needs to have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher installed. Use the following
procedure to check your computer’s DirectX version.
1.
Click the following items on your computer to display System Tools:
Start * All Programs * Accessories * System Tools.
2.
On the System Tools “Tools” menu, select “DirectX Diagnostic Tool”.
On the “System” tab, check to make sure that the “DirectX Version” is 9.0 or
higher.
3.
Click “Exit” to exit the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
• If your computer does not have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or higher installed, install
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c from the bundled CD-ROM.
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Playing Movies
You can play back movies on your computer if it has QuickTime 7 or
higher installed. To play back a movie, first copy it to your computer and
then double-click the movie file.
. To install QuickTime 7
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 108), select “QuickTime 7”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install QuickTime 7.
. Minimum Computer System Requirements for Movie Playback
Operating System : Vista / XP (SP2) / 2000 (SP4)
CPU
: Pentium M, 1 GHz or higher Pentium 4, 2 GHz or higher
Required Software : QuickTime 7, DirectX 9.0c or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Certain settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of
movies.
Uploading Movie Files to YouTube
Installing YouTube Uploader for CASIO from the CD-ROM that comes with your
camera simplifies uploading of movie files you recorded with the “For YouTube”
BEST SHOT scene to YouTube.
. What is YouTube?
YouTube is a movie sharing site managed by YouTube, LLC where you can upload
movies and view movies uploaded by others.
. To install YouTube Uploader for CASIO
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 108), select “YouTube Uploader for
CASIO”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install YouTube
Uploader for CASIO.
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. To upload a movie file to YouTube
• Before you can use YouTube Uploader for CASIO, you need to go to the YouTube
website (http://www.youtube.com/) and register as a user there.
• Do not upload any video that is copyrighted (including neighboring copyrights)
unless you yourself own the copyright or you have obtained the permission of the
applicable copyright holder(s).
• The maximum file size for each upload is 100 MB.
1.
Record the move you want to upload using the “For YouTube” BEST
SHOT movie scene.
2.
If it isn’t already, connect your computer to the Internet.
3.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 104).
4.
Turn on the camera.
YouTube Uploader for CASIO will start up automatically.
• If this is the first time you are using the application, configure the YouTube user
ID and network environment settings, and then click the [OK] button.
5.
The left side of the display will have an area for inputting a title,
category, and other information required for uploading to YouTube.
Enter the required information.
6.
The right side of the display shows a list of movie files in camera
memory. Select the check box next to the movie file you want to
upload.
7.
When everything is ready, click the [Upload] button.
This will upload the movie file(s) to YouTube.
• After uploading is complete, click the [Exit] button to exit the application.
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Transferring Images from Your Computer to Camera Memory
If you want to transfer images from your computer to the camera, install Photo
Transport on your computer from the CD-ROM that comes with the camera.
. To install Photo Transport
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 108), select “Photo Transport”.
2.
After reading the information about installation conditions and system
requirements for installation in the “Read me” file, install Photo
Transport.
. To transfer images to the camera
1.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
Casio * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
2.
Drag the file(s) you want to transfer to the [Transfer] button.
3.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display to complete the
transfer.
• The details of the instructions that appear on the display and the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
Transfer Data
• Only image files with the following extensions can be transferred to the camera:
jpg, jpeg, jpe, bmp (bmp images are converted to jpeg image automatically when
transferred.)
• Certain types of images may not be able to be transferred.
• You cannot transfer movies to the camera.
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. To transfer computer screen captures to the camera
1.
Connect the camera to your computer (page 104).
2.
On your computer, click the following: Start * All Programs *
Casio * Photo Transport.
This starts up Photo Transport.
3.
Display the screen whose screen capture you want to transfer.
4.
Click the [Capture] button.
5.
Draw a boundary around the area you want to capture.
Move your mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the area you want to capture
and then hold down the mouse button. Keeping the mouse button depressed,
drag the pointer down to the lower right corner of the area and then release the
mouse button.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
This will send an image of the area you selected to the camera.
• The transfer operation converts screen captures to JPEG format.
• The instructions that appear on the display and details about the transferred
images will depend on your Photo Transport setup. For details, click the
[Settings] button or [Help] button and check the setup.
. About settings and help
Click the [Settings] button when you want to change the Photo Transport setup. For
help about operation procedures and troubleshooting, click the Photo Transport
[Help] button.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1.
Start up your computer, and place the bundled CD-ROM into its CDROM drive.
Normally, this should cause the menu screen to appear automatically. If your
computer does not display the menu screen automatically, navigate to the CDROM on your computer and then double-click the “AutoMenu.exe” file.
2.
On the menu screen, click the “Language” down arrow button and then
select the language you want.
3.
Click “Manual” to select it and then click “Digital Camera”.
IMPORTANT!
• You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you do not already have
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, install Adobe Reader from the
bundled CD-ROM.
User Registration
You can perform user registration over the Internet. To do so, of course, you need to
be able to connect to the Internet with your computer.
1.
On the CD-ROM menu screen (page 108), click the “Register” button.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the user registration website.
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to register.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Install the required software in accordance with what version of the Macintosh OS
you are running and what you want to do.
When you want to do
this:
Save images to your
Macintosh and view
them there manually
Operating
Install this software:
System
Version
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X
Mac OS 9
Save images to your
Macintosh automatically/
Manage images
Mac OS X
Play movies
See
page:
Installation not required.
Use commercially available
software.
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with your operating system.
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Mac OS 9
Playback not supported.
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Mac OS X
Movie file playback is supported
under OS X v10.3.9 or higher when
QuickTime 7 or higher is installed.
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IMPORTANT!
• The camera does not support operation with Mac OS 8.6 or earlier, or Mac OS X
10.0. Operation is supported with Mac OS 9, X (10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4) only. Use
the standard USB driver that comes with your supported operating system.
. To connect the camera to your computer and save files
1.
Turn on the camera and press [MENU].
2.
On the “Set Up” tab, select “USB” and then press [6].
3.
Use [8] and [2] to select “Mass Storage”, and then press [SET].
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4.
Turn off the camera and
then use the USB cable
that comes with the
camera to connect it to
your Macintosh.
USB port
USB cable
Large connector
• The camera does not
draw power over the USB
cable. Make sure the
Small connector
camera’s battery is
sufficiently charged
USB/AV port
before connecting.
• Make sure that you insert
the cable connector into
Making sure that the 6 mark on the camera is
aligned with the 4 mark of the USB cable
the USB/AV port until you
connector, connect the cable to the camera.
feel it click securely into
place. Failure to insert the
connector fully can result
in poor communication or
malfunction.
• Note that even while the connector is fully inserted, you still
will be able to see the metal part of the connector as shown
in the illustration.
• When connecting the USB cable to a USB port, make sure
you align the connector correctly with the port.
5.
Turn on the camera.
The camera’s back lamp will light green at this time. In this mode, your Macintosh
recognizes the memory card loaded in the camera (or the camera’s built-in
memory if it does not have a memory card loaded) as a drive. The appearance of
the drive icon depends on the Mac OS version you are using.
6.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
7.
Drag the “DCIM” folder to the folder to which you want to copy it.
8.
After the copy operation is complete, drag the drive icon to Trash.
9.
On the camera, press [ON/OFF] to turn off the camera. After making
sure that the green back lamp is unlit, disconnect the camera from the
computer.
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. To view copied images
1.
Double-click the camera’s drive icon.
2.
Double-click the “DCIM” folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the folder that contains the images you want to view.
4.
Double-click the image file you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory Folder Structure” on page 119.
• An image that was rotated on the camera will be displayed on your Macintosh
screen in its original (unrotated) orientation.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to modify, delete, move, or rename any image files that
are in the camera’s built-in memory or on its memory card. Doing so can cause
problems with the camera’s image management data, which will make it impossible
to play back images on the camera and can drastically alter remaining memory
capacity. Whenever you want to modify, delete, move, or rename an image, do so
only on images that are stored on your computer.
• Never unplug the USB cable, or operate the camera while viewing or storing
images. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
Transferring Images Automatically and Managing Them on
Your Macintosh
If you are running Mac OS X, you can use the iPhoto application that comes bundled
with the operating system to manage your images. If you are running Mac OS 9, you
will need to use commercially available software.
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Playing a Movie
You can use QuickTime, which comes bundled with your operating
system, to play back movies on a Macintosh. To play back a movie, first
copy it to your Macintosh and then double-click the movie file.
. Minimum System Requirements for Movie Playback
The minimum system requirements described below are necessary to play back
movies recorded with this camera on a Macintosh.
Operating System : Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
QuickTime Version : QuickTime 7 or higher
• The above are recommended system environments. Configuring one of these
environments does not guarantee proper operation.
• Even if your Macintosh meets the minimum requirements described above, certain
settings and other installed software may interfere with proper playback of movies.
• Movie file playback is not supported under OS 9.
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
You must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer
in order to view the contents of a PDF file. If you don’t, go to the Adobe Systems
Incorporated website and install Acrobat Reader.
1.
On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
2.
Open the “Digital Camera” folder and then open the folder for the
language whose user’s guide you want to view.
3.
Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is for English.)
User Registration
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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Files and Folders
The camera creates a file and saves it each time you shoot a snapshot, record a
movie, or perform any other operation that stores data. Files are grouped by storing
them in folders. Each file and folder has its own unique name.
• For details about how folders are organized in memory, see “Memory Folder
Structure” (page 119).
Name and Maximum Number Allowed
Example
Each folder can contain up to 9999 files named
CIMG0001 through CIMG9999. The extension
on the file name depends on the file type.
26th file name:
File
CIM G 0026.JPG
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Folders
Folders are named from 100CASIO to
100th folder name:
999CASIO
100CASIO
There can be up to 900 folders in memory.
• The BEST SHOT mode (page 50) includes a Serial number (3 digits)
sample scene that optimizes settings for
auction site images. Depending on your
camera model, the sample scene is named
either “For eBay” or “Auction”.
– Images recorded with the eBay scene are
stored in a folder named “100_EBAY”.
– Images recorded with the Auction scene
are stored in a folder named “100_AUCT”.
• BEST SHOT also has a scene named “For
YouTube” that optimizes movie settings for
recording movies for upload to YouTube.
Images recorded with the YouTube scene
are stored in a folder named “100YOUTB”.
• You can view folder and file names on your computer. For details about how file
names are displayed on the camera’s monitor screen, see page 149.
• The total number of folders and files allowed depends on the image size and
quality, and capacity of the memory card being used for storage.
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Memory Card Data
The camera stores images you shoot in accordance with the Design Rule for Camera
File System (DCF).
. About DCF
DCF is a standard that makes it possible to view and print images recorded on one
manufacturer’s camera on DCF-compliant devices produced by other manufacturers.
You can transfer DCF-compliant images recorded with another camera to this
camera and view them on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Memory Folder Structure
100CASIO *1
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.MOV
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
DCIM Folder
Recording Folder
Image File
Movie File
Audio File
Audio Snapshot Image File
Audio Snapshot Audio File
101CASIO *1
102CASIO *1
Recording Folder
Recording Folder
MISC
AUTPRINT.MRK
DPOF File Folder
DPOF File
SCENE *2
UEZ80001.JPE
UEZ80002.JPE
Snapshot BEST SHOT Folder
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup File
Snapshot BEST SHOT User Setup File
MSCENE *2
UEZ80001.JPE
UEZ80002.JPE
Movie BEST SHOT Folder
Movie BEST SHOT User Setup File
Movie BEST SHOT User Setup File
FAMILY *2
Family Face Folder
SSBGM
SSBGM001.WAV
SSBGM002.WAV
Background Music Folder
Background Music File
Background Music File
DCIM
STARTING.JPG *2
Startup Image File
*1 Other folders are created when the following BEST SHOT scenes are used for
recording: “For eBay” or “Auction” (scene name depends on camera model), or “For
YouTube”. The following shows the name of the folder created for each scene.
• eBay scene: 100_EBAY
• Auction scene: 100_AUCT
• YouTube scene: 100YOUTB
*2 This folder can be created in built-in memory only.
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. Supported Image Files
• Image files shot with this camera
• DCF-compliant image files
This camera may not be able to display an image, even if it is DCF-compliant. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera, it may take a long time for the
image to appear on this camera’s monitor screen.
. Built-in Memory and Memory Card Data Handling Precautions
• Whenever copying memory contents to your computer, you should copy the DCIM
folder and all of its contents. A good way to keep track of multiple DCIM copies of
the DCIM folders it to change its name to a date or something similar after you copy
it to your computer. If you later decided to return the folder to the camera, however,
be sure to change its name back to DCIM. The camera is designed to recognize
only a root file with the name DCIM. Note the camera also will not be able to
recognize the folders inside the DCIM folder unless they have the names they
originally had when you copied them from the camera to your computer.
• Folders and files must be stored in accordance with the “Memory Folder Structure”
shown on page 119 in order for the camera to be able to recognize them correctly.
• You also can use a PC card adapter or a memory card reader/writer to access
camera files directly from the camera’s memory card.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
This section explains menu items that you can use to configure settings and perform
other operations in both the REC mode and PLAY mode.
For information about menu operations, see page 56.
Selecting a REC Mode Screen Layout (R Panel)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * R Panel
The REC mode screen layout settings let you select the layout of icons.
On
Off
Displays the Control Panel. The Control Panel
makes it quick and easy to change certain
camera settings.
Turns off Control Panel display. This setting
helps to view more of the image when the 16:9
aspect ratio is selected. Certain camera settings
are indicated by icons on the image
• All screen shots in this manual show what appears when the Control Panel is
turned on.
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Selecting a PLAY Mode Screen Layout (P Display)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * P Display
The PLAY mode screen layout settings let you select how display images are shown
on the monitor screen.
Wide
4:3
With this setting, the display image is the
maximum possible size that allows the entire
image to be displayed horizontally. With some
aspect ratios, the top and bottom of the image
will be cut off.
100% of the display image is always visible.
With some aspect ratios, black bands may
appear above and below, or to the left and right
of the image.
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Other Settings (Set Up)
Configuring Camera Sound Settings (Sounds)
Procedure
[MENU] * Set Up Tab * Sounds
Startup
Half Shutter
Shutter
Specifies the startup sound
Sound 1 - 5: Built-in sounds (1 through 5)