E
Digital Camera
EX-S500
User’s Guide
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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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Unpacking
Check to make sure that all of the items shown below are included with your camera. If something is missing, contact your
dealer as soon as possible.
Camera
Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery (NP-20)
USB Cradle
(CA-28)
Strap
CD-ROMs (2)
USB Cable
AV Cable
Basic Reference
* The shape of the AC
power cord plug varies
according to country or
geographic area.
Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type)
(AD-C51G or AD-C52G)
AC Power Cord *
2
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where you purchased the camera.
Special AC Adaptor (Plug-in Type)
(AD-C51J or AD-C52J)
INTRODUCTION
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 26
Contents
2
REC Mode
PLAY Mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
INTRODUCTION
Attaching the Strap .................................................... 31
Power Requirements ................................................. 32
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Loading the Rechargeable Battery
To charge the battery
To replace the battery
Power Supply Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
Features ....................................................................... 9
Precautions ................................................................ 13
18
26
28
30
QUICK START GUIDE
32
33
38
39
42
44
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 45
First, charge the battery! ............................................ 18
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 48
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 19
To configure display language and clock settings
49
To record an image .................................................... 20
To view a recorded image .......................................... 21
51
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
To delete an image ..................................................... 21
Recording an Image ................................................... 51
22
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
GETTING READY
Using Zoom ................................................................ 57
About This Manual ..................................................... 22
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
General Guide ............................................................ 23
Camera
USB Cradle
51
52
23
25
57
59
Using the Flash .......................................................... 61
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
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64
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INTRODUCTION
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 66
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot) ...................................... 92
Specifying Image Size ............................................... 69
To use Business Shot
Specifying Image Quality ........................................... 70
71
93
Recording a Movie ..................................................... 94
Specifying Movie Image Quality
Recording a Movie
Recording a Short Movie
Recording a Past Movie
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 71
95
96
97
99
72
75
76
76
77
78
Recording a Snapshot during Movie Recording ...... 101
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 79
REC Mode Camera Settings ................................... 108
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using Pan Focus
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
Recording Audio ....................................................... 102
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
Using the Histogram ................................................ 106
Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘] Keys
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Using Icon Help
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Selecting the Metering Mode
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Resetting the Camera
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 81
Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually
82
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode) ........................................ 84
BEST SHOT Mode for Snapshots and Movies ......... 85
Displaying Sample Scenes Individually
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
102
104
87
88
89
Reducing the Effects of Hand or
Subject Movement ..................................................... 90
109
110
111
111
112
114
115
117
117
118
118
119
Shooting with High Sensitivity ................................... 91
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120
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ....................... 141
PLAYBACK
Displaying Camera Images on a TV Screen ........... 142
Basic Playback Operation ........................................ 120
Playing an Audio Snapshot
Selecting the Video Output System
144
121
Zooming the Display Image ..................................... 122
145
DELETING FILES
Resizing an Image ................................................... 123
Cropping an Image ................................................... 124
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 145
Playing and Editing a Movie .................................... 125
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 146
Playing a Movie
Editing a Movie
Capturing a Still Image from a Movie
(MOTION PRINT)
125
126
147
130
Folders ..................................................................... 147
Displaying the 9-image View ................................... 131
Memory Folders and Files
Displaying the Calendar Screen .............................. 132
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
136
148
149
Using the FAVORITE Folder .................................... 149
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 137
To
To
To
To
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 138
Adding Audio to a Snapshot .................................... 139
To re-record audio
147
Protecting Files ........................................................ 148
Playing a Slideshow ................................................. 133
Using the Photo Stand Feature
FILE MANAGEMENT
140
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copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
display a file in the FAVORITE folder
delete a file from the FAVORITE folder
delete all files from the FAVORITE folder
149
151
152
152
INTRODUCTION
153
OTHER SETTINGS
163
Configuring Sound Settings ..................................... 153
To configure sound settings
To set the confirmation tone volume level
To set the audio volume level for movie and audio
snapshot playback
USING A MEMORY CARD
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 164
153
153
To insert a memory card into the camera
To replace the memory card
Formatting a Memory Card
154
164
165
166
Copying Files ........................................................... 167
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 154
To copy all the files in built-in memory to a
memory card
To copy a specific file from a memory card to
built-in memory
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 155
168
168
Setting the Clock ...................................................... 156
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
156
157
157
170
DPOF ........................................................................ 171
Using World Time ..................................................... 158
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
PRINTING IMAGES
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
158
158
172
173
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT ............... 174
Changing the Display Language ............................. 159
Date Printing
Changing the USB Port Protocol ............................. 160
178
PRINT Image Matching III ............................................ 179
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
Configuring [
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 161
Exif Print ................................................................... 179
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 162
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180
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 213
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
Managing Images on a Macintosh
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
To register as a camera user
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 180
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 188
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer .......................................................... 193
217
Memory Data ............................................................ 194
DCF Protocol
Memory Folder Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
198
194
195
196
APPENDIX
Menu Reference ....................................................... 217
Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 220
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 223
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
Display Messages
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 198
About the bundled CD-ROM
Computer System Requirements
Managing Images on a PC
Retouching, Reorienting, and Printing a Snapshot
Playing a Movie
Editing a Movie
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
213
214
215
216
216
227
228
Specifications ........................................................... 230
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205
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210
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• Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon
Technologies AG of Germany, and licensed to the
MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA).
• Adobe and Reader are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Ulead is a trademark of Ulead Systems,Inc.
• Other company, product and service names used
herein may also be trademarks or service marks of
others.
• Photo Loader and Photohands are the property of
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Except as stipulated
above, all copyrights and other related rights to these
applications revert to CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
IMPORTANT!
• The contents of this manual are subject to change
without notice.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this manual.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties
which may arise through the use of the EX-S500.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held
liable for any damages or losses suffered by you or
any third party due to the use of Photo Loader and/or
Photohands.
• CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no
responsibility for any damage or loss caused by
deletion of data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or
battery replacement. Be sure to back up all important
data on other media to protect against its loss.
• Note that the example screens and product
illustrations shown in this User’s Guide may differ
somewhat by the screens and configuration of the
actual camera.
• The SD logo is a registered trademark.
• Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, and
DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
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■ LCD Panel
The LCD panel is a product of the latest LCD
manufacturing technology that provides a pixel yield of
99.99%. This means that less than 0.01% of the total pixels
are defective (they do not turn on or always remain turned
on).
Features
• 5.0 million effective pixels
The CCD provides 5.25 million total pixels for images of
outstanding resolution and detail.
• 2.2-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• 8.3MB built-in memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
■ Copyright Restrictions
Except for the purposes of your own personal enjoyment,
unauthorized copying of snapshot files, movie files, and
audio files violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
Distribution to third parties of such files over the Internet
without permission of the copyright holder, whether for
profit or for free, violates copyright laws and international
contracts.
• Bundled with a USB Cradle
The bundled USB cradle can be used to charge the
camera’s battery (page 33), to view images on a TV
screen (page 142), and to transfer images to a computer
(page 180). A Photo Stand feature lets you view images
while the camera is on the cradle (page 136).
• REC mode or PLAY mode power up (page 42)
Press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera
and enter the mode you want to use.
• AF assist light (page 54)
Improves auto focus accuracy when shooting under dim
lighting.
• 12X zoom (page 57)
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
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• Triple Self-timer (page 66)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Business Shot (page 92)
Business Shot automatically corrects rectangular shapes
when recording the image of a business card, document,
whiteboard, or similar subjects from an angle.
• Quick Shutter (page 73)
When you press the shutter button all the way down
without pausing, the camera immediately records the
image without waiting for Auto Focus to be performed.
This helps to avoid missing a special moment while you
wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
• High-resolution movie recording with audio (page 94)
VGA size, 30 fps, MPEG-4 AVI format
• A choice of movie recording functions (page 94)
Movie recording functions include Normal Movie, Short
]
Movie (movie is a preset length that starts before [
(MOVIE) was pressed and ends after it is pressed), and
Past Movie (movie starts from five seconds before [
]
(MOVIE) was pressed), and a BEST SHOT mode (instant
camera setup based on BEST SHOT sample scenes).
• Auto Focus Area Selection (page 74)
When “
Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at nine
different points and automatically selects the best one.
• BEST SHOT (page 85)
Simply select the sample scene that matches the type of
image you are trying to record and the camera performs
troublesome setups automatically for beautiful images
every time. New BEST SHOT sample scenes include
setups for backlighting and Anti Shake.
• Movie button (pages 85, 96)
Simply press [
] (MOVIE) to start recording a movie,
without any troublesome mode changes. You can even
press the shutter button during movie recording to record
a snapshot.
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• MOTION PRINT (pages 98, 130)
Capture frames from a movie and create still images that
are suitable for printing.
• After Recording (page 139)
Use this mode to add audio to snapshots after you record
them.
• Audio Snapshot mode (page 102)
Use this mode to record snapshots that also include
audio.
• Selectable Sound Settings (page 153)
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter button half-way or
all the way, or perform a key operation.
• Voice Recording (page 104)
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• World Time (page 158)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• Real-time RGB histogram (page 106)
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness, which makes
shooting under difficult lighting conditions easier than
ever before.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 163)
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 171)
Images can be printed easily in the sequence you want
using a DPOF compatible printer. DPOF can also be used
when specifying images and quantities for printing by
professional print services.
• Calendar screen (page 132)
A simple operation displays a full-month calendar on the
camera’s monitor screen. Each day of the full-month
calendar shows a thumbnail of the first file recorded for
that date, which helps to make searching for a particular
file quicker and easier.
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• PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT support (page 174)
Connect directly to a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
compatible printer and you can print images without going
through a computer.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands
(pages 202, 205, 215)
Your camera comes bundled with Photo Loader, the
popular application that automatically loads images from
your camera to your PC. It also comes with Photohands,
and application that makes image retouching quick and
easy.
• PRINT Image Matching III Compatible (page 179)
Images include PRINT Image Matching III data (mode
setting and other camera setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III reads this data and
adjusts the printed image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended when you recorded
them.
• Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD (page 210)
Bundled Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD software lets you
edit movie files on your computer and create Video CDs.
Software can be upgraded to convert files so they can be
played by a DVD player.
• DCF Data Storage (page 194)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.
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• Keep the camera away from water and other liquids, and
never let it get wet. Moisture creates the risk of fire and
electric shock. Never use the camera outdoors in the rain
or snow, at the seashore or beach, in the bathroom, etc.
• Should foreign matter or water ever get into the camera,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the risk of fire and electric shock.
• Should you ever notice smoke or a strange odor coming
out of the camera, immediately turn it off. Next, taking
care you do not burn your fingers, remove the camera’s
battery and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the
power outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center. Using the camera under these
conditions creates the risk of fire and electric shock. After
making sure there is no more smoke coming from the
camera, take it to your nearest CASIO authorized service
center for repair. Never attempt your own maintenance.
• Never use the AC adaptor to power any other device
besides this camera. Never use any other AC adaptor
besides the one that comes with this camera.
• Never cover the AC adaptor with a quilt, blanket, or other
cover while it is in use, and do not use it near a heater.
• At least once a year, unplug the AC adaptor power cord
from the power outlet and clean the area around the
prongs of the plug. Dust build up around the prongs can
create the risk of fire.
Precautions
■ General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-S500.
All references in this manual to “camera” refer to the
CASIO EX-S500 Digital Camera.
• Never try to take pictures or use the built-in display while
operating a motor vehicle or while walking. Doing so
creates the risk of serious accident.
• Never try to open the case of the camera or attempt your
own repairs. High-voltage internal components create the
risk of electric shock when exposed. Always leave
maintenance and repair work up to a CASIO authorized
service center.
• Keep the small parts and accessories of this camera out
of the reach of small children. If swallowed accidentally,
contact your physician immediately.
• Never fire the flash in the direction of a person operating
a motor vehicle. Doing so can interfere with the driver’s
vision and create the risk of accident.
• Never fire the flash while it is too close to the subject’s
eyes. Intense light from the flash can cause eye damage
if it is fired too close to the eyes. This is especially true
with young children. When using the flash, the camera
should be at least one meter (3.3´) from the eyes of the
subject.
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■ Test for proper operation before using the
camera!
• If the camera’s case should ever become cracked due to
dropping it or otherwise subjecting it to rough treatment,
immediately turn it off. Next, remove the camera’s battery
and/or unplug the AC adaptor power cord from the power
outlet, and contact your dealer or nearest CASIO
authorized service center.
• Never use the camera inside of an aircraft or in any other
area where its use is prohibited. Doing so creates the risk
of accident.
• Physical damage and malfunction of this camera can
cause the data stored in its memory to be deleted. Always
keep backup copies of data by transferring them to
personal computer memory.
• Never open the battery cover, disconnect the AC adaptor
from the camera, or unplug the AC adaptor from the wall
socket while an image is being recorded. Doing so will not
only make storage of the current image impossible, it can
also corrupt other image data already stored in file
memory.
Before using the camera to record important images, make
sure you first record a number of test images and check the
results to ensure that the camera is configured correctly
and operating properly.
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■ Data Error Precautions
■ Operating conditions
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
• This camera is designed for use in temperatures ranging
from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
• Do not use or keep the camera in the following areas.
— Removing the battery or memory card, or setting the
camera onto the USB cradle while the camera is
performing a record or memory access operation
— Removing the battery, removing the memory card, or
placing the camera onto the USB cradle while the
operation lamp is still flashing green after you turn off
the camera
— Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the camera
from the USB cradle, or disconnecting the AC adaptor
from the USB cradle while a data communication
operation is being performed
— Low battery power
— Other abnormal operations
— In areas subject to direct sunlight
— In areas subject to high humidity or dust
— Near air conditioners, heaters, or other areas subject
to temperature extremes
— Inside of a closed vehicle, especially one parked in the
sun
— In areas subject to strong vibration
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 228). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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■ Condensation
■ Power Supply
• When you bring the camera indoors on a cold day or
otherwise expose it to a sudden change of temperature,
there is the possibility that condensation can form on the
exterior or on interior components. Condensation can
cause malfunction of the camera, so you should avoid
exposing it to conditions that might cause condensation.
• To keep condensation from forming, place the camera
into a plastic bag before moving it into a location that is
much warmer or colder than your current location. Leave
it in the plastic bag until the air inside the bag has a
chance to reach the same temperature as the new
location. If condensation does form, remove the battery
from the camera and leave the battery cover open for a
few hours.
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type of
battery is not supported.
• This camera does not have a separate battery for the
clock. The date and time settings of the camera are
cleared whenever power is totally cut off (from both the
battery and USB cradle). Be sure to reconfigure these
settings after power is interrupted (page 156).
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■ Lens
■ Other
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• You may sometimes notice some distortion in certain
types of images, such as a slight bend in lines that should
be straight. This is due to the characteristics of lens, and
does not indicate malfunction of the camera.
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
■ Caring for your camera
• Fingerprints, dust, or any other soiling of the lens can
interfere with proper image recording. Never touch the
lens with your fingers. You can remove dust particles
from the lens surface by using a lens blower to blow them
off. Next, wipe the surface of the lens with a soft lens
cloth.
• Fingerprints, dirt, and other foreign matter on the flash
can interfere with proper operation of the camera. Avoid
touching the flash. If the flash becomes dirty, wipe it clean
with a soft, dry cloth.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
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QUICK START GUIDE
QUICK START GUIDE
First, charge the battery!
1. Load the battery into the camera
2. Place the camera onto the USB cradle to charge the
(page 32).
battery (page 33).
1
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where
you purchased the camera.
• It takes about 120 minutes to achieve a full charge.
1 Inlet Type
2
2
Stopper
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
1 Plug-in Type
3
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[CHARGE] lamp
Charging: Lights red
Charging Complete: Lights green
QUICK START GUIDE
To configure display language and clock settings
• Be sure to configure the following settings
before using the camera to record images.
See page 48 for details.
1. Press the power button to turn on the camera.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the language you
1
want.
3. Press [SET] to register the language setting.
4. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the geographical area
you want, and then press [SET].
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the city you want, and then
press [SET].
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the summer time (DST) setting
you want, and then press [SET].
[왖]
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the date format setting you
[왗]
[왘]
[왔]
[SET]
want, and then press [SET].
8. Set the date and the time.
9. Press [SET] to register the clock settings and exit the
setting screen.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To record an image
See page 51 for details.
1. Press [
Auto recording icon
] (REC).
• This enters the REC (recording) mode.
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Operation lamp
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2. Point the camera at the subject, use the monitor
screen to compose the image, and then press
the shutter button half way.
2
3
• When the camera finishes its Auto Focus operation, the
focus frame will turn green and the operation lamp lights
green.
Focus frame
3. Holding the camera still, gently press the shutter
button all the way down.
Before using a commercially available memory
card, be sure to first format it using the camera’s
formatting procedure. For details about formatting
a memory card, see page 166.
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QUICK START GUIDE
To view a recorded image
To delete an image
See page 120 for details.
See page 145 for details.
1
1
2, 3, 4, 5
2
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
• This enters the PLAY (playback) mode.
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through the
images.
1. Press [
] (PLAY).
2. Press [왔] (
).
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the image you want to
delete.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the image delete operation without deleting anything,
select “Cancel”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the image.
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GETTING READY
GETTING READY
This section contains information about things you need to
know about and do before trying to use the camera.
This term as used in this
manual:
“digital noise”
About This Manual
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
Tiny flecks or “snow” in a
recorded image or on the
monitor screen, which makes
the image look grainy.
■ Button Operations
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
■ Terminology
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
■ On-screen Text
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
Means this:
“camera”
The CASIO EX-S500 Digital
Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 52)
“battery”
The NP-20 Rechargeable
Lithium Ion Battery
“charger”
The optionally available CASIO
BC-10L charger
■ Supplementary Information
•
IMPORTANT!
indicates very important
information you need to know in order to use the camera
correctly.
•
NOTE
indicates information that is useful when
operating the camera.
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GETTING READY
■ File Memory
General Guide
The term “file memory” in this manual is a general term that
refers to the location where your camera is currently storing
the images you record. File memory can be any one of the
following three locations.
The following illustrations show the names of each
component, button, and switch on the camera.
Camera
• The camera’s built-in memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
■ Front
1 23 4
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 195.
1 Shutter button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 AF assist light/
self-timer lamp
5 Lens
6 Microphone
6
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■ Back
■ Bottom
7 890 A
C
D
H
I Stopper
J Memory card slot
K Battery compartment
L Battery cover
M Connector
N Tripod screw hole
B
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
[왖]
[왗]
[왘]
[왔]
[SET]
I
G F E
7 Operation lamp
8 [ ] (PLAY mode) button
9 [ ] (REC mode) button
0 [ ] (MOVIE) button
A Zoom button
B Strap ring
C Speaker
D [왖][왔][왗][왘]
E [SET] button
F [BS] (BEST SHOT) button
G [MENU] button
H Monitor Screen
N
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L KJ
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■ Front
USB Cradle
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
1
• Battery charging (page 33)
• Viewing of images using the Photo Stand slideshow
feature (page 136).
• TV connectability for viewing of images on a television
screen (page 142).
• Direct connection to a printer for printing (page 175)
• Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 180)
5
1 Camera connector
2 [USB] lamp
3 [USB] button
4 [PHOTO] button
5 [CHARGE] lamp
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2
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-28) that comes with the
camera. Other USB cradles are not supported.
■ Back
6 [DC IN 5.3V]
(AC adaptor connector)
7 [ ] (USB port)
8 [AV OUT]
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25
(AV output port)
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Monitor Screen Contents
The monitor screen uses various indicators and icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
• Note that the example screens in this chapter are for illustrative purposes only. They do not exactly match the screen
contents actually produced on the camera.
REC Mode
■ Screen Indicators
1 2 34 56
7 8
1 Flash mode indicator
9
0
A
B
C
D
E
K
J
I
H
G F
3 White balance indicator 5 Metering mode indicator
(page 61)
(page 81)
(page 115)
None
None
None
Auto
Multi
Flash Off
Daylight
Center Weighted
Flash On
Cloudy
Spot
Red-eye reduction
Shade
• If the camera detects that
flash is required while auto
flash is selected, the flash on
indicator will appear when the
shutter button is pressed half
way.
2 Focus mode indicator
(page 71)
None
Auto
Macro
Manual Focus
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BEST SHOT
Tungsten
Movie
Manual
Short Movie
Past Movie
Voice Recording
1-Image
10s
Self-timer 10 sec
2s
Self-timer 2 sec
x3
Triple self-timer
Pan Focus
Infinity
Auto recording
Daylight
4 Self-timer (page 66)
None
Auto Focus
6 Recording types
Day White
•
appears when a BEST
SHOT mode scene other than
Short Movie, Past Movie, or
Voice Recording is selected.
B
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7 Image size (Snapshots)
(page 69)
2560 × 1920 pixels
2560 × 1712 (3:2) pixels
2304 × 1728 pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
8 Memory capacity
(Snapshots)
(pages 53, 230)
9 Image quality
(Snapshots) (page 70)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
C Shutter speed value
NOTE
(page 53)
• An out of range aperture, shutter speed, or ISO
sensitivity setting causes the corresponding monitor
screen value to turn amber.
• Changing the setting of any one of the following
functions will cause Icon Help (page 111) text to
appear on the monitor screen. You can turn off Icon
Help if you want.
Flash mode, Focus mode, White balance, Self-timer,
Recording type, EV shift
D ISO sensitivity
(page 114)
E Date and time
(page 156)
F Focus frame
(page 52)
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
G EV value (page 79)
H Battery capacity
(page 38)
0 Remaining recording time I Histogram (page 106)
(Movies) (page 96)
A Image quality (Movies)
(page 95)
HQ
: High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP
: Long Play
B Aperture value (page 53)
J Anti Shake indicator
(page 90)
K Continuous Shutter mode
(page 84)
None
Single shot
Continuous shutter
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B
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PLAY Mode
L
12
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
F
E
M
D
L Digital zoom indicator (page 59)
CB A 0
1 PLAY mode file type
M Zoom indicator (page 59)
• Left side indicates optical zoom.
• Right side indicates digital zoom.
3 Folder name/File name
Snapshot
(page 147)
Movie
Example : When a file named
CIMG0023.JPG is stored in a folder
named 100CASIO
Short Movie
Past Movie
Audio Snapshot
100-0023
Folder name
File name
Voice Recording
2 Image protection
indicator (page 148)
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4 • Snapshots: Image quality
(page 70)
F : Fine
N : Normal
E : Economy
• Movies: Recording time (page 96)
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5 • Snapshots: Image Size
(page 69)
2560 × 1920 pixels
2560 × 1712 (3:2) pixels
2304 × 1728 pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
• Movies: Image quality
(page 95)
HQ
: High Quality
NORMAL : Normal
LP
: Long Play
6 Aperture value
(page 53)
7 Shutter speed value
(page 53)
A White balance indicator
AWB
Daylight
Cloudy
Shade
Day White
Daylight
Tungsten
Manual
B Flash mode indicator
(page 61)
Flash On
Flash Off
9 Date and time
Red-eye reduction
(page 156)
(page 115)
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
• Some information may not display properly if you
display an image that was recorded using a different
digital camera model.
Auto
8 ISO sensitivity (page 114)
0 Metering mode indicator
IMPORTANT!
(page 81)
C Recording types
Auto recording
BEST SHOT
D Battery capacity
(page 38)
E Histogram (page 106)
F EV value (page 79)
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■ PLAY Mode
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
Each press of [왖] (DISP) changes the contents of the
monitor screen as shown below.
■ REC Mode
Indicators on
Indicators on
Histogram/Details on
Histogram on
Indicators off
Indicators off
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IMPORTANT!
Attaching the Strap
• Pressing [왖] (DISP) will not change monitor screen
contents during standby or recording of an audio
snapshot.
• You can use [왖] (DISP) to turn off the monitor screen
only when voice recording in the REC mode. You
cannot turn off the monitor screen for any other
recording function.
• Pressing [왖] (DISP) in the Voice Recording REC
mode toggles the monitor screen on (“indicators on”)
and off. While a Voice Recording file is displayed in
the PLAY mode, pressing [왖] (DISP) toggles
between “indicators on” and “indicators off”.
• When playing back the content of a Voice Recording
file while “indicators off” is selected (Voice Recording
file icon only on the monitor screen), the monitor
screen will go black about two seconds after you
press [SET] to start playback. The Voice Recording
file icon (indicators off) will reappear after playback is
complete.
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Strap ring
IMPORTANT!
• Be sure to keep the strap around your wrist when
using the camera to protect against accidentally
dropping it.
• The supplied strap is intended for use with this
camera only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
• Never swing the camera around by the strap.
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2. While pulling the stopper in the direction
Power Requirements
indicated by the arrow in the illustration, align
the arrow mark on the battery with the arrow
mark on the camera and slide the battery into
the camera.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-20).
Loading the Rechargeable Battery
1. Slide the battery cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and then swing it
open.
Stopper
Arrow
marks
NP-20
• Push the bottom of the battery, and make sure that
the stopper securely locks the battery in place.
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3. Swing the battery cover closed, and then slide
To charge the battery
it in the direction indicated by the arrow.
1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• Note the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the
area where you purchased the camera.
[DC IN 5.3V]
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type
of battery is not supported.
AC Adaptor
The battery is not fully charged when you use the
camera for the first time after purchasing it. You need
to charge the battery before using the camera for the
first time.
AC power cord
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USB Cradle
GETTING READY
NOTE
NOTE
• The AC adaptor is designed for operation on power
ranging from 100V AC to 240V AC. Note, however,
that the shape of the power cord plug varies
according to country or geographic area. It is up to
you to find out if the shape of the AC adaptor power
cord plug is compatible with local power outlets when
traveling abroad.
• Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage converter.
• The bundled AC adaptor is designed for operation
with any power supply in the range of 100V to 240V
AC. Note, however, that the shape of the AC power
cord plug varies according to country or geographic
area. If you plan to use the AC adaptor in a
geographic area where the power receptacle shape
is different from that in your area, replace the AC
power cord with one of the other ones that comes
with the camera, or purchase a commercially
available AC power cord that is compatible with the
power outlets in that area.
• Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage converter.
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Set the camera onto
the USB cradle.
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• Do not place the camera
onto the USB cradle
while it is turned on.
USB Cradle
• The [CHARGE] lamp
on the USB cradle
should turn red,
indicating that charging
has started. When
charging is complete,
the [CHARGE] lamp
will turn green.
AC Adaptor
[DC IN 5.3V]
[CHARGE] lamp
• It takes about 120 minutes to achieve a full charge.
Actual charging time depends on current battery
capacity and charging conditions.
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4. After charging is complete, remove the
• If the [CHARGE] lamp starts flashing red, it means
that an error occurs while charging. An error can be
caused by any of the following: a problem with the
USB cradle, a problem with the camera, or a problem
with the battery or how it is loaded. Remove the
camera from the USB cradle and see if it works
normally.
• The only operations that can be performed while the
camera is on the USB cradle are: battery charging,
Photo Stand, image output to a TV, and USB data
communication.
camera from the USB cradle.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-28) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available charger (BC-10L)
to charge the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.
• Use only the bundled AC adaptor. Never use any
other type of AC adaptor. Do not use optionally
available AD-C40, AD-C620 and AD-C630 AC
adaptors with this camera.
• Make sure that the camera connector of the USB
cradle is securely inserted into the camera’s
connector as far as it will go.
• The [CHARGE] lamp may remain amber colored and
the charge operation may not start right away if you
try to charge immediately after using the camera
(which causes battery to become warm) or when it is
too hot or too cold where you are performing the
charge operation. If this happens, simply wait until
the battery reaches normal temperature. The
[CHARGE] lamp will turn red and charging will start
when the battery temperature returns to the
allowable charging temperature range.
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■ If the camera does not work normally
■ Battery Life Guidelines
This can mean there is a problem with how the battery is
loaded. Perform the following steps.
The battery life guideline values given below indicate the
amount of time under the conditions defined below the
table, until power automatically turns off due to battery
failure. They do not guarantee that the battery will provide
the amount of service indicated. Low temperatures and
continued use reduce battery life.
1. Remove the battery from the camera and
check the battery contacts for dirt. If the
contacts are dirty, wipe them clean with a dry
cloth.
2. Check to make sure that the AC adaptor’s
power cord is connected securely to the
power outlet and USB cradle.
Operation
Apporoximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA
Standard)*1 (Operating Time)
200 shots (100 minutes)
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*2 (Operating Time)
Continuous Snapshot Playback*
• If the same symptoms occur again when you place
the camera on the USB cradle after taking the above
steps, contact a CASIO authorized service center.
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410 shots (100 minutes)
3
160 minutes
Continuous Movie Recording*4
80 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*5
160 minutes
GETTING READY
• The above values are based on a new battery starting
from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery
life.
• Battery life is greatly affected by how much you use flash,
zoom and auto focus, and how long you leave power
turned on.
Supported Battery: NP-20 (Rated Capacitance: 700mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto
every 30 seconds, during which two images are
recorded, one image with flash; power turned off and
back on every time 10 images are recorded.
■ Tips to Make the Battery Last Longer
• If you do not need the flash while recording, select
(flash off) for the flash mode. See page 61 for more
information.
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
44) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 15 seconds, alternating full
wide-angle and full telephoto zoom
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*4 Approximate time for continuous movie recording,
without using zoom.
*5 Voice recording times are based on continuous
recording.
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■ Low Battery Indicator
To replace the battery
The following shows how the battery capacity indicator on
the monitor screen changes as battery power is used. The
indicator means that remaining battery power is low.
Note that you will not be able to record images while the
battery indicator is
. Charge the battery immediately
whenever either of these indicators appears.
Battery Level
High
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Pull the stopper in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
• This will cause the battery to come part way out of
the slot.
Low
Indicator
Stopper
3. Release the stopper and pull the battery from
the camera.
• Take care so you do not drop the battery.
4. Load a new battery into the camera (page 32).
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• Failure to observe any of the following precautions
while using the battery creates the risk of overheating,
fire, and explosion.
— Never use any other type of charger except the
optional charger specified for the battery.
— Never try to use the battery to power any device
other than this camera.
— Never use or leave the battery near open flame.
— Never place the battery in a microwave oven, throw
it into fire, or otherwise expose it to intense heat.
— Make sure the battery is oriented correctly when you
load it into the camera or attach it to the optional
charger.
— Never carry or store the battery together with items
that can conduct electricity (necklaces, pencil lead,
etc.)
— Never try to take the battery apart, modify it in any
way, or expose it to strong impact.
— Do not immerse the battery in fresh water or salt
water.
— Do not use or leave the battery under direct
sunlight, in an automobile parked in the sun, or in
any other area subject to high temperatures.
Power Supply Precautions
Note the following precautions when handling or using the
battery and the optional charger.
■ Battery Handling Precautions
● SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Be sure to read the following Safety Precautions before
using the battery for the first time.
NOTE
• The term “battery” in this manual refers to the CASIO
NP-20 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-28) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available charger (BC-10L)
to charge the special NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery. Never use any other charging device.
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GETTING READY
● PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
• Should you ever notice any of the following conditions
while using, charging, or storing a battery, immediately
remove it from the camera or charger, and keep it away
from open flame:
— Fluid leaking
— Emission of a strange odor
— Heat emission
— Battery discoloration
— Battery deformation
— Any other battery abnormality
• If the battery does not achieve full charge after the
normal charging time has passed, stop charging.
Continued charging creates the risk of overheating, fire,
and explosion.
• Battery fluid can damage your eyes. Should battery
fluid get into your eyes accidentally, immediately rinse
them with clean tap water and then consult a physician.
• Be sure to read page 33 of this User’s Guide and the
instructions that come with the optional charger before
using or charging the battery.
• If the battery is to be used by young children, make
sure that a responsible adult makes them aware of the
precautions and proper handling instructions and make
sure that they handle the battery correctly.
• Should fluid from the battery accidentally get onto
clothing or your skin, immediately rinse it off with clean
tap water. Prolonged contact with battery fluid can
cause skin irritation.
• The battery is designed for use with this CASIO digital
camera only.
• Use only the USB cradle that comes with the camera or
the specified optional charger to charge the battery.
Never use any other type of charger for charging.
• Use of a battery in cold environments shortens the
operating time you can expect on a full charge. Charge
the battery in a location where the temperature is in the
range of 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F). Charging outside
this temperature range can cause charging to take
longer than normal or even cause charging to fail.
• Very limited operation following a full charge indicates
that the battery has reached the end of its service life.
Replace the battery with a new one.
• Never wipe the battery with thinner, benzene, alcohol,
or other volatile agents or chemically treated rags.
Doing so can cause deformation of the battery and lead
to malfunction.
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■ USB Cradle and AC Adaptor Precautions
● BATTERY STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
• Make sure you remove the battery from the camera
when you do not plan to use it for a long time. A battery
left in the camera discharges very small amounts of
power even when power is turned off, which can lead to
a dead battery or the need for longer charging before
the next use.
• Store the battery in a cool, dry place (20°C (68 °F) or
lower).
● USING THE BATTERY
• See page 33 of this manual or the instructions that
come with the optional charger for information about
charging procedures and charging times.
• When transporting a battery, keep it either loaded in
the camera or stored in its case.
Caution!
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• Never use an electrical outlet whose voltage
is outside the rating marked on the AC
adaptor. Doing so can create the risk of fire or
electric shock. Use only the AC adaptor
bundled with this camera.
• Do not allow the AC adaptor cord to become
cut or damaged, do not place heavy objects
on it, and keep it away from heat. A damaged
power cord creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
• Never try to modify the AC adaptor cord, or
subject it to severe bending, twisting, or
pulling. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
• Never touch the AC adaptor while your hands
are wet. Doing so creates the risk of electric
shock.
• Do not overload extension cords or wall
outlets. Doing so creates the risk of fire and
electric shock.
• Should the cord of the AC adaptor become
damaged (exposed internal wiring), contact
your dealer or nearest CASIO authorized
service center. A damaged AC adaptor cord
creates the risk of fire or electric shock.
GETTING READY
Caution!
• Use the AC adaptor where it will not be
splashed with water. Water creates the risk of
fire and electric shock.
• Do not place a vase or any other container
filled with liquid on top of the AC adaptor.
Water creates the risk of fire and electric
shock.
Turning the Camera On and Off
■ To turn on the camera
Press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY). The
operation lamp will light green momentarily, and then
power will turn on. The mode the camera enters depends
on which button you pressed to turn it on.
• Make sure you always remove the camera from the USB
cradle before connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor.
• Charging, USB data communication, and using the Photo
Stand feature can cause the AC adaptor to become
warm. This is normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• Unplug the AC power cord from the power outlet
whenever you are not using it.
• Never place a blanket or any other cover on the AC
adaptor. Doing so creates the risk of fire.
To enter this mode at
startup:
Press this button to turn on the camera:
REC
Power button or [
PLAY
[
Power button
] (REC)
] (PLAY)
Operation lamp
[
] (PLAY)
[
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] (REC)
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■ To turn off the camera
NOTE
• Pressing [
] (REC) to turn on the camera enters
the REC mode, while pressing [
] (PLAY) enters
the PLAY mode.
• Pressing [
] (PLAY) while in the REC mode
switches to the PLAY mode. The lens retracts about
10 seconds after switching modes.
Press the power button to turn off the camera.
NOTE
• You can setup the camera so it does not turn on
when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY), or to
turn off when you press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY).
For details, see “Configuring [
] (REC) and [
]
(PLAY) Power On/Off Functions” on page 161.
IMPORTANT!
• If camera power is turned off by the Auto Power Off
feature, press the power button, [
] (REC) or [
]
(PLAY) to turn it back on again.
• Pressing the power button or [
] (REC) to turn on
the camera also causes the lens to extend. Take
care to avoid any interference with the lens operation
or allowing anything to strike the lens when it is
extended.
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● See “Using the On-screen Menus” (page 45) for
information about how to use menus.
Configuring Power Saving Settings
You can configure the settings described below to
conserve battery power.
Sleep
: Automatically turns off the monitor
screen if no operation is performed for a
specified amount of time in the REC
mode. Performing any button operation
causes the monitor screen to turn back
on.
Auto Power Off : Turns off power if you do not perform
any operation for a specified amount of
time.
To configure this feature:
Select this setting:
Sleep
Sleep
Auto Power Off
Auto Power Off
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
1. Turn on the camera.
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
2. Press [MENU].
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Set Up” tab.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the feature whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[왘].
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• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
Using the On-screen Menus
Pressing [MENU] displays menus on the monitor screen
that you can use to perform various operations. The menu
that appears depends on whether you are in the REC
mode or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example
menu procedure in the REC mode.
— When the camera is connected to a computer or
some other device through the USB cradle
— While a slideshow is in progress
— While playing back a voice recording file
— While a movie is being recorded
1. Press the power
— While playing back a movie
button or [
Power button
] (REC).
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
press [
] (PLAY).
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]
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2. Press [MENU].
● Menu Screen Operations
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
[MENU]
Tab
[왖]
[왘]
[왗]
[왔]
[SET ]
Settings
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When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [왗] and [왘].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [왔].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [왖].
Move between the settings
Press [왖] and [왔].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [왘] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [왖] and [왔].
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection
Press [왗].
Exit the menu screen
Press [MENU].
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3. Press [왗] or [왘] to select the tab you want,
6. Perform one of the following operations to
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
apply the setting you configured.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [왘].
• Instead of pressing [왘],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“Focus” item.
To do this:
Perform this key operation:
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen.
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and
return to feature selection
in step 4.
Press [왗].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [왗].
2. Use [왖] to move back up to
tab selection.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 217 for more
information about menus.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the currently
selected setting.
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• A built-in backup battery retains the date and time
settings of the camera for about 24 hours if the
camera is not supplied with power. Date and time
settings will be cleared when the backup battery
goes dead. The following are the conditions when
power is not being supplied to the camera.
— When the rechargeable battery is dead or
removed from the camera
— When power is not being supplied to the camera
from the USB cradle while the rechargeable
battery is dead or removed from the camera
• The date and time setting screen will appear on the
monitor screen the next time you turn on the camera
after the date and time settings have been cleared. If
this happens, reconfigure the date and time settings.
• If you make a mistake when setting the language or
clock with the following procedure, you will need to
use the camera’s menu to individually change the
language (page 159) or clock (page 156) settings.
• You will not be able to edit time data stored with
images that are recorded while the camera’s time
setting is wrong.
• Even if you configure date and time settings, the
date and time are not stamped into the images
themselves. Note, however, that you can specify
inclusion of the date inside of an image when printing
(page 178).
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
Be sure to configure the following settings before using the
camera to record images.
•
•
•
•
Display language
Home city
Date Style
Date and time
Note that the current date and time settings are used by
the camera to generate the date and time that are stored
along with image data, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• Recording images without configuring the clock
settings causes incorrect time information to be
registered. Be sure to configure the clock settings
before using the camera.
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GETTING READY
3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
To configure display language and clock
settings
[왘] to select the
geographical area
where you live, and
then press [SET].
1. Press the power button, [
[
] (REC) or
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
[왘] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the name of the
city where you live,
and then press [SET].
: Japanese
English
: English
Français : French
Deutsch
: German
Español
: Spanish
Italiano
: Italian
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the summer time
(DST) setting you want, and then press [SET].
Português : Portuguese
: Chinese (Complex)
: Chinese (Simplified)
: Korean
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When you want to do this:
Select this setting:
Keep time using summer time
(Daylight Saving Time)
On
Keep time using standard time
Off
GETTING READY
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to
7. Set the current date
select the date format
setting you want, and
then press [SET].
and the time.
Example: December 24, 2005
To display the date like this:
Select this format:
05/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/05
DD/MM/YY
12/24/05
MM/DD/YY
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [왖] and [왔].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [왗] and [왘].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [BS].
8. Press [SET] to register the settings and exit
the setting screen.
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BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
This section describes the basic procedure for recording an
image.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure your fingers and the strap do not block
the flash, microphone, AF assist light/self-timer lamp
or lens.
Recording an Image
Flash
AF assist light/
self-timer lamp
Aiming the Camera
Use both hands to hold the camera still when shooting an
image. Holding the camera with one hand increases the
chance of movement, which can blur your images.
• Horizontal
• Vertical
Lens
Microphone
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
NOTE
• Moving the camera as you press the shutter button
or while the Auto Focus operation is being performed
(when you press the shutter button half way) can
cause blurring of the image. Press the shutter button
carefully, taking care to avoid camera movement.
This is especially important when available lighting is
low, which slows down the shutter speed.
When holding
the camera
vertically, make
sure that the
flash is above
the lens. Hold
the camera still
with both hands.
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• This causes the image and the auto recording icon
(
) to appear on the monitor screen, and then
enters the currently selected recording mode. If the
auto recording icon (
) is not displayed, use the
procedure on page 85 to select the “Auto” scene.
This should cause the auto recording icon to appear.
Recording an Image
Your camera automatically adjusts shutter speed in
accordance with the brightness of the subject. Images you
record are stored in the camera’s built-in memory, or to a
memory card if you have one loaded in the camera.
• When an optionally available SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard (MMC) is loaded in the camera, images
are stored on the card (page 163).
• If the camera is in the PLAY mode when it turns on,
the message “There are no files.” will appear if you
do not have any images stored in memory yet. In
addition, the
icon will be visible at the top of the
display. If this happens, press [
] (REC) to enter
the currently selected recording mode.
After purchasing a memory card, be sure to load it into
the camera and format it before trying to use it (page
166).
1. Press the power button or [
2. Compose the image
] (REC) to turn
on the monitor screen
so the main subject is
within the focus
frame.
on the camera.
Power button
[
]
• The focusing range of
the camera depends on
focus mode you are
using (page 71).
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Auto recording icon
10
1600 1200N
05/ 12/24
05/12
24
12:58
12
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Focus frame
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
3. Press the shutter button half
way to focus the image.
• When you press the shutter
button half way, the camera’s
Auto Focus feature automatically
focuses the image, and displays
Shutter button
the shutter speed value, the
aperture value, and the ISO
sensitivity.
Operation lamp
• You can tell whether
the image is focused
by observing the
focus frame and the
operation lamp.
When you see this:
It means this:
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is in focus.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not in focus.
• The monitor screen uses various indicators and
icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
White balance
Focus mode
Self-timer
Metering mode indicator
Recording types
Memory capacity
(Snapshots)
Flash
mode
Image quality
(Snapshots)
Image size
(Snapshots)
Date and time
EV shift
Aperture value*1
Shutter speed value*2
ISO sensitivity
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*1 The size of the opening (aperture) that allows light
passing through the lens to reach the CCD. A larger
aperture value indicates a smaller opening for light to
pass through. The camera adjusts this setting
automatically.
*2 The amount of time the shutter remains open, allowing
light passing through the lens to reach the CCD. A
larger shutter speed value indicates that the shutter
remains open longer, which means more light reaches
the CCD. The camera adjusts this setting automatically.
IMPORTANT!
• When the “REC” tab’s “Quick Shutter” setting is
turned on (page 73), the camera immediately records
the image without waiting for Auto Focus to be
performed when you press the shutter release all the
way down without pausing. This helps to ensure that
you are able to capture exactly the moment you
want.
■ About AF Assist Light
4. After making sure that the
The AF assist light/self-timer
lamp operates automatically
to assist the Auto Focus
operation whenever you are
shooting where lighting is dim.
image is focused properly,
press the shutter button the
rest of the way down to
record.
• The number of images you can
record depends on the image
size and the image quality setting
you are using
(pages 69, 70, 230).
Shutter button
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AF assist light/
self-timer lamp
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
■ Recording Precautions
You can turn the AF assist light on or off. It is
recommended that you turn off the AF assist light when
recording images of nearby people, etc.
• Never open the battery cover or place the camera onto
the USB cradle while the operation lamp is flashing
green. Doing so not only causes the current image to be
lost, it can also corrupt images already stored in file
memory and even lead to malfunction of the camera.
• Never remove the memory card while an image is being
recorded to the memory card.
• Fluorescent lighting actually flickers at a frequency that
cannot be detected by the human eye. When using the
camera indoors under such lighting, you may experience
some brightness or color problems with recorded images.
• When “Auto” is selected for the ISO sensitivity setting
(page 114), the camera automatically adjusts its
sensitivity in accordance with the brightness of the
subject. This can cause some digital noise (graininess) to
appear in images of relatively dark subjects.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “AF Assist Light”,
and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on the AF assist light
On
Turn off the AF assist light
Off
IMPORTANT!
• Do not look directly at the AF assist light/self-timer
lamp or point it directly at the subject’s eyes.
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■ About Auto Focus
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 114), the camera
increases sensitivity and uses a faster shutter speed.
Because of this, you need to guard against camera
movement if you have flash turned off
(page 61).
• Bright light shining on the lens can cause images to
appear “washed out”. This tends to happen when
recording images outdoors in bright sunlight. To protect
against this, use your free hand to shade the lens from
the light.
• Proper focus may be difficult or even impossible when
shooting the following types of subjects.
— Solid color walls or subjects with little contrast
— Strongly backlit subjects
— Very shiny objects
— Venetian blinds or other horizontally repeating patterns
— Multiple subjects that are varying distances from the
camera
— Subjects in poorly lit areas
— Moving subjects
— Subjects outside the shooting range of the camera
• Note that a green operation lamp and focus frame do not
necessarily guarantee that the resulting image will be in
focus.
• If Auto Focus does not produce the results you want for
some reason, try using focus lock (page 78) or manual
focus (page 77).
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■ About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
Using Zoom
• The image shown on the monitor screen in the REC
mode is a simplified image for composing purposes. The
actual image is recorded in accordance with the image
quality setting currently selected on your camera. The
image saved in file memory has much better resolution
and detail than the REC mode monitor screen image.
• Certain levels of subject brightness can cause the
response of the REC mode monitor screen to slow down,
which causes some digital noise (graininess) in the
monitor screen image.
• Very bright light inside of an image can cause a vertical
band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is a
CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does
not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical
smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a
snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a movie (page
94).
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom: optical
zoom and digital zoom. Normally, the camera automatically
switches over to digital zoom after you reach the maximum
limit for optical zoom. You can, however, configure the
camera to disable digital zoom, if you want.
Optical Zoom
The optical zoom range is 1X to 3X.
1. In the REC mode, press
Zoom button
the zoom button to
change the zoom factor.
To do this:
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Press this side of the zoom button:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
NOTE
Zoom out
• The optical zoom factor also affects the lens
aperture.
• Use of a tripod is recommended to protect against
hand movement when using the telephoto setting
(zoom in).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
while recording with the Auto Focus mode, Macro
mode, or manual focus, a value will appear on the
monitor screen to tell you the focusing range (pages
72, 75, 77).
• Optical zoom is disabled during movie recording.
Digital zoom only is available. Make sure you select
the optical zoom setting you want to use before you
press [
] (MOVIE) to start movie recording (page
94).
Zoom in
2. Compose the image, and then press the
shutter button.
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Digital Zoom
■ To record an image using digital zoom
Digital zoom digitally enlarges the part of the image at the
center of the image screen. The range of digital zoom is 3X
to 12X (in combination with optical zoom).
1. In the REC mode,
Digital zoom indicator
hold down the
telephoto ( ) side of
the zoom button.
IMPORTANT!
• This causes the zoom
indicator to appear on
the display.
• When you perform a digital zoom operation, the
camera manipulates the image data to enlarge the
center of the image. Unlike optical zoom, an image
enlarged with digital zoom appears coarser than the
original.
Zoom indicator
2. When the zoom pointer reaches the optical/
digital zoom switch over point, it will stop.
Digital
Zoom range
Optical Zoom range
1X
3X
12X
Zoom pointer
Optical/digital zoom switch over point
• The above shows what the zoom indicator looks like
when digital zoom is turned on (page 60). The digital
zoom range is not displayed when digital zoom is
turned off.
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■ To turn digital zoom on and off
3. Release the zoom button momentarily, and
then hold down its telephoto ( ) side again
to move the zoom pointer into the digital
zoom range.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• The zoom pointer will also stop when you move the
pointer back to the switch over point to re-enter the
digital zoom range. Release the zoom button and
) side again to
then hold down its wide angle (
move into the digital zoom range.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Digital Zoom”, and
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
4. Compose the image, and then press the
want, and then press [SET].
shutter button.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on digital zoom
On
Turn off digital zoom
Off
• Only the optical zoom range is displayed in the zoom
indicator when digital zoom is turned off.
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To do this:
Using the Flash
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)*
Perform the following steps to select the flash mode you
want to use.
• The approximate effective range of the flash is shown
below.
Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
Approximately 0.4 to 2.8 meters
(1.3´ to 9.2´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
Approximately 0.4 to 1.4 meters
(1.3´ to 4.6´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
* Depends on zoom factor.
1. In the REC mode, press [왔] (
None
Turn off the flash (Flash Off)
Always fire the flash (Flash On)
Fire a pre-flash followed by image
recording with flash, reducing the
chance of red-eye in the image (Redeye reduction)
In this case, the flash fires automatically
when required
* When using Icon Help (page 111), select “
Flash”.
Auto
).
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• Each press of [왔] (
) cycles through the flash
mode settings described below on the monitor
screen.
Flash mode indicator
[ 왔] (
Select this setting:
)
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■ Flash On
IMPORTANT!
• The flash unit of this camera fires a number of times
when you record an image. The initial flashes are
pre-flashes, which the camera uses to obtain
information that it uses for exposure settings. The
final flash is for recording. Make sure that you keep
the camera still until the shutter releases.
• Using the flash while “Auto” is selected for the ISO
Sensitivity setting increases sensitivity, which can
cause large amounts of digital noise to appear in the
image. You can reduce digital noise by using a lower
ISO Sensitivity setting. Note, however, that this also
has the effect of shortening the flash range (the
range that is covered by the light from the flash)
(page 114).
• During movie recording, you can press [왔] (
) to
cycle through the flash mode settings for snapshot
recording (page 61).
Select
(Flash On) as the flash mode when backlighting
causes your subject to appear dark, even though there is
enough light to keep the flash from firing automatically.
This will cause the flash to fire and illuminate your subject
whenever you press the shutter button (daylight synchro
flash).
■ About Red-eye Reduction
Using the flash to record at night or in a dimly lit room can
cause red spots inside the eyes of people who are in the
image. This happens because the light from the flash
reflects off of the retina of the eye.
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IMPORTANT!
Flash Unit Status
Note the following important points when using redeye reduction.
• Red-eye reduction does not work unless the people
in the image are looking directly at the camera during
the pre-flash. Before pressing the shutter button, call
out to the subjects so they all look at the camera
while the pre-flash operation is performed.
• Red-eye reduction may not work very well if the
subjects are located far away from the camera.
You can find out the current flash unit status by pressing
the shutter button half way and checking the monitor
screen and operation lamp.
Operation lamp*
The
indicator is also shown
on the monitor screen when the
flash unit is ready to fire.
* Operation lamp
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When the operation
lamp is this:
It means this:
Flashing amber
Flash unit is charging
Lit red
Flash unit is ready to fire
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
Perform the following steps to change the flash intensity
setting.
Recording a subject that is outside the flash range can
cause the subject to appear dark in the resulting image,
because not enough of the flash reaches the subject. When
this happens, you can use flash assist to correct the
brightness of the recorded subject, so it appears as if the
flash illumination was sufficient.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Flash Intensity”,
and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To make flash intensity:
Select this setting:
Stronger
+2
Flash assist used
+1
Normal
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
0
–1
Weaker
Flash assist not used
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
–2
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Flash Assist”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [왘].
• Flash intensity may not change if the subject is too
far or too close to the camera.
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■ Flash Precautions
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Auto”, and then
press [SET].
Flash
• Take care that your fingers
do not block the flash when
you hold the camera.
Covering the flash with your
finger can greatly reduce its
effectiveness.
• Selecting “Off” disables flash assist.
IMPORTANT!
• Flash assist may not produce the desired result for
some types of subjects.
• Flash assist may have little effect on your image if
you changed any of the following settings when you
recorded it.
— Flash intensity (page 64)
— Exposure compensation (EV shift) (page 79)
— ISO sensitivity (page 114)
— Contrast (page 118)
• Using flash assist can cause an increase of digital
noise in recorded images.
• You may not be able to achieve the desired results using
the flash if the subject is too close or too far away.
• The flash takes anywhere from a few seconds to as long
as 10 seconds to attain full charge after being fired. The
actual time required depends on the battery level,
temperature, and other conditions.
• The flash does not fire during movie recording.
• The flash unit may not be able to charge when camera
battery power is low. If this happens, the flash will not fire
properly and you will not be able to obtain the desired
exposure. Be sure to charge the camera’s battery as soon
as possible when power goes low.
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• When the flash is turned off (
), mount the camera on a
tripod to record images in an area where available lighting
is dim. Recording images under dim lighting without the
flash can cause digital noise, which makes images
appear coarse.
• When red-eye reduction (
) is selected, flash intensity
is adjusted automatically in accordance with the
exposure. The flash may not fire at all when the subject is
brightly lit.
• Using flash in combination with another light source
(daylight, fluorescent light, etc.) can result in abnormal
image colors.
Using the Self-timer
The self-timer lets you select either a 2-second or 10second delay of the shutter release after you press the
shutter button. A Triple Self-timer feature lets you perform
three consecutive self-timer operations to record three
images.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Self-timer”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the self-timer type
you want to use, and then press [SET].
• Selecting “Off” in step 4 disables the self-timer.
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To do this:
Specify a 10-second self-timer
10s
10 sec
Specify a 2-second self-timer
2s
2 sec
Specify Triple Self-timer
x3
X3
Disable the self-timer
1. The camera performs a 10-second countdown
and then records the first image.
Select this setting:
2. The camera prepares to record the next image.
The amount of time required for preparation
depends on the camera’s current “Size” and
“Quality” settings, the type of memory (built-in or
card) you are using for image storage, and
whether or not the flash is charging.
Off
3. After preparation is complete, the indicator “1sec”
appears on the monitor screen, and another
image is recorded one second later.
• This causes an
indicator identifying the
selected self-timer type
to appear on the
monitor screen.
4. Steps 2 and 3 are repeated once more to record
the third image.
• With the Triple Self-timer,
the camera records a
series of three images in
the sequence described
below.
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5. Press the shutter
button to record the
image.
AF assist light/
Self-timer lamp
NOTE
• The “2 sec” self-timer setting is best when shooting
with a slow shutter speed, because it helps to avoid
blurring of images due to hand movement.
• You cannot use the self-timer to record a snapshot
during movie recording.
• The following functions are not available for use in
combination with the Triple Self-timer.
Business Shot, movie recording functions
• When you press the
shutter button, the AF
assist light/self-timer
lamp flashes and the
shutter releases after the
self-timer reaches the
end of its countdown
(about 10 seconds or two
seconds).
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown
by pressing the shutter button while the AF assist
light/self-timer lamp is flashing.
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Specifying Image Size
“Image size” is the size of the image, expressed as the
number of vertical and horizontal pixels. A “pixel” is one of
the many tiny dots that make up the image. More pixels
provide finer detail when an image is printed, but a higher
pixel count also causes the image’s file size to be larger.
You can select an image size to suit your needs for greater
detail or smaller file size.
• Note that this setting is valid for snapshots only. For
information about movie image size, see page 95.
Image Size
2560 × 1920
Print Size
2560 × 1712
(3:2)
2304 × 1728
A3 Print (3:2 horizontal-tovertical ratio)
2048 × 1536
A4 Print
3.5˝ × 5˝ Print
1600 × 1200
640 × 480
A3 Print
Larger
A4 Print
E-mail (optimum size when
attaching image to e-mail)
Smaller
• The above print sizes are all approximate values when
printing at a resolution of 200 dpi (dots per inch). Use a
larger setting when you want to print at a higher
resolution or when you plan to produce a larger size print.
• Selecting the “2560 × 1712 (3:2)” image size will record
images with a 3:2 (horizontal : vertical) aspect ratio, which
is optimal for printing on paper with an aspect ratio of 3:2.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Size”, and then
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• When selecting the image size, the image size value
(pixels) will alternate on the display with a
corresponding print size. The print size indicates the
optimum paper size when you print an image that is
the image size you select.
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Specifying Image Quality
Compressing an image before storage can cause a
deterioration of its quality. The more an image is
compressed, the greater the loss of quality. The image
quality setting specifies the compression ratio to be used
when an image is stored in memory. You can select an
image quality setting to suit your needs for higher quality or
smaller file size.
• Note that this setting is valid for snapshots only. For
information about movie image quality, see page 95.
Select this setting:
Fine
Normal image quality and
normal file size
Normal
Low image quality, small file
size
Economy
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
IMPORTANT!
• Actual file size depends on the type of image you
record. This means that the remaining image
capacity noted on the monitor screen may not be
exactly accurate (pages 27, 230).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
To get this:
High image quality, large file
size
Quality”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• The exposure compensation
value is displayed on the
monitor screen.
Selecting the Focus Mode
You can select one of five different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, and Manual Focus.
Focus mode indicator
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
IMPORTANT!
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
• Focus is fixed while recording a movie in the Auto
Focus mode and Macro mode.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
109) to switch the focus mode whenever you press
[왗] or [왘] while recording a snapshot or movie.
Select this setting:
Adjusts focus automatically
(Auto Focus)
Close-up recording
Macro (Close-up)
Focus adjusted on a certain
subject distance
(Pan Focus)
Infinity recording
(Infinity)
Manual focus recording
(Manual Focus)
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Operation lamp
Using Auto Focus
As its name suggests, Auto Focus focuses the image
automatically. The automatic focus operation starts when
you press the shutter button down half way. The following
is the Auto Focus range.
F2.7
1 / 1000
ISO100
Range: 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
• Using optical zoom causes the above ranges to change.
Focus frame
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
When you see this:
It means this:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not
focused.
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
”.
5. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to
4. Compose the image so the main subject is
record the image.
within the focus frame, and then press the
shutter button half way.
• You can tell whether the image is focused by
observing the focus frame and the operation lamp.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ Quick Shutter
NOTE
• When proper focusing is not possible because the
subject is closer than the Auto Focus range, the
camera automatically switches to the Macro mode
range (page 75).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 57) while recording with Auto Focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: AF 40cm - ∞
When Quick Shutter is turned on, the camera immediately
records the image without waiting for Auto Focus to be
performed when you press the shutter release all the way
down. This helps to avoid missing a special moment while
you wait for the camera to Auto Focus.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Quick Shutter”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on Quick Shutter
On
Turn off Quick Shutter
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■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
For this type of Auto Focus area:
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus mode and the Macro
mode. Note that the configuration of the focus frame
changes in accordance with the Auto Focus area you
select.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the Auto Focus area
you want, and then press [SET].
•
Spot
Automatic selection of the focus area where
the subject closest to the camera is located
• With this setting, a wide focus frame,
which contains nine focus points, appears
on the monitor screen first. When you
press the shutter button half way, the
camera automatically selects the focus
point where the subject closest to the
camera is located, and a focus frame
appears at that point.
• This setting works well for group photos.
Multi
Spot
Focus frame
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Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 78).
•
Multi
Focus frame
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NOTE
Using the Macro Mode
• When the Macro mode cannot focus properly
because the subject is too far away, the camera
automatically switches to the Auto Focus range
(page 72).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 57) while recording with the Macro mode, a
value will appear on the monitor screen as shown
below to tell you the focusing range.
Example: 17cm - 50cm
Use the Macro mode when you need to focus on close up
subjects. The following shows the approximate focus range
in the Macro mode.
Range: 17cm to 50cm (6.7˝ to 19.7˝)
• Using optical zoom causes the above range to change.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
IMPORTANT!
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
• Use of the flash along with the Macro mode can
cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which
can produce unwanted lens shadows in your image.
Macro”.
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
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Using Pan Focus
Using the Infinity Mode
Pan Focus comes in handy when recording under
conditions where Auto Focus is difficult for some reason, or
in cases where Auto Focus operation noise is too
noticeable in the movie audio.
The Infinity mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
then press [왘].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
”.
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
”.
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
NOTE
• If you press the shutter button half way, the focus
distance will appear on the monitor screen.
Example: 1.1m - ∞
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Using Manual Focus
4. Press [SET].
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus range in the
Manual Focus mode.
5. While watching the
Optical Zoom Factor
image on the monitor
screen, use [왗] and
[왘] to focus.
Approximate Focus Range
1X
17cm (6.7˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
40cm (15.7˝) to infinity (∞)
• Using optical zoom causes the above range to change.
Manual focus position
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Focus”, and
then press [왘].
Press [왗].
Focus out on the subject
Press [왘].
• Pressing [왗] or [왘] causes the area inside of the
boundary displayed in step 1 to fill the monitor
screen momentarily to aid in focus. The normal
image will reappear a short while later.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “
Do this:
Focus in on the subject
”.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
6. Press the shutter button to record the image.
Boundary
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NOTE
Using Focus Lock
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 57) while recording with manual focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: MF 17cm - ∞
Focus lock is a technique you can use to focus on a subject
that is not located within the focus frame when you record
an image. You can use focus lock in the Auto Focus mode
).
and the Macro mode (
1. Using the monitor
Main subject
screen, compose the
image so the main
subject is within the
focus frame, and then
press the shutter
button half way.
• This locks the focus on
the subject that is
currently within the
focus frame.
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F2.7
1 / 1000
ISO100
Focus frame
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2. Keeping the shutter
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
button pressed half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
Exposure compensation lets you change the exposure
setting (EV value) manually to adjust for the lighting of your
subject. This feature helps to achieve better results when
recording a backlit subject, a strongly lit subject indoors, or
a subject that is against a dark background.
F2.7
1 / 1000
ISO100
Main subject
EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
3. When the image is composed the way you
want, press the shutter button the rest of the
way to record it.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
2. Select the “Quality”
tab, select “EV Shift”,
and then press [왘].
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
Exposure compensation
value
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
EV value
[왖] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation while using multipattern metering (page 115) will cause the metering
mode to switch automatically to center weighted
metering. Returning the EV shift value to 0.0 causes
the metering mode to change back to multi-pattern
metering.
• You can use key customization (page 109) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
the REC mode. This comes in handy when adjusting
exposure compensation while viewing the on-screen
histogram (page 106).
[왔] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Adjusting White Balance
want, and then press [SET].
The wavelengths of the light produced by various light
sources (daylight, light bulb, etc.) can affect the color of a
subject when it is recorded. White balance lets you make
adjustments to compensate for different lighting types, so
the colors of an image appear more natural.
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
Select this setting:
Auto
Outdoor daylight on a clear day
Outdoor daylight on an overcast or
rainy day, in the shade of a tree, etc.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
In the shade of a building or any other
area where the color temperature is
high
2. Select the “Quality”
tab, select “White
Balance”, and then
press [왘].
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
N
Under daylight fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
D
Under incandescent lighting
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually” (page 82).)
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Manual
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
• 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.
When this happens, use daylight, cloudy, or one of
the other fixed white balance settings to specify the
type of lighting available.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
109) to configure the camera so the white balance
setting changes whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while
in the REC mode.
• If you have key customization configured to control
white balance and you have Icon Help turned on
(page 111), select “AWB Auto WB” to change the
white balance mode to auto.
Certain complex light sources or other environmental
conditions can make it impossible to obtain good results
when “Auto” or one of the fixed light source settings is
selected for white balance. Manual white balance lets you
configure the camera for a particular light source and other
conditions.
Note that you must perform manual white balance under
the same conditions you will be shooting under. Have a
sheet of white paper on hand before starting the following
procedure.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select a “Quality” tab, select “White
Balance”, and then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
select “Manual”.
• This causes the object
you last used to adjust
manual white balance to
appear on the monitor
screen. If you want to use
the same settings you
configured during a
previous manual white
balance setting
operation, skip step 4
and perform step 5.
5. Press [SET].
• This registers the white balance settings and returns
to the currently selected recording mode.
NOTE
• After you adjust white balance manually, the setting
remains in effect until you change it or until you turn
off the camera.
4. Point the camera at a white paper or similar
object under the lighting conditions for which
you want to set the white balance, and then
press the shutter button.
White paper
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IMPORTANT!
Recording Consecutive Images
(Continuous Shutter Mode)
• The speed of continuous shutter recording depends
on the type of memory card loaded in the camera.
When recording to built-in memory, continuous
shutter recording is relatively slow.
You can configure the camera to record only a single
snapshot each time the shutter button is pressed, or to
keep recording as long as the shutter button remains
depressed (and there is enough memory available to store
the images).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Continuous”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “On”, and then
press [SET].
• This causes “
” to appear on the monitor screen.
• With “Off”, the snapshots are recorded one at a time.
4. Press the shutter button to record.
• Recording continues as long as you keep the shutter
button depressed. Release the shutter button to stop
recording.
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1. In the REC mode,
BEST SHOT Mode for Snapshots and
Movies
press [BS] (BEST
SHOT).
Selecting one of the BEST SHOT sample scenes
automatically sets up the camera for recording a similar
type of image.
• This enters the BEST
SHOT mode and displays
all 12 of the BEST SHOT
scenes.
■ Example Sample Scene
• Portrait
• There are four types of sample scenes: snapshot
and movie scenes, snapshot only scenes, movie only
scenes, and the voice record scene.
• Scenery
• Sample scenes are arranged in sequence, starting
from the upper left corner.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the sample
scene you want, and then press [SET].
• Night Scene
• Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the selection
boundary around the display. Scrolling past the last
or the first scene scrolls to the next screen of 12sample scenes.
• Night Scene Portrait
• Pressing [MENU] causes the selection boundary to
jump to the first sample scene (“Auto”).
• If you want to check which sample scene is currently
selected or if you want to change to a different
scene, press [BS].
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• Selecting the “Auto” scene changes the recording
type to snapshot auto recording (“
” displayed)
(page 52).
IMPORTANT!
• BEST SHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• Movie recording is not supported for the “Business
Cards and Documents”, and the “Whiteboard, etc.”
scenes. Snapshot recording is not supported for the
“Short Movie” and the “Past Movie” scenes. Movie
recording and snapshot recording are not supported
for the “Voice Recording” scene.
• Depending on the sample scene, you may not be
able to record a still image or movie.
• Due to shooting conditions and other factors, an
image recorded using the setup of a BEST SHOT
scene may not produce exactly the results you
expect.
• You can change the camera settings that are made
when 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. If you want to save your
settings for later use, save them as a BEST SHOT
user setup.
• Digital noise reduction processing is performed
automatically when you are recording a night scene,
fireworks, or other image that requires slow shutter
speeds. Because of this, it takes longer to record
images at lower shutter speeds. Make sure that you
do not perform any camera button operations until
the image recording operation is complete.
3. To record a snapshot, press the shutter
button.
To record a movie, press [
• To stop recording, press [
] (MOVIE).
] (MOVIE) again.
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• When recording the image of a night scene,
fireworks, or some other image using a slow shutter
speed, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent
hand movement.
Displaying Sample Scenes Individually
You can use the following procedure to display BEST
SHOT sample scenes individually, so you can view the
explanation about each scene’s settings.
NOTE
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
• Operation guidance and the currently selected BEST
SHOT scene appear on the display for about two
seconds if the camera is in the BEST SHOT mode
when you turn it on.
2. Hold down the
telephoto ( ) side of
the zoom button.
• This displays the
sample scene that was
selected on the 12scene screen.
• To return to the 12-scene screen, hold down the
wide angle (
) side of the zoom button.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the sample scene
you want, and then press [SET].
• Pressing [MENU] jumps to the first sample scene
(“Auto”).
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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IMPORTANT!
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
• BEST SHOT user setups are located in the camera’s
built-in memory following the built-in sample scenes.
• Registering a snapshot creates a snapshot setup,
while registering a movie creates a movie setup. A
snapshot setup can be used to record snapshots
only, and a movie setup can be used to record
movies only.
• Selecting a user snapshot setup displays the
indicator “SU” in the upper right corner of the monitor
screen, followed by a number (that indicates the
setup number). Selecting a movie snapshot setup
displays the indicator “MU” in the upper right corner
of the monitor screen, followed by a number (that
indicates the setup number).
• Note that formatting built-in memory (page 162)
deletes all BEST SHOT user setups.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
snapshot or movie you recorded as a BEST SHOT scene.
After that, you can recall the setup whenever you want to
use it.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select “Register
User Scene”, and then press [SET].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to
display the snapshots
or movies whose
setup you want to
register as a BEST
SHOT scene.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
• This registers the setup. Now you can use the
procedure on page 85 to select your user setup for
recording.
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NOTE
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
• The following are the settings that are included in a
snapshot setup: focus mode, EV shift value, white
balance mode, flash mode, ISO sensitivity, Metering,
Flash Intensity, Flash Assist, Filter, Sharpness,
Saturation, and Contrast.
The following are the settings that are included in a
movie setup: focus mode, EV shift value, white
balance mode, Filter, Sharpness, Saturation, and
Contrast.
• Note that snapshots or movies recorded with this
camera only can be used to create a BEST SHOT
user setup.
• You can have up to 999 BEST SHOT user setups in
the camera’s built-in memory at one time.
• You can check the current setup of a scene by
displaying the various setting menus.
• BEST SHOT snapshot user setups are stored in
camera built-in memory in the folder named
“SCENE”. BEST SHOT movie user setups are stored
in camera built-in memory in the folder named
“MSCENE”. File names are assigned automatically
using the format “US500nnn.JPE”, where “nnn” is a
value from 000 through 999.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to display the user
setup you want to delete.
3. Press [왔] (
) to delete the user setup.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the file.
6. Press [MENU].
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IMPORTANT!
Reducing the Effects of Hand or Subject
Movement
• Anti Shake is disabled automatically when any
setting other than “Auto” is selected for ISO
sensitivity. If you want Anti Shake to be operational
after turning it on, be sure to change the ISO
sensitivity setting to “Auto” (page 114).
• Recording with Anti Shake can cause an image to
appear somewhat coarser than normal and can
cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• The Anti Shake feature may not be able to eliminate
the effects of hand or subject movement when
shaking is severe.
• Anti Shake is disabled during movie recording.
• The Anti Shake feature may not work when using a
very low shutter speed. If this happens, use a tripod
to stabilize the camera.
You can reduce the effects of subject movement, and for
hand movement that tends to occur when shooting a faraway subject using telephoto, a fast-moving subject, or
under dim lighting conditions.
1. Perform one of the procedures below to
enable Anti Shake.
Using the BEST SHOT mode
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the “Anti Shake”
scene, and then press [SET].
Using the Menu Screen
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Anti Shake”, and then
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Auto”, and then press
[SET].
•
(Anti Shake indicator) is displayed on the
monitor screen while Anti Shake is turned on.
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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IMPORTANT!
Shooting with High Sensitivity
• High Sensitivity is disabled automatically when any
setting other than “Auto” is selected for ISO
sensitivity. If you want High Sensitivity to be
operational after turning it on, be sure to change the
ISO sensitivity setting to “Auto” (page 114).
• Recording with high sensitivity can cause an image
to appear somewhat coarser than normal and can
cause slight deterioration of image resolution.
• A desirable level of image brightness may not be
possible under very dark conditions.
• When shooting with slow shutter speeds, use a
tripod to protect against the effects of hand
movement.
Higher sensitivity makes it possible to record brighter
images when there is not enough lighting available to
obtain normal exposure.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the “High
Sensitivity” scene, and then press [SET].
3. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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■ Setup Sample Images
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot)
• Business cards and
documents
Recording a business card, document, whiteboard, or
similarly shaped object from an angle can cause the
subject to appear misshaped in the resulting image.
Business Shot automatically corrects the shape of
rectangular objects to make them appear like the camera
was positioned directly in front of them.
• White board, etc.
IMPORTANT!
Before keystone
correction
• Before recording, compose the image so outline of
the item you want to record fits entirely within the
monitor screen. The camera will not be able to detect
the shape of the subject correctly unless it is
enclosed entirely within the monitor screen.
• The camera also will be unable to detect the shape
of the subject if it is the same color as the
background. Make sure the subject is against a
background that allows the outline of the subject to
stand out.
• Digital zoom is disabled while recording with
Business Shot. However, you can use optical zoom.
After keystone
correction
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NOTE
To use Business Shot
• When the camera is at an angle to a business card
or document it is recording, the shape of the
business card or document may appear distorted in
the image. Auto keystone correction corrects for this
distortion, which means that subjects appear normal
even if you record at an angle.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and [왘] to select the
Business Shot image you want, and then
press [SET].
3. Press the shutter
button to record the
image.
• This displays a screen
that shows all of the
objects in the image that
qualify as candidates for
keystone correction. An
error message will
appear (page 228) if the
camera is unable to find
any suitable keystone
correction candidate in
the image. After a short
while, the original image
will be stored in memory,
as-is.
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4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the candidate you
Recording a Movie
want to correct.
You can record high-resolution movies with audio. Movie
length is limited only by the amount of memory available for
storage. You can select a resolution setting to suit your
needs, and a variety of different movie recording functions
provide plenty of movie making versatility.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select “Correct”, and
then press [SET].
• Selecting “Cancel” in
place of “Correct” stores
the original image as-is,
without correcting it.
• File Format: MPEG-4 AVI format
• Maximum Movie Length:
The length of a movie is limited only by the amount of
memory available to store it.
IMPORTANT!
• The maximum Business Shot image size is 1600 ×
1200 pixels, even if the camera is configured for a
larger image size. An image size setting smaller than
1600 × 1200 pixels records images at the specified
size.
• Approximate Movie File Size (1-minute movie):
28.4MB (Quality Setting: HQ)
14.9MB (Quality Setting: Normal)
5.3MB (Quality Setting: LP)
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• Movie recording functions
— Movie
Use this function for normal movie recording (page
96).
Specifying Movie Image Quality
The image quality setting determines how much the
camera compresses movie images before storing them.
Image quality is expressed as image size in pixels. A
“pixel” is one of the many tiny dots that make up an image.
More pixels (a larger image size) provide finer detail and
higher image quality when a movie is played back.
Before recording a movie, select the image quality setting
that suits your needs.
— Short Movie
Each press of [
] (MOVIE) records a short movie
that starts before [
] (MOVIE) is pressed and ends
after [
] (MOVIE) is pressed (page 97).
— Past Movie
This function uses a 5-second buffer that is continually
] (MOVIE) starts recording from
updated. Pressing [
five seconds prior to the point [
] (MOVIE) is
pressed. Use this function when you want to make
sure you do not miss fast-moving action (page 99).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “Quality” tab.
— BEST SHOT mode
This mode is for BEST SHOT scenes other than Short
Movie and Past Movie. It makes camera setup as ease
as selecting the applicable sample scene. Select one
of the BEST SHOT scenes and the camera
automatically configures itself with the setup for that
scene (page 85).
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
Quality” , and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can play movie files on your computer using
Windows Media Player 9.
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Approximate
Data Rate
Frame Rate
HQ
(640 × 480 pixels)
4.1 megabits
per second
30 frames/
second
Normal
(640 × 480 pixels)
2.0 megabits
per second
30 frames/
second
LP
(320 × 240 pixels)
745 kilobits
per second
15 frames/
second
Setting
Higher
Quality
Lower
Quality
Recording a Movie
1. In the REC mode, point the camera at the
subject.
2. Press [
] (MOVIE).
Remaining recording time
• This starts movie
recording.
• Movie recording
continues as long as
remaining memory
capacity allows.
Recording time
3. To stop movie recording, press [
] (MOVIE)
again.
• When movie recording is complete, the movie file is
stored in file memory.
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■ To record a Short Movie
Recording a Short Movie
Short Movie records a movie of preset length each time
] (MOVIE).
you press [
Short Movie consists basically of two parts, as shown in the
illustration below.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and [왘] to select the “Short
Movie” scene, and then press [SET].
• When 4-second past part and 4-second future part is
specified
Operation ➝
Press [
3. Press [SET].
] MOVIE
Record
Action ➝ Stores the
previous
4 seconds.
• Selecting the “Short Movie” scene causes “
appear on the monitor screen.
Recording
of the future
part starts.
Store
Storage
complete.
Recording stops automatically
4 seconds after [ ] (MOVIE)
is pressed.
You can specify the length of the past part and the future
part independently. The total length of the short movie can
be anywhere from two to eight seconds. A MOTION PRINT
feature (page 130) lets you capture still images from a
short movie as you store it.
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Past part
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the MOTION PRINT
Future part
specify the length of
the past part (the part
before [ ] (MOVIE)
is pressed), and then
press [왘].
layout format you want, and then press [SET].
• Times can be specified
in one-second units.
• The total short movie
length (past part plus
future part) can be the
range of two seconds to
eight seconds.
MOTION PRINT
To do this:
Select this
setting:
Store a capture of the
image at the point [
]
(MOVIE) is pressed to
start Short Movie
recording, and display it
on a background of eight
frames
9 frames
Store a capture of the
image at the point [
]
(MOVIE) is pressed to
start Short Movie
recording
• You can specify 0 seconds for the length of the past
part or the future part.
• The length of the past part can be from 0 to five
seconds.
Turn off MOTION PRINT (no snapshot stored)
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to specify the length of the
future part (the after part [ ] (MOVIE) is
pressed), and then press [왘].
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7. Point the camera at the subject and then
press [
Recording a Past Movie
] (MOVIE).
Past Movie uses a 5-second buffer that is continually
] (MOVIE) starts recording from five
updated. Pressing [
seconds prior to the point [
] (MOVIE) is pressed. Use
Past Movie when you want to make sure you do not miss
fast-moving action.
• This will record a movie of the length specified by the
time values you specified in steps 3 and 4.
Recording stops automatically.
• To stop recording part way through, press [
(MOVIE) again.
]
Operation ➝
IMPORTANT!
Press [
] MOVIE
Press [
Record
• Note that Short Movie data is continually recorded
and stored in a buffer before you press [
]
(MOVIE). Be sure to keep the camera still and
pointed in the direction of the subject for some time
] (MOVIE) to start recording.
before you press [
• When a Short Movie record operation starts future
part recording, the monitor screen will show a
countdown of the remaining recording time.
Recording continues until the end of the countdown
is reached.
Action ➝ Stores the
previous
5 seconds.
Recording
of the future
part starts.
] MOVIE
Store
Recording
ends.
Storage
complete.
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and [왘] to select the “Past
Movie” scene, and then press [SET].
• Selecting the “Past Movie” scene causes “
appear on the monitor screen.
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■ Movie Recording Precautions
3. Point the camera at the subject and then
press [
] (MOVIE).
• The flash does not fire during movie recording
• This camera also records audio. Note the following points
when recording a movie.
— Take care that you do not
block the microphone
with your fingers.
— Good recording results
are not possible when the
camera is too far from the
subject.
Microphone
— Operating camera
buttons during recording
can cause button noise to
be included in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded
in monaural.
• This will record anything that went on in front of the
lens during the previous five seconds and continue
recording from the point that [
] (MOVIE) was
pressed. Recording can continue as long as there is
memory available to store data.
4. To stop recording, press [
] (MOVIE) again.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• Very bright light inside of an image can cause a vertical
band to appear in the monitor screen image. This is a
CCD phenomenon known as “vertical smear”, and does
not indicate malfunction of the camera. Note that vertical
smear is not recorded with the image in the case of a
snapshot, but it is recorded in the case of a movie.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record data,
which can cause movie frames to be dropped.
and
REC flash on the monitor screen during recording to let
you know when a frame has been dropped.
• Optical zoom is disabled during movie recording. Digital
zoom only is available. Make sure you select the optical
zoom setting you want to use before you press [
]
(MOVIE) to start movie recording (page 57).
• The effects of camera movement in an image become
more pronounced when you record close ups or recording
with a large zoom factor. Because of this, use of a tripod
is recommended when recording close ups or recording
with a large zoom factor.
• Images may be out of focus if the subject is outside the
shooting range of the camera.
Recording a Snapshot during Movie
Recording
You can use the procedure below to record a snapshot
during movie recording.
1. Point the camera at the subject you want to
record, and then press [
] (MOVIE).
• This will start movie recording.
2. When you want to record a snapshot, press
the shutter button.
• This will record the snapshot and return to movie
recording.
• To stop movie recording, press [
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] (MOVIE) again.
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Recording Audio
• During movie recording, you can only record auto
recording snapshots, and BEST SHOT snapshots
(excluding Business Cards and Documents,
Whiteboard etc., Short Movie, Past Movie, Voice
Recording).
• Movie recording (image and audio) is interrupted for
a few seconds when a snapshot is recorded.
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
You can add audio to a snapshot after you record it.
• Image Format: JPEG
JPEG is an image format that provides efficient data
compression.
The file extension of a JPEG file is “.JPG”.
NOTE
• During movie recording, you can press [왔] (
) to
cycle through the flash mode settings for snapshot
recording (page 61). Select the flash mode you want
to use before recording the snapshot.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
109) to assign functions to [왗] and [왘] that can be
accessed during snapshot and movie recording.
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
NOTE
• You can play back an audio file recorded in the
Audio Snapshot mode on your computer using
Windows Media Player.
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1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Audio Snap”,
• The operation lamp will flash green while recording is
in progress.
and then press [왘].
• If you have the monitor screen turned off, the monitor
screen turns on while you are adding audio to a
snapshot.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “On” and then press
[SET].
• This enters the Audio Snapshot mode.
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
• Selecting “Off” enters the Normal Snapshot mode
(no audio).
when you press the shutter button.
4. Press the shutter
IMPORTANT!
button to record the
image.
• After the image is
recorded, the camera
enters audio recording
standby, with the image
you just recorded on the
monitor screen and
indicator.
displays a
• Audio snapshot recording is not supported (audio
cannot be recorded) for the following types of
recording: “X3” self-timer recording (Triple Selftimer), snapshot recording during movie recording.
Remaining recording time
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
[MENU].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Recording Your Voice
1. In the REC mode, press [BS] (BEST SHOT).
Voice Recording provides quick and easy recording of your
voice.
2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗] and
Recording time
[왘] to select the “Voice
Recording” scene, and
then press [SET].
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Selecting the “Voice
Recording” scene causes
“
” to appear on the
monitor screen.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 25 minutes with built-in memory
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
Remaining recording time
3. Press the shutter button to start voice
recording.
NOTE
• The remaining recording time value counts down on
the monitor screen and the operation lamp flashes
green as recording is performed.
• You can play back files recorded with Voice
Recording on your computer using Windows Media
Player.
• Pressing [왖] (DISP) during voice recording turns off
the monitor screen.
• You can insert index marks while recording by
pressing [SET]. See page 142 for information about
jumping to an index mark during playback.
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■ Audio Recording Precautions
4. Recording stops when you press the shutter
button, when memory becomes full, or when
the battery goes dead.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
Microphone
• Good recording results are not possible when the camera
is too far from the subject.
• Pressing the power button or pressing [
] (PLAY) stops
recording and stores any audio recorded up to that point.
• You can also perform “after-recording” to add audio to a
snapshot after recording it, and also change the audio
recorded for an image. See page 139 for more
information.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• An RGB histogram that shows the distribution of R (red),
G (green), and B (blue) components is also displayed.
This histogram can be used to determine whether there is
too much or too little of each of the color components in
an image.
Using the Histogram
You can use [왖] (DISP) to display a histogram on the
monitor screen (page 30). The histogram lets you check
exposure conditions as you record images. You can also
display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY
mode.
NOTE
• You can use key customization (page 109) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while in
the REC mode. If you do this, you can adjust
exposure compensation while viewing the on-screen
histogram (page 79).
Histogram
• A histogram is a graph that represents the lightness of an
image in terms of the number of pixels. The vertical axis
indicates the number of pixels, while the horizontal axis
indicates lightness. You can use the histogram to
determine whether an image includes the shadowing (left
side), mid tones (center), and highlighting (right) required
to bring out sufficient image detail. If the histogram
appears too lopsided for some reason, you can use EV
shift (exposure compensation) to move it left or right in
order to achieve better balance. Optimum exposure can
be achieved by correcting exposure so the graph is as
close to the center as possible.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• When the histogram is too far
to the left, it means that there
are too many dark pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
dark. A histogram that is too
far to the left may result in
“black out” of the dark areas
of an image.
• A centered histogram
indicates that there is good
distribution of light pixels and
dark pixels. This type of
histogram results when the
overall image is at optimal
lightness.
• When the histogram is too far
to the right, it means that
there are too many light
pixels.
This type of histogram results
when the overall image is
light. A histogram that is too
far to the right may result in
“white out” of the light areas of
an image.
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IMPORTANT!
REC Mode Camera Settings
• Note that the above histograms are shown for
illustrative purposes only. You may not be able to
achieve exactly the same shapes for particular
subjects.
• A centered histogram does not necessarily
guarantee optimum exposure. The recorded image
may be over-exposed or under-exposed, even
though its histogram is centered.
• You may not be able to achieve an optimum
histogram configuration due to the limitations of EV
shift.
• Use of the flash as well as certain shooting
conditions can cause the histogram to indicate
exposure that is different from the actual exposure of
the image when it was recorded.
• The RGB (color component) histogram is displayed
for snapshots only.
The following are the settings you can configure before
recording an image using the REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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L/R key setting
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
Icon Help on/off
Power on default settings
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Filter
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
Resetting the camera
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
Assigning Functions to the [왗] and [왘]
Keys
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the [왗]
and [왘] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in the REC mode. After you configure the
[왗] and [왘] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
Continuous (page 84)
AF Area (page 74)
Anti Shake (page 90)
Quick Shutter (page 73)
Audio Snap (page 139)
Digital Zoom (page 60)
Size (page 69)
Quality (Snapshots) (page 70)
Quality (Movies) (page 95)
White Balance (page 81)
Flash Intensity (page 64)
Flash Assist (page 64)
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [왘].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
want, and then press [SET].
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
• After you assign a function, you can change its
setting simply by pressing the [왗] and [왘] keys.
—
—
—
—
—
—
Focus (page 71)
EV Shift (page 79)
White Balance (page 81)
ISO (page 114)
Self-timer (page 66)
Off: No function assigned
IMPORTANT!
• While recording a snapshot or movie, you can use
[왗] and [왘] to set the functions assigned to them.
However, you cannot set the self-timer during movie
recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Turning Image Review On and Off
Using Icon Help
Image review displays the images you record on the
monitor screen as soon as you record them. Use the
following procedure to turn image review on and off.
Icon Help displays guidance text about an icon when you
select it on the monitor screen while in the REC mode
(page 27).
• Icon Help text is displayed for the following functions:
Flash mode, focus mode, white balance, self-timer,
recording type, EV shift.
Note, however, that EV shift, self-timer and white balance
icon help text appears only when “EV shift”, “Self-timer” or
“White Balance” is assigned to the [왗] and [왘] keys with
the key customization feature (page 109).
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display images on the monitor
screen for about one second
immediately after they are recorded
On
Do not display images immediately
after they are recorded
Off
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Icon Help”, and
then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Specifying Power On Default Settings
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display guidance text when you
select an icon on the monitor screen.
On
Turn off Icon Help
Off
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the BEST SHOT
mode, flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, metering, self-timer, flash intensity,
digital zoom mode, manual focus position and zoom
position. Turning on mode memory for a mode tells the
camera to remember the status of that mode when you turn
off the camera, and restore it the next time you turn the
camera back on. When mode memory is turned off, the
camera automatically restores the initial factory default
setting for the applicable mode.
— The following table shows what happens when you turn
mode memory on or off for each mode.
IMPORTANT!
• Selecting one of the following settings causes the
icon and its Icon Help text to appear momentarily on
the monitor screen. The icon and text disappear after
a short while.
— Flash mode “
Auto Flash” icon (page 61)
— Focus mode “
Auto Focus” icon (page 71)
— White balance “AWB Auto WB” icon (page 81)
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Function
On
BEST SHOT status
cancel
Flash
Auto
Focus
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Metering
Self-timer
Flash Intensity
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*2
Setting when
camera is
turned off
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
Off
BEST
SHOT*1
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Memory”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the item you want to
change, and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
Spot
want, and then press [SET].
Multi
Off
0
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
Wide
*1 Specifies whether startup is performed with BEST
SHOT scene selection as-is. When on, starts up
with the last used BEST SHOT scene but turning off
starts up with auto status.
*2 Only the optical zoom position is remembered.
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on mode memory so settings
are restored at power on
On
Turn off mode memory so settings
are initialized at power on
Off
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
• Note that BEST SHOT mode settings take priority
over mode memory settings. If you turn the camera
off while in the BEST SHOT mode, all settings
except for “Zoom Position” will be configured
according to the BEST SHOT sample scene when
you turn it back on again, regardless of mode
memory on/off settings.
You can change the ISO sensitivity setting for better
images in places where lighting is dim or when you are
using faster shutter speeds.
• ISO sensitivity is expressed in terms of values that
originally indicated the sensitivity to light for photographic
film. A larger value indicates higher sensitivity, which is
better for recording when available lighting is dim.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “ISO”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you want
and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
Automatic sensitivity selection
Auto
Lower sensitivity
ISO 50
ISO 100
ISO 200
Higher sensitivity
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ISO 400
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Selecting the Metering Mode
• Under certain conditions, a high shutter speed in
combination with a high ISO sensitivity setting can
cause digital noise (graininess), which makes an
image appear rough. For clean, good-quality images,
use the lowest ISO sensitivity setting possible.
• Using a high ISO sensitivity setting along with the
flash to shoot a nearby subject may result in
improper illumination of the subject.
• “Auto” ISO sensitivity always is used for movie
recording, regardless of the current ISO sensitivity
setting.
The metering mode determines what part of the subject is
metered for exposure. You can use the following procedure
to change the camera’s metering mode.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Metering”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• You can use the key customization feature (page
109) to configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity
setting changes whenever you press [왗] and [왘]
while in the REC mode.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Multi (Multi pattern)
Multi (Multi pattern) metering divides the
image into sections and measures the
light in each section for a balanced
exposure reading. The camera
automatically determines shooting
conditions according to the measured
lighting pattern, and makes exposure
settings accordingly. This type of
metering provides error-free exposure
settings for a wide range of shooting
conditions.
IMPORTANT!
• When “Multi” is selected as the metering mode,
certain procedures cause the metering mode setting
to change automatically as described below.
• Changing the exposure compensation setting (page
79) to a value other than 0.0 changes the metering
mode setting to “Center Weighted.” The metering
mode changes back to “Multi” when you return the
exposure compensation setting to 0.0.
• When “Multi” is selected, the icon is not displayed
when you return to the REC mode information
display (page 26).
Center Weighted
Center weighted metering measures
light concentrating on the center of the
focus area. Use this metering method
when you want to exert some control
over exposure, without leaving settings
totally up to the camera.
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 it being
affected by surrounding conditions.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Using the Filter Function
Specifying Outline Sharpness
The camera’s filter function lets you alter the tint of an
image when you record it.
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of
image outlines.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Filter”, and
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Sharpness”,
then press [왘].
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
• Available filter settings are: Off, B/W, Sepia, Red,
Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Purple
To get this:
Select this setting:
High sharpness
+2
+1
IMPORTANT!
Normal sharpness
• Using the camera’s filter feature produces the same
effect as attaching a color filter to the lens.
0
–1
Low sharpness
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–2
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Use the following procedure to control the intensity of the
image you are recording.
Use this procedure to adjust the relative difference
between the light areas and dark areas of the image you
are recording.
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In the REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Saturation”,
2. Select the “Quality” tab, select “Contrast”,
and then press [왘].
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
want, and then press [SET].
To get this:
Select this setting:
High color saturation (intensity)
+2
To get this:
Select this setting:
+1
High contrast
+2
Normal color saturation (intensity)
+1
0
Normal contrast
–1
Low color saturation (intensity)
0
–1
–2
Low contrast
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–2
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Resetting the Camera
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 217.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
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PLAYBACK
PLAYBACK
2. Use [왘] (forward) or [왗] (back) to scroll
You can use the camera’s built-in monitor screen to view
images after you record them.
through files on the monitor screen.
Basic Playback Operation
Use the following procedure to scroll through files stored in
the camera’s memory.
NOTE
1. Press [
] (PLAY) to
turn on the camera.
[
]
• Holding down [왗] or [왘] scrolls images at high
speed.
• In order to allow for faster playback image scrolling,
the image that initially appears on the monitor screen
is a preview image, which is of somewhat lower
quality than the actual display image. The actual
display image appears a short while after the preview
image. This does not apply to images copied from
another digital camera.
• This enters the PLAY
mode and causes an
image or a message to
appear on the monitor
screen.
PLAY mode file type
Folder name/ File name
Image quality
Image size
Date and time
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PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Playing an Audio Snapshot
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
Perform the steps below to display an audio snapshot
) and play its audio.
(indicated by
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] until the
image you want is displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This plays back the
audio that accompanies
the displayed image.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왔] and then use [왖]
and [왔].
Changing display contents
Press [왖] (DISP).
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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PLAYBACK
3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to shift the image
Zooming the Display Image
up, down, left, or right.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to eight times its normal
size.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
IMPORTANT!
the image you want.
2. Press the zoom
button ( ) to enlarge
the image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full eight times normal size.
Current zoom factor
Original image
• This zooms the image.
• An indicator appears in
the lower right corner,
that shows what part of
the original image is
currently displayed on
the monitor screen.
• You can toggle display
of the zoom factor on
and off by pressing
[BS].
Displayed part
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PLAYBACK
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images and
Resizing an Image
display the one you want to resize.
You can resize a recorded image to either of the three
following sizes.
• 1600 × 1200 pixels (UXGA):
Best for print sizes 3.5˝ × 5˝ or smaller (More detail than
1280 × 960)
• 1280 × 960 pixels (SXGA):
Best for print sizes 3.5˝ × 5˝ or smaller
• 640 × 480 pixels (VGA):
Best for attachment to e-mail messages or incorporation
into Web pages
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• To cancel the resize operation, select “Cancel”.
IMPORTANT!
• Resizing an image creates a new file that contains
the image in the size you select. The file with the
original image also remains in memory.
• Note that you cannot resize the following types of
images.
— 640 × 480 pixel and smaller images
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• The resize operation cannot be performed when
there is not enough memory to store the resized
image.
• When you display a resized image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time that appear when
the image is displayed indicate when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was resized.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [왘].
• Note that this operation is
possible only when a
snapshot image is on the
monitor screen.
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4. Use the zoom button to zoom the image.
Cropping an Image
• The part of the image displayed on the monitor
screen is the cropped part.
You can use the following procedure to crop a portion of an
enlarged image.
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to to scroll the part
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
to be cropped up, down, left, and right.
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [왘].
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
Current zoom factor
Original image
• An indicator appears in
the lower right corner,
that shows what part of
the original image is
currently displayed on
the monitor screen.
• Note that this operation
is possible only when a
snapshot image is on
the monitor screen.
Displayed part
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IMPORTANT!
Playing and Editing a Movie
• Trimming an image causes the original (pre-trimmed)
image and the new (trimmed) version to be stored as
separate files.
• Note that you cannot crop the following types of
images.
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Images recorded with another camera
• The cropping operation cannot be performed when
there is not enough memory to store the cropped
image.
• When you display a cropped image on the camera’s
monitor screen, the date and time that appear when
the image is displayed indicate when the image was
originally recorded, not when the image was
cropped.
Playing a Movie
Use the following procedure to play a movie you recorded
with this camera.
1. In the PLAY mode,
use [왗] and [왘] to
scroll through movies
on the monitor screen
and display the one
you want.
Elapsed recording time
Movie icon
Image quality
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
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To do this:
Do this:
Editing a Movie
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
• Each press increases the speed
one more step.
Press [왗] or [왘].
Use the procedure in this section to edit and delete movies.
Editing operations let you cut everything before or after a
specific frame, or to cut everything between two frames.
Return fast forward or fast
reverse movie playback to normal
speed
Press [SET].
Pause movie playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Stop movie playback
Press [MENU].
Adjust the movie audio volume
level
Press [왔] and then use
[왖] and [왔].
Toggle monitor screen indicators
on and off
Press [왖] [DISP].
Zoom the movie image
Press the zoom button
(
).
Scroll a zoomed movie image on
the monitor screen
Use [왖], [왔], [왗], [왘].
IMPORTANT!
• Cut operations cannot be undone. Make sure you
really want to cut the part of the movie you are
specifying before executing the cut operation.
• A movie that is shorter than five seconds cannot be
edited.
• The cut operation can take considerable time. This is
normal and does not indicate malfunction.
• You will not be able to perform the cut operation if
the amount of memory available is less than the size
of the movie file you are cutting. If this happens,
delete any files you no longer need to free up more
memory.
• Splicing of two different movies into a single movie or
cutting one movie into multiple parts are not
supported by camera operations. However, you can
splice movies and cut movies into multiple parts on
your computer using the bundled Ulead Movie
Wizard SE VCD application.
IMPORTANT!
• You can adjust the volume level of movie audio
during movie playback only.
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■ To cut everything before or after a specific
frame
4. Display the frame where you want the cut to
be located.
1. While the movie you
are editing is playing,
press [SET].
• This will pause movie
playback.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Press [왗] or [왘].
Pause or unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Cancel the cut operation
Press [MENU].
2. Press [왔].
• The red portion of the
indicator bar shows
what part will be cut.
• You can also display the same screen while in the
PLAY mode, by pressing [MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting “Movie Editing”, and then
pressing [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the operation you
want to perform.
To do this:
Select this setting:
Cut everything before a
specific frame
Cut
Cut everything after a specific
frame
Exit the cut mode
Cut
Cancel
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■ To cut everything between two specific
frames
5. When the frame you
want is displayed,
press [왔].
1. While the movie is
playing, press [SET].
• This will pause movie
playback.
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes,” and then
press [SET].
2. Press [왔].
• The message “Busy.... Please wait...” will remain on
the display as the cut operation is performed. Cutting
is complete when the message disappears.
• You can also display the same screen while in the
PLAY mode, by pressing [MENU], selecting the
“PLAY” tab, selecting “Movie Editing”, and then
pressing [왘].
• Select “No” to exit the cut mode.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
then press [SET].
• Select “Cancel” to exit the cut mode.
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4. Display the starting frame where you want the
6. Repeat step 4 to
first cut to be located.
To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
playback
Press [왗] or [왘].
Pause or unpause movie
playback
Press [SET].
Scroll paused playback one
frame
Press [왗] or [왘].
Cancel the cut operation
Press [MENU].
display the ending
frame where you want
the second cut to be
located.
• The red portion of the
indicator bar shows what
part will be cut.
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes”, and then
press [SET].
• The message “Busy.... Please wait...” will remain on
the display as the cut operation is performed. Cutting
is complete when the message disappears.
5. When the frame you
want is displayed,
press [왔].
• Select “No” to exit the cut mode.
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■ To capture a still image from a movie
Capturing a Still Image from a Movie
(MOTION PRINT)
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
The MOTION PRINT feature lets you capture a frame from
an existing movie and create a still image that is suitable
for printing. There are two layouts you can use when
capturing an image, and the layout you select determines
the final image size.
through movies on the monitor screen and
display the one that contains the frames you
want.
2. Press [MENU].
• 9 frames (1600 × 1200-pixel
final image size)
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “MOTION
PRINT”, and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
select the layout (“1
frame” or “9 frames”)
you want to use.
Background images
Selected main image
• Select “Cancel” to exit
the MOTION PRINT
mode.
• 1 frame (640 × 480-pixel final
data size)
Selected main image
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5. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the frame that you
Displaying the 9-image View
want to use as the main image.
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
• Holding down either button scrolls at high speed.
6. After selecting the
1. In the PLAY mode, press the zoom button
frame you want, press
[SET].
(
).
• This displays the 9-image screen with the image that
was on the monitor screen in step 2 in the center,
with a selection boundary around it.
• This displays the
resulting still image.
• If you selected “9
frames” for the layout,
the frame you selected
in step 4 will be the
main image, and the
frames on either side of
it will be used as the
background frames.
• If there are fewer than nine images in memory, they
are displayed starting from the upper left corner. The
selection boundary is located at the image that was
on the display before you switched to the 9-image
view.
• On the 9-image screen,
recording file (page 195).
• If you selected “1 frame” in step 4, an image of the
frame you selected in step 6 appears here.
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2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
Selection boundary
Displaying the Calendar Screen
[왘] to move the
selection boundary to
the image you want.
Pressing [왘] while the
selection boundary is
in the right column or
[왗] while it is in the left
column scrolls to the
next full screen of nine
images.
Use the following procedure to display a 1-month calendar.
Each day shows the first file recorded on that day, which
makes it easy to find the file you want.
1. In the PLAY mode,
press the zoom button
( ) twice.
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
157 to specify the date
format.
Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
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18
19
20
1
2
9
3
4
5
12
6
7
8
15
16
17
10
11
18
19
20
13
14
1
2
3
• The file displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first file that
was recorded on that
date.
3. Pressing any button besides [왖], [왔], [왗], or
Year/Month
Date selection cursor
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [BS].
[왘] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
• On the calendar screen,
recording file (page 195).
•
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indicates a voice
appears in place of the image when the date
contains data that cannot be displayed by this
camera.
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2. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to move the
Playing a Slideshow
selection boundary to the date you want, and
then press [SET].
A slideshow automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• This displays an image of the first file that was
recorded on the selected date.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
and then press [왘].
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3. Use the screen that appears to configure the
image, time, interval, and effect settings.
Images
• All Images
Displays all images in camera memory.
•
OnIy
This icon appears only in the case of
snapshots and audio snapshots.
•
OnIy
This icon appears only in the case of movies.
• One Image
Displays a particular image.
• Favorites
Displays all images in the FAVORITE folder.
Time
Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the playback time you
want (1 to 5 minutes, or 10, 15, 30, or 60
minutes).
Interval
Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the interval you want
(MAX, or 1 to 30 seconds).
• When playback reaches a movie file while
“MAX” is selected as the interval, only the first
frame of the movie is displayed.
Effect
• Pattern 1, 2, 3
Applies a preset effect when transitioning from
one image to another.
• Random
Randomly applies the preset patterns (1, 2,
and 3).
• OFF
Effects turned off.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Start”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts the slideshow.
5. To stop the slideshow, press [SET].
• The slideshow will also stop automatically after the
amount of time you specified for “Time” elapses.
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• Note that effect settings are disabled when the
slideshow “Images” setting is “Favorites”, or when
the slideshow “Interval” setting is “MAX”, “1 sec”, or
“2 sec”.
• Images copied from another digital camera or a
computer may take longer time to appear than the
slideshow interval time you specify.
• If there are indicators on the display, you can clear
them by pressing [왖] (DISP) (page 30).
• When the slideshow reaches a movie while “One
Image” is selected for “Images”, the movie will repeat
playback for the time specified by for “Time”.
IMPORTANT!
• Note that all buttons are disabled while an image
change is in progress. Wait until an image is stopped
on the monitor screen before performing a button
operation, or hold down the button until the image
stops.
• Pressing [왗] during a slideshow will scroll to the
previous image, while [왘] scrolls to the next image.
• When the slideshow comes to a movie file, it plays
the movie and its audio once.
• When the slideshow comes to a voice recording file
or an audio snapshot, it plays the audio once.
• The audio of movies, audio snapshots, and voice
recording files is not played when “MAX” is specified
for the slideshow “Interval” setting. With all other
“Interval” settings, movies and all audio (movies,
audio snapshots, voice recording files) are played
back, regardless of their length.
• During audio playback, you can adjust volume by
pressing [왔] and then using [왗] and [왘].
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• Pressing [MENU] displays a screen for configuring
slideshow settings. To restart the slideshow, press
[MENU] while the menu screen is displayed, or
select “Start” and then press [SET].
Using the Photo Stand Feature
The “Photo Stand” feature lets you specify what should
appear on the camera’s monitor screen while the camera is
on its USB cradle. You can play a Photo Stand slideshow
without worrying about remaining battery power, or you can
specify display of a particular image. Photo Stand feature
operations are performed in accordance with slideshow
setting. See page 133 for information about configuring
slideshow settings to suit your needs.
• During audio playback, you can adjust volume by
pressing [왔] and then using [왗] and [왘].
4. To stop the Phot Stand slideshow, press
[PHOTO] again.
IMPORTANT!
1. Turn off the camera.
• The battery is not charged while a Photo Stand
slideshow is in progress. To charge the battery, stop
the slideshow.
2. Set the camera onto the USB cradle.
3. Press the USB
cradle’s [PHOTO]
button.
• This starts the Photo
Stand slideshow with
the images or image
you specified.
[PHOTO]
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4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Rotating the Display Image
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
Use the following procedure to rotate the image 90 degrees
and register the rotation information along with the image.
After you do this, the image is always displayed in its
rotated orientation.
• Each press of [SET]
rotates the image 90
degrees.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
press [MENU] to exit the setting screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
then press [왘].
• Note that this operation is possible only when a
snapshot image is on the monitor screen.
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
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IMPORTANT!
Using Image Roulette
• You cannot rotate an image that is protected. To
rotate such an image, first unprotect it.
• You may not be able to rotate a digital image that
was recorded with another type of digital camera.
• You cannot rotate the following types of images.
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— Zoomed images
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
• Image rotation is supported for single image only.
You cannot rotate a 9-image screen or an image on
the calendar screen.
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. The image that
finally appears is random.
1. While the camera is turned off, hold down [왗]
as you press [
] (PLAY) to turn it on.
• Keep [왗] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
2. Press [왗] or [왘] to restart the Image Roulette
operation.
3. To turn off Image Roulette, press [
] (REC)
to enter the currently selected recording
mode or press the power button to turn off
the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
• Image Roulette does not play movie files or display
the voice recording file icon.
• Image Roulette is disabled when there is only one
snapshot image available.
• If an image you have rotated appears during Image
Roulette, the unrotated version is displayed (page
137).
• Note that Image Roulette works only with images
recorded with this camera. Image Roulette may not
operate properly when other types of images are in
memory.
• If you do not start another Image Roulette operation
for about one minute after the final image appears,
the camera will automatically cancel Image Roulette
and enter the normal PLAY mode.
• You can use Image Roulette while “Power On” or
“Power On/Off” is selected for the “REC/PLAY”
setting (page 161).
The “after-recording” feature lets you add audio to
snapshots after they are recorded. You can also re-record
the audio of an audio snapshot (one with a
icon on it).
• Audio Format: WAVE/ADPCM recording format
This is the Windows standard format for audio recording.
The file extension of a WAVE/ADPCM file is “.WAV”.
• Recording Time:
Up to about 30 seconds per image
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 165KB (30-second recording of
approximately 5.5KB per second)
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
To re-record audio
through snapshots until the one to which you
want to add audio is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to scroll
through snapshots until the one whose audio
you want to re-record is displayed.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
2. Press [MENU].
tab, select “Dubbing”,
and then press [왘].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press the shutter button to start audio
• If you merely want to delete the audio without rerecording, press [MENU] here to complete the
procedure.
recording.
5. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
5. Press the shutter button to start audio
when you press the shutter button.
recording.
6. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter button.
• This deletes the existing audio and replaces it with
the new one.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing Back a Voice Recording File
• Take care that you do
not block the
microphone with your
fingers.
• Good recording results
are not possible when
the camera is too far
Microphone
from the subject.
• The
(Audio) icon appears on the monitor screen
after audio recording is complete.
• You will not be able to record audio when remaining
memory capacity is low.
• You cannot add audio to the following types of
images.
— Movie images
— Images created with MOTION PRINT
— Protected snapshot (page 148)
• Audio that is re-recorded or deleted cannot be
recovered. Make sure you no longer need audio
before re-recording or deleting it.
Perform the following steps to play back a voice recording
file.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [왗] and [왘] to display
the voice recording file (a file with
you want to play.
2. Press [SET].
• This starts playback of
the voice recording file
through the camera’s
speaker.
• You can perform the
following operations
while audio is playing.
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To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse
the audio
Hold down [왗] or [왘].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [왔] and then use [왖]
and [왔].
Toggle monitor screen
indicators on and off
Press [왖] (DISP).
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
Displaying Camera Images on a TV Screen
You can display recorded images on a TV screen. To
display camera images on a TV, you need a television
equipped with a video input terminal, USB cradle, and the
AV cable that comes with the camera.
1. Connect one end of the AV cable that comes
with the camera to the [AV OUT] port of the
USB cradle, and the other end to the video
input terminal of the TV.
IMPORTANT!
• Connect the yellow plug of the AV cable to the video
input (yellow) terminal of the TV, and the white plug
to the TV’s audio input (white) terminal.
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• If your recording has index marks (page 104) inside
it, you can jump to the index mark before or after the
current playback location by pausing playback and
then pressing [왗] or [왘]. Next, press [SET] to
resume playback from the index mark position.
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IMPORTANT!
AV cable
• Make sure that “Power On” or “Power On/Off” is
selected for the camera’s power on/off functions
(page 161) when you connect to a TV to view
images.
• All icons and indicators that appear on the monitor
screen also appear on the TV screen.
• Note that the audio output is monaural.
• The camera’s monitor screen will go blank during
video output.
• Pressing the USB cradle’s [PHOTO] button will
activate the Photo Stand feature (page 136) and
display images on the TV screen.
• Depending on the size of the TV screen, recorded
images may not fill the entire screen.
• For video output, the audio volume level is initially
set to maximum. Perform volume level adjustment
using TV controls.
• After using an optionally available AV cable (EMC2A) to connect the camera’s USB cradle connector
directly to the AUDIO IN terminal of a TV, you can
view recorded images on the TV and even use the
TV screen to compose images before recording
them.
TV
Video input terminal
[AV OUT] (AV output port)
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Set the camera onto the USB cradle.
4. Turn on the TV and select its video input
mode.
5. Press [
] to turn on the camera, and then
perform the required operation for playback.
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IMPORTANT!
Selecting the Video Output System
• Images will not display properly if you select the
wrong video system.
• This camera supports the NTSC and PAL video
systems only. Images will not display properly if you
use a TV (monitor) that is designed for a different
video system.
You can select either NTSC or PAL for the video system to
match the system of the TV you are using.
1. In the REC mode or the PLAY mode, press
[MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Video Out”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
If you are using a TV designed
for use in this area:
Select this setting:
U.S., Japan, and other areas
that use the NTSC system
NTSC
Europe and other areas that
use the PAL system
PAL
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DELETING FILES
DELETING FILES
You can delete a single file, or you can delete all files
currently in memory.
Deleting a Single File
1. In the PLAY mode,
IMPORTANT!
press [왔] (
• Note that file deletion cannot be undone. Once you
delete a file, it is gone. Make sure you really do not
need a file anymore before you delete it. Especially
when deleting all files, make sure you check all the
files you have stored before proceeding.
• A protected file cannot be deleted. To delete a
protected file, unprotect it first (page 148).
• Delete cannot be performed when all files in memory
are protected (page 149).
• Deleting an audio snapshot deletes both the image
file and the audio file attached to it.
• You cannot use the procedures in this section to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder. See the
procedures on page 152 for details about deleting
FAVORITE folder contents.
).
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
4. Press [SET] to delete the file.
• Repeat steps 2 through 4 to delete other files, if you
want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
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DELETING FILES
Deleting All Files
1. In the PLAY mode, press [왔] (
).
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All Files Delete”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Yes”.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “No”.
4. Press [SET] to delete all the files.
• The message “There are no files.” appears on the
screen after all of the files are deleted.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
The file management capabilities of the camera make it
easy to keep track of images. You can protect files against
deletion and store the files you want in the camera’s built-in
memory.
Each folder can hold files numbered up to 9,999.
Trying to store the 10,000th file in a folder causes the next
serially numbered folder to be created. File names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 26th file
Folders
CIMG0026.JPG
Your camera automatically creates folders in its built-in
memory or on the memory card.
Extension
Serial number (4 digits)
Memory Folders and Files
• The folder and file names described here appear when
you view folders and files on a computer. See page 28 for
information about how the camera displays folder and file
names.
• The actual number of files you will be able to store on a
memory card depends on image size and quality, card
capacity, etc.
• For details about the folder structure, see “Memory Folder
Structure” on page 195.
An image you record is automatically stored in a folder,
whose name is a serial number. You can have up to 900
folders in memory at the same time. Folder names are
generated as shown below.
Example: Name of the 100th folder.
100CASIO
Serial number (3 digits)
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FILE MANAGEMENT
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 145).
You can protect files individually or you can protect all files
in memory with a single operation.
• A file that is protected is
indicated by the
mark.
IMPORTANT!
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
• Even if a file is protected, it still will be deleted by a
memory card format operation (page 166) or a builtin memory format operation (page 162).
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
To protect a single file
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to protect.
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FILE MANAGEMENT
To protect all files in memory
Using the FAVORITE Folder
You can copy scenery shots, photos of your family, or other
special images from a file storage folder (page 195) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 195). Images in
the FAVORITE folder are not displayed during normal
playback, so it helps to keep your personal images private
as you carry them around. FAVORITE folder images are
not deleted when you change memory cards, so you can
always keep them on hand.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Protect”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All Files : On”, and
then press [SET].
• To unprotect all files, press [SET] in step 3 so the
setting shows “All Files : Off”.
To copy a file to the FAVORITE folder
4. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
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3. Use [왖] and [왔] to
NOTE
select “Save”, and
then press [SET].
• Copying an image file with the above procedure
creates a 320 × 240-pixel QVGA-size image in the
FAVORITE folder.
• A file copied into the FAVORITE folder is
automatically assigned a file name that is a serial
number. Though the serial number starts from 0001
and can go as high as 9999, the actual upper end of
the range depends on built-in memory capacity.
Remember that the maximum number of images that
can be stored in built-in memory depends on the size
of each image and other factors.
• This displays the names
of the files in built-in
memory or on the loaded
memory card.
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Save”, and then
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• This copies the displayed file to the FAVORITE
folder.
• Note that an image that has been copied to the
FAVORITE folder and then resized cannot be
returned to its original size.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied to a
memory card.
6. After copying all of the files you want, use [왖]
and [왔] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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IMPORTANT!
To display a file in the FAVORITE folder
• Note that a FAVORITE folder is created in the
camera’s built-in memory only. No FAVORITE folder
is created on a memory card when you use one. If
you want to view the contents of the FAVORITE
folder on your computer screen, you need to remove
the memory card from the camera (if you are using
one) before placing the camera onto the USB cradle
to start data communication (pages 165, 180).
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [왘] (forward) and
File Name
[왗] (back) to scroll
through the files in the
FAVORITE folder.
FAVORITE folder icon
5. After you are finished viewing files, press
[MENU] twice to exit.
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To delete a file from the FAVORITE
folder
To delete all files from the FAVORITE
folder
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [왘].
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [왔] (
press [SET].
4. Press [왔] (
).
5. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
).
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All Files Delete”,
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
and then press [SET].
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Delete”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 145 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 162),
however, does delete FAVORITE folder files.
• To exit the file delete operation without deleting
anything, select “Cancel”.
7. After deleting all of the files you want, use [왖]
and [왔] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the confirmation tone volume
level
Configuring Sound Settings
You can configure different sounds to play whenever you
turn on the camera, press the shutter button half-way or all
the way, or perform a key operation.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
To configure sound settings
then press [왘].
1. Press [MENU].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the volume setting
Operation”.
you want, and then press [SET].
then press [왘].
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the sound whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[왘].
IMPORTANT!
• The volume setting you make here also affects the
video output volume level (page 142).
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the audio volume level for movie
and audio snapshot playback
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen
You can specify an image you recorded as the startup
screen image, which causes it to appear on the monitor
screen whenever you press the power button or [
]
(REC) to turn on the camera. The startup screen image
does not appear if you press [
] (PLAY) to turn on the
camera.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
Play”.
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to specify the playback
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
volume setting you want, and then press
[SET].
then press [왘].
• You can set the playback volume in the range of 0
(no sound) to 7 (loudest).
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to display the image you want
IMPORTANT!
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
to use as the startup image.
then press [SET].
• The volume setting you make here does not affect
the video output volume level (page 142).
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Use the currently displayed image
as the startup screen image
On
Disable the startup screen
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
IMPORTANT!
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
• You can select any one of the following types of
image as the startup image.
— The camera’s built-in image
— A snapshot
— The image only of an audio snapshot
— A movie whose file size is less than the amount of
unused built-in memory still available
• Only one image can be stored in startup image
memory at one time. Selecting a new startup image
overwrites anything that is already stored in startup
image memory. Because of this, if you want to return
to a previous startup image, you need to have a
separate copy of that image in the camera’s standard
image memory.
• The startup image is deleted if you format built-in
memory (page 162).
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 147).
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
Store the last file number used and
increment it, regardless of whether
files are deleted or whether the
memory card is replaced with a new
one
Continue
Restart the serial number from 0001
whenever all files are deleted or the
memory card is replaced.
Reset
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OTHER SETTINGS
To select your Home Time zone
Setting the Clock
Use the procedures in this section to select a Home Time
Zone, and to change its date and time settings. If you want
to change the time and date setting only without changing
the Home Time Zone, perform the procedure under “To set
the current time and date” (page 157) only.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [왘].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
IMPORTANT!
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Home”, and then
• Make sure you select your Home Time zone (the
zone where you are currently located) before
changing the time and date settings. Otherwise, the
time and date setting will change automatically when
you select another time zone.
press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “City”, and then
press [왘].
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to select the
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the city you want,
and then press [SET].
7. After selecting the city you want, press [SET]
to register its zone as your Home Time zone.
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OTHER SETTINGS
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
1. Press [MENU].
You can select from among three different formats for
display of the date.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Adjust”, and
1. Press [MENU].
then press [왘].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [왘].
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [왖] or [왔].
then press [SET].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [왗] or [왘].
Example: December 24, 2005
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [BS].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to change the setting, and
4. When all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to register them and exit the
setting screen.
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To display the date like this:
Select this format:
05/12/24
YY/MM/DD
24/12/05
DD/MM/YY
12/24/05
MM/DD/YY
OTHER SETTINGS
To configure World Time settings
Using World Time
You can use the World Time screen to select a time zone
and instantly change the time setting of the camera’s clock
when you go on a trip, etc. World Time lets you select one
of 162 cities in 32 time zones.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “World”, and then
To display the World Time screen
press [왘].
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
select “City”, and then
press [왘].
and then press [왘].
• To configure the summer
time setting, select
“DST”, and then select
either “On” or “Off”.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “World”.
To do this:
Select this:
Display the time in your home time zone
Home
Display the time in the zone currently
selected on the World Time screen
World
• Summer time is used in some geographical areas to
advance the current time setting by one hour during
the summer months.
• Use of summer time depends on the local customs
and laws.
4. Press [SET] to exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
5. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and
Changing the Display Language
[왘] to select the
geographical area you
want, and then press
[SET].
You can use the following procedure to select one of ten
languages as the display language.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Language”,
6. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the city you want,
and then press [왘].
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왖], [왔], [왗], and [왘] to change the
7. When the setting is the way you want, press
setting, and then press [SET].
[SET] to apply it and exit the setting screen.
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OTHER SETTINGS
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the camera
to see the computer as an external storage device. Use
this setting for normal transfer of images from the camera
to a computer (using the bundled Photo Loader
application).
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data to
the connected device.
Changing the USB Port Protocol
You can use the procedure below to change the
communication protocol of the camera’s USB port when
connecting to a computer, printer, or other external device.
Select the protocol that suits the device to which you are
connecting.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer (page
174)
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
(page 174)
PTP (PictBridge)*
* “PTP” stands for “Picture Transfer Protocol”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [
Power On/Off Functions
] (PLAY)
You can use the following procedures to configure [
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) so power turns and/or off
whenever they are pressed.
]
1. Press [MENU].
To configure this operation:
Select this setting:
Power turns on when [
] (REC) or
[
] (PLAY) is pressed (but does not
turn off)
Power On
Power turns on or off when [
]
(REC) or [
] (PLAY) is pressed
Power On/Off
Power does not turn on or off when
[
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) is
pressed
Disable
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
and then press [왘].
IMPORTANT!
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in the REC mode or [
] (PLAY) in the PLAY
mode turns off the camera.
• Pressing [
] (REC) in the PLAY mode switches to
the currently selected recording mode, and pressing
[
] (PLAY) in the REC mode switches to the PLAY
mode.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
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OTHER SETTINGS
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
Formatting Built-in Memory
loaded in the camera.
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 165).
IMPORTANT!
2. Press [MENU].
• Note that data deleted by a format operation cannot
be recovered. Check to make sure you do not need
any of the data in memory before you format it.
• Formatting built-in memory deletes the following.
— Protected images
— FAVORITE folder images
— BEST SHOT mode user setups
— Startup screen image
• Before starting the format operation, check to make
sure that the camera’s battery is not low. Battery
power going low during formatting can cause
improper formatting and creates the risk of camera
malfunction.
• Never open the battery cover while the format
operation is being performed. Doing so creates the
risk of camera malfunction.
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET]. Entering the PLAY mode after
formatting built-in memory will cause the
message “There are no files.” to appear.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
You can expand the storage
capabilities of your camera by using
a commercially available memory
card (SD memory card or
MultiMediaCard). You can also
copy files from built-in memory to a
memory card and from a memory
card to built-in memory.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only an SD memory card or a MultiMediaCard
with this camera. Proper operation is not guaranteed
when any other type of card is used.
• See the instructions that come with the memory card
for information about how to use it.
• Certain types of cards can slow down processing
speeds. If you are using a slow memory card, you
may not be able to record a movie using the “HQ”
image quality setting. Because of this, you should
use a high-speed type SD memory card whenever
possible.
• Certain types of memory cards take longer to record
data, which can cause movie frames to be dropped.
and REC flash on the monitor screen during
recording to let you know when a frame has been
dropped.
• SD memory cards have a write protect switch, which
you can use to protect against accidental deletion of
image data. Note, however, if you write protect an
SD memory card, you must remove write protection
whenever you want to record to it, format it, or delete
any of its files.
• Electrostatic charge, digital noise, and other
phenomena can cause data to become corrupted or
even lost. Always maintain backup copies of
important data on other media (CD-R, CD-RW, MO
disc, computer hard disk, etc.)
• Normally, files are stored in built-in memory. When you
insert a memory card, however, the camera automatically
stores files to the card.
• Note that you cannot save files to built-in memory while a
memory card is installed in the camera.
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2. Positioning the memory
Using a Memory Card
card so its front is
facing in the same
direction as the
camera’s monitor
screen, carefully slide it
into the card slot. Slide
the card all the way in
until you hear it click
securely into place.
IMPORTANT!
• Make sure you turn off the camera before inserting or
removing a memory card.
• Be sure to orient the card correctly when inserting it.
Never try to force a memory card into the slot when
you feel resistance.
To insert a memory card into the camera
1. Slide the battery cover
in the direction
indicated by the arrow,
and then swing it open.
Front
3. Swing the battery cover
closed, and then slide it
in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
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USING A MEMORY CARD
IMPORTANT!
To replace the memory card
• Never try to insert anything that is not an SD memory
card or MMC (MultiMediaCard) into the camera’s
memory card slot. Doing so can cause malfunction of
the camera.
• Should water or any foreign object ever get into the
card slot, immediately turn off the camera, remove
the battery, and contact your dealer or nearest
CASIO authorized service center.
• Never remove a card from the camera while the
operation lamp is flashing green. Doing so can cause
the file save operation to fail, and even damage the
memory card.
1. Press the memory card
into the camera and
then release it. This will
cause the card to come
part way out of the
camera.
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
3. Load another memory card.
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Formatting a Memory Card
■ To format a memory card
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, and press [MENU].
IMPORTANT!
• 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 card,
formatting on a computer can result in nonconformity with the SD format, causing problems with
compatibility, operation, etc.
• Note that data deleted by a memory card format
operation cannot be recovered. Check to make sure
you do not need any of the data on the memory card
before you format it.
• Formatting a memory card that contains files deletes
all the files, even those that are protected (page
148).
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET]. Entering the PLAY mode after
formatting the memory card will cause the
message “There are no files.” to appear.
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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■ Memory Card Precautions
Copying Files
• If a memory card starts to behave abnormally, you can
restore normal operation by reformatting it. However, we
recommend that you always take along more than one
memory card whenever using the camera far away from
the home or office.
• We recommend that you format a memory card before
using it for the first time after purchasing it, or whenever
the card you are using seems to be the cause of
abnormal images.
• As you record data to and delete data from an SD
memory card a number of times, it loses its ability to
retain data. Because of this, periodic re-formatting of an
SD memory card is recommended.
• Before starting the format operation, check to make sure
that the camera’s battery is not low. Battery power going
low during formatting can cause improper formatting and
creates the risk of memory card malfunction.
• Never open the battery cover while the format operation
is being performed. Doing so creates the risk of memory
card malfunction.
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, movie, audio snapshot, and voice
recording files recorded with this camera can be
copied. Other files cannot be copied.
• Files in the FAVORITE folder cannot be copied.
• Copying an audio snapshot copies both its image file
and the audio file.
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To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
To copy a specific file from a memory
card to built-in memory
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
mode and press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
2. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Card
select “Copy”, and
then press [왘].
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Copy”, and then
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Built-in
press [SET].
Card”,
and then press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• The file reappears on the monitor screen after the
copy operation is complete.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
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5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
NOTE
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
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PRINTING IMAGES
■ Printing Directly on a Printer Equipped with
a Card Slot, or a Printer that Supports USB
DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
A digital camera provides you with a variety of different
ways to print the images it records. The three main printing
methods are described below. Use the method that best
suits your needs.
After using the camera’s DPOF feature to specify the
images you want to print and how many copies of each
should be printed, you can plug the memory card into a
printer equipped with a card slot, or connect the camera to
a PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT printer for printing.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 171) and “Using
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT” (page 174).
■ Professional Print Service
The camera’s DPOF feature lets you specify which images
you want to print and how many copies of each you want.
For more information, see “DPOF” (page 171).
NOTE
• Certain print service providers may not support
DPOF or may support different printing protocols. In
this case, use the protocol supported by your print
service to specify the images you want to have
printed.
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■ Printing with a Computer
DPOF
Windows Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader and
Photohands applications, which can be installed on a
Windows computer for image transfer, management, and
printing. For more information, see “Using the Camera with
a Windows Computer” (pages 180, 198).
The letters “DPOF” stand for “Digital Print
Order Format”, which is a format for
recording on a memory card or other medium
which digital camera images should be
printed and how many copies of the image
should be printed. Then you can print on a
DPOF-compatible printer or at a professional
print service in accordance with the file name
and number of copies settings recorded on
the card.
With this camera, you can select images by viewing them
on the monitor screen without needing to remember file
names, their locations in memory, etc.
Macintosh Users
The camera comes bundled with Photo Loader for the
Macintosh, which can be installed for image transfer and
management, but not for printing. Use commercially
available software for printing with a Macintosh. For more
information, see “Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer” (pages 188, 213).
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [왖] and [왔] to specify the number of
To configure print settings for a single
image
copies.
• You can specify up to 99 for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not want to have the image
printed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
6. To turn on date
select “DPOF”, and
then press [왘].
stamping for the
prints, press [BS] so
12
1 is displayed.
•
12
1 indicates that date
stamping is turned on.
• To turn off date stamping
for the prints, press [BS]
so 12 1 is not displayed.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Select images”,
and then press [왘].
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
4. Use [왗] and [왘] to
display the image you
want.
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to apply them.
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5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
To configure print settings for all images
[BS] so
12
1
is displayed.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
•
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [BS] so
12
1 is not displayed.
12
1
indicates that date stamping is turned on.
then press [왘].
6. After all the settings are the way you want,
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “All images”, and
press [SET] to apply them.
then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to
specify the number of
copies.
• You can specify up to 99
for the number of copies.
Specify 00 if you do not
want to have the image
printed.
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IMPORTANT!
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
• DPOF settings are not cleared automatically after
printing is complete. This means that if you perform
another printing operation without clearing DPOF
settings, printing will be performed in accordance
with the last settings you configured. If you want to
prevent this from happening, perform the procedure
under “To configure print settings for all images”
(page 173) and change the number of copies to “00”.
After that, you can configure new DPOF settings as
required.
• 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 printing service may print
all images without regard to your DPOF settings, or
date printing may not be performed.
• Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service
before ordering prints.
• Some printers may have settings that disable date
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for
details about how to enable these features.
You can connect the camera
directly to a printer that supports
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT,
and perform image selection and
printing using the camera monitor
screen and controls. DPOF support
(page 171) also lets you specify
which images you want to print and
how many copies of each should be
printed.
• PictBridge is a standard
established by the Camera and
Imaging Products Association
(CIPA).
• USB DIRECT-PRINT is a
standard proposed by Seiko
Epson Corporation.
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1. Press [MENU].
4. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
with the camera to the USB cradle and a
printer.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector B
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
PTP (PictBridge)
Connector A
[
• Mass Storage (USB DIRECT-PRINT) causes the
camera to see the computer as an external
storage device. Use this setting for normal transfer
of images from the camera to a computer (using
the bundled Photo Loader application).
](USB port)
• Also, connect the AC adaptor to the USB cradle and
plug the AC adaptor into an electrical outlet.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image
data to the connected device.
• Nothing appears on the camera’s monitor screen if
the camera is on the USB cradle while the bundled
AV cable is connected to the cradle. Be sure to
disconnect the AV cable from the cradle if you want
to use the camera’s monitor screen to view images.
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5. Turn off the camera, and then set the camera
10. Use [왖] and [왔] to
on the USB cradle.
select the paper size
you want to use for
printing, and then
press [SET].
6. Turn on the printer.
7. Load paper for printing the images into the
• The following are the
print sizes that are
available.
3.5˝ × 5˝
5˝ × 7˝
4˝ × 6˝
A4
8.5˝ × 11˝
By Printer
printer.
8. Press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button.
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using the paper size
selected on the printer.
9. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Paper Size”, and
• Available paper size settings depend on the
connected printer. For full details, see the
instructions that come with your printer.
then press [왘].
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11. Use [왖] and [왔] to specify the print option
12. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [왖] and
you want.
[왔] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• To print a single image: Select “1 Image” and then
press [SET]. Next, use [왗] and [왘] to select the image
you want to print.
• This starts printing and displays the message
“Busy.... Please wait...” on the monitor screen. The
message will disappear after a short while, even
though printing is still being performed. Pressing any
of the camera’s buttons while printing is in progress
will cause the message to reappear.
• To print multiple images or all images: Select
“DPOF”, and then press [SET]. Selecting this option
will print the images selected with the DPOF settings.
See page 172 for more information.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
• You can toggle date stamping of the image on and
off by pressing [BS]. The 12 1 icon indicates that date
stamping is turned on.
• If you selected “1 Image” in step 11, you can select
another image for printing and then repeat this step
to print.
13. After you are finished printing, press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button, and then turn off the
camera.
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Date Printing
■ Printing Precautions
Any one of the procedures described below can be used to
include the recording date in image prints. Correct date
printing requires that the current date be set on the camera
before the image is recorded.
• Specifying date printing with DPOF settings (page 172)
– Some printers may have settings that disable time
stamp and/or DPOF printing. See the user
documentation that comes with your printer for details
about how to enable these features.
– Note that some professional print services do not
support DPOF printing. Check with your service before
ordering prints.
• Specifying date printing with the Photohands software
that comes with the camera
– See page 23 of the Photohands User’s Guide for
details. The Photohands User’s Guide is provided as a
PDF file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with your
camera.
• Specifying date printing when having printing done by a
print service
– Some print services do not support date printing. Check
with your service for more information.
• See the documentation that comes with your printer for
information about print quality and paper settings.
• Contact your printer manufacturer for information about
models that support PictBridge and USB DIRECT-PRINT,
upgrades, etc.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while printing is in progress.
Doing so causes a printer error.
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PRINT Image Matching III
Exif Print
Images include PRINT Image Matching
III data (mode setting and other camera
setup information). A printer that
supports PRINT Image Matching III
reads this data and adjusts the printed
image accordingly, so your images
come out just the way you intended
when you recorded them.
Exif Print is an
internationally supported,
open standard file format
that makes it possible to
capture and display vibrant
digital images with accurate
colors. With Exif 2.2, files
include a wide range of
shooting condition
information that can be
interpreted by an Exif Print
printer to produce betterlooking prints.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III.
IMPORTANT!
• Information about the availability of Exif Print
compatible printer models can be obtained from each
printer manufacturer.
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VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
After using the USB cradle to establish a USB connection
between the camera and your computer, you can use your
computer to view images in file memory and copy images
to your computer’s hard disk or other storage media. In
order to do this, you first need to install the USB driver
located on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera onto your computer.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on
whether you are using computer running under Windows
(see below) or a Macintosh (see page 188).
Using the Camera with a Windows
Computer
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a computer running under Windows. You can find
details about each operation in the procedures that follow
below. Note that you should also refer to the
documentation that comes with your computer for other
information about USB connections, etc.
1. If you are running Windows 98SE or 98, install the
USB driver onto your computer.
• You need to perform this step only once, the first
time you connect to your computer.
• If you are running Windows XP, 2000, or Me, you do
not need to install the USB driver.
2. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and computer.
3. View and copy the images you want.
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IMPORTANT!
Do not try to establish a connection between the
camera and computer before installing the USB
driver onto the computer. If you do, the computer will
not be able to recognize the camera.
• USB driver installation is required in the case of
Windows 98SE and 98. Do not connect the camera to
a computer running one of the above operating
systems without installing the USB driver first.
• USB driver installation is not required in the case of
Windows XP, 2000, and Me.
• Low battery power can cause the camera to power
down suddenly during data communication. Use of
the special AC adaptor is recommended to power the
camera during data communication.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
• This camera supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed protocol.
Though it can be used with a computer that supports
only USB 1.1 protocol, higher speed data transfer
becomes possible when USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is
supported. Note that certain computer models,
connecting through a USB hub, and other system
conditions can slow down data transfer and even
cause operational problems.
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1. What you should do first depends on whether
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
your computer is running under Windows XP,
2000, Me, 98SE, or 98.
drive of your computer.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “USB
driver”.
Windows 98SE/98 Users
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
“English”.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
4. Click [USB driver B] and then [Install].
Windows XP/2000/Me Users
• This starts installation.
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
• Follow the instructions that appear on your computer
screen to complete the installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
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5. When the final setup screen appears, click the
[Exit] button on the CD-ROM menu to exit the
menu, and then remove the CD-ROM from
your computer.
[DC IN 5.3V]
• With some computer operating systems, a message
prompting you to restart your computer may appear.
If this happens, restart your computer. The CD-ROM
menu will appear again after your computer restarts.
Click the [Exit] button on the CD-ROM menu to exit
the menu, and then remove the CD-ROM from your
computer.
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
6. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
[DC IN 5.3V]
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7. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
8. Press the camera’s power button to turn it on,
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
and then press its [MENU] button.
9. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
Connector B
10. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
Connector A
11. Turn off the camera.
[
](USB port)
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
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12. Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 222).
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
[USB] lamp
13. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
[USB] button
• This will cause your computer to create a hardware
profile for camera’s built-in memory or the memory
card loaded in the camera. You do not need to install
the USB driver every time. After you install it once,
your computer will recognize the camera’s built-in
memory or its memory card when you establish a
USB connection between the camera and your
computer.
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14. On your computer, double-click “My
19. Depending on your operating system, perform
Computer”.
one of the following procedures to save the
files, if you want.
• If you are running Windows XP, click [Start] and then
[My Computer].
Windows 2000, Me, 98SE, 98
15. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Double click [My Documents] to open it.
16. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
17. Double-click the folder that contains the
image you want.
18. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 195.
NOTE
• If you open a rotated image on your computer, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 137).
This is true both for a rotated image opened from
camera memory and for a rotated image that has
been copied to your computer’s hard disk.
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20. Depending on the version of Windows you are
Windows XP
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
Windows XP/98SE/98 Users
3. Click [Start] and then [My Documents].
• After pressing the USB cradle’s [USB] button and
making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
Windows 2000/Me Users
• Click card services in the task tray on your computer
screen, and disable the drive number assigned to the
camera. After pressing the USB cradle’s [USB]
button and making sure that the [USB] lamp is not lit,
remove the camera from the USB cradle.
IMPORTANT!
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in the camera’s file memory.
Doing so can cause problems with the image
management data used by the camera, which may
make it impossible to display images on the camera
or it may cause large error in the number of images
value displayed by the camera. Always copy images
to your computer before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
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■ USB Connection Precautions
Using the Camera with a Macintosh
Computer
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The following are the general steps for viewing and copying
files from a Macintosh.
You can find details about each operation in the
procedures that follow below. Note that you should also
refer to the documentation that comes with your Macintosh
for other information about USB connections, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• Movie files cannot be played back on a Macintosh.
• This camera does not support operation on a
computer running Mac OS 8.6 or lower, or Mac OS X
10.0. If you have a Macintosh running Mac OS 9 or
OS X (10.1, 10.2 or 10.3), use the standard USB
driver that comes with your OS.
1. Use the USB cradle to establish a connection between
the camera and your Macintosh.
2. View and copy the images you want.
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1. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
IMPORTANT!
5.3V] connector of the USB cradle, and then
plug it in to a household power outlet.
• If you want to transfer files from the camera’s built-in
memory to a computer, make sure there is no
memory card loaded in the camera before you place
it onto the USB cradle.
• This camera supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed protocol.
Though it can be used with a computer that supports
only USB 1.1 protocol, higher speed data transfer
becomes possible when USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is
supported. Note that certain computer models,
connecting through a USB hub, and other system
conditions can slow down data transfer and even
cause operational problems.
• If you are using battery power without the AC
adaptor, make sure that the battery is fully charged.
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
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2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
with the camera to the USB cradle and your
computer’s USB port.
[DC IN 5.3V]
USB port
USB cable
(bundled)
Connector B
Connector A
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
[
](USB port)
• Take care when connecting the USB cable to the
USB cradle or your computer. USB ports and cable
plugs are shaped for proper positioning.
• Plug the USB cable plugs into the ports securely, as
far as they will go. Proper operation is not possible if
connections are not correct.
[DC IN 5.3V]
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3. Press the camera’s power button to turn it on,
8. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
and then press its [MENU] button.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 222).
4. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [왘].
9. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Mass Storage (USB
memory as a drive.
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
6. Turn off the camera.
• Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file memory as
a drive whenever you establish a USB connection
between the camera and your Macintosh.
7. Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
10. Double-click the drive icon for the camera’s
file memory, the “DCIM” folder, and then the
folder that contains the image you want.
[USB] lamp
[USB] button
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11. Double-click the file that contains the image
IMPORTANT!
you want to view.
• Never use your computer to edit, delete, move, or
rename images stored in the camera’s file memory.
Doing so can cause problems with the image
management data used by the camera, which may
make it impossible to display images on the camera
or it may cause large error in the number of images
value displayed by the camera. Always copy images
to your computer before performing any edit, delete,
move, or rename operation.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 195.
NOTE
• If you open a rotated image on your Macintosh, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 137).
This is true both for a rotated image opened from
camera memory and for a rotated image that has
been copied to your Macintosh hard disk.
13. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash.
12. To copy all the files in file memory to your
Macintosh hard disk, drag the “DCIM” folder
to the folder to which you want to copy it.
14. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button. After
making sure the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
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■ USB Connection Precautions
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
• Do not leave the same image displayed on your computer
screen for a long time. Doing so can cause the image to
“burn in” on the screen.
• Never disconnect the USB cable, or perform any camera
or USB cradle operation while data communication is in
progress. Doing so can cause data to become corrupted.
The procedures in this section describe how to transfer
images from the camera to your computer using a memory
card.
Using a Computer with a Built-in SD Memory Card Slot
Insert the SD memory card directly into the slot.
Using a Computer with a Built-in PC Card Slot
Use a commercially available PC card adaptor (for an SD
memory card or MMC). For full details, see the user
documentation that comes with the PC card adaptor and
your computer.
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Using a Commercially Available SD Memory Card
Reader/Writer
See the user documentation that comes with the SD
memory card reader/writer for details about how to use it.
Memory Data
Images recorded with this camera and other data are
stored in memory using DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system) protocol. DCF protocol is designed to make it
easier to exchange image and other data between digital
cameras and other devices.
DCF Protocol
DCF devices (digital cameras, printers, etc.) can exchange
images with each other. DCF protocol defines a format for
image file data and the folder structure for file memory, so
images can be viewed using another manufacturer’s DCF
camera or printed on a DCF printer.
Using a Commercially Available PC Card Reader/Writer
and PC Card Adaptor (for an SD memory card or MMC)
See the user documentation that comes with the PC card
reader/writer and PC card adaptor for details about how to
use them.
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Memory Folder Structure
■ Folder and File Contents
■ Folder Structure
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
DCIM
(DCIM Folder)
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
...
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
...
FAVORITE*
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
MISC
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
(FAVORITE folder)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
SCENE*
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG)
(DPOF file)
(Snapshot BEST SHOT folder)
...
US500001.JPE
US500002.JPE
MSCENE*
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV)
(Snapshot user setup file)
(Snapshot user setup file)
(Movie BEST SHOT folder)
...
US500001.JPE
US500002.JPE
(Movie user setup file)
(Movie user setup file)
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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• FAVORITE folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels)
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• Image files recorded with this camera
• DCF protocol image files
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
Certain DCF functions may not be supported. When
displaying an image recorded on another camera model, it
may take a long time for the image to appear on the
display.
• Snapshot BEST SHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Snapshot BEST SHOT user setup
files
• Snapshot user setup file (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain Snapshot BEST SHOT user setups
• Movie BEST SHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains Movie BEST SHOT user setup files
• Movie user setup file (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain Movie BEST SHOT user setups
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■ Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
• Note that the folder named “DCIM” is the parent (top)
folder of all the files in memory. When transferring
memory contents to a hard disk, CD-R, MO disk, or other
external storage, treat all the contents inside a DCIM
folder as a set and always keep them together. You can
change the name of the DCIM folder on your computer.
Changing the name to a date is a good way to keep track
of multiple DCIM folders. However, if you even want to
copy the folders back to the camera’s file memory, be
sure you change the name of the DCIM folder back to
“DCIM” first. The camera does not recognize any folder
name other than DCIM.
• Memory Folders and files must be stored in accordance
with the “Memory Folder Structure” shown on page 195 in
order for the camera to be able to recognize them
correctly.
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USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
This section explains the software and applications on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera, and provides an
overview of what you can do with them.
Note that the procedure you need to perform depends on whether you are using computer running under Windows (see below)
or a Macintosh (see page 213).
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications for using it in combination with a computer. Install the applications
you need on your computer.
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera contains the applications described below. Installation of these applications
is optional, and you should install only the ones you want to use.
Purpose
USB connection to a computer for
image transfer
Management of images transferred
to a computer
Software Name
CD-ROM Software
Supported Windows Versions
Required Operation
–
XP/2000/Me
Use the USB cradle to establish a
connection between the camera and
computer. Installation of the USB driver
is not required (page 180).
USB driver Type B
98SE/98
Use the USB cradle to establish a
connection between the camera and
computer. Install the USB driver Type
B (page 180).
Photo Loader 2.3
* DirectX 9.0c
XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Install Photo Loader 2.3 (page 202).
* If the computer does not have
DirectX 9.0 or higher installed, install
DirectX 9.0c (page 204).
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CD-ROM Software
Purpose
Software Name
Supported Windows Versions
Required Operation
Snapshot retouching,
reorientation, printing
Photohands 1.0
XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Install Photohands 1.0 (page 205).
Movie playback
Windows Media Player 9
* DirectX 9.0c
XP/2000/Me/98SE
• If you can connect to the Internet, connect to
the Internet for automatic installation for the
applicable codec (page 207).
• If you cannot connect to the Internet, install
Windows Media Player 9 (page 208).
* If you are running Windows 2000 or 98SE
with a DirectX version that is lower than 9.0c,
install DirectX 9.0c (page 204).
Windows 98
WMP6.4 codec
98
• If you can connect to the Internet, connect to
the Internet for automatic installation for the
applicable codec (page 207).
• If you cannot connect to the Internet, install the
Windows 98 WMP6.4 codec (page 209).
Ulead Movie Wizard SE
VCD
XP/2000
Install Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD (page 210).
–
Me/98SE/98
–
Adobe Reader 6.0
XP/2000/Me/98SE
If your computer does not already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed,
install Adobe Reader 6.0 (page 212).
–
98
If your computer does not already have Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, go to
the Adobe Systems Incorporated website and
install Acrobat Reader 5.0.5.
Movie editing
Viewing of user
documentation (PDF) files
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USB driver Type B
OS: 98SE/98
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements are different for each of the
applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the
particular application you are trying to use. Note that the
values provided here are minimum requirements for
running each application. Actual requirements are greater,
depending on the number of images and the sizes of the
images being handled.
• In the case of Windows XP, 2000, or Me, connect the
camera to the computer using the bundled USB cradle.
You do not need to install the USB driver from the
bundled CD-ROM.
• Correct operation is not guaranteed on a computer that
has been upgraded from Windows 95 or 3.1.
Photo Loader 2.3
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Memory: At least 16MB
HD: At least 7MB
Other: Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; DirectX 9.0 or higher
These are the minimum system requirements to run the
application. Actual requirements are greater, depending on
the number of images and the sizes of the images being
handled.
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Windows Media Player 9
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE
CPU: 233 MHz Intel Pentium II, AMD, etc.
Memory: 64MB
HD: 100MB
Other: Sound card; 800 × 600 or greater display resolution;
Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
Photohands 1.0
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
Memory: At least 64MB
HD: At least 10MB
DirectX 9.0c
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE/98
HD: At least 65MB free space during installation, 18MB
after installation is complete.
• If you are running Windows 98, install the Windows 98
WMP6.4 codec from the CD-ROM.
Adobe Reader 6.0
OS: XP/2000/Me/98SE
CPU: Pentium
Memory: 32MB
HD: 60MB
Other: Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD
OS: XP/2000
CPU: Pentium III 800MHz
Memory: 256MB
HD: 250MB
Other: 1024 × 768 or higher display resolution
IMPORTANT!
• For details about Windows minimum system
requirements, see the “Read me” file on the CDROM that comes bundled with the camera.
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Managing Images on a PC
■ Getting Started
To manage images on a PC, you need to install the Photo
Loader application from the CD-ROM that comes with the
camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Photo
Loader”.
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
NOTE
• If you already have Photo Loader installed on your
computer, check its version. If the bundled version is
newer than the one you have, uninstall the old
version of Photo Loader and then install the newer
version.
■ Selecting a Language
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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■ Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
■ Installing Photo Loader
You should always read the “Read me” file for “Photo
Loader” before installing it. The “Read me” file contains
information you need to know when installing the
application.
1. Click the “Install” button for “Photo Loader”.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Photo
IMPORTANT!
Loader”.
• Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and
completely. If you make a mistake when installing
Photo Loader, you may not be able to browse your
existing library information and HTML files that are
created automatically by Photo Loader. In some
cases, image files may be lost.
IMPORTANT!
• Before upgrading or reinstalling Photo Loader, or
before installing it onto another computer, be sure to
read the “Read me” file for information about
retaining existing libraries.
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■ Checking for the Proper Version of DirectX
4. Click [Exit] to exit DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
• If your PC already has DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, you do not need to install DirectX 9.0c from
the bundled CD-ROM.
In order to manage images using Photo Loader, your
computer also needs to have DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed. You can check the installed version of DirectX
using your PC’s DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
• If your PC does not have DirectX 9.0 or higher
installed, install DirectX 9.0c from the bundled CDROM.
1. On your PC, click [Start], [All Programs],
[Accessories], [System Tools], and then
[System Information].
2. On the [Tools] menu of the window that
appears, select [DirectX Diagnostic Tool].
3. On the [System] tab, check to make sure that
the version shown for the “DirectX Version”
item is 9.0 or higher.
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■ Getting Started
Retouching, Reorienting, and Printing a
Snapshot
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
In order to retouch, reorient, or print snapshots on your PC,
you need to install Photohands from the CD-ROM that
comes bundled with the camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows
“Photohands”.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
NOTE
• If you already have Photohands installed on your
computer, check its version. If the bundled version is
newer than the one you have, uninstall the old
version of Photohands and then install the newer
version.
■ Selecting a Language
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
The CD-ROM includes the software and user
documentation for various languages. Check the CD-ROM
menu screen to see if applications and user documentation
are available for a particular language.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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■ Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
■ Installing Photohands
You should always read the “Read me” file for
“Photohands” before installing it. The “Read me” file
contains information you need to know when installing the
application.
1. Click the “Install” button for “Photohands”.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Photohands”.
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NOTE
Playing a Movie
• If your PC already has MPEG-4 codec installed, it
will start playing the movie as soon as you click it.
• Note the following important precautions when
playing back a movie using Windows Media Player 9.
— When using a high-speed type SD memory card
Use Windows Media Player as-is, without
changing its basic settings.
— When using an SD memory card that is not a
high-speed type
Change Windows Media Player settings as shown
below. These settings will enable more stable
movie display.
1. On the Windows Media Player [Tools] menu,
select [Options]. On the dialog box that appears,
open the [Performance] tab.
2. In the “Video acceleration” area click [Advanced].
3. In the “Video acceleration” area, clear the “Use
video mixing renderer” check box.
4. In the “Legacy video renderer” area, clear the
“Use YUV Flipping” check box.
In order to play a movie recorded with this camera on your
PC using Windows Media Player, you need to install
MPEG-4 codec.
■ To install the codec on a PC that can
connect to the Internet
1. Connect the PC to the Internet.
2. Click the movie file that was recorded with the
camera.
3. If your PC does not have MPEG-4 codec
installed, it will connect to the Microsoft
website automatically and download the
codec.
4. Install the downloaded MPEG-4 codec.
5. This will cause the movie file recorded with
the camera to start playing.
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■ To install the codec on a PC that cannot
connect to the Internet
● Getting Started
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
If your PC cannot connect to the Internet, install Windows
Media Player 9 from the CD-ROM that comes bundled with
the camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Windows
Media Player”.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
● Selecting a Language
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
language you want.
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● Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
You should always read the “Read me” file for “Windows
Media Player 9” before installing it. The “Read me” file
contains information you need to know when installing the
application.
IMPORTANT!
• If your PC is running Windows 98, install the
Windows 98 WMP6.4 codec instead of Windows
Media Player 9.
• In the case of Windows 2000 or 98SE, you need to
install DirectX 9.0c. For information about
determining the version of DirectX on your PC, see
page 204.
• Note the following important precautions when
playing back a movie using Windows Media Player 9.
— When using a high-speed type SD memory card
Use Windows Media Player as-is, without
changing its basic settings.
— When using an SD memory card that is not a
high-speed type
Change Windows Media Player settings as shown
below. These settings will enable more stable
movie display.
1. On the Windows Media Player [Tools] menu,
select [Options]. On the dialog box that appears,
open the [Performance] tab.
2. In the “Video acceleration” area click [Advanced].
3. In the “Video acceleration” area, clear the “Use
video mixing renderer” check box.
4. In the “Legacy video renderer” area, clear the
“Use YUV Flipping” check box.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Windows
Media Player 9”.
● Installing Windows Media Player 9
1. Click the “Install” button for “Windows Media
Player 9”.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
computer screen.
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■ Movie Playback Precaution
Editing a Movie
The recommended system requirements described below
are necessary to use your computer to play back movies
recorded with this camera.
In order to edit movies on your PC, you need to install
Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD from the bundled CD-ROM.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Ulead
Movie Wizard SE VCD”.
OS: XP
CPU: Pentium M 1GHz or higher
Pentium 4 2GHz or higher
Required software: Windows Media Player 9 (bundled with
camera)
DirectX 9.0c (bundled with camera)
IMPORTANT!
• Operation of Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD is not
supported under Windows Me, 98SE, or 98.
NOTE
IMPORTANT!
• The Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD application that
comes on the bundled CD-ROM can create VideoCDs, but it cannot created DVDs. If you want to be
able to create DVDs, you need to upgrade to the
commercial version. See the “Read me” file on the
CD-ROM for information about Ulead Movie Wizard
SE VCD, and what you need to do to upgrade to the
commercial version.
• The above is the recommended environment.
Configuring this environment does not guarantee
proper operation.
• Even if your computer meets the recommended
requirements described above, certain settings and
other installed software may interfere with proper
playback of movies.
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■ Getting Started
■ Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Start up your computer and insert the CD-ROM into its CDROM drive. This will automatically launch the menu
application, which displays a menu screen on your
computer.
You should always read the “Read me” file for “Ulead
Movie Wizard SE VCD” before installing it. The “Read me”
file contains information you need to know when installing
the application.
• The menu application may not start up automatically on
some computers. If this happens, navigate to the CDROM and double-click “menu.exe” to launch the menu
application.
1. Click the “Read me” button for “Ulead Movie
Wizard SE VCD”.
■ Installing Ulead Movie Wizard SE VCD
■ Selecting a Language
1. Click the “Install” button for “Ulead Movie
First select a language. Note that some software is not
available in all languages.
Wizard SE VCD”.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
1. On the menu screen, click the tab for the
computer screen.
language you want.
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Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
manual you want to read.
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.
IMPORTANT!
1. Click the “Register” button.
• 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 installed, you can install it from the
bundled CD-ROM.
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications for using it in combination with a computer. Install the applications
you need on your computer.
About the bundled CD-ROM
The CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera contains the applications described below. Installation of these applications
is optional, and you should install only the ones you want to use.
CD-ROM Software
Purpose
For the Macintosh
Mac OS Versions
Required Operation
USB connection to a Macintosh for
image transfer
–
OS 9/OS X
Use the USB cradle to establish a
connection between the camera
and your Macintosh. USB driver is
not required (page 188).
Managing of Images on a Macintosh
Photo Loader 1.1
OS 9
Install Photo Loader 1.1 (page
215).
–
OS X
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled
with your operating system (page
215).
–
OS 9/OS X
Use Adobe Reader or Adobe
Acrobat Reader, which comes
bundled with your operating
system (page 216).
Viewing of user documentation
(PDF) files
IMPORTANT!
• Movie files cannot be played back on a Macintosh.
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Photo Loader 1.1
OS: OS 9
Memory: 32MB
HD: At least 3MB
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements are different for each of the
applications. Be sure to check the requirements for the
particular application you are trying to use. Note that the
values provided here are minimum requirements for
running each application. Actual requirements are greater,
depending on the number of images and the sizes of the
images being handled.
• USB connection is supported on a Macintosh running OS
9 or X. Operation is supported using the standard USB
driver that comes with the operating system, so all you
need to do is connect the camera to your Macintosh using
the USB cable.
IMPORTANT!
• For details about Macintosh minimum system
requirements, see the “Readme” file on the CD-ROM
that comes bundled with the camera.
• The software on the CD-ROM that comes bundled
with the camera does not support operation under
Mac OS X.
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IMPORTANT!
Managing Images on a Macintosh
• If you are upgrading to the new version of Photo
Loader from a previous version and you want to use
library management data and HTML files created
using the old version of Photo Loader, be sure to
read the “Important” file in the “Photo Loader” folder.
Follow the instructions in the file to use your existing
library management files. Failure to follow this
procedure correctly can result in loss or corruption of
your existing files.
• Movie files cannot be played back on a Macintosh.
■ To manage images on a Macintosh running
OS 9
Install the Photo Loader application from the CD-ROM that
comes with the camera.
• Use the CD-ROM whose contents label shows “Photo
Loader”.
● To install Photo Loader
1. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
■ To manage images on a Macintosh running
OS X
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
Use iPhoto, which comes bundled with the operating
system. iPhoto enables management of snapshots.
open the file named “Important”.
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
open the file named “readme”.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
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■ To view the Photo Loader user’s guide
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 “Photo Loader” folder and then
open the “English” folder.
3. Open “PhotoLoader_english”.
■ To view the camera user’s guide
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
To register as a camera user
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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.)
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APPENDIX
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in the REC
mode and the PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
Review
On / Off
Icon Help
On / Off
Memory
BEST SHOT: On / Off
Flash: On / Off
Focus: On / Off
White Balance: On / Off
ISO: On / Off
■ REC Mode
AF Area: On / Off
● REC Tab Menu
Focus
Metering: On / Off
(Auto Focus) /
Macro /
(Pan Focus) /
(Infinity) /
Self-timer: On / Off
Flash Intensity: On / Off
Digital Zoom: On / Off
(Manual Focus)
Continuous
On / Off
Self-timer
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
AF Area
AF Assist Light
Spot /
MF Position: On / Off
Zoom Position: On / Off
Multi
On / Off
Anti Shake
Auto / Off
L/R Key
Focus / EV Shift / White Balance / ISO /
Self-timer / Off
Quick Shutter
On / Off
Audio Snap
On / Off
Grid
On / Off
Digital Zoom
On / Off
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● Quality Tab Menu
Size
Quality
● Set Up Tab Menu
2560 × 1920 / 2560 × 1712 (3:2) /
2304 × 1728 / 2048 × 1536 / 1600 × 1200 /
640 × 480
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Startup
On (Selectable image) / Off
Fine / Normal / Economy
File No.
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Operation /
(Snapshots)
Quality
HQ / Normal / LP
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
(Movies)
EV Shift
White Balance
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
Date Style
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
Adjust
Time setting
Auto /
Language
(Daylight) /
(Shade) /
Metering
Filter
(Cloudy) /
N (Day White) /
D (Daylight) /
ISO
Play
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
(Tungsten) / Manual
/
/
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Sleep
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
2 min / 5 min
Off / B/W / Sepia / Red / Green / Blue /
REC / PLAY
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
Yellow / Pink / Purple
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
Multi /
Center weighted /
Spot
PTP (PictBridge)
Sharpness
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Saturation
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Video Out
Contrast
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Format
Format / Cancel
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Reset
Reset / Cancel
Flash Assist
Auto / Off
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NTSC / PAL
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■ PLAY Mode
● Set Up Tab Menu
• The contents of the PLAY mode set up tab menu are
identical to those of the REC mode set up tab menu.
● PLAY Tab Menu
Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval / Effect /
Cancel
MOTION PRINT
9 frames / 1 frame / Cancel
Movie Editing
Cut (Before) /
(Between) /
Cut
Cut (After) / Cancel
Favorites
Show / Save / Cancel
DPOF
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotation
Rotate / Cancel
1600 × 1200 / 1280 × 960 / 640 × 480 /
Resize
Cancel
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
Built-in / Cancel
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■ REC Mode
Indicator Lamp Reference
The camera has two indicator lamps: an operation lamp
and an AF assist light/self-timer lamp. These lamps light
and flash to indicate the current operational status of the
camera.
Operation lamp
Operation Lamp
Green
AF assist light /
self-timer lamp
Red
Amber
AF assist
light/selftimer
lamp
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on,
recording enabled)
Pattern 3
Flash is charging.
Lit
Flash charging is complete.
Auto Focus operation was
Lit
successful.
Pattern 3
Cannot Auto Focus.
Monitor screen is off. / Sleep
Lit
state
Pattern 2
Storing image
Storing movie data /
Pattern 1
processing image data
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 1
(10 to 3 seconds)
Self-timer countdown
Pattern 2
(3 to 0 seconds)
Pattern 1
Cannot charge flash.
Lit
* There are three lamp flash patterns. Pattern 1 flashes once per
second, Pattern 2 flashes twice per second, and Pattern 3 flashes
four times per second. The table below explains what each flash
pattern indicates.
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Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Amber
AF assist
light /
self-timer
lamp
IMPORTANT!
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the operation lamp is
flashing green. Doing so will cause recorded images
to be lost.
Meaning
Red
Memory card problem /
Memory card is unformatted. /
BEST SHOT setup cannot be
registered.
Memory card is locked. /
Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Powering down
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■ PLAY Mode
■ USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
AF assist
light /
Operation Lamp self-timer
lamp
Green
Red
The USB cradle has two indicator lamps: a [CHARGE]
lamp and a [USB] lamp. These lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the USB cradle
and camera.
Meaning
Red
Operational (Power on, recording
Lit
enabled)
One of the following operations is
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, format, power
Pattern 3
[CHARGE] lamp
down, image resizing, image
trimming, after recording, MOTION
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
PRINT, movie editing
Memory card problem / Memory
[CHARGE] lamp
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
Color
Status
Red
Green
Lit
Lit
Amber
Red
Lit
Flashing
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
[USB] lamp
Color
Meaning
Status
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby
Charge error
Green
Green
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[USB] lamp
Lit
USB connection
Flashing Accessing memory
APPENDIX
Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause
Power does not turn on.
1) The battery is not oriented correctly.
2) The battery is dead.
1) Orient the battery correctly (page 32).
2) Charge the battery (page 33). If the battery
goes dead soon after being charged, it means
the battery has reached the end of its life and
needs to be replaced. Purchase a separately
available NP-20 rechargeable lithium ion
battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 44).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 33).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter button is
pressed.
1) The camera is in the PLAY mode.
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
1) Press [
] (REC) to enter the REC mode.
2) Wait until the flash unit finishes charging.
3) Transfer files you want to keep to your
computer and then delete files from image
memory, or use a different memory card.
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
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Image Recording
APPENDIX
Symptom
Possible Cause
Auto Focus does not focus
properly.
1) The lens is dirty.
2) The subject is not located in the center of the
focus frame when you compose the image.
3) The subject you are shooting is a type that is
not compatible with Auto Focus operation (page
72).
4) You are moving the camera.
1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 77).
The subject is out of focus
in the recorded image.
The image is not focused properly.
When composing the image, make sure the
subject on which you want to focus is located
inside the focus frame.
The flash does not fire.
1) “
” (flash off) is selected as the flash mode.
2) The battery is dead.
3) A scene that selects “
” (flash off) as the
flash mode is selected in the BEST SHOT
mode.
1) Select a different flash mode (page 61).
2) Charge the battery (page 33).
3) Select a different flash mode (page 61) or
BEST SHOT scene (page 85).
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 33).
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Action
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
APPENDIX
Symptom
Image Recording
Movies
Possible Cause
Action
1) You are using the Manual Focus mode and
have not focused the image.
2) You are trying to use the Macro mode (
)
when shooting a scenery or portrait shot.
3) You are trying to use Auto Focus or the Infinity
mode (
) when shooting a close-up shot.
1) Focus the image (page 77).
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
1) Camera powers down before the save
operation is complete.
2) Removing the memory card before the save
operation is complete.
”, charge
1) When the battery indicator shows “
the battery as soon as possible (page 33).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Vertical lines on the
monitor screen.
Recording a very brightly lit subject can cause a
vertical band to appear in the monitor screen
image.
This is a CCD phenomenon known as “vertical
smear”, and does not indicate malfunction of the
camera. Note that vertical smear is not recorded
with the image in the case of a snapshot, but it is
recorded in the case of a movie.
Out of focus images.
The subject is outside the shooting range of the
camera.
Record within the allowable shooting range.
Digital noise in images.
Sensitivity is increased automatically for dark
subjects. Greater sensitivity increases the chance
of digital noise.
Use a light or some other means to illuminate the
subject.
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
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2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro mode (
) for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Possible Cause
Action
Sunlight or light from another source is shining
directly into the lens during recording.
Position the camera so sunlight does not shine
directly into the lens.
Images are not displayed.
A memory card with non-DCF images recorded
with another camera is loaded in the camera.
This camera cannot display non-DCF images
recorded onto a memory card using another digital
camera.
All buttons and switches
are disabled.
Circuit problem caused by electrostatic charge,
impact, etc. while the camera was connected to
another device.
Remove the battery from the camera, reinsert it,
and then try again.
Monitor screen is off.
USB communication is in progress.
After confirming that the computer is not
accessing camera memory, disconnect the USB
cable.
Cannot transfer files over a
USB connection.
1) Camera is not set securely on the USB cradle.
1) Check the connection between the camera and
USB cradle.
2) Check all connections.
3) Install the USB driver on your computer (page
180).
4) Press the [USB] button on the USB cradle.
Other
Playback
Symptom
Color of the playback
image is different from the
image on the monitor
screen during recording.
2) USB cable is not connected securely.
3) USB driver is not installed.
4) Camera is turned off.
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APPENDIX
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
You may not be able to install the USB driver properly if you use the USB cable to connect the camera to a computer running
Windows 98SE/98 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM, or if you have another type of driver installed.
This will make it impossible for the computer to recognize the digital camera when it is connected. If this happens, you will
need to re-install the camera’s USB driver. For information about how to re-install the USB driver, see the USB driver’s “Read
me” file on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the camera.
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APPENDIX
Display Messages
Battery is low.
The battery is dead.
Cannot correct
image!
Keystone correction cannot be performed for some
reason. The image will be stored as-is, without
correction (page 93).
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find a image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 133).
Cannot register any
more files.
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to save a BEST SHOT scene
when there are already 999 scenes in the
“SCENE” folder, or when there are already 999
scenes in the “MSCENE” folder (page 89).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files (page 150).
Some problem occurred with the memory card.
Turn off the camera, and remove and then reinsert
the memory card. If the same message appears,
format the memory card (page 166).
IMPORTANT!
Formatting the memory card deletes all files on
the memory card. Before formatting, try
transferring recoverable files to a computer or
some other storage device.
Check connections!
• You are attempting to connect the camera to a
printer while the camera’s USB settings are not
compatible with the USB system of the printer
(page 160).
• You are attempting to connect to a computer that
does not have a USB driver installed (page 180).
File could not be
saved because
battery is low.
The battery is dead, so the recorded image could
not be saved.
Folder cannot be
created.
This message appears when you try to record an
image while there are 9,999 files stored in the
999th folder. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 145).
LENS ERROR
If the lens comes into contact with some obstacle
while it is extending, this message appears, the lens
retracts, and the camera turns off. Take action to
remove the obstacle, and try turning on power again.
Load paper!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is out of paper.
Memory Full
Memory is full. If you want to record more files,
delete files you no longer need (page 145).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
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Printing Error
Record Error
Replenish ink!
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Printer internal error
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
This card is not
formatted.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not
formatted. Format the memory card (page 166).
This file cannot be
played.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
This function cannot You attempted to copy files from built-in memory
be used.
to a memory card loaded in the camera while there
is no memory card in the camera (page 167).
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is running low on ink or is out of ink.
This function is not
supported for this
file.
SYSTEM ERROR
Your camera system is corrupted. Contact your
retailer or a CASIO service center.
The card is locked.
The LOCK switch of the SD memory card is locked.
You cannot store images to or delete images from
a memory card that is locked.
There are no files.
There are no files in built-in memory or on the
memory card.
There are no printing There are no DPOF settings specifying images and
images.
the number of copies of each for printing.
Set up DPOF.
Configure the required DPOF settings (page 172).
There is no image to The image or movie whose setup you are trying to
register.
save is not supported by BEST SHOT.
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The function you are trying to perform is not
supported for the file on which you are trying to
perform it.
APPENDIX
Data Size
Specifications
• Snapshots
Product ............................... Digital Camera
File Size
(pixels)
2560 × 1920
Model .................................. EX-S500
■ Camera Functions
2560 × 1712
(3:2)
Image Files Format
Snapshots ....................... JPEG (Exif Ver.2.2); DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) 1.0 standard;
DPOF compliant
Movies ............................. AVI (MPEG-4)
Audio ............................... WAV
2304 × 1728
2048 × 1536
Recording Media ............... 8.3MB built-in memory
SD Memory Card
MultimediaCard
1600 × 1200
(UXGA)
640 × 480
(VGA)
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Quality
Approximate
Built-in
SD Memory
Image File Size memory 8.3MB Card 256MB*
Fine
3.0MB
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
2.0MB
1.0MB
2.85MB
1.9MB
950KB
1.95MB
1.53MB
800KB
1.64MB
1.23MB
630KB
1.05MB
710KB
370KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
2 shots
3
7
2
4
7
4
5
9
4
6
11
7
10
20
38
50
79
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
80 shots
118 shots
226 shots
84 shots
124 shots
237 shots
124 shots
153 shots
277 shots
138 shots
184 shots
356 shots
215 shots
319 shots
623 shots
1187 shots
1557 shots
2491 shots
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APPENDIX
• Movies
Image
Size
(Pixels)
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Maximum
Recording
Time Per
File
Approximate
Data Rate
(Frame Rate)
Approximate
Recording
Time for
Built-in Memory
8.3 MB
Approximate
Recording
Time for SD
Memory
Card 256MB
HQ
640 × 480
Until
memory
full
4.1 megabits
per second
(30 frames /
second)
13 seconds
8 minutes
and 29
seconds
Normal
640 × 480
Until
memory
full
2.0 megabits
per second
(30 frames /
second)
25 seconds
16 minutes
and 6
seconds
Until
memory
full
745 kilobits
per second
(15 frames /
second)
69 seconds
LP
320 × 240
Effective Pixels .................. 5.0 million
Imaging Element ................ 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 5.25 million)
Lens/Focal Distance
Lenses ............................. F2.7 (W) to 5.2 (T); f=6.2 (W) to
18.6mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 38 (W) to 114mm (T) for
35mm film)
6 lenses in 5 groups, with aspherical
lens
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
44 minutes
and 57
seconds
Focusing ............................. Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus Modes: Auto Focus, Macro
mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode,
manual focus
AF Area: spot, multi; AF Assist Light
* Based on Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. products.
Capacity depends on card manufacturer.
* To determine the number of images that can be stored on a
memory card of a different capacity, multiply the capacities in the
table by the appropriate value.
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Auto Focus ...................... 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 17cm to 50cm (6.7˝ to 19.7˝)
Infinity Mode .................... ∞
Manual ............................. 17cm to ∞ (6.7˝ to ∞)
• Using optical zoom causes the above
ranges to change.
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APPENDIX
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot by
CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... Auto Flash, ON, OFF, Red eye
reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom:
0.4 to 2.8 meters (1.3´ to 9.2´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom:
0.4 to 1.4 meters (1.5´ to 4.6´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
* Depends on zoom factor.
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter
Snapshot mode (Auto): 1/8 to 1/2000
second
• Above shutter speeds do not apply
when using a BEST SHOT scene.
Recording Functions ....... Snapshot; audio snapshot; macro; selftimer; Continuous shutter; movie with
audio (Normal Movie, Short Movie,
Past Movie); Voice Recording; BEST
SHOT mode (scenes other than Short
Movie, Past Movie, and Voice
Recording)
• Audio recording is monaural.
Aperture .............................. F2.7/4.3, auto switching
• Using optical zoom causes the
aperture to change.
White Balance .................... Auto WB, fixed (6 modes), manual
switching
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 25 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Sensitivity ........................... Snapshots: Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100,
ISO 200, ISO 400
Movies: Auto
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
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■ Power Requirements
Monitor Screen .................. 2.2-inch TFT color LCD
84,960 pixels (354 × 240)
Power Requirements ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-20) × 1
Viewfinder .......................... Monitor screen
Timekeeping Functions .... Built-in digital quartz clock
Date and Time ................ Recorded with image data
Auto Calendar ................. To 2049
World Time ...................... City; Date; Time; Summer time;
162 cities in 32 time zones
Approximate Battery Life:
The values below indicate the amount of time under the conditions defined
below, until power automatically turns off due to battery failure. They do not
guarantee that you will be able to achieve this level of operation. Low
temperatures shorten battery life.
Input/Output Terminals .... Cradle connector
USB ..................................... USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible
Microphone ........................ Monaural
Speaker ............................... Monaural
Operation
Approximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)*1
(Operating Time)
200 shots (100 minutes)
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*2 (Operating Time)
410 shots (100 minutes)
Continuous Snapshot Playback*3
160 minutes
Continuous Movie Recording*4
80 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*5
160 minutes
Supported Battery: NP-20 (Rated Capacitance: 700mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standard)
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor Screen: On
• Zoom operation between full wide to full telephoto every 30 seconds,
during which two images are recorded, one image with flash; power
turned off and back on every time 10 images are recorded.
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■ Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (NP-20)
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 15 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full
telephoto zoom
Rated Voltage .................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance ............ 700 mAh
Operating Temperature
Range .................................. 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
*3 Continuous Snapshot Playback Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Scroll one image about every 10 seconds
*4 Approximate time for continuous movie recording, without using zoom.
Dimensions ........................ 33(W) × 50(H) × 4.7(D) mm
(1.3˝(W) × 2.0˝(H) × 0.19˝(D))
*5 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Weight ................................. Approximately 16 g (0.56 oz)
Power Consumption ......... 3.7V DC Approximately 3.2W
■ USB Cradle (CA-28)
Dimensions ........................ 90(W) × 59(H) × 16.1(D) mm
(3.5˝(W) × 2.3˝(H) × 0.63˝(D))
(excluding projections; 13.7mm (0.54˝)
at thinnest part)
Input/Output Terminals .... Camera connector; USB port; AC
adaptor terminal (DC IN 5.3V) /
AV output port (Special mini port,
NTSC / PAL)
Weight ................................. Approximately 115 g (4.1 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Power Consumption ......... 5.3V DC Approximately 3.2W
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP20); USB cradle (CA-28); Special AC
adaptor; AC power cord; USB cable;
AV Cable; Strap; CD-ROMs (2); Basic
Reference
Dimensions ........................ 112(W) × 24(H) × 58(D) mm
(4.4˝(W) × 0.94˝(H) × 2.3˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Weight ................................. Approximately 52 g (1.8 oz)
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APPENDIX
■ Special AC Adaptor (Inlet Type)
(AD-C51G or AD-C52G)
■ Special AC Adaptor (Plug-in Type)
(AD-C51J or AD-C52J)
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83 mA
Power Requirement .......... 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz, 83mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650 mA
Output ................................. 5.3V DC, 650mA
Dimensions ........................ AD-C51G: 78(W) × 20(H) × 39(D) mm
(3.1˝(W) × 0.8˝(H) × 1.5˝(D))
(excluding projections and
cable)
Dimensions ........................ AD-C51J: 48(W) × 16(H) × 69(D) mm
(1.9˝(W) × 0.6˝(H) × 2.7˝(D))
(excluding projections and
cable)
AD-C52G: 50(W) × 20(H) × 70(D) mm
(2.0˝(W) × 0.8˝(H) × 2.8˝(D))
(excluding projections and
cable)
AD-C52J: 50(W) × 18(H) × 70(D) mm
(2.0˝(W) × 0.7˝(H) × 2.8˝(D))
(excluding projections and
cable)
Weight ................................. AD-C51G: Approximately 90 g (3.2 oz)
AD-C52G: Approximately 87 g (3.1 oz)
Weight ................................. AD-C51J: Approximately 91 g (3.2 oz)
AD-C52J: Approximately 85 g (3.0 oz)
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