E
Digital Camera
EX-Z57
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-40)
CD-ROM
USB Cradle (CA-27)
USB Cable
Strap
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)
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Contents
GETTING READY
About This Manual ..................................................... 21
2
INTRODUCTION
General Guide ............................................................ 22
Camera
USB Cradle
Unpacking .................................................................... 2
Monitor Screen Contents ........................................... 25
Features ....................................................................... 9
Changing the Contents of the Monitor Screen
Precautions ................................................................ 12
17
22
24
27
Attaching the Strap .................................................... 29
Power Requirements ................................................. 30
QUICK START GUIDE
To load the battery
To charge the battery
To replace the battery
Power Supply Precautions
Turning the Camera On and Off
Configuring Power Saving Settings
First, charge the battery! ............................................ 17
To configure display language and clock settings ..... 18
To record an image .................................................... 19
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31
36
37
40
42
To view a recorded image .......................................... 20
Using the On-screen Menus ...................................... 43
To delete an image ..................................................... 20
Configuring Display Language and Clock Settings ... 45
To configure display language and clock settings
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47
INTRODUCTION
49
Adjusting White Balance ............................................ 79
BASIC IMAGE RECORDING
Configuring the White Balance Setting Manually
Recording an Image ................................................... 49
Specifying the Recording Mode
Aiming the Camera
Recording an Image
49
50
51
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
84
86
Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot) .................................... 86
Using Zoom ................................................................ 56
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
81
Using the BEST SHOT Mode .................................... 82
56
57
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot) .................................... 88
Using the Flash .......................................................... 59
61
62
62
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot) ...................................... 90
Using the Self-timer ................................................... 64
Using the Movie Mode ............................................... 93
Specifying Image Size ............................................... 67
Recording Audio ......................................................... 95
Flash Unit Status
Changing the Flash Intensity Setting
Using Flash Assist
To use Business Shot
Adding Audio to a Snapshot
Recording Your Voice
Specifying Image Quality ........................................... 68
92
95
97
Using the Histogram .................................................. 99
69
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
REC Mode Camera Settings ................................... 101
Specifying ISO Sensitivity
Specifying Outline Sharpness
Specifying Color Saturation
Specifying Contrast
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
Using Icon Help
Assigning Functions to the [] and [] Keys
Specifying Power On Default Settings
Resetting the Camera
Selecting the Focus Mode ......................................... 69
Using Auto Focus
Using the Macro Mode
Using Pan Focus
Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
Using Focus Lock
70
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74
75
75
77
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift) ........................... 78
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105
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108
INTRODUCTION
109
PLAYBACK
129
Basic Playback Operation ........................................ 109
Playing an Audio Snapshot
FILE MANAGEMENT
Folders ..................................................................... 129
110
Memory Folders and Files
Flipping the Display ................................................... 111
129
Protecting Files ........................................................ 130
To protect a single file
To protect all files in memory
Zooming the Display Image ...................................... 112
Resizing an Image .................................................... 113
130
131
Using the FAVORITE Folder .................................... 131
Cropping an Image .................................................... 114
To
To
To
To
Playing a Movie ......................................................... 115
Displaying the 9-image View .................................... 116
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
131
133
134
134
Displaying the Calendar Screen ............................... 117
135
Playing a Slideshow .................................................. 118
Using the Photo Stand Feature
Configuring Sound Settings ..................................... 135
Rotating the Display Image ...................................... 121
To configure sound settings
To set the volume level
Using Image Roulette .............................................. 122
Adding Audio to a Snapshot .................................... 123
To re-record audio
135
136
Specifying an Image for the Startup Screen ........... 136
124
Configuring Power Down Image Settings ................ 137
Playing Back a Voice Recording File ....................... 125
127
OTHER SETTINGS
120
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method .................................................. 139
DELETING FILES
Using the Alarm ........................................................ 139
Setting the Clock ...................................................... 141
Deleting a Single File ............................................... 127
To select your Home Time zone
To set the current time and date
Changing the Date Format
Deleting All Files ...................................................... 128
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142
142
INTRODUCTION
155
Using World Time ..................................................... 143
To display the World Time screen
To configure World Time settings
143
143
PRINTING IMAGES
DPOF ........................................................................ 156
To configure print settings for a single image
To configure print settings for all images
Changing the Display Language ............................. 144
Changing the Brightness of the Monitor Screen ..... 145
157
158
Using PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT ............... 159
Changing the USB Port Protocol ............................. 145
Date Printing
162
PRINT Image Matching ΙΙΙ ........................................... 163
Configuring [
] (REC) and [
] (PLAY)
Power On/Off Functions ........................................... 146
Exif Print ................................................................... 164
Formatting Built-in Memory ...................................... 147
165
149
VIEWING IMAGES ON A COMPUTER
USING A MEMORY CARD
Using the Camera with a Windows Computer ........ 165
Using a Memory Card .............................................. 150
To insert a memory card into the camera
To replace the memory card
Formatting a Memory Card
Using the Camera with a Macintosh Computer ....... 171
150
151
151
Operations You Can Perform from Your Computer .. 175
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images to a
Computer .................................................................. 176
Copying Files ........................................................... 153
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
Memory Data ............................................................ 177
153
DCF Protocol
Memory Folder Structure
Image Files Supported by the Camera
154
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177
179
INTRODUCTION
180
USING THE CAMERA WITH A COMPUTER
197
Using the Album Feature ......................................... 180
Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
Creating an album
Viewing Album Files
Saving an Album
To delete an album
Menu Reference ....................................................... 197
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183
185
187
188
Indicator Lamp Reference ....................................... 199
Troubleshooting Guide ............................................. 202
If you have problems installing the USB driver...
Display Messages
188
190
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in Windows .. 191
Getting Started
Selecting a Language
Viewing the Contents of the “Read me” File
Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
User Registration
Exiting the Menu Application
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194
194
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on
a Macintosh .............................................................. 194
Installing Software
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
207
208
Specifications ........................................................... 210
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM ............... 188
About the bundled CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software)
Computer System Requirements
APPENDIX
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195
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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.
• 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-Z57.
• 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, 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 million effective pixels
The CCD provides 5.25 million total pixels of very highresolution for crisp, clear, prints and display images.
• 2.7-inch TFT color LCD monitor screen
• Long battery life
A low-power design combines with a large-capacity
battery to provide more recording and playback between
charges.
■ 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.
• 12X zoom (page 56)
3X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom
• 9.3MB flash memory
Images can be recorded without using a memory card.
• REC mode or PLAY mode power up (page 40)
Press [
] (REC) or [
] (PLAY) to turn on the camera
and enter the mode you want to use.
• Multi Auto Focus (page 72)
When “Multi” is selected for the Auto Focus area, the
camera takes simultaneous meter readings at seven
different points and automatically selects the best one.
• Pan Focus (page 74)
This feature lets you lock the focus point.
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• Auto Pan Focus (page 71)
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.
• Coupling Shot and Pre-shot (pages 86, 88)
Coupling Shot lets you combine two subjects into a single
image, while Pre-shot lets you add a subject to a
previously recorded background image. This means you
can create images that include you and your friend, even
if you are the only two people around.
• Support for SD memory cards and MMC (MultiMedia
Cards) for memory expansion (page 149)
• Triple Self-timer (page 64)
The self-timer can be set up to repeat three times,
automatically.
• Bundled with a USB Cradle (pages 32, 120, 159, 165)
The bundled USB cradle can be used to charge the
camera’s battery, and to transfer images to a computer. A
Photo Stand feature lets you view images while the
camera is on the cradle.
• Real-time histogram (page 99)
An on-screen histogram lets you adjust exposure as you
view the effect on overall image brightness.
• World Time (page 143)
A simple operation sets the current time for your current
location. You can select from among 162 cities in 32 time
zones.
• BEST SHOT (page 82)
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 pictures
every time.
• Alarm (page 139)
A built-in alarm helps to keep you on time for important
events, and even can be used in place of an alarm clock.
You can also have a specific image appear, or a movie or
audio file to play when the alarm time is reached.
• Business Shot (page 90)
Business Shot automatically corrects rectangular shapes
when recording the image of a business card, document,
whiteboard, or similar subjects from an angle.
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• Selectable Sound Settings (page 135)
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.
• Album Function (page 180)
HTML files are generated automatically to create an
album of recorded images. Album contents can be viewed
and printed using a standard Web browser. Images can
also be incorporated into Web pages quickly and easily.
• DCF Data Storage (page 177)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) data storage
protocol provides image compatibility between the digital
camera and printers.
• Calendar screen (page 117)
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 image recorded
for that date, which helps to make searching for a
particular image quicker and easier.
• Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (page 156)
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.
• Audio Snapshot Mode (page 95)
Use this mode to record snapshots that also include
audio.
• PRINT Image Matching III Compatible (page 163)
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.
• Movie + Audio Mode (page 93)
• Voice Recording (page 97)
Quick and easy recording of voice input.
• After Recording (page 124)
Use this mode to add audio to snapshots after you record
them.
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• USB DIRECT-PRINT and PictBridge support (page 159)
Connect directly to a USB DIRECT-PRINT or PictBridge
compatible printer and you can print images without going
through a computer.
Precautions
■ General Precautions
Be sure to observe the following important precautions
whenever using the EX-Z57.
• Bundled with Photo Loader and Photohands (page 189)
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.
All references in this manual to “camera” refer to the
CASIO EX-Z57 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.
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• 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.
• 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 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.
• 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.
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■ Data Error Precautions
• 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.
• Your digital camera is manufactured using precision
digital components. Any of the following creates the risk
of corruption of data in file memory.
— 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
■ Test for proper operation before using the
camera!
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 (page 17).
Any of the above conditions can cause an error message to
appear on the monitor screen (page 208). Follow the
instructions provided by the message to eliminate the
cause of the error.
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■ Operating conditions
■ Condensation
• 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.
• 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.
— 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
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■ Power Supply
■ Other
• Use only the special NP-40 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 141).
• The camera may become slightly warm during use. This
does not indicate malfunction.
• If the exterior of the camera needs cleaning, wipe it with a
soft, dry cloth.
■ Lens
• Never apply too much force when cleaning the surface of
the lens. Doing so can scratch the lens surface and cause
malfunction.
• 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.
• 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.
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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 30).
battery (page 31).
1
• Note that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on the area where
you purchased the camera.
• It takes about 190 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 45 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].
7. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the date format setting you
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
See page 49 for details.
Operation lamp
Snapshot mode icon
7
10
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
05/ 12/24
05/12
24
12:58
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58
Focus frame
6
1
3, 4, 5
2
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 151.
1. Press [
] (REC).
• This enters the REC (recording) mode.
2. Press [MENU].
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
To record an image
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3. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “REC Mode”, and
then press [왘].
5. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “
Snapshot”, and
then press [SET].
• This causes “
” (Snapshot mode) to appear on the
monitor screen.
6. Point the camera at the subject, use the
monitor screen to compose the image, and
then press the shutter button half way.
• When the camera finishes its Auto Focus operation,
the focus frame will turn green and the operation
lamp will light green.
7. Holding the camera still, gently press the
shutter button all the way down.
QUICK START GUIDE
To view a recorded image
To delete an image
See page 109 for details.
See page 127 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:
Tiny flecks or “snow” in a
recorded image or on the
monitor screen, which makes
the image look grainy.
“a REC mode”
The currently selected
recording mode (Snapshot,
BEST SHOT, Movie, Voice
Recording, Audio Snapshot)
About This Manual
This section contains information about the conventions
used in this manual.
■ Terminology
The following table defines the terminology used in this
manual.
This term as used in this
manual:
Means this:
“digital noise”
■ Button Operations
Button operations are indicated by the button name inside
of brackets ([ ]).
Means this:
“camera”
The CASIO EX-Z57 Digital
Camera
“file memory”
The location where the
camera is currently storing
images you record (page 51)
“battery”
The NP-40 Rechargeable
Lithium Ion Battery
“charger”
The optionally available CASIO
BC-30L rapid charger
■ On-screen Text
On-screen text is always enclosed by double quotation
marks (“ ”).
■ 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 flash memory
• An SD memory card loaded in the camera
• A MultiMediaCard loaded in the camera
■ Front
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3
For more information about how the camera stores images,
see page 177.
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4
5
1 Shutter button
2 Power button
3 Flash
4 Microphone
5 Self-timer lamp
6 Lens
GETTING READY
■ Back
■ Bottom
G Speaker
H Stopper
I Memory card slot
J Battery compartment
K Battery cover
L Connector
M Tripod screw hole
7
8
9 :
A
7 Operation lamp
8 [ ] (PLAY mode)
button
9 Zoom button
0 [ ] (REC mode)
F
E D
CB
* Use this hole when attaching to a tripod.
button
A Strap ring
B [SET] button
C [MENU] button
D [DISP] button
E [][][][]
F Monitor Screen
H
G
I
M
J
L
K
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■ Back
USB Cradle
Simply placing your CASIO digital camera onto the USB
cradle lets you perform the following tasks.
•
•
•
•
6 [DC IN 5.3V]
Battery charging (page 31)
Automatic transfer of images to a computer (page 165)
Direct connection to a printer for printing (page 159)
Viewing of images using the Photo Stand slideshow
feature (page 120).
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7
■ Front
1
23
5 4
1 Camera connector
2 [USB] lamp
3 [USB] button
4 [CHARGE] lamp
5 [PHOTO] button
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(AC adaptor connector)
]
(USB 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 Modes
1 2 34 5
6
1 Flash mode indicator
7
8
9
0
A
B
C
G
F
3 White balance indicator 5 REC modes (page 49)
(page 59)
(page 79)
None
None
Auto
Flash Off
Daylight
Flash On
Cloudy
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.
1
Fluorescent 1
2
Fluorescent 2
Tungsten
2 Focus mode indicator
E
D
(page 69)
None
Auto
Manual
4 Self-timer (page 64)
Auto Focus
None
1-Image
Macro
Pan Focus
10s
Infinity
2s
Manual Focus
x3
25
Self-timer 10 sec
Self-timer 2 sec
Triple self-timer
Snapshot
BEST SHOT
Movie
Audio Snapshot
Voice Recording
6 Memory capacity
(pages 53, 93, 210)
(Remaining number of storable
images)
Movie Recording: Remaining
recording time
7 Image size (page 67)
2560 × 1920 pixels
2560 × 1712 (3:2) pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
Movie Recording: Recording
time
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8 Image quality (page 68)
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
9
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
(page 149)
0 Shutter speed value
(page 53)
• An out of range aperture or
shutter speed causes the
corresponding monitor screen
value to turn amber.
A Aperture value (page 53)
■ PLAY Mode
B ISO sensitivity
(page 101)
12
3
C Date and time
(page 141)
D EV value (page 78)
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
F
E Battery capacity
(page 36)
E
F Histogram (page 99)
G Focus frame
(page 52)
D
• Focusing complete: Green
• Focusing failed: Red
CBA
1 PLAY mode file type
4 Image size (page 67)
2560 × 1920 pixels
2560 × 1712 (3:2) pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
Movie Playback: Elapsed play
time
(page 109)
NOTE
Snapshot
Movie
• Changing the setting of any one of the following
functions will cause Icon Help (page 105) text to
appear on the monitor screen. You can turn off Icon
Help if you want (page 105).
Flash mode, Focus mode, White balance, Self-timer,
REC mode
Audio Snapshot
Voice Recording
2 Image protection
indicator (page 130)
5 Image quality (page 68)
FINE
NORMAL
ECONOMY
3 Folder name/File name
(page 129)
Example : When a file named
CIMG0023.JPG is stored in a
folder named 100CASIO
100-0023
Folder name
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File name
6
Built-in memory selected
for data storage.
Memory card selected for
data storage.
(page 149)
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7 Shutter speed value
8 Aperture value
9 ISO sensitivity (page 101)
0 Date and time (page 141)
A White balance indicator
(page 79)
AWB
Auto
Daylight
B Flash mode indicator
Changing the Contents of the Monitor
Screen
(page 59)
Flash On
Each press of the [DISP] button changes the contents of
the monitor screen as shown below.
Flash Off
Red-eye reduction
■ REC Modes
C REC modes (page 49)
Snapshot
BEST SHOT
Cloudy
D Battery capacity (page 36)
Shade
E Histogram (page 99)
1
Fluorescent 1
F EV value (page 78)
2
Fluorescent 2
Tungsten
Indicators on
Manual
Histogram on
IMPORTANT!
• Some information may not display properly if you
display an image that was recorded using a different
digital camera model.
Indicators off
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■ PLAY Mode
IMPORTANT!
Indicators on
• Pressing [DISP] will not change monitor screen
contents during movie recording, or during standby
or recording of an audio snapshot.
• Pressing [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 [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.
Histogram/Details on
Indicators off
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IMPORTANT!
Attaching the Strap
• 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.
Attach the strap to the strap ring as shown in the
illustration.
Strap ring
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2. While pulling the stopper in the direction
Power Requirements
indicated by the arrow in the illustration, align
the (–) mark on the battery with the (–) mark
on the camera and slide the battery into the
camera.
Your camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion
battery (NP-40).
To load the battery
1. Slide the battery cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow, and then swing it
open.
Stopper
(–) marks
(–) mark
NP-40
• 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 that the shape of the AC adaptor depends on
the area where you purchased the camera.
[DC IN 5.3V]
AC Adaptor
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the special NP-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery to power this camera. Use of any other type
of battery is not supported.
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 (page 31).
AC power cord
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USB Cradle
GETTING READY
NOTE
NOTE
• 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.
• 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.
2. Turn off the camera.
3. Set the camera onto
the USB cradle.
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
AC Adaptor
• 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.
[DC IN 5.3V]
[CHARGE] lamp
• It takes about 190 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
• 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.
• 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 following are the only operations that can be
performed while the camera is on the USB cradle:
charging of the camera’s battery, exchanging data
with a computer over a USB connection, and Photo
Stand operation.
camera from the USB cradle.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-27) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available rapid charger (BC30L) to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable
lithium ion battery. Never use any other charging
device.
• The USB cradle (CA-27) is intended for use with this
camera only. Never use it with any other type of
camera.
• 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.
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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.
• 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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Operation
Apporoximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA
Standard)*1 (Operating Time)
400 shots (200 minutes)
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*2 (Operating Time)
1000 shots (200 minutes)
Continuous Snapshot Playback*3
420 minutes
Continuous Voice Recording*4
390 minutes
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• The above values are based on a new battery starting
from a full charge. Repeated charging shortens battery
life.
• Recording time and the number of images you can record
are greatly affected by how much you use flash, zoom
and Auto Focus, how long the camera is left on, and the
brightness setting of the monitor screen.
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1230mAh)
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 59 for more
information.
• Enable the Auto Power Off and the Sleep features (page
42) to protect against wasting battery power when you
forget to turn off the camera.
• Using Manual Focus (page 75) or Pan Focus (page 74)
during movie recording extends battery life.
• The “Normal” monitor brightness setting allows battery
power to last longer than the “Bright” setting (page 145).
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 12 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 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 30).
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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-40 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
• Use only the USB cradle (CA-27) that comes with the
camera or the optionally available rapid charger (BC30L) to charge the special NP-40 rechargeable
lithium ion battery. Never use any other charging
device.
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• 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.
• 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 31 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.
● PRECAUTIONS DURING USE
• 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 31 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), request a
replacement from a CASIO authorized service
center. A damaged AC adaptor cord creates
the risk of fire or electric shock.
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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.
• Never use the AC adaptor with a voltage transformer.
To enter this mode at
startup:
Press this button to turn on the camera:
REC
Power button or [
PLAY
[
] (REC)
] (PLAY)
Operation lamp
[
Power button
40
] (PLAY)
[
] (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 a 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 146.
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 43) 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 a 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 [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting, and then press [SET].
• Available Sleep settings are: “30 sec”, “1 min”, “2 min”,
and “Off”.
1. Turn on the camera.
• Available Auto Power Off settings are: “2 min” and
“5 min”.
2. Press [MENU].
• Note that the Sleep feature does not operate in the
PLAY mode.
3. Use [] and [] to select the “Set Up” tab.
• Pressing any button while the camera is in the Sleep
state immediately turns the monitor screen back on.
4. Use [] and [] to select the feature whose
• The Auto Power Off and Sleep features are disabled
in the following cases.
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
— 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 playing back a movie
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2. Press [MENU].
Using the On-screen Menus
Selection cursor (indicates
the currently selected item)
Tab
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 a REC mode
or the PLAY mode. The following shows an example menu
procedure in a REC mode.
[SET]
[MENU]
1. Press the power
button or [
Power button
] (REC).
[][ ][][ ]
• If you want to enter the
PLAY mode instead,
press [
] (PLAY).
[
][
]
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Settings
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● Menu Screen Operations
3. Press [] or [] to select the tab you want,
When you want to do this:
Do this:
Move between tabs
Press [] and [].
Move from the tab to the
settings
Press [].
Move from the settings to
the tab
Press [].
Move between the settings
Press [] and [].
Display the options
available for a setting
Press [] or press [SET].
Select an option
Press [] and [].
Apply the setting and exit
the menu screen
Press [SET].
Apply the setting and return
to tab selection
Press [].
Exit the menu screen
Press [MENU].
and then press [SET] to move the selection
cursor from the tab to the settings.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the feature
whose setting you
want to configure,
and then press [].
• Instead of pressing [],
you could also press
[SET].
Example: To select the
“REC Mode”
item.
5. Use [] and [] to change the currently
selected setting.
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6. Perform one of the following operations to
Configuring Display Language and Clock
Settings
apply the setting you configured.
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 [].
Apply the setting and
return to tab selection in
step 3.
1. Press [].
2. Use [] to move back up to
tab selection.
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.
• See “Menu Reference” on page 197 for more
information about menus.
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• 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 162).
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.
• A built-in backup battery retains the date and time
settings of the camera for about two days 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 144) or clock (page 141) settings.
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3. Use [], [], [], and
To configure display language and clock
settings
[] 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 [], [], [], and
[] to select the
language you want,
and then press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] 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 [] and [] 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
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6. Use [] and [] 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 [] and [].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] and [].
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
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.
•
(Movie mode)
Use this mode to record movies with audio (page 93).
•
(Audio Snapshot mode)
Use this mode to add audio to a snapshot after recording
it (page 95).
•
(Voice Recording mode)
Use this mode to record audio only (page 97).
Recording an Image
Specifying the Recording Mode
Your CASIO digital camera has five recording modes, each
of which is described below. Before recording an image,
use the procedure below to select the applicable recording
mode.
1. Press the power button or [
] (REC).
2. Press [MENU], and use [] and [] to select
•
(Snapshot mode)
Use this mode to record still images. This is the mode you
should normally use for image recording (page 51).
•
(BEST SHOT mode)
This mode makes camera setup as easy as selecting the
applicable sample scene. Simply select one of 23 sample
scenes, and the camera will automatically be configured
with the settings required to record a similar image (page
82).
the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to
select “REC Mode”,
and then press [].
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4. Use [] and [] to
select the recording
mode you want, and
then press [SET].
• The icon (like “
”) for
the mode you select is
displayed on the monitor
screen.
Recording mode icon
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.
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• Horizontal
Hold the camera
still in both
hands, with your
arms firmly
against your
sides.
• Vertical
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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IMPORTANT!
Recording an Image
• Make sure your fingers and the strap do not block
the flash, microphone or lens.
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 149).
Flash
Microphone
Lens
After purchasing a memory card, be sure to load it into
the camera and format it before trying to use it (page
151).
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.
1. Press the power button or [
] (REC) to turn
on the camera.
Power button
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3. Compose the image on the monitor screen so
• This causes an image or a message to appear on
the monitor screen, and then enters the currently
selected recording mode.
the main subject is within the focus frame.
• The focusing range of the camera depends on focus
mode you are using (page 69).
• 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.
2. Change the “REC
Mode” setting to “
Snapshot”.
• The
(Snapshot
mode) icon is displayed
on the monitor screen
while the Snapshot
mode is selected.
• You can also use the
key customization
feature to assign the
mode change operation
to the cursor keys, so
the “REC Mode” setting
is changed whenever
you press the [] or []
key (page 106).
4. 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
the shutter speed and aperture
values.
Snapshot mode icon
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• You can tell whether the
image is focused by
observing the focus frame
and the operation lamp.
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Shutter button
Operation lamp
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● Operation Lamp and Focus Frame Operation
• The monitor screen uses various indicators and
icons to keep you informed of the camera’s status.
*1 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.
*2 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.
White balance
Focus mode
Self-timer
5. After making sure that the
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.
Flash mode
Memory capacity
image is focused properly,
press the shutter button the
rest of the way down to
record.
Image size
Image quality
Memory type
Shutter speed value*1
Aperture value*2
ISO sensitivity
Date and time
Shutter button
• The number of images you can
record depends on the image
size and the image quality
setting you are using (pages 67, 68, 210).
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■ Recording Precautions
IMPORTANT!
• Auto Pan Focus is enabled when the “REC” tab’s
“Auto PF” setting is turned on (page 71). With Auto
Pan Focus the shutter releases without waiting for
Auto Focus to be performed and the image is
recorded as soon as you press the shutter button all
the way down. This helps to ensure that you are able
to capture exactly the moment you want.
• 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 101), 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.
• When recording a dimly lit subject while “Auto” is selected
for the ISO sensitivity setting (page 101), 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 59).
• 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.
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■ About Auto Focus
■ About the REC Mode Monitor Screen
• 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 77) or manual
focus (page 75).
• The image shown on the monitor screen in a 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
93).
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Using Zoom
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.
Zoom out
Optical Zoom
2. Compose the image, and then press the
The optical zoom range is 1X to 3X.
1. In a REC mode, press the
shutter button.
Zoom button
zoom button to change
the zoom factor.
To do this:
Zoom in
Press this side of the zoom button:
Zoom out
(Wide Angle)
Zoom in
(Telephoto)
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NOTE
Digital Zoom
• 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).
• You can change the digital zoom setting during
movie recording, but not the optical zoom setting.
Make sure you select the optical zoom setting you
want to use before you press the shutter button to
start movie recording.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
while recording with the Macro mode or manual
focus, a value will appear on the monitor screen to
tell you the focusing range (pages 73, 75).
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).
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
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■ To record an image using digital zoom
1. In a REC mode, hold
3. Release the zoom button momentarily, and
then hold down its telephoto ( ) side again
to move the zoom pointer into the digital
zoom range.
Digital zoom indicator
down the telephoto
( ) side of the zoom
button.
• 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.
• This causes the zoom
indicator to appear on the
display.
4. Compose the image, and then press the
shutter button.
Zoom level 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 59). The digital
zoom range is not displayed when digital zoom is
turned off.
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■ To turn digital zoom on and off
Using the 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 : Approximately 0.4 to 2.6 meters
(1.3´ to 8.5´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
Telephoto : Approximately 0.4 to 2.0 meters
(1.3´ to 6.6´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto)
* Depends on zoom factor.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Digital Zoom”, 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 digital zoom
On
Turn off digital zoom
Off
1. In a REC mode, press [왔] (
).
• Each press of [왔] (
) cycles through the flash
mode settings described below on the monitor
screen.
• Only the optical zoom range is displayed in the zoom
level indicator when digital zoom is turned off.
Flash mode indicator
[ 왔] (
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To do this:
Have the flash fire automatically when
required (Auto Flash)*
■ Flash On
Select this setting:
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).
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 105), select “
Flash”.
Auto
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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.
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■ About Red-eye Reduction
Flash Unit Status
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.
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*
IMPORTANT!
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.
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
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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 a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select “Flash Intensity”,
and then press [왘].
4. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
disp
disp
Flash assist used
Flash assist not used
want, and then press [SET].
To make flash intensity:
Select this setting:
Stronger
+2
+1
Normal
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
0
–1
Weaker
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” 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 62)
— Exposure compensation (EV shift) (page 78)
— ISO sensitivity (page 101)
— Contrast (page 103)
• 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 in the Movie mode. This is
indicated by
(Flash Off) on the monitor screen.
• 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.
), mount the camera on a
• When the flash is turned off (
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.
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• 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 a 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
Self-timer lamp
NOTE
button to record the
image.
• 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.
• The following functions are not available for use in
combination with the Triple Self-timer.
Coupling Shot (page 86), Pre-shot (page 88),
Business Shot (page 90)
• When you press the
shutter button, the selftimer lamp flashes as
the countdown
progresses, and then
the shutter releases
after the self-timer
reaches the end of its
countdown.
• You can interrupt an ongoing self-timer countdown
by pressing the shutter button while the 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 of to be larger.
You can select an image size to suit your needs for greater
detail or smaller file size.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Image Size
2560 × 1920
Print Size
2560 × 1712
(3:2)
2048 × 1536
A3 Print (3:2 horizontal-tovertical ratio)
1600 × 1200
1280 × 960
5˝ × 7˝ Print
3.5˝ × 5˝ Print
640 × 480
E-mail (optimum size when
attaching image to e-mail)
A3 Print
Larger
A4 Print
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.
2. Use [왗] and [왘] to select the “REC” 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.
To get this:
Select this setting:
High image quality, large file
size
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 25, 210).
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Use [] and [] to select the “REC” tab.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Quality”, and then
press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Selecting the Focus Mode
You can select one of five different focus modes: Auto
Focus, Macro, Pan Focus, Infinity, and Manual.
To set up the camera to do this:
Select this setting:
Focus automatically (Auto Focus)*
None
Perform close-up focus (Macro)
Fix the focal distance (Pan Focus)
1. In a REC mode, press []
(
[] (
Perform infinity focus (Infinity)
)
Focus manually (Manual Focus)
).
* When using Icon Help (page 105), select “
Focus”.
• Each press of [] (
)
cycles thorough the focus
mode settings in the
sequence shown below.
Focus mode indicator
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Using Auto Focus
When you see this:
It means this:
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.
Green focus frame
Green operation lamp
The image is focused.
Red focus frame
Flashing green operation lamp
The image is not
focused.
Range: Approximately 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
3. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to
record the image.
1. Press [] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until there is no focus mode
indicator on the display.
• When using Icon Help (page 105), select “
Focus”.
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 73).
Auto
2. Compose the image so the main subject is
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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■ Auto Pan Focus
■ Specifying the Auto Focus Area
When you press the shutter button all the way down in the
Auto Focus mode without pausing, the camera immediately
records the image using Pan Focus (page 74) 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.
You can use the following procedure to change the Auto
Focus area used in the Auto Focus mode and the Macro
mode.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. On the “REC” tab, select “AF Area”, and then
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
press [].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Auto PF”, and
3. Use [] and [] to select the Auto Focus area
then press [].
you want, and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Turn on Auto Pan Focus
On
Turn off Auto Pan Focus
Off
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For this type of Auto Focus area:
Select this:
Very limited range in the center of the
screen
• This setting works well with focus lock
(page 77).
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 seven 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 avoids the loss of focus of
foreground images that occurs when the
camera focuses on the background. It
comes in handy for simple snapshots
where the subject is not in the center of
the screen.
• Spot
• Multi
Focus frame
Multi
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IMPORTANT!
Using the Macro Mode
• Use of the flash along with the Macro mode can
cause the light of the flash to become blocked, which
can produce unwanted shadows in your image.
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: 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
1. Press [왖] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
NOTE
• When the Macro mode cannot focus properly
because the subject is too far away, the camera
automatically switches to the Auto Focus range
(page 70).
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 56) while recording with the Macro mode, a
value will appear on the monitor screen as shown
below to tell you the focusing range.
Example: 10cm - 50cm
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
IMPORTANT!
Using Pan Focus
• The focus range at the optical zoom telephoto setting
is narrower than the focus range at the wide angle
setting.
• The focus range during darker lighting is narrower
than the focus range of brighter lighting.
Normally, your camera performs Auto Focus to ensure that
your images are always in focus. Selecting Pan Focus
disables Auto Focus, so the shutter is released as soon as
you press the shutter button. This mode is best for basic
snapshots. The focus range depends on the zoom setting,
the amount of light available when recording, and other
recording conditions.
1. Press [] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
2. Press the shutter button all the way down to
immediately record without Auto Focus.
NOTE
• If you press the shutter
button half way, the focus
distance will appear on
the monitor screen.
Focus range
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Using the Infinity Mode
Using Manual Focus
The Infinity mode fixes focus at infinity (∞). Use this mode
when recording scenery and other faraway images.
With the Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus of
an image manually. The following shows focus ranges in
the Manual Focus mode for two optical zoom factors.
1. Press [] (
) to cycle through the focus
mode settings until “ ” is shown as the
focus mode indicator.
Optical Zoom Factor
Approximate Focus Range
1X
6cm (2.4˝) to infinity (∞)
3X
18cm (7.1˝) to infinity (∞)
2. Press the shutter button to record the image.
1. Press [] (
) to
cycle through the
focus mode settings
until “ ” is shown
as the focus mode
indicator.
• At this point, a
boundary also appears
on the display,
indicating the part of the
image that will be used
for manual focus.
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Boundary
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
2. While watching the
NOTE
image on the monitor
screen, use [] and
[] to focus.
• Whenever you perform an optical zoom operation
(page 56) while recording with manual focus, a value
will appear on the monitor screen as shown below to
tell you the focusing range.
Example: MF 10cm - ∞
Manual focus position
To do this:
Do this:
Focus in on the subject
Press [].
Focus out on the subject
Press [].
• Pressing [] or [] 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. Press the shutter button to record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• In the Manual Focus mode, the [] and [] keys
adjust focus, even if you used key customization to
assign other functions to them (page 106).
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
2. Keeping the shutter
Using Focus Lock
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
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.
10
1600 1200
NORMAL
button pressed half
way down, recompose the image
as you like.
Main subject
IN
1 / 1000
F2.6
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24
12 : 58
Main subject
10
3. When the image is composed the way you
1600 1200
NORMAL
IN
want, press the shutter button the rest of the
way to record it.
1 / 1000
F2.6
• The focus and image recording operations are
identical to those in the Auto Focus mode.
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24
12:58
12
58
Focus frame
NOTE
• Locking the focus also locks the exposure.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Use [] and [] to
Exposure Compensation (EV Shift)
change the exposure
compensation value,
and then press [SET].
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.
• Pressing [SET] registers
the displayed value.
EV Shift Range: –2.0EV to +2.0EV
Steps: 1/3EV
EV value
[] : Increases the EV value. A higher EV value is best
used for light-colored subjects and backlight
subjects.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “EV Shift”, and
then press [].
[] : Decreases the EV value. A lower EV value is best
for dark-color subjects and for shooting outdoors
on a clear day.
Exposure compensation
value
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• To cancel EV Shift, adjust the value until it becomes
0.0.
Adjusting White Balance
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.
4. Press the shutter button to record the image.
IMPORTANT!
• When shooting under very dark or very bright
conditions, you may not be able to obtain satisfactory
results even after performing exposure
compensation.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab,
select “White
Balance”, and then
press [].
NOTE
• Performing an EV shift operation causes 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 106) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [] or [] while in
a REC mode. This comes in handy when adjusting
exposure compensation while viewing the on-screen
histogram (page 99).
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Use [왖] and [왔] to select the setting you
NOTE
want, and then press [SET].
When shooting under these conditions:
Normal conditions
• 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
106) to configure the camera so the white balance
setting changes whenever you press [왗] or [왘] while
in a REC mode.
• If you have key customization configured to control
white balance and you have Icon Help turned on
(page 105), select “ AWB Auto WB” to change the
white balance mode to auto.
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.
In the shade of a building or any other
area where the color temperature is
high
Under white or daylight white
fluorescent light (suppresses color
fogging)
1
Under daylight fluorescent light
(suppresses color fogging)
2
Under incandescent lighting
Difficult lighting that requires manual
control (See “Configuring the White
Balance Setting Manually”.)
Manual
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Use [] and [] to
Configuring the White Balance Setting
Manually
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.
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.
4. Point the camera at a white paper or similar
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
object under the lighting conditions for which
you want to set the white balance, and then
press the shutter button.
2. Select a “REC” tab, select “White Balance”,
and then press [].
White paper
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• This starts the white balance adjustment procedure.
The message “Complete” appears on the monitor
screen after white balance adjustment is complete.
Using the BEST SHOT Mode
Selecting one of the 23 BEST SHOT scenes automatically
sets up the camera for recording a similar type of image.
5. Press [SET].
Scene Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
• 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.
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Scene Name
Portrait
Scenery
Portrait With Scenery
Coupling Shot (page 86)
Pre-shot (page 88)
Children
Candlelight Portrait
Party
Pet
Flower
Natural Green
Sundown
Night Scene
Night Scene Portrait
Fireworks
Food
Text
Collection
Monochrome
Retro
Twilight
Business cards and documents (page 90)
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
Scene Number
23
IMPORTANT!
Scene Name
• BEST SHOT scenes were not recorded using this
camera. They are provided as samples only.
• 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 (page 84).
• 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.
• 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.
White board, etc. (page 90)
Register User Scene (page 84)
1. Press [
] (REC), and
then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording
mode (page 49).
• This enters the BEST
SHOT mode and displays
a sample scene.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera to enter the BEST
SHOT mode whenever you press [] or [] while in
a REC mode.
2. Use [] and [] to select the sample scene
you want, and then press [SET].
• If you want to check which sample scene is currently
selected or if you want to change to a different
scene, press [SET] again.
3. Press the shutter button to record the image.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
Creating Your Own BEST SHOT Setup
• Operation guidance and the currently selected BEST
SHOT scene appear on the display for about two
seconds after you enter the BEST SHOT mode this
way, or if the camera is in the BEST SHOT mode
when you turn it on.
You can use the procedure below to save the setup of an
image you recorded as a BEST SHOT scene. After that,
you can recall the setup whenever you want to use it.
1. Press [
] (REC), and then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording mode (page 49).
• This enters the BEST SHOT mode and displays a
sample scene.
2. Use [] and [] to
display “Register
User Scene”.
3. Press [SET].
4. Use [] and [] to
display the image
whose setup you
want to register as a
BEST SHOT scene.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
5. Use [] and [] to select “Save”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• BEST SHOT user setups are located in the camera’s
built-in memory following the built-in sample scenes.
• Note that formatting built-in memory (page 147)
deletes all BEST SHOT user setups.
• This registers the setup. Now you can use the
procedure on page 82 to select your user setup for
recording.
NOTE
• The following are the settings that are included in a
BEST SHOT user setup: focus mode, EV shift value,
white balance mode, flash mode, ISO sensitivity,
Flash Intensity, Flash Assist, Sharpness, Saturation,
and Contrast.
• Note that images 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.
• When you register a BEST SHOT user setup, it is
automatically assigned a file name using the format
shown below, and stored in the “SCENE” folder.
UEZ57nnn.JPE (n = 0 to 9)
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
To delete a BEST SHOT user setup
Combining Shots of Two People into a
Single Image (Coupling Shot)
1. Press [
] (REC), and then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording mode (page 49).
Coupling Shot lets you record images of two people and
combine them into a single image. This makes it possible for
you to include yourself in group images, even when there is
no one else around to record the image for you. Coupling
Shot is available in the BEST SHOT mode (page 82).
2. Use [] and [] to display the user setup you
want to delete.
3. Press [] (
) to delete the user setup.
• First Image
This is the part
of the image that
does not include
the person who
is recording the
first image.
• Second
Image
Making sure that
the background
of the image is
aligned correctly,
record the image
of the person
who recorded
the first image.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”.
5. Press [SET] to delete the file.
6. Press [MENU].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
3. Align the focus frame
on the monitor screen
with the subject you
want on the left side
of the image.
• Combined
Images
• While “Coupling Shot” is
selected, the “AF Area”
(page 71) setting
automatically becomes
“Spot”.
1. Press [
] (REC), and then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording mode (page 49).
Focus frame
4. Press the shutter button to record the left
side of the image.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Coupling Shot”,
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
and then press [SET].
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
5. Next, align the focus
frame with the
subject you want in
the right side of the
image, taking care to
align the actual
background with the
semi-transparent
background of the
first image, which is
shown on the monitor
screen.
Recording a Subject onto an Existing
Background Image (Pre-shot)
Pre-shot helps you get the background you want, even if
you need to ask someone else to record the image for you.
Basically, Pre-shot is a two-step process.
1. You compose the background you want and press the
shutter button, which causes a semi-transparent image
of the background to remain on the monitor screen.
2. Ask someone else to record a shot of you against your
original background, telling them to compose the image
by using the semi-transparent monitor screen image as a
guide.
• The camera stores the image produced by step 2 only.
• Depending on how the image is actually composed in
step 2, its background may not be exactly the same as
the one you composed in step 1.
Semi-transparent
background
• Pressing [MENU] any time after step 4 of the above
procedure cancels the first image and returns to step
3.
6. When everything is aligned correctly, record
Note that Pre-shot is available in the BEST SHOT mode
only (page 82).
the right side of the image.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. Press [
• Freeze the background on
the monitor screen.
] (REC), and then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording mode (page 49).
2. Use [] and [] to select “Pre-shot”, and then
press [SET].
3. Compose the background you want on the
monitor screen, and then press the shutter
button to temporarily record it as a reference
image.
• Record the image, using
the background on the
monitor screen as a guide.
• This operation causes a semi-transparent image of
the background to appear on the monitor screen, but
the displayed image is not actually saved in camera
memory.
• The focus, exposure, white balance, zoom, and flash
settings are fixed for this type of image.
4. Now you can stand in
• Only the second image is
recorded.
front of the
background and ask
someone else to snap
your picture, using
the semi-transparent
background on the
monitor screen as a
composition guide.
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Semi-transparent
background
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• You can press the [MENU] button at this point to
clear the semi-transparent background from the
monitor screen. Then you can repeat step 3 to record
a new background.
Recording Images of Business Cards and
Documents (Business Shot)
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.
5. After composing the final image (using the
semi-transparent background as a guide), the
person with the camera should press the
shutter button to record.
• Note that the semi-transparent background image
you temporarily record in step 3 is for composition
purposes only. The final image contains only what is
in front of the camera when the shutter button is
pressed in step 5.
Before keystone
correction
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After keystone
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ Setup Sample Images
• Business cards and
documents
NOTE
• 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.
• White board, etc.
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
4. Use [] and [] to select the candidate you
To use Business Shot
want to correct.
1. Press [
] (REC), and then select “
BEST
SHOT” as the recording mode (page 49).
5. Use [] and [] to
select “Correct”, and
then press [SET].
2. Use [] and [] to select the Business Shot
• Selecting “Cancel” in
place of “Correct” stores
the original image as-is,
without correcting it.
image you want, and then press [SET].
3. 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 208) 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.
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.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. Press [
] (REC), and
Movie”
then select “
as the recording mode
(page 49).
Using the Movie Mode
You can record movies with audio. A single movie can be
as long as available memory capacity allows.
Remaining recording time
• This enters the Movie
mode and causes “
” to
appear on the monitor
screen.
• File Format: AVI
AVI format conforms to the Motion JPEG format promoted
by the Open DML Group.
• Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels
• You can use the key
customization feature
(page 106) to configure
the camera to enter the
Movie mode whenever
you press [] or [] while
in a REC mode.
• Movie File Size: Approximately 300KB/second.
• Maximum Movie Length
— One Movie:
As long as available memory capacity allows
NOTE
2. Point the camera at the
• You can play back movies recorded in the Movie
mode on your computer using Windows Media
Player.
subject and then press
the shutter button.
• Movie recording
continues as long as
remaining memory
capacity allows, or until
you stop it by pressing
the shutter button again.
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Recording time
Movie recording indicator
OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
• Starting a movie record operation causes optical
zoom to be disabled. Only digital zoom is available
while a movie record operation is in progress. If you
want to use optical zoom to record a movie, perform
the zoom operation before starting the record
operation.
IMPORTANT!
• The flash does not fire in the Movie mode.
• This camera also records audio. Note the following
points when recording a movie.
Microphone
— 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.
— Operating camera buttons during recording can
cause button noise to be included in the audio.
— Movie audio is recorded in monaural.
— The camera automatically switches to Pan Focus
(
) (page 74) whenever you enter the Movie
mode.
— The camera focuses automatically whenever you
) (page 69)
have Auto Focus or Macro (
selected as the focus mode. Note that the
confirmation tone that sounds during the Auto
Focus operation will be recorded in the audio. If
you do not want confirmation tones in your audio,
keep Pan Focus (
) as the focus mode, or
select Manual Focus (
) and manually focus the
image before starting your recording.
• The focus mode automatically changes to Pan Focus
(page 74) when you enter the Movie mode,
regardless of the mode memory’s (page 106) Focus
setting. You can, however, change to another focus
mode before starting a recording.
3. When movie recording is complete, the movie
file is stored in file memory.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
— Auto Focus is not performed in the case of the
Pan Focus (
), Manual Focus (
) and Infinity
(
) focus modes, and so no confirmation tone
sounds. In the case of the Manual Focus mode,
you cannot adjust focus settings while recording
is in progress. Be sure to make all adjustments
before beginning the record operation.
• 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.
Recording Audio
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”.
• 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 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
NOTE
• You can cancel audio recording standby by pressing
[MENU].
• You can play back an audio file recorded in the
Audio Snapshot mode on your computer using
Windows Media Player.
Recording audio for a snapshot creates two separate
files: one for the image data and one for the audio
data. Each file is stored in a different folder in
camera memory (page 177).
1. Press [
(
+
3. Press the shutter button to start audio
recording.
• The operation lamp will flash green while recording is
in progress.
• If you have the monitor screen turned off (page 27),
the monitor screen turns on while you are adding
audio to a snapshot.
] (REC), and then select “
)” as the recording mode (page 49).
• This enters the Audio Snapshot mode and causes
“
” to appear on the monitor screen.
4. Recording stops after about 30 seconds or
when you press the shutter button.
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera to enter the Audio
Snapshot mode whenever you press [] or [] while
in a REC mode.
IMPORTANT!
• You cannot use the Audio Snapshot mode in
combination with triple self-timer.
2. Press the shutter
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.
Remaining recording time
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
1. Press [
] (REC), and
then select “
Voice” as the
recording mode (page
49).
Recording Your Voice
The Voice Recording mode provides quick and easy
recording of your voice.
• 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
• This enters the Voice
Recording mode and
causes “
” to appear
on the monitor screen.
• Recording Time:
Approximately 39 minutes with built-in memory
• You can use the key
customization feature
(page 106) to configure
the camera to enter the
Voice Recording mode
whenever you press []
or [] while in a REC
mode.
• Audio File Size:
Approximately 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
NOTE
• You can play back files recorded in the Voice
Recording mode on your computer using Windows
Media Player.
Remaining recording time
2. Press the shutter button to start voice
recording.
• The operation lamp will flash green while recording is
in progress.
• Pressing [DISP] during voice recording turns off the
monitor screen.
• You can insert index marks while recording by
pressing [SET]. See page 125 for information about
jumping to an index mark during playback.
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OTHER RECORDING FUNCTIONS
■ Audio Recording Precautions
3. To stop recording, press the shutter button
again. This also saves the recording to a file
in camera memory.
• Keep the microphone on the
front of the camera pointed
at the source.
• Take care that you do not
block the microphone with
your fingers.
NOTE
• Holding down [DISP] as you press the power button
or [
] (REC) enters the Voice Recording mode
without extending the lens.
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 123 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 the [DISP] button to display a histogram on
the monitor screen. The histogram lets you check exposure
conditions as you record images (page 27). You can also
display the histogram of a recorded image in the PLAY
mode.
NOTE
• You can use key customization (page 106) to
configure the camera to perform exposure
compensation whenever you press [] or [] while in
a REC mode. If you do this, you can adjust exposure
compensation while viewing the on-screen histogram
(page 78).
• 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.
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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• 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.
IMPORTANT!
• 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 histogram does not appear when you are using
Coupling Shot (page 86) or Pre-shot (page 88).
• The RGB (color component) histogram is displayed
for snapshots only. In the Movie mode, only the
luminance distribution histogram appears on the
monitor screen.
• 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.
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Specifying ISO Sensitivity
REC Mode Camera 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.
The following are the settings you can configure before
recording an image using a REC mode.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
Grid on/off
Image Review on/off
Icon Help on/off
L/R key setting
Power on default settings
Resetting the camera
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “ISO”, and then
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
NOTE
and then press [SET].
• You can also configure the settings listed below. See
the referenced pages for more information.
— Size (page 67)
— Quality (page 68)
— White Balance (page 79)
— Digital Zoom (page 57)
— AF Area (page 71)
— Auto PF (page 71)
— Flash Intensity (page 62)
— Flash Assist (page 62)
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!
Specifying Outline Sharpness
• 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.
Use the following procedure to control the sharpness of
image outlines.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Sharpness”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
NOTE
want, and then press [SET].
• You can use the key customization feature (page
106) to configure the camera so the ISO sensitivity
setting changes whenever you press [] and []
while in a REC mode.
To get this:
Select this setting:
High sharpness
+2
+1
Normal sharpness
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 a REC mode, press [MENU].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Saturation”, and
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Contrast”, and
then press [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
3. Use [] and [] 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
Turning the On-screen Grid On and Off
Turning Image Review On and Off
You can display gridlines on the monitor screen to help you
compose images and ensure that the camera is straight
when recording.
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.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Review”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
To do this:
Select this setting:
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Grid”, and then
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
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
To do this:
Select this setting:
Display the grid
On
Hide the grid
Off
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IMPORTANT!
Using Icon Help
• 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 59)
— Focus mode “
Auto Focus” icon (page 70)
— White balance “ AWB Auto WB” icon (page 79)
Icon Help displays guidance text about an icon when you
select it on the monitor screen while in a REC mode.
• Icon Help text is displayed for the following functions:
Flash mode, focus mode, white balance, self-timer,
current REC mode.
Note, however, that current REC mode, white balance
and self-timer Icon Help text appears only when “REC
Mode”, “White Balance” or “self-timer” is assigned to the
[] and [] keys with the key customization feature (page
106).
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “Icon Help”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
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
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Assigning Functions to the [] and []
Keys
Specifying Power On Default Settings
The camera’s “mode memory” feature lets you specify the
power on default settings individually for the recording
mode, flash mode, focus mode, white balance mode, ISO
sensitivity, AF Area, 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.
A “key customization” feature lets you configure the []
and [] keys so they change camera settings whenever
they are pressed in a REC mode. After you configure the
[] and [] keys, you can change the setting assigned to
them without going through the menu screen.
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “REC” tab, select “L/R Key”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• After you assign a function, you can change its
setting simply by pressing the [] and [] keys.
—
—
—
—
—
—
REC Mode (page 49)
EV Shift (page 78)
White Balance (page 79)
ISO (page 101)
Self-timer (page 64)
Off: No function assigned
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Function
On
REC Mode
1. In a REC mode, press [MENU].
Off
Snapshot
Flash
2. Use [] and [] to select the “Memory” tab.
Auto
1
Focus*
Auto
White Balance
Auto
ISO
Auto
AF Area
Self-timer
Flash Intensity
Digital Zoom
MF Position
Zoom Position*2
Setting when
camera is
turned off
3. Use [] and [] to select the item you want to
change, and then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
Spot
want, and then press [SET].
Off
0
On
Last Auto Focus
position that was in
effect before you
switched to manual
focus
Wide
*1 The focus mode setting is not remembered for the
Movie mode. PF (Pan Focus) is automatically
selected in the Movie mode.
*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!
Resetting the Camera
• 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 “REC Mode” and “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.
• If you turn the camera off while in the Movie mode,
the flash will be turned off “
” when you turn the
camera back on again, regardless of the mode
memory on/off setting for the flash.
Use the following procedure to reset all of the camera’s
settings to their initial defaults as shown under “Menu
Reference” on page 197.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Reset”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Reset”, and then
press [SET].
• To cancel the procedure without resetting, select
“Cancel” and press [SET].
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PLAYBACK
2. Use [] (forward) or [] (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.
• This enters the PLAY
mode and causes an
image or a message to
appear on the monitor
screen.
[
• Holding down [] or [] 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.
]
PLAY mode file type Folder name/ File name
Image size
Image quality
Date and time
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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 [] and [] 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 [] or [].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
Flipping the Display
through images on the monitor screen and
display the one you want.
The following procedure flips the image 180 degrees. This
comes in handy when you want to show someone standing
in front of you an image on the monitor screen.
2. While holding down the shutter button, press
[SET].
[SET]
• This flips the image 180 degrees. The histogram or
any other display information you had displayed is
cleared automatically whenever you flip the image.
• While an image is flipped, you can use [] and [] to
scroll to another image, if you want.
3. To return the image to its normal orientation,
press any button other than [], [], [], or
[].
Shutter button
IMPORTANT!
• Note that you cannot play a movie, or a voice
recording file on the monitor screen while a flipped
image is displayed.
• You cannot use the above procedure to flip an image
while a zoomed image, 9-image screen, calendar
screen image, a movie image, an audio snapshot, or
a voice recording file icon is on the display.
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IMPORTANT!
Zooming the Display Image
• You cannot zoom a movie image.
• Depending on the original size of the recorded
image, you may not be able to zoom a display image
the full four times normal size.
Perform the following procedure to zoom the image
currently on the monitor screen up to four times its normal
size.
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to display
the image you want.
2. Press the zoom
button ( ) to enlarge
the image.
• You can toggle display
of the zoom factor on
and off by pressing
[DISP].
Current zoom factor
3. Use [], [], [], and [] to shift the image
up, down, left, or right.
4. Press [MENU] to return the image to its
original size.
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IMPORTANT!
Resizing an Image
• 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
— 2560 × 1712-pixel (3:2) images
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— 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.
You can resize a recorded image to either of the two
following sizes.
• 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
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select “Resize”,
and then press [].
• Note that this operation is
possible only when a
snapshot image is on the
monitor screen.
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images and
display the one you want to resize.
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
• To cancel the resize operation, select “Cancel”.
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5. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
Cropping an Image
cropping boundary up, down, left, or right
until the area of the image you want to extract
is within the boundary.
You can use the following procedure to crop a portion of an
enlarged image.
6. Press [SET] to extract the part of the image
1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] to scroll
enclosed in the cropping boundary.
through images and display the one you want
to crop.
• If you want to cancel the procedure at any point,
press [MENU].
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “PLAY”
tab, select
“Trimming”, and then
press [].
• This causes a cropping
boundary to appear.
• Note that this operation is possible only when a
snapshot image is on the monitor screen.
4. Use the zoom button (
) to make the
cropping boundary larger or smaller.
• The smaller the image, the more limited is the size of
the cropping boundary.
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IMPORTANT!
Playing a Movie
• Cropping an image creates a new file that contains
the cropped image. The file with the original image
also remains in memory.
• Note that you cannot crop the following types of
images.
— 2560 × 1712 pixel (3:2) images
— Movie images and the voice recording file icon
— 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.
Use the following procedure to play back a movie that was
recorded in the movie mode.
1. In the PLAY mode,
Movie icon
press [] and [] to
scroll through images
until the movie you
want to play is
displayed.
2. Press [SET].
• This start playback of the movie.
• You can perform the following operations while a
movie is playing.
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To do this:
Do this:
Fast forward or fast reverse the
movie
Hold down []
or [].
Pause and unpause movie playback
Press [SET].
Skip forward or back one frame
while paused
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
Displaying the 9-image View
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
The following procedure displays nine images on the
monitor screen at the same time.
1. In the PLAY mode, press the zoom button
(
).
• 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.
• On the 9-image screen,
recording file (page 125).
indicates a voice
• 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.
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2. Use [], [], [], and
Selection boundary
Displaying the Calendar Screen
[] to move the
selection boundary to
the image you want.
Pressing [] while the
selection boundary is
in the right column or
[] 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 image recorded on that day,
which makes it easy to find the image you want.
1. In the PLAY mode,
press [] (
Example: When there are 20 images in memory, and
Image 1 is displayed first
17
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
).
• Use the procedure
under “Changing the
Date Format” on page
142 to specify the date
format.
• The image displayed on
the calendar for each
date is the first image
that was recorded on
that date.
Month/Year
Date selection cursor
• To exit the calendar screen, press [MENU] or [DISP].
3. Pressing any button besides [], [], [], or
• On the calendar screen,
recording file (page 125).
[] displays the full-size version of the image
where the selection boundary is located.
•
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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.
PLAYBACK
2. Use [], [], [], and [] to move the
Playing a Slideshow
selection boundary to the date whose image
you want to view, and then press [SET].
A slideshow automatically plays back images in sequence
at a fixed interval.
• This displays the first image that was recorded on
the selected date.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Slideshow”,
and then press [].
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3. Use the screen that appears to configure the
IMPORTANT!
image, time, and interval settings.
Images
• All Images
Displays all images in camera memory.
• One Image
Displays a particular image.
• Favorites
Displays all images in the FAVORITE folder.
Time
Use [] and [] to specify the playback time you
want (1 to 5 minutes, or 10, 15, 30, or 60
minutes).
Interval
Use [] and [] 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.
• 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 [] during a slideshow will scroll to the
previous image, while [] 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.
• While audio is playing, you can use [] and [] to
adjust the volume level.
• 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 [DISP] (page 27).
4. Use [] and [] 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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• 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”.
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 118 for information about configuring
slideshow settings to suit your needs.
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Set the camera onto the USB cradle.
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
3. Press the USB cradle’s
[PHOTO] button.
• This starts the Photo
Stand slideshow with the
images or image you
specified (page 119).
[PHOTO]
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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].
Rotating the Display Image
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.
• While audio is playing, you can use [] and [] to
adjust the volume level.
4. To stop the Phot Stand slideshow, press
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
[PHOTO] again.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Rotation”, and
then press [].
IMPORTANT!
• The battery is not charged while a Photo Stand
slideshow is in progress. To charge the battery, stop
the slideshow.
• Note that this operation is possible only when a
snapshot image is on the monitor screen.
3. Use [] and [] to scroll through images until
the one you want to rotate is on the monitor
screen.
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4. Use [] and [] to
Using Image Roulette
select “Rotate”, and
then press [SET].
Image Roulette cycles images like a slot machine on the
display, before stopping at one of them. The image that
finally appears is random.
• Each press of [SET]
rotates the image 90
degrees.
1. While the camera is turned off, hold down []
as you press [
5. After you are finished configuring settings,
] (PLAY) to turn it on.
press [MENU] to exit the setting screen.
• Keep [] held down until images appear on the
monitor screen.
IMPORTANT!
• This starts the Image Roulette operation, scrolling
images on the display, finally stopping at one.
• 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 movie images or the voice
recording file icon.
• Even if an image is rotated, the unrotated version is
displayed when the image appears in any of the
following screens.
— Startup screen
— 9-image screen*
— Image in a calendar*
* Image is rotated when displayed alone.
2. Press [] or [] 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
121).
• 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 146).
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 120KB (30-second recording of
approximately 4KB per second)
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1. In the PLAY mode, use [] and [] 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 [] and [] 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 [].
3. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Dubbing”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] 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
Microphone
• Keep the microphone
on the front of the
camera pointed at the
subject.
• 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.
• 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.
• The following types of audio recording are not
supported.
— Adding audio to a movie image
— Adding audio to a protected snapshot (page 130)
• 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 [] and [] to display
the voice recording file (a file with
you want to play.
on it)
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 [] or [].
Pause and unpause audio
playback
Press [SET].
Adjust audio volume
Press [] or [].
Cancel playback
Press [MENU].
PLAYBACK
IMPORTANT!
• Audio volume can be adjusted only when playback is
being performed or is paused.
• If your recording has index marks (page 97) inside it,
you can jump to the index mark before or after the
current playback location by pausing playback and
then pressing [] or []. Next, press [SET] to
resume playback from the index mark position.
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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 [] (
• 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 130).
• Delete cannot be performed when all files in memory
are protected (page 131).
• 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 131 and 134 for details about
deleting FAVORITE folder contents.
).
2. Use [] and [] to scroll through files and
display the one you want to delete.
3. Use [] and [] 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 [] (
).
2. Use [] and [] to select “All Files Delete”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] 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
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
flash 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 26 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 177.
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 [] and [] to
Protecting Files
select “On”, and then
press [SET].
Once you protect a file it cannot be deleted (page 127).
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.
To protect a single file
• To unprotect a file, select
“Off” in step 4, and then
press [SET].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
5. Press [MENU] to exit the menu screen.
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Protect”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] 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 178) to the
FAVORITE folder in built-in memory (page 178). 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 [].
3. Use [] and [] 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 [].
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3. Use [] and [] 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 [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy to the FAVORITE folder.
5. Use [] and [] 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 []
and [] 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, 171).
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Favorites”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
• If the FAVORITE folder is empty, the message “No
Favorites file!” appears.
4. Use [] (forward) and
File Name
[] (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 [].
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
3. Use [] and [] to select “Show”, and then
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
press [SET].
4. Press [] (
).
).
5. Use [] and [] to select “All Files Delete”,
5. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
and then press [SET].
delete from the FAVORITE folder.
6. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
IMPORTANT!
press [SET].
• You cannot use the delete operations on page 127 to
delete images from the FAVORITE folder.
Performing the memory format operation (page 147),
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 []
and [] to select “Cancel”, and then press
[SET] to exit.
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OTHER SETTINGS
OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
Configuring Sound Settings
then press [SET].
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.
To configure sound settings
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Sounds”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the sound whose
setting you want to configure, and then press
[].
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To do this:
Select this setting:
Select a built-in sound
Sound 1 through Sound 5
Turn off the sound
Off
OTHER SETTINGS
To set the volume level
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 [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Volume”.
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [] and [] to specify the volume setting
you want, and then press [SET].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Startup”, and
• You can set the volume in the range of 0 (no sound)
to 7 (loudest).
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to display the image you want
to use as the startup image.
4. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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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!
Configuring Power Down Image Settings
• 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 147).
• If you store an audio snapshot to startup image
memory, the image’s audio is not played when the
image is displayed at startup.
With the power down image feature, you can configure the
camera so a specific snapshot or movie stored in camera
image memory appears whenever you turn off power.
1. Use the USB cable to connect the camera to
your computer (pages 165, 171).
2. Move the image data that you want to use for
the power down image to the top (root) Folder
of the camera’s built-in Flash memory.
• The file name extension will not be displayed if your
computer is configured to hide file name extensions.
Example: CIMG0001
• If your power down image is stored on a memory
card, be sure to copy the image to built-in memory
before removing the memory card from the camera.
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OTHER SETTINGS
3. Change the name of the file to one of the
• If you select an image that has been rotated using
the procedure under “Rotating the Display Image”
(page 121), it will appear in its original (unrotated)
orientation when displayed as the power down
image.
following.
Snapshot Image: ENDING.JPG
Movie Image: ENDING.AVI
• You do not need to input the file name extension
(JPG or AVI) if your computer is configured to hide
file name extensions.
NOTE
• To disable display of the power down image, change
the name of the current power down image from
ENDING.JPG or ENDING.AVI to something else. Or
you can delete the current power down image from
flash memory.
File Name: ENDING
• Now when you turn off the camera, the power down
image you specified above will appear on the monitor
screen.
IMPORTANT!
• Formatting the camera’s flash memory deletes the
power down image (page 147).
• When both a still image and a movie are present for
the power down image, only the movie is used.
• Note that a power down image display operation
cannot be interrupted once it starts. Because of this,
you should select a relatively short movie when using
a movie file as the power down image.
• Even if the image you select was recorded using this
camera, it will not display correctly if it has been
modified using image editing software.
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OTHER SETTINGS
Specifying the File Name Serial Number
Generation Method
Using the Alarm
You can configure up to three alarms that cause the
camera to beep and display a specified image at the time
you specify. Specifying a movie or an audio snapshot plays
back the image and the audio at the assigned time.
Specifying a voice recording file plays the audio.
• You can configure up to three alarms, named “Alarm 1”,
“Alarm 2”, and “Alarm 3”.
Use the following procedure to specify the method for
generating the serial number used for file names (page 129).
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “File No.”, and
then press [].
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
3. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Alarm”, and
then press [SET].
then press [].
To do this for a newly saved file:
Select this setting:
3. Use [] and [] to select the alarm (1, 2, or 3)
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
Find the highest file number in the
current folder and increment it
Reset
whose setting you want to configure, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select the setting you want
to change, and then use [] and [] to
change the selected setting.
• You can set an alarm time and configure the alarm to
sound only once (Once) or at the same time
everyday (Daily). You can also turn the alarm on or
off.
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OTHER SETTINGS
5. Press [DISP].
NOTE
• When an alarm time is reached while the camera is
turned off, the alarm will sound for about one minute
(or until you stop it), and then the camera will turn
on. To stop the alarm after it starts to sound, press
any button. If the camera is on the USB cradle when
an alarm sounds, you can stop it by pressing the
USB cradle [USB] button or [PHOTO] button, or any
camera button.
• You could press [SET] in place of [DISP] if you want
to configure the alarm without an image.
6. Use [] and [] to select the scene you want
to appear at the alarm time, and then press
[SET].
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET].
IMPORTANT!
• Note that the alarm does not sound if the alarm time
is reached when any one of the following conditions
exists.
— While the camera is turned on
— While a USB data communication operation is in
progress
— While a Photo Stand operation is in progress
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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 142) only.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
and then press [].
• This displays the current World Time zone.
IMPORTANT!
3. Use [] and [] 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 [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “City”, and then
press [].
5. Use [], [], [], and [] to select the
geographical area that contains location you
want to select as your Home Time zone, and
then press [SET].
6. Use [] and [] 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 [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Date Style”,
3. Set the current date and the time.
and then press [].
To do this:
Do this:
Change the setting at the current
cursor location
Press [] or [].
then press [SET].
Move the cursor between settings
Press [] or [].
Example: December 24, 2005
Toggle between 12-hour and 24hour timekeeping
Press [DISP].
3. Use [] and [] 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 [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “World”, and then
To display the World Time screen
press [].
1. Press [MENU].
4. Use [] and [] to
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “World Time”,
select “City”, and then
press [].
and then press [].
• To configure the summer
time setting, select
“DST”, and then select
either “On” or “Off”.
3. Use [] and [] 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 [], [], [], and
Changing the Display Language
[] 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 [] and [] to select the city you want,
and then press [].
and then press [SET].
3. Use [], [], [], and [] 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
Changing the Brightness of the Monitor
Screen
Changing the USB Port Protocol
1. Press [MENU].
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.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Screen”, and
1. Press [MENU].
You can use the following procedure to toggle the
brightness of the monitor screen between two levels.
then press [].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
then press [].
want, and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
To set this monitor screen
brightness level:
Select this setting:
Normal brightness
Normal
High brightness
Bright
want, and then press [SET].
When connecting to this type of
device:
Select this setting:
Computer or USB DIRECTPRINT-compatible printer (page
159)
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
(page 159)
PTP (PictBridge)*
* “PTP” stands for “Picture Transfer Protocol”.
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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.
Configuring [ ] (REC) and [
Power On/Off Functions
] (PLAY)
You can use the following procedures to configure the [
(REC) and [
] (PLAY) so power turns and/or off
whenever they are pressed.
1. Press [MENU].
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “REC/PLAY”,
and then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select the setting you
want, and then press [SET].
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]
OTHER SETTINGS
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
Formatting Built-in Memory
Formatting built-in memory deletes any data stored in it.
IMPORTANT!
• 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
— Power down image
IMPORTANT!
• When “Power On/Off” is selected, pressing [
]
(REC) in a 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 a REC mode switches to the PLAY
mode.
1. Check to make sure there is no memory card
loaded in the camera.
• If there is a memory card loaded in the camera,
remove it (page 151).
NOTE
• The initial default setting is “Power On”.
2. Press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
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OTHER SETTINGS
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• 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 flash
memory to a memory card and from
a memory card to flash 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.
• 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 flash 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 back 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
To replace the memory card
Formatting a Memory Card
1. Press the memory card into
Formatting a memory card deletes any data already stored
on it.
the camera and then release
it. This will cause the card to
come part way out of the
camera.
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
130).
2. Pull the memory card out of the slot.
3. Load another memory card.
IMPORTANT!
• Never insert any other object besides a memory card
into the camera’s card slot. Doing so creates the risk
of damage to the camera and card.
• 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.
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■ To format a memory card
■ Memory Card Precautions
• 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 a format operation, check to make sure
that the battery is fully charged. Power interruption during
the format operation can result in improper formatting,
and even damage the memory card and make it
unusable.
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera, and press [MENU].
3. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “Format”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] to select “Format”, and then
press [SET].
• To exit the format operation without formatting,
select “Cancel”.
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3. Select the “PLAY” tab,
Copying Files
select “Copy”, and
then press [].
Use the procedures below to copy files between built-in
memory and a memory card.
IMPORTANT!
• Only snapshot, movie files, 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.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Built-in
Card”,
and then press [SET].
• This starts the copy operation and displays the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”.
• After the copy operation is complete, the monitor
screen shows the last file in the folder.
To copy all the files in built-in memory to
a memory card
1. Load the memory card into the camera.
2. Turn on the camera. Next, enter the PLAY
mode and press [MENU].
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NOTE
To copy a specific file from a memory
card to built-in memory
• Files are copied to the folder in built-in memory
whose name has the largest number.
1. Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure
under “To copy all the files in built-in memory
to a memory card”.
2. Use [] and [] to select “Card
Built-in”,
and then press [SET].
3. Use [] and [] to select the file you want to
copy.
4. Use [] and [] to select “Copy”, and then
press [SET].
• 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.
• Repeat steps 3 through 4 to copy other images, if
you want.
5. Press [MENU] to exit the copy operation.
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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 156) and “Using
PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT” (page 159).
■ 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 156).
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 (page 189), 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 ” (page 165) and “Installing the
Software from the CD-ROM” (page 188).
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” (page 171) and “Installing the Software from the
CD-ROM” (page 188).
■ DPOF Settings
File Name,
number of copies,
date
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5. Use [] and [] 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 [].
stamping for the
prints, press [DISP] so
is displayed.
12
•
1
indicates that date
stamping is turned on.
12
1
• To turn off date stamping
for the prints, press
[DISP] so
is not
displayed.
3. Use [] and [] to select “Select images”,
and then press [].
12
4. Use [] and [] to
1
• Repeat steps 4 through 6 if you want to configure
other images for printing.
display the image you
want.
7. After all the settings are the way you want,
press [SET] to apply them.
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6. After all the settings are the way you want,
To configure print settings for all images
press [SET] to apply them.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “DPOF”, and
then press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “All images”, and
then press [].
4. Use [] and [] 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.
5. To turn on date stamping for the prints, press
[DISP] so
•
12
1
12
1
is displayed.
indicates that date stamping is turned on.
• To turn off date stamping for the prints, press [DISP]
so
is not displayed.
12
1
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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 158) 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 156) 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. Use the USB cable that comes with the
camera to connect the USB cradle to a printer.
2. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
USB
3. Use [] and [] 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
Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)
PictBridge-compatible printer
PTP (PictBridge)
• 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.
• 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).
5. Set the camera on the USB cradle.
6. Turn on the printer.
• PTP (PictBridge) simplifies the transfer of image data
to the connected device.
7. Load paper for printing the images into the
printer.
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8. Press the USB
11. Use [] and [] to
cradle’s [USB] button.
specify the print
option you want.
• This displays the print
menu on the camera’s
monitor screen.
• To print a single image:
Select “1 Image” and
then press [SET]. Next,
use [] and [] to select
the image you want to
print.
9. Use [] and [] to select “Paper Size”, and
• 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 156 for more information.
then press [].
10. Use [] and [] to select the paper size you
want to use for printing, and then press [SET].
• You can toggle date stamping of the image on and
off by pressing [DISP]. The
icon indicates that
date stamping is turned on.
• The following are the print sizes that are available.
3.5˝ × 5˝
5˝ × 7˝
4˝ × 6˝
A4
8.5˝ × 11˝
By Printer
12
1
12. On the camera’s monitor screen, use [] and
[] to select “Print”, and then press [SET].
• 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.
• Selecting “By Printer” prints using the paper size
selected on the printer.
• Available paper size settings depend on the
connected printer. For full details, see the
instructions that come with your printer.
• The print menu will appear when printing is
complete.
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• If you selected “1 Image” in step 11, you can select
another image for printing and then repeat this step
to print.
Date Printing
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 156)
– 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.
13. After you are finished printing, press the USB
cradle’s [USB] button, and then turn off the
camera.
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■ Printing Precautions
PRINT Image Matching III
• 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.
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.
* Seiko Epson Corporation holds the
copyright for PRINT Image Matching and
PRINT Image Matching III.
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Exif Print
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.
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 (CASIO Digital Camera Software)
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 171).
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 98, Me, or 2000, 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, 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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1. What you should do first depends on whether
IMPORTANT!
your computer is running under Windows 98,
Me, 2000, or XP.
• 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.
■ Windows 98/Me/2000 Users
• Start from step 2 to install the USB driver.
• Note that the example installation presented here
uses Windows 98.
■ Windows XP Users
• Installation of the USB driver is not required, so jump
directly to step 6.
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 98, Me, and 2000. 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.
2. Set the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital
Camera Software) into the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
3. On the menu screen that appears, click
“English”.
4. Click [USB driver] and then [Install].
• This starts installation.
• The following steps show installation under the
English version of Windows.
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5. On the screen that appears after installation
is complete, select the “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.” check box and then click
[Finish] to restart your computer.
• Note that you should leave the bundled CD-ROM in
your computer’s CD-ROM drive when you restart.
Remove the CD-ROM after your computer restarts.
With some computers, the CD-ROM menu will
appear on the display after restart. If this happens,
click [Exit] to close the CD-ROM menu, and then
remove the CD-ROM from your computer.
[DC IN 5.3V]
6. Connect the bundled AC adaptor to the [DC IN
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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 [].
Connector B
10. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
Connector A
11. Turn off the camera.
12. Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
[
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
] (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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13. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
14. On your computer, double-click “My
Computer”.
• This will cause the “Add New Hardware...” dialog box
to appear on the computer screen as the computer
automatically detects the camera’s file memory. After
you install the USB driver, “Add New Hardware...”
dialog box will no longer appear when you perform
the above steps to establish a USB connection.
• If you are running Windows XP, click [Start] and then
[My Computer].
15. Double-click “Removable Disk”.
• Your computer sees the camera’s file memory as a
removable disk.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 201).
16. Double-click the “Dcim” folder.
• At this point, some operating systems will display a
“Removable Disk” dialog box. If your operating
system does, close the dialog box.
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 177.
NOTE
• If you open a rotated image on your computer, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 121).
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.
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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19. Depending on your operating system, perform
IMPORTANT!
one of the following procedures to save the
files, if you want.
• 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.
■ Windows 98, 2000, Me
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Double click [My Documents] to open it.
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
20. Depending on the version of Windows you are
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
running, use one of the following procedures
to terminate the USB connection.
■ Windows XP
■ Windows 98/XP Users
1. In the camera’s file memory (Removable Disk), rightclick the “Dcim” folder.
• 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.
2. On the shortcut menu that appears, click [Copy].
3. Click [Start] and then [My Documents].
4. On the My Documents [Edit] menu, click [Paste].
■ Windows Me/2000 Users
• This copies the “Dcim” folder (which contains the
image files) to your “My Documents” folder.
• 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.
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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!
• 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, 10.3 or 10.4), 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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IMPORTANT!
• 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.
[DC IN 5.3V]
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.
• 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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[DC IN 5.3V]
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2. Connect the USB cable that comes bundled
3. 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.
4. Select the “Set Up” tab, select “USB”, and
then press [].
Connector B
5. Use [] and [] to select “Mass Storage (USB
DIRECT-PRINT)”, and then press [SET].
6. Turn off the camera.
Connector A
7. Place the camera onto the USB cradle.
[
• Do not place the camera onto the USB cradle while it
is turned on.
] (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.
[USB] button
[USB] lamp
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8. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button.
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.
• Pressing the [USB] button enters the USB mode,
which causes the USB cradle’s [USB] lamp to light
green (page 201).
IMPORTANT!
9. Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file
• 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.
memory as a drive.
• The appearance of the drive icon depends on the
Mac OS version you are using.
• Your Macintosh will see the camera’s file memory as
a drive whenever you establish a USB connection
between the camera and your Macintosh.
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.
13. To terminate the USB connection, drag the
drive icon that represents the camera to
Trash.
NOTE
• If you open a rotated image on your Macintosh, the
original unrotated version will appear (page 121).
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.
14. Press the USB cradle’s [USB] button. After
making sure the [USB] lamp is not lit, remove
the camera from the USB cradle.
11. Double-click the file that contains the image
you want to view.
• For information about file names, see “Memory
Folder Structure” on page 177.
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■ USB Connection Precautions
Operations You Can Perform from Your
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 operations you can perform while
there is a USB connection between your camera and
computer. See the referenced pages for more information
about each operation.
• View images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 180.
• Print images in album format
.... See “Using the Album Feature” on page 180.
• Automatically transfer images to your computer and
manage images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 188 for information about installing Photo
Loader.
• Retouch images
.... See “Installing the Software from the CD-ROM” on
page 188 for information about installing Photohands.
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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.
Using a Memory Card to Transfer Images
to a Computer
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.
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
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.
■ Folder Structure
DCIM
100CASIO
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.AVI
CIMG0003.WAV
CIMG0004.JPG
CIMG0004.WAV
(Storage folder)
(Image file)
(Movie file)
(Audio file)
(Audio snapshot image file)
(Audio snapshot audio file)
101CASIO
102CASIO
(Storage folder)
(Storage folder)
ALBUM
INDEX.HTM
(Album folder)
(Album HTML file)
...
DCF Protocol
(DCIM Folder)
...
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.
...
FAVORITE *
...
CIMG0001.JPG
CIMG0002.JPG
MISC
(FAVORITE folder)
(Storage file)
(Storage file)
(DPOF file folder)
AUTPRINT.MRK
SCENE*
(DPOF file)
(BEST SHOT folder)
...
UEZ57001.JPE
UEZ57002.JPE
(User setup file)
(User setup file)
* These folders are created in built-in memory only.
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■ Folder and File Contents
• FAVORITE folder
Folder that contains Favorites image files
(Image Size: 320 × 240 pixels)
• DCIM folder
Folder that stores all of the digital camera files
• DPOF file folder
Folder that contains DPOF files
• Storage folder
Folder for storing files created by the digital camera
• BEST SHOT folder (Built-in memory only)
Folder that contains BEST SHOT user setup files
• Image file
File that contains an image recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: JPG)
• User setup files (Built-in memory only)
Files that contain BEST SHOT user setups
• Movie file
File that contains a movie recorded with the digital
camera (File Name Extension: AVI)
• Audio file
File that contains an audio recording (File Name
Extension: WAV)
• Audio snapshot image file
File that contains the image part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: JPG)
• Audio snapshot audio file
File that contains the audio part of an audio snapshot
(File Name Extension: WAV)
• Album folder
Folder that contains files used by the album function
• Album HTML file
File used by the album function
(File Name Extension: HTM)
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■ Built-in Memory and Memory Card
Precautions
Image Files Supported by the Camera
• Image files recorded with this camera
• DCF protocol image files
• 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.
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.
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The album feature of the camera creates files that make it
possible for you to view images on your computer in a
photo album layout. You can also use the applications
contained on the CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera to automate image transfer and to retouch images.
• You can use the Web browser shown below to view or
print the contents of an album. Note that to view a movie
on a computer running Windows 2000 or 98, you need to
install DirectX from the bundled CD-ROM.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver 5.5 or later
Using the Album Feature
The album feature creates an HTML photo album layout
that displays your images. You can use the HTML layout to
post your images on a Web page, or for printing the
images.
Album
Index
Info
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Selecting an Album Layout
Configuring Detailed Album Settings
You can select from among 10 different display layouts for
an album.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
Album”, and then press [].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create
3. Use [] and [] to select “Set Up”, and then
Album”, and then press [].
press [].
3. Use [] and [] to select “Layout”.
4. Use [] and [] to
select the item whose
setting you want to
change, and then press
[].
4. Use [] and [] to select the layout you want.
• When you select a layout, the corresponding layout
sample appears on the right side of the screen.
• Details about each of the
settings are provided in
the following sections.
IMPORTANT!
• The sample layout shows the arrangement of items
and the background color only. It does not reflect any
of the detailed album settings you configure in the
following section.
5. Use [] and [] to change the setting, and
then press [SET].
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■ Background Color
■ Image Use
You can specify white, black, or gray as the color of the
album background using the procedure under “Configuring
Detailed Album Settings”.
This setting lets you select from among three different
image uses, as described below. Select the image use that
best suits the way you plan to use the image.
■ Album Type
For this purpose:
Select this
setting:
There are two album types: “Normal” and “Index/Info”.
Smaller images for album browsing, Website
thumbnails, or archiving on a CD-R or other
media, with the full-size image displayed
when a thumbnail is clicked
• This setting can be used for browsing with
the thumbnails. Clicking a thumbnail
displays a larger version for viewing or
printing.
View
Small image files only for album browsing, or
uploading to a Website, etc.
• This option displays only the small-file
images (located in the camera’s “ALBUM”
folder). Smaller files upload to the Internet
faster.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
WEB
Printing (high resolution)
• High-resolution images take longer to
display on your computer screen.
• You cannot enlarge images by clicking a
thumbnail or play movies while this image is
selected.
Print
“Normal” Type
: This type of album displays images in
accordance with the currently selected
layout.
“Index/Info” Type : In addition to the normal album screen,
this type of album also includes
thumbnails of images and detailed
information about each image.
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■ Auto Album Creation On/Off
NOTE
• Depending on the number of images in memory, it
can take quite a bit of time to complete auto album
creation when you turn off the camera. If you do not
plan to use the album feature, we suggest that you
keep auto album creation turned off, which shortens
the amount of time the camera takes to power down
completely.
This setting controls whether an album is created
automatically whenever you turn off the camera.
To do this:
Select this option:
Turn on auto album creation
On
Turn off auto album creation
Off
• When auto album creation is turned on, an album is
created automatically in built-in memory or on the
memory card whenever you turn off the camera.
Creating an album
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
• Remember that creating an “ALBUM” folder (page
178) causes different size versions of each image to
be created in memory. If there is an “ALBUM” folder
in image memory when you specify printing of all
images by a professional print service or on a printer,
you may end up with unwanted multiple prints of the
same image. To avoid this problem, use the
procedure under “To delete an album” on page 188
to delete the ALBUM folder.
• When you turn off the camera while auto album
creation is turned on, the monitor screen turns off but
the operation lamp continues to flash green for a few
seconds to indicate that the album creation process
is being performed. Never open the battery cover or
remove the memory card while the operation lamp is
flashing green.
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■ To create an album
IMPORTANT!
• Never open the battery cover or remove the memory
card from the camera while an album is being
created. Doing so not only runs the risk of certain
album files being skipped, it can also result in image
data and other data in memory being corrupted.
• If memory becomes full while an album is being
created, the message “Memory Full” appears on the
monitor screen and album creation is terminated.
• Album creation will not be performed properly if the
battery goes dead while album creation is in
progress.
• Pressing [SET] in step 3 of the above procedure
creates an album regardless of whether auto album
creation is turned on or off (page 183).
• Images in the “ALBUM” folder (page 177) cannot be
viewed on the camera’s monitor screen.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab,
select “Create
Album”, and then
press [].
Sample layout
3. Use [] and [] to select “Create”, and then
press [SET].
• This starts creation of the album, and causes the
message “Busy.... Please wait...”. to appear on the
monitor screen.
• The PLAY mode screen reappears after creation of
the album is complete.
• Creating an album causes a file folder named
“ALBUM”, which contains a file named “INDEX.HTM”
plus other files to be created in camera memory or
on the memory card.
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4. If you created the album after selecting
Viewing Album Files
“Index/Info” as the album type under
“Configuring Detailed Album Settings” on
page 181, you can click one of the following
display options.
You can view and print album files using your computer’s
Web browser application.
1. Use your computer to access the data in built-
Album : Displays an album created by the camera.
in memory or on the memory card, or access
a memory card with your computer (pages
165, 176).
Index : Displays a list of images stored in a folder.
Info
2. Open the built-in memory “ALBUM” folder or
• If “View” is selected for “Use” (page 182), you can
click an image on your computer screen to display
the full-size version.
the memory card “ALBUM” folder, which is
located inside the folder named “DCIM”.
3. Use your computer’s
: Displays information about each image.
Index/Info Album Type
Web browser to open
the file named
“INDEX.HTM”.
• This displays a list of
folders in built-in memory
or on the memory card.
Image
File Name
Album
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• The following describes the information that appears
on the Info Screen.
This Info Screen item:
File Size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
AE
Light metering
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
Exposure comp
Focusing mode
AF Area
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter
Enhancement
Flash intensity
Digital zoom
World
Date
Model
Index
Info
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Shows this:
Image file size
Resolution
Quality
Recording mode
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Shutter speed
Aperture stop
EV shift
Focusing mode
Auto Focus area
Flash mode
Sharpness
Saturation
Contrast
White balance
Sensitivity
Filter setting
Enhancement setting
Flash intensity
Digital zoom setting
Location
Recording date and time
Camera model name
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NOTE
Saving an Album
• When printing an album page, you should set up
your Web browser as described below.
— Select the browser frame where the images are
located.
— Set margins to the lowest possible values.
— Set the background color to a printable color.
• See the user documentation that came with your
Web browser application for details about printing
and configuring settings for printing.
• Album contents (titles, comments, etc.) cannot be
edited on the camera. Use a commercially available
HTML file editor to edit album contents.
• To save an album, copy the “DCIM” folder from camera
memory or the memory card to your computer’s hard disk,
a CD-R, an MO disk, or some other storage medium.
Note that copying only the “ALBUM” folder, does not copy
image data and other necessary files.
• After copying the “DCIM” folder, do not change or delete
any of the files inside of it. Adding new images or deleting
existing images may lead to abnormal album display.
• If you plan to use a memory card again after saving its
album, first delete all of its files or format it before loading
it into the camera.
• When you have “WEB” selected for the “Use” setting, the
album shows only the smaller image files stored in the
“ALBUM” folder. Such images can be uploaded to the
Internet more quickly.
5. After you are finished viewing the album, exit
your Web browser application.
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To delete an album
Installing the Software from the CD-ROM
Your digital camera comes bundled with useful applications
for using it in combination with a computer. Install the
applications you need on your computer.
1. In the PLAY mode, press [MENU].
2. Select the “PLAY” tab, select “Create Album”,
and then press [].
About the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO
Digital Camera Software)
3. Use [] and [] to select “Delete”, and then
press [SET].
The CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software) 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.
• This deletes the album and returns to the PLAY
mode screen.
USB Driver for Mass Storage (for Windows)
This is the software that makes it possible for the camera
to “talk” to your personal computer over a USB connection.
If you are using Windows XP, do not install the USB driver
from the CD-ROM. With Windows XP, you will be able to
perform USB communication simply by connecting the
camera to your computer with the USB cable.
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DirectX (for Windows)
DirectX is an advanced suite of multimedia application
programming interfaces (API). DirectX is required for
recording movies, and for running Photo Loader under
Windows 98 or 2000. You do not need to install DirectX on
a computer running Windows XP or Me.
Photo Loader (for Windows/Macintosh)
This application automatically transfers image, audio
snapshot, and voice recording WAV files from the camera
to your computer. Photo Loader automatically stores
transferred files in folders named using the current date
(year, month, day) and generates HTML files that make it
possible to view images using a web browser. Photo
Loader (Windows version only) also includes a feature that
simplifies the task of attaching images to e-mail.
Adobe Reader (for Windows)
This is an application that lets you read PDF files. Use it to
read the user documentation for the camera, Photo Loader,
and Photohands, all of which is included on the bundled
CD-ROM.
• See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photo Loader.
• If your computer does not have Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or
higher installed, install Microsoft DirectX 9.0c from the
bundled CD-ROM.
• See the user documentation files (PDF) on the bundled
CD-ROM for details about using Photo Loader and
Photohands. See “Viewing User Documentation (PDF
files)” on page 193 (Windows) and page 195 (Macintosh)
of this manual for more information.
Photohands (for Windows)
Photohands includes retouching tools for adjusting image
color, contrast, and brightness, for resizing images, and for
changing image orientation. You can also use Photohands
for printing images and for adding a date stamp to printed
images.
• See the user documentation file (PDF) on the bundled
“CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM for details
about using Photohands.
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Macintosh
Computer System Requirements
Computer system requirements depend on each of the
applications, as described below.
Photo Loader
Windows
USB Driver*
OS
1
XP*2/2000/Me/
98
Photo Loader
Photohands
XP/2000/Me/98
XP/2000/Me/98
Memory
–
At least 16MB
At least 64MB
HD
–
At least 7MB
At least 10MB
OS
9
Memory
At least 32MB
HD
At least 3MB
• USB connection is supported on a Macintosh running OS 9, 10.1,
10.2, 10.3 or 10.4. 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.
*1 In the case of Windows 2000, you need to install a data file that
enables use of the operating system’s standard USB driver. You
do not need to install a special USB driver. Proper operation is
not guaranteed on a computer that has been upgraded from
Windows 95 or 3.1 to Windows Me or 98, or from Windows 95 or
NT to Windows 2000.
*2 With Windows XP, use the USB driver that comes with the
operating system. You do not need to install the USB driver that
comes with the camera.
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IMPORTANT!
Installing Software from the CD-ROM in
Windows
• For details about Windows minimum system
requirements, see the “Readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• For details about Macintosh minimum system
requirements, use a Web browser application to read
the contents of the “readme” file on the CD-ROM
(CASIO Digital Camera Software) that comes
bundled with the camera.
• The software on the CD-ROM (CASIO Digital
Camera Software) that comes bundled with the
camera does not support operation under Mac OS X.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera
Software) to your computer.
NOTE
• If you already have one of the bundled applications
installed on your computer, check its version. If the
bundled version is newer than the one you have,
uninstall the old version and then install the newer
version.
The CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software) 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.
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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 any
application 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 the application
you are going to install.
Selecting a Language
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.
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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Installing an Application
Viewing User Documentation (PDF Files)
1. Click the “Install” button for the application
1. In the “Manual” area, click the name of the
you want to install.
manual you want to read.
2. Follow the instructions that appear on your
IMPORTANT!
computer screen.
• 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.
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
• When using an operating system other than
Windows XP, never connect the camera to your
computer without installing the USB driver from the
CD-ROM first.
• Some software will prompt you to restart your
computer after installation. If this happens, follow the
instructions that appear on your computer screen.
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User Registration
Installing Software from the CD-ROM on a
Macintosh
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.
Use the procedures in this section to install the software
from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera
Software) to your computer.
1. Click the “Register” button.
Installing Software
• This starts up your Web browser and accesses the
user registration website. Follow the instructions that
appear on your computer screen to register.
Use the following procedures to install the software.
Exiting the Menu Application
1. On the menu screen, click “Exit” to exit the
menu.
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■ To install Photo Loader
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. Open the folder named “Photo Loader”.
2. Open the folder named “English”, and then
open the file named “Important”.
3. Open the folder named “Installer”, and then
■ To view the camera user’s guide
open the file named “readme”.
1. On the CD-ROM, open the “Manual” folder.
4. Follow the instructions in the “readme” file to
install Photo Loader.
2. Open the “Digital Camera” folder, and then
open the folder for the language whose user’s
guide you want to view.
IMPORTANT!
• 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.
3. Open the file named “camera_xx.pdf”.
• “xx” is the language code (Example: camera_e.pdf is
for English.)
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■ To view the Photo Loader user’s guide
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 register as a camera user
Internet registration only is supported. Visit the following
CASIO website to register:
http://world.casio.com/qv/register/
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APPENDIX
Sharpness
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Saturation
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Contrast
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Flash Intensity
+2 / +1 / 0 / –1 / –2
Flash Assist
Auto / Off
Grid
On / Off
■ REC Modes
Digital Zoom
On / Off
Review
On / Off
● REC Tab Menu
Icon Help
On / Off
L/R Key
REC Mode / EV shift / White Balance / ISO /
Menu Reference
The following shows lists of menus that appear in REC
modes and the PLAY mode, and their settings.
• The settings that are underlined in the following table are
initial defaults.
REC Mode
Snapshot /
(
Self-timer
Size
+
)/
BEST SHOT /
Movie /
Self-timer / Off
Voice
10 sec / 2 sec / X3 / Off
2560 × 1920 / 2560 × 1712 (3:2) /
2048 × 1536 / 1600 × 1200 / 1280 × 960 /
640 × 480
Quality
Fine / Normal / Economy
EV Shift
–2.0 / –1.7 / –1.3 / –1.0 / –0.7 / –0.3 / 0.0 /
+0.3 / +0.7 / +1.0 / +1.3 / +1.7 / +2.0
White Balance
Auto /
(Daylight) /
(Shade) /
1
(Cloudy) /
(Fluorescent 1) /
(Fluorescent 2) /
2
(Tungsten) / Manual
ISO
Auto / ISO 50 / ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
AF Area
Spot / Multi
Auto PF
On / Off
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● Memory Tab Menu
REC Mode
Flash
On / Off
On / Off
Focus
White Balance
On / Off
On / Off
ISO
AF Area
On / Off
On / Off
Self-timer
Flash Intensity
On / Off
On / Off
Digital Zoom
MF Position
On / Off
On / Off
Zoom Position
On / Off
● Set Up Tab Menu
Screen
Bright / Normal
Sounds
Startup / Half Shutter /Shutter / Operation /
Volume
Startup
On (Selectable image) / Off
File No.
Continue / Reset
World Time
Home / World
Home Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
World Time setup (city, DST, etc.)
Date Style
YY/MM/DD / DD/MM/YY / MM/DD/YY
Adjust
Time setting
Language
/ English / Français / Deutsch /
Español / Italiano / Português /
/
/
Sleep
30 sec / 1 min / 2 min / Off
Auto Power Off
2 min / 5 min
REC / PLAY
Power On / Power On/Off / Disable
USB
Mass Storage (USB DIRECT- PRINT) /
PTP (PictBridge)
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Format
Format / Cancel
Reset
Reset / Cancel
APPENDIX
■ PLAY Mode
Indicator Lamp Reference
● PLAY Tab Menu
Slideshow
Start / Images / Time / Interval / Cancel
Favorites
Show / Save / Cancel
DPOF
Select images / All images / Cancel
Protect
On / All Files : On / Cancel
Rotation
Resize
Rotate / Cancel
1280 × 960 / 640 × 480 / Cancel
Trimming
–
Dubbing
–
Create Album
Create / Delete / Layout / Set Up / Cancel
Alarm
Alarm setups
Copy
Built-in
Card / Card
The camera has two indicator lamps: an operation lamp
and a self-timer lamp. These lamps light and flash to
indicate the current operational status of the camera.
Operation lamp
Self-timer lamp
Built-in / Cancel
* 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.
● 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.
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■ REC Modes
Operation Lamp
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
Amber
Self-timer
Lamp
Green
Meaning
Red
Red
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Pattern 3
Operational (Power on,
recording enabled)
Pattern 3
Flash is charging.
Auto Focus operation was
Lit
successful.
Pattern 3
Cannot Auto Focus.
Lit
Monitor screen is off.
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.
Memory card problem /
Memory card is
Pattern 2
unformatted. / BEST SHOT
setup cannot be registered.
Memory card is locked. /
Lit
Cannot create folder. /
Memory is full. / Write error
Lit
Amber
Self-timer
Lamp
Meaning
Red
Low battery alert
Formatting card
Powering down
IMPORTANT!
• When you are using a memory card, never remove
the card from the camera while the green operation
lamp is flashing. Doing so will cause recorded
images to be lost.
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■ PLAY Mode
Operation Lamp
Green
Red
■ USB Cradle Indicator Lamps
Self-timer
Lamp
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
[CHARGE] lamp
being performed: delete, DPOF,
image protect, copy, album creation,
Pattern 3
Pattern 2
Lit
Pattern 3
[USB] lamp
format, power down
Memory card problem / Memory
card is unformatted.
Memory card is locked. / Cannot
create folder. / Memory is full.
Low battery alert
[CHARGE] lamp
Color
Red
Status
Lit
Green
Amber
Lit
Lit
Red
Flashing
[USB] lamp
Color
Charging
Charging complete
Charge standby
Green
Green
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Meaning
Status
Lit
Charge error
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 30).
2) Charge the battery (page 31). 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-40 rechargeable lithium ion
battery.
Camera suddenly powers
down.
1) Auto Power Off activated (page 42).
2) The battery is dead.
1) Turn power back on.
2) Charge the battery (page 31).
Image is not recorded
when the shutter button is
pressed.
1) The camera is in the PLAY mode.
1) Press [
] (REC) to enter the currently
selected recording 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.
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 55).
4) You are moving the camera.
Power Supply
Image Recording
Action
2) Flash unit is being charged.
3) Memory is full.
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1) Clean the lens.
2) Make sure the subject is centered in the focus
frame when composing the image.
3) Use manual focus (page 75).
4) Mount the camera on a tripod.
APPENDIX
Image Recording
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
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)
2)
3)
4)
1)
2)
3)
4)
Camera powers down
during self-timer
countdown.
The battery is dead.
Charge the battery (page 31).
Monitor screen image is
out of focus.
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 75).
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 31).
2) Do not remove the memory card before the
save operation is complete.
Recorded images are not
saved in memory.
“
” (flash off) is selected as the flash mode.
The battery is dead.
The camera is in the Movie mode.
A scene that selects “
” (flash off) as the flash
mode is selected in the BEST SHOT mode.
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Select a different flash mode (page 59).
Charge the battery (page 31).
Select a different recording mode.
Select a different flash mode (page 59) or
BEST SHOT scene (page 82).
2) Use Auto Focus for scenery and portrait shots.
3) Use the Macro mode (
) for close-ups.
APPENDIX
Movies
Symptom
Possible Cause
Action
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.
Noise in audio.
Auto Focus, zoom, and aperture operation noise.
Change the focus to Manual Focus or Pan Focus,
which will eliminate Auto Focus operation noise
(pages 74, 75).
Out of focus images.
1) The subject is outside the shooting range of the
camera.
2) Subject type is difficult to focus.
1) Record within the allowable shooting range.
3) Subject is not compatible with Auto Focus.
Digital noise in images.
Sensitivity is increased automatically for dark
subjects. Greater sensitivity increases the chance
of digital noise.
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2) Try changing the focus mode to Manual Focus
(page 75) or Pan Focus (page 74).
3) Try pointing the camera at another subject
momentarily. This may correct the problem.
Use a light or some other means to illuminate the
subject.
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 the computer stops accessing camera file
memory, press the [USB] button on the USB
cradle. Check to make sure that the [USB] lamp
on the USB cradle is off, and then remove the
camera from the USB cradle.
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
165).
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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Other
Symptom
Images captured from a
movie on my computer
using commercially
available software appear
coarse and grainy.
Possible Cause
Action
The size of movie images recorded by this camera
is 320 × 240 pixels. This is roughly equivalent to
snapshots recorded with a digital camera with a
resolution of 70,000 pixels.
To record high-resolution still images, record them
as snapshots.
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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 98, Me, or 2000 before installing the USB driver from the bundled CD-ROM (CASIO Digital Camera Software), 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 “CASIO Digital Camera Software” CD-ROM that comes bundled with the
camera.
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Display Messages
Alarm setting
complete.
This message appears after you change the alarm
setting.
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 92).
Can not find the file. The camera cannot find a image specified by the
slideshow “Images” setting. Specify another image
(page 118).
Cannot register any
more files.
Card ERROR
• You are attempting to save a BEST SHOT user
setup when the “SCENE” folder already contains
999 setups (page 84).
• You are attempting to copy a FAVORITE file
when the “FAVORITE” folder already contains
9999 files (page 131).
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 151).
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 159).
• You are attempting to connect to a computer that
does not have a USB driver installed (page 165).
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 127).
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 127).
No Favorites file!
There is no FAVORITE file.
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Printing Error
Record Error
One of the following problems occurred during
printing.
• Printer power off
• Printer internal error
This file cannot be
played.
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 153).
Image compression could not be performed during
image data storage for some reason. Record the
image again.
This function is not
supported for this
file.
Replenish ink!
The camera is in the Printer mode, and the printer
is running low on ink or is out of ink.
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 156).
There is no image to You are trying to save an invalid image as a BEST
register.
SHOT user setup, or as an original startup image.
This card is not
formatted.
The image file or audio file is corrupted, or is a
type that cannot be displayed by this camera.
The memory card loaded in the camera is not
formatted. Format the memory card (page 151).
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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
Approximate Memory Capacity and File sizes:
Specifications
• Snapshots
Product ............................... Digital Camera
File Size
(pixels)
2560 × 1920
Model .................................. EX-Z57
■ 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 (Motion JPEG)
Audio ............................... WAV
2048 × 1536
1600 × 1200
(UXGA)
Recording Media ............... 9.3MB built-in flash memory
SD Memory Card
MultimediaCard
1280 × 960
(SXGA)
Image Size
Snapshots ...................... 2560 × 1920 pixels
2560 × 1712 (3:2) pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
Movies ............................... 320 × 240 pixels
640 × 480
(VGA)
Quality
Approximate
Built-in flash
SD Memory
Image File Size memory 9.3MB Card 256MB*
Fine
2.2MB
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
Fine
Normal
Economy
1.8MB
1.3MB
2.0MB
1.6MB
1.1MB
1.6MB
1.2MB
630KB
1.05MB
710KB
370KB
680KB
460KB
250KB
190KB
140KB
90KB
4 shots
4
6
4
5
7
5
6
13
8
12
23
12
19
33
44
58
94
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
shots
108 shots
131 shots
178 shots
118 shots
146 shots
207 shots
138 shots
184 shots
356 shots
215 shots
319 shots
623 shots
332 shots
509 shots
894 shots
1188 shots
1559 shots
2495 shots
* 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.
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• Movies (320 × 240 pixels)
Data Size
Exposure Control
Light Metering ................. Multi-pattern by CCD
Exposure ......................... Program AE
Exposure Compensation ..... –2EV to +2EV (1/3EV units)
300KB/second max.
Delete .................................. Single-file, all files (with protection)
Shutter ................................ CCD electronic shutter; mechanical
shutter, 1/8 to 1/2000 second
• Shutter speed is different for the
following BEST SHOT scenes.
Night Scene: 4 to 1/2000 second
Fireworks: 2 seconds (fixed)
Effective Pixels .................. 5.0 million
Imaging Element ................ 1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
(Total pixels: 5.25 million)
Lens/Focal Distance
Lenses ............................. F2.6 (W) to 4.8 (T); f=5.8 (W) to
17.4mm (T) (equivalent to
approximately 35 (W) to 105mm (T) for
35mm film)
Six lenses in five groups, including an
aspherical lens
Aperture .............................. F2.6/4.3, auto switching
White Balance .................... Automatic, fixed (6 modes), manual
switching
Sensitivity ........................... ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400,
Auto
Zoom ................................... 3X optical zoom; 4X digital zoom
(12X in combination with optical zoom)
Self-timer ............................ 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Selftimer
Focusing ............................. Contrast-type Auto Focus with AF
mode (Spot or Multi AF Area), Macro
mode, Pan Focus, Infinity mode, focus
lock, manual focus
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes .................... AUTO, ON, OFF, Red eye reduction
Flash Range .................... Wide Angle Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 2.6
meters (1.3´ to 8.5´)
Telephoto Optical Zoom: 0.4 to 2.0
meters (1.3´ to 6.6´)
(ISO Sensitivity: “Auto”)
* Depends on zoom factor.
Approximate Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal ............................. 40cm to ∞ (1.3´ to ∞)
Macro .............................. 6cm to 50cm (2.4˝ to 19.7˝)
Recording Functions ........ Audio snapshot; Macro; self-timer;
BEST SHOT; Movie with audio; voice
recording
• Audio recording is monaural.
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APPENDIX
■ Power Requirements
Audio Recording Time
Audio Snapshot ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Voice Recording .............. Approximately 39 minutes with built-in
memory
After Recording ............... Approximately 30 seconds maximum
per image
Power Requirements ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery
(NP-40) × 1
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.
Monitor Screen .................. 2.7-inch TFT color LCD
115,200 pixels (480 × 240)
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
Operation
Approximate Battery Life
Number of Shots (CIPA Standerds)*1
(Operating Time)
400 shots (200 minutes)
Number of Shots, Continuous
Recording*2 (Operating Time)
1000 shots (200 minutes)
Continuous Snapshot Playback*
Continuous Voice Recording*4
Input/Output Terminals .... Cradle connector
Microphone ........................ Monaural
3
420 minutes
390 minutes
Supported Battery: NP-40 (Rated Capacitance: 1230mAh)
Storage Medium: SD Memory Card
Speaker ............................... Monaural
*1 Number of Shots (CIPA Standerd)
• 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-40)
*2 Continuous Recording Conditions
• Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
• Monitor screen: On
• Flash: Off
• Image recorded every 12 seconds, alternating full wide-angle and full
telephoto zoom
Rated Voltage .................... 3.7 V
Rated Capacitance ............ 1230 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
Dimensions ........................ 38.5(W) × 38.0(H) × 9.3(D) mm
(1.53˝(W) × 1.50˝(H) × 0.37˝(D))
*4 Voice recording times are based on continuous recording.
Weight ................................. Approximately 34 g (1.2 oz)
Power Consumption ......... 3.7V DC Approximately 3.4W
Dimensions ........................ 88.5(W) × 58(H) × 22.5(D) mm
(3.5˝(W) × 2.3˝(H) × 0.89˝(D))
(excluding projections; 19.7mm (0.78˝)
at thinnest part)
■ USB Cradle (CA-27)
Input/Output Terminals .... Camera connector; USB port; AC
adaptor terminal (DC IN 5.3V)
Weight ................................. Approximately 130 g (4.6 oz)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Power Consumption ......... 5.3V DC Approximately 3.2W
Dimensions ........................ 104(W) × 32(H) × 70(D) mm
(4.1˝(W) × 1.3˝(H) × 2.8˝(D))
(excluding projections)
Bundled Accessories ........ Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP40); USB cradle (CA-27); Special AC
adaptor; AC power cord; USB cable;
Strap; CD-ROM; Basic Reference
Weight ................................. Approximately 71 g (2.5 oz)
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■ 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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