User’s Guide
User’s Guide
CPD-12422
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shutter button
image quality
button
camera dial
flash
shutter
button
timer light
hot shoe
viewfinder
camera
dial
flash
button
diopter dial
neck strap
holder
self timer
button
POWER
button
top view
USB port
AC adapter
port
lens
front view
video/audio
out port
A
B
photo
capture light
camera status
light
status display
panel
camera control
buttons
battery cover
tripod
socket
viewfinder
battery cover lock
neck strap
holder
microphone
speaker
print button
LCD screen
MENU
button
zoom
controls
back view
bottom view
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EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks and PRINT Image
Matching is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
PhotoPC is a registered trademark and HyPict and BorderFree are trademarks of
Epson America, Inc.
Image Expert and Camio are trademarks of Sierra Imaging, Inc. in the United
States and other countries and are used under license.
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General notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes
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Contents
Introduction
Software
Optional Accessories
Using Your Documentation
Intro-2
Intro-3
Intro-3
2
Section 1: Using Your Camera and
Taking Pictures
1
Setting Up Your Camera
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 3100Z
Installing Batteries
Battery Options
Attaching the Neck Strap
Attaching the Lens Cap
Using the Camera Case
Using the Camera Dial and Turning On
the Camera
Setting the Date and Time
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
Formatting Your CompactFlash Memory Card
Choosing Your User Mode
Removing a CompactFlash Memory Card
Installing a CompactFlash Memory Card
1-9
1-10
1-11
1-12
Taking Pictures
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
Playing Back Images from the View Menu
Setting Resolution
Standard JPEG
Fine JPEG
Super Fine JPEG
HyPict JPEG
Uncompressed Tiff
Setting the Image Compression
2-1
2-3
2-6
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-8
2-9
1-7
1-8
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Using the Flash
Auto
Forced Flash
Flash Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Synchronized Flash
Selecting Color or Black and White Mode
Taking Pictures With the Timer
Using Programmed Subject Settings
Enabling the Confirmation Screen
Adding Sound to Pictures
Using Instant Playback and Delete
Reading the Status Display Panel
Checking the Battery
Checking the Picture Counter
Checking Other Status Information
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2-9
2-10
2-10
2-10
2-10
2-10
2-11
2-12
2-13
2-14
2-14
2-16
2-17
2-17
2-18
2-18
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots
Recording Video Clips
3-1
Continuous Shooting
3-3
Continuous Shooting Using the Timer
3-4
Interval Shooting
3-5
4
5
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming
Using Digital Zoom
Enabling Digital Zoom
Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
Taking Close-Ups With Macro Mode
Adjusting the Focus Manually
Capturing Panoramas
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings
Adjusting Exposure
Changing the Automatic Exposure Value
Setting Shutter Speed and Aperture
Using Aperture Priority Settings
Using Shutter Priority Settings
Adjusting the Sensitivity Setting
Adjusting the White Balance Setting
Setting the Custom White Balance
Changing the Metering Method
Exposure and Color Tips
4-1
4-2
4-2
4-4
4-5
4-6
5-2
5-2
5-4
5-5
5-6
5-7
5-8
5-10
5-11
5-12
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Playing Back Photos
Playing Back Pictures One by One
Playing Back Multiple Pictures
Locking and Unlocking Photos
Deleting Pictures
Deleting the Currently Displayed Picture
Deleting All Pictures
Adding Audio Recordings
Playing Back Audio Recordings
Deleting Audio Recordings
Magnifying a Picture
Playing Back Video Clips
Deleting a Video Clip
Viewing Picture Information
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide Show
Adjusting Camera Settings
Setting the Time and Date
Setting the Auto Power Off Time
Turning Camera Sounds On or Off
Setting the Camera Volume
Setting the Language
Adjusting the LCD Brightness
Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus
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6-2
6-2
6-3
6-3
6-4
6-4
6-5
6-6
6-6
6-7
6-8
6-10
6-10
6-11
7-1
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-4
7-5
7-5
Selecting Images for Printing
About the DPOF Standard
About PRINT Image Matching
Selecting Photos to Print
Deselecting All Photos
Adjusting Photos for Printing
Enabling an Index Print
8-2
8-2
8-2
8-3
8-3
8-4
Section 2: Using Your Camera With
Your Computer or Video Device
9
Installing Software and Connecting
Installing the USB Storage Driver
Installing the Driver in Windows 98
Installing the Driver in Mac OS 8.6
or Mac OS 8.5.1
Installing Camera Software
Installing in Windows
Installing on a Macintosh
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
Installing Your Windows 98 USB Driver
Reading Your Image Expert User’s Guide
9-2
9-2
9-3
9-3
9-3
9-5
9-6
9-7
9-9
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10 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
Copying Files Directly From Your Memory Card 10-1
Transferring Files With Image Expert
10-3
What To Do if You See an Error Message
10-6
11 Getting Your Photos Into Documents
Importing Images Into Documents
Getting Images With Copy and Paste
Using Drag and Drop From an Album
(Windows Only)
Getting Images With the Camio Viewer
(Windows)
Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into
a Document
Transferring Images Before Placing Them
Sharing Your Photos on the Internet
Additional Tips for Importing
Importing Video Clips
Importing Photos Into Web Pages
11-7
11-7
11-8
11-8
11-8
11-8
12 Printing Your Photos
Printing a Single Photo
Printing Photos from an Album
Printing Size Guidelines
12-1
12-3
12-4
11-2
11-3
11-4
11-5
13 Stitching Panoramas
Importing and Aligning Pictures in Windows
Importing and Aligning Pictures On a Macintosh
Stitching a Big Plane Panorama
Stitching a Cylinder Panorama
Viewing and Printing Panoramas
14 Presenting Your Photos
Uploading Images to the Camera
Converting Files in Windows
Converting Files on a Macintosh
Uploading Converted Files
Converting Presentations
Capturing Windows Screens
Capturing Macintosh Screens
Connecting the Camera to a Video Device
Setting the Broadcast Signal System
Connecting the Camera
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13-3
13-3
13-5
13-6
14-1
14-2
14-4
14-6
14-7
14-7
14-9
14-10
14-10
14-11
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Section 3: Troubleshooting and
Reference
A Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Caring for the Camera
Handling the Camera
Cleaning the Camera
Storing the Camera
Solving Camera Problems
Solving Connection and Software Problems
Solving Picture Problems
Where To Get Help
EPSON Accessories
Software Licensing
B Optional Accessories
Using the Optional AC Adapter
Using a Tripod
Attaching an Optional Converter Lens or Filter
Attaching an Optional Flash
Using a PC Card Adapter
Installing the PC Card Adapter
Transferring Photos With the Adapter
Photo Printers
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-7
A-11
A-15
A-16
A-16
B-2
B-4
B-4
B-5
B-6
B-7
B-7
B-8
C Specifications
Camera
CompactFlash Memory Card
Optional NiMH Battery Charger
Optional NiMH Batteries
Optional Universal AC Adapter
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Systems
Macintosh Systems
C-1
C-5
C-5
C-6
C-6
C-7
C-7
C-7
D Notices
Safety Instructions
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Compliance Statement
Warranty
D-1
D-3
D-4
D-5
Index
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Introduction
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our new EPSON® PhotoPC® 3100Z is an ultra-high
resolution, three megapixel, USB digital camera with
3× optical zoom. It includes three different user modes with
varied levels of control: a manual mode for experienced
photographers, a programmed mode for specific shots and
time savings, and a fully automatic point-and-shoot mode
for no-fuss photography.
The PhotoPC 3100Z comes with a built-in microphone and
speaker that let you add and play back voice messages. You
can also capture full-motion video with digital zooming and
sound. Your camera puts you in control of all your shots with
exposure, flash, white balance, metering, and focus settings.
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Introduction 1
The PhotoPC 3100Z captures 2048 × 1536-pixel resolution
images in 24-bit color, using a 3.34 megapixel CCD sensor.
With EPSON’s HyPict™ image enhancement technology,
the images can be interpolated to 2544 × 1904 pixels
(4.8 megapixels) right inside the camera. You can also
capture uncompressed Tiff images for excellent detail.
Your PhotoPC 3100Z comes with cables, neck strap, soft
case, lens cap, lens adapter, and a 16MB CompactFlash™
memory card. It also includes a CD-ROM with software and
utilities for downloading, uploading, editing, organizing,
stitching, and printing your pictures.
Software
The PhotoPC 3100Z software suite includes the following
Windows® and Macintosh® applications:
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USB storage driver for transferring your pictures
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Sierra Imaging Image Expert™ software for transferring,
organizing, editing, and printing your pictures. Also
includes QuickTime™ and Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
◗
EPSON File Converter for converting files (including
presentation slides) into a file format that you can
upload into your camera
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Panorama Stitcher for stitching and printing your
panoramic images
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Introduction 2
Optional Accessories
Using Your Documentation
EPSON offers these accessories for the PhotoPC 3100Z:
Your EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z documentation gives you all
the information you need to use your camera and software.
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Universal AC adapter (part number B867081) for use
with any standard (100 to 240 V) electrical outlet
Universal NiMH Power Pak, which includes batteries
and charger (part number B818172)
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Your Quick Reference Guide is a handy, portable guide
that explains basic settings and how to take pictures.
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You can find instructions for using Image Expert in your
electronic Image Expert User’s Guide. (See Chapter 9 for
details on reading the electronic guide.)
◗
This User’s Guide includes most of the information
you’ll need and is divided into the following sections:
NiMH rechargeable batteries (part number B818113)
Your camera is also compatible with a range of options that
can enhance your shots and store more images. You can
attach an optional flash to the camera’s hot shoe for portrait
photos or photos in places that are dimly lit. The camera’s
lens adapter allows you to add optional lenses and filters for
specialized shots. You can also obtain additional
CompactFlash memory cards (Type I) and PC card adapters
made by leading suppliers, such as Lexar Media,™
Delkin Devices,™ and SanDisk.®
Using Your Camera Explains setting up your camera,
and Taking Pictures taking pictures and video clips, and
playing back pictures and video clips.
Using Your Camera
With Your
Computer
or Video Device
Tells you how to connect your camera
to your computer, download photos,
upload photos, present photos, stitch
photos, and print photos.
Troubleshooting
and Reference
Gives you important reference
information, including troubleshooting,
safety, and maintenance information.
Index
There is an index at the end of the
book.
Introduction 3
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Using Your Camera and Taking Pictures
This section includes information about using your EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z to take and play back pictures, adjust
camera settings, and capture video clips. It also explains how to use the camera to set up PRINT Image Matching™
and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) files for printing. The following chapters are included in this section:
1
Setting Up Your Camera
2
Taking Pictures
3
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots
4
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming
5
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings
6
Playing Back Photos
7
Adjusting Camera Settings
8
Selecting Images for Printing
Using Your Camera
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When you’re ready to load your photos into your computer; or if you want to use your camera with your TV or other
video device; or to stitch your photos into a panorama or print them, see the next section, “Using Your Camera With
Your Computer or Video Device.”
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Setting Up Your Camera
Sections in this Chapter:
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 3100Z
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 3100Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Make sure you have all the items shown below.
Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Attaching the Neck Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Attaching the Lens Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Using Your Camera
Using the Camera Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Using the Camera Dial and Turning On the Camera . . . . 1-7
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
camera
batteries
software
Formatting Your CompactFlash Memory Card. . . . . . . . . 1-9
Choosing Your User Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Removing a CompactFlash Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
lens cap
Installing a CompactFlash Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
neck strap
soft case
CompactFlash card
(16MB, installed in
camera)
lens cap strap
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B
efore you can start using your PhotoPC 3100Z, you
need to install the batteries, format your memory card,
and prepare the camera.
lens adapter
video cable
USB cable
Setting Up Your Camera 1-1
B
Installing Batteries
Before you install (or remove) batteries, make sure the
camera is turned off.
3 Insert four batteries into the compartment, positioning
the + and − ends as shown below.
1 Hold the camera upside down.
2 Press and hold down the battery cover lock and slide the
cover out to open it.
4 Lower the battery cover and slide it in, as shown below.
battery cover
lock
When the battery power is almost out, a low battery icon
appears on the camera’s display panel. Be sure to replace
all four batteries at the same time.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-2
Battery Options
The PhotoPC 3100Z camera includes 4 AA alkaline
batteries. It can accept the following battery types:
◗
Rechargeable AA NiMH batteries (highly
recommended; to order the Universal NiMH Power
Pak, see page B-2)
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Rechargeable AA NiCad batteries
◗
Single-use AA lithium batteries (longer life, Energizer®
recommended)
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Single-use AA alkaline batteries (short term use only,
Duracell® Ultra recommended)
WARNING
To avoid the danger of fire or explosion, do not mix different
types of batteries. Do not allow the battery contacts to touch
metal objects such as coins or keys, which could short out the
battery. Read all safety instructions before using batteries.
Follow these safety instructions when handling batteries:
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Do not use manganese batteries.
◗
Do not mix different types of batteries; this can cause fire
or explosion.
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Replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not mix
old and new batteries.
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Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, or mutilate
batteries. Do not get them wet or expose them to fire.
◗
When the camera is not used for long periods of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low
temperature in a dry location. Store away from the reach
of children.
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To avoid fire or electric shock, do not use batteries that
are leaking or damaged in any way.
◗
If battery acid gets in your eyes or on your skin,
immediately rinse the area with water and seek medical
treatment. If a battery is swallowed, seek medical
treatment immediately.
◗
Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions and in compliance with all
applicable laws. Contact your local government agency
for information about battery recycling and disposal.
◗
Battery life varies depending on the battery type, the
manufacturer, and other factors.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-3
Attaching the Neck Strap
Your camera includes a neck strap that attaches to the camera
to make it easier to carry.
2 Attach the fastener to one side of the camera by passing
it through the eyelet.
WARNING
To avoid damaging the camera or other objects, or injuring
people, do not swing the camera about. Keep the strap away
from children. Do not pull or tighten the strap too firmly while
wearing it around your hand or neck; this can cause serious injury.
To attach the neck strap:
1 Unscrew the screw sleeve on the triangular fastener at
one end of the strap
3 Tighten the screw sleeve on the fastener as shown below
to close it.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-4
4 After securing the fastener, turn it so that the screw
sleeve is covered by the strap, as shown below.
Attaching the Lens Cap
To secure the lens cap to the camera:
1 Pass the end of the string with the shorter loop through
the eyelet on the edge of the lens cap.
2 Then, pass the end of the string with the longer loop
through the shorter loop.
3 Pull the end of the string with the longer loop all the
way through.
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to attach the other end of the
strap to the other side of the camera.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-5
4 Pass the end of the string with the longer loop through
the neck strap’s triangular fastener.
6 Push the lens cap onto the camera. It should snap into
place.
To remove the lens cap, press in the lens cap release tabs
on the sides as you pull the cap off of the camera.
Using the Camera Case
5 Gently pull the lens cap through the string’s longer loop
until the string is securely attached to the camera.
Place the camera in the case upright, with the front of the
camera facing the front of the camera case. Secure the top of
the case with the velcro flap. Place the camera case strap over
the neck strap and close the snap to secure the case to the
neck strap.
neck
strap
camera case
strap
Setting Up Your Camera 1-6
Using the Camera Dial and Turning
On the Camera
The camera dial has six settings: three for taking pictures
and three for performing other functions, such as setting up
your camera or playing photos back on the LCD screen.
camera dial
Camera dial settings include the following:
Use this setting for video clip capture, continuous
shooting, interval shooting, and panorama stitching.
See Chapter 3 for details.
Use this setting to take photos with the LCD screen.
See page 2-3 for details.
Use this setting to take photos with the optical
viewfinder. See page 2-1 for details.
Use this setting to play back and delete photos and
video clips, and add audio recordings to your
photos. See Chapter 6 for details.
Use this setting whenever you are connecting your
camera to the computer. Also use it for PRINT
Image Matching and DPOF. See Chapter 8 for
details.
To turn on the camera, remove the lens
cap, then press the POWER button in
the center of the dial. (Press it again to
turn the camera off.)
POWER button
Use this setting to set up or view information about
your camera on the Setup screen. See Chapter 1 and
Chapter 7 for information.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-7
!
Setting the Date and Time
Before you use the camera, you need to set its clock. Then
the camera will automatically record the date and time for
each picture you take. If you remove the batteries for an
extended period of time (without connecting the camera to
an optional AC adapter), you will need to reset the clock. To
set the date and time:
1 Turn the camera dial to
5 Press the button next to the date display format
to change it to M.D.Y. (12/31/2001), D.M.Y.
(31/12/2001), or Y.M.D. (2001/12/31).
6 When you’re finished, press
the button under BACK.
You see the SETUP menu.
. Press the POWER button
to turn on the camera.
2 You see the clock setting
Now you’re ready to format the memory card.
screen with the month
highlighted in red.
3 Press the button next to the
up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the
number, until the month is correct.
4 Press the button below the right arrow to select the day,
year, and time (military time format). Make adjustments
as described in the previous step.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-8
Formatting Your CompactFlash
Memory Card
Your camera comes with a 16MB memory card preinstalled
in the camera. This card stores your photos, video clips, and
audio recordings until you transfer them to your computer
and delete them. You must format your CompactFlash
memory card before you use it to store your images.
3 Press the button next to MEMORY CARD FORMAT
to format the card. You see a message warning you that
all data on the card will be deleted.
4 Press the button next to Yes to format the card, or the
button next to No to cancel.
5 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button. You see the SETUP menu.
2 Press the button below Memory SETUP.
The Memory Card Format
menu appears if a memory
card is correctly installed in
the camera.
CAUTION
When you format your memory card, all the data is lost,
including any photos stored on your card.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-9
Choosing Your User Mode
The PhotoPC 3100Z has three user modes to give you
different levels of control over the camera settings. To use
more advanced features, such as white balance and exposure
adjustment, you must be in Program mode or Manual mode.
Program
This setting is recommended for photographers who want a
moderate amount of control over the camera’s functions.
This is the camera’s default mode. Programmed subjects
(Normal, Sports, Portrait, and Landscape) tailor your camera
settings to the type of picture you’re taking. You can also
make adjustments to sensitivity, white balance, and exposure.
Manual
This mode is for experienced photographers who want
complete control over the camera’s wide array of settings and
features. In addition to changing sensitivity and white
balance, you can adjust the shutter speed and aperture,
choose a spot or matrix metering system, take pictures with
an optional external flash, and focus the camera to three feet,
ten feet, or infinity.
Full Auto
In this mode, the camera chooses most settings for you. You
can simply point and shoot, or you can adjust some basic
settings, such as image quality, digital zoom, and macro
mode.
To choose the camera mode:
1 Turn the dial to
and press the POWER button to
turn on the camera.
You see the SETUP
menu.
user
mode
2 Press the button
next to the current
user mode to cycle
through the three
user modes.
NOTE
Your user mode stays in effect until you change the setting. If
your camera is without battery power for an extended period of
time, the user mode returns to the Program mode setting.
Setting Up Your Camera 1-10
Removing a CompactFlash Memory
Card
3 Push in the eject button to release the card. Then pull
out the card and close the cover.
1 Make sure the camera is turned off. (Press the POWER
button to turn off the camera, if it is on.)
CAUTION
Never remove a card while the camera is on. Data in the card
may be lost or damaged.
2 Place your finger behind the memory card cover latch
and pull the cover open.
eject button
memory card
cover latch
Setting Up Your Camera 1-11
Installing a CompactFlash Memory
Card
You can purchase additional Type I CompactFlash memory
cards from leading suppliers like Lexar Media, Delkin
Devices, and SanDisk. See page B-2 for more information.
To install a memory card:
1 Make sure the camera is turned off. (Press the POWER
button to turn off the camera, if it is on.)
CAUTION
Never remove a card while the camera is on. Data in the card
may be lost or damaged.
2 Place your finger
3 Make sure the front of the card
is facing the same direction as
the front of the camera, and
the arrow on the card’s label is
pointing in.
4 Insert the card all the way into
the memory card slot. As you
insert the card, the eject button
pops up.
CAUTION
Don’t force the card into the slot. If the card doesn’t slide in
all the way, turn the card over and reinsert it.
5 Close the memory card cover.
behind the memory
card cover latch and
pull the cover open.
memory card
cover latch
Setting Up Your Camera 1-12
2
Taking Pictures
Sections in this Chapter:
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Setting Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Setting the Image Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Using the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Selecting Color or Black and White Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
You can capture an image as you would with any
point-and-shoot auto-focus camera: look through the optical
viewfinder and press the two-step shutter.
Using Your Camera
1 Make sure you are at least 20 inches (50 cm) away from
your subject. (To get closer, use macro mode with the
LCD screen, as described on page 4-4.)
Taking Pictures With the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Using Programmed Subject Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
NOTE
Enabling the Confirmation Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
You need to use the LCD screen to make audio recordings or
use the macro and digital zoom features.
Adding Sound to Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Using Instant Playback and Delete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Reading the Status Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
T
aking pictures with the PhotoPC 3100Z is easy
and gives you lots of options.
2 Remove the lens cap, press the POWER button to turn
on the camera, and turn the camera dial to
A
.
B
Taking Pictures 2-1
3 Wait until the photo capture light stops flashing and
remains a steady green.
subject, or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out.
8 Hold the shutter button halfway down to
control buttons
shutter
button
viewfinder
photo capture
light
7 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
telephoto
button
wide angle
button
menu button
lock the camera’s settings. The photo
capture light flashes until the lens locks in
focus and the camera determines the exposure.
While holding down the shutter button, you can
reframe your picture to move the subject off-center,
if you want.
9 Press the shutter button the rest of the
way down to take the picture.
4 Use the camera’s control buttons to change image
quality, flash, or other basic settings. (Instructions for
changing basic settings start on page 2-7.)
5 To change the programmed subject setting (when the
user mode is set to Program), or to make changes to
exposure, white balance, or other advanced settings,
press the MENU button to see the Viewfinder menu.
6 Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject.
10 After the shutter snaps, release the shutter button. The
camera processes the picture.
CAUTION
Handle the camera carefully while it is processing your
image, and don’t set it down too hard.
Saved images remain on the memory card even when you
remove the card from the camera, or remove the batteries.
Taking Pictures 2-2
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
The LCD screen lets you see a live preview of what the
camera’s lens sees at any moment. You must take pictures
with the LCD screen when you want to use the macro or
digital zoom features or when you want to make audio
recordings to go with your photos. Before you begin to take
pictures, you can use the SETUP menu to turn on audio
recording with the Confirmation setting (see page 2-14).
3 Turn the camera dial to
to see the View menu. Wait
until the camera photo capture light stops flashing and
remains a steady green.
control buttons
shutter
button
photo
capture light
microphone
To take pictures with the LCD screen:
1 Make sure you are at least 20 inches (50 cm) away from
telephoto
button
wide angle
button
LCD screen
your subject. (To get closer, use macro mode as
described on page 4-4.)
NOTE
See Chapter 3 to take special shots (including video clips and
time lapse/interval shots), see Chapter 4 for framing,
focusing, and zooming shots (including panorama stitching),
or see Chapter 5 for color and exposure settings.
2 Remove the lens cap and press the POWER button.
You see a preview of your
picture on the LCD screen,
with the image quality and
flash settings in the top left
corner of the screen.
This screen illustrates what you see if your camera is set
to Program user mode.
Taking Pictures 2-3
The screen looks different if you’re using Full Auto or
Manual user mode. (See page 1-10 to change your user
mode setting.)
5 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject, or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out. You
see a display with green zoom steps and the current
zoom position in yellow.
NOTE
If you’re using batteries, the camera shuts off automatically
after a designated period of inactivity. (The default is 30
seconds. See page 7-2 to set the auto power off time.)
When it is connected to the AC adapter, the camera shuts
NOTE
If digital zooming is enabled, the slider pauses in the middle.
off after 15 minutes. If the image on your LCD screen
disappears, press the shutter button to “wake” the camera.
If you keep zooming beyond the midpoint of the slider, you
are using the digital zoom. (See page 4-1 for details.)
4 Using the preview image to guide you, make changes to
the settings on the screen, if you like.
NOTE
You can also use the camera’s control buttons to change
the image quality, flash setting, or timer. (See the following
sections for details on these settings.)
6 Center your subject on the screen, then
press the shutter button halfway down to
lock the auto focus and exposure.
You see a green circle
on the screen when the lens
locks in focus and the camera locks its exposure settings.
While holding the shutter button down, you can
reframe your picture.
7 Press the shutter button the rest of the
way down to take the picture.
Taking Pictures 2-4
8 When the shutter snaps, release the shutter button.
If the Confirmation setting
is on, you see a confirmation
screen.
From the confirmation
screen, you can:
◗
Press the button next to Delete to delete the image.
◗
Press the button next to Rec Sound and record a
10-second message into the camera’s microphone.
◗
Press the button next to to instantly play back
your images. (Press the button under BACK to
return to the View menu.)
NOTE
You enable the confirmation screen in the Shot SETUP
menu. See page 2-14 for detailed instructions.
When the camera stops processing the image, you’re ready to
take another picture.
Taking Pictures 2-5
Playing Back Images from the View Menu
You can play your images back quickly, without turning
the camera dial and changing to playback mode. The View
menu’s quick playback screen allows you to view your
photos, play back audio, and delete individual photos.
NOTE
See Chapter 6 for additional playback options that you can use in
the camera’s Playback menu.
You see the quick playback
screen displaying the last
picture you took.
3 Press the button next to the
right arrow to display the
earliest picture taken and to
view your pictures in order. Press the button next to the
left arrow to move backward through your pictures.
4 Press the button under Multi once if you want to
To play back your images:
1 Turn the camera dial to
.
2 In Full Auto or Program mode, press the button next to
the
icon.
In Manual mode, press the button under MENU
CHANGE. Then press the button next to the icon.
display four images on the screen at once, or twice if you
want to display nine images. Press it a third time to go
back to a single image display.
5 Press the T button to magnify your image and press the
W button to zoom out. Press the button under BACK to
return to the quick playback menu.
To return to the View menu and continue taking pictures,
press the button under BACK.
Taking Pictures 2-6
Setting Resolution
Standard JPEG
The PhotoPC 3100Z has four resolution settings for JPEG
images and one resolution setting for uncompressed Tiff
images.
Produces color or black and white images at 640 × 480
pixels. Images include less detail when enlarged. This setting
is good for pictures that are viewed on the screen or Internet.
Press the image quality
button on top of the camera
to cycle from one setting to
the other. The camera dial
must be turned to , , or
to set the image quality.
Fine JPEG
image
quality
button
An image quality icon
appears on the status display
panel and on the LCD screen to show the current resolution
setting. The settings are described to the right.
NOTE
For a list of the number of images you can take at each resolution
setting, see page C-5.
Produces color or black and white images at
1600 × 1200 pixels. Your pictures include ample detail.
Super Fine JPEG
Produces color or black and white images at
2048 × 1536 pixels. Your pictures include great detail. This
setting is best for 8 × 10-inch prints.
HyPict JPEG
Produces color or black and white images at
2544 × 1904 pixels (interpolated). Your pictures include
excellent detail. This setting is best for images you are
enlarging up to 11 × 17-inches.
Taking Pictures 2-7
!
Uncompressed Tiff
Produces color and black and white images at
2048 × 1536 pixels with no compression. Your pictures
include perfect detail without the distortion that
compression may cause. You can use this mode only when
you have at least 9.1MB free on your CompactFlash memory
card. Your included memory card can hold 1 Uncompressed
Tiff picture.
You can enable (or disable) Uncompressed Tiff mode in the
Shot SETUP menu:
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button to turn on the camera. You see the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP to go to the
Shot SETUP menu.
3 Press the button under
Image JPEG to change the
setting to Image Tiff. (Press the same button to
change the setting back.) If your CompactFlash card has
too little space to store a Tiff image, you see a message
warning you to use a card with at least 9.1MB of free
space.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
NOTE
◗
To capture Tiff photos, make sure the image quality is set
to
.
◗
You will notice a delay of approximately 22 seconds while
the camera processes your image in Tiff mode.
◗
If you want to take multiple shots in Uncompressed Tiff
mode, you can buy a higher-density CompactFlash memory
card, which lets you store more photos. See Appendix B for
details. (You can still store several JPEG images with one Tiff
picture on the card that comes with your camera.)
Taking Pictures 2-8
Setting the Image Compression
Using the Flash
You can set the image compression to low compression for
higher quality JPEG images, or standard compression to save
space on your memory card.
Your camera has a built-in flash or you can use the hot shoe
to attach an optional external flash. See Appendix B for more
information on purchasing and attaching an external flash.
1 Turn the camera dial to
After you take a picture with the flash, the flash icon blinks
until it is fully recharged. Your flash setting remains in effect
even after you turn off the camera.
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP. You see the
Shot SETUP menu with the
current setting.
Turn the camera dial to , , or , then press the flash
button to cycle through the five flash settings.
flash
button
3 Press the button next to the
compression setting to
change it to one of the following:
◗
Std. (standard) Compression: images have a
smaller file size, but some information is lost.
◗
Low Compression: images retain information
NOTE
You can’t use the flash in continuous shooting or video clip
capture mode.
and look better, but the file size is larger.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
Taking Pictures 2-9
Flash Off
TIP
◗
When you’re using the Flash Off
The flash is disabled, even when lighting is inadequate.
Use this setting for special effects, where flash
photography is prohibited, or for macro close-ups.
setting, hold the camera
steady or use a tripod to avoid capturing blurry images.
◗
If you are taking pictures outdoors in bright light, the camera
may reduce the exposure and darken your subject. To
brighten your subject without over-exposing the whole
picture, you can use the Forced Flash setting.
Red-eye Reduction
Use this setting to eliminate the red-eye effect (the
reddish reflection of the flash in your subjects’ pupils)
that flash photography often produces.
An icon for each setting appears on the status display panel,
as shown below:
Slow Synchronized Flash
Auto
The flash goes off automatically whenever it’s needed
for adequate lighting (default setting).
Forced Flash
Slow synchronized flash causes the aperture to stay
open longer, allowing more light to enter the camera.
The camera has two slow synchronized flash settings:
◗
The leading setting sets off the flash first, then exposes
the subject and takes the picture. Hold the camera still
or use a tripod when you are using the leading setting.
(See Appendix B for instructions on using a tripod.)
◗
The trailing setting flashes at the end of the exposure,
allowing you to capture background motion while
freezing your subject.
The flash goes off with every picture you take. Use this
setting to compensate for backlighting (when you are
facing a light source).
Taking Pictures 2-10
Selecting a Slow Synchronized Flash Setting
1 Turn the camera dial to
. You see the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP. You see the
Shot SETUP menu:
3 Press the button next to
Leading or
Trailing.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
Selecting Color or Black and White
Mode
You use the SETUP menu to switch between color and black
and white pictures.
1 Turn the camera dial to
color/monochrome setting
. You see the
SETUP menu.
2 Press the button next to
Monochrome or Color
to select your desired
setting.
NOTE
Slow synchronized flash is available only in the Program or
NOTE
Manual user modes. If you are using your camera in Manual
mode, make sure you don’t set the flash mode to Ext Flash.
There is no difference between the file sizes of color and black
and white pictures.
See page 1-10 for information about changing the user mode.
Taking Pictures 2-11
Taking Pictures With the Timer
Setting the timer creates a 10-second delay between
the time you press the shutter button and the actual
image capture. This allows you to take a picture of
yourself.
3 Press the
timer button
on the top of the camera.
The timer icon appears in
the status display panel.
4 Press the shutter button all
timer
button
the way down.
NOTE
You can also use continuous or interval shooting, or video clip
capture with the timer for delayed automatic capture of images.
This allows you to photograph yourself in motion. See Chapter 3
for more information.
The timer icon and the red timer light on the front of
the camera flash slowly for eight seconds. Then they
flash rapidly for two seconds before the shutter is
released. If camera sounds are enabled, the camera beeps
ten times. (See page 7-3 to enable camera sounds.)
To take a single picture with the timer:
NOTE
1 Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page B-4 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
To cancel a timer picture after you’ve pressed the shutter
button, press the shutter button again, or press the
timer button.
2 Turn the camera’s dial to
or . Then wait until the
photo capture light stops flashing and remains a steady
green.
The camera clicks when the image is captured. The
photo capture light on the back of the camera flashes
green as the PhotoPC 3100Z processes the image.
Taking Pictures 2-12
Using Programmed Subject Settings
To use programmed subject settings:
The Program user mode provides four programmed settings
that let you choose the type of shot you’re taking. The
camera automatically assigns the optimum exposure,
metering method, and sensitivity for your subject.
1 Remove the lens cap and press the POWER button to
Normal
Appropriate for most photographs.
Settings: auto exposure and matrix
metering.
Sports
Recommended for action photographs.
Settings: high shutter speed, automatic
sensitivity, and matrix metering.
Portrait
Recommended for portraits. Settings:
spot metering and a wide aperture
setting.
Landscape
Recommended for landscapes or
scenery. Settings: matrix metering and
automatic aperture priority (set by
camera).
turn on the camera.
2 Set the camera to Program user mode. (See page 1-10.)
3 To take a picture with the
LCD screen, turn the camera
dial to . You see the View
menu.
To take a picture with the
viewfinder, turn the camera
dial to . Then press the
MENU button. You see the
Viewfinder menu.
4 Press the button under the Program setting to cycle
through the four subject settings.
5 Take your picture. (See page 2-1 or 2-3 for details.)
Taking Pictures 2-13
Enabling the Confirmation Screen
Adding Sound to Pictures
The confirmation screen shows you a quick view of your
picture right after you take it. Then you can add an audio
recording, delete the image, or play back your photos
instantly.
Your camera has a built-in microphone that lets you add an
audio recording of up to 10 seconds to each photo.
To turn the confirmation screen on or off:
1 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP
menu.
You can record audio in any user mode immediately after
shooting a photo as described here, or you can add it later.
For instructions on adding a recording when playing back
photos, see page 6-5. For instructions on playing back
recordings with your camera, see page 6-6.
2 Press the button next to Shot SETUP.
You see the Shot SETUP
menu with the current
confirmation setting.
microphone
3 Press the button next to
Confirmation to change
the setting to Off or On.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
Taking Pictures 2-14
NOTE
When taking photos, you can only record audio if the LCD screen
is turned on and the Confirmation setting is enabled. Audio
You see the confirmation
screen.
6 Press the button next to
recordings take up memory on your CompactFlash memory card
and reduce the number of photos you can store.
Rec Sound.
To take a picture and add a recording:
You see the message
1 Make sure the confirmation screen is enabled, as
Recording sound... and a
countdown of the recording
time.
described on page 2-14.
2 Turn the camera dial to
. Center the subject on the
LCD screen.
3 Press the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus.
4 When the photo capture light stops flashing and you see
a green circle on the screen, press the shutter button
the rest of the way down.
5 After the shutter snaps, release the shutter button.
7 Speak clearly into the
microphone to record your
message.
You can record a message for up to ten seconds. To stop
recording, press the button under Stop.
CAUTION
If you press the button next to Delete, the camera deletes
your photo.
To delete a recording, see page 6-6.
Taking Pictures 2-15
Using Instant Playback and Delete
You can instantly play back the photo you just took. You can
also instantly delete the image.
1 Make sure the confirmation screen is enabled, as
described on page 2-14.
2 Turn the camera dial to
. Center the subject on the
LCD screen.
3 Press the shutter button halfway down to lock the
camera settings.
6 To delete the image, press the button next to Delete.
Your image is deleted and the camera returns to the
View menu.
7 To play back an image, press
the button next to the
icon. You see the
instant playback screen.
From the instant playback
screen, you can:
◗
Press the button under Multi to view multiple
images at once. (See page 6-2 for details.)
◗
Press the button next to Sound Play to play back
any recordings you made for your images.
◗
Press the button under Delete to delete an image.
◗
Press the T button to magnify your image and press
the W button to zoom out. Press the button under
BACK to return to the instant playback screen.
4 When the photo capture light stops flashing and you see
a green circle on the screen, press the shutter button
the rest of the way down.
5 After the shutter snaps, release the shutter button.
You see the confirmation
screen.
Press the button under BACK to return to the View
menu.
Taking Pictures 2-16
Reading the Status Display Panel
Checking the Battery
When your camera dial is turned to , , or , the status
display panel (on the top of the camera) shows the camera’s
current settings and how many additional pictures you can
take.
When your battery power is almost out, the low battery
icon appears on the display panel; it flashes when your
battery power is too low to use the camera. You need to
recharge or replace your batteries or use the optional
universal AC adapter when you see this icon.
sensitivity
Although you may be able to use the camera with low
batteries, it needs full battery power to operate reliably.
image quality
flash
white
balance
NOTE
timer
low battery
icon
monochrome
indicator
Several factors can affect battery life, including the
surrounding temperature and the type of batteries you use.
Low temperatures—especially below 50 °F (10 °C)—drain
batteries faster. See page 1-3 for battery use instructions.
exposure
pictures remaining
Taking Pictures 2-17
!
Checking the Picture Counter
Checking Other Status Information
The large number in the lower right of the status display
panel shows how many additional pictures you can take.
Instead of the number of pictures remaining, you may see
one of the following in the lower right corner of the status
display panel:
This number is determined by the image quality (resolution)
and compression settings. Also, if you have any audio and/or
video recordings stored on your memory card, the number
on the display panel may be greater than the actual number
of remaining pictures.
When the memory card is full, the number on the display
panel reads 0, the camera status light on the back of the
camera flashes red, and you can no longer use the shutter
button. Before you can take any more pictures, you need to
delete some of the images on the memory card. (See page 6-3
for instructions.)
If you want to save your photos before you delete them,
connect the camera to your computer (as described in
Chapter 9), then transfer the pictures (as described in
Chapter 10).
◗
In Program mode or Manual mode, the
exposure value appears on the left and the
shutter speed appears on the right when
you hold the shutter button down halfway.
See page 1-10 for more information about
user modes.
◗
When you turn the camera’s dial to
,
SEt is displayed. No other information
appears in the status display panel.
◗
While you make an audio recording, rEc
appears in this space.
◗
While you take photos using the interval
shooting feature, Int appears on the
display panel.
Taking Pictures 2-18
3
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots
Sections in this Chapter:
NOTE
Recording Video Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
◗
Interval Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Y
our PhotoPC 3100Z lets you take shots of moving
and changing subjects, including video clips and time
lapse photos. You can also take quick sequences of shots,
without having to wait for the camera to process each image.
Recording Video Clips
You can capture 35-second silent video clips or 25-second
video clips with sound at 15 frames per second. The clips are
saved at 320 × 240 pixels in the Motion JPEG format, and
play back on your computer in the QuickTime Movie
format.
Hold the camera upright when capturing video clips. If you
hold the camera sideways, your video will play back
sideways. You can’t rotate video clips without a separate
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Using Your Camera
video editing program.
◗
If you want to adjust any camera settings, such as white
balance, sensitivity, or macro mode, turn the camera dial to
to see the View menu and adjust the settings, then turn
the camera dial back to . See Chapters 4 and 5 for more
information.
To record a video clip:
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button to turn on the camera.
A
B
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-1
You see a screen like this:
2 To turn the sound on or off,
press the button next to the
Sound setting.
3 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject or the W (wide angle) button to zoom out. You
see a display with green zoom steps and the current
zoom position in yellow.
If digital zooming is enabled, you can digitally zoom in
on your subject while you are recording. Push the T
(telephoto) button to zoom in on your subject, or the W
(wide angle) button to zoom out. (See page 4-1 to
enable digital zooming.)
When the recording is done, the camera displays Please
wait... and takes a minute to store the video.
To play back your video clip, see page 6-8.
TIP
If you want to edit your video clips, you can upgrade
4 Press the shutter button to begin recording your video
clip. To stop recording before the time is up, press the
shutter button again.
from the QuickTime Player to QuickTime Pro. Go to
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/ on the Internet for details.
You see the red letters REC on the screen and a time
countdown appears while your camera is recording.
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-2
Continuous Shooting
In this mode, you can capture motion in a series of shots.
You can capture up to the following numbers of continuous
shots per sequence: forty-seven standard images (two per
second), thirteen fine images (two per second), or seven
super fine images (one per second).
You can’t use the flash for continuous shooting, so make sure
you have adequate lighting for your pictures. Also, you can’t
select the HyPict JPEG or uncompressed Tiff image quality
settings.
NOTE
If you want to adjust any camera settings, such as white balance,
sensitivity, or macro mode, turn the camera dial to
to see the
View menu and adjust the settings. See Chapters 4 and 5 for
details.
To take a sequence of pictures:
1 Turn the camera dial to
. Wait until the photo
capture light stops flashing and remains a steady green.
2 Press the button under MODE CHANGE to change to
Continuous Shooting mode.
You see a preview of your
picture with a red frame
around the LCD screen.
CONTINUOUS appears
on the screen.
3 Frame your subject.
4 Press and hold the shutter button all the way down.
If the camera’s shutter sound is enabled, the camera
clicks as it captures each picture. (See page 7-3 to enable
camera sounds.)
5 When the camera has captured a sequence of pictures,
release the shutter button.
NOTE
If you continue to hold down the shutter button after the first
sequence of pictures, the camera will pause to process the
images and then take a second sequence. The camera will
continue to take pictures until the memory card is full.
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-3
Continuous Shooting Using the Timer
You can also combine continuous shooting with the timer to
delay automatic capture of a series of images. This allows you
to photograph yourself in motion. You can capture up to the
following numbers of continuous shots per sequence: fortyseven standard images (two per second), thirteen fine images
(two per second), or seven super fine images (one per
second).
1 Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page B-4 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
. Press the POWER button
to turn on the camera and wait until the photo capture
light stops flashing and remains a steady green.
3 Press the button under MODE CHANGE to change to
Continuous Shooting mode.
You see a preview of your
picture on the LCD screen,
with a red frame around it.
CONTINUOUS appears on
the screen.
4 Center your subject in the
red frame.
5 Press the timer button. The
timer icon appears on the
status display panel to indicate that the timer is enabled.
6 Press the shutter button.
You have 10 seconds to get ready for “action” in front of
the camera. The timer icon and the red timer light on
the front of the camera flash slowly for eight seconds.
Then they flash rapidly for two seconds before the
shutter is released.
If the camera’s shutter sound is enabled, the camera
clicks as it captures each picture. See page 7-3 to enable
camera sounds.
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-4
Interval Shooting
To capture time lapse shots in interval mode:
You can use this time lapse feature to capture scenes that
change over time, such as a sunset or a busy street corner.
Your camera lets you set a time interval from 5 seconds to
24 hours.
1 Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page B-4 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
. Press the POWER button
to turn on the camera and wait until the photo capture
light stops flashing and remains a steady green.
3 Press the button
NOTE
◗
You can’t capture HyPict JPEG or uncompressed Tiff images
in interval shooting mode.
◗
If you want to adjust any camera settings, such as white
balance, sensitivity, or macro mode, turn the camera dial to
to see the View menu and adjust the settings. See
under MODE
CHANGE twice.
You see this
screen:
time lapse
interval
setting
The current setting for the time lapse interval (hours,
minutes, and seconds) appears in the center of the
screen, with seconds highlighted.
Chapters 4 and 5 for more information.
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-5
4 Press the buttons next to the up and down arrows to
change the highlighted setting, then press the button
under the left arrow to move to the next setting and
repeat the process. Continue until you’ve set the correct
interval.
NOTE
You can also choose the maximum interval of 24 hours or
the minimum interval of 5 seconds (10 seconds if the flash is
on, 20 seconds if sound is on) by pressing the button next to
Max/Min.
5 Press the button next to Sound to turn the setting to
Off or On.
6 Press the shutter button to take the first picture.
The camera turns off automatically after you take the
first picture, then turns on again after the selected
interval to take the next photo.
7 To stop taking pictures, press the POWER button to
turn off the camera.
The number of photos you can take is limited by the space
on the CompactFlash memory card. With a higher density
card, you can store more pictures. (See Appendix B for more
information.)
TIP
You can use a movie editing or animation program to turn your
interval photos into time lapse movies that you can play on your
computer or on the Internet. Set the camera to Standard
image quality or resize your images in an image editing program
for a manageable movie file size. Some programs that you can
use are: QuickTime Pro, Macromedia® Flash™, iMovie 2 (Apple),
Movie Maker (included with Windows Me), or Adobe®
ImageReady™ (included with Photoshop® 5.5, or later). See your
program’s documentation for more information.
While the camera is standing by between shots,
Int appears in the display panel.
Capturing Video Clips and Special Shots 3-6
.
4
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming
Sections in this Chapter:
Using Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Taking Close-Ups With Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Adjusting the Focus Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Capturing Panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Using Your Camera
Y
our camera has great shot-capturing capabilities that
let you get the exact image you want. You can use the
digital zoom, frame multiple images to stitch into a single
panorama, or focus in on a close object with macro mode.
You can also manually focus the camera to a fixed point.
Using Digital Zoom
Digital zoom pictures are magnified up to two times (2×)
beyond the maximum optical zoom. The automatic
cropping effect makes file sizes smaller. Enabling digital
zoom also allows you to zoom when capturing video clips.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-1
A
B
Enabling Digital Zoom
1 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP menu.
Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
1 Turn the camera dial to .
You see the View menu.
2 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP. You see the
Shot SETUP menu.
3 If the digital zoom setting
is set to D-ZOOM Off,
press the button next to it
to change the setting to D-ZOOM On. (Press the same
button if you want to turn digital zooming off again.)
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the Setup
menu.
NOTE
This example shows the View menu when the user mode is
set to Program. Depending on the user mode setting, your
View menu may look different.
2 Push the T (telephoto) button to zoom in on your
subject with the optical zoom. You see a display with
green zoom steps and the current zoom position in
yellow.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-2
3 The slider pauses in the middle. If you keep holding
down the T (telephoto) button, you can keep zooming
beyond the midpoint of the slider. Any point beyond
the middle of the slider is digital zooming.
When you are in digital
zoom mode, the line that
indicates the zoom position
becomes narrower and a
yellow border appears
around the LCD screen. The
words DIGITAL ZOOM
appear on the LCD screen
briefly.
5 Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
NOTE
Since the digital zoom mode magnifies the image by cropping it,
there is less information and the file is smaller. It’s best to print
the image in a smaller format, such as 4 × 6 inches. For a better
final printed image, use HyPict mode, which adds more image
data with interpolation.
4 Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus
and exposure. When the camera locks its settings, the
photo capture light stops flashing and you see a green
circle and flash and exposure settings on the screen. If
you want, you can reframe your picture while holding
the button down.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-3
Taking Close-Ups With Macro Mode
NOTE
You can use the camera’s macro mode to take pictures of
subjects that are as close as 2.36 inches (6 cm).
This View menu illustrates what you see if your user mode is
set to Manual. Your View menu will look different if the user
mode is set to Full Auto or Program.
NOTE
◗
When you take macro close-ups, you should use a tripod (as
described in Appendix B) and disable the flash. Otherwise,
your pictures may appear blurry or washed out.
◗
You can’t capture macro images with the viewfinder. You
must use the LCD screen to accurately frame your photo.
◗
If you are taking close-ups between 2.36 inches (6 cm) and
8 inches (20 cm), the camera must be zoomed all the way
out. Press the W (wide angle) button until the icon is
highlighted in yellow and you can’t zoom out any further.
To take a picture in macro mode:
1 Turn the camera dial to
You see the View menu.
.
2 Press the button next to
change the setting to
Off (macro mode off) to
On (macro mode on).
A green frame appears
around the preview image
and for a few seconds, the
word MACRO appears on
the LCD screen.
3 Press the shutter button
halfway to lock the auto focus and exposure. When the
camera locks its settings, the photo capture light stops
flashing and you see a green circle on the screen. You
can reframe your picture while holding the button.
4 Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
Macro mode remains active until you disable it or turn off
the camera.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-4
Adjusting the Focus Manually
The PhotoPC 3100Z lets you manually select a fixed focus.
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Manual user mode.
If the camera is set to Off (macro mode off), you can
choose from the following settings:
AF
(See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
The camera determines the focus automatically.
Focal point is about three feet.
or
Focal point is about 10 feet.
.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button.
Focus is infinity.
If you’re using the On (macro mode on), you can
choose one of the following settings:
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu.
AF
The camera determines the focus automatically.
3 Press the button under MENU CHANGE. You see one
M1
Focal point is about 8 inches.
M2
Focal point is about 20 inches.
of the following screens:
5 Press the shutter button halfway to lock the camera’s
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
4 Press the buttons next to the up and down arrows to
exposure settings. When the camera locks its settings,
the photo capture light stops flashing and you see a
green circle on the screen. You can reframe your
picture while holding the button down.
6 Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
select a manual focus setting.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-5
Capturing Panoramas
Your camera lets you capture a series of images that you can
stitch together into a single, large panorama. You take
overlapping pictures with the camera guiding you, in a
pattern like the one shown below.
You see the VIDEO CLIP
menu.
2 Press the button under
MODE CHANGE three
Your panorama can be one or two rows high. When you are
done taking photos, you load them onto your computer and
stitch them together in the Panorama Stitcher software
application included on your CD-ROM.
1 Turn the camera dial to
.
NOTE
If you want to adjust any camera settings, such as white
times. You see the panorama
stitching menu with the
word STITCHING on the
screen.
3 Frame the first picture in your panorama. You capture
the first row from left to right, as shown in the
illustration below. If you are capturing two rows of
images, start with the top row.
1
2
3
4
balance, sensitivity, or macro mode, turn the camera dial to
to see the View menu and adjust the settings, then turn
the camera dial back to
.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-6
4 Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus
and exposure. When the camera locks its settings, the
photo capture light stops flashing and you see a green
circle on the screen.
8 The second row of images goes from right to left,
directly under the first row of images.
1
2
3
4
8
7
6
5
5 Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
6 Frame the next image in
your panorama. The LCD
screen shows a transparent
section of your previous
image. Make sure the entire
transparent section is
overlapping the same area in your next image.
Follow steps 4 and 5 to capture the image. Repeat this
step for all the images in the first row of your panorama.
7 If you are taking only a single row of images, press the
button next to Finish when you are done.
If you are taking two rows of images, continue with
step 8.
Press the button under the image number with the down
arrow (in the bottom left corner of the LCD screen).
9 You see the transparent
lower portion of the last
image in the first row.
Make sure the entire area is
overlapping, and take a
picture.
10 Using the transparent section of your previous image,
frame the next image. Make sure the entire transparent
area is overlapping the same area in the current image.
Take the picture.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-7
!
Repeat this step for all the images in the second row,
making sure you capture the same number of pictures
that you took for the first row.
11 Press the button next to Finish when you are done
capturing pictures.
TIP
To capture a tall image, such as a building or a waterfall, turn the
camera sideways. After you stitch your image in Panorama
Stitcher, you’ll need to rotate the final image in Image Expert or a
similar program.
See Chapter 10 to load your pictures onto your computer
and Chapter 13 to stitch your images together using
Panorama Stitcher.
Framing, Focusing, and Zooming 4-8
.
5
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings
Sections in this Chapter:
Adjusting Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Adjusting the Sensitivity Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Adjusting the White Balance Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Using Your Camera
Changing the Metering Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Exposure and Color Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
L
ight is one of the most important considerations for
taking great photographs. Good color composition is
also invaluable. Your PhotoPC 3100Z gives you complete
control over exposure, color, and other lighting condition
settings.
A
NOTE
The settings in this chapter require that you set your user mode
to Manual or Program. See page 1-10 to change the user mode.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-1
B
Adjusting Exposure
Changing the Automatic Exposure Value
Your camera normally adjusts exposure automatically.
However, you may want to increase the exposure setting
to lighten your picture or if you’re taking a picture of an
object against a bright background (where your subject may
be underexposed), such as sand or snow on a sunny day.
Similarly, you may want to decrease exposure to darken
the picture, or if you’re taking a picture against a dark
background (where your subject may be overexposed).
The Exposure Value (EV) is a combination of aperture,
shutter speed, and flash settings that adjust the camera’s
automatic exposure to lighten or darken the image.
With the PhotoPC 3100Z, you can select automatic
exposure settings, or you can fine-tune the exposure
manually by setting the shutter speed and aperture setting.
To change the automatic exposure value:
NOTE
The flash is not affected by the exposure value setting when it is
set to
forced flash or
flash off, or when you’re using an
optional external flash.
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Program or Manual
user mode. (See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
or
.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button to see
the Viewfinder menu.
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu with a preview of your image.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-2
3 Press the button next to the up arrow to increase the
exposure setting, or the button next to the down arrow
to decrease it.
In Program mode, you can select from nine settings in
increments of 0.5, from −2.0 to +2.0 EV.
In Manual mode, make sure the exposure setting is
Auto Exposure, Aperture Priority, or Shutter
Priority. You can choose from 21 settings in increments
of 0.2, from −2.0 to +2.0 EV.
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
LCD Screen
The setting appears in the status display panel.
exposure setting
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-3
Setting Shutter Speed and Aperture
Experienced photographers can set the exposure manually by
adjusting the shutter speed and aperture settings.
NOTE
To set either the aperture setting or the shutter speed setting and
let your camera automatically determine the other setting, you
can use the Aperture Priority settings as described on page 5-5,
or the Shutter Priority settings as described on page 5-6.
To adjust the settings:
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Manual user mode.
(See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
.
3 Press the button
exposure
mode
next to the exposure
mode to change it
to Manual
Exposure.
4 Press the button
shutter
speed
aperture
next to the up arrow
to increase shutter speed, or the button next to the down
arrow to decrease it. You can select shutter speeds
between 1/1000 and 8. (The range varies depending on
your aperture setting.)
5 Press the buttons under the left and right arrows to
change the aperture setting. You can choose F2, F2.3,
F2.8, F4, F5.6, or F8. (You may not be able to choose
every setting, depending on your shutter speed setting.)
NOTE
The camera detects the lighting conditions and warns you when
exposure settings are outside the ideal range. If you see EV! on
the LCD screen, your image may be under- or overexposed.
Suggested exposure settings are also shown on the LCD screen.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-4
Using Aperture Priority Settings
You may want to select a specific aperture setting for a
desired effect. For example, you can set your camera to a
higher aperture setting (smaller opening), such as F8, to
sharpen your subject and soften the background. The
camera then automatically sets the shutter speed based
on the lighting conditions.
To set the aperture and let the camera automatically
determine the shutter speed:
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Manual user mode.
(See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
or
.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button.
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu.
3 Press the button next to the exposure mode to change
the setting to Aperture Priority.
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
4 Press the buttons under the right and left arrows to
change the aperture setting. (You can choose F2, F2.3,
F2.8, F4, F5.6, or F8.)
When you press the shutter button half way down to focus
the camera, the camera shows the exposure settings at the top
of the LCD screen.
To have the camera select a lighter or darker range for your
picture with a slower or faster shutter speed, you can change
the automatic exposure value. (See page 5-2.)
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-5
Using Shutter Priority Settings
You may want to select a specific shutter speed setting for a
desired effect. For example, you can set your camera to a
faster shutter speed, such as 1/500, to capture your subject in
motion. You might select a slow shutter speed, such as 4, to
capture the stars at night. The camera then automatically sets
the aperture based on the lighting conditions.
To set the shutter speed and let the camera automatically
determine the aperture setting:
4 Press the buttons under the right and left arrows to
change the shutter speed setting. (You can choose from a
range of settings between 1/500 and 8.)
When you press the shutter button half way down to focus
the camera, the camera shows the exposure settings at the top
of the LCD screen.
You can change the automatic exposure value to have the
camera select a lighter or darker range for your picture with a
slower or faster shutter speed. (See page 5-2.)
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Manual user mode.
(See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
. You see the View menu.
3 Press the button next to
the exposure mode twice
to change the setting to
Shutter Priority.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-6
Adjusting the Sensitivity Setting
To adjust the sensitivity setting:
With the PhotoPC 3100Z’s high
sensitivity settings, you can take pictures
of fast-moving subjects, or indoor or low
light pictures without a flash. You can set
the sensitivity from the camera’s standard
ISO equivalent of 100 to an ISO
equivalent of 200 or 400.
1 Make sure the camera is set to Program or Manual user
The arrow icons below ISO indicate the sensitivity setting:
The standard setting is equivalent to ISO 100. This
is the recommended setting for most pictures.
mode. (See page 1-10 for instructions.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button.
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu with a preview of your image.
3 Do one of the following:
◗
The high sensitivity setting is equivalent to
ISO 200.
or
If the user mode is set to Program, press the button
under ISO to change the sensitivity setting.
The super high sensitivity setting is equivalent to
ISO 400.
NOTE
Image quality is lower when you use high sensitivity settings.
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-7
!
◗
If the user mode is set to Manual, press the button
under MENU CHANGE. You see one of the
following screens. Press the button under ISO to
change the sensitivity setting.
Adjusting the White Balance Setting
The PhotoPC 3100Z adjusts white balance automatically to
ensure color accuracy. However, you may want to change
this setting for lighting conditions or for special effects.
You can select the following white balance settings:
AUTO Adjusts the white balance of your pictures
automatically. This is the recommended setting for
most pictures.
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
FIX
Locks the white balance setting at 5200 °K. This
setting gives your pictures a warmer appearance
under fluorescent lighting. It’s also a good choice
for retaining the reds in a sunset or sunrise.
CUST Lets you customize the white balance setting. See
page 5-10 to set the custom white balance.
NOTE
You must set the custom white balance in the Shot SETUP menu
for the CUST (custom) setting to appear as an option.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-8
1 Make sure the camera is set to Program or Manual user
mode. (See page 1-10 for instructions.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
or
.
◗
If the user mode is set to Manual, press the button
under MENU CHANGE. You see one of the
following screens. Press the button under the W/B
setting to select FIX or CUST.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button to see
the Viewfinder menu.
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu with a preview of your image.
3 Do one of the following:
◗
Viewfinder
If the user mode is set to Program, press the button
under the W/B setting to select FIX or CUST
(custom).
LCD Screen
The white balance setting, which appears in the status
display panel next to the W.B. mark, remains in effect
until you turn off the camera.
white
balance
setting
NOTE
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
When nothing appears next to W.B. on the display panel, the
camera is in fixed white balance mode.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-9
Setting the Custom White Balance
1 Remove the camera’s lens cap and press the POWER
button to turn on the camera.
2 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP
menu. If necessary, change to Program or Manual user
mode.
6 Focus the camera on a piece of white paper, or some
other object by which to set the white balance, and press
the shutter button to save the setting.
7 Press the button under BACK to return to the main
SETUP menu.
3 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP to go to the
Shot SETUP menu.
4 Press the button below New
W/B.
5 You see a screen asking you if you want to save a new
setting. Press the button next to Yes to save a new
custom white balance setting.
The camera’s lens moves out (if it isn’t already out). You
see a message and a framed area that the camera’s lens
uses to set the white balance.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-10
Changing the Metering Method
If you’re using Manual mode, your camera lets you choose
between matrix metering and spot metering. With matrix
metering, the camera automatically samples light from the
entire image area and determines the correct exposure. You
can use spot metering to choose a point, such as your
subject’s face, to determine the exposure.
3 Press the button under MENU CHANGE. You see one
of the following screens. The current metering setting is
in the lower right corner.
To change the metering system:
Viewfinder
1 Make sure that the camera is set to Manual user mode.
4 Press the button next to Metering to change the setting
(See page 1-10 for details.)
2 Turn the camera dial to
LCD Screen
or
.
If you are taking pictures using the viewfinder (with the
camera dial set to ), press the MENU button to see
the Viewfinder menu.
to spot
or matrix
metering.
When you press the shutter button half way down to focus
the camera and set the exposure, make sure the lens is
centered on the area from which you want the camera to read
the light.
If you are taking pictures with the LCD screen, you see
the View menu with a preview of your image.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-11
Exposure and Color Tips
If you are capturing a sunset or sunrise:
Getting the right lighting in your shots can be challenging.
These tips provide suggestions for various conditions.
◗
Use the fixed white balance setting.
◗
Adjust exposure settings for different
effects.
◗
Take several shots at different times to capture the
changing colors. (To do this automatically, set up
interval shooting as described in Chapter 3.)
If you are taking pictures in bright
sunlight:
◗
Reduce the exposure setting.
◗
Use a fast shutter speed or smaller
aperture setting.
◗
Use an optional filter with the camera’s included lens
adapter to cut down on excessive light.
If the sky is cloudy:
◗
Increase the exposure setting.
◗
Try using fixed white balance.
◗
Increase the sensitivity.
◗
If there is complete cloud cover, avoid taking landscape
photos. Portraits and closer shots are better choices
under cloudy conditions.
If you are taking pictures in low light or
at night:
◗
Increase the sensitivity setting.
◗
Increase the exposure setting.
◗
Use a wide aperture or slow shutter speed setting to let
in more light.
◗
If your subject is in the shade with a sunny background,
try using spot metering and focusing the camera on your
subject.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-12
◗
For photographs taken at night, use slow synchronized
flash mode. The leading setting sets off the flash first,
then exposes the subject and takes the picture. In this
mode, hold the camera still or use a tripod (see
Appendix B). The trailing setting flashes at the end of
the exposure, allowing you to capture background
motion while freezing your subject. (See Chapter 2 to
change the slow synchronized flash setting to leading or
trailing.)
If you are taking portrait photos:
◗
Try using spot metering. Make sure
you center your subject when you
lock the exposure with the two-step
shutter. Then you can move the subject off-center while
you are holding the shutter button down.
◗
Try using the Portrait setting in Program mode.
◗
Be aware of lighting conditions and how they affect the
appearance of your subject. Natural, outdoor light in the
early morning or late afternoon or light under cloudy
skies is more flattering than direct sunlight or
fluorescent light.
◗
Use the red-eye reduction flash mode for portraits. If
you are taking portraits in bright light, you still may
want to use the flash to correct for the camera’s exposure
adjustments.
If you are taking photographs under
fluorescent lighting:
◗
Use custom or fixed white balance.
◗
If you need to take a portrait under
fluorescent or other unflattering indoor light, use the
fixed or user-defined white balance.
Adjusting Exposure and Color Settings 5-13
.
6
Playing Back Photos
Sections in this Chapter:
Playing Back Pictures One by One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Playing Back Multiple Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Locking and Unlocking Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Deleting Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Using Your Camera
Adding Audio Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Playing Back Audio Recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Deleting Audio Recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Magnifying a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Playing Back Video Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Viewing Picture Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
T
he LCD screen lets you play back your pictures oneby-one or in groups of four or nine. You can magnify
or delete selected pictures and customize playback features.
You can also play back and delete video clips and sounds.
Playing Back Photos 6-1
A
B
Playing Back Pictures One by One
Playing Back Multiple Pictures
To see the last picture you took
on the LCD screen, turn the
camera dial to and press the
POWER button.
You can play back your pictures in Multi mode to view small
“thumbnail” versions of either four or nine pictures at once.
Press the button next to the
right arrow to see the earliest picture taken. Continue
pressing the button to view the pictures in order. Press the
button next to the left arrow to move backward through the
pictures. Zoom in on your image using the T button (see
page 6-7 for details).
NOTE
After a few minutes of inactivity, the camera automatically shuts
off to conserve battery power. If this happens, press any button
on the back of the camera to “wake” the camera. If you are using
the AC adapter, the camera shuts off after 15 minutes.
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button. You see the last picture you took on the screen.
2 Press the button below
Multi. Small thumbnail
images of the last four
pictures you took appear on
the screen, with the currently
selected image framed in
white.
3 If you want to display nine pictures at once, press the
button under 1/9.
4 Press the arrow buttons to move the white selection
frame through the images on screen, or hold one of the
buttons down to move through the images quickly.
Playing Back Photos 6-2
When the frame passes the first or last image, the
previous or next set of images is displayed.
4 To unlock a photo, press the button under Unlock. The
lock icon disappears from the top left corner of the
screen and the word Unlock changes back to Lock.
Select any additional locked images and repeat this step
to unlock them.
5 To switch back to displaying one picture at a time, press
the button under 1/1.
Locking and Unlocking Photos
The lock feature allows you to keep your images from being
accidentally deleted.
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button.
2 Press the buttons next to
the right and left arrows to
move the frame to the photo
you want to lock.
3 Press the button under
Lock. A lock icon appears
in the top left corner of the screen and the word Lock
changes to Unlock. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select and
lock any additional images.
Deleting Pictures
The LCD screen provides different methods for deleting
images as you play them back:
◗
Delete the currently displayed picture
◗
Delete all the photos in the camera
◗
Lock selected pictures to protect them from deletion,
then delete all other photos in the camera
You can also delete images through your software when the
camera is connected to your computer (see Chapter 10).
NOTE
Video clips must be deleted from the video clip playback menu
(see page 6-10). To delete everything in memory at once, you can
format the memory card (see page 1-9).
Playing Back Photos 6-3
Deleting the Currently Displayed Picture
1 Set the camera dial to , and press the POWER button.
You see the last picture you took.
2 Press the buttons next to
the right and left arrows to
scroll to the image you
want to delete.
Deleting All Pictures
1 Set the camera dial to , and press the POWER button.
2 Press the button next to Select Image.
3 Press the button next to Delete All to delete all the
images in your card. A confirmation message appears.
4 Press the button next to Yes to delete the images, or the
button next to No to cancel.
NOTE
To make choosing images easier, you can display four or
nine images at a time by pressing the button under Multi
once or twice.
3 Press the button next to Delete. A confirmation
message appears.
NOTE
If any images are locked, you
see a screen like the one shown:
To delete all the photos, press the
button next to Yes. To delete only
unlocked photos, press the button next to No. Press the
button under Cancel if you don’t want to delete any images.
See page 6-3 to unlock images.
4 Press the button next to Yes to delete the image, or the
button next to No to cancel.
5 Press the button under BACK to return to the main
playback menu.
Playing Back Photos 6-4
Adding Audio Recordings
NOTE
You can add audio recordings to images stored on your
memory card.
If there’s already a recording on the selected photo, a
confirmation message appears. To erase the old recording
1 Turn the camera dial to
and make a new one, press the button next to Yes. Or press
the button next to No to cancel.
.
2 Press the buttons next to the
right and left arrows to
move to the photo to which
you want to add a
recording. (If you’re displaying multiple images, you’ll
see a white frame around the currently selected photo.)
3 Press the button under MENU CHANGE until the
5 Speak clearly into the microphone on the back of the
camera. Press the button under Stop to stop recording.
A microphone icon appears in the upper left corner of
the image to indicate that a recording has been added.
6 Press the button under BACK twice to return to the
main playback menu.
screen changes, then press the button under SOUND.
You see the Sound menu:
4 Press the button next to
Sound Rec. A ten second
countdown of the recording
time appears on the screen.
Playing Back Photos 6-5
Playing Back Audio Recordings
Deleting Audio Recordings
Your camera has a speaker that plays back audio recordings.
You can also delete audio recordings that you’ve added to the
pictures on your memory card.
1 Set the camera dial to , and press the POWER button.
2 Press the buttons next to the right and left arrows to
move to the photo for which you want to hear a
recording.
3 Press the button under MENU CHANGE.
4 Press the button under SOUND. You see the Sound
menu.
5 Press the button next to Sound Play. To stop the
playback, press the button next to Sound Stop.
6 Press the button under BACK twice to return to the
1 Set the camera dial to , and press the POWER button.
2 Use the buttons next to the right and left arrows to select
an image. You’ll see a microphone icon in the upper left
corner if the image has a recording attached. (If you’re
displaying multiple images, you’ll see a white frame
around the currently selected photo.)
3 Press the button under MENU CHANGE.
4 Press the button under
SOUND. You see the
sound menu:
main playback menu.
TIP
To adjust the volume on your camera, see page 7-4.
Playing Back Photos 6-6
5 Press the button under Delete Sound to delete the
recording. A message appears asking you to confirm the
deletion (and warns you if the picture is locked).
2 Use the buttons next to the right and left arrows to select
the image you want to enlarge, then press the T button
to zoom in.
6 Press the button next to Yes to delete the sound, or next
to No to cancel.
7 Press the button under BACK twice to return to the
main playback menu.
T button
Magnifying a Picture
You can zoom in to enlarge your image on the LCD screen
and view it in greater detail. You can also use the camera’s
buttons to scroll the image.
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button. You see the camera’s
playback menu.
A magnified view of the
picture appears. An icon in
the top left corner of the
screen indicates which area
of the image is currently
shown and the zoom level
appears at the top of the screen.
Playing Back Photos 6-7
!
3 To scroll through different areas of the magnified image,
press the buttons next to the up and down arrows to
move up or down, or the buttons under the left and
right arrows to move left or right. (Hold the button
down to scroll quickly in one direction.)
4 To zoom back out, press the W button. If you zoom all
the way out, you return to the playback menu.
5 To exit the screen, press the button under BACK.
Playing Back Video Clips
You can play back video clips that you capture on your
PhotoPC 3100Z. You can play them forward or backward,
delete them, and use various playback controls.
1 Turn the camera dial to . You see the last picture you
took on the LCD screen. (If you haven’t taken any
photos, you see a gray screen with the following message:
There is no image.)
3 Press the button next to
VIDEO CLIP. You see the
video clip playback screen.
4 Press the buttons next to the
left and right arrows to select
a video clip.
5 If you want to view multiple thumbnails of your video
clips, press the button under Multi. Press it once to view
four thumbnails or twice to view nine thumbnails. Press
the button a third time to view one image at a time
again.
6 If you want to view the video clip backward, press the
button under Fwd (forward). Fwd changes to Rev
(reverse).
NOTE
You can’t select reverse playback if you are viewing multiple
thumbnails.
2 Press the button under MENU CHANGE.
Playing Back Photos 6-8
7 Press the button next to Play.
You see your video clip playing
in a screen like the following:
8 To slow down the playback,
press the button next to
Change Speed. Press it again to go back to normal
playback speed.
9 Press and hold the button next to the right arrows to fast
forward the video (release the button to play), or press
and hold the button next to the left arrows to rewind the
video (release the button to play).
10 To pause the video, press the
button under Pause.
You can do the following while the video is paused:
◗
Press the button next to Fwd to move the clip
forward one frame.
◗
Press the button under Rev to move the clip
backward one frame.
◗
Press and hold the button next to the right arrows
to fast forward (release the button to pause).
◗
Press and hold the button next to the left arrows to
rewind (release the button to pause).
11 Press the button under Restart to continue playing the
video.
12 Press the button under Quit to stop the video clip and
return to the video clip playback screen.
Playing Back Photos 6-9
Deleting a Video Clip
1 Turn the camera dial to . You see the last picture you
took on the LCD screen. (If you haven’t taken any
photos, you see a gray screen with the following message:
There is no image.)
Viewing Picture Information
You can use the LCD screen to view detailed information
about individual images, including date and time taken,
shutter speed, exposure settings, aperture and white balance
settings, and flash settings.
2 Press the button under MENU CHANGE.
To display image information:
3 Press the button next to
1 Turn the camera dial to
VIDEO CLIP. You see the
video clip playback screen.
4 Press the buttons next to the
left and right arrows to select a
video clip.
5 Press the button next to Delete to delete the selected
video clip.
6 You see a confirmation screen. Press the button next to
Yes to delete the video clip. Press the button next to No
if you don’t want to delete it.
,
then press the button under
MENU CHANGE. You see
the following:
2 Press the button next to
INFO to display information
for the currently selected
image.
3 Press the button under
BACK twice to return to the main playback screen.
Playing Back Photos 6-10
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide
Show
You can use the LCD screen to play back your pictures in a
continuous “slide show.” You can even control the slide
show’s speed and pauses.
1 Turn the camera dial to
. Then press the button under
MENU CHANGE.
2 Press the button under
SLIDE SHOW. You
see this screen:
3 If you want to play your audio recordings with the
images during the slide show, press the button next to
the sound setting to turn it to Sound On.
4 To rotate an image 90° to the left, press the button
under Rotate. To rotate an image 90° to the right, press
the button under Rotate twice. To rotate the image
back to its original orientation, press the button under
Rotate a third time. Select any other images and repeat
this step to rotate them.
5 Press the button next to Start to begin the slide show.
To pause the slide show, press the button under Pause.
Press the same button (under Restart) to restart it.
While the slide show is paused, you can move backward
through the slides by pressing the button under Rev.
You can move forward by pressing the button next to
Fwd.
To stop the slide show, press the button under Quit.
NOTE
At the end of the slide show, a black screen with the message
“fin!” appears. Then the camera shuts off. Press any button on
the back of the camera to turn it back on in playback mode.
Playing Back Photos 6-11
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7
Adjusting Camera Settings
Sections in this Chapter:
Setting the Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Setting the Auto Power Off Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Turning Camera Sounds On or Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Setting the Time and Date
The camera remembers the time and date settings you made
when you first set up your camera, unless it goes without
battery power for an extended period of time.
Using Your Camera
Setting the Camera Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Setting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
NOTE
Adjusting the LCD Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
The camera does not automatically adjust the time for changes
between daylight savings time and standard time.
Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Y
our camera has many options that you can change to
configure the camera to work exactly the way you want.
To reset the time and date:
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button to display the SETUP menu.
A
B
Adjusting Camera Settings 7-1
You see the camera’s date
and time settings in the
upper right corner of the
screen.
2 Press the button next to the
time and date to display the
following screen. The first
item is highlighted in red.
3 Press the buttons next to the
up and down arrows to adjust the setting, then press the
button under the right arrow to highlight the next item.
4 Repeat step 3 for each item you want to change. (To go
back to a previous item, press the button under the left
arrow.)
5 Press the button next to the date display format
to change it to M.D.Y. (12/31/2001), D.M.Y.
(31/12/2001), Y.M.D. (2001/12/31).
6 When you’re done, press the button under BACK to
save the settings and return to the SETUP menu.
Setting the Auto Power Off Time
The automatic power off feature saves battery power by
automatically putting the camera into sleep mode when it’s
idle for a designated period of time. You can set the camera
to turn off after 30 seconds, one minute, or five minutes.
To change the power off interval:
1 Turn the dial to
and press the POWER button to
display the SETUP menu.
2 Press the button below
Camera SETUP to go to
the Camera SETUP menu.
The current power off
interval appears in the upper
right corner of the screen.
Adjusting Camera Settings 7-2
3 Press the button next to the current setting to select a
new setting.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
Turning Camera Sounds On or Off
The camera clicks to let you know when an image has been
captured and beeps whenever you press any of its buttons.
To change the sound settings:
1 Turn the camera dial to
NOTE
Automatic power off settings are in effect only when you’re using
batteries to power the camera. In playback mode, the camera
shuts off after 5 minutes. When your camera is connected to the
AC adapter, it shuts off after 15 minutes.
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button under
Camera SETUP. You see
the Camera SETUP menu.
3 Press the button under Beep
to cycle through these
choices:
Shutter The camera clicks when an image is captured.
Never
Turns all sounds off.
Always The camera beeps whenever you press a button
and clicks when the camera captures images.
Adjusting Camera Settings 7-3
Setting the Camera Volume
Setting the Language
You can change the camera’s volume for playing back audio
recordings and alert sounds.
You can choose from eight languages for information
displayed on the LCD screen.
1 Turn the camera dial to
1 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button under
Camera SETUP. You see
the Camera SETUP menu.
3 Press the button next to
Volume to change the
setting to Hi or Low.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button under the
icon to go to the
Language/Signal setup
menu.
3 Press the buttons under the
arrows to highlight your desired language setting.
4 Press the button under BACK to save the setting and
return to the SETUP menu.
Adjusting Camera Settings 7-4
Adjusting the LCD Brightness
Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus
To adjust the brightness of the LCD screen:
You can adjust the viewfinder’s focus using the diopter. This
is useful if you wear glasses and want to remove them to take
pictures with the viewfinder.
1 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button under
To adjust the focus, simply look through the viewfinder and
move the diopter dial up or down until you have a clear view.
Camera SETUP. You see
the Camera SETUP menu.
3 Press the buttons next to the
diopter
dial
up and down arrows to
adjust the screen brightness.
4 Press the button under BACK to return to the SETUP
menu.
Adjusting Camera Settings 7-5
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8
Selecting Images for Printing
Sections in this Chapter:
About the DPOF Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
About PRINT Image Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Selecting Photos to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Deselecting All Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Adjusting Photos for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
without even turning on your computer. To print, all you
need to do is insert your CompactFlash memory card into a
printer with a card reader that recognizes DPOF or PRINT
Image Matching files, select the paper size and type using
your printer’s controls, and press the print button on your
printer.
Using Your Camera
Enabling an Index Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
NOTE
Y
our PhotoPC 3100Z includes a new print button
feature that lets you select images and determine how
many copies of each image you want to print using the
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standard. The camera
utilizes PRINT Image Matching technology, which gives
you the best possible print. With these new features, it’s
easier than ever to print images from your digital camera,
Some photo finishing labs and digital photo printers don’t support
the DPOF standard and PRINT Image Matching technology.
Contact your local lab or read your printer documentation to see if
you can print with these standards.
A
B
Selecting Images for Printing 8-1
About the DPOF Standard
Selecting Photos to Print
The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is a digital print
standard that lets you create a file with the information a
photo finishing lab needs to print your photos. You can
also use DPOF files with DPOF-compatible photo printers.
Simply use your camera’s print button to select photos and
the number of copies you want to print, and the camera stores
the information in a DPOF file on your CompactFlash card.
You can select photos when you view them in any of the
camera’s playback menus.
About PRINT Image Matching
PRINT Image Matching sets the color space and gamma for
your printed photos based on the unique qualities of your
digital camera. The PRINT Image Matching program in
your camera saves a file with print commands designed
specifically for your camera’s output. To use this feature, you
must have a PRINT Image Matching enabled printer.
1 Turn the camera dial
and press the
POWER button.
to
2 Select a photo and
press the green t
print button on
your camera.
print button
3 If you want to print
multiple copies of an image, press the button more than
once. You can select up to 9 copies of each image.
4 To deselect an image, press and hold the green t print
button until an icon with a 0 appears on the screen.
NOTE
PRINT Image Matching is available for JPEG photos only. If you
don’t have a printer that reads PRINT Image Matching data, the
data is ignored.
When you are done selecting images, you can adjust them
and set up other printing information from the print menu.
See page 8-3 for instructions.
Selecting Images for Printing 8-2
Deselecting All Photos
1 Turn the camera dial to
and press the POWER
button.
2 You see the PRINT IMAGE
menu.
3 To deselect all the selected
photos, press the button
next to All Reset.
4 When you see a confirmation screen, press the button
next to Yes to deselect all the photos. Press the button
next to No to preserve your selections.
The numbers are set to 0 and the images appear in black
and white. You can re-select images by pressing the
t print button, as described in the previous section.
Adjusting Photos for Printing
You can adjust the brightness and sharpness of your JPEG
photos for printing. These settings will be read by a PRINT
Image Matching enabled printer. The adjustment settings do
not change the appearance of the actual source image.
1 Set the camera dial to
and press the POWER button.
2 You see the PRINT IMAGE
menu.
NOTE
If you have made any brightness or sharpness adjustments,
they are not removed when you deselect all the images. To
remove these adjustments, set them back to the standard
setting, as described in the next section.
Selecting Images for Printing 8-3
3 Press the button under
ADJUST. You see the
Enabling an Index Print
1 Set the camera dial to
and press the POWER button.
following menu.
4 Press the buttons next to
Brightness and Sharpness to
change their settings to Std.
(standard), High, or Low.
5 Press the button next to the up arrow to increase the
number of copies, or press the button next to the down
arrow to decrease the number of copies.
2 You see the PRINT IMAGE
menu.
3 Press the button next to the
index setting to change it to
Index On. Press the button
again to turn the index print
off.
6 Press the button under BACK to return to the main
PRINT IMAGE menu. You see a yellow icon next to
the number of copies in the corner of the image. (The
icon does not appear if both settings are Std.)
Selecting Images for Printing 8-4
Using Your Camera With Your Computer
or Video Device
.
This section includes information about using your EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z camera and software to load your
photos onto your computer and work with them. It also explains how to print out your photos, and present your
photos on a television, VCR, or other device. The following chapters are included in this section:
9
Installing Software and Connecting
10
Getting Photos Into Your Computer
11
Getting Your Photos Into Documents
12
Printing Your Photos
13
Stitching Panoramas
14
Presenting Your Photos
Using Your Camera
A
For troubleshooting, maintenance, and reference information (including specifications), see the next section,
“Troubleshooting and Reference.”
B
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.
9
Installing Software and Connecting
Sections in this Chapter:
The PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM includes this software:
Installing the USB Storage Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
◗
A USB storage driver which lets you download photos in
Windows 98, Mac OS 8.6, or Mac OS 8.5.1. (If you
have a newer version of the Mac OS or Windows, you
don’t need to install the USB storage driver.)
◗
Sierra Imaging Image Expert (with the QuickTime
Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader) which lets you
transfer, organize, and view your pictures, sounds, and
video clips. It also lets you edit pictures and sounds.
◗
Panorama Stitcher which lets you stitch and print
panoramas from multiple images.
Installing Camera Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Reading Your Image Expert User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
B
efore you can download pictures and video clips to
your computer’s hard drive, you need to install the
PhotoPC 3100Z software and connect the camera to your
computer.
NOTE
The PhotoPC 3100Z uses the USB storage class protocol which
allows the camera to appear as a drive on your computer. This
allows you to transfer your files without additional software.
◗
EPSON File Converter which lets you convert files
(including presentation slides) into a file format that you
can upload into your camera.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-1
Using Your Camera
A
B
Installing the USB Storage Driver
If you are using Windows 98, Mac OS 8.5.1, or
Mac OS 8.6, you must install the USB storage driver before
you can connect the camera to your computer and transfer
files. Follow the steps in the appropriate section below.
4 When you see the following screen, click USB Storage
Driver.
If you are using Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
Windows 2000, or Mac OS 9.0 through Mac OS 9.1, you
don’t need to install the storage driver, go to “Installing
Camera Software” on page 9-3.
Installing the Driver in Windows 98
1 Insert the PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive.
2 Double-click My Computer. Then double-click the
PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM icon.
3 Double-click the EPSON icon.
5 Follow the steps on the screen to install the USB Storage
driver.
6 Restart your computer.
Now you are ready to install the recommended camera
software. Go to page 9-3.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-2
Installing the Driver in Mac OS 8.6 or
Mac OS 8.5.1
1 Insert the PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive.
2 If necessary, double-click the PhotoPC 3100Z
CD-ROM icon to open the PhotoPC 3100Z window.
3 Double-click the EPSON icon.
4 From the Install screen, click USB Storage Driver.
Now you are ready to install the recommended camera
software, as described below.
Installing Camera Software
You can install the software on your Windows 98,
Windows Me system, Windows 2000 system, or on your
Macintosh with Mac OS 8.5.1 through 9.1. (See page C-7
for minimum system requirements.)
NOTE
◗
If you are asked to restart your computer after any
installation, you can cancel and wait to restart until you have
installed all of the PhotoPC 3100Z applications.
◗
If you are using Windows 2000 and are unable to install the
software, contact your system administrator for assistance.
Installing in Windows
1 Insert the PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive.
5 Click the Install button and click Continue.
6 When the installation is complete, restart your computer.
2 Double-click My Computer. Then double-click the
PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM icon.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-3
3 Double-click the EPSON icon.
4 When you see the following setup screen, click Sierra
Imaging Image Expert.
6 If you chose to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, follow the
steps on the screen to install it.
7 The QuickTime Player installation starts. Follow the
steps on the screen. When you see the QuickTime
registration screen, leave the fields blank and click Next.
(You only need to register if you upgrade; see page 11-8.)
8 When the installation is complete, you return to the
Install Camera Software screen.
9 Click Panorama Stitcher and follow the instructions
on the screen, if you want to install it.
10 Click EPSON File Converter and follow the
instructions on the screen, if you want to install it.
11 When you are finished installing software, click Exit and
5 Follow the instructions on the screen to install Image
Expert.
then click OK.
12 Restart your computer.
NOTE
Make sure to check Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader
if you don’t already have it on your system. You’ll need this
program to read the electronic Image Expert User’s Guide.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-4
Installing on a Macintosh
1 Insert the PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive.
2 If necessary, double-click the PhotoPC 3100Z
CD-ROM icon to open the PhotoPC 3100Z window.
3 Double-click the EPSON icon.
4 From the Install screen, click Sierra Imaging Image
Expert.
6 The QuickTime Player installation starts. Follow the
steps on the screen. When you see the QuickTime
registration screen, leave the fields blank and click
Continue. (You only need to register if you upgrade; see
page 11-8.)
7 When the installation is complete, click Quit. You return
to the Install Camera Software screen.
8 Click Panorama Stitcher and follow the instructions
on the screen, if you want to install it.
NOTE
Panorama Stitcher requires Mac OS 8.6, or later.
9 Click EPSON File Converter and follow the
instructions on the screen, if you want to install it.
10 When you are finished installing software, click Exit and
then click OK.
11 If you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your
5 Follow the instructions on the screen to install Image
Expert.
system, double-click the Acrobat Reader Installer
icon (in the PhotoPC 3100Z window) and follow the
steps on the screen to install Acrobat Reader.
12 Restart your computer.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-5
Connecting the Camera to Your
Computer
This section describes how to connect the camera to a USBcompatible PC or Macintosh using the USB cable.
Note the following before you start:
◗
You can conserve battery life by using the optional AC
adapter while the camera is connected to your computer.
See page B-2 for instructions.
◗
When you connect the camera, make sure your system is
not exposed to sources of electromagnetic interference,
such as stereo speakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
NOTE
Although you can use a USB hub, it’s recommended that you
connect the camera directly to the computer’s USB port.
3 Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Then insert the connector on the other end of the USB
cable into the camera’s USB interface port.
1 Locate the USB cable that came with the camera.
2 Plug the connector on the
USB cable into the USB
port on your computer, or
into a port on a USB hub.
4 Turn on your computer, then turn on the camera and
turn the camera dial to
.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-6
Installing Your Windows 98 USB Driver
If you’re connecting to a Windows 98 system, make sure
you’ve completed the steps on page 9-2 to install your USB
storage driver. The first time you connect the camera to your
computer, you’ll see the Add New Hardware Wizard. Follow
the steps in the wizard to let your computer recognize the
camera. You may need to insert your Windows 98 system
disk during the installation.
3 Select Search for the best driver for your device.
Then click Next.
4 Select Specify a location.
1 Insert the PhotoPC 3100Z CD-ROM in your
computer’s CD-ROM or DVD drive.
2 At the first screen in the Add New Hardware Wizard,
click Next.
5 Click Browse and doubleclick the PhotoPC 3100Z
CD-ROM icon.
6 Click the Driver folder to
select it and click OK.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-7
!
7 Click Next. The wizard locates the driver.
10 If you see this screen after you complete the Add New
Hardware Wizard, click Cancel and install the USB
Storage Driver from your CD-ROM, following the steps
on page 9-2.
8 Click Next to install the driver.
9 When installation is complete, click Finish.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-8
Reading Your Image Expert User’s
Guide
When you open a manual in Acrobat Reader, you see a
toolbar like this:
Image Expert includes an electronic manual, the Image
Expert User’s Guide, that you can view on your computer or
print out.
You read the manual using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you
don’t already have Acrobat Reader, version 3.0 or later on
your system, follow the steps under “Installing in Windows”
on page 9-3 to install it on your Windows system along with
Image Expert. Or, follow the steps under “Installing on a
Macintosh” on page 9-5, to install Acrobat Reader on your
Macintosh.
To read the manual in Windows, click Start, point to
Programs, Image Expert, then click Image Expert
User’s Guide.
To read the manual on a Macintosh, double-click the Image
Expert User’s Guide icon on the PhotoPC 3100Z
CD-ROM. You can also copy the manual to your hard drive.
show navigation
window
first page
previous page
last page
next page
With Acrobat Reader, you have several ways to navigate
through text:
◗
Use the navigation window on the left side of the screen
to move quickly to the topic of your choice.
◗
Use the arrow buttons in the toolbar or the vertical scroll
bar on the right side of the document to move through a
manual. (The box to the left of the scroll bar displays the
current page number.)
◗
Click links, which are usually underlined or displayed in
a different color, to jump to a specific section.
For more information, see your Acrobat Reader online guide.
Installing Software and Connecting 9-9
.
10
Getting Photos Into Your Computer
Sections in this Chapter:
Copying Files Directly From Your Memory Card . . . . . . 10-1
Transferring Files With Image Expert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
W
hen you’re finished taking pictures, you can connect
the camera to your computer and transfer your
photos, sound recordings, and video clips. Then you can use
the files on your Web site, in presentations, or in just about
anything you create on your computer.
NOTE
If your computer has a Type II PCMCIA card (PC card) slot, you
can transfer your pictures by copying them directly from your
memory card with an optional adapter. See page B-6 for
instructions.
Copying Files Directly From Your
Memory Card
Whether you connect your camera with USB, insert your
memory card into a PC card slot with an adapter, or insert
your card into a memory card reader, your computer sees
your CompactFlash card as an additional drive. This lets you
copy your files directly from the memory card to your
computer.
Using Your Camera
1 If you are connecting with USB, make sure the camera is
turned on, connected to your computer, and the camera
dial is turned to .
If you are inserting a memory card, insert your card into
the card reader or insert the PC card adapter into the PC
card slot.
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-1
A
B
NOTE
If you installed Image Expert, the Camio Viewer appears
when you connect the camera. Click Cancel to close the
Camio Viewer. (To disable the Camio Viewer, see your
electronic Image Expert User’s Guide.)
4 Click any files you want to copy to the computer and
drag them to the folder where you want to store them.
(To select multiple files, hold down the Shift or Ctrl key
in Windows, or the Shift key on a Macintosh.)
CAUTION
If you delete any files in the 100Epson or Movie folders, they
2 In Windows, double-click My Computer. You see a
drive icon for your camera or card. Double-click the
drive icon.
On a Macintosh, you see the EPSON_DSC drive icon
on your desktop. Double-click the drive icon.
3 You see two or more folders:
◗
Double-click the DCIM folder, then double-click
the 100Epson folder to access your photo files and
associated sound files.
◗
Double-click the Movie folder to access any
QuickTime movie files that you captured.
are deleted from the camera’s memory card.
5 In Windows, turn off the camera and disconnect it from
your computer or remove the card.
On a Macintosh, drag the icon for the camera or card to
the Trash. Turn off your camera and disconnect it or
remove the card.
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-2
Transferring Files With Image Expert
One method of getting photos from your camera’s memory
card into your computer is to use the Image Expert software.
This lets you view small thumbnail images of your pictures
and then quickly transfer them to an album (folder) on your
hard disk drive.
You see a window like the following:
click to see
the pictures
in your
camera
To transfer your files:
1 Make sure the camera is turned on and connected to
your computer, as described on page 9-6. Turn the
camera dial to .
2 In Windows, click Start, point to Programs, Image
Expert, and click Image Expert - PhotoPC 3100Z. If
you see the Image Expert Quick Tour screen, click
Close.
On a Macintosh, open the Image Expert - PhotoPC
3100Z folder and double-click the Image Expert icon.
3 In Windows, click View Pictures in the Camera.
On a Macintosh, click View Pictures in PC Card
Slot.
You see a window displaying “filmstrips” of the images
on your camera’s memory card.
If you see an error message, see page 10-6.
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-3
In the top left corner of each image preview, you see an
icon that shows the file type. The icon appears on
video clip files (QuickTime Movie format) and the
icon appears on photos (JPEG or Tiff format). If you
recorded audio for a photo, the icon also appears.
4 Click the
button to transfer all the images to your
hard drive. To transfer a single image, click it to select it,
then click the
button.
click to start transferring your photos
NOTE
◗
To select more than one image, hold down the Ctrl key
in Windows or the Shift key on your Macintosh while
you click.
◗
To deselect an image or images, click another image.
◗
You must click the
button to transfer images. When
you view images on your computer, they are not yet
transferred.
You see a Select Album window like the following:
Macintosh
Windows
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-4
Image Expert automatically creates an album (folder) for
your photos with the current date as its name. You can
type your own name for the album if you want, or
choose an existing album.
5 Click Open (Windows) or OK (Macintosh) to begin
transferring your photos. You see a confirmation message
asking if you want to download selected images only.
6 Click Selected to download the selected images, or All
to download all images. A window like the following
shows you the progress of each download:
NOTE
Video clips and Tiff files take longer to transfer than JPEG
files.
7 When you’re finished, close the camera filmstrip
window.
8 You see a confirmation message asking if you want to
delete all the photos you transferred from your camera’s
memory card.
9 Click Yes to erase the image(s) from the camera’s
memory card, or No to save the images on the memory
card. Click Cancel if you want to keep the camera
filmstrip window open.
From your album, you can double-click a photo or video clip
to open it in Image Expert. You can display your images one
by one, edit, print, and copy them to disks, or place them in
your documents and presentations.
click if you want to stop
transferring images
See your electronic Image Expert User’s Guide for information
about working with images and using albums in Image
Expert. (To open the guide, see page 9-9.)
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-5
What To Do if You See an Error Message
When you try to view images in the camera’s memory card,
you may see a message like the following:
Follow these steps to get your camera connected correctly:
1 Make sure the camera is turned on and has not shut off
automatically. If it has, press the POWER button to
turn the camera back on.
4 Click Retry. If you see the Connection Failed message
again, click Connection. You see the following dialog
box:
5 Select another image source from the Connect Via list,
if necessary. If you are connecting the camera with USB,
select USB (Mounted Drive) for the Connect Via
setting. If you’re using a PC Card Adapter with your
CompactFlash memory card, select PC Card.
2 Check the cable and make sure the connections are
secure.
3 Make sure your batteries have enough power or your
AC adapter is connected.
NOTE
Don’t select Serial/USB; that setting won’t work with your
camera.
6 When you are finished, click OK.
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 10-6
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11 Getting Your Photos Into Documents
Sections in this Chapter:
Importing Images Into Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2
Getting Images With Copy and Paste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3
Using Drag and Drop From an Album (Windows Only). 11-4
Using Your Camera
Getting Images With the Camio Viewer (Windows) . . . 11-5
Sharing Your Photos on the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
Additional Tips for Importing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
P
hotoPC 3100Z provides several methods for getting
your pictures into presentations, letters, web pages, and
other projects. You can drag and drop a picture from an
Image Expert album into a document or presentation. You
can also import an image into your application, or copy and
paste it. With Windows, you can use the Camio Viewer to
drag a picture directly from the camera and drop it into your
project.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-1
A
B
Importing Images Into Documents
Once your pictures are transferred and saved on your hard
drive, you can import them into your applications. You may
need to convert your images if your application can’t import
JPEG or Tiff files. Use the Save As feature of Image Expert to
convert image files (see your electronic Image Expert User’s
Guide for details).
NOTE
Your picture may display poor image quality on the screen after
you import it. However, in most cases it will print correctly.
To import a PhotoPC 3100Z picture into your document:
NOTE
In some applications, you can add a frame around the picture
if you want to move it or resize it. In other applications, you
create a frame first and then place the picture in it. For
instructions, see your application’s help system or
documentation.
4 Select Picture from the Insert menu. (In some
applications you may need to select a different
command, such as Import Picture, which is usually in
the File menu.)
An Insert Picture dialog box appears (your dialog box
may look different, depending on your application):
1 Start your application.
2 Open the document where you want to use the picture.
3 Select the point where you want to place your picture.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-2
5 Locate and select the image you want to insert. In some
Getting Images With Copy and Paste
applications you can see a preview of your picture.
your application uses) to insert your picture.
You can use this method to place a picture in just about any
type of document or project. You should already have
transferred your picture from the camera to your hard disk.
The picture appears in your document.
To copy and paste images:
6 Click OK (or Insert, Import, or whatever command
1 In Windows, click Start, Programs, Image Expert,
Image Expert - PhotoPC 3100Z. If you see the Image
Expert Quick Tour screen, click Close.
On a Macintosh, open the Image Expert - PhotoPC
3100Z folder and double-click the Image Expert icon.
2 Click View Pictures from an Existing Album. Or,
from the Image Expert screen, click the Open Album
button
or select Open Album from the File menu.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-3
7 Open the document where you want to use the picture.
You see a dialog box like this:
8 Choose Paste (or Paste Special) from your
application’s Edit menu. A copy of the picture appears
in your document.
Using Drag and Drop From an Album
(Windows Only)
Macintosh
Windows
3 Locate the album (folder on your drive) you want and
double-click it to open it.
4 When a filmstrip of images appears in the Image Expert
window, click the picture you want to copy.
5 Click the Copy button or select Copy from the Image
Once you have transferred your photos, you can easily drag
and drop them from Image Expert albums into documents
or other projects.
NOTE
Dragging and dropping an image into a document works only with
OLE-2.0-compliant applications, such as Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, WordPerfect, or Lotus SmartSuite. Depending
on how well your application supports OLE 2.0, your images may
not look as good when you drag and drop them as when you
import them.
Expert Edit menu.
6 Start your application.
To drag and drop photos:
1 Start Image Expert as described on page 11-3.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-4
2 Click View Pictures from an Existing Album, or
click the
Open Album button from the Image
Expert screen.
3 Locate the album you want and double-click it to
open it.
4 Start your word processor or other application and
open the document where you want to use the picture.
You should have both the Image Expert album and the
document displayed on your screen, as shown:
5 Click the image you want.
6 While holding down the mouse button, drag the image
to the location where you want it in your document.
7 Release the mouse button. The picture appears in your
document.
If you want to edit or modify the picture, just double-click it
in the Image Expert window to bring up the Image Expert
menus and toolbar.
Getting Images With the Camio
Viewer (Windows)
The Camio Viewer, a component of Image Expert, is a quick
and easy way to get pictures from the camera. You can
transfer all images to your computer, or just display the
pictures in the camera. Then you can drag a picture directly
into a presentation or document.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-5
NOTE
Dragging and dropping an image with the Camio Viewer works
only with OLE-2.0-compliant applications running in Windows.
2 Choose one of the following options:
◗
Displays a filmstrip of your pictures. You can then
select an image to drag and drop into a document or
presentation. (The image is embedded in your
document, and is not available as a separate file.)
First you need to connect the camera to your computer as
described on page 9-6.
1 Double-click the
camera icon on the right end of
your Windows taskbar.
View images in the Camera
◗
Copy all images from the Camera to
the Computer
Transfers your pictures to an album (folder) on your
hard drive. You can then select an image to drag and
drop.
You see the Camio Viewer Startup Options dialog box:
◗
Copy all images and delete them from
the Camera
Transfers your pictures to an album (folder) on your
hard drive and deletes them from the camera. You
can then select an image to drag and drop.
3 Continue with the steps in one of the following sections,
depending on the option you chose in step 2. (If you see
an error message, see page A-7 for possible solutions.)
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-6
Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into
a Document
For more information about the Camio Viewer, see your
electronic Image Expert User’s Guide.
If you chose View images in the Camera:
NOTE
1 Click OK. Your pictures appear in a
strip of thumbnail images:
When you drag and drop with the Camio Viewer, your picture is
not saved as a separate image file on your hard drive. You have to
transfer your image first if you want it to be available as a
2 Open the application and document
separate image file.
where you want to use the picture.
3 Click the picture you want to use. Hold
down the mouse button as you drag
the picture to your document. When
your pointer is over the location where
you want the picture to appear, release
the mouse button. The picture is
downloaded to your document from
the camera.
To edit the picture, double-click it in the Camio Viewer
filmstrip to bring up the Image Expert menus and
toolbar.
Transferring Images Before Placing Them
If you chose Copy all images from the Camera to the
Computer or Copy all images and delete them from
the Camera:
1 Click OK to copy your pictures to an album named with
the current date. Or, type a new name for the album and
click OK. Your pictures are transferred one by one. They
appear in a strip of thumbnail images, as shown to the
left.
2 Follow steps 2 and 3 in the previous section to drag and
drop a picture into a document or other project.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-7
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Sharing Your Photos on the Internet
Additional Tips for Importing
You can share your photos with friends and family members
on the EPSON PhotoCenter website. You create albums
where you can upload and organize your photos. The albums
are private; you can decide who is able to access them.
Here are some additional tips for importing your photos and
video clips.
Connect to the Internet, then go to
http://photo.epson.com. Click Sign up now to set up
an account, or click Learn more for details.
Importing Video Clips
You may not be able to import video clips into some
applications. Not all applications recognize the camera’s
movie file format. If you upgrade your QuickTime Player to
QuickTime Pro, you can use that program to save your file
in a format that your application recognizes. You can also
use QuickTime Pro to edit your video clips. Go to
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/ on the Internet
for details.
Importing Photos Into Web Pages
Before you import pictures with your Web design and
management application, reduce your images to a smaller
size, such as 640 × 480 pixels using Image Expert. Large
photos cause pages to load slowly. You might try creating a
small, preview image with a link to the full-sized photo. See
your Web application’s documentation for instructions.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 11-8
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12
Printing Your Photos
Sections in this Chapter:
Printing a Single Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Printing Photos from an Album. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-3
Printing Size Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-4
Using Your Camera
I
mage Expert lets you lay out and print a single photo
or an entire album. You can print a contact sheet of all
the pictures in your camera, or several copies of your photos
with different layouts and print settings.
Printing a Single Photo
1 Start Image Expert:
In Windows, click Start, Programs, Image Expert,
Image Expert - PhotoPC 3100Z.
Printing Your Photos 12-1
A
B
On a Macintosh, open the Image Expert - PhotoPC
3100Z folder and double-click the Image Expert icon.
2 Click the
Open Image button and select your file.
The photo opens.
3 Click the
Print Layout button. Your photo opens in
the Print Layout window.
Make sure you select the paper size that you have loaded
in your printer. This affects the appearance of your print
layout. When you’re done, close the printer settings
window and click OK.
5 Select a print layout from the list. You can print a single
large copy of your photo, several small copies, or a
combination of different sizes.
6 To add text, click the
Edit Text button and type in
the text you want to include, then click OK.
7 Click the
Print button to print your photo.
TIP
For more printing options, read your electronic Image Expert
User’s Guide, as described on page 9-9.
4 Click the
Print Setup button and click Properties
(Windows) or Options (Macintosh) to open your
printer settings (see your printer documentation for
instructions).
Printing Your Photos 12-2
Printing Photos from an Album
1 Start Image Expert:
3 Click the
Print Layout button. Your photos open in
the Print Layout window.
In Windows, click Start, Programs, Image Expert,
Image Expert - PhotoPC 3100Z.
On a Macintosh, open the Image Expert - PhotoPC
3100Z folder and double-click the Image Expert icon.
2 Click the
Open Album button and select your
album. The album opens.
4 Click the
Print Setup button and click Properties
(Windows) or Options (Macintosh) to open your
printer settings (see your printer documentation).
Make sure you select the paper size that you have loaded
in your printer. This affects the appearance of your print
layout. When you’re done, close the printer settings
window and click OK.
Printing Your Photos 12-3
5 Select a print layout from the list. You can print a single
large photo on each page, several small photos per page,
or a combination of different sizes.
7 To add text, click the
Edit Text button and type in
the text you want to include, then click OK.
8 Click the
Print button to print your photos.
6 If you want to print only some of the photos in an
album, click the
Pick Images button.
The album appears on the side of the screen.
Printing Size Guidelines
Here are image size guidelines to follow for the best print
quality when printing photos:
◗
Print images captured at 640 × 480 pixels as small prints
(4 × 6 inches, or smaller).
◗
Print images captured at 2048 × 1536 pixels as larger
prints (up to 8 × 10 inches).
◗
Print images captured at 2544 × 1904 pixels as the
largest prints (up to 11 × 17 inches).
◗
Larger images still look good when printed at smaller
sizes.
Drag photos from the album to the layout outlines on
the page.
Printing Your Photos 12-4
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13
Stitching Panoramas
Sections in this Chapter:
Importing and Aligning Pictures in Windows . . . . . . . . . 13-1
Importing and Aligning Pictures On a Macintosh. . . . . . 13-3
Stitching a Big Plane Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3
Stitching a Cylinder Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5
Viewing and Printing Panoramas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
Y
ou can take the pictures you’ve captured with your
camera’s panorama mode and create flawless panoramic
views that you can share and print.
You can stitch cylindrical panoramas for when you’ve taken
photos of 360° views or panned images. You can save the
cylindrical panoramas as 3D virtual reality scenes that you
view with the QuickTime VR Player. Or, you can stitch big
plane panoramas when you want a single, long panorama
that extends from a central, base image. You can print big
plane panoramas on panoramic paper.
Using Your Camera
Importing and Aligning Pictures in
Windows
1 Click Start, point to Programs, EPSON Camera,
NOTE
Panorama Stitcher requires Mac OS 8.6, or later on Macintosh
systems. See page 4-6 for details on capturing panoramic
pictures with your camera.
Panorama Stitcher Light EP, and click Panorama
Stitcher Light EP.
2 Click the folder or drive containing your stored images
on the left side of the screen.
Stitching Panoramas 13-1
A
B
Thumbnails of your photos appear to the right.
5 Use the
Rotate All button to rotate images.
6 If you are creating a big plane panorama, select a base
image and click the
Set Base Image button.
7 Click the
Automatic Alignment button, then click
OK. Panorama Stitcher aligns the images in the
automatic alignment window.
3 Click the images you want to stitch, then click the
down arrow to add them. To select multiple images,
hold down the Ctrl or Shift key. To remove an image,
click the up arrow.
4 Use the
buttons to move photos to the left or right.
(Images should be lined up in the correct order for the
software to stitch them properly.) If your panorama is
two rows high, keep the images in the order in which
they are saved.
8 Click and drag images to adjust the alignment, if
necessary.
Now you are ready to create your panorama: to stitch a big
plane panorama, see page 13-3. To stitch a cylinder
panorama, go to page 13-5.
Stitching Panoramas 13-2
Importing and Aligning Pictures On a
Macintosh
1 Open the Panorama Stitcher folder and double-click
Panorama Stitcher Light EP.
2 You see the Alignment window (shown below). Select
Add Image from the File menu.
3 Click the folder containing your stored files and select
the files you want to stitch. To select multiple images,
hold down the Shift key.
4 Click Open. Your pictures appear in the Alignment
window.
5 To remove an image, click it (a red frame appears
around the image), and then select Clear from the Edit
menu.
6 Align your images manually by clicking and dragging
them, or click the
Auto Align button.
7 If you are creating a big plane panorama, click a base
image to select it and choose Set Base from the View
menu.
Now you are ready to create your panorama: to stitch a big
plane panorama, see the section below. To stitch a cylinder
panorama, go to page 13-5.
Stitching a Big Plane Panorama
To stitch a long, straight image that you can print on
panoramic paper:
1 Click the
Stitch button.
Stitching Panoramas 13-3
2 You see the Stitch
5 Your stitched image appears:
window.
For a simple stitch
(image blending),
click the Simple
Stitch checkbox.
Otherwise, the
software will match
and adjust features
to morph them
into a single image.
Macintosh
3 Choose Image Size, Blending, Focal Length, and
Background Color settings for your stitch. If you plan to
print your image, choose Large as your Image Size.
4 Click the Big Plane button to stitch your image.
Windows
Drag the marquee to select the area you want to include
in your panorama and click the
Trimming button.
Stitching Panoramas 13-4
6 In Windows, click the
Save button to save your
image. On a Macintosh, select Save from the File menu
and save your panorama.
Stitching a Cylinder Panorama
To stitch a cylindrical, 3D virtual reality scene that you can
view in the QuickTime VR Player:
1 Click the
3 Choose Image Size, Blending, Focal Length, and
Background Color settings for your stitch.
4 Click the 360 degree box if you want to create a
360° VR panorama.
5 Click the Cylinder button to stitch your image.
Stitch button.
2 You see the Stitch
window.
For a simple stitch
(image blending),
click the Simple
Stitch checkbox.
Otherwise, the
software will match
and adjust features
to morph them into
a single image.
Stitching Panoramas 13-5
On a Macintosh, you must save your VR panorama and
then you can view it in QuickTime.
Your stitched image appears.
7 In Windows, click the
Save button. On a
Macintosh, select Save from the File menu.
8 Select QuickTimeVR Files as the file type and save
your image.
Viewing and Printing Panoramas
Macintosh
You can view your 360° VR panorama movies in the
QuickTime VR Player. Find the VR movie (.mov) file
that you saved on your computer and double-click it to open
the file in QuickTime. To navigate the file, click and drag
the mouse in the direction you want to move. See the
On-line QuickTime Player Help for more information.
Windows
6 In Windows, click the
VR Viewer button to see a
preview of your VR panorama.
You can print on special panoramic photo paper or roll paper
if your printer supports panoramic or roll paper printing.
Visit the EPSON Store on the Internet at
www.epsonstore.com for available EPSON printers that
support panoramic and roll paper printing.
Stitching Panoramas 13-6
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14
Presenting Your Photos
Sections in this Chapter:
Uploading Images to the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
Converting Presentations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7
Connecting the Camera to a Video Device . . . . . . . . . 14-10
Y
ou can connect your camera to a multimedia projector
or television and present not just photos and sounds,
but also text, graphics, and video clips that you’ve captured
with your camera.
The EPSON File Converter lets you convert still images,
screens, and sounds from your computer so you can upload
them to your camera’s memory card. Then you can play your
files without a laptop computer.
Uploading Images to the Camera
The EPSON File Converter software allows you to convert
any image or presentation slide on your computer to the
EPSON Photo file format so you can upload it to your
CompactFlash memory card. You can leave images in their
actual sizes or convert them to 640 × 480 pixels. You then
upload the converted images by copying them directly to
your camera’s memory card.
Using Your Camera
NOTE
Images that have been cropped display white strips in the
cropped areas.
A
B
Presenting Your Photos 14-1
Converting Files in Windows
1 Click Start, point to Programs, EPSON Camera,
EPSON File Converter, then click
EPSON File
Converter. You see a screen like the following.
3 Select the format of the images you want to upload from
the Files Type list.
4 Select the images you want to upload in the File Name
list. Then click the –> button. If you want to upload all
the images in the list at once, click the >> button.
As you select files, they appear in the Selected Files
List in the order they will be uploaded. This determines
the sequence in which you can display the images.
2 Use the Drive and Folder lists to locate the folder
containing the images you want to upload. Double-click
the folder to select it. The images in the folder are listed
in the File Name box.
Presenting Your Photos 14-2
◗
To rearrange the uploading (and display) order,
select the image you want to reorder, then click the
↑ or ↓ Sort arrow.
◗
If you want to change your selection, click the
<– button to remove selected files or click the
<< button to remove all the files from the
Selected Files List.
◗
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm
its size, click the Preview checkbox.
8 Click the Start button. You see a window like the
following:
5 For each file in the Selected File List, select 640 × 480
or Automatic from the Image Size box. When you
select Automatic, the File Converter resizes your files to
a size the camera can read, keeping them as close to the
original size as possible.
6 If you want to upload an audio recording with a file,
highlight the file name in the Selected Files List and click
the Select Sound button.
9 Select a folder where you want to save your converted
files, then click OK.
Your files are converted and saved in the selected folder.
To upload the converted files to your camera, see
“Uploading Converted Files” on page 14-6.
7 From the Open dialog box, select your sound file and
click Open. If you want, click the Play Sound button
to play the sound or the Delete Sound button to
remove it.
Presenting Your Photos 14-3
Converting Files on a Macintosh
1 Open the EPSON File Converter folder and
2 Click Add. The Select Files dialog box appears.
double-click the EPSON File Converter icon. The
EPSON File Converter dialog box opens:
3 Double-click the folder containing the images you want
to upload, then select each file you want to upload and
click Select.
If you want to preview a selected image, click the
Preview checkbox. It takes a few seconds longer to
select images with previews displayed.
4 When you finish selecting image files, click Done to
close the Select Files dialog box.
Presenting Your Photos 14-4
The selected images appear in the Selected File List in
the order they will be uploaded. This determines the
sequence in which you can display the images.
6 To upload an audio recording with a file, highlight the
image file name in the Selected Files List and click
Select Sound. Find the folder where your sound file is
located and select the sound you want to associate with
your file. Then click Open.
7 If you want, click Play Sound to play the sound or click
Delete Sound to remove it.
8 Click the Start
button. Select the
folder where you
want to save your
converted files and
then click Open.
9 Click the Select
◗
To rearrange the uploading order, select the image
you want to reorder, then click Up or Down.
◗
To remove files from this list, select the file(s) and
click Remove.
button to start
uploading files to your selected folder. A window opens
to show you the progress of the file conversion.
To upload the converted files to your camera, see the
next section, “Uploading Converted Files.”
5 For each file in the Selected File List, select 640× 480
or Automatic from the Image Size box.
Presenting Your Photos 14-5
Uploading Converted Files
After you have converted your files as described in the
previous sections, you can upload them to your camera.
1 If you are connecting via USB, make sure the camera is
turned on and connected to your computer, and the
camera dial is turned to .
If you’re transferring files from your memory card, insert
the card into the card reader or insert the PC card
adapter into the PC card slot.
2 In Windows, double-click My Computer. You see a
drive icon for your camera or card. Double-click the
drive icon.
On a Macintosh, you see the EPSON_DSC drive icon
on your desktop. Double-click the drive icon.
CAUTION
If you delete any files in the 100Epson folder, they are
deleted from the camera’s memory card.
5 In Windows, turn off the camera and disconnect it from
your computer or remove the card.
On a Macintosh, drag the icon for the camera or card to
the Trash. Turn off your camera and disconnect it or
remove the card.
NOTE
If your camera’s CompactFlash memory card can’t hold all the
images you’d like to upload, you can purchase a higher density
card. See Appendix B for details.
3 You see two or more folders. Double-click the DCIM
folder, then double-click the 100Epson folder.
4 Open the folder on your computer where your converted
files are stored and drag them to the 100Epson folder.
(To select multiple files, hold down the Shift key or the
Ctrl key.)
Presenting Your Photos 14-6
Converting Presentations
You may want to upload a presentation or document to your
camera that you can’t save as a standard image file. To do
this, you can make a “screen capture” of your computer
desktop while the document or presentation is open. Then
you can convert the captures into a series of image files that
you can upload to your camera’s memory card.
2 Click the Screen Capture tab. The Screen Capture
dialog box appears:
choose the key combination to use for capturing screens
Windows users can make screen captures from within the
EPSON File Converter utility; Macintosh users need to use
the standard Macintosh screen capture function.
Capturing Windows Screens
1 Click Start, point to Programs, EPSON Camera,
EPSON File Converter, then click EPSON File
Converter. You see the EPSON File Converter
window.
set the drive and folder for saving screen captures
3 Use the Drive and Folder lists to select the folder where
you want to save the screen captures. To create a new
folder for them, click the New Folder button.
Presenting Your Photos 14-7
!
4 Specify the key combination you want to use to take your
screen captures in the Hot Key setting box. Click the
ALT, CTRL, or SHIFT checkbox, then select a function
key from the list. The default hot key is F5.
NOTE
◗
window. Make sure you maximize your presentation
before you capture it. If you set your application to
5 Click Start to activate the key combination. The key
“slide show” mode (or the equivalent) you can capture
just the image you want, without menus and other
combination remains active only for the current session.
When the key combination is activated, the Start
button changes to a Stop button.
To deactivate the hot key combination, press the Stop
button.
6 Start your application and open the file to the page or
image you want to capture.
The entire screen is captured, not just the active
screen elements. See your application’s documentation
for instructions.
◗
Presentations using large font sizes (at least 18 points)
work best.
7 Press the hot key combination you selected. Your screen
capture is assigned a file name and saved to the folder
that you specified.
You can take as many screen captures as you’d like;
simply open each file you want to capture and press your
hot key combination again.
8 When you’re finished, close your application and click
the Stop button on the Screen Capture dialog box. The
key combination you selected is erased.
Presenting Your Photos 14-8
To convert your screen captures for uploading, follow the
instructions on page 14-2. Then follow the instructions on
page 14-6 to upload the screens to the camera.
NOTE
◗
capture it. If you set your application to “slide show”
mode (or the equivalent) you can capture just the image
Capturing Macintosh Screens
EPSON File Converter for the Macintosh does not have a
screen capture feature. However, you can make screen
captures using your Macintosh system software, then use
EPSON File Converter to convert the screen captures for
uploading to your camera.
The procedure may differ slightly, depending on your
Macintosh. See your computer’s manual or Mac Help for
more information.
To capture screens:
1 Start your application and open the file to the page or
image you want to capture.
Make sure you maximize your presentation before you
you want, without menus and other screen elements.
See your application’s documentation for instructions.
◗
Presentations using large font sizes (at least 18 points)
work best.
2 To capture the entire desktop, press the J, Shift, and 3
keys on your computer keyboard at the same time. Your
Macintosh names and saves the screen capture on your
hard drive (not in a folder).
3 To capture just the active window, turn on Caps Lock,
press the J, Shift, and 4 keys at the same time, then
click the window you want to capture.
You can make as many screen captures as you’d like;
simply repeat these steps.
To convert your screen captures for uploading, follow the
instructions on page 14-4. Then follow the instructions on
page 14-6 to upload the screens to the camera.
Presenting Your Photos 14-9
Connecting the Camera to a Video
Device
You can display your photos, video clips, uploaded images,
and sounds on a multimedia projector, television, VCR, or
other video output device.
NOTE
The optional AC adapter is highly recommended while the
camera is connected to a video device. See page B-2 for
instructions and ordering information.
Setting the Broadcast Signal System
If you will use your camera with a television, make sure the
camera has the correct broadcast signal setting.
1 Turn the camera dial to
to display the SETUP
menu.
2 Press the button under
icon to go to the
the
Language/Signal setup
menu.
3 If necessary, press the button
You need the video cable that came with your PhotoPC
3100Z to connect to your video device.
next to TV to change the
setting to NTSC (the U.S.
broadcasting standard).
4 Press the button under BACK to save the setting and
return to the SETUP menu.
Presenting Your Photos 14-10
Connecting the Camera
1 Make sure your camera and TV, VCR, or video
projector, or other video device is turned off.
3 Connect the yellow end of the video cable to the
VIDEO IN port and the white end of the cable to the
AUDIO IN port on the TV, VCR, projector, or other
device.
2 Open the camera’s connector cover and connect the
black end of the video cable to the AV Out port, as
shown below:
4 Turn on the video device and switch to video mode.
5 Turn the camera dial to .
The last image that you uploaded to the camera is
projected. If you are using the optional AC adapter, you
can also see the image on the camera’s LCD screen.
Presenting Your Photos 14-11
You can use the camera’s slide show feature to play your
images and sounds automatically (see page 6-11), or play
them one at a time using the camera’s navigation
buttons. You can use all of the camera’s other playback
features to show your presentation (see Chapter 6 for
details).
6 When you’re done playing back pictures, turn off your
camera and turn off your video device.
7 Disconnect the cables.
TIP
You can videotape your pictures, sounds, and videos to share
them without using a computer. After you connect the camera to
a VCR, press the Record button on the VCR to play back a video
clip (see page 6-8) or use the camera’s slide show feature (see
page 6-11).
Presenting Your Photos 14-12
Using Your Camera
.
Troubleshooting and Reference
This section includes troubleshooting and maintenance instructions for your EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z, optional
accessories available for the camera, specifications, and warranty information. This section includes the following
appendices:
A
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
B
Optional Accessories
C
Specifications
D
Notices
A
There is an Index following this section of the book.
B
-1
.
A
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Sections in this Appendix:
Handling the Camera
Caring for the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
◗
Solving Camera Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Solving Connection and Software Problems . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Solving Picture Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
NOTE
To further protect the lens from bright sunlight, you can
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-15
attach an optional UV filter with your camera’s lens adapter.
See Appendix B for instructions.
Caring for the Camera
Your PhotoPC 3100Z requires only basic care. Before you
perform any maintenance procedures, be sure to read the
safety instructions in Appendix D. Then follow the
guidelines in the sections below.
To avoid damaging the optics of the camera, do not
expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time.
Using Your Camera
◗
◗
Make sure you replace the lens cap on the camera when
you are not using it. Remove the lens cap before turning
on the camera.
Attach the neck strap (see Chapter 1) and use that to
carry the camera. Keep the camera in the included case,
or in a camera bag to protect it.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-1
A
B
◗
Avoid sudden temperature changes, which can cause
moisture to form on the camera and options. Keep the
camera and options in a case or bag if you need to move
them from a cold environment to a warm one. Allow
time for the camera and options to adjust to temperature
changes before using them.
Storing the Camera
◗
When you’re not using the camera, make sure the
camera is turned off and the lens is retracted. Attach the
lens cap to protect the lens.
◗
When the camera is not used for long periods of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low temperature
in a dry location. This prevents damage to the camera
from battery leaks or corrosion.
Cleaning the Camera
◗
Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the camera free of dust.
◗
Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Don’t use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
◗
To clean the lens, first blow off any loose dust or dirt.
Then breathe on the lens and wipe off all moisture with
a soft, lint-free cloth or lens cleaning tissue. To avoid
scratching the lens, don’t press too hard.
◗
If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth.
◗
If the LCD screen gets fingerprints or smudges on it, use
a soft, damp cloth to lightly wipe the screen.
Do not store the camera in the following locations:
◗
Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, for example,
on a car dashboard
◗
Near sources of bright light or high humidity
◗
Near heat sources or in a closed car or trunk
◗
In areas of excessive dirt or dust
◗
Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-2
Solving Camera Problems
You can’t take a picture with the camera.
Before you call for help, check this list of problems and
possible solutions:
◗
Make sure you’ve installed the CompactFlash memory
card in your camera. If it’s already installed, you may
need to format it (see Chapter 1). Check to see if a
message is displayed on the camera’s LCD screen.
◗
The CompactFlash memory card may be full; check the
picture counter on the display panel. Try setting the
camera to a lower image quality setting; there may be
enough space to take lower resolution images (see
Chapter 2). Erase pictures or video clips (see Chapter 6),
or transfer the pictures or video clips to your computer
and then erase them (see Chapter 10). Or replace your
memory card with a new one (see Chapter 1).
◗
The batteries may be low. If you see the low battery
icon, replace the batteries (see Chapter 1). If you are
using optional rechargeable batteries, recharge them, or
use the optional AC adapter (see Appendix B).
◗
The camera may be connected to your computer. When
it’s connected, you can’t use any of the controls on the
camera itself.
The camera has no power.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. If your
camera dial is set to , , or , press the shutter
button to turn the power back on. If your camera dial is
, press any button on the back of
set to ,
, or
the camera to turn the power on. (You can also press the
POWER button to turn the camera off and then press it
again to turn the camera back on.)
◗
Check the batteries and make sure they’re installed
correctly. If you are using optional rechargeable
batteries, they need to be charged before you can use
them. Recharge or replace the batteries.
◗
If you are using the optional AC adapter, make sure it’s
plugged into a working outlet.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-3
You can’t see clearly through the viewfinder.
The flash doesn’t work.
Adjust the view with the diopter dial. Set the diopter with
the camera dial turned to
for the most accurate
adjustment.
◗
Make sure the flash is not set to the
◗
Check the batteries and make sure they’re installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary.
The camera takes too long to take a picture.
◗
If you are using one of the automatic flash modes
(automatic, red-eye reduction, or slow synchronized),
the flash only fires when there is insufficient light. If you
want to force the flash to fire, set it to forced mode.
(See Chapter 2.)
◗
You can’t use the flash in continuous shooting mode or
video clip capture mode.
◗
Check to make sure your camera’s flash setting is not set
to use an optional external flash if you’re trying to use
the camera’s flash. If you’re using an optional external
flash, make sure to use the Ext Flash setting in the Shot
SETUP menu (see Appendix B).
◗
◗
◗
You may be pressing the shutter all the way down at
once. This forces the camera to focus, make exposure
adjustments, and capture the image all at once. Press the
shutter button halfway down to focus, then the rest of
the way to capture the image (see Chapter 2).
If you want to quickly take up to 47 pictures in
succession, use the continuous shooting mode.
See page 3-3 for details.
If you are taking a picture in Uncompressed Tiff mode,
the camera takes longer to process the image. Tiff images
create large files (9.1MB) and take approximately 22
seconds to process. To capture large, high quality images
that you can print, try setting the camera to HyPict
JPEG mode instead of Tiff mode; see page 2-8.
flash off setting.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-4
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If your external flash isn’t working, make sure your user
mode is set to Manual (see Chapter 1) and you have the
correct setting in the Shot SETUP menu. Also, make
sure the flash is placed on the camera correctly. (See
Appendix B.) Your external flash may also need
batteries. Check the documentation that came with your
external flash for more information.
Nothing appears on the LCD screen (or the status display
panel).
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they’re installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary.
◗
Make sure you’ve installed and formatted the
CompactFlash memory card.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. If your
camera dial is set to , , or , press the shutter
button to turn the power back on. If your camera dial is
, press any button on the back of
set to ,
, or
the camera to turn the power on. (You can also press the
POWER button to turn the camera off and then press it
again to turn the camera back on.)
◗
Make sure the camera is not in
viewfinder mode (if
you want to use the LCD screen).
◗
The LCD screen turns off automatically when the
camera is connected to (and communicating with)
a computer or video device.
The lens is still out even though the camera is turned off.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. To retract
the lens, press the POWER button to turn the camera
back on, then press it again to turn the camera off.
◗
The batteries may be low. Connect the camera to the
optional AC adapter, or replace or recharge the batteries.
Then turn the camera on and back off to retract the lens.
The image on the screen is too dark.
Adjust the brightness of the screen using the Camera SETUP
menu. See page 7-5 for instructions.
The menus disappear from the LCD screen.
The menus disappear when you press the MENU button.
Press the MENU button again to make them reappear.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-5
You can’t take certain types of pictures or make all the
settings you want.
The “pictures remaining” number on the display panel
doesn’t decrease after you take a picture.
◗
Some of the camera’s settings and features can’t be used
at the same time. For example, you can’t use continuous
shooting mode and set the image quality to
(HyPict
or Tiff) at the same time.
◗
To adjust certain settings like white balance, exposure,
and sensitivity settings, you need to set your user mode
to Program or Manual. See page 1-8 for details.
Your camera is operating correctly. The total number of
pictures you can store depends on your pictures’ content.
The number doesn’t always change, especially when you’re
using standard image quality. (To confirm that the camera
took the picture, you can turn the camera dial to to
display the last picture that was taken.)
◗
Uncompressed Tiff mode images are 9.1MB. You can
take only one picture in this mode with your included
memory card. For high quality images that take up less
memory, try using HyPict JPEG mode. See Chapter 2
for details.
◗
To use an optional external flash, you need to set your
user mode to Manual. See page 1-10 for details on
changing your user mode and Appendix B to use an
external flash.
The camera’s date and time settings need to be reset often.
When your camera is without working batteries or a
connection to an optional AC adapter for an extended period
of time, it loses the time, date, and other settings (and
returns to the default settings). To make sure you don’t lose
your settings, connect the camera to an optional AC adapter
or purchase a set of batteries to use in the camera when the
others stop working.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-6
The camera’s LCD screen is displaying the wrong language.
You can change the language back in the Language/Signal
setup menu. Turn your camera dial to
and press the
button under the
icon. (See page 7-4 for complete
instructions on changing the language setting.)
Solving Connection and Software
Problems
If you are having trouble connecting your camera to a
computer or video device, or installing or using the software,
check the suggestions below:
When you are in video clip capture mode, the time shown
is less than 35 seconds.
Nothing appears on the television or the sounds don’t play
when you connect your camera to it.
◗
◗
Make sure the video and audio cables are connected
correctly, as described on page 14-10, and the camera
and TV are turned on.
◗
Make sure your camera dial is set to
◗
If your TV has both Video and S-Video modes, make
sure it is set to Video mode. See the manual for your
television if you need help.
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they’re installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary, or connect
the AC adapter.
◗
The camera’s CompactFlash card does not have enough
remaining memory to capture a complete video clip.
You can still capture a video clip for the amount of time
shown. If you need to capture a video clip for the full 35
seconds, erase some existing pictures or video clips (see
Chapter 6), or transfer the pictures or video clips to your
computer and then erase them (see Chapter 10). Or
replace your memory card with a new one (see
Chapter 1).
If you have sound turned on, you can capture a video
clip that is 25 seconds. Turn sound recording off to
capture a 35-second video clip.
.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-7
!
◗
Make sure your camera is set to the correct broadcast
signal system (see page 14-10). Also see your television’s
manual for possible solutions.
◗
Check your playback settings to make sure the sound
setting is turned on (see Chapter 6).
◗
Make sure your camera is not turned off and the
batteries have power, or connect the AC adapter.
◗
If your camera is connected to a USB hub, try
connecting the camera directly to your computer.
◗
From the error screen, click Connection and make sure
the connection is set to USB (Mounted Drive). (See
page 10-6 for instructions.)
You get an error message when you try to transfer your
pictures to the computer.
◗
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Chapter 9.
◗
Make sure your camera is turned on and the batteries
have enough power, or connect the AC adapter.
◗
If your camera is connected to a USB hub, try
connecting the camera directly to your computer.
You get a “The Camera Is Not Responding” or similar
error message when you’re using your PhotoPC 3100Z
software with the camera connected to your computer.
◗
You are unable to drag and drop photos into a document.
◗
If your computer has less than 32MB RAM, you may
not be able to use drag and drop. Make sure you don’t
run too many applications at the same time. You may
need to add memory to your computer or use another
method of getting photos into your documents.
◗
Your application may not support this method of adding
pictures.
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Chapter 9.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-8
You are unable to copy and paste or import your photo into
a document on your Macintosh.
◗
Try increasing your virtual memory using the Memory
Control Panel. Also increase the memory allocation for
your word processor or other application. (Select the
application and choose Get Info from the File menu.)
◗
Try turning off any unnecessary extensions. See your
Macintosh documentation for more information.
You can’t find your video clips (or photos).
Your camera stores photos and video clips in different folders
on the camera’s memory card. The photos and associated
sound files are stored in the DCIM\100Epson folder. The
movies are stored in the Movie folder.
You are unable to format or use a CompactFlash memory
card with your camera.
◗
The pictures transfer to your computer too slowly.
◗
◗
If you’re transferring Tiff files or video clips, you can
expect the transfer to take much longer than it does for
JPEG files, due to large file sizes.
Make sure you’re using an ATA-compatible
CompactFlash memory card (Type I). Other cards may
not work with PhotoPC 3100Z. If you need help with a
card, call the appropriate manufacturer’s number.
Some are listed below:
If your computer has less than 32MB RAM, the transfer
speed may be slow. Try using virtual memory. See your
computer documentation or help for more information.
◗
◗
Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
◗
SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
◗
Delkin Devices, (858) 586-0123
Make sure you’ve installed the card correctly. The card’s
label should be facing the front of the camera, and the
arrow(s) on the label should point in.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-9
Your notebook computer’s PC card (PCMCIA) drive can’t
access a CompactFlash memory card with a PC card
adapter.
If you’re using an IBM® ThinkPad,® you may need an
updated driver for your PC card (PCMCIA) slot. Contact
IBM technical support.
When you upload pictures to a memory card in your
computer, your system appears to hang.
Check the status bar at the bottom of your screen. If it shows
that the transfer is complete, your system is operating
correctly. You may have to click your mouse to change the
hourglass icon to a normal pointer.
When you copy image files from your computer to a
CompactFlash memory card in your PC card (PCMCIA)
drive, the camera can’t access the images.
You can’t install software in Windows 2000.
If you see an error message or the software doesn’t install
correctly, you may not have software installation privileges.
Contact your System Administrator.
You can’t play video clips on your computer.
Make sure you have QuickTime installed on your computer.
See Chapter 9.
You can’t insert video clips into your application.
Some applications may not recognize the camera’s movie file
format. If you upgrade your QuickTime Player to
QuickTime Pro, you can use that program to save your
file in a format that your application recognizes. Go to
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/ on the Internet
for details.
You have to use the EPSON File Converter to convert your
images before you upload them. See Chapter 14 for details.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-10
Solving Picture Problems
If you’re not satisfied with some of the pictures you get from
the PhotoPC 3100Z, you may need to adjust the camera
settings. Read the suggestions below.
Your pictures display poor image quality on the screen or
when you print them out.
◗
PhotoPC 3100Z captures images in 24-bit color
(16.7 million colors). Your pictures will not display
maximum image quality if your monitor or computer’s
video controller doesn’t support this color depth. You
may need to upgrade your system to achieve the best
possible image quality.
◗
If your pictures look better on the screen than when you
print them out, you may need to upgrade your printer.
An EPSON Stylus ink jet printer, for example,
provides excellent image quality. Also see your printer
manual to change your print settings, if necessary.
◗
If you used drag and drop to insert your pictures, they
may appear grainy. Try importing them into your
documents instead.
When you preview images on your computer, they look
distorted.
◗
If you are using an STB® Velocity 128 video card and
have a screen resolution of 800 × 600 or 640 × 480, you
may notice this phenomenon. Slowing down the
acceleration on your video card may solve this problem:
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel,
then double-click System. On the Performance tab,
click the Graphics button. Select a slower acceleration
and click OK. See your Windows documentation or
help system for more information.
The colors in your picture don’t look right.
◗
When you take pictures under certain artificial lighting
conditions, the colors may be slightly distorted. You can
adjust your camera’s white balance setting to correct the
colors while you are taking photos (see Chapter 5).
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-11
◗
If you have already taken photos, you can use your
Image Expert software to adjust their colors.
◗
Make sure that your subject isn’t moving and that you
hold the camera steady after you press the shutter button
(until the camera status light or photo capture light
starts flashing).
◗
If you want to photograph a moving subject, try
increasing the shutter speed. See Chapter 5 for
information about how to change the shutter speed.
◗
Make sure your flash is not set to
◗
When you focus on a nearby object, your picture’s
background may appear blurry. Try changing your
focus.
◗
Try turning the camera on and then off. The lens may
be misaligned if it is bumped, but is realigned when the
camera is turned on.
◗
If you are shooting areas with little contrast, like an
empty sky or a blank wall, the camera focuses at infinity.
If you are shooting under poor lighting conditions, the
camera may not be able to see the subject correctly and
focuses at a distance of 4.9 feet.
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
◗
◗
◗
Make sure your subject is within the camera’s range. You
should be at least 20 inches away to take a picture
without the flash, 20 inches to 14 feet away for a wide
angle shot (zoomed out) with the flash, and 20 inches to
11 feet away for a telephoto shot (zoomed in) with the
flash.
If you are taking a picture in macro mode, the camera
can focus on objects at distances between 8 inches and
20 inches when the camera is zoomed in (telephoto). If
you want to take closer pictures (as close as 2.36 inches),
make sure the camera is zoomed all the way out (wide
angle). See page 4-4.
When you take macro close-ups, make sure you have
adequate lighting. Using a tripod will help you capture
sharp pictures.
flash off.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-12
◗
You may need to use the flash. Make sure the setting is
not flash off.
If you’re using the macro mode to take a close-up photo,
be sure to provide adequate lighting for your subject.
◗
If you’re using the flash, make sure your subject is within
the range of 14 feet for wide angle shots or 11 feet for
telephoto shots.
If you’re taking a picture at night and you want to light
up the background as well as your subject, use the
camera’s slow synchronized flash mode.
◗
If you need more light, attach an optional external flash
to the camera’s hot shoe (see Appendix B).
Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
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◗
◗
◗
◗
Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness and
contrast. Read your electronic Image Expert User’s Guide.
(Instructions for reading the manual are on page 9-9.)
Try adjusting the camera’s exposure or sensitivity
settings (use the Manual user mode). See Chapter 5 for
details.
If you’re taking pictures in the Manual user mode, look
for the EV! warning that appears on your LCD screen
when you are taking pictures out of the ideal exposure
range. If you have trouble setting both the aperture and
shutter speed manually, try adjusting the aperture and
letting the camera choose the shutter speed with
Aperture Priority mode (see Chapter 5).
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
◗
If you’re using the forced flash setting, it may be too
bright. Try setting the flash to the automatic setting.
◗
If you’re facing a bright light source, you may need to
shoot your picture from a different angle.
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Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness.
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Set user mode to Program or Manual and adjust the
camera’s automatic exposure setting (see Chapter 5).
◗
If you use the flash for macro shots, your pictures may
come out too light because the flash is close to the
subject. Try using adequate ambient lighting and setting
the flash to .
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-13
Part of your picture is missing.
Make sure you’re not blocking the lens with your finger,
neck strap, clothing, or other object.
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If you’re taking a close-up or macro mode picture, turn
the camera dial to
and use your LCD screen to
preview your picture.
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your picture.
Video clips play back sideways.
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid photographing shiny
surfaces that reflect excessive amounts of light into your lens.
Capture your video clips with the camera turned upright.
You can’t rotate video clips.
The wrong date and/or time are displayed on your pictures.
When you change the batteries in your camera, you
may need to reset the clock in the SETUP menu. See
Chapter 7 for more information.
Your pictures don’t look as good as they used to.
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning it by
following the instructions on page A-2.
The area captured in the photo is different from what you
saw in the viewfinder.
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Make sure you look straight through the viewfinder.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-14
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through
the electronic support services and automated telephone
services listed in the following table:
To speak to a technical support representative, dial
(562) 276-4303 (U.S.) or (905) 709-3839 (Canada),
6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Service
Access
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can
reach EPSON Support at
http://support.epson.com.
At this site, you can download drivers
and other files, look at product
documentation, access
troubleshooting information, and
receive technical advice through
e-mail.
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Product name (EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z)
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Product serial number (located on the bottom of the
camera)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of
purchase
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Computer configuration
A variety of automated help services
are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. To use these services,
you must have a touch tone telephone
and call (800) 922-8911.
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Description of the problem
Where To Get Help
Automated
Telephone
Services
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-15
EPSON Accessories
You can purchase accessories from the EPSON Store
at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
Software Licensing
You can install EPSON File Converter and the USB storage
driver on multiple computer systems. If you want to install
Image Expert on multiple computer systems, please contact
Sierra Imaging at (800) 501-8902 regarding the licensing fee.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting A-16
B
Optional Accessories
Sections in this Appendix:
Using the Optional AC Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Using a Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Attaching an Optional Converter Lens or Filter . . . . . . . . B-4
Using Your Camera
Attaching an Optional Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Using a PC Card Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
Photo Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-8
ou can use a variety of options with the
PhotoPC 3100Z to enhance its capabilities and
convenience.
Y
A
B
Optional Accessories B-1
You can purchase a NiMH Battery Pak (with 4 batteries) or
replacement NiMH Power Pak (which contains a battery
charger and 4 batteries). With a backup set of charged
batteries, you’ll have plenty of battery power. Additional
CompactFlash memory cards are also handy to have to store
more pictures.
CompactFlash memory cards are available from the various
manufacturers, such as:
These options should be available where you bought your
PhotoPC 3100Z.
Make sure you purchase the correct size card. The PhotoPC
3100Z will accept ATA-compatible Type I CompactFlash
cards up to 256MB.
You can purchase accessories from the EPSON Store
at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
Accessory
Product code
EPSON Universal AC Adapter
B867081
NiMH Battery Pak (4 batteries)
B818113
Universal NiMH Power Pak (charger and
4 batteries)
B818172
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Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
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SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
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Delkin Devices, (858) 586-0123
Using the Optional AC Adapter
The universal AC adapter allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 3100Z to any standard (110/230 V) outlet. You
should use the AC adapter when you are previewing images,
transferring images and connecting the camera to your video
device. It is also convenient if you are taking indoor portrait
photos.
The adapter powers the camera but does not charge the
batteries.
Optional Accessories B-2
WARNING
◗
2 Plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the camera.
Use only the AC adapter designed for the PhotoPC 3100Z.
Using any other adapter could cause fire, electrical shock, or
injury.
◗
Do not use the AC power cable and the adapter for any
purpose other than powering your PhotoPC 3100Z.
◗
If the AC plug doesn't fit your outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
◗
To avoid radiation danger, do not expose or remove the
ferrite core.
To avoid losing any images or settings, make sure the camera
has finished processing and is turned off before you connect
or disconnect the AC adapter. To connect the adapter:
3 Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
1 Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Optional Accessories B-3
Using a Tripod
To use the camera with any standard tripod:
1 Assemble and set up the tripod according to the
manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the tripod is
well-balanced on a flat surface.
2 Find the opening for the tripod screw on the bottom of
your camera.
tripod screw
opening
Attaching an Optional Converter
Lens or Filter
You can attach a 49 mm telephoto or wide-angle converter
lens to the camera using the lens adapter that came with your
camera. You can also use 49 mm close up lenses and filters.
You can order accessory Tiffen lenses and filters from DC
Pro Digital Camera Accessories at (800) 522-7835 or
(516) 434-8800, or visit www.dcprodirect.com on the
Internet. See the brochure that came in your box.
Screw the lens adapter onto the camera’s lens, and then screw
the converter lens or filter onto the lens adapter.
Carefully place the camera on the tripod. Screw the
camera on until it is firmly in place.
3 Adjust the tripod to view your subject as desired.
Optional Accessories B-4
Attaching an Optional Flash
You can attach an optional flash unit to the camera to
significantly increase the brightness of your images in dark
environments. It also works well for portrait photography.
3 Slide the flash onto the top of the camera’s hot shoe as
shown below. (See the manual for the flash if you need
more detailed instructions.)
EPSON recommends the following external flash (available
through photo specialty shops, mail order catalogs, and on
the Internet):
Brand: Metz
Model: 32Z-2
NOTE
The camera must be in the Manual user mode to enable the
external flash. See page 1-10 to change your user mode to
Manual.
To attach the flash and set up your camera to use it:
1 Make sure the camera and flash are both turned off.
2 If necessary, insert batteries into the flash unit as
4 Turn on the camera and
turn your camera dial to
. You see the SETUP
menu.
described in the manufacturer’s instructions.
Optional Accessories B-5
5 Press the button next to
Shot SETUP. You see the
Shot SETUP menu.
6 Press the button next to
Trailing (or the current
flash setting) to change the
setting to Ext Flash (external).
Using a PC Card Adapter
If your desktop or notebook computer has a Type II
PC card (PCMCIA) slot, you can use a PC card adapter to
access images stored on CompactFlash cards.
NOTE
◗
7 Turn the camera dial to the setting you want to use to
Storage driver to copy your photos to your hard drive. See
Chapter 10.
take a picture.
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8 Turn on the flash.
Now you are ready to start using your camera with the flash.
NOTE
The camera’s flash modes are disabled when using the external
flash. See the flash documentation for information on any
available settings.
If you don’t have an adapter, you can use Image Expert to
transfer photos to your computer. Or you can use the USB
If you can’t access a card in your notebook computer,
contact the computer manufacturer. See page A-10 for more
information.
If you’re using a Macintosh, you may need to enable PC
Exchange extension software to access files on CompactFlash
cards. See your Macintosh documentation for information.
For information on installing, formatting, and removing
memory cards from your camera, see Chapter 1.
Optional Accessories B-6
Installing the PC Card Adapter
1 Insert the memory card all the way into the adapter.
2 Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II PC card
slot.
Transferring Photos With the Adapter
Once the adapter and card are installed in your computer’s
PC card (PCMCIA) slot, you can transfer photos by simply
copying them to your hard drive. The photos are stored in
the DCIM/100Epson folder on the card and the video clips
are stored in the Movie folder.
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In Windows, use My Computer or the Windows
Explorer to drag and drop image files to your hard drive.
◗
On a Macintosh, use the Finder to drag and drop image
files to your desktop or hard drive.
Optional Accessories B-7
!
Photo Printers
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo 890
This printer includes roll paper support and 6-color,
BorderFree, photo-quality printing. This printer has a
2880 × 720 dpi resolution and prints with lightfast inks.
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo 1280
This printer features true photo reproduction quality. It
creates wide printouts (up to 13 × 44 inches) and
BorderFree photos. The EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 also
supports roll paper printing and long-lasting prints with
lightfast inks.
To get the best printouts of your photos, use an EPSON
Stylus Photo printer.
NOTE
The EPSON Stylus Photo 890 and EPSON Stylus Photo 1280
Here are a few suggested printers:
printers will include PRINT Image Matching support. If PRINT
Image Matching software is not available when you purchase
◗
your printer, check the EPSON Support website at
http://support.epson.com for software updates.
EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX
This is the ideal printer for digital cameras. It
includes a built-in PC Card slot and allows you to
print BorderFree™ photos without turning on your
computer. This printer includes complete support for
PRINT Image Matching.
Optional Accessories B-8
C
Using Your Camera
Specifications
Sections in this Appendix:
Camera
Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
CompactFlash Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Physical Dimensions
Optional NiMH Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Width
4.3 inches (108 mm)
Optional NiMH Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Height
3.5 inches (89 mm)
Optional Universal AC Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Depth
2.6 inches (65 mm)
Weight
12.6 oz (358 g)
without batteries, strap, lens cap, and
CompactFlash memory card
Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-7
A
B
Specifications C-1
Power
Sources
Image resolution
2544 × 1904 pixels (HyPict)
2048 × 1536 pixels (uncompressed Tiff)
2048 × 1536 pixels (super fine)
1600 × 1200 pixels (fine)
640 × 480 pixels (standard)
File formats
Still images: JPEG DCF (EXIF), Tiff
Includes 4 single-use AA alkaline batteries.
Also accepts 4 AA batteries (single-use
lithium or alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or
NiCd)
Optional Universal NiMH Power Pak
(charger and 4 batteries, B818172)
Video clips: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Optional Universal AC adapter (B867081)
Battery Life
(when using the
included alkaline
batteries)
Over 4000 pictures using the viewfinder
Approximately 155 pictures using the LCD
screen (with automatic shut off set to
30 seconds)
Approximately 210 minutes playback
Technical
Product type
Digital still auto focus camera with LCD
screen
CCD
1/1.8 inch color area CCD (3.34 megapixels)
Sound files: wav
Bit depth
16 million colors, 24-bit
USB cable
Small size, B-Type connector (camera)
Standard, A-Type connector (computer)
Video out
NTSC and PAL standards
Internal ROM
2MB flash program memory
Internal RAM
16MB
Expansion memory
16MB CompactFlash memory card;
also accepts optional 4MB to 256MB, Type I
CompactFlash memory cards
Self-timer
10 seconds
Tripod mount
Built-in
Specifications C-2
Environmental
Photographic
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Non-operating: –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
Humidity
Operating: 30 to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10 to 80% (non-condensing)
Lens
f = 7 to 21 mm (equivalent to a 34 to 102 mm
lens on a 35 mm camera)
Brightness: F2.0 (W) to 2.5 (T)
Auto-focus range
20 inches (50 cm) to infinity (normal)
8 to 20 inches (20 to 50 cm)
(macro mode)
2.36 to 20 inches (6 to 50 cm)
(macro mode, wide angle)
Manual-focus range
Three settings (approx. 3 feet, 10 feet, and
infinity) for normal mode and two settings for
macro mode
LCD screen
1.8-inch TFT color LCD
(110, 000 pixels: 512 × 218)
Shows more than 98% of field captured
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400
Safety
United States
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
Canada
CSA C108.8 Class B
Specifications C-3
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure
Exposure value adjustment: –2 to +2 EV, in
9 or 21 steps
Manual shutter speed and aperture settings,
and shutter-priority and aperture-priority
settings
Spot metering and matrix metering
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed white balance (5200K)
User-defined white balance
Zoom
3× optical zoom
2× digital zoom
Shutter
Electric iris with mechanical shutter,
1/1000 second to 8 seconds (shutter speed
range varies, based on aperture setting)
Viewfinder
Aperture
Real-image optical, with centering cross hair
(view range approximately 83%)
Adjustable focus with diopter
F2, F2.3, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8
(aperture range varies, depending on shutter
speed setting)
Flash
Built-in, automatic luminance control flash
Hot shoe for optional external flash
Flash modes
Automatic flash, red-eye reduction, forced
flash, flash off, slow synchronized flash mode
(slow synchronized mode can be set to leading
or trailing through the LCD menus)
External flash mode for optional external flash
that attaches to hot shoe on camera (can be
enabled through the LCD menus)
Photo Processing Time and File Size (approximate)
Image Mode
Photo processing time
(seconds)
Photo processing time
for playback
(seconds)
Standard
0.7
0.5
Fine
1.0
0.5
Super Fine
1.0
0.5
HyPict
22.0
0.5
Tiff
18.0
0.5
* For HyPict JPEGs, the processing time varies depending on the complexity
of the subject.
Specifications C-4
CompactFlash Memory Card
Approximate Photo Capacity
Image Mode
Density
Standard compression
Low compression
Standard
199
122
Fine
56
29
Physical Dimensions
Super Fine
29
15
Width
1.7 inches (42.8 mm)
HyPict*
12
Height
1.5 inches (36.8 mm)
Tiff*
1
Depth
0.13 inch (3.3 mm)
16MB
* For HyPict JPEG images, the compression always remains the same. Tiff
images are always uncompressed.
** If there are video clips and/or sound recordings on the card, or if the images
are complex, the quantity of photos may vary.
Optional NiMH Battery Charger
Physical Dimensions
Width
3.0 inches (76 mm)
Height
4.5 inches (115 mm)
Depth
1.1 inch (28 mm)
Weight
Approximately 4.6 oz (130 g)
Specifications C-5
Optional Universal AC Adapter
Technical
Input
100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Output
DC 1.2 V/490 mA × 4
Width
1.7 inches (43 mm)
Charging time
240 minutes maximum (initial charge)
2 1/2 hours average (subsequent charges)
Height
1.22 inches (31 mm)
Power consumption
Approximately 8W
Depth
4.1 inches (104 mm)
Physical Dimensions
Charging temperature 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Storage temperature
−4 to 86 °F (−20 to 30 °C)
Optional NiMH Batteries
Type
Cylindrical sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride
rechargeable battery
Size
AA
Output
DC 1.2 V
Technical
Output
DC 7 V/2.0 A
Input
100 to 240 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
Specifications C-6
Minimum System Requirements
Macintosh Systems
To transfer images to your computer and edit them, make
sure your system meets these minimum requirements:
◗
At least 32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
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At least 30MB free hard disk space
◗
CD-ROM drive
IBM-compatible PC with Pentium® 166 or higher
processor
◗
VGA monitor with minimum resolution of 640 × 480
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Mouse or other pointing device
◗
At least 32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
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16-bit sound card and speakers
◗
Double-speed CD-ROM drive
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At least 30MB free hard disk space
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VGA or SVGA monitor with at least 256-color display
(16-bit color or greater recommended)
iMacTM or Power Macintosh® G3 or G4 with Mac® OS
8.5.1 through Mac OS 9.1. (Panorama Stitcher requires
Mac OS 8.6, or later.)
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Built-in USB port
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QuickTime 4.1.2 or later (included on CD-ROM)
Windows Systems
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Mouse or other pointing device
◗
16-bit sound card and speakers
◗
Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), or
Windows 98 (pre-installed)
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Built-in USB port
◗
QuickTime 4.1.2 or later (included on CD-ROM)
NOTE
The included software does not support Mac OS X. If you are
using Mac OS X 10.0 or later, check the EPSON website for
possible software updates. Connect to the Internet, then go to
http://support.epson.com. The included software cannot be used
with the Multiple Users function of Mac OS 9.
Specifications C-7
D
Notices
Sections in this Appendix:
◗
To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the camera
where inflammable or volatile gas is stored.
◗
If the camera shows unusual signs such as noise, odor, or
smoke, turn it off immediately. Remove the batteries
and/or disconnect the AC adapter, and unplug the AC
adapter from the electrical outlet.
◗
To avoid damage to the optics of the camera, do not
expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time.
◗
Do not insert the batteries backward.
◗
Do not use the camera outdoors during adverse weather
conditions.
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-1
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-3
FCC Compliance Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-4
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-5
Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using your camera:
◗
◗
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
camera’s cover or open any of the compartments except
as instructed in this User’s Guide.
To prevent fire or electric shock, do not insert objects
through any openings in the camera. Do not expose the
camera to rain or moisture.
Using Your Camera
A
B
Notices D-1
◗
◗
◗
damaged; if the camera or its optional accessories do not
operate normally or exhibit a distinct change in
performance.
Do not store the camera near sources of bright light,
direct sunlight, high humidity, heat, excessive dirt or
dust, or where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields.
◗
To prevent possible eye injury, do not take flash pictures
of faces at close range.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions.
◗
Do not attempt to service the camera yourself. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
◗
If the liquid crystal solution contained in the display
panel or in the LCD screen leaks out and gets on your
hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If it
gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
◗
Do not swing the camera about with the neck strap.
This can cause damage to the camera or other objects, or
cause injury.
◗
Do not pull or tighten the camera’s neck strap too much
when wearing it; this can cause serious injury.
◗
Keep the camera and all its included parts away from
children.
Avoid sudden temperature changes, which can cause
moisture to condense on the camera. Keep the camera in
a case or bag if you need to move it from a cold
environment to a warm one. Allow time for the camera
and its optional accessories to adjust to temperature
changes before using them.
◗
Do not use a frayed or damaged power cord with the
AC adapter.
◗
Remove batteries and/or unplug the camera and the AC
adapter and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions: if the power cord or
plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the camera; if the
camera has been dropped or its exterior has been
Notices D-2
Declaration of Conformity
DECLARATION of CONFORMITY
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals;
and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Located at:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
MS 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone : (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.
Each product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to
reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical
basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Type of Product:
Model:
Product:
EPSON
Digital Still Camera
G790B
EPSON PhotoPC3100Z
Notices D-3
FCC Compliance Statement
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN USERS
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio and television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
◗
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
◗
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
◗
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected
◗
Consult an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment
will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels that exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the
responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable
with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do
not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FOR CANADIAN USERS
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notices D-4
Warranty
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
LIMITED WARRANTY
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“EPSON”) warrants to the first end-user
customer that the EPSON PhotoPC 3100Z Digital Camera enclosed with this
limited warranty statement, if purchased and used in the United States or Canada,
conforms to the manufacturer's specifications and will be free from defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of original
purchase. For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original
purchase.
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON product prove
defective during the warranty period, please call EPSON at 562-276-4303 for
warranty repair instructions and return authorization, if required. An EPSON service
technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the unit
requires repair. If repair is required, EPSON will, at its option, repair or replace on an
exchange basis the defective unit, without charge for parts or labor. If the product
requires repair or replacement, it is your responsibility to package it in its original
container or an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase and ship
it to EPSON. Packaging and shipping costs incurred in presenting your EPSON
product for warranty service are your responsibility. Return shipping costs from the
EPSON repair facility are EPSON’s responsibility. When warranty service involves
the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON
property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the
EPSON standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal consumer
use in the United States and Canada. This warranty is not transferable and will not
apply to products purchased from an end user. This warranty does not cover damage
to the EPSON product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or
certified by EPSON. This warranty does not cover third party parts, components or
peripheral devices added to the EPSON product after its shipment from EPSON.
EPSON is not responsible for warranty service should the EPSON label or logo or the
rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper
installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire,
flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with
non-EPSON products, or service other than by an EPSON Authorized Servicer. If a
claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service, you will be held
responsible for costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS
MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA,
INC., NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS,
INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE
USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL
THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts
and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the EPSON Authorized Reseller nearest you call:
(800) 922-8911
or write to:
Epson America, Inc. ❏ P. O. Box 93012 ❏ Long Beach, CA 90809-9941 ❏ MS: 6-40
Notices D-5
Index
Numerics
360° panoramas, 13-5 to 13-6
A
AC adapter, Intro-3, 2-17, 7-2, B-2 to B-3, C-6
Accessories, Intro-3, A-16, B-1 to B-8
Acrobat Reader
installing, 9-1 to 9-5
using, 9-9
Action photos, 2-13
Adjusting camera settings, 2-7 to 2-14, 7-1 to 7-5
Albums
copying from, 11-3 to 11-4
dragging pictures from, 11-4 to 11-5
printing, 12-3 to 12-4
saving files in, 10-3, 10-5
Alert sounds, setting, 7-3
Annotation, audio, 2-14 to 2-15
Aperture
priority, 5-5
setting, 5-4 to 5-5
Attaching
lens cap, 1-5 to 1-6
neck strap, 1-4 to 1-5
options, B-4 to B-6
Audio
adding, 2-14 to 2-15, 6-5
converting, 14-2 to 14-5
deleting, 6-6 to 6-7
downloading to computer, 10-1 to 10-5
in interval shots, 3-6
in video clips, 3-2
playing back, 2-16, 6-6
playing in slideshow, 6-11
see also Alert sounds
uploading, 14-6
A
B
Index 1
AUDIO IN port on video device, 14-11
Auto flash, 2-10
Automatic exposure value, 5-2 to 5-3
Automatic power off
setting, 7-2 to 7-3
waking camera, 2-4
AV Out port, 14-11
B
Background, lighting, 2-10 to 2-11
Bag, camera, 1-6
Batteries
checking, 2-17
handling, 1-3
installing, 1-2
low, A-3
options, 1-3
problems, A-3, A-3 to A-8
replacing, Intro-3, 1-2
safety instructions, D-1 to D-2
specifications, C-2
Battery charger
safety instructions, D-1 to D-2
specifications, C-5
Beep, enabling and disabling, 7-3
Big plane panorama, 13-3 to 13-5
Black and white pictures, taking, 2-11
Blurry
pictures, A-12
viewfinder, A-4
Bright conditions, 5-2, 5-12
Brightness
LCD setting, 7-5
picture, A-13
PRINT Image Matching setting, 8-3 to 8-4
Broadcast signal, 14-10, A-7
Buttons
alert sounds, 7-3
flash, 2-9
image quality, 2-7
POWER, 1-7
print, 8-2
shutter see Shutter
timer, 2-12
C
Cable
USB, 9-6
video, 14-10 to 14-12
A
B
Index 2
Camera
alert sounds, 7-3
AV Out port, 14-11
case, 1-6
cleaning, A-2
connecting to computer, 9-6
dial settings, 1-7
features, Intro-1 to Intro-2
flash settings, 2-9 to 2-11
language setting, 7-4
lens, 5-5, A-5
maintenance, A-1 to A-2
microphone, 2-14
POWER button, 1-7
power problems, A-3
safety instructions, D-1 to D-2
setting up, 1-1 to 7-5
settings, 7-1 to 7-5
storing, A-2
time and date settings, 7-1 to 7-2
unable to take picture, A-3
unpacking, 1-1
uploading images, 14-6
volume setting, 7-4
waking, 2-4
warranty, D-5
Camera mode
continuous shooting, 3-3 to 3-4
Full Auto, 1-10
interval shooting, 3-5 to 3-6
macro, 4-4
Manual, 1-10
manual focus, 4-5
monochrome, 2-11
panorama stitching, 4-6 to 4-8
Program, 1-10
sleep, 2-4
Tiff, 2-8
viewfinder, 2-1 to 2-2
Camera status light, 2-18
Camio Viewer, 11-5 to 11-7
Cap, lens, 1-5
Capturing video, 3-1 to 3-2
Card, CompactFlash memory, see Memory card
Caring for camera, A-1 to A-2
Case, camera, 1-6
Cleaning camera, A-2
Clock
problems, A-6, A-14
setting, 1-8, 7-1 to 7-2
Close-up, optional lenses, B-4
A
B
Index 3
Close-ups
problems, A-12
taking, 4-4
Cloudy conditions, 5-12
Color
problems, A-11
tips, 5-12 to 5-13
CompactFlash storage cards, see Memory card
Components, camera, 1-1
Computer screens, converting, 14-7 to 14-9
Computer, connecting camera to, 9-6
Conditions
bright, 5-12
camera storage, A-2
cloudy, 5-12
fluorescent lighting, 5-13
shady, 5-12
Configuring camera, 7-1 to 7-5
Confirmation screen
adding sound, 2-14 to 2-15
enabling, 2-14
options, 2-5
quick delete, 2-16
quick playback, 2-16
Connecting
camera, 9-6
optional AC adapter, B-2 to B-3
problems, A-7 to A-8
USB cable, 9-6
video cable, 14-10 to 14-12
Continuous shooting
problems, A-4
taking pictures, 3-3 to 3-4
with the timer, 3-4
Contrast, A-13
Converter lens, B-4
Converting files for uploading, 14-2 to 14-5
Copy and paste, 11-3 to 11-4, A-9
Copying pictures into documents, 11-3 to 11-4
Counter
checking, 2-18
problems, A-6
Cross hairs, viewfinder, 2-2
Custom white balance, 5-8, 5-10
Cylinder panorama stitch, 13-5 to 13-6
A
B
Index 4
D
Dark
conditions, 5-2
LCD screen, A-5
pictures, A-13
Date and time
problems, A-6, A-14
setting, 1-8, 7-1 to 7-2
Declaration of Conformity, D-3
Delay, setting, 2-12
Deleting
all pictures, 6-4
audio recordings, 6-6 to 6-7
current picture, 6-4
downloaded pictures, 10-5
locked pictures, 6-4
pictures using Confirmation screen, 2-16
pictures using LCD screen, 6-3 to 6-4
video clip, 6-10
Dial
camera, 1-7
diopter, 7-5
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) files, 8-2 to 8-3
description, 8-2
deselecting photos, 8-2 to 8-3
Digital zoom, 3-2, 4-3
Diopter, 7-5, A-4
Directly copying files, 10-1 to 10-2
Disabling flash, 2-10
Display panel, 2-17 to 2-18
Display, LCD see LCD screen
Distorted pictures, A-11
Documentation, using, Intro-3, 9-9
Documents
copying pictures into, 11-3 to 11-4
getting pictures into, 11-1 to 11-7
Downloading
audio recordings, 10-1 to 10-5, 11-7
pictures, 10-1 to 10-5, 11-5 to 11-7
slow, A-9
using PC card adapter, B-7
video clips, 10-1 to 10-5, 11-7
DPOF, 8-1 to 8-4
Drag and drop, 11-4 to 11-5, 11-7, A-8, A-11
E
Electronic manual, 9-9
English, resetting on camera, 7-4
Environmental specifications, C-3
A
B
Index 5
EPSON
accessories, A-16
automated telephone services, A-15
Electronic support services, A-15
help, A-15 to A-16
Store, A-16
World Wide Web site, A-15
Erasing
pictures from camera using computer, 10-5
pictures from camera using LCD screen, 6-3 to 6-4
pictures using quick delete, 2-16
video clip, 6-10
Error messages
Image Expert, 10-6
on computer, A-8
EV (Exposure Value) see Exposure
Exposure
adjusting, 5-2 to 5-6
aperture setting, 5-4 to 5-5
automatic exposure value, 5-2 to 5-3
checking settings, 2-18
locking with shutter button, 2-2, 2-4
predefined settings, 5-2 to 5-3
problems, A-6, A-13
shutter speed setting, 5-4 to 5-6
tips, 5-12 to 5-13
External flash
attaching, B-5
enabling, B-5
problems, A-4, A-6
F
Fast forwarding video clips, 6-9
Fast shooting, 3-3 to 3-4
FCC Compliance Statement, D-4
Features, camera, Intro-1 to Intro-2
File Converter
file types, 14-2
installing, 9-1 to 9-5
screen captures, 14-7 to 14-9
sorting images, 14-3, 14-5
sound files, 14-3, 14-5
using in Macintosh, 14-4 to 14-5
using in Windows, 14-2 to 14-3
A
B
Index 6
Files
copying directly, 10-1 to 10-2
downloading, 10-1 to 10-5, B-7
JPEG, 2-7, 11-2
Motion JPEG, 3-1
QuickTime Movie, 3-1, A-10
size, C-4
Tiff, 2-8, 11-2
uploading, 14-6
Filming video clips, 3-1 to 3-2
Filters, optional, 5-12, B-4
Fine image quality, 2-7
Fixed focus settings, 4-5
Flash
charging, 2-9
forced, 2-10
off, 2-10
optional, B-5 to B-6
problems, A-4 to A-5
range, A-13
red-eye reduction mode, 5-13
settings, 2-9 to 2-11
slow synchronized mode, 5-12, A-13
troubleshooting, A-13
Fluorescent lighting, 5-8, 5-13
Focus
locking, 2-2, 2-4
problems, A-12
setting, 4-5
viewfinder adjustment, 7-5
Folders, on camera, A-9
Formats
EPSON Photo file, 14-1
JPEG, 2-7
Motion JPEG, 3-1
QuickTime Movie, 3-1, A-10
Tiff, 2-8, A-4
Formatting memory card, 1-9
Framing
close shots, 4-4
panoramas, 4-6 to 4-8
picture, 2-2, 2-4
F-stop, setting, 5-4 to 5-5
Full Auto mode, description, 1-10
G
A
Glare, A-14
Grainy pictures, A-11
B
Index 7
!
H
Handling
batteries, 1-3
camera, A-1 to A-2
Help, EPSON, A-15 to A-16
Hi volume setting, 7-4
Hub, USB, 9-6
Human subjects, 5-13
HyPict
digital zoom, 4-3
image quality, 2-7
I
Image Expert
albums, 11-4 to 11-5
Camio Viewer, 11-5 to 11-7
copying and pasting, 11-3 to 11-4
downloading files, 10-3 to 10-5
error messages, 10-6
installing, 9-1 to 9-5
manual, 9-9
opening pictures and video clips, 10-5
printing, 12-1 to 12-4
problems, A-8
transferring pictures, 11-5 to 11-7
Image quality, setting, 2-7 to 2-8
Images, see Pictures
Importing photos, 11-2, A-9
Index print
DPOF, 8-4
Image Expert, 12-3 to 12-4
PRINT Image Matching, 8-4
Indoor pictures, 5-7
Information, displaying, 6-10
Installing
batteries, 1-2
memory card, 1-12
PC card adapter, B-7
software, 9-1 to 9-5, 9-7 to 9-8
Instant playback, 2-16
Interval shooting, 3-5 to 3-6
ISO, 5-7 to 5-8, 5-12
J
JPEG, 2-7, 11-2
L
A
Landscape
panoramas, 4-6 to 4-8
subject setting, 2-13
B
Index 8
Language
incorrect, A-7
setting, 7-4
LCD screen
brightness, 7-5
deleting pictures, 6-3 to 6-4
magnifying pictures, 6-7 to 6-8
playing back pictures, 6-1 to 6-11
problems, A-5, A-7
specifications, C-3
taking pictures with, 2-3 to 2-5
too dark, A-5
waking from auto shutoff, 2-4
Leading flash setting, 2-10 to 2-11
Lens
aperture settings, 5-5
problems, A-5
Lens adapter, B-4
Lens cap
attaching, 1-5 to 1-6
removing, 1-6
Lenses, optional, B-4
Licensing software, A-16
Light metering, 5-11
Lighting conditions
bright, 5-12
dim, 5-7, 5-12, A-13
direct, 5-13
excessive, A-13
fluorescent, 5-8, 5-13
portraits, 5-13
sunset/sunrise, 5-8
Lights
camera status, 2-18
photo capture, 2-2, 2-4
Limited warranty, D-5
Lines on pictures, A-14
Locked pictures, deleting, 6-4
Locking pictures, 6-3
Low battery power, checking, 2-17
Low light conditions, 5-7, 5-12
Low volume setting, 7-4
M
Macintosh
capturing screens, 14-9
connecting with USB cable, 9-6
converting pictures, 14-4 to 14-5
installing software, 9-3 to 9-5
A
B
Index 9
Macro mode
problems, A-12
using, 4-4
Magnifying pictures, 6-7 to 6-8
Maintenance, A-1 to A-2
Manual focus, 4-5
Manual mode, description, 1-10
Manuals, using, Intro-3, 9-9
Matrix metering, 5-11
Memory card
dimensions, C-5
formatting, 1-9
full, A-3
installing, 1-12
problems, A-3, A-7, A-9 to A-10
removing, 1-11
uploading images, 14-6
Menus
playback, 6-1 to 6-11
problems, A-5
Shot SETUP, 2-8, 2-11, 2-14
View, 2-3
Messages, Image Expert, 10-6
Metering method, changing, 5-11
Microphone, 2-14
Military time format, 1-8
Minimum system requirements, C-7
Missing menus, A-5
Mode
continuous shooting, 3-3 to 3-4
Full Auto, 1-10
interval shooting, 3-5 to 3-6
Manual, 1-10
manual focus, 4-5
monochrome, 2-11
panorama stitching, 4-6 to 4-8
Program, 1-10
Tiff, 2-8
Monitor, LCD, see LCD screen
Monochrome pictures, taking, 2-11
Motion
continuous shooting, 3-3 to 3-4
video clips, 3-1 to 3-2
Motion JPEG, 3-1 to 3-2
Movie, see Video clip
Multimedia projector, 14-10 to 14-12
Multiple pictures, playing back, 6-2 to 6-3
A
B
Index 10
N
P
Neck strap, attaching, 1-4 to 1-5
Night photos, 5-12
NiMH Power Pak, ordering, Intro-3, B-2
Normal subject setting, 2-13
NTSC, 14-10
PAL, 14-10
Panorama Stitcher
aligning pictures, 13-1 to 13-3
importing pictures, 13-1 to 13-3
installing, 9-1 to 9-5
stitching pictures, 13-3 to 13-6
Panoramas
printing, 13-6
stitching, 4-6 to 4-8, 13-3 to 13-6
viewing, 13-6
VR movies, 13-1, 13-5 to 13-6
Panoramic pictures, 4-6 to 4-8, 13-1 to 13-6
Parts, 1-1
Pasting pictures into documents, 11-3 to 11-4
Pausing
slide show, 6-11
video clip, 6-9
PC card, A-10, B-6 to B-7
PCMCIA, A-10, B-6 to B-7
PDF Image Expert manual, 9-9
Photo capture light, 2-2, 2-4
Photo printers, B-8
Photo processing time, C-4
Photographic specifications, C-3 to C-4
Physical dimensions, C-1
O
On and off, powering camera, 1-7
Optical zoom, 2-2, 2-4, 3-2
Options
AC adapter, Intro-3, 2-17, B-2 to B-3, C-6
batteries, B-2
battery charger, B-2
converter lenses, B-4
external flash, A-4
filters, 5-12, B-4
flash, B-5 to B-6
PC card adapter, B-6 to B-7
photo printers, B-8
tripod, using, B-4
Outdoor pictures, 2-13
Overexposed pictures, 5-4, A-13
A
B
Index 11
Picture counter, 2-18
Pictures
black and white, 2-11
blurry, A-12
close-ups, 4-4
converting, 11-2
copying, 11-3 to 11-4
dark, A-13
deleting, 2-16, 6-3 to 6-4, 10-5, 11-6
displaying information, 6-10
distorted on computer, A-11
downloading, 10-1 to 10-5, B-7
drag and drop, 11-4 to 11-5, A-11
importing, 11-2
incorrect captured area, A-14
light, A-13
locking, 6-3
magnifying, 6-7 to 6-8
missing, A-9
missing sections, A-14
panoramic, 4-6 to 4-8
pasting, 11-3 to 11-4
playing back, 2-16, 6-1 to 6-11
printing, 12-1 to 12-4
problems, A-11 to A-14
problems taking, A-3, A-6
Pictures (continued)
slide shows, 6-11
slow processing, A-4
taking with LCD screen, 2-3 to 2-5
taking with viewfinder, 2-1 to 2-2
transferring from camera, 11-5 to 11-7
unlocking, 6-3
uploading, 14-6
zoom, digital, 4-3
Pictures remaining, incorrect, A-6
Placing photos in documents, 11-2
Playing back
audio, 6-6, 6-11, 14-10 to 14-12
video clips, 6-8 to 6-10, 14-10 to 14-12
Playing back pictures
as a slide show, 6-11
deleting, 6-3 to 6-4
from Confirmation screen, 2-16
from View menu, 2-6
multiple, 6-2 to 6-3
on a video output device, 14-10 to 14-12
one by one, 6-2
A
B
Index 12
Port
AUDIO IN on video device, 14-11
AV Out, 14-11
USB, 9-6
VIDEO IN on video device, 14-11
Portrait subject setting, 2-13
Portraits, 5-13
Power
AC adapter, 2-17, C-5, C-6
battery, see Batteries
camera specifications, C-2
optional AC adapter, B-2 to B-3
problems, A-3
POWER button, 1-7
Power off, setting, 7-2 to 7-3
Power Pak, ordering, Intro-3, B-2
Precautions, safety, D-1 to D-2
Presentations
converting, 14-7 to 14-9
using camera for, 14-1 to 14-12
Preview, LCD screen, 2-3
PRINT Image Matching
adjusting settings, 8-3 to 8-4
brightness, 8-3 to 8-4
compatible printers, B-8
description, 8-2
deselecting photos, 8-2 to 8-3
index print, 8-4
selecting photos, 8-2 to 8-3
sharpness, 8-3 to 8-4
Printers, photo, B-8
Printing
album, 12-3 to 12-4
Image Expert, 12-1 to 12-4
image size, 12-4
multiple photos, 12-3 to 12-4
problems, A-11
single photo, 12-1 to 12-2
A
B
Index 13
Problems
batteries, A-3, A-3 to A-8
blurry viewfinder, A-4
camera, A-3 to A-7
can’t take picture, A-3
color, A-11
CompactFlash memory card, A-9 to A-10
connection, A-7 to A-8
copy and paste, A-9
dark LCD screen, A-5
date and time, A-14
downloading, A-9
drag and drop, A-8
external flash, A-4
flash, A-4 to A-5
focus, A-12
importing, A-9
LCD screen, A-5
lens, A-5
memory card, A-3
missing pictures, A-9
missing video clips, A-9
overexposed pictures, A-13
picture, A-11 to A-14
playing pictures on television, A-7
power, A-3
Problems (continued)
settings, A-6
slow image processing, A-4
software, A-7 to A-10
sound, A-7
status display panel, A-5, A-6
underexposed pictures, A-13
uploading, A-10
video clips, A-7, A-10, A-14
Processing time, A-4
Program mode
description, 1-10
using programmed subject settings, 2-13
Projector, 14-10 to 14-12
Protecting pictures, 6-3
Q
Quick playback, 2-6
Quick playback and delete, 2-16
QuickTime
capturing movies, 3-1 to 3-2
installing, 9-1 to 9-5
Movie problems, A-10
movies, 10-4, 11-8
VR Player, 13-1, 13-5 to 13-6
A
B
Index 14
R
S
RAM, system requirements, C-7
Recordings, audio
adding, 2-14 to 2-15, 6-5
converting, 14-2 to 14-5
deleting, 6-6 to 6-7
downloading to computer, 10-1 to 10-5
playing back, 2-16, 6-6
playing in slide show, 6-11
uploading, 14-6
Recordings, video see Video clip
Red-eye reduction, 2-10, 5-13
Reflected light, A-14
Remaining pictures, 2-18
Removing memory card, 1-11
Resolution, 2-7 to 2-8
Restarting
slide show, 6-11
video clip, 6-9
Reversing video clip playback, 6-8
Rewinding video clips, 6-9
Rotating slide show pictures, 6-11
Safety
instructions, D-1 to D-2
specifications, C-3
Screen captures
Macintosh, 14-9
Windows, 14-7 to 14-9
Screen, LCD see LCD screen
selecting photos, 8-2 to 8-3
Self timer, using, 2-12
Sensitivity
problems, A-6
setting, 5-7 to 5-8, 5-12
Sequences
capturing, 3-3 to 3-4
Service, A-15 to A-16
Setting up camera, 1-1 to 7-5
A
B
Index 15
Settings
adjusting, 7-1 to 7-5
alert sounds, 7-3
automatic power off, 7-2 to 7-3
broadcast signal, 14-10
camera dial, 1-7
camera volume, 7-4
color/black and white, 2-11
date and time, 1-8, 7-1 to 7-2
display panel, 2-17 to 2-18
exposure, 5-2 to 5-6
flash, 2-9 to 2-11
focus, 4-5
image quality, 2-7 to 2-8
language, 7-4, A-7
LCD brightness, 7-5
macro mode, 4-4
metering, 5-11
monochrome, 2-11
panoramic pictures, 4-6 to 4-8
problems, A-6
programmed subject settings, 2-13
sensitivity, 5-7 to 5-8
shutter speed and aperture, 5-4 to 5-6
time and date, 7-1 to 7-2
user mode, 1-10
Settings (continued)
viewfinder, 2-2
viewing in playback mode, 6-10
white balance, 5-8 to 5-10
Shady conditions, 5-12
Sharpness, 8-3 to 8-4
Shot SETUP menu, 2-8, 2-11, 2-14
Shutter
adjusting speed, 5-4 to 5-6
click sound, 7-3
locking settings, 2-2, 2-4
predefined exposure adjustments, 5-2 to 5-3
priority, 5-6
problems, A-4
setting delay, 2-12
snapping, 2-2, 2-5
Signal, broadcast, 14-10, A-7
Size
camera, C-1
image, 2-7 to 2-8, 12-4
Sleep mode, 2-4, 7-2 to 7-3
A
B
Index 16
Slide show
pausing, 6-11
playing pictures, 6-11
playing sounds, 6-11
restarting, 6-11
rotating pictures, 6-11
stopping, 6-11
Slow shutter, A-4
Slow synchronized flash, 2-10, 5-12
Slow transfer, A-9
Software
File Converter, 14-2 to 14-5
Image Expert, 10-3 to 10-6, 11-3 to 11-7, 12-1 to 12-4
included on CD-ROM, Intro-2
installing, 9-1 to 9-5, 9-7 to 9-8
licensing, A-16
Panorama Stitcher, 13-1 to 13-6
problems, A-7 to A-10
QuickTime, 11-8
Sound
adding, 2-14 to 2-15, 6-5
camera alerts, 7-3
converting, 14-2 to 14-5
deleting, 6-6 to 6-7
downloading to computer, 10-1 to 10-5
in interval shots, 3-6
Sound (continued)
in video clips, 3-2
playing back, 2-16, 6-6
playing in slide show, 6-11
problems, A-7
uploading, 14-6
volume setting on camera, 7-4
Specifications
AC adapter, C-6
battery charger, C-5
environmental, C-3
memory card, C-5
photographic, C-3 to C-4
physical dimensions, C-1
power, C-2
safety, C-3
technical, C-2
Sports subject setting, 2-13
Spot metering, 5-11, 5-13
Standard image quality, 2-7
Status display panel
problems, A-5, A-6
reading, 2-17 to 2-18
Status light, camera, 2-18
Stitching panoramas, 4-6 to 4-8, 13-1 to 13-6
Storage driver, USB, 9-1 to 9-3, 10-1 to 10-2, 14-6
Index 17
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Storing camera, A-2
Strap, attaching, 1-4 to 1-5
Subject
freezing, 2-10 to 2-11
portraits, 5-13
settings, 2-13
Sunlight
afternoon, 5-13
bright, 5-12
cloudy conditions, 5-12
morning, 5-13
shady, 5-12
sunrise/sunset, 5-8, 5-12
Super fine image quality, 2-7
Support, A-15 to A-16
S-Video, A-7
System requirements
Macintosh, C-7
Windows, C-7
T
Taking pictures
using the flash, 2-9 to 2-11
with the LCD screen, 2-3 to 2-5
with the timer, 2-12
with the viewfinder, 2-1 to 2-2
Technical specifications, C-2
Technical support, A-15 to A-16
Telephoto
optional lenses, B-4
setting, 2-2, 2-4, 3-2
Television, 14-10 to 14-12, A-7
Thumbnails, playing back, 6-2 to 6-3
Tiff
files, 11-2
problems, A-4, A-6
setting, 2-8
Time and date
problems, A-6, A-14
setting, 1-8, 7-1 to 7-2
Time lapse pictures, 3-5 to 3-6
Timer, using, 2-12, 3-4
Trailing flash setting, 2-10 to 2-11
Transfer rate, A-9
Transferring
error message, A-8
files to computer, 10-1 to 10-5, 11-7
too slow, A-9
using PC card adapter, B-7
Tripod, attaching, B-4
Troubleshooting, A-3 to A-14
Turning camera on/off, 1-7
A
B
Index 18
TV, 14-10 to 14-12, A-7
Two-step shutter, 2-2, 2-4
U
Uncompressed Tiff, 2-8
Underexposed pictures, 5-4, A-13
Unlocking pictures, 6-3
Unpacking the camera, 1-1
Uploading
files, 14-6
problems, A-10
USB
camera port, 9-6
connecting cable, 9-6
hub, 9-6
problems, A-8, A-10
storage driver, 9-1 to 9-3, 10-1 to 10-2, 14-6
system requirements, C-7
Windows 98 driver, 9-7 to 9-8
User mode, 1-10
V
VCR, 14-10 to 14-12, A-7
Video cable, 14-10 to 14-12, A-7
Video card, A-11
Video clip
changing playback speed, 6-9
deleting, 6-10
digital zooming, 3-2
downloading to computer, 10-1 to 10-5
fast forwarding, 6-9
format, 11-8
frame-by-frame playback, 6-9
pausing, 6-9
playing back, 6-8 to 6-10
playing backward, 6-8
playing forward, 6-8
problems, A-4, A-7, A-9, A-10, A-14
recording, 3-1 to 3-2
restarting, 6-9
rewinding, 6-9
sideways, A-14
VIDEO IN port on video device, 14-11
Video mode, A-7
Video output, 14-10 to 14-12
Videotaping pictures, 14-12
View menu, 2-3
Viewfinder
adjusting focus, 7-5
settings menu, 2-2
taking pictures with, 2-1 to 2-2
A
B
Index 19
Virtual reality scenes, 13-1
Voice recordings
adding, 2-14 to 2-15, 6-5
converting, 14-2 to 14-5
deleting, 6-6 to 6-7
downloading to computer, 10-1 to 10-5
in interval shots, 3-6
in video clips, 3-2
playing back, 2-16, 6-6
playing in slideshow, 6-11
uploading, 14-6
Volume, setting, 7-4
VR panoramas, 13-5 to 13-6
W
Windows
capturing screens, 14-7 to 14-9
connecting with USB cable, 9-6
converting pictures, 14-2 to 14-3
installing software, 9-2 to 9-4, 9-7 to 9-8
system requirements, C-7
USB problems, A-10
World Wide Web, A-15
Z
Zoom
digital, 3-2, 4-3
optical, 2-2, 2-4, 3-2
playback mode, 6-7 to 6-8
video clip, 3-2
Waking camera, 2-4, 6-11
Warranty, D-5
Weight, camera, C-1
White balance
adjusting, 5-8 to 5-10
custom, 5-10
fixed, 5-8
problems, A-6
user-defined setting, 5-10
Wide angle, 2-2, 2-4, 3-2, 4-4
optional lenses, B-4
A
B
Index 20