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Photo!2, and Solar Assist are trademarks of Epson America, Inc.
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Your new EPSON PhotoPC 750Z is a high resolution,
easy-to-use digital camera with a built-in LCD screen and
3× optical zoom. You can view your pictures before and after
you capture them and transfer them to your computer.
This guide gives you the basics on setting up and using your
new PhotoPC 750Z.
For detailed instructions on using advanced camera features
and working with your software, see your User’s Guide.
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Contents
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Getting Ready to Use the Camera
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 750Z
Identifying Camera Parts
Using Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Charging Batteries
Installing Batteries
Battery Options
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attaching the Lens Cover
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1-2
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1-6
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1-10
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Setting Up Your Software
Installing Your PhotoPC 750Z Software
Installing for Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT 4.0
Installing for Windows NT 3.51
Installing on a Macintosh
Making Windows Diskettes
Making Macintosh Diskettes
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2-1
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-3
Installing the Image Expert CE Demo
System Requirements
Installing the Image Expert CE Demo
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2-3
2-4
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Taking Pictures
Getting Ready to Take Pictures
Turning the Camera On and Off
Setting the Language and the Camera’s Clock
Using the CompactFlash Memory Card
Installing Your Memory Card
Formatting Your Memory Card
Removing Your Memory Card
Using the Display Panel
Checking the Battery
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
Checking the Picture Counter
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Using Basic Camera Features
Setting Image Quality and Color Mode
Standard
Fine
Super Fine
HyPict
Monochrome Fine
Monochrome Super Fine
Monochrome HyPict
Storing Pictures
Using the Flash
Taking Pictures With the Timer
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Playing Back and Saving Pictures
Playing Back Photos
Playing Back Pictures One by One
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
Saving Your Pictures
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
Transferring Photos With Image Expert
Index
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5-1
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Getting Ready to Use the Camera
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efore you can start using your PhotoPC 750Z, you
need to charge the batteries. You should also be familiar
with all the camera components.
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 750Z
Make sure you have all the parts shown below.
This chapter describes the following:
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Unpacking your PhotoPC 750Z
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Identifying camera parts
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Using rechargeable NiMH batteries
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Attaching the wrist strap and lens cover
NOTE
camera
battery charger
lens cover
wrist strap
rechargeable
batteries
software
Read all safety instructions in this book and in your User’s Guide
CompactFlash
card (8MB)
camera bag
before setting up or using the camera.
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PC serial
cable
video cable
Mac/Direct Print
serial cable
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Identifying Camera Parts
shutter button
memory
card
cover
camera dial
battery cover
tripod socket
flash
timer light
viewfinder
lens
front view
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connector
cover
bottom view
battery
cover lock
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viewfinder
and status
light
display panel
camera dial
camera dial
lock
flash
button
shutter
button
image
quality
button
zoom switch
Solar Assist
switch
ESC
button
button
button
display
panel
timer
button
camera
dial
Function
button
Mode
button
LCD screen
back view
SEL (select)
button
hand strap
holder
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top view
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Using Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Your PhotoPC 750Z comes with four rechargeable NiMH
batteries and a pocket-size charger. These batteries can be
recharged hundreds of times. Before you install them in your
camera for the first time, you need to charge them
completely three times.
NOTE
New batteries need to be fully charged three times before you
WARNING
Shock hazard. Make sure you use the charger only with EPSON
rechargeable NiMH batteries (model EU-24). To avoid the danger
of leakage or explosion, do not place any other batteries in the
charger. Read all safety and handling instructions here and in your
User’s Guide before using the charger.
Note the following when charging batteries:
◗
Do not insert batteries backwards.
◗
Do not open the cover while battery charger lights are
on.
for a full charge.
◗
Do not use near water or handle with wet hands. For
indoor use only.
Charging Batteries
◗
Do not use within reach of children.
It’s important to fully charge your batteries, so they will last
as long as possible before they need recharging.
◗
Do not charge the batteries using an electrical outlet on
an airplane.
use them. This process takes approximately five or six hours—
but you only need to do it once. When you need to recharge your
batteries in the future, it takes approximately two and a half hours
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Follow these steps to charge your batteries for the first time:
Lift up the cover of the charger and insert all four
batteries, positioning the + and – ends as shown. Then
close the cover firmly.
+
+
+
+
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2
3
Turn the charger over and flip the two prongs out of
their compartment.
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Plug the charger into an electrical outlet. Both lights
turn red, indicating that the charger is working. When
the batteries are charged, after about two and a half
hours, the lights go off.
NOTE
The charger lights flash to indicate changes in battery
temperature and voltage. If the lights continue to flash for
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more than half an hour, the batteries may be damaged or
worn out, and should be replaced. Unplug the charger if the
batteries are not fully charged after four hours.
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Now charge your batteries again by opening and then
closing the charger. The second charge should take
about two and a half hours.
5
Charge the batteries a third time by opening and closing
the charger again. This charge should take about
20 minutes.
6
After you have charged the batteries three times and
both lights are off, unplug the charger. To avoid
overcharging, don’t leave the charger plugged in for long
periods of time after the lights go off.
Be sure to charge the batteries completely to make them last
as long as possible. They can be recharged hundreds of times,
so do not dispose of them until they are worn out.
NOTE
Keep the charger terminals clean by wiping them with a dry cloth.
Make sure you charge all four batteries before you use them. If
you find that your batteries run out faster after you recharge them
a few times, make sure you discharge them completely before
recharging. If this doesn’t help, replace the batteries.
Installing Batteries
7
Wait one hour until the batteries cool before removing
them from the charger.
Before you install the batteries, make sure the camera is
turned off.
8
Before storing the charger, press down on the prongs to
lock the plug into place.
1
(For subsequent charges of your NiMH rechargeable
batteries, follow steps 1 through 3, then unplug the charger
and follow steps 7 and 8 above.)
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Turn the camera upside down with the LCD screen
facing away from you.
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3
Slide the battery cover lock from Lock to Open.
4
Insert all four batteries into the compartment,
positioning the + and – ends as shown:
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Lift the cover up and away from the camera.
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Close the battery cover and hold it down while sliding
the battery cover lock from Open to Lock.
Battery Options
If you forget to charge your rechargeable NiMH batteries or
if they need to be replaced, the PhotoPC 750Z camera can
also accept the following:
◗
Rechargeable AA NiCad batteries
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Single-use AA alkaline batteries (Panasonic Alkaline, or
Duracell Ultra recommended)
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Single-use AA lithium batteries (longer life, Energizer
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’s circuits. Read all safety and handling instructions before
using batteries.
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Note the following when handling batteries:
◗
Use only the EPSON battery charger (Model EU-23) to
charge the batteries that came with your camera.
◗
Use the batteries that came with your camera only in
EPSON digital cameras.
◗
Do not use manganese batteries.
◗
Do not mix different types of batteries; this can cause
fire or explosion.
◗
Replace all four batteries at the same time. Do not mix
old and new batteries.
◗
Batteries that have not been used for a long time do not
charge well. However, with regular use, the batteries will
return to normal.
◗
Batteries discharge at least 2% per day, whether they are
used or not.
◗
If the batteries are charged in a hot environment, or if
they are charged repeatedly without being discharged,
they will wear out more quickly.
◗
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.
◗
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.
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Attaching the Wrist Strap
Attaching the Lens Cover
To attach the wrist strap, loop the strap around the holder on
the side of the camera as shown below.
To attach the lens cover, loop the lens strap around and
through the section of the wrist strap that is connected to the
camera, as shown.
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Setting Up Your Software
Your PhotoPC 750Z comes with everything you need to
All programs (except Direct Print) are installed in the
transfer your pictures from the camera to your computer,
and to organize, enhance, and share your images.
PhotoPC 750Z folder. There is also a demo version of Image
Expert™ CE included on the CD-ROM. (See page 2-3.)
Installing Your PhotoPC 750Z
Software
The included CD-ROM has these applications for your
Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh:
NOTE
After you install your software, you can run the Image Expert
Quick Tour to learn more about your camera. See page 5-8 for
instructions. If you are using Windows NT 3.51 or Macintosh,
you can see the Quick Tour on the EPSON website at
www.epson.com.
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Sierra Imaging Image Expert™
◗
EPSON Photo!2™ TWAIN and standalone application
◗
EPSON Photo File Uploader
Installing for Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT 4.0
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EPSON Photo Program Uploader
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EPSON Direct Print (to load onto the camera)
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. The install program
starts automatically. If it doesn’t start automatically,
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double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.
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Click Install Image Expert.
Making Windows Diskettes
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Follow the instructions on the screen.
If you want to install the software on a computer that doesn’t
have a CD-ROM drive, you can create installation diskettes.
Installing for Windows NT 3.51
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive.
2
In the Program Manager, select Run from the File
menu.
3
Before you start, make sure you have 7 blank, formatted
diskettes (19 if you want to include the Quick Tour).
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Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. The install program
starts automatically. If it doesn’t start automatically,
double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
Type D:\SETUP. If your CD-ROM drive is not
CD-ROM icon.
drive D, substitute the correct letter. Then click OK.
In the Windows NT 3.51 Program Manager, select
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Select Install Image Expert and follow the
Run from the File menu. Type D:\SETUP. If your
instructions on the screen.
CD-ROM drive is not drive D, substitute the correct
letter. Then click OK.
Installing on a Macintosh
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive.
2
Click Make Image Expert Disks.
2
Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3
Select your operating system and diskette drive and
3
Double-click the Install PhotoPC 750Z icon. Click
Continue and follow the instructions on the screen.
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click OK. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Making Macintosh Diskettes
If you want to install the software on a computer that doesn’t
have a CD-ROM drive, you can use either Disk Copy 6.2 or
the DropImage program on your CD-ROM to make
diskettes. Before you start, make sure you have 10 blank,
formatted diskettes.
To use Disk Copy 6.2, double-click the file named
Make Floppies and follow the instructions on the screen.
The Image Expert disk image files are located in the Disk
Images folder on the CD-ROM.
Or, use the DropImage program:
1
Open the Disk Images folder on your CD-ROM.
2
Drag the file Disk1.image onto DropImage 1.0. An
icon for Disk 1 appears on your desktop.
3
Insert a blank, formatted diskette in your drive and
change its name to Image Expert 1.
4
Drag the Disk 1 icon onto the Image Expert 1 icon. If
you are asked to confirm the copy, click Yes.
5
When the copy finishes, drag both icons to the trash.
Your Macintosh ejects the diskette.
6
Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each disk image file.
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Installing the Image Expert CE Demo
Included on your PhotoPC 750Z CD-ROM is a demo
version of Image Expert CE: a convenient, easy-to-use
imaging application for your Windows CE 2.0-based
Handheld PC (H/PC). Image Expert CE offers truly mobile
imaging in a small, lightweight package. You can view and
organize JPEG images from your camera on your H/PC as
well as annotate them. You can share images with others as a
slideshow on the built-in display or an external monitor, via
email, beaming them from one H/PC to another, or by auto
synchronizing your H/PC to your desktop system.
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System Requirements
Image Expert CE requires:
◗
Any H/PC running Microsoft Windows CE 2.0 or later
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1.5MB available memory on your H/PC (for the
program and image samples)
Installing the Image Expert CE Demo
1 Connect your H/PC to your desktop, and establish
communication between the devices.
2
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. The install program
should start automatically. If it doesn’t, double-click
My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM
icon.
3
Click Install Image Expert CE Demo and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Image Expert installs the necessary files. It creates an
Image Expert program folder that you can access
through the Start Menu and a shortcut on the desktop.
2-4
For more information and to purchase the full version of
Image Expert CE, visit the Sierra Imaging website at
www.sierraimaging.com.
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Taking Pictures
Getting Ready to Take Pictures
Before you can take pictures with PhotoPC 750Z, you need
to turn on the camera, set the language and clock, and learn
how to read the settings on the display panel.
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To prevent damage to the lens, replace the lens cover when you
aren’t using the camera.
.
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn the camera on, remove the lens cover, slide down the
camera dial lock, and rotate the camera dial to On or View,
as shown in the illustration on the right. The lens moves out
and the display panel on the top of the camera lights up. If
you turned it to View, the LCD screen comes on. The status
light on the back of the camera flashes for a few seconds.
When it turns green, the camera is ready to take pictures.
camera dial
camera dial lock
A
To turn off the camera, rotate the camera dial to the Off
position and replace the camera dial lock. The lens retracts
and the display panel turns off.
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Setting the Language and the Camera’s
Clock
camera dial
camera
dial lock
Before you use the camera, you need to set the language and
clock. Then the camera will automatically record the date
and time for each picture you take.
ESC
button
NOTE
You can also set the camera’s clock through your computer. See
page 5-4 for instructions on connecting the camera to your
computer, and page 6-10 of your User’s Guide for instructions on
setting the date and time.
SEL
button
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3-2
Slide the camera dial lock down and turn the camera dial
to View.
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You see a message asking you to set the language and
then you see the language setting screen:
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4
Press the SEL button. The year setting is saved and the
month setting is highlighted.
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Adjust the month, day, hour, minute, and date format
settings as described above until they are correctly
adjusted and saved.
Press the ESC button to choose English.
After you finish setting the clock and press the SEL
button, your screen returns to view mode.
Press the SEL button.
You see the clock setting screen, with the year setting
highlighted in red:
3
5
You see a message asking you to set the clock.
3
If necessary, press the
button to increase the
number or the
button to decrease the number,
until the year is correct.
7
Turn the camera dial Off.
NOTE
You need to set the clock each time you replace the batteries.
The camera does not keep the date and time without battery
A
power.
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Using the CompactFlash Memory
Card
Your camera comes with 4MB of internal memory and an
8MB CompactFlash memory card that increases the number
of pictures you can take at one time. You can also purchase
additional memory cards (4MB to 64MB), available from
leading suppliers like Lexar Media™ and SanDisk. See
Appendix A in your User’s Guide for more information.
NOTE
When a memory card is installed, you may notice a brief delay
between the time you press the shutter button and when the
camera beeps. To avoid blurring your images, make sure you hold
the camera still until it beeps.
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Installing Your Memory Card
Make sure the camera dial is turned Off before you install the
card.
1
Turn your camera over so its LCD screen is facing up
and the bottom is facing you. Flip the memory card
cover open, as shown.
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3
Insert your memory card and slide it all the way into the
slot.
This applies to the memory card only, and does not
indicate whether you have photos in the camera’s
internal memory.
3
2
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
3
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu
. Then press the SEL button to
display the menu options, as shown below:
4
Press the
or
highlighted.
5
Press the SEL button. A message appears stating that all
data on the card will be erased and asking you to
confirm the procedure.
Close the memory card cover.
Next, you need to format the card. Follow the steps below.
Formatting Your Memory Card
You should format your card before you use it. Follow these
steps:
1
Set the camera dial to Play. If you haven’t used the
memory card, you may see the following message:
button until Format Card is
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Press the SEL button again to format the card and
return to the Photo Control menu.
Press ESC until you return to normal playback mode. Now,
your pictures are stored in the card’s memory instead of the
camera’s internal memory. If the card’s memory is full, you
can remove it and take pictures with the internal memory.
2
Flip the memory card cover open.
3
Press the Eject button, then pull the card the rest of the
way out by hand.
eject
button
Removing Your Memory Card
Make sure your camera is turned Off before you remove
the card.
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3-6
Turn your camera over so its LCD screen is facing up
and the bottom is facing you.
See Chapter 8 in your User’s Guide for instructions on
copying photos from the camera to a card and from a card to
the camera, and using a card with a PCMCIA adapter.
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Using the Display Panel
The display panel shows the camera’s current settings and
the number of pictures remaining.
You need to recharge or replace the batteries or use the AC
adapter when you see the low battery icon. Although you
may be able to use the camera with low batteries, it needs full
battery power to operate reliably.
3
.
pictures
remaining
image
quality
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 1-4 for battery use instructions.
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
exposure
timer
flash
mode
low battery
icon
Checking the Battery
When your battery power is almost out, the low
battery icon appears on the display panel. The icon
flashes when your battery power is completely out.
You can capture an image with PhotoPC 750Z as you would
with any point-and-shoot auto-focus camera: look through
the optical viewfinder and snap the two-step shutter.
However, you can also use the LCD screen to preview your
picture. See page 3-9 for instructions on using the LCD
screen.
1
Make sure you are at least 32 inches (80 cm) away from
your subject. (If you want to get closer, use macro mode
as described on page 1-2 in your User’s Guide.)
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Slide the camera dial lock down and turn the camera dial
to On and wait until the status light turns green.
3
Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject within the cross-hairs.
4
Move the zoom control up to get closer or down to get
further from your subject.
shutter
button
viewfinder
and status
light
zoom control
3-8
5
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus.
The status light changes from green to orange. While
you hold the shutter button down, you can reframe your
picture and move your subject off-center if you want.
6
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take
the picture.
7
Hold the camera still until it beeps and the status light
starts flashing red.
The flashing red light indicates that the camera has captured
the image and is processing it.
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CAUTION
If you set the camera down while the light is still flashing, make
sure you handle it carefully. The camera may lose your image if
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.
3
you set it down too hard.
1
When the light stops flashing and turns green, the image is
saved and you can take another picture. Saved images remain
in memory for at least a year, even when the camera is turned
off and the batteries are removed.
Remove the lens cap and turn the camera dial to the
View position.
NOTE
Remember that the camera shuts off automatically after
60 seconds. To turn the camera back on, press the shutter button
all the way down. You can also “wake up” the camera by turning
the camera dial Off and then turning it On again.
If you are outdoors, flip down the Solar Assist™ panel to
save battery power by lighting the screen with direct
sunlight.
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LCD screen
Solar Assist
panel switch
zoom
control
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus.
The status light changes from green to orange, and a
small green circle appears in the upper right corner of
the screen. While you hold the shutter button down,
you can reframe your picture and move your subject offcenter if you want.
You see a preview of your picture on the LCD screen,
with icons indicating the image quality setting , and
the number of pictures you can take. (See Chapter 4 for
more information about image quality settings.)
2
Center your subject on the screen and move the zoom
control up to get closer or down to get further from your
subject.
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4
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take
the picture.
5
Hold the camera still until it beeps and the status light
starts flashing red.
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NOTE
The LCD screen uses up battery power quickly. If it is idle for
more than 30 seconds, the camera turns off automatically. To
turn it back on, press the shutter button down or turn the camera
dial to Off and then back to View. If you want the camera to turn
When the camera’s memory is full, the number of pictures
remaining is 0. The status light on the back of the camera
turns red. When you press the shutter button, you can’t take
a picture and the LCD screen shows a message saying that
the camera is full.
3
off after you capture a picture with the LCD screen (to save even
more power), you can change the power save mode. See page
6-12 in your User’s Guide.
Checking the Picture Counter
The large number in the center of the display panel (on top
of the camera) shows how many additional pictures you can
take. This number depends on your image quality and
special format settings.
pictures
remaining
To free up some of the camera’s memory, you can play back
your pictures on the LCD screen and erase the ones you
don’t want to save (see page 5-3 for instructions). If you are
using a higher resolution, you may also be able to take some
standard resolution pictures (see page 4-1 for information on
using image quality modes).
If you want to save your pictures and then erase them, you
need to connect the camera to your computer and transfer
the images, as described on page 5-4. You can also use an
optional IOMEGA Clik!™ drive for portable storage. See
Appendix A in your User’s Guide.
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B
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4
Using Basic Camera Features
Setting Image Quality and Color
Mode
PhotoPC 750Z has several image quality (resolution)
settings: four for color pictures and three for black and white
pictures. Press the image quality button on top of the camera
to cycle from one setting to the other. You must enable
HyPict™ and Monochrome HyPict modes before you can
use them. See page 1-10 in your User’s Guide.
image quality
button
4
The image quality icons appear on the display panel as
shown below.
Standard
Produces color images at 640 × 480 pixels. The camera’s
memory and CompactFlash card hold approximately
178 pictures, but the image size is smaller and includes less
detail when enlarged. This setting is good for pictures that
are viewed on screen or on the Web.
Fine
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels, with
moderate compression. Your pictures include ample
detail, and the camera’s memory and CompactFlash card
hold approximately 54 pictures.
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Super Fine
Monochrome Super Fine
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels with low
compression. Your pictures include greater detail,
and the camera’s memory and CompactFlash card hold
approximately 26 pictures. With less compression, Super
Fine images are better for enlarging.
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960
pixels with low compression. Your pictures include
greater detail, and the camera’s memory and CompactFlash
card hold approximately 26 pictures. With less compression,
Monochrome Super Fine images (like those in color) are
better for enlarging.
HyPict
Produces color images at 1600 × 1200 pixels
(interpolated) with low compression. Your pictures
include excellent detail and the camera’s memory and
CompactFlash card hold approximately 16 pictures. These
images are best for enlarging for 8" × 10" prints.
Monochrome HyPict
Produces black and white images at 1600 × 1200
pixels (interpolated) with low compression. Your
pictures include excellent detail and the camera’s memory
and CompactFlash card hold approximately 16 pictures.
These images are best for enlarging for 8" × 10" prints.
Monochrome Fine
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960 pixels,
with moderate compression. Your pictures include
ample detail, and the camera’s memory and CompactFlash
card hold approximately 54 pictures.
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Fine image quality is sufficient for most purposes. Use
Super Fine or HyPict if you need maximum detail (in
enlargements, for example). Note that Super Fine image files
and HyPict image files can be more than twice the size of
Fine quality image files. Higher quality images also take
longer for the camera to process. In HyPict mode, it takes
the camera approximately 20 seconds to process the image.
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Storing Pictures
NOTE
You need to remove the CompactFlash memory card from
the camera before you can use its internal memory to store
images. (See page 1-10 for instructions.) You can increase
your camera’s storage capacity by replacing the 8MB
CompactFlash card with a larger one. See Appendix A in
your User’s Guide for more information.
The camera holds the following numbers of pictures in each
image quality mode:
Camera’s 4MB
Internal
Memory
8MB Lexar
Media Memory
Card
Total for 12MB
Internal
Memory and
8MB Card
Standard
50
128
178
Fine
15
39
54
Super Fine
7
19
26
HyPict
4
12
16
You can mix pictures of varying quality in the camera; the
camera’s image capacity will vary accordingly. Depending on the
content of your pictures, your camera may hold more than the
4
numbers shown above. As long as the display panel shows a
number other than zero, you can continue taking pictures.
Using the Flash
The camera’s built-in flash is effective within a range of
8 inches to 8 feet (20 cm to 2.3 m). Press the flash button to
cycle through the three flash settings.
An icon for each setting appears on the display panel as
shown below:
Auto
The flash goes off automatically whenever it’s needed
for adequate lighting (factory setting).
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B
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Forced Flash
The flash goes off with every picture you take. Use this
setting to compensate for backlighting; for example,
when you are facing a light source.
TIP
When you are using the flash off setting, hold the camera steady
to avoid capturing blurry images.
When you’re taking pictures outdoors, make sure the sun is at
Flash Off
The flash is disabled, even when adequate lighting is
not available. Use this setting for special effects,
where flash photography is prohibited, or for macro mode
close-ups.
your back. In very bright light (at the beach or in snow, for
example), your pictures may come out too light. You can use the
manual exposure setting to darken an image before you capture
it. See page 1-14 in your User’s Guide for instructions.
Alternatively, you can use Image Expert or other image editing
software to correct over-exposure problems after you take the
After you take a flash picture, the icon blinks until the flash is
fully recharged. Your flash setting remains in effect even after
you turn off the camera.
picture.
When you’re taking pictures at night, you can use the slow
synchronized flash mode to light up the background as well as
your subject. See page 1-17 in your User’s Guide for details.
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Taking Pictures With the Timer
3
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.
1
Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page A-2 in your User’s Guide for information on
attaching the camera to a tripod.)
2
Turn on the camera and wait until the status light turns
green.
Press the timer button. The timer icon
the display panel.
appears on
timer
button
4
Press the shutter button. The timer icon and the red
timer light on the front of the camera flash slowly for
8 seconds. Then they flash rapidly for 2 seconds before
the shutter is released.
4
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The camera beeps when the image is captured. The
status light on the back of the camera flashes red as the
PhotoPC 750Z processes the image. When the status
light stops flashing and turns green, you can take
another picture.
5
4-6
To turn off the timer, press the timer button again or
turn off the camera.
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5
Playing Back and Saving Pictures
2
Playing Back Photos
1
Slide down the camera dial lock and turn the camera dial
to Play. The last photo you took appears on the LCD.
To access the screen menus, press the SEL button. Blue
menu icons appear at the top of the screen with the
currently selected menu displayed in orange.
5
The settings for this menu are displayed on the screen, as
shown:
camera dial
camera
dial
lock
3
Press the
and
other menus.
buttons to view the settings for
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Slide Show (play back pictures
You can choose from the following menus:
automatically). See page 2-5 in your User’s
Guide for instructions.
Settings (date, time, beep, LCD brightness,
and power-save mode). See pages 6-6 to 6-12 in
your User’s Guide for more information.
Software (print directly from the camera or
remove the Direct Print program). See
Chapter 9 in your User’s Guide for instructions.
Information (turn off the display of
information on played-back pictures). See
page 2-5 in your User’s Guide for instructions.
Language (select language for LCD display
and menus). See page 6-12 in your User’s Guide
for instructions.
Playback Mode (one at a time or groups of
9 images). See page 2-4 in your User’s Guide for
instructions.
4
To exit the menus, press the ESC button until the menu
icons and settings disappear. (Depending on the menu,
you may have to press this button several times to return
to playback mode.)
5
When you’re finished with playback mode, turn the
camera dial Off.
Magnification (zoom in on a picture and view
it in sections). See page 2-6 in your User’s Guide
for instructions.
Photo Control (erase, lock, display memory
information, or work with flash memory cards).
See pages 2-7 to 2-12 and Chapter 8 in your User’s
Guide for instructions.
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Playing Back Pictures One by One
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
When you set the camera dial to Play, you see the last
picture you took on the LCD screen, along with the date,
time, and picture information:
Make sure the camera is set to Play and the image you want
to erase is displayed.
1
date and
time
Hold down the Function button and press the ESC
button.
5
You see the following message on the LCD screen:
image quality
6
frame
number
2
Press the SEL button to erase the picture.
number of photos taken
Press the
button to display the earliest picture
taken. You can continue pressing the button to view
your pictures in order. Press
to move backward
through your pictures.
You can also erase all the images in your camera at once or
select multiple images. See Chapter 2 in your User’s Guide.
A
NOTE
If you try to erase a locked photo
, you see a warning message.
Press any button to clear the message. See Chapter 2 in your
User’s Guide for instructions on locking and unlocking images.
5-3
B
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Saving Your Pictures
◗
You can connect your camera to your computer and
download your photos once you are finished taking them.
See the sections below for information.
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.
Connecting to a Windows PC
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
Note the following before you start:
◗
◗
5-4
If you have the optional AC adapter, you can conserve
battery life by using it when you connect the camera to
your computer. See Appendix A in your User’s Guide for
instructions and ordering information.
The camera shuts off automatically after 5 minutes of
inactivity when the camera is connected to your
computer. To turn the camera back on, press down the
shutter button or turn the camera dial Off and then On
again. (You can change the auto shut-off time period if
you want. See pages 6-6 to 6-9 in your User’s Guide for
instructions.)
Make sure you have the serial cable that came with your
camera. Before you start, turn off the camera and your
computer.
1
Find a serial port on the back of your computer. You
may have two serial ports labeled COM1 and COM2, or
the ports may be labeled with icons. If you have two
serial ports available, use COM1 (port 1) to connect
your camera.
NOTE
If you have a 25-pin serial port, you can use a 9- to 25-pin
adapter.
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2
Line up the serial connector on the cable with one of the
serial ports on your computer, and insert the connector.
Then tighten the screws.
3
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
.
5
A
B
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4
Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either
the arrow or the flat side of the cable connector with
the mark on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the
connector.
Connecting to a Macintosh
Make sure you have the Macintosh/Direct Print cable that
came with your camera. Before you start, turn off the camera
and your Macintosh.
1
Locate the modem port
or printer port
on
the back of your Macintosh. You can use either port to
connect the camera.
NOTE
If you are sharing a serial port that you use for another
device, make sure AppleTalk is turned off. Your Macintosh
may not recognize the camera if AppleTalk is on. Also, if you
have problems connecting to the printer port, use the
5
Turn on the camera and your computer system.
NOTE
If you have problems connecting to the COM port you have
selected, check your computer’s COM port configuration and
try again. See page 5-11 for more tips on connecting your camera
and getting the computer to see it.
5-6
modem port instead. See page 5-11 for more tips on
connecting your camera and getting the computer to see it.
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2
Line up the arrow on the cable connector with the port
icon on your Macintosh. Then insert the connector.
.
Macintosh
cable
On a PowerPC™ or G3 Macintosh (or a Windows PC with a
high-speed serial board), you may be able to transfer your
pictures at a rate of 230.4KB per second. If your camera
software doesn’t set this speed automatically, you can set it
manually. See pages 6-6 to 6-8 in your User’s Guide.
5
Transferring Photos With Image Expert
3
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera, as
shown on page 5-5.
PhotoPC 750Z provides several different ways to transfer
your pictures from the camera to your computer. The
simplest method is to use the Image Expert software that
came with your PhotoPC 750Z. This lets you view small
thumbnail images of your pictures, and then quickly transfer
them to an album (folder) on your hard disk drive.
4
Line up the arrow/flat side of the cable connector with
the mark on the camera’s serial port (as shown on
page 5-6). Then insert the connector.
If you haven’t installed your software, do it now, following
the instructions on page 2-1. Make sure the camera is turned
on and connected to your computer.
5
Turn on the camera and your Macintosh system.
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B
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If you’re using Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT 4.0, you see a Quick Tour screen like the
following:
NOTE
Although these instructions and the accompanying illustrations
show Image Expert running under Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT 4.0, you can follow the same steps on a Macintosh
or Windows NT 3.51 system.
1
Start Image Expert.
Under Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0,
click Start, and then point to Programs,
PhotoPC 750Z, Image Expert.
On a Macintosh, find the PhotoPC 750Z folder on your
hard disk. Double-click Image Expert to open the
Image Expert folder, then double-click the Image
Expert icon.
Under Windows NT 3.51, double-click the
PhotoPC 750Z program group icon, then double-click
the Image Expert icon.
5-8
If you’re using a Macintosh or Windows NT 3.51, skip
to step 3.
2
Click on any of the topics for an animated
demonstration of what you can do with Image Expert
and PhotoPC 750Z.
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To skip the tour and transfer your pictures, click Close.
You see a window like the following:
3
Click View Pictures in the Camera. You see a
window displaying “filmstrips” of your images. (If you
see an error message instead, follow the instructions on
page 5-11.)
5
Click to start
transferring
your photos.
Click to see
the pictures
in your
camera.
4
Click Get All to transfer all the images. You can also
click an individual image to select it. The Get All
button changes to Get Selected.
NOTE
If you want to select more than one image, hold down the
Ctrl key on your keyboard while you click each image. To
deselect an image, click it again while still holding the Ctrl
key.
5-9
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You see a Select Album window like the following:
Image Expert will automatically create an album (folder)
for your pictures with the current date as its name. You
can type your own name for the album if you want, or
choose an existing album.
Type here if you
want to rename
your album.
5
Click Open (or OK on a Macintosh) to begin
transferring your pictures. A window like the following
appears to show you the progress of each image.
Windows
Type here if you
want to rename
your album.
Click if you want to stop
transferring images.
6
Macintosh
5-10
When you’re finished, close the filmstrip window. You
see a message asking if you want to delete all the files in
the camera.
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If you want to make room for more pictures in your
camera, click Yes. Your pictures are displayed in an
album of thumbnails. You can double-click an image to
open it in Image Expert.
What To Do if You See an Error Message
When you click the button to view images in the camera,
you may see a message like the following:
You can display your images one by one, edit, print, and
copy them to diskettes, or place them in your documents and
presentations. See your User’s Guide for instructions.
You can also use the Help menu for more information.
If you’re using Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT 4.0, you can run the Quick Tour from the
Help menu to learn more about the camera and your
software.
5
Follow these tips 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 shutter button or rotate
the camera dial to Off and then back to On.
2
Check the cable and make sure the connections are
secure. Make sure the pins inside the connector are not
bent.
3
Make sure your batteries have enough power, or your
AC adapter is connected.
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B
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4
Click Retry. If you see the Connection Failed
message again, click Setup.
6
Select a slower connection speed. Image Expert
automatically chooses the fastest speed that works with
your system, but this may actually be too fast for the
configuration of your port. Try setting the speed to
57600. You may need to experiment to choose the best
speed.
7
When you are finished, click OK.
You see the following dialog box:
5
Select another port if necessary. In most cases, it is best
to leave the Port setting at Auto because Image Expert
can detect the camera connection automatically.
If you have a serial device connected to one port and an
internal modem on the other, you can try setting the
Port to COM3 or COM4.
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NOTE
See your User’s Guide for more troubleshooting information.
For detailed instructions on using advanced camera features
and working with your software, see your User’s Guide.
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Index
A
AC adapter, 3-7, 5-4
Adjusting camera settings, 4-1
AppleTalk, 5-6
Attaching wrist strap, 1-10
B
Charging batteries, 1-4 to 1-6
Clock, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
CompactFlash memory card
formatting, 3-5
installing, 3-4 to 3-5
removing, 3-6
Computer, connecting camera, 5-4 to 5-7
Batteries
charging, 1-4 to 1-6
checking, 3-7
handling, 1-8 to 1-9
installing, 1-6 to 1-8
options, 1-8 to 1-9
Battery icon, 3-7
D
C
EPSON Photo!2
installing, 2-1 to 2-3
Erasing pictures from camera
using computer, 5-10
Cable
serial, 5-4 to 5-6
CD-ROM, installing software, 2-1 to 2-3
Date, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
Deleting pictures, see Erasing pictures
Diskettes, software installation, 2-1 to 2-3
Display panel, 3-7
E
A
B
Index
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Error messages
on computer, 5-11 to 5-12
F
Flash, 4-3 to 4-4
H
Macintosh
connecting to camera, 5-4 to 5-7
Memory capacity, 4-3
Memory card, see CompactFlash memory card
P
Handling batteries, 1-8 to 1-9
I
Image Expert
error messages, 5-11 to 5-12
Quick Tour, 5-8
transferring pictures, 5-7 to 5-12
Windows CE demo, 2-3
Images, see Pictures
Information menu, 5-2
Installing
batteries, 1-6 to 1-8
software, 2-1 to 2-3
L
Language menu, 5-2
Language, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
LCD screen
menus, 5-2
2
M
Index
Photo Control menu, 3-5, 5-2
PhotoPC 750Z camera
AC adapter, using with, 3-7
connecting to Macintosh, 5-4 to 5-7
connecting to PC, 5-4 to 5-6
date, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
display panel, 3-7
features, 1-2 to 1-3
picture counter, 3-11
settings, adjusting, 4-1
software, 2-1 to 2-3
time, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
timer, 4-5 to 4-6
turning on and off, 3-1
unpacking, 1-1
PhotoPC 750Z software, installing, 2-1 to 2-3
Photos, see Pictures
Picture counter, 3-11
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Pictures
counter, 3-11
erasing with computer, 5-10
storage capacity of camera, 3-11
Playback Mode menu, 5-2
Power
AC adapter, 3-7
battery, see Batteries
S
Self timer, 4-5 to 4-6
Serial cable, 5-4 to 5-6
Settings menu, 5-2
Shutter, snapping, 3-7
Slide Show menu, 5-2
Snapping the shutter, 3-7
Software, installing, 2-1 to 2-3
Software Menu, 5-2
Storage cards, see CompactFlash storage cards
Strap, attaching, 1-10
T
Taking pictures
using the flash, 4-3 to 4-4
with the LCD screen, 3-9 to 3-11
with the timer, 4-5 to 4-6
with the viewfinder, 3-7 to 3-9
Time, setting, 3-2 to 3-3
Timer, 4-5 to 4-6
Turning camera on and off, 3-1
U
Unpacking the camera, 1-1
W
Wrist strap, attaching, 1-10
A
B
Index
3