User Manual
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Preparations
GE Digital Camera
P Series :
PJ1
Basic operation
Camera function controls
Playback
Using the Menus
Camera connectivity
Appendix
EN
WARNING
Do not expose the camera, battery pack, or other accessories
to rain or humidity to prevent a fire hazard or electrical shock.
For customers in the U.S.A.
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex
IV] indicates separate collection of electrical waste
electrical and electronic equipment in European
countries. Please do not throw this equipment into domestic
refuse. Please use the return and collection systems available
in your country for the disposal of this product.
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Statement
Model Name: PJ1
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
Trade Name:
GE
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Address:
For customers in Europe
"CE" mark indicates that this product complies
with the European requirements for safety, health,
environmental, and customer protection. "CE" marked
cameras are intended for sale in Europe.
Responsible Party: General Imaging Co.
1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 550, Gardena,
CA 90248, U.S.A.
Customer Service Telephone Number:
+1-800-730-6597
(Outside U.S. & Canada: +1-310-755-6857)
Conforms to the following Standards:
EMC:
EN 55022:1998/A1:2000/A2:2003 Class B
EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003
EN 61000-3-2:2000/A1:2001
EN 61000-3-3:1995/A1:2001
following the provision of the EMC Directive (89/336/
EEC,2004/108/EEC)
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Camera notes:
Do not store or use the camera in the following types of
locations:
• In rain, areas with high humidity and dusty places.
• In a place where the camera can be exposed to direct
sunlight or subjected to high temperatures, e.g. Inside a
closed car in summer heat.
• In places where the camera is subjected to high magnetic
fields, e.g. near motors, transformers or magnets.
Do not place the camera on a wet surface or in places where
dripping water or sand may come into contact with the
camera, which may cause irrepairable damage.
If the camera will not be used for a long period of time, we
suggest you remove the battery and the memory card from
the camera and keep them in dry environment.
If you carry the camera suddenly from a cold location to a
warm place, moisture may condense inside the camera. We
suggest you wait for a while before turing on the camera.
No compensation for loss of recordings. Loss of recordings
cannot be compensated for if a malfunction of your camera
or recording media, etc, makes the playback of recordings not
possible.
Battery notes:
Incorrect use of the batteries may cause them to leak, become
hot, ignite or burst. Always observe the precautions given below.
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• Do not expose the batteries to water, and take particular
care to keep the terminals dry.
• Do not heat the batteries or throw them into a fire.
• Do not attempt to deform, disassemble or modify the
batteries.
Keep the batteries out of reach of babies and small children.
In cold locations, battery performance deteriorates and the
time for which they can be used shortens markedly.
Memory card notes:
When using a new memory card, or a memory card has been
initialized by a PC, be sure to format the card with your digital
camera before using it.
To edit image data, copy the image data to the PC’s hard disk
first.
Do not change or delete the folder names or file names in the
memory card from your PC, as this may make it impossible
to recognize or misinterpret the original folder or file in your
camera.
The photos taken by this camera are stored in the autogenerated folder in SD card. Please do not store photos that
are not taken by this model of camera, as this may make it
impossible to recognize the picture when the camera is in
playback mode. Please do not expose the camera to harsh
environments such as moisture or extreme temperatures,
which may shorten the life of your camera or damage the
batteries.
BEFORE YOU START
Preface
Thank you for purchasing this GE digital camera. Please read
this manual carefully and keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Copyright
© Copyright 2011 General Imaging Company All rights
reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into
any language or computer language, in any form, by any
means, without the prior written permission of General Imaging Company.
Safety information
Please read the following important information carefully
before using the product.
• Do not take apart or attempt to service the camera yourself.
• Do not drop or knock the camera. Improper handling may
damage the product.
• Turn off the camera before inserting or removing the battery and memory card.
• Use only the type of battery that come with the camera.
Using other types of batteries may damage the camera
and invalidate the warranty.
• Do not touch the camera lens.
Trademarks
All trademarks mentioned in this manual are used for identification purposes only and are properties of their respective
owners.
• Please not expose the camera to harsh environments such
as moisture, or extreme temperatures, which may shorten
the life of your camera or damage the batteries.
• Do not use or store the camera in dusty, dirty, or sandy
areas, as its components may be damaged.
• Do not expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended
periods.
• Download all pictures and remove the batteries from
the camera if you are going to store the camera for long
periods of time.
• Do not use abrasive cleansers, alcohol-based, or solventbased cleaners to clean the camera. To clean, wipe the
camera with a slightly damp soft cloth.
• External power supply exceeding 240V can’t be used for
charging or power supply, otherwise, it will cause camera
or battery to be damaged.
About this manual
This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your
GE digital camera. Every effort has been made to ensure that
the contents of this manual are accurate, however General
Imaging Company reserves the right to make changes without
notice.
Symbols used in this manual
Throughout this manual, the following symbols are used to
help you locate information quickly and easily:
Indicates the useful information to know.
Indicates precautions to be taken while operating the
camera.
CONTENTS
WARNING . ......................................................................i
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS .................................................ii
BEFORE YOU START ..................................................... 1
Preface . ........................................................................................1
Copyright .............................................................................1
Turning On and Off .................................................................. 14
Mode Button Operation.......................................................... 15
Setting Date/Time and Language......................................... 16
Setting the Language..................................................... 16
Setting the Date and Time............................................. 17
About the LCD Screen . ........................................................... 18
Trademarks .........................................................................1
BASIC OPERATION ..................................................... 19
Safety information .....................................................................1
Shooting in Auto Mode ........................................................... 19
About this manual . ....................................................................2
Using the Zoom Function . ..................................................... 19
Symbols used in this manual ..........................................2
Flash ........................................................................................... 20
CONTENTS . ................................................................... 3
Self-timer................................................................................... 20
GETTING READY ........................................................... 7
i button function ...................................................................... 21
Unpacking ....................................................................................7
Ois Anti - Shake................................................................ 22
Camera Views..............................................................................8
Face and Smile Detection Modes................................. 22
Battery Charging...................................................................... 10
Face Detection................................................................. 23
Remote control......................................................................... 11
Smile Detection................................................................ 23
Insert the Battery and SD/SDHC Card (Not included) . .... 12
Blink Detection................................................................. 24
Macro Mode .............................................................................. 21
Advanced Functions Menu..................................................... 25
Macro . ............................................................................... 34
WB (White Balance) ........................................................ 26
Auto . .................................................................................. 34
ISO ...................................................................................... 26
Panorama mode....................................................................... 35
Quality . ............................................................................. 27
Scene mode .............................................................................. 36
Size ..................................................................................... 27
Sport .................................................................................. 37
Color .................................................................................. 28
Indoor ................................................................................ 37
Exposure Compensation................................................ 28
Snow .................................................................................. 37
USING THE MODES .................................................... 29
Fireworks .......................................................................... 37
LCD Screen Display ................................................................. 29
Still Picture Mode Display ............................................. 29
Video Shooting Mode Display . ..................................... 31
Playback Mode Display . ................................................ 32
ASCN mode ............................................................................... 33
Landscape ........................................................................ 33
Portrait . ............................................................................ 33
Night Portrait .................................................................. 34
Backlit Portrait ................................................................ 34
Night Landscape ............................................................. 34
Museum ............................................................................ 37
Night Landscape ............................................................. 37
Children . ........................................................................... 37
Leaf .................................................................................... 37
Sunset . .............................................................................. 37
Glass .................................................................................. 37
Landscape ........................................................................ 37
Night Portrait . ................................................................. 37
Beach.................................................................................. 37
Text..................................................................................... 37
Gathering........................................................................... 38
ID......................................................................................... 38
Fish eye.............................................................................. 38
Travel shooting................................................................. 38
Photo frame ..................................................................... 38
Sketch................................................................................. 38
USING THE MENUS .................................................... 49
Still Menu . ................................................................................. 49
AF Mode (Auto-Focus mode) . ....................................... 50
AF-assist Beam . .............................................................. 50
Continuous AF .................................................................. 51
PLAYBACK ................................................................... 39
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering) ............................ 51
Viewing Photos and Videos ................................................... 39
Continuous Shot . ............................................................ 52
Thumbnail View ....................................................................... 40
Date Imprint . ................................................................... 52
i button playback function..................................................... 41
Quick Review . .................................................................. 53
Using Zoom on Playback (for still pictures only) . ............. 43
Digital Zoom . ................................................................... 53
Using the Delete Button . ....................................................... 44
Slow Shutter . ................................................................... 54
Projector Use.............................................................. 45
Movie Menu .............................................................................. 55
Use the camera to project directly....................................... 45
Show Setting.............................................................................. 46
Slide Show On .................................................................. 47
Effect................................................................................... 47
Interval............................................................................... 48
Show Time ........................................................................ 48
Continuous AF .................................................................. 56
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering) ............................ 56
Playback Menu . ....................................................................... 57
Protect . ............................................................................. 57
Delete ................................................................................ 58
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) .............................. 59
Trim .................................................................................... 60
HDR-High Dynamic Range............................................. 60
FW Version (Firmware version) . .................................. 71
Resize . ............................................................................... 61
Transmission............................................................... 72
Rotate . .............................................................................. 61
Red-eye Reduction.......................................................... 62
Display Setup .......................................................................62
Slideshow . ........................................................................ 63
Wallpaper Settings . ....................................................... 63
Setup Menu ............................................................................... 66
Beep ................................................................................... 67
LCD Brightness ................................................................ 67
Power Saver ..................................................................... 68
Zone ................................................................................... 68
Date/Time . ....................................................................... 69
Connecting to a PC . ................................................................ 72
Setting the USB Mode .................................................... 72
Transferring Files to your PC ........................................ 72
Connecting to a PictBridge Compatible Printer ............... 74
Setting the USB Mode .................................................... 74
Connecting the Camera and Printer . ......................... 75
Using the PictBridge Menu . .................................................. 76
Print with Date ................................................................ 76
Print without Date .......................................................... 77
Print Index ........................................................................ 78
Language . ........................................................................ 69
Print DPOF ........................................................................ 79
File and Software . ................................................................... 69
Exit ..................................................................................... 79
Format Memory................................................................ 69
APPENDICES ............................................................... 80
File Numbering................................................................. 70
Specifications............................................................................ 80
Copy to Card (Copy files from the internal memory to
the memory card) ........................................................... 70
Error Messages ........................................................................ 84
Reset Settings . ................................................................ 71
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 86
GETTING READY
Unpacking
Your package should contain the camera model you purchased along with the following items. If anything is missing or appears to
be damaged, please contact your vendor.
Warranty Card
Special USB cable
CD-ROM
Rechargeable lithium-ion
battery
Wrist Strap
External power
supply charger
Base plate
Remote control
Power supply
adapter cable
Camera Views
Front View
1
2
3
4
5
Back View
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Right View
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19
18
15
16
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20
21
14
Top View
Bottom View
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Left View
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28
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1
Flash Lamp
15 Disp/Up Button
2
Projector window
16 Flash Mode/Right Button
3
Infrared Beem receiver (face)
17 Delete /Self-timer button/down button
4
Lens
18 Close-up /Left button
5
AF Assist/Timer Indicator
19 Function/OK Button
6
Microphone
20 Wrist Strap
7
LCD Screen
21 USB Digital Port
8
Status Indicator
22 Projection Focusing lever
9
Infrared Beem receiver (back)
23 Power Button
10 Speaker
24 Shutter Button
11 i Button
25 Zoom Lever
12 Mode button
26 Projection Button
13 Playback Button
27 Tripod Socket
14 Menu Button
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Memory Card Slot/Battery
Compartment
Battery charging
1. Put the battery into the camera.
2. Connect the power extension cable to the external (travel
adapter will vary according to location, it is subject to the
power supply charger).
3. Insert the external supply charger into a power socket.
When charging, if the camera indicator is red, it shows
that the battery is not fully charged; when the camera
indicator turns green, it shows that the battery is fully
charged (to optimize battery life, charge the battery for
at least four hours when charging it for the first time.)
Do not use a power outlet exceeding 240 volts. Doing so
may damage the battery and camera.
3
The charger is for indoor use only.
i
1
10
mode
2
Remote control
When using the remote control for the first time, please
remove the insulating film as shown in the diagram:
2. Remove battery.
1
Remote control diagram:
3. Position the new battery in the battery tray with the "+" in
the direction indicated by the diagram below.
1 :Infrared location.
2 :Please see Page 46 for specific
2
functions of remote control keys.
Replacing the remote control battery
1. Push the battery tray tab and pull out the battery tray.
4. Insert the battery tray into the remote control.
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Insert the Battery and SD/SDHC Card (Not included)
1. Open the battery compartment.
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot in the correct
position as shown in the following diagram.
1
2
12
3. Insert an SD/SDHC card (not included) into the memory
card slot as shown below.
4. Close the battery compartment.
Writeprotection
buckle
13
Optional SD/SDHC cards are not included. The use
of 64 MB to 16 GB memory cards from recognized
manufacturers such as SanDisk, Panasonic and Toshiba
are recommended for reliable data storage.
To remove the SD/SDHC card, open the battery
compartment and gently push the down to release it.
Pull the card out carefully.
Turning On and Off
Press the Power button to turn the camera on. To turn off the
camera, press the Power button again.
Power Button
When the camera is turned on, it will be at the same shooting
mode based on the last use. Press the mode button to select
the desired mode. When using the camera for the first-time,
the language setting page will appear.
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Mode Button Operation
The GE features a convenient mode button that allows for easy mode selection. All available modes are listed as follows:
Mode Name
Icon
Select to take still pictures in automatic mode.
Auto mode
Manual mode
Description
M
Many of the camera settings can be configured manually in this mode.
Panorama mode
Select to capture a sequence of shots and stitch them together to create panoramic photo.
Scene mode
Choose from 20 different scene types and effects for your photos.
Movie mode
Select to record videos.
ASCN mode
Select to have the camera automatically select the best scene type for still pictures.
Portrait
Select to take portrait pictures under normal conditions.
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Setting Language and Date/Time
The Date/Time and Language setup will automatically
appear when the camera is turned on the first time.
To set the display language, date, and time, go to the following
setup options in the General Setup menu.
• Language
• Date/Time
To access the General Setup menu, do the following:
1. Press the Power button to turn the camera on.
2. Press the
button, among the among camera settings
menus by using the Left/Right button to select the General
Setup menu.
Setting the Language
1. Select language with the Up/Down button, press
right button to enter setting.
or
2. Use the Up/Down/Left/Right buttons to select the desired
language.
3. Press the
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button to confirm the setting.
Setting the Date and Time
1. Select Date/Time with the Up/Down button, then press
or right button to enter setting.
2. Use the Left/Right button to select date or time field, then
press Up/Down buttons to adjust values.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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About the LCD Screen
When you turn the camera on, various icons are shown on the
LCD screen to indicate the current camera settings and status.
To learn more about the displayed icons, see “LCD Screen
display” on page 29.
LCD Screen notes:
Extremely high-precision technology had been used to
manufacture the LCD screen so that most of the pixels are
operational for use. However, there may be some minute
points (black, white, red, blue or green) that constantly
appear on the LCD screen. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and the recording is not affected in
any way.
Avoid exposing the LCD screen to water; please remove
any moisture on the LCD screen with a dry and soft
cleaning cloth.
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If the LCD monitor is damaged, take particular care
with the liquid crystal in the monitor. If any of the
following situations arise, take the recommended
immediate action indicated below:
• If liquid from the LCD comes in contact with your skin,
wipe the area with a cloth and then wash thoroughly with
soap and running water.
• If liquid crystal flows into the eyes inadvertently, please
rinse with water immediately and seek medical assistance.
• If liquid from the LCD is swallowed, flush your mouth
thoroughly with water. Drink large quantities of water
and induce vomiting. Then seek medical assistance
immediately.
BASIC OPERATION
Shooting in Auto Mode
Using the Zoom Function
Auto mode is the easiest mode to take photos. While
operating in this mode, the camera automatically optimizes
the camera's settings for best results.
There are two built-in zoom functions: optical zoom and digital
zoom. When taking photos, you can zoom in or out on an
object using the zoom wheel.
Zoom Wheel
To start taking pictures, do the following:
1. Press the Power button to turn the camera on.
2. Press the Mode button to select Automatic mode. (
).
3. Compose your picture on the LCD screen and press the
Shutter button halfway to focus on the subject.
4. The LCD screen will show a green focus frame after the
subject is in focus.
5. Press Shutter button fully to capture the image.
Zoom indicator (See
“Digital Zoom“ on
page 53)
When the optical zoom reaches maximum zoom,, release and
re-engage the zoom lever , the camera will automatically
switch rom optical to digital zoom. After adjusting, the zoom
will be displayed to
axis display will be hidden, only
indicate the current zoom status.
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Self-timer
Flash
Press Right/Flash button to enter the flash interface, then
press Left/Right button to switch among six different flash
modes:
•
Flash: Auto
To enable self-timer function, press Down/Self-timer button
to enter the self-timer selection interface, press Left/Right
button to switch among three self-timer modes:
•
Self-timer : 2Sec
A single picture is shot 2 seconds after the Shutter
button is pressed.
Camera flash goes off automatically based on
existing light conditions.
•
Flash: Red-eye reduction
The camera emits a brief flash before the picture is
taken to reduce red-eye effects.
•
Self-timer : 10Sec
A single picture is shot 10 seconds after the Shutter
button is pressed.
•
Flash: Forced flash
Make forced flash at the moment of shooting.
•
Self-timer : Off
•
Flash: Forced off
Flash is turned off.
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•
Flash: Slow Synchro
This allows you to capture images at night that
include both people and night scenery. The use of a
tripod is recommended for this setting.
•
Flash:Red-Eye+Slow Synchro
Use this mode for slow synchro shots with red-eye
reduction.
Disable the self-timer.
Macro Mode
Press the Left/Macro button to enter the close-up photo
selection interface, press the Left/Right button to switch
between two close-up shooting modes:
•
Macro : On
i button function
In shooting mode, pressing the
detection shooting function.
1. Press the
button can select the OIS,
button to enter the "i" function menu.
Select this to focus on subjects that are 5cm from
the lens.
•
Macro : Off
Select this option to disable Macro Mode.
2. Press the Up/Down button to select the OIS/Detection
shooting.
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OIS Anti-Shake
Face and Smile Detection Modes
Enabling the OIS Anti-Shake function will avoid blurry photos
caused by hand shake.
Press the Down button to access the Face and Smile Detection
modes , Then use the Left/Right button to select the setting of your
choice. Press the "func ok" button to confirm the setting.
After selecting the OIS anti-shake function, press the Left/
Right button to select ON/OFF. OIS anti-shake function has
two options:
•
: OFF
•
: ON
Taking photos under extremely unstable conditions (for
example, shooting in a moving vehicle) can result in
blurry images.
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In static shooting mode, OIS Anti-Shake can prevent
poor images resulting from hand shake:; when recording
video, OIS Anti-Shake is continuous anti-vibration.
The camera can be set to either Smile Detection Mode,
or Face Detection Mode but not both simultaneously.
Face Detection
Smile Detection
This function automatically detects facial features and directs
the camera to focus on them.
When this feature is activated, the camera will automatically
detect smiling faces and capture them.
In face detection mode, the camera will automatically detect
faces and display a rectangular focus frame around them. The
focus frame will turn green to indicate that the face or faces
are in focus. Press the shutter button the rest of the way to
take the picture.
After enabling the Smile Detection mode press the shutter
button all the way down and the following icons will appear:
The camera will automatically take a photo each time a smile
is detected until the Smile Detection mode is disabled. To
button.
disable Smile Detection, press the
23
Blink Detection
Blink Detection is enabled automatically under normal shooting
conditions. When shooting, if human face is detected with
closed eyes, the Blink Detection ( ) will display on the screen
to indicate that a blink has been detected.
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Advanced Functions Menu
The Advanced Functions menu of the camera includes image
size, image quality, white balance, image allow, ISO and EV
value. The corresponding functional settings you to capture
pictures and videos with optimal results.
Set the advanced functions as per the following steps:
1. Pull up the Advanced Function Menus by pressing the
button.
4. Use the Left/Right buttons to change the settings and
to confirm the new settings and close this
then press
Advanced Function Menu.
2. Press Down button to enter the advanced function
selection screen, press Left/Right button to select the
function that you want to set.
3. Press the Up button to enter the advanced functions
setting interface.
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WB (White Balance)
ISO
The White Balance adjustment allows you to adjust the color
temperature for varius light sources to ensure faithful color
reproduction. (The WB settings are only available when the
camera is in the M Manual mode).
The ISO function allows you to set the sensitivity of the
camera's sensor based on the brightness of the subject. To
improve the performance in darker environments, a higher
ISO value is required. On the other hand, a lower ISO value is
needed when in bright lighting conditions. (The ISO settings
are only available when the camera is in the M Manual
mode).
Pictures taken with higher ISO values will have more noise
than those taken with lower ISO values.
The White Balance settings include:
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•
WB : Auto
•
WB : Daylight
•
WB : Cloudy
•
WB : Fluorescent
•
WB : Fluorescent CWF
•
WB : Incandescent
•
WB : Manual (Press the shutter button to set WB)
The available ISO values include automatic, 80, 100, 200, 400,
800 , 1600 and 3200.
The available ISO values vary on different camera
models.
Quality
Size
The quality setting adjusts the compression ratio of the
images. Higher quality settings will produce finer detailed
photos, but will take up more memory space.
The size settings refer to the image resolution in pixels. A
higher image resolution allows you to print that image in
larger sizes without degrading the image quality.
Three quality settings are available:
•
Quality : Best
•
Quality : Fine
•
Quality : Normal
The bigger the number of recorded pixels is, the better
the image quality becomes. However, as the number
of recorded pixels becomes smaller, you will be able to
record more pictures on a memory card.
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Exposure Compensation
Color
The color settings allows you to add artistic effects directly
when taking pictures. You can try different color tones to
alter the mood of your pictures. (The Color settings are only
available when the camera is in the M Manual mode).
The exposure compensation adjustment allows you to adjust
the light exposure value for optimal results.
The adjustable range of exposure value is from EV -2.0 to
EV+2.0.
The color options include:
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•
Color: Auto
•
Color: Vivid
•
Color: Black & White
•
Color: Sepia
USING THE MODES
LCD Screen Display
Still Picture Mode Display
Mode:
1 Shooting Mode Icons
M
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8
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9
16
10
15
14
11
Auto mode
Manual mode
ASCN mode
Scene mode
Panorama mode
Portrait
2 AF Mode
Single-AF
Multi-AF
3 Expo Metering
13
18
19
20
21
8
22
12
Spot
Center
AiAE
4 Image Size
5 Image Quality
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6 Remaining number of pictures
22 Flash Mode
7 Memory card/built-in memory
Flash : Auto
8 Battery Status
9 WT Ratio (Displayed only when zoom is activated)
10 Zoom
Flash : Forced flash
11 Exposure
12 ISO Value (Adjustable only in
M
Manual Mode)
13 Histogram
14 Focus Frame
Flash : Red-Eye + Slow Synchro
16 Continuous Shot
17 Detection Mode indicator (Face Detection/Smile Detection)
18 Picture Color (Adjustable only in
19 White Balance (Adjustable only in
21 Self-timer
Self-time : 2-sec
Self-time : 10-sec
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Flash : Forced off
Flash : Slow Synchro
15 OIS Anti-Shake
20 Macro Mode
Flash : Red-eye reduction
Manual Mode)
M
M
Manual Mode)
Video Shooting Mode Display
6 Self-timer
Self-time : 10-sec
Mode :
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
7 Remaining Time for Video Recording
9
8 Memory Card/Built-in Memory
9 Battery Status
13
10
10 WT Ratio (Displayed only when zoom is activated)
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11
11 Zoom
12 OIS Anti-Shake
13 Recording Status Icon
Recording standby
Recording
1 Video Mode icon
2 Continuous AF
3 Metering
Spot
Center
AiAE
For optimal video shooting, it is recommended that
an SD card be used. If you shoot videos with the
limited built-in memory the result will be a short video
recording, and possible picture jitter and noise.
During video shooting, 7x optical zoom and 3x digital
zoom are available.
4 Video Quality
5 Macro Mode
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Playback mode display
1 Playback Mode icon
2 DPOF file
Mode:
3 File protection
4 Picture Count Indicator
1
2
3
4
5
5 Memory Card/Built-in Memory
6
6 Battery Status
7 Image Zoom
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7
8 Zoom Magnification Area Indicator
9 Field of View Indicator
10 Memory Space (this picture/Total number of pictures)
11 Recording Date and Time
8
9
12
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10
12 OK:PLAY
13 HDR
ASCN mode
In the "ASCN" mode, different recording conditions are
detected intelligently and the most suitable settings will be
automatically selected. With "ASCN" you can always take
good pictures easily.
To use "ASCN":
1. Press the Mode button to select ASCN mode, the LCD
screen will display the following.
2. Hold the camera steady and aim it at the subject. The
optimum scene mode will be identified automatically.
3. Press the Shutter button halfway down to focus.
4. Press the Shutter button all the way down to take the
picture.
Icon
Mode name
Icon
Mode name
Landscape Mode
Night Landscape
Mode
Portrait Mode
Macro Mode
Night Portrait
Auto Mode
Backlit Portrait
Landscape Mode
For landscapes, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure
to match the background.
Portrait Mode
For portraits, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure and
skin tones resulting in more natural looking photos.
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Night Portrait
When you shoot portraits at night, or in low light conditions,
ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure for people and
night scenes.
Backlit Portrait
When the sun or any other light source is behind you, ASCN
will automatically adjust the foreground exposure to produce
good pictures.
Night Landscape Mode
For night scenes, ASCN will automatically increase the ISO
value to compensate for low light.
Macro Mode
To capture fine detail for close-ups, ASCN will automatically
adjust the focus.
Auto Mode
The camera will automatically adjusts the exposure and focus
to ensure good pictures.
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Panorama mode
Panorama Mode allows you to create a panoramic picture. The
camera will automatically compose a panoramic picture using
the individual shots that you take.
Follow these steps to create a panoramic picture:
1. Press Mode button, use the Left/Right button to select
Panorama mode, then press the
button to enter
Panorama mode for shooting.
2. Use the Left/Right buttons to specify the direction of
picture taking, and then in 2 seconds the panoramic
sequence will commence automatically.
3. After the first shot is taken, two target icons will appear on
the left and right side of the LCD screen. Pan the camera
and the circle icon on the screen will move towards the
square frame icon. When the circle icon and square frame
become green once they overlap, the camera will capture
the next picture automatically. Repeat the same step for
the third picture to finish the stitching.
The camera will then stitch the pictures into a panorama
automatically. Press the playback button to enter Playback
mode and review the panorama result.
Flash Mode, Self-timer, Macro Mode, and Exposure Compensation are disabled on Panorama Mode.
Before the end of the mounting pan, you can cancel the
shot by pressing the Delete button.
Panorama Mode can stitch 2 or 3 maximum pictures.
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Scene mode
In Manual Scene mode, you can select from a total of 20
scene types to match your needs. You just need to select the
right scene for the occasion and the camera will automatically
adjust to the optimal settings for you.
Press the Mode button to select Scene Selection mode, then
enter the scene selection mode, the LCD screen will display the
following:
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Select a scene using the Up/Down/Left/Right buttons and
press the
button.
Icon
Mode Name
Icon
Mode Name
Sport
Indoor
Snow
Fireworks
Museum
Night Landscape
Children
Leaf
Sunset
Glass
Landscape
Night Portrait
Beach
Text
Gathering
ID
Fish eye
Travel shooting
Photo frame
Sketch
Sport
Leaf
For fast-moving subjects. Capture sharp action shots without
blur.
For plants. Capture brilliant shots of greenery and blossoms.
Indoor
Sunset
For sunsets. Capture subjects in strong sunlight.
For indoors. Reduce blur and improve color accuracy.
Snow
Glass
For objects behind transparent glass.
For snow scenes. Reproduce natural and clear white scenes.
Fireworks
For fireworks at night. Slow shutter speed adjusted for brilliant
images.The use of a tripod is recommended.
Museum
For museum or flash-free areas. Retain color and reduce blur.
Night Landscape
For night scenes. The use of tripod is recommended.
Children
Landscape
For landscapes. Vivid reproduction of green and blue.
Night Portrait
For portraits against night scenery.
Beach
For taking pictures in areas with strong sunlight.
Text
For taking pictures of text or documents or white boards.
For kids and pets. Flash is disabled for eye protection.
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Gathering
For taking pictures of large groups or in areas with uneven
lighting.
ID
For shooting ID size photos.
Fish eye
Creates a fish-eye effect, by distorting the center of the image.
Travel shooting
Produces background image blur that emphasizes the motion
of the main subject.
Photo frame
For adding interesting frame effects to the photo.
Sketch
For taking photos with pencil sketch effect.
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1. After selecting the scene type, press the
activate.
button to
button to confirm the
2. After setting the option, press
setting and enter the selected Scene Selection mode for
shooting.
The main function menu also allows you to adjust the image
quality and image size. Please refer to the "Advanced
Functions Menu" section on page 25 for detailed
instructions.
PLAYBACK
Viewing Photos and Videos
To view stored photos and video clips on the LCD screen:
1. Press the
button to enter the Playback mode. The last
recorded photo or video clip is displayed.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through
the photos or video clips stored in the internal memory or
memory card.
3. To play a selected video clip, press the
the movie playback mode.
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button to enter
During video playback, the operating instructions will appear
on the screen. Press the Left/Right button, and press the
button to confirm the function.
The operating instruction icons are as follows.
1
Return to the first
frame and play
4
Return to the
first frame
1
2
Play
5
Rewind
2
3
4
5
3
Fast Forward
6
Pause
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When playing movie, press Up/Down arrow button mute the
volume, press the down arrow until the mute
appears.
Thumbnail View
In the playback mode, slide the zoom lever to
, the
photos and video thumbnails will display on the screen.
1. Slide the zoom lever to switch between 3x3 and 4x4
thumbnails.
2. When displaying 3x3 and 4x4 thumbnails, press the
Up/Down/Left/Right button to select a picture or video clip
to view.
When the
icon appears on the LCD screen, a movie
file is currently being displayed.
Press the
button to preview icon return to its
original image size.
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i button playback function
In the playback mode, press the
button for single playing,
date folder and scene search view functions.
1. Press
Full Screen Playback
After entering the Full Screen Playback interface, press the
Left/Right button to display the next photo.
key to enter function menu.
Date Folder View
1. Select the Date Folder View, press the
the following screen:
button to enter
2. Press Up/Down button to select from the following two
functions:
•Full Screen Playback
•Date Folder View
3. Press the
button to enter the corresponding interfaces.
2. press the Up/Down to select Date Folder.
button to enter the Date Folder, press the
3. press the
Left/Right button to select the photos in the date folder.
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When selecting a date in the date folder, sliding the zoom
lever to
will zoom in the picture; sliding the zoom lever
will first zoom out the picture then enter into the
to
button to return to the original
date folder index. Press the
scale.
If it is an animation gear,
screen.
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will display on the
Using Zoom Playback (for still pictures only)
The zoom lever can be used to zoom in from 2X to 8X when
playing photos.
1. Press the
button to go to the Playback mode.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a photo
to magnify.
3. Slide the zoom lever to
to zoom in the picture.
5. Use the navigation buttons to pan across the image.
6. Press the
scale.
button to return the image to its original
Movie images cannot be magnified.
4. Use the zoom wheel to magnify the image. A zoom
indicator with your magnified position will appear in the
display.
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Using the Delete Button
In Playback Mode, you can press the Down/Delete button to
delete pictures or videos.
To delete pictures or videos:
1. Press the
button to enter the Playback Mode.
2. Select the picture or video clip you want to delete with the
Left/Right button.
3. Press the Down/Delete button and the delete screen
appears.
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4. Select Yes or Back with the Up/Down button and press the
button to confirm the selection.
Erased photos/video clips cannot be recovered.
Please refer to page 58 for instructions on the Delete
Menu options.
Projector Use
Use the camera to project directly
This camera has a build-in projector. Photos and movies can
be projected with simplicity.
Project Focusing Slide Button
5. When projecting, The Left/Right button (located on the
back of the camera) can be used to select photos or movies
to be projected, the remote control unit can also be used
to select photos or movies.
IR Receiver
IR Emitter
To operate the projector, follow these steps:
1. Place the camera on a tripod or a stable surface such as a
table.
2. The projection range of the camera is between 20cm and
2.5m.
3. Press Power button to turn on the camera.
4. Press the projection button
, the camera will switch
to projector mode. In projection mode, the LCD screen is
turned off. Slide the projector focusing button to the left
and right to focus the projected image.
6. Press the Projection button
again to end projecting.
The camera's projector drains the battery quickly.
Therefore it is recommended that external power be
used to operate the camera in projection mode.
Don’t take the battery out of the camera when using
external power to operate the camera.
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The function of each button on the remote control unit while in
projection mode is as follows:
Button
Instructions
Display 9/16 pcs photo thumbnails, press
to return to the full screen playing mode
Zoom in 2X to 8X when playing photos, press
to return to the full screen playing mode
Show Setting
Show photos stored in the memory card by using the Slide
Show settings.
To operate the slide show settings use the following steps:
following steps:
1. When projecting, pressing the
Show Setting screen:
button will enter the
Photo: press /
to select the previous
photo/video,
press /
to select the next photo/video;
Video: press
to decrease volume
press
to increase volume
Photo: in the thumbnail or Zoom in state,
press
to return to the full screen playing
mode; Video: press
to play
In any mode of the camera, press the
button to enter projection mode.
Press the menu button to enter the projector
playing screen.
Please refer to PC to Link Transfer for showing by
connecting camera with PC.
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2. Press the Up/Down button to select Slide Show, Effect,
Interval, and Show Time options.
3. Press the
or Right button to enter the sub-menu, then
press the Up/Down button to select the option.
Slide Show
Effect
Press the Up/Down button to select Slide Show On option,
to confirm the setting or press the Left button
press
to return to the main menu, press
to return to the
projecting screen.
Press the Up/Down button to select the Effect option, press
to confirm the setting or press the Left button to return to the
main menu, press
to return to the projecting screen.
• Off
• Off
• Start
• Slide
• Fade
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Interval
Show Time
Press Up/Down button to select Interval option, press
to
confirm setting or press Left button to return main menu,
press
to return to projecting screen.
Press the Up/Down button to select Show Time options,, press
to confirm the setting or press the Left button to return to
the main menu, press
to return to the projecting screen.
• 2 seg
• Off
• 4 seg
• 10 min
• 8 seg
• 30 min
• 60 min
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USING THE MENUS
Still Menu
Mode:
M
In any of the above Still Picture Modes, press the
go to the Still Picture menu.
button to
To adjust each setting:
1. In the Still Picture menu, choose between different Photo
Setup or Camera Setup pages using the Left/Right button,
to select the page with the function you want to adjust
and press the Down button.
4. Press the Up/Down button to select an option or press the
Left or
button to return to the menu.
5. Press the
button for confirmation and exit the menu.
After selecting a function, you can press the Up button
to return to the Still Picture menu for other Photo Setup
or Camera Setup pages. Or you can press the Down
button several times to move to the next setup menu
page.
2. Press the Up/Down buttons to select the function.
3. Press the
or Right button to enter the submenu.
Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
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AF Mode (Auto-Focus mode)
AF-assist Beam
Use this setting to control the auto-focus mechanism while
taking pictures.
This option can turn on or turn off AF assist lamp. It can
strengthen focusing to turn on the AF assist lamp in dark
conditions.
Two options are available:
• Single-AF: The focus frame appears in the center of the
LCD screen to focus on the subject.
• Multi-AF: The camera automatically scans the field of
view in a wide area to find the focus point.
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Continuous AF
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
After Continuous AF is turned on, the camera will adjust focus
automatically in response to any camera or subject movement.
Use this setting to select the size of the area for the exposure
to be obtained.
Three options are available:
• Spot metering targets a small area in the center of the
camera's field of view.
• Center metering targets a slightly larger area in the
center of the cameras field of view.
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE) targets the camera's
entire field of view.
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Continuous Shot
Use this setting to perform continuous shooting. After entering
this mode, you can shoot multiple images by continuously
holding the shutter button down.
The flash is disabled in this mode in order to enable
quick succession of shots.
Date Imprint
Include a Date/Time stamp in the photo image.
There are five available options:
• OFF: Turn off the Continuous Shot function.
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• Continuous shooting: Press and hold the shutter button to shoot continuously until you release the shutter
button or when the memory card has run out of space.
• Off
• 3 shot: Capture up to 3 consecutive pictures.
• Date and Time
• 3 shots (Last): Capture pictures continuously until the
Shutter button is released but only the last 3 shots are
recorded.
• Time Lapse: Automatically capture pictures at
predefined intervals.
• Date
Quick Review
Digital Zoom
This setting refers to the quick photo review immediately after
taking a picture. The picture stays on the LCD screen for an
adjustable period of time.
Use this setting to enable or disable the digital zoom function.
When disabled, only the optical zoom is enabled.
Four options are available:
• Off
• 1 sec
• 2 sec
• 3 sec
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Slow Shutter
In Slow shutter mode, the shutter will remain open as long as
the Shutter button is pressed down. This gives you complete
control over the duration of exposure. (The slow shutter mode
is available only in M manual mode).
• Manual : To set a long exposure time between 2~30
sec.
The use of tripod is recommended for prolonged
exposure times.
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Movie Menu
Mode:
In the Movie Mode, press the
sponding Movie menu.
button to go to the corre-
To configure each setting:
1. In the Movie menu, switch between the Movie Setup or
different Camera Setup pages using the Left/Right button,
select the page with the function you want to adjust and
press the Down button.
3. Press the Up/Down button to select an option or the Left
or
button to return to the menu.
button to confirm the setting and return to
4. Press the
the previous menu.
Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
2. press the Up/Down arrow button to select the options
to be set, and press the
or Right button to enter the
submenu.
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Continuous AF
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
After Continuous AF is turned on, the camera will adjust
focus automatically in response to any camera or subject
movement.
Set metering mode for various lighting conditions.
Three options are available:
• Spot
• Center
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE)
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Playback Menu
Protect
Mode :
In Playback mode, press the
menu.
button to enter the Playback
Please refer to the following sections for detailed instructions
on the various menu options.
To prevent any pictures or videos from being accidentally
erased, use this setting to lock one or all of the files.
To protect/unprotect a picture or video:
1. Use the Up/Down arrow button to select Protection, press
the
or Right button to enter the submenu.
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2. Use the Up/Down button and select One to lock the
selected picture or video, or select All to protect all
pictures/videos stored in the built-in memory or memory
card.
Delete
There are three ways to delete files.
button to select Yes to lock displayed photos
3. Press the
or videos, or select De-protection to unlock them, then
press the Up/Down button to select Back to return to the
playback menu.
After selecting Reset, all previous protection settings
will be cancelled.
• Delete One:
1. In the Delete Option, select One and then press the
button.
2. Press the Left/Right button to locate the photo or video to
be deleted. Press the Up/Down button to select item (Yes:
to delete the file, Cancel: to return to previous menu) and
then press
to confirm.
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DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
• Delete All:
1. In the Delete option, select All and then press the
button.
2. Use Up/Down button to select Yes to delete all files, or
select Cancel to return to the menu.
DPOF allows you to record your selection of pictures that you
would like to print, and will save your selection in the memory
card, so that you can simply hand your memory card to a
photo kiosk without having to tell them which photos you
would like to print.
Delete Date Folder:
1. In the Delete option, press the
Date Folder.
button after selecting
2. Use the Up/Down button to select Date Folder to be
to confirm, press the Up/Down button
deleted, press
to select item (Yes: to delete the file, Cancel: to return to
the menu) and then press * to confirm.
The “
” indicator means a file is protected. File
protection must be removed first before a file can be
deleted.
Deleting files will cause the DPOF settings to be reset.
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Trim
HDR-High Dynamic Range
The Trim setting allows you select an area of the photo you
want to keep and then save it as a new photo.
With the HDR function, pictures that may be overexposed may
be corrected to optimize the highlights and lowlights captured
to more accurately represent the real scene.
To trim a picture:
1. Select the Trim setting from the
menu.
2. Using the Left/Right buttons, locate the photo that you
want to crop and have it displayed on the LCD screen.
3. Slide the zoom lever and the arrow buttons to adjust the
cutting block to cut the photo you need.
4. Press
button and a ‘Save Changes?’ prompt will
display. Select “O” to confirm changes and save it as a new
image, or select “X” to cancel changes and return to the
previous menu.
The image can not be clipped again when it is clipped to
640X480.
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1. Select HDR setting in the
previously.
menu as described
2. Press the Left and Right button to find pictures that you
want to optimize and then select Confirm to perform HDR
optimization or select Return to go back to the Playback
menu.
3. After HDR optimizing, the image will be saved as another
icon appearing as a prompt, the original
file with the
file still remains in the memory.
Resize
Rotate
This setting allows you to resize a picture to a specified
resolution, and saves it as a new picture.
You can use this setting to change the orientation of the
picture.
1. Select the Resize setting from the Playback menu as
described previously.
1. Select the Rotate setting from the Playback menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a picture
to rotate.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select the
direction for rotation or select Back to cancel and return
to the Playback menu.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a picture
to resize.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select a
resolution (1024X768 or 640X480) value for the image or
select back to cancel and return to the Playback menu.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Resizing an image creates a new file that contains the
image in the size you select. The file with the original
image also remains in memory.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
The panorama picture and video cannot be rotated.
Revolved file will replace the original one.
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Red-eye Reduction
Use this setting to remove red-eyes in your photos.
1. Select Red-eye Reduction in the Playback menu as
described previously.
2. Use the Left/Right button to select the picture from
which the red-eye effect needs to be removed.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes to fix
the selected image or Back to cancel and return to the
Playback menu.
4. Press the
Mode:
press the
button in Playback mode to enter the Display
Setup menu.
button to confirm the setting.
For best results, the face of the subject should be
relatively large in the LCD screen, the subject should be
facing the camera as directly as possible, and the red
eyes should be as large as possible.
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Display Setup
If there is no red eyes in the image, press
button
after selecting “Yes”, such prompt will appear on the
screen: red eye is not detected!
Refer to the following sections for details on every setting.
Slideshow
Wallpaper Settings
This setting allows you to view all the stored pictures as a
slideshow.
Use this setting to select your favorite picture to use as a
background on the LCD screen.
1. Press the Down button to select the Wallpaper Setting
menu.
or Right button to
1. Select Slide Show menu, press the
enter the slide show setup interface.
2. Press Up/Down button to select effect, interva or repeat,
and press
or Right button to enter and adjust settings.
Press
button to confirm settings.
2. Press the
or Right button to enter the background
setup interface.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Start to
run the slideshow or Cancel to return to the Playback
menu.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Menu Wallpaper:
Startup Screen:
Use the Up/Down button to select the Menu Wallpaper option,
button to confirm or press the Left button to
press the
Use the Up/Down button to select the Startup Screen option,
to confirm or press Left button to return to last
press the
return to last page, and press
page, and press
• User
• Nature
• Sparkling
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to exit the menu.
• User
• GE logo
to exit the menu.
Set back to default:
Use Up/Down button to select Back To Default, press the
to confirm or press the Left button to return to the previous
to exit the menu.
page, and press
• Yes
• No
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Setup Menu
Mode :
M
The Setup menu for the camera is available in all modes. Each
menu page can be selected by pressing the
button and
switching between menus with the Left/Right button.
2. Switch between different functions with the Up/Down
button.
3. Press the
or the Right button to enter the submenu.
After selecting a function option, you can press the Up
button to return to the menu for other Camera Setup
pages. Or you can press the Down button to switch to
the next menu page.
Refer to the following pages for more details about each
setting.
To adjust the settings:
1. Select the menu page with the function you want to adjust
and press the Down button.
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Beep
LCD Brightness
Use this setting to adjust the beep volume when buttons are
pressed and change the tones for Shutter button, self-timer,
and power-on/power-off.
Use this setting to adjust the brightness of your LCD screen.
To change this setting:
2. Select auto or adjust the brightness level using the
Left/Right button, and press the
button to confirm the
setting.
1. Select the Beep setting from the Setup menu as described
previously.
1. Select the LCD Brightness setting from the Setup menu
as described previously.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
volume, shutter tone, key tone, self-timer tone, and power
tone fields.
3. Press the
or the Right button to enter, and Press the
Up/Down button to adjust volume and change various
button to confirm the setting.
sounds, then Press the
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Power Saver
This setting allows you to save power and get the maximum
possible running time from your battery. Follow the steps
below to turn off the LCD screen and camera automatically
after a period of inactivity.
1. Select the Power Save setting from the Setup menu as
described previously.
2. Press the Up/Down button to select the powering on time
for the LCD screen or Camera, then Press the
or the
Right button to enter.
• LCD off:
On, 30 sec, 1 Min, 2 Min.
• Camera off:
On, 3 Min, 5 Min, 10 Min.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Zone
The Zone setting is a useful function for overseas trips. This
feature enables you to display local time on the LCD screen
while you are overseas.
1. Select the Zone setting from the Setup menu as
described previously. The world time screen will appear.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to switch between
the hometown (
) and travel destination (
) fields.
3. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to select a city
close to the desired time zone. Then press the
button
to confirm the setting.
3. Press the Up/Down button to adjust the selected item.
Both items have the following options:
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File and Software
Format Memory
Please note: formatting enables you to delete all contents in
the memory card and built-in memory, including protected
photo and movie files.
To use this setting:
1. Select Format Memory in the File and Software menu.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation button to select Yes or No.
Then press the
button to confirm the setting.
Date/Time
See “Setting the Date and Time“ section on page 17.
Language
See “Setting the Language“ section on page 16.
3. Select Yes, the camera will format the selected media.
4. Please note that when you perform the Format Memory
function, it only formats the active memory. If a memory
card is inserted, the memory card is active and will be
formatted. If there is no memory card, the internal memory
is active and the internal memory will be formatted.
Formatting the memory card will not automatically format
the internal memory.
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File Numbering
After you take a picture or video clip,the camera will save
it in a sequential number. You can use this to reset the file
numbering to 1. (When more than 999 images are on the
memory card, the use of this features will have no effect).
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Copy to Card (Copy files from the internal
memory to the memory card)
Use this setting to copy files stored in the internal memory to
the memory card.
1. Select the File Name in the File and Software menu.
1. Select Copy to memory card in the File and Software
menu.
2. Select the option with the Up/Down button and press the
button for confirmation.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation buttons to select Yes or No.
Then press the
button to confirm.
Reset Settings
FW Version (Firmware Version)
Use this setting to restore the camera to its default settings.
Use this setting to view the camera's firmware version.
1. Select Reset setting in the File and Software menu.
Select FW Version in the File and Software menu.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation button to select Yes or No.
Then press the
button to confirm the setting.
To update to the latest firmware version, go to the
following website: www.ge.com/digitalcameras and
look under Support.
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Transmission
Connecting to a PC
Use the USB cable and ArcSoft software (CD-ROM) supplied
with your camera to copy (transfer) pictures to a computer.
Setting the USB mode
Since the camera’s USB port can be set to connect with either
a PC or a Printer, the following steps will allow you to ensure
that the camera is correctly configured to connect with a PC.
1. Enter the camera setup menu and select USB Mode with
or the Right
the UP/Down button, then press the
button to enter.
2. Use the Up/Down navigation button and select PC.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Transferring files to your PC
The computer will automatically detect the camera as a
removable drive. Double-click on the My Computer icon
located on the desktop, then locate the removable drive and
copy folders and files in the drive to a directory on your PC as
you would copy any typical folder or file.
By using the USB cable, you can transfer the captured photos
and videos to a PC. Follow the steps below to connect the
camera to a PC.
1. Start a computer to which ArcSoft software has been
installed.
2. Make sure both the camera and PC are turned on.
3. Connect one end of the supplied USB Interface Cable to the
camera's Digital port. Please refer to page 8 item number
21.
4. Connect the other end of the USB Interface Cable to an
available USB port on your PC.
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Windows operating system (Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7.)
Click the [Safely remove the hardware] icon and remove
the USB connector according to the appeared menu.
5. Disconnect the camera once transfer is completed.
If the USB option is set to [PC] :
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
Macintosh
Drag the untitled icon to the Trash. ("Untitled")
If the USB option is set to [PC (PTP) ] :
Remove the camera from the system as described below
before turning the camera off and disconnecting the USB
cable.
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Connecting to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
PictBridge allows printing images from a
memory card in a digital camera directly to
a printer, regardless of brand. To find out if a
printer is PictBridge compatible, simply look for
the PictBridge logo in the packaging or check
the manual for specifications.With the PictBridge function on
your camera, you can print the captured photos directly with a
PictBridge compatible printer using the supplied USB Interface
Cable without the need for a PC.
3. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Setting the USB mode
Since the camera’s Digital port can be set to connect with
either a PC or a Printer, the following steps will allow you to
ensure that the camera is correctly configured to connect with
a Printer.
1. Enter the camera setup menu and select USB cable with
the Up/Down button, then press the
or Right button to
enter.
2. Use the Up/Down button to select Printer.
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After the camera is reset, it will switch to PC mode
automatically from USB mode.
Connecting the camera and printer.
1. Make sure both the camera and printer are turned on.
If the camera is not connected to a PictBridge compatible
printer, the following error message will appear on the LCD
screen.
2. Connect one end of the supplied USB Interface Cable to the
Digital port on your camera.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the USB port on the
printer.
The above error message will also appear if the USB
mode is set incorrectly, in which case you should
disconnect the USB cable, check the USB mode settings,
ensure that the Printer is turned on, and then try
connecting the USB cable again.
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Using the PictBridge Menu
After setting the USB mode to Printer, the PictBridge menu
will appear.
Print with date
If you have set the date and time of your camera, the date and
time will be recorded and saved with each photo you take.
1. Select Print with date from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen will appear.
Press the Up/Down button to select a menu item, then Press
the
or Right button to enter this item.
Refer to the following sections for more detailed information
on each setting.
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2. Use the Left/Right navigation button to scroll through
the photos.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation button to select the number
of prints for the displayed photo.
Print without date
4. Press the
1. Select Print without date from the PictBridge menu.
The following screen will appear.
button and the following screen will appear.
5. Select Yes to print, or Cancel. Then press the
Use this setting to print the photos without dates on them.
button.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation button to scroll through
the images.
3. Use the Up/Down navigation button to select the number
of prints for the current displayed image.
4. Press the
button and the following screen will appear.
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5. Select Yes to print, or Cancel. Then press the
button.
Print index
You can use this setting to print all the photos currently in
your camera.
1. Select Print index from the PictBridge menu. The
following screen will appear.
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2. Select Yes to print, or Cancel. Then press the
button.
Print DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Exit
To use DPOF printing, you must make the selection of photos
for printing using the DPOF settings before hand. See the
“DPOF” section on page 59.
To exit the PictBridge menu, select Exit. The “Remove USB
cable” message will be displayed.
1. Select Print DPOF from the PictBridge menu. The following screen will appear.
Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and printer.
2. Select Yes to print, or Cancel. Then press the
button.
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APPENDICES
Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Effective Image Sensor Pixels
14.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor
14.2 Megapixels [1/2.3” (CCD)]
Lens
80
Focal Length F =
5.05mm (Wide) ~ 35.35mm (Tele)
35mm film equivalent
28mm (Wide) ~ 196mm (Tele)
F number
F3.9 (Wide) ~ F5.8 (Tele)
Construction
14 elements in 11 groups
Optical Zoom
7X
Focusing Range
Normal: (Wide) 60cm ~∞, (Tele) 120cm ~ ∞;
Macro: (Wide) 5cm ~ 120cm, (Tele) 120cm ~ ∞
Anti-Handshake
Optical Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom
6X digital zoom (Combined Zoom: 42X)
Number of
Recording
Pixels
Still Image
14MP, 12MP(3:2), 10MP(16:9), 8MP, 5MP, 3MP, 2MP(16:9), 0.3MP
Movie
1280x720pixels: 30fps/15fps, 640x480pixels: 30fps/15fps,
320x240pixels: 30fps/15fps
1280×720 pixels: 30 fps : continuous up to 29 min.
Image Compression
Best, Fine, Normal
DCF, DPOF (Ver1.1) Support
Yes
File Format
Still Image
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie
Quick Time Motion MOV(MPGE-4/H.264), Audio: G.711 [Monaural]
Shooting Modes
Auto mode, Manual mode, ASCN mode, Scene mode (Sport, Indoor, Snow,
Fireworks, Museum, Night Landscape, Children, Leaf, Sunset, Glass, Landscape,
Night Portrait, Beach, Text, Gathering, ID, Fish eye, Travel shooting, Photo frame,
Sketch), Stabilization mode, Portrait, Panorama mode, Video mode
Smile Detection
Yes
Blink Detection
Yes
Face-Detection
Yes
Red-eye Removal
Yes
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Pan-Capture Panorama
PC projecting
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Yes
Size
5 to 70 in.
Distance
20cm~2.5m
Resolution
640x360
Brightness
up to 13 lumens (peak)
Contrast ratio
300:1
Projector connection
Computer connection
LCD Display
3.0 inch (230,400 pixels) LTPS (low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) TFT color
LCD
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
AF Method
Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), AF Assist Light (On/Off)
Light Metering Method
Artificial Intelligence AE (AiAE), Center-weighted Average, Spot (Fixed to center of
frame)
Exposure Control Method
ProgramAE (AE-lock available)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV in 1/3 Step increments
Shutter Speed
4 ~ 1/2000 second (Manual 30 s)
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.39 fps (Large/Fine mode)
Playback Modes
Single Photo, Index (9/16 thumbnails), Slide Show, Movie (Slow-Motion possible),
Zoom (Approx. 2X~8X), Audio, Histogram Display
White Balance Control
Auto (AWB), Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent , Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent,
Manual
Internal Flash (Shooting Range)
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction/Forced Flash/No Flash/Slow Synchro/Red-Eye
Reduction+Slow Synchro
Shooting Range Wide: Approx. 0.5m~2.8m / Tele: Approx. 0.8m ~ 1.8m
Recording Media
Internal Memory: 18MB
SD Card/SDHC Card (Up to 16GB support)
Other Features
PictBridge, ExifPrint Support, Multi-language Sup port
Jacks
USB2.0 OUT
Power
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery GB-50, 3.7V 950mAh
Shooting Capability (Battery Performance)
Approx. 260 shots (based on CIPA Standards)
Show Time: 70 min
Operation Environment
o
Temperature: 0~40 C, Humidity: 0~90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
100.8mm x 64.5mm x 21.2 mm
Mass
Approx. 125g (Body only)
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Error messages
Messages
Explanation
Card error
• The memory card is not formatted.
Card full
• The memory card is full and cannot store any new images.
Write protect
• The memory card is write-protected.
Picture error
• The picture is not captured correctly.
• The picture is damaged.
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No picture
• There are no images in the memory card or in the internal memory.
System error
• Unexpected error encountered.
WRITE PROTECT
• The write protection switch in the memory card is set to the “LOCK” position.
Out of the range
• When pictures were taken in Panorama mode, the direction of movement was
incorrect or the angle was outside the range of the internal settings.
Messages
Explanation
Card is not formatted, format?
• Confirm whether the memory card should be formatted.
This image cannot be deleted
• The picture or video you are trying to delete is protected.
Warning!! Camera recording, please wait.
• No other actions allowed to perform during video/audio recording.
Warning!! Battery exhausted.
• The battery is out of charge.
This file cannot be played back
• The picture format cannot be recognized by the camera.
No connection
• The camera is not connected to the printer correctly.
Print error
• There is a problem with camera or printer.
Cannot print
• Check that the printer is out of paper or out of ink.
• Check if the printer has a paper jam.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera does not turn on.
Camera turns off suddenly during
operation.
The picture is blurred.
Images and video files cannot be
saved.
No picture is taken when pressing
the Shutter button.
Images cannot print from the connected printer.
Possible causes
• The battery has run out.
Solution
• Replace with a fully charged battery.
• The battery is not inserted correctly.
• The battery has run out.
• Replace with a fully charged battery.
• The lens is dirty.
• Use a soft cloth to clean the lens on your camera.
appears when taking pictures.
•
• The memory card is full.
• Use the Image Stabilization mode.
• Replace the memory card with a new one.
• Delete unwanted images.
• No available space to store the files.
• Unlock the memory card.
• Replace the memory card with a new one or
format the current memory card.
• The mode dial is in Playback mode.
• Delete unwanted images.
• The memory card is full.
• The camera is not connected to the
printer correctly.
• The memory card is locked.
• Check the connection between the camera and
printer.
• The printer is not PictBridge compatible.
• Use a PictBridge compatible printer.
• The printer is out of paper or out of ink.
• Load some paper in the printer.
• The paper is jammed.
• Replace the ink cartridge in the printer.
• Remove the jammed paper.
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Problem
Write to memory card slowly
Cannot write to the memory card
Too many movies to process
Exceed maximum folder number in
the memory card
Possible causes
• When movie above HD is recorded
into the memory card below Class
4, perhaps it is too slow to continue
recording.
• When you shoot or record, the
memory card interrupts and can't
continue shooting or recording.
• When you select Date Playback,
if the movie exceeds the
specifications, you can’t enter Date
Playback.
• If there are too many data (folders)
in the memory card, too long time
will be spent on reading memory
card when turning on the camera.
Solution
• Please select HCSD or shoot after formatting
this card.
• Please replace a memory card.
• Delete needless files.
• Transfer the files in the memory card to other
area.
• Delete needless files.
• Transfer the files in the memory card to other
area.
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