User Manual
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GETTING READY
GE Digital Camera
Power PRO Series: X450
MODE OVERVIEW
BASIC OPERATION
PLAYBACK
USING THE MENUS
CONNECTIONS
APPENDICES
EN
BEFORE YOU START
Declaration of Conformity
Responsible Party:
General Imaging Company
Address:1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 550, Gardena, CA 90248, USA
Customer Service Telephone Number: +1-800-730-6597
(Outside U.S. & Canada: +1-310-755-6857)
For Customers in the U.S.A.
Tested to Comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing this GE Digital Camera. Please read this manual carefully and keep it in a safe place
for future reference.
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their respective owners.
This manual provides you with instructions on how to use your new 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.
Throughout this manual, the following symbols are used to help you locate information quickly and easily.
Indicates useful information.
Indicates precautions are to be taken while operating the camera.
SAFETY NOTES
Safety notes for this camera
• Do not drop the camera or allow it to hit solid
objects.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the camera.
• To prevent the camera from being damaged
by moisture, do not use or store the camera in
very humid environments, such as in rain or near
bodies of water.
• Do not use or store the camera in dusty places
or on a beach to prevent dust or sand from
entering the camera, causing possible damage
to it.
• Do not use or store the camera in a hot
environment or under direct sunlight.
• Do not use or store the camera near a powerful
magnetic field, for example near a magnet or
transformer.
• If water accidentally comes in contact with
the camera, turn the camera off, remove the
battery and the memory card, and dry it within
24 hours.
• When you take the camera from a cold place
to a warmer environment, condensation may
occur. Please wait for a reasonable period of
time before you turn it on.
• If the battery overheats during use, remove the
battery from the camera and allow the unit to
cool down before use.
• Download your photos and remove the memory
card when you are going to store the camera
for a long period of time.
• Store the camera in a dry environment and
place it on a flat surface when you are going to
store the camera for a long period of time.
• Avoid touching the lens of the camera.
• Before you remove the battery and memory
card, the camera should be turned off.
• Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight for
a long period time.
• When you clean the body of the camera, do not
use abrasive, alcohol-based or organic cleaner.
• When cleaning the lens use only products
designed to clean camera lenses.
Safety notes for battery
• If battery fluid leaks inside the camera, contact
our customer service department.
• If battery fluid leaks onto your skin, rinse your
skin with clean water and seek immediate
medical attention.
• Disposal of used batteries should be carried
out in accordance with the local (national or
regional) regulations.
• To prevent the battery from being damaged,
do not drop the battery or allow it to hit solid
objects or to be scratched by the objects.
• Do not let the battery come in contact with
metal objects (including coins) to avoid short
circuiting, discharging, excessive heat, or
possible leakage.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to water. Always
keep the battery contacts dry.
• Do not heat the battery or throw it into a fire to
avoid a possible explosion.
• Do not store the battery in a hot environment
or in direct sunlight.
• When the camera is stored for a long period
of time, remove the battery and keep it in a
dry place that is not accessible to infants and
children.
• In cold environments, the performance of the
battery could be noticeably reduced.
• When you install the battery, install it according
to the positive and negative markings on the
battery compartment. Never force it into the
battery compartment.
Safety notes for memory card
• Do not drop the memory card or allow it to hit
solid objects to avoid damaging it.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the
memory card.
• Do not expose the memory card to water. Always
keep it dry.
• Do not remove the memory card while the
camera is on. Otherwise, the memory card
could be damaged.
• Do not directly edit the data on the memory
card. Copy the data to your PC before you edit
them.
• Do not modify the name of the files or folders
of the memory card using your PC. Modifying
the file names may cause the files to not be
recognized on the camera or a possible error
may occur.
• A photo taken with the camera will be stored
in the folder that is automatically generated
on the SD card. Do not store photos that are
not taken using this camera in these folders as
the pictures cannot be recognized during the
playback.
• When you insert a memory card, make sure the
notch of the card matches the markings on the
top of the card slot.
• When the camera is stored for a long period
of time, be sure to download your photos and
remove the memory card. Store it in a dry
environment.
• Format the memory card using the camera
before you use it or insert a new one.
• We suggest buying only well-known, name
brand memory cards to ensure peak
performance.
Other Safety Notes
• Do not disconnect the power or turn the camera off during the update process. Doing so may cause
incorrect data to be written and the camera may not power on later.
• Do not hang the neck strap of the camera around the neck of a child.
• When using your camera on an airplane, observe the relevant rules specified by the airline.
• Due to the limitations of manufacturing technology, the LCD screen may have a few dead or bright pixels.
These pixels do no effect the quality or performance of the camera, photos or video.
• Do not expose the LCD screen to water. In a humid environment, only wipe it with a soft and dry cleaning
cloth.
• If the LCD screen is damaged and the liquid crystal comes into contact with your skin, wipe your skin
with a dry cloth immediately and rinse it with clean water. If liquid crystal comes into contact with your
eyes, wash them with clean water at least for 15 minutes and seek immediate medical attention. If you
accidentally swallow liquid crystal, rinse your mouth immediately and seek medical attention.
CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU START............................... 1
SAFETY NOTES........................................ 3
CONTENTS............................................... 7
GETTING READY...................................11
MODE OVERVIEW.................................22
Display Setting.....................................................22
LCD Screen Display.............................................23
Overview of the
screen icons in photo shooting mode....23
Overview of the
Screen Icons in Movie Mode.....................25
Accessories Included..........................................11
Overview of the
Screen Icons in Playback Mode...............26
Install lens cap and neck strap........................12
Using the Mode Dial............................................27
Part Names...........................................................13
Auto Mode ............................................................28
Installing Battery and Memory Card...............17
Program AE ..........................................................28
Turning Camera On and Off..............................19
Shutter Priority ...................................................29
Symbol Description.............................................19
Manual Mode . .....................................................29
Set your Language, Date/Time.........................20
Face Beautifier ....................................................30
Set your Language,
Date/Time after the first power-on........20
Panorama Mode .................................................31
Resetting your Language..........................20
Resetting Date/Time..................................21
Scene Mode . ........................................................32
Auto Scene Mode (ASCN)...........................35
Custom Settings .................................................37
Landscape . ..........................................................38
BASIC OPERATION...............................39
Using the Zoom Function...................................39
Viewing Photos and Videos...............................50
Thumbnail View...................................................51
Focus Setting........................................................40
Using Zoom Playback
(for still pictures only).........................................52
Macro Mode..........................................................41
Slideshow..............................................................53
Self-Timer Setting................................................42
Photos and Video Deletion................................54
Flash Mode............................................................43
PLAYBACK.............................................50
White Balance Setting........................................44
USING THE MENUS..............................55
Continuous Shooting..........................................45
Photo Setup .........................................................55
EV Setting..............................................................46
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)........55
Exposure Compensation...........................46
Image Size....................................................56
ISO..................................................................47
OIS..................................................................56
Shutter Adjustment....................................47
Cont. AF.........................................................57
Aperture Adjustment.................................48
HDR................................................................57
Using Quick Recording.......................................48
Face Beautifier............................................58
i Button Function Menu......................................49
Scene.............................................................58
Photo Setup Menu...............................................60
Color Effect...................................................70
Quality...........................................................60
Playback Setup Menu.........................................71
AF-Assist Beam............................................61
Protect...........................................................71
Digital Zoom.................................................61
Delete............................................................72
Date Imprint.................................................61
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)..........73
Quick Review................................................62
Trim................................................................74
Custom Settings..........................................62
Camera Setup Menu...........................................75
Movie Setup .........................................................63
Sound Settings............................................76
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)........63
Power Saver.................................................77
Video Quality................................................64
Language......................................................77
OIS..................................................................64
Zone...............................................................77
Movie Setup Menu...............................................65
Date/Time.....................................................77
Digital Zoom.................................................65
File / Software......................................................78
Playback Setup ...................................................66
Format Memory...........................................78
HDR................................................................66
Copy to Card.................................................79
Red-Eye Reduction.....................................67
File Numbering............................................79
Rotate............................................................68
Reset..............................................................80
Resize.............................................................69
FW Version...................................................80
CONNECTIONS.....................................81
APPENDICES.........................................91
Connecting to a Computer................................81
Specifications.......................................................91
Setting the USB Mode................................81
Prompts and Warning Messages.....................95
Transferring files to your computer.......82
Troubleshooting...................................................99
Video System........................................................83
Set Eye-Fi SD Card Connection Mode..............84
Connecting to a
PictBridge Compatible Printer..........................85
Setting the USB Mode................................85
Connecting to your Printer.......................86
Using the PictBridge Menu................................87
Print (with Date)..........................................87
Print (without Date)....................................88
Print Index....................................................89
Print DPOF Images.....................................90
Exit.................................................................90
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GETTING READY
Accessories Included
Your camera box should contain the camera model you purchased along with the following accessories. If
anything is missing or appears to be damaged, please contact your retailer.
AA battery x 4
Quick St
Neck strap
Lens cap with strap
USB cable
art Gui
de
Quick start guide
Warranty card
CD-ROM
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Install lens cap and neck strap
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4
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3
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5
Part Names
1
2
3
1. AF Assist Beam/
Self-timer Lamp
2. Flash Lamp
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3. Microphone
4. Lens
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5. LCD Screen
6
6. Exposure Compensation Button
7. Status Indicator
7
5
8. i Button
8
9. Menu Button
9
10. Display Button
11. Playback Button
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12. AF Button/Up Button
13. Flash Button/Right Button
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15
14
12
11
14. Delete Button/Self-timer Button/
Down Button
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15. Macro Button/Left Button
14
16. SET Button
17
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17. Strap Eyelet
18. USB/AV Port
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19. Zoom Lever
23
20. Shutter Button
22
21. Continuous Capture Button
21
22. Fast Video Recording Button
20
23. Power Switch
19
24. Mode Dial
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25
25. Speaker
28
26. Tripod Socket
27
27. Battery Cover Lock
28. Battery Cover
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Installing Battery and Memory Card
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the battery into the battery slot in the
correct position as shown in the following
diagram:
2
AA 4
1
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3. Insert the memory card into the memory card
slot as shown in the diagram below:
Write protection
buckle
The memory card (SD/SDHC) is optional and
not included in all camera packaging. If you
have to purchase a memory card, select one
with storage capacity between 4GB and 32GB
to ensure correct data storage.
To remove your memory card, open the
battery cover, gently press the memory card
to eject it and remove it carefully.
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4. Close the battery cover.
Turning Camera On and Off
Slide the power switch to turn on/off the camera.
Power Switch
Symbol Description
In the instructions below, the following symbols
may be used throughout this manual on how to
operate the camera. This is to facilitate better
understanding.
[Button name]:
When one button on the
camera cannot be indicated
by an icon, the symbol [ ] is
used to indicate it.
「Item properties」:The optional properties in
the camera interface
are indicated by the
symbol「 」.
Press and hold the Playback button to power
on and enter Playback mode.
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Set your Language, Date/Time
Set your Language, Date/Time after the first
power-on
1. When you turn the camera on for the first time,
the language selection screen appears.
2. Press the arrow buttons to select your desired
language.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
,
and press the
button or right arrow button
to enter the menu.
button to confirm
3. After you press the
the selection, the Date/Time settings screen
appears.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Language」and press the
button or
right arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
Date/Time to be adjusted: Time is displayed in
yyyy:MM:dd HH:mm.
5. Press the up/down arrow button to adjust the
value for the selected Date/Time.
5. Press the arrow buttons to select your desired
language and press the
button to confirm.
6. Press the
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menu
button and the snapshot screen
button to confirm the time
6. Press the
settings and the snapshot screen appears.
Sound Settings
Resetting your Language
Language
English
After you set your language for the first time,
follow the instructions below to reset your
language.
World Time
Home
1. Turn the camera on via the power switch.
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2. Press the menu
button, press the left/right arrow
button to select
, and press the
button
to enter the menu.
Power Saver
Auto
Date & Time
2013.08.10 00:00
Language
ኼ΋ˮஸ
日本語
㷼ᄙⱥ
6. Press the up/down arrow button to press the
value for your selected block. After you finish
your settings, press the
button to confirm.
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button and the following
7. Press the menu
snapshot screen appears.
English
Back
Resetting Date/Time
After you set your Date/Time for the first time,
follow the instructions below to reset date and
time.
1. Turn the camera on via the power switch.
2. Press the
button, press the left/right arrow
button to select
, and press the
button
to enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
,
and press the
button or right arrow button
to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Date & Time」and press the
button or
right arrow button to enter the menu.
5. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
Date/Time to be adjusted: Time is displayed in
yyyy:MM:dd HH:mm.
Sound Settings
Power Saver
Auto
Language
English
World Time
Home
Date & Time
2013.08.10 00:00
func
menu
Date & Time
YMD
H-M
2013 . 08 . 10
00 : 00
Back
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MODE OVERVIEW
Display Setting
Press the
button to display the settings:
Standard, Full, Off.
Standard: Displays camera parameters on the LCD
screen.
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F 5.0
1/50
-0.3 EV
400 ISO
Full: Camera parameters with Grid and Histogram
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F 5.0
1/50
-0.3 EV
400 ISO
Off: Does not display any additional icons on screen
LCD Screen Display
Overview of the screen icons in photo
shooting mode
1
3
2
5
4
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1 Shooting Mode Icons
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7
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Auto Mode
Panorama Mode
Program AE
Scene Mode
Shutter
priority
Custom Settings
Manual Mode
Landscape
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17
F3.7
16 15
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1/50
-0.3 EV
14
13
400 ISO
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Face Beautifier
2 Macro Mode
3 Zoom Display (By turning the Zoom Lever)
4 SD Memory Card/Built-In Memory
5 Battery Status
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6 White Balance
(Adjustable in
Mode)
7 Color Effect (Adjustable in
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Mode)
8 Number of remaining shots
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F3.7
1/50
-0.3 EV
400 ISO
9 Image Size
10 Video Quality
11 ISO Value (Adjustable in
Mode)
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12 Remaining Recording time
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13 Exposure Compensation (EV value)
(Adjustable in
Mode)
14 Shutter Speed (Adjustable in
22 Flash Mode
Mode)
15 Histogram
16 Aperture Value (Adjustable in
17 Image stabilization
18 Focus Frame
19 Expo Metering
AiAE
Force Flash
Mode)
Slow Sync.
Slow Sync. + Red-Eye
Red-Eye Reduction
23 Continuous Shot
Spot
Single
Center
Continuous Shot
20 AF Mode
Single-AF
Multi-AF
Object Tracking
21 Self-Timer
Self-timer Off
2 sec
24
Flash Auto
10 sec
3 Shots
Time-Lapse (30sec/1min/5min/10min)
24 Eye-Fi ON (insert the Eye-Fi card)
25 HDR (Adjustable in
Mode)
Overview of the Screen Icons in Movie
Mode
1
2
3
4
5
6 Battery Status
7 Color Effect
8 Video Quality
6
9 Remaining Recording time
10 Exposure Compensation (EV value)
11 Image stabilization
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14
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13
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12 Focus Frame
13 Eye-Fi ON (insert the Eye-Fi card)
14 Expo Metering
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8
AiAE
Spot
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1 Movie Mode Icons
2 Macro Mode
3 Self-Timer
Self-timer Off
10 sec
4 Zoom Display (by turning the Zoom Lever)
5 SD Memory Card/Built-In Memory
Center
15 AF Mode
For optimal video shooting, it is
recommended that an SDHC memory card
be used. If you shoot video using only the
camera's internal memory, the end results
may have image jitter, noise and vastly
shorter recording times.
Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom can be
adjusted. Digital Zoom can be adjusted to 4X
(100X in total).
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Overview of the Screen Icons in Playback Mode
1
1 DPOF File
2 File Protection
3 Memory space (indicating the current number
of photos and total number of photos)
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2
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4 SD Memory Card/Built-in Memory
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5 Battery Status
6 Zoom Magnification Area
7 Image Zoom Ratios
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8 Image Zone
9 Shooting Date
10 Eye-Fi ON (insert the Eye-Fi card)
11 Red-Eye Reduction
12 HDR
13 Date Folder
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Using the Mode Dial
This Camera provides a convenient mode dial that allows you to manually switch between different modes
with ease. The available modes are listed below:
Mode Name
Shutter
priority
Description
In this mode, the optimal conditions for taking pictures will be set based on the
subject and environment. It is the most commonly used mode for taking pictures.
Under different scenes, the user can switch the ISO and EV value according to
personal preference, the camera can automatically set the shutter speed and
aperture value.
Setting allows you to choose a specific shutter speed so the camera will adjust
the aperture automatically to ensure correct exposure.
Manual Mode
Many of the camera settings can be configured manually in this mode.
Face
Beautifier
Panorama
Mode
This mode automatically enhances facial features with skin softening touches
and eye brightening capabilities.
In this mode, up to 4 frames can be stitched together to create a single
panoramic photo.
Scene Mode
Choose from 22 different pre-set scene types and effects for your photos.
Movie Mode
Record videos.
Custom
Settings
Landscape
Mode
The user can store the frequently used shooting modes and parameters and
switch to this mode for quick adjustment.
Auto Mode
Program AE
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For landscapes and outdoor shots. Vivid reproduction of green and blue.
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Program AE
Auto Mode
Auto Mode is the easiest mode to take photos. While
operating in this mode, the camera automatically
optimizes numerous camera settings to adjust your
photos and videos for the best possible results.
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When [Program AE] mode is selected, you can
adjust the EV value and ISO value.
1. Turn the mode dial to and press the
button to configure settings.
Follow these steps:
1. Use the power switch to turn the camera on.
2. Switch the Mode Dial to Auto Mode
.
3. Compose your picture in the LCD screen and
press the Shutter button halfway down to focus
on the subject.
4. The LCD screen will show a green focus frame
when the subject is in focus.
5. Fully press the shutter button down to take
pictures.
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2. Press the left/right arrow button to select an
adjustment item.
3. Press the up/down button to adjust the
parameters.
button to engage the settings
4. Press the
and enter the shooting screen.
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Shutter Priority S
Manual Mode M
When [Shutter Priority] is selected, you can
adjust the shutter speed and EV value. The camera
automatically sets the aperture value based on the
shutter speed value to get the most appropriate
exposure value.
When selecting manual
mode, you can set the
aperture / shutter speed manually and ISO value.
1. Turn the Mode Dial to and press the
button to configure settings.
1. Turn the mode dial to and press the
button to configure settings.
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F3.7
1/50
+0.7 E V
400 I SO
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select an
adjustment item.
3. Press the up/down button to adjust the
parameters.
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- 0.3 E V
400 I S O
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select an
adjustment setting.
3. Press the up/down button to adjust the
parameters.
button to confirm the settings
4. Press the
and enter the shooting screen.
button to confirm the settings
4 Press the
and enter the shooting screen.
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Face Beautifier
In Portrait Mode, the camera is set to automatically
adjust camera exposure for realistic portrayal of skin
tones.
Face Beautifier Mode has 3 effects:
•
Effect 1: Skin Soften
1. Turn the Mode Dial to select Face Beautifier
Mode
.
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Effect 2: Skin Soften + Eye Brightening
•
Effect 3: Skin Soften + Eye Brightening +
Eye Enlargement
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button and press the left/right
2. Press the menu
arrow button to select
.
3. Press the up/down button to select Face
Beautifier and press the
button to confirm
and return to photo shooting mode.
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400 ISO
Panorama Mode
With Panorama Mode, you can take a series of
pictures which will be stitched automatically into a
ultra-wide panoramic picture by the camera.
Follow the steps below:
1. Turn the Mode Dial to Panorama Mode
.
2. Press the arrow buttons to select a shooting
direction. (The right direction is used as default if
you do not make any choice) 2 seconds later, the
camera is ready to take pictures. You can also
press the
button or half press the shutter
button to be ready to take pictures.
3. Compose the first view of the panoramic
picture on the LCD screen and press the Shutter
button to capture the image.
Cancel
4. When you finish shooting the first photo, two
target icons will display on the LCD screen at
left and right sides. Move the camera to the
right until the round target icon is directly
positioned over the square box. The box will
turn green when they overlap and the camera
will automatically take the next picture. Repeat
the same steps for additional shots. Up to 4
frames can be stitched together.
5. If continuous pictures are less than 4 shots,
press the
button and the camera will stitch
the pictures automatically. Press the playback
button to enter playback mode to see the
effect.
6. If you take 4 pictures, the camera will
automatically stitch the pictures. Press the
playback button to enter playback mode to see
the effect.
Save
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Flash Mode, Self-Timer, Macro Mode, and
Exposure Compensation are all disabled in
Panorama Mode.
During panorama mode shooting, press the
button to interrupt shooting and save
the current pictures taken. Press the down
arrow button
to cancel shooting and
not to save the previously taken pictures.
In the process of automatic panoramic
shooting, "Improper alignment. Please try
again." shown on the LCD screen means that
the moving angle deviates from the green
baseline during camera moving which leads
to shooting failure, and you need to shoot
again.
Scene Mode
You can select an appropriate mode from the 22
scene modes according to the type of
environment you are shooting. The camera then
configures the most appropriate settings
automatically.
Turn the Mode Dial to the Scene Mode to enter the
Scene Mode menu. What the LCD screen displays is
shown in the screen shot below:
Auto Scene
In Panorama mode, up to 4 photos can be
captured when the image size is set at 2MP.
Press the arrow buttons to select a scene, and
press the
button to confirm.
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Scene
Auto Scene
Sport
Description
Identifies the scene automatically; Person, Backlighting, Landscape, Macro, Night
Scene, Night Scene Person, Auto.
For fast-moving subjects. Capture sharp, action shots with minimal blur.
This mode is not recommended for shooting indoors.
Beach
For taking pictures in areas with strong sunlight.
Sunset
For sunsets. Capture subjects in strong sunlight.
Fireworks
For fireworks at night. Slower shutter speed is adjusted for brilliant images.
Night Landscape
For night scenes. The use of a tripod is recommended.
Sketch
For taking photos with pencil sketch effect.
Snow
For snow scenes. Reproduce natural, clear white scenes.
Children
ID
Turns off flash automatically. Avoids disturbing subject, suitable for taking
photos of children.
For shooting ID size photos.
(It is recommended to print using 6-inch 4R (6X4) photographic paper).
Glass
For objects behind transparent glass.
Photo Frame
For adding interesting frame effects to the photo.
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Scene
Panning Shot
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Description
Suitable for capturing fast moving objects to have a clear subject with a blurred
background.
Portrait
Best for capturing head and shoulder portraits of people. .
Fish Eye
Creates artistic fish eye effect.
Party
Best for taking indoor party photos.
Indoor
For indoor settings. Reduce blur and improve color accuracy.
Leaf
For plants. Capture brilliant shots of greenery and blossoms.
Museum
For museums or flash-free areas. Retain color and reduce blur.
Night Portrait
For portraits against night scenery.
Pet Mode-Dog
Quickly identifies a dog, capturing quick or unexpected movements.
Pet Mode-Cat
Quickly identifies a cat, capturing quick or unexpected movements.
Auto Scene Mode (ASCN)
In “ASCN” scene mode, the camera can detect
different environments intelligently and
automatically select the best scene and photo
settings for you.
“ASCN” can intelligently detect the following
scenes:
Icon Mode Name
Landscape
Mode
Icon Mode Name
Night Landscape
Mode
Portrait Mode
Macro Mode
Night Portrait
Auto Mode
Backlit
Portrait
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2. Hold the camera steadily and aim at the
subject. The optimum scene mode will be
selected automatically.
3. Press the shutter button half-way down to
focus.
4. Press the shutter button all the way down to
take pictures.
To use "ASCN":
1. Turn the Mode Dial to “SCN” and select “ASCN”
mode.
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Mode Name
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Description
Landscape Mode
For landscapes, ASCN will automatically adjust the exposure and
reproduce vivid green and blue colors.
Portrait Mode
Most suitable for capturing people with focus on their faces.
Night Portrait
When you take 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 the best pictures
possible.
Night Landscape Mode
For night scenes, ASCN will automatically increase the ISO value to
compensate for low light.
Macro Mode
To produce more detailed close-ups, ASCN will automatically engage the
camera's Macro Mode and automatically focus the lens.
Auto Mode
The camera will automatically adjusts the exposure and focus to ensure
the best possible pictures.
Custom Settings
The user can store the frequently used shooting
modes and parameters and switch to this mode for
quick adjustment.
Follow the steps below:
Custom Settings
1. Select any mode or scene mode to be stored.
2. Set your desired parameters in the current
mode.
func
button, press the left/right arrow
3. Press the menu
button to select
, and press the
button
to enter the menu.
4. Press up/down arrow button to select
, and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
5. Press the down arrow button select「Custom
Settings」and press the
button or the right
arrow button to enter the menu.
6. Select「Yes」to save or「No」to cancel.
Custom Settings
Reset camera settings to
custom settings mode.
No
Yes
7. Turn the mode dial to switch to the custom
settings
.
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8. The photo settings you stored the last time are
invoked.
The factory default settings are Program AE
and other parameters.
Custom Settings only keep the photo
shooting mode and parameters you set the
last time you used the camera in this mode.
Landscape
While operating in this mode, the camera will Vivid
reproduction of green and blue, adjust your
landscapes photos for the best possible results.
Follow these steps:
1. Use the power switch to turn the camera on.
2. Switch the Mode Dial to Landscape Mode
.
3. Compose your picture in the LCD screen and
press the Shutter button halfway down to focus
on the subject.
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4. The LCD screen will show a green focus frame
when the subject is in focus.
5. Fully press the shutter button down to take
pictures.
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BASIC OPERATION
Using the Zoom Function
Your camera is equipped with two types of zoom
functions: Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom. Toggle
the Zoom Lever of the camera to zoom in or out of
the subject while taking pictures.
Zoom Indicator
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1/50
-0.3 EV
400 ISO
When the Optical Zoom reaches the threshold as
Digital Zoom, release and turn the Zoom Lever to
T to switch between the Optical zoom and Digital
zoom.
Zoom Lever
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Focus Setting
In different photo shooting modes, you can select
different focus methods.
1. Press the up arrow button
settings screen.
to display the
Single-AF
2. Press the left/right to select the following 3 modes:
Single-AF: The focus frame appears on the
center of the LCD screen to focus on the
subject.
Multi-AF: The camera automatically
focuses the subject in a wide area to
find the focus point.
Object Tracking: Smart tracking of the
object in motion under the focusing
shooting.
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3. Press the
button to confirm the settings
and exit the menu.
Once enabled, Object Tracking will only work
when lens is focused on the object.
Macro Mode
The Macro Setting is ideal for shooting small
objects or close-up photos. This mode allows you to
focus on subjects very close to the camera.
1. Press the left arrow button
Marco Menu.
3. Press the
button to confirm the
settings and exit the menu.
to enter the
Macro Off
2. Press the left/right to select the following 2
modes:
•
Macro Off
Select this option to disable Macro.
•
Macro On
Select this to focus on subjects 3cm
from the lens.
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Self-Timer Setting
Using this function can take photos at regular time.
The camera can be set to shoot after 2 seconds, 10
seconds since pressing the shutter or shoot after
smile.
1. Press the down arrow button
self-timer menu.
to enter the
•
Self-timer 10 sec
A single picture is shot 10 seconds
after the Shutter Button is pressed.
•
Self-timer Smile
Press the Shutter Button and a
picture will be taken immediately
after a smile is detected.
button to confirm the settings
3. Press the
and exit the menu.
Self-timer Off
2. Press left/right to select the following 4 modes:
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•
Self-timer Off
Disables the Self-Timer.
•
Self-timer 2 sec
A single picture is shot 2 seconds
after the Shutter Button is pressed.
When enabling the self-timer, pressing the
shutter or Down arrow button can disable
the self-timer and return to the shooting
screen, and keep the self-timer setting.
When enabling the smile detection, pressing
the shutter or
key can disable the selftimer without keeping the self-timer setting.
Flash Mode
The Flash is used to illuminate a subject in low light
or for fill-in lighting to achieve better illumination
of a subject with pronounced shadows.
1. Pop up the flash manually as shown below.
2. Press the right arrow button
Flash Settings Menu.
•
Flash Auto
Camera flash goes off automatically
based on existing light conditions.
•
•
Slow Sync.
This allows for night scenery
photos that include people in the
foreground. The use of a tripod is
recommended when shooting with
this setting.
•
Slow Sync. + Red-Eye
Use this mode for slow synchro shots
with red-eye reduction.
to enter the
Flash Auto
3. Press the left/right to select the following 5
modes:
Force Flash
The flash will engage with each shot
even if there is enough available light
to take the photo without flash.
•
Red-Eye Reduction
The camera emits a brief pre-flash
before the picture is taken to reduce
red-eye effects.
button to confirm the settings
4. Press the
and exit the option.
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White Balance Setting
The White Balance Setting allows you to adjust the
color temperature for different lighting sources to
ensure the most accurate color reproduction.
•
Follow the steps below to set white balance of the
camera:
•
Cloudy
•
Fluorescent
•
Fluorescent CWF
•
Incandescent
•
Manual WB (Fully press the shutter
button to detect the white balance
value)
•
Color Temp. (1900K~10000K)
Press direction buttons Up / Down
to "Adjust the K value"; Press the
direction button Left to exit the K
value.
1. Press
button to enter White Balance Menu.
•
Daylight
AWB
2. Press the left/right to select the following 8
modes:
AWB
button to confirm the settings
3. Press the
and exit the menu.
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Continuous Shooting
Follow the steps below to configure the Continuous
Shot Settings:
1. Press the
Menu.
to enter the Continuous Shot
•
3 Shots
•
Time-Lapse
Take pictures based on the preset
interval (30sec/1min/5min/10min).
button to confirm the settings
3. Press the
and exit the menu.
4. Press the shutter button to start continuous
shooting.
Single
The flash is disabled in this mode in order to
achieve quick succession of shots.
2. Press the left/right to select the following 4
modes:
•
•
Single
Continuous Shot
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EV Setting
The EV function menu of the camera includes
functions, such as EV adjustment, ISO, shutter,
aperture, etc. Using the appropriate function
settings can improve your pictures.
To select the best setting for optimum photos,
follow these steps:
Exposure Compensation
Set up to adjust the picture brightness. In the case
of a very high contrast between the photographed
object and the background, the brightness of the
picture can be appropriately adjusted.
(Adjustable in
Mode)
button to display the settings
1. Press the
screen.
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
setting options.
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-2.0 EV
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3. Press the up/down button to adjust the option
values.
button to complete the setting and
4. Press
enter shooting mode.
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1/50
-2.0 EV
40 0 I SO
The adjustable range of exposure value is from EV
-2.0 to EV+2.0.
ISO
Shutter Adjustment
The ISO function allows you to set the sensitivity of
the camera's light sensor based on the brightness
of the scene. To improve the camera's sensor
performance in darker environments, a higher ISO
value is required. A lower ISO value is needed when
shooting in brighter conditions.
You can adjust the shutter speed value. Selecting a
higher shutter speed will capture fast moving objects
more clearly. Selecting a slower shutter speed will
result in some motion blur of moving objects.
(Adjustable in
Mode)
Pictures taken at higher ISO settings will generally
have more noise than those taken at lower ISO
settings. (Adjustable in
Mode)
F3.7
F3.7
1/50
+0.7 E V
1/50
+0.7 E V
400 I SO
40 0 I SO
The camera's ISO settings include: automatic, 80,
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 .
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Aperture Adjustment
You can adjust the aperture size value. Selecting a
large aperture opening will emphasize the point of
focus and show a blurry background and
foreground. A small aperture opening will keep
both the background and main object in clear
focus. (Adjustable in Mode)
Using Quick Recording
In shooting mode, press the Recording short cut
button
to begin recording video.
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+0.7 E V
400 I S O
After finishing, press the Recording short cut
button or the Shutter Button to stop and store the
video. The camera will return to shooting mode
automatically.
i Button Function Menu
Mode:
•
Black and White
The Image Color Setting allows you to select
different color effects.
•
Vignetting
•
Salon
•
Dreamy
button to select the Image Color
1. Press the
Setting Menu.
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
Image Color Setting options.
There are 4 Image Color options in Movie Mode
:
•
Normal
•
Vivid
•
Sepia
•
Black and White
Normal
There are 7 Image Color options in photo shooting
mode
:
•
Normal
•
Vivid
•
Sepia
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PLAYBACK
Viewing Photos and Videos
To view the captured photos and video clips on the LCD screen:
1. After pressing the
button, the last photo or video clip taken will be displayed on the LCD screen.
2. Use the Left/Right navigation buttons to scroll through the photos or video clips stored in the internal
memory or on the SD memory card.
3. To play a selected video clip, press the
button to enter the Movie Playback Mode.
During video playback, the operating instructions will appear on the screen. Press the Left/Right button, and
press the
button to engage the following actions:
Mute
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7
8
9
2
3
4
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5
00:00:47
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10
1
Increase Volume
6
Back to the beginning of the video
2
Pause
7
Play
3
Fast Forward
4
Decrease Volume
5
Rewind
8
9
10
Play video forward
Cancel playback
Play video backward
Thumbnail View
When in Playback Mode, rotate the Zoom Lever
counter clockwise to the
position to display
thumbnail images of the photos and videos on the
screen.
W Zoom Out
3 Press
button to select date playback.
T Zoom In
4. Press the arrow buttons to select a picture or
video clip to view and press the
button to
restore it to the original size.
1. Slide the Zoom Lever to switch between 3x3
and 4x4 thumbnails.
2. When a 3x3 or 4x4 thumbnail is displayed,
press the arrow buttons to select a picture or
video clip to view.
The Date Folder is displayed in date order
based on camera's Date/Time Settings.
If the
indicator appears on the
LCD, then a movie file is currently being
displayed.
Press the
button to restore a preview
icon to its original image size.
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Using Zoom Playback (for still pictures only)
When playing back photos, you can also use the
Zoom Lever to zoom in on the photos 2 to 8 times.
1. Press the
Mode.
button to switch to Playback
2. Press the left/right button to select a picture to
be zoomed in.
3. Rotate the Zoom Lever clockwise to
zoom in.
to
4. The bottom right corner of the screen will
display the zoom magnification area frame and
the frame of the whole photo will display on
the screen.
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5. Press the arrow buttons to navigate and select
a part of the image to be zoomed in.
button to return the image to its
6. Press the
original scale.
Movie images cannot be magnified.
Slideshow
This setting allows you to view all the stored
pictures as a slideshow.
1. Press
button to enter playback screen.
2. Press
button to enter slide option.
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
The continuous capture group playback may
be displayed by slideshow.
3. Press the left/right button to select slideshow
playing or 「Cancel」 to return to the
playback screen.
Cancel
• Effect 1: interval 1sec, Melodious music.
• Effect 2: interval 1sec, Enthusiastic music
• Effect 3: interval 1sec, Peaceful music
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Photos and Video Deletion
In playback mode, press the down arrow button
to select your photos and videos.
To delete photos or videos:
1. Press the
mode.
button to switch to playback
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
photos and videos to be deleted.
3. Press the down arrow button
deletion screen is displayed.
Delete One
Exit
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and the
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Delete One」or「Exit」and press the
button to confirm.
Erased photos/video clips cannot be
recovered.
Please refer to page 72 for instructions on
deleting more than one image at a time.
USING THE MENUS
Photo Setup
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
Mode:
1. In Photo Shooting Mode, press the
button
to enter dans le menu de prise de vue photo.
func
menu
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
options.
Use this setting to select the "target" size of the
camera's field of view to be metered.
A
Expo Metering: AiAE
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
the parameters and press the
button to
confirm.
A
Expo Metering: AiAE
Refer to the following pages for more details
about each setting.
There are 3 options:
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE) targets the
camera's entire field of view.
• 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): Automatically
selects the central and peripheral metering,
to calculate the reasonable value of metering
by weighting.
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Image Size
OIS
The size setting refers to the image resolution in
pixels. A higher image resolution allows you to
print that image in larger sizes without degrading
the image quality.
This mode can help reduce photo blur caused by
unintentional hand shake, low light or slow shutter
speed.
OIS: Off
Size: A4 Printing
The bigger the number of recorded pixels is,
the better the image quality becomes. As the
number of recorded pixels lessen, you will
be able to record more images on a memory
card.
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Use Stabilization Mode in dark environments
or when using a slower shutter speed.
Shooting in a windy or unstable
environment (such as a moving vehicle) may
cause blurred images.
Cont. AF
HDR
Enable the continuous AF to be able to continuously
focus automatically when taking pictures.
Use this setting to control wide dynamic image
range when taking still pictures. Photos with
extreme contrast of bright and dark areas will still
maintain distinguishable detail and depth.
(Use of tripod is recommended)
Cont.AF: Off
HDR: Off
There are 2 options:
• Off
• On
There are 2 options:
• Off
• On
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Face Beautifier
Scene
Set the effect of the face beautifier mode.
Select the scene mode under the SCN mode.
A
Effect1
Skin Soften
Face Beautifier Mode has 3 effects:
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•
Effect 1:Skin Soften
•
Effect 2:Skin Soften + Eye Brightening
•
Effect 3:Skin Soften + Eye Brightening +
Eye Enlargement
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Press SET To Select Scene
• Options in the shooting mode (O: Available X: Not Available)
Shooting Modes
Options
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Photo Setup Menu
Quality
Mode:
func
1. Press the menu
button in Photo Shooting Mode
and press the left/right button to select
.
The Quality Setting can be used to adjust the image
compression ratio.
Quality
Quality
Q
y|
Normal
Normal
Menu
Press SET To Enter
A
Best
AF Assist
Assist B
Beam
eam
Off Fine
Off
Digital Normal
Digital
Zoom
Off
Date Im
Imprint
print
Off
Quick
Quick Review
Off
Off
There are three options for picture quality:
2. Press the
button to enter the menu.
3. Press up/down arrow button to select
, and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
item to be set and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
5. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
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• Best (16M Average File Size: 4.0MB)
• Fine (16M Average File Size: 2.5MB)
• Normal (16M Average File Size: 2.0MB)
AF-Assist Beam
Date Imprint
In a darker environment, AF Assist Beam can be
turned on for better focus.
Include a Date/Time stamp on the photo image.
Quality
Quality
uality |
Q
Normal
rmal
No
A
Off
Quality
Quality
Quality |
Normal
Normal
A
AF Assist Beam
Off On
Off
Off
AF Assist
Assist B
Beam
eam
Off Date
Off
Digital Date/Time
Digital
Zoom
Off
Digital Zoom
Digital
Off
Date Imprint
Off
Date Im
Imprint
print
Off
Quick
Quick Review
Off
Off
Quick
uick Review
Q
Off
ff
O
Digital Zoom
Turn on or off the digital zoom.
Quality
Quality
uality |
Q
Normal
rmal
No
A
Off
AF Assist
Assist B
Beam
eam
Off On
Off
Digital Zoom
Off
Date Im
Imprint
print
Offf
Of
Q
Quick
uick Review
O
Off
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00:00
• Off
• Date
• Date / Time
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Quick Review
Custom Settings
This option allows quick review of the photos
immediately after they are taken. Each photo is
displayed on the LCD screen based on the selected
time.
Custom Settings stores the current photo shooting
mode and its parameters. The stored mode and
parameters are directly invoked in Custom Settings
mode.
Custom Settings
Quality
Quality
uality |
Q
Normal
rmal
No
A
Off
AF Assist
Assist B
Beam
eam
Off 1 sec
Off
Reset camera settings to
custom settings mode.
sec
Digital
Di
gital 2Zoom
Off
3 sec
Date Im
Imprint
print
Off
No
Yes
Quick Review
Off
ff
O
There are 4 options:
• Off
• 1 sec
• 2 sec
• 3 sec
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There are 2 options:
• No
• Yes
Movie Setup
Expo Metering (Exposure Metering)
Mode:
1. Turn the mode dial, select the
mode and
func
press the menu
button to enter the Movie Setup.
Use this setting to select the "target" size of the
camera's field of view to be metered.
Expo Metering: AiAE
Expo Metering: AiAE
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
options.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
the parameters and press the
button to
confirm.
There are 3 options:
• AiAE (Artificial Intelligence AE) targets the
camera's entire field of view.
• 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):
Automatically selects the central and
peripheral metering, to calculate the
reasonable value of metering by weighting.
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Video Quality
OIS
Set the image resolution used during video recording.
This mode can help reduce photo blur caused by
hand shake, low light and slow shutter speed.
Size: 720p 30fps
OIS: Off
The speed requirements for reading and writing
high image pixel images to SD card are as follows:
No.
Image
Pixel
1
2
3
4
1280x720
1280x720
640x480
320x240
Frame Recommendation
30
15
30
30
Class 6
Class 6
Class 4
Class 4
Recording
time (4GB)
About
50 minutes
60 minutes
70 minutes
200 minutes
Recording time limit above 1280x720 30 fps
is under 29 minutes.
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When recording in high definition for
extended periods of time, can cause the
camera to generate heat. This is not a
camera malfunction.
Use this image stabilization mode in dark
environments.
Shooting in a windy or unstable environment
(such as a moving vehicle) may cause blurred
images.
Movie Setup Menu
Digital Zoom
Mode:
1. Turn the Mode Dial and select
video recording screen.
to enter the
func
button, press the left/right arrow
2. Press the menu
button to select
, and press the
button
to enter the menu.
Turn on or off the digital zoom.
Quality
|
Digital
g Zoom
On
On
A
Off
Custom
Settings
ings
OnSett
Menu
Press SET To Enter
3. Press up/down arrow button to select
, and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
4. Select the items to be set and press the
button or the right arrow button to enter the
menu.
5. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
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Playback Setup
Mode:
HDR
1. Press the
button to display the playback
func
screen and press menu
button to enter the menu.
With the HDR function, pictures that are overexposed
may be corrected to optimize the highlights and
lowlights captured to more accurately represent the
actual scene.
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select the
item and press
button to enter.
3. Press the left/right arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
A
HDR
Press SET To Enter
Refer to the following pages for more details about
each setting.
1. In Playback Mode, press the left /right arrow
button to select the photos to be edited.
func
2. Press the menu
button, select the
settings,
and press the
button to display the
settings screen.
3. Press the left/right button to select whether
HDR is used.
Cancel
: HDR
: Cancel
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Cancel
4. After using the HDR function, the image will be
saved as a new file and the original file is still
stored in the memory.
Red-Eye Reduction
1. In Playback Mode, press the left /right arrow
button to select the photos to be edited.
func
button, select the
settings,
2. Press the menu
and press the
button to display the settings
screen.
3. Press the left/right button to select Touch-up or
「Cancel」 to return playback Screen.
Cancel
: Red-Eye Reduction
: Skin Soften
: Eye Brightening
: Eye Enlargement
: Cancel
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Rotate
You can use this setting to change the orientation of the picture.
1. In Playback Mode, press the left /right arrow button to select the photos to be edited.
2. Press the
func
menu
button, select the
settings, and press the
button to display the settings screen.
3. Press the left/right button to select the rotation direction or 「Cancel」 to return playback Screen.
Cancel
Cancel
: Turn Right
: Turn Left
: Cancel
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
Videos and panoramic pictures cannot be rotated.
The rotated picture file will replace the original photo.
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Resize
This setting allows you to resize a picture to a particular resolution and saves it as a new picture.
1. In Playback Mode, press the left /right arrow button to select the photos to be edited.
2. Press the
func
menu
button, select the
settings and press the
button to display the settings screen.
3. Press the left/right arrow button to select「1024X768」or「640X480」or select 「Cancel」 to return
playback Screen.
Cancel
4. Press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Color Effect
4. Press the
: Cancel
: Grainy
1. In Playback Mode, press the left /right arrow
button to select the photos to be edited.
: Vivid
: Vignetting
: Sepia
: Salon
: Black and White
: Dreamy
2. Press the
press the
func
menu
button, select the
settings, and
button to display the settings screen.
3. Press the left/right button to select the
corresponding menu or 「Cancel」 to return
playback Screen.
Cancel
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button to confirm the setting.
This setting allows you to change the picture color
effect. The file is saved as a new photo and stored
in memory together with the original photo.
Playback Setup Menu
Mode:
5. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
1. Press the
button to show the playback
func
screen, press the menu
button, and press the left
/right button to select
.
Refer to the following pages for more details about
each setting.
2. Press the
Protect
button to enter the menu.
A
Menu
Press Set To Enter
To prevent any pictures or videos from being
accidentally erased, use this setting to lock one or
all of the files.
Protect
One
De
Delete
leteDate Folder
DPOF
3. Press up/down arrow button to select
, and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
item to be set and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
All
Reset
TTrim
rim
To lock or unlock the photo and video files:
1. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Protect」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the sub-menu.
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2. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
sub-menu and press the
button or right
arrow button to show the settings screen.
Delete
You can delete one or all photo/video files.
There are 4 sub menus available:
• One:
Protect
Protect
One
DeleteDate Folder
Lock the selected photo or
video if they are unprotected;
unlock the selected photo or
video if they are protected.
DPOF
All
Trim
Trim
• Date Folder: Protect all photos in the Date
Folder.
• All:
Lock all photos or videos.
To delete photo or video files:
• Reset:
Cancel all locked photos or
videos.
1. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Delete」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the submenu.
3. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
2. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
submenu and press the
button or right
arrow button to show the settings screen.
There are 3 sub menus available:
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• One:
Delete one photo or
video.
• Date Folder:
Delete all photos in the
Date Folder.
• All:
Delete all photos or
videos.
3. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button 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 DPOF settings to
be reset.
When a single photo in the Date Folders
is protected, the protected photo is to be
retained while other photos are to be deleted.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
The DPOF feature allows you to compile and select
a group of pictures that you would like to print and
will save your selection on the memory card so that
you can use the SD memory card to print without
having to individually specify the photos you want
to print.
Protect
Protect
One
DeleteAll
Delete
DPOF
Reset
Trim
Trim
The printer that supports DPOF is needed
for printing.
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Trim
The Trim Setting allows you to crop photos and
save them as new pictures.
1. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Trim」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
2. Select「Yes」to confirm trim. Select a part to
be trimmed using the Zoom Lever and arrow
buttons to trim a photo.
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3. Press the
button and the「Save change?」
prompt appears. Select「 」to change
and save the picture. Select「 」to cancel
changes and return to the trim prompt screen.
The image cannot be clipped/trimmed again
once it has been clipped to 640X480.
Camera Setup Menu
Mode :
func
1. Press the menu
button in any mode and press the
left /right button to select
.
2. Press the
button to enter the menu.
3. Press up/down arrow button to select
, and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
item to be set and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
5. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select an
option and press the
button to confirm.
Refer to the following pages for more details about
each setting.
Sound Settings
Power Saver
Auto
Language
English
World Time
Home
Date & Time
2013.08.10 00:00
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Sound Settings
4. Press the
To change this setting:
1. Select「Sound Settings」in the basic settings
menu. Press the
button or right arrow
button to enter the menu.
2. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
item to be set.
3. Press the left/right arrow button to select an
option.
Sound Settings
Volume
Sound Type
1
Back
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•
Tone 1: Low
•
Tone 2: Medium
•
Tone 3: High
2
3
button to confirm.
After you select a tone type in the Beep
settings, the shutter tone, key tone and the
sounds for timer shooting and power-on/off
will be changed together.
Power Saver
Zone
This setting allows you to save power and get the
maximum possible running time for your camera's
batteries. Follow the steps below to turn the LCD
screen and camera off automatically after a
consecutive period of inactivity.
The Zone setting is a useful function for your overseas
trips. This feature enables you to display the local
time on the LCD screen while you are abroad.
1. Select「Power Saver」in the basic settings
menu. Press the
button or right arrow
button to enter the menu.
2. Press the up/down to select the departure
place (
) and destination (
) fields.
2. Press the up/down arrow button to select an
option.
1. Select「World Time」in the basic settings
menu. The World Time screen appears.
3. Press the left/right arrow button to select a city
located in the same time zone as that of the
field. Press the
button to confirm settings.
Quality |
ound Settings
SSound
Auto
World Time
Power Saver
Auto Normal
Language
Lan
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World Tim
Timee
Home
ome
H
Timee
Date & Tim
013.08.10 00:0
00:000
22013.08.10
3. Press the
Trindade, Martim Vaz
London, Iceland
button to confirm.
Language
Date/Time
Refer to the “Reset your language” section on page 20.
Refer to the “Reset Date/Time” section on page 21.
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File / 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:
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
and
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Format」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「Yes」or「No」and press the
button to
confirm.
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Format
Doing so will clear all data.
No
Yes
5. If you select「Yes」the camera formats its
memory.
Note that when you perform the Format
Memory function, it only formats the active
memory. If an SD memory card is inserted,
the SD memory card is active and will be
formatted. If there is no SD memory card, the
internal memory is active and the internal
memory will be formatted. Formatting the SD
memory card will not automatically format
the internal memory.
Copy to Card
File Numbering
Use this setting to copy the files stored in the
internal memory to an SD memory card.
After you take a picture or video clip, the camera
will save it with a sequential number. You can use
this to reset the file numbering to 1.
func
1. Press the menu
button, press the left /right arrow
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Copy to Card」and press the
button or
right arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「Yes」or「No」and press the
button to
confirm.
Copy to Card
Copy files from built-in memory to
the memory card.
No
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
and
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「File Numbering」and press the
button
or right arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「Yes」or「No」and press the
button to
confirm.
File Numbering
Create a new directory and
reset the file number.
Yes
No
If there is no card available in the camera,
this function will not be displayed.
Yes
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Reset
FW Version
Use this setting to restore the camera to its
original factory default settings.
Use this setting to view the current camera
firmware version.
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Reset」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「FW Version」and press the
button or
right arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「Yes」or「No」and press the
button to
confirm.
Reset
Reset camera settings to
factory defaults.
FW Version
Current Ver:1.XX
New Ver.:1.XX
Update Firmware?
Yes
Cancel
No
Yes
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4. When there is a new firmware version in the SD
card, select「Yes」to update.
CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a Computer
You can use a USB cable to connect the camera
and copy (transmit) photos to a computer, printer
or other device.
Setting the USB Mode
The camera’s USB port can be set to connect with
either a computer or a printer. The following steps
will allow you to ensure that the camera is correctly
configured to connect with a PC.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「PC」and press the
button to confirm.
USB
C
PPC
PC
TV System
Printer
SC
NTSC
NT
Ey
Eye-Fi
e-Fi
Offf
Of
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「USB」and press the
button or right arrow
button to enter the menu.
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Transferring files to your computer
The computer will automatically detect the camera
as a removable drive. Double-click the My Computer
icon on the desktop to locate the removable drive
and to copy folders and files in the drive to a
directory on your PC as you would copy any typical
folder or file.
Follow the steps below to connect the camera to a
computer.
1. Make sure both the camera and computer are
turned on.
2. Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to
the USB/AV OUT port on your camera.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to an
available USB port on your computer.
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4. After the transmission is complete, disconnect
the USB cable according to the instructions
specifying how to safely remove USB devices.
Video System
You can use the AV cable (Sold separately) to
connect the camera to a television . Connect one
end of the AV cable to USB/AV port of the camera,
connect the other end to AV-OUT port of the
television. Adjust the format of the video output
system according to your requirements, and the
steps are as follows:
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
USB
B
US
PC
PAL
y
TV System
NTSC
SC
NTSC
NT
Ey
Eye-Fi
e-Fi
Offf
Of
The video output system would change
accordingly based upon the changes of the
selected language.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「TV-System」and press the
button or
right arrow button to enter the menu.
NTSC: English, Chinese (Traditional),
Japanese, French, Korean, Russian,
Vietnamese, Greek, Hungarian.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「NTSC」or「PAL」and press the
button
to confirm.
PAL: German, Spanish, Italian,
Chinese(Simplified),Portuguese,
Swedish, Danish,Finnish, Indonesia,
Norwegian,Dutch, Turkish, Polish,
Thai,Croatian, Czech.
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Set Eye-Fi SD Card Connection Mode
This camera supports wireless connection of
an Eye-Fi SD Card. Enable Eye-Fi connection by
following below steps.
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
USB
B
US
PC
Off
TV System
On
NTSC
TSC
N
Eye-Fi
Offf
Of
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「Eye-Fi」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「On」or「Off」and press the
button to
confirm.
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If the Eye-Fi card is not present in the
camera, this feature is not displayed.
Connecting to a PictBridge Compatible Printer
PictBridge technology allows
printing of the photos saved in the
memory card by the printer.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select
「USB」and press the
button or right
arrow button to enter the menu.
To find out if a printer is PictBridge
compatible, simply look for the
PictBridge logo on the packaging or check the
owner's manual for specifications. With the
PictBridge function on your camera, you can
print the captured photos directly to a PictBridge
compatible printer using the supplied USB cable,
without the need for a PC.
4. Press the up/down arrow buttons to select
「Printer」and press the
button to
confirm.
USB
rinter
PPrinter
PC
TV System
Printer
SC
NTSC
NT
Ey
Eye-Fi
e-Fi
Offf
Of
Setting the USB Mode
The camera’s USB port can be set to connect with
either a PC or a Printer, the following steps will
ensure that the camera is correctly configured to
connect with a Printer.
func
button, press the left /right arrow
1. Press the menu
button to select
and press the
button
to enter the menu.
2. Press up/down arrow button to select
and
press the
button or right arrow button to
enter the menu.
After the camera is reset, it will switch to PC
mode automatically from USB mode.
See “PictBridge“ section on page 87.
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Connecting to your 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 cable to
the USB port on your camera.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the USB
port on the printer.
Connection Failed!
The error message above 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 on your camera,
the date and time will be recorded and saved with
each photo you take.
1. In the PictBridge menu, select「Print (with
Date)」and the screen as shown below
appears.
Press the up/down arrow button to select a menu
item and press the
button or right arrow
button to enter the item.
Refer to the following sections for more detailed
information on each setting.
01
Back
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select a
photo to be printed.
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3. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
number of copies for the currently displayed
photo.
Print (without Date)
button and the following screen
4. Press the
will appear.
1. In the PictBridge menu, select「Print (without
Date)」and the screen as shown below appears.
Use this setting to print the photos without dates
on them.
Print (With Date)
Yes
01
Cancel
Back
5. Select「Yes」and press the
button to
confirm; select「Cancel」to cancel printing.
2. Press the left/right arrow button to select a
photo to be printed.
3. Press the up/down arrow button to select the
number of copies for the currently displayed
photo.
button and the following screen
4. Press the
will appear.
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Print Index
Print (Without Date)
You can print all photos in the camera via this
function.
1. In the PictBridge menu, select「Print Index」
and the screen as shown below appears.
Yes
Cancel
Print Index
5. Select「Yes」and press the
button to
confirm; select「Cancel」to cancel printing.
Yes
Cancel
2. Select「Yes」and press the
button to
confirm; select「Cancel」to cancel printing.
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Print DPOF Images
Exit
To use DPOF printing, you must select your photos
for printing using the DPOF settings beforehand.
See “DPOF” section on page 73.
Select「Exit」to exit the PictBridge menu. At this
time, the message「Remove USB Cable!」appears
on the screen.
1. In the PictBridge menu, select「Print DPOF
Images」and the screen as shown below
appears.
Remove USB Cable!
Print DPOF Images
Yes
Cancel
2. Select「Yes」and press the
button to
confirm; select「Cancel」to cancel printing.
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Disconnect the USB cable from the camera and
printer.
APPENDICES
Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Effective Image Sensor Pixels
16.15 Megapixels
Total Image Sensor Pixels
16.44 Megapixels [1/2.3"CCD]
Lens
Focal Length
4.3mm (Wide) — 107.5mm (Tele)
35mm film equivalent
24mm (Wide) — 600mm (Tele)
F number
F3.7 (Wide) — F6.2 (Tele)
Lens Construction
11 groups 12 elements
Optical Zoom
25x
Focusing Range
Normal: (Wide) 60cm ~ ∞,
(Tele) 250cm ~ ∞;
Macro: 3cm ~ ∞ (Wide Only)
Anti-Handshake
Optical Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom
4x Digital Zoom (Combined Zoom: 100x)
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Number of
Recording
Pixels
Still Image
Movie
(3:2)
(16:9)
16MP: 4608×3456
10MP: 3648×2736
5MP: 2592×1944
3MP: 2048×1536
0.3MP: 640×480
14MP: 4608×3072
12MP: 4608×2592
2MP: 1920×1080
1280×720(30/15fps), 640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)
Image Compression
Best, Fine, Normal
DCF, DPOF (Ver1.1) Support
Yes
File Format
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(4:3)
Still Image
Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movie
Movie Format: MOV (H.264), Audio: G.711 [Monaural]
Shooting Modes
Auto Mode, Program AE, Shutter priority, Manual Mode,
Face Beautifier, Panorama Mode, Scene Mode[Auto Scene, Sport, Beach,
Sunset, Fireworks, Night Landscape, Sketch, Snow, Children, ID, Glass,
Photo Frame, Panning Shot, Portrait, Fish Eye, Party, Indoor, Leaf,
Museum, Night Portrait, Pet Mode-Dog, Pet Mode-Cat], Movie Mode,
Custom Settings, Landscape
Detection Features
Face, Smile, Blink, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog)
Photo Touch-up
Red-Eye Reduction, Skin Soften, Eye Brightening, Eye Enlargement
HDR
Yes
Panorama Capture
0°~ 180° (Horizontal)
LCD Display
2.7 inch (230k Pixels)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200(4M)
AF Method
Single AF, Multi-AF (TTL 9-point), Object Tracking, Face-Detection
Exposure Metering Method
Artificial Intelligence AE (AiAE), Center-Weighted Average,
Spot (Fixed to Center of Frame), Face AE
Exposure Control Method
Program AE (AE-Lock Available), Shutter Prior
Exposure Compensation
±2EV in 1/3 Step Increments
Shutter Speed
1/2000 ~ 30 Seconds
Continuous Shooting
Yes
Playback Modes
White Balance Control
Single Photo, Index (9/16 Thumbnails), Slide Show, Date
Zoom (Approx. x2 ~ x8)
AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent,
Manual WB, Color Temp. (1900K ~ 10000K)
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Flash
Flash Method
Pop-up (Manual)
Flash Modes
Flash Auto, Force Flash, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. + Red-Eye,
Red-Eye Reduction
Shooting Range
(Wide) Approx. 0.5m ~ 7.1m (ISO800)
(Tele) Approx. 1.2m ~ 4.2m (ISO800)
Recording Media
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Internal Memory: Approx. 8MB
SD/SDHC Card (Up to 32GB Support) [MMC Card not supported ]
PictBridge, ExifPrint Support
Yes
Multi-Language Support
(25 Languages)
English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese,
Korean,French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese,
Italian,German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish,
Finnish,Norwegian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech
Jacks
AV-OUT/USB 2.0 (Micro 5 pin USB)
Eye-Fi Support
Yes
Power
AA Alkaline Battery(×4) ,AA NiMH Battery(×4) (Not Included)
Shooting Capability (Battery
Performance)
Approx. 300 Shots of AA Alkaline Battery (Based on CIPA Standards)
Operation Environment
Temperature: 0 ~ 40 C, Humidity: 0 ~ 90%
Dimensions (W×H×D)
Approx. 113.6×77.7×69.7mm (Based on CIPA Standards)
Weight
Approx. 333g(Body only)
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Prompts and Warning Messages
Message
Description
Action
Warning! Battery
exhausted.
The camera battery is depleted . It is a warning
indicating that the camera is going to shut
down.
Replace with new batteries.
The camera will shut down in
2 seconds.
Lens obstruction,
Re-start Camera.
The lens is jammed or some foreign object is
preventing the lens from functioning properly.
Turn off the camera and
restart it to reset the lens.
Suggest using tripod.
When continuous exposure is enabled, this
prompt message is displayed when the photo
shooting screen is displayed for the first time.
The message will disappear
after 2 seconds
Built-in memory error!
An error occurs in internal memory.
Try shutting down the camera
and turning it on again. The
message will disappear after
2 seconds.
Slow shutter is on:
may easily cause
overexposure.
When the B shutter is on, the prompt appears
on the screen after you go back to the photo
shooting screen.
The message will disappear
after 2 seconds.
Improper alignment.
Please try again.
The correct path was not followed when taking
a panorama shot.
Retry taking the panoramic
picture. The message will
disappear after 2 seconds.
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Message
96
Description
Action
Warning! Do not turn
off your camera during
update!
The message appears during the
firmware update process.
The message disappears after the
camera update and restart.
Remove USB Cable!
Indicates that you can disconnect
the USB cable.
The message disappears after you
disconnect the USB cable.
Connection Failed!
Failure to connect to your PC, printer, TV.
Remove USB cable and retry connection.
Write Protect !
The SD card is locked.
Remove SD card and switch the lever on
the side of card to UNLOCK. The message
will disappear after 2 seconds.
Card Full !
Indicates that the SD card is full.
Replace SD card with another that has
available memory. The message will
disappear after 2 seconds.
Memory Full !
Indicates that the camera memory
is full.
It disappears after 2 seconds.
Message
Card Error !
Description
During power-on, the SD card
cannot be recognized or a read/
write error occurs.
Action
Format the SD card. WARNING: Formatting the
SD card will erase all data on the card. Copy the
data from the SD card to another storage, such
as a computer. Otherwise, all data will be erased
after the format. The message will disappear after
2 seconds.
Format the SD card. WARNING: Formatting the SD
When an error occurs in the SD
card will erase all data on the card. Copy the data
Card is not formatted. card, the message "Not Formatted" from the SD card to another storage, such as a
computer. Otherwise, all data will be erased after the
appears.
format. The message will disappear after 2 seconds.
Slow access
When a SD card lower than Class
4 is used to record a HD movie, the Replace SD card with a higher Class over 4. The
writing speed will be slower and message will disappear after 2 seconds.
recording will not continue.
Cannot write to SD
card.
The photo shooting or video
Turn off the camera. Remove then reinsert the SD
recording has been interrupted so card and turn on the camera to retry. Also check if
recording cannot continue.
SD card is full or in a locked position.
No Red-Eye
Detected!
Red eyes have not been detected in
The message will disappear after 2 seconds.
the image.
The file format does not support
This image cannot be
editing or the edited file cannot be The message will disappear after 2 seconds.
edited.
edited again.
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Message
Exceeded maximum
folder number.
Description
This indicates that the SD card exceeded
the maximum number of folders (999).
This could cause a long read time during
the camera's power up.
Action
Copy the data to your PC, format the
memory card using the camera.
During the playback by date, the images The message disappears after 2 seconds
Too many pictures for
and the camera returns to the normal
exceed specifications so that it is not
quick processing.
possible to play by date.
playback mode.
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Unable to recognize
files.
The format of the file to be viewed is not
This image message disappears only after
supported or the file is corrupted so it
the file is deleted.
cannot be properly read.
No Picture!
When you press the play button, no image
files exist in the camera or memory card.
The message disappears 2 seconds later to
return to the photo shooting screen.
When you switch from the playback
No continuous group
mode to continuous photo mode, there
file.
is no continuous group file.
The message disappears after 2 seconds
and the camera returns to the normal
playback mode.
Protected!
Undeletable!
Remove SD card and switch the lever on
the side of card to UNLOCK. Place back into
the camera and try again. The message will
disappear after 2 seconds.
The file is protected. The message
appears when you delete it.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera does not turn on
Possible causes
Solution
• The battery has been depleted. • Replace the battery.
• The battery is not inserted
correctly.
• Correctly reinstall the battery.
Camera turns off suddenly
during operation
• The batteries have been
depleted.
• Replace the battery.
The picture is blurred
• Camera shakes while taking a
picture.
• The SD memory card is full.
• Turn on OIS feature.
Images and video files
cannot be saved
Images will not print from
the connected printer
• The memory card is locked.
• Use another memory card or delete
unnecessary files.
• The camera is not connected
to the printer correctly.
• Unlock the memory card.
• 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
ink.
• Load paper into the printer or
replace the ink cartridge in the
printer.
• The printer paper is jammed.
• Remove the jammed paper.
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Problem
Solution
• Using a memory card below
Class 4 may result in slower
recording times.
• Use an SD card with write
Class higher than 4 to improve
performance.
Cannot write to the
memory card
• The SD memory card has been
locked.
• Release the write lock of the memory
card or replace with another card.
• The camera may experience
trouble recording HD movies
to SD cards with a rating lower
than Class 4.
• Use an SD card with write
Class higher than 4 to improve
performance.
Too many movies to
process
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Possible Causes
Saving data to memory
card is slow
• The number of pictures or
• Delete unwanted files.
folders in the SD memory card
exceed the specifications, so the
playback of data folder can not
be displayed.
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